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A sorcerer’s apprentice, a flying horse and a magical firebird are just some of the characters in this collection of tales from all over the world, along with more familiar faces such as Dick Whittington and Pinocchio. Each beautifully illustrated story in this hardback book takes just ten minutes to read – perfect for dipping into at bedtime.

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Padded hardback
ISBN: 9781409596745
Extent: 256 pages
Dimensions: 194 x 152mm

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“10-minute stories”
My daughter who was 5 at the time loved this book. The stories are short enough for bedtime and my daughter just couldn’t get enough of the book. There were a couple of stories that I wasn’t familiar with so that was a nice surprise for me to read to her. Definitely recommend this book for your little ones. The illustration was also beautiful.

Press reviews

“A brand new collection of short tales that have been specially adapted to fill a ten-minute window in your child’s day. ”
“If your New Year resolution was to spend ten minutes a day reading to your children, then this attractive collection of fairy stories from around the world would be a very good book with which to start.”
“This beautifully produced and gorgeously illustrated book is destined to become a family favourite.”
“10 minutes - just right for a bedtime story... [This] will give many hours of happy shared reading but which is also suitable for reading alone. It's a chunky hardcover book that will make a lovely gift.”
“Perfect for confident young readers or as a quick bedtime story you know is sure to please... The text is very heavily illustrated so even the most restless of children will have something to look at while listening to the story.”
“Children will love to listen to the stories being read aloud, then begin to read them alone as they grow in confidence.”

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