Classics for Girls (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

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Overview

These heartwarming tales from the canon of childhood classics remind us that, at any age, friendship is the most priceless and enduring gift of all.
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
  • The Enchanted Castle and Five Children and ...
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Overview

These heartwarming tales from the canon of childhood classics remind us that, at any age, friendship is the most priceless and enduring gift of all.
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
  • The Enchanted Castle and Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
The Barnes & Noble Classics series offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
  • New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work
  • Comments by other famous authors
  • Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations
  • Bibliographies for further reading
  • Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400500291
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 10/30/2008
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Classics Series
  • Edition description: Seven-volume Set
  • Product dimensions: 11.10 (w) x 14.10 (h) x 6.20 (d)

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  • Posted December 29, 2009

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    Sexist

    This collection of stories is terribly sexist as is the "Boys will be Boys" series. These classics have remained so because of their universal appeal and B&N is doing them a terrible injustice by pigeon-holing them into sex-specific categories.

    15 out of 45 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2010

    GRANDDAUGHTER LOVES IT.

    I GAVE MY GRANDDAUGHTER THESE FOR HER BIRTHDAY AND SHE LOVES THEM. MY SON AND DAUGHTER IN LAW READ THEM WITH HER. MY DAUGHTER IN LAW REMEMBERS THEM AND IS ENJOYING READING THEM AGAIN.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2009

    Excellent

    My Daughter loves them. Her father likes them. Good books all around.

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 4, 2010

    Classics for Girls?!?!?!? Great books, but NOT just for girls

    Wow, this will be news to my son, whose all time favourite book at age 7 is The Secret Garden--and how is Alice and Wonderland a "girls" book exactly? Is this just because the protagonist is female? And Peter Pan? This is a great collection of books, but I am stunned to see it categorized as a " girls" collection. I guess the Hobbit would be a " boys" book because most of its main characters are male?? Good grief...

    3 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2013

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    Thank you B&N for putting together all the books I was going

    Thank you B&N for putting together all the books I was going to buy for her birthday in a discounted package!

    I see many people are upset that it is labeled for girls and claim that it is sexist to do so.  I however found it helpful.  My niece devours books so that is what I get her for every birthday and holiday.  At times, I forget what I read at what age and need help finding appropriate books as she grows up.  This had many of the books I wanted to get her plus some bonus ones I hadn't thought about.

    And guess what!  I might buy her the Classics for Boys for Christmas!  What!  Say it ain't so!  Fellow shoppers, let's keep promoting reading in our next generation and stop being so up tight and easily offended.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    I bought both this set and the "Classics for Boys" set

    I bought both this set and the "Classics for Boys" set for my classroom.  Both were quick buys that have the more popular classics that most of the kids have heard of.  This is a great set to get your students or children to read something other than the ubiquitous "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," "39 Clues," and "Percy Jackson." Those books are great reads, but the school and classroom library only have so many copies!  

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2012

    Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, and The Secret Garden are some of m

    Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, and The Secret Garden are some of my favourite stories of all time - and i'm male. It is truly appalling (and damaging) to suggest that the wisdom and insight found in these books is suited exclusively for girls. Let's not dictate to children what they should like and dislike simply because of their sex but rather let them decide for themselves.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

    I have nothing against this set of classics. I do; however, have

    I have nothing against this set of classics. I do; however, have a problem with the total sexism of labeling some books "for girls" and others "for boys." I'm disappointed that Barnes & Noble would market books such as Tom Sawyer to boys and books like The Secret Garden to girls. Can't anything just be sold for people, rather than for specific genders?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    Really? We're gendering books now? Come on B&N, you can do b

    Really? We're gendering books now? Come on B&N, you can do better than this.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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