In this sequel to The Princess and the Goblin, Curdie has returned to his life as a miner and has dismissed the supernatural happenings of the past, believing them to have been a dream. When Curdie callously wounds a pigeon, his conscience leads him to Princess Irene's mystical great-great-grandmother for help. She has him plunge his hands into a pile of rose petals that burns like fire. Extraordinarily, this grants him the power to see what kind of "animal" a persoe petals that burns like fire. Extraordinarily, this grants him the power to see what kind of "animal" a person is at heart.She then sends him on a quest, accompanied by a peculiar doglike creature named Lina, who was once a human. However, Curdie must resolve his own skepticism before he can use the powers granted him to defeat the evil that is threatening the future of the kingdom.… read more
Selecting an educational toy for children that keeps them engaged can be challenging. With the right tools, you can make the toy shopping experience a lot less stressful.
Adults are due for some much-needed peace and quiet as the Christmas craze fizzles out. To carve out some precious alone time this winter, design a space that will hold your kids' attention for hours a day. It should be a room that bursts with color and piques curiosity with a strategic variety of learning and play toys. To help you create this space we rounded up 10 playroom staples to help kids battle cabin fever while they're holed up inside on snow days.
Having trouble picking out toys that your kids will love and you can feel good about buying? Let us help you with this guide to our favorite natural, sustainable, environmentally friendly toys.
Originally touted as a tool to help kids stay calm and focused, the fidget spinner quickly took off as one of the most sought-after toys of the year. While your kids are probably very familiar with the standard spinners, these unique fidget spinners will catch their attention and make the perfect gift.
When school's out for summer and your kids are home during those long, hot days, sometimes a cool treat is just what you both need. But why not make an activity out of that afternoon snack and get your kiddos involved in the kitchen? From popsicles to hand pies, here's our top kitchen gadget picks for making summer treats with your kids.
From fun food sets and building blocks to unique playhouses and play kitchens, here's our top toys that promote pretend play and inspire your child's imagination.
What's better than combining bath time and playtime? How about adding these bath toys in the mix. They make bath time a breeze!
Declutter the playroom or living room with our favorite modern toy boxes that can store it all.
Unlike a Christmas birthday, which can get easily overlooked during the holiday commotion, a Halloween birthday party is a special unicorn — much like your little princess, superhero or monster. And just like those peanut butter cups you're giving out to trick-or-treaters, Halloween and birthdays are "two great things that go great together!" No need to rack your brain for some far-out theme — costumes and candy are a given. But you can still flex your creativity and choose unique decorations, invitations and much more to make your kiddo's Halloween birthday party a howling success. Keep scrolling for some frightfully fun inspiration.
Subscription boxes are the perfect gift for the fun-loving kiddos in your life. With options including everything from science to cooking, kids will love receiving their very own monthly packages filled with fun activities and toys. Don't know which subscription to choose? Read on to discover 12 of our favorites.
After an exhausting month of shopping and planning winter break activities, is there anything more rewarding than the look of wonderment and pure joy on your child's face on Christmas morning? Bright eyes and wide smiles will make all the holiday hustle and bustle worthwhile! In the meantime, here are a few more things to tack onto your to-do list to make Christmas morning a little more magical for you and your family.
Nintendo's latest video game console has taken the gaming world by storm with a wealth of content for everyone from seasoned gamers to younger children. Here are the best age-appropriate Switch games that kids of all ages will enjoy.
If your teen doesn't like to shop and you do, shop our top eight basic clothing items to get his wardrobe started off on the right foot. Plot twist, he'll actually want to wear these classic clothing pieces that will surely become staples in his wardrobe.
The bathroom is where we start and end our day. If it's a fun and welcoming space, morning routines run smoother and bath time is a breeze. Parents don't have to dedicate their single-bathroom home to a youthful theme, but making it appeal to children will engrain the importance of self-care and hygiene at an early age. Here are 10 kid-friendly ideas for decorating a bathroom that everyone will love.
Excerpt from Crucial Instances SanctuaryIt was a narrow-browed face, sallow as a wax effigy, high-nosed and cautious-lidded, as th...ough modelled by priestly hands; the lips weak and vain rather than cruel; a quibbling mouth that would have snapped at verbal errors like a lizard catching ﬂies, but had never learned the shape of a round yes or no. One of the Duke's hands rested on the head of a dwarf,'a siguian creature with pearl ear-rings and fantastic dress; the other turned the pages of a folio propped on a skull.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
Children's Book: The Fairy That Wanted to Grant Wishes Bilingual: English - Spanish "Once upon a time, there was a fairy that live...d in an enchanted forest..." Lovely illustrated story! Details: Soft-cover Size: 21.6cm x 27.9 cm read more
Excerpt from Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. 6: Historical, Traditionary, and Imaginative; With a GlossaryWhen... the first congratulations - the Shaking of hands and the expressions of surprise had been got over, the doctor invited the dominie to dinner; and, after the cloth was withdrawn, and the better part Of a bottle Of port had vanished between them, the man of medicine thus addressed his ancient preceptor.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
Brian is a sweet and typically active little boy who is always told not to do things by his aunt, whom he calls Auntie No-No. She'...s trying to keep him safe and explain the consequences of his actions. But Brian only hears "no." In the end, he realizes she does this out of love and to teach him to think first about what he wants to do. read more
Mischievous, lazy, and full of tricks, the puppet Pinocchio causes trouble for his creator, Geppetto, almost as soon as he comes t...o life. Yet, more than anything, this naughty and playful creature wants to become a real boy. To make his dreams come true, he must prove himself worthy. Come along on Pinocchio's amazing journey as he learns—the hard way—what it means to be honest, kind, and, above all, human. read more
Most of us remember The Wizard of Oz as the film starring Judy Garland and Bert Lahr. But the film was based on L. Frank Baum's im...mensely popular Oz series, which was published in the early twentieth century. In these novels, Oz is the utopian land beyond the rainbow where threats are turned back with valor and ingenuity. The books' success lies in the way they induce children to look for the element of wonder in the world around them. Considered the first truly American fairy tale, The Wizard of Oz follows the adventures of Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, after her Kansas home is swept away by a cyclone and lands in Oz, killing the Wicked Witch of the East. The Munchkins and the good witch, Glenda, show them the yellow brick road, which leads to Emerald City and the powerful Wizard of Oz. On this unforgettable journey, Dorothy encounters the brainless Scarecrow, the heartless Tin Woodman, and the cowardly Lion, each of whom must overcome the wrath of the Wicked Witch of the West to get his heart's desire. read more
Originally published in 1865, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is one of the best-known and most popular works of English-language... fiction. The story centers on Alice, a young girl who falls asleep in a meadow and dreams that she follows a White Rabbit down a rabbit hole. She has many wondrous, often bizarre adventures with thoroughly illogical and very strange creatures. Often changing size unexpectedly (she grows as tall as a house and shrinks to three inches), Alice encounters such characters as the March Hare, the Cheshire Cat, the Duchess, the Mad Hatter, the Mock Turtle, and the Red Queen. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a classic that is beloved by listeners of all ages. read more
Peter Pan first flew across a London stage in 1904, overwhelming audiences with its tale of a magical boy who never grows up, who ...lures young Wendy and her brothers to Neverland, where they meet pirates, Indians, fairies, and the Lost Boys. J. M. Barrie revised and expanded the story and published it as this novel. For children, it remains a marvelous mix of fantasy and adventure, featuring unique, imaginative characters who frisk and frolic in an enchanting land.For adults, the story of Peter and the Lost Boys works on a much deeper level, speaking to them about the inevitable loss of childhood and the ability "to fly." The climactic duel between Peter Pan and Captain Hook is both a swashbuckling romp and a moving metaphor for the complex, poignant struggle between innocent but irresponsible youth and tainted but dependable maturity. read more
Aesop, an ancient Greek poet who was sold into slavery in the early sixth century BC, relied on animal stories to convey his key p...oints to his masters in court. Aesop's Fables are classic, memorable morality plays in which amusing animal characters drive home thought-provoking morals to generations of listeners and modern-day audiences. They illustrate what was fundamental to Greek culture, yet their appeal lies in logic we still understand. Translated into countless languages and familiar to people around the world, Aesop's fables never tarnish despite being told again and again. read more
Generations of people—young and old, male and female—have fallen in love with the March sisters of Louisa May Alcott's most popula...r and enduring novel, Little Women. Talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy remain united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War. It is no secret that Alcott based Little Women on her own early life. While her father, the free-thinking reformer and abolitionist Bronson Alcott, hobnobbed with such eminent male authors as Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne, Louisa supported herself and her sisters with "woman's work," including sewing, doing laundry, and acting as a domestic servant. But she soon discovered she could make more money writing. Little Women brought her lasting fame and fortune, and far from being the "girl's book" her publisher requested, it explores such timeless themes as love and death, war and peace, the conflict between personal ambition and family responsibilities, and the clash of cultures between Europe and America. read more
Beatrix Potter's amazing universe of animals dressed in human clothing has taught and entertained children for over a century. Thi...s volume brings together twenty of Potter's tales and verses in one book. Hear Peter Rabbit outwit old Mr. McGregor, and Squirrel Nutkin come within a tail's length of being an owl's dinner. Listen as a family of mice save the kind tailor of Gloucester, and as Peter and Benjamin Bunny battle a barn cat. Learn how one fierce rabbit is set on the road to honesty. Although each story stands on its own, several are linked together by events and characters. The following stories are included in this book:-"The Tale of Peter Rabbit"-"The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin" -"The Tailor of Gloucester"-"The Tale of Benjamin Bunny"-"The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle"-"The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher"-"The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit"-"The Story of Miss Moppet"-"The Tale of Tom Kitten"-"The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck"-"The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies"-"The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse"-"Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes"-"The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse"-"Cecily Parseley's Nursery Rhymes"-"The Pie and the Patty-Pan"-"The Roly-Poly Pudding"-"Ginger and Pickles"-"The Tale of Mr. Tod"-"The Tale of Pigling Bland"The world of Beatrix Potter is as appealing now as when it was first created at the turn of the twentieth century. read more
Young Princess Irene is sent to the country to be raised in a half-farmhouse, half-castle located in the side of a mountain. While... exploring the top of the castle, Irene becomes lost and inexplicably finds her way to a mystifying and beautiful woman spinning a thread. Princess Irene discovers that this woman to which she is drawn is her great-great-grandmother. But after she returns, her nurse, Lootie, refuses to believe in the old woman's existence, and the young princess cannot find the way back to her great-great-grandmother. Days later, while on an outing with Lootie, Princess Irene believes that she detects a goblin. They meet a young miner, Curdie, who confirms her sighting. Soon Curdie discovers that goblins lurking under the castle have constructed an evil plot against the king and his palace. Princess Irene's belief in her great-great-grandmother's powers becomes essential as she and Curdie work to foil the sinister goblin plan. As the Princess tells Curdie, "Sometimes you must believe without seeing." read more
Horses Coloring Book - Bring The Classics To Life
Sequel to The Princess and the Goblin in which Curdie travels to Gwyntystorm, the capital city, with many adventures along the way.... There he finds a group of corrupt courtiers plotting to seize the throne. With the aid of Lina, a curious monster, and forty-nine other strange animals, he clears the palaces of these conspirators, eventually marrying the princess and becoming heir to the kingdom. In the sphere of fantasy, author George MacDonald has few equals, and his rare touch of many aspects of life invariably gives to his stories a deeper meaning of the highest value. A contemporary writes of The Princess and the Goblin: "It is a graceful story, full of romance and adventure, with a deep meaning underlying the beauty of the surface, which gives it the life and mystery which forms the subtle charm MacDonald weaves into all his works, especially those for the young. Faith in that which is invisible, and the courage of that which we believe, are what he tries to teach. He speaks with a tender, earnest eloquence which draws a response from the reader, like music from the harp of a master minstrel." MacDonald's use of fantasy to explore the human condition inspired a generation of writers, among them G. K. Chesterton, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Madeline L'Engle. read more
A classic story of magic, mystery, and adventure in a fairy-tale world.Princess Irene’s great-great-grandmother has a testing task... for Curdie. Curdie will not go alone though; she provides him with a companion, the oddest and ugliest creature Curdie has ever seen, but one who turns out to be the most loyal friend he could have hoped for. read more
Children will delight in this unabridged version of Rudyard Kipling’s classics, Jungle Books One and Two! Not only does this attra...ctive volume feature the beloved tales of Mowgli, the “man cub” raised by wolves, and Rikki Tikki Tavi, but also the lesser-known but wonderful stories of Toomai, the boy who gets to see elephants dance; Quiquern, who saves his Eskimo people from starvation; and Kotick, the white seal. read more
The changing fortunes of Sara Crewe, from riches to rags, are embellished by her lively imagination. (Five CDs)
Swatches From The Century's End...I cannot deny my past to which my self is wed, the woven figure cannot undo its thread.Louis Mac...Neice, "Valediction"These words express a truth of conservatism that has discomfited conservatives in the years covered by... read more
Nominated for the Hercule Poirot Award: Commissioner Pieter Van In must find the link between members of a satanic conspiracy and ...a young woman’s deathA young woman is found dead in the canal outside her Bruges apartment building. But what seems like a... read more
You play with your toddler, but is she learning?You teach your toddler, but is he having fun?Now you can play and teach your toddl...er at the same time with this book. Written by an experienced child-care expert, this informative and fun guide shows you... read more
Citizen soldiers have played a unique role in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - and their extended deployment and role in the war...s battles have changed the towns, cities, and states they hail from as well. The Devil's Sandbox - a nickname for Iraq -... read more
When the mayor of Gotham hosts a gala to honor Bruce Wayne, Two-Face and his gang crash the party and snatch the mayor! In Two-Fac...e's hands, the flip of a coin will determine the mayor's fate. It's up to Batman and Batwoman to rescue the mayor and save their city. Complete with full-color illustrations, this 8x8 storybook is filled with action and excitement for young super hero fans. read more
The beautiful Carolina coast is the setting for this novel.Kimberly Marshall's life was one most women would envy. She was sincere..., beautiful and was married to a very rich older man who worshipped her. Her world came crashing down around her the day... read more
The Princess and Curdie is a children's classic fantasy novel by George MacDonald from late 1883. The book is the sequel to The Pr...incess and the Goblin. The adventure continues with Princess Irene and Curdie a year or two older. They must overthrow a set of corrupt ministers who are poisoning Irene's father, the king. Irene's grandmother also reappears and gives Curdie a strange gift. A monster called Lina aids his quest. read more
This book contains a collection of crossword puzzles for children. Presented in a fun and easy-to-read way, this book is perfect f...or keeping a child amused on a rainy day. The puzzles are of varying difficulties, so this book would be a great gift for... read more
When toys need a little (or a lot of!) TLC, they head to the Doll Hospital in this endearing picture book in the tradition of Doc ...McStuffins. Don’t worry, toys, Dr. Pegs will have you feeling better in no time!It’s a quiet morning at the Doll Hospital... read more