At the edge of the city, in the ruins of an old amphitheatre, there lives a little homelss girl called Momo. Momo has a special talent which she uses to help all her friends who come to visit her. Then one day the sinister men in grey arrive and silently take over the city. Only Momo has the power to resist them, and with the help of Professor Hora and his strange tortoise, Cassiopeia, she travels beyond the boundaries of time to uncover their dark secrets.
Roald Dahl - The Witches
Witches really are a detestable breed. They disguise themselves as lovely ladies, when secretly they want to squis and squelch all the wretched children they despise. Luckily one boy and his grandmother know how to recognize these vile creatures - but can they get rid of them for good?
Roald Dahl - Danny, the Champion of the World
"My father, without the slightest doubt, was the most marvelous and exciting father any boy ever had." Danny feels very lucky. He adores his life with his father, living in a gypsy caravan, listening to his stories, tending their gas station, puttering around the workshop, and occasionally taking off to fly home-built gas balloons and kites. His father has raised him on his own, ever since Danny's mother died when he was four months old. Life is peaceful and wonderful... until he turns 9 and discovers his father's one vice. Soon Danny finds himself the mastermind behind the most incredible plot ever attempted against nasty Victor Hazell, a wealthy landowner with a bad attitude. Can they pull it off? If so, Danny will truly be the champion of the world. Danny is right up to Roald Dahl's impishly brilliant standards. An intense and beautiful father-son relationship is balanced with sublegal high jinks that will have even the most rigid law-abider rooting them on. Dahl's inimitable way with words leaves the reader simultaneously satisfied and itching for more. (Ages 9 to 13)
Yann Martel - Life of Pi
After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, one solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific.The crew of the surviving vessel consists of a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan, a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger and Pi - a 16-year-old Indian boy.The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary pieces of literary fiction of recent years. Yann Martel's Life of Pi is a transformative novel, a dazzling work of imagination that will delight and astound readers in equal measure. It is a triumph of storytelling and a tale that will, as one character puts it, make you believe in God.
Michael Ende - The Neverending Story
Unicorns, dragons, sprites, will-o'-the-wisps: the inhabitants of an enchanted world. And into this world - through the pages of an old book - ventures Bastian, a lonely boy of ten or twelve. But Fantastica is slowly decaying, its Childlike Empress dying. Only a real human being can set things right by giving the Empress a new name. Bastian takes up the challenge, and finds himself crossing the Swamps of Sadness and the Silver Mountains, meeting sorcerers and giants, bats and night-hobs, gnomes and racing snails, as he journeys bravely toward the Ivory Tower. Bastian's quest is filled with all the wonders of myth and fairy tale. It is a fantasy adventure that will capture your heart - and recapture the magical dreams of childhood.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - The Little Prince
The Little Prince is a classic tale of equal appeal to children and adults. On one level it is the story of an airman's discovery in the desert of a small boy from another planet -the Little Prince of the title - and his stories of intergalactic travel, while on the other hand it is a thought-provoking allegory of the human condition. First published in 1943, the year before the author's death in action, this new translation contains Saint-Exupery's delightful illustrations.
Dr. Seuss - The Cat in the Hat
Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising. His advertising cartoons, featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!, appeared in several leading American magazines.Dr. Seuss's first children's book, And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, hit the market in 1937, and the world of children's literature was changed forever! In 1957, Seuss's The Cat in the Hat became the prototype for one of Random House's best- selling series, Beginner Books. This popular series combined engaging stories with outrageous illustrations and playful sounds to teach basic reading skills. Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped kids learn to read. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and three Academy Awards, Seuss was the author and illustrator of 44 children's books, some of which have been made into audiocassettes, animated television specials, and videos for children of all ages. Even after his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss continues to be the best-selling author of children's books in the world. Poor Dick and Sally. It's cold and wet and they're stuck in the house with nothing to do . . . until a giant cat in a hat shows up, transforming the dull day into a madcap adventure and almost wrecking the place in the process! Written by Dr. Seuss in 1957 in response to the concern that "pallid primers [with] abnormally courteous, unnaturally clean boys and girls' were leading to growing illiteracy among children, The Cat in the Hat (the first Random House Beginner Book) changed the way our children learn how to read.
Alan Alexander Milne - Amikor még kicsik voltunk / When We Were Very Young
Milne klasszikus szerző. Talán még életében az volt. Hetven éve a világon mindenütt olvassák, szavalják, énelkik a verseit, színházakban, mozikban játsszák műveit. A Shepard-rajzok pedig legalább annyira népszerűek, mint a Walt Disney- figurák. Az európai nagyvárosok divatja bő pólókra nyomja a versidézetek és micimackós aranymondások mellé a kedves figurákat. Milne összessen négy gyerekkönyvet írt: Micimackó, Micimackó kuckója, Hatévesek lettünk, Amikor még kicsik voltunk. Ezt az utóbbit magyarul most veheti kézbe először az olvasó. A költemények azért olvashatók két nyelven, hogy az angolul tudók és tanulók (akár gyerekek, akár felnőttek) kétszer örüljenek és közben okosodjanak. Milnétől üdítő angolul tanulni!
Lewis Carroll - The Complete Stories and Poems of Lewis Carroll
This commemorative oversized volume of the complete collection of stories and poems of Lewis Carol showcases his ingenious use of word play, inverted logic and satire. Lewis Carroll was the pen name and, it could be claimed, the alter ego of the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a mathematician, writer and photographer. His creations, especially Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, have been translated into countless languages and are as loved now as they have ever been. His neologisms ("curiouser and curiouser") and turns of phrase have forever infiltrated and enriched our language and culture.
Roald Dahl - George's Marvellous Medicine
In this popular Dahl story, George creates a very special medicine to cure his grandma of her nasty habits. It features a great new Quentin Blake cover as well as a whole new exciting end section about Roald Dahl and his world. George’s grandmother was a grumpy and selfish old lady. Whenever his parents were at home, his grandmother would treat him nicely. However when his parents went out, she would ill treated him. One day, his grandmother forced him to eat cabbages four times a day with bugs. George did not like his grandmother. In fact he hated her. So he decided to make a medicine to change his grandmother’s attitude. He added things such as a bottle of golden hair shampoo, super foam shaving soap, vitamin enriched face cream, nail varnish, hair remover and many others into the medicine he was making. Then he poured the deep blue mixture into a saucepan. As his grandmother medicine was brown in colour, he added a tin of brown paint into it. The colour blended so well that his grandmother drank it without noticing it. . All of a sudden, she floated into the mid-air and then began to swell. Then, she started growing taller and taller till her head came out of the roof. When George’s parents came back, they were shocked! After.George explained what had happened, his greedy father quickly bought all the ingredients that George used to make the medicine from a shop. He wanted his son, George, to be famous by selling the marvellous medicine he made. When George’s father came back, they started to make more medicine. But George could not remember what he had added into the medicine. George’s grandmoher was so impatient that she snatched the medicine and drank it. Immediately, she shrank back to her normal height. BUT…… she continue to shrink because she had taken fifty spoonful instead of one!!! Then she was no bigger than a pin, then the size of a pumpkin seed. Finally she continue to shrink till she disappered !!! .
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!"
Frances Hodgson Burnett - The Secret Garden
This timeless classic is a poignant tale of Mary, a lonely orphaned girl sent to a Yorkshire mansion at the edge of a vast lonely moor. At first, she is frightened by this gloomy place until she meets a local boy, Dickon, who's earned the trust of the moor's wild animals, the invalid Colin, an unhappy boy terrified of life, and a mysterious, abandoned garden...
Michael Ende - Momo (francia)
Il y avait une fois Momo, une petite fille sauvage qui, à l'aide d'une fleur merveilleuse et d'une tortue magique, allait donner ou redonner espoir et joie de vivre à tous. Jusqu'au jour où arrivèrent les hommes en gris,acharnés à voler le temps des hommes, à éliminer le plaisir et le superflu. Alors la vie devint monotone et glaciale. Mais Momo saura se battre pour le droit à la fantaisie et au rêve...
Malachy Doyle - Tales from old Ireland
This enchanting collection of favorite Irish folk tales deserves to be read aloud at every hearth. Described by Malachy Doyle in captivating language, the larger-than-life characters, dramatic landscapes, and magical happenings of all the tales, including the famous legend of the bewitched Children of Lir, are also brought vividly to life by the luminous art of Niamh Sharkey, making this a book that will transport readers to another world for many happy hours.
Jacob Grimm - Wilhelm Grimm - Grimms' Fairy Tales
Once Upon a Time... Grimm's Fairy Tales have brought magic and delight to millions, throughout the generations. Timeless classics such as Rapunzul, Snow White, Cinderella, Tom Thumb, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel, Beauty and the Beast, Little Red Riding Hood, and many, many more. Collected here are 64 of the most popular stories by the Brothers Grimm with 55 illustrations.
Roald Dahl - James and the Giant Peach
An enormous escaped rhinoceros from London Zoo has eaten James's parents. And it gets worse! James is packed off to live with his two really horrible aunts, Sponge and Spiker. Poor James is miserable, until something peculiar happens and James finds himself in the most wonderful and extraordinary journey he could ever imagine...
Békés Pál - A Félőlény
A világ már nem olyan, mint régen. Nincs béke, nincs nyugalom, mert rémek tartják rettegésben a Kiserdő-lakókat. Köztük is kiváltképp egyet, a Félőlényt. És rá akarják venni, hogy csapjon fel közéjük, akkor nem esik bántódása. Hogy sikerül-e rábírni? Meglátjuk. Egy biztos. Kiderül, hogy szörnnyé válni könnyű. Szörnyen könnyű. Nem lenni szörnnyé: az a nehéz...
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?