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Books in Puffin Book series

  • American Tall Tales

    Adrien Stoutenburg, Richard M. Powers

    Paperback (Puffin Books, Oct. 28, 1976)
    Eight exciting classic American Tall Tales! This collection includes the famed stories of Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Stormalong, Mike Fink, Davy Crockett, Johnny Appleseed, John Henry, and Joe Magarac, with evocative illustrations by Richard M. Powers.
  • Momo

    Michael Ende

    Paperback (Puffin, Jan. 27, 2009)
    At the edge of the city, in the ruins of an old amphitheatre, there lives a little homelss girl called Momo. Momo has a special talent which she uses to help all her friends who come to visit her. Then one day the sinister men in grey arrive and silently take over the city. Only Momo has the power to resist them, and with the help of Professor Hora and his strange tortoise, Cassiopeia, she travels beyond the boundaries of time to uncover their dark secrets.
  • Secret of the Andes

    Ann Nolan Clark

    Paperback (Puffin Books, Oct. 28, 1976)
    A Newbery Medal WinnerAn Incan boy who tends llamas in a hidden valley in Peru learns the traditions and secrets of his ancestors. "The story of an Incan boy who lives in a hidden valley high in the mountains of Peru with old Chuto the llama herder. Unknown to Cusi, he is of royal blood and is the 'chosen one.' A compelling story."—Booklist
  • The Little Girl and the Tiny Doll

    Edward Ardizzone

    Paperback (Penguin Books, Limited (UK), July 2, 2015)
    There was once a tiny doll who belonged to a girl who did not care for dolls. One day when the little girl was shopping in the supermarket with her mother, she threw the tiny doll into a deep freeze. So the tiny doll had to stay there, cold and lonely, and frightened by people shuffling all the food round her.
  • Henry Reed's Babysitting Service

    Keith Robertson, Robert McCloskey

    Paperback (Puffin Books, May 1, 1989)
    Henry Reed has another sure-fire money-making plan--but the kids of Grover's Corner have plans of their ownAn intelligent person like Henry should have no problem riding herd on the town's toddlers. But Henry's never tangled with such monsters as daredevil Danny, whose stunts keep Henry on his toes--when he's not ducking the toys Danny hurls at his head. There's also Bernice, the amazing disappearing five-year old, the always obnoxious Sebastians, who want in on the fun, and Henry's old friend Midge, able to outwit any fiendish five-year-old.
  • Beowulf, Dragon Slayer

    Rosemary Sutcliff

    Paperback (Penguin UK, April 1, 2017)
    In this thrilling retelling of the Anglo-Saxon legend, Rosemary Sutcliff recounts Beowulf's most terrifying quests: against Grendel the man-wolf, against the hideous sea-hag and, most courageous of all, his fight to the death with the monstrous fire-drake. An extra section in the back includes author info, activities and quizzes, a glossary, fascinating facts, and more.
  • The Summer of the Swans

    Betsy Byars

    Paperback (Puffin Books, July 30, 1981)
    A Newbery Medal WinnerAll summer Sara Godfrey has fretted over herself, her impossible body, her terrible new haircut. One moment she's elated, the next, she's in tears. And she can't figure out why. Maybe her wildly changing moods are tied to the sudden and unaccountable appearance of the swans, which hold the rapt attention of Charlie, Sara's mentally handicapped brother, who she loves far more than herself these days. In fact, it will be the sudden disappearance of Charlie that will compel Sara to abandon her own small, annoying miseries, and lose herself in searching for him. In her anguish, Sara turns to Joe Melby, whom she has long despised, and together they search through the dense woods and rough fields to find him. Sara knows that she will never be the same again."A compelling story."—Publishers Weekly
  • Henry Reed, Inc.

    Keith Robertson, Robert McCloskey

    Paperback (Puffin Books, May 1, 1989)
    Henry Reed has arrived in Grover's Corner--and the town will never be the same. While spending the summer with his aunt and uncle, Henry comes up with a sure-fire money-making project: Henry Reed, Inc., Research. Henry's neighbor, Midge Glass, has an even more sure-fire hit: Reed and Glass, Inc. Now with Henry's ingenious mind and Midge's practical reasoning, Reed and Class Inc. turns into a huge success--while creating more bewildering and outrageous schemes than the townfold could have imagined.
  • A Christmas Card

    Theroux Paul

    Paperback (Puffin, Jan. 1, 1979)
  • Friedrich

    Hans Peter Richter, Edite Kroll

    Mass Market Paperback (Puffin Books, May 1, 1987)
    "Superb, sensitive, honest and compelling . . . a simple but terrifying tale of the destruction of a single Jewish family."--The New York TimesWinner of the Mildred L. Batchelder AwardHis best friend thought Friedrich was lucky. His family had a good home and enough money, and in Germany in the early 1930s, many were unemployed. But when Hitler came to power, things began to change. Friedrich was expelled from school, and then his mother died and his father was deported. For Friedrich was Jewish.
  • Haroun and the Sea of Stories

    Salman Rushdie

    Paperback (Penguin Books, Limited (UK), March 25, 1993)
    Haroun's father is the greatest of all storytellers. His magical stories bring laughter to the sad city of Alifbay. But one day something goes wrong and his father runs out of stories to tell. Haroun is determined to return the storyteller's gift to his father. So he flies off on the back of the Hoopie bird to the Sea of Stories - and a fantastic adventure begins.
  • Green Smoke

    Rosemary Manning, Constance Marshall

    Paperback (Puffin, April 30, 1974)