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  • Supposing by Alastair Reid
    Supposing (English, Paperback) Alastair Reid, Bob Gill

    When you're a kid, there are lots of things you're not supposed to do. But what if you didn't really do any of those things, what if you just imagined them? Then it wouldn't matter if your supposings were silly, impossible, or even a little naughty?because they're all just in your head. Alastair Reid's book is a monument to the liberating power of unfettered thought. Here he reunites with a...

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  • The Midnight Folk by John Masefield
    The Midnight Folk (English, Hardback) John Masefield, Rowland Hilder

    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,...

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  • The Box of Delights by John Masefield
    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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  • Carbonel and Calidor by Barbara Sleigh
    Carbonel and Calidor (English, Hardback) Barbara Sleigh, Charles Front

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

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  • Jenny And The Cat Club by Esther Averill
    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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  • Thirteen by Remy Charlip
    Thirteen (English, Hardback) Remy Charlip, Jerry Joyner

    A book of creative metamorphosis and stunning visuals that will bend children's imaginations and appeal to all ages. "One of my own personal childhood favorites..." --Brian Selznick...

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  • The Abandoned by Paul Gallico
    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....

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  • D'aulaires' Book Of Norse Myths by Ingri D'Aulaire
    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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  • Jim at the Corner by Eleanor Farjeon
    Jim at the Corner (English, Hardback) Eleanor Farjeon, Edward Ardizzone

    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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  • Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer
    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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  • Wee Gillis by Munro Leaf
    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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  • The School For Cats by Esther Averill
    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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  • Krabat and the Sorcerer's Mill by Otfried Preussler
    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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  • Mio, My Son by Astrid Lindgren
    Mio, My Son (English, Hardback) Astrid Lindgren, Ilon Wikland

    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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  • An Episode of Sparrows by Rumer Godden
    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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  • The Hotel Cat by Esther Averill
    The Hotel Cat (English, Paperback) Esther Averill

    During the Big Freeze in New York City, former stray cat Tom, an employee of the Royal Hotel, gives shelter to members of the Cat Club, including Jenny Linsky and her brothers, and helps them to organize the very first Cat Club Stardust Ball.

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  • Mistress Masham's Repose by T H White
    Mistress Masham's Repose (English, Hardback) 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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  • Pinocchio (Illustrated) by Carlo Collodi
    Pinocchio (Illustrated) (English, Hardback) Carlo Collodi, Fulvio Testa

    A new translation of the literary classic introduces a new generation of readers to its archetypal, metaphorical and subversive themes and is augmented by more than 100 full-page watercolor illustrations.

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  • Smith by Leon Garfield
    Smith (English, Hardback) Leon Garfield

    A Carnegie Medal Honor Book...

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  • The Pushcart War by Jean Merrill
    The Pushcart War (English, Paperback) Jean Merrill

    50th Anniversary Edition...

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