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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

By: Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898; Tenniel, John, Sir 1820-1914
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Hans Brinker; Or, The Silver Skates : A Story of Life in Holland

By: Dodge, Mary Mapes, 1830-1905
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Little Women

By: Louisa May Alcott

Excerpt: Chapter One. ?Christmas won?t be Christmas without any presents,? grumbled Jo, lying on the rug. ?It?s so dreadful to be poor!? sighed Meg, looking down at her old dress. ?I don?t think it?s fair for some girls to have plenty of pretty things, and other girls nothing at all,? added little Amy, with an injured sniff. ?We've got Father and Mother, and each other,? said Beth contentedly from her corner. The four young faces on which the firelight shone brightened a...

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Ragged Dick

By: Horatio Alger Jr.

Excerpt: RAGGED DICK IS INTRODUCED TO THE READER. WAKE up there, youngster, said a rough voice. Ragged Dick opened his eyes slowly, and stared stupidly in the face of the speaker, but did not offer to get up. Wake up, you young vagabond! said the man a little impatiently; I suppose you'd lay there all day, if I...

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Lorna Doone

By: Schaeffer, Mead, 1898

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Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea

By: Jules Verne

Excerpt: Chapter 1. A SHIFTING REEF. The year 1866 was signalised by a remarkable incident, a mysterious and puzzling phenomenon, which doubtless no one has yet forgotten.

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At the Back of the North Wind

By: Macdonald, George, 1824-1905
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The Princess and the Goblin

By: Macdonald, George, 1824-1905

A little princess is protected by her friend Curdie from the goblin miners who live beneath the castle; A little princess is protected by her friend Curdie from the goblin miners who live beneath the castle

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Through the Looking-Glass

By: Lewis Carroll

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A Dog of Flanders

By: Maria Louise Rame Ouida

Excerpt: They were friends in a friendship closer than brotherhood. Nello was a little Ardennois. Patrasche was a big Fleming. They were both of the same age by length of years, yet one was still young, and the other was already old. They had dwelt together almost all their days: both were orphaned and destitute, and owed their lives to the same hand. It had been the beginning of the tie between them, their first bond of sympathy; and it had strengthened day by day, and ...

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What Katy Did Next

By: Coolidge, Susan, 1835-1905
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

By: Mark Twain
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Black Beauty

By: Sewell, Anna, 1820-1878
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The Adventures of Pinocchio

By: C. Collodi

Chapter I. How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child Centuries ago there lived??A king!? my little readers will say immediately. No, children, you are mistaken. Once upon a time there was a piece of wood. It was not an expensive piece of wood. Far from it. Just a common block of firewood, one of those thick, solid logs that are put on the fire in winter to make cold rooms cozy and warm.

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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

By: Howard Pyle

Preface: FROM THE AUTHOR TO THE READER. You who so plod amid serious things that you feel it shame to give yourself up even for a few short moments to mirth and joyousness in the land of Fancy; you who think that life hath nought to do with innocent laughter that can harm no one; these pages are not for you. Clap to the leaves and go no farther than this, for I tell you plainly that if you go farther you will be scandalized by seeing good, sober folks of real history so ...

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Nights with Uncle Remus

By: Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908; Winter, Milo, 1886-1956, Illustrator
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Treasure Island

By: Norby, Lisa; Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894. Treasure Island; Fernandez, Fernando, 1940 Ill; Wenzel, Paul (Paul Edward), Ill
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

By: Mark Twain

Chapter 1: YOU don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain't no matter. That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly. There were things which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth. That is nothing. I never seen anybody but lied one time or another, without it was Aunt Polly, or the widow, or maybe Mary. Aunt Polly Tom's Aunt Polly, she is and Mary, and the Widow Douglas is all told...

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Heidi

By: Johanna Spyri

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: Universal Library Collection; Additional Collection; A Swiss orphan is heartbroken when she must leave her beloved grandfather and their happy home in the mountains to go to school and to care for an invalid

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King Solomon's Mines

By: Haggard, H. Rider (Henry Rider), 1856-1925

SMC Library's copy: 1913 printing)

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