This Italian folk tale describes how the king finally realizes the value of his youngest daughter's gift.
The sons of a Vietnamese farmer learn a valuable lesson about the "treasure" in their rice field.
Lisha goes to Cielo's posada party, and learns a new and better meaning for shelter.
A poor tailor earns the tsar's approval when he not only makes a beautiful coat for the tsarina but also outwits the greedy palace guards.
Jesse solves the mystery in the midden.
This celestial dancer provides herbs to help cure Jiko's mother.
Mother and Father Crow find a way to protect their babies from a huge black snake.
Michael O'Donnell learns that wealth will not solve all problems.
In this Norwegian folktale Halvor discovers what treasure his mother would like best.
Angelo finds fun in his aunt's kitchen project.
The Alaskan villagers' Christmas traditions finally win over Estrella.
In this Kumeyaay legend, a young mother gets help for her people from an unexpected source.
In this Japanese folktale, discover what is the secret behind a young girl's beautiful woven fabric.
After a decisive Revolutionary War battle a family takes in the young son of an enemy soldier.
Marisa tries to play a different role in the annual dance.
In this tale from Turkey Hodja outwits the conqueror Tamerlane, and then on the same day tries to "rescue" the moon from the bottom of his well.
Misha overcomes her fears as she takes her first-ever trip away from home.
Josefina proves to Papa that she can be a helpful cowgirl.
In this folk tale from the Bahamas, Sister Felice outwits some tricky thieves.
Hiki--ghost crabs--have made nests all over everyone's gardens. Can Kimo find a way to make the crabs leave?
Aislinn finds a remedy for her pony's sore hooves.
On her seventh birthday, Pauline rode across the lawns on her street followed by her best friend Henry, he on the blue wooden horse, she on the red. On the seventh lawn at the top of the street, she collapsed, becoming a sudden victim of the polio outbreak of the summer of 1954. Five years later, when In the Clear begins, she has survived, but paid a heavy price. A brace on her left leg allows her to walk, but she confines herself to her house, humiliated at the notion of being seen. Terrified by what Pauline has already suffered, her mother watches over her, forbidding her to play hockey on the ice rink her father has created in the backyard. In the Clear alternates, chapter by chapter, between Pauline's horror-filled year in the hospital five years earlier and her struggles to adapt in the present of 1959 and 1960. At the end of the book, her triumphs in past and present come together and she is able to move forward with new friendships, a renewed bond with her mother and, most important, a new faith in herself.
Afghan Heritage in the Celebrating Diversity in My Classroom series explores the geography, languages, religions, food, and culture of Afghanistan in a fun age-appropriate way. Students with Afghan heritage are a significant and important part of the fabric of America and this book helps foster empathy in all students and a multicultural community in the classroom. Glossary, index, and additional backmatter aids further learning.
Offers young readers a look at four magical stories from the "Arabian Nights" and Scandinavia.
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.