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The Glass Mountain: Tales from Poland cover

The Odyssey

Odysseus must battle his way home from war with the Greek Gods pitted against him. But what will he find when he gets there?

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The Glass Mountain: Tales from Poland cover

The Glass Mountain: Tales from Poland

Jan Pienkowski brings eight of the best-loved Polish folk tales to life with vibrant and witty paper cut illustrations.

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Kingdom Under the Sea cover

The Kingdom Under the Sea

These East European fairytales have it all: drama, magic, heroes, fairies, dragons, mermaids, adventure, bravery and beauty...

Folktales have never been so beautifully told or illustrated as in this collection.

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In the Beginning cover

In the Beginning

In his distinctive bold colour and graphic style, artist Jan Pienkowski has created an extraordinary collection of Old Testament Bible Stories for very young children.

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A river of stories cover

A River of Stories: Tales and Poems from Across the Commonwealth

Jan has illustrated this 160 page, full-colour anthology of diverse tales and poems from each of the fifty-four countries of the Commonwealth.

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The First Christmas - Minature Ediition cover

The First Christmas - Miniature Edition

With words from the "King James Bible", the nativity story is brought gloriously to life with illuminated pages of silhouettes set against glowing colours. The beautiful shining cover design and silver highlights throughout make this miniaturen edition a true classic and the perfect Christmas gift.

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Necklace of Raindrops cover

Necklace of Raindrops

From "A Necklace of Raindrops" to "The Patchwork Quilt", here are eight classic stories from Joan Aiken and illustrated by Jan to treasure and enjoy. Beginning and ending with a birthday, this spell-binding collection conjures up a world filled with magic, where wishes can come true.

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Nut Cracker cover

Nut Cracker

The original story of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King has been translated by David Walser and accompanies Jan's detailed silhouette illustrations ending with a magnificent three dimensional silhouette.

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The THOUSAND NIGHTS and One Night book cover


Welcome to an ancient world of enchantment and adventure where animals talk, genies grant wishes and sorcerers and sultans rub shoulders with men.

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The First Christmas book cover

The First Christmas

Experience the true spirit of Christmas with this rich celebration of the Christmas story.

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The Fairy Tales book cover

The Fairy Tales

Enter a world of fairy tale with this beautiful collection of four of the most loved fairy tales; Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel and Cinderella.

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