New This Month
This August – hot or not – is about sea voyages to hunt monsters. But Captain Nemo’s monster is no Boojum to be captured with ‘forks and hope, smiles and soap’ – his extraordinary creature sparks a no-nonsense, rip-roaring and colourful adventure…
Relentlessly thrilling, Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea follows marine biologist Pierre Aronnax and co. on their quest to track down and incapacitate a terrifying sea monster. But their enemy is no sea beast… and they soon come face to face with the sinister Captain Nemo. Bill Homewood’s lively reading brings this classic underwater adventure to life.
Roger May reads some of Lewis Carroll’s most famous and best-loved poems – including Jabberwocky and The Hunting of the Snark – as well as lesser-known gems such as Brother and Sister and My Fairy, all illustrating Carroll’s verbal wizardry and vivid imagination. The selection is presented with attractive classical music for the junior audience.