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The Little Red Hen

The classic folk tale of the little red hen, retold by Florence White Williams. Excerpt from the Little Red Hen: Little Red Hen lived in a barnyard. She spent almost all of her time walking about the barnyard in her picketty-pecketty fashion, scratching everywhere for worms. She dearly loved fat, delicious worms and felt they …

 
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  In Moby Dick; or, The Whale, Sailor Ishmael tells the story of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler the Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the white whale that on the previous whaling voyage bit off Ahab’s leg at the knee. Ishmael travels in December from Manhattan Island to New Bedford …

 
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littleredridinghood

Little Red Riding Hood is a timeless classic children’s story about little red riding hood and the wolf. The story is a European folk tale, this version retold by Charles Perrault. by: Charles Perrault FULL TEXT FROM THE BOOK: Once upon a time there lived in a certain village a little country girl, the prettiest creature …

 
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thecallofthewild

The Call of the Wild – A tale of frontier days in the Yukon gold rush and the relationship between a sled dog, his keeper, and the call of the wild. by: Jack London   Text from The Call of the Wild   Excerpt: BUCK did not read the newspapers, or he would have known that …

 
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beautifulstoriesfromshakespeare

Beautiful Stories From Shakespeare written as stories for children, by classic children’s book author Edith Nesbit. by: Edith Nesbit Text from Beautiful Stories From Shakespeare A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Hermia and Lysander were lovers; but Hermia’s father wished her to marry another man, named Demetrius. Now, in Athens, where they lived, there was a wicked law, …

 
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justsostories

Just So Stories is a collection of classic “animal origin” children’s stories of fables, including How the Leopard Got His Spots, How the Camel Got His Hump, and many more. By: Rudyard Kipling Excerpt: In the sea, once upon a time, O my Best Beloved, there was a Whale, and he ate fishes. He ate the starfish …

 
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howtodrawcomicbooks

A classic book about how to draw comic books, told in a comic book style. By: John Byrne Text and Images from  How to Draw Comic Books Welcome Aboard! You’ve just taken the first step towards becoming a successful comic artist. In order to build strong foundation, you must first learn the basic. About the Author: …

 
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thejunglebook

The Jungle Book a classic tale of Mowgli – a boy who is abandoned in the jungle and bought up by wolves, a bear, and a panther. The original tale has lots more to tell than the popular disney version and makes a great story for bedtime – children will want to go to bed …

 
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ataleoftwocities

A Tale of Two Cities, An Epic tale which needs no introduction. This is a Project Gutenberg recreation. By: Charles Dickens   Text from A Tale of Two Cities Chapter I – The Period It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age …

 
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littlewomen

The classic novel Little Women, following the lives of four sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March—detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood, emphasising, periodically, the importance of domesticity, work, and true love, all of them interdependent and each necessary to the achievement of its heroine’s identity. By: Louise M Alcott Excerpt: (click on the link below …

 
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achristmascarol

A Christmas Carol the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. By: Charles Dickens   Excerpt: Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And …

 
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peter pan

Peter Pan: The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up – The original script for the play of the classic tale of Peter Pan, first performed at Duke of York’s Theatre London’s Westend, 27th December 1904, and running for 145 performances. By: J.M. Barrie   Excerpt: Some disquieting confessions must be made in printing at last the play …

 
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thegreatpanjandrumpicturebook

The Great Panjandrum Picture Book, A beautifully illustrated scanned copy of a classic collection of nursery rhymes style children’s stories from a time gone by. The classic collection of short children’s stories includes the infamous House that Jack Built. By: Randolph Caldecott Excerpt From The Great Panjandrum Picture Book Come Lasses and Lads, get leave of …

 
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themerryadventuresofrobinhood

The original classic tale of Robin Hood, a vigilante robbing the rich to give to the poor, and saving Nottingham from it’s tyrannical rulers. The book is a reformatted version of the original text as published in 1883. By: Howard Pyle Excerpt from The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood How Robin Hood Came to Be an …

 
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what the moon saw

What the Moon Saw, A scanned illustrated copy of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic stories. Engraved Etchings by AW Bayes, Translated by HW Dulcken Published 1866 George Routledge and Sons, London By: Hans Christian Anderson Excerpt What the Moon Saw and Other Stories INTRODUCTION. IT is a strange thing, that when I feel most fervently and most …

 
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the childs first picture book

The Child’s first picture book, A poetic look into children’s picture books from a time gone by. A scanned pdf, with beautiful illustrations, and poetic versus, and formatted with one page of text opposing the illustrations. First published 1933, by an experimental psychologist, an educator, and written with the help of one hundred nursery children …

 
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the book of the cat

Many years before TS Elliot’s popular collection of poems, and many years before Andrew Lloyd Weber popularised it in the broadway musical, was The Book of the Cat. A beautifully illustrated well written collection of short storeys and poems about cats, including The Great Panjandrum, Snowball, and Mr Twinkletoes. Any cat person will identify with …

 
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theadventuresofhuckleberryfinn

Mark Twain writes: Persons attempting to find a narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot will be shot. A classic tale of a young boy, written by a legendary writer. Wiki notes: It is a colourful description of people and places along the …

 
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alice in wonderland

Alice sees a white rabbit with a waist coat and pocket watch disappearing down a rabbit hole, what follows depicts the epitome of children’s imagination, a classic fantasy tale, combined with subtle logic based adult intricacies in Lewis Carroll’s (Charles Dodgeson – mathematician) classic tale of Alice in Wonderland that can be enjoyed at any …

 
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White Seal – A story of seals on the beach, and about striving for a better life. Contains some graphic content. One of the stories from the Jungle Book. A subtle message about conservation, environmental issues, and seal culling. By: Rudyard Kipling     Text from White Seal The White Seal Rudyard Kippling Seal Lullaby Oh! hush …

 
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