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An 1877 novel by English author Anna Sewell. The novel became an immediate bestseller, with Sewell dying just five months after its publication, long enough to see her first and only novel become a success. With fifty million copies sold, Black Beauty is one of the best-selling books of all time. A compelling tale of a spirited young Thoroughbred that captured the hearts of readers throughout Victorian England when it was first published. A timeless tale of courage, hope, and strength guaranteed to delight readers. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
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These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page softcover book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. The author tells this unforgettable story, which takes place in nineteenth-century England, through the eyes of Black Beauty. The reader will feel the love & cruelty that this great stallion experiences. Beginning with Black Beauty's wonderful life with his master, Squire Gordon, and the kindness of Jerry Barker to the terrible times as a "cab" horse having to tolerate the torture of the "proper" English bearing reins, Black Beauty's story speaks for all animals that can't speak for themselves. 64 pages, FC
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Cinderella is a must for any child's library, one of the best-loved fairy tales of all time. Cinderella is the classic story of a beautiful girl, her evil stepmother and stepsisters, and the fairy godmother who helps her to meet the prince of her dreams. It is a fairy tale magic to treasure forever. There is a ball, a handsome prince and a glass slipper which all contribute to a happy ending. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination, inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
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The Cosmic Obliterator, a doomsday weapon capable of destroying entire planets, has gone missing! BATMAN is on the case, but so far the only clue is a ticket to the Super-Villain Crime Convention. That's one place the DARK KNIGHT can't go . . . so he decides to attend as the mobster, MATCHES MALONE, instead.
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A charity cruise filled with GOTHAM'S wealthiest citizens has been boarded by not one but two groups of hijackers! POISON IVY and MR. FREEZE fight for the right to ransom the passengers with countless citizens caught in the crossfire. Outnumbered and out of his element, BATMAN will have to find a way to play one group of crooks against the other, or they'll all go down with the ship.
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BRUCE WAYNE'S masquerade ball for charity is crashed by none other than the BLACK MASK. He and FALSE FACE SOCIETY members rob the guests, steal the charitable donations, and then kidnap COMISSIONER GORDON. Without the Commissioner's help, the DARK KNIGHT is left to take on the entire criminal underworld on his own.
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The PENGUIN is on the loose...at sea! He's hijacking high-class yachts with his penguin-shaped submarine. To stop him, the DARK KNIGHT will need to sink to this super-villain's evil depths, or become victim to the feathered felons foul play.
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On planet Earth, KRYPTO, ACE, SWIFTY, and other SUPER-PET pooches visit the Bowwow Boot Camp, a school for up-and-coming pups with powers. They're ready to show this new breed of heroes a few old tricks. Unfortunately, Brainicat, an evil cyborg kitty from the planet Colu, wants to teach these canine cadets a lesson as well. Using his hyper-forces, the villain shrinks the Bowwow Boot Camp to microscopic size and traps the mini mutts inside a glass bottle. To escape, these prep-school pups must step up and discover their own super hero identities.
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When the evil OCEAN MASTER crashes an AQUA-FAMILY reunion, AQUALAD, and his Super-Pet FLUFFY must stop the fishy foes.
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The evil SCAREDY CROWS are coating GOTHAM CITY with fear dust, and ACE THE BAT-HOUND is Halloween's only hope.
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