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    You can't go wrong w/ stories from O. Henry... When I was teaching, my students always enjoyed (especially the male students) "The Sniper" by Liam O'Flaherty. It's a good one, easy to read but full of good stuff to discuss in a Lit class.

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    Can't believe I failed to mention "Flowers for Algernon"
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    I think, Heidi, a Girl of the Alps, is a good book for young children at the age of 11-13. It has beautiful themes and was written in a good style.
    I guess Washington Irving's stories like Rip Van Winkle are a bit too difficult for children, for they were written in an older form of English, with long sentences and abtruse vocabulary.

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    Charlotte's Web by E.B. White is a wonderful book, albeit it is a novel--but not a long one. It is wonderfully suited for 11-13-year-olds.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions, I have plenty to go on now, though I can't fit much of it in of my choosing - I have to go by the big red government handbook! I managed to slip a bit of Checkhov in and a few other little things though, thanks.
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