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A welcome return for a collection of all kinds of stories which will make perfect bedtime reading. Originally published in the 1960s, the collection includes traditional favourites such as Thumbelina and The Ugly Duckling and modern classics such as Ted Hughes’s How the Polar Bear Became. In addition there are extracts from books that were popular at the time of its original publications such as Leila Berg’s Little Pete stories and Joyce Lankaster Brisley’s Milly-Molly-Mandy stories. Shirley Hughes original illustrations add to the period charm.
Five tales pefect for bedtime, handsomely packaged in a gift box to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Usborne Publishing. Each hardback book is colourfully illustrated and has a ribbon page marker. Excellent value but great quality too. These sturdy hardback books in a slipcase make a perfect gift at any time of the year.
Award-winning Michael Morpurgo gives a fresh and lively retelling of this classic fairy story of how a generous-hearted girl gives herself to a monster only to find that he is not so monstrous after all… Loretta Schauer, winner of the 2012 Waterstones Picture This competition, brings the story to life for a contemporary audience.
A witty blend of traditional and original, this follow up to A Tale Dark and Grimm takes a lively look at some of the darker moments of fairy tales. There are castles, and giants and mermaids and goblins. And Jack and Jill who apparently only went up the hill to fetch a pail of water are soon caught up in it all. Fairy tales will never seem quite so safe after this original and bold re-take of them.
A brightly illustrated collection of 15 nursery stories, some traditional ones and some which will be new to you and your family. The perfect length for storytime, presented in an accessible and appealing way. With an easy-to-read text and lots of illustrations packed full of character, this treasury of nursery stories is designed to be read to young children to introduce to the great classics of childhood. A companion book to the Lion First Book of Bible Stories.
A stylish and witty re-telling of this popular classic tale matched by equally fresh feeling illustrations which are a clever blend of timelessness and modernity. It’s a story full of cruelty which both the storyteller and the illustrator relish while also making sure there is a satisfyingly happy ending. The addition of a CD read by award winning actress Imelda Staunton adds a very special dimension to the whole package.
Interest Age 9-12 Reading Age 7+. The boy wizard, learning his destiny in this exciting story, is none other than Merlin, the most powerful wizard in the history of England...and the man behind the success of the legendary King Arthur. Tony Bradman weaves a spell binding story of power and magic mingled in a mythical past filled with dragons, danger and destiny. 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.
Interest Age 9-12 Reading Age 8+. Young Merlin knows he has been chosen to play an important part in his country’s future. Having come to understand his destiny, and the reasons why he is special, he begins to find his magical powers are growing. But Merlin’s life is always in danger; in this dramatic tale he needs to keep his wits around him if he is to keep himself safe from threats on all sides, including from the King.
A wonderful collection of stories from the famous collectors of fairytales and perfect for parents to share with their children and for older children to read alone. The Brothers Grimm Stories include: The Frog Prince, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, The Bremen Town Musicians, Tom Thumb, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Rumpelstiltskin, The Goose Girl, The Bear and the Wren, The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Snow White and Rose Red. This edition is illustrated with stunning colour artwork throughout.
From the cinematic cast of characters’ introduction, we know that this Jack is not quite the gormless idiot often portrayed. In this exciting retelling, with its almost Gothic colour palette and clever use of dramatic full page spreads amidst the more usual comic strip panels, Jack is a bold adventurer capable of persuading the giant’s wife to feed and protect him while stealing a sack of gold as he escapes. So bold in fact that he ventures back two more times to avenge the loss of his father and the family tereasure. As we learn from the bonus material at the end of the book there are indeed many versions of this traditional tale and the glossary, discussion questions and writing prompts will prove very useful in upper Key Stage 2 when children return to looking at myths legends and traditional tales. This is an engaging version aimed squarely at older readers and with its spare and accessible text it will appeal to even the most reluctant of them
A fabulous swash buckling collection of ten pirate tales full of the requisite adventure, daring, knavery and bloodshed. Chris Mould’s illustrations cleverly capture all the romance and menace of the pirate world as they match stories he has written himself as well as adapted excerpts from classic pirate tales such as Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island.
A wonderful gift, particularly if you have Scottish connections. This is a truly stunning book to be treasured for a lifetime and will be enjoyed by parents and grandparents as well as children. Retelling each in its own individual style, award winning author Theresa Breslin presents some best-loved tales from Scotland - funny tales, moving tales and enchanting fairy tales. Meet a selkie, an eagle, a kelpie and much more - each story is brought to life with exquisite illustrations by Scottish fine artist Kate Leiper, which brim with otherworldly beauty.