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Stories for children


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Oscar Wilde's stories are much-loved classics and make a fantastic story collection. They are timeless. moving and very readable. Complemented by atmospheric and evocative artwork from a leading illustrator.



Titles included are:



The Selfish Giant

The Nightingale and the Rose

The Devoted Friend

The Happy Prince

The Remarkable Rocket

The Young King

 

This book contains the following stories:

The Selfish Giant

The Happy Prince
After dying young, the Happy Prince's soul inhabits a beautiful ruby-encrusted statue covered in gold leaf which is perched high above the city. But when he sees the poverty, misery and desperateness of his people, he enlists the help of a barn swallow to remove the gilding of his statue and shower the riches on his people. In the spring, the townspeople are saved, but find only a stripped down and dull statue alongside a dead swallow. The remains are tossed into an ash heap, but an emissary of God recognizes their sacrifice, and escorts them into the gardens of Heaven.

The Remarkable Rocket

The Young King

The Devoted Friend

The Nightingale and the Rose

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