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The secret garden

Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers a disabled cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.

Wave riders

After their guardian disappears, twelve-year-old twins Jess and Jude are fostered by the Blakeney family, but their search for information about their parents puts them in danger when they uncover secrets their wealthy benefactors want to keep hidden.

Cat's cradle

Dreaming of one day taming monsters, orphan street urchin Suri finds her self-confidence, cleverness, and ambition serve her well when a mysterious new wagon holding something monstrous joins her merchant camp.

Anne of Green Gables

Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.

The Beatryce prophecy

"When a mysterious child appears at the monastery of the Order of the Chronicles of Sorrowing, Brother Edik nurses her back to health, but when he uncovers her dangerous secret, she is sent away into the world with a goat and a boy"--OCLC.

Britfield & the lost crown

Tom has spent most of his life locked behind the cruel walls of Weatherly Orphanage, but when he learns that his parents might still be alive, Tom knows he must do what he can to find them. He can't leave Weatherly without his best friend Sarah, so arms with a single clue to his past, the word Britfield, the two make a daring escape by commandeering a hot air balloon. Now they're on the run from a famouse Scotland Yard detective and what looks like haf the police officers in England. Tom and Sarah's journey takes them from Oxford University to Windsor Castle, through London, and finally to Canterbury. Along the way, they discover that Tom may be the true heir to the British throne, but even with the help of two brilliant professors, it looks like Tom and Sarah will be captured and sent back to the orphanage before they have a chance to solve Tom's royal mystery.

The war I finally won

"As the frightening impact of World War II creeps closer and closer to her door, eleven-year-old Ada learns to manage life on the home front"--Provided by publisher.


While trying to save Christmas for her fellow orphans, lonely Plum is magically transported to the Land of Sweets, where her pure heart saves the day for King Christopher, King Patrick, and their subjects.

The ancient magus' bride

"Giselle, the ancient secret Queen of Paris, finally tells the story of her youth. What fate befell her in years long past? Do her memories hold a clue about how she can avoid death? What can Ao do for her, as her apprentice--or as her groom?"--Back cover.

The most dazzling girl in Berlin

In Berlin on the cusp of World War II, eighteen-year-old Hilde leaves her orphanage and takes a job at a vibrant cabaret full of expressive customers where she finally finds a place to belong until seeds of unrest force her to decide what's best for her future.


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