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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll (Christ Church College, Oxford), Anna Bond

English and Traditional Chinese bilingual and edition of a new edition of the classic Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Illustrated by John Tenniel. In Chinese/English. Annotation copyright Tsai Fong Books, Inc. Distributed by Tsai...

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The Arabian Nights

The Arabian Nights

Robert Leeson, Christina Balit

The king of Baghdad trusts no woman. Each night he takes a new bride, only to execute her in the morning. Brave Shahrazad offers herself as his bride, and captures the king's heart by telling stories.

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Michael Morpurgo, O. B. E., Emma Chichester Clark

A beautiful new edition of this classic retelling by master storyteller Michael Morpurgo, with glorious illustrations by Emma Chichester Clark.

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Queen Guinevere: Other Stories from the Court of King Arthur

Queen Guinevere: Other Stories from the Court of King Arthur

Mary Hoffman, Christina Balit

A retelling of the tales surrounding Britain's legendary King Arthur, told from the perspective of eight women. Determined and resourceful, they drive the Camelot story through love, hate, intrigue, enchantment and tragedy as, one...

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The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling, Nicola Bayley

A stunning edition of Rudyard Kipling's century-old classic stories about Mowgli the man-cub, illustrated in exquisite detail by Nicola Bayley.

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Five on a Treasure Island

Five on a Treasure Island

Enid Blyton

A beautiful full-colour edition of the first Famous Five novel featuring Quentin Blake's popular cover and brand new illustrations by Babette Cole, bestselling creator of Princess Smartypants.

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 Read reviewThe Hundred and One Dalmatians

The Hundred and One Dalmatians

Dodie Smith, Alex T. Smith

Cruella de Vil is enough to frighten the spots off a Dalmatian puppy. So when she steals a whole family of them, the puppies' parents, Pongo and Missus, lose no time in mounting a daring rescue mission. Will they be in time to...

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The Little Yellow Digger Treasury

The Little Yellow Digger Treasury

Betty Gilderdale, Alan Gilderdale

In the next door garden they were digging out a drain when the weather turned quite nasty and it poured and poured with rain. When digging out a drain, the little yellow digger gets stuck in the mud. So they bring in a bigger...

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The Sleeping Beauty Theatre: Put on Your Own Show

The Sleeping Beauty Theatre: Put on Your Own Show

Su Blackwell, Corina Fletcher

Including interchangeable scenery and delightful moveable versions of the characters, this book provides a storage for the elements not in use. It contains instructions on how to stage your own performance for family and friends.

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Moondial

Helen Cresswell

Even before she came to Belton, Minty Cane had known that she was a witch, or something very like it... Minty is the kind of girl who notices things. On night-time jaunts from the house where she's staying while her mother...

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 Read reviewThe Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories

The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories

Joan Aiken, Peter Bailey

Joan Aiken, classic author of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, wrote the Armitage family stories all throughout her life - from when she was a teenager onwards. This is the first time the stories have been collected together in our...

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Black Beauty: Faber Children's Classics

Black Beauty: Faber Children’s Classics

Anna Sewell

Black Beauty is born in a beautiful meadow and cared for by gentle humans. But life takes him far from home, from the stable of a gentleman, to gruelling work as a cab horse in the city. Where will Black Beauty's journey lead him...

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The Secret Garden: Faber Children's Classics

The Secret Garden: Faber Children’s Classics

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Mary Lennox has grown up in India, surrounded by colour and life, and people who always do exactly what she wants. When her parents die, she is sent to her uncle's cold and lonely manor on the Yorkshire moors. There she finds the...

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Magic!: New Fairy Tales from Irish Writers

Magic!: New Fairy Tales from Irish Writers

Siobhan Parkinson, Olwyn Whelan

Edited by ex-Children's Laureate Siobhan Parkinson, seven top Irish writers write brand new fairy tales for the 21st century, but with plenty of the magic, wisdom and laughter that we find in the traditional Irish tales.

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Tales from Shakespeare

Tales from Shakespeare

Marcia Williams

Marcia Williams retells fourteen of Shakespeare's best-loved plays in her trademark witty, accessible style.

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A Traveller in Time

A Traveller in Time

Alison Uttley

Penelope lives in the 20th Century, and it is only when she visits Thackers, a remote, ancient farmhouse, that she finds herself travelling back in time to join the lives of the Babington family, and watching helplessly as tragic...

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Bogwoppit

Bogwoppit

Ursula Moray Williams

When Aunt Lily marries the lodger and goes to America, orphaned Samantha is packed off to her Aunt Daisy, who lives in a grand house at the Park. Snooty Lady Daisy Clandorris has no time for children. Lucky for Samantha, then, to...

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Polly and the Wolf Again

Polly and the Wolf Again

Catherine Storr

The blundering, endearing wolf is still determined to prove himself cleverer than Polly - but the resolute and affectionate Polly outwits him every time! Skilfully blending fantasy and reality, these stories are bursting with...

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Walkabout

Walkabout

James Vance Marshall

Mary and her young brother Peter are the only survivors of an air crash in the middle of the Australian outback. Facing death from exhaustion and starvation, they meet an aboriginal boy who helps them to survive, and guides them...

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Madame Doubtfire

Madame Doubtfire

Anne Fine

Lydia, Christopher and Natalie are used to domestic turmoil. Their parents' divorce has not made family life any easier in either home. The children bounce to and from their volatile mother, Miranda, and their out-of-work actor...

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Famous Five Annual

Famous Five Annual

Enid Blyton

A whole year of Famous Five fun for new and old readers - with stories, puzzles, quizzes and full-colour illustrations.

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Peter Pan and Wendy

Peter Pan and Wendy

Sir J. M. Barrie, Shirley Hughes

A beautiful paperback edition of the classic text, illustrated in two colours by acclaimed illustrator Shirley Hughes. To tie in with Pan, the new film prequel to Peter Pan - out summer 2015.

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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

E.L. Konigsburg, Nathan Burton

The million-selling, award-winning classic novel - finally available again in the UK!

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Enid Blyton's Magical Treasury

Enid Blyton’s Magical Treasury

Enid Blyton, Emma Chichester Clark

A stunning gift book that brings popular and little-known Blyton stories together with new illustrations by one of our best-loved illustrators.

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The it Doesn't Matter Suit and Other Stories

The it Doesn’t Matter Suit and Other Stories

Sylvia Plath

Little Max Nix is on a quest to find the perfect suit he can go ice-fishing, cow-milking and town-walking in.

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Snow White: A Three-Dimensional Fairy-Tale Theatre

Snow White: A Three-Dimensional Fairy-Tale Theatre

Jane Ray

The story of Snow White told through six beautifully illustrated 3D peep-through tableaux.

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Pinocchio: The Tale of a Puppet

Pinocchio: The Tale of a Puppet

Carlo Collodi, Umberto Eco, Geoffrey Brock

Pinocchio the novel, no less than Pinocchio the character, is one of the great inventions of modern literature. The book merges the traditions of the picaresque, of street theater, and of folk and fairy tales into a work that is...

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