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'Only good sons have the chance of becoming real boys', warns the wise cricket. But, try as he might, Pinocchio the puppet just can't stay out of trouble. Treasure hunts, false friends and funfairs lead him far from his poor, lonely father. Is Pinocchio doomed to be wooden forever?
An entertaining retelling of one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies, beautifully illustrated by Serena Riglietti. - Young readers will treasure this gift edition, which is published in hardback with a ribbon marker. - The Young Reading Series is designed to encourage independent reading and covers a range of subject matter
Rich little Sara Crewe loves to imagine things. At her English boarding school, surrounded by luxury, she sees herself as a princess. But then disaster strikes as Sara is forced to work as a servant. Only her imagination can make life bearable, until something truly incredible happens.
These two new gift editions in the "Usborne Young Reading Series" are titles to treasure, published in hardback with a ribbon marker. Each title is a classic: The tragedy of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is delicately re-examined; and Lewis Carroll's imaginative fantasy "Alice in Wonderland" is given a larger-than-life retelling.
A timeless love story specially rewritten for children growing in their reading confidence and ability. The Beast lives alone in his castle, enchanted by a wicked fairy and waiting for true love to break the spell. Could Beauty be the one to see through his ugly exterior? This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert, Allison Kelly from...
An amusing and original story for children growing in reading confidence. When the littlest ghost is deemed not scary enough by the Ghost Inspectors, he loses his job at the fairground. Can Jake help him be more scary and win his job back? Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
An exciting and original story for children growing in reading confidence. Dom and Abi set out on a dangerous quest to discover the secrets of the magician Mesmo. Are they putting themselves in the line of fire? Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton
A brand new retelling of the Greek myth, "Perseus and the Gorgon". Perseus is determined to rescue Andromeda, even though it means facing the hideous Gorgon, Medusa, whose glare turns warriors to stone - Fantastic illustrations by Simona Bursi give a very modern feel to this classic tale. A new title in "Young Reading Series Two", part of the "Usborne...
This is a brand new retelling of the action-packed story of Heracles as he completes his most famous set of challenges: the Twelve Tasks. It is a new title in "Young Reading Series Two", part of the Usborne Reading Programme. Aimed at children whose reading ability and confidence allows them to tackle longer and more complex stories.
Prospero and his daughter Miranda are stranded on a lonely desert island. Then a magical storm washes a royal ship ashore - and Prospero finally has the chance to right old wrongs. Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability as part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme.
A tale of mistaken identity in which a poor young boy named Tom is mistaken for the young Edward VI, and the two boys discover what life is like when the tables are turned. Part of the "Usborne Young Reading Series 2", aimed at children whose reading ability is beginning to grow, and helps build confidence and ability.
The Phantom of the Opera lurks beneath the Paris opera house, a mysterious shadow who takes young opera singer Christine under his tutelage and transforms her into a star. But will his growing obsession with Christine, and her blossoming romance with Count Raoul, be the end of them all?
The Russian folktale retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability. Prince Ivan sets off in search of the Firebird, which has been stealing his father's golden apples. A story of bravery, determination and magic that has captivated generations, and inspired iconic paintings, music and ballet.
Find out all about the Great Fire of London, in 1666 - what caused it, how it spread, how it was put out and how the city was rebuilt in its wake. A simple but comprehensive introduction to this key historical event. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme, this book is for children who can read fluently but are still building their confidence.
A lively account of the story of cars designed for English language learners. Follows the history of cars from the early designs of Leonardo Da Vinci to the modern machines seen on roads everyday. Comes with a CD, which contains full readings of the text by native speakers in both British English and American English.