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Stories of King Arthurs Knights Told to the Children

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More than four hundred years ago, there lived a diligent man called Sir Thomas Malory, who wrote in English words many of the beautiful Welsh tales about King Arthur’s Knights...

Poor Richards Almanac

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A brief biographical sketch of Franklin's life, followed by a collection (published in 1899) of 670 aphorisms, apothegms, or proverbs - short, pithy, instructive sayings - that were scattered throughout...

Jack and the Check Book

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A small collection of timeless and humorous fairy tales.

The Inventions of the Idiot

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This humorous story by the editor of Puck magazine describes how the Idiot sets out to improve the lot of civilized man through his inventions - the lot of barbarian...

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The Slant Book

The Slant Book is literally the shape of a parallelogram, with the spine of the book running down one side. When opened, facing pages form a "V" shape. ...

Fables in Rhyme for Little Folks

Jean de La Fontaine is known above all for his Fables, which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, and in French regional...

Pond and Stream

This book is part of the author’s "Nature Books for Children" series (three books). The book is fun and charming, even for adults, about the things that are jolly and...

Young Folks' Bible in Words of Easy Reading

These are sweet stories of God's word in the language of children.

The Fairy Tales of Science

This book, written in the mid-19th century and illustrated by Charles H. Bennett, introduces topics in science for children.

The Rocket Book

The Rocket Book begins when the son of a building superintendent sets a match to a rocket he discovered in the basement.

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Stories of Animal Sagacity

Over 300 short stories of how smart and savvy various animals seem to be, and in most cases a little moral is drawn from the story.

Ziska: The Problem of a…

The story revolves around the mysterious Princess Ziska, who captivates a set of European tourists who are spending time in exotic Egypt. The story is a mystery involving reincarnation, romance...

Making a Rock Garden

A short look at building a rock garden, right from the rocks themselves and how to arrange them, to choosing and placing the plants, touching wall and bog gardens, too...

The History of Don Quixote…

Don Quixote is an early novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Cervantes created a fictional origin for the story in the character of the Morisco historian, Cide...

Jungle Tales of Tarzan

Jungle Tales of Tarzan is a collection of twelve loosely connected short stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, comprising the sixth book in order of publication in his series about...

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Shakespeare’s sonnets comprise a collection of 154 poems in sonnet form that deal with such themes as love, beauty, politics, and mortality, first published in a 1609 quarto entitled SHAKE-SPEARES...

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