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The Humorous Verse of Lewis Carroll

by Lewis Carroll

"The editors have performed a task for addicts will be grateful. There is nothing for the faithful to do but to sit down and fall to the banquet." -- TheNew York TimesThis is the largest collection of Lewis Carroll's verse ever compiled. It contains almost every poem that Carroll ever wrote. It includes every prose appearing in his books published during his life, privately printed poems, ephemera, poems from manuscripts found among his papers, and from "The Rectory Magazine," Collingwood's "Lewis Carroll Picture Book," "Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll," and rare 19th century periodicals. This is the only place of publication for much of this verse.This volume contains 150 different poems, offering perhaps the finest whimsy ever written. There are parodies, burlesques, riddles, whimsies, ballads, songs (one with Carroll's own music), extravaganzas, acrostics, and other types, including several of his serious poems. Many poems are annotated to explain contemporary allusions, and this edition retains 130 original illustrations by Tenniel, Frost, Holiday, Furniss, and Carroll himself.

The Orange Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang

"The Magic Mirror," "The Two Caskets," "The Clever Cat," "The White Slipper," and "The Girl-Fish." 33 tales from Jutland, Rhodesia, Uganda, and various European traditions. 58 illustrations.

Away Goes Sally

by Elizabeth Coatsworth Helen Sewell

Sally belongs to a household full of aunts and uncles, all headed by her Uncle Joseph and ruled over by his sister Nannie. But now these two are at loggerheads, caused by Cousin Ephraim's letter, urging them to resettle in his Maine vicinity. Fortunately Uncle Joseph has a clever plan. It will launch them on a winter saga, employing a mode of travel only a New England Yankee could have invented. Sally-and the reader-will enjoy the surprises of this journey, taken in company with her lively and lovable relations. A story full of early American detail, set in the 1790's.

Big Book of Who: The 101 Stars Every Fan Needs to Know

by The Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids

Batter up! Who was the last player to hit .400? What shortstop began each season with a backflip? Which pitcher has won the most Cy Young Awards? Find out the answers to those questions and many more in Big Book of Who: Baseball, a collection of the 101 baseball stars every fan needs to know, past and present. All the diamond greats are included, from Babe Ruth to Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays to Joe DiMaggio, and Derek Jeter to Mike Trout.Featuring exciting MLB photography and the most current information about baseball's best players, this Sports Illustrated Kids reference book for young sports fans is written in a fun and easy-to-navigate question and answer format. Player profiles, facts, and stats are organized into five comprehensive categories: Champions, Super Sluggers, Prime Pitchers, Cool Characters, and Record Breakers.

The Mystic Ball (Judy Bolton Mysteries #7)

by Margaret Sutton Pelagie Doane

Judy Bolton, Irene Lang, and the rest of their friends attend the presentation of a fortune teller at the Farringdon theater. Irene is called to the stage, and the fortune teller warns Irene not to go to New York to marry Dale Meredith. Irene becomes nervous and worried after her consultation with the fortune teller, and Judy fears that Irene will ruin her life based on the dire prediction. Judy knows that the fortune teller is tricking the audience in some fashion, but how can she prove that the fortune teller has some unscrupulous means of acquiring information? And how does the fortune teller determine which people to ask on stage for a consultation? Judy's wits are put to the test as she struggles to find a solution to this complex mystery in time to prevent superstitious Irene from making a drastic mistake.

The Olive Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang

Eight Punjabi tales, five from Armenia, 16 others. An enchanting world of flying dragons, ogres, fairies, and princes transformed into white foxes. 50 illustrations.

The Secret at Lone Tree Cottage (Dana Girls Mystery #2)

by Carolyn Keene

The Dana Girls, Louise and Jean, find themselves involved in another mystery. Their beloved English school teacher goes missing; they found her car, but no Miss Tisdale. By land and water, amidst dogs and fiends, they must find Miss Tisdale and restore a family long divided.

Franz, A Dog of the Police

by S. P. Meek

Franz is the story of a Doberman pinscher who was trained for police work in the famous C. A. Roy kennels of Berkeley, California. He is purchased by the Berkeley police department, and soon gains a state-wide reputation for the excellence of his work. Later, when the Berkeley officers are sent to Honolulu to reorganize the department there, Franz goes with them. And in the Hawaiian city, he adds to his already great reputation and gathers fresh laurels for himself and his master.

Mistress Pat

by L. M. Montgomery

The definitive paperback editions of L.M. Montgomery's beloved novels get a brand-new look for the next hundred years!When she was twenty, nearly everyone thought Patricia Gardiner ought to be having beaus--except, of course, Pat herself. For Pat, Silver Bush was both home and heaven. All she could ever ask of life was bound in the magic of the lovely old house on Prince Edward Island, "where good things never change." And now there was more than ever to do, what with planning for the Christmas family reunion, entertaining a countess, playing matchmaker, and preparing for the arrival of the new hired man. Yet as those she loved so dearly started to move away, Pat began to question the wisdom of her choice of Silver Bush over romance. Was it possible to be lonely at Silver Bush?

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: 50th Anniversary Edition (Novel-ties Ser.novel-ties Study Guides)

by Ken Kesey Robert Faggen

A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of a counterculture classic with a foreword by Chuck PalahniukBoisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's 1962 novel has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Now in a new deluxe edition with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk and cover by Joe Sacco, here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy's heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them all imprisoned.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Brooklyn Experience: The Ultimate Guide to Neighborhoods & Noshes, Culture & the Cutting Edge

by Steve Hindy Ellen Freudenheim

From Paris to Rio, everyone's curious about hot, new Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Experience, Ellen Freudenheim's fourth comprehensive Brooklyn guidebook, offers a true insider's guide, complete with photographs, itineraries, and insights into one of the most creative, dynamic cities in the modern world. Walk over the Brooklyn Bridge at dawn or sunset, discover thirty-eight unique Brooklyn neighborhoods, and experience the borough like a native. Find out where to go to the beach and to eat great pizza, what to do with the kids, how to enjoy free and cheap activities, and where to savor Brooklyn's famous cuisines. Visit cool independent shops, greenmarkets, festivals, and delve into the vibrant new cultural scene at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Barclays Center, and the lively exploding neighborhoods of DUMBO, Williamsburg, and Bushwick. Included in the book are essays and the pithy, sometimes funny comments of sixty cultural, literary, and culinary movers and shakers, culled from exclusive interviews with experts from the James Beard Foundation to the cofounder of the famous Brooklyn Book Festival, as well as MacArthur "genius" award winners, to young entrepreneurs, hipsters, and activists, all of whom have something to say about Brooklyn's stunning renaissance. Neighborhood profiles are rich in user-friendly information and details, including movies, celebrities, and novels associated with each neighborhood. There are also 800 listings of great restaurants, bars, shops, parks, cultural institutions, and historical sites, complete with contact information. Targeting the independent, curious traveler, The Brooklyn Experience includes a dozen "do-it-yourself" tours, including a visit to Woody Allen's childhood neighborhood, and amazing Revolutionary and Civil War sites. Freudenheim draws clear--and sometimes surprising--connections between old and new Brooklyn. Written by an author with an astounding knowledge of all Brooklyn has to offer, The Brooklyn Experience will guide both first-time and repeat visitors, and will be a fun resource for Brooklynites who enjoy exploring their own hometown.

Winterbound

by Kate Seredy Margery Williams Bianco

Four city-bred children find themselves on their own in an unheated New England farmhouse in this captivating tale by the author of The Velveteen Rabbit. With their father gone on a business trip and their mother assisting a faraway relative, Kay, Garry, Caroline, and Martin must rely on themselves--and each other--to solve the day-to-day challenges of a chilly country winter.Margery Williams Bianco's Depression-era novel offers young readers an inspiring tale of the value of self-reliance as well as the importance of family ties. The 1937 Newbery Medal-winning Honor Book is enhanced by charming black-and-white illustrations.

The Arabian Nights: Their Best-Known Tales (Scribner Classics)

by Kate Wiggin Nora Smith

Rediscover the legends of Ali Baba, Aladdin, Sinbad, and more in this Scribner Illustrated Classic keepsake complemented by the stunning art of Maxfield Parrish. This stunning volume of twelve stories adapted from Tales of a Thousand and One Nights features Maxfield Parrish&’s gorgeous art, bringing a beloved classic to a whole new generation of readers.

Bright Island

by Lynd Ward Mabel L. Robinson

Born and raised on Bright Island off the Maine coast, Thankful Curtis is more like her sea captain grandfather than any of her older brothers are. Nothing suits her better than sailing and helping her father with the farm. But when her dreaded sisters-in-law suggest that Thankful get some proper schooling on the mainland, the wind is knocked from her sails.Thankful finds the uncharted waters of school difficult to navigate: there's a rocky reception from her rich roommate, Selina; the breezy behavior of the charming Robert; and stormy Mr. Fletcher, the handsome Latin teacher whose caustic tongue masks a tender heart. And while Thankful works hard to make the best of her new life, Bright Island continues to flash in her thoughts, like the sparkle of the sun on the water.<P><P> Newbery Honor book

The Case of the Cool-Itch Kid

by Patricia Reilly Giff Blanche Sims

There's a thief at Camp Wild-in-the-Woods, and it's up to Dawn Bosco to catch her! Dawn Bosco and Jill Simon are going away to Camp Wild-in-the-Woods for the first time. There will be horseback riding and swimming and walks in the woods and cookouts with marshmallows. But the other girls at camp, the ones from the Coolidge School, don't seem very friendly. And then someone steals Dawn's mirror and special pin, the ones her grandmother gave her. Dawn's summer will be ruined if she doesn't find the thief--and soon! This ebook features an illustrated biography of Patricia Reilly Giff including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

The Powder Puff Puzzle

by Patricia Reilly Giff Blanche Sims

Powder Puff the cat might be gone forever, unless Dawn can piece together the puzzleOne hot summer day, Dawn Bosco's cat, Powder Puff, jumps into an open car window. Before Dawn can catch up, the driver speeds off!Dawn is sad, but she knows she's a great detective. It's up to the Polka Dot Private Eye to track down the car, the driver, and Powder Puff.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Patricia Reilly Giff including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

The Riddle Of The Double Ring (Judy Boltom Mysteries #10)

by Margaret Sutton Pelagie Doane

Judy is surprised when Arthur Farringdon-Pett slips an engagement ring, a pigeon's blood ruby, on her finger. She forces Arthur to keep the engagement secret, as she still feels torn in her feelings between Arthur and Peter and needs more time to think. Meanwhile, Lorraine Lee guesses that Arthur has proposed to Judy. Lorraine decides to try to capture the thieves who robbed a fur store in Farringdon in an attempt to prove to Arthur that she can be just like Judy. When Lorraine disappears Judy and Arthur begin a desperate search for her, with no clue as to where she has gone. Judy and Arthur fly in Arthur's plane, which crashes. Arthur is hurt, and Judy knows what must be done, if only she can locate Lorraine. Judy's search for Lorraine also leads her to the fur thieves and an exciting confrontation.

The Unfinished House (Judy Bolton Mysteries #11)

by Margaret Sutton Pelagie Doane

Judy and Peter work to expose and outsmart a group of real estate swindlers. The Piper family has won a piece of property in Roulsville which is 15 feet by 100 feet. Since the property is not wide enough for a house, Mrs. Piper must purchase the adjoining property at a much higher than usual price so that she can build a house. Peter is determined to help Mrs. Piper, so the young people design a home that can be built on a narrow lot of land and hire men to begin building the home. Soon after construction begins, the young people are warned to beware of the Red Circle. Strange sounds are heard at night as the Piper home is built. Several people become sick with a strange illness apparently caused by the Red Circle. Judy's search for the mysterious culprit becomes even more desperate when her beloved cat Blackberry falls ill!

The Yearling

by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Patricia Reilly Giff

No novel better epitomizes the love between a child and a pet than The Yearling. Young Jody adopts an orphaned fawn he calls Flag and makes it a part of his family and his best friend. But life in the Florida backwoods is harsh, and so, as his family fights off wolves, bears, and even alligators, and faces failure in their tenuous subsistence farming, Jody must finally part with his dear animal friend. There has been a film and even a musical based on this moving story, a fine work of great American literature.

Anne of Ingleside

by L. M. Montgomery

There's never a dull moment for busy, bustling Anne, who's now the mother of five children and has a sixth one on the way. With her visiting aunt, the insufferable Mary Maria, also in the mix--and soon wearing out her welcome--Anne's life is a constant whirl. But despite the endless demands on her time, Anne can't think of any place she'd rather be than her beloved Ingleside. At least not until the day she begins to imagine that her cherished Gilbert doesn't love her anymore. Could it possibly be true? She's a little older, maybe, but in her heart she knows she's still the same fiery redhead who came to Green Gables all those years ago. She hasn't changed, but has he? Never one to go down without a fight, the irrepressible, indomitable Anne sets out to make her husband fall in love with her all over again.

The Clue in the Cobweb (The Dana Girls Mystery Stories #8)

by Carolyn Keene

Jean and Louise Dana continue as students at Starhurst School. Jean come up with a new invention. Will she be able to make it work correctly? Their uncle, Captain Ned, lost a passenger. Can Jean and Louise help their uncle unravel this new mystery? Follow Jean and Louise, and their new friend, Frances Roy as they untangle a mystery of illegal immigrants and jewelry thieves from Penfield to New Mexico and back again.

Math Games for Middle School: Challenges and Skill-Builders for Students at Every Level

by Mario Salvadori Joseph P. Wright

From addition and subtraction to plane and space geometry, simultaneous linear equations, and probability, this book explains middle school math with problems that kids want to solve: "Seventy-five employees of a company buy a lotto ticket together and win $22.5 million. How much does each employee get?" Intriguing facts about the history of math show what a human creation it is, and human errors are revealed through explorations of both Maya and Hindu concepts of zero as well as Mr. William Shanks' 1858 attempt at hand-calculating pi.

The Midnight Visitor (Judy Bolton Mysteries #12)

by Margaret Sutton Pelagie Doane

When Judy and Peter become stranded in an abandoned house during a storm, the last thing they expect is to meet a ghost. The ghost turns out to be a girl named Sally who insists that she is being plagued by ghosts. While Judy and Peter hardly believe the girl, they do like her and want to help her. Judy takes her home, only to have her disappear during a party. Later, Judy and Peter learn that Sally's full name is Sally Vincent, of the crooked Vincent family. Sally is fortunately not like the rest of the family. She is to receive an inheritance in a will but the rest of the family is contesting it. Peter agrees to be Sally's attorney even though fighting against the Vincent family could prove to be dangerous. As the case unfolds in court, Judy makes a shocking discovery that will mean everything to Sally and will thwart the plans of the rest of the Vincent family.

The Fair Adventure

by Elizabeth Gray

It was Page's graduation day. Everything seemed to be disappointing on this most important day of her life. Her mother had to go off to meet her married sister. Her other sister was graduating from Nurses training in the afternoon, and to top it all, father missed his bus and she thought he wasn't going to be there either. Page was not only reading an essay but she had to give the Valedictorian's speech. And none of the family seemed to think it was important. Page even left her essay at home in the excitement. After graduation came College Board exams. If she passed she could go away to college on a scholarship. Otherwise she must go to college at home where her father was a professor. She worked hard but didn't quite make it. Her family was so absorbed in their own affairs she could scarcely get them to listen to her troubles. She accepted bravely the prospects of staying at home but at the last minute nice things happened to change plans. It is a nice story of a real girl.

Freddy's Cousin Weedly

by Kurt Wiese Walter R. Brooks

The Freddy the Pig books have long been considered classics of American children's literature and with each new edition, this wonderful pig is charming his way into the hearts of more and more readers, adults and children alike. In Freddy's Cousin Weedly, Freddy's timid little cousin is sent to Bean Farm, in the hopes that Freddy can cure his shyness. Jinx the cat takes the piglet under his wing and concocts a scheme to cure Weedly of his fears, with the help of the other farm animals. Along the way, the animals must also deal with caterpillar attacks, trespassing relatives and a fight for a valuable family heirloom. Finally Freddy and the others come up with a way to make everyone happy, and gain some new friends as well.

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