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      The special Collector's Editions of the Little House on the Prairie series features Garth Williams interior art in vibrant, full color, as well as a beautifully redesigned cover.

      This is Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of how her husband Almanzo grew up as a farmer boy far from the little house where Laura lived. While Laura Ingalls grows up in a little house on the western prairie, Almanzo Wilder is living on a big farm in New York State. Here Almanzo and his brother and sisters help with the summer planting and fall harvest. In winter there is wood to be chopped and great slabs of ice to be cut from the river and stored. Time for fun comes when the jolly tin peddler visits, or best of all, when the fair comes to town. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.

      1. The Trumpet of the Swan
        The Trumpet of the Swan
        E. B. White
        HarperCollins / 2000 / Trade Paperback
        $5.49 Retail: $7.99 Save 31% ($2.50)
        5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
        Availability: Expected to ship on or about 09/09/18.
        Stock No: WW408671

      Luois is a Trumpeter Swan who came Into the world lacking a voice. When his father explained to him that he was different from other cygnets, Louis felt scared. His father, however, promised to help. Sam Beaver, a boy who loved all wild things, took Louis to school, where he learned to read and write. This was a help, but it did not solve his major problem: he was in love with the beautiful swan, Serena, and she spurned him because he was defective. And that was when Louis's father, the old cob, did a difficult thing - he put honor aside and stole a trumpet so his son would be able to woo his love. Louis's determination to become a trumpeter and pay off his father's debt takes him far from the wilderness he loves. But he succeeds and wins the swan of his desiring.Recommended for ages 8 to 12.

      1. Number the Stars
        Number the Stars
        Lois Lowry
        Sandpiper / Trade Paperback
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        5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
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        Stock No: WW577090

      It is 1943 in Denmark, when ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen's family takes in her best friend Ellen, and poses her as a member of the family. Ellen is Jewish and Jewish people all over the country, and Europe, are being taken by the Nazis and put into Jewish ghettos and concentration camp. This Newbery Medal winner chronicles the life of this family, the hardships they must face and the heroic decisions that they are forced to make.

      1. Caddie Woodlawn, Softcover
        Caddie Woodlawn, Softcover
        Carol Ryrie Brink
        Simon Pulse / 1997 / Trade Paperback
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        5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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        Stock No: WW815212

      Caddie Woodlawn would rather hunt and plow than sew and bake. With an adventurous and spirited heart, she is friends with the Indians who frighten most of her neighbors, and beats her brothers' dares at every turn. Based upon the memories of the author's grandmother, this classic book has charmed readers for over 50 years. 242 pages, softcover. Winner of the Newbery Medal.