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  • Lynne Reid Banks

    A tale of magic and responsibility, read by Richard E. Grant For Omri, it is a dream come true when the plastic American Indian he locks into the old cupboard comes to life. Little Bull is everything an Indian brave should be – proud, fearless and defiant. But being in charge of a real, live, human being is a heavy responsibility, as Omri soon discovers. And when his best friend, Patrick, is let in on the secret, he soon realises that life-changing decisions lie...read more

  • Lynne Reid Banks

    As his adventures with Little Bear continue, Omri travels from the French and Indian wars to the present, and then  back to the Old West at the...read more

  • Lynne Reid Banks

    The Mystery Deepens… In The Secret of the Indian, Omri vowed to lock his magical cupboard forever. But now, in The Mystery of the Cupboard, he finds an old journal written by his great-great aunt that reveals that Omri is compelled to open the cupboard just once again. “Good news for fans of the series…keeps excitement at a high level.” –Horn...read more

  • Lynne Reid Banks

    A young  man receives two presents that will change his life:  a plastic miniature Indian that magically comes to  life inside a mysterious old...read more

  • Lynne Reid Banks

    Reissue into the First Modern Classic livery of this delightfully squirmy story starring Harry the Poisonous Centipede in a scary world of flying swoopers, furry biters and the dreaded Hoo-Mins! With wonderful humour and brilliant illustrations by award-winning artist Tony Ross, this is the perfect book for wriggly young readers. “It’s a Hoo-Min!” crackled George. “Walking on its hairy-biter feet!” But now it was Harry who felt brave. “Come on! Let’s peep at it!” They crawled the rest of the way up the tunnel towards the light. Harry is a poisonous centipede but he’s not very brave. Still, he is the star of this seriously squirmy story....read more

  • Lynne Reid Banks

    Harry the Poisonous Centipede is now quite brave, but nothing can prepare him for this next adventure! He and best friend George are lost in a new and even scarier no-top world. Far from home, across the no-end puddle, they must negotiate a strange treeless cold desert, a Nest of Hoo-Mins, lots of noise-hurt and terrifying hairy-yowlers! Harry woke up first. The straight-up-hard thing was jiggling. It was moving. “What’s happening?” asked George in alarm. “I don’t know. We’re moving.” Harry replied. “Where are we? We’re not where we were last night!” crackled George. “I told you! This is a can’t -get-out!” Harry and George face the...read more

  • Lynne Reid Banks

    Two tiger cub brothers are torn from the jungle and taken to Rome. The stronger cub is trained as a killer at the Coliseum. Emperor Caesar makes a gift of the smaller cub to his beautiful daughter, Aurelia. She adores her cub, Boots. Julius, a young animal keeper, teaches Aurelia how to earn Boots’s trust. Boots is pampered while his brother, known as Brute, lives in the cold and darkness, let out only to kill. Caesar trusts Julius to watch Aurelia and her prized pet. But when a prank backfires, Boots temporarily escapes and Julius must pay with his life. Thousands watch as Julius is sent unarmed into the arena to face the killer...read more

  • Lynne Reid Banks

    From the author of The Indian in the Cupboard and The L-Shaped room comes a fascinating story of a wartime childhood, heavily influenced by her own experience. In 1940 as war rages across Europe, ten-year-old Lindy, waves goodbye to England and makes the long journey to Saskatoon, Canada, along with her Mother and her cousin Cameron. They may be far from the war but they are also far from home and everyone they know and love. Life in Canada is very different but it is also full of exciting new adventures… This captivating story is inspired by Lynne Reid Banks’ own childhood experience and her time in...read more

  • Lynne Reid Banks

    Another deliciously squirmy story about Harry the Poisonous Centipede, with all Lynne Reid Banks’s usual charm and humour. Tony Ross’s wonderful illustrations perfectly capture the small world of Harry and his friend George, as they get taken prisoner by the Hoo-Mins… Harry the poisonous centipede and his friend, George, are captured by the dreaded Hoo-Mins. How on earth can they escape from their hard-air prisons? Glass jars are too hard to climb, they’re too slippery, and the holes in the top are small. But when the Not-So-Big-Hoo-Min’s Mother accidentally knocks over two glass jars that happen to be holding a scorpion and a tarantula, all hell breaks loose…...read more

  • Lynne Reid Banks

    Can the Magic Save Little Bear? In The Mystery of the Cupboard, Omri’s father discovered his magical secret. Now Little Bear, Omri’s Iroquois friend from the past, is in grave danger and needs their help. As father and son struggle to solve the problem of traveling through time to reach Little Bear, they cannot know what terrors lie in wait–for their Indian friends and for them. “This is really Little Bear’s story, and Omri’s adventures in his longhouse are fascinating and hair -raising. [Listeners] will revel in all the details of this book. A satisfying sequel.” –School Library Journal “Will keep young [listeners]...read more

  • Lynne Reid Banks

    A full-cast adaptation of Lynne Reid Banks' bestselling novel, plus sequel The Backward Shadow and more Award-winning author Lynne Reid Banks is perhaps best known for her classic children's book The Indian in the Cupboard. But it was her groundbreaking debut novel for adults, The L-Shaped Room, that made her name. First published in 1960, it was an instant success, and has been in print ever since. This collection contains both The L-Shaped Room and sequel The Backward Shadow, as well as two stories specially written for BBC radio and a bonus edition of Bookclub. The L-Shaped Room - Jane is young, middle-class, single - and pregnant. Thrown out by her parents, she rents a squalid...read more