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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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    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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    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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    The Orchard Book of Nursery Rhymes

    By Zena Sutherland, Faith Jaques
    Authors:
    Zena Sutherland
    Illustrated by:
    Faith Jaques
    The Orchard Book of Nursery Rhymes has been shared and treasured by families for over two decades. Now, to celebrate its 25th anniversary, this children's classic is available in a beautiful new hardback gift edition.All the favourites are included in this collection of over 75 rhymes and songs, from Baa, Baa, Black Sheep and Humpty Dumpty, to Sing a Song of Sixpence and many more. With ABCs, counting rhymes, lullabies and verse, this enduring and delightful classic is an essential for every child's bookshelf.
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    The Orchard Book of Grimm's Fairy Tales

    By Saviour Pirotta, Emma Chichester Clark
    Authors:
    Saviour Pirotta
    Illustrated by:
    Emma Chichester Clark
    Step into a magical world of beautiful princesses and handsome princes, wicked witches and good fairies. Here are ten of the best-loved fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm, retold in a friendly, accessible way that's perfect for young children, and now in a beautiful new edition.Saviour Pirotta's lively retellings of these classic fairy tales are perfectly complemented by Emma Chichester Clark's rich, glowing illustrations, making this book a joy to share and a gift to treasure.Contents: The Sleeping Princess; The Magic Gingerbread House; The Magic Bear and the Handsome Prince;The Golden-Haired Girl in the Tower; Little Mouse and Lazy Cat; The Princess and the Seven Dwarves; The Swans and the Brave Princess; The Naughty Princess and the Frog; The Girl Who Spun Straw into Gold; The Twelve Dancing Princesses.
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    Orchard Aesop's Fables

    By Michael Morpurgo, Emma Chichester Clark
    Authors:
    Michael Morpurgo
    Illustrated by:
    Emma Chichester Clark
    A timeless collection of over twenty of Aesop's best-loved fables, including favourites such as The Hare and the Tortoise, Town Mouse and Country Mouse, Dog in the Manger and The Lion and the Mouse. The tales are retold with warmth and humour by former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo and brought to life by Emma Chichester Clark's exquisitely playful and distinctive artwork.
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    The Orchard Book of Classic Shakespeare Verse

    By Gina Pollinger, Emma Chichester Clark
    Authors:
    Gina Pollinger
    Illustrated by:
    Emma Chichester Clark
    This selection of verse and poetry from William Shakespeare, the greatest playwright the World has ever known, is filled with wit and wisdom, tenderness and magic, mischief and merriment.An exquisite collection of Shakespeare's writing featuring favourite passages of verse, familiar to many, along with lesser-known pieces, all of which sparkle in the mind and fire the imagination.The poems and verse have been carefully selected to ensure that even younger readers develop a lifelong love of the Bard and his timeless legacy. Includes a foreword by Gina Pollinger, inviting readers to immerse themselves in the delight of Shakespeare's writing. The richness of the words is matched by Emma Chichester Clark's gem-like illustrations, capturing all the life of these enduring poems.
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    Orchard Greek Myths

    By Geraldine McCaughrean, Emma Chichester Clark
    Authors:
    Geraldine McCaughrean
    Illustrated by:
    Emma Chichester Clark
    Discover the drama and thrill of sixteen classic Ancient Greek myths in this glorious story collection.Featuring all of the best-known stories, including Theseus & the Minotaur, Heracles, Daedalus & Icarus, The Wooden Horse and Pandora's Box. Retold by master storyteller, Geraldine McCaughrean, with full colour artwork throughout, this is an essential for every child's bookshelf."These powerful stories are brought to a young modern audience with a verve and simplicity that makes them shine in our minds" - Michael RosenStories included: Theseus and the MinotaurPandora's BoxPerseus and MedusaJason and the Golden FleeceDaedalus and IcarusOrpheus and EurydiceArachneThe Wooden Horse of TroyKing MidasPersephone and the Pomegranate SeedsEcho and NarcissusThe Twelve Labours of HeraclesOdysseusApollo and DaphneAtalanta's RaceFreedom for Prometheus
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    The Orchard Book of Funny Fairy Tales

    By Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
    Authors:
    Laurence Anholt
    Illustrated by:
    Arthur Robins
    From 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' to 'Cinderella' and 'The Billy Goats Gruff' to 'Hansel and Gretel', Laurence Anholt's lively retellings are full of fun and silly humour and perfectly complemented by Arthur Robins' brilliantly funny illustrations. Storytime has never been such fun! Contents: Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Billy Goat's Gruff, the Sleeping Beauty and Hansel and Gretel.
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    The Orchard Book Of Stories From The Ballet

    By Geraldine McCaughrean, Angela Barrett
    Authors:
    Geraldine McCaughrean
    Illustrated by:
    Angela Barrett
    A beautiful new edition of a classic ballet story collection. Travel to the magical Land of Sweets across the Lemonade Ocean in The Nutcracker; be dazzled by the magical Firebird with her flame-bright feathers; and dance until the clock chimes midnight with Cinderella and her handsome prince. Master storyteller Geraldine McCaughrean retells these classic tales with poetry and magic, while renowned artist Angela Barrett's exquisite illustrations dance off the page. "McCaughrean could rewrite the shipping forecast and make is sound riveting - she has a wonderful talent for drawing children straight into the story."The Sunday Telegraph
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    The Orchard Book of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

    By Martin Waddell, Emma Chichester Clark
    Authors:
    Martin Waddell
    Illustrated by:
    Emma Chichester Clark
    Welcome to the wonderful fairytale world of Hans Christian Andersen . . . retold for today's children by Martin Waddell, the much-loved author of Owl Babies and Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?This classic collection brings together nine favourite stories, from the fun and humour of the proud Emperor with his splendid new clothes, to the gentle sadness of the Little Mermaid. With a colourful cast of witches, princesses, toys and animals, this rich and varied collection is guaranteed to delight and entertain readers young and old. Emma Chichester Clark's glorious illustrations bring the tales vividly to life, making this book a joy to share and a gift to treasure.
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    The Orchard Book of Nursery Rhymes for Your Baby

    By , Penny Dann
    Illustrated by:
    Penny Dann
    Baby's first book of nursery rhymes.This enchanting treasury brings together over sixty best-loved rhymes in a beautiful hardback book complete with a foiled cover. Enjoy playtime together with lively counting songs and favourite characters, including Incy Wincy Spider and Humpty Dumpty, or snuggle up at bedtime with gentle lullabies, such as Rock-a-Bye, Baby and Hush, Little Baby. With delightful illustrations from acclaimed artist, Penny Dann, there is a rhyme for every occasion in this essential collection - making this the perfect gift for every baby, to treasure always.Other rhymes contained include:Hickory, Dickory, DockLittle Miss MuffetOld Macdonald Had a FarmRow, Row, Row Your BoatThis Little PiggyTwinkle, Twinkle, Little StarThree Blind MiceMary Had a Little Lamb
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    The Orchard Book of Swords Sorcerers and Superheroes

    By Tony Bradman, Tony Ross
    Authors:
    Tony Bradman
    Illustrated by:
    Tony Ross
    This collection brings together ten classic stories, each one as thrilling as the last. From the heroics of Jason and the Argonauts, to the courage of George as he sets out to fight the terrible dragon, to the bravery and kindness of Robin Hood, this is a book full of excitement, surprises and adventure. Retold in a lively and humorous style by Tony Bradman and accompanied by Tony Ross's distinctive illustrations, these stories will capture every child's imagination from the very first page. Contents: Jason and the Golden Fleece * King Arthur's Beginnings * Aladdin and His Magic Lamp * William Tell * Hercules and the Monstrous Cacus * Sinbad the Sailor and the Roc * George and the Dragon * Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves * Theseus and the Minotaur * Robin Hood and the Sheriff
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    The Orchard Book Of The Unicorn And Other Magical Animals

    By Margaret Mayo, Jane Ray
    Authors:
    Margaret Mayo
    Illustrated by:
    Jane Ray
    Learn why you should never look at a mermaid, how the unicorn always walks alone, why there are so many dragons in China and how the Phoenix lives forever. These ten fabulous stories of the world's most magical birds and beasts are retold with wit and warmth by Margaret Mayo and brought to life in glorious colour by Jane Ray. A magical gift to treasure.
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    The Orchard Book Of Roman Myths

    By Geraldine McCaughrean, Emma Chichester Clark
    Authors:
    Geraldine McCaughrean
    Illustrated by:
    Emma Chichester Clark
    A wonderfully rich and varied collection of fifteen stories from Roman mythology, retold for today's young readers. Here are all the famous myths from the birth of Venus, to the founding of Rome by Romulus and Remus. The great gods and goddesses, including Jupiter, Mars and Diana, are brought vividly to life by Emma Chichester Clark's beautiful illustrations that perfectly reflect the liveliness of Geraldine McCaughrean's gripping retellings.
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    The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths

    By Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
    Authors:
    Saviour Pirotta
    Illustrated by:
    Jan Lewis
    Here are ten of the greatest and best-loved Greek legends retold with warmth and humour for young children and illustrated with bright, friendly artwork. Meet Theseus and the Minotaur, Odysseus, Pandora, King Midas and a whole cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures. The perfect introduction to Greek Myths.
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