Children's Folk Tales
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The Story of King Arthur
The Story of King Arthur
Paperback      ISBN: 0753451018

Fourteen tales from the magical land of Camelot -- stories about the Round Table, the doomed love of Lancelot and Guinevere, the quest of for the Holy Grail, the magic of Merlin and the treachery of Morgan le Fay -- are sure to capture the imaginations of young readers. Atmospheric illustrations by Alan Baker depict the medieval times.

Nursery Tales Around the World
Nursery Tales Around the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 0395678943

An international collection of 18 nursery tales for young children, grouped by theme, such as "Runaway Cookies," "Slowpokes and Speedsters," and "Chain Tales," and brillantly illustrated with full-color borders.

Swamp Angel
Swamp Angel
School & Library      ISBN: 0525452710

Working in an American primitive style animated by the humor and storytelling genius for which he is renowned, Caldecott Winner artist Paul O. Zelinsky puts oils to cherry and maple for this tall-tale competition between a Tennessee woods-woman extraordinaire and a hungry, fearsome bear.Thundering Tarnation has a bottomless appetite for settler's grub. When word goes out about a competition to hunt this four-legged forest of stubble, a young woman, second to none in buckskin bravery, signs up. "How about baking a pie, Angel?" the other hunters taunt. "I aim to," says Swamp Angel. "A bear pie."What follows is as witty a round of roughhousing as ever jostled the ranks of Americana. Anne Isaacs' original text unfolds in a crackling combination of irony, exaggeration, and bold image-making. Zelinsky's paintings respond with deft yet hilarious expressions, rhythmic shapes, and a sense of monumental motion, as benefits a heroine who can wield a tornado like a lasso, drink a lake dry, and snore down a forest. In the course of these grand shenanigans, the Great Smoky Mountains are stirred up, Montana's short-grass prairie laid down, and Thundering Tarnation's fate proves to have no less a reach than the starry heavens.Swamp Angel marks the debut of a promising new storyteller and adds to the tall-tale traditions a pictorial counterpart that will entertain and endure for a long time to come.

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
A West African Tale
Paperback      ISBN: 0140549056

"In this Caldecott Medal winner, Mosquito tells a story that causes a jungle disaster. "Elegance has become the Dillons' hallmark. . . . Matching the art is Aardema's uniquely onomatopoeic text . . . An impressive showpiece."
-Booklist, starred review.

Winner of Caldecott Medal in 1976 and the Brooklyn Art Books for Children Award in 1977.
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.
What's the Big Secret?: Talking about Sex with Girls and Boys
What's the Big Secret?
Talking about Sex with Girls and Boys
Paperback      ISBN: 0316101834
Simple, straightforward, and age-appropriate answers to kids' most common questions about sex, the human body, reproduction, and development.Are boys and girls different on the inside? How do you tell girls and boys apart? Do girls and boys have the same feelings? Is sex a dirty word? Where do babies come from? What does being pregnant mean? How do you get a belly button? Tell me about when I was a baby...With characteristic sensitivity and humor, the talented team who created Dinosaurs Divorce and When Dinosaurs Die presents helpful basic information, including answers to tough questions for preschoolers, early elementary students, and their teachers and caregivers.
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins
Paperback      ISBN: 0823411311

A traveler rids a village synagogue of goblins by outwitting them.

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 Five Chinese Brothers
The Five Chinese Brothers
Paperback      ISBN: 0698113578

The classic picture book about five clever brothers, each with a different extraordinary ability, has been in print for almost 80 years.

"An original nonsense tale told with...spirit and gusto." -- The Horn Book
Yeh-Shen
Yeh-Shen
Hardcover      ISBN: 039920900x

..".A worthwhile addition to picture book collections." -- Booklist."Executed with chromatic splendor--a unique combination of brillinace and restraint." -- The Horn Book"Every library will be enriched by it." -- School Library Journal