JUST SO STORIES by Rudyard Kipling are a firm family favourite. 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 fantastical stories continue to delight each and every generation. With an inspiring introduction by Jonathan Stroud, author of the ‘Bartimaeus’ trilogy, and including fun-filled endnotes.
Just So Stories (Puffin Classics)
In this collection of fables, enjoy delightful tales of whales and cats and kangaroos and crabs. Venture into the High and Far-Off Times, and uncover everything from how the camel go in a humph (and got his hump!) to how the alphabet was invented. Enchanting and very funny, these fantastical stories will take you on a journey to the boundaries of reality and beyond. Recommended for ages 9 to 11.
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The 30 letters in letters from a father to his daughter were written by nehru in the summer of 1928, when indira was in mussoorie, and he was in allahabad. To make up for his absence, he wrote these letters. He wanted to make his daughter aware of her circumstances, of her environment. Nehru’s intention was to nurture indira’s young and impressionable mind with an unprejudiced view of history, as well as the current state of affairs.
Annabeth is terrified. Just when she’s about to be reunited with percy – after six months of being apart, thanks to hera – it looks like camp jupiter is preparing for war. As annabeth and her friends jason, piper, and leo fly in on the argo ii, she can’t blame the roman demigods for thinking the ship is a greek weapon
Greg heffley finds himself thrust into a new year and a new school where undersize weaklings share the corridors with kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving. Desperate to prove his new found maturity, which only going up a grade can bring, greg is happy to have his not-quite-so-cool sidekick, rowley, along for the ride? But when rowley’s star starts to rise, greg tries to use his best friend’s popularity to his own advantage. Recorded in his diary with comic pictures and his very own words, this test of greg and rowley’s friendship unfolds with hilarious results.
Greg suddenly finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities, and even the awkward changes that come with getting older—all without his best friend, rowley, at his side. Can greg make it through on his own? Or will he have to face the “ugly truth”?
If you like poisonings, betrayals, mutilations, murders and flesh-eating farmyard animals, keep reading . . . In this gripping follow-up to percy jackson and the greek gods, demigod percy jackson tells the stories of twelve of the original greek heroes in all their gory, bloodthirsty glory. Want to know who cut off medusa’s head? Which hero was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed pegasus, the winged horse? Percy has all the answers . . .
After saving olympus from the evil titan lord, kronos, percy and friends have rebuilt their beloved camp half-blood, where the next generation of demigods must now prepare for a chilling prophecy of their own:
Once the walls come down, all sorts of problems start to crop up. Rotten wood, toxic mold, unwelcome critters, and something even more sinister all makes greg and his family wonders if the renovations are worth the trouble. When the dust finally settles, will the heffleys be able to stay . . . Or will they need to get out of town?
Diary of a wimpy kid: dog days is the super funny fourth title in the highly-illustrated, bestselling and award-winning diary of a wimpy kid series by jeff kinney. Perfect for both boys and girls of 8+, reluctant readers and all the millions of devoted wimpy kid fans out there. Dog days is also a major motion picture and box office smash.
Greg heffley’s life has been hitting an all-time low. Rowley jefferson was his best friend, but because of some reason, he has decided to ditch greg. It isn’t very easy to find friends in middle school and greg is having a hard time. He wants to change his fortune, and to do this, he needs to take a leap of faith and leave every decision of his to chance. With the kind of luck he has, will he be able to depend on it? Is he just destined to have a life of bad luck? Read this book and be an encouragement to greg as he tries to make things better for himself.
It’s time to face the final trial . . . The battle for camp jupiter is over. New rome is safe. Tarquin and his army of the undead have been defeated. Somehow apollo has made it out alive, with a little bit of help from the hunters of artemis. But though the battle may have been won, the war is far from over. Now apollo and meg must get ready for the final – and, lets face it, probably fatal – adventure
The last straw is the rib-tickling, belly-aching and laugh-out-loud third title in the bestselling and award-winning “diary of a wimpy kid” series by jeff kinney. Perfect for both boys and girls of 8+, reluctant readers and all the millions of devoted wimpy kid fans out there. “the last straw” was also combined with “dog days”, the fourth book in the series, to become the major movie hit at the box-office “diary of a wimpy kid: dog days”. The third hilarious book in the bestselling phenomenon that is the “diary of a wimpy kid” series.
Emily windsnap is thrilled to arrive at her new home – a secret island near the bermuda triangle where humans and merfolk live together, and where being a girl who grows a tail as soon as she enters the water isn’t a problem. But, being emily, she can’t resist exploring forbidden places, and, as a result, she inadvertently wakes the kraken – the legendary sea monster that has been asleep for two hundred years!