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By: L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)

Book cover Aunt Jane's Nieces In The Red Cross

The 10th and final book in the series for adolescent girls sees two of the three cousins react to atrocities in World War I by volunteering in the Red Cross. Written under the pseudonym of Edith Van Dyne, this is the 1915 version, which reflects United States' neutrality. A later version, published in 1918, differed significantly to reflect changes in the position of the United States.

Book cover Policeman Bluejay

This is another "TWINKLE TALE" from Mr. Baum (written under the pen name Laura Bancroft) and celebrates the further adventures of Twinkle and Chubbins as they magically become child-larks and live the exciting, and often dangerous, life of birds in the forest.

Book cover Aunt Jane's Nieces In Society

Written under pseudonym of Edith Van Dyne. The story continues the adventures of three cousins, Louise, Patsy and Beth,with their debuts in society and the appearance of suitors, one of whom is rejected and kidnaps Louise.

Book cover Phoebe Daring

A headstrong female detective strives to clear a good man's name in this children's mystery by Oz author L. Frank Baum. Summary by Miriam Esther Goldman

Book cover Queen Zixi of Ix

Fairy Queen Lulea and her merry band, in a quest to relieve themselves of boredom, decide to create a new magical amusement. They weave a beautiful magic cloak that grants its wearer a single wish. The Queen tells a fellow fairy to give the cloak to the most unhappy mortal she happens to meet. She hands it over to the sister of Noland's new king, recently coronated and still trying to figure out how to rule. The witch-queen of Ix, taking notice of the cloak and Noland's power struggles, hatches a...

Book cover Flying Girl

Frank L. Baum, author of the Oz books, delivers an engaging story for all ages. Orissa Kane works in order to provide for her family. Her mother is blind, while her brother devotes his time to his invention, a flying machine. Everything changes when he brakes his leg and Orissa decides to continue developing the machine. This fascinating and relatable book explores the early days of aviation, and the changing role of women. Frank L. Baum chose to publish this book under the name Edith Van Dime. - Summary by Stav Nisser.

Book cover Ozoplaning with the Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz has built two beautiful "Ozoplanes" to explore Oz. But the official launch party goes wrong when the Soldier with the Green Whiskers accidentally launches the Oztober into the cloud country of Stratovania! The ruler, Strut of the Strat, makes Jellia Jamb his "Starina" and then sets off to conquer the fascinating country of Oz! Meanwhile the Wizard, Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow pile into the Ozpril and chase after the Oztober, but end up having an adventure of their own...

By: Lady Dorothy (Stanley) Tennant (1855-1926)

Miss Pim's Camouflage by Lady Dorothy (Stanley) Tennant Miss Pim's Camouflage

Mid-WWI, staid Englishwoman Miss Perdita Pim suffers a sunstroke gardening & gains the power of invisibility. She becomes a super-secret agent, going behind German lines, sometimes visible, sometimes not, witnessing atrocities & gleaning valuable war information.

By: Lady Sarah Wilson (1865-1929)

South African Memories by Lady Sarah Wilson South African Memories

Lady Sarah Isabella Augusta Wilson was the aunt of Winston Spencer Churchill. In 1899 she became the first woman war correspondent when she was recruited to cover the Siege of Mafeking for the Daily Mail during the Boer War. She moved to Mafeking with her husband at the start of the war, where he was aide-de-camp to Colonel Robert Baden-Powell. Baden-Powell asked her to leave Mafeking for her own safety after the Boers threatened to storm the British garrison. This she duly did, and set off on a...

By: Laura Dent Crane

Book cover The Automobile Girls in the Berkshires The Ghost of Lost Man's Trail

By: Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards (1850-1943)

Book cover Rita

By: Laura Lee Hope

Book cover The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle Or, The Girl Miner of Gold Run
Book cover The Outdoor Girls at Bluff Point Or a Wreck and a Rescue
Book cover The Outdoor Girls at Ocean View Or, The Box That Was Found in the Sand
Book cover The Outdoor Girls in a Motor Car Or, The Haunted Mansion of Shadow Valley
Book cover Outdoor Girls at Rainbow Lake

"The Outdoor Girls at Rainbow Lake; Or Stirring Cruise of the Motor Boat Gem" is the second volume is a series of adventure books for girls. In this book, one of the girls becomes the proud possessor of a motor boat and invites her club members to take a trip down the river to Rainbow Lake a beautiful sheet of water lying between the mountains. These are the tales of the various adventures participated in by a group of bright, fun-loving, up-to-date girls who have a common bond in their fondness for outdoor life, camping, travel, and adventure. They are clean and wholesome and free from sensationalism.

Book cover Outdoor Girls at the Hostess House

In this 9th book in the "Outdoor Girls Series", the girls had befriend an old woman who had been knocked down by an unscrupulous motorcyclist. They later learned the secret tragedy in the life of their little old lady.

Book cover Bobbsey Twins on the Deep Blue Sea

This is the 11th in the original series of books about the Bobbseys -- two sets of twins in one family, solving mysteries and having adventures. Bert and Nan are 12, Flossie and Freddie are six. There is a father who works, a mother who stays home, a cook, a handyman, and an assortment of animals. - Summary by Nan Dodge

Book cover Outdoor Girls in a Motor Car

In "The Outdoor Girls in a Motor Car, Or The Haunted Mansion of Shadow Valley", one of the girls has learned to run a big motor car and she invites the club to go on a tour to visit some distant relatives. On the way they stop at a deserted mansion and make a surprising discovery. This is the third book in the "Outdoor Girls" series.

Book cover Outdoor Girls at Ocean View

In "The Outdoor Girls at Ocean View, Or The Box that Was Found in the Sand", the girls have great fun and solve a mystery while on an outing along the New England coast. This is the 6th book in the Outdoor Girls Series by Laura Lee Hope.

Book cover Outdoor Girls at Bluff Point

This is the 10th book in the "Outdoor Girls" series. The Hostess House at Camp Liberty having burnt down, the chums find themselves forced to take a much-needed, although not entirely welcome, vacation and had decided to spend it at a romantic spot near the ocean called Bluff Point. The cottage on the bluff had been loaned to the girls by Grace's patriotic Aunt Mary, who declared that she owed something to the chums for having worked so hard for the good old Stars and Stripes. Mrs. Ford, worn out with war work, had gone with the girls to chaperon them...

Book cover Outdoor Girls at Wild Rose Lodge

In this 11th book in the "Outdoor Girls" series, the girls have some very exciting experiences. An old man, Professor Dempsey, by name, who had retired to a little log cabin in the woods to recover his health, had chanced to do the girls a very great favor. Of course the girls were grateful to him and were very much interested when he told them of his two sons who were in the war. Later, when the girls read of the death of his two sons in the paper, they went to the old man's lonely cabin in the woods, but found themselves too late...

Book cover Outdoor Girls in the Saddle

Mrs. Nelson, Betty’s mother, through the death of a relative, has become the owner of a ranch. The most important thing about this ranch—in the estimation of the girls, at least—is the fact that it was situated right in the midst of a great gold-mining district. How the girls with Mr. and Mrs. Nelson went to the ranch, spending a glorious few weeks in the saddle, and how gold was finally found on the ranch is told of in detail in this volume. This is book number twelve in the "Outdoor Girls" series.

Book cover Outdoor Girls Around the Campfire

This is book #13 in the "Outdoor Girls" series. The girls decide to camp out at a shack along the shores of Rainbow Lake, but when they arrive it has burned to the ground. Who is prowling around the camp at night, and what is the story of a sweet old lady they meet, known as the Old Maid of the Mountains.

Book cover Outdoor Girls at Foaming Falls

This is book #15 in the Outdoor Girls series. Mollie Billette is appointed as the new leader of the Outdoor Girls, replacing Betty Nelson, who has now married Allen Washburn. Dogs start to go missing around Deepdale, with no clues to where they are going. The Girls travel to Foaming Falls, and while staying in a haunted house, they hear strange noises!

By: Leigh Brackett (1915-1978)

Black Amazon of Mars by Leigh Brackett Black Amazon of Mars

Carrying out the last wishes of a comrade, mercenary Eric John Stark takes on the task of returning a stolen talisman to a walled city near the Martian pole; a city that guards the mysterious Gates of Death. Now all he has to do is get past the brutal clans of Mekh and the shadowy Lord Ciaran to get to Kushat where they’ll probably attempt to kill him. All while he tries to hold on to a talisman that imprints ancient memories of the Gates in his mind. That’s not easy for a human raised by Mercurian aborigines...

By: Leigh Douglass Brackett (1915-1978)

Book cover Blue Behemoth

Shannon's Imperial Circus was a jinxed space-carny leased for a mysterious tour of the inner worlds. It made a one-night pitch on a Venusian swamp-town—to find that death stalked it from the jungle in a tiny ball of flame.

By: Leonid Nikolayevich Andreyev (1871-1919)

Book cover Dark

The Dark is a novella about a desperate young man, a “terrorist and nihilist”, trying to avoid arrest by taking refuge in a brothel. The story focuses on his unfolding relationship with a prostitute in the brothel and the internal conflict which torments him. The author, Leonid Andreyev, an acclaimed Russian playwright and writer of short fiction, was noted for the darkness in his work. This book was published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf. ( Lee Smalley)

By: Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

An acclaimed children’s classic depicting the odd, but riveting journeys of the curious Alice as she explores the surreal world of Wonderland. Written by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson or better known under his pseudonym Lewis Caroll, this episodic novel is assembled in twelve chapters each containing a prominent adventure. The departure from logic and its embracement of pure imagination is what makes Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland a model for fantasy novels and a timeless classic. The novel begins when the self-aware young Alice, who grows bored of sitting by the river with her sister, and spots a peculiar looking rabbit, dressed in a waistcoat...

Book cover Nursery ''Alice''

A shortened version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland . . . adapted by the author himself for children "from nought to five". . . . It is written as though the story is being read aloud by someone who is also talking to the child listener, with many interpolations by the author, pointing out details in the pictures and asking questions, such as "Which would you have liked the best, do you think, to be a little tiny Alice, no larger than a kitten, or a great tall Alice, with your head always knocking against the ceiling?" There are also additions, such as an anecdote about a puppy called Dash, and an explanation of the word "foxglove". - Summary by Wikipedia

By: LibriVox volunteers

The Yellow Sheet – the NaNoWriMo project 2007 by LibriVox volunteers The Yellow Sheet – the NaNoWriMo project 2007

An atomic bomb explodes in the mountains of Montana. But was there really a bomb? And was it really in Montana, or in Tokyo? Are Liz and Elizabeth the same woman, is she married with children, is her husband a spy?

By: Lillian Elizabeth Roy (1868-1932)

Book cover Polly's Business Venture

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