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  • D'aulaires' Book Of Norse Myths
    D'aulaires' Book Of Norse Myths (English, Paperback) Ingri D'Aulaire

    Now back in print, the companion to D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths introduces youngsters to Norse legends and the gods, goddesses, heroes, and giants that populate the Northern landscape.

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  • The Box of Delights
    The Box of Delights (English, Hardback) John Masefield

    Strange things begin to happen the minute young Kay Harker boards the train to go home for Christmas and finds himself under observation by two very shifty-looking characters. Arriving at his destination, the boy is immediately accosted by a bright-eyed old man with a mysterious message: ?The wolves are running.? Soon danger is everywhere, as a gang of criminals headed by the notorious wizard...

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  • The Midnight Folk
    The Midnight Folk (English, Hardback) John Masefield

    The Midnight Folk introduces readers to Kay Harker, the orphaned boy who is also the hero of John Masefield's classic Christmas fantasy,The Box of Delights. Kay lives in a vast old country house, and is looked after by an unpleasant duo: the oily and egregious Sir Theopompous and the petulant and punitive Sylvia Daisy Pouncer. In her zeal to educate Kay on the finer points of Latin grammar, Sylvia...

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  • Carbonel and Calidor
    Carbonel and Calidor (English, Hardback) Barbara Sleigh

    The third and final book in the Carbonel trilogy...

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  • Wee Gillis
    Wee Gillis (English, Paperback) Munro Leaf

    Wee Gillis can not decide whether he wants to be a Highlander and stalk stags, like his father, or a Lowlander like his mother, and raise long-haired cows.

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  • Jim at the Corner
    Jim at the Corner (English, Hardback) Eleanor Farjeon

    These seafaring tales begin on a street corner where Jim, a retired sailor, spends his days, passing the time telling a curious boy named Derry about life aboard his ship, the Rockinghorse. In the tradition of Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses and Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories, Farjeon's tales of talking sea serpents and stew-eating chimpanzees bring the far near and turn...

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  • Jenny And The Cat Club
    Jenny And The Cat Club (English, Paperback) Esther Averill

    After being given a home by a friendly sea-captain, the once orphaned cat, Jenny Linsky, lives a happy life in Greenwich Village, yet when she discovers the local Cat Club, Jenny becomes determined to show its established members, such as Madame Butterfly and Mr. President, that she is just as qualified as they to be included in the club. 10,000 first printing.

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  • Mistress Masham's Repose
    Mistress Masham's Repose (English, Hardback) T H White

    Ten-year-old Maria, an orphaned heiress living with her unpleasant guardians on a crumbling English estate called Malplaquet, finds her life changing in unimagined ways when she explores an overgrown island on the estate's lake and discovers the descendants of Gulliver's Lilliputians.

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  • An Episode of Sparrows
    An Episode of Sparrows (English, Paperback) Rumer Godden

    An emergency meeting of the Mortimer Square Garden Committee has been convened to discuss a most alarming matter: Someone has been digging in the garden and making off with buckets of dirt. Miss Angela Chesney is sure that a gang of boys from run-down Catford Street is to blame. But Angela's sister, Olivia, isn't so sure. Olivia has always wondered why the neighborhood children?the "sparrows" she...

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  • Jenny's Birthday Book
    Jenny's Birthday Book (English, Paperback) Esther Averill

    It's a big day for Jenny Linsky, the shy little black cat of Greenwich Village, when her brothers, Checkers and Edward, take her out for her birthday. They pick up her notorious friends along the way, including the twins Romulus and Remus, who have brought a special present, and Pickles, the Fire Cat, who gathers everyone into his red fire truck to take them to the park. There they will invite...

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  • Charlotte Sometimes
    Charlotte Sometimes (English, Hardback) Penelope Farmer

    When she awakens on her second day at boarding school, a young girl finds she has gone back in time to 1918.

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  • Mistress Masham's Repose
    Mistress Masham's Repose (English, Paperback) T H White

    "She saw: first, a square opening, about eight inches wide, in the lowest step...finally, she saw that there was a walnut shell, or half one, outside the nearest door.... She went to look at the shell?but looked with the greatest astonishment. There was a baby in it."...

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  • Mio, My Son
    Mio, My Son (English, Hardback) Astrid Lindgren

    Nine-year-old Karl Anders Nilsson is the unwelcome foster child of an uncaring couple. Lonely and neglected, he yearns for simple things, things that many children already have: a warm, loving home of his own, someone to share his sorrows and joys with, and, most important, his real father....

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  • The School For Cats
    The School For Cats (English, Paperback) Esther Averill

    Captain Tinker sends Jenny Linsky off to boarding school for the summer, but when another student frightens her, she tries to run away.

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  • Charlotte Sometimes
    Charlotte Sometimes (English, Paperback) Penelope Farmer

    A time-travel story that is both a poignant exploration of human identity and an absorbing tale of suspense....

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  • Smith
    Smith (English, Hardback) Leon Garfield

    A Carnegie Medal Honor Book...

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  • Bel Ria
    Bel Ria (English, Hardback) Sheila Burnford

    When his owner is killed during the German invasion of France in the summer of 1940, a little performing dog changes the lives of successive caretakers as he journeys through the war-ravaged countryside looking for a permanent home.

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  • Krabat and the Sorcerer's Mill
    Krabat and the Sorcerer's Mill (English, Hardback) Otfried Preussler

    New Year's has passed. Twelfth Night is almost here. Krabat, a fourteen-year-old beggar boy dressed up as one of the Three Kings, is traveling from village to village singing carols. One night he has a strange dream in which he is summoned by a faraway voice to go to a mysterious mill?and when he wakes he is irresistibly drawn there. At the mill he finds eleven other boys, all of them, like him,...

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  • The Abandoned
    The Abandoned (English, Hardback) Paul Gallico

    London hasn’t been kind to Peter, a lonely boy whose parents are always out at parties, and though Peter would love to have a cat for company, his nanny won’t hear of it. One day, as Peter is walking out the door, he sees a truck bearing down on a tabby. Dashing out to save the cat, he is struck by the oncoming truck himself.Everything is different when Peter comes to: He has fur, whiskers, and...

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  • Alfred Ollivant's Bob Son Of Battl
    Alfred Ollivant's Bob Son Of Battl (English, Paperback) Lydia Davis, Alfred Ollivant

    Bob, Son of Battle, is a sheepdog so canny and careful of his flock, so deeply devoted to his master, James Moore, and so admired for his poise and wisdom by the residents of a small village in the rugged mountains of England's North Country, that young though he is, he is already known as Owd Bob. In a recent contest, Bob has proved himself a matchless sheepdog, and if he wins the trophy two more...

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