La Baleine, le serpent à deux têtes, le dragon, le phénix, le caméléon, la licorne, le loup, la lucrote... Dans ces extraits du Livre du Trésor de Brunetto Latini, on savoure la façon dont les bestiaires médiévaux mettaient sur le même plan animaux fabuleux et animaux réels, fantastique et scientifique. Ces représentations parfois étranges et qui peuvent nous paraître farfelues révèlent un imaginaire riche et dense. Par ricochet, elles interrogent les nôtres : comment notre imaginaire et notre savoir actuel sera-t-il perçu dans 700 ans ?
Roald Dahl (Author) Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains THE WORLD''S NUMBER ONE STORYTELLER.Quentin Blake (Illustrator) Quentin Blake has illustrated more than three hundred books and was Roald Dahl''s favourite illustrator. In 1980 he won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. In 1999 he became the first ever Children''s Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted for services to illustration.>
Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! This is the wonderful and warm-hearted Roald Dahl classic, Esio Trot. Mr Hoppy really loves his neighbour Mrs Silver, and Mrs Silver really loves her tortoise, Alfie. One day Mrs Silver asks Mr Hoppy how to make Alfie grow, and suddenly Mr Hoppy knows the way to win her heart. With the help of a magical spell and some cabbage leaves, can Mr Hoppy be happy at last? 'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams And now you can listen to ESIO TROT ( with THE GIRAFFE AND THE PELLY AND ME) and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! And look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.
"To pay Mrs Twit back for the worms in his spaghetti, Mr Twit thought up a really clever, nasty trick . . ." br>br>Mr Twit is a foul and smelly man who always has bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard.br>br> Mrs Twit is scheming and sly and always thinking of the next trick to play on her husband.br>br> The Twits are so ghastly and evil that they even keep Muggle-Wump the monkey and his family captive in their garden.br>br> But not for much longer! Because the monkeys are planning to trick the terrible Twits to escape and stop the horrible pair once and for all!>
Poor Ellie is horrified when Tuffy drags a dead bird into the house. Then a mouse. But Tuffy can't understand what all the fuss is about.
Who on earth will be the next victim to arrive through the cat-flap? Can soft-hearted Ellie manage to get her beloved pet to change his wild, wild ways before he ends up in even deeper trouble?
The hilarious antics of Tuffy and his family are told by the killer cat himself.
To pay Mrs Twit back for the worms in his spaghetti, Mr Twit thought up a really clever nasty trick.
A charming story collection from Michael Morpurgo and illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees - full of friendship and adventure, and perfect to read together Full of friendship and adventure, these three uplifting stories capture the wonder, muck and magic of a city child''s week on the farm.
Join in the daring rescue of a lost lamb, meet a boy who saves a family of swallows, and discover how Barney the horse forever changes the life of the girl who looks after him.
From Michael Morpurgo, co-founder of the charity Farms for City Children, and illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees, this charming story collection for young readers celebrates the countryside and the way its landscape and animals can leave an impression on a child''s heart forever.
From multi-award-winning Neil Gaiman comes a spectacularly silly, mind-bendingly clever, brilliantly bonkers adventure - with lip-smackingly gorgeous illustrations by Chris Riddell Mum's away. Dad's in charge. There's no milk. So Dad saves the day by going to buy some.
Really, that's all that happens. Very boring. YAAAAAAAAAWN.
There are absolutely none of the following inside: GLOBBY GREEN ALIENS! INTERGALACTIC POLICE! PIRATES! And most definitely NOT a time-travelling hot-air balloon piloted by the brilliant Professor Steg ...
Introducing Miss Ottoline Brown, an exceptionally inquisitive Mistress of Disguise, and her partner in crime, Mr. Munroe. No puzzle is ever too tricky for the two of them to solve . . . Ottoline lives in a stylish apartment in Big City with a small hairy creature called Mr. Munroe. Together they look after the Brown family's eclectic collections - and dabble in a spot of detective work. So they are the first to the scene of the crime when a string of high-society dog-nappings and jewel thefts hits Big City. Ottoline (who luckily has a diploma from the Who-R-U Academy of Disguise) and Mr. Munroe go undercover - and expose an ingenious scam masterminded by furry feline crook, the Yellow Cat. Ottoline and the Yellow Cat is a quirky mystery-adventure from star author/illustrator, Chris Riddell. Winner of the Nestle Prize, and crammed with black and white illustrations, Ottoline and the Yellow Cat is perfectly packaged and highly collectable.
Louie Stowell started her career writing carefully-researched books about space, ancient Egypt, politics and science but eventually lapsed into just making stuff up. She has written fiction for 8-12 (Nosy Crow and Walker Books US)
Roald Dahl (Author)
Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and many more brilliant
"The Pelican spread his huge white wings and flew down on to the road beside me. ''Hop in,'' he said, opening his enormous beak . . ."br>br>MEET BILLY. A kid with a dream. He wants to turn an old wooden house into an incredible sweetshop full of treats!br>br>AND MEET THE LADDERLESS WINDOW COMPANY:br>- Monkeybr>- Pelican (Pelly)br>- Giraffe (who needs ladders when you''ve got a giraffe!?)br>br>They have just landed a big break cleaning all six hundred and seventy-seven windows of the mansion owned by the richest man in all of England! All they need is a little help from Billy. br>br>What if these unlikely new friends can make Billy''s wildest dreams come true and take him on an adventure he''ll never forget . . .?>
Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear who discover that things are always better when they're shared with a friend. Ideal for readers moving on from picture books. 'A perfect animal double-act.' ( The Times , Book of the Week) 'PEACE AND QUIET,' shouts Rabbit. 'THAT'S ALL I WANT.' Owch. He's hurt his own ears again. What with Bear's snoring, and a BANG!BANG!BANG! noise from up in the tree, Rabbit knows that Something Simply Has To Be Done. But high in the branches, perhaps Bear can show Rabbit how to see the world from a different place ... From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a tale of friendship, wisdom, and how to be REALLY NOISY. 'Rabbit's Bad Habits is a breath of fresh air in children's fiction, a laugh-out-loud story of rabbit and wolf and bear, of avalanches and snowmen. The sort of story that makes you want to send your children to bed early, so you can read it to them.' Neil Gaiman *Shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the Children's Book of the Year in the Irish Book Awards*
Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear ... and how to defeat an icebear who wants to be king. Ideal for readers moving on from picture books. ''A perfect animal double-act.'' The Times , Book of the Week Icebear has arrived in Rabbit and Bear''s valley, and he wants to be king. He''s big and scary, and the more kind and understanding the animals are, the meaner he becomes. Rabbit is confused: Bear has always been able to fix their problems in the past - but maybe this time he needs to ask for help from someone else. Does Wolf have the answer to the bad king''s demands ... or will Rabbit and the other animals find the solution within themselves? From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a story of friends, enemies, and how to avoid being pooped on by an icebear. ''Rabbit''s Bad Habits is a breath of fresh air in children''s fiction, a laugh-out-loud story of rabbit and wolf and bear, of avalanches and snowmen. The sort of story that makes you want to send your children to bed early, so you can read it to them.'' Neil Gaiman Read all the Rabbit and Bear books: 1. Rabbit''s Bad Habits 2. The Pest in the Nest 3. Attack of the Snack 4. A Bite in the Night 5. A Bad King is a Sad Thing
Join our beloved heroine as she encounters her very first troll, negotiates peace with some very persnickety elves, and reunites two lovelorn ancient giants. Fantastic creatures and daring adventures are all just part of another average day for Hilda... but what will she do if she is forced to move to Trolberg city, far away from her beloved valley home?
Louie Stowell started her career writing carefully-researched books about space, ancient Egypt, politics and science but eventually lapsed into just making stuff up. She has written fiction for 8-12 (Nosy Crow and Walker Books US), but <
Roald Dahl (Author)
Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and many more brillia
From Alex T. Smith, bestselling author of the Claude series and How Winston Delivered Christmas , comes a fantastically festive Christmas adventure about a gorgeous grumpy character. A modern day Grinch, The Grumpus is a heartwarming story that celebrates the true meaning of Christmas, accompained by irresistible colour artwork to make it the perfect story for all the family to enjoy together. Do you know about The Grumpus? And his Dastardly, Dreadful Christmas Plan? And about the Awful Thing that happened at the North Pole on Christmas Eve? Perhaps I should tell you about it . . This heartwarming story follows the adventures of an unlikely hero as he journeys to the North Pole, unwittingly and somewhat reluctantly making lots of new friends along the way. A beautiful hardback with a festively foiled cover and beautiful artwork from the author, it is the perfect Christmas gift, destined to becoming a modern Christmas classic that adults and children alike return to year after year.