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  Cover Art: The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen Andersen, Hans Christian
The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen
Andersen's most beloved tales, such as "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Little Mermaid", are now joined by "The Shadow" and "Story of a Mother", mature stories that reveal his literary range and depth. Tatar captures the tales' unrivalled dramatic and visual power, showing exactly how Andersen became one of the world's ten most translated authors, along with Shakespeare, Dickens and Marx.
2008
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Baum, L. Frank
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great wizard in order to return to Kansas.
2000
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Last Unicorn Beagle, Peter S.
The Last Unicorn
Recounts the quest of the last unicorn, who leaves the protection of the enchanted forest to search for her own kind, and who is joined by Schmedrick the Magician and Molly Grue in her search.
2008
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: The Mists of Avalon Bradley, Marion Zimmer
The Mists of Avalon
Retells the legend of Arthur as perceived by Viviane, the Lady of the Lake and high priestess of Avalon, Arthur's mother Igraine, his Christian wife Guinevere, and the sorceress Morgaine
2001
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Sword of Shannara Brooks, Terry
The Sword of Shannara
Long ago, the world of Shea Ohmsford was torn apart by the wars of ancient Evil. But in the Vale, the half-human, half-elfin Shea now lives in peace - until the mysterious, forbidding figure of Alanon appears, to reveal that the supposedly long dead Warlock Lord lives again, and will destroy the world.
1977
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: Seventh Son Card, Orson Scott
Seventh Son
Amid the deep woods where the Red Man still holds sway, a very special child is born. Young Alvin is the seventh son, and such a boy is destined to become great - perhaps even a man with the enormous powers of a Maker. But even in the loving safety of his home, dark forces reach out to destroy him.
1987
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Carroll, Lewis
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters.
1992
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Little, Big Crowley, John
Little, Big
John Crowley's masterful Little, Big is the epic story of Smoky Barnable, an anonymous young man who travels by foot from the City to a place called Edgewood-not found on any map-to marry Daily Alice Drinkawater, as was prophesied. It is the story of four generations of a singular family, living in a house that is many houses on the magical border of an otherworld. It is a story of fantastic love and heartrending loss; of impossible things and unshakable destinies; and of the great Tale that envelops us all. It is a wonder.
2006
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Lord Foul's Bane Donaldson, Stephen R.
Lord Foul's Bane
The first book in one of the most remarkable epic fantasies ever written, the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever. He called himself Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever because he dared not believe in the strange alternate world in which he suddenly found himself. Yet he was tempted to believe, to fight for the Land, to be the reincarnation of its greatest hero.... THE CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT THE UNBELIEVER
1977
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: The King of Elfland's Daughter Dunsany, Edward
The King of Elfland's Daughter
The poetic style and sweeping grandeur of The King of Elfland's Daughter has made it one of the most beloved fantasy novels of our time, a masterpiece that influenced some of the greatest contemporary fantasists. The heartbreaking story of a marriage between a mortal man and an elf princess is a masterful tapestry of the fairy tale following the "happily ever after."
1969
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: Pawn of Prophecy Eddings, David
Pawn of Prophecy
Garion the farm boy did not believe in magic dooms, but then he did not know that soon he would be on a quest of unparalleled magic and danger when the dread evil God Torak was reawakened. Book 1 of the Belgariad.
1997
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: The Princess Bride : S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure Goldman, William
The Princess Bride : S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
A tale of true love and high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beasts.
2007
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Grimm, Jacob
The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
A new translation of 279 fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm. Also includes a listing of their oral and/or literary sources.
2003
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Great Hunt Jordan, Robert
The Great Hunt
The Wheel of Time turns and ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the age that gave it birth returns again. For centuries, gleemen have told the tales of The Great Hunt of the Horn. So many tales about each of th Hunters, and so many Hunters to tell of. Now the Horn itself is found: the Horn of Valere long thought only legend, the Horn which will raise the dead heroes of the ages. And it is stolen.
1990
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: Deryni Rising Kurtz, Katherine
Deryni Rising
The magical Deryni have long been persecuted and feared in Gwynedd, but the ruling Haldane family hides a dark secret -- they have Deryni blood. Charissa, a full-blooded Deryni trained in the disciplines of sorcery and necromancy, threatens the rulership of the young King Kelson and the life of his chief advisor Morgan.
2004
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: A Wizard of Earthsea Le Guin, Ursula K.
A Wizard of Earthsea
A boy grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world as an apprentice to the Master Wizard.
1968
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Lewis, C. S.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.
1994
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Le Morte D'Arthur : King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table Malory, Thomas, Sir
Le Morte D'Arthur : King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table
Presents the epic story of King Arthur, the wizard Merlin, his Knights of the Round Table, the sword Excalibur, and his tragic and poetic death, in a prose translation of the classic legend, featuring an introduction by acclaimed poet Robert Graves.
2010
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: A Game of Thrones Martin, George R. R.
A Game of Thrones
A tale of court intrigues in the land of Seven Kingdoms, a country blessed by golden summers that go on for years, and cursed by cruel winters that can last a generation. Treachery, murder, incest.
1996
Adult SciFi Fantasy Book
  Cover Art: Five Children and It Nesbit, E.
Five Children and It
When four brothers and sisters discover a Psammead, or sand-fairy, in the gravel pit near the country house where they are staying, they have no way of knowing all the adventures its wish-granting will bring them.
2010
Children's Fiction Book
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