Generations of people—young and old, male and female—have fallen in love with the March sisters of Louisa May Alcott's most popular and enduring novel, Little Women. Talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy remain united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War. It is no secret that Alcott based Little Women on her own early life. While her father, turing the Civil War. It is no secret that Alcott based Little Women on her own early life. While her father, the free-thinking reformer and abolitionist Bronson Alcott, hobnobbed with such eminent male authors as Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne, Louisa supported herself and her sisters with "woman's work," including sewing, doing laundry, and acting as a domestic servant. But she soon discovered she could make more money writing. Little Women brought her lasting fame and fortune, and far from being the "girl's book" her publisher requested, it explores such timeless themes as love and death, war and peace, the conflict between personal ambition and family responsibilities, and the clash of cultures between Europe and America.… read more
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These books provide a range of opinions on a social issue; each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspec...tives, e.g, eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper accounts, to illuminate the issue.; This read more
When the Valley falls to Sunblade and Carla's mother is captured, Carla realizes that only her father is powerful enough to defeat... Sunblade and save her mother. But Athol is a prisoner of the High Court in the Realm Under the Hill. After the assassination read more
Puente en la selva/ Bridge in the Jungle
In this sequel to The Princess and the Goblin, Curdie has returned to his life as a miner and has dismissed the supernatural happe...nings of the past, believing them to have been a dream. When Curdie callously wounds a pigeon, his conscience leads him to Princess Irene's mystical great-great-grandmother for help. She has him plunge his hands into a pile of rose petals that burns like fire. Extraordinarily, this grants him the power to see what kind of "animal" a person is at heart.She then sends him on a quest, accompanied by a peculiar doglike creature named Lina, who was once a human. However, Curdie must resolve his own skepticism before he can use the powers granted him to defeat the evil that is threatening the future of the kingdom. read more
Originally published in 1865, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is one of the best-known and most popular works of English-language... fiction. The story centers on Alice, a young girl who falls asleep in a meadow and dreams that she follows a White Rabbit down a rabbit hole. She has many wondrous, often bizarre adventures with thoroughly illogical and very strange creatures. Often changing size unexpectedly (she grows as tall as a house and shrinks to three inches), Alice encounters such characters as the March Hare, the Cheshire Cat, the Duchess, the Mad Hatter, the Mock Turtle, and the Red Queen. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a classic that is beloved by listeners of all ages. read more
Most of us remember The Wizard of Oz as the film starring Judy Garland and Bert Lahr. But the film was based on L. Frank Baum's im...mensely popular Oz series, which was published in the early twentieth century. In these novels, Oz is the utopian land beyond the rainbow where threats are turned back with valor and ingenuity. The books' success lies in the way they induce children to look for the element of wonder in the world around them. Considered the first truly American fairy tale, The Wizard of Oz follows the adventures of Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, after her Kansas home is swept away by a cyclone and lands in Oz, killing the Wicked Witch of the East. The Munchkins and the good witch, Glenda, show them the yellow brick road, which leads to Emerald City and the powerful Wizard of Oz. On this unforgettable journey, Dorothy encounters the brainless Scarecrow, the heartless Tin Woodman, and the cowardly Lion, each of whom must overcome the wrath of the Wicked Witch of the West to get his heart's desire. read more
Peter Pan first flew across a London stage in 1904, overwhelming audiences with its tale of a magical boy who never grows up, who ...lures young Wendy and her brothers to Neverland, where they meet pirates, Indians, fairies, and the Lost Boys. J. M. Barrie revised and expanded the story and published it as this novel. For children, it remains a marvelous mix of fantasy and adventure, featuring unique, imaginative characters who frisk and frolic in an enchanting land.For adults, the story of Peter and the Lost Boys works on a much deeper level, speaking to them about the inevitable loss of childhood and the ability "to fly." The climactic duel between Peter Pan and Captain Hook is both a swashbuckling romp and a moving metaphor for the complex, poignant struggle between innocent but irresponsible youth and tainted but dependable maturity. read more
Aesop, an ancient Greek poet who was sold into slavery in the early sixth century BC, relied on animal stories to convey his key p...oints to his masters in court. Aesop's Fables are classic, memorable morality plays in which amusing animal characters drive home thought-provoking morals to generations of listeners and modern-day audiences. They illustrate what was fundamental to Greek culture, yet their appeal lies in logic we still understand. Translated into countless languages and familiar to people around the world, Aesop's fables never tarnish despite being told again and again. read more
Mole was happy with his life until one day, in the middle of spring cleaning, he emerges from his hole at Mole End and starts mean...dering the English countryside. Everything is new for the simple but stalwart mole. Never before had he seen a river, taken a boat ride, or encountered the woods. But this is nothing compared to what awaits him when he gets tangled up in the escapades of the indomitable Mr. Toad, the society-hating Badger of Wild Wood, and the easy-going Water Rat! Motorcars, gypsies, jailbreaks, and a weasel rebellion are all in store for these intrepid animals. Beyond mischievous life adventures, the story conveys the typical turn of twentieth-century life in Britain and the struggle between the noisy, common way of life and the genteel. read more
Beatrix Potter's amazing universe of animals dressed in human clothing has taught and entertained children for over a century. Thi...s volume brings together twenty of Potter's tales and verses in one book. Hear Peter Rabbit outwit old Mr. McGregor, and Squirrel Nutkin come within a tail's length of being an owl's dinner. Listen as a family of mice save the kind tailor of Gloucester, and as Peter and Benjamin Bunny battle a barn cat. Learn how one fierce rabbit is set on the road to honesty. Although each story stands on its own, several are linked together by events and characters. The following stories are included in this book:-"The Tale of Peter Rabbit"-"The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin" -"The Tailor of Gloucester"-"The Tale of Benjamin Bunny"-"The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle"-"The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher"-"The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit"-"The Story of Miss Moppet"-"The Tale of Tom Kitten"-"The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck"-"The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies"-"The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse"-"Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes"-"The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse"-"Cecily Parseley's Nursery Rhymes"-"The Pie and the Patty-Pan"-"The Roly-Poly Pudding"-"Ginger and Pickles"-"The Tale of Mr. Tod"-"The Tale of Pigling Bland"The world of Beatrix Potter is as appealing now as when it was first created at the turn of the twentieth century. read more
Little Men brilliantly extends the March family saga begun in Louisa May Alcott's classic Little Women. Jo-now married to the good...-natured Professor Bhaer and with sons of her own-has become the unflappable matron of an extended family at Plumfield, a school that the Bhaers have founded with Aunt March's legacy. Jo's rambunctious youngsters grow up in an atmosphere full of high spirits and misadventure-a world enlivened by Alcott's unique powers of observation and sympathy. read more
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Drawing from the oral storytelling traditions of India and Africa, Nobel Prize winner Rudyard Kipling's vigorous, amusing tales of...fer imaginative answers to unanswered questions about animals and provide little pearls of wisdom. Kipling began inventing these stories in his American wife's hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont, to amuse his eldest daughter. Over 100 years later, these classic tales, filled with playfully clever animals and people, are still entertaining children and adults alike. "How the Camel Got His Hump," "How the Leopard Got His Spots," and "How the Alphabet Was Made" are just three of the twelve enlightening short stories. read more
This book introduces basic numbers and develops early language skills using images of things that every kid should know. Vibrant c...olors and images are designed to attract the attention of babies and toddlers. This book will help children identify all of t read more
Young Princess Irene is sent to the country to be raised in a half-farmhouse, half-castle located in the side of a mountain. While... exploring the top of the castle, Irene becomes lost and inexplicably finds her way to a mystifying and beautiful woman spinning a thread. Princess Irene discovers that this woman to which she is drawn is her great-great-grandmother. But after she returns, her nurse, Lootie, refuses to believe in the old woman's existence, and the young princess cannot find the way back to her great-great-grandmother. Days later, while on an outing with Lootie, Princess Irene believes that she detects a goblin. They meet a young miner, Curdie, who confirms her sighting. Soon Curdie discovers that goblins lurking under the castle have constructed an evil plot against the king and his palace. Princess Irene's belief in her great-great-grandmother's powers becomes essential as she and Curdie work to foil the sinister goblin plan. As the Princess tells Curdie, "Sometimes you must believe without seeing." read more
This book introduces basic sounds and develops early language skills using images of things that every kid should know. Vibrant co...lors and images are designed to attract the attention of babies and toddlers. This book will help children identify many impo read more
A little American boy is sent to England to live with his stern grandfather, a British Lord. In training to become heir to the tit...le and vast holdings, Fauntleroy gradually becomes more the teacher than the pupil. (Five CDs) read more
In the first sequel to Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery's feisty, redheaded heroine is now sixteen and a schoolteacher i...n the small village of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island. Although older, Anne Shirley isn't necessarily wiser-and she hasn't outgrown her mischievous ways. Anne learns how complicated life can be when she takes two new orphans at Green Gables under her wings, meddles in someone else's love life, and learns about romance herself when she encounters the "odd behavior" of the very handsome Gilbert Blythe. read more
Little Men continues the story of the March family of Little Women. Jo and her husband, the kindly professor Bhaer, open a school ...for boys at Plumfield. As Jo says, A good, happy, homelike school with me to take care of them and Fritz to teach them. read more
Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888), which was originally published in two volumes in 1868 an...d 1869. The novel follows the lives of four sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March—detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood, and is loosely based on the author and her three sisters.[ Four sisters live with their mother, facing Christmas without their father as the American Civil War is underway. The family is settled in a new neighborhood, living in genteel poverty after the father lost their money. Meg and Jo March, the elder sisters, both work outside the home for money to support the family. Meg teaches four children in a nearby family, while Jo aids her grand-aunt March, a wealthy widow whose strength is failing. Beth helps with housework, and Amy attends school. Louisa May Alcott also wrote two sequels to Little Women, both of which also featured the March sisters: Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). read more
The LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra eBook puts Cinderella into the digital world. The LeapFrog LeapPad eBook aids kids in reading comprehen...sion, expanding vocabulary, fine-tuning phonics and developing word recognition skills. The Cinderella eBook story is written at three different reading levels, progressing from simple text to more complex words and sentences. You can read the same story over and over again, or use different versions for children of different ages and grade levels. This Ultra eBook is read more
Children will delight in this unabridged version of Rudyard Kipling’s classics, Jungle Books One and Two! Not only does this attra...ctive volume feature the beloved tales of Mowgli, the “man cub” raised by wolves, and Rikki Tikki Tavi, but also the lesser-known but wonderful stories of Toomai, the boy who gets to see elephants dance; Quiquern, who saves his Eskimo people from starvation; and Kotick, the white seal. read more
The hard hearts of Aunt Polly, Mrs. Snow and the man are gradually softened by the appealing ways of eternally optimistic Pollyann...a. (Five CDs) read more
These are adventures of a naughty wooden puppet who tries to mend his ways so that he may become a real boy.