The Red Signal

1917. American boys have joined the Great War in Europe. On the homefront, mysterious occurrences like ships catching fire and factories blowing up have people wondering: is this German sabotage? Hilda Lessing’s family has been split apart due to the death of her father, and her uncle has found her a job doing housework on…

Wakefield

Wakefield was a mild-mannered man of no particular energy or imagination. The only fault his wife could find with him was that he had a tendency to be secretive about small things and perhaps a little selfish. Still, there was no hint that on the day he left for a short journey, his plan was…

Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare

Famed author E. Nesbit (The Railway Children) brings 20 of Shakespeare’s plays to life in language that children can understand. They are entertaining narratives that describe the Bard’s main characters and often intricate plots. Each story provides a concise overview for anyone about to experience a Shakespeare play for the first time. Includes: A Midsummer…

Exit Betty

Soon-to-be heiress Betty Stanhope is a runaway bride, but not for the usual reasons – she didn’t flee because of a change of heart. Reluctant about the wedding at the outset, the dutiful Betty reaches the altar to find that her groom is a different man altogether and someone she’s dreaded most of her life!…

Darby O’Gill and the Good People

If the name seems familiar, these tales about Darby O’Gill and his encounter with the fairies were adapted for a Disney movie, Darby O’Gill and the Little People. They tell the story of an Irishman whose cow is captured by the fairies – or “good people”. In his determination to recover his property, Darby finds…

The Best Man

Cyril Gordon, an intrepid Secret Service Agent, has completed part of his mission in obtaining a coded message vital to the nation’s security. But desperate men are pursuing him and with the help of a handy cab and a disguise, he makes his escape. The cab deposits him at a church where, astoundingly, everyone seems…

The Enchanted Barn

Shirley Hollister is desperate. She, her ailing mother, and her four siblings are being forced out of their cramped city apartment. Where to go on her meager stenographer’s salary? On a whim, she takes a trolley ride into the countryside and spies a barn: spacious, full of light, and surrounded by God’s wondrous nature. Her…

Understood Betsy

Elizabeth Ann is being carefully brought up by her Aunt Frances. Aunt Frances shares in all Elizabeth Ann’s fears and slights, walks her to and from school each day, and conscientiously follows the most modern theories on child-rearing. She is the original helicopter parent. Not surprisingly, at nine years old Elizabeth Ann is timid and…

Aunt Crete’s Emancipation

Aunt Crete has spent a lifetime of toil catering to the needs of her family, especially her waspish sister, Carrie, and social-climbing niece, Louella. When a telegram from a nephew from out west announces his imminent arrival, mother and daughter hasten a trip to the shore to escape the “country cousin” who they are sure…

Dear Enemy

This delightful sequel to Webster’s Daddy Long-Legs centers on socialite Sallie McBride, who reluctantly agrees to become director of an orphan asylum. The asylum’s benefactors, her friends Judy and Jervis Pendleton, insist she is just the person to institute the sweeping reforms the institution needs. The exuberant Sallie soon begins ruffling feathers of the staff,…