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A young man receives two presents that will change his life: a plastic miniature Indian that magically comes to life inside a mysterious old cupboard.From the Hardcover edition.
Sometimes life in the Hatcher household is enough to make twelve-year-old Peter think about running away. His worst problem is still his younger brother, Fudge, who hasn't changed a bit since his crazy capers in Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.
Harold and Chester, the family dog and cat, are suspicious that the new pet rabbit is a vampire bunny. They must warn the family who see the rabbit as a harmless and adorable creature.
Relates the experiences of 13-year-old Melanie as she tries to cope with the traumas and pleasures of her first year at summer camp.
Ramona just wants everyone to be happy. If only her father would smile and joke again, her mother would look less worried, her sister would be cheerful, and Picky-picky would eat his cat-food. But Ramona's father has lost his job, and nobody in the Quimby household is in a very good mood.
Cassie's family has raised her to be a strong black girl, able to stand up for her humanity. But one year's events turns her world upside down.
"As entertaining as ever. . . readers will fall happily under The Great Brain's spell. "--School Library Journal.
Blubber is a good name for her, the note from Wendy says about Linda. Jill crumples it up and leaves it on the corner of her desk. She doesn't want to think about Linda or her dumb report on the whale just now. Jill wants to think about Halloween.
During summer vacation in 1898, J. D. arrives at a means of reforming his older brother, The Great Brain, and ending his career as a swindler.
Living with his little brother, Fudge, makes Peter Hatcher feel like a fourth grade nothing.
Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, is faced with a terrible problem. She must move her family to their summer quarters immediately, or face almost certain death.
Encyclopedia Brown has an uncanny knack for trivia. With his unconventional knowledge, he solves mysteries for the neighborhood kids through his own detective agency.
Ramona is off to kindergarten, and it's the greatest day of her life. So why is she sitting on the bench while the rest of the students play the game gray duck?
Chris is a 14-year-old with a new stepfather on the farm. A wolf killed some chickens, and his stepfather wants to kill the dog. Chris befriends the wild dog. He learns many things about his conscience and manhood. Serious topic, but often funny.
This book is actually in the form of a diary or journal. It tells about the different experiences of Henry when he worked as a baby sitter during his summer vacation.
A young mouse named Ralph looked out of his mousehole in Room 215 of the Mountain View Inn. The new tenant of the room, a boy was playing with his motor cycle, just the right size for the mouse. Ralph could hardly wait till the boy left the room.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is the story of a magical transforming car that helps a family to foil a group of gangsters. It is the only children's novel by Ian Fleming, the British author best known for the James Bond stories.
Wen resourceful inventor Caractacus Pott saves the enormous green roadster from the scrap heap, it doesn't take long for his family to realize that they have a pretty amazing auto.
Skunks, woodchucks, a crow named Poe, an absent-minded father, aneighteen foot, half-finished canoe in the living room--welcome to the North home! Nothing's surprising at the North residence. Not even eleven-year-old Sterling's new pet raccoon.
The author describes the life of John F. Kennedy and his PT-109, focusing on the wreck of his ship and how the crew members were saved.
Instinct told them that the way home lay to the west. And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier and the indomitable Siamese set out through the Canadian wilderness. Separately, they would soon have died.
Danny Dunn, Professor Bullfinch's headstrong young sidekick, is at it again. Trapped in the Professor's submersible research vessel at the bottom of the sea, time is running out!
History of a small band of backwoodsmen who carried on a private war with the British redcoats in South Carolina during the American Revolution. Led by Francis Marion, these guerrilla fighters struck fear into the hearts of the English.
Can Danny program Miniac, a miniature automatic computer, to do his homework for him? His attempts seem to be going well until an old enemy, Snitcher, tries his hand at sabotage.
Henry's valiant efforts to get his own paper route are finally rewarded--with a little help from Ramona.
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