Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit by Joel Chandler Harris (read online) many color illustrations

The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus Study Guide at Book Rags

Online games at Quia Search for "Uncle Remus"

Lesson Plan Brer Rabbit and Peter Rabbit

68002: The Favorite Uncle Remus The Favorite Uncle Remus

The Favorite Uncle Remus brings together for the first time in one volume the best stories of Jeol Chandler Harris. Children will love them, and parents wo remember their own delight in Br'er Rabbit will be pleased to have all their favorites together at last in one volume. Here are such cherished classics as "The Wonderful Tar-Baby," "Why Mr. Dog is Tame," plus a host of others culled from seven Uncle Remus volumes. Sturdily bound and abundantly illustrated with A. B. Frost's immortal drawings, this is a book which will be valued for generations by families and libraries.

450006: Uncle Remus: His Songs & His Sayings Unabridged Audiobook on CD Uncle Remus: His Songs & His Sayings Unabridged Audiobook on CD
By Joel Chandler Harris & Robin Field / Mission Audio

Working at a plantation in his youth, Joel Chandler Harris found that much of his shyness disappeared in the slave quarters, and his background as the illegitimate son of an Irish immigrant helped fuse a close bond with the slaves. The language of his new friends and the African-American animal tales they shared later became the inspiration for Joel's beloved Uncle Remus stories. When Harris recorded the many Brer Rabbit stories from the African-American oral tradition, little did he know that it would revolutionize children's literature. As an adult, Harris committed to healing post-Civil War America, stressing regional and racial reconciliation during and after the Reconstruction era.

Unabridged audio CD; approximately 5.75 hours; 5 CDs.

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (read online)

The Scarlet Letter Study Guide at Book Rags

Novel Analysis The Scarlet Letter

Lesson Plan The Scarlet Letter

80489: The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter

First published in 1850, The Scarlet Letter is Nathaniel Hawthorne's masterpiece and one of the greatest American novels. It's themes of sin, guilt and redemption, woven through a story of adultery in the early days of the Massachusetts Colony, are revealed with remarkable psychology penetration and understanding of the human heart.
Hester Prynne is the adulteress, forced by the Puritan community to wear a scarlet letter A on the breat of her gown. Arthur Dimmesdale, the minister and the secret father of her child, Pearl, struggles with the agony of conscience and his own weakness. Roger Chillingworth, Hester's husband, revenges on himself on Dimmesdale by calculating assaults on the frail mental state of the conscience-stricken clerric. The result is an American tragedy of stark power and emotional depth that has mesmerized critices and readers for nearly a century and a half.

86103: The Scarlet Letter                        - Audiobook on CD The Scarlet Letter - Audiobook on CD
By Nathaniel Hawthorne / Brilliance Audio

The classic American story of Hester Prynne, accused of adultery, ostracized by her Puritan community, and abandoned by both her lover and her husband. The story opens in Puritan Boston, a settlement only fifteen or twenty years old. A young women stands on a scaffold clasping a three-month-old baby. As a married woman with a missing husband and a new baby, Hester Prynne could have been sentenced to death for the crime of adultery. Instead she is condemned to always wear the letter A as a badge of her shame. As she stands there, she sees her long-missing husband, who has been held captive by Indians. While the town chorus is murmuring against her and her old and unattractive husband stares silently at her, the young and handsome clergyman publicly demands the name of her partner in crime--while desperately praying that she won't reveal him. "The Scarlet Letter" rightfully deserves its stature as the first great novel written by an American, the novel that announced American literature equal to any in the world. Unabridged. Read by Dick Hill. 8 CDs. 8 hours.

373390: The Scarlet Letter, Novel Units Student Packet, Grades 9-12 The Scarlet Letter, Novel Units Student Packet, Grades 9-12
By Nathaniel Hawthorne / ECS Learning Systems

This Novel Unit Student Packet is designed to be used with the not-included The Scarlet Letter Novel Units Teacher's Guide; the book The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne must be obtained separately.

A few pre-reading activities are included to gauge a student's familiarity with the context of the novel. Once the student has began reading the novel, vocabulary activities, graphic organizers, review and comprehension questions, quizzes, a final test, puzzles, project and essay ideas, and a line-listed answer key are included. Exercises help students focus on literary and character analysis, as well as critical thinking and comprehension skills. Student questions reference the edition quoted in the front cover. [Signet Classic paperback edition published by Penguin Books]. 32 reproducible for classroom use pages, softcover. Answers included. Grades 9-12.

The Chinese Boy and Girl by Isaac Taylor Headland (read online)

336541: Rabbit Ears Treasury of World Tales                     East of the Sun/West of the Moon, The Five Chinese Rabbit Ears Treasury of World Tales East of the Sun/West of the Moon, The Five Chinese
By Rabbit Ears / Random House, Inc

The Rabbit Ears Treasury of World Tales features mystical stories from all around the globe--read by your favorite stars and featuring original music by some of today's greatest artists.

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp is read by John Hurt with original Music by Mickey Hart. A poor young boy named Aladdin ventures into a cave and discovers a magical lamp. With the help of his newfound treasure he finds wealth and happiness . . . and wins the heart of the Sultan's daughter.

Anansi is read by Denzel Washington with original Music by UB40. These two stories feature Anansi, the hilarious spider of West Indian folklore. In the first, he outwits a prideful snake to win possession of all the stories in the jungle. The second recounts his getting tangled in his own web of lies at his mother-in-law's funeral.

East of the Sun, West of the Moon is read by Max von Sydow with original Music by Lyle Mays. In this Norwegian tale, a peasant farmer sends his youngest daughter to live with a mysterious white bear in exchange for untold riches. But when the girl ignores the bear's advice she must travel to a castle East of the Sun and West of the Moon to face the Troll Queen and make things right.

The Five Chinese Brothers is read by John Lone with original Music by Bill Douglass and David AustinFive brothers, each of whom has an amazing physical gift, join forces to outwit the evil Emperor who has forced thousands into slavery to build the Great Wall of China. The older brothers are put to the test but the youngest proves to be the most gifted of all.

The Four Million short stories by O'Henry (read online)

The Four Million Study Guide at Book Rags

Lesson Plans O'Henry Short Stories

601228: Best Short Stories of O. Henry Best Short Stories of O. Henry

This book contains the following stories by O. Henry: The Gift of the Magi; A Cosmopolite in a Cafe; Man About Town; The Cop and the Anthem; The Love-Philtre of Ikey Schoenstein; Mammon and the Archer; Springtime a la Carte; From the Cabby's seat; An Unfinished Story; The Romance of a Busy Broker; The Furnished Room; Roads of Destiny; The Enchanted Profile; The Passing of Black Eagle; A Retrieved Reformation; The Renaissance at Charleroi; Shoes; Ships; The Hiding of Black Bill; The Duplicity of Hargraves; The Ransom of Red Chief; The Marry Month of May; The Whirligig of Life; A Blackjack Bargainer; A Lickpenny Lover; The Defeat of the City; Squaring the Circle; Transients in Arcadia; The Trimmed Lamp; The Pendulum; Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen; The Making of a New Yorker; The Lost Blend; A Harlem Tragedy; A Midsummer Knight's Dream; The Last Leaf; The Count and the Wedding Guest; A Municipal Report.

The Bobbsey Twins in the Country by Laura Lee Hope (read online)

902694: The Bobbsey Twins: Freddie and Flossie and the Train Ride,  Ready-to-Read Books Pre-Level 1 The Bobbsey Twins: Freddie and Flossie and the Train Ride, Ready-to-Read Books Pre-Level 1
By Laura Lee Hope, illustrated by Chuck Pyle / Bradley's Book Clearance

Children can begin the road to reading with the Bobbsey Twins! Join the fun with Freddie, Flossie, and their kitten Snoop, on a train ride to Grandma's. When Freddie lets Snoop out of his box, the fun begins!

Ready-to Read pre-level books have familiar words and phrases, simple sentences, and helpful word repetition. Children will begin the excitement of reading one fun and easy step at a time! Recommended for ages 3 to 5.

The Bobbsey Twins in the Country Study Guide at Book Rags


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


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

Nursery Rhymes