by Jon J Muth
"Michael," said Karl. "There's a really big bear in the
backyard." This is how three children meet Stillwater, a giant panda
who moves into the neighborhood and tells amazing tales. To Addie he tells
a story about the value of material goods. To Michael he pushes the
boundaries of good and bad. And to Karl he demonstrates what it means to
hold on to frustration. With graceful art and simple stories that are
filled with love and enlightenment, Jon Muth -- and Stillwater the bear --
present three ancient Zen tales that are sure to strike a chord in
everyone they touch.
The Sea of Trolls
by Nancy Farmer
Three time Newbery honor author Nancy Farmer's epic fantasy, The Sea of Trolls, is gigantic in every
way. There are big Vikings and bigger trolls. There are big themes--hope,
despair, life and death. At a substantial 450+ pages, the sheer size of
this hefty tome is impressive. But, like all of Farmer's fine work, the
large scale has room for enormous quantities of heart and humor. At the
center of this massive adventure is a small Saxon boy named Jack, who's
never been much good at anything until the Bard of his medieval village
makes him an apprentice. Then, just as Jack is learning to tap into and
control his power, he is kidnapped (along with his little sister, Lucy)
and taken to the court of King Ivar the Boneless and his half troll queen
Frith. When one of Jack's amateur spells causes the evil queen's beautiful
hair to fall out, he is forced to undertake a dangerous quest across the
Sea of Trolls to make things right, or suffer the consequences--the
sacrifice of his beloved sister to Frith's patron goddess, Freya. Along
the way Jack faces everything from giant golden troll-bears to man-eating
spiders, yet each frightening encounter brings wisdom and understanding to
the budding young...
Dragonology Handbook : A Practical Course in Dragons
by DUGALD STEER
Do you want to make dragons your life's work? Do you want to
dedicate yourself to protecting and conserving the earth's remaining
dragons? If so, Dr. Drake needs you! The indispensable DRAGONOLOGY
HANDBOOK: A Practical Course in Dragons is your path to
becoming a certified Dragonologist and a...
The Siege (Guardians of Ga'hoole #4)
by Kathryn Lasky
Soren's beloved mentor, Ezylryb, is finally back at the Great
Ga'Hoole Tree. But all is not well. There's a war between good and
evil in the owl kingdom. On one side is a group led by Soren's
fearsome brother, Kludd, who wears a terrifying metal mask to cover
his battle-scarred face. On the other...
Guardians Of Ga'hoole #5 (Guardians Of Ga'hoole)
by Kathryn Lasky
D'aulaire's Book of Greek Myths
by INGRI D'AULAIRE, EDGAR PARIN D'AULAIRE
No education is complete without a large slice of Greek mythology.
And there's no better way of meeting that literary quota than with the
D'Aulaires' book. All the great gods and goddesses of ancient Greece
are depicted in this big, beautiful classic, lovingly illustrated and
skillfully told. Young...
The Twelve Dancing Princesses
by Marianna Mayer, Kinuko Y. Craft
The Missing Piece Meets the Big O 25th Anniversary Edition
by Shel Silverstein
The missing piece sat alone
waiting for someone
to come along
and take it somewhere....
The different ones it encounters - and what it discovers
in its helplessness - are portrayed with simplicity and compassion in the
words and drawings of Shel Silverstein.
The Biggest House in the World (Knopf Children's Paperbacks)
by LEO LIONNI
Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths
by BERNARD EVSLIN
The earth breeds giants and ogres of indescribable
horror -- the heavens hold omnipotent gods and goddesses, abounding
in courage, strength and wisdom.
Zeus, the almighty king of the gods, who cannot
resist feminine beauty -- mortal or divine, and his jealous and vengeful
Perseus, fearless mortal warrior, who takes on an
impossible challenge: slaying the monstrous Medusa, whose glance
turns men to stone.
The Minotaur, half-man and half-bull, the
horrible fruit of a queen's unspeakable desire, who annually destroys the
young victims sacrificed to his terrifying power.
A fantastic world of spells and curses, magic and
mystery, forces that create and destroy at will.
Classic Myths To Read Aloud : The Great Stories of Greek and Roman Mythology, Specially Arranged for ChildrenFive and Up by an Educational Expert
by WILLIAM F. RUSSELL
The most complete collection of Greek and Roman myths specially
arranged to be read aloud to children aged five to twelve.
Squids Will Be Squids Fresh Morals, Beastly Fables
by Jon Scieszka
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters (Reading Rainbow Book)
by John Steptoe
PreSchool-Grade 3 An African villager named Mufaro had two
daughters whom everyone agreed were beautiful. However, their dispositions
were not alike: Manyara had a bad temper and was selfish (although
not in front of Mufaro); Nyasha was always kind and considerate
both to people and to animals. When...
Black Ships Before Troy The Story of The Iliad
by Rosemary Sutcliff, Alan Lee
Homer's epic poem, The Iliad, is one of the greatest
adventure stories of all time. Rich with arresting imagery and memorable
characters, its powerful metaphors still permeate modern culture. This
brilliant retelling offers young readers an exciting introduction to the
heroes of ancient Greece while providing the complete story of the battle
of Troy. The legendary beauty, Helen, is abducted, leading to a
decade-long conflict in which even the gods and goddesses take sides and
intervene. This is the Trojan War, where the most valiant heroes of
the ancient world are pitted against one another. Here Hector, Ajax,
Achilles, and Odysseus meet their most formidable challenges
and in some cases, their tragic ends. Rosemary Sutcliff makes such
extraordinary stories as those of the Trojan horse, of Aphrodite
and the golden apple, and of the fearsome warrior women, the
Amazons, accessible to contemporary young people. Superb illustrations
enhance the story's dramatic appeal.
Favorite Medieval Tales
by Mary Pope Osborne
This collection contains nine treasured tales from medieval
Europe--from the mysterious Celtic world of Finn MacCoul to the enchanted
realm of King Arthur. Readers will meet the noble French hero
Roland and the merry English outlaw Robin Hood. They will learn
about the brutish chieftain Beowulf, the chivalrous knight Sir
Gawain, and the brave young prince Hagen. And they will be
entertained and enlightened by Marie de France's honorable Werewolf
and Chaucer's venerable but clever-witted rooster, Chanticleer.
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