These double-sided puzzles feature a beautiful illustration from an iconic scene on one side, with an extract from the book on the other, making it the perfect gift for both book lovers and puzzlers.
Written in 1868, Little Women follows the heartfelt story of the four March sisters as they navigate the passage from child to womanhood during the US Civil War. The poignant tale draws loosely on Alcott’s own life experiences as outspoken writer Jo, beautiful Meg, artistic Amy, and shy Beth try to balance personal ambitions and family responsibilities to become successful young women, drawing comfort from shared memories of growing up together. With genuine, complex characters that are only accentuated by their flaws, it’s difficult not to fall in love with the March sisters and their undeniable bond in this uplifting statement of literature
Following the mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville at his manor on Dartmoor, the townsfolk point their fingers at a legendary demonic creature who, having caused Sir Charles’ death, is now believed to be stalking his heir. Sherlock Holmes, however, assumes a more realistic perpetrator, and the case to find the killer ensues. Inspired by a legend he came across while exploring Dartmoor, Conan Doyle interlaces eerie settings, mysterious twists and our hero’s deductive ingenuity to create a gripping read.
Jane Austen’sPride and Prejudice is recommended by literary scholars as an influential text but also remains one of the most popular novels with everyday readers. Film and television adaptations help to ensure that Austen’s prized work is enjoyed time and time again. Featuring the intelligent and lively Elizabeth Bennet, the daughter of a country gentleman, and her arrogant romantic interest, the aristocratic landowner Mr. Darcy, this novel of manners gives us wonderfully strong characters (both likeable and loathsome), a good insight into society and an exciting plot, all delivered with considerable wit.
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a greedy and bitter Christmas-loathing businessman who is convinced to turn his life around by the three Ghosts of Christmas. Since its release over 175 years ago, the novel has become a deeply rooted literary classic, loved by generations and a symbol of the Christmas season.
Released in 1894,The Jungle Book is principally the story of Mowgli, the abandoned “man-cub” who is brought up by wolves in the jungles of Central India. Encountering unforgettable creatures such as the bear Baloo, the black panther Bagheera, and the “tiger with the blazing eyes” Shere Khan, Rudyard Kipling’s legendary collection of fables transports the reader straight to the dense and mystical jungle.
On Christmas Eve, Fritz and Marie excitedly await the arrival of Godfather Drosselmeyer and the interesting gifts he brings them every year. When Marie discovers a curious nutcracker doll among the presents, she finds herself caught up in an age-old battle before being transported to a magical world of sugar-frosted castles, chocolate kings and true love. Ever since E.T.A. Hoffmann wrote The Nutcracker and the Mouse King in 1816, it has delighted children all over the world. The inspiration for Tchaikovsky’s ballet, this irresistible tale of magic and childhood adventure continues to captivate readers of all ages.