Boston: Little, Brown and Company.

Edited and Illustrated by Clifton Johnson.

Bassett. Boston: Athenaeum Press.

— In celebration of the 200th birthday of Darwin (2/12/1809) and the 150th anniversary of the publication of (1859), we offer here the journey that led to Darwin's seminal work on Evolution.

Charles Dickens.

A number of illustrations and an introduction added by Clifton Johnson...

Good for students and adults ...

As Skinner states, "It is where myth and history combine that legend is most interesting and appeals to our fancy or our sympathy most strongly; and it is not too early for us to begin the collation of those quaint happenings..." A great read....

Charles M.

Peoria, Ill: The Manual Arts Press.

. By Lois Lowry. (Houghton Mifflin, $17.99.) In the conclusion to the dystopian “Giver” quartet, Lowry returns to the story of a mother searching for her lost son. “A quiet, sorrowful, deeply moving exploration of the powers of empathy and the obligations of love,” our reviewer said.

All diagrams based on original furniture from Maine...

in 1817, the basis of his later work,

Trot and Cap'n Bill travel to the land of Oz and meet the Ork, the Bumpy Man, King Kruel and Googly-Goo, among others. A great book for young and old....

, by L.

and Brook Farm in West Roxbury, Mass., among others...

— The second book in the Oz series. Instead of Toto, we have Eureka, the kitten! A good read for kids and adults....

L Frank Baum.

Illustrated by John Albert Seaford.

— An interesting book of old children's stories, including the "Gingerbread Man," "The Little Fir Tree," "The Three Little Pigs," "The Three Bears" etc... One story comes from a different time in America, "Epaminondas and his Auntie," and should be read with an understanding of black stereotypes of the early 1900's....

Thornton W.

N.D.: Library Book first stamped August 30, 1916.

— part of series of children's books, all based in Pleasant Valley. Major Monkey raises a forest army while visiting the Valley........

Arthur Scott Bailey.

Walter A Dyer. Illustrated with photographs.

— part of series of children's books, all based in Pleasant Valley. Cuffy Bear has a series of adventures in his young life........


All from around the Revolutionary War period.

— This is a nice little book for children (and adults!): it presents life in Mexico through the eyes of its children at the turn of the 20th century.

Illustrated with early etchings and photographs by Philip B. Wallace.

— Here are the core stories from the Arabian Nights: The Seven Voyages of Sinbad, The Fisherman and the Genie, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, and many more.