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Teddy Robinson was a nice, big, comfortable teddy bear who belonged to a little girl called Deborah. Sometimes a little shy - and sometimes a bit of a show-off - but always ready to make the best of things, Teddy Robinson has captured the hearts of generations of children. Whether he finds himself spending a night in hospital, proudly starring in his very own show, or playing pirates at the seaside, Teddy Robinson's cheerful, endearing personality shines through in this appealing children's classic. Ideal to read aloud, these classic tales of a loveable bear are perfect to share with all young children. First published in 1953, Teddy Robinson and its cuddly hero are true modern children's classics.
Why was I ever born a witch's kitten? Why - oh, why? With his bright blue eyes and sparky magic whiskers, no one could mistake Gobbolino for a kitchen cat, but that's just what he longs to be. So, while his sister Sootica learns how to ride a broomstick and turn mice into toads, Gobbolino sets off to find a nice warm fire and a family to care for him. He has many adventures along the way and makes many friends, until he finally finds the home he dreams of. First published in 1942, Gobbolino the Witch's Cat continues to delight children - a true modern classic.
Incredible adventures along the banks of the Mississippi! Tom Sawyer has an eye for adventure, and is forever getting into scrapes with his friends and partners in crime Huck Finn and Joe Harper. The three boys run away together to live like pirates on an island, returning just in time to attend their own funeral. Tom and Huck even witness a murder, and later discover a marvellous hoard of treasure. Tom Sawyer's life is more exciting than his wildest dreams...and his adventures are just the sort every boy - and girl - loves to read about. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was first published in 1876 - and it has never been out of print.
When Jim Hawkins discovers a map in an old sea chest, he little guesses of the danger and excitement which lie ahead. He sets sail for Treasure Island in search of treasure. A terrifically exciting tale of a dead man’s map, mutinous pirates, skulduggery and buried treasure. From Michael Morpurgo: "This was the first real book I read for myself. I lived this book as I read it."
Proud and brave, Uncle Peder had never made so fine a horse before. The little wooden horse loves Uncle Peder like a father and hopes never to leave him. When the toymaker falls on hard times, the little wooden horse must go out into the world to seek his fortune. But whether he's working in a coal mine, walking the tightrope in a circus, or gathering pirate treasure, the loyal little horse has only one desire: to return to his beloved master's side. First published in 1938, Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse is well-loved modern children's classic.
Beauty's first memories are of a large and pleasant meadow and his mother's hope that her son will grow up gentle and good and never learn bad ways . Black Beauty's character is tested by the many hardships he experiences, but whether saving his comrades from a fire, racing to fetch help for his beloved mistress, or working as a London cab horse, his brave and loyal nature shines through. Black Beauty is a moving record of man's cruelty to animals, but above all an exciting adventure story. Published in 1877, Black Beauty has become one of the best-loved classics of children's literature.
Join Young King Arthur as he battles his way through the mysterious world of ancient Britain. See his dealings with Merlin the wizard, his adventure to pull the sword from the stone, his quest for the Holy Grail with the Knights of the Round Table. And, finally, see him crowned King of Camelot!