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.
When their father’s business fails, the six Bastable children decide to restore the family fortunes. But although they think of many ingenious ways to do so, their well meant efforts are either more fun than profitable, or lead to trouble..
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.
Join Mowgli in the Jungle. After young Mowgli escapes the vicious jaws of the growling tiger Shere Khan, he is adopted by Father Wolf and grows up with the pack. Lovable old Baloo the Bear and Bagheera the Panther teach Mowgli the Law of the Jungle, and so his extraordinary adventures begin. Plus a behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who’s who, activities and more.Recommended for ages 8-12.
Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales is an enchanting collection, retold by writer and critic Naomi Lewis, and contains twelve of Hans Christian Andersen’s magnificent stories including 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.
Goodnight Mister Tom is a children’s novel by English author Michelle Magorian, published by Kestrel in 1981. Harper & Row published an American edition the same year. Set during World War II, it features a boy abused at home in London who is evacuated to the country at the outbreak of the war
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.
The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel written by French author Alexandre Dumas completed in 1844. It is one of the author’s more popular works, along with The Three Musketeers. Like many of his novels, it was expanded from plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet.
The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean is a novel written by Scottish author R. M. Ballantyne. One of the first works of juvenile fiction to feature exclusively juvenile heroes, the story relates the adventures of three boys marooned on a South Pacific island, the only survivors of a shipwreck.
Kim is a novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author Rudyard Kipling. It was first published serially in McClure’s Magazine from December 1900 to October 1901 as well as in Cassell’s Magazine from January to November 1901, and first published in book form by Macmillan & Co. Ltd in October 1901
Jo’s Boys, and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to “Little Men” is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, first published in 1886. The novel is the final book in the unofficial Little Women series. In it, Jo’s children, now grown, are caught up in real world troubles.
Inspired by Roald Dahl’s prank-filled story of beards and balloons, The Twits, we present the ultimate guide to Twit trickery, stuffed with fun activities, stories, jokes and more!’Mr Twit was plotting away like mad. He was trying to think up a really NASTY TRICK . . . ‘ Mr and Mrs Twit love playing tricks.
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY IS CONSIDERED AS ONE OF THE BEST CLASSIC NOVELS IN ENGLISH LITERATURE. IT IS ONE OF JANE AUSTEN’S BEST WORKS. IT IS A MOVING TALE OF TWO SISTERS WHO EXPERIENCE EVERYTHING THAT WHIRL AROUND EMOTIONS LIKE LOVE, SORROW, BETRAYAL, AND ROMANCE.
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.
JONATHAN HARKER IS TRAVELLING TO CASTLE DRACULA TO SEE THE TRANSYLVANIAN NOBLE, COUNT DRACULA. HE IS BEGGED BY LOCALS NOT TO GO THERE, BECAUSE ON THE EVE OF ST GEORGE’S DAY, WHEN THE CLOCK STRIKES MIDNIGHT, ALL THE EVIL THINGS IN THE WORLD WILL COME FULL SWAY. BUT BUSINESS MUST BE DONE, SO JONATHAN MAKES HIS WAY TO THE CASTLE – AND THEN HIS NIGHTMARE BEGINS. HIS BELOVED WIFE MEENA AND OTHER LOST SOULS HAVE FALLEN UNDER THE COUNT’S HORRIFYING SPELL. DRACULA MUST BE DESTROYED . . . WITH AN EXCITING INTRODUCTION BY HOLLY BLACK, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES.
N AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS BY JULES VERNE, PHILEAS FOGG BETS HIS COMPANIONS THAT HE CAN TRAVEL ACROSS THE WORLD IN JUST EIGHTY DAYS AND THE VERY NEXT DAY SETS OUT FROM THE PORT OF DOVER WITH HIS SERVANT PASSEPORTOUT TO ACHIEVE HIS AIM. PASSING THROUGH EXOTIC LANDS AND DANGEROUS PLACES, THEY SEIZE WHATEVER TRANSPORTATION IS AT HAND – WHETHER TRAIN OR ELEPHANT – ALWAYS RACING AGAINST THE CLOCK.THERE ARE MANY ALARMS AND SURPRISES ALONG THE WAY – AND A LAST MINUTE SETBACK THAT MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WINNING AND LOSING. JULES VERNE’S EXCITING ADVENTURE HAS BEEN DELIGHTING GENERATIONS OF READERS OF ALL AGES.
These tales are the perfect introduction to Shakespeare’s greatest plays. Charles and Mary Lamb vividly bring to life the power of Hamlet and Othello, the fun of As You Like It and the drama of Pericles. They never lose the feel of his beautiful language and humanity and convey all of his wit and wisdom. These tales are classic literature in their own right.
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 . . .
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.
ON THE BANKS OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, TOM SAWYER AND HIS FRIENDS SEEK OUT ADVENTURE AT EVERY TURN. THEN ONE FATEFUL NIGHT IN THE GRAVEYARD THEY WITNESS A MURDER. THE BOYS MAKE A BLOOD OATH NEVER TO REVEAL THE SECRET, AND THEY RUN AWAY TO BE PIRATES IN SEARCH OF HIDDEN TREASURE. BUT WHEN TOM GETS TRAPPED IN A CAVE WITH SCARY INJUN JOE, CAN HE ESCAPE UNHARMED?
Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on her porch, and a flair for the outrageous that seems to lead to one adventure after another!
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.
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 enticing introduction by bestselling author, Roddy Doyle.
very Saturday morning the Greg family goes off to shoot animals and birds. But the girl who lives next door hates hunting.
Now it’s made her so angry she’s PUT THE MAGIC FINGER ON THEM ALL. And very strange things have begun to happen . .
PETER PAN AND TINKERBELL LEAD THE THREE DARLING CHILDREN OVER THE ROOFTOPS OF LONDON AND AWAY TO NEVERLAND – THE ISLAND WHERE THE LOST BOYS PLAY. MAGIC AND MISCHIEF IS IN THE AIR BUT IF VILLAINOUS CAPTAIN HOOK HAS HIS WAY, BEFORE LONG SOMEONE WILL BE SWIMMING WITH THE CROCODILES . . .
GROWN-UP MEG, TOMBOYISH JO, TIMID BETH, AND PRECOCIOUS AMY. THE FOUR MARCH SISTERS COULDN’T BE MORE DIFFERENT. BUT WITH THEIR FATHER AWAY AT WAR, AND THEIR MOTHER WORKING TO SUPPORT THE FAMILY, THEY HAVE TO RELY ON ONE ANOTHER. WHETHER THEY’RE PUTTING ON A PLAY, FORMING A SECRET SOCIETY, OR CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS, THERE’S ONE THING THEY CAN’T HELP WONDERING: WILL FATHER RETURN HOME SAFELY?
Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights. And in the crosshairs are greg and his trusty best friend, rowley jefferson. It’s a fight for survival as greg and rowley navigate alliances, betrayals, and warring gangs in a neighbourhood meltdown. When the snow clears, will greg and rowley emerge as heroes? Or will they even survive to see another day? ‘The world has gone crazy for jeff kinney’s diary of a wimpy kid’ – sun with millions of books sold around the world in 65 editions and 56 languages, wimpy kid has turned millions of kids into readers.
With the cold weather setting in and the stress of the christmas holiday approaching, the heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. A few days in paradise should do wonders for greg and his frazzled family. But the heffleys soon discover that paradise isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be. Sun-poisoning, stomach troubles and venomous creatures all threaten to ruin the family’s vacation.
The pressure’s really piling up on greg heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his creative side’. As if that’s not scary enough, halloween’s just around the corner and the frights are coming at greg from every angle. When greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. Can he get his mom off his back by making a movie . . . And will he become rich and famous in the process? Or will doubling down on this plan just double greg’s troubles?
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.
That’s the question greg heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and greg isn’t cut out for an old-fashioned world. With tension building inside and outside the heffley home, will greg find a way to survive? Or is going “old school” just too hard for a kid like greg?
Rodrick rules” is the hilarious sequel to bestselling and award-winning “diary of a wimpy kid”. Perfect for readers of 8+, reluctant readers and all the millions of wimpy kid fans out there. “rodrick rules” was also a major movie hit at the box-office and the rib-tickling third “wimpy kid movie, dog days” released in the uk in august 2012!
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?
In diary of an awesome friendly kid, rowley writes about his experiences and agrees to play the role of biographer for greg along the way. (after all, one day greg will be rich and famous, and everyone will want to know his life’s story.) But rowley is a poor choice for the job, and his ‘biography’ of greg is a hilarious mess. Diary of an awesome friendly kid: rowley jefferson’s journal offers readers a new way to look at the wimpy world – one fan won’t want to miss!
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”?
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.
Greg heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged, and greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he’s innocent. Or at least sort of. The authorities are closing in, but when a surprise blizzard hits, the heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he’s going to have to face the music, but could any punishment be worse than being stuck inside with your family for the holidays?
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.
Diary of a wimpy kid: the third wheel is a 2012 bestselling children’s novel and the seventh book in the diary of a wimpy kid series, written by american author jeff kinney. Kinney announced the book in march 2012, with the third wheel’s cover revealed in may 2012. The book was released on november 13, 2012.
Complete with exclusive set photos, storyboards and original cartoons by jeff kinney. The wimpy kid movie diary: the next chapter is the perfect book for anyone who’s ever wondered how a movie gets made and an ideal companion to the bestselling series.