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Fantastic Fantasies!

Alexander, Lloyd. THE BOOK OF THREE. Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper to a famous oracular sow, sets out on a hazardous mission to save Prydain from the forces of evil.

Almond, David. SKELLIG. Unhappy about his baby sister's illness and the chaos of moving into a dilapidated old house, Michael retreats to the garage and finds a mysterious stranger who is something like a bird and something like an angel.

Avi. RAGWEED. Ragweed, a young country mouse, leaves his family and travels to the big city, where he finds excitement and danger and sees cats for the first time.

Babbitt, Natalie. TUCK EVERLASTING. The Tuck family is confronted with an agonizing situation when they discover that a ten-year-old girl and a malicious stranger now share their secret about a spring whose water prevents one from ever growing any older.

Banks, Lynne Reid. THE INDIAN IN THE CUPBOARD. A nine-year-old boy receives a plastic Indian, a cupboard, and a little key for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life in the cupboard and befriends him.

Colfer, Eoin. ARTEMIS FOWL. When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.

Colville, Bruce. JEREMY THATCHER, DRAGON HATCHER. Small for his age but artistically talented, twelve-year-old Jeremy Thatcher unknowingly buys a dragon's egg.

Crilley, Mark. AKIKO ON THE PLANET SMOO. Ten-year-old Akiko has an unexpected adventure when she is whisked away to a distant planet and put in charge of the rescue mission that must search for the kidnapped Prince Froptoppit.

Funke, Cornelia. INKHEART. Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.

Jacques, Brian. REDWALL. When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help Redwall's inhabitants destroy the enemy.

Mayne, William. HOB AND THE GOBLINS. Hob, the friendly spirit who lives under the stairs and protects the house, must do battle with a variety of evil beings trying to take control of his family's home.

McGraw, Eloise Jarvis. THE MOORCHILD. Feeling that she is neither fully human nor "Folk," a changeling learns her true identity and attempts to find the human child whose place she had been given.

Nimmo, Jenny. MIDNIGHT FOR CHARLIE BONE. Charlie Bone's life with his widowed mother and two grandmothers undergoes a dramatic change when he discovers that he can hear people in photographs talking.

Nix, Garth. MISTER MONDAY. Arthur Penhaligon is supposed to die at a young age but a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock saves him. The key causes bizarre creatures to come from another realm, bringing with them a plague. Mister Monday will stop at nothing to get the key back. Arthur goes to a mysterious house that only he can see to learn the truth about himself and the key.

Norton, Mary. THE BORROWERS. Miniature people who live in an old country house by borrowing things from the humans are forced to emigrate from their home under the clock.

Pullman, Philip. THE GOLDEN COMPASS. Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.

Rowling, J.K. HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE.  Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Tolkien, J.R.R. THE HOBBIT. Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.

Winthrop, Elizabeth. THE CASTLE IN THE ATTIC. A gift of a toy castle, complete with silver knight, introduces William to an adventure involving magic and a personal quest.

Yolen, Jane. PASSAGER. A foundling rediscovers his identity through the help of the falconer who adopts him.