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The Wind in the Willows

By: Grahame, Kenneth, 1859-1932
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The Secret Garden

By: Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924
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Peter and Wendy

By: James Matthew Barrie
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The Lost World

By: Arthur Conan Doyle
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Bambi

By: Felix Salten

Excerpt: Bambi is a delicious book. For delicacy of perception and essential truth I hardly know any story of animals that can stand beside this life study of a forest deer. Felix Salten is a Poet.

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The Magic Pudding

By: Norman Lindsay

Excerpt: FIRST SLICE This is a frontways view of Bunyip Bluegum and his Uncle Wattleberry. At a glance you can see what a fine, round, splendid fellow Bunyip Bluegum is, without me telling you. At a second glance you can see that the Uncle is more square than round, and that his face has whiskers on it. Looked at sideways you can still see what a splendid fellow Bunyip is, though you can only see one of his Uncle?s whiskers. Observed from behind, however, you completely ...

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The Story of Doctor Dolittle

By: Hugh Lofting

There are some of us now reaching middle age who discover themselves to be lamenting the past in one respect if in none other, that there are no books written now for children comparable with those of thirty years ago. I say written FOR children because the new psychological business of writing ABOUT them as though they were small pills or hatched in some especially scientific method is extremely popular today. Writing for children rather than about them is very difficul...

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Raggedy Ann stories

By: Gruelle, Johnny, 1880-1938

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: American Libraries Collection; Historical Literature; Illustrated lining-papers in colors

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Beauty and the Beast

By: Crane, Walter, 1845-1915
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The velveteen rabbit, or, how toys become real

By: Bianco, Margery Williams, 1880-1944

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: American Libraries Collection; American University Library Collection; Historical Literature

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (the Chronicles of Narnia)

By: C. S. Lewis
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

By: L. Frank Baum

American Literature 1900-

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The Panchatantra

By: Arthur W Ryder
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The Orbis Pictus of John Amos Comenius

By: Comenius, Johann Amos, 1592-1670; Bardeen, C. W. (Charles William), 1847-1924

Ovariotomy ; McDowell, Ephraim, 1771-1830

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Les Miserables

By: Victor Hugo

Excerpt: VOLUME I. FANTINE. Preface So long as there shall exist, by virtue of law and custom, decrees of damnation pronounced by society, artificially creating hells amid the civilization of earth, and adding the element of human fate to divine destiny; so long as the three great problems of the century ? the degradation of man through pauperism, the corruption of woman through hunger, the crippling of children through lack of light ? are unsolved; so long as social asp...

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Blue Beard

Excerpt: A noblemen lived in the long ago times, Much famed for his riches, and more for his crimes. He was served by a faithful, but villainous crew, His heart was flint, and his beard a sky-blue!

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The Tempest

By: William Shakespeare

Dramatis Personae: ALONSO, King of Naples SEBASTIAN, his brother PROSPERO, the right Duke of Milan ANTONIO, his brother, the usurping Duke of Milan FERDINAND, son to the King of Naples GONZALO, an honest old counselor Lords ADRIAN FRANCISCO CALIBAN, a savage and deformed slave TRINCULO, a jester STEPHANO, a drunken butler MASTER OF A SHIP BOATSWAIN MARINERS MIRANDA, daughter to Prospero ARIEL, an airy spirit Spirits IRIS CERES JUNO NYMPHS REAPERS Other Spirits attending on Prospero

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The Red Badge of Courage

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

By: William Shakespeare
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Grimm's Fairy Tales (version 2)

By: Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm

Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen) is a collection of German origin fairy tales first published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the Brothers Grimm. The collection is commonly known today as Grimms' Fairy Tales (German: Grimms Märchen). ( Summary by Wikipedia )

Children, Fairy tales, Fiction, Fantasy, Teen/Young adult

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