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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Literature Booklist for the 2012-13 School year

LATE RENAISSANCE/EARLY MODERN 1600-1850 AD 
(Items in bold are books we own)

Don Quixote, retold by Michael Harrison.
“A Voyage to Lilliput” and “A Voyage to Brobdingnag” from Gulliver’s Travels,
Jonathan Swift.
Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan, or Pilgrim’s Progress : A Retelling by Gary D. Schmidt
Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe
William Wordsworth’s Collected Poems
Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, Washington Irving.
Robert Browning: “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”
Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
“The Way to Wealth,” Benjamin Franklin.  In Benjamin Franklin: The Autobiography and Other Writings
Christina Rossetti: “Goblin Market,” “A Birthday,” “Sister Maude”, “No, Thank You, John”
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
“The Lady of Shalott” and “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” Alfred Lord Tennyson; in any Tennyson collection.
“The Raven,” Edgar Allen Poe
East O’ the Sun and West O’ the Moon : Fifty-Nine Norwegian Folk Tales, by Peter Christen Asbjrnsen
Narrative of the  Life of Frederick Douglass, an American  Slave: Written by Himself, Frederick Douglass

SUPPLEMENTAL READINGS
Historical novels and biographies to find at the library

America’s Paul Revere, Esther Forbes
Amos Fortune, Free Man, Elizabeth Yates
Caddie Woodlawn, by Carol Ryrie Brink
Calico Captive, Elizabeth George Speare
The Courage of Sarah Noble, by Alice Dalgliesh
Hitty: Her First Hundred Years, Rachel Field
Johnny Tremain, Esther Forbes
My Brother Sam Is Dead, by James Lincoln Collier
The Sign of the Beaver, Elizabeth George Speare
Toliver’s Secret, by Esther Wood Brady
The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Elizabeth George Speare
Reformation Biographies from Greenleaf Press
The Beggar’s Bible by  Louis Vernon (story of John Wyclffe)
The Man Who Laid the Egg, by Louis Vernon (story of Erasmus)
Queen of the Reformation, Charles Ludwig (story of Katie Luther)

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