The perfect book for the Christmas season. But there is an atmosphere of fear in the familiar countryside around him. Will is about to make a shocking discovery - that he is the last person to be born with the power of the Old Ones, and as a guardian of the Light he must begin a dangerous journey to vanquish the terrifyingly evil magic of the Dark.
I had a good, proper look at myself in the mirror tonight. I've always wanted to look clever, but at the age of twenty years and three months I have to admit that I look like a person who has never even heard of Jung or Updike. Adrian Mole is an adult. At least that's what it says on his passport. But living at home, clinging to his threadbare...
Nick Sharratt's fabulously funny debut novel is illustrated throughout with his irresistible wit and humour. The King and his cat must find a new home when their castle burns down in an Unfortunate Incident with a dragon. The King discovers lots of new experiences, from washing-up to shopping - then danger looms when the dragon makes its return!
'Funny, tender, sad and huge of heart' Phil EarleThirteen-year-old Martin and his younger brother Charlie are on a very special journey. Martin is doing his best to be a good big brother, but it's hard when there's something so huge coming once they get to Cornwall ...
This new edition of Nesbit's The Phoenix and The Carpet is here presented with beautiful illustrations by Ella Okstad. It Includes extra material for young readers, including a section on the book, information about the author and a test-yourself quiz
Lying awake at night, Tom hears the old grandfather clock downstairs strike . . . eleven . . . twelve . . . thirteen . . . Thirteen! How strange! When Tom gets up to investigate, he discovers a magical garden. A garden that everyone told him doesn't exist. A garden that only he can enter . . .
Tehanu Ged is but a goatherd on the island of Gont when he comes by his strange powers over nature. Sent to the School of Wizards on Roke, he learns the true way of magic and proves himself a powerful magician. And it is as the Archmage Sparrowhawk that he helps the High Priestess Tenar escape the labyrinth of darkness.
'This night will be bad, and tomorrow will be beyond imagining'It's Christmas-time in the Stanton family house: presents, carol singing, good cheer. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
On one level this work is the story of an airman's discovery of a small boy from another planet in the desert and his stories of intergalactic travel, and on the other hand it is a thought-provoking allegory of the human condition.
Nate and his mother are running away, hiding out in a dilapidated cottage in the middle of a dark forest. When Mum heads off for provisions, and then doesn't return, Nate is left alone and afraid. But comfort can come from the most unexpected of places - a mysterious girl trying to solve a treasure hunt and the reappearance of an old friend.
The exotically named Baroness Orczy was the daughter of a Hungarian aristocrat who came to London at the age of fifteen. Everyman's Library Children's Classics publishes the novel in a new and up-to-date edition to tie in with the BBC production to be screened this Christmas.
Martin is the Warrior and founder of Redwall Abbey. When Verduaga Greeneyes, king of the wildcats, becomes tyrant ruler over the creatures of Mossflower, the wood landers begin a life of serfdom and cruelty. But then, a young mouse called Martin chances by the woods - bringing with him an indomitable spirit of adventure and will for freedom.
Magpie witnesses a strange spectacle above the streets of Paris: a boy suspended in the air. It ends in disaster - even so, Magpie is enthralled by the idea of flying. But others, too, are determined to discover Montgolfier's secrets ...
On holiday in Cornwall, Simon, Jane and Barney Drew discover an ancient map in the attic of the Grey House, where they are staying with their mysterious Great-Uncle Merry. It is the start of a quest to find a grail, a source of great power that could contain - or resurrect - the powerful, age-old forces of evil in the world.
In their desperate quest to find the grail, stolen by the forces of the Dark, the Drew children have returned to Trewissick. Overcome by the Greenwitch's power, Jane makes a perilous wish - one that will tip the balance in the ongoing struggle between good and evil.
Following a serious illness, Will is sent to stay with his uncle in the wild, bleak mountains of Tywyd. With Bran's help, Will set outs to find the golden harp and awaken the six sleepers who must join the final battle between the Dark and the Light.
The six servants of the Light - the Drew children, Will, Bran and the mysterious Merriman - have reached their last, desperate fight against the forces of the Dark. Their search will lead them from their own world to the haunting, magical Lost Land between sea and shore - and they will each stare death in the face before the battle's final moments.
I lay very still, with all my senses telling me that I had gone mad. The plague? Nobody's had the plague for centuries ...Nathan Field, a talented young actor, arrives at the newly rebuilt Globe Theatre in London to play Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream. As rehearsals begin, eerie echoes of the past begin to haunt Nat, and he falls sick.
Dill's father is in jail for an unspeakable crime. Shunned by the neighbours in their small religious Tennessee town, Dill and his mother try to make ends meet. Dill's only respite from poverty and prejudice are his two friends: Lydia and Travis.