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Books in the series: Puffin Classics

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/1997

The epic journey of Odysseus, the hero of Ancient Greece... After ten years of war, Odysseus turns his back on Troy and sets sail for home. But his voyage takes another ten years and he must face many dangers - Polyphemus the greedy one-eyed giant, Scylla the six-headed sea monster and even the wrath of the gods themselves - before he is reunited with his wife and son. Retold by award-winning author, Geraldine McCaughrean. Geraldine McCaughrean has written over 160 other books, including A Little Lower Than Angels, which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Children's Novel Award in 1987, A Pack of Lies, which won the Guardian Prize and Carnegie Medal in 1989 and Gold Dust, which won the Beefeater Children's Novel Award in 1994. She has written retellings of notoriously tricky classics including El Cid, the Epic of Gilgamesh, Moby Dick and The Pilgrim's Progress. In 2004, she won a competition to write the sequel to J M Barrie's Peter Pan. And in 2006, Peter Pan in Scarlet was published to great acclaim.

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

Tales of the Greek Heroes

Tales of the Greek Heroes

Author: Roger Lancelyn Green, Rick Riordan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2009

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. Introduced with wit and humour by Rick Riordan, creator of the highly successful Percy Jackson series.

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

Author: Emily Bronte, S. E. Hinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

Heathcliff, an orphan, is raised by Mr Earnshaw as one of his own children. Hindley despises him but wild Cathy becomes his constant companion, and he falls deeply in love with her. When she will not marry him, Heathcliff's terrible vengeance ruins them all - but still his and Cathy's love will not die . . . A story of doomed love and revenge with a brilliant introduction from the author of The Outsiders - S. E. Hinton.

Anne of Avonlea

Anne of Avonlea

Author: L. M. Montgomery, Budge Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

Anne of Avonlea is the second story in the ever-popular Anne of Green Gables series. Now Anne is half past sixteen and she's ready to begin a new life teaching in her old school. She's as feisty as ever and is fiercely determined to inspire young hearts with her own ambitions. But some of her pupils are as boisterous and high-spirited as Anne, and so life in her Avonlea classroom becomes a lesson in discovery and adventure... 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

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.

The Swiss Family Robinson

The Swiss Family Robinson

Author: J. D. Wyss, Jon Scieszka Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2009

Following a wild and raging storm, the Swiss family Robinson are stranded at sea. But the thundering waves have swept them off to a tropical island, where a new life awaits them. Their ship is laden with supplies and the island is packed with treasures, so they soon adapt and discover new dangers and delights every day . . . With an inspiring introduction by American author and America's first children's laureate Jon Scieszka.

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.

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.

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.

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 Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

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

When Sir Charles Baskerville is found mysteriously dead in the grounds of Baskerville Hall, everyone remembers the 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.

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.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2008

A Christmas Carol is one of Charles Dickens' most loved books - a true classic and a Christmas 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. With a light-hearted introduction by bestselling author Anthony Horowitz, creator of the highly successful Alex Rider novels.

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 . . .

Kidnapped

Kidnapped

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson, Alexander McCall Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/06/2009

Puffin Classics bring the very best children's classics to a new generation. When young David Balfour's father dies and leaves him in poverty, he tracks down his Uncle Ebenezer to seek his inheritance. But his uncle is a mean, nasty man with a dark family secret. David finds himself in terrible danger when he is kidnapped and taken prisoner on board a ship bound for slavery - he must escape. With the help of daring rebel Alan Breck, David faces a wild adventure as he is hunted across the desolate Scottish moors. Robert Louis Stevenson's action adventure novel is brilliantly introduced by bestselling author, Alexander McCall Smith.

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.

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.

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Author: L. Frank Baum, Cornelia Funke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2008

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. With a charming introduction by award-winning Cornelia Funke, The Wizard of Oz is one of the twenty wonderful classics being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2015.

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?

Myths of the Norsemen

Myths of the Norsemen

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

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. With a brilliant introduction by Guardian Children's Fiction prize-winner, Michelle Paver. Puffin Classics contain additional endnotes for children including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more.

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.

White Fang

White Fang

Author: Jack London, Richard Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2008

Born in the wilds of the freezing cold Yukon, White Fang - half-dog, half-wolf - is the only animal in the litter to survive. He soon learns the harsh laws of nature, yet buried deep inside him are the distant memories of affection and love. Will this fiercely independent creature of the wild learn to trust man again? Richard Adams, prize-winning author of Watership Down, introduces this chilling, beautiful tale of the wild.

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.

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.

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table

Author: Roger Lancelyn Green, David Almond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2008

King Arthur is one of the greatest legends of all time. From the magical moment when Arthur releases the sword in the stone to the quest for the Holy Grail and the final tragedy of the Last Battle, Roger Lancelyn Green brings the enchanting world of King Arthur stunningly to life. One of the greatest legends of all time, with an inspiring introduction by David Almond, award-winning author of Clay, Skellig, Kit's Wilderness and The Fire-Eaters.

The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/1995

From the strange case of 'The Red-Headed League' to the extraordinary tale of 'The Engineer's Thumb', Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr Watson grapple with treachery, murder, and ingenious crimes of all kinds. But no case is too challening for the immortal detective's unique power of deduction. With an introduction by Joseph Delaney, author of the Spooks books, and child-friendly endnotes.

Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

Author: Lewis Carroll, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/1994

When Alice steps through the looking-glass, she enters a very strange world of chess pieces and nursery rhyme characters such as Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee and the angry Red Queen. Nothing is what it seems and, in fact, through the looking-glass, everything is distorted.

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...

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...

Five Children and It

Five Children and It

Author: E. Nesbit, Quentin Blake, Quentin Blake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2008

When Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother go digging in the gravel pit, the last thing they expect to find is a Psammead - an ancient Sand-fairy! Having a Sand-fairy for a pet means having one wish granted each day. But the children don't realize all the trouble wishes can cause ...A timeless classic with an introduction by Quentin Blake, award-winning illustrator and first-ever Children's Laureate (1999-2001).

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Author: Jules Verne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2008

In JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH an ancient book is opened by the eccentric Professor Lidenbrock and his life - and the life of his nephew Axel - is changed for ever. An old piece of paper has tumbled from the book, a priceless parchment that will lead them on a terrifying journey to find what lies at the centre of the Earth. A timeless adventure, brilliantly introduced by the late Diana Wynne Jones, one of Britain's top fantasy and sci-fi writers for children. 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 series 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

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...

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 Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Author: Mark Twain, Richard Peck Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2008

Puffin Classics - everyone's favourite stories. In The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer and his friends seek out adventure at every turn. Then one fateful night they witness a murder. The boys swear never to reveal the secret and run away to be pirates and search for hidden treasure. But when Tom gets trapped in a cave with the murderer, can he escape unharmed? The Introduction is written by Richard Peck, an American novelist known for his young adult books. He was awarded American's highly prestigious Newbery Medal in 2001 for his novel A Year Down Yonder. 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 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

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Little Lord Fauntleroy

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

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.

Little Women

Little Women

Author: Louisa May Alcott, Louise Rennison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2008

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is a classic novel loved by adults and children alike. New movie in 2019 starring Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Eliza Scanlen and Florence Pugh as Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, with Meryl Streep as Marmee and Timotee Chalamet as Laurie. 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... ***PLUS a behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more...*** Louisa May Alcott (1832-88) was brought up in Pennsylvania, USA. She turned to writing in order to supplement the family income and had many short stories published in magazines and newspapers. She was reluctant to write a children's book but then realized that in herself and her three sisters she had the perfect models. The result was Little Women (1868) which became the earliest American to become a classic. 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 series 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

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

Pinocchio

Pinocchio

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

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.

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 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.

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

Author: L. Montgomery Format: Paperback / softback 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! 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. The Puffin Classics relaunch includes: A Little Princess Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Alice's Adventures Through the Looking Glass Anne of Green Gables 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 L. M. Montgomery was born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island, in 1874. A prolific writer, she published many short stories, poems and novels but she is best known for Anne of Green Gables and its sequels, inspired by the years she spent on the beautiful Prince Edward Island. Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942 and was buried in Cavendish on her beloved island. Other books by L. M. Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables; Anne of Avonlea; Anne of the Island; Anne of Windy Poplars; Anne's House of Dreams; Anne of Ingleside; Rainbow Valley; Rilla of Ingleside; Emily of New Moon; Emily Climbs; Emily's Quest; Pat of Silver Bush; Mistress Pat; The Story Girl; The GOlden Road; Kilmeny of the Orchard; The Blue Castle; Magic for Marigold; A Tangled Web; Jane of Lantern Hill

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

New series Anne with an E now streaming on Netflix. 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. 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.

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.

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 Phoenix and the Carpet

The Phoenix and the Carpet

Author: E. Nesbit Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/1995

It's startling enough to have a phoenix hatch in your house, but even more startling when it talks and reveals that you have a magic carpet on the floor. The vain and ancient bird accompanies the children on a series of adventures through time and space which, magic being what it is, rarely turn out as they were meant . . . This sequel to Five Children and It continues the magical adventures of siblings Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother.

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2009

Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton are alike in appearance, different in character and in love with the same woman. In the midst of the French Revolution, Darnay, who has fled to London to escape the cruelty of the French nobility, must return to Paris to rescue his servant from death. But he endangers his own life and is captured. Carton may be able to help, but will his resemblance be enough to save Darnay's life? With an witty introduction by bestselling author, Roddy Doyle.

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.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2008

Puffin Classics - the world's favourite stories - relaunched with exciting new covers. You never know where you'll find yourself in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll! Join Alice in Wonderland, where nothing is quite as it seems. 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 . . . With a brilliant introduction by Chris Riddell, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is one of twenty much-loved classic stories relaunched with gorgeous new covers. The book includes a behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more.. Lewis Carroll, born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-98), grew up in Cheshire in the village of Daresbury, the son of a parish priest. He was a brilliant mathematician, a skilled photographer and a meticulous letter and diary writer. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, inspired by Alice Liddell, the daughter of the Dean of Christ Church in Oxford, was published in 1865, followed by Through the Looking-Glass in 1871. He wrote numerous stories and poems for children including the nonsense poem The Hunting of the Snark and fairy stories Sylvie and Bruno. The Puffin Classics relaunch includes: A Little Princess Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Alice's Adventures Through the Looking Glass Anne of Green Gables 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

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 . . .

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 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

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?

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.

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 Happy Prince and Other Stories

The Happy Prince and Other Stories

Author: Oscar Wilde, Markus Zusak Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/1994

A haunting, magical fairy-tale collection, in which Oscar Wilde beautifully evokes (among others) The Happy Prince who was not so happy after all, The Selfish Giant who learned to love little children and The Star Child who did not love his parents as much as he should. Each of the stories shines with poetry and magic and will be enjoyed by children of every age. A perfect collection for children young and old, introduced by Markus Zusak, bestselling author of The Book Thief.

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.

Tales from Shakespeare

Tales from Shakespeare

Author: Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb, Dame Judi Dench Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2010

With an introduction by Dame Judi Dench. TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE is a perfect introduction to Shakespeare's greatest plays. Charles and Mary Lamb vividly bring to life the power of Hamlet and Othello, and the fun of As You Like It. They never lose the feel of Shakespeare's language and the tales are classic literature in their own right.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Author: Mark Twain, Darren Shan Format: Paperback / softback 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 Darren Shan, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the twenty wonderful classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2015.

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.

Tarka the Otter

Tarka the Otter

Author: Henry Williamson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime. Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Book. There are 20 titles to collect in the series, listed below, all with exciting new covers and child-friendly endnotes. 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. Also available in A Puffin Book: GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM and BACK HOME by Michelle Magorian CHARLOTTE'S WEB, STUART LITTLE and THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN by E. B. White THE BORROWERS by Mary Norton STIG OF THE DUMP by Clive King ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY by Mildred D. Taylor A DOG SO SMALL by Philippa Pearce GOBBOLINO by Ursula Moray Williams CARRIE'S WAR by Nina Bawden MRS FRISBY AND THE RATS OF NIMH by Richard C O'Brien A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L'Engle THE CAY by Theodore Taylor TARKA THE OTTER by Henry Williamson WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams SMITH by Leon Garfield THE NEVERENDING STORY by Michael Ende ANNIE by Thomas Meehan THE FAMILY FROM ONE END STREET by Eve Garnett

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.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Grahame, Brian Jacques Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2008

Spend a season on the river bank and take a walk on the wild side . . . 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? PLUS A behind-the-scenes journey, including author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more.

Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Retold by Naomi Lewis

Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Retold by Naomi Lewis

Author: Hans Christian Andersen, Jan Pienkowski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/1995

This enchanting collection, retold by writer and critic Naomi Lewis, contains twelve of Hans Christian Andersen's magnificent stories. It includes Thumbelina, a little girl no more than a thumb-joint high, The Emperor's New Clothes, the tale of a man who cares only for his appearance and The Little Mermaid, who longs to one day marry a human prince. With a wonderful cover illustration and new introduction by award-winning picture-book creator Jan Pienkowski.

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.

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...

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson, Eoin Colfer, Matt Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2008

Treasure Island is a much loved Puffin Classic 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 . . . With a wonderfully funny introduction by award-winning author Eoin Colfer, Treasure Island is one of the twenty brilliant classic stories being reissued in Puffin Classics in March 2015. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He studied law but preferred writing and in 1881 was inspired by his stepson to write Treasure Island. Other famous adventure stories followed including Kidnapped, as well as the famous collection of poems for children, A Child's Garden of Verses. Robert Louis Stevenson is buried on the island of Samoa. 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 series 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

Anne of the Island

Anne of the Island

Author: L. Montgomery, Budge Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

Anne of the Island is the third heartwarming book about red-haired orphan Anne Shirley. As her childhood friends get married and move away, Anne too leaves Prince Edward Island for college in Kingsport. Although Priscilla Grant and Gilbert Blythe are there, too, she feels lonely and out of place. But Anne soon makes new friends, one of whom is rich, handsome Roy Gardner, whose attentions to Anne make Gilbert very jealous... 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.

Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Author: Anna Sewell, Meg Rosoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2008

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 . . . With a wonderful introduction by award-winning author Meg Rosoff, Black Beauty is one of the twenty best-loved classic stories being launched in the newly branded Puffin Classics series in March 2015.

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett, Sophie Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2008

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. With a heartwarming introduction by Sophie Dahl, The Secret Garden is one of the twenty best-loved classic stories being launched in the Puffin Classics series in March 2015.

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.

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.

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Author: Rudyard Kipling, Christopher Paolini, Matt Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2009

Puffin Classics - the world's favourite stories - relaunched with exciting new covers. The Jungle Book 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. With an introduction by Christopher Paolini. Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in India, although educated in England. He was a prolific writer and recognized as a genius. In 1907 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. His many books for children include Just So Stories and Kim. 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 series 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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?

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 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...

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.

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 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.

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.

Heidi

Heidi

Author: Johanna Spyri, Eva Ibbotson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2009

Heidi is a much loved Puffin Classic by Johanna Spyri 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. With a delightfully nostalgic introduction by award-winning author, Eva Ibbotson. Johanna Spyri (1827-1902) was born in Switzerland in the village of Hirzel, which has magnificent views of the Alps. She wrote almost fifty books, but it was Heidi who brought her great fame Some other Puffin Classics: A Little Princess Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Alice's Adventures Through the Looking Glass Anne of Green Gables 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

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens, Garth Nix Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2008

The 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 popular children's fantasy writer, Garth Nix.

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 . . .

The Railway Children

The Railway Children

Author: E. Nesbit, Jacqueline Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2010

The Railway Children is the classic children's story by E. Nesbit. 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. One of the best-loved classics of all time, with a wonderful introduction by Jacqueline Wilson. Edith Nesbit was a mischievous child who grew up into an unconventional adult. With her husband, Hubert Bland, she was one of the founder members of the socialist Fabian Society; their household became a centre of the socialist and literary circles of the times. E. Nesbit turned late to children's writing. Her first children's book, The Treasure Seekers, was published in 1899 to great acclaim. Other books featuring the Bastable children followed, and a series of magical fantasy books, including Five Children and It also became very popular. The Railway Children was first published monthly in the London Magazine in 1905, and published as a book in 1906, which has been in print ever since. Other children's books by E Nesbit: The Story of the Treasure Seekers; The Wouldbegoods; The New Treasure Seekers; Complete History of the Bastable Family; Five Children and It; The Phoenix and the Carpet; The Story of the Amulet; The House of Arden; Harding's Luck; The Railway Children; The Enchanted Castle; The Magic City; The Wonderful Garden; Wet Magic; Five of Us and Madeline

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

The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

Author: Alexandre Dumas, 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.

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