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Anne of Green Gables Illustrated by Anonymous

By: L. M. Montgomery; Anonymous, Illustrator

The original Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery Illustrated by Anonymous

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

By: L. Frank Baum

American Literature 1900-

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Five Children and It

By: E. (Edith) Nesbit

This delightful novel begins when a family of five children moves from London to the English countryside. While playing in a gravel pit soon after the move, they discover an ancient and rather grumpy sand-fairy known as the Psammead, who agrees to grant one wish of theirs per day. The children’s wishes send them on adventure after adventure, but rarely turn out as expected. (Summary by Kara)

Children, Adventure, Fantasy

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Rip Van Winkle

By: Irving, Washington, 1783-1859; Wyeth, N. C. (Newell Convers), 1882-1945, Illustrator

Subject: Catskill Mountains (N.Y.) -- Fiction; New York (State) -- Fiction

A man who sleeps for twenty years in the Catskill Mountains wakes to a much-changed world ; A man who sleeps for twenty years in the Catskill Mountains wakes to a much-changed world

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Heidi

By: Johanna Spyri

Excerpt: There is here presented to the reader a careful translation of Heidi one of the most popular of the great Swiss authoress madam Johanna Spyri As particulars of her career are not easily gathered we may here state that Johanna Heusser was born at Zurich...

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The Jungle Book

By: Rudyard Kipling

Excerpt: It was seven o'clock of a very warm evening in the Seeonee hills when Father Wolf woke up from his day's rest, scratched himself, yawned, and spread out his paws one after the other to get rid of the sleepy feeling in the tips. Mother Wolf lay with her big gray nose dropped across her four tumbling, squealing cubs, and the moon shone into the mouth of the cave where they all lived. Augrh! said Father Wolf, it is time to hunt again; and he was going to spring dow...

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The Happy Prince and Other Tales and a House of Pomegranate

By: Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900, Robinson, Charles, III

The happy prince.--The nightingale and the rose.--The selfish giant.--The devoted friend.--The remarkable rocket

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The Sleeping Beauty

By: Evans, C. S. (Charles Seddon), 1883-1944; Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939, Illustrator
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The story of King Arthur and his knights

By: Pyle, Howard, 1853-1911

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: American Libraries Collection; Historical Literature; Title within ornamental border

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The Phantom Rickshaw

By: Rudyard Kipling
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The Jungle Book

By: Rudyard Kipling

Contents Mowgli’s Brothers Hunting-Song of the Seeonee Pack Kaa’s Hunting Road-Song of the Bandar-Log Tiger! Tiger! Mowgli’s Song The White Seal Lukannon Rikki-Tikki-Tavi Darzee’s Chant Toomai of the Elephants Shiv and the Grasshopper Her Majesty’s Servants Parade Song of the Camp Animals...

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Little Lord Fauntleroy

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Cedric himself knew nothing whatever about it. It had never been even mentioned to him. He knew that his papa had been an Englishman, because his mamma had told him so; but then his papa had died when he was so little a boy that he could not remember very much about him, except that he was big, and had blue eyes and a long mustache, and that it was a splendid thing to be carried around the room on his shoulder. Since his papa's death, Cedric had found out that it was bes...

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Puss in Boots

Excerpt: There was once an old miller who had three sons and at his death he left all that he had to them in this way he gave his mill to the eldest his donkey to the second and his cat to the youngest.

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Lilliput Legends

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Heroes Every Child Should Know : Tales for Young People of the Wor...

By: Hamilton Wright Mabie
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The Cuckoo Clock

By: Mary Louisa Molesworth

ONCE upon a time in an old town, in an old street, there stood a very old house. Such a house as you could hardly find nowadays, however you searched, for it belonged to a gone-by time—a time now quite passed away. It stood in a street, but yet it was not like a town house, for though the front opened right on to the pavement, the back windows looked out upon a beautiful, quaintly terraced garden, with old trees growing so thick and close together that in summer it was l...

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The Tale of Lam-Ang and the Fire Giant

By: Mrs. Grace Caligtan, Compiler

Completed through panagtitinolong (Ilocano for collective heroism, or bayanihan in Tagalog), this eBook was co-created by students and adults who learned and discussed the ways in which any large task can be completed with the unity of many. Students from Kalihi Uka Elementary's Reading and Art Club read this story out loud and drew pictures of scenes in the book. Some of these children's art works have been incorporated as illustrations for this eBook.

The reader takes a journey with Lam-Ang to learn, honor and work with everyone’s unique gifts to achieve a common goal.

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Bimbi : Stories for Children

By: Ouida, 1839-1908
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Zanzibar tales told by natives of the east coast of Africa

By: Bateman, George W

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: American Libraries Collection; American University Library Collection

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Understood Betsy

By: Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958
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