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Set off with Phileas Fogg and his manservant on a race to circumnavigate the globe in just eighty days! Travelling by steamboat, train, and even elephant, the intrepid duo find themselves rescuing a young Indian woman from sacrifice, escaping kidnap, and battling hurricane winds - and all the while, tenacious Detective Fix of Scotland Yard is in hot pursuit, believing Fogg to be the criminal mastermind behind a Bank of England robbery. Rich in humour and excitement, Around the World in Eighty Days deservedly remains one of Jules Verne's most popular books.
On the banks of the Mississippi, 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 scary Injun Joe, can he escape unharmed?
Jump aboard the pea-green boat and enter the enchanting world of Edward Lear. This collection of Lear's best-loved nonsense versie is published o coincide with the Bicentenary of his birth in May 2012. Rediscover the Owl and the Pussycat, The Jumblies, and The Dong with a Luminous Nos. Learn what happened to The New Vestments of the old man from the kingdom of Tess and take a stroll through Bong Tree Land.
Revel in the thrill and excitement of Christmas eve and Clement C. Moore's timeless poem with this lavish edition of the well-loved classic. Feel the warmth of the house and the tingle of anticipation as Robert Ingpen's award-winning illustrations bring the story of the most magical time of year to life.
It's Christmas eve and Marie and her family are enjoying the seasonal festivities. Drosselmeyer, the clockmaker and inventor, presents them with a nutcracker which Marie becomes very taken with. At the stroke of twelve that night the nutcracker comes alive before Marie's very eyes, and so begins the most wonderful adventure... Join Marie and her dear nutcracker on a journey through the mystical land of the Mouse King and Princess Pirlipat, with themes of magic, love, betrayal and redemption, beautifully captured by Robet Ingpen's exquisite illustrations.
This beautiful title brings together Carroll's complete and unabridged classic story with remarkable illustrations by award-winning artist Robert Ingpen. When Alice steps through the looking-glass in the drawing room, she finds herself in a bizarre and nonsensical world, where chess pieces walk about and talk and nothing is quite as it seems... New readers and devoted fans alike will enjoy exploring with Alice through the looking-glass in this sumptuous volume. Robert Ingpen breathes his magic into this magnificent edition of a classic children's tale that never fails to capture the imagination.
When spoiled rich girl, Mary Lennox, is orphaned, she is shipped from India to live in her uncle's enormous manor in faraway England, where all is not quite as it seems. Before long, the lonely Mary finds a key to a secret garden that has been left untouched for ten years, and a whole new world of enchantment opens up to her. For the first time she learns to make friends - with the talented animalcharmer, Dickon, and her sickly cousin, Colin - and between them, the three children truly flourish as the garden reveals its haunting secrets -
This is a wonderful gift book. The complete and unabridged hugely popular story. Rediscover this classic American tale, brought to life through more than seventy stunning paintings by award-winning illustrator Robert Ingpen. Come with Dorothy and her friends as she sets off on an amazing adventure through the curious land of Oz.
The boy who refuses to grow up teaches Wendy and her younger brothers how to fly. Then it's off to magical Neverneverland for adventures with mermaids, Indians, and wicked Captain Hook and his pirate crew in this illustrated, easy-reading adaptation of the classic fantasy.
First published in 1908, Kenneth Grahame's story of the riverbank adventures of Mole, Ratty, Badger and the exasperating Mr. Toad has become a true classic of English literature, loved by children and adults alike.
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