Booklists

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1
20,000 leagues under the sea
The classic tale of an expedition to destroy a terrifying sea monster that becomes an undersea mission. It involves a visit to the sunken city of Atlantis in a giant submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo.
ISBN 9780590451796
Publisher Scholastic US, 1990
Verne, Jules
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71389
Adventures of Robin Hood, The
Robin Hood, the legendary outlaw hero, and his band of Merry Men hide in Sherwood Forest and steal from the rich to save the poor. Robin must outwit his evil enemies, Guy of Gisbourne and the treacherous Sheriff of Nottingham.
ISBN 9780141329383
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Green, Roger Lancelyn & Hall, Arthur (ill)
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14242
Adventures of Robin Hood, The
Presented in comic strip and storyboard format, the eleven segments cover the origins of Robin Hood, the outlaws who became his Merry Men and his benefactors.
ISBN 9781406311372
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Williams, Marcia
No book cover.
9314
Aladdin and other tales from the Arabian nights
An abridged retelling of the classic tales of the Arabian Nights with beautiful illustrations and detailed historical information.
ISBN 9780789453891
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, 1998
Kerven, Rosalind & Mistry, Nilesh (ill)
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Alice's adventures in Wonderland
On an ordinary summer's afternoon, Alice tumbles down a hole and an extraordinary adventure begins. In a strange, fantasy world, with even stranger characters, Alice finds herself growing more and more curious by the minute.
ISBN 9781904351832
Publisher Penguin, 2003
Carroll, Lewis
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652
Anne of Avonlea
Anne Shirley, the spirited red-haired orphan know as Anne of Green Gables, is now half past sixteen and has returned ready to start in her first teaching position, at her old school. Anne discovers the joys and tribulations of teaching, helps raise twins and has a vision for Avonlea.
ISBN 9780553213140
Series Anne of Green Gables series (2 of 10)
Publisher Laurel Leaf, 1984
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
16
Anne of Green Gables
Adopted by an elderly brother and his spinster sister who live on a Canadian island, Anne delights in her new life and friends in this enduring classic.
ISBN 9780439295772
Series Anne of Green Gables series (1 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 2002
Montgomery, L M
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Anne of Green Gables series
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Anne of Green Gables series (10 books)
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
9092
Anne of Ingleside
Ingleside is a busy and contented place, home for Anne, Gilbert and their six children. But then Gilbert's maiden aunt comes to stay and for a while the peace is sadly strained.
ISBN 9780553213157
Series Anne of Green Gables series (6 of 10)
Publisher Laurel Leaf, 1984
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
653
Anne of the island
Anne is off to college with her childhood friends, Gilbert and Charlie. New friends and adventures, including a marriage proposal, await Anne who remains as spirited and irrepressible as ever.
ISBN 9780553213171
Series Anne of Green Gables series (3 of 10)
Publisher Laurel Leaf, 1983
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
655
Anne of Windy Poplars
The letters of a grown-up Anne Shirley to Gilbert Blythe reveal her life, teaching at Windy Poplars. This book is also known as Anne of Windy Willows.
ISBN 9780553213164
Series Anne of Green Gables series (4 of 10)
Publisher Laurel Leaf, 1983
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
656
Anne's house of dreams
Anne has become the wife of Dr Gilbert Blythe. She must adjust to married life in the white cottage on the harbor shore.
ISBN 9780553213188
Series Anne of Green Gables series (5 of 10)
Publisher Laurel Leaf, 1983
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
115573
Antony and Cleopatra: a Shakespeare story
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781841213385
Series Shakespeare stories (3 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
112558
As you like it: a Shakespeare story
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781846161872
Series Shakespeare stories (10 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2007
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
75725
Chaucer's Canterbury tales
Nine classic tales of Chaucer, including The Knight, the Miller, the Reeve, the Wife of Bath, the Franklin, the Clerk, the Summoner, the Pardoner and the Nun's Priest, are presented in comic style format. Chaucer is also represented as a character, who greets and farewells the readers.
ISBN 9780744570076
Publisher Walker Books, 2007
Williams, Marcia
No book cover.
9315
Children of the new forest, The
Cavaliers and Roundheads battle it out in the turbulent setting of the English Civil war, providing the background for this classic tale of four orphans trying to survive in the forest.
ISBN 9781853261107
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2002
Marryatt, Captain F
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1190
Chronicles of Avonlea
In the sea-sprayed town of Avonlea, there were wonderful stories. There was the case of Ludovic Speed, who wouldn't propose to the woman he had courted for fifteen years until Anne devised a plan to ""speed"" him up.
ISBN 9780553213782
Series Anne of Green Gables series (9 of 10)
Publisher Laurel Leaf, 1988
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
85274
Complete adventures of Blinky Bill
Discover an Australian classic, Blinky Bill and his wonderful adventures.
ISBN 9780732284343
Publisher Angus & Robertson (HarperCollins), 2009
Topics / Australian Author /
Wall, Dorothy
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363
Complete adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, The
Snugglepot and Cuddlepie feature in this Australian classic. They are two gumnut babies who live in the bush and have adventures with their bush friends and the big bad Banksia men.
ISBN 9780207167300
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1990
Topics / Australian Author /
Gibbs, May
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9205
Daddy Long-Legs
An enchanting classic set in a boarding school. An orphan attempts to identify and come closer to her benefactor.
ISBN 9780486423678
Publisher Dover Publications, 2002
Webster, Jean
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135
Five children and it
When Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother go digging in the gravel pit, the last thing they expect to find is a Psammead, an ancient Sand-fairy. Having a Sand-fairy for a pet means having one wish granted each day. But the children don't realise all the trouble that wishes can cause.
ISBN 9780140367355
Publisher Puffin Australia, 1996
Nesbit, Edith
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31120
Further chronicles of Avonlea
Filled with warmth, humor, and mystery, these unforgettable stories recreate the enchanting world of Avonlea.
ISBN 9780553213812
Series Anne of Green Gables series (10 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic Australia, 1989
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
59509
Greek myths
Eight Greek myths are retold in colourful, comic strip style. Read about Theseus, conqueror of the dreaded Minotaur; the mighty Heracles and his twelve tasks; the tragic lovers, Orpheus and Eurydice; Perseus, the Gorgon-slayer; the musician Arion and his rescue by the dolphins; Pandora and her little box of horrors; the feather-clad fliers, Daedalus and Icarus; and the weaving contest between Ariachne and the goddess Athene.
ISBN 9781406303476
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Williams, Marcia
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36974
Hamlet: a Shakespeare story
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781841213408
Series Shakespeare stories (4 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
8700
Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales
Eleven favourite Hans Christian Andersen classic stories, superbly bound and illustrated to celebrate his 200th birthday. Includes 'The princess and the pea', 'The emperor's new clothes', 'The Sandman' and 'The Nightingale'.
ISBN 9780698400351
Publisher Penguin USA, 1991
Zwerger, Lisbeth (ill)
No book cover.
2144
Heidi
At five, little orphan Heidi is sent to live with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps. The villagers are afraid of him but Heidi is fascinated by his long beard and bushy eyebrows. She loves her life, playing in the sunshine amongst the goats and birds. But, one terrible day, Heidi is collected by her aunt and made to live with a new family in town. Heidi can't bear to be away from her grandfather and wants to find her way back up the mountain.
ISBN 9780694014538
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2001
Spyri, Johanna
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65426
Iliad and the odyssey, The
The segments cover 28 short, exciting, retold incidents from Homer's 'The Iliad', including the Greek/Trojan War, the Trojan Horse, and the characters of Helen of Troy, Paris, Achilles, and 'The Odyssey' including his battles with Cyclops, the Sirens and the Scylla.
ISBN 9781406303483
Publisher Walker Books, 2006
Williams, Marcia (retell)
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Indian in the cupboard series, the
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Indian in the cupboard series, the (5 books)
Banks, Lynne Reid
No book cover.
209
Indian in the cupboard, The
Omri's big brother doesn't have a birthday present for him so he gives Omri an old medicine cabinet. Although their mother supplies a key, the cabinet still doesn't seem like much of a present. But, when Omri dumps a plastic, toy Indian into the cabinet just before falling asleep, the magic begins.
ISBN 9780007148981
Series Indian in the cupboard series, the (1 of 5)
Publisher Collins, 2003
Banks, Lynne Reid
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219
Just so stories
Distant lands, the beautiful gardens of splendid palaces, the sea, the jungle and its beasts, even the desert, are the exotic settings for classic stories that deal with the origins of things in the animal world, such as how the elephant got his trunk.
ISBN 9780141183626
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd, UK, 2001
Kipling, Rudyard
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6576
Key to the Indian, The
Omri's father joins him in a life-threatening adventure to keep their promise to Little Bear to lead his tribe to safety.
ISBN 9780007149025
Series Indian in the cupboard series, the (2 of 5)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2003
Banks, Lynne Reid
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112006
King Henry V: a Shakespeare story
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781841213422
Series Shakespeare stories (5 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
2637
Little prince, The
The whimsical story of an airman's discovery of a very appealing small boy from another planet in the desert. A thought-provoking allegory of the human condition that has become a classic.
ISBN 9781853261589
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2002
de Sainte-Exupery, Antoine
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71763
Macbeth: a Shakespeare story
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781841213446
Series Shakespeare stories (6 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
245
Magic pudding, The
A rude, steak-and-kidney-come-what-you-like pudding and his mates Bill Barnacle, Sam Sawnoff and Bunyip Bluegum battle the puddin' thieves in this Australian bush classic.
ISBN 9780207188640
Publisher HarperCollins Australia, 1995
Topics / Australian Author /
Lindsay, Norman
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112818
Midsummer night's dream: a Shakespeare story, A
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781841213323
Series Shakespeare stories (1 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
112005
Much ado about nothing: a Shakespeare story
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781846161834
Series Shakespeare stories (9 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2007
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
7422
My friend Flicka
Ken is a daydreamer and a disappointment to his demanding father. When Ken finds Flicka, a wild filly, his growing love for the horse helps Ken to grow up and gain self-assurance.
ISBN 9780060512620
Publisher HarperCollins US, 2006
O'Hara, Mary
No book cover.
6573
Mystery of the cupboard, The
After Omri reads his great-grand-aunt's Account, he longs to try the key in the cupboard again. When his friend, Patrick, comes to stay, nothing can stop him.
ISBN 9780380720132
Series Indian in the cupboard series, the (3 of 5)
Publisher Collins, 1999
Banks, Lynne Reid
No book cover.
9207
One thousand and one Arabian nights
A retelling of these fantastic classic tales.
ISBN 9780192750136
Publisher Oxford University Press, 1999
McCaughrean, Geraldine
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11387
Orchard book of fairy tales, The
Classic fairy tales retold with a very slightly, fractured twist for today's kids.
ISBN 9781843621812
Publisher Orchard Books, 2005
Impey, Rose & Beck, Ian
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112500
Othello: a Shakespeare story
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781846161841
Series Shakespeare stories (8 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2007
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
9159
Outlaw - the story of Robin Hood
Lost in a dark, strange forest, Robin is rescued by a crew of misfits, the Outlaws. He seeks justice and revenge against the Sheriff of Nottingham, once and for all.
ISBN 9780007465927
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2012
Morpurgo, Michael
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3322
Peter Pan
In this classic, magical Peter Pan comes to the night nursery of the Darling children. He teaches them to fly and takes them through the sky to Never-Never Land for many adventures, including a battle with the infamous villain, Captain Hook.
ISBN 9781853261206
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2002
Barrie, J M
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3355
Pinocchio
The classic tale of Pinocchio, a wooden puppet, carved by Old Gepetto, whose nose grows longer whenever he tells a lie. He runs away and joins a circus but a talking cricket and Pinocchio's guardian fairy save him and his wish is granted.
ISBN 9781853261602
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2002
Collodi, Carlo
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321
Railway children, The
A middle class family, living in London at the end of the eighteenth century, falls on hard times when their father unexpectedly goes away. They move to a simple cottage in the country where they befriend the local railway porter who goes by the name of Perks. The children have exciting adventures around the railway but the mystery about their father remains.
ISBN 9780141321608
Publisher Puffin Australia, 2010
Nesbit, Edith
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9094
Rainbow Valley
Anne Shirley has married Gilbert and now is the mother of six mischievous children. The children discover a special place all their own, but they never dream of what will happen when a strange family moves nearby.
ISBN 9780553269215
Series Anne of Green Gables series (7 of 10)
Publisher Scholastic UK, 1984
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
6381
Return of the Indian
Omri can't resist bringing the small people back to life again. But, when the cupboard door opens, Omri finds Little Bull unconscious. As Omri tries to help him, he faces the terrifying responsibility of power , the power of life and death.
ISBN 9780380702848
Series Indian in the cupboard series, the (4 of 5)
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2003
Banks, Lynne Reid
No book cover.
112499
Richard III: a Shakespeare story
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781846161858
Series Shakespeare stories (12 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2007
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
3661
Rilla of Ingleside
Undreamed-of challenges await Rilla when the world of Ingleside becomes endangered by a far-off war. Her brothers go off to fight, and Rilla brings home an orphaned newborn in a soup tureen.
ISBN 9780553269222
Series Anne of Green Gables series (8 of 10)
Publisher Laurel Leaf, 1985
Montgomery, L M
No book cover.
330
Robin Hood
Robin Hood's classic tales of daring-do in a delightfully aesthetic presentation.
ISBN 9780949183941
Publisher Thomas C Lothian Pty Ltd, 2000
Early, Margaret
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112437
Romeo and Juliet: a Shakespeare story
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781841213361
Series Shakespeare stories (2 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
344
Secret Garden, The
After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle's gloomy mansion on the wild English moors. She is lonely and has no one to play with. But, when she learns of a hidden, secret garden, somewhere in the grounds that no one is allowed to enter, Mary discovers a world she could never have imagined.
ISBN 9780192835963
Publisher Oxford University Press, 2001
Burnett, Frances Hodgson
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6066
Secret of the Indian, The
After a terrible battle, many of little Bull's warriors are wounded. Omri has to get them medical help but he must also protect the secret of the Indian.
ISBN 9780380710409
Series Indian in the cupboard series, the (5 of 5)
Publisher HarperTrophy, 2003
Banks, Lynne Reid
No book cover.
348
Seven little Australians
The seven Woolcot's children live in cheerful turmoil with their father who does not understand them and their young mother. Among them is Judy, spirited, brave and clever. A classic story of family life in Australia during the 19th century.
ISBN 9780140347333
Publisher Penguin, 1994
Topics / Australian Author /
Turner, Ethel
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Shakespeare stories
Any two titles read from this series can be included as official Challenge books; up to five more titles can be included as your personal choice books. To see the individual book titles and their PRC ID numbers, go to the Series lists on the Booklists page on the website. Or, you can search for a series name or the individual titles by using the Search function on the top left hand corner of the screen.
Series Shakespeare stories (12 books)
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
4077
Snow goose, The
A beautiful classic set in a tragic war. The tale of a hunchbacked artist, a girl and a wounded bird that culminates in a courageous act at Dunkirk.
ISBN 9780140299526
Publisher Penguin, 2001
Gallico, Paul
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9206
Story of King Arthur and his knights, The
Legends and heroic tales are the focus of these classic stories.
ISBN 9780451524881
Publisher Dover Publications, 1982
Pyle, Howard
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15403
Tales of the Trojan war
The history of the Trojan war, a well-told story of the folly of gods and men. The Greeks attack Troy to force the Trojan prince, Paris, to return their queen, Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world.
ISBN 9780746052013
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2002
Khanduri, Kamini (reteller) & Anderson, Jeff (ill)
No book cover.
96374
Tempest: a Shakespeare story, The
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781841213460
Series Shakespeare stories (7 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
4436
Through the looking glass
One moment, Alice is wondering what life is like on the other side of the mirror, the next she finds herself through the looking glass and in a topsy-turvy land. Alice meets a host of bizarre characters, none of whom are quite what they seem.
ISBN 9780141330075
Publisher Puffin UK, 2010
Carroll, Lewis & Tenniel, John (ill)
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48747
Treasure Island
Following the death of bloodthirsty buccaneer, Captain Flint, young Jim Hawkins finds himself with the key to a fortune. For he has discovered a map that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island. But, a host of villains, wild beasts and deadly savages stand between him and the stash of gold. Not to mention the most infamous pirate ever to sail the high seas.
ISBN 9780140366723
Publisher Puffin USA, 1994
Stevenson, Robert Louis
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102383
Twelfth night: a Shakespeare story
This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe Theatre.
ISBN 9781841213347
Series Shakespeare stories (11 of 12)
Publisher Orchard Books, 2003
Matthews, Andrew & Ross, Tony (ill)
No book cover.
4717
Water babies, The
While cleaning chimneys, Tom emerges in Ellie's bedroom and she mistakes him for a thief. In this classic story, Tom runs away, slips into a cooling stream and falls asleep to become a Water Baby, with a quest to the Other-end-of-Nowhere.
ISBN 9781853261480
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2000
Kingsley, Charles
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4877
Winnie the Pooh
The classic tales of Christopher Robin's beloved bear and his pals, Tigger and Eeyore.
ISBN 9780749702106
Publisher Egmont Childrens, 1998
Topics / Year 5 easy reads /
Milne, A A
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4910
Wizard of Oz, The
Dorothy thinks she is lost forever when a terrifying tornado crashes through Kansas and whisks her and her dog, Toto, far away to the magical land of Oz. To get home, Dorothy must follow the yellow brick road to Emerald City and find the wonderfully mysterious Wizard of Oz. With her companions, the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy embarks on a strange and enchanting adventure.
ISBN 9781853261121
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 2002
Baum, Frank L
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