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Delightful classic about the doctor who could speak to animals — with familiar characters including the two-headed pushmi-pullyu and Polynesia, the parrot.
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Delightful classic about the eccentric doctor who could speak to animals includes all the remarkable adventures and familiar chara...cters, among them the extraordinary two-headed pushmi-pullyu; Polynesia, the parrot; and Jip, the dog. For adults, children and fans of timeless animal stories. read more
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The adventures of the three Darling children in Neverland with Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up. Includes extracts from th...e score of the original stage musical. read more
Together with Jip the Dog, Polynesia the Parrot, and 9-year-old Tommy Stubbins, the good doctor sets off in search of a missing co...lleague. This Newbery Medal–winning adventure recounts the hunt for Long Arrow, the world's greatest naturalist, in treks that range from the Mediterranean and South America to the bottom of the sea. Thanks to the doctor's gift for conversing with animals, the travelers find a solution to every challenge, including a curious encounter with a sea monster and a shipwreck on a mysterious island."Any child who is not given the opportunity to [meet Doctor Dolittle] and all of his animal friends will miss out on something important." — Jane Goodall, wildlife biologist and author read more
A captured colonial leader, condemned to death by Indians, is saved by the brave and dramatic act of a lovely Indian princess. Tha...t exciting and memorable scene comes to life once more in this engrossing story of Pocahontas, the daughter of Chief Powhatan, who persuaded her father to spare the life of Captain John Smith.Also here are many other incidents and episodes in the short but eventful life of Pocahontas — her encounters with the settlers of Jamestown, her captivity on a British ship and her efforts to help the English.This newly illustrated edition, set in large, easy-to-read type, invites youngsters to relive the drama, adventure, and romance that characterized the life and times of an extraordinary Native American woman. read more
Young readers will be spellbound by the story of Hercules, the legendary hero of heroes whose name is synonymous with strength and... adventure. The immortal strongman narrates a gripping tale that begins with his birth to a mortal woman admired by Zeus and concludes with his ascension to the glorious halls of Olympos.With great pride, Hercules relates the spectacular deeds by which he achieved immortality. His twelve labors under the command of King Eurystheus are recounted in thrilling detail, including duels with such fabulous monsters as the many-headed, fire-breathing hydra and the man-eating mares of King Diomedes. Encounters with Hippolyte, Queen of the Amazons, Cerberos, the hellhound sentry of the underworld, and many other characters from mythology recreate a timeless world of excitement and adventure. read more
The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Other Read-Aloud Stories...
"Featured stories include Dickens's abridgement of A Christmas Carol, O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi," Clement Moore's timeless ...poem, "A Visit from St. Nicholas," lyrics to traditional carols, and more." read more
"A selection of eleven of the gentleman rabbit's adventures, including "Uncle Wiggily and the Dentist, " "Uncle Wiggily's Accident..., " and "Uncle Wiggily and the Lost Chipmunk."" read more
Children will love this wonderful tale of Blacky the Crow, who has very sharp eyes, and who is often getting into trouble because ...he sees things he shouldn't. One day Blacky notices two fresh eggs in a nest belonging to Hooty the Owl and Mrs. Hooty. The eggs are a prize too delicious to pass up and Blacky devises a plan to snatch them. But does he succeed? Young readers will enjoy finding out in this charming tale by master storyteller Thornton W. Burgess.Reset in large, easy-to-read type, this book is filled with gentle humor and important lessons about nature and wildlife, and is further enhanced by four original Harrison Cady illustrations. Blacky the Crow is sure to captivate youngsters discovering the joy of reading and the pleasures of storytelling at its finest. read more
A writer of popular stories for children and adults, Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849–1924) was regarded as "a born storyteller," wit...h a talent for creating memorable characters whose state of affairs frequently improved as the narrative progressed. The Secret Garden, one of her best-loved works for young readers, is such a tale.In it, Mary Lennox, an overindulged child suddenly orphaned, is almost magically transformed into an agreeable child when she comes to live at Misselthwaite Manor, the gloomy Yorkshire estate owned by her reclusive uncle, Archibald Craven. With the help of Dickon, an unusual local youngster with the ability to charm nature, Mary not only manages to bring life and beauty to the secret garden — abandoned years ago when the mistress of the manor was fatally injured there — but also persuades Colin, her uncle's frail son, to lead a normal life.A repeated success on the motion-picture screen and the theatrical stage, this classic children's story is sure to charm new generations of readers. read more
The adventures of a kind-hearted doctor, who is fond of animals and understands their language, as he travels to Africa with some ...of his favorite pets to cure the monkeys of a terrible sickness. read more
The Story of Doctor Dolittle By Hugh John Lofting
Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us onli...ne at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - There are some of us now reaching middle age who discover themselves to be lamenting the past in one respect if in none other, that there are no books written now for children comparable with those of thirty years ago. I say written FOR children because the new psychological business of writing ABOUT them as though they were small pills or hatched in some especially scientific method is extremely popular today. Writing for children rather than about them is very difficult as everybody who has tried it knows. It can only be done, I am convinced, by somebody having a great deal of the child in his own outlook and sensibilities. Such was the author of "The Little Duke" and "The Dove in the Eagle's Nest," such the author of "A Flatiron for a Farthing," and "The Story of a Short Life." Such, above all, the author of "Alice in Wonderland." Grownups imagine that they can do the trick by adopting baby language and talking down to their very critical audience. There never was a greater mistake. The imagination of the author must be a child's imagination and yet maturely consistent, so that the White Queen in "Alice," for instance, is seen just as a child would see her, but she continues always herself through all her distressing adventures. The supreme touch of the white rabbit pulling on his white gloves as he hastens is again absolutely the child's vision, but the white rabbit as guide and introducer of Alice's adventures belongs to mature grown insight. read more
In this first book in the series, Doctor Dolittle discovers that he can talk to the animals--Jip the dog, Dab Dab the duck, Polyne...sia the parrot. read more
Doctor John Dolittle is the central character of a series of children's books by Hugh Lofting starting with the 1920 The Story of ...Doctor Dolittle. He is a doctor who shuns human patients in favour of animals, with whom he can speak in their own languages. He later becomes a naturalist, using his abilities to speak with animals to better understand nature and the history of the world. Doctor Dolittle first appeared in the author's illustrated letters to children, written from the trenches during World War I when actual news, he later said, was either too horrible or too dull. The stories are set in early Victorian England, where Doctor John Dolittle lives in the fictional English village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh in the West Country. The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle Doctor Dolittle has a few close human friends, including Tommy Stubbins and Matthew Mugg, the Cats'-Meat Man. The animal team includes Polynesia (a parrot), Gub-Gub (a pig), Jip (a dog), Dab-Dab (a duck), Chee-Chee (a monkey), Too-Too (an owl), the Pushmi-pullyu, and a White Mouse later named simply "Whitey". THERE are some of us now reaching middle age who discover themselves to be lamenting the past in one respect if in none other, that there are no books written now for children comparable with those of thirty years ago. I say written for children because the new psychological business of writing about them as though they were small pills or hatched in some especially scientific method is extremely popular today. Writing for children rather than about them is very difficult as everybody who has tried it knows. It can only be done, I am convinced, by somebody having a great deal of the child in his own outlook and sensibilities. Such was the author of "The Little Duke" and "The Dove in the Eagle's Nest," such the author of "A Flatiron for a Farthing," and "The Story of a Short Life." Such, above all, the author of "Alice in Wonderland." Grownups imagine that they can do the trick by adopting baby language and talking down to their very critical audience. There never was a greater mistake. The imagination of the author must be a child's imagination and yet maturely consistent, so that the White Queen in "Alice," for instance, is seen just as a child would see her, but she continues always herself through all her distressing adventures. The supreme touch of the white rabbit pulling on his white gloves as he hastens is again absolutely the child's vision, but the white rabbit as guide and introducer of Alice's adventures belongs to mature grown insight. Geniuses are rare and, without being at all an undue praiser of times past, one can say without hesitation that until the appearance of Hugh Lofting, the successor of Miss Yonge, Mrs. Ewing, Mrs. Gatty and Lewis Carroll had not appeared. I remember the delight with which some six months ago I picked up the first "Dolittle" book in the Hampshire bookshop at Smith College in Northampton. One of Mr. Lofting's pictures was quite enough for me. The picture that I lighted upon when I first opened the book was the one of the monkeys making a chain with their arms across the gulf. Then I looked further and discovered Bumpo reading fairy stories to himself. And then looked again and there was a picture of John Dolittle's house. But pictures are not enough although most authors draw so badly that if one of them happens to have the genius for line that Mr. Lofting shows there must be, one feels, something in his writing as well. There is. You cannot read the first paragraph of the book, which begins in the right way "Once upon a time" without knowing that Mr. Lofting believes in his story quite as much as he expects you to. That is the first essential for a story teller. Then you discover as you read on that he has the right eye for the right detail. What child-inquiring mind could resist this intriguing sentence to be found on the second page of the book: read more
When Unc' Billy Possum learns how easy it is to get into trouble, it takes some doin' to get himself out of his predicament. First... of all, he didn't go home when he should have. The next thing he knew, he was a prisoner! But with the help of his friends, especially Happy Jack Squirrel, Unc' manages to find a way out of his difficult situation.Master storyteller Thornton Burgess beguiles young readers and nature lovers with another tale about the delightful creatures of the Green Forest and the Green Meadows. read more
Pinocchio was naughty from the very first day that Geppetto created him. Instead of going to school or learning a trade, the littl...e puppet who magically came to life wanted only to eat, drink, sleep, and play.Poor Pinocchio's problems grew — as did his nose every time he told a lie, which was quite often. And even worse, he found himself in one dreadful situation after another; in prison, turned into a donkey, and even stranded in the belly of an enormous shark.Enhanced by Thea Kliros's 32 original illustrations, this newly abridged version of the beloved story includes all the familiar characters: Geppetto, a childless woodcarver; a wise old cricket; a sly fox and conniving cat; a lovely fairy; and a host of other figures.Filled with humor and adventure, and sealed with a heartwarming conclusion, this time-honored fable has thrilled youngsters for over 100 years. In this inexpensive edition, it will continue to enchant new readers and listeners. read more
The gentle, old-fashioned animal stories of Thornton W. Burgess, told with great warmth and charm, draw young readers into the tim...eless world of the creatures who live in the Green Forest and around the Smiling Pool.In this engaging episode, Bobby Raccoon suffers a series of mishaps. Following a bad dream, he bites his own tail, is given a dreadful fright, survives an encounter with Buster Bear, gets a terrible shaking and more, but, happily, is rescued by Peter Rabbit and eventually finds a new home.Reset in easy-to-read type and enhanced with six new illustrations adapted from originals by Harrison Cady, The Adventures of Bobby Raccoon will delight today's young readers while offering gentle lessons about nature and wildlife. read more
There's a big mystery brewing among the animals of the Green Forest — and it's all because of a strange little creature with no he...ad, legs, or tail that came rolling down a hill and gave Peter Cottontail the fright of his life. What could it be?Young readers and listeners will love finding out about this and other interesting goings-on in the Forest as they learn how Prickly Porky made friends, what made Old Granny Fox lose her dignity, why Old Man Coyote lost his appetite, and more.Written by master storyteller Thornton W. Burgess, this classic combines all the fun of a good story with gentle lessons about wildlife, the environment, and human virtues. It is reset here in large, easy-to-read type, enhanced by six full-page Harrison Cady illustrations that perfectly capture the mood of this charming tale. read more
Bob White is a busy bird with many friends, so why is he keeping his new nest a secret? Why did Mrs. Bob White choose such a dange...rous location for their home? And when a hunter shows up, how will Farmer Brown's boy rescue the imperiled Whites? This wonderful "read aloud" edition for young children includes the original Harrison Cady illustrations. read more
Sammy Jay thinks he's a very fine gentleman and is proud of his handsome blue coat and high cap. But Sammy often does things he sh...ouldn't do — like stealing. Nobody likes to be told he's a thief — especially Sammy Jay! Much of the time, he just struts around, trying to look important when he thinks someone is looking at him. Filled with pranks and rivalries, this delightful tale — enhanced with Harrison Cady's charming illustrations — combines humorous animal escapades with gentle lessons about wildlife and nature.One of the most prolific and best-loved writers of children's books, Thornton W. Burgess (1874–1965) created heartwarming tales of animals and their natural habitats. His stories, bestsellers year after year, have thrilled generations of youngsters. read more