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When Lighthouses are Dark: a Story of a Lake Superior Island

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Ethel C. Brill


The story of four children stranded on a Lake Superior island. They take refuge in a deserted lighthouse hoping to survive the winter. (Summ…

Gawayne and the Green Knight (Lewis Translation)

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The Gawain Poet, Charlton Miner Lewis and The Gawain Poettranslated Bycharlton Miner Lewis


Charlton Miner Lewis' version of Gawayne and the Green Knight, a late 14th century alliterative romance, is written in modern language telli…

Rhymed Receipts for Any Occasion

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Imogen Clark


In addition to being amusing, recipes written in a poetic form were easy to remember and used as learning tools for the young housekeeper. M…

Organic Gardener's Composting

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Steve Solomon


The art and science of composting is presented in a humorous and readable manner from the basic elements to the in-depth science. An entire …

The Lair of the White Worm

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Bram Stoker


The Lair of the White Worm (also known as The Garden of Evil) is a horror novel by Anglo-Irish author Bram Stoker, who also wrote Dracula. I…

Gardening Without Irrigation: or without much, anyway

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Steve Solomon


Gardening expert Steve Solomon has written extensively on gardening techniques for the home gardener. Water conservation is the focus of thi…

The Gift of the Magi

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O. Henry


The Gift of the Magi is an O. Henry short story in which a young couple are very much in love with each other but can barely afford their on…

A Sicilian Romance

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Ann Radcliffe


A Sicilian Romance is a Gothic novel by Ann Radcliffe. It was her second published work, and was first published anonymously in 1790. The pl…

It's Like This, Cat

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Emily Neville


1964 Newbery Medal winner, It's Like This, Cat is the story of a young man, Dave Mitchell, and how he grew to maturity, helped along indirec…

Dandelion Cottage

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Carroll Watson Rankin


Carroll Watson Rankin's best known novel is Dandelion Cottage, published in 1904 by Henry Holt and Company. She first wrote the story serial…

Fishing with a Worm

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Bliss Perry


Fishing with a Worm by Bliss Perry includes the poignant and philosophical observations of a fly fisherman lured by the worm. Bliss Perry wa…

The Moon Metal

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Garrett P. Serviss


Garrett Putnam Serviss (1851-1929) was an astronomer, popularizer of astronomy, and early science fiction writer. Serviss showed a talent fo…

Deephaven

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Sarah Orne Jewett


Sarah Orne Jewett is best known for her clean and clear descriptive powers that at once elevate common-place daily events to something remar…

The Adventures of Maya the Bee

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Waldemar Bonsels


The Adventures of Maya the Bee is an exciting tale for children of all ages. Themes of growth and development of courage and wisdom are foun…

Rootabaga Stories

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Carl Sandburg


Carl Sandburg is beloved by generations of children for his Rootabaga Stories and Rootabaga Pigeons (which is not in the public domain), a s…

American Cookery

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Amelia Simmons


American Cookery, by Amelia Simmons, was the first known cookbook written by an American, published in 1796. Until this time, the cookbooks …

The Girls of Gardenville

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Carroll Watson Rankin


It is pleasant to have another book about a group of merry, natural girls, who have the attractions of innocence and youthful faults. "…

Tale of Brownie Beaver

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Arthur Scott Bailey


Arthur Scott Bailey was the author of more than forty children's books, centered all his plots in the animal, bird and insect worlds, weavin…

The Copper Princess

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Kirk Munroe


The Copper Princess: A Story of Lake Superior Mines is an adventure set in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The delightful story …

The Cinder Pond

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Carroll Watson Rankin


Years ago, a manufacturer built a great dock, jutting out from and then turning parallel to the shore of a northern Michigan town. The facto…

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