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Award-winning Jane Ray’s beautiful illustrations bring these stories which capture some of the traditions as Christmas from far and wide vividly to life. The collection includes the traditional story of the Nativity as well as Hans Christian Andersen’s cautionary tale, The Little Fir Tree. Grandmothers everywhere – and especially at Christmas – are celebrated in Baboushka.
This collection is a treasure trove of the world's storytelling wisdom, ranging from the must-have favourites (Axe soup, Under the Banyan Tree) to lesser known stories that are at once compelling and unforgettable. 28 stories, re-told in Mary Joslin's elegant style are illustrated with eye-catching pictures, making this book a valuable addition to any bookshelf. Presented in a beautifully designed hardback cover, The Lion Book of Classic Wisdom Stories makes a thoughtful and lasting gift.
This is a wonderfully evocative and timeless collection of Aesop's stories in stylish prose coupled with fabulous illustrations. Margaret McAllister turns her pen to retelling some of the best-loved fables as well as those that are less well-known. Along with its distinctive selection of stories - 28 in total - this collection is set apart by its sensitive illustrations from Amanda Hall, whose graceful depictions of people and animals bring these fables alive. Timeless in its presentation and full of lasting values, this stylish hardback is a perfect gift for children to treasure and enjoy. If you liked this, you might also like Mr Aesop's Story Shop - click here.
Stunning in presentation and full in scope, The Lion Classic Bible is an evocative retelling of the Bible's great stories for children. In 12 flowing chapters, Andrea Skevington brings together all the Bible's treasured tales to reveal the overarching story of God and his people. Skilfully crafting her stories with care and consideration for the biblical original yet with the energy of the story front-of-mind, the result is a text with a compelling pace, which is at once fresh and original for new readers, but with an underlying depth and perspective that will delight those already familiar with the stories - whatever their age. Richly coloured full-page illustrations and motifs artwork add warmth and colour throughout. This version of The Lion Classic Bible is given a luxury binding to make an extra-special gift; a quality hardback with a real linen cover with foil effect, gilt edges, and ribbon marker make this a Bible to treasure.