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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 described in words and pictures as…read more

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 history from a snake, of education…read more

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Robert Browning’s famous verse retelling of the medieval legend of the Pied Piper is renowned for its humor and vivid wordplay. When the selfish townspeople of Hamelin refuse to pay the piper for spiriting away the hordes of rats that had plagued them, he exacts his revenge by luring away…read more

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Six legends of Greek mythology, retold for children by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Included are The Gorgon’s Head, The Golden Touch, The Paradise of Children, The Three Golden Apples, The Miraculous Pitcher, and The Chimaera. In 1838, Hawthorne suggested to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow that they…read more

Clay Boy

by Mirra Ginsburg|

May 30, 1997

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An insatiable boy made of clay devours everything in sight until a fiesty goat ruins his appetite. Vibrant paintings invigorate this retelling of a Russian folktale.read more

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At the first annual "states party," Virginia and Idaho hatch a plan to swap spots so each can see another part of the country. Before the party is over, all the states decide to switch places. In the beginning, every state is happy in its new location. But soon things start to go wrong. Florida,…read more

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For Ages 10 and up. The struggle for equal rights in America forged a close connection between African-Americans and Jews. In Heeding the Call , young people will discover how much the shared history of both groups unites rather than divides them. An exceptional, must-have resource for school and…read more

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A couples youngest son is forced to leave his west African village because he chooses music over the more practical occupations of his brothers, but years later he returns to show the wisdom of his choice.read more

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The traditions of the Tsimshian Indians, focusing on a potlatch.read more

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears offers children ages 3 to 8 all of the fun their parents had when they first read about the little girl with the golden curls who turned the Bears' house upside down. Now, children will enjoy her mishaps as she looks for the perfect bowl of porridge, the perfect…read more

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Byron Barton presents a fresh retelling of the well-loved folktale of The Little Red Hen. The little red hen grows grain, threshes wheat, bakes bread, and feeds her chicks—all by herself, without any help from her lazy friends. Young readers will learn a valuable lesson about teamwork from…read more

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Drawing on extensive historical and anthropological research, personal accounts, and interviews with people who work in the funeral industry, Penny Colman examines the compelling subjects of death and burial across cultures and societies. The text, enriched with stories both humorous and poignant,…read more