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Easy Readers (JE ER)


Carroll Alice in Wonderland    (Adapted by Hautzig)
Grahame The Wind in the Willows    (Adapted by Driscoll; 6-book series)
Kipling The Jungle Book    (Adapted by Namm; 6-book series)
Lofting The Story of Doctor Dolittle    (Adapted by Namm; 6-book series)
Milne Winnie-the-Pooh    (Adapted by Krensky; series)
Stevenson Treasure Island    (Adapted by Nichols; 6-book series)
Twain The Adventures of Tom Sawyer    (Adapted by Nichols; 6-book series)

Children’s Fiction (J)


Alcott Little Women    (Adapted by Lawlor)
Burnett The Secret Garden    (Adapted by Howe)
Cervantes Don Quixote and Sancho Panza    (Adapted by Hodges)
Collodi Pinocchio    (Adapted by various)
Cooper The Last of the Mohicans    (Adapted by Scribner)
Defoe Robinson Crusoe    (Adapted by Scribner)
DI Paperback Oliver Twist    (Adapted by Martin)
Dickens A Christmas Carol    (Adapted by various)
Dickens David Copperfield    (Adapted by Dickens)
Doyle The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes    (Adapted by Sasaki)
Field Hitty: Her First Hundred Years    (Adapted by Wells)
Grahame The Wind in the Willows    (Adapted by Collins)
HU Paperback Les Miserables    (Adapted by Kulling)
Kipling Tales from the Jungle Book    (Adapted by McKinley)
Montgomery Anne of Green Gables    (Adapted by Olmstead)
Sewell Black Beauty    (Adapted by various)
Shelley Frankenstein    (Adapted by McFadden)
SP Paperback Heidi    (Adapted by Hines-Stephens)
Swift Gulliver's Travels    (Adapted by Riordan)
Twain The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn    (Adapted by Ho)
Twain The Adventures of Tom Sawyer    (Adapted by Woodside)
Verne 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea    (Adapted by Church)

Children’s Illustrated Fiction (J Illus.)


Burnett A Little Princess    (Adapted by McClintock)
Burroughs Tarzan    (Adapted by San Souci)
Cervantes Don Quixote and the Windmills    (Adapted by Kimmel)
Collodi Pinocchio    (Adapted by various)
Irving Rip Van Winkle    (Adapted by various)
Irving The Legend of Sleepy Hollow    (Adapted by various)
Knight Lassie Come-Home    (Adapted by Wells)
Montgomery Anne of Green Gables    (Adapted by Helldorfer)
Sewell Black Beauty    (Adapted by McKinley)
Stevenson Treasure Island    (Adapted by Zorn)
Swift Gulliver in Lilliput    (Adapted by various)
Twain The Prince and the Pauper    (Adapted by Mayer)

Junior High Fiction (Y)


Bronte Jane Eyre    (Adapted by Tavner)
Cervantes Don Quixote    (Adapted by various)
Dickens Great Expectations    (Adapted by Riordan)
Dickens Oliver Twist    (Adapted by Baxter)
Hugo The Hunchback of Notre Dame    (Adapted by Symonds)
London The Call of the Wild    (Adapted by Ho)
London White Fang    (Adapted by Olmstead)
Melville Moby Dick, or The White Whale    (Adapted by McCaughrean)
Stevenson The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde    (Adapted by Olmstead)
Stoker Dracula    (Adapted by Eyewitness Classics)
Swift Gulliver    (Adapted by Jenkins)
Verne 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea    (Adapted by Miller)

Comics & Graphic Novels


J Comic BA The Wonderful Wizard of Oz    (Adapted by Shanower)
J Comic DI Charles Dickens and Friends    (Adapted by Williams; includes Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield, and A Christmas Carol)
J Comic SA The Little Prince    (Adapted by Sfar)
J Comic SE Black Beauty    (Adapted by various)
J Comic ST Beowulf: Monster Slayer: A British Legend    (Adapted by Storrie)
J Comic ST Kidnapped    (Adapted by MacDonald)
J Comic ST Treasure Island    (Adapted by various)
J Comic TW The Adventures of Tom Sawyer    (Adapted by Hall)
J Comic VE Journey to the Center of the Earth    (Adapted by MacDonald)
J Comic WY The Swiss Family Robinson    (Adapted by Powell)
Y Comic CE The Last Knight: An Introduction to Don Quixote    (Adapted by Eisner)
Y Comic DI Great Expectations    (Adapted by Geary)
Y Comic DI Oliver Twist    (Adapted by various)
Y Comic LO The Call of the Wild    (Adapted by Kleid)
Y Comic ME Moby Dick    (Adapted by various)
Y Comic MU The Odyssey    (Adapted by Mucci)
Y Comic SH Frankenstein    (Adapted by various)
Y Comic ST Dracula    (Adapted by Reed)
Y Comic TO The Hobbit    (Adapted by Dixon)
Y Comic TW The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn    (Adapted by Mann)
Y Comic TW The Adventures of Tom Sawyer    (Adapted by Morvan)
Y Comic VE Around the World in 80 Days    (Adapted by Dauvillier)
Y Comic WE The Invisible Man    (Adapted by Davis)
Y Comic WE The Time Machine    (Adapted by Davis)

Nonfiction, Folktales & Poetry


J/Y398.2 EU Arthur King Arthur    (Adapted by various)
J/Y398.2 EU Beowulf Beowulf    (Adapted by various)
J/Y398.2 EU Robin Robin Hood    (Adapted by various)
J/Y821 CH Canterbury Tales    (Adapted by various)
J/Y883 The Odyssey    (Adapted by various)

Last Updated: 4/13

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