When a princess learns a terrible secrete about the man she loves, she marries him in spite of the news. Her devotion pays off when she is granted a wish.
After a king dies, the queen and her daughters leave the castle and must work hard to survive. A giant steals from their garden, and then steals the daughters.
Day after day, a poor young girl discovers a lion who needs her help. In time, her care for the lion-in-need and her dreams of a better life intersect.
The Lord of Luchow was a kind man. But he and his people are threatened with war. A loyal servant finds a way to protect his master and bring peace to the lands.
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The king, who loves adventures, is imprisoned during one of his journeys. But when the queen dets out to find her husband, she must travel in disguise. This is a story of ingenuity from medieval Russia.
With a gentle nudge (Tell me about it) or a simple question (And then what happens?) a child can create unique moments in time and design a world of fantasy that adults have long forgotten. Amazingly Wonderful Things will take your child on a delightful journey across a sea of pink and blue cotton candy to the top of a Ferris wheel made of diamonds and up a rainbow in a new pair of jelly-bean shoes. This lavishly illustrated book sparks the imagination as a young girl dances in the stardust, races a supernova, and chases fire-breathing dragons across the sky. When the door to a child's imagination is opened and their creativity is set free every child is capable of Amazingly Wonderful Things. All we have to do is watch... and listen.
The emperor forbids the keeping of wild animals, so Issa's orphaned bear cub must be kept hidden. Unwilling to part with his unusual pet, Issa uses bonsai techniques to keep the bear from growing. Eventually, however, he must allow the bear to return to its true nature.