In Gepetto's hands a piece of wood becomes a living, mischievous marionette and eventually a real boy.
Collodi, Carlo, 1826-1890.
Escapades of a lucky little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey--but without any parents--at the edge of a Swedish village.
Lindgren, Astrid, 1907-2002.
Miniature people who live in an old country house by borrowing things from the humans are forced to emigrate from their home under the clock.
The 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 wizard Gandalf chooses him to share in an adventure from which he may never return.
Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973.
The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe
Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia, where they help Aslan, the golden lion, triumph over the White Witch.