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Children's Classics

 

 

Little Women by Louisa Alcott
Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in 19th century New England.

 

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
The adventures of the three Darling children in Neverland with Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up.

 

A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
A very small bear found by Mr. and Mrs. Brown at Paddington station becomes one of the family.

 

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
The adventures of an eleven-year-old tomboy growing up on the Wisconsin frontier in the mid nineteenth century.

 

The Secret Garden by Frances Burnett
Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.

 

Alice's Adeventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
By falling down a rabbit hole, Alice experiences unusual adventures with a variety of nonsensical characters.

 

Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi      
When the gentle woodcarver Geppetto builds a marionette to be a substitute son, a benevolent fairy brings him to life.

 

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe        
A tale of shipwreck and survival on an uninhabited island.

 

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.

 

Black Stallion by Walter Farley
Young Alec Ramsay is shipwrecked on a desert island with a horse destined to play an important part in his life. Following their rescue their adventure continues in America.

 

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
Johnny Tremain, a silversmith’s apprentice, takes part in the Boston Tea Party and the battles of Lexington and Concord.

 

My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett

A young boy determines to rescue a poor baby dragon who is being used by a group of lazy wild animals to ferry them across the river on Wild Island.

 

Old Yeller by Fred Gipson

A story of a Texas pioneer family in the 1860’s and the big, yellow stray dog that profoundly affects their lives.

 

Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

A classic tale of the escapades of four animals who live along the river in the English countryside-Toad, Mole, Rat and Badger.

 

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
A classic featuring Mowgli, the Indian boy brought up by wolves in the jungle, his companions, Baloo and Bagheera, and his enemy, Shere Khan.

 

Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight
Sold in financial desperation to a wealthy duke living in the far north of Scotland, a collie undertakes a 1000-mile journey in order to be reunited with her former master in Yorkshire.

 

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch.

 

Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

The adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends, in which Pooh Bear uses a balloon to get honey, Piglet meets a Heffalump, and Eeyore has a birthday.

 

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on Prince Edward Island.

 

The Borrowers by Mary Norton

Minature people who live in an old country house by borrowing things from the humans are forced to emigrate from their home under the clock.

 

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads to a pirate fortune as well as great treasure.

 

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
On a voyage in the South Seas, an Englishman finds himself shipwrecked in Lilliput, a land of people only six inches high.

 

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The adventures of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, who lived happily in his comfortable home until a wondering wizard granted his wish.

 

Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
The wind brings two English children a new nanny who slides up the banister and introduces them to some delightful people and experiences.

 

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The adventures of a boy and a runaway slave as they travel down the Mississippi river on a raft.

 

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The adventures of a mischievous young boy and his friends growing up in a Mississippi River town in the nineteenth century.

 

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Professor Aronnax and his two companions, trapped aboard a fantastic submarine as prisoners of the deranged Captain Nemo, come face to face with exotic ocean creatures and strange sights.

 

Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
Professor Hardwigg, his nephew Harry, and their guide Hans explore a volcanic crater in Iceland that leads them to the center of the Earth.

 

 
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