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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Edith Nesbit: Five Children and It~~Abridged Version~~

Be careful what you ask for. You may get it! That's the message in this delightful tale of five youngsters who discover a bizarre sand creature that grants wishes. There's a catch, of course: the wishes come undone at sunset, and worse yet, things often get out of hand!

NOTE: This book is an abridged version, retold by Diane Morwat, and published for Oxford Bookworms Library (Stage 2)

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Condition: 4/5 
Product Details:  Paperback, 42 pages
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Friday, June 7, 2013

George MacDonald : The Princess and the Goblin

One of the most successful and beloved of Victorian fairy tales, George Macdonald’s The Princess and the Goblin tells the story of young Princess Irene and her friend Curdie, who must outwit the threatening goblins who live in caves beneath her mountain home. Macdonald’s pioneering use of fanstasy as a literary medium had a great influence on Lewis Carroll, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Madeleine L’Engle, all great admirers of his work, which has remained popular to this day. "I write, not for children," he wrote, "but for the child-like, whether they be of five, or fifty, or seventy-five."

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Condition: 3/5 (Yellowed pages) 
Product Details:  Paperback, 201 pages
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Monday, June 3, 2013

Maggie Stiefvater : Ballad

Remember us, so sing the dead, lest we remember you James Morgan has an almost unearthly gift for music. And it has attracted Nuala, a soul-snatching faerie muse who fosters and then feeds on the creative energies of exceptional humans until they die. James has plenty of reasons to fear the faeries, but as he and Nuala collaborate on an achingly beautiful musical composition, James finds his feelings towards Nuala deepening. But the rest of the fairies are not as harmless. As Halloween—the day of the dead—draws near, James will have to battle the Faerie Queen and the horned king of the dead to save Nuala's life and his soul.

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Condition: 5/5
Product Details: Paperback 388 pages 
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