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Product Description: "Oh Norton! Oh Norton! do you know what has happened?" Matilda had left the study and rushed out into the dining-room to tell her news, if indeed it were news to Norton. She had heard his step. Norton seemed in a preoccupied state of mind...read more

Hardcover:

9780548555804 | Kessinger Pub Co, September 30, 2007, cover price $51.95

Paperback:

9781505354041 | Createspace Independent Pub, February 21, 2015, cover price $13.99
9781502948175 | Createspace Independent Pub, December 26, 2014, cover price $7.49
9781493782314 | Createspace Independent Pub, November 16, 2013, cover price $7.49
9781409992950 | Dodo Pr, November 30, 2009, cover price $19.99
9780548504918 | Kessinger Pub Co, September 30, 2007, cover price $36.95
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Product Description: In his masterly survey, Written for Children, John Rowe Townsend describes A Game of Dark as 'ambitious and harrowing'. His outline can't be bettered. 'Donald Jackson, nearly fifteen, suffers the pain and guilt of not loving his dying, Methodist lay-preacher father; ha adopted as father-figure the Church of England clergyman who is indirectly responsible for his sister's death and his father's maiming; and, under unbearable pressure, retreats into a medieval chivalric world in which he has to kill the huge, preying Worm...read more

Paperback:

9780571271603 | Gardners Books, July 15, 2010, cover price $13.90 | About this edition: In his masterly survey, Written for Children, John Rowe Townsend describes A Game of Dark as 'ambitious and harrowing'.

School and Library:

9780525303466 | Dutton Childrens Books, October 1, 1971, cover price $6.95 | About this edition: A twentieth-century teenager finds himself existing as squire to the lord of a medieval village threatened by a giant predator-worm.

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Product Description: An old legend provides the clues for this delightful treasure hunt in the Yorkshire dales. The seekers are Nan and Mary from the farm, Peter from the inn, and Adam Forrest, the head boy from Nan's school. The first clue is concealed in the old sideboard at the inn and the last somewhere inside a hill; but the one that seems most important is a unicorn...read more

Paperback:

9780571269143 | Gardners Books, April 15, 2010, cover price $15.45 | About this edition: An old legend provides the clues for this delightful treasure hunt in the Yorkshire dales.

A tidal wave begins an adventure for three New Zealand children.

Paperback:

9780571260461 | Gardners Books, March 18, 2010, cover price $16.90
9780440410553 | Reprint edition (Yearling Books, January 1, 1995), cover price $3.99 | About this edition: A tidal wave begins an adventure for three New Zealand children.

Reinforced:

9780606078139 | Demco Media, January 1, 1995, cover price $10.00 | About this edition: A tidal wave begins an adventure for three New Zealand children.

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Product Description: 'No food, all lost,' said the girl. 'We die ever so soon.' She sat on the trunk of a fallen tree. 'No mans here,' she said. 'Land of bears, all ever bears.' Rafe the white boy had been forbidden to play with the 'heathen' Indian girl Tawena...read more

Hardcover:

9780844665474 | Peter Smith Pub Inc, April 1, 1992, cover price $16.50 | About this edition: One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools.
9780745103389 | Large print edition (G K Hall & Co, June 1, 1986), cover price $11.95 | About this edition: One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools.
9780385294461 | Delacorte Pr, April 1, 1986, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Lost in the snowy forest, Rafe Considine is taken prisoner by two Indian women who teach him to live off the land

Paperback:

9780571260454 | Gardners Books, March 18, 2010, cover price $15.45 | About this edition: 'No food, all lost,' said the girl.
9780440403814 | Reprint edition (Yearling Books, November 1, 1990), cover price $3.25 | About this edition: Lost in the snowy forest, Rafe Considine is taken prisoner by two Indian women who teach him to live off the land

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Product Description: 'I don't see why I should be Beekeeper, Owen thought, just because Crew is away from school with mumps and I'm the youngest Singing Boy in the school.'One of the traditional duties of the Beekeeper is to sing a solo in the cathedral, and Owen hates that prospect, so he persuades Iddingley to take his place...read more

Paperback:

9780571259717 | Gardners Books, February 18, 2010, cover price $15.45 | About this edition: 'I don't see why I should be Beekeeper, Owen thought, just because Crew is away from school with mumps and I'm the youngest Singing Boy in the school.
9780340656815 | New edition (Hodder Childrens Book, June 18, 1997), cover price $12.75 | About this edition: Youngest singing boy in the choir school, Owen is picked as the next beekeeper.

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Presents a collection of classic and contemporary stories by such authors as Ray Bradbury, Saki, Rudyard Kipling, and Margaret Mahy, all featuring supernatural themes. Reprint.
By William Mayne (editor) and Martin Salisbury (illustrator)

Paperback:

9780753457191 | Reprint edition (Kingfisher, May 13, 2004), cover price $6.95 | About this edition: A collection of classic and contemporary stories by such authors as Ray Bradbury, Saki, Rudyard Kipling, and Margaret Mahy, all featuring supernatural themes.

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Hardcover:

9788489675636 | Zendrera Zariquley Editioral, October 1, 2001, cover price $28.95

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The final story in the 'Earthfasts ' trilogy. Once again the narrative moves between the past and the future as the jingle stones call to David, together with Keith and David's younger sister, Lyddy, they soon find find more mysteries to solve.

Paperback:

9780340757536 | New edition (Hodder Childrens Book, September 21, 2000), cover price $9.85 | About this edition: The final story in the 'Earthfasts ' trilogy.

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Product Description: Judith and Mick live at New Scar House with their large family. Bob and Dick live at the farm at Ravensgill with their grandmother. The children go the same school and are acquainted, but know nothing of their familial relationship to one another - broken off 40 years before when a man died and another, suspected of his murder, disappeared...read more

Paperback:

9780571269174 | Gardners Books, April 15, 2010, cover price $16.90 | About this edition: Judith and Mick live at New Scar House with their large family.
9780340773413 | New edition (Hodder Childrens Book, May 18, 2000), cover price $10.60 | About this edition: Judith and Mick live at the farm at New Scar House, and Bob and Dick live at the farm at Ravensgill.

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Originally published in 1976, this classic tale captures the joys and struggles of a fairy child who, after being abandoned in the human world, is adopted by a human family for one year and a day.

Hardcover:

9780763608507, titled "Year and a Day" | Candlewick Pr, February 1, 2000, cover price $11.99 | About this edition: Two young sisters living in the Cornish countryside find a strange boy in the woods who doesn't seem to speak, eat, or sleep.
9780844664316 | Peter Smith Pub Inc, June 1, 1989, cover price $19.25 | About this edition: First published in 1976 by Hamish Hamilton, this is the beguiling tale of Adam, a strange child found by sisters Sara and Becca one midsummer.

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A story of mystery, mythology, time travel and adventure. A group of children, all descended from St Cuthbert, must gather together seven holy talismans to help to return him to his own island paradise. Meanwhile, Jude must confront her own traumatic past if she is to face her future.

Paperback:

9780099371212 | New edition (Gardners Books, January 8, 1998), cover price $7.70 | About this edition: A story of mystery, mythology, time travel and adventure.

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Hob, an invisible house spirit, works hard for his unsuspecting family, but when a seemingly perfect new family moves into the house, Hob discovers a huge, horrible secret living in their pond and does everything he can to prevent the trouble ahead.

Hardcover:

9780789424624 | Dk Ink, September 1, 1997, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: After being sold to a family by a peddler, Hob, a friendly house-dweller, discovers an extraordinary secret in their pond

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Invisible to grownups, Hob, the friendly household spirit, is able to see and hear things that bring trouble to the house--and gets rid of them immediately, in this beautifully illustrated anthology of twenty tales.
By Patrick Benson (illustrator) and William Mayne

School and Library:

9780763603908 | Candlewick Pr, September 1, 1997, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Hob, the friendly spirit who lives under the stairs and protects the house, must do battle with a variety of evil beings trying to take control of his family's home

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After finding a cache of truffles, Boark the pig and his wife, Sowk, set off to town to buy a grand coach, but, along the way, the temptation becomes too great to resist, and Sowk begins to eat the mouthwatering truffles.
By Jonathan Heale (illustrator) and William Mayne

Hardcover:

9780395752814 | Houghton Mifflin, March 1, 1997, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Sowk and Boark, two greedy pigs, plot to become rich from the sale of the truffles they have found in the woods, but their greed proves to be their undoing

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Feeling unloved and left out when her humans return home one day with a new baby, Pandora, a beautiful black cat, leaves home in disgust and learns how to live alone in the woods, but, after giving birth to her own beautiful kittens, she begins to understand and returns home.
By Dietlind Blech (illustrator) and William Mayne

Hardcover:

9780679841838 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, April 1, 1996, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Feeling neglected when her human family has a baby, Pandora the cat runs away to live in the wild, where she has her own kittens before returning to her house

Library:

9780679941835 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, May 1, 1996, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: Feeling neglected when her human family has a baby, Pandora the cat runs away to live in the wild, where she has her own kittens before returning to her house

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An 18th-century drummer boy emerges from the ground and transforms the lives of two friends, David and Keith. His appearance is the catalyst for a fantastic chain of events which culminates in David's disappearance from the face of the Earth. Keith is left to search through time for his friend.

Hardcover:

9780844664309 | Peter Smith Pub Inc, June 1, 1989, cover price $25.25 | About this edition: It starts with a noise reverberating in the hill.

Paperback:

9780340653272 | Hodder Childrens Book, November 2, 1995, cover price $10.60 | About this edition: An 18th-century drummer boy emerges from the ground and transforms the lives of two friends, David and Keith.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780745124650 | Chivers North Amer, December 1, 1994, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: It starts with a noise reverberating in the hill.

School and Library:

9780525290087 | Dutton Childrens Books, June 1, 1966, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: It starts with a noise reverberating in the hill.

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In this sequel to 'Earthfasts', David faces the mystery of a sister who arrives out of the blue, a sister he was told had died at birth. Keith and David now face a very different journey, in which they both must face up to old ghosts from the past.

Paperback:

9780340651261 | New edition (Hodder Childrens Book, November 2, 1995), cover price $10.60 | About this edition: In this sequel to 'Earthfasts', David faces the mystery of a sister who arrives out of the blue, a sister he was told had died at birth.

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Product Description: The old man's speckled hen dutifully provides him and his bored wife with a fresh egg each day, until the man decides he's bored with this. The hen does her best to provide him with something different, but what use is a golden egg when you're hungry?

Hardcover:

9780688803018 | William Morrow & Co, February 1, 1981, cover price $12.25 | About this edition: A collaborative effort that draws upon the folk traditions of England and Poland yields a distinctive tale imbued with universal truth and beauty

Paperback:

9780745933368 | Lion Pub, July 1, 1995, cover price $7.99 | About this edition: The old man's speckled hen dutifully provides him and his bored wife with a fresh egg each day, until the man decides he's bored with this.

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When Hob the friendly spirit finds himself living with mean and nasty witches, gremlins, dwarfs, goblins, and an ogre, he has to use all of his powers, tricks, and lots of love to restore peace to their home.
By William Mayne and Norman Messenger (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9781564587138 | Dk Pub, November 1, 1994, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Hob, the friendly spirit who lives under the stairs and protects the house, must do battle with a variety of evil beings trying to take control of his family's home

While searching for winter quarters, a group of gypsies celebrates the birth of a new chief and discovers why a former chief disappeared.

Hardcover:

9780385305396 | Delacorte Pr, November 1, 1993, cover price $25.01 | also contains The Little Match-seller | About this edition: While searching for winter quarters, a group of gypsies celebrates the birth of a new chief and discovers why a former chief disappeared.

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When Owen Tudor learns that the city intends to turn the valley into a lake, he is determined to save his farm and builds an ark

Hardcover:

9780224027571 | Jonathan Cape, January 1, 1991, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: When Owen Tudor learns that the city intends to turn the valley into a lake, he is determined to save his farm and builds an ark

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Hardcover:

9788420738345 | Grupo Anaya Comercial, July 1, 1990, cover price $9.95

After several adventures and mishaps around the barnyard, Tibber the kitten decides to leave further exploring for another day
By Jonathan Heale (illustrator) and William Mayne

Hardcover:

9780139212147 | Prentice Hall, March 1, 1990, cover price $2.98 | About this edition: After several adventures and mishaps around the barnyard, Tibber the kitten decides to leave further exploring for another day

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A guinea pig has a thoroughly adventurous time when he gets loose in the schoolroom, tries to learn to read, is chased by a cat and is rescued by a dog.
By Barbara Firth (illustrator) and William Mayne

Hardcover:

9780130570017 | Prentice Hall, March 1, 1990, cover price $3.98 | About this edition: A guinea pig has a thoroughly adventurous time when he gets loose in the schoolroom, tries to learn to read, is chased by a cat and is rescued by a dog.

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