Release on 2008-01-01 | by Domenica Maxted,Geri Livingston Studio
Author: Domenica Maxted,Geri Livingston Studio
Category: Children's stories, English
Beautifully illustrated throughout, the five enchanting tales in this book take the 26 Letterland characters through a range of fun situations and entertaining escapades that will delight any young listener.
Hannah Farley believes adults need a good night "fairy tale" just like children do. Her magical book Once Upon a Time, Bedtime Stories for Adults will give you just that. While comforting her neighbor when his dog dies, The Lady in White learns she can talk to children and that it isn't time for her to die. In "A Make-Believe Story" Sandra loses her temper with a dangerous driver but comes to see him in a new light. All ends well. Sylvia sees a tiny round mirror in her cereal after she defeats a monster and ignores Jason, the snooty butler. Mom finds a way to help Camilla, her daughter, get along with her lawyer boss, Blair. With the tenderness of sympathetic children the aging kite decides she can fly once more. In "Family Talk" Babs discovers her family's real love for her, jumps out of bed and back onto the stage. In the almost fifty stories Farley's unusual skill with dialogue, the concise, quirky turn of phrase, her affection for her characters whether animal, child, teen, adult or senior, and the dependable can do outcome of their dilemmas will warm your heart and help you sleep. This special book is one you'll return to many times.
Raw! Romantic! Rough! – this is a collection of folktales from India. Sparrows and swallows, foxes and dogs, farmers and potters, kings and idiots populate these stories and tell you short and sharp stories of their lives. The pages of this book echo their sorrows, angers, gains and losses, and more importantly their laughters and love affairs. These stories showcase life in its naked form highlighting fanning and farting with equal frankness, and become the Bedtime Stories for Grown-ups. Presenting a collection of twenty-five short and very short stories, the book humorously answers some of the important questions like “What did the farmer’s wife do to make her husband active?” “Where did the he sparrow go all night, leaving the she sparrow and the chicks alone in the nest?” “Did the beggar get the chicken stew?” “Who did actually sleep with the potter?” “How did the man shut his loudmouth wife up?” “How did Half Nose become No Nose?” and many more intellectual musings concerning human survival. Written in a simple language, straightforward style, and matter-of-fact tone, these stories are expected to bring many a smile to your face, numerous sniggers, sometimes a couple of tears to your eyes (if you are a soft sort), but whatever they bring or not bring, it is certain that they will give you the pleasure of reading romantic stories at bedtime.
Classic Treasury Bedtime Stories is brimming with timeless short stories that children will love by well-known authors such as Rudyard Kipling and L Frank Baum. Each tale has been specially selected for bedtime reading and individually illustrated, creating a dream world for kids to explore. # Fantastic stories for adults and children to read and enjoy together. # Charming artwork throughout to engage readers of every ability. # Beautiful hardback covers with flocking (furry material) make this book a wonderful gift. Synopsis - Product details Classic Treasury Bedtime Stories can be read to young children or enjoyed by independent readers aged 7+. Children will meet bold lads, brave girls and a host of magical creatures in a land where dreams come true. Each chapter has a different exciting theme so that children can cosy up in bed with what will soon become one of their cherished bedtime story books. Chapters and stories inside Classic Treasury Bedtime Stories: # Bold Lads and Brave Girls chapter includes The Wise Girl by Katharine Pyle #Strange and Magical Tales chapter includes The Husband of the Rat's Daughter by Andrew Lang # Along the Road chapter includes The Two Sisters by Flora Annie Steele # What Nonsense chapter includes Tikki Tikki Tembo # Birds, Beasts and Dragons chapter includes How the Camel got his Hump by Rudyard Kipling The opening of The Two Sisters: Once upon a time there were two sisters who were as like each other as two peas in a pod, but one was good, and the other was bad-tempered. Now their father had no work, so the girls began to think of going to be servants. "I will go first and see what I can make of it," said the younger sister, ever so cheerfully, "the