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Franklin Watts

King Midas

Julia Jarman, Claudia Venturini
Contributors:
Julia Jarman, Claudia Venturini

King Midas is rich but very greedy. He wishes for everything he touches to turn to gold! But when his wish is granted, perhaps this gift is not as wonderful as it first appears...A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite Greek myth. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in short chapters, with under 1000 words.

Franklin Watts

George and the Dragon

Anne Adeney, Peter Kavanagh
Contributors:
Anne Adeney, Peter Kavanagh

When the King and his townspeople beg brave George to fight a fierce dragon, he immdiately agrees to help. Will he be able to slay the dragon and rescue the Princess?A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in short chapters, with under 1000 words.

Franklin Watts

Cinderella

Anne Cassidy, Jan Mccafferty
Contributors:
Anne Cassidy, Jan Mccafferty

Cinderella's life is made miserable by her mean stepsisters. Then the Prince holds a ball - and Cinderella's life changes forever...A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite fairy tale. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in short chapters, with under 1000 words.

Franklin Watts

Odysseus and the Trojan Horse

Damian Harvey, Martin Remphry
Contributors:
Damian Harvey, Martin Remphry

The Greeks and the Trojans are at war. The Greeks must enter the city of Troy but they cannot get through the walls. Can the clever Greek soldier Odysseus trick his way in?A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite Greek myth. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.

Franklin Watts

Aladdin and the Lamp

Hilary Robinson, Andy Catling
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Andy Catling

Aladdin is very poor and very, very lazy. His mother does not know what to do with him. When a magician comes to town and pretends to be his uncle, Aladdin's adventures really begin!A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.

Franklin Watts

The Elves and the Shoemaker

Anne Walter, Andy Rowland
Contributors:
Anne Walter, Andy Rowland

A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in under 1000 words.

Franklin Watts

Finn MacCool and the Giant's Causeway

Malachy Doyle, Peter Utton
Contributors:
Malachy Doyle, Peter Utton

When the Irish giant Finn MacCool boasts that he is the strongest giant in the world, the Scottish giant Benadonner is determined to beat him. And Benadonner is much bigger than Finn! Can Finn's wife save her husband?A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.

Franklin Watts

Puss in Boots

Anne Cassidy, Roger Fereday
Contributors:
Anne Cassidy, Roger Fereday

Puss is a cat with ambition! He is determined that his master, the poor miller's son, will do splendidly in life and keep him in the manner to which he aspires. And Puss has a plan to make it happen! A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.

Franklin Watts

Romulus and Remus

Mick Gowar, Andrew Breakspeare
Contributors:
Mick Gowar, Andrew Breakspeare

A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite Roman myth. Twin brothers, Romulus and Remus, never stop fighting. They are brought up in the wild, but even their return to the kingdom of Alba Longa does not stop the arguments. Their grandfather tells them to build a new city - but where to build it causes their last and deadliest argument yet.Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in under 1000 words with short chapters.

Franklin Watts

Sleeping Beauty

Anne Walter, Laura Barella
Contributors:
Anne Walter, Laura Barella

When a wicked fairy curses the Princess, she falls asleep for a hundred years. Everyone in the kingdom falls asleep too and a thick forest grows around the castle. Will the brave Prince be able to break the curse?A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite fairy tale.Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in short chapters in under 1000 words.

Franklin Watts

Snow White

Maggie Moore, The Pope Twins
Contributors:
Maggie Moore, The Pope Twins

The Queen is beautiful, but very vain. When her magic mirror says that her stepdaughter Snow White is more beautiful than her, the Queen is furious. Now she will do anything to get rid of Snow White!A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in under 1000 words.

Franklin Watts

The Emperor's New Clothes

Barrie Wade, A. O'kif
Contributors:
Barrie Wade, A. O'kif

The emperor is very vain, and he loves dressing himself in fine clothes. So he is easily duped when two swindlers arrive in town professing that they can make him the finest suit ever made - a suit so smart that it can only be seen by clever people! A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.

Franklin Watts

The Frog Prince

Hilary Robinson, Jane Abbott
Contributors:
Hilary Robinson, Jane Abbott

The princess loves her golden ball. When she loses it in a well, she promises a helpful frog that she will be his friend forever, if only he can retrieve it. Then she breaks her promise and runs away. But the frog is not to be dissuaded quite so easily! A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.

Franklin Watts

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Penny Dolan, Martin Impey
Contributors:
Penny Dolan, Martin Impey

The town of Hamelin has a big problem - there are rats everywhere! When a strange piper turns up and offers to solve the rat problem, the townspeople are eager to agree to his terms. But then they break their promises, and the Pied Piper is furious... A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.

Franklin Watts

The Princess and the Pea

Jackie Walter, Jane Cope
Contributors:
Jackie Walter, Jane Cope

The prince must find a wife - but he just cannot find a real princess to marry. Then a dirty, wet and smelly girl arrives at the castle, claiming to be a princess. The queen decides to test her... A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.

Franklin Watts

The Ugly Duckling

Jackie Walter, Sarah Horne
Contributors:
Jackie Walter, Sarah Horne

When the biggest egg finally hatches, Mother Duck is in for a surprise. This duckling does not look like the others, but she loves him anyway. The large, ugly duckling is teased until he runs away and spends winter all alone, But then the spring arrives and he can hardly recognise himself... A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.

Franklin Watts

Theseus and the Minotaur

Laura North, Ross Collins
Contributors:
Laura North, Ross Collins

Every year, King Aegeus must send seven girls and seven boys to feed the terrible Minotaur - a ferocious beast! Now Aegeus' son, Theseus, wants to destroy the beast once and for all...A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite Greek myth.Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.

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