Eight O'Clock Tales
By Enid Blyton, Luke Thompson, Sandra Duncan
Eleven magical short stories to enjoy round the clock from one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton.Join Twiddle the gnome on his search for his grumpy runaway donkey Kick-up, find out what happens when the rocking-horse, teddy and all the other toys come alive, and laugh at Twisty the Brownie as he learns the hard way why it's unwise to pull nasty faces.Ideal for bedtime listening, these magical short stories for 5-8 year-olds will enchant a new generation of children.Look out for more O'Clock tales with: Five O'Clock Tales, Six O'Clock Tales and Seven O'Clock Tales.First published in 1944, this edition contains the following stories: The Good TurnThe Boy Who Heard Too MuchThe Skittle-PolicemanTick-Tock's Tea-PartyThe Runaway DonkeyThe Surprise PartyThe Enchanted DollWhen the Toys Came AliveThe Brownie Who Pulled FacesAll the Way to Toy-TownPoor Old Scarecrow!(P) 2019 Hodder & Stoughton LimitedEnid Blyton ® and Enid Blyton's signature are registered trade marks of Hodder & Stoughton Limited. No trade mark or copyrighted material may be reproduced without the express written permission of the trade mark and copyright owner.
The Enchanted Wood
By Enid Blyton
The first magical story in the Faraway Tree series by one of the world's most popular children's authors, Enid Blyton.Joe, Beth and Frannie find the Enchanted Wood on the doorstep of their new home, and when they discover the Faraway Tree they fall into all sorts of adventures!Join them and their friends Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover which new land is at the top of the Faraway Tree. Will it be the Land of Spells, the Land of Treats, or the Land of Do-As-You-Please? Come on an amazing adventure!First published in 1939, this edition contains the original text. Inside illustrations are by Jan McCafferty, and the cover by Mark Beech (2014).
By Nicholas Fisk
Once again forced to flee from the wicked Octopus Emperor in their junkyard spaceship, the four Starstormers crashland on the planet of Moloch - otherwise known as the planet of the Evil Eye. They soon begin to wonder if this unwelcoming planet as its terrifying - yet somehow almost familiar - inhabitants, hold anything for them except death. Then strange voices reveal to Vawn that the hostile planet is linked with an early space experiment from Earth that went horribly wrong. The Starstormers may be able to help restore a balance between good and evil - but can Vawn convince her friends that she is not imagining things? And have they really arrived in time to destroy the evil of Moloch?
By Jan Mark
Isaac is an outsider on the planet Erato - the lone survivor of a disaster elsewhere in the Ennead (a system of nine planets). But he has managed to infiltrate an important family and wields a significant amount of power. Even so, his position is often compromised because he depends on the kindness of others. So when the chance to rescue Eleanor, a girl from another planet, arises - and most importantly, to keep her forever in his debt, he seizes it. But Eleanor brings her own agenda - her own history - which threatens Isaac's position and the very fabric of Erato's society.
The Enchanted Wood
By Enid Blyton, Kate Winslet
The first book in Enid Blyton's much loved Magic Faraway Tree series - read by KATE WINSLET.The Enchanted Wood is the first wonderful story in the Faraway Tree series by the world's best-loved children's author, Enid Blyton.When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to a new home, they discover an Enchanted Wood just outside their doorstep. Soon they find the Faraway Tree, which is the beginning of many magical adventures...Join them and their new friends Silky the fairy, Saucepan Man and Moonface, as they discover which new land awaits them at the top of the Faraway Tree.Will they visit the Land of Treats, the Land of Spells, or the Land of Do-As-You-Please? Come with them on an amazing adventure - there will be magic and fun at every turn.This recording follows the original text, first published in 1939. It does not contain the following chapters, which were first written for Enid Blyton's Omnibus! published in 1952, and later inserted into some editions of The Enchanted Wood: Up to the Land of Toys They get into trouble Mr Oom-Boom-Boom In Santa Claus's Castle(P) Hodder Children's Books 2013
By Geoffrey Malone
Ben is in the bush with his game-warden father. They see a family of elephants in distress, led by Kubwa and her daughter, Temba. Having survived a crocodile attack, Temba's calf has fallen into swamp mud and is drowning. The elephants struggle to rescue him. Ben gathers his courage for a crawl over treacherous mud to attach straps while his father winches the elephant out. Temba learns the smell of these humans who helped, and the elephants move on.But ivory poachers attack, kill Kubwa, cut off her tusks and depart. Temba is now leader: she gathers the others to perform funeral rites. Ben and his father stumble into the poachers' camp and are taken prisoner. Only Ben's link with Temba can save them now ...
Escape from Underground
By Enid Blyton
Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. Join the Famous Five on their fourth adventure as they stay at the big, old house called Smuggler's Top - and choose for yourself how the mystery ends.Help the Five navigate the secret passages. Will you discover who else is using the secret ways, or get lost down a false trail? This exciting game story is based on Enid Blyton's Five Go To Smuggler's Top. The text in this edition has been sensitively edited for today's reader and is unillustrated.
The Evil Triplets
By Paul Van Loon
Alfie is enjoying life as a werewolf - until his crazy, werewolf-hating neighbour, Mrs Chalker, arrives back in town. And she appears to have turned over a new leaf. Can Alfie trust her? Then things gets even more suspicious when two Mrs Chalker lookalikes are spotted carrying a rowing boat through the forest. There can't be three Mrs Chalkers, can there?Alfie is on his guard, but too late he discovers that the Mrs Chalkers are all part of a club dedicated to eradicating all werewolves. Alfie better watch his hairy werewolf back...
Even More Nonsense From Michael Rosen
By Michael Rosen, Clare Mackie
Following on from Michael Rosen's Book of Nonsense, the crazy poet returns with Even More Nonsense. When will he ever stop?A collection of rhymes, poems and wordplay from Michael Rosen, one of the best-known figures in the children's book world. The hilarious poems are perfectly matched by Clare Mackie's wonderfully bizarre illustrations.