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  • New Fangled Fairy Tales Book #2by Bruce Lansky

    Meadowbrook 2011; US$ 4.99

    This collection of ten contemporary fairy tales--the second in the critically acclaimed series--puts a delightful new spin on classic stories and themes. Michelle Koszlowski desperately wants to be a princess until her wish comes true and she discovers what a pain royal life can be. The Little Tailor brags to everyone about his bravery until a giant... more...

  • All Sleek and Skimmingby Lisa Heggum

    Orca Book Publishers 2006; US$ 17.95

    A collection of compelling short fiction for older teen readers. more...

  • What You Wish Forby Book Wish Foundation; Naomi Shihab Nye; John Green; Joyce Carol Oates; Various

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2011; US$ 17.99

    A stellar collection from Newbery medalists and bestselling authors written to benefit Darfuri refugees With contributions from some of the best talent writing for children today, What You Wish For is a compelling collection of affecting, inspiring, creepy, and oft-times funny short stories and poems all linked by the universal power of a wish... more...

  • Starry, Starry Nightby Lurlene Mcdaniel

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 8.99

    Remember the true meaning of the holidays with three touching novellas from best-selling author Lurlene McDaniel. In the opening novella, "Christmas Child," 15-year-old Melanie is just getting used to the idea of having a sister when she learns that the child will only live for a few hours.  But Melanie learns much about love during her sister's brief... more...

  • 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...

  • The Tale of Troyby Roger Green; Pauline Baynes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 12.78

    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$ 12.78

    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 serpent, its... more...

  • Out of Boundsby Beverley Naidoo

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 11.18

    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

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 11.18

    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; US$ 9.58

    '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...