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Santa Calls
Santa Calls
Hardcover      ISBN: 0060211334
Art Aimesworth receives a mysterious summons from Santa Claus and he shares a Christmas adventure with his sister that brings them closer together.
I Saw Esau: The Schoolchild's Pocket Book
I Saw Esau
The Schoolchild's Pocket Book
School & Library      ISBN: 1564020460
A collection of poems, riddles, chants, jump-rope rhymes, and insults is complemented by full-color illustrations by a Caldecott Medal-winning artist.
The Sword in the Stone
The Sword in the Stone
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399225021
A retelling of the Arthurian legend.
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
School & Library      ISBN: 067084487x
A revisionist storyteller provides his mad, hilarious versions of children's favorite tales in this collection that includes "Little Red Running Shorts," "The Princess and the Bowling Ball," "Cinderumpelstilskin," and others.
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China
Lon Po Po
A Red-Riding Hood Story from China
Paperback      ISBN: 0698113829
A haunting Chinese rendition of the classic tale of "Little Red Riding Hood" follows the adventures of young Shang, Tao, and Paotze, who encounter a terrifying wolf. Reprint. Caldecott Medal. Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. AB. SLJ. H.
Pushing Up the Sky: Seven Native American Plays for Children
Pushing Up the Sky
Seven Native American Plays for Children
School & Library      ISBN: 0803721684
This illustrated collection of plays based on Native American tales provides young readers with scripts that they can act out, complete with suggestions for props, scenery, and costumes.
The Troll With No Heart in His Body: And Other Tales of Trolls from Norway
The Troll With No Heart in His Body
And Other Tales of Trolls from Norway
Hardcover      ISBN: 0395913713
A collection of Norwegian folktales all featuring trolls: The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Boy Who Became a Lion, a Falcon, and an Ant, Butterball, The Boy and the North Wind, The White Cat in the Dovre Mountain, The Sailors and the Troll, The Eating Competition, and The Troll with No Heart in His Body.A collection of Norwegian folktales, all featuring trolls, includes "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," "The Boy and the North Wind," and "The Sailors and the Troll"
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples Ears: A West African Tale
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples Ears
A West African Tale
Paperback      ISBN: 0140549056
A mosquito's lie sets off a series of reactions in the jungle that results in the owl's refusal to wake the sun and the lion's decision to call a meeting of the animals
Sadako
Sadako
Paperback      ISBN: 0698115880
Hospitalized with the dreaded atom bomb disease, leukemia, a child in Hiroshima races against time to fold one thousand paper cranes to verify the legend that by doing so a sick person will become healthy.
Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale
Arrow to the Sun
A Pueblo Indian Tale
Paperback      ISBN: 0140502114
An Indian boy who is a descendant of the Lord of the Sun sets out in search of his father