The Kingfisher Treasury of Five-Minute Stories

The Kingfisher Treasury of Five-Minute Stories

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There's always time for a story...Children love storytime - especially when their parents have time to share it with them. This anthology contains 22 delightful stories, all carefully selected to be both brief and entertaining. It is perfect for parents struggling to make time for reading with their children. Ideal for reading aloud at bedtime or any time, and accessible enough for newly independent readers to tackle alone, every tale from this versatile collection has the power to transport children to other worlds, introduce them to unforgettable characters, and feed their imaginations - in just five minutes!show more

Product details

  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 12mm | 281.23g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753411563
  • 9780753411568

Table of contents

Hetty - Anne Fine; The Strange Egg - Margaret Mahy; The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse - Aesop retold by Fiona Waters; The Glass Cupboard - Terry Jones; A Blind Man Catches a Bird - Alexander McCall Smith; The Bear Who Liked Hugging People - Ruth Ainsworth; Zap! - Dick King-Smith; The Man Who Didn't Wash His Dishes - Phyllis Krasilovsky; The Woman Who Grew Butterflies - Wendy Eyton; The Soup-Stone - Leila Berg; The Thirteen Cats - Daphne Lister; Rip Van Winkle - Washington Irving, retold by Fiona Waters; Happy Birthday, Nana Barbara! - Pippa Goodhart; Keeping Warmth in a Bag - A Native American tale retold by Fiona Waters; Eggs - Joan Aiken; Brer Rabbit to the Rescue - Julius Lester; Milly-Molly-Mandy Goes Blackberrying - Joyce Lankester Brisley; Ally Bally and the Magic Bag - Tony Mitton; There's No Such Thing as a Fairy.. - Simon Puttock; The Hunted Hare - An English folk tale retold by Ethel Johnston Phelps; What's the Time, Rory Wolf? - Gillian McClure; How the Camel Got His Hump - Rudyard Kiplingshow more

About Fiona Waters

Fiona Waters has spent all her working life with children's books. She has been a bookseller and editor, and now runs a book club, working closely with UK schools and libraries. She is a consultant, a reviewer and an expert compiler, whose previous anthologies include the acclaimed Golden Apples poetry collection (William Heinemann) and Stories for Bedtime (Orchard). Fiona Waters lives in Dorset. John Lawrence is a highly respected illustrator. He has illustrated books by Richard Adams, Susan Hill, Roald Dahl and Paul Theroux among others, as well as classic texts by Robert Louis Stevenson, Daniel Defoe and Chaucer. John Lawrence lives in more

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