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The Tale of Genji by Shikibu Murasaki - from $3.39 --Widely acknowledged as the world's first novel, this astonishingly lovely book was written by a court lady in Heian Japan and offers a window into that formal, mannered world. Genji, a man of passionate impulses and a lover of beauty, is the favorite son of the Emperor, though his position at court is not entirely stable. He follows his wayward longings through moonlight-soaked gardens and jeweled pavilions,

The Tale of Genji by Shikibu Murasaki - from $3.39 --Widely acknowledged as the world's first novel, this astonishingly lovely book was written by a court lady in Heian Japan and offers a window into that formal, mannered world. Genji, a man of passionate impulses and a lover of beauty, is the favorite son of the Emperor, though his position at court is not entirely stable. He follows his wayward longings through moonlight-soaked gardens and jeweled pavilions,

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The 100 greatest novels of all time: The list

Gulliver's Travels: book vs movie Context: First of all, there is a big difference between the contexts in which both works were .

Ideas and books to get non-bookish 4th graders reading. books for kids | books for kids to read

Make time for read alouds with your older kids - you won't be disappointed by the time spent together. Here's a list of our favorite grade read alouds.

Austen makes an appearance, too.

Sense and Sensibility: Emergent Mystique or Emerging Mistake?

Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen - Deeply funny and delightful, and probably my favorite Austen (when I haven't read another more recently). Audio version narrated by Nadia May is excellent.

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The Hobbit By J. Tolkien Print Length: 316 pages The Hobbit is the prelude to J. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit or There and Back Agai

Who knew 'The Giver' was a quartet series?!  I guess I need to put these on my reading list...

The Giver Quartet {The Giver, Gathering Blue, Messenger, Son} by Lois Lowry Read the first two and it's Ready to read Messenger!

White Fang is the titular character and a novel by American author Jack London. First serialized in Outing magazine, it was published in 1906. The story takes place in Yukon Territory, Canada, during the Klondike Gold Rush at the end of the 19th-century,& details a wild wolfdog's journey to domestication. White Fang is a companion novel (and a thematic mirror) to London's best-known work, The Call of the Wild

'White Fang'- Jack London--- A companion piece to The Call of the Wild, White Fang tells the story of a wild dog as he is domesticated.

Old old old yeller. This is a classic.  I remember my mom taking me, my brother and first cousin to see this in theater.

Old Yeller was a fine Disney film that combined the West, growing up, and a big yellow dog. (PPS: "Old old old yeller. This is a classic. I remember my mom taking me, my brother and first cousin to see this in theater.

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30 Classic Books That May Change Your Life

Dune by Frank Herbert Dune is perhaps the most important science fiction novel in my life. I’ve always loved this book. In fact one of my most prized possessions is a first print hardcover Dune,.

I don't care how cliche it is, this is hands down the most riveting horror story ever written.    Frankenstein (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics Series)

I don't care how cliche it is, this is hands down the most riveting horror story ever written. Frankenstein (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics Series) // To read!

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