A Tribute to the Collection of the World's Best Children's Stories Published by Marshall Cavendish
The Story Teller Serial
Dot and the Kangaroo (Part 1: Dot Loses her Way)
A kangaroo offers its help when Dot loses her way in the bush. This is the first of three exciting instalments adapted from Ethel C. Pedley’s classic Australian tale.
Rhymes and Verse
Perhaps the best-known poem from J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings. Taken from The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, published by George Allen & Unwin.
The Goose that laid the Golden Egg
The folly of greed is the moral behind this story from Aesop – one which left its mark as one of our most common expressions.
Classic Fairy Stories
The Selfish Giant
In one of the most moving of Oscar Wilde’s fairy stories, the heart of a selfish giant is melted by the sight of a small, helpless child.
Jester Minute and the Vanishing Castle (Part 1)
It’s up, up and away for the little court jester as Peter Wingham takes our hero out into the garden in search of his missing home.
Great Myths and Legends
The Creation of Man
Man was made by Cayote, the desert dog – according to this delightful Red Indian tale, retold by Eliot Humberstone.
Tales of Today
Boffy and the Teacher Eater
When a teacher upsets his little friend, Boffy the child genius invents a special machine to gobble up all the teachers at school!