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Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage)

See below for a selection of the latest books from Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

Author: Hugh Lofting Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2020

Hugh Lofting's tales of Doctor Dolittle, the kind and eccentric naturalist who can speak with the animals, have been classics of children's literature for a century. The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle has been fully updated for the modern reader by the author's son, Christopher Lofting. Doctor Dolittle, who knows more about animals and birds than anyone in the world, and can even talk to them in their own language, heads for the high seas in another amazing adventure and takes nine-and-a-half-year-old Tommy Stubbins along as his assistant. Narrated by Tommy, Doctor Dolittle and his crew survive a hair-raising shipwreck and land on the mysterious floating Spidermonkey Island. There they meet the incredible Great Glass Sea Snail who holds the key to the biggest mystery of all. A new movie, The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, starring Robert Downey Jr as Dolittle is coming JANUARY 2020. Actors lending their voices include Tom Holland, Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Jumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Rami Malek, Frances de la Tour and starring in live-action roles are Antonio Banderas, Jim Broadbent and Michael Sheen.

Stories From Around the World

Stories From Around the World

Author: Maisie Chan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2020

A complete collection of beloved tales, myths and legends from around the world, bound into a beautiful new edition. Whether you're ready to sail the high seas with Sinbad the Sailor, or fight alongside brave warrior HuaMulan, you're guaranteed to find all of your favourite legends right here. And no matter how the story starts, you'll always find your happy ending. Including: Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor, Hua Mulan and many more.

Tamworth Pig Stories

Tamworth Pig Stories

Author: Gene Kemp Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2020

Features two classic tales about Tamworth, the kind-hearted and very wise pig with a flair for publicity, and his human friends, Thomas and Blossom - The Prime of Tamworth Pig and Tamworth Pig Saves the Trees. In these tales Tamworth, Thomas and Blossom campaign to 'Save The Trees' and 'Grow More Grub and Eat Less Meat'. Carolyn Dinan's classic interior illustrations complement these exciting adventures.

Of Mice and Men (without notes)

Of Mice and Men (without notes)

Author: John Steinbeck Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/12/2019

Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don't belong no place ...With us it ain't like that.We got a future ... because I got you to look after me and you got me to look after you. George and Lennie are migrant American labourers the one alert and protective and the other strong, stupid and potentially dangerous. This is the powerful story of their relationship and their dreams of finding a more stable and less lonely way of life. This hardback educational edition comes without notes.

Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

Author: Lewis Carroll, Chris Riddell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/12/2019

When Alice steps through the looking-glass, she enters a very strange world of chess pieces and nursery rhyme characters such as Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee and the angry Red Queen. Nothing is what it seems and, in fact, through the looking-glass, everything is distorted.

A Princess Comes to Our Town

A Princess Comes to Our Town

Author: Rose Fyleman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

If the Shoe Fits

If the Shoe Fits

Author: Deborah Guarino Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Ever wonder what might have happened if a certain glass slipper had been placed on the wrong maiden's foot . . . and fit?! In this comic twist on a classic fairy tale, Murray, a humble shoemaker, creates a pair of glass slippers for a frantic fairy godmother when her wand runs out of power, setting off a rollicking chain of events that may force him to disappoint a prince, risk the fairy's wrath, and sacrifice the secret love of his life. Deborah Guarino, author of the bestselling Is Your Mama a Llama?, has created a magical story that will delight readers of all ages. Vivid illustrations bring the characters brilliantly to life in this tale of true love, royal mayhem, and big feet.

The Sleeper and the Spindle

The Sleeper and the Spindle

Author: Neil Gaiman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2019

A thrillingly reimagined fairytale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell, now available as a gorgeous paperback enhanced with gloriously vibrant red ink highlights. Weaving together hints of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty with a shimmering thread of dark magic, it will hold readers spellbound from start to finish. On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment. She casts aside her fine wedding clothes, takes her chain mail and her sword and ventures into the tunnels under the mountain towards the sleeping kingdom. This queen will decide her own future - and the princess who needs rescuing is not quite what she seems. Twisting together the familiar and the new, this delicious, captivating and darkly funny tale shows its creators at the peak of their talents and was the winner of the 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal. Lavishly produced and packed with glorious Chris Riddell illustrations, this amazingly beautiful book makes a spectacular and magical gift.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Author: C. S. Lewis Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2019

A beautiful hardback edition of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, book five in the classic series, The Chronicles of Narnia. This edition is complete with cover and colour interior art by the original illustrator of Narnia, Pauline Baynes. The intrepid Edmund and Lucy return to Narnia - with their beastly cousin Eustace in tow - on the ship The Dawn Treader, where their old friend Prince Caspian is searching for lost friends of his father's. As the children take to the Eastern Seas in their hunt for the friends they find themselves embroiled in a dangerous adventure that leads them once again to Aslan the lion.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Author: C. S. Lewis Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2019

A stunning new hardback edition of this timeless classic. This is the best loved of all the Chronicles of Narnia - the first one ever written, and the book everybody remembers reading as a child. This is the land of Narnia, said the Faun, where we are now. And you - you have come from the wild woods of the west! I - I got in through the wardrobe in the spare room, said Lucy. Lucy steps into the Professor's wardrobe - but steps out again into a snowy forest. She's stumbled upon the magical world of Narnia, a land of unicorns, centaurs, fauns... and the wicked White Witch, who terrorises all. Lucy soon realises that Narnia, and in particular Aslan, the great Lion, needs her help if the county's creatures are ever going to be free again...

The Silver Chair

The Silver Chair

Author: C. S. Lewis Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2019

A beautiful hardback edition of The Silver Chair, book six in the classic series, The Chronicles of Narnia. This edition is complete with cover and colour interior art by the original illustrator, Pauline Baynes. Quick! said Eustace. Hold hands! We mustn't get separated! And before Jill quite knew what was happening, he had pulled her out of the door, out of the school grounds, out of England, out of our whole world into That Place. Eustace and Jill are whisked to the land of Narnia where Aslan, the great Lion, needs their help to find the missing Prince Rilian. Teaming up with Puddleglum, the Marsh Wiggle, the search takes them through some of the most dangerous underland of Narnia. Even if they attain their goal, it can only be the start of further trouble.

The Horse and His Boy

The Horse and His Boy

Author: C. S. Lewis Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2019

A beautiful hardback edition of The Horse and His Boy, book three in the classic series, The Chronicles of Narnia. This edition is complete with cover and colour interior art by the original illustrator, Pauline Baynes. The Horse and his Boy is a stirring and dramatic fantasy story that finds a young boy named Shasta on the run from his homeland with the talking horse, Bree. When the pair discover a deadly plot by the Calormen people to conquer the land of Narnia, the race is on to warn the inhabitants of the impending danger and to rescue them all from certain death.