This is a fantastic treasury of stories from around the world, retold for young children. It contains five traditional tales with illustrations from the "Usborne Young Reading Programme": "Aladdin and his Magical Lamp" (Persia), "Brer Rabbit Down the Well" (United States), "How Zebras Got their Stripes" (Africa), "Why the Sea is Salty" (Korea) and "The Dragon Painter" (China). Each story is beautifully illustrated and perfect for either reading aloud or for more confident readers to tackle alone.
Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) is famed for his magical stories, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, here illustrated throughout the inner pages by Sir John Tenniel's much loved drawings. However, inspired by the insatiable Victorian appetite for party games, tricks and conundrums, this eccentric and polymathical Englishman also wrote many other works of a humorous, witty, whimsical and nonsensical nature such as the mock-heroic nonsense verse The Hunting of the Snark, as well as dozens of other verses, stories, acrostics and puzzles, all of which are included in this volume. Oxford scholar, Church of England Deacon, University Lecturer in Mathematics and Logic, academic author of learned theses, gifted pioneer of portrait photography, colourful writer of imaginative genius and yet a shy and pedantic man, Lewis Carroll stands pre-eminent in the pantheon of inventive literary geniuses.
A must have for all Beatles fans worldwide and an opportunity to look back fondly at the heady days of the swinging 60s!The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour Memories is an upbeat rockumentary film featuring the vivid memories of those who witnessed the making of the cult Beatle movie, The Magical Mystery Tour, in 1967. It features a celebrity cast along with anecdotal stories and unseen 8mm home movie footage, as well as eye-witness accounts from fans, en-leokers and the cast of the movie.
Reading a Dr. Seuss book for the first time is magical, and you can experience that magic again with this collection of newly-discovered stories!Featuring familiar faces including Horton the Elephant and a Grinch, these tales will delight Seuss fans of all ages.
A classic collection of stories - all told on the skin of a man - from the author of Fahrenheit 451. If El Greco had painted miniatures in his prime, no bigger than your hand, infinitely detailed, with his sulphurous colour and exquisite human anatomy, perhaps he might have used this man's body for his art...Yet the Illustrated Man has tried to burn the illustrations off. He's tried sandpaper, acid, and a knife. Because, as the sun sets, the pictures glow like charcoals, like scattered gems. They quiver and come to life. Tiny pink hands gesture, tiny mouths flicker as the figures enact their stories - voices rise, small and muted, predicting the future. Here are sixteen tales: sixteen illustrations...the seventeenth is your own future told on the skin of the Illustrated Man.
Eli Readers is a beutifull illustrated series of timeless classics and specially-written stories for learners of English. In 1387, a group of people went to Canterbury. On their way, they told stories. The stories were exciting and interesting. They helped the group to enjoy their time travelling. But these stories do not only tell us about the past. They are stories that anybody can read and enjoy today. And they are stories that can teach us many things, about love, about friendship, and about life. In this reader you will find: information about Geoffrey Chaucer; a section focusing on background and context; a glossary of difficult words; comprehension activities; an exit test.
A gorgeous gift for young children, this beautiful treasury of Usborne Young Reading and First Reading titles will delight and entertain with its collection of classic animal stories. This title contains twelve classic animal stories from around the world. Each story is bursting with colourful and lively illustrations. Usborne`s Young Reading and First Reading series are developed in conjunction with experts from Roehampton University and are designed to encourage independent reading. Each story has clear, engaging text and is accompanied by original illustrations.
This charming illustrated story collection is the perfect introduction to Aesop's classic tales. Discover the antics and adventures of a boastful hare, a helpful mouse, a greedy dog and many more
The greatest mash-up in the Whoniverse continues.Doctor Who meets Roger Hargreaves' Mr Men in this series of fun and charming stories, written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves.Join the fifth Doctor and friends, Nyssa, Adric and Tegan as they attempt to outwit the wily Master!
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.