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  • Audrey Of The Outbackby Christine Harris; Ann James

    Hardie Grant Books 2008; US$ 7.99

    Audrey is Australia’s response to Pippi Longstocking. Determined, mischievous, imaginative and inquisitive, Audrey of the Outback will have every girl in the country, wishing she were a swaggie. more...

  • Out of Boundsby Beverley Naidoo

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 9.86

    A collection of short stories - four previously published and three new - linked by the theme of young people experiencing personal dilemmas. All are set in South Africa, first under apartheid and then after the first democratic elections. They cover the period from 1950 to 2000 and reflect the lives of a range of young people, black and white, living... more...

  • The Happy Prince & Other Storiesby Oscar Wilde; Lars Bo; Markus Zusak

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 9.86

    A haunting, magical fairy-tale collection, in which Oscar Wilde beautifully evokes (among others) The Happy Prince who was not so happy after all, The Selfish Giant who learned to love little children and The Star Child who did not love his parents as much as he should. Each of the stories shines with poetry and magic and will be enjoyed by children... more...

  • The Rope and Other Storiesby Philippa Pearce

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 8.45

    'The rope hung from top to bottom of his dream. The rope hung softly, saying nothing, doing nothing. Then the rope began to swing very softly, very gently ... Towards him' The need to face your fears; the comedy of family life; the pressure of others' expectations... Intense experiences of childhood are vividly brought to life in this beautifully... more...

  • The Great Automatic Grammatizator and Other Storiesby Roald Dahl

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 9.86

    Is it really possible to invent a machine that does the job of a writer? What is it about a landlady's house that makes it so hard for her guests to leave? Does Sir Basil Turton value most his wife or one of his priceless sculptures? Here are thirteen of Roald Dahl?s most unexpected tales, offering young readers the perfect introduction to the adult... more...

  • The Devil's Storybooksby Natalie Babbitt; Natalie Babbitt

    Square Fish 2012; US$ 16.99

    Every now and then, the Devil likes to pop up into the world for an adventure. He's a trickster and a mischief-maker, and just as full of vanity and other human failings. But he's also a gifted storyteller. The Devil's antics are presented in these two collections of stories, The Devil's Storybook and The Devil's Other Storybook , together in one... more...

  • Big Day Outby Jacqueline Wilson; Nick Sharratt

    RHCP 2012; US$ 4.21

    Enjoy four very special days out this World Book Day, in this collection of fun short stories from Jacqueline Wilson. From a trip to the country to a seaside outing and a funfair adventure, Big Day Out is a wonderful treat for dedicated fans of Jacqueline Wilson, and for readers who are discovering her for the very first time. more...

  • A Wolf at the Doorby Ellen Datlow; Terri Windling; Tristan Ellwell

    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2012; US$ 13.99

    These are not your mother's fairy tales... Did you ever wonder how the dwarves felt after Snow White ditched them for the prince? Do you sometimes wish Cinderella hadn't been so helpless and petite? Are you ready to hear the Giant's point of view on Jack and his beanstalk? Then this is the book for you.      Thirteen award-winning fantasy and science... more...

  • Free Story "Little Bad Wolf and Red Riding Hood" from Newfangled Fairy Talesby Bruce Lansky; Timothy Tocher

    Meadowbrook 2012; US$ 0.00

    The Big Bad Wolf is running a successful scam on Little Red's Grandma until Little Red catches him in the act. In this free short story Big Bad Wolf is running a successful scam on Little Red's Grandma until Little Red catches him in the act. If you like this sample story, look for The Newfangled Fairy Tales series.  Each fairy tale in the series... more...

  • Doing Timeby Karen Blessen; Rob Thomas

    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2012; US$ 4.99

    Each student at Robert E. Lee High School is required to perform two hundred hours of community service in order to graduate. Their responses to the assignment are as varied as the organizations for which they volunteer.... more...