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Anne of Green Gables (1908)
Anne, with an ‘e,’ is an orphan girl, mistakenly sent instead of a boy orphan, to Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert on Prince Edward Island. Read for free online at Internet Archive.
The dramatic and moving tale of a courageous bull terrier.
The vestry mice decide that what they really need is a weekend jaunt in the country - and Sampson might come along to keep them company.
Dog Train (2005)
Seventeen silly songs performed by numerous famous artists.
Running for ten years, from 1985 to 1995, the adventures of Calvin and his tiger friend Hobbes was one of the most popular comic strips of all time. This collection includes cartoons from Calvin and Hobbes and Something Under the Bed is Drooling as well as an original full-color sixteen page story.
The Fairies (1989)
Up the airy mountain,
Down the rushy glen,
We daren’t go a-hunting
For fear of little men;
Great Expectations (1861)
Young Pip has a patron -- but who? This first edition of Great Expectations was published in three volumes without illustrations. Read online at archive.org:
Hornblower and the Hotspur (1962)
Hornblower takes up his command as part of the Channel fleet.
Lassie Come-Home (1995)
When Joe’s father loses his job, Lassie must be sold, but she refuses to stay and finds her way home across the length of England.
This three volume set includes issues 22-36 of Little Lulu magazine.
Lob Lie-by-the-Fire (1885)
John Broom is found under a bush as a baby and adopted by two maiden ladies. After running away to sea he at last returns home. Read online at archive.org.
Memoirs of a London Doll (1922)
Wooden doll, Maria Poppet, describes her many adventures in 19th century London. Read online at Internet Archive.
The Midnight Farm (1987)
Exploring the farm after dark.
Robinson Crusoe (1957)
First published in 1719, this account of ‘eight and twenty years, all alone on an uninhabited island on the coast of America’ was based on the experiences of Alexander Selkirk, who was marooned on an island in the Pacific Ocean. Most recent editions have been abridged and some have had the religious themes suppressed. It gave birth to the genre of Robbinsonnade. Read online at archive.org.
The Sign of the Seven Seas (1954)
Chris is sent back in time on another adventure, this time around Cape Horn in search of treasure.
Something for Christmas (1958)
A mouse is searching for the perfect gift for someone he loves.
Sparkplug of the Hornets (1953)
Peewee Carson has what it takes, and in Indiana, any high school basketball team can make it to the state championship.
A collection of stories from Lappland.