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The Tail of Emily Windsnap
Sarah Gibb, Liz Kessler
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
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Emily Windsnap lives on a boat, but her mother has always been oddly anxious to keep her out of the water. It is only when Emily has her first school swimming lesson that she discovers why: as soon as she gets into the water, she grows a tail! Soon Emily discovers a glorious underwater world of fishes, coral, shipwrecks and mermaids, and, best of all, she finds a best friend! With mermaid Shona Silkfin by her side, Emily uncovers a surprising family secret and embarks on a quest to reunite her mum and dad. This enchanting fantasy deals with universal themes of family, friendship, love and justice - all handled with the lightness of touch for which Liz Kessler is so well known.
Winnie the Witch lives in a black house. She has black chairs and black stairs, black floors and black doors. Winnie's cat, Wilbur, is black, too. And that is how the trouble begins! This is the ultimate collection by the creators of Winnie and Wilbur, Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul, featuring a wealth of stories.
Emily Windsnap lives on a boat, but her mother has always been oddly anxious to keep her out of the water. It is only when Emily has her first school swimming lesson that she discovers why: as soon as she gets into the water, she grows a tail! Soon Emily discovers a glorious underwater world of fishes, coral, shipwrecks and mermaids, and - best of all - she finds a best friend! With mermaid Shona Silkfin by her side, Emily uncovers a surprising family secret and embarks on a quest to reunite her mum and dad.
Life is never dull for Winnie and Wilbur! The fourth volume of hilarious adventures for listeners six years and over! Winnie and Wilbur bring their very own brand of muddled-up magic to everything they do - whether it's creating a 'chocodile' that lays chocolate eggs, looking at the stars and spotting an alien or getingt the biggest surprise of all when they stumble into a medieval jousting competition, there is one thing they always find: true adventure!
A fantastic stand-alone historical novel in the tradition of Hetty Feather and Wave Me Goodbye, this rich, entertaining novel will delight fans news and old. Mona and her aunt live in a little cottage on the edge of the Somerset estate, where her aunt sews wonderful dresses for the lady of the house. Mona never knew her mother or father, but Aunty has always looked after her - and Mona knows she can always talk to her mum where she lies in the village graveyard.
Emily Windsnap, an ordinary girl on land and a magical mermaid in water, is overdue a break from excitement - as her exhausted best friend, Shona, keeps reminding her! So, promising Shona she'll stay free of trouble and just 'swill out' ('chill out' for mermaids), Emily invites her best friend and her boyfriend, Aaron, along for a relaxing family holiday in the sun.... But it seems adventure is hot on her heels - and her tail.
Emily Windsnap is thrilled to arrive at her new home - a secret island near the Bermuda Triangle where humans and merfolk live together, and where being a girl who grows a tail as soon as she enters the water isn't a problem. But, being Emily, she can't resist exploring forbidden places, and as a result she inadvertently wakes the kraken - the legendary sea monster that has been asleep for 200 years! Emily tries to undo the damage as the kraken's terrifying tentacles rise from the deep!
In the third collection of stories celebrating the wonderful relationship shared by Winnie the Witch and her cat, Wilbur, the troublesome duo try a bit of detective work, find themselves the surprise winners of a television poetry competition and battle with a grumpy tooth fairy - and that's only the beginning of their wacky adventures!
Award-winning, best-selling and beloved Jacqueline Wilson tells the fascinating, moving story of a girl sent away from home as an evacuee during the Second World War. September, 1939. As the Second World War begins, 10-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train with her schoolmates. She doesn't know where she's going, or what's going to happen to her when she gets there. All she has been told is that she's going on 'a little holiday'.
Clover Moon's imagination is her best escape from a life of hardship in poverty-stricken Victorian London. When tragedy plunges her into a world of grief, Clover realises that everything she loved about the place she called home is gone. Clover hears of a place she could run to, but where will she find the courage - and the chance - to break free? And could leaving her family be just what she needs to find a place that really feels like home?
Join Winnie and Wilbur on their wild and wacky adventures, from going back to the time of the dinosaurs and saving school children from slavery in ancient Egypt to organising a treasure hunt for a pirate and rustling up some batburgers in the kitchen. This collection will keep young listeners entertained for hours!
Meet Malice Morbid Malign. She’s from Underland, land of sorcery, spooks and skulduggery. But, she and her family live in Topside, and mischief is their business. And the business of mischief is a very serious matter! The Malign family hate books, they hate bathing and they especially hate helping. But when grandad ghosts mysteriously start disappearing, including her own beloved grandad, Malice has no choice but to help. She partners up with her uncle Vexatious, to solve the case of the missing grandad-ghosts.
Winnie and Wilbur are back and getting up to even more trouble! Whether they are trying to do their bit to save the planet, entertaining their oddball relatives, getting studied by a social scientist or helping get everyone in a party mood, this second collection of the adventures of Winnie and her black cat, Wilbur, is a must-have for every child.
Emily is delighted when her family returns to Brightport, but their attempts to follow Neptune's orders to bring humans and merfolk together seem doomed. Thrown out of mermaid school and scorned by her old enemy, Mandy Rushton, Emily goes in search of the lost sirens who were banished by Neptune to a top secret undersea cavern. Only when she uncovers the sirens' true story can she put the pieces of her own life back together. A magical adventure, featuring the power of friendship and told with Liz's characteristic warmth and lightness of touch.
The magic ring that Emily Windsnap - half mermaid, half ordinary girl - finds buried in the sand belongs to Neptune, and he wants it back. But the ring, once on, won't come off, and an angry Neptune sends Emily's boat spinning away across the sea. When it comes to rest, she and her best friend, Shona, can see a mysterious castle shimmering in the mist on the horizon.... Another magical adventure full of fun and friendship!
Malice Morbid Malign isn't like the rest of her family. But when her younger sister, Antipathy-Rose, finds a sphere of solid amber in one of the forbidden swag rooms at Malignant House, and bites right through it, she unwittingly unleashes a world of trouble. Trapped within the amber sphere is Maniacal Malign’s time-stopping pocket watch. Maniacal Malign had been in exile for several centuries, but the moment Antipathy-Rose’s gnashers crack the amber, he is summoned back to monstrous action. Malice, Uncle Vex and Seth find themselves on a time-sensitive mission.
Grey Hutchins comes to Tokyo seeking answers to what happened during the Nanking Massacre in which, in one city, the Japanese Army killed up to 300,000 civilians. But she finds herself increasingly desperate and alone in a nightclub catering to Japanese businessmen. One gangster dominates - an old man rumoured to rely on a powerful elixir for his continued wealth and well-being. It is an elixir that others want for themselves - at any price.
Return to Frances Hodgson Burnett's timeless classic, The Secret Garden, in this magical sequel by best-selling author Holly Webb. It's 1939, and a group of children have been evacuated to Misselthwaite Manor. Emmie is far from happy to have been separated from her cat and sent to a huge old mansion. But soon she starts discovering the secrets of the house - a boy crying at night, a diary written by a girl named Mary, and a garden. A very secret garden...
Emily and Aaron are sent on a top secret mission by King Neptune. The king has been having nightmares he doesn't understand, and he knows only that Emily and Aaron must go to the Land of the Midnight Sun to avoid catastrophe. But when the friends arrive in this icy world of mountains and glaciers, they uncover a mystery more dangerous than they ever imagined. A magical adventure about the power of friendship.
Jonny Duddle's best-selling Jolley-Rogers series available in audio for the first time. Ahoy me hearties! Do ye love a pirate story? Join Matilda, Jim Lad and the Jolley-Rogers for a treasure trove of high seas adventures! This unique collection includes five brand new Jonny Duddle audiobooks. With music, sound effects and a talking parrot from the scurvy sea, this Booktrack edition is the perfect family listen.