• A Christmas Carol (Bestselling Illustrated Classics)

    Scrooge, an unpleasant old miser, scorns Christmas and the Christmas Spirit.
    But Scrooge has a lesson in store for him. Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future pay him a visit on Christmas Eve and change his life forever. Meet unforgettable characters like Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and old Scrooge himself.
    Charles Dickens’ immortal tale of love and redemption remains the most beloved Christmas story ever.
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (A Shakespeare Children’s Story)

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of the most popular comedies of the legendary playwright, William Shakespeare. The play revolves around Hermia and her best friend, Helena. Hermia runs away into the woods with her lover, Lysander, and Demetrius, the man of her father’s choice, follows them. Helena follows Demetrius, as she is in love with him and wishes she could win his love. In the woods, they come across Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of the Fairies. Much confusion is created when Puck, one of the fairies, uses love drops on Lysander and Demetrius, which makes both of them fall in love with Helena.

    This short narrative version of the play has been suitably adapted to help introduce the play to young readers. It can be read by children or read to them by parents who wish to introduce them to the play. It can also be used by teachers as a classroom resource. The easy-to-read narration and comic-style illustrations are sure to captivate children’s interest and develop their reading skills.

  • A Tale of Two Cities (Bestselling Illustrated Classics)

    A Reign of Terror!

    The mobs in the streets run wild, and danger is everywhere. Lucy Manette, half-English, half-French, lives quietly with her family in London. Having rescued her father many years earlier she feels safe. But the long, bloody hand of the mob reaches out for her and her family, thrusting them into ever-increasing danger.

    Love, loyalty, friendship and even life itself are threatened in Charles Dickens’ unforgettable, most dramatic book.

  • A Winter’s Tale (A Shakespeare Children’s Story)

    The Winter’s Tale is one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies. The play was first published in 1623, and has since been performed worldwide with great success. It is set in Sicily, and revolves around the main character, King Leontes, who is consumed by doubts about his wife’s loyalty. Jealousy drives him to plot his best friend’s murder, imprison his wife and disown their unborn child. The play stretches over a period of sixteen long years during which Leontes realises his mistakes, and he is finally reunited with his estranged wife and daughter.

    This short narrative version of the play has been suitably adapted to help introduce the play to young readers. It can be read by children or read to them by parents who wish to introduce them to the play. It can also be used by teachers as a classroom resource. The easy-to-read narration and comic-style illustrations are sure to captivate children’s interest and develop their reading skills.

  • Adventures of the Wishing Chair (Wishing Chair #1)

    Age Range: 6 – 9 years

    A classic fantasy story from the world’s best-loved children’s author, Enid Blyton, now with stunning new covers by Mark Beech. Be whisked away by these magical Wishing-Chair adventures.

    Mollie and Peter have a big secret; in their playroom is a magic Wishing-Chair which can grow wings and take them on flying adventures. They rescue their pixie friend from a giant’s castle, visit Disappearing Island, and go to a party at Magician Greatheart’s palace!

    Short chapters and beautiful illustrations make The Wishing-Chair series perfect bedtime reading for children aged six and upwards. A richly nostalgic offering for grandparents and parents to share with the next generation of Blyton fans.

  • Aladdin (Ladybird Readers Series Level 4 )

    Age Range: 5 – 8  years

    A magician sent Aladdin down into a well to find a magic lamp. Then, the magician moved a stone over the well. Aladdin was caught inside!

    Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language.

    Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills.

    The six levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide

     

  • Alice in Wonderland (Bestselling Illustrated Classics)

    After a tumble down the rabbit hole, Alice finds herself far away from home in the absurd world of Wonderland. As mind-bending as it is delightful, Lewis Carroll’s 1865 novel is pure magic for young and old alike.
  • All’s Well That Ends Well (A Shakespeare Children’s Story)

    All’s Well That Ends Well is one of the most popular comedies of the master playwright, William Shakespeare. The play is woven around Helena, the orphaned daughter of a famous physician, and Bertram, the son of her guardian, the Countess of Rousillon. Helena is in love with Bertram, but he does not return her feelings. Nevertheless, Helena uses her intelligence to win Bertram as her husband.

    This short narrative version of the play has been suitably adapted to help introduce the play to young readers. It can be read by children or read to them by parents who wish to introduce them to the play. It can also be used by teachers as a classroom resource. The easy-to-read narration and comic-style illustrations are sure to captivate children’s interest and develop their reading skills.

  • Amelia Jane Gets into Trouble (Amelia Jane)

    Age Range: 5 years upwards

    Enid Blyton’s Amelia Jane is big, bad and the terror of the toy cupboard – but the other toys have had enough of her behaviour and are set to teach her a lesson.

    Amelia Jane is big, bad and the terror of the toy cupboard! In this book, Sidney, the selfish teddy bear, has just come to the toy-cupboard. The toys are at their wits’ end. If only they could teach Amelia Jane a lesson once and for all!

    Short chapters and beautiful illustrations make Amelia Jane perfect bedtime reading for children aged six and upwards. A richly nostalgic offering for grandparents and parents to share with the next generation of Blyton fans.

  • Amelia Jane is Naughty Again (Amelia Jane)

    Age Range: 5 years upwards

    Enid Blyton’s Amelia Jane is big, bad and the terror of the toy cupboard – but the other toys have had enough of her behaviour and are set to teach her a lesson.

    In this book, Amelia Jane is causing chaos with a boomerang, scribbling over the nursery walls and playing tricks on Mr Up-and-To! When the other toys teach her a lesson, she promises to be good but as she’s been so naughty in the past can she curb her behaviour?

    Short chapters and beautiful illustrations make Amelia Jane perfect bedtime reading for children aged six and upwards. A richly nostalgic offering for grandparents and parents to share with the next generation of Blyton fans.

  • Anansi Helps a Friend (Ladybird Readers Series Level 1)

    Age Range: 5 – 8  years

    Anansi’s children are not happy. Monkey and Rat’s children do not want to play. But one day, Anansi and his children help Snake.

    Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language.

    Beautifully illustrated and carefully written, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills.

    The four levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) Starters, Movers and Flyers exams.

    Anansi Helps a Friend, a Level 1 Reader, is Pre-A1 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Starters exams. Short sentences contain a maximum of two clauses, using the present tense and some simple adjectives.

     

  • Antony & Cleopatra (A Shakespeare Children’s Story)

    Antony and Cleopatra is a brilliant drama of love and war by William Shakespeare. Hailed as one of the master playwright’s greatest tragedies, the play is set in ancient Rome and Egypt, and portrays actual events from Roman history. It revolves around its two main characters, Antony, a Roman General, and Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt. Antony falls in love with Cleopatra, and throughout the play remains torn between his duty and his love for her.

    This short narrative version of the play has been suitably adapted to help introduce the play to young readers. It can be read by children or read to them by parents who wish to introduce them to the play. It can also be used by teachers as a classroom resource. The easy-to-read narration and comic-style illustrations are sure to captivate children’s interest and develop their reading skills.

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