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The Magic of Oz

Dorothy and the Wizard are trying to stop the villainous Nome King, who intends to revenge himself upon Princess Ozma and her faithful friends. This is a magical children’s books by Lyman Frank Baum, American author, poet, playwright, actor, and independent filmmaker. It became the thirteenth book of Oz series, continued by 6 more sequels.

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Fifty Famous Stories Retold

A collection of short stories by James Baldwin, an American author and civil rights activist, is a series of legendary tales, each concerning a certain hero or famous person and describing episodes of their lives - Alexander the Great, Doctor Goldsmith, William Tell, George Washington, King Alfred and many others.
The book is generally of a great interest for children, as well as for any inquisitive reader, in addition to its being a perfect starting point for further literary studies.

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epaminondas and his auntie

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reading literature the primer

Reading literature the primer was published in 1910 for the first time and since then it has been re-published many times as it gained a great popularity. The main goal of the book is to teach children to read and to love reading and literature. Also it would be useful for everyone who has children or works with them. The vocabulary of Reading literature the primer is quite easy and pretty small: it contains about 200 words. Such a method is aimed on children to read the adaptation of the stories, get interested in them and then read the real stories. The book includes nine most famous stories: The Little Red Hen, The Gingerbread Boy, The Old Woman and the Pig, The Boy and the Goat, The Pancake, Chicken Little, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Little Tuppens, and Little Spider’s First Web. It is also illustrated with black and white pictures which appeals to children.

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Topsy-Turvy Land

This book was written by a husband and a wife Samuel Marinus Zwemer and Amy E. Zwemer. They both were missionaries and travelers, with their interest focused on the Arabian countries. Samuel Zwemer often called The Apostle to Islam lived for quite a long time (1891-1905) at Busrah, Bahrein and in other places in the Middle East doing research there and missionary work as well. He also became a member of the Royal Geographical Society of London and on its behalf traveled to Asia. During the last years of his life he served as a professor of missions and the history of religion as the Princeton Theological Seminary. Samuel Zwemer is known as the author of many books devoted to the Arabs and Arabian countries. For instance, he was an editor of the famous publication The Moslem World. Also he encouraged many outstanding researches to travel to the Middle East as missionaries and study this region. His wife Amy Zwemer was an American missionary as well working in the Arabian countries where she met and married her co-worker. She created Two Young Arabs including The Travels of Noorah and Jameel and co-authored various books with her husband, among them we can name Topsy-Turvy Land (1902), and Moslem Women (1926).

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Little Brother

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Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare

Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare is a modified by Edith Nesbit collection of Shakespeare’s stories. They are changed with the intention of adapting rather sophisticated and sometimes difficult for understanding original Shakespeare’s stories to young readers so that there would be nothing unclear for any child who wants to get acquainted with works of the writer of genius.

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children of the dead end the autobiography of a navvy

“Children of the Dead End” by Patrick MacGill, an Irish novelist, known as "The Navy Poet", appears to be his own autobiography, though written as a fiction novel. The book transports readers to the end of the 19th century, the author’s childhood times in Ireland; and continues the narration of the journey and events of his further navying life. Exhausted by the grinding poverty, the hero leaves home and at the age of 12 in search of work ‘beyond the hills’; works to exhaustion for indifferent tenant farmers, and runs away, joining the emigrants headed for Scotland. The book, a moving tale of lost love, published in 1914, still remains fresh and exciting reading.

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McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader, Revised Edition

Since 1836 these books with exotic adventures, carrying away tales, beautiful poems and amusing fables have attracted children. he First Eclectic Reader contains stories, word lists and phonics charts.

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The Magic City

Wonderful, captivating children story. Feeling lonely after being abandoned by his newly married elder sister Helen, Philip tries to adjust to a new life and entertain himself. He builds a city inside a house – from books, blocks and other stuff he played with… and one day Pip finds himself inside this magic city. Citizens told him that there had been a prophesy of two newcomers – the Deliverer and the Destroyer. To prove to be the Deliverer, Philip has to do seven great Deeds. Do you want to join and help Pip kill the dragon, slay the Lions of the Desert… and perform many other interesting things?..

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