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The Puffin Book of Stories for Eight-year-olds (Young Puffin Read Aloud) [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Wendy Cooling
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26 Sep 1996 Young Puffin Read Aloud

Children will be spellbound by the amazing characters in this fabulous collection - a greedy king, a very bad giant, a fairy queen and lots more...

Perfect for eight-year-olds to share or read alone.


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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (26 Sep 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140380523
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140380521
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 12.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,153 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Wendy Cooling was educated in Norwich and then spent time travelling the world. On her return to England she trained as a teacher, and taught English in London for many years. She left teaching to work on the promotion of books and reading as Head of the Children's Book Foundation (now Booktrust), and later founded Bookstart, the national programme that helps to bring books to young readers.

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There were once six lucky, lucky boys who were invited by their aunts to go on a picnic expedition to an island in the middle of a lake. Read the first page
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 28 Mar 2009
Format:Audio CD
Excellent collection of stories. Suitable for ages 5 and up. My 6y.o enjoys them very much.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A hit ! 29 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
This audio book was bought for my dsylexic 8yr old girl who i am encourging to keep interested in words and stories. She loved this puffin book and it suited her age group perfecly (she has younger bro and sister who are 6yrs old who got the puffin book of stories for six year-olds which they equally loved)and she wants more! Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite good 22 Aug 2011
By Zingy
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Bought for a car journey with my 8 year old daughter. She quite enjoyed it and asked for it to be put on again several times. I didn't know any of the stories, but they were generally well written and narrated. The first one, Picnic with the Aunts, I found very funny and beautifully written. It's my favourite! Only downside is that the stories tend to be old-fashioned so maybe don't relate to today's youngsters quite the same. My husband's comment was "Couldn't you have got something more modern?". I'll not record my reply!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK but a bit dated. 14 Mar 2010
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I brought this for my class in case of spare minutes etc but it is a bit dated and to be honest we have only listened to a few of the stories as the kids got a bit bored of them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars super read 9 April 2014
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My eight yr old daughter tucked into these stories and enjoyed every page. She loves reading and enjoyed the stories for seven yr olds that I was told to order this one! And I cant complain at all since she loved the book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Child 28 Oct 2013
By Penney
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These CDs are brilliant, no problem with it arriving, packed well and is exactly as shown. My child is very happy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars book for my son 21 Oct 2013
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Brilliant book for my son who enjoys collecting a book for every year on his birthday. Has a fine collection now.
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