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CARLA’S EMERY'S RECOMMENDED FICTION CLASSICS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
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CARLA’S EMERY'S RECOMMENDED FICTION CLASSICS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Aesop: Aesop’s Fables

Alcott, Louisa M.: Little Women (Little Men and Jo’s Boys are sequels); Eight Cousins (Rose in Bloom is sequel); An Old Fashioned Girl; Jack and Jill; Under the Lilacs (Cornelia Meigs, Invincible Louisa is good bio of her.)

Anderson, Hans Christian:  (various translations) Hans Anderson: His Classic Fairy Tales; Anderson’s Fairy Tales

Angeli, Marguerite De: Book of Nursery & Mother Goose Rhymes; Thee, Hannah; The Door in the Wall

Baum, Frank: The Road to Oz; Rinkitink in Oz

Blackmoore, Richard D.: Lorna Doone

Bronte, Charlotte: Jane Eyre

Bunyan, John: Pilgrim’s Progress—various versions: Dangerous Journey (ed by Oliver Hunkin, 1985); The Annotated Pilgrim’s Progress (Moody Press, 1980)

Burgess, Thornton: Old Mother West Wind

Burnett, Frances Hodson: The Secret Garden; Little Lord Fauntleroy; The Little Princess

Burnford, Sheila: The Incredible Journey

Carroll, Lewis: Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass

Cather, Willa: O Pioneers

Cervantes, Miguel de: The Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha (great Spanish classic, in various translations)

Collodi, Carlo (a.k.a. Carlo Lorenzini): Pinocchio (various translations from the Italian)

Craik, Dinah Maria Mulock: The Little Lame Prince

Dante: The Divine Comedy (Medieval Italian classic, various translations; Dorothy L. Sayers provides best annotations)

Defoe, Daniel: Robinson Crusoe

Dickens, Charles: Oliver Twist; David Copperfield
Dodge, Mary Mapes: Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates

Drewery, Mary: Devil in Print (historical novel about Tyndale’s struggle to translate the Bible into English)

Fisher, Dorothy:  Understood Betsy

Gibson, Fred: Old Yeller

Grahame, Kenneth: The Wind in the Willows

Grimm, the Brothers (various translations): Fairy Tales (Fritz Fredel); Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Hale, Lucretia P.: The Complete Peterkin Papers

Hawthorne, Nathaniel: Tanglewood Tales & Wonder Books (Greek myths)

Homer: Iliad, Odyssey—various translations:  Gerald Gottlieb: The Adventures of Ulysses; Barbara Leonie Picard: The Iliad of Homer, The Odyssey of Homer

Irving, Washington: Rip Van Winkle, the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and Other Tales

“King Arthur and His Knights” is English oral legend retold by various authors.

Kingsley, Charles: The Heroes

Kipling, Rudyard: Just-So Stories

Knight, Eric: Lassie, Come Home

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Lamb, Charles & Mary: Tales from Shakespeare (the bard’s work retold)

Lang, Andrew:  The Red Fairy Book (etc.); Arabian Nights; Tales of Troy and Greece

L’Engle, Madeleine: A Wrinkle in Time; A Wind in the Door; A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Lewellyn, Richard: How Green Is My Valley

Lewis, C. S.: The Chronicles of Narnia (The Magician’s Nephew; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; The Last Battle)

Lobel, Arnold: Frog and Toad Are Friends (etc.); Mouse Soup

London, Jack: The Call of the Wild

Marshall, Catherine: Christy; Catherine Marshall’s Story Bible

McDonald, George: At the Back of the North Wind; The Princess and the Goblin; The Princess and Curdie; The Christmas Stories of George McDonald

Milne, A.A.:  Winnie-the-Pooh; House at Pooh Corner; When We Were Very Young

Montgomery, Lucy Maud: Anne of Green Gables; Anne of Avonlea; Anne of the Island; Anne of Windy Poplars; Anne’s House of Dreams; Anne of Ingleside;
Emily of New Moon; Emily Climbs; Emily’s Quest

Norton, Mary: The Borrowers

Norton, Juster: The Phantom Toll Booth

O’Dell, Scott: Island of the Blue Dolphins; The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day; The King’s Fifth

O’Hara, Mary: My Friend Flica

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Porter, Gene Stratton: Freckles; Girl of the Limberlost; Laddie; The Keeper of the Bees; The White Flag; Her Father’s Daughter; A Daughter of the Land; The Harvester; At the Foot of the Rainbow; Michael O’Halloran; The Song of the Cardinal.

Pyle, Howard: The Wonder Clock, Salt & Pepper; Men of Iron; Otto of the Silver Hand; Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates (compiled by Merle Johnson); The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood; The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan: The Yearling

Rawls, Wilson:  Where the Red Fern Grows

Ruskin, John:  The King of the Golden River

Scott, Sir Walter: (advanced readers) Ivanhoe; Rob Roy; Quentin Durward; Kenilworth; The Black Dwarf

Robin Hood is an English oral legend: various authors.

Sewell, Anna: Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse

Sharp, Margery: The Rescuers

Spyri, Johanna: Heidi

Stevenson, Robert Lewis: A Child’s Garden of Verses; Treasure Island; The Black Arrow; Kidnapped; David Balfour (sequel)

Swift, Jonathan: Gulliver’s Travels

Tolkien, J.R.R.: The Hobbit; The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King; Farmer Giles of Ham

Twain, Mark: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; The Prince and the Pauper, etc.

Sayers, Dorothy L.: Lord Peter Wimsey novels, Dante tr.

Verne, Jules: A Long Vacation ; Michael Strongoff: A Courier of the Czar; Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea; Around the World in Eighty Days; The Mysterious Island; Journey to the Center of the Earth; Master of the World; From the Earth to the Moon

White, E. B.: Charlotte’s Web

Wiggin, Kate Douglas: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Wilde, Oscar: The Selfish Giant

Wilder, Laura Ingalls: Little House Series plus On the Way Home (diary); West from Home (letters)

Williams, Margery: The Velveteen Rabbit

Wyss, Johann David: The Swiss Family Robinson

SOME NONFICTION CLASSICS

Burgess: The Small Woman
Carson, Rachel: Silent Spring
Carlyle: The French Revolution
Gibbons: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Stanley: In Darkest Africa
Washington, Booker T.: Up From Slavery

SOME CLASSICS FOR VERY YOUNG READERS

Beskow, Elsa: Pelle’s New Suit
Brown, Margaret Wise: Goodnight Moon
Galdone, Paul: The Little Red Hen
McCloskey: Make Way for Ducklings
Piper, Watty: The Little Engine That Could
Potter, Beatrix: The Tale of Peter Rabbit