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Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, brings her gifts as a poet to this enchanting collection of all kinds of fairy stories. Familiar favourites such as The Emperor’s New Clothes and Rumpelstiltskin are vigorously and freshly told while also conveying a strong sense of the past. Carol Ann Dufy’s own stories have all the traditional qualities of fairy stories which makes them magical too. The edition is finely illustrated by Tomislav Tomic.
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+. This thrilling Icelandic myth published by Barrington Stoke in their RELOADED series that introduces readers to new lands and cultures in an accessible way features some terrific characters that will bring to life a world of myth and legend. Thorhall is grateful when he hears the ferocious Glam is willing to be his shepherd. But when a fight with a wild beast leaves Glam dead, his ghost beings to haunt Shadow Vale. Who will be brave enough to confront the ghost? Grettir thinks he might be in with a chance. Will he manage to defeat Glam? ---------------------------------- Barrington Stoke is the foremost publisher of dyslexia friendly books and those for reluctant readers. Here on Lovereading4kids we are constantly selecting new titles and refreshing our special dyslexia friendly category. Click here to view our current selection which is broken down by age range. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+
This beautiful collection of Andersen's best-loved fairy tales, sumptiously illustrated, is designed for little hands and will make a stunning addition to any bookshelf. Each story is brought to life with charming illustrations by acclaimed Russian artist Anastasiya Archipova, illustrator of dozens of children's books. With full colour illustrations integrated with the text on every page this is a great collection for parents to share with their youngsters at bedtime and for older kids to pore over in later years.
This stunning edition of the classic Aesop's Fables, illustrated by the internationallyrevered artist Fulvio Testa, will make a fantastic gift. Over sixty of the most famous of Aesop's Fables have been updated and rewritten by the talented anthologist Fiona Waters, and brought to life by Fulvio Testa's detailed illustrations. It’s a wonderful collection that readers of all ages will treasure and come back to time and time again.
Award-winning illustrator Alan Marks brings alive the classic stories in this handsomely produced collection. Taken from around the world, this collection includes the familiar stories of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Boots, The Twelve Dancing Princesses and The Magic Tinderbox among others as well as less familiar ones such as Long, Broad and Sharpsight and The Fairy at the Well. The result is a vibrant collection of stories from many traditions.
September 2014 Book of the Month Percy Jackson, hero and demi-god, is the best guide you could have to the Greek gods and goddesses. As he is half-god - his father is Poseidon - and half-mortal – he is also a schoolboy in Manhattan - Percy is perfectly placed to give the inside stories! Percy’s account of the lives of the gods is chatty and informal. They are near to humans as you’ll ever find them – but they still have some awesome powers! A fun and fantastic introduction to an extraordinary world.
A brilliant addition to this original series which sprinkles fairy stories with a new kind of fairy dust that turns them upside down and inside out. Familiar stories such as The Emperor’s New Clothes which is one of the funniest stories of all – and the one which invests children with the real power – are given a fresh new twist. Although sometimes re-imagined, no punches are pulled in how the stories unfold but Adam Gidwitz adds humour and meaning in a thoroughly delightful way.
Lari Don is a superb storyteller and she has collected together here a lovely collection of ten magical, funny and spellbinding stories from all over Scotland. Some are Scottish versions of stories you know well already and others are uniquely Scottish. Each story is illustrated with strong, colourful artwork.
A treasure trove of an anthology, this is a brilliant collection of Scots songs and rhymes for children suitable for singing or chanting on all occasions. Many have been gathered from visits to schools across Scotland especially in the 1990s and 2000s but others are much older. Taken from the far flung islands and from the cities, they celebrate many aspects of life in Scotland including family, friendship, the beautiful countryside and the weather.
All those who love to be scared will relish the dark humour of these blood-curdling tales. Everyone knows the story of Hansel and Gretel, a tragic tale of children and witches and a great big cauldron. This is a witty and vigorous version of the original with some background to it, too. And it is all told with a delicious wit carefully spelt out by the author who speaks of sorcerers with dark spells, hunters with deadly aim and a baker with an oven big enough to cook children in. It’s a brilliant and terrifying whole...