I feel there is a massive gap in my reading. When I was younger my parents never really encouraged me to read any classics so I have read very few of them. Now I am a mother, my children are only two and three I do not want them to miss out so I have been purchasing some of the amazing and beautiful Puffin Classics to read to the children when they are a bit older. In the meantime, I can enjoy them myself.
So I am buying them when I see them and here is a few which I have recently purchased.
Winnie-The-Pooh – A. A Milne
“Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Saunders…….”
And so begins the classic tale of Edward Bear – better known as Winnie-the-Pooh. For nearly seventy years, readers have been delighted by the adventures of Christopher Robin and his lovable friends.
The Wizard of Oz – L. Frank Baum
Follow the yellow brick road.
Dorothy thinks she’s lost forever when a tornado whirls her and her dog, Toto from Kansas into a magical world. To get home she must find the wonderful Wizard in the Emerald City of Oz. On the way she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion. But the Wicked Witch of the West has her own plans for the new arrival – will Dorothy ever see Kansas again?
Tales of the Greek Heroes – Roger Lancelyn Green
Walk amongst the Gods and Men.
In this gripping collection of tales of the Heroic Age, you’ll meet the mighty Poseidon, God of the Sea; Zeus, the King of Heaven and Earth; Hades; Lord of the Dead; Artemis the Huntress; Aphrodite, Immortal Lady of Beauty and Love; and many more gods and mortals. Their adventures are some of the oldest and most famous in the world.
The Odyssey – Homer (retold by Geraldine McCaughrean)
Follow Odysseus, the hero of ancient Greece, on his perilous journey home.
After ten years of war, Odysseus turns his back on Troy and sets sail for home. But his voyage takes another ten years and he must face many dangers – Polyphemus the greedy one-eyes giant, Scylla the six-headed sea monster and even the wrath of the gods themselves – before he is reunited with his wife and son.
King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table – Roger Lancelyn Green
Step up to the Round Table and join the Knights of the Realm.
A legend is born when young Arthur meets Merlin and draws the mighty sword from its stone. This spellbinding retelling beings to life King Arthur and the adventures of his knights, from the Quest for the Holy Grail to the final tragedy of the Last Battle.
The Adventures of Robin Hood – Roger Lancelyn Green
Meet Robin Hood – the hero of Sherwood Forest.
In the vast Sherwood Forest, Robin hood, the legendary outlaw, continues to outwit his sworn enemies – the evil Guy of Gisborne and the treacherous Sheriff of Nottingham. With Little John, Friar Tuck and the rest of the band of Merry Men, Robin Hood fights for justice, and for the return of good King Richard the Lion Heart.