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An illustrated collection of traditional stories from India, including tales of the battles and feats of the Hindu gods, plus ancient stories of trickery and cunning - all retold specially for young readers.
A fully illustrated collection of original adventure stories about swashbuckling pirates, their life on the ocean waves, and buried treasure.
A collection of six timeless, classic stories in one gift-packed volume, retold for younger readers: The Count of Monte Cristo, The 39 Steps, The Prisoner of Zenda, Moonfleet and The Three Musketeers.
Full of mystery, bravery and romance, the legends surround King Arthur and his brave Knights of the Round Table are some of the most exciting and compelling stories of all time. They are freshly told in this collection with characters and scenes vividly illustrated by Natasha Kuricheva. The collection begins with The Sword in the Stone – the moment when the young boy Arthur pulls the sword from the stone and so announces himself as the rightful heir- and ends with Lancelot’s Return. In between there are scenes of dread, joy, terror and hope. A useful guide at the end helps to introduce the different characters.
A brand-new collection of Viking myths that tell the story of the Norse gods from creation to the story of how the world will end, including Odin's quest for wisdom, the battles of Thor the thunder god, and the tale of Sigurd the Dragonslayer and the curs. Beautifully bound with head and tail bands and a ribbon marker. Dynamic artwork by Matteo Pincelli brings to life the exciting, strange and sometimes dangerous world of the Norse gods.
This new collection of Aesop's fables is sumptuously illustrated by Giuliano Ferri and presented as a hardback gift edition to be read again and again. Each of these timeless stories conveys a message about how to behave towards others. Stories include The Fox and the Crow, The Hare and the Tortoise, The Boy who cried Wolf and The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs.
A beautifully illustrated collection of one hundred of the best-loved stories ever told, from Grimm's Fairytales to Aesop's Fables, from Arthurian Legends to Greek Myths and from Hans Christian Andersen's Ugly Duckling to Aladdin from the Arabian Nights. Perfect for parents to read to younger children as bedtime stories as none of them are more than 6 pages long, or for older children who can discover the wonder and magic of these classic tales for themselves. Beautifully presented with enchanting full colour illustrations on every page that capture the warmth and wonder of these classic tales.
A collection of tales from the Arabian nights retold for younger readers, this book also includes a short history of the origins of the legendary stories.
Beautifully illustrated throughout, this is a collection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen retold for younger readers. It includes The Emperor's New Clothes , The Little Mermaid , The Ugly Duckling , The Snow Queen , The Princess and the Pea and other classic stories, as well as a short biography of Hans Christian Andersen.
A fantastic compendium, this wonderful collection of Greek myths taken from Usborne Young Reading titles is a thrilling and informative read. Featuring the best-known of all the Greek heroes and monsters, with six stories starring Perseus and Medusa, Pegasus, Heracles, Odysseus, the Wooden Horse and the Minotaur. A section after the stories gives more details on the various gods and other Greek myths. Usborne's Young Reading series was developed in conjunction with an expert from Roehampton University and is designed to encourage independent reading. Each individual story has clear, engaging text and is accompanied by original illustrations.
The retellings of eight great stories including E. Nesbit’s The Railway Children and Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden will whet the appetite of readers and encourage them to move onto the classic titles themselves. Each story in this bumper book is illustrated in colour throughout.
This is a rip-roaring collection of knuckle-whitening adventure stories retold for younger readers. It is full of colourful illustrations from the Usborne Young Reading Programme. It contains the stories from: Don Quixote , The 39 Steps , The Count of Monte Cristo , The Prisoner of Zenda and The Three Musketeers . It also includes short biographies of each of the authors.
Eight delightful tales of heart-warming fun and adventure. Stories include King Donkey Ears , The Enormous Turnip , Danny the Dragon , The Inch Prince , Androcles and the Lion , Stone Soup , The Clumsy Crocodile and The Sorcerer's Apprentice . Each story is brilliantly illustrated by artists from the Usborne Young Reading Programme.
This is a wonderful collection of stories from the famous collectors of fairytales, 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 . It also includes a short biography of the brothers themselves.
A wonderful collection of ten folktales specially chosen from around the globe. Stories are The Baobab Tree, Baba Yaga the Flying Witch, The Stonecutter, Dick Whittington, The Three Wishes, The Fish that Talked, King Midas and the Golden Touch, Brer Rabbit Down the Well, The Magic Pear Tree and Genie in the Bottle. Each story is brilliantly illustrated by artists from the Usborne Young Reading Programme.
This is a beautifully illustrated collection of over twenty stories of excitement, magic and humour. It includes well-known classics such as The Little Mermaid , Treasure Island and The Princess and the Pea along with some original tales such as The Bed Monster's Secret and The Pesky Parrot . Each story is brought to life with vivid illustrations. With a ribbon marker, this beautiful hardback book makes a gorgeous gift.
This is a beautifully illustrated collection of five best-loved classics from one of Britain's most famous writers, Charles Dickens, retold for younger readers. It includes Oliver Twist , Bleak House , Great Expectations , A Tale of Two Cities and David Copperfield as well as a short biography of the great author himself. It is presented with internet links to find out more about the life and times of Charles Dickens.
A gorgeous gift for young children, this beautiful treasury of Usborne Young Reading and First Reading titles will delight and entertain with its collection of classic animal stories. This title contains twelve classic animal stories from around the world. Each story is bursting with colourful and lively illustrations. Usborne's Young Reading and First Reading series are developed in conjunction with experts from Roehampton University and are designed to encourage independent reading. Each story has clear, engaging text and is accompanied by original illustrations.
Containing ten classic fairy tales by authors such as the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, 'Usborne Illustrated Fairy Tales' includes stories such as 'The Frog Prince', 'Little Red Riding Hood' and 'The Swan Princess.'
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