Adams, Richard  Watership Down

Chronicles the adventures of a group of rabbits searching for a safe place to establish a new warren where they can live in peace.

Beagle, Peter  The Last Unicorn

When a Unicorn goes in search of others of her kind and has some fantastic adventures.  Considered a classic of modern fantasy.

Eddings, David  Pawn of Prophecy (Belgariad Series)

Garion lived a normal life growing up on Faldor’s farm with his Aunt Pol but when his Grandfather shows up talking about the theft of a mysterious object, they are off on a quest to return it to its rightful place.  He is joined by a hilarious cast of characters, including a wise cracking royal thief/spy Silk.

Jacques, Brian  Redwall

When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his 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.

LeGuin, Ursula  Wizard of Earthsea

An awkward boy called Sparrowhawk, apprentices to a wizard. The reckless boy soon learns some hard lessons and begins to see where destiny is leading him.

McCaffrey, Anne  Dragonflight

Pern is threatened by Thread for the first time in hundreds of years, and only the dragonriders believe it will happen and there are not enough of them to protect the planet from dangerous organism.

McKinley, Robin  The Blue Sword

Harry is tired of her sheltered life in the colony where she has been sent to live and soon embarks on an adventure when she is kidnapped by a native king with unknown powers. She soon discovers strength and powers with in herself.

Pierce, Tamora  Alanna: the First Adventure (Song of the Lioness Quartet)

Alanna wants to be a knight despite, so she pretends to be a boy and joins the royal pages.  She is smaller than everyone else but soon makes good friends.  She learns difficult lessons while she has many exciting adventures.

Stroud, Jonathan  The Amulet of Samarkand (The Bartimaeus Trilogy)

Nathaniel, a magician’s apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.

Tolkien, J.R.R.   Hobbit: Or There and Back Again

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


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