Vintage Classics Children's Collection
The Book of Complete Nonsense
Come bathe in stew, and dine on meals of eels or worms or jellied gnats, See shoes and ships and sealing wax and fuzzy bears and owls and cats, Depart for the Land where the Bong Tree grows or the Land of Bumbley Boo Find sky in...
The Wind on the Moon
When the wind on the moon blew straight into Dinah and Dorinda's hearts it meant that they couldn't help but behave badly for a whole year. Transformed into kangaroos, they terrorise the sleepy town of Midmeddlecum with glee. But...
The Dark is Rising
It's Christmas time in the Stanton family house: carol singing, good cheer. But for eleven-year-old Will Stanton something sinister has begun, inching round his subconscious, shouting silent warnings he can't decipher. Then on...
Haroun and Luka
Haroun: What's the use of stories that aren't even true? I asked that question and the Unthinkable Thing happened: my father can't tell stories anymore. That means no more laughter in the city of Alifbay and now the place stinks...
Black Hearts in Battersea
Simon is determined to become a painter when he grows up so he sets off to London to make his fortune. But the city is plagued by wolves and mysterious disappearances. The Twite household, where Simon is lodging, seems shifty....
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The adventures of a mischievous young boy and his friends growing up in a Mississippi River town in the nineteenth century.
When Little Women came to its last chapter Meg was engaged and the other three March girls, Beth, Jo and Amy, were at the threshold of young-womanhood. This book opens three years later, with Meg and her family happily preparing...
A Christmas Carol
A classic story filtered through a boldly theatrical imagination.
Emil and the Three Twins
In this story Emil and his friends 'the detectives' meet a team of acrobats, 'the three Byrons', and discover by accident that the father is planning to desert one of them. So they come to the rescue, but not before they've been...
Follows the adventures of two groups of children who spend a winter holiday by a great lake next to the mountains.
The Worry Tree
Just because something's not magic doesn't mean it can't be magical...Juliet's a worrywart, and no wonder! Her little sister, Oaf, follows her around taking notes and singing 'The Irritating Song' all day long. Her parents are...
A Certain Music
A fairytale in the tradition of Hans Christian Andersen - heart-warming and enchanting. It is 1821 and the child is a loner who spends her time hiding in the Vienna Woods until she spies an old man - a music maker. And so begins...
The Wish Pony
When the balloon was born I was going to tell it exactly what I thought about it, how sick it made my mother and how it had ruined my life. Ruby's mum is having a baby, but why does she need one of those when's already got a Ruby?...
I Capture the Castle
Cassandra's father was once a famous writer, but now he mainly reads detective novels while his family slide into genteel poverty. Her sister Rose is bored and beautiful, and desperate to marry riches. Their step-mother Topaz has...
The Railway Children
When Father is taken away unexpectedly, Roberta, Peter, Phyllis and their mother have to leave their comfortable life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country. Each day the children wave at the passing London...
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Narrated by Huckleberry Finn himself, this exciting and action-packed adventure is the latest welcome addition to the Oxford Children's Classics series.
The Swallows return to the lake for another summer camping on their island alongside their allies, the Amazon pirates. But the Swallows find themselves marooned ashore by the shipwreck of their boat. If they can't have the island,...
Swallows and Amazons
John, Susan, Titty and Roger sail their boat, Swallow, to a deserted island for a summer camping trip. Exploring and playing sailors is an adventure in itself but the island holds more excitement in store. Two fierce Amazon...
A Brief History of Montmaray
Sophie FitzOsborne lives in a crumbling castle in the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray, along with her tomboy younger sister Henry, her beautiful, intellectual cousin Veronica, and Veronica's father, the completely mad King John....
When young Jim Hawkins discovers a map showing the way to Captain Flint's treasure, he and Squire Trelawney set sail on the Hispaniola to search for the gold. Little do they know that among their crew is the dastardly pirate Long...
Reprint. Originally published: New York: Baronet Books, c1989.
The Wind in the Willows: Book 5
Tired of spring cleaning, Mole ventures above ground into the warm sunshine, and happens upon his friend Ratty. Together they picnic on the sparkling, burbling river, brave the sinister Wild Wood in wintertime to visit the...
What Katy Did
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The Silver Sword
Having lost their parents in the chaos of war, Ruth, Edek and Bronia are left alone to fend for themselves and hide from the Nazis amid the rubble and ruins of their city. They meet a ragged orphan boy, Jan, who treasures a...
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
In the nonsensical Wonderland and the back-to-front Looking-Glass kingdom, order is turned upside-down: a baby turns into a pig; time is abandoned at a tea-party; and a chaotic game of chess makes a 7-year-old a Queen.
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