Digory and Polly discover a secret passage that links their houses, and are tricked into vanishing out of this world and into the World of Charn, where they wake up the evil Queen Jadis. There, they witness the creation of the Land of Narnia, as it is sung into being by the Great Lion, Aslan.
English years: 1900
Narnian years: 1
Troubled times have come to Narnia as it is gripped by civil war. Prince Caspian is forced to blow The Great Horn of Narnia, summoning the help of past heroes, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. Now they must overthrow Caspian’s uncle, King Miraz, to restore peace to Narnia.
English years: 1941
Narnian years: 2303
Lucy, Edmund, and their cousin Eustace, are magically transported onto the ship, Dawn Treader, where King Caspian is searching for the seven lost friends of his father. On the voyage, the children meet many fantastical creatures, including the great Aslan himself.
English years: 1942
Narnian years: 2306
There are no fairy tales in the world like the Irish. For humor and exaggeration and excitement they can’t be beaten. On of the best teller of Irish tales is Seumas MacManus. In this book you have the perfect combination of good tales and perfect story teller. You’ll laugh as you haven’t laughed for many a day at “Conal and Donal and Taig”, “Manus the Miller,” and other stories found here.
Beartrix Potter(1866-1943) - is one of the most notable authors of children's literature. Fairy tales, those created by her about animals, which were self-illustrated with graceful and tender water colors, are notable for delicate lyricism and soft humour. For the whole world's children she has completed 23 books with her fairy-tales. This is one of them.
"Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There" is the sequel to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", and is likewise a humoristic nonsense story for children of all ages, written by Lewis Carroll (pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) and first published in 1871.
In this book Alice meets the Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the White and Red Queens, Humpty Dumpty, and the White Knight.
The book contains the nonsense verse of the Jabberwock and the Walrus and the Carpenter.
In Through the Looking-Glass, brooks and hedges divide the countryside into one giant chessboard, Alice plays the part of a pawn.
In his stories, Carroll blurs the boundaries between being awake and being asleep so that it becomes difficult to tell where reality ends and dreaming begins.
Two hundred years ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of Children’s and Household Tales. Now, at a veritable fairy-tale moment — witness the popular television shows Grimm and Once Upon a Time and this year’s two movie adaptations of “Snow White” — Philip Pullman, one of the most popular authors of our time, makes us fall in love all over again with the immortal tales of the Brothers Grimm.
From much-loved stories like “Cinderella” and “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Rapunzel” and “Hansel and Gretel” to lesser-known treasures like “Briar-Rose,” “Thousandfurs,” and “The Girl with No Hands,” Pullman retells his fifty favorites, paying homage to the tales that inspired his unique creative vision — and that continue to cast their spell on the Western imagination.
This amusing and fascinating children’s book is often called the Russian “Thousand and One Nights.”
Who is the old Genie Hottabych?
This is what the author has to say of him: “In one of Scheherazade’s tales I read of the Fisherman who found a copper vessel in his net. In the vessel was a mighty Genie — a magician who had been imprisoned in the bottle for nearly two thousand years. The Genie had sworn to make the one who freed him rich, powerful and happy.
“But what if such a Genie suddenly came to life in the Soviet Union, in Moscow? I tried to imagine what would have happened if a very ordinary Russian boy had freed him from the vessel.
“And imagine, I suddenly discovered that a schoolboy named Volka Kostylkov, the very same Volka who used to live on Three Ponds Street, you know, the best diver at summer camp last year… On second thought, I believe we had better begin from the beginning…”
An extraordinary English nanny blows in on the East Wind with her parrot-headed umbrella and magic carpet bag and introduces her charges, Jane and Michael, to some delightful people and experiences.
From the moment Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane, everyday life at the Banks house is forever changed. This classic series tells the story of the world's most beloved nanny, who brings enchantment and excitement with her everywhere she goes. Featuring the charming original art by Mary Shepard, these new editions are sure to delight readers of all ages.
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