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The Orange Fairy Book: Large Print (The Fairy Books of Many Color)

by Andrew Lang

A collection of children&’s fairy tales—including &“The Ugly Duckling&” by Hans Christian Andersen—that captures storytelling traditions from all over the world. Andrew Lang&’s Fairy Books of Many Colors would not be complete without this entry, which includes fairy tales from Rhodesia, Uganda, Finland, Scotland, Scandinavia, France, Spain, and from the folklore of the Punjabis, Jutlanders, and Native Americans. As with the other volumes in this series, The Orange Fairy Book contains the best English translations of the stories within and is rich and wide-ranging in scope. Along with the classic &“The Ugly Duckling&” by Hans Christian Andersen and Madam d&’Aulnoy&’s &“The White Doe,&” this collection features stories such as &“The Fox and the Wolf,&” &“The Two Caskets,&” &“The Three Treasures of the Giants,&” &“The Girl-Fish,&” &“The Clever Cat,&” &“Adventures of an Indian Brave,&” and others. &“The old favorite series on which most of us were brought up—and our parents before us . . . Andrew Lang and his associates managed to break the stranglehold of the pious sentimentality handed out to children by collecting—from all over the world—fairy tales of all people, and bringing out the volumes we all know and love.&” —Kirkus Reviews

Anne of Green Gables

by L. M. Montgomery

Anne Shirley is unforgettable, and this beautifully packaged edition of L. M. Montgomery's classic novel is as memorable as its heroine. When Anne Shirley arrives at Green Gables, she surprises everyone: first of all, she's a girl, even though Marilla Cuthbert and her brother Matthew specifically asked for an orphan boy to help around the farm. And second of all, she's not just any girl: she has bright red hair, a wild imagination, and can talk a mile a minute. But she also has a sweet disposition and quick wit, and Anne (with an "e" of course-it's so much more distinguished!) soon finds her place in Avonlea, making a friend in her neighbor Diana Barry and attending the local school, where she spurns the advances of the popular and handsome Gilbert Blythe when he commits the ultimate sin of making fun of her hair. Anne has a temper as fiery as her hair and a knack for finding trouble, and she also has a big heart and a positive attitude that affects everyone she meets. This classic and beloved story makes a wonderful gift and keepsake.

Anne of Green Gables

by L. M. Montgomery

Anne Shirley is, Mark Twain observed, "the dearest and most lovable child in fiction since the immortal Alice," and like the elderly Cuthberts who had hoped to adopt a boy instead of the spunky red-headed orphan, generations of readers have grown to love the impetuous Anne.Canada's best known and most beloved novel is available in the definitive text of Montgomery's 1908 classic, an enchanting and timeless story of real lives and real loves.

The Oz Series Volume Two: Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, The Road to Oz, and The Emerald City of Oz (The Oz Series)

by L. Frank Baum

Dorothy&’s adventures in Oz continue in books four through six of the classic children&’s fantasy series.Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz: When an earthquake swallows Dorothy and her kitten, Eureka, they&’re captured by the Mangaboo people. The Wizard of Oz must save them by winning a magic contest—using only his wits and nine tiny piglets.The Road to Oz: Dorothy and Toto are on their way to Princess Ozma&’s birthday party when they meet the loveable Shaggy Man, but as they try to help him with directions, they wind up getting lost themselves!The Emerald City of Oz: When Dorothy learns that Aunt Em and Uncle Henry are in danger of losing their farm, she makes arrangements with Princess Ozma to bring her family to Oz. But while the Wonderful Wizard takes them on a fabulous tour of their new home, the jealous Nome King Roquat plots to conquer the land.

Anne of Avonlea

by L. M. Montgomery

One can't get over the habit of being a little girl all at once. The charming sequel to Anne of Green Gables. You might think I'd have grown out of getting myself into scrapes now that I'm half past sixteen. But between being vexed by my freckles, taunted by a brazen Jersey cow and kept on my toes by the new twins, Dora and Davy, life at Green Gables is just as eventful as ever. I do try to be a little more grown-up now that I'm a school teacher. The other day I asked the class, 'If you had three candies in one hand and two in the other, how many would you have altogether?' One of my pupil's piped up, 'A mouthful.' Could you have kept a straight face?!

Tarzan of the Apes (TARZAN)

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Deep in the savage African jungle, the baby Tarzan was raised by a fierce she-ape of the tribe of Kerchak. There he had to learn the secrets of the wild to survive - how to talk with animals, swing through the trees, and fight against the great predators. He grew to the strength and courage of his fellow apes. And in time, his human intelligence promised him the kingship of the tribe. He became truly Lord of the Jungle. Then men entered his jungle, bringing with them the wanton savagery of civilised greed and lust - and bringing also the first white woman Tarzan had ever seen. Now suddenly, Tarzan had to choose between two worlds. (First published 1912)

Tarzan of the Apes: Tarzan Of The Apes, The Return Of Tarzan, The Beasts Of Tarzan, The Son Of Tarzan, Tarzan And The Jewels Of Opar, Jungle Tales Of Tarzan, Tarzan The Untamed, Tarzan The Terrible, Tarzan And The Golden Lion, Tarzan And The Ant-men (Tarzan Ser. #Vol. 1)

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Deep in the savage African jungle, the baby Tarzan was raised by a fierce she-ape of the tribe of Kerchak. There he had to learn the secrets of the wild to survive - how to talk with animals, swing through the trees, and fight against the great predators. He grew to the strength and courage of his fellow apes. And in time, his human intelligence promised him the kingship of the tribe. He became truly Lord of the Jungle. Then men entered his jungle, bringing with them the wanton savagery of civilised greed and lust - and bringing also the first white woman Tarzan had ever seen. Now suddenly, Tarzan had to choose between two worlds. (First published 1912)

The Oz Series Volume Three: The Patchwork Girl of Oz, Tik-Tok of Oz, and Rinkitink in Oz (The Oz Series)

by L. Frank Baum

These three books from the original children&’s fantasy seriesfeature new characters and adventures in the marvelous land of Oz. The Patchwork Girl of Oz: When his uncle is accidentally transformed into a statue, a young Munchkin named Ojo the Unlucky must find the magic ingredients that will bring him back to life. Joining Ojo on his adventure to the Emerald City are an arrogant Glass Cat, a four-legged Woozy, the resourceful Shaggy Man, and a living patchwork doll. Tik-Tok of Oz: When the Shaggy Man goes searching for his brother, Tik-Tok, he encounters a girl from Oklahoma named Betsy Bobbin, and the Rainbow&’s daughter, Polychrome. But when the warlike Queen Ann takes Tik-Tok into her ranks, the Shaggy Man&’s adventures have only just begun. Rinkitink in Oz: With his talking goat, Bilbil, by his side, jolly King Rinkitink of Gilgad sails to the island of Pingaree, where he charms the royal family with merriment and song. But when the festive holiday is cut short by a surprise attack, only King Rinkitink, Bilbil, and young Prince Inga manage to escape capture. And they&’ll need the help of Dorothy and the Wizard to set things right.

The Return of Tarzan (TARZAN #2)

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan had renounced his right to the woman he loved, and civilisation held no pleasure for him. After a brief and harrowing period among men, he turned back to the African jungle where he had grown to manhood. It was there he first heard of Opar, the city of gold, left over from fabled Atlantis. It was a city of hideous men - and of beautiful, savage women, over whom reigned La, high priestess of the Flaming God. Its altars were stained with the blood of many sacrifices. Unheeding of the dangers, Tarzan led a band of savage warriors toward the ancient crypts and the more ancient evil of Opar.

The Beasts of Tarzan (TARZAN #3)

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Now that he was the rich Lord Greystoke, Tarzan became the target of greedy and evil men. His son was kidnapped, his wife had been abducted, and Tarzan was stranded on a desert island where he seemed helpless. But with the help of Sheeta, the vicious panther, and the great ape Akut, Tarzan began his escape. Together with the giant Mugambi, they reached the mainland and took up the trail of the kidnappers. Tarzan sought his wife and his child - and he sought such vengeance as only a human beast of the jungle could devise. But the men Tarzan sought had fled deep into the interior - and the trail was old and well-hidden.

The Healing Blade: John Regan Trilogy Book Three

by Alexander Cordell

An epic of the days when personal honour and patriotism were more important than any one man's life. John Regan has a secret mission crucial to the success of the infamous United Irishmen's Rebellion of 1798. A thrilling historical adventure for younger readers from the bestselling author of Rape of the Fair Country, first published in 1971 and now available as an eBook for the first time.

The Miracle Worker

by William Gibson

NO ONE COULD REACH HER Twelve-year-old Helen Keller lived in a prison of silence and darkness. Born deaf, blind, and mute, with no way to express herself or comprehend those around her, she flew into primal rages against anyone who tried to help her, fighting tooth and nail with a strength born of furious, unknowing desperation. Then Annie Sullivan came. Half-blind herself, but possessing an almost fanatical determination, she would begin a frightening and incredibly moving struggle to tame the wild girl no one could reach, and bring Helen into the world at last....

Oz, the Complete Collection, Volume 5: The Magic of Oz; Glinda of Oz; The Royal Book of Oz (The Land of Oz #13, 14)

by L. Frank Baum Ruth Plumly Thompson

Revel in the magic of Oz in this collection of the final three books in L. Frank Baum's classic American fairy tale series.<P><P>In The Magic of Oz, the mischievous Kiki Aru has discovered a magical word that can transform him and anyone else into whatever he wants. Worse yet, Kiki has been recruited by the villainous Nome King in his latest attempt to get revenge on Princess Ozma and all her friends. Can Dorothy and the Wizard stop the evildoers before they conquer Oz? Or will Kiki's incredible powers finally give the Nome King the revenge he has craved for so long?<P> In Glinda of Oz, Dorothy and Ozma journey to a remote part of Oz to stop a war between the Flatheads and the Skeezers. But the Flatheads and Skeezers have a different idea. Soon Ozma and Dorothy are trapped in an amazing crystal-domed city on an enchanted island. The watertight city submerges itself, and only the Wizard and Glinda can save them--but will they make it in time? <P>In The Royal Book of Oz, the Scarecrow goes to search for his family roots. He returns to the cornfield where Dorothy first found him and discovers that he is the Long Lost Emperor of the Silver Island. Will he decide to stay there? Or will he return to Oz?

Sea Urchin

by Alexander Cordell

The Isle of Man is a Fairy place. If you know where to look, you may still find the little people, as they are called. On the Island lived a Chinese boy, Hu, with his father and his dog Kau Kau. One day Hu's father said that he was going to Liverpool to bring home a new wife, and a new mother for Hu. But Hu did not want a new mother. So he too his father's dinghy and sailed away with Kau Kau to the tiny island called the Calf of Man. Nobody knew where he had gone. But the birds and animals came to his aid. With Basking Shark speeding though the waves, the prow rope of the dinghy in his jaws, and with Don Dolphin racing alongside, while the birds flew in clouds overhead, Hu was taken to the Little People. Surely they would help him... SEA URCHIN is a wonderful fable for younger readers from the bestselling author of the Mortymer Trilogy.

The Traitor Within

by Alexander Cordell

A fourteen-year-old Chinese boy struggles to prove his loyalty and courage to his commune and country in the face of his fear of a predicted attack on his village by the Taiwanese enemy.

The White Cockade: John Regan Trilogy Book One

by Alexander Cordell

An enthralling story of high adventure, ambush and pursuit, plot and counterplot during the ill-fated United Irishmen Rebellion of 1798. When seventeen-year-old John Regan takes on a mission entrusted to him by his dying father, he rides through an Ireland seething with danger with more than just his own life in his hands. The first in a trilogy of books set in 18th century Ireland, from the bestselling author of Rape of the Fair Country.

Witches' Sabbath: John Regan Trilogy Book Two

by Alexander Cordell

The cauldron of revolution is boiling over and igniting the passions of the people of Ireland. The year is 1798 and seventeen year old John Regan faces danger and even death as he struggles alongside the leaders of the rebellion as they attempt to capture a valuable English hostage. The second in a trilogy of books set in 18th century Ireland, from the bestselling author of Rape of the Fair Country.

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?

Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar (TARZAN #5)

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

In the forgotten city of Opar, the bloodied sacrificial altar of the Flaming God stood above vaults piled high with the gold destined for fabled, lost Atlantis. There La, the beautiful high priestess, still dreamed of Tarzan, who had escaped her knife before. Around her, the hideous priests vowed that he should never escape again. For now Tarzan was returning, and they were waiting for him. Tarzan planned to avoid La and the priests. But he could not avoid the earthquake that struck him down in the vaults and left him without memory of his wife or home - only with what memory he had had as a child among the savage apes who reared him.

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.

Reynard the Fox and Other Fables

by W. T. Larned John Rae Jean de La Fontaine

"Some folks say Reynard the Fox is a rascal. They will tell you he is sly, and up to all sorts of tricks. He prowls around at night, smelling the air with his long nose, and listening with his long ears; and when he has done prowling, you may be pretty sure he is not as hungry as when he set out."So begins "How Reynard the Fox Fooled the Raven," the first of these eighteen enchanting stories. The adventures of Reynard, the great folkloric trickster, along with those of other animals are charmingly adapted by William Trowbridge Larned from Jean de La Fontaine's classic fables. Striking color illustrations by artist John Rae enhance "The Tortoise and the Hare," "Jocko the Monkey and Mouser the Cat," "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse," "The Grasshopper Goes to the Ant," and other timeless tales.

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?

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