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Animal Fantasy

Jarrell, Randall. (1965). The animal family. New York : Pantheon Books. INTR-FIC J376A

A man, a woman and a boy are stranded on an island. The man and woman age and eventually the boy, now a man, finds himself alone, but he creates a family for himself.

King-Smith, Dick. (1985, c1983). Babe : the gallant pig. New York : Crown. INTR-FIC K5495BA

A piglet destined for eventual butchering arrives at the farmyard, is adopted by an old sheep dog, and discovers a special secret to success.

White, E. B. (1952). Charlotte's web. New York : Harper. INTR-FIC W583C

When he discovers that he is destined to be someone's dinner, Wilbur the pig is desolate until his spider friend Charlotte decides to help him.

Freeman, Don. (1968). Corduroy, story and pictures. New York : Viking Press. PRIM-FIC F855C

A toy bear in a department store wants a number of things, but when a little girl finally buys him he finds what he has always wanted most of all.

Selden, George. (1960). The cricket in Times Square. New York : Ariel Books. INTR-FIC S4647CR

The adventures of a country cricket who unintentionally arrives in New York and is befriended by Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat.

Lobel, Arnold. (1970). Frog and toad are friends. New York : Harper & Row. PRIM-FIC L7975FR

Five tales recounting the adventures of two best friends - Frog and Toad.

Jacques, Brian. (1998). Marlfox. New York : Philomel Books. PR6060 .A35 M375 1998X

When three young residents of Redwall Abbey go on a quest to recover a tapestry stolen by the Marlfoxes, their bravery removes the curse of these evil animals on a lost island.

Lawson, Robert. (1944). Rabbit hill. New York : The Viking Press. INTR-FIC L425RA

New folks are coming to live in the Big House. The animals of Rabbit Hill wonder if they will plant a garden and thus be good providers.

Brunhoff, Jean de. (1984, c1933). The story of Babar, the little elephant (Translated from the French by Merle S. Haas). New York : Random House. PRIM-FIC B8952ST and PRIM-FIC B8952su

An orphaned baby elephant goes to live in the city with an old lady who gives him everything he wants, but eventually returns to the forest where he is crowned king of the elephants.

Lofting, Hugh. (1948). The story of Doctor Dolittle, being the history of his peculiar life at home and astonishing adventures in foreign parts. Philadelphia : Lippincott. INTR-FIC L829ST

The adventures of a kind-hearted doctor, who is fond of animals and understands their language, as he travels to Africa with some of his favorite pets to cure the monkeys of a terrible sickness.

Lofting, Hugh. (1920). The story of Doctor Dolittle, being the history of his peculiar life at home and astonishing adventures in foreign parts. Philadelphia : Lippincott. INTR-FIC L829STA

The adventures of a kind-hearted doctor, who is fond of animals and understands their language, as he travels to Africa with some of his favorite pets to cure the monkeys of a terrible sickness.

Potter, Beatrix. (198-). The tale of Peter Rabbit. New York : F. Warne. PRIM-FIC P866TPE

Peter disobeys his mother by going into Mr. McGregor's garden and almost gets caught.

Selden, George. (1969). Tucker's countryside. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux. INTR-FIC S4647TU

The adventures of a city-bred cat and mouse when they go to the country in Connecticut to visit their friend, Chester Cricket. A sequel to "The Cricket in Times Square." Continued by "Harry Cat's pet puppy."

Adams, Richard. (1972). Watership Down. New York : Macmillan. INTR-FIC A2117W

A band of rabbits escapes the threatened collapse of their highly developed civilization only to find the same dangers (predatory men and beasts, and a totalitarian state imposed by their own species) in their new domain.

Grahame, Kenneth. (1980). The wind in the willows. (Illustrated by Michael Hague). New York : Ariel Books : Holt, Rinehart and Winston. INTR-FIC G7428WIN

The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger.

Grahame, Kenneth. The wind in the willows. (Illustrated by Tasha Tudor). Cleveland : World Pub. Co. INTR-FIC G7428WIM

The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger.

Grahame, Kenneth. (1961). The wind in the willows. (Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard). New York : Scribner. INTR-FIC  G7428WI

The adventures of four amiable animals, Rat, Toad, Mole and Badger, along a river in the English countryside.

Grahame, Kenneth. (1933). The wind in the willows. (Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard). New York : Scribner. INTR-FIC G7428WIB

The adventures of four amiable animals, Rat, Toad, Mole and Badger, along a river in the English countryside.

Milne, A. A. (1961, 1926). Winnie-the-Pooh. New York : Dutton. PRIM-FIC M658WI

The adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends in which Pooh Bear uses a balloon to get honey, Piglet meets a Heffalump, and Eeyore has a birthday.

Milne, A. A. (1957). The world of Pooh; the complete Winnie-the-Pooh and The house at Pooh Corner. New York : Dutton. PRIM-FIC M658WO

The world of Pooh is a world of enchantment. It is a world where Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends Piglet, Eeyor, Tigger, Kanga and the others share unforgettable adventures with Christopher Robin.

Miniature Worlds, Time Slips, Unreal Worlds, and Magic

Lisle, Janet Taylor. (1989). Afternoon of the elves. New York : Orchard Books. INTR-FIC L771AF

As Hillary works in the miniature village, allegedly built by elves, in Sara-Kate's backyard, she becomes more and more curious about Sara-Kate's real life inside her big, gloomy house with her mysterious, silent mother.

Cassedy, Sylvia. (1983). Behind the attic wall. New York : T.Y. Crowell. INTR-FIC C3447BE

In the bleak, forbidding house of her great-aunts, neglected twelve-year-old orphan Maggie hears ghostly voices and finds magic that awakens in her the capacity to love and be loved.

Norton, Mary. (1953). The borrowers. New York : Harcourt, Brace. INTR-FIC N886BO

Miniature people who live in an old country house by borrowing things from the humans are forced to emigrate from their home under the clock.

Dahl, Roald. (1964). Charlie and the chocolate factory. New York : Knopf. INTR-FIC D131CH

Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.

Boston, L. M. (1955). The children of Green Knowe. New York : Harcourt, Brace. INTR-FIC B747CH

Tolly comes to live with his great-grandmother at the ancient house of Green Knowe and becomes friends with three children who lived there in the seventeenth century.

Nesbit, E. (1964). The enchanted castle. London, Dent; New York : Dutton. INTR-FIC N458E

Four English children find a wonderful world of magic through an enchanted wishing ring.

Kendall, Carol. (1959). The Gammage cup. New York : Harcourt, Brace. INTR-FIC K333GA

A handful of Minnipins, a sober and sedate people, rise up against the Periods, the leading family of an isolated mountain valley, and are exiled to a mountain where they discover that the ancient enemies of their people are preparing to attack.

Van Allsburg, Chris. (1979). The garden of Abdul Gasazi. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. PRIM-FIC V217G

When the dog he is caring for runs away from Alan into the forbidden garden of a retired dog-hating magician, a spell seems to be cast over the contrary dog.

Rowling, J. K. (1998, c1997). Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone. New York : Arthur A. Levine Books. INTR-FIC R8844HAR

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.

Yorinks, Arthur. (1986). Hey, Al. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux. PRIM-FIC Y614HE

A city janitor and his treasured canine companion are transported by a large colorful bird to an island in the sky, where their comfortable paradise existence threatens to turn them into birds as well. (Caldecott Medal, 1987).

Van Allsburg, Chris. (1981). Jumanji. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co. PRIM-FIC V217J

Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle adventure board game.

Lewis, C. S. (1965, c1950). The lion, the witch and the wardrobe : a story for children. New York : Macmillan. INTR-FIC L6734L

Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

Lewis, C. S. (1950). The lion, the witch and the wardrobe; a story for children. New York : Macmillan. INTR-FIC L6734LB

Four English school children find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

Juster, Norton. (1961). The phantom tollbooth. New York : Epstein & Carroll; distributed by Random House. INTR-FIC J96PH

A journey through a land where Milo learns the importance of words and numbers provides a cure for his boredom.

Lindgren, Astrid. (1950). Pippi Longstocking. (Translated Florence Lamborn). New York : Viking Press. INTR-FIC L7455PI

Escapades of a lucky little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey--but without any parents--at the edge of a Swedish village.

Babbitt, Natalie. (1969). The search for delicious. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux. INTR-FIC B1124SE

The Prime Minister is compiling a dictionary and when no one at court can agree on the meaning of delicious, the King sends his twelve-year-old messenger to poll the country.

Wiesner, David. (1999). Sector 7. New York : Clarion Books. PRIM-FIC W6517SE

While on a school trip to the Empire State Building, a boy is taken by a friendly cloud to visit Sector 7, where he discovers how clouds are shaped and channeled throughout the country.

Steig, William. (1969). Sylvester and the magic pebble. New York : Windmill Books. PRIM-FIC S818S

In a moment of fright Sylvester the donkey asks his magic pebble to turn him into a rock but then can not hold the pebble to wish himself back to normal again.

Babbitt, Natalie. (1975). Tuck everlasting. New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux. INTR-FIC B1124TU

The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing any older.

Sendak, Maurice. (1963). Where the wild things are. New York : Harper & Row. PRIM-FIC S4746WH

A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.

Kendall, Carol. (1965). The whisper of Glocken. New York : Harcourt, Brace & World. INTR-FIC K333WI

Prompted by a terrible flood, a seemingly unheroic group of little people, the Minnipins, sets out on a quest to restore an ancient treasure and make the valley of the Watercress safe again.

Scieszka, Jon. )1993). Your mother was a Neanderthal. New York : N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking. INTR-FIC S416Y

The Time Warp Trio find themselves in the middle of an adventure in prehistoric times, where cave art is a form of graffiti and "rock" music takes on a whole new meaning.

Literary Lore

McKinley, Robin. (1978). Beauty : a retelling of the story of Beauty and the beast. New York : Harper & Row. 398.2 M158B

Kind Beauty grows to love the Beast at whose castle she is compelled to stay and through her love releases him from the spell which had turned him from a handsome prince into an ugly beast.

Levine, Gail Carson. (1997). Ella enchanted. New York : HarperCollinsPublishers. INTR-FIC L665E

In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.

Scieszka, Jon. (1992). The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales. New York : N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking. PRIM-FIC S4163st

Madcap revisions of familiar fairy tales.

Quest Stories

McKinley, Robin. (1982). The blue sword. New York : Greenwillow Books. INTR-FIC M1585BL

Harry, bored with her sheltered life in the remote orange-growing colony of Daria, discovers magic in herself when she is kidnapped by a native king with mysterious powers.

Alexander, Lloyd. (1964). The book of three. (Chronicles of Prydain ; 1). New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston. INTR-FIC A376BO

In this first Chronicle of Prydain, Alexander creates the imaginary kingdom of Prydain telling a tale of enchantment and a pig-keeper's assistant who wants to be a hero.

Alexander, Lloyd. (1966). The castle of Llyr. (Chronicles of Prydain ; 3). New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston. INTR-FIC A376C

In this the third Chronicle of Prydain, Princess Eilonwy does much more than face the unavoidable ordeal of becoming a young lady.

Cooper, Susan. (1973). The dark is rising. (Illustrated by Alan E. Cober). New York : Atheneum. INTR-FIC C7785da

On his eleventh birthday Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to seek the six magical Signs that will enable the Old Ones to triumph over the evil forces of Dark.

Alexander, Lloyd. (1973). The foundling, and other tales of Prydain. New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston. INTR-FIC A376FO

Six short stories dealing with events that preceded the birth of Taran, a key figure in the author’s five works on the Kingdom of Prydain.

Alexander, Lloyd. (1968). The high king. (Chronicles of Prydain ; 5). New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston. INTR-FIC A376H

In this fifth and final chronicle of Prydain the forces of good and evil meet in ultimate confrontation.

Cooper, Susan. (1974). Greenwitch. New York : Atheneum. INTR-FIC C7785GS

Jane's invitation to witness the making of the Greenwitch begins a series of sinister events in which she and her two brothers help the Old Ones recover the grail stolen by the Dark.

Cooper, Susan. (1975). The grey king. New York : Atheneum. INTR-FIC C7785GR

The fourth book of the Dark is rising sequence. A strange boy and dog remind Will Stanton that he is an immortal, whose quest is to find the golden harp which will rouse others from a long slumber in the Welsh hills so they may prepare for the ultimate battle of Light versus Dark.

McKinley, Robin. The hero and the crown. New York : Greenwillow Books. INTR-FIC M1585HE

Aerin, with the guidance of the wizard Luthe and the help of the blue sword, wins the birthright due her as the daughter of the Damarian king and a witchwoman of the mysterious, demon-haunted North.

Tolkien, J. R. R. (196?). The hobbit, or, There and back again. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co. INTR-FIC T6497HOB

The adventures of the well-to-do hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, who lived happily in his comfortable home until a wandering wizard granted his wish.

Lewis, C. S. (1954). The horse and his boy. (His The Chronicles of Narnia). New York : Macmillan. INTR-FIC L673HO

A boy and a talking horse share an adventurous and dangerous journey to Narnia to warn of invading barbarians.

Lewis, C. S. (1956). The last battle. (His The Chronicles of Narnia). New York : Macmillan. INTR-FIC L673LA

When evil comes to Narnia, Jill and Eustace help fight the great last battle and Aslan leads his people to a glorious new paradise.

Lewis, C. S. (1965, 1950). The lion, the witch and the wardrobe : a story for children. (His the Chronicles of Narnia.) New York : Macmillan. INTR-FIC L6734L

Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

Tolkien, J. R. R. (1993). Lord of the rings. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. PR6039 .O32 L6 1993

Contents: pt. 1. The fellowship of the ring -- pt. 2. The two towers -- pt. 3. The return of the king.

Lewis, C. S. (1955). The magician's nephew. (His The Chronicles of Narnia). New York : Macmillan. INTR-FIC L673MA

Explains how Digory, Polly and the witch Jadis came to be in Narnia.

Cooper, Susan. (1966, c1965). Over sea, under stone. New York : Harcourt, Brace & World. INTR-FIC C7785O

The first book in the Dark is rising sequence. Three children on a holiday in Cornwall find an ancient manuscript which sends them on a dangerous quest for a grail that would reveal the true story of King Arthur.

Lewis, C. S. (1951). Prince Caspian, the return to Narnia. ([His The Chronicles of Narnia]). New York : Macmillan. INTR-FIC L6734PR

Four children help Prince Caspian and his army of Talking Beasts to free Narnia from evil.

Lewis, C. S. (1953). The silver chair. ([His Chronicles of Narnia]). New York : Macmillan. INTR-FIC L673SI

Two English children undergo hair-raising adventures as they go on a search and rescue mission for the missing Prince Rilian, who is held captive in the underground kingdom of the Emerald Witch.

Cooper, Susan. (1977). Silver on the tree. New York : Atheneum. INTR-FIC C7785SI

The fifth book in the Dark is rising sequence. In the Welsh hills Will Stanton, youngest of the immortal Old Ones, joins forces with Merriman, Bran, and the mortal Drew children in a quest through space and time against the powers of evil known as the Dark.

Alexander, Lloyd. (1967). Taran Wanderer. (Chronicles of Prydain ; 4). New York : Holt. INTR-FIC A376TA

The fourth book of the Prydain cycle tells of the adventures that befell Taran when he went in search of his birthright and the truth about himself.

Science Fantasy and Short Stories

Atwater, Richard. (1938). Mr. Popper's penguins. Boston : Little, Brown and Co. INTR-FIC A887MI

The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions.

Science Fiction

Engdahl, Sylvia Louise. (1970). Enchantress from the stars. New York : Atheneum. INTR-FIC E574EN

Three civilizations from different planets in widely varying stages of development clash in what could be either a mutually disastrous or beneficial encounter.

Farmer, Nancy. (1995). The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm : a novel. New York : Orchard Books. INTR-FIC F234E

In 2194 in Zimbabwe, General Matsika's three children are kidnapped and put to work in a plastic mine while three mutant detectives use their special powers to search for them.

Engdahl, Sylvia Louise. (1971). The far side of evil. New York : Atheneum. INTR-FIC E574FA

A young girl from an advanced civilization is sent as an observer to a planet whose people have not yet learned to control their use of atomic power.

Lowry, Lois. (1993). The giver. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. INTR-FIC L921GI

Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

Seuss, Dr. (1971). The Lorax. New York : Random House. PRIM-FIC S496LO

The Once-ler describes the results of the local pollution problem.

L'Engle, Madeleine. (1978). A swiftly tilting planet. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux. INTR-FIC L566S

The youngest of the Murry children must travel through time and space in a battle against an evil dictator who would destroy the entire universe.

Heinlein, Robert A. (1955). Tunnel in the sky. New York : Scribner. INTR-FIC H468TU

A high school senior goes through the gate to an unknown planet for a two-to-ten day final exam in Advanced Survival, and realizes, after a period of fighting the elements and wildlife, that something has gone wrong with the gate and what was a brief survival exam is an endless struggle for life.

L'Engle, Madeleine. (1973). A wind in the door. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux. INTR-FIC L566V

With Meg Murry's help, the dragons her six-year-old brother saw in the vegetable garden play an important part in his struggle between life and death.

L'Engle, Madeleine. (1962). A wrinkle in time. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux. INTR-FIC L566W

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

Fantasy Classics

Carroll, Lewis. (1966). Alice's adventures in Wonderland. New York : F. Watts. INTR-FIC C319AL

By falling down a rabbit hole and stepping through a mirror, Alice experiences adventures with a variety of nonsensical characters.

Dickens, Charles. (1926). A Christmas carol in prose : being a ghost story for Christmas. London : J.M. Dent ; New York : E.P. Dutton. INTR-FIC D5483CHS

A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.

Baum, L. Frank (1944). The new Wizard of Oz. Indianapolis ; New York : Bobbs-Merrill Company. INTR-FIC B347WIB

After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great wizard in order to return to Kansas.

Lofting, Hugh. (1920). The story of Doctor Dolittle, being the history of his peculiar life at home and astonishing adventures in foreign parts. Philadelphia : Lippincott. INTR-FIC L829STA

The adventures of a kind-hearted doctor, who is fond of animals and understands their language, as he travels to Africa with some of his favorite pets to cure the monkeys of a terrible sickness.

Lofting, Hugh. (1948). The story of Doctor Dolittle, being the history of his peculiar life at home and astonishing adventures in foreign parts. Philadelphia : Lippincott . INTR-FIC L829ST

The adventures of a kind-hearted doctor, who is fond of animals and understands their language, as he travels to Africa with some of his favorite pets to cure the monkeys of a terrible sickness.

Baum, L. Frank (1962). The Wizard of Oz. New York : Macmillan. INTR-FIC B347WI

After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great wizard in order to return to Kansas.

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