Catalogue #22, July 2016. ModernJuvenile literature from 1920s onward.
A sane squirrel tries to do good in a crazy human world. This enchanting tale from a Canadian playwright won The Times Story Competition and was first printed in the Times Saturday Review; here published with many illustrations.
One boy's three lives: as the Hungarian Prince Michael of Chestry, as Michael Prince a homeless WWII refugee, and as Mike Brown, adopted son of a kind American family. Through it all runs the proud stallion, Midnight. NOTE: This book has been SOLD.
How Dusty comes to the rescue of the kind family who has adopted her. Based on the authors' own golden whippet "with the grace of a deer and the speed of the flying wind."
"In a valley deserted by human beings, Brim, the terrier finds an old half-built barge." Though it takes persistence and the support of his friends to build and sail the barge, Brim holds on to his dream. A fine story which should be better known.
"A tale for children by a child. Introduced by Mary Elizabeth Barnicle." One of the first two books illustrated by Helen Sewell, with coloured plate and six black and white plates as well as many drawings in text.
Cameron weaves the Napoleonic past with San Francisco of the present in a lovely and gripping American fantasy.
Penelope comes to the Thackers, home for generations to the Babington family and their farmers and servants, the Taberners. She alone, a descendent of the Taberners, is sensitive to the people who have lived in the old house before. She bears the lives of both times, shifting back and forth from Elizabethan days to the present. Beautiful writing, by a woman whose ancestors also lived and farmed for many generations in the Derbyshire.
Julia becomes a writer, looking out from her special room. A wonderful evocation of earlier times in Berkeley. The first Julia Redfern book as written although placed in time at the center of this excellent series.
Bran, the Celtic war dog of nobility, is bewildered and lost when his master dies in battle against the Romans. His story moves from Britain to Rome, and the home of a Roman soldier and his Celtic wife.
"Like Tolkien, Irmelin Sandman Lilius has created a fascinating geography and a haunting mythical history for the imaginary town of Tulavall." Through the three books, the children of the Halter family are caught up in smuggling, alchemy, and greed.. at the end the mysterious appearance of horses from the town's mythical past. The Finnish author's trilogy has won the Nils Holgersson Plaque, the Astrid Lindgren Prize and an IBBY Diploma of Honor.