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The Tales of Mother Goose

By: M.V . O'Shea

Excerpt: What virtues do these stories possess that have kept them alive for so long a time? They have to some degree stimulated and nourished qualities of supreme worth in individual and social life. With the young the struggle against greed and falsehood and pride and cowardice is a very real one, and situations in which these homely, fundamental traits are involved are full of interest and seriousness. Again, to mature people the reward of well-doing and the punishmen...

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Aesop's Fables

By: Aesop
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The Arabian Nights

By: Burton, Richard

Description: The stories of ?The Arabian Nights ?(and stories within stories, and stories within stories within stories) are famously told by the Princess Shahrazad, under the threat of death should the king lose interest in her tale. Collected over the centuries from India, Persia, and Arabia, and ranging from adventure fantasies, vivacious erotica, and animal fables, to pointed Sufi tales, these stories provided the daily entertainment of the medieval Islamic world at ...

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Grimm's Fairy Tales

By: Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863; Cramer, Rie, 1887, Illustrator; Olcott, Frances Jenkins; Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859
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Robinson Crusoe

By: Defoe, Daniel, 1661-1731
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Gulliver's Travels

By: Jonathan Swift

Excerpt: My knowledge of this book foreran the sort of personal acquaintance which I made with it when I came to read it for it was one of the great books in different literatures which my father told me of and taught me to love from his own love of them.

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The Little Gingerbread Man

By: Herbert, Robert Gaston, Illustrator
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The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes : To Which Is Added, The Rhy...

By: Jones, Giles, Fl. 1765; Jones, Griffith, 1722-1786; Newbery, John, 1713-1767

Education ; Publisher's gray printed wrappers. Added binding: floral paper over boards. In orange marbled case

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Hymns in Prose for Children, By the Author of Lessons for Children...

By: Anna Laetitia Barbauld
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A Token for Children : Being an Exact Account of the Conversion, H...

By: Janeway, James, 1636-1674
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Jack and the Beanstalk

By: Loyd, Grace C.
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The Swiss Family Robinson

By: Johann David Wyss
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Ivanhoe

By: Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet

Excerpt: Chapter One. Thus communed these; while to their lowly dome, The full?fed swine return?d with evening home; Compell?d, reluctant, to the several sties, With din obstreperous, and ungrateful cries. Pope?s Odyssey. In that pleasant district of merry England which is watered by the river Don, there extended in ancient times a large forest, covering the greater part of the beautiful hills and valleys which lie between Sheffield and the pleasant town of Doncaster. Th...

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The History of Sandford and Merton

By: Thomas Day
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

By: Irving, Washington, 1783-1859
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

By: Irving, Washington, 1783-1859
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Rip Van Winkle

By: Jefferson, Joseph, 1829-1905; Irving, Washington, 1783-1859. Rip Van Winkle; Boucicault, Dion, 1820-1890; Jefferson, Joseph, 1829-1905
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The Little Red Hen

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A Visit from St. Nicholas

By: Moore, Clement Clarke, 1779-1863; Ivins, Florence Wyman, Illustrator; Rudge, William Edwin, 1876-1931; Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957
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Ferdinand Frog

By: Arthur Scott Bailey

Excerpt: There was something about Ferdinand Frog that made everybody smile. It may have been his amazingly wide mouth and his queer bulging eyes or perhaph it was his sprightly manner-for one never could tell when Mr. Frog would leap into the air or turn a somersault backward. Indeed some of his neighbors claimed that he himself didn't know what he was going to do next-he was so jumpy.

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