Children's Folk Tales
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Brundibar
Brundibar
Hardcover      ISBN: 0786809043

When Aninku and Pepicek discover one morning that their mother is sick, they rush to town for milk to make her better. Their attempt to earn money by singing is thwarted by a bullying, bellowing hurdy-gurdy grinder, Brundibar, who tyrannizes the town square and chases all other street musicians away. Befriended by three intelligent talking animals and three hundred helpful schoolkids, brother and sister sing for the money to buy the milk, defeat the bully, and triumphantly return home. Brundibar is based on a Czech opera for children that was performed fifty-five times by the children of Terezin, the Nazi concentration camp

Sadako
Sadako
Paperback      ISBN: 0698115880
In this reinvention of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, images by Caldecott medalist Ed Young and new text by Eleanor Coerr come together to inspire children of all ages.

In her novel Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, Eleanor Coerr told the moving story of Sadako and her brave struggle against leukemia, the "atom-bomb disease," which she developed when she was twelve, just ten years after the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.

The novel became a classic, and when Sadako's story was to be made into a film, Caldecott medalist Ed Young was asked to do the illustrations. With love and commitment, he created nearly 300 hauntingly beautiful pastels which bring to life the spirit of Sadako, her courage and her strength.

"A masterful collaboration that will attract many new friends for Sadako."--School Library Journal

"Coerr's condensed text succeeds in retaining the simple lyricism of the original, allowing the leukemia-stricken Sadako to emerge as a quietly courageous girl."--Publishers Weekly
Se Venden Gorras: Caps for Sale (Spanish Edition)
Se Venden Gorras
Caps for Sale (Spanish Edition)
1st Edition    Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 006443401x

This high-quality Spanish-language book can be enjoyed by fluent Spanish speakers as well as those learning the language, whether at home or in a classroom.

Esta edici n en espa ol acerca de un vendedor ambulante y una banda de monos traviesos se llena de calidez, el humor y la sencillez. Los ni os se deleitar n tras los esfuerzos del vendedor ambulante para burlar a los monos en esta edici n espa ol, y le pedir n que leer el libro una y otra vez.

Un cl sico atemporal, por m s de cincuenta a os, y querido por generaciones de lectores. Ahora en espa ol
Esta edici n en espa ol acerca de un vendedor ambulante y una banda de monos traviesos se llena de calidez, el humor y la sencillez. Los ni os se deleitar n tras los esfuerzos del vendedor ambulante para burlar a los monos en esta edici n espa ol, y le pedir n que leer el libro una y otra vez.

Se venden gorras is a timeless classic, in print for over fifty years, and beloved by generations of readers. Now translated into Spanish This easy-to-read Spanish edition about a peddler and a band of mischievous monkeys is filled with warmth, humor, and simplicity.

Children will delight in following the peddler's efforts to outwit the monkeys in this Spanish edition, and will ask to read the book again and again.

Three Languages
Three Languages
Hardcover      ISBN: 0871919400

In words and illustrations, these classic tales are presented as never before. The unabridged texts are elegantly designed and interpreted by world renowned illustrators. Roberto Innocenti, Michael Hague, Etienne Delessert and many others have contributed to this lasting collection.

As Graphis magazine said of these books, "They are gifts of love from the creators. And without a doubt give new life to children's literature".

The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen
Library      ISBN: 0871919508

In words and illustrations, these classic tales are presented as never before. The unabridged texts are elegantly designed and interpreted by world renowned illustrators. Roberto Innocenti, Michael Hague, Etienne Delessert and many others have contributed to this lasting collection.

As Graphis magazine said of these books, "They are gifts of love from the creators. And without a doubt give new life to children's literature".

The Little Prince
The Little Prince
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0156012197

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

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).

Pushing Up the Sky: Seven Native American Plays for Children
Pushing Up the Sky
Seven Native American Plays for Children
Hardcover      ISBN: 0803721684

From acclaimed Native American storyteller Joseph Bruchac comes a collection of seven lively plays for children to perform, each one adapted from a different traditional Native tale. Filled with heroes and tricksters, comedy and drama, these entertaining plays are a wonderful way to bring Native cultures to life for young people. Each play has multiple parts that can be adjusted to suit the size of a particular group and includes simple, informative suggestions for props, scenery, and costumes that children can help to create. Introductory notes and beautiful, detailed illustrations add to young readers' understanding of the seven Native nations whose traditions have inspired the plays.

D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths
D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths
Paperback      ISBN: 0440406943

"I doubt I would have grown up to be the writer and artist I became had I not fallen in love with D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths at the age of seven."--R. J. Palacio, author of Wonder.

Now updated with a new cover and an afterword featuring never-before-published drawings from the sketchbook of Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire, plus an essay about their life and work and photos from the family achive.

In print for over fifty years, D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths has introduced generations to Greek mythology--and continues to enthrall young readers.

Here are the greats of ancient Greece--gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters--as freshly described in words and pictures as if they were alive today.

No other volume of Greek mythology has inspired as many young readers as this timeless classic. Both adults and children alike will find this book a treasure for years to come.

"For any child fortunate enough to have this generous book . . . the kings and heroes of ancient legend will remain forever matter-of-fact; the pictures interpret the text literally and are full of detail and witty observation."--The Horn Book

"The drawings . . . are excellent and excitingly evocative."--The New York Times

A New York Public Library's 100 Great Children's Books-100 Years selection

An NPR 100 Must-Reads for Kids 9-14 selection
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.
Aesop's Fables (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Aesop's Fables (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Paperback      ISBN: 159308062x

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