Puffin Classics

95 books in this series
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Rediscover the Puffin Classics collection and bring the best-loved classics to a new generation - including this charming edition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

On the banks of the Mississippi, Tom Sawyer and his friends seek out adventure at every turn. Then one fateful night they witness a murder. The boys swear never to reveal the secret and run away to be pirates and search for hidden treasure. But when Tom gets trapped in a cave with the murderer, can he escape unharmed?

Richard Peck is an American novelist known for his young adult books. He was awarded American's highly prestigious Newbery Medal in 2001 for his novel A Year Down Yonder.
Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables
Rediscover the Puffin Classics collection and bring the best-loved classics to a new generation - including this charming edition of Anne of Green Gables.

Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are expecting a strong boy to arrive any day now to help them plough through the work at Green Gables, but to their surprise, a spindly red-haired girl knocks on their door instead.

'Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it. . .yet.'

Anne charms her way into the Cuthberts' hearts with her big imagination and never ending chatter. But it's not long before Anne has talked herself into BIG trouble...
Great Expectations
Great Expectations
Rediscover the Puffin Classics collection and bring the best-loved classics to a new generation - including this charming edition of Great Expectations.

As a small boy at Joe Gargery's forge, Pip meets two people who will affect his whole life - an escaped convict he is forced to help, and the eccentric Miss Haversham, whose beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella young Pip adores. But when a secret benefactor pays for him to go to London to become a gentleman, Pip never dreams he will meet the dreadful Magwitch again, nor just how wrong his expectations are. . .
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Rediscover the Puffin Classics collection and bring the best-loved classics to a new generation - including this thrilling edition of The Hound of the Baskervilles

When Sir Charles Baskerville is found mysteriously dead in the grounds of Baskerville Hall, everyone remembers the legend of the monstrous creature that haunts the moor. The great detective Sherlock Holmes knows that there must be a more rational explanation, but the difficulty is to find it before the hellhound finds him.
Just So Stories
Just So Stories
Rediscover the Puffin Classics collection and bring the best-loved classics to a new generation - including this charming edition of Just So Stories

The delightful tales of whales and cats and kangaroos and crabs - everything from how the camel got in a humph (and got his hump!) to how the alphabet was invented. Enchanting and funny, these fantastical stories continue to delight each and every generation.

With an inspiring introduction by Jonathan Stroud, author of the 'Bartimaeus' trilogy, and including fun-filled endnotes.
Kidnapped
Kidnapped
Rediscover the Puffin Classics collection and bring the best-loved classics to a new generation - including this thrilling edition of Kidnapped.

When young David Balfour's father dies and leaves him in poverty, he tracks down his Uncle Ebenezer to seek his inheritance. But his uncle is a mean, nasty man with a dark family secret. David finds himself in terrible danger when he is kidnapped and taken prisoner on board a ship bound for slavery - he must escape. With the help of daring rebel Alan Breck, David faces a wild adventure as he is hunted across the desolate Scottish moors.

Robert Louis Stevenson's action adventure novel is brilliantly introduced by Alexander McCall Smith.
The Swiss Family Robinson
The Swiss Family Robinson
Rediscover the Puffin Classics collection and bring the best-loved classics to a new generation - including this charming edition of The Swiss Family Robinson

Following a wild and raging storm, the Swiss family Robinson are stranded at sea. But the thundering waves have swept them off to a tropical island, where a new life awaits them. Their ship is laden with supplies and the island is packed with treasures, so they soon adapt and discover new dangers and delights every day . . .

With an inspiring introduction by American author and America's first children's laureate Jon Scieszka.
The Three Musketeers
The Three Musketeers
Rediscover the Puffin Classics collection and bring the best-loved classics to a new generation - including this charming edition of The Three Musketeers.

When young D'Artagnan comes to Paris to seek his fortune, he is challenged to a duel with not one, but three of the king's Musketeers. But Athos, Porthos and Aramis become his trusted friends as he tries to prove himself worthy of becoming a fourth Musketeer.
The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz
Rediscover the Puffin Classics collection and bring the best-loved classics to a new generation - including this magical edition of The Wizard of Oz.

Dorothy thinks she is lost forever when a terrifying tornado crashes through Kansas and whisks her and her dog, Toto, far away to the magical land of Oz. To get home Dorothy must follow the yellow brick road to Emerald City and find the wonderfully mysterious Wizard of Oz. Together with her companions the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion whom she meets on the way, Dorothy embarks on a strange and enchanting adventure.

With a charming introduction by award-winning Cornelia Funke.
Tales from Watership Down
Tales from Watership Down
Rediscover the A Puffin Book series and bring the best-loved classics to a new generation - including this highly anticipated edition of Tales from Watership Down.

Return to the warren with this treasured collection of short stories, an epic encore to the timeless classic Watership Down.

Dig deeper into the extraordinary inner lives of Bigwig, Dandelion, Fiver, Hazel, and the legendary El-ahrairah steeped in rich tradition and unearth the untold legends, passed down through generations, that shaped their destinies. . .
The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book
Rediscover the Puffin Classics collection and bring the best-loved classics to a new generation - including this 130th anniversary edition of The Jungle Book, complete with a special introduction by bestselling author, Christopher Paolini.

Young Mowgli escapes the vicious jaws of the growling tiger Shere Khan and is adopted by Father Wolf.

‘A brave heart and a courteous tongue,’ said he. ‘They shall carry thee far through the Jungle.’

As Mowgli grows up, Baloo the Bear and Bagheera the Panther teach him the Law of the Jungle, and so his extraordinary adventures begin...
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Rediscover the Puffin Classics collection and bring the best-loved classics to a new generation - including this 140th anniversary edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, complete with a special introduction by Darren Shan.

Huckleberry Finn's childhood wasn't exactly smooth sailing but everything changed when he met Tom Sawyer.

'Now we’ll start this band of robbers and call it Tom Sawyer’s Gang!'

Bound by an oath to make trouble, the Gang embark on a daring adventure down the Mississippi river, every turn . . .until they meet Jim.

Will the Gang work together to help him?
Aesop's Fables
Aesop's Fables
Over two hundred familiar tales from 'The Dog in the Manger' and 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf' to much less familiar tales, each with its own sharply pointed moral.
With an introduction by award-winning author, Marcus Sedgwick.
Tales of Ancient Egypt
Tales of Ancient Egypt
Michael Rosen, Professor of Children's Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London, and bestselling author, poet and broadcaster, introduces these great myths and legends of Ancient Egypt.

Travel back deep in time to Ancient Egypt and discover the great myths and legends of the Sun God, Amen-Ra; the love story of Osiris and Isis; the curse of the book of Thoth and many other captivating tales of magic, treasure and aventure from one of the oldest and most fascinating civilizations in the world.
Greyfriars Bobby
Greyfriars Bobby
The famous classic Scottish tale based on the true story of a dog's devotion to his master, first published in 1912, loved and widely read all over the world.

Bobby, a sparky silver-haired Skye terrier, adopts lonely shepherd Auld Jock, for his master and the two become inseparable. When Jock is dismissed by the farmer he tries to find work in the city, but sinks into poverty and dies, having suffered one cold winter too many.

The farmer tries to reclaim Bobby as a pet for his daughter but the little dog remains faithful only to Auld Jock, guarding his master's grave in Greyfriars Kirkyard in the heart of Edinburgh's old town.

By day, he plays with the local orphans and eats at a nearby tavern but, in spite of anything even the Lord Provost himself can do, Bobby returns each night to sleep by his master.

Bobby's devotion changes the lives of those around him and ultimately the conditions of the poor in Edinburgh. And as the years go by, the little dog's loyalty is rewarded in a very special way.
The Complete Alice: V&A Collector's Edition
The Complete Alice: V&A Collector's Edition
With a a stunning cover design inspired by the iconic fashion featured in the book, this beautiful hardback edition is a special Puffin Classic created in partnership with the world-famous V & A Museum.

Featuring an exclusive foreword by Elisabeth Murray, an Assistant Curator in the Fashion, Textiles and Furniture Department at the V&A.

You never know where you'll find yourself in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll!

On an ordinary summer's afternoon, Alice tumbles down a hole and an extraordinary adventure begins. In a strange world with even stranger characters, she meets a grinning cat and a rabbit with a pocket watch, joins a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, and plays croquet with the Queen! Lost in this fantasy land, Alice finds herself growing more and more curious by the minute . . .

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