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  • Aeneid Worldview Edition

    $13.95

    “[O]ur ancestors found in the Aeneid a purpose, a pathos, and a profundity that moved them. It was Virgil-not in opposition to but alongside the Bible-who taught Christian Europe the shape of history, the cost of empire, the primacy of duty, the transience of fame, the inevitability of death, the pain of letting go, and the burden of adapting new strategies.” -From Louis Markos’s Introduction

    As Troy burns and King Priam dies in his own blood, a star descends to herald the birth of a new empire from the ashes. But to lay their new city’s foundations, Aeneas and his people must cross the seas, evade harpies, resist the allurements of Queen Dido, and even pass through Hades itself before reaching Latium and winning the hand of a princess. Virgil celebrates the greatness of Rome and its destiny to rule unflinchingly and bring peace to the world.

    This Canon Classic is a beautiful verse translation by Christopher Pearse Cranch that makes accessible a thrilling epic of fortitude, adventure, duty, and destiny. The Canon Classics series presents the most definitive works of Western literature in a colorful, well-crafted, and affordable way. Unlike many other thrift editions, our classics feature individualized designs that prioritize readability by means of proper margins, leading, characters per line, font, trim size, etc. Each book’s materials and layout combine to make the classics a simple and striking addition to classrooms and homes, ideal for introducing the best of literary culture and human experience to the next generation.

    This Worldview Edition features an introduction divided into sections on The World Around, About the Author, What Other Notables Said, Setting, Characters, & Plot Summary, Worldview Analysis, and 21 Discussion Questions & Answers.

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  • Odyssey Worldview Edition

    $17.95

    “If the Iliad is the first tragedy ever written, then the Odyssey is the first comedy. Whereas the first gives us man the warrior, seeking glory on the battlefield, the second gives us man the husband and father, seeking domestic bliss with his family.” ~From Dr. Markos’s Introduction

    After the sack of Troy, the hero Odysseus travels the high seas homeward bound and finds himself confronted by every imaginable danger the angry god Poseidon can throw at him. Whether it’s escaping the one-eyed Cyclops, avoiding getting turned into a pig by an enchantress, or resisting the deadly songs of Sirens, Odysseus remains determined to reach his homeland and save his faithful wife and young son from suitors who are destroying his livelihood and legacy.

    This Canon Classic is an ancestral fairy tale about a man who fights monsters and comes home to save his bride, translated into verse by the famous poet William Cullen Bryant. The Canon Classics series presents the most definitive works of Western literature in a colorful, well-crafted, and affordable way. Unlike many other thrift editions, our classics feature individualized designs that prioritize readability by means of proper margins, leading, characters per line, font, trim size, etc. Each book’s materials and layout combine to make the classics a simple and striking addition to classrooms and homes, ideal for introducing the best of literary culture and human experience to the next generation.

    This Worldview Edition features an introduction divided into sections on The World Around, About the Author, What Other Notables Said, Setting, Characters, & Plot Summary, Worldview Analysis, and 21 Discussion Questions & Answers.

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  • Picture Of Dorian Gray Worldview Edition

    $11.95

    “Before Lady Gaga, Madonna, Prince, David Bowie, Salvador Dali, or Liberace, there was Oscar Wilde, the archetype of the artist poseur….Oscar Wilde’s career established a cult of artistic spectacle and personal scandal inspiring provocateurs in every generation since.” -From Marcus Schwager’s Introduction

    Lord Henry Wotton devotes himself to convincing Dorian Gray that physical beauty is the only thing in life worth pursuing. The younger man falls entirely under Wotton’s alluring influence, and Dorian eventually gets the aesthete’s sole desire: his appearance never changes, no matter what he does to his own body. Instead it is a portrait of himself that is increasingly ravaged by time and his mistreatment of himself and others. Dorian’s pursuit of pleasure-beautiful and sensually perfect on the outside-is shadowed more and more closely by his own hideous portrait. Oscar Wilde’s dark tale feels so real because it paints a picture of human nature not only in Dorian’s gullible innocence but also in Wotton’s corrupting influence.

    This Canon Classic shocked its original readers with its portrayal of sin, even as it displayed the unavoidable consequences. The Canon Classics series presents the most definitive works of Western literature in a colorful, well-crafted, and affordable way. Unlike many other thrift editions, our classics are printed on thicker text stock and feature individualized designs that prioritize readability by means of proper margins, leading, characters per line, font, trim size, etc. Each book’s materials and layout combine to make the classics a simple and striking addition to classrooms and homes, ideal for introducing the best of literary culture and human experience to the next generation.

    This Worldview Edition features an introduction divided into sections on The World Around, About the Author, What Other Notables Said, Setting, Characters, & Plot Summary, Worldview Analysis, and 21 Discussion Questions & Answers.

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  • Treasure Island Worldview Edition

    $11.95

    “Mark Twain once defined a classic as a book that everyone wants to have read, but nobody wants to read. By that cute definition, Treasure Island is not a classic at all. It is a book that is preeminently readable, and not only so, but it is readable by a demographic group not known for its prowess in the literary arts-viz. young boys.” -From Douglas Wilson’s Introduction

    When Billy Bones dies and leaves young Jim Hawkins with a priceless map showing the way to a fabulous treasure island, he and his friends eagerly plan an expedition for Skull Island in hopes of making their fortunes. The only problem is that one day, while hiding in a barrel of apples, Jim Hawkins overhears a mutinous conversation, and realizes that some of Billy Bones’s former crewmates are also on board-and that they won’t hesitate to ill for a share of the silver and gold.

    This Canon Classic has swashbuckling action, savage pirates, deadly islands, and a friendly but unreliable castaway. Children will be riveted by the old-fashioned story of heroism and adventure. The Canon Classics series presents the most definitive works of Western literature in a colorful, well-crafted, and affordable way. Unlike many other thrift editions, our classics feature individualized designs that prioritize readability by means of proper margins, leading, characters per line, font, trim size, etc. Each book’s materials and layout combine to make the classics a simple and striking addition to classrooms and homes, ideal for introducing the best of literary culture and human experience to the next generation.

    This Worldview Edition features an introduction divided into sections on The World Around, About the Author, What Other Notables Said, Setting, Characters, & Plot Summary, Worldview Analysis, and 21 Discussion Questions & Answers.

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  • Secret Garden Worldview Edition

    $12.95

    Transplanted from India to her reclusive uncle’s manor, Mary Lennox finds little on the wintry Scottish moor to distract her from the fact that she has always been sick and has never cared about anyone else (even before her parents died). But there’s something hidden at Misselthwaite Manor, and the less Mary thinks about her problems, the more strong and cheerful she grows. She and her new friend-an affectionate little robin-discover a key and unlock some forbidden old secrets, bringing unexpected life and color to the dreary old house and its mysteries.

    This Canon Classic about lonely kids, discovery, and healing is a perennial on “best children’s books of all time” lists. The Canon Classics series presents the most definitive works of Western literature in a colorful, well-crafted, and affordable way. Unlike many other thrift editions, our classics are printed on thicker text stock, are bound with distinctive felt paperback covers, and feature individualized designs that prioritize readability by means of proper margins, leading, characters per line, font, trim size, etc. Each book’s materials and layout combine to make the classics a simple and striking addition to classrooms and homes, ideal for introducing the best of literary culture and human experience to the next generation.

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  • Hamlet

    $10.95

    Hamlet discovers that his father was murdered by his uncle Claudius — who is now on his father’s throne and his father’s bed. When he is charged with vengeance by his father’s ghost, Hamlet coldly plans the killing even as he questions his dark role as avenger. After he accidentally kills the wrong man, Hamlet flirts with insanity, old lovers, and sychophantic courtiers while the whole Danish court destabilizes around him.

    This Canon Classic is world-famous for its tragic themes of supernatural intervention, madness, and murder. The Canon Classics series presents the most definitive works of Western literature in a colorful, well-crafted, and affordable way. Unlike many other thrift editions, our classics are printed on thicker text stock, are bound with distinctive felt paperback covers, and feature individualized designs that prioritize readability by means of proper margins, leading, characters per line, font, trim size, etc. Each book’s materials and layout combine to make the classics a simple and striking addition to classrooms and homes, ideal for introducing the best of literary culture and human experience to the next generation.

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  • Scarlet Letter Worldview Edition

    $11.95

    Hester Prynne is an adulteress, and the bright red ‘A’ sewed on to her dress forever separates her from the other sad-colored inhabitants of her New England hometown. But no one else knows who the father of Hester’s pixie-like child is-and that sordid mystery eats at the townspeople. Months stretch into years for the uncomplaining and dignified Hester, providing some of her begrudging neighbors with ample opportunity for prying, hypocrisy, contempt, and a whole welter of the darkest of human sins, including an all-consuming desire for revenge.

    This Canon Classic is a novel of two intense natures, unflinchingly grim and melancholic yet capable of passionate and unrestrained emotion. The Canon Classics series presents the most definitive works of Western literature in a colorful, well-crafted, and affordable way. Unlike many other thrift editions, our classics are printed on thicker text stock, are bound with distinctive felt paperback covers, and feature individualized designs that prioritize readability by means of proper margins, leading, characters per line, font, trim size, etc. Each book’s materials and layout combine to make the classics a simple and striking addition to classrooms and homes, ideal for introducing the best of literary culture and human experience to the next generation.

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  • Wisdom Of Generosity

    $54.99

    Product Description
    William Jackson bestows a rich collection that presents the depth of American generosity. Drawing upon an abundant variety of genres–myths, proverbs, poems, letters, short stories, news stories, folktales, sermons, and essays–this interesting and useful collection documents the religious dimensions of American philanthropy. The Wisdom of Generosity not only chronicles the manifestations of philanthropy, but also reveals philanthropy’s integral connection with American history and how Americans are still striving to fulfill their original promises. This Reader offers classic yet fresh resources for reflecting on the heritage of American giving.

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  • Goodnight Moon

    $9.99

    In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. “Goodnight room, goodnight moon.” And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room-to the picture of the three little bears sitting in chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one-he says goodnight.

    In this classic of modern children’s literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.

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  • Blueberries For Sal

    $8.99

    “The adventures of a little girl and a baby bear while hunting for blueberries with their mothers one bright summer day. All the color and flavor of the sea and pine-covered Maine countryside.”
    -School Library Journal, starred review.

    Caldecott Honor Book

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  • Charlottes Web

    $10.99

    This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children’s literature that is “just about perfect.”
    Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte’s Web, high up in Zuckerman’s barn. Charlotte’s spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur’s life when he was born the runt of his litter.
    E. B. White’s Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E.B. White’s Stuart Little and Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series, among many other books.

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  • Black Stallion

    $8.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9780679813439ISBN10: 0679813438Walter FarleyBinding: Trade PaperPublished: January 2002Publisher: Random House Inc.

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  • Wagon Wheels

    $3.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9780064440523ISBN10: 0064440524Barbara BrennerBinding: Trade PaperPublished: January 2002Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers

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  • Trumpet Of The Swan

    $9.99

    Like the rest of his family, Louis is a trumpeter swan. But unlike his four brothers and sisters, Louis can’t trumpet joyfully. In fact, he can’t even make a sound. And since he can’t trumpet his love, the beautiful swan Serena pays absolutely no attention to him.

    Louis tries everything he can think of to win Serena’s affection — he even goes to school to learn to read and write. But nothing seems to work. Then his father steals him a real brass trumpet. Is a musical instrument the key to winning Louis his love?

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  • Madeline (Deluxe)

    $9.99

    Nothing frightens Madeline – not tigers, not mice, not even getting sick. Even a trip to the hospital is a grand adventure. With its endearing heroine, cheerful humor, and famous paintings of Paris, it’s no wonder this Caldecott Honor Book is one of the best-loved children’s stories of all time. A true classic, Madeline continues to enchant readers after sixty years. A picture Puffin book. Recommended for ages 4 to 8. A 1940 Caldecott Honor Book.

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  • Are You My Mother

    $5.99

    Illus. in color. A baby bird is hatched while his mother is away. Fallen from his nest, he sets out to look for her and asks everyone he meets — including a dog, a cow, and a plane — “Are you my mother?”

    From the Hardcover edition.

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  • Where The Red Fern Grows

    $8.99

    illy, Old Dan and Little Ann — a Boy and His Two Dogs…

    A loving threesome, they ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country. Old Dan had the brawn, Little Ann had the brains — and Billy had the will to train them to be the finest hunting team in the valley. Glory and victory were coming to them, but sadness waited too. And close by was the strange and wonderful power that’s only found…

    An exciting tale of love and adventure you’ll never forget.

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  • Little House Sampler

    $17.99

    For everyone who loves the Little House books–a reissue of a charming collection of early stories and reminiscences by Laura Ingalls Wilder, along with essays and writings from her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, who was an award-winning writer.

    This charming collection of early stories contains many never before published newspaper pieces, stories and essays by Laura Ingalls and Rose Wilder. Inspiring the popular series, these works are a vivid and personal testament to American life and history as seen by two remarkable pioneers.

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  • Real Mother Goose

    $12.99

    Mother Goose? Run-of-the-mill as it might seem to some, there are more kids than you’d expect growing up these days without the benefit of exposure to wholesome children’s literature. This attractive collection is the “standard” edition that has been delighting millions for 75 years.

    Mother Goose is a vital part of childhood. So sit down, take your one- or two-year-old on your lap, and begin Your child will learn much more than the verses: rhyme, rhythm, new words, and the security of your attention.

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  • Gift From The Sea

    $14.00

    In this inimitable, beloved classic-graceful, lucid and lyrical-Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a brief vacation by the sea. Drawing inspiration from the shells on the shore, Lindbergh’s musings on the shape of a woman’s life bring new understanding to both men and women at any stage of life. A mother of five, an acclaimed writer and a pioneering aviator, Lindbergh casts an unsentimental eye on the trappings of modernity that threaten to overwhelm us: the time-saving gadgets that complicate rather than simplify, the multiple commitments that take us from our families. And by recording her thoughts during a brief escape from everyday demands, she helps readers find a space for contemplation and creativity within their own lives.

    With great wisdom and insight Lindbergh describes the shifting shapes of relationships and marriage, presenting a vision of life as it is lived in an enduring and evolving partnership. A groundbreaking, best-selling work when it was originally published in 1955, Gift from the Sea continues to be discovered by new generations of readers. With a new introduction by Lindbergh’s daughter Reeve, this fiftieth-anniversary edition will give those who are revisiting the book and those who are coming upon it for the first time fresh insight into the life of this remarkable woman.

    The sea and the beach are elements that have been woven throughout Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s life. She spent her childhood summers with her family on a Maine island. After her marriage to Charles Lindbergh in 1929, she accompanied him on his survey flights around the North Atlantic to launch the first transoceanic airlines. The Lindberghs eventually established a permanent home on the Connecticut coast, where they lived quietly, wrote books and raised their family.

    After the children left home for lives of their own, the Lindberghs traveled extensively to Africa and the Pacific for environmental research. For several years they lived on the island of Maui in Hawaii, where Charles Lindbergh died in 1974.

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  • Fire Cat

    $3.99

    Pickles is a young cat with big paws and big plans. But all he can find to do is chase other cats, until he is adopted by the local firehouse.

    Knowing that this is his chance to do big things, Pickles works hard to be a good fire cat. He learns to jump on a fire truck. He learns to help put out a fire, and he even helps out in a rescue!

    Beginning readers will cheer when Pickle’s dream finally comes true.

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  • Scarlet Letter

    $4.95

    First published in 1850, The Scarlet Letter is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s masterpiece and one of the greatest American novels. It’s themes of sin, guilt and redemption, woven through a story of adultery in the early days of the Massachusetts Colony, are revealed with remarkable psychology penetration and understanding of the human heart.

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  • Snowy Day

    $7.99

    No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child’s wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.

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  • Corduroy

    $7.99

    Don Freeman’s classic character, Corduroy, is even more popular today then he was when he first came on the scene over thirty years ago. These favorite titles are ready for another generation of children to love.

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