Oxford Reading Tree Greatest Stories Selected 14 Books set - Ages 7-9 - Paperback By Michael Foreman
This Oxford Reading Tree Greatest Stories, 14 book set brings the magic of traditional stories to children aged 7-9 with the collection of both fairy stories and traditional tales that have a special place in the life of every child. You can trust Oxford University Press to bring you all the best-loved titles in this great box set. These tales are perfect for reading aloud, or for older, more confident readers to read by themselves. An essential part of any child's bookshelf, Oxford Reading Tree Greatest Stories, are perfect for parents and young readers to sit together and create memories to treasure forever.
There are 14 titles in this set, including familiar and iconic tales such as Puss in Boots, Sleeping Beauty and The Pied Piper. Children have always loved these stories and sharing them together is an experience to treasure. Some classic titles might stand out to you from previous reading with a sibling, your own childhood or you’ve had your eye on it in the library but the good news is that these don’t need to be read in any particular order. It’s also very likely that these classics are being used in primary schools so they could be on your child’s reading list. What’s more, there is pleasant mix of new stories such as Mischief Maker, Sea Stories and The Magic Cow.
All of these titles are familiar favourites in one way or another, and if they are not yet, they soon will be. Each book is a bite-sized read that will be perfect to enjoy before bed or for a little downtime with your little one. These famous paperback books, aimed at children aged 7-9 really encourage their imagination to come to life and that’s exactly what is intended. Expect your child to ask all sorts of questions about the wonderful possibilities that are being told or from what they see before them through the colourful illustrations in each story. When it comes to introducing fictional characters and magical fairy tales, these books are a go-to for all parents as they are presented in such a way as not to frighten children but instead leave them intrigued and wanting to read more. Fairy tales continue to stand the test of time as classic reads that provide endless reading for children as they are retold through generations past and present. They prompt children to consider their own emotions, those of others, to question reality and ‘make-believe’ while introducing them to all kinds of new characters that they may see elsewhere in other books.
- Fabulous Fables
Aesop's ancient fables are brilliantly retold with vibrant illustrations. In this book, children will learnt that one good turn deserves another reminding them to be careful if you trick someone because they might trick you back. Maybe the animals in the stories should have listened to these wise words!
Children can dream of what it is like to fly in this reworking of Ovid's classic myth, told through the eyes of servant girl Amara. When Daedalus the inventor and his son Icarus are imprisoned by King Minos, escape looks impossible. But with his ingenious talent Daedalus manages to construct wings, enabling the pair to take on the form of birds. Tragedy strikes when Icarus fails to listen to his father's instructions, and the invention that should be his saviour proves to be the opposite.
- Mischief Makers
Till Owlglass can paint pictures that only those of noble birth are able to see ... or at least, that's what he tells the pompous Count! Anansi, the naughty spider, puts his tricks to good use when his friend Antelope is in trouble. Brer Rabbit outfoxes the fox when he finds himself stuck in a well! Three lovable tricksters are brought together in this collection of stories from around the world.
- Puss in Boots
Poor Jack: first his dad dies, then he gets stuck with a measly cat while his older brothers get to take over the family business. What rotten luck! But soon he realises that Puss in Boots can do all sorts of things: he can talk, catch his supper and even trick the King. But will his plan to make Jack rich prove a step too far for this conniving cat?
- Rip Van Winkle
Rip Van Winkle is a kind man with a grumpy wife! One afternoon, he meets a group of old-fashioned men high in the Catskill mountains, and tries an unusual drink which sends him straight to sleep ... When he awakes, Rip has grown a long beard but that isn't the only thing to have changed. What else will he discover when he returns home?
- Sea Stories
The sea is a powerful force of nature; once the salt gets into your blood it is hard to return to land. When a selkie is trapped in her maiden form by a lovestruck human, she pines for her seal-skin and the embrace of the waves. Her family may be on land, but her heart is with the sea. But not everyone is destined to live underwater ... Can Sylvie and her brother escape the watery clutches of Merman Rosmer?
- Sleeping Beauty
Princess Aurora is under a terrible curse when she touches a spindle, she will fall asleep for one hundred years. Her parents try as hard as they can to keep her safe, but eventually the spell claims her and the whole castle. Can Prince Florimond reawaken the princess?