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Dominic is an ordinary boy with an appetite for magic and a rather extraordinary sidekick- his magical top hat, the Topper. The two of them live happily, but when Great Aunt Rowena comes to stay things begin to go awry. Rowena has plans of her own for the Topper, and she's not going to give in without a fight.
This begins a new strand of publishing for Dominic Wood, master magician and TV star. Dominic is an endearing character and his adventures with the Topper are bound to delight young readers. And there's even a magic trick to learn at the end of the book - to keep those young magicians happy.
Includes phizz-whizzing fuzzy stickers!
James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags. Aunt Sponge is enormously fat with a face that looks boiled, and Aunt Spiker is bony and screeching. He's very lonely until one day something peculiar happens. At the end of the garden a peach starts to grow and grow and GROW. Inside that peach are seven very unusual insects - all waiting to take James on a magical adventure. But where will they go in their giant peach and what will happen to the horrible aunts if they stand in their way? There's only one way to find out.
Published: 13 Apr 2010
Published: 2 Jul 2015
WITH INTRODUCTIONS BY JEANETTE WINTERSON AND GILLIAN BEER
The Waves is an astonishingly beautiful and poetic novel. It begins with six children playing in a garden by the sea and follows their lives as they grow up and experience friendship, love and grief at the death of their beloved friend Percival. Regarded by many as her greatest work, The Waves is also seen as Virginia Woolf's response to the loss of her brother Thoby, who died when he was twenty-six.
The Vintage Classics Virginia Woolf series has been curated by Jeanette Winterson, and the texts used are based on the original Hogarth Press editions published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf.
Mrs Pepperpot is as busy as always, and mindful that she is likely to shrink to the size of a Pepperpot at any time. She doesn't know when or where it might happen but she can be sure she'll have an incredible adventure.
A compilation of twelve stories including: Mrs. Pepperpot to the Rescue; Mrs. Pepperpot on the Warpath; The Nature Lesson; The Shoemaker’s Doll; Mrs. Pepperpot is Taken for a Witch ; The Little Mouse Who Was Very Clever; Mrs Pepperpot’s Birthday; The Dancing Bees; How the King Learned to Eat Porridge; Mrs. Pepperpot Turns Fortune Teller; The Fairy-Tale Boy; The Ski-Race.
Published: 2 Aug 2012
As recommended on BBC4's A Good Read - 'A very good writer...simple, elegant and readable...a fantastic story' Jonathan Coe
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JOHN BOYNE
John Howard is determined to brighten up his old age by taking a fishing trip to France. However, during his stay the Nazis invade and he is forced to try to escape back to England with the two small children of some friends who are forced to stay behind in order to help the Allied war effort. As the conflict grows closer the roads become impassable and Howard also comes across five more children who need his help. He ends up leading this motley group of youngsters through the French countryside, constantly beset by danger yet heroically protecting his charges.
Nevil Shute Norway was born on 17 January 1899 in Ealing, London. After attending the Dragon School and Shrewsbury School, he studied Engineering Science at Balliol College, Oxford. He worked as an aeronautical engineer and published his first novel, Marazan, in 1926. In 1931 he married Frances Mary Heaton and they went on to have two daughters. During the Second World War he joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve where he worked on developing secret weapons. After the war he continued to write and settled in Australia where he lived until his death on 12 January 1960. His most celebrated novels include Pied Piper (1942), No Highway (1948), A Town Like Alice (1950) and On the Beach (1957).
Published: 26 Dec 2008
The Siege of White Deer Park: the animals are in danger and they need to make a plan - fast! A killer beast is on the loose and the deaths are mounting up...
In the Path of the Storm: when the new leader of the stag herd, Trey, wields his power, things look very bleak for the smaller animals. They are to be evicted! That is, until the night of the great storm.
Battle for the Park: Animals are disappearing from the White Deer Park. Could the Warden, whom the animals have learnt to trust, be responsible?
'He left them there to die . . .'
Hal and Roger Hunt dive straight into danger on a specimen-collecting trip to Undersea City. But it's not just sharks and killer whales the brothers have to fear when they are plunged into the depths of another adventure.
Published: 2 May 2013
"Oh, Kitty, if only we could get through into Looking-glass House!"
A perfect companion to last year's celebratory 150th anniversary edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, once again we follow Alice's escapades with some of the most famous characters in literature, like Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, in a world where nothing is ever quite as it seems. Perfectly capturing the humour and nonsense of the original story, this edition is carefully abridged for younger readers and gloriously illustrated by world-famous author and illustrator Tony Ross.
Published: 17 Jun 2016
L. Du Garde Peach (Author)
This Ladybird Book about the story of Nelson is a gem from the Ladybird vintage archive.
First published in 1957, this is a classic Ladybird hardback book, packed with information about one of the most famous sailors in British history. This new edition, published alongside the Story of Napoleon more than two centuries after the Battle of Trafalgar, is exactly the same as the original, with a dust jacket and beautifully reproduced images.
The story of Nelson is told dramatically by L. du Garde Peach, and his adventures are wonderfully illustrated throughout.
Published: 1 Jan 2015
'This man has promised to kill . . .'
Hal and Roger Hunt are on the trail of a vicious man-eating leopard. Yet they are also being hunted themselves, by a merciless band of killers known as the Leopard Society. Can they trust their own tracker, Joro, despite knowing that he has pledged to lead them to their deaths?
Published: 2 May 2013
'Never trust sharks . . .'
Hal and Roger Hunt dive into danger when they join the Oceanographic institute as part of an underwater operation in the South Seas. And it's sink or swim for the intrepid brothers when their aquatic adventures bring them face to face with a foe even more deadly than the sea creatures of the deep . . .
Published: 5 Jul 2012
'It's war. And right now we're losing it.'
Hal and Roger Hunt fly straight into the jaws of death when they join warden Mark Crosby in Tsavo, an African park where poaching is big business. And with a gang leaving behind a blood-stained trail of terror and torture, the heat is on for the brothers to solve the string of mysterious murders - before they too become victims . . .
Published: 7 Jun 2012
‘It’s a rotten old job being King!’ says Dido Twite. Her friend King Simon agrees – his scheming courtiers want to marry him off to a pushy princess, and he has to lead his army against a tribe of invading Wends.
Their only hope is to find a long-lost heir to take Simon’s place on the throne of England, with the help of failed witch Malise and her prophesying parrot.
The last book in the series that first introduced Simon as the hero of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase is a helter-skelter of battles, vicious villains and mysterious monsters, packed full of magic and humour. If you don’t know the Wolves Chronicles, this gives a wonderful taste of Joan Aiken’s fantastic world – and you still have all the rest to discover!