Wolf Story

Author: William McCleery
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590177045
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This irresistible book is about: a father; his five-year-old son, Michael (intelligent, crafty, addicted to stories); Michael’s best friend Stefan (stalwart listener, equally addicted to stories); and, well—what else?—a story. Oh, and a wolf. It is as Michael always demands: a Wolf Story, which begins one night at bedtime and spins wildly on through subsequent bedtimes and Sunday outings to the beach and park in a succession of ever more trickily tantalizing episodes. Waldo the wolf is sneaking up on Rainbow the hen, when Jimmy Tractorwheel, the son of the local farmer, comes along. After that, there’s no knowing what will happen next, as while stalled in traffic jams or nodding off at night, the boys chime in and the story races on and Waldo finds, if not necessarily dinner, his just desserts. First published in 1947 and wonderfully illustrated by Warren Chappell, William McCleery’s Wolf Story is a delicious treat for fathers and sons and daughters and mothers alike.

Terrible Horrible Edie

Author: E. C. Spykman
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590175670
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Even if she has lived ten terrible years, terrible, horrible Edie really isn’t terrible and horrible at all, but rather one of the most charming and engaging and gutsy children in American children’s fiction. It’s true of course that Edie does get into—and not always without it being at least a little bit her fault—some pretty terrible and horrible scrapes, and that sometimes she will sulk, but these are the kinds of things that happen to the kid sister of two snooty boys and one fancy-pants girl, not to mention having to deal with the distraction of two half sisters who are no better than babies. Edie’s father and stepmother have headed to Europe for the summer, and though the rest of the family can look forward to good times at a beloved summer house on the sea, Edie still has to fight to hold her own. Adventures on a sailboat and on an island, and the advent of a major hurricane and what Edie takes to be a military coup, all come to a climax when Edie solves the mystery of who stole the neighbor’s jewels and saves, at least for one day, the day. This story of Edie and the other members of the Cares family may remind readers of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons, except that Edie has an experimental, even anarchic streak that is all her terrible, horrible own.

Clever Polly And The Stupid Wolf

Author: Catherine Storr
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141360240
Size: 13.32 MB
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CLEVER POLLY AND THE STUPID WOLF by Catherine Storr has twelve stories written for the author's daughter, who was scared of the wolf under the bed! Drawing occasionally on well-known fairy tales, and skillfully blending fantasy and reality, these stories are bursting with humour, originality and charm. And Polly, not scared at all, outwits the wolf on each and every occasion! There is a sequel called POLLY AND THE WOLF AGAIN, also published in the A Puffin Book series of children's modern classics.

The Abandoned

Author: Paul Gallico
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 159017626X
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When Peter, a young London boy with neglectful parents and a distant nanny, is transformed into a cat after rescuing stray cat Jennie from being hit by a car, Jennie takes care of him despite her contempt for humans, in a rerelease of a story originally published in 1950. By the best-selling author of The Poseidon Adventure.

Blue Wolf

Author: Catherine Creedon
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060508701
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Following the death of his mother, fourteen-year-old Jamie is sent to live with his mysterious aunt in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, where he discovers some long-hidden family secrets.

Supposing

Author: Alastair Reid
Publisher: NYR Children's Collection
ISBN: 1590173694
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A child imagines many silly, impossible, and even naughty things and their possible consequences, from learning unusual languages to building a tiny boat and sailing around the world.

Beyond The Pawpaw Trees

Author: Palmer Brown
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590174615
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Wondrous things happen when Anna Lavinia, a young girl who lives in a distant house behind a grove of pawpaw trees, sets off to travel to her aunt's house.

Carbonel And Calidor

Author: Barbara Sleigh
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590175743
Size: 66.45 MB
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“There are many kinds of magic…and once magic is in your blood it attracts more magic,” says the royal cat Carbonel at the start of Carbonel and Calidor. Sure enough, Carbonel’s human friends Rosemary and John soon encounter magic in the form of a ring set with a fiery red stone that grants wishes to whoever wears it. And it’s a lucky thing, too, because Carbonel needs Rosemary and John’s help. It seems that his son Calidor has rejected his princely status for the love of a streetwise cat named Wellingtonia (also known as Dumpsie). Even worse, Calidor has apprenticed himself to the witch-in-training Mrs. Dibdin. With all this going on, it’s just a matter of time before Carbonel’s old nemesis Grisana—accompanied by her slyboots daughter Melissa—hatches a plan to take control of Carbonel’s kingdom once and for all. This third and final volume of the Carbonel series is as full of enchantment and adventure as its predecessors, Carbonel and The Kingdom of Carbonel. Read individually, or in sequence, Barbara Sleigh’s fantastic and fantastical trilogy casts an unforgettable spell.

The Wonderful O

Author: James Thurber
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143130420
Size: 80.20 MB
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A evil sea captain banishes the letter O from the island Ooroo.

The Silver Nutmeg

Author: Palmer Brown
Publisher: NYR Children's Collection
ISBN: 9781590175002
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One dull, dry day Anna Livinia meets Toby, who invites her into the wondrous world on the other side of Dew Pond, where she encounters an uncanny fortuneteller, experiences the fun of no gravity, and hears Aunt Cornelia's tale of her beloved who disappeared into Anna's world.