One of the world's greatest writers is introduced to a new audience through this accessible retelling with lively illustrations.Marcia Williams first introduced a generation of children to the works of Charles Dickens through her masterful comic-strip retellings in Oliver Twist and Other Great ..
France, 1944. Twelve-year-old Eloise's father has not come home in over a week, and she is getting worried that something might be badly wrong. When the Germans occupy Eloise's town and the Nazi Kommandant moves in, things start falling apart. Through a chance meeting, Eloise volunteers to join..
Bestselling author Holly Webb returns with a moving story of love, loss and learning to grow up. In the seaside town of Whitby, when the United Kingdom is on the cusp of World War One, Evie and her family are touched by tragedy when Evie’s younger b..
This wonderful anthology features the stories of some of the best-loved heroines in children's books. From Jo March who sells her hair to raise money for her family, to George's single-minded commitment to protecting her island in The Famous Five to Bobbie's quick-thinking action that prev..
Told from the point of view of a young girl who masquerades as a boy in order to become a groom, this is the other side of the classic horse story BLACK BEAUTY.Aspiring groom Jo comes to love Beauty and when they are separated she travels to London to find him - on the way solving the mystery of her..
Welcome to Malory Towers, where there's more to life than lessons!In book 1 of Enid Blyton's best-loved boarding school series, Darrell Rivers is thrilled to start her first term at boarding school. She soon makes friends - and mischief! Another new girl, Gwendoline, is beginning to get on everyone'..
The third book in the exciting new Guardians of the Wild seriesWhen a raven drops a white feather at the doorstep on the day of your birth, it is a symbol of your destiny. You are a Whisperer – a guardian of the wild.Mika and her Arctic fox companion, Star, must travel from their distant mountain ho..
Apparently the ancient Greeks were a rather groovy bunch. The boys didn't start school until they were seven, and girls didn't have to go at all. But it wasn't always so jolly. Readers can discover who had the world's first flushing toilet and why dedicated doctors tasted their patients' ear wax! Wi..
A fresh, funny and accessible retelling of Jane Austen's classic story, with witty black and white illustrations throughout.When she was just nineteen, Anne Elliot followed the wishes of her father and turned down the proposal of the man she loved - a naval officer called Frederick Wentworth.Years l..
A fresh, funny and accessible retelling of Jane Austen's classic story, with witty black and white illustrations throughout.When Elinor and Marianne Dashwood's father dies, they are forced to leave their home behind and move far away to a tiny cottage. Their lives look set to change for ever, in way..
Rome's greatest general, Julius Caesar, returns to the city celebrating a glorious victory. But among the cheering crowds a group of conspirators are determined to prevent Caesar becoming king... With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Liberty and Power in Julius Caesar.The tales have be..
Foolish and bad-tempered, King Lear divides the kingdom between his two wicked daughters, disowns his honest youngest daughter and banishes his friends. As the kingdom falls apart and Lear's humiliation turns him mad, will he finally realise what he has done? With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe ..