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Bring your family together with these celebrated tales that appeal to all ages.
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The Little Prince
by Antoine de Saint-Exupery Illustrated by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

This enduring classic tells the story of a nameless little prince from the asteroid known as B-612 who is encountered by an airplane pilot in the Desert of Sahara. The stranded pilot has crashed thousands of miles from human habitation. He must repair his plane before his small supply of water runs out.

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Green Eggs and Ham
by Dr. Seuss

Sam-I-Am mounts a determined campaign to convince another Seuss character to eat a plate of green eggs and ham.

Dr. Seuss turns 50 easy words into magic in this time-honored classic.

"Limited vocabulary but unlimited exuberance of illustration." — School Library Journal

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The Hobbit
by J. R. R. Tolkien Illustrated by J. R. R. Tolkien

A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit was written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, and met with instant critical acclaim when first published in the 1930s.

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The Giving Tree

"Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein.

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Alice in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll

One summer day, young Alice is sitting on the riverbank with her sister when a big white rabbit runs past. "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late," the rabbit says, taking a look at his watch. Then he pops down a large rabbit hole, and Alice can't help but follow him.

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Peter Pan
Series: Apple Classics
by J. M. Barrie Illustrated by Alan Daniel
Second to the right and straight on 'til morning — that's the way to Neverland, an island filled with adventure and hidden danger. It's home to beautiful mermaids and fairies, as well as dastardly pirates ruled by the evil Captain Hook.
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Charlotte's Web
by E. B. White Illustrated by Garth Williams

American prose stylist E.B. White presents one of the best-loved stories of all time. And a heartwarming portrait of one of the best-loved pigs of all time.

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by Roald Dahl Illustrated by Quentin Blake

"The Trunchbull" is no match for Matilda!

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit
by Beatrix Potter Illustrated by David McPhail

Since it was first published in 1902, Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit has become one of the undisputed classics of children's literature — so classic, in fact, that generations of children have grown up thinking of it as a traditional folktale. But the exciting story of the mischievous rabbit and Mr.

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Series: If You Give, Book #1
by Laura Joffe Numeroff Illustrated by Felicia Bond

When a generous boy shares a cookie with a hungry mouse, it is the beginning of a chain of events that keeps the boy busy all day long, and might keep him busy for days to come.

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The Wizard of Oz
by L. Frank Baum Illustrated by Paul Granger

A sudden cyclone appears on a Kansas prairie and a young girl named Dorothy is carried off in the winds to a place called Munchkinland in the distant Land of Oz.

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The Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame , Ellen Miles

Designed as the perfect introduction to great classics for younger readers, Scholastic Junior Classics is a series of beloved classic stories, abridged in a format that is accessible and appealing to struggling readers.

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by A. A. Milne Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard

Here are Pooh and Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, and of course Christopher Robin, doing what they've done for generations — enchanting young readers in A.A. Milne's tales from the Hundred Acre Wood.

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