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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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A Child's Book of the Garden: The Things in Our Garden

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

The Story of Johann Sebastian Bach for Children

This is the story of the boy who sang in the streets. Bach is now regarded as one of the main composers of the Baroque period, and as one of...

Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany & Alphabets

A selection of nonsense poems, songs (not sung!), stories, and miscellaneous strangeness. The work includes the "Owl and the Pussycat" and a recipe for Amblongus Pie, which begins "Take 4...

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. ...

A Child's Garden of Verses

Beloved by many generations of children, A Child's Garden of Verses is a beautiful collection of children's poetry. Sometimes thoughtful, sometimes whimsical, but always fun.

Our Little Irish Cousin

Children's Life in Other Countries Published 1907 - With the home of our Irish cousins we are not very familiar, but with our Irish cousins themselves we have a better...

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Aunt Friendly's Picture Book

A fun classic letters-of-the-alphabet includes a selection of short stories, Sing-A-Song of Sixpence, The Frog Who Would A Wooing Go, The Three Little Pigs, Puss In Boots, and The Ugly...

The Dunwich Horror

In a rundown farmhouse near isolated, rural Dunwich, a bizarre family conjures and nurtures an evil entity from another realm, with the purpose of destroying the world and delivering it...

The Times' Red Cross Story…

These eighteen stories by famous novelists serving in his majesty's forces were published in 1915, in the midst of World War I. "Published For The Times' Fund For The Sick...

The Moving Picture Girls

Ruth and Alice DeVere follow their father as he struggle to make ends meet in New York City as an actor. Mr. DeVere an old voice affliction renders him terribly...

The Water-Babies

It was written as part satire in support of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species. The book was extremely popular in England, and was a mainstay of British children's literature...

The Genial Idiot

John Kendrick Bangs was an American author and satirist. This is another book of humorous stories, again he shares the quick-witted thoughts of the Idiot.

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