Series: Story collections
A beautiful collection of eight of the best-loved children’s classic stories, enchantingly illustrated and retold for younger readers.
Complete with ribbon bookmark, this hardback anthology is sure to be treasured, perfect for a special gift.
Stories include: The Railway Children, The Canterville Ghost, Black Beauty, The Wizard of Oz, The Secret Garden, Around the World in Eighty Days, Heidi and Moonfleet.
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“Not Just for Boys”
My daughter was given The Illustrated Classics for Girls for Christmas. It's a lovely gift book, nice padded cover, and the stories are retold with enough gusto and gist of the originals to be exciting. At that point (Xmas) she (age 6) was reading the stories aloud to me but recently, having exhausted the Girls' book, we thought we'd give Boys' stories a try. This one is better still! The stories are so much more exciting. And now my daughter is reading the book to herself, so these titles really have helped her develop as an independent reader. My only gripe is the titles - why not a mixture of classics with no 'Boy' or 'Girl' in the title? It is 2010, after all...