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Centuries of Stories (Paperback) Loot Price: R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 You Save: R44 (15%)

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Centuries of Stories (Paperback): Wendy Cooling
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Wendy Cooling

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An anthology of twenty specially commissioned stories from top children's authors, each story set against the background of one of the last twenty centuries. Twenty specially commissioned stories by the best contemporary writers for children to celebrate the last 2000 years: Michael Morpurgo, Henrietta Branford, Vivian French, Jean Ure, Robert Swindells, Mary Hoffman, Annie Dalton, Melvin Burgess, Gillian Cross, Alan Durant, Theresa Bresling, Bernard Ashley, Jenny Nimmo, Geraldine McCaughrean, Pete Johnson, Jacqueline Wilson, Jeremy Strong, Adele Geras, Malorie Blackman and Margaret Mahy. Each story is fictional but set against the background of one particular time and place in one century. Settings are worldwide, and include England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, China, America and Africa. Story themes range from the Crucifixtion to Space Exploration; Romans in Britain to the Mongols in China; Irish saints to medieval monks; the Vikings, Saxons as well as elves, fairies and giants. A range of genre from humour to fantasy make this a brilliantly balanced collection with something to suit every taste. Gripping -often scintillating, sometimes uncrompromising - aimed at the 10 plus age group, by today's finest authors. Specially commissioned by Wendy Cooling, a highly respected and well-known anthologist. This collection promises to be around for years to come and will be a treasured gift for adults and children alike.


Imprint: HarperCollins Children's Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: September 2009
Editors: Wendy Cooling
Dimensions: 129 x 198 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-0-00-733691-3
Barcode: 9780007336913
Categories: Books > Children's & Educational > Language & literature > English (including English as a school subject) > English literature texts > Collections & anthologies of various literary forms
Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction > Short stories & other fiction > Short stories
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun > Short Stories & Other Fiction > Short Stories
LSN: 0-00-733691-8

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