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The Little Mermaid

Geraldine McCaughrean, Hans Christian Andersen, Laura Barrett
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Geraldine McCaughrean, Hans Christian Andersen, Laura Barrett

Hans Christian Andersen's entrancing tale of love, set between land and sea, is retold by renowned storyteller Geraldine McCaughrean and brought to life in magical silhouette artwork by illustrator Laura Barrett. When she falls in love with a prince, the little mermaid persuades a sea witch to replace her tail with legs so she can live on land. But the price demanded by the wicked sea witch is great: the mermaid's beautiful voice . . .With a sparkling foiled cover, this beautiful gift book is a must-have addition to any child's bookshelf!

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The Unicorn Prince

Saviour Pirotta, Jane Ray
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Saviour Pirotta, Jane Ray
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Stories From China

Saviour Pirotta, Tim Clarey
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Saviour Pirotta, Tim Clarey
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Multicultural Stories: Stories From The Amazon

Saviour Pirotta, Rebecca Gryspeerdt
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Saviour Pirotta, Rebecca Gryspeerdt

This beautifully illustrated collection of stories from one of the world's richest story-telling traditions is ideal for young readers and for reading aloud to 7-11 year-olds.Each story is introduced with information about its origins and the people who first started telling it, and maps locate the places associated with it. The book includes a glossary and sources of further information as well as ideas for activities that children can do to explore the stories and Amazonian culture further.Retold by an experienced writer of stories for the young, this is a book to inform and entertain in equal measure.

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Orchard Ballet Stories for Young Children

Saviour Pirotta, Brigette Barrager
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Saviour Pirotta, Brigette Barrager
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The Orchard Book of Grimm's Fairy Tales

Saviour Pirotta, Emma Chichester Clark
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Saviour Pirotta, 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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Divali

Saviour Pirotta
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Chinese New Year

Saviour Pirotta
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Theseus and The Minotaur

Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
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Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
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Pegasus The Flying Horse

Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
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Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
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Arion The Dolphin Boy

Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
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Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis

Arion was the greatest poet in the world. On his way home from a far-off land, sailors want to steal his treasure and leave him to drown. Who will save him?

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Jason and The Golden Fleece

Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
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Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis

Jason goes to find the Golden Fleece, so he can get the throne back from his wicked uncle. But first he must brave evil skeletons and get past a terrible serpent...

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Arachne, The Spider Woman

Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
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Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis

Arachne is always boasting that her weaving is better than the goddess Athena's. So Athena decides to teach the boastful girl a terrible lesson... Join a cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures.

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The Secret Of Pandora's Box

Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
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Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis

Epimetheus is happy when beautiful Pandora comes to live with him. But when she opens Epimetheus's special chest, the one the Gods warned him not to touch, something terrible escapes... Join a cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures.

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King Midas's Goldfingers

Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
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Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis

King Midas's greatest wish is for everything he touches to turn to gold. But once this wish is granted, Midas realises he will never be able to hug his little princess again. What will he do? Join a cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures.

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Odysseus and The Wooden Horse

Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
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Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis

Troy is the most well-protected city in the land. So how will Odysseus and his men get in? The great hero comes up with an ingenious plan... Join a cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures.

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The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths

Saviour Pirotta, Jan Lewis
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Saviour Pirotta, 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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The Sleeping Princess and other Fairy Tales from Grimm

Saviour Pirotta, Emma Chichester Clark
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Saviour Pirotta, Emma Chichester Clark

Step into a magical world of beautiful princesses, handsome princes and wicked witches. This collection contains ten of the most loved fairy tales from the brothers Grimm, retold by master storyteller, Saviour Pirotta, and exquisitely illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark. The well-loved stories within the book include: Little Briar Rose, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and Rose Red, Rapunzel, Cat and Mouse in Partnership, Little Snow White, The Six Swans, The Frog Prince, Rumpelstiltskin, and The Twelve Dancing Princesses.

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Saviour Pirotta

Saviour Pirotta (born 1958, Naxxar, Malta) is a children's book author based in England.[1] The second of five brothers, he grew up speaking both English and Maltese. He attended Naxxar Primary School and later won a scholarship to St Aloysius' College (Malta), one of the most prestigious schools on the island. He developed a love of literature early on in life when he discovered the works of Maltese folklorist Manuel Magri, the legends of Father Peter Delia, the works of C.S. Lewis and a children's adventure story by local author Guze Galea called Ragel Bil-Ghaqal (A Serious Man). His first short novel, The Pirates of Pudding Beach, paid tribute to it. The author's parents, both extremely devout Catholics, discouraged his interest in the arts and censored most television programmes. The family did watch Italian television series, however, and the RAI adaptations of Emilio Salgari's novels about the Asian pirate Sandokan made a big impression on the young Pirotta, as did frequent reruns of neorealist classics, in particular Vittorio De Sica's Shoeshine and Miracle in Milan. Pirotta also cites as visual influences the works of legendary film animator Ray Harryhausen and Alexander Korda, who produced the 1940 fantasy film The Thief of Baghdad, starring the South Asian actor Sabu. Rare visits to the cinema to watch Biblical epics like Ben Hur and The Ten Commandments were also to prove of lasting influence, which later led to an interest in the sword and sandal genre of movies and historical novels, especially the works of Rosemary Sutcliff. Having finished his secondary education at St. Aloysius, Pirotta enrolled in a hotel management course, but left during the second year, mainly due to bullying from fellow students, although during an interview with a local newspaper two years later he claimed that 'in a world where people are still dying of hunger and fighting for basic human rights, I don't want to waste my life deciding which wine goes with which fish.' He had a variety of jobs while attending a two year evening course at the Manoel Theatre Academy of Dramatic Arts, Malta's national drama school. While in his second year, he wrote a children's radio play which he sold to a local station for £5. After graduating, he directed various plays at the Manoel Theatre and helped set up Malta's first youth theatre company, for which he adapted and produced several works. By now he had decided that his future lay in writing and in October 1981, he moved to the UK. His first job was directing three short plays for Moonshine Community Arts Workshop in London, an off-shoot of Brian Way's pioneering Theatre Centre. He also wrote a children's play based on a Maltese folk tale which toured various venues around London, including the Oval House and Jacksons Lane Community Centre.[2] This brought him to the attention of the Commonwealth Institute, where he worked as a workshop leader and storyteller till 1989 alongside other artists from the Commonwealth including the Guyanese poet John Agard. The children's play was subsequently published by Samuel French and Pirotta has since concentrated on writing. His first efforts were picture books but he soon moved into non-fiction, specialising in pirates and religious festivals. His Pirates and Treasure, published in the UK, the US, Russia and Sweden in 1995 is widely considered to be the first children's book about sea-robbers with a multi-cultural viewpoint. For a while he also wrote science books for the very young using the pen name Sam Godwin. A Seed In Need - a first look at life cycle of a flower - won him the 1998 English Association Award for best non-fiction picture book. After the success of his next two books, Turtle Bay and The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths, Pirotta decided to write solely under his own name. Turtle Bay, published by Frances Lincoln in the UK and Farrar, Strauss, Giroux in the United States was selected by members of a book review panel appointed by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and assembled in cooperation with The Children's Book Council (CBC) as a Notable Science Trade Book of 1998. He has since concentrated on retelling folktales, producing The Sleeping Princess with illustrator Emma Chichester Clarke in 2002; The Orchard Book Of First Greek Myths with Jan Lewis in 2003 (both books for Orchard Books, an imprint of Hachette Livre); Aesop's Fables [2006];Around the World in 80 Tales [2007], both illustrated by Richard Johnson and published by Kingfisher in the UK and the US. In 2008 he performed at the Edinburgh International Book Festival for the first time where his show was sold out. He writes in English and his books are produced mainly for the English-speaking market but they have been successfully published by major companies in various countries, including the United States, Italy, France, Spain, Holland, Portugal, Rumania, Belgium, Sweden, Brazil, Thailand, Greece, Estonia, Poland, Russia and Korea. The author is now a British citizen and lives in Saltaire, Yorkshire. He is very much committed to empowering children to write and still performs workshops and story-making sessions in schools around the UK. He is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the SCBWI and the Scattered Authors' Society. In November 2010, Firebird was awarded an Aesop Accolade by the American Folklore Society. It shared the honour with Eric A. Kimmel's Joha Makes a Wish: A Middle Eastern Tale and Cloud Tea Monkeys by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham. ANTHOLOGIES Storyworld [illustrated by Fiona Small], Blackie & Sons, 1988 [re-issued as Tales From Around the World in 1994] Joy To The World - Christmas Stories from Around the Globe[illustrated by Sheila Moxley], Frances Lincoln/Harpercollins, 1998 The Sleeping Princess and other Fairy Tales from Grimm [illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark], Orchard Books 2002 [titled The MacElderry Book of Grimm's Fairy Tales in the US] The Orchard Book Of First Greek Myths [illustrated by Jan Lewis], Orchard Books, 2003 Once Upon A World[illustrated by Alan Marks], Watts/Sea to Sea Publications, 2004 Aesop's Fables [illustrated by Richard Johnson], Kingfisher 2005 Around The World in 80 Tales [illustrated by Richard Johnson], Kingfisher 2007 Children's Stories from the Bible (illustrated by Ian Andrew and Anne Yvonne Gilbert), Templar 2008 The Giant Book of Giants, Egmont Books, October 2011 PICTURE BOOKS Solomon's Secret [illustrated by Helen Cooper], Methuen/Dial 1989 Little Bird [illustrated by Steve Butler], Frances Lincoln/Tambourine 1992 Turtle Bay [illustrated by Nilesh Mistry], Frances Lincoln/Farrar Straus Giroux, 1998 [reissed as Turtle Watch, 2008] Patrick Paints A Picture [Illustrated by Linz West], Frances Lincoln 2008 Firebird [illustrated by Catherine Hyde], Templar Sept 2010 FORTHCOMING BOOKS The Orchard Book of Ballet Stories for the Very Young, Orchard Books, 2013 Grimm's Fairy Tales, a six-books series from Orchard Books, January 2012 October to March 2012

Jan Lewis

Saviour Pirotta is an award-winning author who has written many books for children, ranging from folktale and fiction to factual books. His Frances Lincoln picture books, Joy to the World and Turtle Bay have won numerous awards and been translated into several languages. He has retold several stories for Orchard, including the popular The Sleeping Princess and Other Fairy Tales from Grimm and The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths. Saviour lives in Brighton. Jan Lewis has been illustrating children's books for more than twenty years, ranging from board books to young fiction. Her most successful title is the best-selling Orchard novelty book, The Secret Princess Handbook. She also illustrated a delightful series of board books for Orchard, based on popular nursery rhymes and Christmas carols, which sell consistently well each year. Jan lives in Berkshire.