The Adventures of Reddy Fox by Thornton W. Burgess Timeless fable tells of an overconfident little fox who steals a plump pet hen and is hotly pursued by Farmer Brown's boy and Bowser the Hound. Children will delight in Reddy's risky antics and the commotion his behavior causes among the other woodland creatures.Read More...Hide Pages: 86
The Adventures of Old Man Coyote by Thornton W. Burgess The arrival of Old Man Coyote causes a lot of commotion among the denizens of the Green Forest. Master storyteller blends a good story with gentle lessons about nature and virtuous conduct. Pages: 71
The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk by Thornton W. Burgess Jimmy Skunk has a long, hard day but comes out the winner in this captivating tale that tells how Reddy Fox is tricked into doing something he never intended to do and how a mischievous Peter Rabbit gets his comeuppance for playing nasty tricks on fellow creatures of the Green Meadow. A warm, whimsical adventure.Read More...Hide Pages: 87
The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat (Dover Children's Thrift Classics) by Thornton W. Burgess Beloved children's classic concerns the problems faced by Jerry Muskrat and the other creatures of the Green Forest when the water stops flowing in the Laughing Brook and the Smiling Pool. Children will love finding out how Jerry, Little Joe Otter, Billy Mink, and others team up to solve the dilemma.Read More...Hide Pages: 90
The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse by Thornton W. Burgess A plump little meadow mouse, always an inviting target for hungry hunters in the Green Meadow, spends much of his time avoiding the clutches of Hooty the Owl, Reddy Fox and Old Granny Fox, Mr. Blacksnake, and other pesky predators as he explores the Old Briar-patch and Farmer Brown's orchard.Read More...Hide Pages: 80
The Adventures of Buster Bear by Thornton W. Burgess Delightfully told tale recounts, in large easy-to-read type, the escapades of an amiable bear who comes to live in the Green Forest, where he playfully annoys Little Joe Otter and other occupants. Gentle lessons about the dangers of greed, pride, and insensitivity accompanied by charming illustrations.Read More...Hide Pages: 80
Old Granny Fox by Thornton W. Burgess When a deep winter snow carpets the Green Forest and nearby meadow, Granny Fox and Reddy have some disagreements on how best to find some food. But Granny ? with her years of experience ? wins out over Reddy and teaches him quite a bit about patience, common sense, and resourcefulness.Read More...Hide Pages: 90
In Fannie Flagg's high-spirited first novel, we meet Daisy Fay Harper in the spring of 1952, where she's "not doing much except sitting around waiting for the sixth grade." When she leaves Shell Beach, Mississippi, in September 1959, she is packed up and ready for the Miss America Pageant, vowing "I won't come back until I'm somebody." But in our hearts she already is.
Sassy and irreverent from the get-go, Daisy Fay takes us on a rollicking journey through her formative years on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. There, at The End of the Road of the South, the family malt shop freezer holds unspeakable things, society maven Mrs. Dot hosts Junior Debutante meetings and shares inspired thoughts for the week (such as "sincerity is as valuable as radium"), and Daisy Fay's Daddy hatches a quick-cash scheme that involves resurrecting his daughter from the dead in a carefully orchestrated miracle. Along the way, Daisy Fay does a lot of growing up, emerging as one of the most hilarious, appealing, and prized characters in modern fiction.
Split Second by David Baldacci
Michelle Maxwell has just wrecked her promising career at the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight for the briefest moment and the man whose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air. Sean King knows how the younger agent feels. Eight years earlier, the hard-charging Secret Service agent allowed his attention to be diverted for a split second. And the candidate he was protecting was gunned down before his eyes. Now Michelle and Sean are about to see their destinies converge. Drawn into a maze of lies, secrets, and deadly coincidences, the two discredited agents uncover a shocking truth: that the separate acts of violence that shattered their lives were really a long time in the making-and are a long way from over
The Rupa Book of Indian Love Stories
The Rupa Book of Indian Love Stories by Ruskin Bond
The Rupa Book of Indian Love Stories presents immortal love legends and ballads hailing primarily from the Punjab, Kathiawar and Rajputana region of India. A mix of happy and tragic stories, these love stories have been picked from Charles A. Kincaid's Tales of Old Ind. The tales are extraordinarily mixed in character. Some emit a strong Sindhi or Gujarati flavour while others suggest a Rajput or even an Arabic influence. Whatever the origin of the tales, they form an integral part of the romantic ballad literature of India...