“The Wizard of Oz” and “A Secret Garden” in the dollar-bin at Target

I was out doing my weekly Target run to get toothpaste, wrapping paper and a new corkscrew when I decided to peruse the dollar-bins.  And why not?  One never knows what little treasure can be found in those rectangular plastic bins.

Lo and Behold!  The entire bottom row of one section was filled with classic children’s paperbacks.  I snatched up “The Story of Doctor Dolittle” and “The Wizard of Oz.”   Other titles included “A Little Princess,” “A Secret Garden” and “Little Women.”

The series, part of Junior Classics for Young Readers by Dalmatian Publishing Group, is abridged and illustrated.  The books are filled with adorable ink illustrations (by Nick Price in Dr. D’s case) that will help keep kids interested.  Suggested reading level is 8 and up.  And the books, which have been significantly shortened, have large accessible type.

Not sure if Target is distributing these nationally, but I found mine at a Southern California Target.

So next time you swing past Tar-zhay to grab some motor oil and nail polish remover, check out the dollar bins and grab your book baby a classic or two!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Laura
    Jul 19, 2010 @ 21:05:08

    I also found these book. I live not to far from Salt Lake City, Utah. So far we have collected 8 books; Secret Garden, Little Princess, Wizard of Oz, Huckleberry Finn, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Doctor Dolittle, and Oliver Twist. My kids love these books. I have searched and searched online to see if there are any more with no luck.


  2. Book Mama
    Jul 19, 2010 @ 22:12:31

    I didn’t see “Peter Pan” or “Oliver Twist.” Wonder if there are any others? My daughter read “Doctor Dolittle” and loved it!


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