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The Star People: A Lakota Story
S.D. Nelson - 2003
The children barely save themselves, and as night approaches, they find themselves alone in the barren and unforgiving wilderness. How will they find home? As the stars shine brightly, the spirit of their grandmother, Elk Tooth Woman, appears to guide them: "The Star People are always with you. Look up, and you will see me among the stars." S. D. Nelson's compelling illustrations, inspired by the ledger-book style of the Plains Indians, capture the beauty of humans and nature existing as one.
The Illustrated Book of Fairy Tales
Neil Philip - 1997
An enthralling collection of fairy tales from all over the globe, with entrancing illustration that conjure up magical worlds where wishes come true, the wicked are punished, and the good are rewarded spectacularly.
Gods, Men & Monsters from the Greek Myths
Michael Gibson - 1977
Twenty-six stories from Greek mythology, derived from Hesiod, Homer and Ovid recount heroic deeds, divine machinations and natural etiologies in a metamorphic narrative punctuated with sumptuous illustrations.
The Cherry on Top: A Story about Embracing Differences
Lauren Eresman - 2019
Will separating finally make them happy? Or is it a huge mistake?Your 4-7 year-olds will enjoy getting to know these two spunky cherries and deciding which one they relate to more.Encourage the children in your life to celebrate differences while embracing similarities, with this heart-warming message about sibling and friendship love.Buy it NOW and sweeten someone's day!
Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life
Jerdine Nolen - 1998
This warmly humorous tale is “proof that, when it comes to heart, physical size isn’t the whole story” (Kirkus Reviews).Descended from a long line of giants, the J. Carver Worthington Andersons take their height very seriously indeed. You see, without exception all of the many J. Carver Worthington Andersons have been giants until now. And poor Hewitt—hidden in the floorboards, trapped in the flour vat, lost in the bedsheets—has his struggles being tiny. Oh, his parents worry: How will their son manage to live in a world of big things? Leave it to Hewitt to prove the power of being small. Inspired by the tale of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” the inimitable Jerdine Nolen tells an original story of bravery and the power of the individual. Kadir Nelson’s imaginative and loving illustrations create a world where smallness rules—a world that children will want to return to again and again.
Humphrey's Really Wheely Racing Day
Betty G. Birney - 2013
He lives in Room 26 at Longfellow School. He has a big comfy cage with a wheel perfect for spinning and a room full of friends. But when Humphrey goes to Mandy’s house one weekend, he learns that her hamster has something Humphrey has never seen before—a hamster car! Humphrey wants one, too, but school is not usually the place for toys. Then his teacher talks about bringing in something special for a project. Is Humphrey getting a really wheely surprise? With adorable illustrations and an easy reading level, Humphrey’s Tiny Tales are just right for emergent readers.
The Tale of the Firebird
Gennady Spirin - 2002
When Ivan-Tsarevitch, youngest son of the Tsar, goes on a quest for the amazing bird, he finds himself flying over mountains and woods on a talking wolf, confronting a wicked Baba Yaga, and rescuing an enchanted princess from Koshchei the Immortal. But when he returns from his magical journey, he brings home the most precious treasure of all. Gennady Spirin brings this original version of the Firebird tale from his native Russia and has illustrated it in his trademark rich, luminous style. This retelling of a classic is sure to become the new standard.
Tales from Old Ireland
Malachy Doyle - 2000
Larger-than-life-characters, dramatic landscapes, and a multitude of magical happenings will transport the reader to another world. Stories Include: The Children of Lir, Fair, Brown, and Trembling, The Twelve Wild Geese, Lusmore and the Fairies, Son of an Otter, Son of a Wolf, The Soul Cages, and Oisin in Tir na nOg.