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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 Iron Man

The Iron Man

Author: Ted Hughes Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2019

The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff. Where had he come from? Nobody knows. How was he made? Nobody knows. Mankind must put a stop to the dreadful destruction by the Iron Man and set a trap for him, but he cannot be kept down. Then, when a terrible monster from outer space threatens to lay waste to the planet, it is the Iron Man who finds a way to save the world.

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Author: Rudyard Kipling Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2019

Kidnapped

Kidnapped

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/07/2019

Having recently become an orphan, seventeen-year-old David Balfour is betrayed by his wicked uncle, who swindles him out of his inheritance and arranges for him to be kidnapped and sent out to sea to be sold into slavery. But on board the Covenant, the captive's adventures are only just beginning, as he experiences shipwreck, an unlikely friendship with the Jacobite rebel Alan Breck Stewart and perilous escapades across the Scottish Highlands. Inspired by true historical events and first published as a boys' adventure novel in 1886, Kidnapped is an action-packed thriller that has delighted generations of readers young and old.

Illustrated Hodgson Burnett Classics

Illustrated Hodgson Burnett Classics

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2019

The Secret Garden After her parents die of cholera in India, Mary Lennox is sent to live with her uncle in his gloomy house in Yorkshire, where she leads a lonely and neglected life, with nothing to do apart from exploring her surroundings. One day she discovers a walled garden which has been locked up, and becomes determined to enter it and find out its secret and the source of the mysterious crying sound that can be heard nearby. Little Lord Fauntleroy Growing up in a poor New York neighbourhood, Cedric Errol appears to be a normal American boy. However, as he discovers when he meets his grandfather, the Earl of Dorincourt, he is actually Lord Fauntleroy, and is expected to become an English gentleman. Whisked away from his mother and his friends, Cedric must find a way to convince his grandfather to send him home and show him that there is more to nobility than titles and wealth. A Little Princess When Sara Crewe is brought from India to attend Miss Minchin's boarding school for girls in London, she arrives looking rather like a princess, with trunks full of the finest clothes. Yet, despite having her own pony and carriage, private room and personal maid, Sara is never a snob to her fellow pupils. Instead, she is kind, thoughtful and generous, and soon she is friends with all the girls there. But when the terrible news of her father's death and failed financial investments arrives, Sara is suddenly left a penniless orphan. She is allowed to stay at the school, but as a servant, and the cruel Miss Minchin starves and ill-treats her. Faced with day after day of endless, exhausting work, Sara relies on her friendships and her imagination to get her through the misery of her circumstances. However, when Mr Carrisford and his assistant Ram Dass arrive from India and move in next door to the school, and warm blankets and delicious food mysteriously begin to appear in Sara's little room in the attic, it looks like her life is about to change for ever...

Illustrated Kipling Classics

Illustrated Kipling Classics

Author: Rudyard Kipling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2019

The Jungle Books This special edition contain The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book. All the stories are set in India and feature animals. They include the well-known `Rikki-Tikki-Tavi', which describes the struggles of a mongoose against venomous cobras. The Just So Stories Originally told by Rudyard Kipling to his children at bedtime, this compendium of witty tales imagines how animals came to be as they are now. Discover how the massive whale got a tiny throat by swallowing a mariner, how the lazy camel got a hump so that he had no excuse not to work, and why the leopard's spots were painted on. Kim Kimball O'Hara, the orphaned son of an Irish soldier, spends his childhood on the bustling streets of Lahore, begging and running errands in order to survive. One day he meets an old Tibetan lama, and he decides to accompany him on his travels across the Indian subcontinent. After falling into the hands of his father's old regiment, however, Kim is separated from the lama and sent away to school. There, his natural flair for espionage is spotted, and he is soon catapulted among the majestic peaks of the Himalayas to play his part in the secret service's confrontation with Russia, the so-called Great Game .

A Study in Scarlet

A Study in Scarlet

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Body thought to be that of E.J. Drebber discovered last night in empty London house. No obvious cause of death. Address given as Cleveland Ohio. Any information would be appreciated. After a mysterious murder leaves the police baffled, the world's best amateur detective is asked to investigate. Along with his fellow lodger, Dr Watson, Sherlock Holmes sets about uncovering a quest for revenge that runs far deeper than anybody suspected. A simplification of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, perfect for young fans of mystery books. A great introduction to classics for children aged 7+.

Illustrated Classic: The Call of the Wild

Illustrated Classic: The Call of the Wild

Author: Jack London Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Fairytales by Hans Christian Andersen

Fairytales by Hans Christian Andersen

Author: Rosie Neave Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

The Sign of the Four

The Sign of the Four

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Be at the third pillar from the left outside the Lyceum Theatre tonight at seven o'clock. You are a wronged woman and shall have justice. Do not bring police. If you do, all will be in vain. When Holmes is asked to look into a cryptic message received by Mary Morstan, neither he nor Watson expect to be drawn into a decades-old web of betrayal. Soon they're conducting dangerous moonlit expeditions to uncover the meaning of the sign of the four, and resolve a long-buried crime. A simplification of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, perfect for young fans of mystery books. A great introduction to classics for children aged 7+.

52 Mondays

52 Mondays

Author: Anna Ciddor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Nomi - the little girl from The Family with Two Front Doors - is now Nana Nomi, standing in her kitchen in Melbourne, a long way from Poland, a long time after losing much of her family in the holocaust. Her granddaughter Anna gets into all sorts of scrapes - like glueing her baby sister's foot to a plank of wood (then worrying she'll have to live like that forever). Anna and her family celebrate Passover, and birthdays and trips to the zoo, they also deal with prejudice, and other more serious sides of life. And through it all, Anna is on the hunt for the most beautiful doll she has ever seen...

The Blue Carbuncle

The Blue Carbuncle

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

A valuable jewel known as the Blue Carbuncle was stolen from the jewel case of the Countess of Morcar yesterday. A reward of GBP1000 has been offered by the countess for information leading to the stone's return ... While the police work to trace the missing diamond, Holmes attempts to reunite a Christmas dinner and its owner. But when the detective comes across the jewel, Holmes and Watson find themselves in a race against time to save an innocent man's life. A simplification of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, perfect for young fans of mystery books. A great introduction to classics for children aged 7+.

The Veiled Lodger

The Veiled Lodger

Author: Stephanie Baudet, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Includes QR codes for the free audiobooks Engaging illustrations that encourage interaction and mystery-solving Includes rarely published titles amongst the famous Sherlock Holmes stories