A boxed set of modern classics for the older reader.
'The Homecoming' by Cynthia Voigt
Dicey began to panic. The four of them had been waiting in the car for hours now. Why wasn't their mother back? Why had she just walked off like that? What would they do if she never came back? When night found them still waiting , bewildered and scared, Dicey decided to act. Their mother had planned to drive them to Bridgeport to see their aunt. So although they had no money, they would still go - on foot. Somehow, Dicey would find them food and shelter, she would take care of them and keep them together. And eventually - somehow - she would find them a home.
'When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit' by Judith Kerr
It was a small piece of red enamel with a black hooked cross on it. "It's called a swastika,:" said Gunther. "All the Nazis have them."
But Anna is too busy with schoolwork and toboganning to listen to the grown-ups talk of Hitler. But one day she and her brother are rushed out of Germany in alarming secrecy, away from everything they know. Their father is wanted by the Nazis - dead or alive. It is the start of a huge adventure, sometimes frightening, very often funny and always exciting.
'The Phantom Tollbooth' by Norton Juster
Step through the Phantom Tollbooth and travel to lands beyond . . .If you're feeling fed up with life, follow young Milo on his outlandish travels through the Tollbooth into the Kingdom of Wisdom and, like him, you'll never be bored again!