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The Enchanted Castle: Fairy Tales from Flowerland

Every boy and girl—and for that matter every man and woman, too—rejoices when the winter snows have vanished and the earth once more puts on her beautiful dress of green, for then the flowers wake from their sleep and clothe the earth with beauty.

Because all boys and girls love flowers, those of them who read this book will be interested in the beautiful stories they have to tell, loving them even more when they know something of their past history and some of the events with which they are associated.

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Fairy Tales From Flowerland

Altemus' Fairy Ta...

Campfire Girls at Twin Lakes or The Quest of a Summer Vacation –by: Stella M. Francis

“Girls, I have some great news for you. I’m sure you’ll be interested, and I hope you’ll be as delighted as I am. Come on, all of you. Gather around in a circle just as if we were going to have a Council Fire and I’ll tell you something that will—that will—Teddy Bear your teeth.”

A chorus of laughter, just a little derisive, greeted Katherine Crane’s enigmatical figure of speech. The merriment came from eleven members of Flamingo Camp Fire, who proceeded to form an arc of a circle in front of the speaker on the hillside grass plot near the white canvas tents of the g...

The Tale of Peter Mink –by: Arthur Scott Bailey

Arthur Scott Bailey (1877 – 1949) was author of more than forty children’s books. Bailey’s writing has been described thusly by the Newark Evening News: “Mr. Bailey centered all his plots in the animal, bird and insect worlds, weaving natural history into the stories in a way that won educator’s approval without arousing the suspicions of his young readers. He made it a habit to never ‘write down’ to children and frequently used words beyond the average juvenile vocabulary, believing that youngsters respond to the stimulus of the unfamiliar.”

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T...

The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk –by: Thornton W. Burgess

The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk is another in the long list children’s books by the conservationist, Thornton W. Burgess. In this book, Jimmy Skunk has encounters with Reddy Fox, Peter Rabbit, Unc’ Billy Possum and other acquaintances of his in the Green Meadows and Green Forest. Along the way, we learn some of the habits of Jimmy and his friends and we learn little lessons about life such as the importance of always keeping one’s temper, keeping promises and not playing practical jokes. We are also treated to a philosophical discussion by Jimmy Skunk on the advantages of defensive weap...

Ragged Dick –by: Horatio Alger, Jr.

A fourteen year old homeless boy, Dick, tries to make an honest living in the streets of 1860s New York as a bootblack. He is determined to stay honorable, though he is tempted many times to easy pickings and a life of crime. When a regular customer is impressed by Dick's integrity and invites him to his mansion, this marks a turning point in the life of the young street-smart teenager.

Ragged Dick by Horatio Alger Jr was first published in 1868. It represents a typical coming of age story in which a child attains the maturity of adulthood through circumstances in which imp...

The Story Girl –by: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Revealed to be a personal favorite by Montgomery herself, The Story Girl follows the lives of a group of young children as they experience a summer of charming and realistically clumsy adventures. Published in 1911, the novel explores themes of childhood innocence and its transience, while highlighting the value of intangible things which prove to be the very essence of life.

The novel begins when the young narrator Beverly King and his brother Felix are sent to stay with their Aunt Janet and Uncle Alec at their country estate over the summer, while their widowed father is...

This Side of Paradise –by: F. Scott Fitzgerald

A romantic and witty novel that has weathered time to remain one of America’s classic pieces.

In the shadows of the great Gatsby is another brilliant novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This book is evidence to Fitzgerald’s literal genius because it was written by the author in his twenties to mirror his experiences at the time.

It paints a picture of what it was like to be a young man or woman in the 20th century and in the wake of the First World War. The book is set on a foundation of socialist principles. The protagonist is a young man in his twenties and his emotions and intellect...

Ruth Arnold or, the Country Cousin –by: Lucy Byerley

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RUTH ARNOLD

Or, The Country Cousin

by

L. BYERLEY

London The Religious Tract Society 56, Paternoster Row; 65, St. Paul's Churchyard and 164, Piccadilly Butler & Tanner, The Selwood Printing Works, Frome, and London.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER

I. A Letter

II. Talking it Over

III. Ruth's Decision

IV. The Journey

V. Cousins

VI. Stonegate

VII. A Poor Relation

VIII. Sea side Pleasures

IX. The Picnic

X. Busyborough

XI. School girl Gossip

XII. Julia's Humiliation

XIII. Har...

Our Frank and other stories

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Our Frank, and other stories, by Amy Walton.

Here we have half a dozen short stories, in that wonderful Amy Walton style, so very evocative of dear England as it used to be.

Frank thinks life at home is a bit hard, as his father expects so much of him, so he runs away. After several adventures he finds himself in a very awkward situation, as the young companion he had fallen in with turns out to be a thief. Luckily the thief's victim realises that Frank is not a bad lad after all, ma...

La petite Jeanne ou Le devoir

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LA

PETITE JEANNE

OU

LE DEVOIR

LIVRE DE LECTURE COURANTE SP'ECIALEMENT DESTIN'E AUX 'ECOLES PRIMAIRES DE FILLES

PAR MME Z. CARRAUD

OUVRAGE COURONN'E PAR L'ACAD'EMIE FRANCAISE

NOUVELLE 'EDITION

Imprimée sur papier teinté conformément aux prescriptions de la commission de l'hygiène de la vue.

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