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Delightful story of a patchwork doll, who, after being brought to life by a magician, must find a way to break a spell that has turned two victims to marble. Familiar Oz characters and delightful new creatures join in whimsical adventures. Reprinted from original 1913 edition, complete with 130 black-and-white illustrations.

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G. A. Henty (1832–1903) wrote vastly popular, carefully researched books about fictional youngsters who lived during critical periods of history. In this exciting volume, he provides a thrilling glimpse of the struggle between Great Britain and Spain for supremacy of the high seas, as seen through the eyes of a sixteenth-century teenager, Ned Hearne.Along with three friends, young Ned is swept up in one adventure after another as he accompanies the daring English mariner Francis Drake on amazing voyages of discovery across the Pacific. An eyewitness to the great naval battle between the English fleet and the Spanish Armada, Ned has firsthand views of England's rise as the world's most powerful sea-going nation. A rousing, old-fashioned tale of ruthless life on the high seas, Under Drake's Flag introduces today's young readers to one of yesteryear's most widely read authors — a writer whose many talents earned him the title Prince of Storytellers.

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Determined to improve his struggling family's financial situation, sixteen-year-old Tom Wade leaves England in 1860 and sets out for the untamed wilderness of the American Far West. Arriving in the small western outpost of Denver, Colorado to mine for gold, he soon encounters Native American warriors, takes part in big-game hunts, and learns how to survive a mountain winter with nothing but resourcefulness and perseverance.Young readers get valuable, exciting lessons in history from the «Prince of Storytellers,» George Henty, in a grand adventure classic that weaves together the story of a teenaged, fictional hero and real-life episodes of exploration.

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Return to the tumultuous days of the French Revolution with this captivating tale of adventure and courage. Join Harry Sandwith, a young Englishman, as he accepts a job as a companion to the sons of a French marquis. Follow Harry and his aristocratic friends as they're swept from their idyllic life at a country estate to the riotous streets of Paris and the very gates of the Bastille. Can Harry rescue the marquis' family from imprisonment and certain death at the hands of the merciless mob?Author George Alfred Henty specialized in creating novels for young readers that blend authentic historical facts with exciting fictional characters. Famed as «The Prince of Storytellers,» Henty wrote more than 140 books. Generations of schoolchildren have thrilled to his vivid novels, which continue to fire young imaginations with their spirited tales of adventure amid exciting historical eras.

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A rousing tale told in magnificent style, G. A. Henty's story of medieval life follows the remarkable adventures of young Cuthbert de Lance, a lad who serves as a page to an English nobleman during the Third Crusade. Readers have a ringside seat at a major historical event as they follow the boy to the Holy Land, experience the excitement of battle, and share Cuthbert's dangerous exploits on his return trip across Europe to England.Henty was known for his historical accuracy, and this volume reinforced his reputation; once again, he places his young characters in critical periods of history. Masterfully blending fact with fiction, Henty produced more than 140 books and achieved a reputation as the «Prince of Storytellers.» His popular novels continue to ignite youthful imaginations with thrilling tales of reckless courage set in bygone days.

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The first French translation of <I>Alice's Adventures in Wonderland</I> (there have been no less than seventeen others) was supervised by Lewis Carroll himself. In the opinion of many experts, and countless older and younger French readers, it is still the best. It has a remarkable freshness and originality, and admirably renders the English puns and parodies with French equivalents. «How Doth the Little Crocodile?» for instance, is turned into a parody of La Fontaine, the staple of French lesson books.<BR>Carroll picked Henri Bu&#233; as translator on the recommendation of Bu&#233;'s father, who was an Oxford colleague. The younger Bu&#233; was just at the beginning of his career, and Carroll could not have known that he would go on to distinguish himself both as a translator and as an author and editor. Bu&#233; worked rapidly, and had the translation done in a couple of months. Carroll, on the other hand, spent another two years making certain of it. He solicited the opinions of many friends to test the puns and verses. The prose he seems to have been able to judge for himself, and he wrote to his publisher that he was highly pleased with it. <BR>This reprinting of the first edition is complete with the forty-two Tenniel illustrations that were originally included. Of course it is not just for French readers. As one London reviewer, who called it «a delicious translation,» remarked: «We could almost (almost, but not quite) wish we had never read it in English, in order to have the pleasure of reading it in French.» He went on to say: «It is an exquisite book in appearance, the same size, type, and illustrations as the original volume; and the fun is wonderfully preserved.» He also pointed out that it would be a great help to the «young folks in their studies.» That is as true today as it was a hundred years ago, for the charm of the French Alice, like that of the original, has only grown with time. <BR>

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"Once, there was a man who went crazy from too much reading. He only read books about knighthood; that was the problem." So begins this charming retelling of Don Quixote de la Mancha, one of the most entertaining books ever written. Young people will delight in the hilarious adventures of the idealistic would-be knight and his «squire,» Sancho Panza, as they set out to right the wrongs of the world. Ms. Palacios, a talented storyteller, captures all the flavor and irony of the original as the two heroes ride forth to conquer evil. Along the way the well-meaning but addled knight-errand mistakes a miserable inn and its keeper for a castle and its lord; imagines an ordinary peasant girl to be the noble lady Dulcinea, perceives windmills as giants to be overcome, and gets enmeshed in other cases of mistaken identity. These, and many more incidents and adventures are retold here in a beguiling, easy-to-read version, enhanced by six new black-and-white illustrations by Thea Kliros. This edition is sure to delight today's youngsters, just as the original has enchanted countless readers since its publication nearly 400 years ago.

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Zeke is a nine-year-old aspiring writer and an ICAS winner. In a series of short stories, he captures the plight of a naughty monster learning to do the right thing &ndash; in a way that only a child can &ndash; with side splitting hilarity! <br><br>Sam the Ham always tries his best to be good. He never means to disobey his parents or do things he shouldn&#39;t.... But sometimes being good is really hard!<br><br>In this episode, Sam the monster is running late &ndash; again! Those extra few minutes in bed could mean trouble. Sam really doesn&#39;t want to risk missing soccer practise, but his time saving methods leave a lot to be desired. As always, Sam&#39;s life lessons are accompanied by monstrously hysterical illustrations. <br>

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Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1660 – 1731) includes Volume 1: The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe and Volume 2: The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. <br><br>Robinson Crusoe is a classic children&#39;s novel based on a fictional autobiography of Robinson who sets sailing and becomes shipwrecked. He encounters pirates, cannibals and spends years as a castaway on a tropical island. The novel was first published in 1719 and is considered today as one of the world&#39;s best classics! This Mermaids Classics edition also includes the sequel to Robinson Crusoe which is titled &quot;The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe&quot; where Robinson returns to the island where he was shipwrecked, adventures in Madagascar, Southeast Asia, China and Siberia.<br><br>Mermaids Classics, an imprint of Mermaids Publishing brings the very best of old classic literature to a modern era of digital reading by producing high quality books in ebook format. All of the Mermaids Classics epublications are reproductions of classic antique books that were originally published in print format, mostly over a century ago and are now republished in digital format as ebooks. Begin to build your collection of digital books by looking for more literary gems from Mermaids Classics.

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Compiled in one book, the essential collection of books by L. Frank Baum:<br><br>American Fairy Tales <br>Aunt Jane&#39;s Nieces Abroad <br>Aunt Jane&#39;s Nieces and Uncle John <br>Aunt Jane&#39;s Nieces at Millville <br>Aunt Jane&#39;s Nieces at Work <br>Aunt Jane&#39;s Nieces in Society <br>Aunt Jane&#39;s Nieces in the Red Cross <br>Aunt Jane&#39;s Nieces on Vacation <br>Aunt Jane&#39;s Nieces Out West <br>Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz <br>The Emerald City of Oz <br>The Enchanted Island of Yew <br>Glinda of Oz <br>A Kidnapped Santa Claus <br>The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus <br>The Magic of Oz <br>The Marvelous Land of Oz <br>Mary Louise <br>Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls <br>Mary Louise in the Country <br>Mary Louise Solves a Mystery <br>The Master Key <br>Mother Goose in Prose <br>Ozma of Oz <br>The Patchwork Girl of Oz <br>Rinkitink in Oz <br>The Road to Oz <br>The Scarecrow of Oz <br>The Sea Fairies <br>Sky Island <br>Tik-Tok of Oz <br>The Tin Woodman of Oz <br>The Wonderful Wizard of Oz