A Comforting Lesser-Known Fairy Tale:
Sleeping Girl of Average Appearance, Great Personality.
Even Geniuses Have to Edit (Examples from the Notebooks of Dr. Seuss):
The Cat in the Striped Scarf.
Do You Like Ham and Eggs? Yes? What If They Were Undercooked? Yeah? What If They'd Gone Bad? No? Okay, Now We're Getting Somewhere.
Get on, Dad.
Lost Classical Greek Writings We're Not Too Bummed Out About:
Aesop's Pointless Anecdotes
Bug Off, Lassie by Eric Knight (author of Lassie, Come Home)
Alexander's Day Was Fine, Thanks, and How Was Yours? by Judith Viorst (author of Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day)
One Night Stand by Judy Blume (author of Forever)
Mom, There's Something Weird in the Toilet also by Judy Blume (author of Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret)
A Nice, Restful Stay at the Kennel by Sheila Burnford (author of The Incredible Journey)
Not Included in the Original Series:
Little House on the Block by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Story Ideas That Had to Be Completely Reworked:
Harriet the Diplomat by Louise Fitzhugh
Charlie and the Ball-Bearing Factory by Roald Dahl
The Narnia Star-Gazette by C.S. Lewis