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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Great Automatic Grammatizator and Other Storiesby Roald Dahl

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 11.18

    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...

  • Dacked!by Andrew Daddo

    Hachette Australia 2011; US$ 11.63

    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

    Natalie Babbitt is a gifted artist and writer whose novels are inspired by a brilliance and imagination that is completely original. Her books include The Search for Delicious ; Kneeknock Rise , a Newbery Honor Medal winner; and Tuck Everlasting , the enduring classic novel which has insured her place in the history of children's literature. She... more...

  • So Sick!by J A Mawter

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 7.04

    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...

  • Help! My Parents Think I'm a Robot!by Andy Griffiths; Terry Denton

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 5.13

    These stories will shock your socks off! more...

  • Help! I'm Being Chased by a Giant Slug!by Andy Griffiths; Terry Denton

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 5.13

    9 revolting stories for kids who are hilariously disgusting! more...

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

    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2012; US$ 7.99

    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...