Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert have decided to adopt an orphan. They want a nice sturdy boy to help Matthew with the farm chores. The orphanage sends a girl instead - a mischievous, talkative redhead who the Cuthberts are sure will be no use at all. But as soon as Anne arrives at the snug white farmhouse called Green Gables, she knows she wants to stay forever. And the longer Anne stays, the harder it is for anyone to imagine Green Gables without her.
This adorable version of Johanna Spyri's Heidi features a cover illustrated by Anna Bond, of Rifle Paper Co. with a gold imprinted title.
This classic novel tells the story of Heidi, a Swiss orphan who is sent to live with her grandfather in the Alps. As she grows up admist wildflowers and animals, she learns the true meaning of friendship and family. Interior illustrations by Cecil Leslie. Part of the "Puffin In Bloom" series. A section at the back of the book includes an author file, activities, Q-and-A and other enrichment ideas. 294 pages, hardcover.
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a beloved childhood tale of endurance and the power of imagination. Sara Crewe is a pupil at Miss Minchin's Seminary for Young Ladies, bedecked and pampered due to her father's fortune. But when Captain Crewe dies, supposedly having lost everything in a poor investment in diamond mines, Miss Minchin demotes Sara from star pupil to maid. Sara's demeanor doesn't change, but rather she draws upon her inner reserves of strength to overcome her circumstances and continue to act as a princess would . . . drawing the attentions of her neighbors who have been looking for her.
This new Penguin edition features lovely gold-embossed cover illustrations by Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co.