In this collection of fairy tales, Ransom Riggs invites you to uncover hidden legends of the peculiar world. A fork-tongued princess, a girl who talks to ghosts, and wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars are just a few of the characters whose stories will have you hooked.Featuring stunning illustrations from world-renowned artist Andrew Davidson, this compelling, rich and truly peculiar anthology is the perfect gift for fans - and for all lovers of great storytelling.
The Haunted House it is a collection of tales, with Dickens writing the opening and closing stories, framing stories by Dickens himself and five other authors: Hesba Stretton, George Augustus Sala, Adelaide Anne Procter, Wilkie Collins and Elizabeth Gaskell. The tales are all very different, but each has an element of the strange and scary.
H.P.Lovecraft remade the horror genre in the early twentieth century, discarding ghosts and witches and instead envisaging mankind at the mercy of a chaotic and malevolent universe. This selection of stories ranges from early tales of nightmares and insanity such as "The Outsider" and "The Rats in the Walls", through the grotesquely comic "Herbert West - Reanimator" and "The Hound", to the extra-terrestrial terror of "The Call of Cthulhu", which fuses traditional super-naturalism with science fiction. Including the definitive corrected texts, this collection reveals the development of Lovecraft's mesmerizing narrative style and establishes him as a hugely influential - and visionary - American writer.
This volume collects a wide array of the author's short works of fiction, spanning virtually every literary genre. Detective stories are featured, but genres such as historical fiction, romance, and even nautical adventure are represented, as well. The Last Galley is an engrossing grab-bag of tales from the pen of one of the greatest nineteenth-century writers.
For 150 years Hans Christian Andersen's 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.
To celebrate 40 years of Usborne Publishing, the iconic Farmyard Tales collection has been re-issued for a new generation of children. It introduces Mrs. Boot the farmer, her children Poppy and Sam, Rusty the dog, Curly the pig, Woolly the sheep and all the other animal characters at Apple Tree Farm. With a Little Yellow Duck to spot on every page, it features twenty gentle stories that have already delighted three generations of children.
A collection of favourite tales gathered from the many different islands of the Caribbean, one of the world's richest sources of traditional storytelling. From the very first Kingfisher to Anansi the Spider Man, these lively retellings full of humour and pathos, are beautifully retold by Trish Cooke.The book includes endnotes with a glossary, additional information as well as ideas for activities that children can do to explore the stories further.
How far from reality can you travel in 15 minutes? The stories of One Cup Chronicles take the reader on a gritty, in-depth tour of the Russian underworld, all in the amount of time it takes to drink a single cup of coffee. Discover the dark secret of a famous philanthropist, watch the downfall of a world-renowned gambler, or come along for the ride as a pickpocket accidentally gets tangled up in a malicious scheme – all before your coffee gets cold.
Once upon a time, by the warm sea, in the most extensive steppes, there were the bravest, the freest and the most mysterious people – Scythians. They are mysterious because no one knows where they have come from and where they have eventually disappeared. Only Storytellers know about it. And that’s what they tell…
Mowgli the man cub is growing up in the jungle. What adventures does he have with Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther? Read it yourself is a series of character stories and traditional tales, written in a simple way for children who are learning to read.
A selection of thirty units covering a wide variety of cross-curricular topics. Areas covered include maths, geography, biology, history, music, art, and drama. All the activities give learners opportunities to communicate in English and at the same time explore core areas of the curriculum.
Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set largely in Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. His stories, situated at the lighter end of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential. Smith and the Pharaohs, the title tale of Collected Tales I concerns a budding Egyptologist who is accidentally locked up one night in the Cairo Museum. Falling asleep, he dreams that he is put on trial by the ghosts of Egypt's pharaohs and queens.
Peter thinks he has the world's biggest problem - his little brother, Fudge. Fudge causes trouble wherever he goes and it's usually up to Peter to sort out the mess. When Peter wins a tiny green turtle called Dribble, he's determined to keep it away from his brother. But when Fudge does get his hands on Dribble - disaster strikes! Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is the first book in this hugely successful series from the bestselling author and household name Judy Blume, featuring cover art from picture book star, Emily Gravett.
F. S. Fitzgerald was an American writer, whose works illustrate the Jazz Age. A collection of incredible short stories Tales of the Jazz Age III brings to vivid life the dazzling excesses, stunning contrasts, and simmering unrest of a glittering era. The familiar themes of aspiration and social satire already permeate his writing. For example, The Ice Palace features a Southern belle whose marriage to a Northerner finds her confronted with a cultural clash between tradition and modernity. The volume also containing The Offshore Pirate, Head and Shoulders and The Cut-Glass Bowl.