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Once known, now largely forgotten, these empowering fairy tales have been brought together to inspire a new generation of readers. Discover heroines who outwit giants, fight evil, awaken sleeping princes and, of course, live happily ever after. With a foreword by Kate Pankhurst, author of Fantastically Great Women who Changed the World.
Discover magical princesses, mighty dragons, mischievous monkeys and more in this captivating collection of Chinese stories, specially retold for readers today. The book features stunning traditional-style brush and ink illustrations by Chinese artist Li Weiding, and includes links to websites to find out more about Chinese folk tales and art.
A magical collection of fairy tales, featuring retellings of favourites such as Aladdin, Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Each charming story in this hardback book is beautifully illustrated and takes just ten minutes to read - the perfect length for snuggling up and enjoying at bedtime.
Soar with the Firebird, dance with the Nutcracker Prince and thrill at the drama of Romeo and Juliet in this beautifully illustrated collection of ballet stories. A delightful gift to enchant and inspire any ballet lover, with twelve stories specially retold for readers today. Includes links to websites with video clips and more about the ballets.
Follow the yellow brick road into Oz, explore the Snow Queen's icy palace and join Alice in Wonderland in this collection of much-loved stories, including classic fairytales Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. Each beautifully illustrated tale in this hardback book takes just ten minutes to read - perfect for dipping into at bedtime.
Beautifully produced and gorgeously illustrated, this is an excellent story collection. Each tale features a horse or pony, and quite often the human hero is a young girl, brave, clever and good-hearted. Each story is just the right length for bedtime reading, but they are wonderfully varied, with traditional stories, old favourites and legends from across the world gathered together. Not just for horse lovers, the collection is filled with magic and adventure and full of life lessons too, and will appeal to everyone. ~ Andrea Reece
Reports show that reading or being read to for ten minutes every day will significantly improve children's reading skills. This short story collection supports this - each story taking about ten minutes to read. Ideal for sharing with younger children; as children learn to read on their own they can tackle these simple stories on their own. Illustrations: Full colour throughout
If your New Year resolution was to spend ten minutes a day reading to your children, then this attractive collection of fairy stories from around the world would be a very good book with which to start. It contains ten stories, each of which will take ten minutes to read, and they are just the thing for bedtime. There are old favourites such as Beauty and the Beast and Pinocchio alongside lesser known stories such as The King’s Pudding, a funny animal story from Indonesia, and, as with all the best fairy tales, they will catch and hold listeners’ attention to the very end. Each story finishes with order restored and the good rewarded, perfect for lights out! ~ Andrea Reece
A collection of illustrated tales of ghosts, ghouls and other unexplainable apparitions. This mix of original stories and retellings is presented in an attractive padded hardback format, with a ribbon marker for keeping your place.
A collection of six timeless, classic stories: The Story of Heidi, Little Women, The Railway Children, Black Beauty, The Secret Garden and The Wizard of Oz.