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Books in the series: Puffin Classics

The Great Gatsby: V&A Collector's Edition

The Great Gatsby: V&A Collector's Edition

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Alice in Wonderland: V&A Collector's Edition

Alice in Wonderland: V&A Collector's Edition

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Emma: V&A Collector's Edition

Emma: V&A Collector's Edition

Author: Jane Austen Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2020

The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

Author: Alexandre Dumas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

One of the best-loved adventures of all time. When young D'Artagnan comes to Paris to seek his fortune, he is challenged to a duel with not one, but three of the king's Musketeers. But Athos, Porthos and Aramis become his trusted friends as he tries to prove himself worthy of becoming a fourth Musketeer.

The Lost World

The Lost World

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

The classic fantasy adventure of a lost prehistoric world. Journalist Ed Malone is looking for an adventure, and that's exactly what he finds when he meets the eccentric Professor Challenger - an adventure that leads Malone and his three companions deep into the Amazon jungle, to a lost world where dinosaurs roam free.

What Katy Did

What Katy Did

Author: Susan Coolidge, Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge is a classic much loved by adults and children alike. Katy Carr intends to be beautiful and beloved and as sweet as an angel one day. For now, though, her hair is forever in a tangle, her dress is always torn and she doesn't care at all for being called 'good'. But then a terrible accident happens and Katy must find the courage to remember her daydreams and the delightful plans she once schemed; for when she is grown up she wants to do something grand . . . A wonderful, family story, with an inspiring introduction from Cathy Cassidy, author of The Chocolate Box Girls and other hugely popular fiction for young teens. ***PLUS a behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more . . .*** Susan Coolidge (1835-1905) was born Sarah Chauncey Woolsey in Ohio, USA. She worked as a nurse during the American Civil War, after which she started to write. She is best known for her classic children's novel What Katy Did , which was modelled on her own family, and its four sequels: What Katy Did at School, What Katy Did Next, Clover and In the High Valley. 'The Puffin Classics series is a perfect marriage of the old and the new. Enjoy some of the best books from the past and find out why and how they inspired some of the best writers of the present' - Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Author: Charles Dickens, Roddy Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Great Expectations is one of the best-loved stories of all time, reissued in Puffin Classics, bringing classic literature to each new generation. As a small boy at Joe Gargery's forge, Pip meets two people who will affect his whole life - an escaped convict he is forced to help, and the eccentric Miss Haversham, whose beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella young Pip adores. But when a secret benefactor pays for him to go to London to become a gentleman, Pip never dreams he will meet the dreadful Magwitch again, nor just how wrong his expectations are.

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Author: L. Frank Baum, Cornelia Funke Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Follow the yellow brick road! Dorothy thinks she is lost forever when a terrifying tornado crashes through Kansas and whisks her and her dog, Toto, far away to the magical land of Oz. To get home Dorothy must follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City and find the wonderfully mysterious Wizard of Oz. Together with her companions the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion whom she meets on the way, Dorothy embarks on a strange and enchanting adventure.

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/09/2019

Penguin presents the audio CD edition of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Following the demise of bloodthirsty buccaneer Captain Flint, young Jim Hawkins finds himself with the key to a fortune. For he has discovered a map that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island. But a host of villains, wild beasts and deadly savages stand between him and the stash of gold. Not to mention the most infamous pirate ever to sail the high seas . . .

Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Author: Anna Sewell, Meg Rosoff Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

A stunningly beautiful hardback edition of the most famous animal stories in the world. Black Beauty is a handsome, sweet-tempered colt with a strong spirit. As a young colt he is free to gallop in the fresh green meadows with his beloved mother, Duchess, and their kind master. But when his owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty goes from a life of comfort and kindness to one of hard labour and cruelty. Bravely he works as hard as he can, suffering at the hands of men who treat animals badly. But Black Beauty has an unbreakable spirit and will, and is determined to survive . . . Also in Puffin Clothbound Classics: 9780241411155 Dracula 9780241411162 The Secret Garden 9780241411193 A Christmas Carol 9780241411209 The Wizard of Oz 9780241411216 Treasure Island

Heidi

Heidi

Author: Johanna Spyri Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 21/05/2019

Penguin presents the audio CD edition of Heidi by Johanna Spyri, read by Gemma Whelan. Little Heidi goes to live with her grandfather in his lonely hut high in the Alps and she quickly learns to love her new life. But her strict aunt decides to send her away again to live in the town. Heidi cannot bear being away from the mountains and is determined to return to the happiness of life with her grandfather.

Little Women

Little Women

Author: Louisa Alcott, Louisa May Alcott, Louisa May Alcott, Louisa May Alcott Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 16/05/2019

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, read by Anna Koval. Come laugh and cry with the March family. Meg - the sweet-tempered one. Jo - the smart one. Beth - the shy one. Amy - the sassy one. Together they're the March sisters. Their father is away at war and times are difficult, but the bond between the sisters is strong. The family may not have much money, but that doesn't stop them from creating their own fun and forming a secret society. Through sisterly squabbles, happy times and sad, their four lives follow very different paths, and they discover that growing up is sometimes very hard to do...

Tarka the Otter

Tarka the Otter

Author: Henry Williamson Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/05/2019

A beautiful hardback gift edition of one of the most famous animal stories in children's literature. TARKA THE OTTER is the classic story of an otter living in the Devonshire countryside which captures the feel of life in the wild as seen through the otter's own eyes. The story's atmosphere and detail make it easy to see why Tarka has become one of the best-loved creatures in world literature. Henry William Williamson was born in 1895 in Brockley, south-east London. The then semi-rural location provided easy access to the countryside, and he developed a deep love of nature throughout his childhood. He became a prolific author known for his natural and social history novels. He won the Hawthornden Prize for literatrure in 1928 for Tarka the Otter.

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/01/2019

Penguin presents the audio CD edition of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. After surviving a terrible shipwreck, Robinson Crusoe discovers he is the only human on an island far from any shipping routes or rescue. At first he is devastated, but slowly, with patience and imagination, he transforms his dismal island into a tropical paradise. For twenty-four years he lives with no human companionship - until one fateful day, when he discovers he is not alone... Lightly abridged for Puffin Classics.

The Railway Children

The Railway Children

Author: E. Nesbit Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 26/07/2018

Penguin presents the audio CD edition of The Railway Children by E. Nesbit, read by Jenny Agutter. When Father is taken away unexpectedly, Roberta, Peter, Phyllis and their mother have to leave their comfortable life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country. The children seek solace in the nearby railway station, and make friends with Perks the Porter and the Station Master himself. Each day, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis run down the field to the railway track and wave at the passing London train, sending their love to Father. Little do they know that the kindly old gentleman passenger who waves back holds the key to their father's disappearance.

The Railway Children With an Introduction From Jacqueline Wilson

The Railway Children With an Introduction From Jacqueline Wilson

Author: E. Nesbit Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Roberta, Peter and Phyllis live a lovely life in a lovely London villa with their lovely mother and father. But all that will change. When Father is taken away unexpectedly, they have to leave their comfortable life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country. The children seek solace in the nearby railway station, and make friends with Perks the Porter and the Station Master himself. Each day, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis run down the field to the railway track and wave at the passing London train, sending their love to Father. Little do they know that the kindly old gentleman passenger who waves back holds the key to their father's disappearance. ----------- One of the best-loved classics of all time published in hardback with a wonderful introduction by Jacqueline Wilson.

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Author: Rudyard Kipling Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 26/04/2018

Penguin presents the audio edition of A Puffin Classic: The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, read by Rhashan Stone. Saved from the jaws of the evil tiger Shere Khan, young Mowgli is adopted by a wolf pack and taught the law of the jungle by lovable old Baloo the bear and Bhageera the panther. The adventures of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi the snake-fighting mongoose, little Toomai and the elephant's secret dance, and Kotick the white seal are all part of Mowgli's extraordinary journey with his animal friends.

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 29/03/2018

Penguin presents the UNABRIDGED audio CD edition of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, read by Indira Varma. A magical story for adults and children alike. 'I've stolen a garden,' she said very fast. 'It isn't mine. It isn't anybody's. Nobody wants it, nobody cares for it, nobody ever goes into it. Perhaps everything is dead in it already; I don't know.' After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle's gloomy mansion on the wild English moors. She is lonely and has no one to play with, but one day she learns of a secret garden somewhere in the grounds that no one is allowed to enter. Then Mary uncovers an old key in a flowerbed - and a gust of magic leads her to the hidden door. Slowly she turns the key and enters a world she could never have imagined.

Pollyanna

Pollyanna

Author: Eleanor Porter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2018

As soon as Pollyanna arrives in Beldingsville to live with her strict and dutiful maiden aunt, she begins to brighten up everybody's life. The 'glad game' she plays, of finding a silver lining in every cloud, transforms the sick, the lonely and the plain miserable - until one day something so terrible happens that even Pollyanna doesn't know how to feel glad about it.

King Solomon's Mines

King Solomon's Mines

Author: H. Rider Haggard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2018

Three men trek to the remote African interior in search of a lost friend - and reach, at the end of a perilous journey, an unknown land cut off from the world, where terrible dangers threaten anyone who ventures near the spectacular diamond mines of King Solomon.

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens, Garth Nix Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/10/2017

Charles Dickens' classic story of a young boy who seeks his fortune on the streets of London. After Oliver Twist asks nasty Mr Bumble for more food, he has to flee the workhouse for the streets of London. Here he meets the Artful Dodger, who leads him to Fagin and his gang of pickpockets. When a thieving mission goes wrong, Oliver narrowly avoids prison and finds himself in the care of kind Mr Brownlow. But Fagin and the brutal Bill Sikes go in search of the young orphan, determined to drag him back . . . With an inspirational and light-hearted introduction by Garth Nix.

A Christmas Carol V&A Collector's Edition

A Christmas Carol V&A Collector's Edition

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

A Christmas Carol is one of Charles Dickens' most loved books - a true classic and a Christmas-time must-read. This special Puffin Classics edition brings together two of the most inspirational collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - the works of Arts and Crafts pioneer William Morris and the literature of Charles Dickens. Illustrator Liz Catchpole has selected patterns from the V&A archive and introduced new artwork inspired by the collection to create a beautiful cover which brings Charles Dickens's timeless story to life. Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, miserable, bitter old man with no friends. One cold Christmas Eve, three ghosts take him on a scary journey to show him the error of his nasty ways. By visiting his past, present and future, Scrooge learns to love Christmas and the people all around him. Other titles in the Puffin Classics V&A Collection include: Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, The Secret Garden, The Wind in the Willows and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

The Secret Garden V&A Collector's Edition

The Secret Garden V&A Collector's Edition

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2017

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a magical novel for adults and children alike. This new hardback is one of five special Puffin Classics editions created in partnership with the world-famous V&A Museum, with exquisite cover designs from their William Morris collection. 'I've stolen a garden,' she said very fast. 'It isn't mine. It isn't anybody's. Nobody wants it, nobody cares for it, nobody ever goes into it. Perhaps everything is dead in it already; I don't know.' After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle's gloomy mansion on the wild English moors. She is lonely and has no one to play with, but one day she learns of a secret garden somewhere in the grounds that no one is allowed to enter. Then Mary uncovers an old key in a flowerbed - and a gust of magic leads her to the hidden door. Slowly she turns the key and enters a world she could never have imagined.

The Wind in the Willows V&A Collector's Edition

The Wind in the Willows V&A Collector's Edition

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2017

This new hardback edition of The Wind in the Willows, the classic story loved by children and adults alike, has been created in partnership with the world-famous V&A Museum, with exquisite cover designs from their William Morris collection. Spring is in the air and Mole has found a wonderful new world. There's boating with Ratty, a feast with Badger and high jinx on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. The four become the firmest of friends, but after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels?

Anne of Green Gables V&A Collector's Edition

Anne of Green Gables V&A Collector's Edition

Author: L. Montgomery Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2017

This new hardback edition of the much-loved story of orphan Anne Shirley has been created in partnership with the world-famous V&A Museum, and has an exquisite cover design from their original William Morris collection. Anne of Green Gables is the classic children's book by L M Montgomery, the inspiration for the Netflix Original series Anne with an E. Watch it now! Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are in for a big surprise. They are waiting for an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables - but a skinny, red-haired girl turns up instead. Feisty and full of spirit, Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts' affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter. It's not long before Anne finds herself in trouble, but soon it becomes impossible for the Cuthberts to imagine life without 'their' Anne - and for the people of Avonlea to recall what it was like before this wildly creative little girl whirled into town.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland V&A Collector's Edition

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland V&A Collector's Edition

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2017

This beautiful hardback edition is one of five special Puffin Classics created in partnership with the world-famous V&A Museum, and has a stunning cover design adapted from their William Morris collection. You never know where you'll find yourself in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll! On an ordinary summer's afternoon, Alice tumbles down a hole and an extraordinary adventure begins. In a strange world with even stranger characters, she meets a grinning cat and a rabbit with a pocket watch, joins a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, and plays croquet with the Queen! Lost in this fantasy land, Alice finds herself growing more and more curious by the minute . . .

Little Women V&A Collector's Edition

Little Women V&A Collector's Edition

Author: Louisa May Alcott Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2017

This new hardback edition is one of five special Puffin Classic editions created in partnership with the world-famous V & A Museum, with exquisite cover designs from their William Morris collection. A new movie Dec 2019 of Little Women starring Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan Eliza Scanlon, Florence Pugh. as Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March; Meryle Streep as Marmee and Timothee Chalamet as Laurie. Meg is the eldest and on the brink of love. Then there's tomboy Jo who longs to be a writer. Sweet-natured Beth always puts others first, and finally there's Amy, the youngest and most precocious. Together they are the March sisters. Even though money is short, times are tough and their father is away at war, their infectious sense of fun sweeps everyone up in their adventures - including Laurie, the boy next door. And through sisterly squabbles, their happy times and sad ones too, the sisters discover that growing up is sometimes very hard to do.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/08/2016

A Christmas Carol is one of Charles Dickens' most loved books - a true classic and a Christmas time must-read. Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, miserable, bitter old man with no friends. One cold Christmas Eve, three ghosts take him on a scary journey to show him the error of his nasty ways. By visiting his past, present and future, Scrooge learns to love Christmas and the people all around him. Introducted by bestselling author Anthony Horowitz, creator of the highly successful Alex Rider novels.

Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels

Author: Jonathan Swift Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2016

In the strange countries of Lilliput, Brobdingnag, Laputa and the land of the Houyhnhnms, Gulliver meets some extraordinary people and remarkable creatures. From a race of miniature folk to some surprisingly gentle giants and wise horses, Gulliver sees society from many different perspectives. Back in England life seems very ordinary after all his experiences, but Gulliver's fantastic adventures change his views on human behaviour forever.

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2015

Puffin Pixels is a new collection of classics featuring pixelated 8-bit cover artwork. For older readers nostalgic for video and computer games of the past, to kids looking for something a bit edgier on their bookshelf, Puffin Pixels will add a sophisticated, yet fresh flair to the canon. Following the demise of bloodthirsty buccaneer Captin Flint, young Jim Hawkins finds himself with the key to a fortune. For he has discovered a map that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island. But a host of villains, wild beasts and deadly savages stand between him and the stash of gold.Not to mention the most infamous priate everto sail the high seas...

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/07/2015

Penguin presents the brand new CD edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, brought to life by award-winning actress Sheridan Smith. Featuring magical sound effects and specially composed music, this promises to delight and enamour children and adults alike. On an ordinary summer's afternoon, Alice tumbles down a hole and an extraordinary adventure begins. In a strange world with even stranger characters, she meets a rabbit with a pocket watch, joins a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, and plays croquet with the Queen! Lost in this fantasy land, Alice finds herself growing more and more curious by the minute . . .

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Author: Rudyard Kipling, Christopher Paolini, Matt Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2015

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling is a classic story of friendship between man and beast. Saved from the jaws of the evil tiger Shere Khan, young Mowgli is adopted by a wolf pack and taught the law of the jungle by lovable old Baloo the bear and Bhageera the panther. The adventures of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi the snake-fighting mongoose, little Toomai and the elephant's secret dance, and Kotick the white seal are all part of Mowgli's extraordinary journey with his animal friends. The book includes a behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more. The Puffin HARDBACK 'cloth' Classics series includes: A Little Princess The Aventures of Robin Hood Anne of Green Gables Black Beauty Peter Pan Tales of the Greek Heroes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of King Arthur The Call of the Wild The Jungle Book The Secret Garden The Wind in the Willows The Wizard of Oz

Jo's Boys

Jo's Boys

Author: Louisa May Alcott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2015

Ten years after the school at Plumfield was founded, Jo's boys - including wanderer Dan, sailor Emil and musician Nat - are grown up and discovering more about the world. But life after childhood can be confusing and frightening, and it is Jo and the warm-hearted March family who can comfort and guide the boys when they need it the most... The book includes a behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more.. Also in Puffin Classics: Little Women, Good Wives and Little Men.

Little Men

Little Men

Author: Louisa May Alcott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2015

With two young sons of her own, and twelve rescued orphan boys filling the unusual school at Plumfield, Jo March - now Mrs Jo Bhaer - couldn't be happier. But the boys have a habit of getting into scrapes, and their mischievous antics call for the warm and affectionate support of the whole March family to help avoid disaster... The book includes a behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more.. Also in Puffin Classics: Little Women, Good Wives and Jo's Boys.

Anne's House of Dreams

Anne's House of Dreams

Author: L. Montgomery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2015

Anne's House of Dreams is the fifth novel about Anne Shirley, the red-haired girl from Green Gables. Life seems perfect to Anne Shirley, about to marry her childhood friend Gilbert Blythe and set up home with him in her 'house of dreams' on the shores of Four Winds Harbor. There are new neighbours to meet and fresh problems to solve. But then tragedy strikes and there's huge heartache for the young couple which takes all of their courage and love to overcome. The book includes a behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more.. The Puffin Classics relaunch includes: A Little Princess Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Alice's Adventures Through the Looking Glass Anne of Green Gables series Black Beauty Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Heidi Journey to the Centre of the Earth Little Women Peter Pan Tales of the Greek Heroes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of King Arthur The Adventures of Tom Sawyer The Call of the Wild The Jungle Book The Odyssey The Secret Garden The Wind in the Willows The Wizard of Oz Treasure Island

Good Wives

Good Wives

Author: Louisa May Alcott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2015

Good Wives is the second story about the March family. Three years on from Little Women, the March girls and their friend Laurie are young adults with their futures ahead of them. Although they all face painful trials along the way - from Meg's sad lesson in housekeeping to Laurie's disappointment in love and a tragedy which touches them all - each of the girls finally finds happiness, if not always in the way they expect. The book includes a behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more.. Also in Puffin Classics: Little Women, Little Men and Jo's Boys.

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Author: L. Frank Baum, Cornelia Funke Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2012

An iconic classic, The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum is a must-read for adults and children alike. Follow the yellow brick road! Dorothy thinks she is lost forever when a terrifying tornado crashes through Kansas and whisks her and her dog, Toto, far away to the magical land of Oz. To get home Dorothy must follow the yellow brick road to Emerald City and find the wonderfully mysterious Wizard of Oz. Together with her companions the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion whom she meets on the way, Dorothy embarks on a strange and enchanting adventure. Frank L. Baum (1856-1919) was born in New York. He enjoyed making up stories, particularly for his own children. The Wizard of Oz, based on their favourite bedtime story about a land of Oz, was published in 1900 and it immediately became a huge international success. He wrote several sequels and numerous other kinds of books under a pseudonym.

Tales of the Greek Heroes

Tales of the Greek Heroes

Author: Roger Lancelyn Green, Rick Riordan Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2012

The mysterious and exciting legends of the gods and heroes in Ancient Greece, from the adventures of Perseus, the labours of Heracles, the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, to Odysseus and the Trojan wars.

Just So Stories

Just So Stories

Author: Rudyard Kipling Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/08/2009

The delightful tales of whales and cats and kangaroos and crabs - everything from how the camel got in a humph (and got his hump!) to how the alphabet was invented. Enchanting and funny, these stories are brought to life by the fantastical narration of Tony Robinson.

What Katy Did

What Katy Did

Author: Susan Coolidge, Cathy Cassidy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge is a classic much loved by adults and children alike. Katy Carr intends to be beautiful and beloved and as sweet as an angel one day. For now, though, her hair is forever in a tangle, her dress is always torn and she doesn't care at all for being called 'good'. But then a terrible accident happens and Katy must find the courage to remember her daydreams and the delightful plans she once schemed; for when she is grown up she wants to do something grand . . . A wonderful, family story, with an inspiring introduction from the hugely popular Cathy Cassidy. ***PLUS a behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more . . .*** Susan Coolidge (1835-1905) was born Sarah Chauncey Woolsey in Ohio, USA. She worked as a nurse during the American Civil War, after which she started to write. She is best known for her classic children's novel What Katy Did , which was modelled on her own family, and its four sequels: What Katy Did at School, What Katy Did Next, Clover and In the High Valley. 'The Puffin Classics series is a perfect marriage of the old and the new. Enjoy some of the best books from the past and find out why and how they inspired some of the best writers of the present' - Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

Author: L. Montgomery Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2008

Anne of Green Gables is the classic children's book by L M Montgomery, the inspiration for the Netflix Original series Anne with an E. Watch it now! A beautiful edition of the classic story. The Cuthberts are in for a shock. They are expecting an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables - but a skinny red-haired girl turns up instead. Highly spirited Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts' affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter, and soon it's impossible to imagine life without her.

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

Author: Kate Harper, L. Montgomery Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 07/08/2008

Anne of Green Gables is the classic children's book by L M Montgomery, the inspiration for the Netflix Original series Anne with an E. Read, listen and watch! The Cuthberts are in for a shock. They are expecting an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables - but a skinny red-haired girl turns up instead. Highly spirited Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts' affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter, and soon it's impossible to imagine life without her. A heartwarming classic read by Kate Harper.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/03/2008

On an ordinary summer's afternoon, Alice tumbles down a hole and an extraordinary adventure begins. In a strange world with even stranger characters, she meets a rabbit with a pocket watch, joins a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, and plays croquet with the Queen! Lost in this fantasy land, Alice finds herself growing more and more curious by the minute . . . Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, read by Susan Jameson and James Saxon, is one of the seven wonderful classic stories being relaunched in CD-format in March 2007.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Author: Mark Twain, Darren Shan Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/03/2008

Huckleberry Finn had a tough life with his drunk father until an adventure with Tom Sawyer changed everything. But when Huck's dad returns and kidnaps him, he must escpe down the Mississippi river with runaway slave, Jim. They encounter trouble at every turn, from floods and gunfights to armed bandits and the long arm of the law. Through it all the friends stick together - but can Huck and Tom free Jim from slavery once and for all? With an inspirational introduction by bestselling author, Darren Shan.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/03/2008

The much-loved classic tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad. When Mole goes boating with Ratty instead of doing his spring-cleaning, he discovers a whole new world. As well as adventures on the river and in the Wild Wood, there are high jinks on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad become the firmest of friends, but after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels once and for all? The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame is one of the twelve wonderful classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2008.

Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Author: Anna Sewell, Meg Rosoff Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2008

Highly collectable hardback Puffin Classics with stunningly beautiful cover designs. Black Beauty is a handsome, sweet-tempered colt with a strong spirit. As a young colt he is free to gallop in the fresh green meadows with his beloved mother, Duchess, and their kind master. But when his owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty goes from a life of comfort and kindness to one of hard labour and cruelty. Bravely he works as hard as he can, suffering at the hands of men who treat animals badly. But Black Beauty has an unbreakable spirit and will, and is determined to survive . . .

The Princess and the Goblin

The Princess and the Goblin

Author: George MacDonald, Ursula K. Le Guin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/1996

Princess Irene lives in a castle in a wild and lonely mountainous region. One day she discovers a steep and winding stairway leading to a bewildering labyrinth of unused passages with closed doors - and a further stairway. What lies at the top? Can the ring the princess is given protect her against the lurking menace of the boglins from under the mountain?

Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Author: Carlo Collodi, John Boyne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/1996

PINOCCHIO by Carlo Collodi is a much-loved family favourite. The old wood-carver Geppetto decides to make a wonderful puppet which can dance and turn somersaults, but by chance he chooses an unusual piece of wood - and the finished puppet can talk and misbehave like the liveliest child. But Pinocchio is brave and inquisitive as well as naughty, and after some hair-raising adventures, he earns his heart's desire. With an introduction by bestselling author John Boyne, and including child-friendly endnotes.

The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Author: Roger Lancelyn Green, John Boyne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/06/1995

The classic story of social justice and outrageous cunning. Robin Hood, champion of the poor and oppressed, stands against the cruel power of Prince John and the brutal Sheriff of Nottingham. Taking refuge in the vast Sherwood Forest with his band of men, he remains determined to outwit his enemies. With an introduction by bestselling author John Boyne, and including child-friendly endnotes.

Tarka the Otter

Tarka the Otter

Author: Henry Williamson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/06/1995

The classic story of an otter living in the Devonshire countryside which captures the feel of life in the wild as seen through the otter's own eyes.

Good Wives

Good Wives

Author: Louisa May Alcott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/05/1995

The second story about the March family. Three years on from Little Women, the March girls and their friend Laurie are young adults with their futures ahead of them. Although they all face painful trials along the way - from Meg's sad lesson in housekeeping to Laurie's disappointment in love and a tragedy which touches them all - each of the girls finally finds happiness, if not always in the way they expect.

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Author: L. F. Baum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/1995

After being transported by a cyclone to the land of Oz, Dorothy and her dog are befriended by a scarecrow, a tin man, and a cowardly lion, who accompany her to the Emerald City to look for a wizard who can help Dorothy return home to Kansas.

The Railway Children

The Railway Children

Author: E. Nesbit, Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/1995

When Father mysteriously goes away, the children and their mother leave their happy life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country. 'The Three Chimneys' lies beside a railway track - a constant source of enjoyment to all three. They make friends with the Station Master and Perks the Porter, as well as the jovial 'Old Gentleman' who waves to them everyday from the train. But the mystery remains: where is Father, and will he ever return?

Tales from Shakespeare

Tales from Shakespeare

Author: Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb, Dame Judi Dench Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/1995

This title contains beautifully told tales, a perfect introduction to Shakespeare's greatest plays. Charles and Mary Lamb's labour of love brings vividly alive the power of Hamlet and Othello , the fun of As You Like It and The Taming of the Shrew , the magic of The Tempest and the drama of Pericles . Conveying all Shakespeare's wit, wisdom and humanity, and never losing the feel of his beautiful language, these tales are classic literature in their own right.

The Phoenix and the Carpet

The Phoenix and the Carpet

9+ readers

Author: E. Nesbit Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2012

A sequel to Five Children and it that continues the magical adventures of siblings Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother.

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The Extraordinary Cases of Sherlock Holmes

The Extraordinary Cases of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Jonathan Stroud Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/1995

Through the foggy streets of Victorian London to the deepest countryside, Sherlock Holmes uses his unique powers of deduction in eight thrilling investigations, including the mysteries of 'The Speckled Band' and 'The Reigate Puzzle'. With a captivating introduction by award-winning Jonathan Stroud.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Author: Mark Twain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/1995

Hilariously picaresque, epic in scope, alive with the poetry and vigor of the American people, Mark Twain's story about a young boy and his journey down the Mississippi was the first great novel to speak in a truly American voice. Influencing subsequent generations of writers -- from Sherwood Anderson to Twain's fellow Missourian, T.S. Eliot, from Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner to J.D. Salinger -- Huckleberry Finn, like the river which flows through its pages, is one of the great sources which nourished and still nourishes the literature of America.

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett, John Boyne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/1994

Puffin Classics bring the very best children's stories to a new generation. lovely reissue in Puffin Classics of the story of a small, angelic boy from New York who is told he is the heir to an English earldom and is whisked away to the English countryside where he begins to win over his bad-tempered old grandfather. When the boy's identity is challenged, his old friends from New York come to his rescue.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/11/1994

The Hound of the Baskervilles is one of Sherlock Holmes' most famous and intriguing cases. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found mysteriously dead in the grounds of Baskerville Hall, everyone remembers the ancient legend of the monstrous creature that haunts the moor. The great detective Sherlock Holmes knows that there must be a more rational explanation, but the difficulty is to find it before the hellhound finds him! With an introduction by Judith Kerr, creator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea.

Pollyanna

Pollyanna

Author: Eleanor Porter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/1994

As soon as Pollyanna arrives in Beldingsville to live with her strict and dutiful maiden aunt, she begins to brighten up everybody's life. The 'glad game' she plays, of finding a silver lining in every cloud, transforms the sick, the lonely and the plain miserable - until one day something so terrible happens that even Pollyanna doesn't know how ot feel glad about it.

The Tale of Troy

The Tale of Troy

Author: Roger Green, Michelle Paver Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/1994

The story of Helen and the judgement of Paris, of the gathering Heroes and the seige of Troy; of Achilles and his vulnerable heel, reared by the Centaur on wild honey and the marrow of lions; of Odysseus, the last of the Heroes, his plan for the wooden Horse and his many adventures on his long journey home to Greece. With a beautiful introduction by best-selling author Michelle Paver, and additional endmatter including an author profile, who's who, activities, glossary and more.

The Lost World

The Lost World

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/1994

Journalist Ed Malone is looking for an adventure, and that's exactly what he finds when he meets the eccentric Professor Challenger - an adventure that leads Malone and his three companions deep into the Amazon jungle, to a lost world where dinosaurs roam free.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/1994

Spring is in the air and Mole has found a wonderful new world. There's boating with Ratty, a feast with Badger and high jinx on the open road with that reckless ruffian Mr Toad of Toad Hall. the four become the firmest of friends, but after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels?

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table Coming of Arthur ; The Knights of the Round Table ; The Quest of the Holy

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table Coming of Arthur ; The Knights of the Round Table ; The Quest of the Holy

Author: Roger Lancelyn Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/1994

A legend is born when young Arthur meets Merlin and draws the mighty sword from its stone. This spellbinding retelling brings to life King Arthur and the adventures of his Knights, from the quest for the Holy Grail to the final tragedy of the Last Battle.

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/1994

After losing her parents and being shipped from India to the Yorkshire Moors, Mary Lennox is terribly lonely. Living in her uncle's gloomy mansion, she has nobody to play with. But one day, she learns of a secret garden somewhere in the grounds that her uncle won't allow anyone to enter. Then Mary uncovers an old key in a flowerbed - and a gust of magic leads her to the hidden door. Slowly, she turns the key and enters a world she could never have imagined...

Tales of the Greek Heroes Retold from the Ancient Authors

Tales of the Greek Heroes Retold from the Ancient Authors

Author: Roger Lancelyn Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/1994

This book presents the great stories of the heroic age - Dionysus , Heracles , Theseus , The Quest for the Golden Fleece , and many more.

Myths of the Norsemen

Myths of the Norsemen

Author: Roger Lancelyn Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/1994

Puffin Classics bring the very best children's stories to a new generation. Roger Lancelyn Green's time-honoured collection of Norse myths and legends is introduced by bestselling author Michelle Paver, creator of the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness collection and Gods and Warriors, her epic Greek Bronze Age series for Puffin. The great Norse sagas are full of magic and heroic deeds. Odin's wanderings, Thor's hammer, the death of Bakkur, the vision of Ragnarok - tales which have been told since time immemorial - are given a fresh life in this version, written as one continuous exciting adventure story. Puffin Classics contain additional endnotes for children including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more.

Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Author: Anna Sewell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/1994

This book describes the adventures, disappointments and joys of a very special hose. As a young colt, Black Beauty gallops in the fresh green meadows with his beloved mother Duchess and their kind master. But when his owners are forced to sell him, he goes from a life of freedom and happiness to one of labour. Bravely he works as hard as he can, suffering at the hands of men who treat animals cruelly. But Black Beauty has an unbreakable spirit and a strong will, and is determined to survive.

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/1994

This fiercely comic tale stands in marked contrast to its genial predecessor, The Pickwick Papers. Set against London's seedy back street slums, Oliver Twist is the saga of a workhouse orphan captured and thrust into a thieves' den, where some of Dickens's most depraved villains preside: the incorrigible Artful Dodger, the murderous bully Sikes, and the terrible Fagin, that treacherous ringleader whose grinning knavery threatens to send them all to the ghostly gallows. Yet at the heart of this drama is the orphan Oliver, whose unsullied goodness leads him at last to salvation. In 1838 the publication of Oliver Twist firmly established the literary eminence of young Dickens. It was, according to Edgar Johnson, a clarion peal announcing to the world that in Charles Dickens the rejected and forgotten and misused of the world had a champion.

White Fang

White Fang

Author: Jack London Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/1994

Born in the wilds of the freezing Yukon, the wolf-cub White Fang soon learns the harsh laws of nature, growing fiercer and more independent in his struggle to survive. Yet buried deep inside him are distant memories of affection and love - can he learn to trust man again?

Daddy Long-Legs

Daddy Long-Legs

Author: Jean Webster, Eva Ibbotson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/1989

In DADDY LONG-LEGS a trustee of the John Grier orphanage has offered to send Judy Abbott to college. The only requirements are that she must write to him every month and that she can never know who he is. Judy's life at college is a whirlwind of friends, classes, parties and a growing friendship with the handsome Jervis Pendleton. With so much happening in her life, Judy can scarcely stop writing to 'Daddy-Long-Legs', or wondering who her mysterious benefactor is... An amusing coming of age story for all young people.

Grimms' Fairy Tales

Grimms' Fairy Tales

Author: Jacob Grimm, Grimm Brothers, Wilhelm Grimm Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/1985

From the land of fantastical castles, vast lakes and deep forests, the Brothers Grimm collected a treasury of enchanting folk and fairy stories full of giants and dwarfs, witches and princesses, magical beasts and cunning children. From classics such as 'The Frog-Prince' and 'Hansel and Grettel' to the delights of 'Ashputtel' or 'Old Sultan', all hold a timeless magic which has enthralled children for centuries.

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