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Family Classics

Share some of these great classic reads with your whole family.

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator); Lewis Carroll
ISBN: 9780763608040
Publication Date: 1999-10-06
A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters.

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Anne of Green Gables - L. M. Montgomery
ISBN: 9780399154782
Publication Date: 2008-02-21
Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl; Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780375815263
Publication Date: 2001-09-11
Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.

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Charlotte's Web - E. B. White; Garth Williams (Illustrator); Kate DiCamillo
ISBN: 9780060263850
Publication Date: 2012-04-10
Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.

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The Giver - Lois Lowry
ISBN: 9780440237686
Publication Date: 2002-09-10
Lowry's unforgettable tale introduces 12-year-old Jonas, who is singled out by the Community to be trained by The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of true pain and pleasure. Now it's time for Jonas to receiver the truth.

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Hatchet - Gary Paulsen
ISBN: 9780689840920
Publication Date: 2000-04-01
After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780439813785
Publication Date: 2007-03-01
When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.

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Island of the Blue Dolphins - Scott O'Dell
ISBN: 9780547328614
Publication Date: 2010-02-08
Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.

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The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupéry; Richard Howard (Translator)
ISBN: 9780152023980
Publication Date: 2000-06-01
An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little prince from a small planet who relates his adventures in seeking the secret of what is important in life.


More Family Classics

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis; Pauline Baynes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780060234812
Publication Date: 2007-08-14
Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

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The Mysterious Benedict Society - Trenton Lee Stewart; Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316057776
Publication Date: 2007-03-07
After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.

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The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster; Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780394815008
Publication Date: 1961-08-12
A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.

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The Bad Beginning - Lemony Snicket; Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780060283124
Publication Date: 1999-09-30
After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky.

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The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett; Graham Rust
ISBN: 9780879236496
Publication Date: 2000-02-01
Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.

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The Tale of Despereaux - Kate DiCamillo; Timothy Basil Ering (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763617226
Publication Date: 2003-08-25
The adventures of Despereaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.

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Tuck Everlasting - Natalie Babbitt
ISBN: 9780374378486
Publication Date: 1975-01-01
The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing older.

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The Velveteen Rabbit - Margery Williams; Michael Hague (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805002096
Publication Date: 1983-04-15
By the time the Velveteen Rabbit is dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic called Real.

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A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
ISBN: 9780374386139
Publication Date: 1962-01-01
Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.


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