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book image The Complete Bostock and Harris
Complete Bostock and Harris
Leon Garfield
Garfield
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The Complete Bostock and Harris combines two delightful, suspenseful, and madly funny tales of Harris and the not-so-bright Bostock, a rollicking best-friend duo who’ve been through thick and thin together in eighteenth-century Brighton. "A delicious literary concoction bubbling along with the author’s perfect sense of dramatic timing and with his mixture of earthy humor and effervescent wit."—The Horn Book Magazine

book image Krabat and the Sorcerer's Mill
Krabat
Otfried Preussler
Preussler
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Krabat, a 12-year-old beggar boy, is summoned in a dream to a mysterious mill where he finds himself in the company of eleven other prisoners, all apprenticed to a sinister Master who will teach them the finer points of black magic—whether they want to learn them or not. Preussler’s incantatory story of the power of friendship to challenge evil has been casting a spell on readers of all ages since first published in 1971.
Contributors: Anthea Bell

book image The Pushcart War
Pushcart War
Jean Merrill
Merrill
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The 50th Anniversary Edition of a perennial classic that recounts the battle between supporters of New York City's scrappy pushcarts and the monstrous, smoke-belching trucks that threaten to overtake its streets. “Merrill’s story, full of unexpected reversals and understated witticisms, feels exceptionally modern.”—Adam Mansbach, NPR
Contributors: Ronni Solbert

book image Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle: The Last Gray Dog of Kenmuir
Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle
Alfred Ollivant
Ollivant
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International Booker-Prize winner Lydia Davis reinterprets this classic adventure of Scottish sheepdogs and sheep, fathers and sons, and good and evil for the 21st century. “Probably the greatest dog story ever written, and one you will love as long as you live.”—Life
Contributors: Marguerite Kirmse , Lydia Davis

book image Loretta Mason Potts
Loretta Mason Potts
Mary Chase
Chase
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Imagine how shocked you would be, if like ten-year-old Colin Mason, you were the oldest (smartest, best) kid in a family of four, and then you found out that all the time you had a secret older sister. But this is only the first of many surprises that lie in store for Colin, as things get curiouser and curiouser very fast.
Contributors: Harold Berson

book image The Glassblower's Children
Glassblower's Children
Maria Gripe
Gripe
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Maria Gripe’s books are treasures of international children’s literature. In The Glassblower’s Children she draws on old traditions of fairy tale and Norse myth to tell an exciting story with a very modern sensibility. "Maria Gripe combines simplicity with poetic intensity, and she has the ability to capture the poignancy of emotional experience familiar from memories of childhood."—TLS
Contributors: Harald Gripe

book image Smith: The Story of a Pickpocket
Smith: The Story of a Pickpocket
Leon Garfield
Garfield
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Full of high adventure and vivid characters, this Dickensian tale about a child pickpocket is perfect for any young reader that loves history, mystery, and lots of serious fun.

book image The Abandoned
Abandoned
Paul Gallico
Gallico
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Young Peter sees a striped kitten in a park across the road from his house. As he crosses the street, he is struck by a truck. When he awakes, he discovers he has been transformed into a cat. Luckily, he is befriended by the street-smart stray, Jennie, who shows him how to survive in a world where dangers are many and humans are cruel.

book image The Rescuers
Rescuers
Margery Sharp
Sharp
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The Mouse Prisoner's Aid Society, here headed up by Miss Bianca, a pampered white mouse and Nils, the bravest mouse in the land go on assignment to rescue a famous poet from a dreadful black castle, where he is being imprisoned by the cruel cat Mamelouke. This story, here illustrated by the great Garth Williams, was the inspiration for a Disney animated film of the same name.
Contributors: Garth Williams

book image A Traveller in Time
Traveller in Time
Alison Uttley
Uttley
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Unbeknownst to her, Emily’s ancient ancestral home is a portal to the past. Transported to Elizabethan times, she is swept up in attempts to free the imprisoned Mary, Queen of Scots. Uttley is one of England’s most beloved storytellers for children. Here she mixes enchantment and intrigue with stunning descriptions of rural life.
Contributors: Phyllis Bray

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