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    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

    Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, tell the story of a young girl in a fantasy world filled with peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The classic tale of literary nonsense takes the reader on an exploration of logic and absurdities. The Alice books — sometimes combined or referred to with the abbreviated title Alice in Wonderland — have been translated into at least 97 languages with over a hundred different editions. The books have also been adapted numerous times into films (both live action and cartoon), plays, and musicals.

    The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Frances Hodgson Burnetts' timeless tale The Secret Garden introduces us to a sour little girl. Mary Lennox is NOT a pleasure to be around. In fact, she yells like a little princess, can't make friends, and simply despises everything. She remains quite contrary until she helps her garden grow - and finds someone worse off than herself to bring along for the ride.  Closed off in a creepy manor house on the Yorkshire moors, how can children expect to grow towards the light?

    Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

    Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe. It was first published in 1719, and is sometimes considered to be the first novel in English. The book, although based on the true story a Scotsman, Alexander Selkirk, is a fictional autobiography of the title character, a castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical island near Venezuela, encountering Native Americans, captives, and mutineers before being rescued.

    The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

    RUDYARD KIPLING was born in Bombay in India in 1865 to British parents, and brought by a Portuguese 'ayah' (nanny) and an Indian servant, who would entertain him with fabulous stories and Indian nursery rhymes. He was sent back to England when he was seven years old, and lived in a boarding house with a couple who were cruelly strict. Fortunately he returned to India aged 16, to work as the assistant editor of a newspaper in Lahore. He began publishing stories and poems and eventually had great success with his book Plain Tales from the Hills . After his marriage Kipling settled in America, and it was here that he wrote The Jungle Book . He then moved with his family to England, where he wrote Just So Stories for his daughter Josephine who tragically died of pneumonia. Rudyard Kipling was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907 and died on January 18, 1936.

    Heidi by Johanna Spyri

    Heidi is a classic children's book first published in 1881 in Germany by Swiss author Johanna Spyri in two parts: Heidi: Her Years of Wandering and Learning , and Heidi: How She Used What She Learned. Subtitled: "Geschichten für Kinder wie auch für Solche, Welche Kinder lieb haben von Johanna Spyri” Stories for children as well as those that love children by Johanna Spyri). It is one of the best-selling books ever written, and one of the best-known pieces of Swiss literature. Heidi tells the story of the namesake orphan brought to live with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps. Her cheery attitude wins the heart of her grumpy grandfather, the friendship of a goatherd Peter and his family, and the friendship of Clara, an city-dwelling invalid who later regains her mobility after visiting Heidi in the mountains. Two sequels, Heidi Grows Up and Heidi's Children, were not written by Spyri, but by her English translator, Charles Tritten. 

    The Wizard Of Oz by L Frank Baum

    When Nancy searches through the knapsack of an amnesia victim, she finds an unusual ring. Before long, she is caught up in a second assignment from a beautiful harpist. Nancy's discoveries reveal an important connection between the hospital patient, the harpist, and enemies from abroad.

    The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley

    The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a children's novel by the Reverend Charles Kingsley. Written in 1862-1863 as a serial for Macmillan's Magazine, it was first published in its entirety in 1863. The book was extremely popular during its day, and was a mainstay of children's literature through the 1920s,  but eventually fell out of favor in part due to its prejudices against Irish, Jews, Catholics, blacks, Americans, and the poor. In the style of Victorian-era novels, The Water-Babies is a didactic moral fable about a young chimney sweep, Tom, who falls into a river and becomes a 'water-baby,' guided by moral teachers through lessons and adventures, eventually earning the right to become human again and being united with an upper-class girl Ellie who had also become a 'water-baby.'

    Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

    Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870. It tells the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus as seen from the perspective of Professor Pierre Aronnax. The first illustrated edition (not the original edition which had no illustrations) was published by Hetzel and contains a number of illustrations by Alphonse de Neuville and Édouard Riou.

    Horse and His Boy by C S Lewis

    The Horse and His Boy is a novel by C. S. Lewis. It was published in 1954, making it the fifth of seven books published in Lewis' series The Chronicles of Narnia. The books in this series are sometimes ordered chronologically in relation to the events in the books as opposed to the dates of their original publication. In this alternate ordering, The Horse and His Boy is the third book, being a midquel of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

    Five Go Off In a Caravan by Enid Blyton

    Five Go Off In A Caravan is the fifth book in the Famous Five series by the British author, Enid Blyton. In this part all five (Julian, Dick, George, Anne and Timmy) meet a new friend called Nobby and his chimpanzee "Pongo". There's a secret under the ground where the Five have their caravans and the secret is of Nobby's uncle Tiger Dan and his friend Lou. They have had troubles with Tiger Dan and Lou.

    Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (often referred to as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or shortened to Huckleberry Finn or simply Huck Finn) is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in February 1885. Commonly recognized as one of the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written in the vernacular, characterized by local color regionalism.

    Ozma Of Oz by L Frank Baum

    Ozma of Oz, published on July 29, 1907, was the third book of L. Frank Baum's Oz series. It was the first in which Baum was clearly intending a series of Oz books.

    Five Have Plenty Of Fun by Enid Blyton

    Five Have Plenty Of Fun is the fourteenth novel in The Famous Five series by Enid Blyton. It was first published in 1969. An American girl,berta, stays with the five. Mysterious visitors to Kirrin island and a kidnapping combine to make this the adventure of a life time. Berta is hiding and only the famous five can protect her

    Five Get Into Trouble by Enid Blyton

    Five Get Into Trouble is the eighth novel in The Famous Five series by Enid Blyton. It was first published in 1949. In this novel, Dick gets kidnapped, mistaken for another boy whose name is Richard. He is later rescued by the Five. ==External links=+this book is abt thje five boys Five Get Into Trouble at www. enidblyton. net

    Five Go To Billycock Hill by Enid Blyton

    Five Go To Billycock Hill is the sixteenth novel in The Famous Five series by Enid Blyton. It was first published in 1957. In this thrilling novel they go to meet an old friend at billycock hill which starts a new and exciting adventure for them

    Five Go Off To Camp by Enid Blyton

    Five Go Off To Camp is the seventh novel in the Famous Five series by Enid Blyton. It was first published in 1948.

    The New Wizard Of Oz by L Frank Baum

    The Folk Of the Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

    Five Go To Smuggler's Top by Enid Blyton

    The Famous Five by Enid Blyton

    The Ship Of Adventure by Enid Blyton

    The Valley Of Adventure by Enid Blyton

    Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin

    Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is a classic American 1903 children's novel by Kate Douglas Wiggin. Rebecca Rowena Randall goes to live with her two stern aunts in the village of Riverboro in Maine. Her joy for life ends up inspiring them. She faces many trials in her young life, but comes through them with more wisdom and understanding. Wiggin wrote a sequel, New Chronicles of Rebecca.

    The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

    The Magic Faraway Tree is a children's novel by Enid Blyton, first published in 1943. It is the second book in the The Faraway Tree series of novels, in which Jo, Bessie and Fanny, the protagonists of the series, have their cousin Dick over to stay with them. They then introduce him to Silky, Moonface, Saucepan Man and all their other friends in the Magic Faraway Tree. In 2003 it was voted #66 in the BBC's Big Read poll to find the UK's favourite book.

    Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

    Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), officially Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships, is a novel by Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' tales" literary sub-genre. It is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature. The book became tremendously popular as soon as it was published.

Children's Classics Books & Ephemera

    The Marvelous Land Of Oz by Baum, L Frank

    The Marvelous Land of Oz, commonly shortened to The Land of Oz, published on July 5, 1904, is the second of L. Frank Baum's books set in the Land of Oz, and the sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It is the only book in the series in which Dorothy Gale does not appear. This and the next thirty-four Oz books of the famous forty were illustrated by John R. Neill.

    The Tale Of Peter Rabbit by Potter, Beatrix

    The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. The story follows Peter Rabbit, a mischievous and disobedient young rabbit, as he ventures into the garden of farmer Mr. McGregor. The tale was written for five-year-old Noel Moore, son of Potter's former governess, in 1893. It was revised and privately printed by Potter in 1901 after several publishers' rejections but was printed in a trade edition by Frederick Warne & Co. in 1902. 

    The Land Of Oz by Baum, L Frank

    Book 2 of L. Frank Baum's immortal OZ series, in which young Tip runs away from his guardian, the witch Mombi, taking with him Jack Pumpkinhead and the wooden Saw-Horse, and flees to the Emerald City where he learns the incredible secret of his past.

    The Tin Woodman Of Oz by Baum, L Frank

    From the book:The Tin Woodman sat on his glittering tin throne in the handsome tin hall of his splendid tin castle in the Winkie Country of the Land of Oz. Beside him, in a chair of woven straw, sat his best friend, the Scarecrow of Oz. At times they spoke to one another of curious things they had seen and strange adventures they had known since first they two had met and become comrades. But at times they were silent, for these things had been talked over many times between them, and they found themselves contented in merely being together, speaking now and then a brief sentence to prove they were wide awake and attentive. But then, these two quaint persons never slept. Why should they sleep, when they never tired?

    The Emerald City Of Oz by Baum, L Frank

    From the book:Perhaps I should admit on the title page that this book is "By L. Frank Baum and his correspondents," for I have used many suggestions conveyed to me in letters from children. Once on a time I really imagined myself "an author of fairy tales," but now I am merely an editor or private secretary for a host of youngsters whose ideas I am requestsed to weave into the thread of my stories. These ideas are often clever. They are also logical and interesting. So I have used them whenever I could find an opportunity, and it is but just that I acknowledge my indebtedness to my little friends.

    The Enchanted Apples Of Oz by Shanower, Eric

    The O'sullivan Twins by Blyton, Enid

    Grouping by Potter, Beatrix

    The Forgotten Forest Of Oz by Shanower, Eric

    The Silver Princess In Oz by Thompson, Ruth Plumly

    The Ice King Of Oz by Shanower, Eric

    The Patchwork Girl Of Oz by Baum, L Frank

    Speedy In Oz by Thompson, Ruth Plumly

    The Adventurous Four by Blyton, Enid

    The Magical Mimics In Oz by Snow, Jack

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