Elizabeth is greatly unimpressed by the haughty Mr Darcy when he snubs her at a dance, she considers him proud and arrogant. However, as events unfold, the spirited Elizabeth discovers that a man can change his manners, and a lady her mind in this enchanting story of love, marriage and mutual understanding.
‘All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.’
Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organised to benefit all who walk on four legs. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, then forgotten. And something new and unexpected emerges. . .
Good evening. Mr Gum is a complete horror who hates children, animals, fun and corn on the cob. This book’s all about him.
And an angry fairy who lives in his bathtub. And Jake the dog, and a little girl called Polly and an evil, stinky butcher all covered in guts. And there’s heroes and sweets and adventures and EVERYTHING.
Mandie Shaw, almost a teenager, is certain God no longer loves her as she watches her father being lowered into his grave. Mandie's move into a neighbour family's home, when her mother remarries, does not soften her grief. Her only comfort is the promise from her father's faithful Cherokee friend, Uncle Ned, to watch out for her and be a friend.
Will Mandie be able to escape her new and nearly intolerable home situation?
Will she find her long-lost family?
Will the mysterious key unlock the door to the secret tunnel and her own family's history?
The Wind in the Willows is more than a delightful tale of Mole, Ratty, Badger and Toad, life along the River Bank, and adventures in the Wild Wood.
It is a tale of Home and Heart.
It is a tale of true Friendship and Courage.
It is a tale of Gusto and Glory!
And it is a tale of the Wonder of Life.
A daydreamer and a time waster, young Ken McLaughlin spends his days on his family's Wyoming ranch with his head in the clouds, surrounded by endless blue skies, wide-open spaces, and beautiful horses. To his brusque, practical father, the boy is an enigma and a dissapointment. then one day, Ken's life is filled with new purpose when he finds Flicka, a magnificent filly as wild as she is fast.
In this enchanting selection of fairy tales, award-winning author Philip Pullman presents his fifty favourite stories from the Brothers Grimm in a 'clear as water' retelling, making them feel fresh and unfamiliar with his dark, distinctive voice.
Every family has its secrets- and its lies. the Lamberts have Uncle Harry, who fought in World War I but never came home from France.
Each Lambert now clings to a different story. Harry died a hero's death on the battlefield. Harry married a sweet French girl. Harry was a coward who ran from the enemy As his great-niece Julie struggles to sift fact from fiction, she finds how easy it is to rewrite the past.
Felipe, who lives in an eternal present, becomes a remarkable young man; for Tezza, however, the story is settling of accounts with himself and his own limitations and, ultimately, a coming to terms with the sublime ironies and arbitrariness of life. He struggles with the phantom of shame, as if his son's condition were an indiction of his own worth, and yearns for a 'normal' world that is always out of reach.
One girl, one dream
A dream to learn ballet
But being in a Jewish family and learning to dance did not match.
So that forced her to start 'Dancing in the Dark'
Will Ditty's secret be revealed?
Will she choose her family? Or her dream?
Read Dancing in the Dark by Robyn Bavati