Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights: Abridged

      Emma Laybourn
Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights: Abridged

This edition of "Wuthering Heights" has been shortened to two-thirds of its original length, and slightly simplified, whilst preserving the book's character. It offers readers with good English a more approachable version of Emily's Bronte's great classic novel."Wuthering Heights" is one of the great classics of English literature, yet many readers find it difficult to finish. This edition has shortened the book to two-thirds of its original length, and slightly simplified it, whilst preserving the book's character. It offers readers with good English a more approachable version of this famous novel.
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    Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy, Abridged

      Emma Laybourn
Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy, Abridged

Tristram Shandy, widely regarded as one of the great works of English literature, is also one of the most difficult to read.This edition simplifies and shortens the book to two-thirds of its original length, making it accessible to the general reader while retaining its wit and style.Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy, first published in 9 volumes between 1759 and 1767, is considered one of the great works of English literature. It is also widely regarded as one of the most difficult to read because of its density and erratic, leap-frogging plot. This abridgment shortens the book to two-thirds of its original length, and slightly simplifies it, making it accessible to the general reader whilst retaining Sterne's wit and style.
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    Cosmic Camel

      Emma Laybourn
Cosmic Camel

Donal's school trip to the zoo turns into anunexpected journey across space. Accompanied only by a lofty camel and a lemming, he finds himself hurtling towards a distant planet, a crowd of little green aliens - and a deadly mission!Thrills and laughs for readers of 8 and over.Donal's school trip to the zoo turns into an unexpected journey across space. Accompanied only by a lofty camel and a stowaway lemming, he finds himself trapped on a alien spaceship which is hurtling towards a distant planet.The little green Meerie who greet him look friendly enough. But when they send him on a quest to find their missing space fleet, it means a dangerous journey across the desert where far more terrifying aliens live... An exciting and humorous science fiction story for ages 8 to 12.
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    George Eliot's Daniel Deronda: Abridged

      Emma Laybourn
George Eliot's Daniel Deronda: Abridged

"Daniel Deronda", the last, great novel by the author of "Middlemarch", is less read nowadays than it deserves because of its length and complexity. This abridged version makes George Eliot's important and insightful work more accessible to the general reader."Daniel Deronda", George Eliot's last, great novel, was highly acclaimed on its first publication in 1876. It tells the intertwining stories of two young people seeking their paths in life: the beautiful Gwendolen Harleth, and Daniel Deronda, whose parentage is a mystery to him. The work of an authoress at the height of her powers, it is, however, much less widely read nowadays than its predecessor "Middlemarch" - partly due to its extreme length and density.This abridgement shortens the book to about 60 per cent of its original length, whilst being careful to retain its character and all elements of the plot. It aims to make this important and insightful novel more accessible to today's general reader.
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    The Trophy Trap

      Emma Laybourn
The Trophy Trap

Abby's never won a trophy before. So why should her brother Liam be the one who gets to keep it? There's only one solution: steal it off him. Her attempts to get the trophy back leave chaos in their wake... and will amuse readers of 8 and over.It's a huge, silver, table-tennis trophy, and it has Abby's name on it. So she's devastated when her brother Liam gets to keep it first. He won't even let her take it into school for Prize Assembly.So Abby decides to steal the trophy back - and revenge herself on Liam. But neither task proves easy, especially since Abby tends to leave a trail of disaster in her wake. And when the moment comes for her revenge, things take an unexpected turn...A fast and funny chapter book for ages 8 and over.
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    Race Night

      Emma Laybourn
Race Night

What's a car-mad dog to do? The cats have challenged Horace to a race - but he's been banned from driving the family car! So he decides that he'll just have to build his own. What could possibly go wrong? This sequel to PETROL PAWS is full of fun for ages 7 and over.What's a car-mad dog to do?When Horace the dog learnt to drive, all the dogs in town copied him. He's their hero - but now the dogs are banned from driving, and the cats have challenged them to a race! Since Horace has no car, he decides to build his own. A lawnmower and a few bricks should do it...With a little help from his friends the stunt hamsters, Tickety and Boo, and the snooty snake Kimi, Horace gets his car on the road. But will it be fast enough to beat the cats?This sequel to PETROL PAWS is the second in the WHEElers series, but can also be read as a stand-alone book, packed with fun and four-wheeled action for ages 7 and over.
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    One Thousand Lollipops

      Emma Laybourn
One Thousand Lollipops

Sam just loves sweet things. So when he wins a thousand giant rainbow lollipops, it's a dream come true. But very soon the dream turns into a disaster...A fast and funny chapter book for readers of 8 and over.Sam just loves sweet things - unknown to his mother, a dentist who thinks his favourite food is celery. When Sam wins a thousand giant rainbow lollipops, he's delighted.But hiding his prize is only the first of his problems. The lollipops are all prune and mango flavour - and he quickly discovers that he can't stand them! Children aged eight and over will enjoy reading about Sam's increasingly desperate and funny attempts to get rid of his lollipop mountain.
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    Chaos at Custard Castle

      Emma Laybourn
Chaos at Custard Castle

Custard Castle has three hundred dusty rooms, and only seven people. One of them is Wizard Watchit – whose spells have a habit of going horribly wrong! Four easy, humorous stories for younger children.Custard Castle has three hundred dusty rooms, and only seven people - not to mention a Thing that guards the treasure room… These four easy, humorous stories for younger children are perfect for reading aloud, or for confident readers to enjoy on their own.Princess Fifi’s Frog: when Fifi kisses a frog from the moat, it turns into a very odd prince indeed!The Surprising Storm: Wizard Watchit’s spells create some weird and wonderful weather… Dragon Dilemma: The tiny dragon under the stairs has suddenly grown huge and fierce! What can the King do?Spring Clean: Bella the maid finds a magic broom with a mind of its own!
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    A Bundle of Dinosaurs: Three Dinosaur Stories

      Emma Laybourn
A Bundle of Dinosaurs: Three Dinosaur Stories

Three dinosaur stories, with full colour illustrations. Meet a terrifying T Rex, and the world's biggest dinosaur! "Earthshaker," "Elly and Aargh!" and "King of the KIllers" are ideal for reading aloud, or for confident readers to enjoy on their own.Three dinosaur stories with full colour illustrations. "Earthshaker" - a very large dinosaur comes to stay. "Elly and Aargh" - Elly the ankylosaur makes a fearsome friend! "KIng of the Killers" - can a T Rex outwit two huge and hungry dinosaurs?Combining humour and excitement, these three stories are perfect for reading aloud to younger children, or for more confident readers to enjoy on their own.
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    Captain Snatchit's Parrot

      Emma Laybourn
Captain Snatchit's Parrot

The parrot Neptune sails the high seas with the pirate Captain Snatchit. Then the pirate ship sinks - and Captain Snatchit decides to take over Parrot Island.With thrills, spills and laughs, it's pirates versus parrots in these three stories about Neptune. Beware of bad pirate language!Three short chapter books in one volume tell the story of Neptune, the pirate's parrot, who sails the high seas with Captain Snatchit and his crew. Then the pirate ship, the Seaslug, sinks and he flies away to find a new home.In "The Pirate's Parrot", Neptune discovers a green island. It's a parrots' paradise until Captain Snatchit lands there too. When the pirates start chopping down trees, the parrots decide to get rid of them. But how? Neptune holds the key...In "Captain Snatchit's Revenge", the Captain finds out he was tricked. He vows to catch that pesky parrot Neptune!In "The Wreck of the Seaslug", Captain Snatchit salvages his old ship and sets up his pirate base on Parrot Island. This is going to need the parrots' most ingenious plan yet...With thrills, spills, laughs and plenty of bad pirate language, these stories are ideal for reading aloud, or for more confident readers to enjoy on their own.
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    Doofus, Dog of Doom

      Emma Laybourn
Doofus, Dog of Doom

He's a sad, abandoned puppy from the dogs' home. But Doofus is no ordinary dog, as Clive and Holly soon discover. Can he really be a fearsome dog of ancient legend? And why is their village being invaded by frightening creatures from the past?"Every time he howls - something dies!"Doofus is a sad, black, abandoned puppy adopted from the dogs' home. But it soon becomes obvious to his new owner Holly and her animal-mad friend Clive that Doofus is no ordinary dog. Not only do his howls seem to cause dreadful things to happen - but then terrifying creatures from the past start to invade their village. How can Clive and Holly hold them back? And can Doofus really be a fearsome dog of ancient legend?
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    Jane Austen's Mansfield Park: Abridged

      Emma Laybourn
Jane Austen's Mansfield Park: Abridged

This edition of "Mansfield Park" has been shortened to two-thirds of its original length, and slightly simplified, whilst preserving Jane Austen's style. It offers readers with good English a more approachable version of the great classic novel.This abridged edition of Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park" has been shortened to two-thirds of its original length, and slightly simplified, whilst preserving Jane's Austen's style. It is designed for readers with good English who wish to acquaint themselves with this classic novel, but who find themselves daunted by the length and density of the full text.
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    The King of Custard Castle

      Emma Laybourn
The King of Custard Castle

Custard Castle has a King, a Queen, a wizard, a dragon under the stairs - and a terrifying Thing in the dungeon! Four gently humorous stories for younger children.Four stories about Custard Castle, which has three hundred dusty rooms and only seven people.The Thing in the Dungeon: something is howling and yowling in the depths of the castle, and it's up to Jack the servant-boy to find it...The Dragon under the Stairs: Custard Castle is freezing! So why won't the dragon light the fires?The Messy Princess: Bella the maid is fed up with tidying Princess Fifi's things, so she turns the tables on her.The Marvellous Moat: the King decides that Custard Castle needs a moat. But when Wizard Watchit casts a spell on it, he ends up with a very unusual moat indeed...Full of humour and gentle excitement, The King of Custard Castle is perfect for younger children or for reading aloud.
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    I Can't See You

      Emma Laybourn
I Can't See You

"I can't see you!" said Oliver. "You're not there." All Reece wants is to make friends at his new school. But when Oliver snubs him, he finds a most unusual way to get revenge...A lively and thought-provoking story for ages 9 and over."I can't see you!" said Oliver. "You're not there."All Reece wants is to make friends with Oliver; to be one of the cool crowd at his new school. But Oliver snubs him, pretending Reece is invisible.So Reece hits on an ingenious way of getting his revenge - a way that means nobody can pin any blame on him. It's working well, until things take an unexpected turn...A lively and thought-provoking book about friendships and families, for ages 9 and over.
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