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Great Stories for Girls and
the Guys who Want to Understand Them
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett $3.50
A spoiled and sickly orphan blossoms into a creature of loving kindness in this unforgettable classic of childhood and the healing power of friendship and nature. Ages 8-12. 256 page Dover paperback.
Anne of Green Gables by L.H. Montgomery $4.50
Anne, an 11 year old orphan comes to live on a Canadian farm where her fanciful imagination, love of literature, and love of life transform her new family and friends. 320 page Dover paperback. Ages 9 and up.
Anne of Avonlea by L.H. Montgomery $3.00
The sequel to Anne of Green Gables, Anne teaches school where her "scope of the imagination" finds her more "kindred spirits." 272 page Dover paperback. Ages 10 and up.
The plight of two sisters who are apparently deserted by the men that they love highlights the conflict between the one sisterís sense and the otherís obsession with sensibilty. 272 pages Dover paperback. Ages 12 and up.
In one of the most universally loved and admired English novels, a country squire of no great means must marry off his five vivacious daughters 272 page Dover paperback. Ages 12 and up.
Concerns the lives and loves of the Elliot family, particular the thwarted romance between Anne Elliot (Austenís sweetest, most appealing heroine) and Captain Frederick Wentworth. 224 pages Dover paperback. Ages 12 and up.
Boxed set of Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Persuasion
Considered by many to be Austenís best literary work, Emma relates the comedy of manners that erupts when a well-intentioned heiress tries her hand at matchmaking. 384 page Dover paperback. Ages 12 and up.
Poor Fanny Price is adopted by her rich relatives, some of whom treat her as she is not of as much value. But her good ethics highlight the growing moral dilemmas of a family led astray. 322 page Dover paperback. Ages 12 and up.
Catherineís overactive imagination and love of gothic novels gets her in trouble when she is invited to the family estate of a young man she loves. 192 page Dover paperback. Ages 12 a
n this classic tale, Jane, a plain but creative and intelligent orphan is sent from home to grow up in a boarding school. Later, as a governess at the mysterious Thornfield Hall, she learns about friendship, love, and the consequences of choices made in youth. 422 page Dover paperback. Ages 14 and up.
Played out on the turbulent English moors, the tragic love of Catherine and Heathcliff remains as powerful a story today as it was in 1847. 252 page Dover paperback. Ages 14 and up.
Heartwarming tale of the four young March sisters ó Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, regarded as an American classic. 608 Dover Paperback for ages 9 and up.
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Great Books for Girls