After four years in England, fifteen-year-old Vincent Wingfield, who supports slavery but not brutality toward slaves, returns to Virginia and serves courageously under Generals Robert E. Lee and "Stonewall" Jackson through many of the famous battles of the Civil War.
Few writers have attempted to explore the natural history of a particular animal by adopting the animal's own sensibility. But Verlyn Klinkenborg—with his deeply empathetic relation to the world around him—has done just that, and done it brilliantly, in Timothy; or Notes of an Abject Reptile.
After her Kansas house is swept away by a cyclone to a strange land, young Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, join the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and cowardly Lion on an unforgettable journey to the Emerald City, where lives the all–powerful Wizard of Oz.
Follow one large ungainly "duck" as he is laughed at, kicked, and pecked for being different. Hans Christian Andersen shows that beauty is only skin-deep and many other important moral lessons in some of his best, most inspiring stories.
The Secret Garden is Frances Hodgson Burnett's magical and inspiring story of Mary, a selfish and unloved young girl, and her equally selfish invalid cousin, Colin, whose lives are transformed when they work together to save their secret garden.
Three children, forced to alter their comfortable lifestyle when their father is taken away by strangers, move with their mother to a simple cottage near a railway station where their days are filled with excitement and adventure.