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The three Dassies build houses of grass, sticks and stones. Then the Eagle comes calling.
Author: Jan Brett
Illustrator: Jan Brett
This collection includes Little Red Riding Hood, The Gingerbread Man, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Golden Goose and Chicken Little.
Illustrator: Gustaf Tenggren
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins is a children’s book, written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel under the pen name Dr. Seuss and published by Vanguard Press in 1938.
Unlike the majority of Geisel’s books, it is written in prose rather than rhyming and metered verse. Geisel, who collected hats, got the idea for the story on a commuter train from New York to New England while he was sitting behind a businessman wearing a hat; the passenger was so stiff and formal that Geisel idly wondered what would happen if Geisel took his hat and threw it out the window. Geisel concluded that the man was so “stuffy” he would just grow a new one.
Author: Dr. Seuss
Illustrator: Dr. Seuss
The rhythmic and rhyming text tells the story of Bunny, driven from Bunnyland to Elsewhere after an unfortunate accident with an apple. Every letter in the alphabet is represented in Bunny’s journey. The illustrations are original lithographs drawn by Wanda Gág.
Author: Wanda Gág
Illustrator: Howard Gág
Six-year-old Eloise lives in the sophisticated Plaza Hotel along with a singing nanny and a cat-looking dog. All day long, Eloise explores the hotel and its inhabitants, filling her days with great adventures. This special edition includes information about the further adventures of Eloise and her creators.
Author: Kay Thompson
Illustrator: Hilary Knight
Adam of the Road is a novel by Elizabeth Janet Gray. Gray won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children’s literature in 1943 for this the book. Set in thirteenth-century England, the book follows the adventures of a young boy, Adam. After losing his spaniel and minstrel father, Adam embarks on a series of escapades throughout medieval England. Readers are given an accurate portrayal of medieval culture and society. The book is illustrated by Robert Lawson.
Author: Elizabeth Janet Gray
Illustrator: Robert Lawson
Hornblower in the West Indies, or alternately Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies is one of the novels in the series C. S. Forester wrote about fictional Royal Navy officer Horatio Hornblower.
All the other novels in the series take place during the wars with revolutionary and Napoleonic France. This one takes place when Britain is was at peace, May 1821 - October 1823. Hornblower has been promoted to Rear Admiral and has been named in command of the West Indies station, i.e. the Caribbean, with a squadron consisting of three frigates and fourteen brigs and schooners. While it is the last Hornblower novel chronologically, at least one short story (The Last Encounter) is set after the events in this novel.
In the Royal Navy of the early nineteenth century, promotion from captain to admiral was based solely on seniority. Hornblower was made a captain in 1805. The distinguished officer Edward Berry was promoted to captain in 1797, and did not become a rear-admiral until 1821. Thus, seniority should not have brought promotion to rear-admiral to Hornblower until the mid-1830s or later.
Author: C. S. Forester
Illustrator: Dwight Shepler
Arab is a merry-go-round horse who seeks his freedom. He and a coach horse strike a bargain and trade places and what happens next is rather unusual.
Author: Louis Slobodkin
Illustrator: Louis Slobodkin