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It is almost impossible to envision what childhood would be like without the enchanting world of fairyland. Three-headed trolls, horses that carry their masters up mountains of glass, giants and dwarfs, monsters and magicians, fairies and ogres-these are the companions who will thrill young boys and girls of all lands and all times, as Andrew Lang's phenomenally successful collections of stories have proved. From the day that they were first printed, the Lang fairy-tale books of many colors have entertained thousands of boys and girls, as they have also brought pleasure to the many parents who have read these unforgettable classics to their children. In addition to such familiar favorites as "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Rapunzel," "The Ratcatcher" ("The Pied Piper"), and "Snowdrop" ("Snow White"), The Red Fairy Book contains a wonderful collection of lesser-known tales from French, German, Danish, Russian, and Romanian sources. A tale from Norse mythology recounts the old story of Sigurd and Brynhild; tales by the great Madame d'Aulnoy include "Graciosa and Percinet" and "Princess Rosette"; lesser-known tales from Grimm's collection include "The Three Dwarfs," "Mother Holle," and "The Golden Goose." All in all, this collection contains thirty-seven stories, all narrated in the clear, lively prose for which Lang was famous. Not only are Lang's generally conceded to be the best English versions of standard stories, his collections are the richest and widest in range. His position as one of England's foremost folklorists as well as his first-rate literary abilities makes his collections unmatchable in the English language.Show more
Fourteen-year-old Elvira Witsil lives in a remote area of Wisconsin with her mother, Connie, who acknowledges Elvira only when chores need doing; her grandma, a cantankerous woman who can't hold her tongue; and her baby sister, Jessie --- who, the family discovers, is a seer. Along with the burdens of a difficult family, Elvira also bears a daunting secret --- she encouraged her father to enlist in WWII. Ever since he was declared missing in action, Elvira has felt responsible for his presumed death. But Jessie also carries a secret about the father she never met --- a secret so powerful that when her mother, Connie, learns of it, she sends the family on a journey to California with a traveling preacher. This powerful teen manuscript tells the story of a family's journey toward forgiveness and a young woman's journey toward faithShow more
Griff Carver Knows a Thing or Two About Fighting Crime! No, he cannot be bought. He cannot be frightened. And he will not sleep until justice is served. Because Griff Carver is not just any kid—he’s a kid with a badge. And if you are a rule breaker, he’s your worst nightmare. Griff might be the newest officer on the Rampart Middle School Patrol Squad, but he’s no rookie. And he’ll do whatever it takes to clean up the school’s mean hallways, even if it lands him in trouble with the Old Lady (a.k.a. Mom). But when he links cool kid, Marcus “The Smile” Volger, to a counterfeit hall pass ring, can Griff and his friends close the case? Or will his habit of ruffling feathers mean he’ll let down the force—and lose his badge—for good?Show more
Winnie Barringer's best friend, Iggie, has moved away. How is Winnie going to make it through summer vacation? Then the Garber family moves into Iggie's House, and Winnie is thrilled. The problem is, not everyone is as welcoming as Winnie. "The purpose is worthy, and the most perceptive aspect of the book is the interpretation of the reaction of the black family."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.Show more
My dad used to be Abraham Lincoln. When I was six and learning to read, I saw his initials were A.B.E., Albert Baruch Edelman. ABE. That's when I knew. Mina Edelman believes that she and her family are the Lincolns reincarnated. Her main tasks for the next three months: to protect her father from assassination, her mother from insanity, and herself-Willie Lincoln incarnate-from death at age twelve. Apart from that, the summer of 1966 should be like any other. But Mina's dad begins taking Mina along to hear speeches by Martin Luther King Jr. in Chicago. And soon he brings the freedom movement to their own small town, with consequences for everyone.Show more
A famous Hollywood director comes to the Brookline Movie House to run a special New York Film Academy film camp, and Maeve couldn't be more excited -- especially when she finds out this director is bringing her dreamy actor son! Maeve's quest for the spotlight is interrupted by Madeline, the beautiful, talented, and ultra-rich daughter of the famous Krupcake King. She wants to star in the movie, too. Will Maeve be the center of attention for both the dreamy actor son AND the film camp? Or will it be curtains for her dream of becoming a famous actress?Show more
Piper Reed and her fellow Gypsy Club members are in need of a clubhouse. Raising money to buy one proves to be a challenge. Piper, being the resourceful fifth-grader that she is, launches her own party planning business and gets her first job throwing young Brady’s birthday celebration. But things don’t go as expected on the day of the big event. Fortunately for Piper, her friends and family come to the rescue!Show more
It’s not easy being the middle child, especially when your dad is a Navy Chief. Meet Piper Reed, a spunky nine-year-old who has moved more times than she can count on one hand. From Texas to Guam, wherever Piper goes, adventure follows, inspired by her active imagination, free-wheeling spirit, and a bit of sister magic. Unlike her older sister, Piper loves being part of a Navy family, and unlike her younger sister, Piper is no prodigy genius. Piper is Piper–fearless and full of life!Show more
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