Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him. White Fang is a companion novel and thematic mirror to London's best-known work, The Call of the Wild.
"A great book to add to your library."
Anne Shirley, the mischievous, carrot-topped waif of Anne of Green Gables, has grown into a lovely young woman who leaves the security of Prince Edward Island to enroll at Redmond College. There, she discovers a professor who believes education is wasted on women, ponders the security offered in marriage proposals, and a host of other questions of young adulthood.
"Grown Up, Off to College and Romance"
Playful enough for young adult readers, yet as intricate and engaging as any work of literary fiction, The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear has the plot of a novel and the spontaneity and humor of a vintage comic book, making it already an instant cult classic.
"Hillarious and fantastic book and great listen"
Introduce your children to the magic of Shakespeare with these 20 favorite tales. Although simplified, these lively stories don't underestimate young readers; they keep the complexity, twists of plot, and turns of fate found in the originals.
Aesop, an ancient Greek poet who was sold into slavery in the early sixth century B.C, relied on animal stories to convey his key points to his masters in court. Aesop's Fables are now classic, memorable morality plays in which amusing animal characters drive home thought-provoking morals to generations of listeners and modern day readers. They illustrate what was fundamental to Greek culture yet their appeal lies in logic we still understand.
"Every story is a jewel of knowledge"
When young Alice follows a White Rabbit down a hole, she plunges into a fantasy land of bizarre adventures. Alice encounters such strange characters as the Cheshire Cat, the Duchess, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, the Mock Turtle, and the croquet-playing Queen of Hearts. As if that weren't enough, Alice often grows as tall as a house or shrinks to 3 inches. This classic story has delighted children and adults for generations.
"Great Continuing Bedtime Story"
The Scarecrow and the Tin Woodsman, stars of the beloved children's story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, return for more adventures in the magical fantasylands created by L. Frank Baum. But this time the duo are joined by new friends, including the Highly Magnified Woggle-Bug, Jack Pumpkin-head, the Animated Saw-Horse, and the Gump.
The stories told, the mother fell to musing, and the result is the little book here presented to the judgment of children other than her own - a few new fairy tales, on the old, old pattern!
Devin doesn’t remember life before the world got hot; he has grown up farming the scorched earth with his grandfather in their remote valley. When his grandfather dies, Devin heads for the city. Once there, among the stark glass buildings, he finds scores of children, just like him, living alone on the streets. They tell him rumors of a place for abandoned children, with unlimited food and toys and the hope of finding a new family. But only the luckiest get there. An act of kindness earns Devin an invitation to the home, but it’s soon clear that it’s no paradise....
The crew's on holiday, and they turn their energies to mining for gold, aided by pigeon messengers Homer, Sophocles, and Sappho. The adventurers comb the nearby hills for a fabled lost claim, while being shadowed by a mysterious figure they dub "squashy hat." Undeterred by drought, sudden brushfires, and the continuing presence of Squashy Hat, the young prospectors persevere in their quest - with surprising results.
Biddy's pony becomes trapped in quicksand while she is out riding on a remote beach. The tide is coming in and Biddy is forced to leave her beloved pony. The next day Biddy returns to discover hoof prints in the sand but no Bella. In her search for Bella through rugged country, Biddy makes a remarkable discovery.... Alison Lester's children's books are known and loved by families around the world. Lucy Bell's narration of this absorbing story set in the Australian bush will enthral and captivate the listener.
Originally written as a protest against cruelty and ill treatment of horses, this compassionate tale has captured the imagination of generations of children. The saga begins with Black Beauty as a young thoroughbred in a stable with his beloved Squire Gordon, who is forced to sell the horse, beginning a tragic but exciting journey. The sweet-tempered horse must deal with broken knees, narrow escapes from disaster, and the drudgery of pulling a London cab for a cruel owner.
"Don't buy it. It's a rip off"
You are probably familiar with the popularized versions of Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, but have you ever heard the original, unabridged stories by Washington Irving? The skillfully written and colorful original tales have much more meaning and depth. In Rip Van Winkle Irving makes a profound social comment about the changes then happening in America.
"good storys bad reader"
Stylish gentlemen and ladies await their carriages in the Victorian London night. But lurking in the shadows is one of the creatures of the night, one who brings chilling fear to those he encounters, a man who cannot die yet must prey upon the blood of others to prolong his doomed existence...the vampire Dracula.
"No horror to speak of"
Provocative to some, stimulating to others, boring to jaded sophisticates, this is a book that must be heard - although it can aslo be thrown with great effect.
Tarzan the Untamed brings World War I to Africa and to Lord Greystoke! A company of Huns in East Africa targets the famous Tarzan of the Apes to be captured as a prisoner of war. Lord and Lady Greystoke's estate becomes a battleground, launching this seventh adventure of Tarzan. Savage lions, a lost city, madmen, Huns and an aeroplane play important parts in this potboiler by the master of adventure.
A beautiful tale from a truly classic writer. Oscar Wilde helps us all learn that just because someone is different than we are comfortable with, there are worthwhile moments to be shared. This was true for a giant who hated children. When he finally welcomed a child into his realm, this child was much more than anyone realized. Written for all ages and narrated by Glenn Hascall.
A swashbuckling swordsman extraordinaire, a wordsmith of unparalleled flair, action and romance follow him everywhere, as he of the pronounced protuberance beyond compare, seeks the favor of his beloved Roxanne, by waxing poetic...for another man.
"Fly Goose...Shoo...do not buy this!"
When young Dorothy and her dog Toto are whisked away from Kansas by a tornado, they embark on a journey of self-discovery. As Dorothy and Toto travel through enchanted lands toward the Emerald City, where they will seek the aid of the great and powerful Wizard of Oz, they are joined by such colorful characters as the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman, and the Cowardly Lion, all the while avoiding opponents such as the Wicked Witch of the West. Ultimately, Dorothy learns to rely on herself, and that "There's no place like home."
"Wrong Narrator Listed!! Great reading!!!"
Together with his contemporary, Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear elevated nonsense into a literary genre. Among his many short pieces of verse and narrative fiction is this wonderful tale of a journey into parts unknown by four intrepid young adventurers.