One of five beloved Christmas classics
First published on December 19, 1843, A Christmas Carol was an instant classic: Londoners thronged to hear Dickens read it in person and bought out the first printing in days. Its reception was so ecstatic that it is credited with helping to revive interest among the Victorians in Christmas traditions, including caroling and holiday cards, as well as inciting an unexpected wave of charitable giving from Britain’s Industrial Age robber barons. Originally conceived as a pamphlet against exploitative capitalism before taking its current form, it has inspired dozens of theatrical and movie adaptions, and its characters, from Scrooge to Tiny Tim, are forever inscribed in our hearts and minds.
Penguin Christmas Classics
Give the gift of literature this Christmas.
Penguin Christmas Classics honor the power of literature to keep on giving through the ages. The five volumes in the series are not only our most beloved Christmas tales, they also have given us much of what we love about the holiday itself. A Christmas Carol revived in Victorian England such Christmas hallmarks as the Christmas tree, holiday cards, and caroling. The Yuletide yarns of Anthony Trollope popularized throughout the British Empire and around the world the trappings of Christmas in London. The holiday tales of Louisa May Alcott shaped the ideal of an American Christmas. The Night Before Christmas brought forth some of our earliest Christmas traditions as passed down through folk tales. And The Nutcracker inspired the most famous ballet in history, one seen by millions in the twilight of every year.
Collect all five Penguin Christmas Classics:
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Christmas at Thompson Hall: And Other Christmas Stories by Anthony Trollope
A Merry Christmas: And Other Christmas Stories by Louisa May Alcott
The Night Before Christmas by Nikolai Gogol
The Nutcracker by E. T. A. Hoffmann
One of five beloved Christmas classics
The perfect gift: a gorgeous boxed edition of Little Golden Books loved by generations!
This beautiful, celebratory boxed set of twelve iconic Little Golden Books honors Golden Books’ 75th anniversary in 2017. Gold foil and beautiful cloth adorn this special package containing the following titles: The Poky Little Puppy, I Can Fly, The Sailor Dog, Scuffy the Tugboat, Wonders of Nature, The Three Bears, A Day at the Seashore, The Blue Book of Fairy Tales, I’m a Truck, I Am a Bunny, The Whispering Rabbit, and Katie the Kitten, a newly reissued 1949 title available only in this box. The collection features a broad range of favorite stories and characters—published from 1942 (the launch of Little Golden Books) to the present day—by creators such as Richard Scarry, Goodnight Moon author Margaret Wise Brown, and Caldecott Medalist illustrators Alice and Martin Provensen. It features the bestselling picture book of all time, The Poky Little Puppy, as well as a newly illustrated favorite, The Whispering Rabbit. There's also a poster inside, highlighting the history of Golden Books! This is a perfect gift for a special someone, to be cherished always.
Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read.
This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect." This paper-over-board edition includes a foreword by two-time Newbery winning author Kate DiCamillo.
Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter.
E. B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White's Stuart Little and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, among many other books.
A stunning collection of all 80 exquisite Little Black Classics from Penguin
This spectacular box set of the 80 books in the Little Black Classics series showcases the many wonderful and varied writers in Penguin Black Classics. From India to Greece, Denmark to Iran, the United States to Britain, this assortment of books will transport readers back in time to the furthest corners of the globe. With a choice of fiction, poetry, essays and maxims, by the likes of Chekhov, Balzac, Ovid, Austen, Sappho and Dante, it won't be difficult to find a book to suit your mood. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of the Penguin Classics list - from drama to poetry, from fiction to history, with books taken from around the world and across numerous centuries.
The Little Black Classics Box Set includes:
· The Atheist's Mass (Honoré de Balzac)
· The Beautifull Cassandra (Jane Austen)
· The Communist Manifesto (Fredrich Engels and Karl Marx)
· Cruel Alexis (Virgil)
· The Dhammapada (Anon)
· The Dolphins, the Whales and the Gudgeon (Aesop)
· The Eve of St Agnes (John Keats)
· The Fall of Icarus (Ovid)
· The Figure in the Carpet (Henry James)
· The Gate of the Hundred Sorrows (Rudyard Kipling)
· Gooseberries (Anton Chekhov)
· The Great Fire of London (Samuel Pepys)
· The Great Winglebury Duel (Charles Dickens)
· How a Ghastly Story Was Brought to Light by a Common or Garden Butcher's Dog (Johann Peter Hebel)
· How Much Land Does A Man Need? (Leo Tolstoy)
· How To Use Your Enemies (Baltasar Gracián)
· How We Weep and Laugh at the Same Thing (Michel de Montaigne)
· I Hate and I Love (Catullus)
· Il Duro (D. H. Lawrence)
· It was snowing butterflies (Charles Darwin)
· Jason and Medea (Apollonius of Rhodes)
· Kasyan from the Beautiful Mountains (Ivan Turgenev)
· Leonardo da Vinci (Giorgio Vasari)
· The Life of a Stupid Man (Ryunosuke Akutagawa)
· Lips Too Chilled (Matsuo Basho)
· Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime (Oscar Wilde)
· The Madness of Cambyses (Herodotus
· The Maldive Shark (Herman Melville)
· The Meek One (Fyodor Dostoyevsky
· Mrs Rosie and the Priest (Giovanni Boccaccio)
· My Dearest Father (Wolfgang Mozart)
· The Night is Darkening Round Me (Emily Brontë)
· The nightingales are drunk (Hafez)
· The Nose (Nikolay Gogol)
· Olalla (Robert Louis Stevenson)
· The Old Man in the Moon (Shen Fu), Miss Brill (Katherine Mansfield)
· The Old Nure's Story (Elizabeth Gaskell)
· On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts (Thomas De Quincey)
· On the Beach at Night Alone (Walt Whitman)
· The Reckoning (Edith Wharton)
· Remember, Body… (C. P. Cavafy)
· The Robber Bridegroom (Brothers Grimm)
· The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-tongue (Anon)
· Sindbad the Sailor
· Sketchy, Doubtful, Incomplete Jottings (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
· Socrates' Defence (Plato)
· Speaking of Siva (Anon)
· The Steel Flea (Nikolai Leskov)
· The Tell-Tale Heart (Edgar Allan Poe)
· The Terrors of the Night (Thomas Nashe)
· The Tinder Box (Hans Christian Andersen)
· Three Tang Dynasty Poets (Wang Wei)
· Trimalchio's Feast (Petronius)
· To-morrow (Joseph Conrad), Of Street Piemen (Henry Mayhew)
· Traffic (John Ruskin)
· Travels in the Land of Serpents and Pearls (Marco Polo)
· The Voyage of Sir Francis Drake Around the Whole Globe (Richard Hakluyt)
· The Wife of Bath (Geoffrey Chaucer)
· The Woman Much Missed (Thomas Hardy)
· The Yellow Wall-paper (Charlotte Perkins Gilman)
· Wailing Ghosts (Pu Songling)
· Well, they are gone, and here must I remain (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
The story of the man-cub Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle, guided by his mentors Baloo the bear, Bagheera the black panther and the ancient python Kaa, and who confronts his arch-enemy Shere Khan the tiger, is one of the greatest literary myths ever created. Mowgli's adventures are juxtaposed with other animal stories set in the British Empire, ranging from the heroic battle of 'Rikki-tikki-tavi' and the Himalayan pastoral 'Purun Bhagat' to the drama of survival in 'The White Seal'. With The Jungle Books Rudyard Kipling drew on ancient beast fables, Buddhist philosophy and memories of his Anglo-Indian upbringing to create a rich, symbolic portrait of man and nature, and an eternal classic of childhood that has had a lasting impact on our imaginations.
Part of a series of new editions of Kipling's works in Penguin Classics, this volume contains a General Preface by Jan Montefiore and an introduction by Kaori Nagai discussing the many imperial, Indian and literary contexts of The Jungle Books.
Created for young children. Step-by-step directions. This series of visually rich instruction books for Lego® models is perfect for children ages 5 and up. Inside you'll find a range of creative models to put together--from animals to airplanes, street scenes to seascapes and much more, created using the Lego® Classic set 10693, or bricks you already have at home. Each book in this interactive series contains 3-5 “dioramas” featuring a diverse range of models. Full color diagrams guide you through the process, enhancing the fun.
Wonderful new version of the classic poem every family should own. Lavishly illustrated by renowned artist Charles Santore, the critically acclaimed illustrator of The Wizard of Oz, Snow White, The Little Mermaid, and others. An oversized heirloom edition with a four-page gatefold. Includes embossed and foil cover.
Since it was first published anonymously in 1823, “The Night Before Christmas” has enchanted children with the story of St. Nicholas climbing down the chimney and filling all the stockings before springing back to his sleigh. Many families read the poem every year, and now they have an edition to treasure. The cherished verse, faithfully reproduced here, is accompanied by Charles Santore’s lavish illustrations.
Classic Characters of Little Golden Books: The Poky Little Puppy, Tootle, The Saggy Baggy Elephant, Tawny Scrawny Lion, and Scuffy the Tugboat
This beautiful boxed set brings together five of the all-time favorite Little Golden Books! The Poky Little Puppy, Tootle, The Saggy Baggy Elephant, Tawny Scrawny Lion, and Scuffy the Tugboat. This classic collection in its own slipcase is perfect for gift-giving—and is great value, too!
Boys and girls ages 2–5 will love Disney Classics: Little Golden Books Library, a collection of five of the most beloved Disney stories. This boxed set features Lady and the Tramp, 101 Dalmatians, The Lion King, Alice in Wonderland, and The Jungle Book. It's the perfect addition to any child's library!
He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair. When he got out of bed, he tripped over his skateboard and by mistake dropped his sweater in the sink while the water was running. He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Nothing at all was right. Everything went wrong, right down to lima beans for supper and kissing on TV.
What do you do on a day like that? Well, you may think about going to Australia. You may also be glad to find that some days are like that for other people too.