Dozens of attractive illustrations by T. H. Suitable for ages 9 and up. Robinson enliven the text.
Secrets of the Woods Yesterday's ClassicsYesterday's Classics - Through his anecdotes the author shares with the reader what can be learned of the habits of animals through keen observation over a long period of time-details that elude the casual visitor to the woods. Vivid sketches of the wood-mouse, partridge, otter, kingfisher, deer, red squirrel, and other wood folk.
PagooHMH Books for Young Readers - An intricate study of tide pool life is presented in text and pictures through the story of Pagoo, a her-mit crab.
American Tall Tales Puffin BooksPuffin Books - Powers. Eight exciting classic american tall tales! this collection includes the famed stories of Paul Bunyan, John Henry, Mike Fink, Stormalong, and Joe Magarac, Pecos Bill, Johnny Appleseed, Davy Crockett, with evocative illustrations by Richard M.
A Drop Of Water: A Book of Science and WonderScholastic Press - A drop of water HC Scholastic Press.
Marco Polo: his travels and adventures.Living Book Press - This edition is presented complete and unabridged, with larger text for easier reading by younger readers, and all the original illustrations and decorations. I have attempted to transform the somewhat dry and monotonous translation of this narrative into an entertaining story, that may engage the attention and the interest of my young readers; for which it certainly presents ample opportunities.
The central figure of the story is heroic, for marco Polo was in all things manly, intelligent, brave, persevering, and chivalrous; and the scenes and incidents in which he was the leading actor were in the highest degree thrilling and dramatic. From the Preface by the Author. Scholastic Press. If the task is properly done, no one can fail to follow marco Polo from his Venetian home, and in his various adventures and journeys while in the far-off Orient, across the entire continent of Asia to the court of Kublai Khan, without eager curiosity and ever-deepening interest.
Children of the New Forest Wordsworth Children's ClassicsWordsworth Editions Ltd - Wordsworth Editions Limited. The freedom from adult constraint allied with the necessary disciplines to survive in a hostile world make for a gripping read. This is the first enduring historical novel for children, which conjures up as much magic today as it did on first publication. Cavalier and roundhead battle it out in the turbulent setting of the English Civil war and provide the background for this classic tale of four orphans as they face adversity, survival in the forest, reconciliation and eventual forgiveness.
The Landing of the Pilgrims Landmark BooksRandom House Books for Young Readers - Yet, through hard work and strong faith, a tough group of Pilgrims did survive. In england in the early 1600s, everyone was forced to join the Church of England. Their belief in freedom of religion became an American ideal that still lives on today. James daugherty draws on the pilgrims' own journals to give a fresh and moving account of their life and traditions, their quest for religious freedom, and the founding of one of our nation's most beloved holidays—Thanksgiving.
Young william bradford and his friends believed they had every right to belong to whichever church they wanted. Wordsworth Editions Limited. But the winter was harsh, and before a year passed, half the settlers had died. Scholastic Press. In the name of religious freedom, they fled to Holland, then sailed to America to start a new life.
Leonardo Da VinciSonlight Curriculum - Wordsworth Editions Limited. Emily hahn brings this quintessential Rennaissance Man to life in her delightful and easy to read biography. Illustrated by mimi korach, cover illustration by Drew Thurston- Volume includes "Contents" and "Index" Scholastic Press. Leonardo da vinci was trained to be a painter and, in fact, produced what is arguable the most famous painting in the world, the "Mona Lisa".
Yet leonardo's interests and achievements spread far beyond the world of art. He studied astronomy, botany, and designed and drew plans for hundreds of inventions, anatomy, and geology, many of which fore-shadowed the achievements of men who lived four hundred years after Leonardo died.
The Princess and the Goblin Puffin ClassicsPuffin Books - One day she discovers a steep and winding stairway leading to a bewildering labyrinth of unused passages with closed doors - and a further stairway. Wordsworth Editions Limited. What lies at the top? can the ring the princess is given protect her against the lurking menace of the boglins from under the mountain? Scholastic Press.
Puffin Books. Princess irene lives in a castle in a wild and lonely mountainous region.
This Country of Ours Yesterday's ClassicsYesterday's Classics - Used book in Good Condition. Stories from the history of the United States beginning with a full account of exploration and settlement and ending with the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. Wordsworth Editions Limited. Puffin Books. Scholastic Press. The 99 chapters are grouped under 7 headings: stories of explorers and pioneers, Stories of the French in America, Stories of the Middle and Southern Colonies, Stories of Virginia, Stories of the Struggle for Liberty, Stories of New England, and Stories of the United States under the Constitution.
Suitable for ages 10 and up.