Fleeing the workhouse, Oliver finds himself taken under the wing of the Artful Dodger and caught up with a group of pickpockets in London. As he tries to free himself from their clutches he becomes immersed in the seedy underbelly of the Capital, amongstcriminals, prostitutes and the homeless. Dickens scathing attack on the cruelness of Victorian Society features some of his most memorable and enduring characters, including innocent Oliver himself, the Artful Dodger, Fagin, Bill Sikes and Nancy.
Les yeux vifs et le nez pointu, Pinocchio est un vrai fripon ! À peine fabriqué, il tire la langue au vieux Geppetto, son père, et lui vole sa perruque. Et ce n'est pas fini ! Car le petit pantin a horreur du travail, se moque des bons conseils et adore faire des bêtises. Heureusement, la Fée, son amie, est là pour le protéger.
Heidi is happy living on the mountainside with her grandfather, her friend Peter and the goats. But when she is taken to the city to be a companion for frail sickly Clara, she is miserable. Heidi longs to return to the freedom, fresh air and sunshine of the mountains.
Black Beauty is the prettiest young horse in the meadows, and spends many happy days under the apple trees with his friends Ginger and Merrylegs. But this easy life comes to an end when Beauty is sold and goes from farm to inn to cabhorse in London, enduring rough treatment from foolish and careless masters.
Tired of spring cleaning, Mole ventures above ground into the warm sunshine, and happens upon his friend Ratty. Together they picnic on the sparkling, burbling river, brave the sinister Wild Wood in wintertime to visit the bad-tempered Badger, and take to the open road in a caravan with dear, silly old Toad.
A thrilling and moving new novel about an extraordinary animal caught up in a very human war, for anyone who loved The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips or The Butterfly Lion!
Katy Carr is the longest girl that was ever seen. She is all legs and elbows, angles and joints. She tears her dress every day, hates sewing and doesn't care a button about being called good. Her head is full of schemes and one day she plans to do something important. But a great deal is to happen to Katy before that time comes.
It's the hotly anticipated sequel to the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, WITHERING TIGHTS -- laugh your tights off as Tallulah Casey and her bonkers mates return for a new term at Dother Hall performing arts college. Boys, snogging and bad acting guaranteed!
HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics.
''Love is the only thing that we can carry with us when we go, and it makes the end so easy.'' In mid-nineteenth-century Massachusetts, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March continue to encounter both joys and sorrows along life''s path, as they journey into womanhood both close to home and further away. The highs and lows of the four young women''s lives are shared with each other, and supported by the bond of their sisterhood.
This second part of ''Little Women'' - sometimes published in a single volume - contains all the warmth and charm for which Louisa May Alcott''s writing is universally admired.
An adorable little creature hatches from an egg and goes searching for his mother among the dinosaurs in this energetic, fun-filled picture book by award-winning picture book creators Tony Mitton and Russell Ayto.
When Rebekkah returns to her small-town home for her beloved Grandmother's funeral, she little suspects that she is about to inherit a darkly dangerous family duty on behalf of Claysville's most demanding residents -- the dead.