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  • The Tale of Troyby Roger Green; Pauline Baynes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 11.27

    The story of Helen and the judgement of Paris, of the gathering Heroes and the seige of Troy; of Achilles and his vulnerable heel, reared by the Centaur on wild honey and the marrow of lions; of Odysseus, the last of the Heroes, his plan for the wooden Horse and his many adventures on his long journey home to Greece. Also contains a beautiful introduction... 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 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...

  • Mrs Ockleton's Rainbow Kite and Other Talesby Garry Burnett

    Crown House Publishing 2006; US$ 7.28

    Inspired by the music of Gordon Giltrap, Mrs Ockleton's Rainbow Kite and other Tales is an illustrated collection of ten charming short stories by Garry Burnett. Drawing from Garry's memories of growing up in East Hull, these stories deal with a wide variety of themes, including death and bereavement, bullying, friendship, family relationships and... more...

  • Dacked!by Andrew Daddo

    Hachette Australia 2011; US$ 12.99

    An hilarious collection of stories from bestselling author Andrew Daddo. more...

  • Yellow Cakeby Margo Lanagan

    RHCP 2013; US$ 11.27

    Yellow Cake brings together another ten short stories from this extraordinarily talented writer - each of them fiercely original and quietly heartbreaking. Ranging from fantasy and fairy tale to horror and stark reality, what pervades these stories is the sense of humanity. The people of Lanagan's worlds face trials, temptations and degradations.... more...