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The Little Prince
The Little Prince
Hardcover      ISBN: 0152023984

Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. Richard Howard's translation of the beloved classic beautifully reflects Saint-Exup ry's unique and gifted style. Howard, an acclaimed poet and one of the preeminent translators of our time, has excelled in bringing the English text as close as possible to the French, in language, style, and most important, spirit. The artwork in this edition has been restored to match in detail and in color Saint-Exup ry's original artwork. Combining Richard Howard's translation with restored original art, this definitive English-language edition of The Little Prince will capture the hearts of readers of all ages.

This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Stories).

Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
Hardcover      ISBN: 0763625159

Rediscover thirteen of Andersen's best-loved tales in this definitive edition -- highlighted with introductions by an esteemed translator and illuminated with fanciful artwork from an acclaimed illustrator.
Open the pages of this magnificent volume and enter the fairy-tale realm of Hans Christian Andersen In a playful design that echoes Andersen's passion for miniature theaters, artist Joel Stewart depicts such well-known characters as the pea-sensitive Princess and the unclothed Emperor as actors on a timeless stage. Expert commentary by Naomi Lewis offers historical and biographical points of interest, revealing that "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" is the first fairy tale ever to feature a nonhuman hero (now a hallmark of childrens literature) and that "The Ugly Duckling," considered Andersen's autobiography, is a tale he especially loved to read aloud. In thirteen of his most enduring tales, savor the singular voice of this literary giant -- the "washerwoman's crazy son" who became one of the best-known storytellers of all time.

Many Moons
Many Moons
Paperback      ISBN: 0156569809

A wise tale of a little princess who wanted the moon and got it. "Grown-ups themselves will find the book hilariously funny. . . . The lovely, squiggly illustrations in color are exactly right."--The New Yorker

The Crane Wife
The Crane Wife
Paperback      ISBN: 0688070485

This tale centers on a kind man who saves a wounded crane and is rewarded with a beautiful, mysterious bride

Tom Thumb
Tom Thumb
Paperback      ISBN: 0152892818

When Charles S. Stratton was born in 1838, he was a large baby, perfect in every way. But then he stopped growing. At age four, though a happy and mischievous child, he was just over two feet tall and weighed only fifteen pounds--the exact same size he had been as a seven-month-old baby. It was then that the notorious showman P.T. Barnum dubbed him Tom Thumb and put him on display, touring him around the world as a curiosity.
A natural performer, Charley became enormously popular and wealthy, more so than any other performer before him. In this spirited biography--the first on its subject--George Sullivan recounts the fascinating adventures of Tom Thumb, and raises challenging questions about what constitutes exploitation--both in the 19th century and today.

Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China
Lon Po Po
A Red-Riding Hood Story from China
Paperback      ISBN: 0698113829
WINNER OF THE RANDOLPH CALDECOTT MEDAL, AWARDED TO THE ARTIST OF THE MOST DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN PICTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR

"(Young's) command of page composition and his sensitive use of color give the book a visual force that matches the strength of the story and stands as one of the illustrator's best efforts." --Booklist

"Absolutely splendid." -- Kirkus Reviews. "An extraordinary and powerful book." -- Publisher's Weekly

The now-classic Chinese retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, and one of the most celebrated picture books of our time.
Eric Carle's Treasury of Classic Stories for Children by Aesop, Hans Christian Andersen, and the Brothers Grimm
Eric Carle's Treasury of Classic Stories for Children by Aesop, Hans Christian Andersen, and the Brothers Grimm
Paperback      ISBN: 0590502131

Coyote Places the Stars
Coyote Places the Stars
Paperback      ISBN: 0689815352
A joyfully retold and vibrantly illustrated story about the origin of the constellations, based on a Wasco Indian legend.

One evening, crafty Coyote climbs the moon to discover the secrets of the heavens. Instead, he finds a way to make the most wonderful pictures for all the world to see. The next night, the other animals of the canyon look up to the sky, where they see a big surprise
The Ghost and Lone Warrior: An Arapaho Legend
The Ghost and Lone Warrior
An Arapaho Legend
Paperback      ISBN: 0887763081

Crippled in an accident and left behind by his hunting party, Lone Warrior must overcome hunger, cold, pain, and despair to survive. But most terrifying of all his trials is the appearance of a skeleton-ghost arisen from the grave. That Lone Warrior can still remember to express his gratitude to the animal he must kill to survive, and that he does not allow fear to diminish his dignity, makes him an ideal hero.

The Nutcracker Ballet
The Nutcracker Ballet
Paperback      ISBN: 0679823859
A Step 3 early reader retelling of the classic story of the Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker.
From the opening Christmas Eve party scene to the closing scene in which Marie and her Nutcracker prince bid farewell to the Land of the Sweets, young readers will be enchanted while enjoying a successful reading experience.

Step 3 Readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics--for children who are ready to read on their own.