A little girl raised in Bombay, India travels with her father to London to go to a boarding school. While she is there her father looses all of his money and dies, leaving her penniless. She becomes a scullery maid, and is forced to work long hours to pay for her room and board. What will Sarah do when she discovers that her father's diamond mines unexpectedly yield millions of diamonds?
A boy gets a cupboard and a plastic Indian for his birthday. He finds a magic key but doesn't know it is magic. What surprises are in store for Omri when he places the toy Indian into the cupboard and turns the magic key?
by Charlotte Mary Yonge
Three children live by the railroad with their mother, while their father is away. They have many adventures while helping a hurt runner and saving a train from a collapsed bridge.
Mrs. Frisby is a mouse with a bunch of kids. After her husband dies she discovers that in his past he was a secret lab rat who was induced with stuff that made him as smart as a human. The adventure begins as Mr. Frisby learns how to read and do other amazing human things.
A swan is born not being able to speak. In an effort to help his son communicate his father steals a trumpet from a music store. The son learns to read and write and eventually makes enough money to pay for the trumpet and other damages.
A girl is bestowed with a gift from a fairy. Ella calls this 'gift' a curse. On her journey to remove this curse, she encounters many adventures including ogres, giants, and a handsome prince. This is another version of Cinderella but much better and with a lot more character.
A boy is kidnapped by his unknown uncle in a plot to steal his fortune. He is forced to do slave labor in his uncle's company and is befriended by other orphan boys who work there too.
One cat and two dogs set on a journey to find their owners. On their journey they encounter a bear, Indians, rivers and a desolate desert. The cat is nearly drowned and the dogs suffer some starvation.
Dr. Jekyll is a scientist and learns how to turn himself into another man. He starts to commit crimes he shouldn't. The story gets complicated when he runs out of the chemical he uses to change himself from Mr. Hyde back to Dr. Jekyll and the stores won't sell him any more.
A family of four boys, a mother and a father are sailing to Switzerland in hopes of finding a new life. On their journey they become ship wrecked on an island with many tropical fruits and vegetables. They stay on the island for fifteen years encountering giant serpents, invading monkeys, a beached whale and a ship wrecked sailor.
A well bred dog is stolen from his rich owner. He is sold and is shipped up North as a hard working sled dog. As a sled dog, he is the most powerful of all dogs and wolves around! He becomes a very endeared and life long friend to his new owner.
A man goes to sea and is ship wrecked. He lands on an island with tiny people only six inches tall. He has many adventures with the little people. He eventually returns to sea and again finds himself on another strange island this time only to find...you guessed it...GIANTS!!
A young girl is living in India with her parents when a disease kills off many of the people in her village including her parents. She is sent to live with her uncle. There she discovers a secret garden where most everything is almost dead. Then she finds out that no one has been in it in ten years!!
A boy and his family move from the city to a ranch to become farmers. This story is filled with many adventures including encountering an Indian, boys at school wanting to fight, and breaking nine of his toes.
A man is looking for his lost brother. Thinking his brother could be looking for the legendary King Solomon's Mines he sets out to find him. These mines are said to be filled with millions of huge diamonds inside a cave within a mountain. The journey is long and dangerous. How will they find the cave entrance?
A young woman, her sister, and her sisters' family are settled in a new land in the West. Suddenly they are attacked and taken captive by Indians then sold to the French settlers hundreds of miles away. The husband is imprisoned, while the children are all separated from their parents. This is a tragic story with lots of drama, romance and adventure.
An old widow gives special medicine to children for being rude, for whispering too much or for day-dreaming. She got the medicine from an old chest that her sea captain husband had. Discover what the effects of this magic medicine will have.
A rich, spoiled boy is traveling with his mother on a ship when he falls overboard! He is rescued by a fishing boat and learns the hard way to work. This makes him a better person in many ways. His parents think he is dead; will he ever reunite with them again?
A young pig is raised by a little girl. Then he is sold to another farmer. A spider befriends him on the new farm. Wilber is terrified to learn that he is being fattened up only to be turned into yummy bacon and sausage. Charlotte the spider is determined to come up with a plan to save Wilber. Will she succeed?
A woman and her husband want a baby very badly. The woman meets a fairy and becomes friends. The fairy decides to save up her magic and help grant the couple their wish. What will happen when the fairy queen finds out? Will she be happy or angry?
The river bottoms are filled with circus monkeys that mysteriously appeared there. A reward will be given to anyone who is able to catch them unharmed. Find out if Jay, a teenage boy, is up for the challenge to catch them.