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Illustrated Treasury of Modern Literature for Children (1985)

by Bookthrift

Other authors: Joy Adamson (Contributor), Joan Aiken (Contributor), Nina Bawden (Contributor), BB (Contributor), Betsy Byars (Contributor)21 more, John Christopher (Contributor), Jim Corbett (Contributor), Roald Dahl (Contributor), Leon Garfield (Contributor), Alan Garner (Contributor), Cynthia Harnett (Contributor), Thor Heyerdahl (Contributor), Gene Kemp (Contributor), CS Lewis (Contributor), Margaret Mahy (Contributor), Robert C. O'Brien (Contributor), Mary O'Hara (Contributor), Ruth Park (Contributor), Katherine Paterson (Contributor), KM Peyton (Contributor), Ian Serraillier (Contributor), Noel Streatfeild (Contributor), John Rowe Townsend (Contributor), Henry Treece (Contributor), Ronald Welch (Contributor), Laura Ingalls Wilder (Contributor)

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Adamson, JoyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Aiken, JoanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bawden, NinaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
BBContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Byars, BetsyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Christopher, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Corbett, JimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dahl, RoaldContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Harnett, CynthiaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Heyerdahl, ThorContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kemp, GeneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lewis, CSContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mahy, MargaretContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Brien, Robert C.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Hara, MaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Park, RuthContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Paterson, KatherineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Peyton, KMContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Today, there is such a bewildering choice of books to read that many children (and parents) find it hard to know where to begin.
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The Illustrated Treasury of Modern Literature for Children contains extracts from 26 books. It does not contain complete books.
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Contains extracts from:
  • Smith / Leon Garfield
  • The Kon-Tiki experience / Thor Heyerdahl
  • The haunting / Margaret Mahy
  • Carrie's war / Nina Bawden
  • The wool-pack / Cynthia Harnett
  • The white mountains / John Christopher
  • The eighteenth emergency / Betsy Byars
  • Charlie and the chocolate factory / Roald Dahl
  • Born free / Joy Adamson
  • The owl services / Alan Garner
  • Mrs Frisby and the rats of NIMH / Robert C. O'Brien
  • Horned Helmet / Henry Treece
  • Little house on the prairie / Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Flambards / K.M. Peyton
  • The great Gilly Hopkins / Katherine Paterson
  • Midnight is a place / Joan Aiken
  • Gumble's yard / John Rowe Townsend
  • My friend Flicka / Mary O'Hara
  • Playing Beatie Bow / Ruth Park
  • Ballet shoes / Noel Streatfeild
  • Wild lone / 'BB'
  • Knight crusader / Ronald Welch
  • The magician's nephew / C.S. Lewis
  • The turbulent term of tyke Tiler / Gene Kemp
  • Man eaters of Kumaon / Jim Corbett
  • The silver sword / Ian Serraillier
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