Our rotating collection of Classic tales of whimsy and adventure...



The Book of Beasts
"And then, quite suddenly, a great Red Dragon came out of the book and spread vast scarlet wings and flew away across the garden to the far hills." Lionel has unexpectedly unleashed a dragon upon his village (which is never a good idea.) What will he do? What can he do..? Maybe not for the very young. Ages 7 and up.


Uncle James, or The Purple Stranger
"What will you do when you grow up, Princess?" asked the gardener's boy.
"I should like to marry you, Tom," said the Princess. "Would you mind?"
"No," said the gardener's boy. "I shouldn't mind much. I'll marry you if you like--if I have time."
Princess Mary Ann and the gardener's boy Tom plan to marry some day, but first they have to save the land of Rotundia from a very greedy dragon. Ages 6 and up.


Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus
In 1897, eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote to the then-prominent New York Sun newspaper and asked a very simple question: "Is There a Santa Claus?" Ages 97 and under.


The Gift of the Magi
"One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies..." What do you give when you have nothing to give? What are you actually giving when you give a gift? Do gifts always have to be things or can we give something intangible such as love? This unexpected classic may provide the answers to these elusive questions.

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The Tale of Custard the Dragon
"Belinda lived in a little white house, With a little black kitten and a little gray mouse, And a little yellow dog and a little red wagon, And a realio, trulio, little pet dragon." Custard the dragon has sharp teeth, spikes and scales, but really just wants to live safely in his cage. Is he really a realio, trulio, cowardly dragon? Let's find out...