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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Marine Debris Activity Book is an activity book to help children learn about the damage to our oceans caused by marine debris, and it’s effects on the environment, beaches, and the sealife. See more books about marine life in our Sea Creatures Section. See more books from NOAA in our NOAA Section.   NOAA books …

 
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