Childrens (656)

The Swiss Family Robinson

ISBN: 9781853261114

Author: Johann David Wyss    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

This story tells of the happy discovery of the wonders of natural history by a family shipwrecked on a desert island, who remain united through all the adversit...


This story tells of the happy discovery of the wonders of natural history by a family shipwrecked on a desert island, who remain united through all the adversities they encounter.


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 13 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2001


$7.99
Treasure Island

ISBN: 9781853261039

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Pages: 224


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 12 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2001


$7.99
The Complete Illustrated Lewis Carroll

ISBN: 9781853268977

Authors: Lewis Carroll, Sir John Tenniel    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) is famed for his magical stories, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, here illustrated throughout the in...


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.


Pages: 1232


Dimensions: 150 x 232 x 45 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-1996


$24.99
Rudyard Kipling Complete Children's Stories

ISBN: 9781840220575

Author: Rudyard Kipling    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

The Jungle Book introduces Mowgli, the boy foundling adopted by a family of wolves, Shere Khan the tiger, Bagheera the black panther and Baloo the sleepy brown ...


The Jungle Book introduces Mowgli, the boy foundling adopted by a family of wolves, Shere Khan the tiger, Bagheera the black panther and Baloo the sleepy brown bear. How did the Leopard get his spots? How did the Elephant get his trunk? In Just So Stories Kipling wittily supplies the answers to these and other questions. Puck of Pook's Hill relates how Dan and Una's magical meeting with Puck, the last of the People of the Hills, leads to their adventures with Romans and Crusaders, Saxons and Vikings...And later, in Rewards and Fairies, the three meet an array of characters ranging from Iron Age warriors to 'Good Queen Bess' and Sir Francis Drake. In Kipling's rattling school yarn Stalky & Co, Stalky, M'Turk and the Beetle are a trio of scallywags with a keen desire to break the rules, their unruly activities give the stories an enduring appeal to all children - especially those who have ever wilted beneath the stern glance of a peevish schoolmaster. Kipling's wry, sometimes tongue-in-cheek style will delight and entertain young readers while adults throughout the world will remember his stories with affection.


Pages: 864


Dimensions: 150 x 232 x 32 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2005


$24.99
Hans Christian Andersen: Complete Fairy Tales

ISBN: 9781853268991

Author: Hans Christian Andersen    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was born in Odense, the son of a shoemaker. His early life was wretched, but he was adopted by a patron and became a short-s...


Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was born in Odense, the son of a shoemaker. His early life was wretched, but he was adopted by a patron and became a short-story writer, novelist and playwright, though he remains best-known for his magical fairy tales which were published between 1835 and 1872. For 150 years his stories have been delighting both adults and children. Packed with a light-hearted whimsy combined with a mature wisdom they are as entrancing as ever. Here are all of Andersen's 168 tales, and among the favourites are The Red Shoes, The Mermaid, The Real Princess, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Tinder Box and of course The Ugly Duckling.


Pages: 1184


Dimensions: 150 x 232 x 44 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-1997


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The Complete Oz Stories

ISBN: 9781840226959

Author: L. Frank Baum    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

When Uncle Henry and Aunt Em's grey, grim Kansas farmhouse was picked up by the great summer cyclone, a wondrous adventure had begun. The whole house whirled...


When Uncle Henry and Aunt Em's grey, grim Kansas farmhouse was picked up by the great summer cyclone, a wondrous adventure had begun. The whole house whirled around two or three times then rose slowly through the air with little Dorothy and dog Toto inside. After what seemed an age to Dorothy the house landed with a great crash and upon opening the door she and Toto were amazed to see a beautiful brilliant green land full of sunshine and flowers. It is not long before she and Toto meet the motley crew - Scarecrow, Lion and Tin Woodman - who are to become her travelling companions along the Yellow Brick Road which leads to the Emerald City and the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  Dorothy and Toto have many adventures before the Good Witch grants them their wish - to return home to Kansas. \n But that is just the beginning; many more adventures lie ahead, with the weirdest folk to meet and the most fantastical places to explore - all in the Land of Oz.


Pages: 1488


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A Child's Garden of Verses

ISBN: 9781853261411

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

The highest standards in editing and production have been applied to the Wordsworth Children's Classics, while the low price makes them affordable for everyone...


The highest standards in editing and production have been applied to the Wordsworth Children's Classics, while the low price makes them affordable for everyone. Wordsworth's list covers a range of the best-loved stories for children, from nursery tales, classic fables, and fairy tales to stories that will appeal to older children and adults alike. Many of these volumes have contemporary illustrations, and while they are ideal for shared family reading, their attractive format will also encourage children to read for themselves. Like all Wordsworth Editions, these children's books represent unbeatable value.


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 5 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-1995


$7.99
Black Beauty (Children's Classics)

ISBN: 9781853261091

Author: Anna Sewell    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Anna Sewell's Black Beauty was an immediate success on its publication in 1877, and has gone on to sell an estimated 50 million copies. Black Beauty is a horse ...


Anna Sewell's Black Beauty was an immediate success on its publication in 1877, and has gone on to sell an estimated 50 million copies. Black Beauty is a horse with a fine black coat, a white foot and a silver star on his forehead. Seen through his eyes, the story tells of his idyllic upbringing and the hardship and cruelty he suffers subsequently, before finding security and happiness in a new home. Black Beauty is one of the most popular children's books ever written.


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 11 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-1993


$7.99
The Wind in the Willows

ISBN: 9781853261220

Author: Kenneth Grahame    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

A children's classic comes to life in an enchanting dramatization narratedby Alan Bennett. Enter the world of the great river and meet the marvelousriverbank an...


A children's classic comes to life in an enchanting dramatization narratedby Alan Bennett. Enter the world of the great river and meet the marvelousriverbank animals: the poetic Rat, his friend Mole, and the boastful Toad, asthey voyage down the river and into the Wild Wood to great adventures! This exclusive BBC production features a full cast, authentic sound effects andsweeping music to warm hearts young and old.


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 126 x 198 x 8 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-1993


$7.99
Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales

ISBN: 9781840221749

Author: Brothers Grimm    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Jacob Grimm (1785-1863) and his brother Wilhelm (1786-1859) were philologists and folklorists. The brothers rediscovered a host of fairy tales, telling of prin...


Jacob Grimm (1785-1863) and his brother Wilhelm (1786-1859) were philologists and folklorists. The brothers rediscovered a host of fairy tales, telling of princes and princesses in their castles, witches in their towers and forests, of giants and dwarfs, of fabulous animals and dark deeds. \n Together with the well-known tales of 'Rapunzel', 'The Goose Girl', Sleeping Beauty', 'Hansel and Gretel' and 'Snow White', there are the darker tales such as 'Death's Messengers' which deserve to be better known, and which will appeal not only to all who are interested in the history of folklore, but also to all those who simply love good story-telling.


Pages: 848


Publication Date: 01-03-2009


$34.99
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