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A poignant and moving retelling of Anna Sewell's classic novel, which follows the story of Black Beauty - the brave and noble horse that overcomes danger and cruelty to eventually... Read more
A poignant and moving retelling of Anna Sewell's classic novel, which follows the story of Black Beauty - the brave and noble horse that overcomes danger and cruelty to eventually find a loving home. It is gorgeously illustrated by Alan Marks. Young readers will treasure this beautiful gift edition, which is published in hardback with a ribbon marker. The "Usborne Young Reading" series is designed to encourage independent reading and covers a range of subject matter, introducing children's classics, fairytales and a diverse range of narrative non-fiction.
Accused of deserting the Roman army, Spartacus finds himself sold into slavery. When he is forced to join gladiator school, only one thing is on his mind - escape. The remarkable, true story of a slave who gained fame as a gladiator and led a revolt against Roman slave owners. Specially written for children growing in reading confidence.
Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean-spirited old man who hates everything - even Christmas! But when three spirits visit him one Christmas Eve, Scrooge is taken on a journey into the past, present and future that will change him forever. Specially rewritten as part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme for readers growing in confidence.
The classic story re-told for children growing in reading confidence. Follows the adventures of Robinson Crusoe, who survives a shipwreck only to find himself stuck of a desert island! How will he manage alone? Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
A lively account of the story of trains for children growing in reading confidence. Follows the history of trains from the first engines of the eighteenth century to the high-speed trains of today. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
The classic adventure story by Robert Louis Stevenson re-told for children growing in reading confidence and ability. When Jim Hawkins sets sail searching for buried treasure and adventure, he finds himself caught up in a deadly mutiny where he must outwit the cunning pirate Long John Silver in order to stay alive.
The beloved Kenneth Grahame story The Wind in the Willows, specially retold for children whose reading ability is beginning to grow. The story follows the adventures of four riverside companions: Mole, Ratty, Badger and, of course, the eponymous Mr Toad.
Ulysses faces many challenges on his way home from the Trojan War, including a one-eyed giant, a witch and a many-headed whirlpool monster. Will he survive them all? The classic ancient Greek adventure story retold for children growing in reading confidence as part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme.
A thrillingly spooky tale based upon the story by Oscar Wilde for children growing in reading confidence and ability. The Canterville Ghost has been scaring away new residents in his castle for 500 years, but when the Otis family move in it becomes clear they are just as determined to make him leave. But who will succeed?
The classic Greek myth re-told for children growing in reading confidence. When Jason is sent on a quest for the Golden Fleece, he doesn't expect it to involve clashing rocks, man-eating birds and a murderous king. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
When the worst nightmares of the villagers of Nether Bogey seem to be coming true, Harry suspects that something is amiss. Could Mystery Mansion and the shadowy characters who live there have something to do with it? A chilling story from the Usborne Young Reading Programme, for children growing in reading confidence and ability.
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