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Classics

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  • When Mary’s parents die she is sent to live with her uncle. Mary hates it there, until
    she finds a secret garden . . .

    Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Recommended for children aged 5+, the eight levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework (Pre-A1 to A2+) and include language activities that help develop key skills and provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) exams.

    This Level 6 Reader is A2+ in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Flyers and KET exams. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to four clauses, more complex past and future tense structures, passives and time clauses.

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  • Powhatan is the Chief of a tribe. Pocahontas is his daughter. They live in a fine village. Then, English men came in big boats.

    Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Recommended for children aged 5+, the eight levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework (Pre-A1 to A2+) and include language activities that help develop key skills and provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) exams.

    This Level 2 Reader is A1 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Movers exams. Short sentences contain a maximum of two clauses, introducing the past tense and some simple adverbs.

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  • After a shipwreck, Gulliver finds himself on an island of tiny people and no way to get home. What adventures will he have?

    Ladybird Readers is a graded reading series of traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction, written for young learners of English as a foreign or second language. Recommended for children aged 5+, the eight levels of Readers and Activity Books follow the CEFR framework (Pre-A1 to A2+) and include language activities that help develop key skills and provide preparation for the Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE) exams.

    This Level 5 Reader is A2 in the CEFR framework and supports YLE Flyers and KET exams. The longer text is made up of sentences with up to three clauses, more complex past and future tense structures, modal verbs and a wider variety of adverbs and pronouns.

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  • Mr Twit is a foul and smelly man with bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard.
    Mrs Twit is a horrible old hag with a glass eye.
    Together they make the nastiest couple you could ever hope not to meet.
    Down in their garden, the Twits keep Muggle-Wump the monkey and his family locked in a cage. But not for much longer, because the monkeys are planning to trick the terrible Twits, once and for all . . .

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  • This Ladybird Classic is an abridged retelling of the classic tale of Dracula by Bram Stoker. A perfect introduction to the well-loved legend, it is ideal for adults to read with children, or for newly confident readers to tackle alone. Please note that due to some scary parts in places, content may not be suitable for very young or sensitive readers.

    Beautiful new illustrations throughout and a gorgeous larger format with ribbon marker bring the excitement of this classic story to a new generation of children.

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  • George Kranky’s Grandma is a miserable grouch. George really hates that horrid old witchy woman.
    One Saturday morning, George is in charge of giving Grandma her medicine.
    So-ho! Ah-ha! Ho-hum! George knows exactly what to do.
    A magic medicine* it will be. One that will either cure her completely . . . or blow off the top of her head.

    *WARNING: Do not try to make George’s Marvellous Medicine yourselves at home. It could be dangerous.

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  • Every Saturday morning the Greg family goes off to shoot animals and birds. But the girl who lives next door hates hunting.
    Now it’s made her so angry she’s PUT THE MAGIC FINGER ON THEM ALL. And very strange things have begun to happen . . .

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  • This Ladybird Classic is an abridged retelling of the classic story of Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift, making it perfect for introducing the story to younger children, or for newly confident readers to tackle alone.

    Beautiful new illustrations throughout and a gorgeous larger format with ribbon marker bring the magic and adventure of this classic story to a new generation of children.

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  • Ladybird has published fairy tales for over forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children. The Ladybird Tales series is based on the original Ladybird re-tellings, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail.

    This beautiful hardback edition of Pinocchio is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic story for young readers from 3+. The tale is sensitively retold, following the story of a little wooden puppet who wants to be a real little boy.

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  • Ladybird has published fairy tales for over forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children. The Ladybird Tales series is based on the original Ladybird re-tellings, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail.

    This beautiful hardback edition of Pinocchio is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic story for young readers from 3+. The tale is sensitively retold, following the story of a little wooden puppet who wants to be a real little boy.

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  • This Ladybird Classic is an abridged retelling of the classic story of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, making it perfect for introducing the story to younger children, or for newly confident readers to tackle alone.

    Beautiful new illustrations throughout and a gorgeous larger format with ribbon marker bring the magic of this classic story to a new generation of children.

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  • This Ladybird Classic is an abridged retelling of the classic story of The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit, making it perfect for introducing the story to younger children, or for newly confident readers to tackle alone.

    Beautiful new illustrations throughout and a gorgeous larger format with ribbon marker bring the magic of this classic story to a new generation of children.

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  • This Ladybird Classic is an abridged retelling of the classic story of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, making it perfect for introducing the story to younger children, or for newly confident readers to tackle alone.

    Beautiful new illustrations throughout and a gorgeous larger format with ribbon marker bring the magic of this classic story to a new generation of children.

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  • Join Alice in Wonderland where nothing is quite as it seems.

    On an ordinary summer’s afternoon, Alice tumbles down a hole and an extraordinary adventure begins. In a strange world with even stranger characters, she meets a rabbit with a pocketwatch, a grinning cat, joins a mad tea-party and plays croquet with the fearsome queen! Lost in this weird and wonderful fantasy land, Alice begins to wonder just exactly how she’ll ever find her way home . . .

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  • Rediscover the magical story of Mary Lennox, who arrives in the wild and windswept Yorkshire a sickly and miserable girl – until she discovers a forgotten, Secret Garden.

    As Mary works hard to bring the garden back to life, its magic begins to work on her too . . .

    This classic and beloved story has been beautifully retold by Claire Freedman and brought to glorious visual life by new illustration talent Shaw Davidson

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  • High up in a tall building lives Mr Hoppy all alone.
    Downstairs lives Mrs Silver. Mr Hoppy loves her. And Mrs Silver loves her tortoise, Alfie. Oh, if only Mr Hoppy could perform some great feat that would make him a hero in her eyes! Then one day his mind goes click and an amazing idea rushes into his head.
    With the help of a magical spell, some cabbage leaves and one hundred and forty tortoises, can shy Mr Hoppy win Mrs Silver’s heart?

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  • Meet James, his fascinating creepy-crawly friends and their amazing GIANT PEACH in this action-packed sticker activity book! Use your stickers to explore their unbelievable hideout and head off on a fantastic adventure full of puzzles and activities. Let your imagination run wild!

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  • Draw your own Chocolate Factory! Design a fantastic home for Mr Fox! Dream some dreams!

    Write, draw and imagine your way through this fun collection of creative activities, all inspired by the wonderful world of Roald Dahl.

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  • “Bold and intensely satisfying for children and adults alike” The Guardian

    The ultimate adventure retold for children! Odysseus must battle his way home from war with the Greek Gods pitted against him. But what will he find when he gets there?

    From the gory tale of the Cyclops to the trickery of the Trojan Horse, Homer’s classic, The Odyssey, is filled with stories of bravery, cleverness and heroism. This picture-book retelling of Odysseus’s epic journey is the perfect introduction to this essential story.

    “Pienkowski is a genius” Independent

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  • Ladybird has published fairy tales for over forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children. The Ladybird Tales series is based on the original Ladybird re-tellings, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail.

    This beautiful hardback edition of Aladdin is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic story for young readers from 3+. The tale is sensitively retold, following the story of a young boy’s magical adventures with a wicked magician, a beautiful princess and two amazing genies.

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