The Kingfisher Treasury of Classic Stories

The Kingfisher Treasury of Classic Stories

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The definitive collection of stories from children's literature; The Kingfisher Treasury of Classic Stories brings together all the very best stories in children's literature - all the stories that have inspired generations of readers - in one sumptuous volume. The extracts are satisfying in themselves and provide a taster to encourage children to seek out the complete stories from which they come. Each is accessible to the young child being read aloud to, and richly satisfying to the more confident reader. The definitive collection - a perfect gift for any child.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 318 pages
  • 202 x 274mm | 1,423g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour illustrations
  • 0753406632
  • 9780753406632

Table of contents

Excerpts From: Winnie-The-Pooh by A A Milne; The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame; Milly-Molly-Mandy by Joyce Lankester Brisley; Peter Pan by J M Barrie; Heidi by Johanna Spyri; Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi; The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy; Little House In The Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder; Charlie And The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl; The Wizard Of Oz by L Frank Baum; The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo; A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett; The Iron Man by Ted Hughes; Pollyanna by Eleanor H Porter; Just William by Richmal Crompton; Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren; The Sword In The Stone by T H White; The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe by C S Lewis; What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge; Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll; Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce; The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling; The Call Of The Wild by Jack London; Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner; My Side Of The Mountain by Jean Craighead George; The Railway Children by E Nesbit; Beowulf: Dragonslayer by Rosemary Sutcliff; Anne Of Green Gables by L M Montgomery; Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens; Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson; Black Beauty by Anna Sewell; The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain; Little Women by Louisa May Alcottshow more

About Michael Morpugo

Michael Morpurgo is the author of over fifty books for children. He has won the Whitbread Children's Novel Award and the Smarties Book Prize and has had several of his novels adapted for film and television. A former teacher, Michael cares passionately about literature for children, and was a driving force behind setting up the Children's Laureateship, launched in 1999. He lives in Devon where he and his wife, Clare, run the charity, Farms for City Children. Rosemary Sandberg has an exceptional knowledge and experience of children's literature. Formerly Children's Publisher at HarperCollins, she is now one of the UK's leading children's literary agents, with an impressive list of clients on both sides of the Atlantic, including Rosemary Wells, Patrick Benson, Jane Ray, Babette Cole and Susan Jeffers. She lives and works in London.show more

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