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Little Women

by Louisa May Alcott

Beloved classic Little Women is about the March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy—and their childhood and teenage years in Massachusetts during the Civil War. They live with their Mother, Marmee, and are close with their neighbours, especially the young man next door, Laurie. Through various struggles, experiences, and romances the girls or "little women" learn who they are and grow into adults. Written in 1868, Little Women was followed by two sequels, Little Men and Jo's Boys. All of these books have found their way into popular culture through film, television and stage adaptaptions, but it is Little Women that remains the most popular.

The Lost Princess of Oz (Land of Oz Book 11)

by L. Frank Baum

The eleventh book in the beloved Oz series. Dorothy discovers that Princess Ozma is missing—and so are the magical treasures of Oz, including Glinda's Great Book of Records. Most Oz residents—familiar from the previous books—join in the search, splitting into various groups. In Winkle Country, Cayke the Cookie Cook (whose magic dishpan has also gone missing) and the Frogman aid Dorothy's group in their search. As it turns out, Ugu the Shoemaker is responsible for the disappearances. A number of magical complications ensue before Ozma is found and the world of Oz is returned to order and happiness.

Love and Friendship and other Early Works

by Jane Austen

This collection of short works was written when Jane Austen was in her early teens. It includes the story "Love and Friendship" which is written as letters from the heroine Laura to Marianne, the daughter of her friend Isabel. In all the stories it's easy to see Austen's cutting wit and take on romance that became so characteristic of her writing later on. This collection also includes a preface by G.K. Chesterton. The works included are : Love and Friendship, Lesley Castle, The History of England, Collection of Letters, Scraps.

Madigolo goes to School

by Moses Auta

Madigolo ran away from school. He got a job at Okirinya’s home, where he would be sent to the shops or clean the compound. Children sang songs to mock him because he ran away from school. One day, something happened to Madigolo that made him decide to go back to school.

The Magic of Oz (Land of Oz Book 13)

by L. Frank Baum

This is the thirteenth Land of Oz book, published shortly after the author's death and dedicated to "the Children of our Soldiers, the Americans and their Allies, with unmeasured Pride and Affection." In this story, the Munchkin boy Kiki Aru finds magic instructions hidden by his father, Bini Aru. The former Nome King Ruggedo, seeking vengeance against the Emerald City, allies himself with Kiki in order to conquer Oz. They play havoc with their magic, but eventually the Wizard prevails. And Ozma's birthday is celebrated; she's given the gift of a magical flower, obtained at great effort from an unusual island.

The Marvelous Land of Oz (Land Oz Book 2)

by L. Frank Baum

Published in 1904, The Marvelous Land of Oz is the story of a little boy named Tip who escapes from his evil guardian witch, with the help of Jack Pumpkinhead as well as a living Sawhorse. Tip ends up on a great adventure with a familiar Scarecrow and Tin Woodsman.

Mathematics Grade 5

by Siyavula

An open source textbook for South Africa.

The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare

Venetian nobleman Antonio stands to lose a pound of flesh when he is unable to repay a loan due to the Jewish moneylender Shylock.

Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

Two couples—Benedick and Beatrice, and Hero and Claudio—must overcome deception, gossip, and, occasionally, their own misplaced pride if their love is to persevere.

My Father's Dragon

by Ruth Stiles Gannett

When Elmer Elevator hears about the plight of an overworked and underappreciated baby flying dragon, he stows away on a ship and travels to Wild Island to rescue the dragon.<P><P> A Newbery Honor book

Natural Sciences Grade 5

by Siyavula

An open source textbook for South Africa.

An Old-Fashioned Girl

by Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott, author of the childhood classic Little Women, has enchanted generations of readers with her unforgettable coming-of-age stories. <P> <P> In An Old-Fashioned Girl, she brings alive the tale of Polly Milton, a young girl who leaves her simple country life to stay at the home of her wealthy city cousins. Polly doesn't wear fancy clothes. She doesn't attend the theater. And she doesn't talk or act the way the other girls in town do. But even an old-fashioned girl can be tempted by the excitement and intrigues of city life. In a timeless story about being true to yourself, can Polly uphold her principles while still finding happiness in a big, new world?

Othello (PDF)

by Tony Ross Andrew Matthews

I will wear my heart upon my sleeve for daws to peck at. . . A great retelling of this tragic tale of jealousy and human frailty. With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre, and Jealousy in Othello. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.

Ozma of Oz (Land of Oz Book 3)

by L. Frank Baum

While traveling to a different Oz (Australia), Dorothy is lost at sea with her hen, Billina. The two end up in Ev, a country across the desert from Oz, and, with their new friend Tik-Tok, they must save the royal family from the evil Nome King.

The Patchwork Girl of Oz (Land of Oz Book 7)

by L. Frank Baum

The Patchwork Girl is one of the most delightful of the stories. The most important new character is Miss Scraps Patches, the patchwork girl herself, who is only a large stuffed doll, but very much alive thanks to the magic Powder of Life, and very brainy, because her stuffing has been well dosed with a part of the contents of all the bottles on the shelf labeled "Brain Furniture" . Then there is the Woozy, a strange little animal "all squares and flat surfaces and edges", who isn't very important except for the three hairs at the end of his tail; his only talent is his fire-flashing eyes. Another unusual creation is Bungle, a glass cat, who is completely transparent and quite conceited because of her pink brains: "You can see 'em work."

Pegasus: Pegasus and the Flame: Book 1 (PDF)

by Kate O'Hearn

When Pegasus, the majestic winged-stallion, crashes on to her roof in the middle of a storm that blacks-out New York City, 13-year-old Emily's life becomes that of legend.

Polyeucte

by Pierre Corneille

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Poor and Proud; Or, The Fortunes of Katy Redburn: A Story for Young Folks

by Oliver Optic

According to Wikipedia: William Taylor Adams (July 30, 1822 - March 27, 1897) was a noted academic, author, and Massachusetts state legislator. He was born in Medway, Massachusetts in 1822 to Captain Laban Adams and Catherine Johnson Adams. He became a teacher in the Boston, Massachusetts public schools in 1845, and remained in that capacity through 1865. In 1846, he married Sarah Jenkins, with whom he had two children. He served as a member of the School Board of Dorchester, Massachusetts, for 14 years. In 1869, he became a member of the Massachusetts General Court. He died in Dorchester in 1897. He wrote many books of fiction for boys under the pseudonym Oliver Optic, including: Hatchie, the Guardian Slave (1853), Indoors and Out (1855), and The Boat Club (1855).

Puck of Pook's Hill

by Rudyard Kipling

Classic Kipling children's story. According to Wikipedia: "Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936) was an English author and poet. Born in Bombay, British India (now Mumbai), he is best known for his works The Jungle Book (1894) and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1902), his novel, Kim (1901); his poems, including Mandalay (1890), Gunga Din (1890), If- (1910); and his many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King (1888). He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story"; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best works speak to a versatile and luminous narrative gift. Kipling was one of the most popular writers in English, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. [2] The author Henry James said of him: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known. " In 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient. Among other honours, he was sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, all of which he declined.

Reading Detectives: Year 6 Reading Detectives: Teacher Resources and CD-ROM (PDF)

by Keen Kite Books Staff

Prepare children for the most difficult aspects of their reading test with comprehension exercises that concentrate on developing the key skills of inference and deduction. Prepare children for the most difficult aspects of their reading test with comprehension exercises that concentrate on developing the key skills of inference and deduction. * Set questions that gradually progress pupils' skills and deeper understanding of a text * Increase vocabulary and reading stamina with extracts from a rich variety of fiction and non-fiction texts * Evaluate your pupils' responses and help them apply their skills to other texts with guidance from top literacy consultant Rachel Clarke Included texts: Romulus and Remus: Twin Boys who Founded Rome by Geraldine McCaughrean When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr The Purple Lady by Jamila Gavin I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick The Visitor by Ian Serraillier The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine Arthur: High King of Britain by Michael Morpurgo The Cloudspotter's Guide by Gavin Pretor-Pinney Five Children and It by E. Nesbit Oddiputs by Nicholas Fisk Africa: Eye to Eye with the Unknown by Michael Bright Fenn Halflin and the Fearzero by Francesca Armour-Chelu Cowboy Song by Charles Causley The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Engineer's Thumb by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Tempest by William Shakespeare

The Red Fairy

by Andrew Lang

Editor Andrew Lang collected fairy tales from all over the world in his twelve Fairy Books. The second in this popular series is The Red Fairy Book, which contains thirty-seven fairy tales, some of which appeared for the first time in English in the collection. Lang's collections are notable for their graphic and often violent story elements, as well as for the beautiful original plates that are included as illustrations. Some of the stories in The Red Fairy Book include tales that became household favourites, such as "Jack and the Beanstock", "Rapunzel", and "The Twelve Dancing Princesses".

Red Grouse (Large Print)

by Rnib Bookshare

This is a Red Grouse shown from the side. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. Its head, which is facing to the left, has a short blunt beak. One eye is visible, and above this, is its distinctive red wattle. Slightly down and to the right of the head is the wing. Down from this is the Grouse's chest, and down again are its two sturdy legs. To the very right of the picture its short tail can be found. The Red Grouse is covered with chestnut brown feathers.

The Reluctant Dragon

by Kenneth Grahame

When a dragon is discovered up on the Downs, the Boy is not in the least surprised. He's always known the cave there was a dragon cave, so it seems only right for a dragon to be living in it. The Boy decides to pay a visit to the cave, and he thinks he knows just what to expect. But this particular dragon is not a bit like the ones in fairy tales!

Researching the Visual

by Dr Philip D Smith Margery Mayall Michael Emmison

This second edition provides an excellent overview of the field by covering the traditional themes and current trends in image centred photographic visual inquiry but extends this by demonstrating the rich possibilities available through the analysis of everyday objects, places and interactions. The book includes chapters on researching 2D and 3D visual data, along with lived and living visual data, and also features a brand new chapter on researching the virtual world of the internet. Drawing on theoretical traditions as diverse as semiotics, ethnomethodology, symbolic interactionism and material culture studies, the second edition provides an invaluable guide for researchers interested in conducting innovative visual inquiry. Packed with exercises and projects, the book makes it easy for students to undertake their own research with limited resources and budget. The new edition also features helpful icons alerting researchers to important ethical considerations that are vital in the field of visual research. Generously illustrated with images and diagrams, this new edition is the perfect companion to those doing projects, dissertations or theses involving visual research.

Researching the Visual (PDF)

by Dr Philip D Smith Margery Mayall Michael Emmison

This second edition provides an excellent overview of the field by covering the traditional themes and current trends in image centred photographic visual inquiry but extends this by demonstrating the rich possibilities available through the analysis of everyday objects, places and interactions. The book includes chapters on researching 2D and 3D visual data, along with lived and living visual data, and also features a brand new chapter on researching the virtual world of the internet. Drawing on theoretical traditions as diverse as semiotics, ethnomethodology, symbolic interactionism and material culture studies, the second edition provides an invaluable guide for researchers interested in conducting innovative visual inquiry. Packed with exercises and projects, the book makes it easy for students to undertake their own research with limited resources and budget. The new edition also features helpful icons alerting researchers to important ethical considerations that are vital in the field of visual research. Generously illustrated with images and diagrams, this new edition is the perfect companion to those doing projects, dissertations or theses involving visual research.

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