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Anne of the Island

by L. M. Montgomery

Eighteen-year-old Anne has left Green Gables for university in nearby Nova Scotia, where she will finally fulfill her dream of earning a degree. She sets up home in a cozy cottage in bustling Kingsport with Avonlea's Priscilla Grant and a new friend, the beautiful Philippa Gordon. But it's not all fun and games. Anne's childhood friend, Ruby Gillis, dies of tuberculosis back in Avonlea, shattering Anne's carefree attitude to life, and Gilbert finally declares his feelings and proposes. But Anne still has a naïve, overly romantic view of love and rejects him, driving a wedge between them. A two-year relationship with a fellow Redmond College student, Roy Gardner, follows, but when he also proposes, Anne realizes that he's not the one for her after all. When she returns to Avonlea and learns that Gilbert is deathly ill with typhoid, she is distraught. Will she recognize the depth of her feelings at last? Or is it already too late for Anne and her one true love?

The Tree of Appomattox: A Story Of The Civil War's Close (Classics To Go #Vol. 8)

by Joseph Altsheler

Joseph Alexander Altsheler (April 29, 1862 – June 5, 1919) was an American newspaper reporter, editor and author of popular juvenile historical fiction. His seven series comprise a total of thirty-two novels, each containing an independent story. The entire French and Indian War Series is very well written and accurate in its details. The characters were well developed and it is an excellent series combining historical fact and adventure with good fiction as are all of Altsheler's War Series.

Anne's House of Dreams

by L. M. Montgomery

Gilbert Blythe is finally a doctor, and at long last he and Anne are ready to say their vows. Soon husband and wife will be bound for a new life together in their own house of dreams, on the shores of Four Winds Harbor, near Gilbert's new medical practice in the village of Glen St. Mary. Of course, a new life brings fresh surprises and fresh problems to solve. Anne and Gilbert soon find themselves entangled in the lives of their neighbors, including the lighthouse attendant, Captain Jim, with his sad stories of the sea; Miss Cornelia Bryant, a formidable woman who always speaks her mind; Owen Ford, who longs to write the Great Canadian Novel; and the tragically beautiful Leslie Moore, to whom Anne grows closer when her own perfect life is touched by heartbreak.

A Christmas Carol and Other Stories

by Charles Dickens John Irving

An immediate bestseller when it was first published in December 1843, A Christmas Carol has endured ever since as a perennial Yuletide favorite. Charles Dickens's beloved tale about the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who comes to know the meaning of kindness, charity, and goodwill through a haunting Christmas Eve encounter with four ghosts, is a heartwarming celebration of the spirit of Christmas. This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition also includes two other popular Christmas stories by Dickens: "The Chimes," in which a man, persuaded by hypocritical cant that the poor deserve their misery, is shown what his pessimistic resignation might lead to in a vision conjured by the pealing of bells, and "The Haunted Man," Dickens's last Christmas tale, which features one of his great comic families, the Tetterbys.

The Oz Series Volume Four: The Lost Princess of Oz, The Tin Woodman of Oz, The Magic of Oz, and Glinda of Oz (The Oz Series)

by L. Frank Baum

These four books in the classic children&’s fantasy series follow the continuing adventures of Dorothy, the Wizard of Oz, and other beloved characters.The Lost Princess of Oz: When Princess Ozma disappears, Dorothy Gale and the Wizard of Oz set out to find her. Together with Dorothy&’s friend Trot and the young boy Button-Bright, they find themselves in the dangerous land of the powerful Wizard Ugu.The Tin Woodman of Oz: This magical tale recounts how the Tin Woodman was turned into a tin man by the Wicked Witch of the East. It then follows him on a new adventure as he goes in search of his lost love, aided by his good friend the Scarecrow. The Magic of Oz: When a boy named Kiki Aru discovers a magical word that only he can pronounce, his mischief wins him a villainous friend, Ruggedo the Nome. Now Dorothy, the Wizard, and the Cowardly Lion must stop Ruggedo from using Kiki&’s magic to take over Oz. Glinda of Oz: In the final book of the original Oz series, Dorothy and Princess Ozma set out to stop a war between two obscure tribes. But when they&’re taken captive, it&’s up to Glinda the Good to save the day—with a little help from the Wizard, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and the Tin Woodman.

Burn Girl

by Mandy Mikulencak

Arlie's face was disfigured by burns when her stepfather's meth lab exploded. After that, Arlie discovered the street smarts and survival skills she needed to shelter her addict mother, since the law and Lloyd, her deranged stepfather, are both looking for them. People died in the explosion and everyone wants answers. But Arlie's carefully constructed world is ripped apart when her mother commits suicide shortly after Arlie's sixteenth birthday. Now she can no longer remain hidden. Social Services steps in and before Arlie can make sense of anything, she is following the rules, going to school, and living in a thirty-one-foot Airstream trailer with an eccentric uncle she didn't even know she had. Then she meets a boy who doesn't care about her scars or her past. Just when she begins to think a normal life might be possible, Lloyd shows up. He's looking for the drug money he insists Arlie's mother stole. Will Arlie be able to shield her uncle and her boyfriend from Lloyd? Did Lloyd somehow play a role in her mother's death? And can she get rid of him once and for all before her world blows apart again?

Rainbow Valley

by L. M. Montgomery

Anne's wonderful, lively children found a special place all their own. Rainbow Valley was the perfect spot to play, to dream and to make the most unusual friends, like the Merediths. They were two girls and two boys who had no mother. What they did have was a minister father who was looking for a wife but so far had found nothing but heartbreak. Between the minister courting a young spinster and the escapades of the restless children, the town was bubbling with scandal. But in the end, the warmth and laughter of Anne of Green Gables taught all an unforgettable lesson of love.

Treasury of Greek Mythology

by Donna Jo Napoli Christina Balit

School Library Journal Best Books of 2011Eureka! Silver Honor Books--California Reading AssociationCapitol Choices 2012 list of Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens2012 Notable Children's Books--ALSCThe new National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology offers timeless stories of Greek myths in a beautiful new volume. Brought to life with lyrical text by award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli and stunning artwork by award-winning illustrator Christina Balit, the tales of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena and heroes and monsters such as Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa will fascinate and engage children's imaginations. National Geographic completes the book with embellishments of each story: sidebars for each god, goddess, hero, and monster link the myths to constellations, geography, history, and culture to help young readers connect the stories to real life events, people, and places. A family tree and a "cast of characters" profile page help make relationships between the characters clear, and a mapping feature adds to the fun and fascination. Resource notes and ample back matter directing readers to more information round out this luminous book. Sure to dazzle all those intrigued with the fantastic tales of Greek mythology and enchant new readers, this vibrant book will soon become a family keepsake.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.

Blaire Cooks Up a Plan (American Girl: Girl of the Year 2019 #2)

by Jennifer Castle

See how the story of American Girl's 2019 Girl of the Year continues in this second novel! A goat that does tricks. A lamb in pajamas. A celebrity who offers Blaire the opportunity of a lifetime. Things are never boring at Pleasant View Farm!Things get interesting at school, too. Blaire’s determined to find a BIG idea for the Community Service Challenge. Her project becomes personal when she befriends a young girl at the local food pantry. With a love of cooking and a farm full of fresh ingredients, Blaire soon has a plan for making a difference. But it’s going to take help from her whole class—including a mysterious new kid, Eli—to keep Blaire’s creativity from becoming a catastrophe. . . .

The Principal Strikes Back (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #6)

by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

As told through a mix of comics, doodles, and journal entries, it's Victor Starspeeder's third year at Jedi Academy! It's also his first year EVER without his sister, Christina. Plus, things at Jedi Academy are... weird. After last year's security breach, Principal Marr has been demoted and replaced with Commander ZC-04, a big, scary droid. There's a curfew, new regulations, and everyone is on edge. But when Victor and his friends dig a little deeper into the changes at the school, they find that there's a lot more to this story than the droids want to admit! It's an all-new, out-of-this-world Jedi Academy adventure as The Principal Strikes Back!

Storm Runners #2: The Surge (Storm Runners #2)

by Roland Smith

Master of middle-grade adventure Roland Smith returns with a second installment in this fast-paced action series. Chase and his friends Nicole and Rashawn have just survived Hurricane Emily, the storm of the century, but their troubles are just beginning. Although they've made it to the safety of Nicole's family's farm--the winter home of the Rossi Brothers' Circus--the floodwaters are rising and they need to reach higher ground. The circus's lions have escaped their cages, and a dangerous and unpredictable leopard is also on the loose. Have Chase and his friends lived through a terrifying night only to face a new disaster?

The Book of Pirates: Fiction, Fact Fancy Concerning The Buccaneers Marooners Of The Spanish Main (classic Reprint) (Dover Children's Classics)

by Howard Pyle

Highly readable, magnificently illustrated tales recount the rip-roaring adventures of swashbuckling pirates and buccaneers of the Spanish Main. Includes "The Ghost of Captain Brand," "Tom Chist and the Treasure Box," "Jack Ballister's Fortunes," "The Ruby of Kishmoor," and other tales. Enhanced with 63 of the author's own illustrations, including 11 full-color plates.

Rilla of Ingleside

by L. M. Montgomery

It's 1914 and the world is on the brink of war. But at almost fifteen, Anne and Gilbert's youngest daughter, Rilla, dreams only of her first dance and getting her first kiss from the dashing Kenneth Ford. Soon, however, even far-off Ingleside is engulfed by Europe's raging conflict, as Rilla's brothers Jem and Walter both enlist, and Rilla finds herself caring for an orphaned newborn. As the conflict spreads, the Blythes wait anxiously for word of their absent sons, and a bad omen leads them to conclude that something terrible has happened overseas. Have Jem and Walter been lost, like so many valiant young men before them? And what of Kenneth Ford? Will he ever return to Ingleside to keep the promise he made to Rilla before he left? In this final book in the Anne of Green Gables series, young Rilla Blythe is swept into a drama that tests her courage and changes her life forever.

The Chronicles of Narnia

by C. S. Lewis

A classic children's fantasy epic brimming with imagination that appeals to the young and the young at heart.The series covers the history of the magical land of Narnia, ruled over by the Great Lion Aslan, and the human children who visit it, including the four Pevensie children, as they fight the evil White Witch, journey to the world's end, explore vast underground cities, and more. Lewis was a contemporary of J.R.R. Tolkein, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and together with him helped create the fantasy genre as we know it.Includes all 7 books in the series - The Magician's Nephew; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; and The Last Battle.Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Magical Land of Noom

by Johnny Gruelle

Join Johnny and Janey on a strange and wonderful journey to a magical kingdom on the other side of the moon. Enchanting color illustrations complement an imaginative story of the children's rescue of a princess and their encounters with Jingles, the wicked magician; the Soft-Voiced Cow; the Tiptoe Brothers; and other winsome characters. A wondrous adventure from the creator of Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy.

The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real)

by Margery Williams William Nicholson

Originally published in 1922, The Velveteen Rabbit has delighted young readers for nearly a century. The story follows a young boy who’s given a stuffed rabbit as a Christmas gift. After the rabbit befriends other nursery toys, he comes to the realization that he wants to become a real rabbit. Eventually, the boy becomes ill and is relocated; his room is then disinfected and all the boy’s toys are thrown out, including the velveteen rabbit. The rabbit sheds a real tear causing a fairy to appear and turn him into a real rabbit. This edition includes full-color illustrations, with image descriptions,from the original illustrator, William Nicholson. Each image accompanies the text to enhance young readers’ experience and immerse them in this captivating story. Reprinted hundreds of times since its initial publication, The Velveteen Rabbit is a timeless children’s classic lets young readers experience the true magic of friendship, love, and being honest with oneself. In 2007, the book was named one of "Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children” by the National Education Association.

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

by Hugh Lofting

Doctor Dolittle and all his animal friends head for the high seas in this amazing adventure. Told by 9-and-a-half-year-old Tommy Stubbins, crewman and future naturalist, Doctor Dolittle and company survive a perilous shipwreck and land on the mysterious, floating Spidermonkey Island. There he meets the Great Glass Sea Snail who holds the key to the biggest mystery of all.

Emily of New Moon

by L. M. Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery has been beloved by generations of readers for her Anne of Green Gables stories. In the celebrated Emily trilogy, of which Emily of New Moon is the first volume, Montgomery draws a more realistic portrait of a young girl's life on Prince Edward Island. The twin threads of bright and dark, love and cruelty, hope and despair intertwine in a pattern as significant as it is enduring.Along with Emily Climbs and Emily's Quest, Emily of New Moon insightfully portrays the beauty and anguish of growing up.

The Wind in the Willows

by Kenneth Grahame Luanne Rice

The tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad. When Mole goes boating with the Water Rat instead of spring-cleaning, he discovers a new world. As well as the river and the Wild Wood, there is Toad's craze for fast travel which leads him and his friends on a whirl of trains, barges, gipsy caravans and motor cars and even into battle.

An American Tragedy (Signet Classics Ser.)

by Theodore Dreiser

<P>Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy (1925) is nothing less than what the title holds it to be; it is the story of a weak-willed young man who is both villain and victim (the victim of a valueless, materialistic society) and someone who ultimately destroys himself. <P>Dreiser modeled the story of Clyde Griffiths on a real-life murder that took place in 1906; a young social climber of considerable charm murdered his pregnant girlfriend to get her out of the way so that he could instead play to the affections of a rich girl who had begun to notice him. <P>But An American Tragedy is more than simply a powerful murder story. <P>Dreiser pours his own dark yearnings into his character, Clyde Griffiths, as he details the young man's course through his ambitions of wealth, power, and satisfaction. <P>The Indiana-born Dreiser (1871-1945) has never cut a dashing or romantic swath through American literature. <P>He has no Pulitzer or Nobel Prize to signify his importance. Yet he remains for myriad reasons: his novels are often larger than life, rugged, and defy the norms of conventional morality and organized religion. <P>They are unapologetic in their sexual candor--in fact, outrightly frank--and challenge even modern readers. <P>The brooding force of Dreiser's writing casts a dark shadow across American letters. <P>Here in An American Tragedy, Dreiser shows us the flip side of The American Dream in a gathering storm that echoes with all of the power and force of Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. <P>Inspired by the writings of Balzac and the ideas of Spenser and Freud, Dreiser went on to become one of America's best naturalist writers. <P>An American Tragedy is testimony to the strength of Dreiser's work: it retains all of its original intensity and force.

Emily Climbs: A Virago Modern Classic (The Emily Trilogy #2)

by L. M. Montgomery

Second in the trilogy about an orphan girl with big dreams from the beloved author of Anne of Green Gables and featured in Netflix&’s Russian Doll.Orphaned and sent to live with her stern aunts at New Moon Farm on Prince Edward Island, Emily Byrd Starr lives a solitary life. She finds comfort in language and writing. She loves to read the dictionary and frequently records all of her problems and worries in her journal—much more fun than knitting stockings.Fortunately, Emily has made some friends but they&’re heading off to high school in Shrewsbury. Emily&’s aunt Elizabeth allows her to go on the condition that she stop writing. With the help of her cousin, Emily manages to strike a deal.Once in Shrewsbury, Emily embarks on her climb toward success with her friends—Ilse, Teddy, and Perry—by her side. Everything begins to go so well. Emily starts writing stories and poems—she even writes for the town newspaper. Soon sparks begin to fly between her and Teddy. But when a fantastic opportunity come her way, Emily is forced to make a decision that will alter the course of her life forever . .

Emily Climbs

by L. M. Montgomery

Emily Starr was born with the desire to write. As an orphan living on New Moon Farm, writing helped her face the difficult, lonely times. But now all her friends are going away to high school in nearby Shrewsbury, and her old-fashioned, tyrannical aunt Elizabeth will only let her go if she promises to stop writing! All the same, this is the first step in Emily's climb to success. Once in town, Emily's activities set the Shrewsbury gossips buzzing. When Emily has her poems published and writes for the town newspaper, success seems to be on its way--and with it the first whispers of romance.

Downright Dencey

by Caroline Dale Snedeker

This treasure of a novel is set on the island of Nantucket just before the War of 1812. Much more than a tale of whaling ships and gentle Quaker eccentricities, it is a tale of friendship-the kind most truly espoused by these 'plain' folk, with all the struggle and complexity one should expect. Dionis (Dencey) Coffyn is a mystery to her mother, Lydia, whose stern exterior hides a heart that breaks every time her husband Captain Tom goes to sea. Within a context of outward simplicity of living and inward intricacy of relationship, Dencey matures from the little girl who, in unquakerly violence of temper, throws a rock that wounds the town outcast. She becomes a young woman ready to bear her part in life with grace and courage. "Downright Dencey" is a probing portrayal of the power of love to overcome social barriers and religious strictures.<P><P> Newbery Medal Honors book

Emily's Quest

by L. M. Montgomery

The third and final volume of Lucy Maud Montgomery's celebrated Emily trilogy, Emily's Quest is a vigorously drawn study of a woman coming to terms with love and her own ambition. In no other novel did Montgomery explore more fully the beauty, complexity, and wonder of love. In every detail, this mature novel, by one of the world's best-loved authors, captures the drama and confusion of a young life on the brink.Along with Emily of New Moon and Emily Climbs, Emily's Quest is an honest and poignant portrait of a singular woman.

Gay-Neck: The Story of a Pigeon

by Dhan Gopal Mukerji

Writing out of his own experience as a boy in India, Dhan Gopal Mukerji tells how Gay Neck's master sent his prized pigeon to serve in Word War I, and of how, because of his exceptional training and his brave heart, Gay Neck served his new masters heroically. <P><P> Winner of the 1928 Newbery Medal.

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