With their rakish characters, sensationalist plots, improbable adventures and objectionable language (like swell and golly), dime novels in their heyday were widely considered a threat to the morals of impressionable youth. Roundly criticized by church leaders and educators of the time, these short, quick-moving, pocket-sized publications were also, inevitably, wildly popular with readers of all ages.... [click here for more]
Alphabeast Soup follows the whimsical adventures of an intrepid wizard and his loyal team of hapless minions as they collect the bizarre ingredients of a mystical potion in hopes of curing the tummy troubles of a gluttonous king. Along the way they encounter such unusual creatures as:
The frost-lurking Ubbubb, who slides over snowy hills on a sled made of minion hide.
The incorrigably cute Flounce,... [click here for more]
When a young alligator lad with a disfigured snout brings humiliation and discomfort to Dad Peps, there begins a legendary feud between "Shovel Nose," who grows to the stature of a great gator, and Dad Peps, who fancies himself as a great gator grabber.
It is more a laugh-aloud series of encounters than a deadly feud, and you will enjoy the blow by hilarious blow description of each encounter.... [click here for more]
This book is a compilation of several other works, pulled together under the umbrella title of The Childen's Christmas Story MEGAPACK®.
It includes the complete text of "The Children’s Book of Christmas Stories," selected and edited by Asa Don Dickinson and Ada M. Skinner (originally published in 1913) to which we have added "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus,"... [click here for more]