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The Aesop for Children (read online) beautifully illustrated with full color pictures

Online Collection of Fables (read online)

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0446494: The Complete Fables of Aesop The Complete Fables of Aesop
By Penguin Classics

In a series of pithy, amusing vignettes, Aesop created a vivid cast of characters to demonstrate different aspects of human nature. Here we see a wily fox outwitted by a quick-thinking cicada, a tortoise triumphing over a self-confident hare and a fable-teller named Aesop silencing those who mock him. Each jewel-like fable provides a warning about the consequences of wrongdoing, as well as offering a glimpse into the everyday lives of the Ancient Greeks.
This definitive and fully annotated modern edition is the first translation ever to make available the complete corpus of 358 fables attributed to Aesop, displaying his humor, insight, and savage wit, as well as affording fascinating glimpses of every day life in ancient Greece.

443102: Aesop"s Fables: Imitation in Writing Aesop's Fables: Imitation in Writing
By Matt Whitling / Logos School

A collection of forty reproducible fables, each with key word outline sentence prompts and space for word definitions. This Aesop's Fables text is book one in a growing series of Imitation in Writing materials designed to teach aspiring writers the art and discipline of crafting delightful prose and poetry. Grades 3-6.


Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (read online)

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61750: Little Women Little Women

The four March sisters--Meg, Amy, Beth, and feisty Jo--share the joys and sorrows of growing up while their father is away at war. The family is poor in worldly goods, but rich in love and character.

076983: Little Women, DVD Little Women, DVD
By Affirm Films

With her husband off at war, Marmee is left alone to raise their four daughters---her "little women." As the years pass, the sisters share some of the most cherished and painful memories of self-discovery, as Marmee and Aunt March guide them though issues of independence, romance and virtue. Watch how a classic comes to life with humor, passion, beauty and intelligence! Approx. 118 minutes. Color. Rated PG.

Special Features:
  • Digitally mastered audio and anamorphic video
  • Widescreen presentation
  • Audio: English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
  • Director Gillian Armstrong's audio commentary
  • Deleted scenes with director's commentary
  • "Making-of" featurette
  • Two trivia games
  • Historical timeline
  • Isolated music score
  • Costume and set design gallery with Colleen Atwood's commentary
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Talent files
  • Production notes
  • Scene selections with motion images
  • Closed-captioned

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Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen (read online)

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Lesson Plan Andersen's Fairy Tales

68996: Hans Christian Andersen, The Complete Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen, The Complete Fairy Tales
By Hans Christian Anderson / Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was born in Odense, the son of a shoemaker. His early life was wretched, but he was adopted by a patron and became a short-story writer, novelist and playwright, though he remains best-known for his magical fairy tales which were published between 1835 and 1872. For 150 years his stories have been delighting both adults and children. Packed with a light-hearted whimsy combined with a mature wisdom they are as entrancing as ever. Here are all of Andersen's 168 tales, and among the favourites are 'The Red Shoes', 'The Mermaid', 'The Real Princess', 'The Emperor's New Clothes', The Tinder Box' and of course 'The Ugly Duckling'.

449560: Andersen"s Fairy Tales--Unabridged Audiobook on CD Andersen's Fairy Tales--Unabridged Audiobook on CD
By Hans Christian Andersen, James Baldwin & Robin Field / Mission Audio

Exquisite gems of wonder and delight, Hans Christian Andersen's many-faceted fairy tales have captured the imaginations of children and adults for generations. Now you can enjoy the wit of "The Emperor's New Clothes," the poignancy of "The Little Match Girl," the redemptive purity of "The Wild Swans," and other favorites in this freshly narrated collection.

Unabridged audio CD; approximately 6.75 hours; 6 CDs.

Tom Swift and His Motor Boat by Victor Appleton (read online)

(Tom Swift and His Motor Boat is not available for sale. Tom Swift and His Air Ship is offered as an alternate.)
91773: Tom Swift and His Air Ship Tom Swift and His Air Ship
By Victor Appleton / Applewood Books

Swift's ingenuity prompts him to build an airship, but when Tom tests the ship something goes wrong and both Tom and the ship crash to the ground.


Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp Anonymous (read online)

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67829: Aladdin and Other Tales from the Arabian Nights Aladdin and Other Tales from the Arabian Nights

The ragamuffin Aladdin finds an old lamp which makes his fortune; a prince disappears on a flying horse: a falcon proves wiser than a king...These tales of kings and princes, magicians, and talking beasts, which were daily entertainment in India, Persia and Arabia over a thousand years ago, are retold especially for children in this vivid, fresh collection. Recommended for ages 8 and up.



Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie (read online)

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Study Guide Peter Pan

41803: Peter Pan Peter Pan

There was no way any parent could begin to imagine what would happen that fateful night. Certainly Mr. and Mrs. Darling were unprepared for what they saw through the nursery window as they returned to their three chidren, Wendy, Michael, and John, flying, chasing after a boy they had never seen before, a boy with the look of mischief all about him! Rushing up the stairs they arrived--too late. The nursery was empty and dark, the window open, and the children gone. So begins the darling children's greatest adventure--one of the most enduring fantasies of all time. With this stunning new edition of J.M. Barrie's classic tale, Scott Gustafson brings this remarkable story to life for today's children, capturing the limitless possibilities in a world of make believe. The full range of the Neverland's denizens, from magical mermaids and bumbling pirates to the dreaded Captain Hook, leap out in exquisitely detailed portraits. Hairbreadth escapes, the wonders of flight, and the secret underground world of the Lost Boys are all revealed in richly colored, dramatic scenes. And watching all over is Peter Pan, mischievous, daring, unstoppable, and unforgettable, his promise fulfilled in Gustafson' slavish illustrations: to never fade or grow old, but to always embody the eternal world of a child's imagination.

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Classics in this Series

Aesop Aesop's Fables

Alcott, Louisa May Little Women

Andersen, Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

Anderson, Victor Tom Swift and His Motor Boat

Anonymous Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

Barrie, J.M. Peter Pan

Baum, L.Frank The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Brooks, Elbridge S. The True Story of Christopher Columbus

Burnett, Frances Hodgson A Little Princess

Little Lord Fauntleroy

The Secret Garden

Carroll, Lewis Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Through the Looking Glass

The Hunting of the Snark

Collodi Pinocchio, the Tale of a Puppet

DeFoe, Daniel Robinson Crusoe

Dickens, Charles A Christmas Carol

David Copperfield

Dodge, Mary Mapes Hans Brinker, The Silver Skates

Douglass, Frederick The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Eliot, George Silas Marner

Grahame, Kenneth The Wind in the Willows

Grey, Zane Riders of the Purple Sage

Grimm Brothers Grimm's Fairy Tales

Harris, Joel Chandler Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit

Hawthorne, Nathaniel The Scarlet Letter

Headland, Isaac Taylor The Chinese Boy and Girl

O Henry The Four Million, short stories

Hope, Laura Lee The Bobbsey Twins at Home

Irving, Washington The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Kipling, Rudyard The Jungle Book

Linderman, Frank B. Indian Why Stories

Lofting, Hugh The Story of Dr. Doolittle

London, Jack The Call of the Wild

White Fang

Loon, Hendrik Van The Story of Mankind

Montgomery, Lucy Maud Anne of Green Gables

McGuffey, William The New McGuffey Fourth Reader

McLaughlin, Marie L. Myths and Legends of the Sioux

Mulock (Maria Dinah Craik) The Little Lame Prince

Nesbit, E. The Enchanted Castle

Nicolay, Helen The Boys' Life of Abraham Lincoln

Perkins, Lucy Fitch The Belgian Twins

Poe, Edgar Allen The Raven

The Tell-Tale Heart

Porter, Eleanor H. Pollyanna

Potter, Beatrix The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Pyle, Howard The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

Sewell, Anna Black Beauty, the Autobiography of a Horse

Shakespeare, William Romeo and Juliet

Shaw, George Bernard Pygmalion

Spyri, Johanna Heidi

Steedman, Amy Stories of the Italian Painters

Stevenson, Robert Louis Treasure Island

Kidnapped

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Swift, Jonathan Gulliver's Travels

Tarkington, Booth Penrod

Tolstoy, Leo Childhood

Twain, Mark The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Verne, Jules Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Various Author Twilight Stories

Washington, Booker T. Up From Slavery

Webster, Jean Daddy Long Legs

Wells, H.G. The War of the Worlds

Wiggin, Kate Douglas The Arabian Nights

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Wilde, Oscar The Happy Prince

A House of Pomegranates

Williams, Margery The Velveteen Rabbit

Wyss, Johann David The Swiss Family Robinson


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