BookSeriesList
Franklin Watts

The Three Little Pigs

Maggie Moore, Rob Hefferan
Contributors:
Maggie Moore, Rob Hefferan

"Little pig, little pig, let me in!"A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Join in the refrains and watch as the clever little pig outwits the big, bad wolf.Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.

Franklin Watts

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Elizabeth Adams, Daniel Howarth
Contributors:
Elizabeth Adams, Daniel Howarth

When the shepherd boy gets bored, he shouts "Wolf!" and all the villagers come running. What will happen when a wolf really does appear?A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Based on the original Aesop fable, this provides a gentle introduction to the importance of telling the truth.Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.

Franklin Watts

Jack and the Beanstalk

Maggie Moore, Steve Cox
Contributors:
Maggie Moore, Steve Cox

When Jack swaps his cow for some magic beans, his life changes forever...A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Join Jack's adventures to the top of beanstalk and back again!Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.

Franklin Watts

Dick Whittington

Margaret Nash, Martin Remphry
Contributors:
Margaret Nash, Martin Remphry

"Turn again, Whittington, Lord Mayor of London!"A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Join Dick Whittington on his journey from poor villager to Lord Mayor.Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.

Franklin Watts

Little Red Riding Hood

Maggie Moore, Paula Knight
Contributors:
Maggie Moore, Paula Knight

"Oh grandmother, what big ears you have!"A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Join Little Red Riding Hood at her grandmother's house - how will they escape the big bad wolf?Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.

Franklin Watts

Chicken Licken

Jackie Walter
Authors:
Jackie Walter

"The sky is falling in!" That's what silly young Chicken Licken thinks when an acorn falls on her head. She rushes off to tell the king. But will she ever reach the palace?A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story.Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.

Franklin Watts

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Barrie Wade, Kristina Stephenson
Contributors:
Barrie Wade, Kristina Stephenson

"Someone's been eating my porridge!" growled Daddy Bear.A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Join the three bears as they try to find out just who has been in their house!Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.

Franklin Watts

Hansel and Gretel

Penny Dolan, Graham Philpot
Contributors:
Penny Dolan, Graham Philpot

Hansel and Gretel saw a pretty cottage, covered in gingerbread and sweets...A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Join Hansel and Gretel as they attempt to escape the wicked old witch.Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.

Franklin Watts

Rapunzel

Hilary Robinson, Martin Impey
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Martin Impey

"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!"In this favourite fairy tale, the beautiful girl is locked in a tower by a jealous witch. She can only be reached by the witch climbing her long hair. Then, one day, a prince comes riding by. Will the pair ever escape the clutches of the witch?Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.

Franklin Watts

Rumpelstiltskin

Barrie Wade, Neil Chapman
Contributors:
Barrie Wade, Neil Chapman

When the miller's daughter makes a promise to a funny little man, she never dreams that she will have to keep it. Now she is Queen and the little man is back to claim his prize - her first child!Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.

Franklin Watts

The Ants and the Grasshopper

Jackie Walter
Authors:
Jackie Walter

Grasshopper lazes around, singing in the summer sunshine and laughing at the hardworking ants. He's far too busy to collect food for the winter. But what will happen when the cold weather comes?A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story.Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.

Franklin Watts

The Enormous Turnip

Jackie Walter
Authors:
Jackie Walter

The farmer has grown the most enormous turnip in the world! Will he and his friends ever be able to pull it out of the ground?A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Join the farmer in his hilarious attempts to pick the enormous turnip!Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.

Franklin Watts

The Gingerbread Man

Robert James, Bruno Robert
Contributors:
Robert James, Bruno Robert

"Run, run as fast as you can.You can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man!"A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Join in the chase, but beware falling for the words of the sly, old fox!Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.

Franklin Watts

The Hare and the Tortoise

Jackie Walter
Authors:
Jackie Walter

When Tortoise challenges Hare to a race, Hare is so sure he will win that he stops for a little nap. Will Tortoise be able to beat the cheeky Hare to the finish line?A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story.Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.

Franklin Watts

The Lion and the Mouse

Jackie Walter
Authors:
Jackie Walter

When Mouse wakes up Lion, Lion is about to eat him up! But Mouse convinces Lion to let him go... will Mouse be able to come to Lion's rescue one day?A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite Aesop fable.Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.

Franklin Watts

The Little Red Hen

Penny Dolan, Beccy Blake
Contributors:
Penny Dolan, Beccy Blake

Little Red Hen found some grains of wheat. Who will help her to grow them?A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Join Little Red Hen in her efforts to get some help around the farm yard!Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.

Franklin Watts

The Magic Porridge Pot

Jackie Walter
Authors:
Jackie Walter

When a poor girl gets a magic porridge pot, she is thrilled - she will never be hungry again! Then the little porridge pot begins to cook a bit too much porridge!A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story.Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.

Franklin Watts

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Barrie Wade, Nicola Evans
Contributors:
Barrie Wade, Nicola Evans

"Who's that trip-trapping over MY bridge?" roared the troll.A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Join the three billy goats as they try to outwit the troll and reach the meadow on the other side of his bridge.Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 1 stories are told in under 500 words, for children to read independently.

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