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Books in Puffin Classics series

  • The Westing Game

    Ellen Raskin

    Paperback (Puffin Books, April 12, 2004)
    A Newbery Medal Winner"A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." —Booklist, starred review A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger—and a possible murderer—to inherit his vast fortune, on things for sure: Sam Westing may be dead…but that won’t stop him from playing one last game! Winner of the Newbery Medal Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award An ALA Notable Book "Great fun for those who enjoy illusion, word play, or sleight of hand." —The New York Times Book Review"A fascinating medley of word games, disguises, multiple aliases, and subterfuges—a demanding but rewarding book." —The Horn Book
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood

    Roger Lancelyn Green, John Boyne

    Paperback (Puffin Books, March 18, 2010)
    The classic story of social justice and outrageous cunning. Robin Hood, champion of the poor and oppressed, stands against the cruel power of Prince John and the brutal Sheriff of Nottingham. Taking refuge in the vast Sherwood Forest with his band of men, he remains determined to outwit his enemies.
  • Tales of the Greek Heroes

    Roger Lancelyn Green, Rick Riordan

    Paperback (Puffin Books, March 5, 2009)
    The mysterious and exciting legends of the gods and heroes in Ancient Greece, from the adventures of Perseus, the labours of Heracles, the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, to Odysseus and the Trojan wars. Introduced with wit and humour by Rick Riordan, creator of the highly successful Percy Jackson series.
  • Tales of Ancient Egypt

    Roger Lancelyn Green, Michael Rosen

    Paperback (Puffin Books, May 12, 2011)
    These stories include the great myths - of Amen-Ra, who created all the creatures in the world; of Isis, seaching the waters for her dead husband Osiris; of the Bennu Bird and the Book of Thoth. But there are also tales told for pleasure about magic, treasure and adventure - even the first ever Cinderella story.
  • The Canterbury Tales

    Geraldine McCaughrean, Geoffrey Chaucer

    Paperback (Puffin Books, Aug. 1, 1997)
    David Wright's prose version of Chaucer's classic.
  • King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table

    Roger Lancelyn Green

    Paperback (Puffin Books, March 27, 2008)
    They're Puffin Classics for a reason, it's because they're the best.Step up to the Round Table and join the knights of the Realm!King Arthur is one of the greatest legends of all time. From the magical moment when Arthur releases the sword in the stone to the quest for the Holy Grail and the final tragedy of the Last Battle, Roger Lancelyn Green brings the enchanting world of King Arthur stunningly to life. One of the greatest legends of all time, with an inspiring introduction by David Almond, award-winning author of Clay, Skellig, Kit's Wilderness and The Fire-Eaters.
  • Five Children and It

    E. Nesbit

    Paperback (Puffin Books, Sept. 11, 2008)
    When Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother go digging in the gravel pit, the last thing they expect to find is a Psammead – an ancient Sand-fairy! Having a Sand-fairy for a pet means having one wish granted each day. But the children don't realize all the trouble wishes can cause . . . A timeless classic with an introduction by Quentin Blake, award-winning illustrator and first-ever Children's Laureate (1999–2001).
  • The Odyssey

    Geraldine McCaughrean, Homer

    Paperback (Puffin Books, Dec. 1, 1997)
    The epic journey of Odysseus, the hero of Ancient Greece... After ten years of war, Odysseus turns his back on Troy and sets sail for home. But his voyage takes another ten years and he must face many dangers - Polyphemus the greedy one-eyed giant, Scylla the six-headed sea monster and even the wrath of the gods themselves - before he is reunited with his wife and son. Brilliantly retold by award-winning author, Geraldine McCaughrean.
  • The Swiss Family Robinson

    Johann D. Wyss, Jon Scieszka

    Paperback (Puffin Books, March 5, 2009)
    Following a wild and raging storm, the Swiss family Robinson are stranded at sea. But the thundering waves have swept them off to a tropical island, where a new life awaits them. Their ship is laden with supplies and the island is packed with treasures, so they soon adapt and discover new dangers and delights every day . . . With an inspiring introduction by American author and America's first children's laureate Jon Scieszka. This story has been specially abridged for Puffin Classics.
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy

    Frances Hodgson Burnett, John Boyne

    Paperback (Puffin Books, March 17, 2011)
    The story of a small, angelic boy from New York who is told he is the heir to an English earldom and is whisked away to the English countryside where he begins to win over his bad-tempered old grandfather. When the boy's identity is challenged, his old friends from New York come to his rescue.
  • Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

    Eleanor Coerr, Ronald Himler

    Paperback (Puffin Books, April 12, 2004)
    “An extraordinary book, one no reader will fail to find compelling and unforgettable.” —Booklist, starred reviewThe star of her school’s running team, Sadako is lively and athletic…until the dizzy spells start. Then she must face the hardest race of her life—the race against time. Based on a true story, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes celebrates the courage that makes one young woman a heroine in Japan. "[The] story speaks directly to young readers of the tragedy of Sadako's death and, in its simplicity, makes a universal statement for 'peace in the world.” —The Horn Book "The story is told tenderly but with neither a morbid nor a sentimental tone: it is direct and touching." —BCCB
  • Eight Cousins

    Louisa May Alcott

    Paperback (Puffin Books, Sept. 1, 1995)
    Rose Campbell, tired and ill, has come to live at "The Aunt Hill" after the death of her beloved father. Six aunts fussing and fretting over her are bad enough, but what is a quiet 13-year-old girl to do with seven boisterous boy cousins?