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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!

Into the Spotlight

Into the Spotlight

Author: Carrie Hope Fletcher Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2020

Inspired by the much-loved classic Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild, Into the Spotlight is a magical new story from bestselling author and acclaimed performer Carrie Hope Fletcher. Great Aunt Maud visits seasides the world over and has become quite the pebble collector. Pebbles of all shapes, sizes and colours and even one that looked a bit like Elvis Presley if you held it up to the light and squinted a bit. Her favourite pebbles, however, are Marigold, Margot and Morris. One by one, and by strange and unusual ways, each child arrives at the stage door of Great Aunt Maud's theatre in the heart of London. They spend their summer holidays backstage with an extraordinary cast of theatre acts - Dante the miraculous magician, Petunia the storyteller and seventy-year-old contortionists - the Fortune Sisters! One day, as they are exploring the many nooks and crannies of the theatre, they stumble upon something they were never meant to find . . .

Just William

Just William

Author: Richmal Crompton, Sue Townsend, Thomas Henry Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2020

A tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable ball of mischief, William Brown has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his hundreds of thousands of admirers since 1922. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features original illustrations by Thomas Henry and a foreword by novelist, dramatist and screenwriter Roddy Doyle. Just William is Richmal Crompton's first book about the incorrigible William Brown. Follow his adventures from getting over a school teacher crush to a failed attempt at baby-sitting, and from throwing a wild party to meeting his faithful dog Jumble in this hilarious collection of stories.

The Little Mermaid Classic Pop-up and Play

The Little Mermaid Classic Pop-up and Play

Author: Hans Christian Andersen Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2020

The ultimate gift edition of the Grimm Brothers' classic tale, with intricate silhouette artwork and a pop-up-and-play theatre finale. Unfold the concertina pages to follow the little mermaid's journey from her undersea palace to the sea's surface where she sees and falls in love with a young prince. Reveal a beautiful pop-up sea palace on the final page and interact using the stand-up play figures. Discover enchanting silhouette artwork from artist Laura Barrett alongside a simple, evocative retelling of this famous tale. With a decorative foiled cover, this lavish gift book is a must-have addition to any child's bookshelf.

Into the Spotlight

Into the Spotlight

Author: Carrie Hope Fletcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2020

A contemporary re-imagining of the much-loved classic Ballet Shoes from bestselling author and acclaimed performer Carrie Hope Fletcher. Great Aunt Maud visits seasides the world over and has become quite the pebble collector. Pebbles of all shapes, sizes and colours and even one that looked a bit like Elvis Presley if you held it up to the light and squinted a bit. Her favourite pebbles, however, are Flora, Flick and Finn. One by one, and by strange and unusual ways, each child arrives at the stage door of Great Aunt Maud's theatre in the heart of London. Now that the Pebbles are a little older, they spend their summer holidays backstage with an extraordinary cast of theatre acts - Dante the miraculous magician, Petunia the storyteller and seventy-year-old contortionists - the Fortune Sisters! One day, as they are exploring the many nooks and crannies of the theatre, they discover something they were never meant to find . . .

Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park

Author: Jane Austen Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2020

Adultery is not a typical Jane Austen theme, but when it disturbs the relatively peaceful household at Mansfield Park, it has quite unexpected results.

Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

Author: Jane Austen Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2020

Northanger Abbey tells the story of a young girl, Catherine Morland who leaves her sheltered, rural home to enter the busy, sophisticated world of Bath in the late 1790s. Austen observes with insight and humour the interaction between Catherine and the various characters whom she meets there, and tracks her growing understanding of the world about her.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2020

Considered by many to be Dickens' finest novel, Great Expectations traces the growth of the book's narrator, Philip Pirrip (Pip), from a boy of shallow dreams to a man with depth of character.

Persuasion

Persuasion

Author: Jane Austen Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2020

What does persuasion mean - a firm belief, or the action of persuading someone to think something else? Anne Elliot is one of Austen's quietest heroines, but also one of the strongest and the most open to change. She lives at the time of the Napoleonic wars, a time of accident, adventure, the making of new fortunes and alliances.

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Author: Jane Austen Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2020

Sense and Sensibility is a delightful comedy of manners in which the sisters Elinor and Marianne represent these two qualities. Elinor's character is one of Augustan detachment, while Marianne, a fervent disciple of the Romantic Age, learns to curb her passionate nature in the interests of survival.

Emma

Emma

Author: Jane Austen Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2020

Jane Austen teased readers with the idea of a 'heroine whom no one but myself will much like', but Emma is irresistible. 'Handsome, clever, and rich', Emma is also an 'imaginist', 'on fire with speculation and foresight'. She sees the signs of romance all around her, but thinks she will never be married.

Scottish Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends

Scottish Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends

Author: Mairi Kidd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

A complete collection of Scottish fairy tales, myths and legends, bound in a beautiful new edition. From the mysterious cat-faced lady whose magic allows a servant girl to attend a prince's ball, to the princess who meets an enchanted frog; from ogres and hooded crows, to faery bagpipers and shape-shifting monsters. This book includes traditional favourites that readers will love to spot, alongside classic myths and legends from Scottish heritage.

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

Author: Emily Bronte, S.E. Hinton Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Puffin Clothbound Classics - stunningly beautiful hardback editions of the most famous stories in the world. Heathcliff, an orphan, is raised by Mr Earnshaw as one of his own children. Hindley despises him but wild Cathy becomes his constant companion, and he falls deeply in love with her. But when she will not marry him, Heathcliff's terrible vengeance ruins them all. Yet still his and Cathy's love will not die. Also in Puffin Clothbound Classics: Black Beauty The Secret Garden A Christmas Carol The Wizard of Oz Treasure Island Dracula The Little Prince Tales from Shakespeare Frankenstein