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Charlie Fletcher talks to Graham Marks (again!)

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Charlie Fletcher is the bestselling author of the Stoneheart series and the classic adventure tale Far Rockaway; he has recently had his first adult novel published and here he talks to Graham Marks about his latest project, Dragon Shield.

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The Flying Carpet Thief

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
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Sally Gardner, David Roberts
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The Matchbox Mysteries

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
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Sally Gardner, David Roberts

Podgy Bottom is in trouble. All over town cars are being shrunk to the size of a matchbox in the blink of an eye; a giant purple bunny rabbit is running riot and a strange-looking broomstick is causing chaos and calamity... Sounds like a case for Wings & Co, the famous fairy detective agency! Can Emily, Budget and Fidget put a stop to this magical mischief before it's too late?Another fantastic story for younger readers from Sally Gardner, winner of the COSTA BOOK AWARD 2013, and acclaimed artist, David Roberts. If you loved David Walliams's GANGSTA GRANNY, you'll love these hilarious tales of mischief, mayhem, magic and mystery.Read by Simon Russell Beale(P)2004 Orion Publishing Group.Ltd

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Early Reader: The Little Nut Tree

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner
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Tinder

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
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Sally Gardner, David Roberts

Otto Hundebiss is tired of war, but when he defies Death he walks a dangerous path. A half beast half man gives him shoes and dice which will lead him deep into a web of dark magic and mystery. He meets the beautiful Safire - pure of heart and spirit, the scheming Mistress Jabber and the terrifying Lady of the Nail. He learns the powers of the tinderbox and the wolves whose master he becomes. But will all the riches in the world bring him the thing he most desires?Fairy tales are often the cruellest stories of all; in this exquisite novel Sally Gardner writes about great love and great loss.

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A Palace Full of Princesses

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner

A gift book bind-up edition of four much-loved Early Reader Magical Princess stories: CINDERELLA, SNOW WHITE, SLEEPING BEAUTY and THE FROG PRINCE. These universally loved fairy tales are re-told with wit and charm in this beautiful book that makes the perfect Christmas gift.Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books.

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Three Pickled Herrings

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
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Sally Gardner, David Roberts

At the Wings & Co. Fairy Detective Agency, Emily Vole and her friends are beginning to worry. It's five months since their official opening and they still haven't had one case. Then local landowner Sir Walter Cross dies suddenly and mysteriously. The detectives suspect fairy meddling. And when Mr Rollo the tailor mysteriously loses everything and Pan Smith's wedding plans are ruined the night before her big day, they're convinced there must be magic at play. Now they have not one, but three pickled herrings to deal with! Can they solve the mystery of who is stealing people's luck before the meddling fairy goes too far?

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Operation Bunny

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
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Sally Gardner, David Roberts
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Red Necklace/Silver Blade omnibus

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner
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Cinderella

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner
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Sleeping Beauty

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner
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Snow White

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.With skin as white as snow, lips as red as roses, and hair as black as ebony, Snow White soon arouses the jealousy of her wicked stepmother. Hidden away in the forest, can she escape the evil queen with the help of her new friends?

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The Frog Prince

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner
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The Double Shadow

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner
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The Boy with the Lightning Feet

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner
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The Boy Who Could Fly

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner

One day the Fat Fairy turns up at Thomas Top's house to grant him a birthday wish. Thomas can't think what to ask for, so he wishes he could fly. That's how Thomas goes from being just an ordinary boy whom no one notices to being the most popular boy in the school. But it makes him sad that grown-ups can't see the wonderful things he can do. His flying gets him suspended from school, and that makes life at home much worse, because his dad gets so cross and it makes his mum miserable. But then the Fat Fairy turns up again, and with help from her and Thomas's new friend Mr Vinnie, a retired painter and decorator who has been flying since he was Thomas's age, everything changes.This is an enchanting story in which an unconfident child discovers a special gift that brings him joy and heartache. The magic of the words, the humour and poignancy of the story and the wonderful characters, are all enhanced by the author's own delightful drawings.

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The Princess and the Pea

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner
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Hello? Is Anybody There?

Jostein Gaarder, Sally Gardner
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Jostein Gaarder, Sally Gardner
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I, Coriander

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner

The story is told by Coriander, daughter of a silk merchant in 1650s London. Her idyllic childhood ends when her mother dies and her father goes away, leaving Coriander with her stepmother, a widow who is in cahoots with a fundamentalist Puritan preacher. She is shut away in a chest and left to die, but emerges into the fairy world from which her mother came, and where time has no meaning. When she returns, charged with a task that will transform her life, she is seventeen. This is a book filled with enchantments -- a pair of silver shoes, a fairy shadow, a prince transformed into a fox - that contrast with the heartbreaking loss and cruelty of Coriander's life in the real world. With its brilliantly realized setting of old London Bridge, and underpinned by the conflict between Royalists and Puritans, it is a terrific page turner, involving kidnapping, murder and romance, and an abundance of vivid characters.

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The Red Necklace

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner

The story of a remarkable boy called Yann Margoza; Tetu the dwarf, his friend and mentor; Sido, unloved daughter of a foolish Marquis; and Count Kalliovski, Grand Master of a secret society, who has half the aristocracy in thrall to him, and wants Yann dead.Yann is spirited away to London but three years later, when Paris is gripped by the bloody horrors of the Revolution, he returns, charged with two missions: to find out Kalliovski's darkest deeds and to save Sido from the guillotine. With a tangle of secrets, a thread of magic and a touch of humour, the follies of the aristocracy and the sufferings of ordinary people are unfolded as their lives move relentlessly towards the tragic and horrific days of the Terror. THE RED NECKLACE is not only a tremendous adventure story but a vibrant and passionate picture of Paris in turmoil and of a large cast of memorable characters.

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Playtime Rhymes

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner

The perfect collection of rhymes for children to sing, count, hop, skip, jump and dance to. Chosen with the help of infant school teachers, the 37 rhymes include all-time favourites such as 'The Wheels on the Bus', 'Old MacDonald had a Farm', 'If You're Happy and You Know It' and 'Ten Fat Sausages'. It is just right for any family with young children, or for use by playgroups and reception classes.With its big square format and lively, imaginative pictures full of funny scenes and characters, PLAYTIME RHYMES, one of the first books by the immensely popular Sally Gardner, has already shown its enduring appeal.