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Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

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Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experience with both good and bad masters. (catalog summary)
 




Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car by Ian Fleming
Two children persuade their inventor father to purchase and restore an old car which turns out to have magical powers. (catalog summary)

 

 

 


 

Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
After being kidnapped by his villainous uncle, sixteen-year-old David Balfour escapes and becomes involved in the struggle of the Scottish highlanders against English rule. (catalog summary)

 

 



 

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett 
A Little Princess tells the story of young Sara Crewe, privileged daughter of a wealthy diamond merchant. All the other girls at Miss Minchin's school treat Sara as if she truly were a princess. But when Captain Crewe's fortune is sadly lost, Sara's luck changes. Suddenly she is treated no better than a scullery maid. Her own fierce determination to maintain her dignity and remain a princess inside has intrigued and delighted readers for almost a hundred years. (catalog summary)

 


 

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
A black family living in Mississippi during the Depression of the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not understand. (catalog summary)

 

 

 


 

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing any older. (catalog summary)

 

 

 

 

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
When an old sea captain arrives at the Admiral Benbow inn, with a mysterious sea chest and fearful talk of a man with one leg, the scene is set for one of the most popular adventure stories of all time. Robert Louis Stevenson described Treasure Island as "a book about a map, a treasure, and a mutiny, and a derelict ship, and a fine old Squire Trelawney, and a doctor, and a sea-cook with one leg..." It is that and much more. The characters, from young Jim Hawkins to Long John Silver, have become embedded in popular imagination, and Stevenson's swashbuckling tale of heroes and villains remains one of the best-loved and most widely read classics of all time. (catalog summary)


 

 

 

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government. (catalog summary)