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Classic animal titles

Description: Chosen for the Summer Reading Challenge 2017


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A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

"A bear on Paddington Station?" said Mrs Brown in amazement. "Don't be silly - there can't be. " The original story of Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru. The Browns first meet Paddington on a railway station - Paddington station, in fact. He has travelled all the way from Darkest Peru with only a jar of marmalade, a suitcase and his hat. The Browns soon find that Paddington is a very unusual bear. Ordinary things - like having a bath, travelling underground or going to the seaside become quite extraordinary, if a bear called Paddington is involved. 9780007372843

Date Added: 06/29/2017


A Collection of Beatrix Potter Stories

by Beatrix Potter

This is Beatrix Potter true English Classic for children! All of the stories have a subtle educative moral. Disobedient children are punished in some books but this does not mean they are dark stories.

In fact, her stories are so light the children can not get oppressed. All the characters are full of life, love and portray great imaginative fun.

Date Added: 06/29/2017


Oxford Bookworms Library, Stage 4

by Escott, John|Sewell, Anna

The Oxford Bookworms Library offers enjoyable reading at seven levels (Starter to Stage 6). To find your required reading level please take the Oxford Bookworks reading level test. When Black Beauty is trained to carry a rider on his back, or to pull a carriage behind him, he finds it hard at first. But he is lucky - his first home is a good one, where his owners are kind people, who would never be cruel to a horse. But in the nineteenth century many people were cruel to their horses, whipping them and beating them, and using them like machines until they dropped dead. Black Beauty soon finds this out, and as he describes his life, he has many terrible stories to tell.

Date Added: 06/29/2017


Oxford Bookworms Library, Stage 4

by Anna Sewell and John Escott

The Oxford Bookworms Library offers enjoyable reading at seven levels (Starter to Stage 6). To find your required reading level please take the Oxford Bookworks reading level test. When Black Beauty is trained to carry a rider on his back, or to pull a carriage behind him, he finds it hard at first. But he is lucky - his first home is a good one, where his owners are kind people, who would never be cruel to a horse.p>

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Black Beauty

by Anna Sewell

The classic children's story of the life of a horse named Black Beauty

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Black Beauty

by Anna Sewell

A brave and handsome horse meets with many adventures and all types of people. But no matter what he encounters, nothing can break Black Beauty's spirit. Black Beauty is the prettiest young horse in the meadows, and spends many happy days under the apple trees with his friends Ginger and Merrylegs. But this easy life comes to an end when Beauty is sold and goes from farm to inn to cabhorse in London, enduring rough treatment from foolish and careless masters. Beauty remains faithful, hardworking and full of spirit despite his trials, and through him we learn that all horses and humans alike deserve to be treated with kindness.

Date Added: 06/29/2017


The Call of the Wild

by Jack London

London's classic tale about a dog's adventures in the North.

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The Wind in the Willows

by Kenneth Grahame

The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger.

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The Voyages of Doctor Doolittle

by Hugh Lofting

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle is a high-seas adventure of exploration, shipwreck, derring-do, and of course, talking animals. The animals talk because Doctor Dolittle is no ordinary doctor. He has learned the secret of animal language, and uses his talents to help out his friends in the animal world. Now nine-year-old Tommy Stubbins, the son of a shoemaker, has the opportunity to become Dolittle's assistant, and join him on his journeys. Together with their animal companions they will travel to the strange Spidermonkey Island and beyond, in search of a colleague who has gone missing.

The second of Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle series, The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle was awarded the prestigious Newbery Medal for children's fiction.

Date Added: 06/29/2017


The Story of Doctor Dolittle

by Hugh Lofting

Doctor Dolittle prefers his animal patients to his people patients. And one day when a mysterious call beckons him to Africa, he discovers that he can talk to animals. Now the people are talking about Doctor Dolittle.

Date Added: 06/29/2017


The Second Jungle Book

by Rudyard Kipling

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The Jungle Book

by Rudyard Kipling

A classic collection of fables by Rudyard Kipling. Among the most famous are the stories of Mowgli, a 'man-cub' raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. On his adventure-filled journey Mogli encounters memorable characters such as the foreboding tiger Shere Kahn, Bagheera the wise panther and the happy-go-lucky Baloo who teaches Mowgli 'The Bare Necessities' of life. Other tales in this collection include Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, about a heroic mongoose, and 'Toomai of the Elephants', the story of a young elephant-handler. 1407143611 | 9781407143613

Date Added: 06/29/2017


The Jungle Book

by Rudyard Kipling

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The Jungle Book

by Rudyard Kipling

Since its publication in 1894, Rudyard Kipling’s beloved masterpiece The Jungle Book has been celebrated by generations of readers. Composed of seven tales, each one accompanied by a poem, The Jungle Book introduces a lush, colorful world full of adventure and danger. The first three tales include some of the most charming and unforgettable characters in literature—the man-cub Mowgli, the black panther Bagheera, the wise brown bear Baloo, and the ruthless tiger Shere Khan. The other four tales each tell the story of a different animal, such as the travels of the white seal Kotick; the battle between the courageous mongoose Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and the deadly cobra Nag; Toomai and the elephant dance; and the camp animals of the queen’s guard.

Date Added: 06/29/2017



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