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Aesops Fables

by Aesop

|May 17, 2008

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'The story goes that a sow who had delivered a whole litter of piglets loudly accosted a lioness. "How many children do you breed?" asked the sow. "I breed only one", said the lioness, "but it is very well bred!"' The fables of Aesop have become one of the most…

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Translated by Norbert Guterman Illustrated by Alexander Alexeieff In this most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English we meet both universal fairy-tale figures—thieves and heroes, kings and peasants, beautiful damsels and…

The Sword In The Stone

by T. H. White

|September 15, 1993

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"Learn. That is the only thing that never fails."--Merlyn the Wizard Before there was a famous king named Arthur, there was a curious boy named Wart and a kind old wizard named Merlyn. Transformed by Merlyn into the forms of his fantasy, Wart learns the value of…

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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…

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Sh-h-h-h-h-h!! Top Secret... Crack the code of superspy science fun! Make your own spy sunglasses * Write messages with invisible ink * Hook up a secret alarm, and much more! Discover how spies use science to keep--or uncover--top secrets. Learn how to go under…

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By helping her parents prepare a huge Thanksgiving feast for a large and loving extended family, Little Mouse gets a hands-on introduction to the holiday -- and so will young readers as they lift the flaps to join in the fun of the mouse family's Thanksgiving…

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Weeng , the spirit of sleep. How Odjibaa won the Red Swan. Waupee and the daughters of the star. The whispering grass. Full of mystery, a sense of awe at the surrounding world and the courage of great warriors, the mythology of Canada's Indians forms an…

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Sitting down to a daily family meal has long been a tradition for billions of people. But in every corner of the world this age-old custom is rapidly changing. From increased trade between countries to the expansion of global food corporations like Kraft and…

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The Native Stories from Keepers of the Earth is a collection of stories drawn from the oral tradition of Indian groups in the United States and Canada. Tribes include Inuit, Micmac, Maliseet, Mohawk, Zuni, and Hopi. A common thread through these stories is a view…

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From the canefileds of the ante-bellum South, the villages of the Caribbean islands, and the streets of contemporary inner cities, here are more than one hundred tales from an "incredibly rich and affirmative storytelling tradition" ( Choice ). Full of life,…

Pompeii

by Peter Connolly

|September 1, 1990

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From the remarkable pen of Peter Connolly comes a comprehensive look at the ancient city of Pompeii. He begins with the scientific facts: How was Pompeii destroyed? How did Mount Vesuvius become an active volcano? What happened during the eruption? How long did…

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A Newbery Honor Book Celebrating 50 years of a beloved classic! Nothing's surprising in the North household, not even Sterling's new pet raccoon. Rascal is only a baby when Sterling brings him home, but soon the two are best friends, doing everything…