"Once upon a time, O my Best Beloved" - So begins this classic collection of gloriously fanciful tales of how things in the world came to be as they are. Here is the story of how the lazy camel found himself with a hump and how the insatiable curiosity of the elephant earned him his long trunk. Of how the whale was given a th... read more
|Author:||Frances Hodgson Burnett|
It was the sweetest, most mysterious-looking place any one could imagine. When spoiled, rude Mary Lennox is sent to live in her uncle's lonely house on the moors, she is miserable and alone. Then one day she discovers the key to a locked garden, and she discovers the beauty that life can offer. This Heritage edition of this b... read more
This beautiful edition of the children's classic Pippi Longstocking is illustrated throughout with wonderful collage pictures from the award-winning Lauren Child. The contemporary design, imaginative layout of the text, and stunning illustrations from Lauren Child all add up to a perfect gift purchase. When the book published... read more
A beautiful new edition of a classic ballet story collection.
Travel to the magical Land of Sweets across the Lemonade Ocean in The Nutcracker; be dazzled by the magical Firebird with her flame-bright feathers; and dance until the clock chimes midnight with Cinderella and her handsome prince.
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|Series:||Australian Children's Classics|
'Now then,' thought Abigail, 'something very weird has happened to me. I'm in the last century. I don't know why, and that doesn't matter. I've got to get back.' Every so often, there comes a story so brilliant and lively and moving that it cannot be left in the past. Rediscover the magic of our country's most memorable child... read more
|Author:||Jean De Brunhoff|
"If you love elephants, you will love Babar and Celeste," writes A. A. Milne in his preface to "The Story of Babar". "And if you have never loved elephants, you will love them now." This is the story of Babar the Elephant and his travels. When his mother dies, Babar decides to seek his fortune in the big city. This charming c... read more
One of the all-time great animal stories and a true classic of children's literature by Kenneth Grahame. The Wild Wood seems a terrifying place to Mole, until he finds it's full of friends - Kind, sleepy Badger; brave and lively Ratty; and the irresponsible Mr Toad, famous for his wealth and his car smashes. But there are als... read more
|Author:||Laura Ingalls Wilder|
"Here we are, Caroline!" said Pa. Right here we'll build our house." The sun-kissed prairie stretches out around the Ingalls family, smiling its welcome after their long, hard journey across America. But looks can be deceiving and they soon find out that they must share the land with wild bears and Indians. Will there be enou... read more
'Horrid little beasts. I shall like you so much better when you're skins instead of pups.' Cruella de Vil is enough to frighten the spots off a Dalmatian pup. But 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 thwart Cru... read more
Specially produced to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Usborne Publishing, this title features five story books in a beautifully designed gift box. Each hardback book is colourfully illustrated and has a ribbon page marker. All titles are taken from the Usborne Reading Programme.
An illustrated and bound collection of traditional stories, freshly retold for today's children. It is presented in luxurious cloth quarter-binding, with ribbon marker and carefully designed pages. It is written for reading aloud to young children, or for older children to read themselves.
Hear and attend and listen; for this befell and be happened and became and was: O my Best Beloved, when the tame animals were wild...Have you ever wondered how the Leopard got his spots? How the Rhinosaurus got his skin? Or how the Alphabet was made? This witty and wonderful collection of Just So Stories embarks upon a fancif... read more
|Author:||A. A. Milne|
These beautifully produced, high quality editions of the original Milne and Shepard titles Winnie-the-Pooh, The House At Pooh Corner, Now We Are Six and When We Were Very Young are the perfect gift for any Pooh fan.
First published in 1966, this bedtime classic has been lovingly restored. Featuring the Ugly Duckling, the Three Billy Goats Gruff, Thumbelina and other childhood favourites, each story is a treat to read aloud, the perfect length for parents and children to share at bedtime. Completes any child's first bookshelf.
Enjoy four fabulous full-colour stories featuring some of Roald Dahl's most magnificent heroes and monstrous villains: The Enormous Crocodile, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, The Twits, George's Marvellous Medicine. In the good corner find inventive George who stands up to his grizzly, grumpy grandma by mixing a potion unli... read more
|Author:||Jacob Grimm & Wilhelm Grimm|
This is a compendium of the Brothers Grimm's most beloved fairy tales, newly translated and accompanied by an array of vintage illustrations. This book brings together twenty-seven of the most beloved of the famous Grimms' fairy tales, including all the classics, such as "Cinderella", "Snow White", "Sleeping Beauty", and "Han... read more
|Author:||Antoine de Saint-Exupery|
A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. "Please," asks the stranger, "draw me a sheep." And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and pape... read more
Velvet Brown is a 14 year old girl living in small coastal village in the 1920s. She dreams of owning and training horses one day. When her and her friend Mi see a piebald horse jump a five foot fence, they decide to follow Velvet's dream to ride in the Grand National. But will Velvet be allowed to ride in the race? And can ... read more
|Series:||Usborne Illustrated Story Collections|
This is a lively collection of six thrilling classic stories of action and adventure in a luxurious, traditional cloth binding. Stories include Moonfleet, Around the World in 80 Days, Gulliver's Travels, Robin Hood, The Canterville Ghost and Robinson Crusoe, retold for younger readers. It is a brilliant gift that is sure to b... read more
|Author:||E. B. White|
E. B. White's Charlotte's Web in full colour makes a perfect gift. "No child should be without a copy". (Daily Mail). The classic, much-loved story by E. B. White, beautifully illustrated by Garth Williams, is reissued in large format paperback in full colour. This is an ideal book to read aloud and share with all the family.... read more