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Wolf Story (New York Review Collections)
William McCleery

NYR Children's Collection, 2012

This irresistible book is about: a father; his five-year-old son, Michael (intelligent, crafty, addicted to stories); Michael’s best friend Stefan (stalwart listener, equally addicted to stories); and, well—what else?—a story.  Oh, and a wolf. It is as Michael always demands: a Wolf Story, which begins one night at bedtime and spins wildly on through subsequent bedtimes and Sunday outings to the beach and park in a succession of ever ...
  
  











  



  
The Bear That Wasn't (New York Review Books Children's Collection)
Frank Tashlin

NYR Children's Collection, 2010

“Once upon a time, in fact it was Tuesday,” the Bear went into the woods to settle in for his long winter nap. But when he awoke what had happened? The trees were gone, the grass was gone, the flowers were gone, and in their place were buildings, cars, a fenced-off courtyard. The Bear had no idea that he was in the middle of a factory. “Get back to work!” a man yelled out of the blue. “I don’t work here,” said the Bear, “I’m a ...
  
  











  



  
The Abandoned (New York Review Children's Collection)

NYR Children's Collection, 2013

London hasn’t been kind to Peter, a lonely boy whose parents are always out at parties, and though Peter would love to have a cat for company, his nanny won’t hear of it. One day, as Peter is walking out the door, he sees a truck bearing down on a tabby. Dashing out to save the cat, he is struck by the oncoming truck himself.     Everything is different when Peter comes to: He has fur, whiskers, and claws; he has become a cat himself! ...
  
  











  



  
Wee Gillis (New York Review Children's Collection)
Munro Leaf

NYR Children's Collection, 2006

A Caldecott Honor Book by the creators of the beloved Story of Ferdinand Wee Gillis lives in Scotland. He is an orphan, and he spends half of each year with his mother's people in the lowlands, while the other half finds him in the highlands with his father's kin. Both sides of Gillis's family are eager for him to settle down and adopt their ways. In the lowlands, he is taught to herd cattle, learning how to call them to him in even the ...
  
  











  



  
The Rescuers (New York Review Books Children's Collection)
Margery Sharp

NYR Children's Collection, 2011

MISS BIANCA IS A WHITE MOUSE OF GREAT BEAUTY and supreme self-confidence, who, courtesy of her excellent young friend, the ambassador’s son, resides luxuriously in a porcelain pagoda painted with violets, primroses, and lilies of the valley. Miss Bianca would seem to be a pampered creature, and not, you would suppose, the mouse to dispatch on an especially challenging and extraordinarily perilous mission. However, it is precisely Miss Bianca ...
  
  











  



  
Mistress Masham's Repose

NYR Children's Collection, 2012

“She saw: first, a square opening, about eight inches wide, in the lowest step…finally she saw that there was a walnut shell, or half one, outside the nearest door…she went to look at the shell—but looked with the greatest astonishment. There was a baby in it.” So ten-year-old Maria, orphaned mistress of Malplaquet, discovers the secret of her deteriorating estate: on a deserted island at its far corner, in the temple long ago ...
  
  











  



  
Lizard Music

NYR Children's Collection, 2011

BY THE AUTHOR OF The Big Orange Splot, The Neddiad , and  Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl Things Victor loves: pizza with anchovies, grape soda, B movies aired at midnight, the evening news. And with his parents off at a resort and his older sister shirking her babysitting duties, Victor has plenty of time to indulge himself and to try a few things he’s been curious about. Exploring the nearby city of Hogboro, he runs into a ...
  
  











  



  
Mio, My Son

NYR Children's Collection, 2015

Karl Anders Nilsson is a young foster child who yearns for things that many children already have—a warm, loving home of his own, someone to share his sorrows and joys with—and, most importantly, his real father. Then one night he discovers a genie trapped inside a bottle. He releases the genie and is swept away to his true father, the King of Farawayland.   One of Astrid Lindgren’s most famous books, Mio, My Son , is a tale of ...
  
  











  



  
Jenny and the Cat Club: A Collection of Favorite Stories about Jenny Linsky (New York Review Children's ...
Esther Averill

NYR Children's Collection, 2003

In Greenwich Village an orphaned black cat lives happily with her master, a sea captain. Still, the gentle Jenny Linsky would like nothing more than to join the local Cat Club, whose members include Madame Butterfly, an elegant Persian, the high-stepping Macaroni, and stately, plump Mr. President. But can she overcome her fears and prove that she, too, has a special gift? Join Jenny and her friends, including fearless Pickles the Fire Cat, ...
  
  











  



  
Loretta Mason Potts (New York Review Children's Collection)

NYR Children's Collection, 2014

Imagine how shocked you would be if, like ten-year-old Colin Mason, you were the oldest (smartest, best) kid in a family of four, and then you found out that all these years, without knowing it, you’ve had an older sister, an “awful, awful, bad, bad, girl—Loretta Mason Potts.” Who? What? Wait! ... But this is only the first of many surprises that lie in store for Colin, as things get curiouser and curiouser very fast. Loretta (a glum ...
  
  











  



  
Jenny Goes to Sea
Esther Averill

NYR Children's Collection, 2005

In Jenny Goes to Sea , our heroine makes her passage on the good ship Sea Queen with her master, Captain Tinker, and her adopted brothers, tiger cat Edward, and black-and-white cat Checkers. Once on board, they meet the adventurous ship's cat, Jack Tar. Leaving New York's harbor, the friends travel to Africa and Asia, and return through the Panama Canal. At each port they meet a colorful local cat who shows them around. Jenny and her pals have ...
  
  











  



  
The Hotel Cat (New York Review Children's Collection)
Esther Averill

NYR Children's Collection, 2005

One wintry day a lonely stray cat wandered into the Royal Hotel. He chased mice so well that he was given the job of Hotel Cat. Tired of always spending time in the cellar Tom ventured upstairs and met the gentle Mrs. Wilkins, a longtime hotel resident who had the ability to communicate with cats. She encouraged Tom to keep an open mind about the hotel guests. One night, during the winter of New York City's Big Freeze, Tom detected three cats ...
  
  











  



  
Carbonel: The King of Cats
Barbara Sleigh

NYR Children's Collection, 2004

Back in print in the U.S. for the first time in over 30 years. Rosemary's plan to clean houses during her summer break and surprise her mother with the money hits a snag when an old lady at the market talks her into buying a second-rate broom and a cat she can't even afford to keep. But appearances can be deceiving. Some old ladies are witches, some brooms can fly, and some ordinary-looking cats are Princes of the Royal Blood. Rosemary's cat ...
  
  











  



  
D'Aulaires' Book of Trolls (New York Review Children's Collection)
Ingri d'Aulaire, Edgar d'Aulaire

NYR Children's Collection for ages 7-12, 2006

In this spectacular follow-up to their beloved Book of Norse Myths, the husband-and-wife team of Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire explore the uncanny reaches of Norse mythology, an enchanted night-world populated by trolls of all kinds—mountain trolls, forest trolls, trolls who live underwater and trolls who live under bridges, uncouth, unkempt, unbreakable, unforgettable, and invariably unbelievably ugly trolls—who work their wiles and ...
  
  











  



  
Beyond the Pawpaw Trees (New York Review Collections)
Palmer Brown

NYR Children's Collection, 2011

It all began on a lavender blue day—the kind of day when anything can happen. It was on such a day that Anna Lavinia’s father saw a double rainbow and went chasing after it. And it is on such a day that she and her cat, Strawberry, set off on their journey beyond the walled garden where the pawpaw trees grow, to a place where the buttercups bloom pink and the laws of gravity don’t always apply. Here Anna Lavinia will test her mother’s ...
  
  











  



  
The Wind on the Moon (New York Review Children's Collection)
Eric Linklater

NYR Children's Collection, 2004

Winner of the Carnegie Medal In the English village of Midmeddlecum, Major Palfrey asks his two daughters to behave themselves while he is off at war. Sighs Dinah, "I think that we are quite likely to be bad, however hard we try not to be," and her sister Dorinda adds helpfully, "Very often, when we think we are behaving well, some grown-up person says we are really quite bad. It's difficult to tell which is which." Sure enough, the mischievous ...
  
  











  



  
The Man Who Lost His Head (New York Review Children's Collection)
Claire Huchet Bishop

NYR Children's Collection, 2009

It’s bad news when you wake up in the morning and find you’ve lost your head, especially if it’s an especially agreeable and handsome head, but there you go, such things happen. In any case, the man who loses his head in The Man Who Lost His Head isn’t about to grin (that is, if he could grin) and bear it. No, he’ll make himself a new one, and starting with a pumpkin and moving on to a parsnip and finally picking up a block of wood, ...
  
  











  



  
Jenny's Birthday Book
Esther Averill

NYR Children's Collection, 2005

It's a big day for Jenny Linsky, the shy little black cat of Greenwich Village, when her brothers, Checkers and Edward, take her out for her birthday. They pick up her notorious friends along the way, including the twins Romulus and Remus, who have brought a special present, and Pickles, the Fire Cat, who gathers everyone into his red fire truck to take them to the park. There they will invite friends and strangers to share a picnic supper and ...
  
  











  



  
The Little Bookroom

NYR Children's Collection, 2012

In  The Little Bookroom,  Eleanor Farjeon mischievously tilts our workaday world to reveal its wonders and follies. Her selection of her favorite stories describes powerful—and sometimes exceedingly silly—monarchs, and commoners who are every bit their match; musicians and dancers who live for aft rather than earthly reward; and a goldfish who wishes to “marry the Moon, surpass the Sun, and possess the World.”
  
  











  



  
The School for Cats (New York Review Children's Collection)
Esther Averill

NYR Children's Collection, 2005

Jenny Linsky, the famous little black cat of Greenwich Village, has never been to school before. When her master, Captain Tinker, sends her to a boarding school in the country to learn the special knowledge of cats—manners and cooperation—she is a little afraid, among strangers, and so far from home. As soon as she's settled in, taking off the red scarf that makes her feel brave, another student named Pickles, the Fire Cat, is upto his usual ...
  
  











  








   



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