"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."--Horn Book. "The drawings...are excellent and excitingly evocative."--The New York Times.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/19/1962Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Called la flor de la Nochebuena--the flower of the Holy Night--in Mexico, the poinsettia blooms at Christmastime, the symbol of a little girl's unselfish gift to the Christ Child. With illustrations that capture the brilliant colors of Mexico as well as the magic and excitement of the season, Tomie dePaola imbues the tale with his own special feeling for Christmas. Full color.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/6/1997Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
A masterful retelling of the last great legend of the Heroic age! This is the story of Helen and the judgment of Paris; of the gathering of the heroes and the siege of Troy; of Achilles with his vulnerable heel; of Odysseus, the last of the Heroes.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/10/2012Pages: 224
Illustrated by Gijsbert van FrankenhuyzenThe sixth tale in our Legend series, "The Legend of the Petoskey Stone" focuses on the naming of this unique fossil, found only on the shores of Lake Michigan. From the ancient, warm sea that covered most of the state, through Native American history and the history of the town named after a great chief, "The Legend of the Petoskey Stone" is a welcome addition to the fables so richly told and illustrated by this much-loved and honored children's book team.Author Kathy-jo Wargin has earned national acclaim through award-winning children's classics such as Michigan's official state book, "The Legend of Sleeping Bear," Children's Choice Award winner "The Legend of the Loon, The Edmund Fitzgerald: Song of the Bell," and many others. Kathy-jo enjoys writing about nature and its effect on all our lives, and is a frequent guest speaker throughout the country. She is also a faculty member of the Bear River Writers Workshop, sponsored by the University of Michigan. She lives in Petoskey, Michigan. Since the publication of "The Legend of Sleeping Bear," artist Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen has been an established presence in the world of children's book illustration. His many other titles with Sleeping Bear Press include "The Edmund Fitzgerald: Song of the Bell, Adopted by an Owl, Jam & Jelly by Holly & Nellie," and "The Legend of Leelanau." Gijsbert and his family live in Bath, Michigan.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/26/2004Pages: 48
This newly illustrated edition of The Legend of the Easter Egg renews the wonder and charm of the original timeless tale that explores the meaning behind Easter eggs and the Easter story itself. Written by Lori Walburg with vibrant artwork from Marley and Me illustrator, Richard Cowdrey, this holiday classic comes to life for a new generation.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/9/2014Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
One dark November night a stranger rides into a small prairie town. Who is he? Why has he come? The townspeople wish he were a doctor, a dressmaker, or a trader. But the children have the greatest wish of all, a deep, quiet, secret wish. Then a young girl named Lucy befriends the newcomer. When he reveals his identity and shares with her the legend of the candy cane, she discovers fulfillment of her wishes and the answer to her town's dreams. Now will she share what she has learned? Warm, lavish illustrations by James Bernardin bring to life a timeless tale by Lori Walburg, a story that will help families celebrate the mystery and miracle of Christmas---for many Christmases to come.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/19/1997Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
This wonderful Christmas tale, set in the late 1800s, shares the touching story of a young boy named Peter. He sells newspapers to help his family while his father is away at sea, and he's been saving a bit of his earnings to buy a model schooner in the woodworker's shop. But after Uncle Jim, the woodworker, tells him the story of St. Nicholas, Peter discovers the meaning behind the hanging and filling of Christmas stockings and learns a heartfelt lesson in kindness and generosity. Filled with the rich, realistic illustrations of Jim Griffin, children ages 4 to 8 will discover the depth of God's love shown through others as they learn the Christian meaning revealed in The Legend of the Christmas Stocking. Through imaginative and innovative products, Zonderkidz is feeding young souls.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/1/2004Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
The legend of Saint Christopher, first written in the thirteenth century, tells the story of a strong man named Offero, who wants to find the greatest ruler in all the world and to serve him as his bearer. Offero's search is in vain until a mysterious child at a riverside asks Offero to carry him over the river. Only after Offero has carried the child over the river does he discover the child's true identity. Then Offero's name is changed to Christopher. / Author Margaret Hodges retells with power and simplicity this unforgettable tale of the man who became known as the patron saint of travelers. And illustrator Richard Jesse Watson has created hypnopompic paintings that dramatically capture Offero's journey and the brilliance of his discovery of the One he sought. / Based on old nursery rhymes, the poetic text by Newbery Honor winner Kathi Appelt and the beautiful light-filled paintings of Debra Reid Jenkins combine to make this gentle bedtime story a perfect illustration of God's abiding love.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/23/2009Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
The MOST POPULAR CHARACTER from the MOST POPULAR FANTASY WORLD of all time comes to life in his FIRST ORIGINAL comic book tale! Drizzt leads this massive thriller into R.A. Salvatore's next blockbuster novel! Drizzt and his companion Dahlia hunt for something that seems part vampire and part elite dwarven warrior and must find out how the evil lich Valindra Shadowmantle and her minion Korbin Dor'crae factor into the mystery.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/3/2012Pages: 136
Everyone's favorite feline bandit from the hit Shrek movie series is back and starring in his own feature film! Puss in Boots--one of the most beloved characters of the Shrek universe (voiced by Antonio Banderas)--tells the action-filled tale of Puss's early days: his life in the orphanage, his friendship with Humpty Dumpty, how he meets the feisty feline, Kitty (voiced by Salma Hayek), and their search for the Goose Who Laid the Golden Egg. It's the purr-fect swashbuckling adventure! This 8x8 storybook is a fully illustrated retelling of the movie, perfect for younger fans!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/18/2011Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Around the world Santa Claus has many names. But in a deep, swampy bayou of Louisiana, he's known as Papa Noel. In such a hot and humid place, there can be no sleds or reindeer, so Papa Noel rides the river in a boat that's pulled by eight alligators with a snowy white one named Nicollette in the lead. On this particular Christmas Eve, it's so foggy on the river that even Nicollette's magical glowing green eyes may not be enough to guide Papa Noel. The alligators are tired, grumpy and bruised from banging in t0 cypress trees, and Papa is desperate to get all the gifts to the little children. Well, "quicker than a snake shimmies down the river," the clever Cajun people come up with a solution that saves the day. A colorfully inventive Christmas tale, Papa Noel is a lesson in fast thinking, as well as a witty introduction to a part of America that's rich in folklore and legend.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2006Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Continuing the saga of the New York Times Bestselling Graphic Novel! Following the shocking revelations of The Stuff of Legend Volume 2: The Jungle, Jester embarks on a solo quest that will take him to the farthest corners of the Dark. High seas adventure awaits in The Stuff of Legend: A Jester''s Tale #1!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/27/2012Pages: 124
In this sparkling Mermaid Tales adventure, can Kiki overcome her fears and enjoy her first-ever trip to the ocean's surface? The third graders at Trident Academy are traveling to the surface of the ocean for the first time ever for a "hugely" exciting activity: They're going to visit a pod of humpback whales! But Kiki is less than thrilled. In fact, she's scared from the top of her head to the tip of her tail. After all, the enormous creatures could swallow her (and maybe her entire class) in one giant gulp! Kiki's pals Shelly and Echo try to help shrink her fears, and when a new friend comes along-a very big, whale-size friend-Kiki's courage emerges, and the fun looms large.Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 8/28/2012 Pages: 128 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
In this easy-to-use fact book, kids will find all the facts they need to know to be a geography expert. Created by a National Geographic Bee winner, this is the perfect tool for kids to use to help them prepare for a competition, study for a test, or fill their hunger for learning facts and figures about the countries of the world. This book is also the perfect companion to the National Geographic Bee Official Study Guide. The National Geographic Ultimate Fact Book provides the building blocks to geographic knowledge and will change the way kids look at the world.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/14/2012Pages: 384Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
For those who find the human body to be a fascinating biological machine, look no further! Compiled are some of the best drawings taken from the famous book of anatomy, Gray's Anatomy (1858), by the late anatomist and surgeon, Henry Gray. With more than 85 illustrations to color, it's easy to understand what goes on inside you!Book Details:Format: Activity BookPublication Date: 5/3/2011Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
This legend is a story of the deep love that stays forever and ever in the sound of the loon that calls across the northern lakes. The Legend of the Loon is the story of a magical grandmother and her cherished relationship with her grandchildren. 2001 Children's Choice Award.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/24/2000Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
In this twelfth book of the masterful Redwall epic, storyteller Brian Jacques goes back in time to the days before Redwall, revealing with dramatic poignancy the legend of the first of the magnificent Redwall warriors--Luke, father of Martin. Joined by Trimp the Hedgehog, Dinny Foremole, and Gonff--the ever-mischievous Prince of Mousethieves--it is that legend Martin hopes to discover when he embarks on a perilous journey to the northland shore, where his father abandoned him as a child. There, within the carcass of a great red ship--broken in half and wedged high up between pillars of stone--he finally uncovers what he has been searching for: the true story of the evil pirate stoat, Vilu Daskar, and the valiant warrior who pursued him relentlessly over the high seas, seeking to destroy Vilu at all costs, even if it meant deserting his only son. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/2/2005Pages: 384Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
#1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica makes his return to the basketball court!There's a reason teammates call him "True." Because for basketball phenom Drew Robinson, there is nothing more true than his talent on the court. It's the kind that comes along once in a generation and is loaded with perks--and with problems.Before long, True buys in to his own hype, much to the chagrin of his mother, who wants to keep her boy's head grounded--and suddenly trouble has a way of finding him. That is, until a washed-up former playground legend steps back onto the court and takes True under his wing.In this age of street agents promising riches to kids barely out of elementary school and college programs being taken down because of recruiting violations, True Legend is a resonant and inspiring novel in the Lupica tradition.Book Details:Format: Hardcover
The Legend of Leelanau The young maiden Leelinau is forbidden from going into the Spirit Wood. But Leelinau so enjoys her time spent there with the Pukwudjinees (the tiny fairies of the forest) that she risks playing with them time and time again. This legend explores the resistance many of us harbor of entering adulthood. "Leelinau was so happy to be in the Spirit Wood once again that she began to dance all around. Then she sat down amidst a mess of large tree roots that fit like a chair made just for her. But this time, as she sat there to rest, she heard strange whispers. At first, Leelinau thought it sounded like baby robins trying to catch their first breaths, or ferns being tossed back and forth in the wind. But Leelinau wasn't quite sure, so she listened more carefully. She heard more whispers, and then voices. Leelinau became frightened. Her heart pounded like a large drum in her chest, and her throat felt tight and narrow.
Thick clusters of vivid blue flowers, which resemble old-fashioned sunbonnets, cover the Texas hills in the springtime every year. These lovely wild flowers, known by the name of bluebonnet, are the state flower of Texas. This favorite legend based on Comanche Indian lore, tells the story of how the bluebonnet came to be. Tomie dePaola's powerful retelling and his magnificent full-color paintings perfectly capture the Comanche People, the Texas hills, and the spirit of She-Who-Is-Alone, a little girl who made a sacrifice to save her tribe. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/25/1983Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
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