It’s about time Robert Leeson’s charming stories for young readers were brought back into print. So what better way to do that than with fresh new artwork by Axel Scheffler, who did the pictures for Gruffalo?
The result: smart, witty stories created by two stalwarts of young fiction, based on folk and fairy tales from around the world. Inspiring stuff to get you turning those (brilliantly illustrated) pages – a must if you’re powering up to read longer books on your own.
- Witty folk tales with charming pictures by Axel Scheffler
- By top author Robert Leeson, who wrote over 70 books
- A great way for readers to gain stamina and confidence
- Substantial 80-page books with several short stories each
Idle he may be, but Jack’s no fool! Somehow he always manages to come out on top, whether its becoming star pupil, going out to work, attending his own funeral or finding himself suitor to a princess! With elements from many classic popular stories, Idle Jack’s tale is perfect for fans of Julia Donaldson, Michael Rosen and Dick King-Smith. Jack may be the sleepiest boy in the world, but his adventures will keep you wide awake with laughter!
The feisty heroines of these five folk tales all share one important quality: they are extremely SMART! The smart heroines of these folk tales come from different countries around the world and can outwit anyone – a crafty king, a mean old farmer, an angry squire and even a ghost!
Smart Girls Forever
The smart heroines of these folk tales come from different countries around the world. Natasha from Russia is full of comical fantasies but can still outwit the devil; Yamuna from India has eyes like the sun a mind to match; English Marian … well, she wants to be an outlaw like Robin Hood!
Why is the Cow on the Roof?
There are lots of questions to be answered in these five funny tales, perfect for fans of Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler and Michael Rosen. Who’s next for the chop? Why are you such a noddy Big Ears? And of course, Why is the cow on the roof? You’ll find the answers to these all-important questions in these five hilarious stories, based on lots of different tales from around the world.