Wonderful haunting illustrations capture this magical story as a fathers unrelenting passion to fly finally becomes a reality. This is a poignant picture book that evokes the deep love between a boy and his father.
Mr Cinders was a dressmaker and ran a shop in town. After his wife died, he was left to bring up their daughter, Ella, on his own. They lived happily until Mr Cinders married again. Poor Ella was treated horribly by her stepmother and two bullying stepsisters, but found solace in her friend. Then one day, something wonderful happened!
Annabelles dad says shell never find fairies in cement and weeds. But Annabelle does. She finds a tiny fairy child, Jethro Byrde, and his family, who are on their way to the Fairy Travellers Picnic. And together, they spend a magical afternoon.
Set at the turn of the 19th century, this is the story of a young girls adventure. Voyaging across the sea to a new life in America, Jessie leaves behind her village home and her beloved Grandmother, to whom she entrusts a precious keepsake, hoping that one day they will be reunited.
When the widow McDowell and her son Thomas knock at the woodcarver, Jonathan Toomeys door one winters day, they receive a frosty reception. Jonathan has been hard and cold since the death of his wife and daughter, but as Thomas watches him work, a miracle occurs to warm his sad, chill heart.
Its Christmas Eve and the Jolly Postman is delivering greetings to various fairy-tale characters - theres a card for Baby Bear, a game appropriately called Beware for Red Riding Hood from Mr Wolf, a get-well jigsaw for hospitalized Humpty Dumpty and three more surprise envelopes containing letters, and cards.
Mr Magnolia has many things including an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot, some very fat owls that are learning to hoot, a big purple dinosaur whos a magnificent brute, two sisters who play on a flute, and a swimming pool. But, he only has one boot. Then one day a mysterious parcel arrives.
The owner of the Haunted House is not well - and it is not surprising. Theres a ghoul in the cupboard, an octopus in the sink, a crocodile in the bath, and in every room, a sinister black cat is watching it all with roving eyes.