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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

book image Terrible, Horrible Edie
Terrible, Horrible Edie
E. C. Spykman
Spykman
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Ten-year-old Edie Cares is not really horrible or terrible, she just has a lot to contend with this summer, including two snooty brothers, a fancy-pants sister, and two stepsisters who are no better than babies. But when it comes to getting out of scrapes—never mind getting into them—Edie can more than hold her own.

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 Lizard Music
Lizard Music
Daniel Pinkwater
Pinkwater
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On his own for the summer, Victor is free to drink all the grape soda he wants, eat anchovy pizza, and stay up late watching TV. But what can explain the Lizard big band that's being broadcast after the late-late movie? “Pinkwater is the uniquest. And so are his books. Each uniquer than the last … A delight in oddness. A magic that’s not like anyone else’s." —Neil Gaiman

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 Carbonel & Calidor
Carbonel & Calidor
Barbara Sleigh
Sleigh
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When Carbonel's son decides to give up his birthright and apprentice himself to a witch, Rosemary and John must use all the magic within their power to save him.
Contributors: Charles Front

book image Bel Ria: Dog of War
Bel Ria Dog of War
Sheila Burnford
Burnford
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Sheila Burnford, the author of The Incredible Journey, offers the spellbinding tale of a small dog caught up in the Second World War, and of the extraordinary life-transforming attachments he forms with the people he encounters in the course of a perilous passage from occupied France to besieged England.

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 Wonderful O
Wonderful O
James Thurber
Thurber
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A thoroughly uproarious Thurberian experiment with language and a warning to those who would try to tame it. Two pirates conquer an island and attempt to purge it of the odious letter O. Cnfusin reigns, and chas—until the islanders decide to get their vowel back.
Contributors: Marc Simont

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

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