Stories for Eight Year Olds and Other Readers (Young Puffin Books)

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A collection of 16 mythical, legendary and more recent tales, guided by the thought that 8-year-olds need heroes, real or imaginary, who perform great deeds on a grand scale.

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes in this collection of mythical, legendary, and modern tales chosen especially for reading to eight-year-olds. In Stories for Eight-Year-Olds Greek, Chinese, German and Serbian tales of great deads combine with the work of master storytellers like Andersen, Dickens, Kipling, and Thurber.

Eight-year-olds will be delighted by the bravery and cleverness of Bellerophon. Ali Baba, Tiki-Pu, and Princess Alicia as they overcome problems great and small, from taming the mighty Pegasus to making dinner for eighteen brothers and sisters.

Stories for Eight-Year-Olds are perfect for bedtime, rainy days -- any time young listeners want adventure, humor, and heroic deeds.

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