Antonio Willie Giroux lived in a hotel his mother ran on the edge of a lake. He loved to explore the woods and look for animals, but they always remained hidden away. (Read more...)
One hot, dry summer, when Antonio was almost five, disaster struck: a fire rushed through the forest. Everyone ran to the lake, the only safe place in town, and stood knee-deep in water as they watched the fire. Then, slowly, animals emerged from their forest home and joined the people in the water. Miraculously, the hotel did not burn down, and the animals rebuilt their homes in the forest - but Antonio never forgot the time when he watched the distance between people and animals disappear.
Princess Pinecone knows exactly what she wants for her birthday this year: a horse. (Read more...)
A big horse. A strong horse. A horse fit for a warrior princess. But when the day arrives, she doesn't quite get the horse of her dreams...
From the artist behind the comic Hark! A Vagrant, The Princess and the Pony is a laugh-out-loud story of brave warriors, big surprises, and falling in love with one unforgettable little pony.
The Great War is an anthology of fictional stories from eleven internationally-acclaimed, award-winning authors. (Read more...)
Each author chose an object from the First World War as the basis of their tale. John Boyne was inspired by a recruitment poster, Adele Geras by a wartime butter dish, David Almond by a soldier's writing case. Each object illuminates an aspect of life during the war, and each story reminds us of the millions of individual lives that were changed forever by the four years of fighting.