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...
Fattypuffs and Thinifers
Edmund is a little on the plump side and Terry is a bit of a rake. When they discover the countries under the Earth they are divided and sent to the warring kingdoms of the Fattypuffs and the Thinifers. The Fattypuffs eat six...
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...
On a stormy night off the coast of Scotland, young David Balfour faces his terrifying test yet. He's been double - crossed by his wicked uncle, tricked into a sea voyage and sold into slavery. When the dashing Alan Breck Stewart...
A Swiss orphan is heartbroken when she must leave her beloved grandfather and their happy home in the mountains to go to school and to care for an invalid girl in the city.
A Christmas Carol
A classic story filtered through a boldly theatrical imagination.
A Little Princess
Without her beloved father and miles from home, it is very hard for Sara Crewe to like her new life at boarding school. Luckily Sara always dreams up wonderful things and her power of telling stories wins her lots of friends. When...
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...
Five Children and it
When Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother go digging in the gravel pit, the last thing they expect to find is a Psammead - an ancient Sand-fairy. Having a Sand-fairy for a pet means having one wish granted each day....
Follows the adventures of two groups of children who spend a winter holiday by a great lake next to the mountains.
The Swallows and Amazons are sailing with Flint when the hired deckhand tells them tales of his younger days. Soon their boat is on its way to a Caribbean treasure hunt and they find themselves up against shark, storm, earthquake...
To Die for
For his birthday, Christos takes his father's mackerel dory on his first solo trip. But things go terribly, terrifyingly wrong when Christos runs the dory aground on a reef, attracting a four-metre tiger shark as company for the...
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...
Emil and the Detectives
If Mrs Tischbein had known the adventures her son Emil would have in Berlin, she'd never have let him go. Unfortunately, when his seven pounds goes missing on the train, Emil is determined to get it back - and when he teams up...
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 Secret Garden
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The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Can you go a little faster? Can you run? Long ago, at a time in history that never happened, England was overrun with wolves. But as Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia discover, real danger often lies closer to home. Their new...
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....
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Nine-year-old Bruno has a lot of things on his mind. Who is the 'Fury'? Why did he make them leave their nice home in Berlin to go to 'Out-With'? And who are all the sad people in striped pyjamas on the other side of the fence?...
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...
The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book shows Kipling's writing for children at its best. It is a collection of short stories and poems, revolving round the boy Mowgli, who was raised by a pack of wolves in India. We meet the tiger, Shere Khan, who...
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...
Reprint. Originally published: New York: Baronet Books, c1987.
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...
The Remarkable Secret of Aurelie Bonhoffen
Aurelie Bonhoffen adores her family. On her twelfth birthday, she stumbles on her family's remarkable secret. It's hard to accept at first, but when her new friend at school reveals a dangerous plot against Bonhoffen's Seaside...
A narrative that is filled with vivid characters, epic battles, pirates, and fairies. It presents Peter Pan's adventures that capture the spirit of childhood - and of rebellion against the role of adulthood in conventional...
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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