Alcott published over 30 books and collections of short stories, leaving a legacy of wonderful stories to be enjoyed by generations of young readers. This is one of her collections of short stories, prescribed in many school curriculums.
Poor little Koma was left alone, not knowing in the least what to do. Even the attention paid him by the princess, who was delighted with his charming ways, did not console him. But there was no use in fighting against fate, for he could only wait to see what would turn up. Read this book for many tales of creatures and objects such as a magical trunk. It is amazing!
All the man wanted was to get rich, and as his last prayer were granted, he became very wealthy. Having become wealthy, he felt that it would be terrible to die and leave all of his possessions behind. So he decided to set out in search of a land where death did not exist.
By Frances Hodgson Burnett. Following the death of her parents, Mary is brought back from India as a forlorn and unwanted child, to live in her uncle's great lonely house on the moors. Then one day she discovers the key to a secret garden and like magic, her life begins to brighten in a lot of ways.
The book is narrated by Beverley, looking back on his experiences one summer in Prince Edward Island. Sarah, known throughout this novel as The Story Girl, is exceptionally gifted at telling stories, spinning tales that captivate the other children living on the island.