The town of De Smet in the Dakota Territory is hit with terrible blizzards in the hard winter of 1880-81, and the Ingalls family must ration their food and coal. When the supply train doesn’t arrive, all supplies are cut off from the outside. Soon there is almost no food left, so young Almanzo Wilder and a friend mu…Read More »
Growing up on his family's farm in New York, Almanzo Wilder wishes for just one thing–his very own horse. But Father doesn't yet trust him with such a big responsibility. Almanzo needs to prove himself–but how? Almanzo's story as a young man, Almanzo Wilder will meet a brown-eyed, brown-haired girl named Laura Ing…Read More »
A delightful tale of love and tenderness during the Thanksgiving holidays, filled with charming detail, dialog and written with passion, joy and enthusiasm. In this fourth and final installment from the author’s Dear Little Girl series, young readers will be will inspired to celebrate with equal good-will, love an…Read More »
Rico was almost nine years old, and had been to school for two winters. Up there in the mountains there was no school in the summer-time; for then the teacher had his field to cultivate, and his hay and wood to cut, like everybody else, and nobody had time to think of going to school. This was not a great sorrow for…Read More »
Emily knows she's going to be a great writer. She also knows that she and her childhood sweetheart, Teddy Kent, will conquer the world together. But when Teddy leaves home to pursue his goal to become an artist at the School of Design in Montreal, Emily's world collapses. With Teddy gone, Emily agrees to marry a man…Read More »
Laura Ingalls and her family are heading to Kansas! Leaving behind their home in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, they travel by covered wagon until they find the perfect spot to build a little house on the prairie. Laura and her sister Mary love exploring the rolling hills around their new home, but the family must soon…Read More »
Emily Starr was born with the desire to write. As an orphan living on New Moon Farm, writing helped her face the difficult, lonely times. But now all her friends are going away to high school in nearby Shrewsbury, and her old-fashioned, tyrannical aunt Elizabeth will only let her go if she promises to stop writing! …Read More »
Extract: Mrs. Conway smiled. 'I think I can venture to say that much or even a little more. I can say that I should like very much to have you go.' 'Goody! Goody!' cried Edna clapping her hands. '_That is almost as if you said I really could. I had a letter from Jennie, Mother, and she is just crazy for us to co…Read More »
The adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends in which Pooh Bear uses a balloon to get honey, Piglet meets a Heffalump, and Eeyore has a birthday. These tales still speak to all of us with the freshness that distinguishes true storytelling.
A wholesome child's story, one of the sort that commends itself to children's sympathies and will be conned again and again. No mother need hesitate ever putting this or any other of Miss Blanchard's stories into her little daughter's hands.
Emily Starr never knew what it was to be lonely——until her beloved father died. Now Emily's an orphan, and her mother's snobbish relatives are taking her to live with them at New Moon Farm. She's sure she won't be happy. Emily deals with stiff, stern Aunt Elizabeth and her malicious classmates by holding her head hi…Read More »
This is a pretty, wholesome child's story, one of the sort that commends itself to children's sympathies and will be conned again and again. No mother need hesitate ever putting this or any other of Miss Blanchard's stories into her little daughter's hands.
It all starts out with Tom Shaw fighting with his sister, Fan, to go to the station to pick up Fan's friend. Fan does not wish to go because her curls will get ruined in the rain. Finally, Tom agrees to go, and runs to the station. There, he expects to meet a fashionable, breezy young lady, but is instead met by a y…Read More »
A bomb strikes the French hospital in which Ruth is working, and Ruth's shoulder is seriously injured. Ruth is forced to end her work with the Red Cross and head home to the United States. Just before Ruth boards the Admiral Pekhard, she learns that Tom Cameron is missing after a plane crash. Ruth fears that Tom may…Read More »
Wolves and panthers and bears roamed the deep Wisconsin woods. Still, Laura Ingalls' father preferred to live miles away from the nearest neighbors. So Pa built a snug cabin for Ma, Laura, Mary and Baby Carrie. He hunted and trapped and farmed. Ma made her own cheese and sugar. All night long, the wind howled loneso…Read More »
Now that the Great War has begun, Ruth and Helen take time off from their sophomore year at Ardmore College in order to devote their time to the Red Cross and the war effort. Ruth is soon transferred to the state headquarters, where she becomes concerned when she discovers that a woman, Mrs. Mantle, who had previous…Read More »
Moving pictures and photo plays are famous the world over, and in this line of books the reader is given a full description of how the films are made–the scenes of little dramas, indoors and out, trick pictures to satisfy the curious, soul-stirringpictures of city affairs, life in the Wild West, among the cowboys a…Read More »
Ruth continues her work for the Red Cross and is soon transferred to a hospital that is on the war front. Ruth faces the very real danger of possible death but soon has a greater concern. Ruth asks a friend whether there is any news of Tom Cameron and learns that he has disappeared in Germany—and is suspected of wor…Read More »
Just Patty is the prequel to When Patty Went to College, which was Webster's first novel. We see the same lovable prankster at school, causing just as much havoc as ever and delighting her fellow students with her scornful disregard for rules and etiquette.
Susan Coolidge has always possessed the affection of her young readers, for it seems as if she had the happy instinct of planning stories that each girl would like to act out in reality. Not even Miss Alcott apprehends child nature with finer sympathy, or pictures its nobler traits with more skill. Contents: I. How …Read More »
When Patty Went to College is a humorous novel about life in an all-girls' college at the turn of the century. Patty is a happy, fun-loving prankster who defends the weak and uses her clever brain only when it suits her. The end of the novel sees her contemplating life outside of college, and wondering whether her…Read More »
We follow Peter's life while working as a groom for the wealthy Carter family. He has to deal with rowdy young children of his upper class employers, who tend to both look down and up to Peter. There's plenty of slap stick humor with pranks and tricks being played by the children. Later, Peter starts making odd and …Read More »
Though starkly different from Pollyanna, the book that propelled author Eleanor H. Porter to worldwide acclaim, the engrossing novel Dawn plumbs some of the same themes as its predecessor, including the importance of always maintaining an optimistic outlook on life, no matter how dire the circumstances you are facin…Read More »
When twenty-four-year-old Eric Marshall arrives on Prince Edward Island to become a substitute schoolmaster, he has a bright future in his wealthy family's business. Eric has taken the two-month teaching post only as a favor to a friend – but fate throws in his path a beautiful, mysterious girl named Kilmeny Gordon…Read More »
A Wonder-Book for Boys and Girls is a classic retelling for children of some of the most famous stories from Greek mythology. In this collection you will find the stories of The Gorgon's Head, The Golden Touch, The Paradise of Children, The Three Golden Apples, The Miraculous Pitcher, and The Chimæra. …Read More »
Under the Lilacs is a children fiction novel about two girls (Bab and Betty Moss), Miss Celia, a circus runaway (Ben Brown) and his dog (Sancho). When two young girls decide to have a tea party with their dolls and a mysterious dog comes and eats their prized cake, they end up finding a circus run-away in their play…Read More »
Enthralling prose retellings for young readers of some of Shakespeare's most beloved works. This selection of works features The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, and Othello.
A short novella set in England, Louisa May Alcott's The Mysterious Key and What It Opened is a classic tale for children about a person who must look for a family-tomb to find love. A story of hidden ties and of prophesies, and the tragedy of life and death the silver key unlocked.
Readers young and old alike will delight in this collection of classic short stories from author Eleanor H. Porter, best known for her beloved novel Pollyanna. Each tale is simple enough for younger readers to understand, but laden with rich meaning and moral messages that continue to resonate even today. This colle…Read More »