Fleeing the workhouse, Oliver finds himself taken under the wing of the Artful Dodger and caught up with a group of pickpockets in London. As he tries to free himself from their clutches he becomes immersed in the seedy underbelly of the Capital, amongstcriminals, prostitutes and the homeless. Dickens scathing attack on the cruelness of Victorian Society features some of his most memorable and enduring characters, including innocent Oliver himself, the Artful Dodger, Fagin, Bill Sikes and Nancy.
Les yeux vifs et le nez pointu, Pinocchio est un vrai fripon ! À peine fabriqué, il tire la langue au vieux Geppetto, son père, et lui vole sa perruque. Et ce n'est pas fini ! Car le petit pantin a horreur du travail, se moque des bons conseils et adore faire des bêtises. Heureusement, la Fée, son amie, est là pour le protéger.
Heidi is happy living on the mountainside with her grandfather, her friend Peter and the goats. But when she is taken to the city to be a companion for frail sickly Clara, she is miserable. Heidi longs to return to the freedom, fresh air and sunshine of the mountains.
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''There is no harm in a man''s cub.'' Best known for the ''Mowgli'' stories, Rudyard Kipling''s The Jungle Book expertly interweaves myth, morals, adventure and powerful story-telling. Set in Central India, Mowgli is raised by a pack of wolves. Along the way he encounters memorable characters such as the foreboding tiger Shere Kahn, Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear. Including other stories such as that of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, a heroic mongoose and Toomai, a young elephant handler, Kipling''s fables remain as popular today as they ever were.
Black Beauty is the prettiest young horse in the meadows, and spends many happy days under the apple trees with his friends Ginger and Merrylegs. But this easy life comes to an end when Beauty is sold and goes from farm to inn to cabhorse in London, enduring rough treatment from foolish and careless masters.
Fly into a fiery and fantastical future with No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams, in an epic adventure of myth and legend, good and evil, and one small boy who must save the world... Illustrated by the artistic genius Tony Ross! It is 2120 and London is in ruins. The young Prince Alfred has never known a life outside Buckingham Palace - but when strange goings-on breach its walls and stalk the corridors in the dead of night, he is thrust into a world of mystery, adventure and monsters. And when his mother, the Queen, is dragged away to the Tower of London, Alfred must screw up his courage and battle to save her, himself... and the entire city. In a future of myths and legends, join the bestselling David Walliams and venture forth into his most enthralling tale yet!
Where the Wild Things Are is 50 years old and this gorgeous anniversary edition features color-restored images that bring the classic work to vibrant life as never before. Simultaneous. 200,000 first printing.
The highly anticipated second novel by Angie Thomas, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning The Hate U Give. An homage to hip hop, the art that sparked her passion for storytelling, and fighting for your dreams, On The Come Up is brilliant, insightful, full of heart, and another modern classic from one of the most influential literary voices of a generation.
Read David Walliams'' latest bestselling children''s book, Bad Dad , a fast and furious adventure for boys and girls aged 7-12. Beautifully illustrated by artistic genius Tony Ross. David Walliams'' riches-to-rags story will have you on the edge of your seat and howling with laughter! Bad Dad is a fast and furious, heart-warming new children''s book about a father and son on an adventure - and a thrilling mission to break an innocent man into prison . . . It''s a high-speed cops-and-robbers adventure with heart and soul about a father and son taking on the villainous Mr Big - and winning! Dads come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There are fat ones and thin ones, tall ones and short ones. There are young ones and old ones, clever ones and stupid ones. There are silly ones and serious ones, loud ones and quiet ones. Of course, there are good dads, and bad dads . . . Bestselling author David Walliams raced to the top of the book charts once again with Bad Dad , his tenth children''s novel. Now available in paperback!
Welcome to the Midnight Gang! Midnight is the time when all children are fast asleep, except of course for... the Midnight Gang. That is when their adventures are just beginning... When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital, and is greeted by a terrifying-looking porter. Things go from bad to worse when he meets the wicked matron in charge of the children''s ward... But Tom is about to embark on the most thrilling journey of a lifetime! The Midnight Gang tells an extraordinarily heartwarming and, of course, funny story of five children on a hospital ward - and on a quest for adventure! It is a story of friendship and magic - and of making dreams come true. Readers are set to be utterly spellbound by this heartfelt story that will bring magic to everyone.
From No. 1 bestselling children''s author, David Walliams comes his biggest and most epic adventure yet! Illustrated by the artistic genius Tony Ross. This is the story of a ten-year-old orphan and a 10,000-year-old mammoth... Read all about it! Read all about it! ICE MONSTER FOUND IN ARCTIC! When Elsie, an orphan on the streets of Victorian London, hears about the mysterious Ice Monster - a woolly mammoth found at the North Pole - she''s determined to discover more... A chance encounter brings Elsie face to face with the creature,and sparks the adventure of a lifetime - from London to the heart of the Arctic! Heroes come in all different shapes and sizes in David Walliams'' biggest and most epic adventure yet!
The eighth novel from NUMBER ONE bestselling author, David Walliams - now available in paperback! Jack''s Grandpa... *wears his slippers to the supermarket *serves up Spam a la Custard for dinner *and often doesn''t remember Jack''s name But he can still take to the skies in a speeding Spitfire and save the day... An exquisite portrait of the bond between a small boy and his beloved Grandpa - this book takes readers on an incredible journey with Spitfires over London and Great Escapes through the city in a high octane adventure full of comedy and heart. Illustrated by the award-winning Tony Ross.
The fourth novel from the phenomenally talented Alice Oseman - one of the most authentic and talked-about voices in contemporary YA. It was all sinking in. I''d never had a crush on anyone. No boys, no girls, not a single person I had evermet. What did that mean? Georgia has never been in love, never kissed anyone, never even had a crush - but as a fanfic-obsessed romantic she''s sure she''ll find her person one day. As she starts university with her best friends, Pip and Jason, in a whole new town far from home, Georgia''s ready to find romance, and with her outgoing roommate on her side and a place in the Shakespeare Society, her ''teenage dream'' is in sight. But when her romance plan wreaks havoc amongst her friends, Georgia ends up in her own comedy of errors, and she starts to question why love seems so easy for other people but not for her. With new terms thrown at her - asexual, aromantic - Georgia is more uncertain about her feelings than ever. Is she destined to remain loveless? Or has she been looking for the wrong thing all along? This wise, warm and witty story of identity and self-acceptance sees Alice Oseman on towering form as Georgia and her friends discover that true love isn''t limited to romance.
Criminal genius runs in the family... Myles and Beckett Fowl are twins but the two boys are wildly different. Beckett is blonde, messy and sulks whenever he has to wear clothes. Myles is impeccably neat, has an IQ of 170, and 3D prints a fresh suit every day - just like his older brother, Artemis Fowl . A week after their eleventh birthday the twins are left in the care of house security system, NANNI, for a single night. In that time, they befriend a troll on the run from a nefarious nobleman and an interrogating nun both of whom need the magical creature for their own gain . . . Prepare for an epic adventure in which The Fowl Twins and their new troll friend escape, get shot at, kidnapped, buried, arrested, threatened, killed (temporarily) . . . and discover that the strongest bond in the world is not the one forged by covalent electrons in adjacent atoms, but the one that exists between a pair of twins. The first book in the blockbusting new series from global bestseller Eoin Colfer.
From the author of the highly acclaimed, bestselling novel Pax comes a gorgeous and moving novel that is an ode to introverts, dreamers, and misfits everywhere, ideal for readers aged 9-12. Ware can''t wait to spend summer ''off in his own world'' and generally being left alone. But then his parents sign him up for dreaded Rec camp, where he must endure Meaningful Social Interaction and whatever activities so-called ''normal'' kids do. On his first day Ware meets Jolene, a tough, secretive girl planting a garden in the rubble of an abandoned church next to the camp. Soon Ware starts skipping Rec, creating a castle-like space of his own in the church lot. Jolene scoffs, calling him a dreamer - he doesn''t live in the ''real world'' like she does. As different as Ware and Jolene are, though, they have one thing in common: for them, the lot is a refuge. And when their sanctuary is threatened, Ware vows to save the lot. But what does a hero look like in real life? And what can two misfit kids do?
In a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by war, humans are on the brink of extinction and the key to survival rests in the hands of one 16 year-old girl. Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with partials--engineered organic beings identical to humans--has decimated the world's population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island. The threat of the partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to the disease in over a decade. Humanity's time is running out. When sixteen-year-old Kira learns of her best friend's pregnancy, she's determined to find a solution. Then one rash decision forces Kira to flee her community with the unlikeliest of allies. As she tries desperately to save what is left of her race, she discovers that the survival of both humans and partials rests in her attempts to answer questions of the war's origin that she never knew to ask. Combining the fast-paced action of The Hunger Games with the provocative themes of Battlestar Galactica, Partials is a pulse-pounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question--one where our sense of humanity is both our greatest liability, and our only hope for survival.
Smuggled out of Nigeria after their mother's murder, Sade and her younger brother are abandoned in London when their uncle fails to meet them at the airport, and they become fearful of their new surroundings.
Before going to sleep, a little rabbit says goodnight to all his familiar possessions, as his big, green bedroom slowly darkens, in an anniversary version of the enduring classic. Reissue.