It is the story of John Peerybingle and his family who are visited by a guardian angel in the form of a cricket who is constantly chirping on their hearth. A delightfully fantastic story, The Cricket on the Hearth was the best-selling of Dickens five Christmas books and is a perfect little tale for the Christmas holiday season.
Little Bugs is a two-level story-based course for children with initial or no previous knowledge of English. A syllabus An introduction including key features and a description of the course Detailed teaching notes A Learning Routines Resource Bank Photocopiable cut-outs Ideas for extra picture card games Busy Book 1 Answer key Tests and Tests Answer key.
When little Nona is sent from her sunny home in India to live with her relatives in chilly England, she is miserable. Then a box arrives for her in the post and inside, wrapped up in tissue paper, are two little Japanese dolls. A slip of paper says their names are Miss Happiness and Miss Flower. Nona thinks that they must feel lonely too, so far away from home. Then Nona has an idea - she will build her dolls the perfect house! It will be just like a Japanese home in every way. It will even have a tiny Japanese garden. And as she begins to make Miss Happiness and Miss Flower happy, Nona finds that she is happier too.A new cover edition of Rumer Godden's classic story about friendship and family, Miss Happiness and Miss Flower.
The Little Prince is a classic tale of equal appeal to children and adults. On one level it is the story of an airman's discovery in the desert of a small boy from another planet - the Little Prince of the title - and his stories of intergalactic travel, while on the other hand it is a thought-provoking allegory of the human condition. First published in 1943, the year before the author's death in action, this new translation contains Saint-Exupery's delightful illustrations.
Eric Count Stenbock was at the end of 19th century one of those eccentric dandies, who were influenced by Oscar Wilde. As the heir of an aristocratic Swedish family he inherited the largest manor in Estonia – Kolga (Kolk). But most of his short life he spent in England. He published some slim volumes of verse and seven stories in the collection Studies of Death: Romantic Tales. The Sad Story of a Vampire is most popular of these. The little story is illustrated by Mari Kanasaar, who lives in Tallinn, Estonia.