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  • The Tale of Troyby Roger Green; Pauline Baynes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    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... more...

  • Elementals: Waterby Peter Dickinson; Robin McKinley

    RHCP 2011; US$ 11.19

    Six fabulous tales - vividly imagined and powerfully told. The shriek of the wind, calling the waters to rebel - and a silver man from the sea with a voice like the roar of a seashell . . . A long-told story of the sea people and their song - and a golden eye, glittering in a pool at the edge of a desert . . . A ferocious... more...

  • The Happy Prince & Other Stories (Puffin Classics Relaunch)by Oscar Wilde; Lars Bo

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    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 Pearce Philippa

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; Not Available

    '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; Not Available

    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...

  • Skin and Other Storiesby Roald Dahl

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; Not Available

    A collection of Roald Dahl's extraordinary short stories, specially chosen for teenagers by children's book consultant, Wendy Cooling. The thirteen stories have been taken from The Collected Short Stories of Roald Dahl , published by Michael Joseph. more...

  • Out of Boundsby Beverley Naidoo

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; Not Available

    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...

  • Dacked!by Andrew Daddo

    Hachette Australia 2011; US$ 13.11

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

  • The Devil's Storybooksby Natalie Babbitt; Natalie Babbitt

    Square Fish 2012; US$ 8.99

    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... more...

  • So Sick!by J A Mawter

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 7.94

    Another hilarious collection of four of the most revolting and funny stories you're ever likely to read. Gathered together for the first time are stories about: Jellyfish Undies; Foot Rot; Pigeon Poo; Deadly B.O. All designed to curdle your stomach and test your stamina. Warning: this book is not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach. Ages... more...