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The Famous Five Collection 2 (books 4-6)
Enid Blyton - 1995
But who are the people signalling out to sea? And what do they want?Five Go Off in a Caravan A caravan holiday is bound to be an adventure! The Five soon get caught up with the circus crowd. But some of its members have more sinister plans than just clowning around...Five On Kirrin Island Again What is Uncle Quentin up to on Kirrin Island? He won't let anyone visit - not even the Five! But there's someone else on the island, watching his every move. The Five will have to act, after all.This 70th anniversary edition features the Classic editions of three Famous Five adventures (books 4-6) in one volume and contains the original cover art and inside drawings by Eileen Soper.
Leon Garfield - 1980
Will he find him? Originally published in the United States as" Footsteps," " John Diamond" "combines a cast of remarkable eccentrics with superb sensory descriptions" ("The Horn Book"). The title was a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book.
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Eliza Gatewood Warren - 1994
I would have quested the wide world over to make her mine, only I was born too long ago and she was born but yesterday.... Why could she not have been my daughter? Why couldn't it have been I who bought the three hundred cakes of soap? Why, O, why?" Mark Twain called Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm "beautiful and warm and satisfying." Who is this beguiling creature? The irrepressible 10-year-old Rebecca Rowena Randall burst into the world of children's book characters (and her new life in Maine) in 1903 when storybook girls were gentle and proper. A "bird of a very different feather," she had "a small, plain face illuminated by a pair of eyes carrying such messages, such suggestions, such hints of sleeping power and insight, that one never tired of looking into their shining depths.... " Soon enough, she wins over her prim Aunt Miranda, the whole town, and thousands of readers everywhere with her energetic, indomitable spirit. This beautiful trade edition features the artwork of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm's original illustrator Helen Mason Grose, with 6 full- color plates and 32 pen-and-ink drawings. (Ages 9 and older)
Me and Caleb
Franklyn E. Meyer - 1962
A beloved children's classic with plenty of adventure, lots of laughs, and some good, old-fashioned hijinks, "Me and Caleb" is a touching story of brotherly love and friendship that is not to be missed.Winner of the 1962 Charles W. Follett award for worthy contributions to children's literature, this high-quality re-issue is the perfect book to share with children. A wonderful, nostalgic journey into small-town American life in a bygone era, "Me and Caleb" is for anyone who likes to read a book just for fun.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle
Jack Kelly - 1995
The story was immediately matched by a thrice marvelous adventure of Brom Bones, who made light of the Galloping Hessian as an arrant jockey. He affirmed that on returning one night from the neighboring village of Sing Sing, he had been overtaken by this midnight trooper; that he had offered to race with him for a bowl of punch, and should have won it too, for Daredevil beat the goblin horse all hollow, but just as they came to the church bridge, the Hessian bolted, and vanished in a flash of fire. All these tales, told in that drowsy undertone with which men talk in the dark, the countenances of the listeners only now and then receiving a casual gleam from the glare of a pipe, sank deep in the mind of Ichabod. . . .
A Series of Unfortunate Events Collection: Books 10-13
Lemony Snicket - 2012
Readers who have experienced the first nine volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket are usually so weakened by their dreadful knowledge of the Baudelaire orphans' story that they spend most of their time moaning and weeping, and have no strength to read The Slippery Slope, The Grim Grotto, The Penultimate Peril, or The End.If, by chance, your moaning and weeping is more or less under control, there is no need to further risk your physical, emotional, and literary health by reading the four remaining volumes in the series. It would be better to regain your strength by spending your time indulging in less alarming activities, such as whistling or making cupcakes for the elderly. After all, this collection contains all of the calamities in the last four volumes of A Series of Unfortunate Events, including abandoned condiments, cigarette smoking, a shocking revelation, a ridiculous laugh, a fearsome storm, a herd of wild sheep, a truly haunting secret about the Baudelaire parents, another shocking revelation, and Phil. There is no need to exposure yourself to such atrocities, not after all you've been through already.
Lizzy Albright and the Attic Window (Lizzy Albright, #1)
Ricky Tims - 2020
An impending winter storm is approaching as Lizzy and her family travel to Cordelia, Kansas, where they plan to spend the holidays with Granny in the McHale family mansion. Lizzy unexpectedly embarks on a journey to help break the horrible curse that has been placed on the royal family in the Kingdom of Ailear.An imaginative girl, an antique quilt, a goose named Gretta, and a cursed kingdom combine as the foundation for a fantastic fantasy filled with surprise, wonderment, betrayal, bravery, mystery, and intrigue—where the only thing to expect is the unexpected because... not everything is as it seems.A story that connects generations! For middle grades and young adults of all ages.
Clifford Riley - 2013
Read at your own risk...In The Submarine JobFourteen-year-old Fiske Cahill thinks he's safe when he hides away on the world's first nuclear submarine… until he realizes there's a Vesper on board. Does he have what it takes to stand up to a ruthless enemy?In The Redcoat Chase With the British marching on Washington under the command of a Vesper General, it's up to a young Madrigal in 1812 to save a treasure hidden in the White House. However, the enemy will stop at nothing to seize the artifact, even if it means burning the city to the ground.In The Houdini EscapeYoung Harry Houdini's family is eager for a fresh start in America, but secrets from their past have followed them to New York. When the aspiring magician is kidnapped by a dangerous enemy, the Vespers, Houdini discovers a secret talent: death-defying escapes. Will his rare talent allow him to survive the attack? Or will it get him into deeper trouble than he ever imagined?