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  • The Big Book of Friendship Stories

    A large-format gift collection of five magical adventures, featuring all your favourite My Little Pony friends.Join Twilight Sparkle and her best friends on five magical adventures - from the twinkling towers of Manehattan to the mysterious Everfree Forest - and discover secrets, friendship and fun along the way! With a luxurious, super-sparkly padded cover, lots of pretty illustrations and five exciting stories - each with an important message about friendship - this is the perfect gift for all My Little Pony fans.As seen on Tiny Pop and PopTV.
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  • The Official Pokémon Encyclopedia Special Edition

    Gotta catch 'em all! The ultimate guide to the Pokémon animated series - featuring exclusive bonus content!This fantastic Official Encyclopedia Special Edition contains:- Fascinating facts and figures about Pokémon and all the different regions- The definitive reference for key characters, battles and places- Ash's story, his friends ... and enemies!- Pikachu figurine- Exclusive RACE TO PIKACHU board game
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    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    By Adrian Mitchell, Emma Chichester Clark
    Authors:
    Adrian Mitchell
    Illustrated by:
    Emma Chichester Clark
    Discover the legend of Robin Hood through eleven action-packed adventure stories.Outlawed and living in hiding in Sherwood Forest, Robin, Marian and their band of friends have many adventures, keeping one step ahead of the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham and his men . . .Robin Hood is the most daring of heroes and tales of his bravery and cunning have been handed down for hundreds of years. In this wonderfully fresh retelling, celebrated writer Adrian Mitchell makes these stories both thrilling and funny for today's children - tracing the life of Robin Hood from mischievous young runaway to legendary hero.Brought vividly to life by Emma Chichester Clark, whose glowing illustrations superbly recreate the green and leafy world of the forest and all the characters who live there. Including Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, Little John and more.This beautiful hardback gift book is fully illustrated throughout, with a stunning foiled jacket.Discover more classic story collections from Orchard Books:Orchard Greek MythsOrchard Aesop's FablesThe Greatest Stories Ever Told (featuring King Arthur, Sinbad the Sailor and more)Orchard Ballet Stories
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    The Famous Five Treasury

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    This beautiful large-format anthology of Famous Five short stories and favourite scenes, plus fun activities, is fully illustrated in colour by Laura Ellen Anderson, who has reimagined the Five for young readers today. Meet all the friendly pets the Famous Five have encountered, join the group on their travels and share their delicious feasts. This is the perfect gift for longstanding fans - and to introduce new readers to Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy. Join the adventure!Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Famous Five, Enid Blyton's most famous and well-loved characters, with this lavish new collection.
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    Orchard Stories, Rhymes and Fun for the Very Young

    By Margaret Mayo
    Authors:
    Margaret Mayo
    Enjoy story time together with this colourful collection of favourite rhymes, lively short stories and original poems.Bursting with rhythm, sound, colour and fun, there's something new to discover on each page, from lively short stories to bouncy rhymes and poems. Created by Margaret Mayo, a much-loved storyteller for the very young, it contains family favourites, such as Five Little Ducks and Speckledy Hen Bakes a Cake; as well as her own fun twists on traditional stories and rhymes, including This Little Piggy and The Enormous Turnip. With bright bold artwork from over twenty leading children's illustrators - including the best-selling Lydia Monks, Lauren Child and Tony Ross - and a foiled hardback cover, this fun-packed nursery collection is a book for every family, to be loved, shared and treasured.
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    Steve Backshall Annual 2018

    By Steve Backshall
    Authors:
    Steve Backshall
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    The Greatest Stories Ever Told

    By Tony Bradman, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Tony Bradman
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    This spellbinding collection brings together nine classic adventure stories, each one as thrilling as the last.Travel to far-off lands with fantastical beasts and powerful sorcerers, do battle with dastardly villains and uncover ancient treasure guarded by a fire-breathing dragon. From the heroics of Jason and Hercules, to the bravery of Robin Hood and the cunning of Ali Baba, this is a book full of excitement, surprise and adventure.Told by renowned storyteller Tony Bradman in a lively, humorous style and fully illustrated throughout by the incomparable Tony Ross, this beautiful hardback book, complete with a foiled jacket, will make the perfect gift.Stories included are:Jason and the Golden FleeceKing Arthur's BeginningsAladdin Hercules and the Monstrous CacusSinbad the SailorGeorge and the DragonAli Baba and the Forty ThievesTheseus and the MinotaurRobin Hood
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  • Five On A Treasure Island

    By Enid Blyton
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timothy. Together they are THE FAMOUS FIVE - in Enid Blyton's most popular adventure series.This gorgeous hardback gift edition features the original cover art and inside illustrations by Eileen Soper, a ribbon marker and an exclusive note on page 1 from Enid Blyton herself.'There was something else out on the sea by the rocks - something dark that seemed to lurch out of the waves . . . What could it be?'Julian, Dick and Anne are spending the holidays with their tomboy cousin George and her dog, Timothy. One day, George takes them to explore nearby Kirrin Island, with its rocky little coast and old ruined castle on the top.Over on the island, they make a thrilling discovery, which leads them deep into the dungeons of Kirrin Castle on a dangerous adventure. Who - and what - will they find there?
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  • A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales

    By Chris Colfer
    Authors:
    Chris Colfer
    Dear Reader, you hold in your hands a very special book that contains more than thirty-five classic fairy tales and nursery rhymes, plus your very own survival guide to the Land of Stories. If you notice the pages glowing, followed by an inviting humming noise, don't be afraid! That is just the book's magic. But whatever you do, don't lean too far into the book. You never know where you might end up.Enter the world of fairy tales in this stunning illustrated gift book that includes more than thirty-five beloved stories and rhymes retold by No.1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer.This gorgeous, full-colour companion book to the Land of Stories series will appeal to new and old fans alike, who will delight in favorite classics such as 'Cinderella', 'Sleeping Beauty', 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and more. Here is the beloved fairy-tale treasury that Alex and Conner fall into in The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell - a beautifully designed addition to the series, and the magical book that started it all!
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    Orchard Ballet Stories for Young Children

    By Saviour Pirotta, Brigette Barrager
    Authors:
    Saviour Pirotta
    Illustrated by:
    Brigette Barrager
    Discover all the magic of the ballet with this collection of classic tales and meet enchanted princesses, magical birds, dancing dolls and wicked witches. Travel to a magical kingdom of sweets, twirl at an enchanted fairytale ball, and discover the story of a sleeping princess, woken after 100 years by her true love's kiss.This beautiful gift collection contains six of the best-loved stories from the ballet: The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Coppelia and The Firebird.Award-winning storyteller Saviour Pirotta retells the classic tales in an accessible style that's perfect for young children, while New York Times bestselling artist Brigette Barrager's beautiful full-colour illustrations bring each magical scene to life.The perfect gift for little ballet dancers and ballet fans.
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  • Magical Story Collection

    A luxurious padded treasury containing FIVE bumper stories about magic and friendship, starring your favourite My Little Pony friends!Twilight Sparkle and her My Little Pony friends have decided to write a journal to tell YOU all about their best adventures! This magical story collection contains hours of storytelling fun: discover how the pony friends stop mischievous Discord from destroying Equestria; join them as they explore a spooky castle; find out how the Magic of Friendship is the most powerful magic of all . . . and much, MUCH more!With a padded hardback cover and super sparkly pink foil, this is the perfect gift for Pony fans!My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic TV series is the number 1 series on TinyPop and PopTV, and is also available to stream on Netflix and BinWeevils.Brand-new feature film with star-studded cast coming to cinemas across the UK in Autumn 2017!Look out for more brilliant stories about your My Little Pony friends:The Big Book of EquestriaPrincess Cadance's Royal HolidayMagical Baby Flurry HeartRace Day in Rainbow FallsTwilight Sparkle and the Crystal EmpireAdventure in Everfree Forest!The Secret of Gabby GumsA Springtime SurpriseCutie Mark Crusaders Forever
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    The First Christmas and Other Bible Stories

    By Enid Blyton, Sam Loman
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Illustrated by:
    Sam Loman
    A beautiful cloth-bound gift edition containing 16 of the best-known New Testament stories retold for children, by Enid Blyton, one of the world's best-loved storytellers. The perfect Christmas gift.'Enid Blyton's retelling of Christ's own stories and the meaning of His time on Earth is full of love - Christ's love for us, our love for each other - and Enid's caring and timeless love for children everywhere' - from the introduction by Pam Rhodes.Enid Blyton has been delighting readers for more than seventy years. Find more retold religious stories in Noah's Ark and Other Bible Stories and The Land of Far Beyond. Enid's best-loved characters include Noddy the wooden boy, Timmy the dog from The Famous Five and the mischievous twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan from the much-loved boarding school series St Clare's. The stories in this collection previously appeared in magazines and anthologies from the 40s and 60s. Illustrated in black and white, the collection contains the following stories, which are episodes in the life of Christ:The First Christmas, The Shepherds in the Night, The Three Wise Men, The Angel's Warning, The Little Boy Jesus, Twelve Years Old, The Twelve Disciples, The Nobleman's Son, The Loaves and the Fishes, The Good Samaritan, The Boy Who Left Home, The Last Supper, The Capture of Jesus, The Story of Easter, Jesus on the Cross, Jesus Rises Again
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    The Land of Far Beyond

    By Enid Blyton, Sam Loman
    Authors:
    Enid Blyton
    Illustrated by:
    Sam Loman
    A beautiful cloth-bound gift edition of Enid Blyton's The Land of Far Beyond - a retelling of John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress.A classic adventure of good versus evil, this book will never be forgotten by the children who read it.Peter, Anna and Patience live in the City of Turmoil, a noisy, dirty place where children can do whatever they like. It's all fun and games until they discover the heavy burdens they carry in their hearts from behaving so badly. The only way they can get rid of their burdens is by travelling to the Land of Far Beyond, a distant land that is found by taking a long, difficult path full of people who tempt them to lose their way.This beautiful cloth-bound hardback contains the original text first published in 1942.
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