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.
A clever fox saves his own life by convincing Tiger that he Fox is the King of All Animals in this Chinese folk tale.
Josefina proves to Papa that she can be a helpful cowgirl.
A girl's quick thinking saves the wranglers.
A delicious treat reminds Ishmael of a special place.
In this Pueblo Indian bedtime story listeners have to figure out if Salamander and River Frog get the sniffles.
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.
Folktale about husband and wife learning to think before speaking.
Shanti wants a doll she sees in a shop, so she earns money by selling garlands of jasmine. She then selflessly gives the money to her best friend for her little brother's expensive medicine, and later, her best friend buys her the doll.
Athena's family's custom of picking and cooking dandelion greens embarrasses Athena. But when she sees her new friend try the food, she realizes she could be more open-minded herself.
Why has the town clock suddenly started emitting an awful screeching every day at 2:00? The townspeople beg Detective Raclette to solve the mystery.
Ashley can't wait to see her best friend for Thanksgiving since she hasn't seen her in 5 months. But then the weather strands Ashley and her mom at a rest stop, and they eat a Thanksgiving meal with strangers, including the cranberry pie Ashley had been anxious to share with her best friend.
Offers readers an inside look into the life of Michelle Obama and how she influenced the nation as First Lady. Learn all about how she encouraged children to be healthy and supported educational opportunities for females across the globe. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, an index, an author introduction, and sources for further research.
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