Across the Years

Across the Years

Eleanor H. Porter

A collection of charming and insightful short stories from Eleanor H. Porter, best known for the widely acclaimed novel Pollyanna. Touching on an array of engaging subjects and timeless themes, these stories showcase Porter’s gift for crafting memorable characters that often find themselves in unusual or trying circumstances. Chapters include: When Father and Mother Rebelled; Jupiter Ann; The Axminster Path; Phineas and the Motor Car…

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

With over 130 illustrations. Mark Twains classic tale concerns young Huckleberry Finn who runs away from home. He teams up first with Jim, a runaway slave and then later in the story, comes across the ‘Duke’, the ‘Dauphin’, the Grangerfords and the Wilks’. Banned for crudeness by several libraries upon its publication, it is still seen as controversial because of the apparent racism within the book. However, some have pointed out that the book…

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The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio

C. Collodi

Everyone knows the story of Pinocchio, the marionette who becomes a real boy. In between, Pinocchio is a bit of a scamp; not going to school, disobeying his father, etc. It’s also a lot darker than I had previously thought. The talking cricket? Pinocchio kills him. He also bites the head off a cat and depressingly enough, in Chapter 15, he gets hung from a tree. That, apparently, is where the story should have ended. When Pinocchio was first…

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The Aesop for Children

The Aesop for Children

Aesop

Fully illustrated by Milo Winter, this is a collection of 126 of the best-loved fables, including such favorites as “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse”, “The Ants and the Grasshopper”, “The Goose and the Golden Egg”, “The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing,” and “The Hare and the Tortoise”.

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

With over 40 illustrations. Carroll’s classic tale of a young girl who falls down a rabbit hole and finds herself in a weird and wonderful world. She meets the white rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Caterpillar, Doormouse and of course the King and the Queen. The illustrations in these editions are the originals by John Tenniel.

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Anne of Avonlea

Anne of Avonlea

Lucy Maud Montgomery

At sixteen Anne is grown up…almost. In the years since she arrived at Green Gables, she has earned the love of the people of Avonlea and a reputation for getting into scrapes. But when Anne begins her job a the new schoolteacher, the real test of her character begins. Along with teaching the three Rs, she is learning how complicated life can be when…

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Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, a young orphan girl, age 11 who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who have a farm on Prince Edward Island and who had intended to adopt a boy to help them. The novel recounts how Anne makes her way with the Cuthberts, in school and within…

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Anne of Ingleside

Anne of Ingleside

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne of Ingleside is the sixth book in the “Anne Shirley” chronology, and Montgomery’s final published novel. Anne is now the mother of five, with never a dull moment in her lively home. And with a new baby on the way and insufferable Aunt Mary visiting, Anne’s life is full to bursting.

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Anne of the Island

Anne of the Island

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne of the Island is the third book in the Anne of Green Gables series. New adventures lie ahead as Anne Shirley packs her bags, waves good-bye to childhood, and heads for Redmond College. With old friend Prissy Grant waiting in the bustling city of Kingsport and new pal Philippa Gordon at her side, Anne tucks her memories of rural Avonlea away and…

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Anne of Windy Poplars

Anne of Windy Poplars

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne of Windy Poplars, also published as Anne of Windy Willows in the UK, Australia and Japan, is an epistolary novel. It details Anne Shirley’s experiences over three years teaching at a high school in Summerside, Prince Edward Island. The novel features a series of letters Anne sends to her intended, Gilbert Blythe, who is completing medical school…

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Anne’s House of Dreams

Anne's House of Dreams

Lucy Maud Montgomery

The fifth novel about Anne Shirley, the red-haired girl from Green Gables. Life seems perfect to Anne Shirley, about to marry her childhood friend Gilbert Blythe and set up home with him in her ‘house of dreams’ on the shores of Four Winds Harbor. There are new neighbours to meet and fresh problems to solve. But then tragedy strikes and there’s huge…

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