I Was a Rat!

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1524765007

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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“I Was a Rat!” So insists a scruffy boy named Roger. Maybe it’s true. But what is he now? A terrifying monster running wild in the sewers? The Daily Scourge is sure of it. A victim of “Rodent Delusion”? The hospital nurse says yes. A lucrative fairground freak? He is to Mr. Tapscrew. A champion wriggler and a budding thief? That’s what Billy thinks. Or just an ordinary small boy, though a little ratty in his habits? Only three people believe this version of the story. And it may take a royal intervention—and a bit of magic—to convince the rest of the world. Set against the backdrop of a Royal Wedding—and a playful parody of the press, I Was a Rat! is a magical weaving of humor, fairy tale, and adventure.

I Was a Rat! Or the Scarlet Slippers

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780241326350


Page: 240

View: 7393

Standing in the moonlight was a little boy in a page's uniform . . . 'Bless my soul'! said Bob. 'Who are you?' When a small boy turns up on the doorstep of old Bob the cobbler and Joan the washerwoman, all he can tell them is 'I was a rat!'. But who is he really, and where has he come from? A wonderful, funny, surprising and sharply-observed re-telling of Cinderella.

The Scarecrow and His Servant

Author: Philip Pullman,Simon Reade

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849435340

Category: Drama

Page: 64

View: 1493

Outrageously zany and filed with non-stop surprises, Simon Reade’s theatrical adaptation of The Scarecrow and His Servant, renowned author Philip Pullman's fictional children's tale, is an enchanting play for young readers and performers. Delve into the magical world of Scarecrow as you accompany him as Jack, his trusty help-mate, and together you can embark on adventures that will make your head spin. From dodging dangerous bandits and surviving terrifying shipwrecks, to soaring through the skies with wild birds, this play is a roller-coaster ride of never-ending escapades. But when the river-polluting Buffaloni tyrants catch up with you for a final showdown, who will come to your rescue and save the day? A production of The Scarecrow and His Servant ran at the Southwark Playhouse in December 2008-January 2009.

Count Karlstein

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780241362273

Category: Orphans

Page: 288

View: 3136

All Souls' Eve is a night when nobody in the village of Karlstein dares to leave their homes. For that is the night that Zamiel, the Demon Huntsman, prowls through the forests in search of his prey . . . This year, however, the Huntsman doesn't need to go searching. He knows exactly where to find his human prey. Ten years ago, he made a deal with the Count of Karlstein - and now the Demon Huntsman has come to collect his prize . . . Count Karlstein has offered up the lives of his two young nieces, Lucy and Charlotte. Lucky for the orphaned sisters, the Count's maid, Hildi, has heard his evil plan and is determined that they will not be this year's prey - not on her watch . . .

The Firework Maker's Daughter

Author: Philip Pullman,Stephen Russell

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849435189

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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Lila dreams to become a firework-maker, just like her father. In order to become a true firework-maker, she sets off alone on a perilous journey to reach the terrifying Fire-Fiend. She travels through jungles alive with crocodiles, snakes, monkeys and pirates, and climbs up the scolding volcano. On finding the Fire-Fiend, she realises more is at stake than she ever imagined. Will Lila survive? Lila’s is the kind of magical adventure that all children dream of and the gripping story of the fleet-footed heroine will livelong in the memory of anyone who enters her world.

Clockwork Or All Wound Up

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780241326312


Page: 128

View: 1472

Tick, tock, tick, tock! Some stories are like that. Once you've wound them up, nothing will stop them . . . On a dark and snowy night, a tormented clockwork apprentice makes a deal with a mysterious travelling inventor - a man who some say is the devil. But unbeknownst to the apprentice, and the girl with a perhaps too-kind heart who tries to help him, this is a story within a story, and events are already far beyond their control . . .

Mary's Secret

Author: David McKee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780099423065

Category: Children's secrets

Page: 26

View: 7255

SSHHHHHHHHHHHH! Would you like to know Mary's secret? Perhaps it has something to do with her new bouncy shoes!

Thunderbolt's Waxwork

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140364101


Page: 114

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The New Cut Gang is a group of urchins ranging from 6-year-old Sharkey Bob to 13-year-old Bridie Malone. They inhabit the streets around Lambeth Walk and the New Cut. In 1892, it is a place full of gangsters, bookies, pickpockets, swindlers, horse thieves and the occasional tentative policeman.

Spring-Heeled Jack

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1524765015

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 2188

Spring-Heeled Jack: The name evoked awe from both criminals and upstanding citizens alike. Some thought he was the devil, but he was actually the original superhero—leaping over the buildings of Victorian England with the help of springs in the heels of his shoes. The story begins as three young innocents escape their orphanage one dark and stormy night. As they make their way through the treacherous streets of London danger lurks, for hiding in the shadows is Mack the Knife, the most villainous of villains. Enter Spring-Heeled Jack, the springiest of heroes. But will Jack’s powers be enough to save the orphans? Originally published in paperback, Spring-Heeled Jack is back—now as a hardcover with eye-catching new jacket art.

The Broken Bridge

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1524765023

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

View: 5712

At 16, Ginny finds that her love of painting connects her to the artistic Haitian mother she never knew and eases the isolation she feels as the only mixed-race teen in her Welsh village. When she learns she has a half-brother by her father's first marriage, her world is shattered. Ginny embarks on a quest for the truth that will allow her to claim her artistic heritage--and face her father.

The Stepsisters' Story

Author: Kaye Umansky

Publisher: Barrington Stoke

ISBN: 9781781120392

Category: Children's stories

Page: 64

View: 646

Everyone knows Cinderella's story, but what about the ugly stepsisters? Angula and Lardine think they should get the prince, the money and the fame - and will stop at nothing to get them. But will they live happily ever after?

Chinese Cinderella

Author: Adeline Yen Mah

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014193381X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 9122

Jung-ling's family considers her bad luck because her mother died giving birth to her. They discriminate against her and make her feel unwanted yet she yearns and continuously strives for her parents' love. Her stepmother is vindictive and cruel and her father dismissive. Jung-ling grows up to be an academic child, with a natural ability for writing. Only her aunt and grandfather offer her any love and kindness. The story is of survival in the light of the mental and physical cruelty of her stepmother and the disloyalty of her siblings. Jung-ling blossoms in spite of everything and the story ends as her father agrees to let her study in England. A Puffin Modern Classic edition of this bestselling autobiography, celebrating ten years of publication.

Tell Me

Children, Reading and Talk : with the Reading Environment

Author: Aidan Chambers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780903355544

Category: Children

Page: 218

View: 1156

Tales of Wisdom and Wonder

Author: Hugh Lupton

Publisher: Barefoot Books

ISBN: 9781841482316

Category: Children's stories, English

Page: 64

View: 6028

Beautifully captured by Niamh Sharkey's quirky and perceptive illustrations, these tales have all the color and vigor of the countries and cultures they represent. At the same time, they each remind readers how vast and mysterious the world is, and how lives can be transformed by the most unexpected circumstances. Full-color illustrations. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The Ruby in the Smoke

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781407154190

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 240

View: 8890

The first book in Philip Pullman's classic SALLY LOCKHART quartet in a beautiful new edition to celebrate the 30 year anniversary. Soon after Sally Lockhart's father drowns at sea, she receives an anonymous letter. The dire warning it contains makes a man die of fear at her feet. Determined to discover the truth about her father's death, Sally is plunged into a terrifying mystery in the dark heart of Victorian London, at the centre of which lies a deadly blood-soaked jewel. Philip Pullman's ever-popular, action-packed Victorian melodramas are rejacketed for the bicentenary of Charles Dickens in 2012.

Ella Enchanted

Author: Gail Carson Levine

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062253484

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 992

This beloved Newbery Honor-winning story about a feisty heroine is sure to enchant readers new and old. At her birth, Ella of Frell receives a foolish fairy's gift—the “gift” of obedience. Ella must obey any order, whether it's to hop on one foot for a day and a half, or to chop off her own head! But strong-willed Ella does not accept her fate... Against a bold backdrop of princes, ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, and fairy godmothers, Ella goes on a quest to break the curse forever.

The Tin Princess

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781407154220

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 304

View: 7115

The final book in Philip Pullman's classic SALLY LOCKHART quartet in a beautiful new edition to celebrate the 30 year anniversary. Jim Taylor, Sally Lockhart's oldest friend, is engaged as bodyguard to a princess. But Crown Princess Adelaide of Razkavia is not what you'd expect. She's the slum-girl Jim has been searching for ever since she vanished ten years ago. Now her life is in mortal danger, and together they must battle against unknown enemies in a country where no one can be trusted. This dramatic story of love, loyalty and adventure is the final novel in the quartet. Philip Pullman's ever-popular, action-packed Victorian melodramas are rejacketed for the bicentenary of Charles Dickens in 2012.

Grimms' Tales for Young and Old

The Complete Stories

Author: Brothers Grimm,Jacob Grimm,Wilhelm Grimm

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307788061

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 8760

For readers of all ages, two hundred and ten tales of the Brothers Grimm, including "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty," "Snow White," and "Hansel and Gretel," translated by Ralph Manheim, the highly acclaimed and prize-winning translator. Manheim has rediscovered in the original German Grimms’ editions of the tales the unadorned, direct rhythm of the oral form in which they were first recorded. He has retained their ageless magic and mythology and restored the extraordinary vitality and wit, the acute perceptions of human strength and facility mirrored in the facets of these small gems. “The best modern translation of the complete Brothers Grimm.”--Choice

Skeleton Man

Author: Joseph Bruchac

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061909017

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 2181

Trust your dreams. Both my parents said that. That's our old way, our Mohawk way. The way of our ancestors. Trust the little voice that speaks to you. That is your speaking. But when those feelings, those dreams, those voices are so confusing, what do you do then? "Help," I whisper. "Help." I'm not sure who I'm talking to when I say that, but I hope they're listening. Ever since Molly woke up one morning and discovered that her parents vanished, she has had to depend on herself to survive -- and find the reason for their disappearance. Social Services has turned her over to the care of a great-uncle, a mysterious man Molly has never met before. Then Molly starts having dreams about the Skeleton Man from a spooky old Mohawk tale her father used to tell her...dreams that are trying to tell her something...dreams that might save her, if only she can understand them.

Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel

Volume Three

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448197422

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9323

The incredible story of Lyra Belacqua will begin in La Belle Sauvage - the first volume of The Book of Dust. Now you have the opportunity to revisit her adventures in Northern Lights, with this graphic novel adaptation of a masterpiece, which comes to life with incredible full-colour art. Follow Lyra's story once again in a way you've never experienced it before, as the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle — a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armoured bears. Lyra hurtles toward danger in the cold far North, never suspecting the shocking truth, that she alone is destined to win, or to lose, this more-than-mortal battle. This edition combines all three illustrated volumes of the story, now available for the very first time in hardback.