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The Princess who Hid in a Tree An Anglo-Saxon Story

The Princess who Hid in a Tree An Anglo-Saxon Story

Author: Jackie Holderness Illustrator: Alan Marks Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2019

This story is about a brave and kind Anglo-Saxon princess called Frideswide who lived in Oxford a long time ago and just happened to be brilliant at climbing very tall trees. Her talent came in useful one day when a wicked king tried to kidnap her. How did she and her friends escape, and what happened to the king and his soldiers? With stunning illustrations by award-winning artist Alan Marks, Saint Frideswide's legend is retold for young children as a tale of adventure, courage in the face of danger, friendship, and kindness, with a few surprises along the way. The church Frideswide founded in Oxford was on the site of what is now Christ Church, and her medieval shrine can still be seen inside the Cathedral. This beautiful picture book is sure to be treasured by any child who loves tales of adventure. It will appeal to children learning about the Anglo-Saxons, to readers who like feisty heroines and to visitors to Oxford, as a meaningful souvenir of their visit.

Carrie's War Introduced by Michael Morpurgo - 'A touching, utterly convincing book' Jacqueline Wilson

Carrie's War Introduced by Michael Morpurgo - 'A touching, utterly convincing book' Jacqueline Wilson

Author: Nina Bawden, Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Alan Marks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/11/2017

One of the most loved and enduring wartime novels, Carrie's War is a modern classic. WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY MICHAEL MORPURGO AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY ALAN MARKS 'A touching, utterly convincing book' Jacqueline Wilson 'Poignant and realistic . . . Carrie's War captures the true reality of war for a child, and it doesn't sentimentalise war' Shirley Hughes, Guardian 'I did a dreadful thing, the worst thing of my life, when I was twelve and a half years old, and nothing can change it' It is wartime and Carrie and her little brother Nick have been evacuated from their London home to the Welsh hills. In an unfamiliar place, among strangers, the children feel alone and find little comfort with the family they are billeted with: Mr Evans, a bullying shopkeeper and Auntie Lou, his kind but timid sister. When Carrie and Nick visit Albert, another evacuee, they are welcomed into Hepzibah Green's warm kitchen. Hepzibah is rumoured to be a witch, but her cooking is delicious, her stories are enthralling and the children cannot keep away. With Albert, Hepzibah and Mister Johnny, they begin to settle into their new surroundings. But before long, their loyalties are tested: will they be persuaded to betray their new friends? This collection of the best children's literature, curated by Virago, will be coveted by children and adults alike. These are timeless tales with beautiful covers, that will be treasured and shared across the generations. Some titles you will already know; some will be new to you, but there are stories for everyone to love, whatever your age. Our list includes Nina Bawden (Carrie's War, The Peppermint Pig), Rumer Godden (The Dark Horse, An Episode of Sparrows), Joan Aiken (The Serial Garden, The Gift Giving) E. Nesbit (The Psammead Trilogy, The Bastable Trilogy, The Railway Children), Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Little Princess,The Secret Garden) and Susan Coolidge (The What Katy Did Trilogy). Discover Virago Children's Classics.

The Peppermint Pig 'Warm and funny, this tale of a pint-size pig and the family he saves will take up a giant space in your heart' Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Peppermint Pig 'Warm and funny, this tale of a pint-size pig and the family he saves will take up a giant space in your heart' Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Author: Nina Bawden Illustrator: Alan Marks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/11/2017

'Warm and funny, this tale of a pint-size pig and the family he saves will take up a giant space in your heart' KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE 'What a consummate storymaker Nina Bawden is' MICHAEL MORPURGO WINNER OF THE GUARDIAN AWARD FOR CHILDREN'S FICTION 'D'ya want a peppermint pig, Mrs Greengrass?' Poll looked at the milkman, thinking of sweets, but there was a real pig poking its snout out of the milkman's coat pocket. It was the tiniest pig she had ever seen. 'What's a peppermint pig?' 'Runt of the litter. Too small for the sow to raise. He'd only get trampled in in the rush.' Mother took the pig from him and held it firmly while it kicked and squealed. 'Well, he seems strong enough. And even runts grow.' 'Oh,' Poll said. 'Oh, Mother.' She stroked the small, wriggling body. 'Theo,' she shouted, 'Look what we've got!' It is a difficult year for the Greengrasses. Poll's father has lost his job and gone overseas, the family are living off the charity of two aunts, and Poll and her brother Theo just can't seem to keep out of trouble. It takes a tiny, mischievous pig to bring laughter back into their lives. This is a collection of the best children's literature, curated by Virago, and will be coveted by children and adults alike. These are timeless tales with beautiful covers, that will be treasured and shared across the generations. Some titles you will already know; some will be new to you, but there are stories for everyone to love, whatever your age. Our list includes Nina Bawden (Carrie's War, The Peppermint Pig), Rumer Godden (The Dark Horse, An Episode of Sparrows), Joan Aiken (The Serial Garden, The Gift Giving) E. Nesbit (The Psammead Trilogy, The Bastable Trilogy, The Railway Children), Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Little Princess,The Secret Garden) and Susan Coolidge (The What Katy Did Trilogy). Discover Virago Children's Classics.

Keeping Henry

Keeping Henry

Author: Nina Bawden Illustrator: Alan Marks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

'The hay stirred. There was a small nibbling sound. A furry head poked out. I saw its dark, beady eyes, its sharp, pointed ears ... his eyes seemed alert and inquisitive, as if he were as interested in us as we were in him' Henry is only three inches long when naughty Charlie catapults him out of his nest - a poor baby red squirrel, all ragged and skinny. He is too young to survive being released into the wild, but can a squirrel be a pet? Henry's new human family has also had to adapt to a different way of life. Evacuated from London during the Blitz, to a farm in Wales, they were upturned from their old life just as Henry was 'tipped out' of his nest. Can this mischievous little creature, who makes nests out of their clothes and runs up the children like they are trees, help them to settle into their new life? A collection that will be coveted by children and adults alike, this list is the best in children's literature, curated by Virago. These are timeless tales with beautiful covers, that will be treasured and shared across the generations. Some titles you will already know; some will be new to you, but there are stories for everyone to love, whatever your age. Our list includes Nina Bawden (Carrie's War, The Peppermint Pig), Rumer Godden (The Dark Horse, An Episode of Sparrows), Joan Aiken (The Serial Garden, The Gift Giving) E. Nesbit (The Psammead Trilogy, The Bastable Trilogy, The Railway Children), L. M. Montgomery (The Anne of Green Gables series) and Susan Coolidge (The What Katy Did Trilogy). Discover Virago Children's Classics.

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

Author: Mary Sebag-montefiore Illustrator: Alan Marks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2017

Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert planned to adopt a boy to help out on the farm, so when red-headed 'Anne-with-an-e' arrives at Green Gables, she is not quite what they expected. But Anne sets out to win them over, determined to make a life for herself. This is the classic story by Canadian author L.M. Montgomery, retold for younger readers.

Moon Crossing (Bridge Reader) The Fellhounds of Thesk

Moon Crossing (Bridge Reader) The Fellhounds of Thesk

Author: Cathy Farr Illustrator: Alan Marks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2016

With Love

With Love

Author: Jane Goodall Illustrator: Alan Marks Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2014

Moon Chase Bridge Reader

Moon Chase Bridge Reader

Author: Cathy Farr Illustrator: Alan Marks, Sam Wall, Cathy Farr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2014

Robin Hood [Book with CD]

Robin Hood [Book with CD]

Author: Rob Lloyd Jones Illustrator: Alan Marks Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/12/2012

An exciting story from the legend of Robin Hood, retold for English Language Learners. When Much Middleton's father is arrested by the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, Much seeks the help of the mysterious outlaw, Robin Hood. Comes with a CD, which contains full readings of the text by native speakers in both British English and American English.

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Author: Mary Sebag-montefiore Illustrator: Alan Marks Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2012

The much-loved story by Charlotte Bronte retold for children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories. A wonderful introduction to the mystery and romance of this classic story. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton. Includes information about the life and times of the Bronte sisters.

Adventures of Robin Hood

Adventures of Robin Hood

Author: Rob Lloyd Jones Illustrator: Alan Marks Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2011

An exciting retelling of how Robin Hood, England's most famous outlaw, outwits the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. The Sheriff of Nottingham is rich enough to become king. Only one man can stop him - the daring outlaw Robin Hood. Can Robin break into the Sheriff's castle and steal his glittering treasure? Beautifully illustrated by Alan Marks. Part of the Usborne Young Reading Level Two series for readers who have just started reading alone.

Tremors: Deadly Dodgem

Tremors: Deadly Dodgem

Author: Anthony Masters Illustrator: Alan Marks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2011

These ghostly adventures and spine-chilling stories are great for reads for reluctant readers. Written by well-known authors and illustrated by much-loved illustrators, this series will appeal to boys and girls. Jack never loses his temper...that is, until he sits in car Number Six at his parents' dodgem track. Then he's dangerous. Deadly. What is it about that car? Could Number Six have a dark secret?

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

Author: Mary Sebag-montefiore Illustrator: Alan Marks Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2010

The classic story by Emily Bronte retold for children ready to tackle longer and more complex stories. One of the most powerful tales ever told - a story of star-crossed lovers, played out against the wild Yorkshire moors where Cathy and Heathcliff's doomed love spirals into an epic drama of cruelty and revenge. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.

Storm Red Banana

Storm Red Banana

Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland Illustrator: Alan Marks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2010

A gripping story from Kevin Crossley-Holland for Egmont's red banana series. Every day Annie walks by the lonely marsh from her remote cottage to school. Only in winter, when the wind howls in the trees, is Annie ever afraid. Her sister Willa is pregnant and Annie is overjoyed when she comes home to have her baby. Annie tells Willa the names of local plants and Willa tells Annie about the ghost, murdered by highwaymen, who is said to haunt the old forge nearby. Then, on a terrible night, with the phone lines down, Willa goes into labour. Annie is terrified of the ghost, but knows she must brave the storm to fetch help. As she ventures into the night, a horseman swings into view. He offers to take Annie to town. But who is this horseman? Red bananas are chapter books for newly fluent readers, suitable for NC Level 3 readers. They are carefully designed illustrated books for both entertainment and education, supporting children's understanding of how to read longer books. Red bananas introduce similes and wordplay to encourage an understanding of more literary concepts.

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Author: Mary Sebag-montefiore Illustrator: Alan Marks Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2007

The enchanting classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability. Mary Lennox feels forlorn and lonely in her uncle's gloomy house on the moors. But behind an old ivy-covered wall is a garden, waiting to be discovered. Beautifully illustrated by Alan Marks, winner of the Carnegie Medal. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens, Lesley Sims Illustrator: Alan Marks Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/09/2007

The classic Dickens story retold for children growing in reading confidence. Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean-spirited old man who hates everything - even Christmas! But when three spirits visit him one Christmas Eve, Scrooge is taken on a journey into the past, present and future that will change him forever. Part of Young Reading Series 2. The audio CD includes a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.

Betrayal

Betrayal

Author: Ann Jungman Illustrator: Alan Marks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/04/2007

It's 1930s Germany. Hannah is Jewish. Inge's family are Nazis. Can they keep their promise to be best friends forever - or will Inge betray Hannah? This title is powerful and moving. Barrington Stoke specialises in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

Author: Katie Daynes Illustrator: Alan Marks Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/08/2005

CinderAlf

CinderAlf

Author: Lynne Markham Illustrator: Alan Marks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2004

A poignant and captivating story, narrated by a grandfather to his grandson. He travels back in time to his 1930's childhood to tell the tale of how, as a lonely 11-year-old, he was determined to change his life for the better.

The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

Author: Susanna Davidson Illustrator: Alan Marks Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2004

A thrillingly spooky tale based upon the story by Oscar Wilde for children growing in reading confidence and ability. The Canterville Ghost has been scaring away new residents in his castle for 500 years, but when the Otis family move in it becomes clear they are just as determined to make him leave. But who will succeed? Atmospherically illustrated by Alan Marks. Usborne Young Reading has been developed with reading experts from Roehampton University.

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Author: Lesley Sims Illustrator: Alan Marks Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2004

A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale about the wicked Snow Queen's attempt to kidnap a boy in the frozen north. Designed for young children who are just beginning to read alone and are looking for lively stories to tackle. Colurful pictures combine with narrative text written to encourage reading skills for developing and emergent readers.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Author: Lesley Sims, Lesley Sims Illustrator: Alan Marks Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2003

The classic Dickens story retold for children growing in reading confidence. Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean-spirited old man who hates everything - even Christmas! But when three spirits visit him one Christmas Eve, Scrooge is taken on a journey into the past, present and future that will change him forever. Part of Young Reading Series 2 for readers growing in confidence. Also available with an audio CD with a dramatic listen-along recording with music and sound effects, followed by a read-along version with prompts for page turns.

CinderAlf

CinderAlf

Author: Lynne Markham Illustrator: Alan Marks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2002

Do you wish you were an only child? Sam hates his brother Joe. He would love to be an only child - then everyone would like him best! But when Sam's grandfather tells him about his childhood, he reveals a tragic secret which changes Sam's outlook on life forever.

Storm

Storm

Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland Illustrator: Alan Marks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2001

Annie lives with her elderly parents in a remote cottage. She is used to being alone. Every day she walks by the lonely marsh to school. Only in winter, when the wind howls in the trees, is Annie ever afraid. Her sister Willa is pregnant and Annie is overjoyed when she comes home to have her baby. Annie tells Willa the names of local plants and Willa tells Annie about the ghost, murdered by highwaymen, who is said to haunt the old forge nearby. Then, on a terrible night, with the phone lines down, Willa goes into labour. Annie is terrified of the ghost, but knows she must brave the storm to fetch help. As she ventures into the night, a horseman swings into view. He offers to take Annie to town. Before she can protest, Annie finds herself lifted on to his saddle and off they set on an intense, dream-like journey. Only once he has deposited her safely on the doctor's doorstep, does the horseman reveal that he is the ghost she fears.

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