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Cautionary Tales For Children
Wonderful witty poems great for reading to your children. The stories and rhymes will stay with them for the rest of their lives.


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Stardust
A superbly realised fairytale for the modern viewer with more than enough action intrigue and good old fashioned entertainment values for all the family for repeated viewings

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  July 02, 2008
Date posted July 02, 2008  

Stardust (2007)

Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro

A refreshingly original film more in the style and genre of one of Disney's live action family classics than today's big-battle, Gothic fantasies, Stardust has nough magic about it to make it the perfect family film.
. . . Having never known his mother, Tristan has been brought up by his father in a tiny, peaceful hamlet somewhere in the heart of the English countryside. As he grows into a young man, he believes he can win the heart of the girl he loves by bringing her a fallen star. The journey to find the star takes him into a magical realm, where he discovers that the star is in fact a strong and beautiful woman and he is not just an average boy from a small village in England. The trouble starts when Tristan encounters three ancient witches and a family of power crazed fratricidal princes who also want the power of the fallen star. Helped on his way by a cross dressing pirate who masks his artistic tendencies with "harsh pirate talk" and chased by the witches that turn goats into barmen and would kill the star to regain their youth, the journey brings Tristan and his true love together and he discovers both his inheritance and his destiny.
. . . In common with just about every traditional fairytale this is a story of a journey of discovery, however, unlike just about every other magical fantasy told on film in recent years, this story doesnít involve endless running over rainy mountainsides or huge set piece battles.
. . . A great one to watch with the kids, quirky, laugh out loud funny, engaging and with a happy ending, everything a fairy tale should be, we loved it and Iím sure you will too.

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Cautionary Tales For Children
Wonderful witty poems great for reading to your children. The stories and rhymes will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Emily the Strange
Beautifully designed and put together, Emily the Strange is just one of those books that is lovely to own and look at and read, whoever you are.

Gormenghast
Stunningly written modern day classic that knocks Potter and Middle Earth into a cocked hat, this sumptuously described and gorgeously dark tale is filled to bursting with fascinating characters

Stardust
A superbly realised fairytale for the modern viewer with more than enough action intrigue and good old fashioned entertainment values for all the family for repeated viewings

Fablehaven
If you liked Spiderwick, HP and Artemis Fowl, then you'll love Fablehaven, with its intelligent, funny and well paced writing, it's more than a match for any of them.

The Alchemist
Many people's favourite book of all time, and certainly in the top ten of anyone that's read it, a gloriously written fable about finding what you are searching for

Perudo (Liar′s Dice)
A beautiful tin boxed game that is easy to learn and endless fun to play. It can be played by up to five players, perfect for a range of ages playing together

Secondhand Lions
A young boy goes to live with his two eccentric great uncles he never knew he had, they show him how to have fun and he gives them something to live for

Kensuke's Kingdom
A wonderful book about adventure and friendship, perfect for your children to read or for you to read to them, often described by children as the best book they have ever read

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
A beautifully written and profoundly moving book, that is guaranteed to change the way you look at life and make sure that you never take anything for granted again

Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?
Answers to all those tricky questions that you thought would never be answered, Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? is a compulsive compendium of the fascinating

Howl's Moving Castle
A gorgeously animated and beautiful directed film that seems to find a whole new palette of colours from somewhere.

Crucial Conversations
Conversational tools and tips for talking when the stakes are high. An invaluable book that will boost your confidence and help you get the best outcome from every conversation

Nerf Vortex Mega Howler
If you want to throw things (and letís face it what kid doesnít want to throw things), then you canít go far wrong with the Nerf Vortex Mega Howler.

The Dads' Book
Clever tips and practical advice, wittily delivered on the art of fatherhood, to give you the best chance of carrying on the tradition of rubbish jokes and being good at everything, like a proper dad.

My Neighbour Totoro
The story feels like it has been woven together with an elegance and beauty that is almost totally lacking in western animated films: A perfect film for a father to watch with his kids

Lego Star Wars II
A great game, witty and engaging and suitable for all ages, Lego Star Wars II is designed for two players, who each have their own character, that have to work together to be successful.




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