Synopses & Reviews
The much-loved classic tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad.
When Mole goes boating with Ratty instead of doing his spring-cleaning, he discovers a whole new world. As well as adventures on the river and in the Wild Wood, there are high jinks on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. Ratty, Mole, Badger, and Toad become the firmest of friends, but after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels once and for all?
With an introduction by well-loved children's author Brian Jacques, The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame is one of the twelve wonderful classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics to celebrate Puffin's dedication to publishing the most innovative and imaginative children's literature for generations.
The great Norse sagas, full of adventures, magic, and heroic deeds--Yggdrasill the World Tree, Odin's wanderings, Thor's hammer, the death of Baldur, Freya the bride, the vision of Ragnarok--these are tales told since time immemorial. Peopled with Frost Giants and Valkyries, Norns and all the gods of Asgard, Myths of the Norsemen brings to life the harsh but exciting world of the old Norsemen.
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Follow Alice on a wild adventure!
Alice lives an ordinary life, until the day she follows the White Rabbit down, down, down a rabbit hole. She suddenly finds herself in an enchanted world, surrounded by zany creatures like the Mad Hatter, the Duchess, and the Cheshire Cat. Alice is delighted to find that nothing in Wonderland is the least bit ordinary. This edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland includes an introduction by Chris Riddell, the illustrator best known for his artwork in books by Neil Gaiman.
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Dorothy thinks she's lost forever when a tornado whirls her and her dog, Toto, into a magical world. To get home, she must find the wonderful wizard in the Emerald City of Oz. On the way she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion. But the Wicked Witch of the West has her own plans for the new arrival--will Dorothy ever see Kansas again? This Puffin Classics edition features an introduction by Cornelia Funke!
Do you believe in fairies? One night Peter Pan flies into the home of the Darling children, and so begins a magical adventure with Peter, the fairy Tinker Bell, the lovely Wendy, and the evil Captain Hook.
About the Author
Kenneth Grahame (18591932) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and raised in Berkshire by his grandmother, whose house and garden would inspire the backdrop of his most famous work. His books of stories for children include Pagan Papers, The Golden Age, and Dream Days.