Free Kindle books for children and young adults for 09 Apr 18

Nicholas Nickleby: Illustrated Edition

by Charles Dickens

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby tells the story of a young man who must support his mother and sister, as his father dies unexpectedly after losing all of his money in a poor investment. Nicholas, his mother and his younger sister, Kate, are forced to give up their comfortable lifestyle in Devonshire and travel to London to seek the aid of their only relative, Nicholas’s uncle Ralph, a cold and ruthless businessman. Nicholas starts working as a tutor in an abusive all-boys boarding school, but that is only the beginning of his adventures and misadventures.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

by Mark Twain

A Yankee engineer from Connecticut is accidentally transported back in time to the court of King Arthur, where he fools the inhabitants of that time into thinking that he is a magician, and soon uses his knowledge of modern technology to become a “magician” in earnest, stunning the English of the Early Middle Ages with such feats as demolitions, fireworks, and the shoring up of a holy well.

Anne of Green Gables

by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne Shirley, a young orphan from Nova Scotia is sent to live with Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, siblings in their fifties and sixties, after a childhood spent in strangers’ homes and orphanages. Marilla and Matthew had originally decided to adopt a boy to help Matthew run their farm at Green Gables. Through a misunderstanding, the orphanage sends Anne instead. Anne is highly imaginative, eager to please and quite dramatic at times. She is often quite talkative, especially when it comes to describing her fantasies and dreams. As a child of imagination, Anne takes much joy in life and adapts quickly, thriving in the close-knit farming village. Her imagination and talkativeness soon brighten up Green Gables.

Black: The Name

by D. B. Halbert

A young girl with dark magic infused with her soul. Cast from the world she knows is a moment of pure horror. Lost but soon to be found, and accepted by those who would only want the best for her.

Elizabeth Blackswan must find herself, and her place in the world after having lost everything she has ever held dear, or risk becoming the bridge for a great evil to pass into her reality that she was created to be. Not all odds are stacked against her though, as she meets Pearl, Aldrin , and Auburn, and finds place in their company, that may very well keep her from breaking.

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Pudd’nhead Wilson

by Mark Twain

At the Missouri frontier town, on the banks of the Mississippi River, the intrigue revolves around two boysâ??one, born into slavery, with 1/32 black ancestry; the other, white, born to be the master of the house. The two boys, who look similar, are switched at infancy and each grows into the other’s social role.

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