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A Fortunate Life # Australian Children's Classics

By: A. B. Facey

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Viking Australia: 2012

Seller ID: 001328


Born in 1894, Facey lived the rough frontier life of a sheep farmer, survived the gore of Gallipoli, raised a family through the Depression and spent sixty years with his beloved wife, Evelyn. Despite enduring hardships we can barely imagine today, Facey always saw his life as a 'fortunate' one. A true classic of Australian literature, his simply written autobiography is an inspiration. It is the story of a life lived to the full - the extraordinary journey of an ordina... View more info

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The Little Prince

By: Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Price: $6.95

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth Editions: 2001

Seller ID: 004398


The Little Prince is a classic tale of equal appeal to children and adults. On one level it is the story of an airman's discovery, in the desert, of a small boy from another planet - the Little Prince of the title - and his stories of intergalactic travel, while on the other hand it is a thought-provoking allegory of the human condition. First published in 1943, the year before the author's death in action, this translation contains Saint-Exupery's delightful illustratio... View more info

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The Power of One # Australian Children's Classics

By: Bryce Courtenay

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Viking Australia: 2013

Seller ID: 001329


Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, little six-year-old Peekay learns that small can beat big. Armed with this knowledge, he resolves to take on the injustices of his country, and sets his heart on becoming the welterweight champion of the world. Peekay starts to take boxing lessons, makes new friends, collects cacti and plays the piano. Above all, he learns to think with his head and then with his heart. He discovers that nothing can defeat the determi... View more info

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Storm Boy - Hardcover Gift Edtion

By: Colin Thiele

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2017

Edition: Gift Edition

Seller ID: A1438


A moving story which became a magical film, 'Storm Boy' is one of the classics of Australian writing for children. With anticipation of the new film coming out in 2018 this classic edition has new illustrations and is now in a hardback gift edition. Storm Boy saves the life of Mr Percival, and in return the pelican helps Storm Boy's father with his fishing and joins in the rescue of a shipwrecked crew. The boy and the pelican prove friends to the end. View more info

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Storm Boy - 50th Anniversary Edition

By: Colin Thiele

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2002

Edition: 50th Anniversary Edition

Seller ID: A1439


"Storm boy and his father live alone in a humpy among the sandhills between the Southern Ocean and the Coorong - a lonely, narrow waterway that runs parallel to a long stretch of the South Australian coast. Among the teeming birdlife of the Coorong, Storm Boy finds an injured young pelican whose life he saves. From then on, Storm boy and Mr Percival the pelican become inseparable friends and spend their days exploring the wave-beaten shore and the drifting sandhills. ... View more info

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Blinky Bill Classic Library: 4 Book Box Set *** Temporarily Out of Stock ***

By: Dorothy Wall

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Five Mile Press: 2014

Seller ID: 004317


Join the irrepressible Blinky Billl and his band of animal friends on a host of bush adventures! This set of four hardback books revisits the classic 90s TV show based on characters from Dorothy Wall's original Blinky Bill books. This gift set is the perfect way to introduce young readers to a wonderful Aussie story tradition. Titles included: A Party for Blinky Bill; Blinky Bill to the Rescue; Blinky Bill Learns a Lesson; Blinky Bill and the Naughty Little Owls. View more info

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The Wishing-Chair Collection: Three Stories in One!

By: Enid Blyton

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Egmont Books Ltd: 2010

Seller ID: 001227


Whizz off on three magical adventures in one bumper book from the world's best-loved children's author, Enid Blyton. The Adventures of the Wishing-Chair: When Mollie and Peter go to buy their mother a birthday present, they discover the most extraordinary thing: a chair that can fly and grant wishes! The Wishing-Chair takes them on some marvellous adventures - to a castle where they narrowly escape from a giant and rescue Chinky the pixie, to the Land of Dreams, and to a... View more info

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Seven Little Australians # Australian Children's Classics

By: Ethel Turner

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Viking Australia: 2012

Seller ID: 001335


If you imagine you are going to read of model children you had better lay down this book immediately. Not one of the seven is really good, for the very excellent reason that Australian children never are. Every so often, there comes a story so brilliant and lively and moving that it cannot be left in the past. Rediscover the magic of our country's most memorable children's books in the Penguin Australia Children's Classics series of stories too precious to leave behind... View more info

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The Complete Illustrated Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

By: Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth Editions: 1997

Seller ID: 002468


Jacob Grimm (1785-1863) and his brother Wilhelm (1786-1859) were philologists and folklorists. The brothers rediscovered a host of fairy tales, telling of princes and princesses in their castles, witches in their towers and forests, of giants and dwarfs, of fabulous animals and dark deeds. Together with the well-known tales of Rapunzel, The Goose-Girl, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel and Snow White, there are the darker tales such as Death's Messengers which deserve t... View more info

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The Complete Illustrated Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

By: Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm

Price: $39.95

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth Editions: 2009

Seller ID: 002469


Jacob Grimm (1785-1863) and his brother Wilhelm (1786-1859) were philologists and folklorists. The brothers rediscovered a host of fairy tales, telling of princes and princesses in their castles, witches in their towers and forests, of giants and dwarfs, of fabulous animals and dark deeds. Together with the well-known tales of Rapunzel, The Goose-Girl, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel and Snow White, there are the darker tales such as Death's Messengers which deserve t... View more info

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Picnic at Hanging Rock # Australian Children's Classics

By: Joan Lindsay

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Viking Australia: 2012

Seller ID: 001332


'Don't worry about us, Mam'selle dear,' smiled Miranda. 'We shall only be gone a very little while.' Every so often, there comes a story so brilliant and lively and moving that it cannot be left in the past. Rediscover the magic of our country's most memorable children's books in the Penguin Australia Children's Classics series of stories too precious to leave behind. About the Author Joan Lindsay was born in Melbourne, where she went to school as a day-girl for a fe... View more info

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The Complete Stories of Oz - 15in1 Special Edition

By: L. Frank Baum

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 2012

Edition: Special Edition

Seller ID: 004546


When Uncle Henry and Aunt Em's grey, grim Kansas farmhouse was picked up by the great summer cyclone, a wondrous adventure had begun. The whole house whirled around two or three times then rose slowly through the air with little Dorothy and dog Toto inside. After what seemed an age to Dorothy the house landed with a great crash and upon opening the door she and Toto were amazed to see a beautiful brilliant green land full of sunshine and flowers. It is not long before sh... View more info

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Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

By: Lewis Carroll

Price: $6.95

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth Editions: 1999

Seller ID: 001644


This edition contains Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking Glass. It is illustrated throughout by Sir John Tenniel, whose drawings for the books add so much to the enjoyment of them. Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Red Queen and the White Rabbit all make their appearances, and are now familiar figures in writing, conversation and idiom. So too, are Carroll's delightful verses such as 'The Walrus and the Carp... View more info

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Alice in Wonderland [used book]

By: Lewis Carroll

Price: $4.00

Publisher: USA, Scholastic: 2002

Seller ID: 004311


Alice in Wonderland is one of the most popular, inviting, and adventurous stories of all time. One normal summer day, Alice is sitting on the riverbank when a big, white, talking rabbit runs past. He pops into a big rabbit hole, and Alice follows him down, down, down into a strange and magical land. Alice has many exciting adventures in this extraordinary place called Wonderland. Here, anything can happen: All the animals talk, a deck of cards comes to life, and everyt... View more info

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The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

By: May Gibbs

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2007

Seller ID: 003784


The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie combines in one edition May Gibbs; much loved classics, The Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (first published in 1918) and its two sequels, Little Ragged Blossom (1920) and Little Obelia (1921). Quintessentially Australian, these delightful tales have never been out of print; indeed the fantasy world of May Gibbs has been a source of continual fascination for generations of children. May's is a world filled with fears ... View more info

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Looking for Alibrandi # Australian Children's Classics

By: Melina Marchetta

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Viking Australia: 2014

Seller ID: 001336


I'm beginning to realise that things don't turn our the way you want them to. And sometimes when they don't, they can turn out just a little bit better. Every so often, there comes a story so brilliant and lively and moving that it cannot be left in the past. Rediscover the magic of our country's most memorable children's books in the Penguin Australia Children's Classics series of stories too precious to leave behind. About the Author Melina Marchetta is one of Aus... View more info

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The Magic Pudding: The Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum

By: Norman Lindsay

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2008

Seller ID: 003783


The Magic Pudding is the quintessential Australian children's classic for children and adults alike. Illustrated by Norman Lindsay, The Magic Pudding is a humorous and fantastical tale set in Australia. Albert, the magic pudding, can be eaten again and again and will always reform into a new pudding, ready to be eaten again. His three companions must protect him from the pudding thieves who want to steal him for themselves. This new edition includes letters from Lindsay ... View more info

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Classic Stories: A Treasury for Children # Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde

By: Retold by Nicola Baxter

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Hermes House: 2015

Seller ID: 003119


Charles Dickens; William Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde. Includes Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, The Remarkable Rocket, The Nightingale and the Rose, and many more; delightfully retold for children in a way that will keep them engaged and intrigued; introductions about each author explore the social conditions of the times in which they lived, which still have much relevance today and illustrated throughout, this book is perfect for int... View more info

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Fantastic Mr. Fox

By: Roald Dahl

Price: $12.95

Publisher: USA, Puffin: 2007

Seller ID: 001368


Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox! Someone's been stealing from the three meanest farmers around, and they know the identity of the thief--it's Fantastic Mr. Fox! Working alone they could never catch him; but now fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean have joined forces, and they have Mr. Fox and his family surrounded. What they don't know is that they're not dealing with just any fox--Mr. Fox would rather die than surrender. Only the most fantastic plan can save him n... View more info

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Hating Alison Ashley # Australian Children's Classics

By: Robin Klein

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Viking Australia: 2013

Seller ID: 001333


Alison Ashley. She was the most beautiful, graceful, elegant thing you ever saw in your life . . . And from the first day I hated her. Every so often, there comes a story so brilliant and lively and moving that it cannot be left in the past. Rediscover the magic of our country's most memorable children's books in the Penguin Australia Children's Classics series of stories too precious to leave behind. About the Author Robin Klein has now had more than forty books pub... View more info