THEY are the timeless tales that sparked the imagination of generations of readers.
Now, parents and grandparents are being given a chance to return to the classics to instill a love of books in the next generation.
The Irish Independent, in association with Dunnes Stores, is giving away a collection of six Collins Classic Children's books.
The page-turners include 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz', 'Pinocchio', 'Heidi', 'Just So Stories' and 'The Call of the Wild'.
Geoff Lyons, group marketing manager at Independent Newspapers Ltd, said: "We are delighted to be bringing the joy of reading to our younger readers nationwide. We hope that families around the country enjoy this enchanting collection."
Readers are simply required to buy the Irish Independent at any participating Dunnes Stores outlet tomorrow to get the third book in the collection, 'Pinocchio'.
The free giveaway applies while stocks last and one book will be given per purchase of a newspaper. One book will be given away each week until Saturday, June 1, 2013.
This week's classic by Carlo Collodi about the adventures of Pinocchio, an animated marionette, and his poor father, a woodcarver named Geppetto, has inspired plays and movies. Of course, it has also sparked the warning about a liar growing a long nose.