Offers young readers a look at the powers of fate and how they effect human lives as seen in a Greek myth and in stories by Saki, Frank R. Stockton, Anton Chekhov, and Guy de Maupassant.
Offers young readers a look at four magical stories from the "Arabian Nights" and Scandinavia.
Offers young readers a look at Jason, King Arthur, and other heroes of myth, history, and literature.
Offers young readers a look at another side of the author of "Little Women" in stories about the American Revolution and the New England settlers and the Indians, as well as fairy tales of a gift from the elves and a boy who shared a most unusual Thanksgiving feast.
Extend cultural boundaries with this collection of fantastic folktales and legends from Latin America.
Four stories about honorable people, people who keep promises, who respect and help others, who possess excellent character, and who show courage in the face of great danger.
Offers young readers retellings of works by Arthur Conan Doyle, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Mrs. Molesworth, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Offers young readers a look at Mark Twain's distinctive sense of humor as revealed in tales of the old West, Missouri, and medieval Europe.
Offers young readers a look at stories that end with surprising changes from the works of O. Henry.
Offers young readers a look at four adventures of the famous English detective, Sherlock Holmes, from stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Offers young readers a look at the lives of elephants, wolves, and other creatures from India, and the seals of the North Pacific Ocean, from the stories of Rudyard Kipling.
Offers young readers a look at four comic tales, including "The Six Sillies," "Blockhead Hans," and "The Emperor's New CLothes."
Four stories and a play, including The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Legend of the Enchanted Soldier, and Rip Van Winkle.
Includes Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, The Colony of Cats, The Country Mouse and the Town Mouse, The Fox and the Wolf, The Lion and the Mouse, and How Some Wild Animals Became Tame.
Includes The First Country Wolf, The Rainmakers, The Cricket, The Girl in Green, The Hardwork Mountains, and The Divided Daughter.
Includes To Be Read at Dusk, Births: To Mrs. Meek, a Son, The Signalman, Hunted Down, and Please, Sir, I Want Some More from Oliver Twist.
Includes The Little Dutch Boy, The Little Match Girl, Jack the Giant Killer, and Trieste.
"He came into the world in the middle of the thicket, in one of those little, hidden forest glades which seem to be entirely open but are really screened in on all sides." So begins one of the most beloved nature stories. Felix Salten wrote Bambi: A Life in the Woods in 1923. It was translated into English in 1928, becoming a Book-of-the-Month Club hit. Though not originally written for children, the film rights were sold to the Walt Disney studios and the animated movie was released in 1942. Taken directly from the first chapter of Salten's original tale, Bambi's First Day depicts the early moments of the fawn's life in the safety of a forest glen and the shelter of his mother's embrace. Lush oil paintings by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen showcase the beauty of the natural world and tenderly bring to life the heartfelt devotion and love of a mother for her child.Felix Salten is the pen name for Austrian writer Siegmund Salzmann who wrote short stories, plays, novels, and essay collections. Artist Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen has illustrated more than 20 books with Sleeping Bear Press, including the bestselling The Legend of Sleeping Bear; Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot; Friend on Freedom River; and his popular Hazel Ridge Farm stories. Gijsbert lives in Bath, Michigan, with his wife, Robbyn. They both travel to schools in the Great Lakes area.
One of the most popular animal stories of all time, Anna Sewell's Black Beauty was first published in 1877. Drawn from the original text and intended for even the youngest of horse lovers, Black Beauty's Early Days in the Meadow depicts the first few months of the horse's life as a foal frolicking in the meadow. Artist Jane Monroe Donovan renders the classic story in lush oil paintings that convey a pastoral world of green fields and shady trees, while tenderly capturing the special love between mare and foal. The perfect harmony of words and pictures proves once again that the simplest messages are often the strongest. Readers will relish the sweetness of life in the meadow and the companionship of family and friends.
Joe Dumpty, Humpty's brother and private detective, thinks Humpty Dumpty's fall was no accident. But who would have pushed him? Was it Little Miss Muffet? Old Mother Hubbard? Chicken Little? Joe has until five o'clock to question characters and catch the culprit.
The Rooster and the Fox; The Wolf and the Kid; The Sheep and the Kid; The Donkey and the Load of Salt; The Peacock.
This cat goes beyond the call of duty to keep the mice and roaches in order in this cute little poem by T.S. Eliot.