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  • White Timeby Margo Lanagan

    RHCP 2010; US$ 10.53

    Time out of time, people call it, but they're wrong. It's all time, like white light is all colours, or white noise is all pitches of noise coming at you together. In this transcendent collection of short stories, Lanagan deftly navigates a new set of worlds in which the boundaries between reality and possibility are paper-thin . . .... more...

  • Elementals: Waterby Peter Dickinson; Robin McKinley

    RHCP 2011; US$ 10.53

    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...

  • Katie Morag Of Course!by Mairi Hedderwick

    RHCP 2012; US$ 6.58

    Those who have loved the Katie Morag picture books will be delighted to see that Struay's endearing heroine is back in this collection of three ilustrated stories for older children - ideal for building reading confidence . In Saturday Sweets Katie Morag and Liam can't decide which sweets to give Granny Island as a present but they... more...

  • Yellow Cakeby Margo Lanagan

    RHCP 2013; US$ 10.53

    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... more...

  • Uncles, Aunts and Elephantsby Ruskin Bond

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    A timeless selection of writings from India?s best-loved author I know the world?s a crowded place, And elephants do take up space, But if it makes a difference, Lord, I?d gladly share my room and board. A baby elephant would do . . . But, if he brings his mother too, There?s Dad?s garage. He wouldn?t mind. To elephants, he?s more than kind. But I... more...

  • 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...

  • The Happy Prince & Other Storiesby 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...