To celebrate Peter’s birthday, Frederick Warne is publishing new editions of all 23 of Potter’s original tales, which take the very first printings of Potter’s works as their guide. The aim of these editions is to be as close as possible to Beatrix Potter’s intentions while benefiting from modern printing and design techniques.
The colors and details of the watercolors in the volumes are reproduced more accurately than ever before, and it has now been possible to disguise damage that has affected the artwork over the years. Most notably, The Tale of Peter Rabbit restores six of Potter’s original illustrations. Four were sacrificed in 1903 to make space for illustrated endpapers, and two have never been used before. Of course, Beatrix Potter created many memorable children’s characters, including Benjamin Bunny, Tom Kitten, Jemima Puddle-duck and Jeremy Fisher. But whatever the tale, both children and adults alike can be delighted by the artistry in Potter’s illustrations, while they also enjoy a very good read. Because they have always been completely true to a child’s experience, Potter’s 23 books continue to endure.
Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
This story is one of the famous Peter Rabbit books written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. This celebration edition with a bronze-foil jacket marks 100 years since the first publication of "The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin" by Frederick Warne.
Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Mr. Tod
I have made many books about well-behaved people. Now, for a change I am going to make a story about two disagreeable people, called Tommy Brock and Mr. Tod. Nobody could call Mr. Tod "nice". The rabbits could not bear him; they could smell him half a mile off.
Beatrix Potter - The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is "soporific". I have never felt sleepy after eating lettuces; but then I am not a rabbit. They certainly had a very soporific effect upon the Flopsy Bunnies!
Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Peter Rabbit
The quintessential cautionary tale, Peter Rabbit warns naughty children about the grave consequences of misbehaving. When Mrs. Rabbit beseeches her four furry children not to go into Mr. McGregor's garden, the impish Peter naturally takes this as an open invitation to create mischief. He quickly gets in over his head, when he is spotted by farmer McGregor himself. Any child with a spark of sass will find Peter's adventures remarkably familiar. And they'll see in Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail that bane of their existence: the "good" sibling who always does the right thing. One earns bread and milk and blackberries for supper, while the obstinate folly of the other warrants medicine and an early bedtime. Beatrix Potter's animal stories have been a joy to generations of young readers. Her warm, playful illustrations in soft colors invite children into the world of words and flights of fancy. Once there, she gently and humorously guides readers along the path of righteousness, leaving just enough room for children to wonder if that incorrigible Peter will be back in McGregor's garden tomorrow. (Ages Baby to Preschool)Beatrix Potter's classic tale is now available as a Little Golden Storybook, making it a perfect collectible for your family library. Follow Peter Rabbit through the adventure that children have grown up on for generations.
Beatrix Potter - Kacsa Jolán kalandjai
Kacsa Jolán elhatározza, hogy jó messzire elmegy a tyúkudvartól, és fészket rak tojásainak. Egy vörhenyes bajszú úr személyében segítőre talál...
Beatrix Potter - Nursery Rhyme Book
Beatrix Potter loved traditional rhymes and riddles, and she wove them into her Tales whenever she could. Here is a delightful collection of nearly one hundred nursery rhymes, some of them taken from her books, and some which were intended to be published but which were dropped for reasons of space, or because the book itself was never completed. Verses from the privately-printed edition of The Tailor of Gloucester and rhymes for the early 1905 edition of Appley Dappley's Nursery Rhymes which was never finished rub shoulders with better-known favourites from the 1917 edition of Appley Dappley's Nursery Rhymes, Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes, The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes and The Fairy Caravan, together with rhymes from The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin. Some of the rhymes are traditional, quoted from Haliwell if Beatrix Potter's reference was too scanti; some are Beatrix Potter's special adaptations; others are Beatrix Potter originals. Charming illustration from Beatrix Potter's work perfectly complement the rhymes, and make the book an ideal gift for any child. A special feature od this edition are the fresh reproductions (from new transparencies) of nearly all the original paintings included in the book. Beatrix Potter was born on July 28, 1866. She spent a lonely but interesting childhood, for although her parents were inclined to keep her isolated from the company of children, she was encouraged to study art, and as she grew older, natural history. She kept animals in the schoolroom - Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny had been two of these pets, which is why they retain their true animal characteristics in her famous Tales, despite the little blue jacket, tam-o-shanter and clogs. Later in life she maintained that she was glad that she had never gone to school because it would have rubbed off some of the originality. She had been educated by governesses, and it was for the little son of the last governess that the celebrated Peter Rabbit story was written - as a picture letter in 1893. She later had it turned into a book, first in a privately printed edition, and in 1902 it appeared with coloured pictures as the first of the series of little Tales which have become so popular throughout the world. In 1913 Beatrix Potter married William Heelis, a solicitor in the Lake District, and became more and more involved in farming as the years wnt on. When she died in 1943 she left four thousand acres of Lake District land to National Trust.
Beatrix Potter - Tomi Cica kalandjai
Tomi cica és testvérei nem fogadnak szót a mamájuknak, és bajba kerülnek.
P. L. Travers - Mary Poppins (angol)
From the moment Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane, everyday life at the Banks house is forever changed. This classic series tells the story of the world's most beloved nanny, who brings enchantment and excitement with her everywhere she goes. Featuring the charming original cover art by Mary Shepard, these new editions are sure to delight readers of all ages. It all starts when Mary Poppins is blown by the east wind onto the doorstep of the Banks house. She becomes a most unusual nanny to Jane, Michael, and the twins. Who else but Mary Poppins can slide _up_ banisters, pull an entire armchair out of an empty carpetbag, and make a dose of medicine taste like delicious lime-juice cordial? A day with Mary Poppins is a day of magic and make-believe come to life!
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?
Beatrix Potter - Pecás Jeremiás kalandjai
Pecás Jeremiás meghívja kis barátait halvacsorára.
Beatrix Potter - Nyuszi Benjámin kalandjai
Nyuszi Benjámin és Nyúl Péter megpróbálja visszaszerezni Gergelyfi bácsi kertjéből Nyúl Péter elveszett kabátját és cipőjét.
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!"
J. R. R. Tolkien - The Hobbit
Seldom has any book been so widely read and loved as J.R.R. Tolkien's classic tale, The Hobbit. Since its first publication in 1937 it has remained in print to delight each new generation of readers all over the world, and its hero, Bilbo Baggins, has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals: Alice, Pooh, Toad... As with all classics, repeated readings continue to bring new detail and perspectives to the reader's mind, and Tolkien's Middle-earth is a vast mine of treasures and knowledge, its roots delving deep into folklore, mythology and language. The Hobbit is, therefore, an ideal book for annotation: as well as offering a marvellous and entrancing story, it introduces the reader to the richly imagined world of Middle-earth, a world more fully and complexly realised in The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion.
Ismeretlen szerző - The Orange Fairy Book
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Alan Alexander Milne - Piglet Meets A Heffalump
A wonderful adaption of Winnie the Pooh, featuring an all-star cast including Stephen Fry and Dame Judi Dench. Story 1: In which Piglet meets a Heffalump. Story 2: In which eeyore has a birthday. Story 3: In which Kanga and Baby Roo come to the forest, and Piglet has a bath. Story 4: In which Christopher Robin leads an expotition to the North Pole.
J. K. Rowling - The Tales of Beedle the Bard
The dazzlingly brilliant Chris Riddell brings his magical illustration talents to J.K. Rowling's gloriously inventive The Tales of Beedle the Bard in a fully illustrated colour edition of this essential classic for Harry Potter fans. Translated from the runes by Hermione Granger, the volume includes 'The Tale of the Three Brothers', familiar to readers of Harry Potter from the crucial role it played in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Mischievous and witty, these five rollicking tales are a deeply satisfying read in the tradition of all great fables and fairytales. Kindnesses are rewarded and selfishness shown to be the ruin of many a wizard. Burping cauldrons, hairy hearts and cackling stumps are met along the way. Each of the tales is accompanied by a deliciously subversive and insightful commentary by Professor Albus Dumbledore, all brought vividly to life with Riddell's trademark wit and elegance. Former Waterstones Children's Laureate Chris Riddell is the only illustrator to have won the Kate Greenaway Medal three times, and is brought together here for the first time with one of the world's best loved storytellers in this new edition of J.K. Rowling's fairytale classic. Much loved by generations of witches and wizards since they first appeared in the fifteenth century, this beautifully illustrated edition is set to become a firm favourite at bedtime in non-magical households the world over. The Tales of Beedle the Bard is published in aid of Lumos, an international children's charity founded in 2005 by J.K. Rowling.
J. R. R. Tolkien - A hobbit
Ha megmozgatják a fantáziádat az oda és vissza történő utazások, amelyek kivezetnek a kényelmes nyugati világból, a Vadon szegélyén túlra, és érdekel egy egyszerű (némi bölcsességgel, némi bátorsággal és jelentős szerencsével megáldott) hős, akkor ez a könyv tetszeni fog, mivel épp egy ilyen út és utazó leírása található benne. A történet a Tündérország kora és az emberek uralma közti réges-régi időkben játszódik, mikor még állott a híres Bakacsinerdő, és a hegyek veszéllyel voltak tele. Az egyszerű kalandozó útját követve útközben megtudhatsz (ahogy ő is megtudott) - ha még nem ismernéd mindezeket a dolgokat - egyet s mást a trollokról, koboldokról, törpökről és tündékről, s bepillantást nyerhetsz egy elhanyagolt, de lényeges időszak történelmébe és eseményeibe. Mert Zsákos Bilbó úr számos jelentős személynél járt; beszélt a sárkánnyal, a hatalmas Smauggal; és akaratán kívül jelen volt az Öt Sereg Csatájánál. Ez annál is inkább figyelemre méltó, mivel ő egy hobbit. A hobbitok fölött a történelem és a legendák mind ez idáig átsiklottak, talán mert rendszerint többre tartják a kényelmet, mint az izgalmakat. Ez a személyes visszaemlékezések alapján készült beszámoló, amely Zsákos úr egyébként csendes életének egy izgalmas évét írja le, azonban képet adhat erről a becses népről, akik (úgy mondják) manapság megfogyatkoztak. Mert nem szeretik a zajt.
J. R. R. Tolkien - Farmer Giles of Ham
The editors of the best-selling rediscovered Tolkien novel Roverandom present an expanded fiftieth anniversary edition of Tolkien's beloved classic Farmer Giles of Ham, complete with a map, the original story outline, the original first-edition illustrations by Pauline Baynes, and the author's notes for an unpublished sequel. Farmer Giles of Ham is a light-hearted satire for readers of all ages that tells the tale of a reluctant hero who must save his village from a dragon. It is a small gem of a tale that grows more delightful with each rereading.
Neil Gaiman - Csillagpor
Neil Gaiman könyve is úgy kezdődik, ahogyan a legjobb történetek általában: egy fiúval, egy lánnyal meg egy beteljesületlen szerelemmel. De aztán egyáltalán nem úgy folytatódik, ahogyan a mesék folytatódni szoktak. Neil Gaiman ezzel a regényével is bebizonyítja, hogy nem véletlenül tartják őt a modern fantasy egyik legnagyobb alakjának. Falva falva egy aprócska település Angliában. Arról a falról kapta a nevét, amely a falu határában húzódik, és elválasztja az emberi világot a varázslatok birodalmától. Egy hűvös októberi estén a fiatal Tristran Thorn hullócsillagot lát a falon túl a földre zuhanni, és hogy elnyerje a gyönyörűséges Victoria kezét, megígéri a lánynak: elhozza neki a lehullott csillagot. Tristran elindul hát élete nagy kalandjára a falon túli varázslatos világba, amelyet a legfurcsább teremtmények és soha nem látott lények népesítenek be. Hűséges társak, halálos ellenségek várják, és ha Tristran elég kitartó, olyasmit találhat meg, amire egyáltalán nem számított.
Alan Alexander Milne - Kanga And Baby Roo Come To The Forest
Nobody seemed to know where they came from, but there they were in the Forest: Kanga and Baby Roo. When Pooh asked Christopher Robin, 'How did they come here?' Christopher Robin said, 'In the Usual Way, if you know what I mean, Pooh; and Pooh, who didn't said 'Oh!'