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Isidora and the Blue Bow By Brooke Blankemeyer & Brooke Blankemeyer
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Follow Isidora as she meets a giant talking crow and goes on an adventure to retrieve her bow!
Isidora and the Blue Bow By Brooke Blankemeyer
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Follow Isidora as she meets a giant talking crow and goes on an adventure to retrieve her bow!
Gobbler and the Mirror By Maxwell Grantly
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Gobbler was a poor orphan who lived on the streets of the steampunk town of New Babbage. He would spend his days searching for scraps of food to steal and, whenever he found some morsel, he would... More > gobble it down quickly. It was for this reason that the other street children gave him the nickname of “Gobbler.” One day Gobbler’s luck seemed to change when he spied an open door of a rich house and he sneaked inside to search for something to eat. However, he found himself stumbling upon a meeting of local businessmen and he accidentally discovered the announcement of an amazing new invention that would change his life forever. Find out how Gobbler managed to eavesdrop on the most important scientific discovery in the history of New Babbage and what he found out. Like all stories by Maxwell Grantly, all is not what it may seem to be.< Less
Marie (Pocket Paperback) By Laura E. Richards
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Originally published in 1894 and rarely found in print, Marie is a prequel to the other books and stories in the “Melody” series By Laura E. Richards: Melody (1893), “Bethesda... More > Pool” (1895), and Rosin the Beau (1898). Most versions of Marie that can be found online are incomplete. This edition was carefully compiled and adapted from various print versions in the public domain, and edited to more closely conform to modern American spelling and punctuation. Its layout and type have been designed for ease of reading, by both adults and children. Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards was born in Boston in 1850. She wrote more than 90 books in her lifetime. The Boston Post once said of her: “Mrs. Richards has made for herself a little niche apart in the literary world, from her delicate treatment of New England village life.” On Marie: “Seldom has Mrs. Richards drawn a more irresistible picture, or framed one with more artistic literary adjustment.”—The Boston Herald.< Less
Alfred and the Broken Flute By Maxwell Grantly
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Alfred wasn’t like other children; he had no mother or father to look after him. Alfred only owned an old top hat and a small wooden flute. Therefore, Alfred would earn his keep by playing his... More > flute on street corners, to collect donations from passers-by. However, one day, Alfred’s life was to turn upside down when two local villains decided to kidnap him and sell him to a local mine owner, Mr. Slugger. This was how Alfred’s flute became broken. Discover what happened and find out whether Alfred ever managed to regain his freedom from the two thugs. In common with many stories by Maxwell Grantly, things rarely ever go according to plan.< Less
The New Mother (and other stories) By Lucy Lane Clifford
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The writings of Lucy lane Clifford (who also wrote as Mrs W K Clifford) were for almost a century completely lost to obscurity, but during her lifetime this extraordinary woman was a friend and... More > confidant of Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy and other luminaries of the day. This collection contains possibly her best works. Her writings, originally penned as cautionary didactic tales for Victorian children, present themselves as a cycle of unique fables of existential dread and alienation, worthy (at their best) of a Kafka or Borges. Ranging from paeans to autism (‘Wooden Tony’ or ‘The Paper Fish’) or surreal horror (‘The New Mother’) this collection asks for Mrs Clifford to be reappraised as a precursor to 20th century and 21st century literature. This collection has been augmented with collages by artist D M Mitchell to show the link to such allegorical artists as Leonora Carrington, Max Ernst and Toyen.< Less
A Little Princess By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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A Little Princess is a 1905 children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It is a revised and expanded version of Burnett's 1888 serialized novel entitled Sara Crewe: or, What Happened at Miss... More > Minchin's Boarding School, which was published in St. Nicholas Magazine. Sara Crewe is a very intelligent, polite, and creative young girl. Born to a wealthy soldier in India, Sara was brought all the way to London in Victorian-era England for a formal education. At the upscale boarding school, Sara is forced to tolerate the haughty, disdainful headmistress, Miss Minchin.< Less
The Lords of Time By Cara Louise
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THE LORDS OF TIME Cara Louise A time travel mystery for children 8 and upwards. The Third and Final Book in the Beast of Biddersley Grange series! Victorian pupil/teacher, Mary Heatherton, is in... More > terrible danger after discovering the secret of Biddersley Grange. A small group of Victorian children are stranded in a prehistoric village, surrounded by hungry dinosaurs, after the failure of Mary’s employer’s experiments in time travel. The resulting glitch in time is investigated by Sash and Jaz, two Time Unit cadets from the twenty second century, dedicated to the protection of the time web. They are sent on their first training session at a key stage on Earth when intelligent life has been contacted in the Andromeda Galaxy. But their mission turns out to be more important than anyone realises, for the power lust of a crazed Victorian at Biddersley Grange, threatens the entire course of intergalactic history.< Less
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Lewis Carroll
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The Alice books were written during the Victorian era, a time now remembered for its stifling propriety and constrictive morals. Carroll had something of an outsider's perspective on this world; he... More > was painfully shy, and he often stuttered. His fondness for little girls has raised more than a few eyebrows, although it is unknown if Carroll ever acted on this obsession. At any rate, these feelings of his served to accentuate his feelings of isolation. But his position gave him tremendous perspective on his world. The creatures of wonderland have many arbitrary customs. Their behaviors are all defensible with strange logic, but the customs are still silly or even cruel. There are obvious echoes of the Victorian world, as the animals are opinionated and have strong ideas about what constitutes appropriate behavior. The creatures' preciousness and their arbitrary sensitivities mock the fastidiousness of the Victorian era. The Alice books also mock the children's literature of the day.< Less
The Water-Babies (Include Audio book) By Charles Kingsley
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The Water Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby to give the book its complete title tells the story of Tom, a young orphan chimney-sweep in Victorian London. Tom is apprenticed to the mean Mr Grimes,... More > who employs such children to work in inhuman and often dangerous conditions, sweeping out the chimneys of large houses. When Tom is assigned to work at Harthover House, a stately mansion, he is dazzled by the luxury and elegance of the place. He stumbles into the bedroom of the daughter of the house and his appearance startles her so much that she “screams like a peacock!” Tom is equally frightened and he rushes out of the house, falls into a river and drowns! But this is only the beginning of a great underwater adventure...< Less

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