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book image The Bear and the People
Bear and the People
Reiner Zimnik
Zimnik
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Profound in its simplicity, the tale is also a tribute to man's devotion to God and the goodness of the human soul.

book image An Episode Of Sparrows
Episode Of Sparrows
Rumer Godden
Godden
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Neighborhood children—"the sparrows"—have been in search of "good, garden earth." The Garden Committee thinks they have taken it from the private garden in the public square. Have they? An investigation leads to, among other things, a hidden garden.

book image The Island of Horses
Island of Horses
Eilís Dillon
Dillon
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A loving, clear-eyed portrait of rural Irish life, The Island of Horses is fraught with suspense and peopled with unforgettable individuals.

book image Mistress Masham's Repose
Mistress Masham's Repose
T.H. White
White
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"One of the finest, most magical and extraordinary children's books ever written." —Anne Fine, Children's Laureate of Britain
Contributors: Fritz Eichenberg

book image The Magic Pudding
Magic Pudding
Norman Lindsay
Lindsay
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Wild and woolly, funny and outrageously fun, The Magic Pudding stands somewhere between Alice in Wonderland and The Stinky Cheese Man as one of the craziest books ever written for young readers.
Contributors: Philip Pullman

book image The Wind on the Moon
Wind on the Moon
Eric Linklater
Linklater
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A tale of hilarity and great adventure, The Wind on the Moon is also a work of high seriousness; after all, "life without freedom, " as the valiant puma makes clear, "is a poor, poor thing."
Contributors: Nicolas Bentley

book image Jenny and the Cat Club: A Collection of Favorite Stories About Jenny Linsky
Jenny
Esther Averill
Averill
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In Greenwich Village an orphaned black cat lives happily with her master, a sea captain. Still, the gentle Jenny Linsky would like nothing more than to join the local Cat Club, whose members include Madame Butterfly, an elegant Persian, the high-stepping Macaroni, and stately, plump Mr. President.

book image The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily
Bear
Dino Buzzati
Buzzati
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Dino Buzzati's classic tale chronicles the terrible winter that sent the starving bears down into the valley in search of food, as well as their struggles with an army of wild boars, a wily professor who may or may not be a magician, snarling Marmoset the Cat, and, worse still, treachery within their own ranks.

book image The Little Bookroom: Eleanor Farjeon's Short Stories for Children Chosen by Herself
Little
Eleanor Farjeon
Farjeon
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"Eleanor Farjeon is a master at presenting the world as romance. Yet there is bite in it. Her worlds of imagination are no simpering constructions, all syrup and sugar, with fairies uprooted from their antique and awesome lineage. They are shadowed with weeping now and then, but the strongest note is affirmation, an exuberance of joy." —The Horn Book
Contributors: Rumer Godden , Edward Ardizzone

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