Story BOOKS
the christmas angels

Christmas Angels


It's Christmas Eve, and most people are safely tucked up in their beds. But the Christmas angels know who needs their help on this holy night, and are ready to fly down to help the lost, lonely and weary.

Small children will love the row of cut-out angel heads which reveal the features of each little angel in turn. This is a beautiful and inspiring picture book which sings of the message of Christmas loving kindness from every page. Hardback 32 pages

$24

 

little billy blue sox

STORY OF BILLY BLUESOCKS

This charming story, told in verse, shares a day in the life of a fun-loving little boy. Each beautiful illustration, painted in Olfers' unique style, shows Little Billy Bluesocks as he goes through the day doing tasks that all children will enjoy. He wakes up, plants a seed, feeds the rabbits, plays on the seesaw with his dog, picks apples, has a delicious supper and finally goes to bed. This recently discovered classic from Sibylle von Olfers is available for the first time in English.

$24

 

Hannah on the farm

HANNAH ON THE FARM (boardbook)

 

Hannah the hen spends a whole day on the farm looking for a quiet place to lay her eggs, so that she can have chicks of her own. The pigs grunt too loudly, the lambs are too playful, the cows are too clumsy... Will Hannah ever find a nice quiet place where her eggs will be safe?

A charming board book for very young children, which introduces farmyard animals and their characteristics. With lively illustrations in a classic style.

$12.50
Root Children

MY FIRST ROOT CHILDREN (boardbook)


All through winter the root children sleep underground. When spring comes Mother Nature wakes them up, and they get ready to gooutside into the sunshine with the beetles, bees ladybirds. They play in the forest with the butterflies. In summer they dance in the meadow and by the stream. When autumn comes and the cold wind blow,Mother Earth calls them back underground to go to sleep for the winter. The classic, seasonal Story of the Root Children is presented for the first time as a boardbook for very young children…Age range 1-3 years.

$12.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The little Christmas tree hates its sharp needles, and longs to have soft leaves like all the other trees
LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE - Loek Koopmans

The little Christmas tree hates its sharp needles, and longs to have soft leaves like all the other trees. But will it be happier when its wish is granted? Perhaps it’s not so bad being a little Christmas tree after all... This is a charming story about learning that the grass is not always greener on the other side. The perfect picture book for a cold winter’s evening around the fireside
Age 3-6 years.

Hardback. $24

 

When Flash, a very curious little fish, is caught and held prisoner on dry land, his aunts and uncles are determined to save him
CURIOUS FISH - Elsa Beskow

When Flash, a very curious little fish, is caught and held prisoner on dry land, his aunts and uncles are determined to save him. But how can they leave the water to go to his rescue? With the help of a wise old frog and a little magic, even the most unlikely wishes can come true. This highly imaginative and funny picture book paints the world from a whole new perspective -- from a fish's point of view. Children will delight in the wonderful characters of the lake, and in their extraordinary adventure on dry land.
This is the first time this charming Elsa Beskow book has been available in English.

Hardback $22

Peter lives in a shabby old house in the village.
PETER’S OLD HOUSE - Elsa Beskow

Peter lives in a shabby old house in the village. He builds boats for the children, shows visitors around in ten different languages, and is the village doctor and handyman. One day an official tells him his house must be mended or pulled down. Translated from Swedish. Colour illustrated.
For ages 5-8 years.

Hardback $24

It's harvest time, and Merlina the little sorceress and her friend Igor the dragon are busily gathering fruit and vegetables from their garden.
MERLINA AND THE MAGIC SPELL - Daniela Drescher

It's harvest time, and Merlina the little sorceress and her friend Igor the dragon are busily gathering fruit and vegetables from their garden. When Igor stands on a sharp thorn, Merlina has to find the right spell to make his toe better. Several not-so-magic spells later and the thorn is still there, and poor Igor is still in pain. That is, until he tries a tasty-looking chilli pepper, and gets quite a shock! Maybe magic doesn't always hold the key to their problems….

Daniela Drescher brings the charming world of Merlina the struggling sorceress to life with her beautiful illustrations. Each page is packed with delightful details for children to enjoy time and time again.
Ages 3-6 years.

Hardback $22

Florina lives in a valley in the Swiss Alps with her mother, father and brother Ursli.
FLORINA AND THE WILD BIRD - Selina Shonz

Florina lives in a valley in the Swiss Alps with her mother, father and brother Ursli. One day, while walking in the mountains, she finds a tiny bird who has lost its mother and takes it home to care for it. Florina and the wild bird soon become best friends – she makes food for it using her dolly tea-set and gives it a special basket to sleep in. When the bird grows up, its wings get bigger and it wants to fly. Florina must decide whether to keep the bird with her or release it back into the mountains.
This is another beloved Swiss children’s story from the illustrator of A Bell for Ursli.

Hardback. $25

This collection of stories is based upon tales told by the Buddha to his monks 2500 years ago.
EIGHT-YEAR OLD LEGEND BOOK - Isabel Wyatt

This collection of stories is based upon tales told by the Buddha to his monks 2500 years ago. Isabel Wyatt's enchanting retelling conjures up a rich world of eastern legend, ruled by courtly kings and wise men, and populated by brave princes, faithful elephants and cunning monkeys. The stories tell of great adventures and heroes, of danger and courage, and most importantly of how wisdom and thoughtfulness always triumph over selfishness and greed.

This anthology was compiled with children around the age of eight in mind - children who are embarking on more and more adventures in their own lives, and themselves learning to become clever and brave

Soft Cover. $24

When the king's son found gems in his horse's mane, he wondered, and still held his peace.
SEVEN-YEAR OLD WONDER BOOK - Isabel Wyatt

When the king's son found gems in his horse's mane, he wondered, and still held his peace. But that night he withdrew early from the feast and hid himself in the shadows of the stable. Presently in came Cordita, her beauty shining through her rags... These magical tales take us through the highlights of the year, through festivals and birthdays.
Age 7-9 years.

'The Seven-Year-Old Wonder Book tells stories about Sylvia and her life and experience through her sixth year of life. Each section tells of Sylvia's day; then she is told a story, by her mum or a friend, that relates to her experiences. Finally, just before going to sleep, Sylvia leaves her Wonder Book on her bedside table and chants a poetry spell asking the rhyme-elves to write a poem for her during the night. Sylvia wakses up the following morning to a new poem and a beautiful drawing and she runs to her mother's bed to read it.

The stories relate to festivals throughout the year and, towards the end of the book, we are told about Sylvia's seventh birthday. The sense of wonder in the book is achieved through the way in which Sylvia's life stories intertwine with story-telling and with the rhyme-elves' creation of beautiful pictures and poems.
A magical book for six and seven year olds.'

Soft Cover. $24

New collection of 15 fairy tales from a dream weaver filled with unicorns and fairies, magic and wonder.
KING BEETLE-TAMER
& OTHER LIGHTHEARTED WONDER TALES
- Isabel Wyatt

New collection of 15 fairy tales from a dream weaver filled with unicorns and fairies, magic and wonder.

Orfeo grew up into a merry gossoon (as long and lean as two yards of pump water), taking care before lying down in the grass to warn the local insects and creeping things to get away safely. Beetles and mice and birds all help Orfeo to free the princess from the Rose Tower. And in this magic the princess sometimes rescues the prince!
Age 7-10 years.

Soft Cover. $24

Helen has absolutely no interest in becoming a vet like her mother.
FIRST AID FOR FAIRIES AND OTHER FABLED BEASTS - Lari Don

Helen has absolutely no interest in becoming a vet like her mother. So she isn’t best pleased when asked to help an injured horse. Only this horse isn’t entirely normal ... And nor are his friends.
Without warning, Helen is thrust into an extraordinary world full of magical rituals, fantastical creatures and a dangerous, powerful beast known as the Master, who would destroy it all. Everything hinges on finding the lost Book of Wisdom before the Winter Solstice. Can Helen work out the riddles and help her new friends to make amends for a foolish prank?

This is a wonderful mixture of fable and fiction, woven together into an exciting race through Scotland’s diverse landscapes, accompanied by an array of creatures from mythology and folklore.

Soft Cover. $20

Helen has won a place at a prestigious summer music school in remote north-western Scotland.
WOLF NOTES AND OTHER MUSICAL MISHAPS - Lari Don

Helen has won a place at a prestigious summer music school in remote north-western Scotland. But as she practises for a concert on Midsummer's Eve, her friends, the fabled beasts, prepare for battle - in the very forest where the young musicians are staying.

When Yann the centaur arrives and warns Helen of impending danger, she is forced to cast her musical ambitions aside. Helen finds herself catapulted into a perilous quest, allied with fantastical creatures against a powerful enemy, the Faery Queen. She finds the mythical island of Tir nan Og, breaks the law and administers first aid to old friends and new ... but will it be enough to help her friends and save herself?
This is the magical sequel to the bestselling First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts.

Soft Cover. $20

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