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Best Loved Books for Young Readers: The Scarlet Pimpernel, Tom Sawyer, The Good Earth, Robin Hood
Best Loved Books for Young Readers The Scarlet Pimpernel Tom Sawyer The Good Earth Robin Hood Author:Pearl S.Buck, Mark Twain, Bar0ness Orczy, Howard Pyle These are condensed versions of the books. This set Includes: The Scarlet Pimpernel, Tom Sawyer, The Good Earth and Robin Hood. — The Scarlet Pimpernel: — In the year 1792, Sir Percy and Lady Marguerite Blakeney are the darlings of British society -- he is known as one of the wealthiest men in England and a dimwit; she is French, a stu... more »nning former actress, and “the cleverest woman in Europe” -- and they find themselves at the center of a deadly political intrigue. The Reign of Terror controls France, and every day aristocrats in Paris fall victim to Madame la Guillotine. Only one man can rescue them -- the Scarlet Pimpernel -- a master of disguises who leaves a calling card bearing only a signature red flower. As the fascinating connection between the Blakeneys and this mysterious hero is revealed, they are forced to choose between love and loyalty in order to avoid the French agent Chauvelin, who relentlessly hunts the Scarlet Pimpernel.
This grand old childhood classic relates a small-town boy's pranks and escapades with humor and wisdom that appeal to readers of every age. In addition to his everyday stunts (searching for buried treasure, trying to impress the adored Becky Thatcher), Tom experiences a dramatic turn of events when he witnesses a murder, runs away, and returns to attend his own funeral and testify in court.
The Good Earth:
Wang Lung, rising from humble Chinese farmer to wealthy landowner, gloried in the soil he worked. He held it above his family, even above his gods. But soon, between Wang Lung and the kindly soil that sustained him, came flood and drought, pestilence and revolution ...
Through this one Chinese peasant and his children, Nobel Prize-winner Pearl S. Buck traces the whole cycle of life, its terrors, its passion, its persistent ambitions and its rewards. Her brilliant novel -- beloved by millions of readers throughout the world -- is a universal tale of the destiny of men.
He stole from the rich and gave to the poor, and in so doing became an undying symbol of virtue. But most important, Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men offer young readers more than enough adventure and thrills to keep them turning the pages. Who could resist the arrows flying, danger lurking, and medieval intrigue? « less