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John Grant is a popular children’s author best known for his Littlenose series. He originally invented Littlenose, the stories about a mischievous Neanderthal boy, for his children, but they were read on the BBC’s Jackanory on 55 programmes.
Littlenose the Hero
This selection of stories introduces us to Littlenose, the caveboy with an irrepressible sense of adventure. We find out how he comes to meet Two-Eyes, his pet mammoth, who been languishing in the market's 'reject' department until Littlenose comes along. In other stories, Littlenose enjoys feasting at the Sun Dance, and learning how to make piercing noises (sorry, music) with a stalk of hemlock. He also finds time to discover some cave paintings while exploring (and is forced to make a hasty exit when the cave's inhabitants return). And he finds himself further away from home than anticipated after taking a trip down the river. Finally, in the title story, Littlenose saves the day by rescuing his father from a pit in the ground (just don't ask why the pit was there in the first place...).
Littlenose the Explorer
The Neanderthal winter lasts for months and months; it's a great time to go exploring. With ice, snow, mist and fog all around, there's lots of fun to be had - from sledging and hunting to rescuing strange tribespeople from the snow. But Littlenose's curiosity also leads him into trouble - somehow he just can't seem to steer clear of it! This collection comprises five new Littlenose stories. Things are never calm for long in this naughty caveboy's world...
Littlenose the magician
Littlenose lives long, long ago, when fierce wild animals roam the land, and it is very cold. His home is a cave, his clothes are made of fur and his pet is a woolly mammoth called Two-Eyes. Littlenose wants to be a magician, pulling rabbits out of a fur hat, turning twigs into flowers and making things disappear. The Doctor can do it. Why can't he? But magic doesn't come easily to Littlenose, who seems to conjure up chaos without trying ...
Littlenose the Hunter
It's time for Littlenose to learn a little responsibility - so he goes hunting with the adults and is told to build the campfire. Chaos ensues when he stokes the fire a little TOO enthusiastically, but as ever he manages to redeem himself. In other stories, Littlenose manages to catch a huge salmon all by himself (but somewhat loses his appetite for it), and goes on an expedition to collect yellow bogweed from across the marsh. He also has a holiday with his clever Uncle Redhead (who turns out to have A LOT to talk about), and goes to visit his cousins - who are scared of Bigfoot! Also, Two-Eyes loses his patience when Littlenose pelts him with berries (a mammoth, like an elephant, never forgets): but how will he get his revenge?
Littlenose the Joker
Watch out...it's Crocus Day (the Neanderthal version of April Fools'). Littlenose has plenty of tricks up his sleeve, but will his tribe tolerate his mischievous antics for long? This collection comprises five new Littlenose stories, featuring - amidst the usual chaos - a wild forest bull on the rampage, an invasion of mammoths and a new pet for Littlenose - Squeaky the mouse. Things are never calm for long in this naughty caveboy's world...
Littlenose the Leader
This collection comprises five new Littlenose stories. Things are never calm for long in this naughty caveboy's world...Littlenose loves to be at the front, whether throwing spears, firing a sling or dancing with a music stick. But with cold and hungry warriors, battling tribesmen and wild animals roaming about, he is more likely to head towards disaster. He simply can't avoid it.