I woke up when the bomb came through the roof. It came through at an angle, overflew my bed by inches, bounced up over my mother's bed, hit the mirror, dropped into the grate and exploded up the chimney.
The Second World War is an exciting time for a young boy growing up in a small town in Suffolk - sometimes far too exciting!
Life during wartime is vividly brought to life in this personal story filled with childhood memories - from hiding in air-raid shelters to playing in the bombed-out ruins and the arrival of American soldiers.
War Boy is a modern classic that combines a touching personal story with factual information and wonderful illustrations.
Little Bear can't sleep. He is frightened of the dark, even with the biggest lantern of them all at his bedside. But Big Bear finds an ingenious way to reassure him. So Big Bear takes him out and shows him the moon and the stars - and Little Bear then falls asleep.
Tormented every morning by leopard and bullied by crocodile, the clever little chameleon decides to play a trick on them. He manages to get the better of his two oppressors without them even knowing how he did it! This is the story of why Crafty Chameleon changes colour and hides when he hears you coming.
Once upon a time in New York there was poor little rich girl called Snow White.
After a horrible hag saves King Arthur's life by answering a riddle, Sir Gawain agrees to marry her and thus releases her from an evil enchantment.
A picture book based on the story "Song of Hiawatha".
Hannah loves gorillas but has never seen one. Her father's too busy to take her to the zoo - or for anything else come to that. For her birthday, Hannah asks her father for a gorilla - but is disappointed when she discovers that the gorilla she's got is just a toy one. But then something extraordinary happens...the toy turns into a real gorilla, who puts on her father's hat and coat and takes her off for a magical visit to the zoo. The next morning Hannah's happiness is complete when her father takes her to the zoo, too.
Long Neck, the dinosaur, thinks he lives alone in the forest with only small animals and birds for company, until one day Thunder Foot appears. Both dinosaurs are terrified, Long Neck of Thunder Foot's noisy, bony scales, and Thunder Foot of Long Neck's thumping tail. Instead of talking it through, like sensible dinosaurs, they run away and think up dire ways of defeating each other. Their traps don't work, however, and in a wonderful denoument, they realize they are frightened of each other - whereupon they become best friends! Funny and satisfying with Foreman's wonderful, glowing illustrations, this is a well-deserved classic.
A sumptuous illustrated selection of thirteen fairy tales, with a moral to each story. Tales include Sleeping Beauty, Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, Bluebeard and Cinderella.
The magic of Alfred Noyes's classic poem is captured in Charles Keeping's illustrations.