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April Morning by Howard Fast

Published 1 October 1983

“Invites comparison with Crane’s Red Badge of Courage . . . Ithink this is an even better book.”—The New York Times When you read this novel about April 19, 1775, you will see the British redcoats marching in a solid column through your town. Your hands will be sweating and you will shake a little as you grip your musket because never have you shot with the aim of killing a man. But you will shoot, and shoot again and again while your shoulder aches from your musket’s kick and the ti...

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Wuthering Heights. by Emily Bronte

Published 1 October 1910


Wuthering Heights is the only published novel by Emily Bronte, written between October 1845 and June 1846[1] and published in July of the following year. It was not printed until December 1847, after the success of her sister Charlotte Bronte's novel Jane Eyre, under the pseudonym Ellis Bell. A posthumous second edition was edited by Charlotte. The title of the novel comes from the Yorkshire manor on the moors of the story. The narrative centres on the all-encompassing, passionate, but ultimatel...

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Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Published December 1909


Now even young readers can enjoy Shakespeare's stories in a bold new retelling that captures the drama and adventure of the original plays.

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The first in a series on Shakespeare's original texts, including facsimile pages, this version of "Hamlet" is claimed to be, in some ways, the most authentic version of the play that we have. Included are an introduction, notes, and a theoretical, historical and contextual critique. This text has been rejected by scholars as a "bad Quarto" - corrupt and pirated text printed without the permission of the playwright or his company. Nonetheless, it was the first version of the play to be published...

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A peasant changes places with a prince and both youths learn something about "pleasures and palaces."

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The Room on the Roof is a timeless coming-of-age novel that will resonate with a whole new generation of readers. Written by renowned author Ruskin Bond when he was just seventeen, it is the story of Rusty, a teenage Anglo-Indian boy who is orphaned and has to live with his English guardian in the stifling European quarter of Dehra Dun. Unhappy with the strict ways of his guardian, Rusty runs away from home to live with his Indian friends into the dream-bright world of the bazaar, Hindu festival...

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Jerry Todd and the Talking Frog by Leo Edwards

Published 30 January 2018

Young Adult

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Meet Mole, Rat Known as "Ratty" to his friends, Mr. Toad, Mr. Badger, Otter,portly, the Weasels, Pan, The Wayfarer and squirrels and rabbits. Journey with them on their amazing light-hearted adventures of folly, mysticism, friendship, forgiveness, and morality. The Wind in the Willows by author Kenneth Grahame is a heartwarming children's story. It follows the lives of Mole, Water Rat, Otter, Badger, and Toad. The Wind in the Willows is full of fun and adventure. It is a timeless story of frien...

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This charming volume brings back into print some of the finest illustrated children's books from the Arts and Crafts Movement: Kate Greenaway's much-loved alphabet book, A Apple Pie, along with a selection of her illustrated nursery rhymes.Greenaway's drawings conjure up a never-never land of rural simplicity and innocence–an escape from the squalor of Victorian cities–that is as delightful now as it was when these gems of children's literature first appeared in the 1880s.

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Cairncross, a leading translator of poetry and drama, is considered to be the best translator of Racine's works. In this collection of poems by well known poets from the French, Italian, Spanish, German, and Chinese, he demonstrates his ability with grea

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Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Published December 1934


Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. During an eventful season at Bath, young, naive Catherine Morland experiences the joys of fashionable society for the first time. She is delighted with her new acquaintances: flirtatious Isabella, who shares Catherine's love of Gothic romance and horr...

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Jerusha Abbott, an orphan, does not know the identity of the mysterious "Daddy-Long-Legs" who is paying her way through college. But although she is told to expect no reply to the many letters she sends him, some things are just irresistible.

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Little Spirit by Angela Freer

Published 19 December 2018

Young Adult

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Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.

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A second wonderful collection of Just William stories, selected and read by Martin Jarvis Richmal Crompton's stories featuring irrepressible schoolboy William Brown have been firm favourites with both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster - for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas and Henry (the Outlaws) and the angelic thorn-in-his-side, the lisping Violet Elizabeth Bott, Wi...

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The night the Nazis come to take their mother away, three children escape in a terrifying scramble across the rooftops. Alone in the chaos of Warsaw they have to learn to survive on their own. Then they meet Jan, a ragged boy with a paperknife - the silver sword - that they recognize as belonging to their lost father. The sword becomes their symbol of hope as, with Jan, they begin the hazardous journey across war-torn Europe to find their parents. Ian Serraillier's moving account of a family tor...

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The grown-up Anne of Green Gables, her husband, and their six children live in a special hideaway known as Rainbow Valley.

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Los Miserables

Published 30 September 2018

Young Adult