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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 Uncle Cleans Up
Uncle Cleans Up
J. P. Martin
Martin
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Uncle and his friends defend the labyrinthine regions of castle Homeward from the Badfort baddies. "A classic of British nonsense.... And a most elegant nonsense it is, utterly silly and deeply sophisticated at the same time." —Newsday


Contributors: Quentin Blake

book image Uncle
Uncle
J. P. Martin
Martin
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The madcap drawings of illustration-superstar Quentin Blake perfectly capture the silly and skewed world of Uncle, a fabulously rich elephant who oversees the denizens of his labyrinthine estate and fends off the attacks of his enemies, the hapless Badfort crowd. Read one of the bedtime-length stories in this book and join the cult of Uncle!
Contributors: Quentin Blake

book image The Midnight Folk
Midnight Folk
John Masefield
Masefield
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The hero of The Box of Delights "must fight dark magic to uncover his family's treasure. It won't be easy, but luckily he has an owl, a fox, a cat and a box of toys to help him on his way."—The Guardian (London)
Contributors: Madeleine L'Engle , Rowland Hilder

book image The Box of Delights
Box of Delights
John Masefield
Masefield
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A perfect Christmas treat, "The Box of Delights is…crammed full of fantasy and adventures, almost as if every known children's story had been combined in one. There's space travel and time travel and evil villains and holiday sentiments and adventures, adventures, adventures." —The Seattle Times
Contributors: Judith Masefield

book image The House of Arden
House of Arden
E. Nesbit
Nesbit
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"I love E. Nesbit—I think she is great and I identify with the way that she writes. Her children are very real children and she was quite a ground breaker in her day." —J.K. Rowling

book image The Kingdom of Carbonel
Kingdom of Carbonel
Barbara Sleigh
Sleigh
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It's good cats versus bad in a thrilling battle for the future of the enchanted land of Cat Country. "The children are lively, the grown-ups (including the witch) colorful and the mingling of magic and reality is most effective." —The New York Times
Contributors: Richard Kennedy

book image The 13 Clocks
13 Clocks
James Thurber
Thurber
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Satirist Thurber takes on the fairy tale and the results are captivating. "There are spys, monsters, betrayals, hair's-breadth escapes, spells to be broken and all the usual accouterments, but Thurber gives the proceedings his own particular deadpan spin." —Los Angeles Times
Contributors: Neil Gaiman , Marc Simont

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 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