Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are in for a big surprise. They are waiting for an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables - but a skinny, red-haired girl turns up instead. Feisty and full of spirit, Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts' affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter.
Huckleberry Finn had a tough life with his drunk father until an adventure with Tom Sawyer changed everything. But when Huck's dad returns and kidnaps him, he must escape down the Mississippi river with runaway slave, Jim. They encounter trouble at every turn, from floods and gunfights to armed bandits and the long arm of the law.
Nine-year-old Bruno has a lot of things on his mind. Who is the 'Fury'? Why did he make them leave their nice home in Berlin to go to 'Out-With'? And who are all the sad people in striped pyjamas on the other side of the fence? The grown-ups won't explain so Bruno decides there is only one thing for it - he will have to explore this place alone.
Peter Rabbit and his cousin, Benjamin Bunny, along with their extensive family, get into all sorts of mischief as they sneak into Mr McGregor's garden, narrowly avoid being turned into rabbit pie and outsmart the wily and cunning fox, Mr Tod. This collection brings together the four original stories which feature the mischievous little rabbit.
A Dubray Books Favourite Book of all Time Read. When I was eight, this great book introduced me to a world where wardrobes can lead you to a magic land. Impressive - what next? (Olivia Clear, Stillorgan)
Black Beauty is the prettiest young horse in the meadows, and spends many happy days under the apple trees with his friends Ginger and Merrylegs. But this easy life comes to an end when Beauty is sold and goes from farm to inn to cabhorse in London, enduring rough treatment from foolish and careless masters.