This beautiful hardback Ladybird edition of Rumpelstiltskin is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic fairy tale for young readers from 3+. Ladybird Tales are based on the original Ladybird retellings by Vera Southgate, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best – full of richness and detail. Children have always loved, and will always remember, these classic fairy tales and sharing them together is an experience to treasure.
Other exciting titles in the Ladybird Tales series include Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Rapunzel, The Magic Porridge Pot, The Enormous Turnip, Puss in Boots and The Elves and the Shoemaker.
Ladybird has published fairy tales for over forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children.
Enid Blyton - Mr Meddle's Mischief
Mr Meddle is a pixie who can't get anything right. He's always meddling in other people's business and making dreadful muddles. He tries to be kind and mind the shop for Mr Sugarman, but he serves salt instead of sugar to Dame Flap and canary seed instead of butter to Molly Miggle.
Roald Dahl - Matilda (angol)
Matilda is an extraordinarily gifted four-year-old whose parentsa crass, dishonest used-car dealer and a self-centered, blowsy bingo addictregard her as "nothing more than a scab." Life with her beastly parents is bearable only because Matilda teaches herself to read, finds the public library, and discovers literature. Also, Matilda loves using her lively intelligence to perpetrate daring acts of revenge on her father. This pastime she further develops when she enrolls in Crunchem Hall Primary School, whose headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, is "a fierce tyrannical monster . . . ." Adults may cringe at Dahl's excesses in describing the cruel Miss Trunchbull, as well as his reliance on overextended characterization at the expense of plot development. Children, however, with their keenly developed sense of justice, will relish the absolutes of stupidity, greed, evil and might versus intelligence, courage and goodness. They also will sail happily through the contrived, implausible ending. Dahl's phenomenal popularity among children speaks for his breathless storytelling charms; his fans won't be disappointed by Matilda. Blake's droll pen-and-ink sketches extend the exaggerated humor. Ages 9-11.
Enid Blyton - Mr. Meddle's Muddles
Mister Meddle is a very merry pixie always willing to help out and do good deeds, but he never quite gets it right! In this story he meets a kangeroo and doesn't know what to do with it. Do you pat it like a dog? Or stroke it like a cat? Or prod it like a pig?
Enid Blyton - Hello, Mr. Twiddle!
Mr Twiddle is an old man who is always doing something silly. He loses everything, he puts the fireworks on the fire by mistake, he tries to read the herrings and feed the newspapers to the cat, forgets the dog and takes the lead for a walk, and try as he might, he can't remember anything.
Alan Alexander Milne - Winnie-the-Pooh
,,You're the Best Bear in All the World,' said Christopher Robin. 'Am I?' said Pooh hopefully. Meet the world's favourite bear in this delightful collection, in which Pooh gets into a tight place, nearly catches a woozle, and discovers the wrong sort of honey — amonpst other things!"
Judith Kerr - Mog the Forgetful Cat
New cover, new format reissue of this story about everyone’s favourite family cat, Mog. ‘Bother that cat!’ Mog always seems to be in trouble. She forgets that she has a cat flap and she forgets that she has already eaten her supper. But, one night, Mog’s forgetfulness comes in very handy…
Julia Donaldson - The Gruffalo's Child
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler team up again to create this funny and adorable sequel to The Gruffalo. One night, the Gruffalo’s child wanders into the woods to search for the Big Bad Mouse. But instead, she comes upon a small mouse in the woods . . . and decides to eat him! But wait, what is that? A shadow of a very large, scary creature falls on the ground. Could it be the Big Bad Mouse after all?
Marie-Louise Gay - Stella, a tenger csillaga / Stella, Star of the Sea
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Dr. Seuss - Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose
Thidwick the big-hearted moose is happy his antlers "can be of some use" to a menagerie of animals who move in and make themselves at home. "A host has to put up with all kinds of pests. For a host, above all, must be kind to his guests." With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Suess has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Dr. Seuss is a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide. As part of a major rebrand programme, HarperCollins is relaunching Dr. Seuss's best-selling books. In response to consumer demand, bright new cover designs incorporate much-needed guidance on reading levels. The standard paperbacks divide into three reading strands -- Blue Back Books for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. This is a Yellow Back book.
E. Nesbit - The Book of Dragons
Eight madcap tales of unpredictable dragons — including one made of ice, another that takes refuge in the General Post Office, and a fire-breathing monster that flies out of an enchanted book and eats an entire soccer team! Marvelous adventure and excitement for make-believers of all ages. 24 illustrations.
Sue Arengo - Snow White and the seven dwarfs
"Snow White's stepmother, the Queen, was jealous. Her magic mirror said that Snow White was more beautiful than the Queen. She told a huntsman to kill the girl, but he couldn't do it. Snow White went to live with seven dwarfs. But the Queen tried to kill her with a tight ribbon, a poisoned comb, and a poisoned apple. Show White looked as if she was only asleep, so the dwarfs put her in a glass box. A Prince fell in love with her but how did he save her?"
Cressida Cowell - How to Betray a Dragon's Hero
In Hiccup the Viking's misadventures, the stakes have never been higher, and it's friend versus foe to decide the fate of the world. In this, the penultimate title in the amazing story arc that began with How to Train Your Dragon, Hiccup is faced with a personal dilemma against the backdrop of an impending battle and the possible destruction of everything he knows.
Alan Coren - Railroad Arthur
Why did the trains suddenly start running backwards into Junction City? What was the terrible secret of the Sheriff's trousers? Why did slimy Sid want to do away with the No Nose Kid? These are some of the questions to which Arthur has to find answers!
Ismeretlen szerző - Arabian Nights - A Selection
This delightful selection of tales from The Thousand and One Nights are masterpieces of the art of storytelling. The beautiful Scheherazade saved her life by entertaining the brutal King Shahryar with these tales of magical transformations, genies and wishes, terror and passion. Here are the famous adventures of ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’ and ‘Aladdin and the Magic Lamp’, as well as less familiar stories, such as ‘Prince Behram and the Princess Al-Datma, a delightful early version of The Taming of the Shrew. The tales have their origins in the cultures of India, Persia and Arabia and this edition, based on Richard F. Burton’s unexpurgated translation, gives the reader all the sensuality and lushness of the original Arabic. Exotic, bawdy and humorous, these stories-within-stories continue to captivate readers as they have done for centuries.
C. S. Lewis - The Magician's Nephew
Written after The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe but designed by C.S.Lewis to be read first, this enchanting prequel - with its story of time travel, sorcery and magic rings - is essential reading for anyone who wants to learn the backstory to the biggest movie release of the year. Hurled back in time to the birth of a new world, two young friends get caught in the epic struggle between Aslan and his nemesis the White Witch. On 9 December 2005, Andrew (Shrek) Adamson’s live-action film adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will be released by Disney, and it is already being hailed as the biggest film franchise of all time, guaranteed to appeal to adults and children across the globe. The second film is already in development. Sporting breathtaking new photographic covers, these new adult editions of the seven Chronicles of Narnia now give everyone an opportunity to experience the adventures in their original form. Re-live your childhood fantasies or discover for the first time what everyone will be talking about by Christmas and savour some of the best-loved stories ever written.
Katherine Applegate - The One and Only Ivan
Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all. Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he’s seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line. Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home—and his own art—through new eyes. When Ruby arrives, change comes with her, and it’s up to Ivan to make it a change for the better.
Giles Andreae - Giraffes Can't Dance
All the jungle's got the beat, but Gerald the giraffe has four left feet. Such is the dilemma in this British team's bouncy if didactic picture book about self-esteem. As a multitude of fleet-footed beasts eagerly "skip and prance" at the annual Jungle Dance in Africa, Gerald feels sad "because when it comes to dancing/ he was really very bad." Jeered by waltzing warthogs and cha-cha-ing chimps when he attempts to cut a rug, Gerald hangs his head and leaves the celebration behind. Luckily, a friendly cricket appears in the moonlight, chirping a morale-boosting song of self-confidence that soon sets Gerald in graceful motion. Andreae's rhyming text has a jaunty rhythm that's likely to spark interest in the read-aloud crowd, in spite of a heavy-handed message. Parker-Rees's kicky depictions of slightly anthropomorphic animals boogying on the dance floor are the highlight here. His watercolor and pen-and-ink artwork exudes a fun, party vibe. Ages 3-6.
Dr. Seuss - The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins turns 75 in 2013, and to celebrate, we've created a foil-covered Anniversary Edition with a newly color-enhanced interior that would please even King Derwin himself! When the royal carriage approaches, young Bartholomew Cubbins removes his hat as is required by the haughty king. But as soon as Bartholomew does so, another hat appears on his head! This goes on and on, angering the king and frustrating his royal assistants until Bartholomew (quite literally) sheds 500 hats and almost loses his head! A delightfully strange story about an event that "just happened to happen and was not very likely to happen again," the 75th anniversary of The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins is likewise an event that won't happen again, and our 75th Anniversary Edition will be available for a limited time only at the regular edition price of $14.95. Dr. Seuss fans won't want to miss it!