Best Classic Books for the Younger Generation

Classic books in English Literature have the unanimous love of all readers and bibliophiles. Classics are such narratives that have not only impart these abstracts with great ease but also have survived the wrath of time. And they live by the bookshelves even today, even after 100 years of being written.

Classic Books for the Younger Generation

Improvements in paper manufacture, as well as the creation of cast-iron, steam-powered printing presses, permitted large-scale book publication in the nineteenth century, made books of all kinds affordable to everyone.

You’ll be able to perceive your own environment with new eyes because of the imaginative effort required to engage vividly with such a distant period and location. Ancient Greek and Roman culture are unique in that it is both familiar and unfamiliar at the same time. By the 17th century, there were books written exclusively for youngsters. Previously, books were primarily created for adults, though some did become popular with youngsters later.

A book that children will like usually features a focal character who is a believable child who confronts the world with vigor and imagination.

Matilda(1988) by Roald Dahl

Matilda develops her love of books in this novel and has taught herself to read by the age of three. She has read all of the children’s books in the library at the age of four. Her parents are unsupportive of her abilities, and she is unaware of them. Her father demands, “What’s wrong with the telly, for God’s sake?” while her mother believes that intelligence never got a woman.

Nobody begins to cultivate Matilda’s talent until she starts school and meets the charming Miss Honey. However, Matilda’s situation does not improve. Miss Trunchbull, a terrifying and larger-than-life figure has Matilda in her sights. As a result, insists that she is a filthy little worm and must be escape.

  • Other books by Roald Dahl– The Witches(1983), Charlie and the Chocolate factory(1964), The OFG(1982), James and the Peach(1961) etc.
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit(1893) by Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Peter Rabbit, a cherished classic by Beatrix Potter, narrates the story of a mischievous rabbit who gets himself into a terrible predicament. In a large forest, Peter Rabbit, his mother, his three sisters viz. Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail reside under a fir tree. Mrs. Rabbit sends her rabbits through the woods to visit the baker, but she warns them not to visit Mr. McGregor’s garden.

Peter disregards his mother’s wishes and rushes over to Mr. McGregor’s. Initially, he enjoys himself by eating lettuces, French green beans, and radishes. He consumes so much food that he becomes ill. Mr. McGregor notices him as he searches for parsley to relieve his tummy.

  • Other books by Beatrix Potter- The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher (1906), The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit (1906) The Story of Miss Moppet (1906), The Tale of Tom Kitten (1907) etc.

Five Children and It(1902) by Edith Nesbit

This children’s classic was first published in 1902. Robert, Anthea, Jane, Cyril, and Lamb are playing in a sandpit when they come across a Psammead. She is an ancient sand fairy who will grant one wish per day as long as the sun is visible. Over the next few days, the kids discover how many different ways wishes can go wrong.

They wish for money that no one would accept. Beauty that makes them unrecognizable to their family and servants, wings that leave them stuck on a rooftop, a castle under siege by a knightly army. And the ability to make good decisions without having to lie. The narrative is given in a charming manner, yet the storyline is well-told.

  • Other Books by Edith Nesbith- The Story of the Treasure Seekers (1899), The Wouldbegoods (1901), The Revolt of the Toys, and What Comes of Quarreling (1902)

The Swiss Family(1812) Robinson by Johann D. Wyss

A Swiss pastor, his wife, and their four young sons are stranded on an uncharted tropical island after being blown off course by a severe storm. Here starts the classic tale of survival and adventure, which has captivated readers since its publication in 1812.

The Robinson family embarks on the enormous challenge of building a home for themselves and exploring the primitive island, which is home to odd and beautiful species as well as unique fruits and flora, with hope and great enthusiasm. The Swiss Family Robinson is an amazing tale that transports us to a faraway land of danger and beauty, where the brave Robinson family goes on a fascinating adventure.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz(1900) by L. Frank Baum

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children’s classic written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow in the United States. The book represents the adventures of a young Kansas farm girl named Dorothy in the mythical Land of Oz after she and her pet dog Toto are swept away from their home by a tornado in the first novel in the Oz trilogy. When she arrives in Oz, she discovers that she will not be able to return home until she has defeated the Wicked Witch of the West.

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  • Some other books by Frank- The Story of the Treasure Seekers (1899), The Wouldbegoods (1901), The Revolt of the Toys, and What Comes of Quarreling (1902)

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