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Moon Over the Mountain

Keith Polette (author), Michael Kress Russik (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671855

A fun-filled retelling of a traditional Asian tale in which a discontented stonecutter is never satisfied with each wish that is granted him. In this variation, a vivid Southwestern landscape helps set the story. We meet Agipito who, like his Asian counterpart, is a poor stonecutter. Time after time, Agipito's wishes are granted, but, each time, he finds something wrong with the wish he is given. Finally, when Agipito wishes to become coyote--a favorite trickster character in many folktales--he finally is happy and disappears into the desert. Agipito learns, humorously, that what you wish for may not always be what would be best for you.

Moon Over the Mountain / Luna sobre la montaña

Keith Polette (author), Michael Kress Russik (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671862

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of Moon Over the Mountain. The Spanish is sprinkled in and as each word is introduced, it is used from there thru to the end of the book. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. A fun-filled retelling of a traditional Asian tale in which a discontented stonecutter is never satisfied with each wish that is granted him. In this variation, a vivid Southwestern landscape helps set the story. We meet Agipito who, like his Asian counterpart, is a poor stonecutter. Time after time, Agipito's wishes are granted, but, each time, he finds something wrong with the wish he is given. Finally, when Agipito wishes to become coyote--a favorite trickster character in many folktales--he finally is happy and disappears into the desert. Agipito learns, humorously, that what you wish for may not always be what would be best for you.

Isabel and the Hungry Coyote

Keith Polette (author), Esther Szegedy (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671930

A little girl on her way to Grandma's house. A basket of goodies. A lurking scoundrel. Sound familiar? Yes, but this time, the Chihuahua Desert of the American southwest is the setting for a spiced-up retelling of the classic "Little Red Riding Hood" story. Spunky Isabel outwits the cunning coyote with self-reliance and daring. Fiery tamales and chili sauce are the villain's downfall.

Isabel and the Hungry Coyote / Isabel y el coyote hambriento

Keith Polette (author), Esther Szegedy (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671947

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of Isabel and the Hungry Coyote. The Spanish is sprinkled in and as each word is introduced, it is used from there thru to the end of the book. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. A little girl on her way to Grandma's house. A basket of goodies. A lurking scoundrel. Sound familiar? Yes, but this time, the Chihuahua Desert of the American southwest is the setting for a spiced-up retelling of the classic "Little Red Riding Hood" story. Spunky Isabel outwits the cunning coyote with self-reliance and daring. Fiery tamales and chili sauce are the villain's downfall.

Runaway Radish

Janice Levy (author), Sydney Wright (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671992

It's the Night of the Radishes and Don Pedro wants to carve the best radish sculpture in town. But one radish won't cooperate. It bounces away, looking for action! So begins a raucous romp as everyone in town gets involved in the chasing of the radish. Written in a style reminiscent of "The Gingerbread Man," one antic builds on another until finally the rascally radish is subdued. The Night of the Radishes is an annual festival held on the evening of December 23rd in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Runaway Radish / El rábano que escapó

Janice Levy (author), Sydney Wright (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672005

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of Runaway Radish. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. It's the Night of the Radishes and Don Pedro wants to carve the best radish sculpture in town. But one radish won't cooperate. It bounces away, looking for action! So begins a raucous romp as everyone in town gets involved in the chasing of the radish. Written in a style reminiscent of "The Gingerbread Man," one antic builds on another until finally the rascally radish is subdued. The Night of the Radishes is an annual festival held on the evening of December 23rd in Oaxaca, Mexico.

El rábano que escapó

Janice Levy (author), Sydney Wright (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672012

This is the Spanish only version of Runaway Radish. It's the Night of the Radishes and Don Pedro wants to carve the best radish sculpture in town. But one radish won't cooperate. It bounces away, looking for action! So begins a raucous romp as everyone in town gets involved in the chasing of the radish. Written in a style reminiscent of "The Gingerbread Man," one antic builds on another until finally the rascally radish is subdued. The Night of the Radishes is an annual festival held on the evening of December 23rd in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Meadow Dance

Dennis Rockhill (author), Dennis Rockhill (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672067

A little girl takes flight over a meadow where she's been sleeping. Her blanket of flower petals mysteriously become butterfly wings. Upon waking, her memory questions the adventure's reality. What really happened remains to be seen.

Amazingly Wonderful Things

Marla J. Hohmeier (author), Penny Weber (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671336

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.

Paco and the Giant Chili Plant / Paco y la planta chili gigante

Keith Polette (author), Elizabeth O. Dulemba (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671398

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of Paco and the Giant Chili Plant. The Spanish is sprinkled in and as each word is introduced, it is used from there thru to the end of the book. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. Paco and the Giant Chile Plant is a picture book with all the fun of a fairy tale twisted into a humorous variation. Based on the classic "Jack and the Bean Stalk" fairy tale, Polette uses the desert Southwest as an unexpected setting. Filled with prickly pears and such, our story moves from the sandy earth into a cloudy domain where anything is possible. A place where giants may bellow: "FEE, FI, FO, FUM, I SMELL THE BLOOD OF A HUMAN ONE. BE HE THIN OR BE HE FAT, FOR MY TORTILLA, I'LL GRIND HIM FLAT!" We might even solve the age old question of what happened to Jack's (Opps! Paco's) long lost Pappa.

Paco and the Giant Chili Plant

Keith Polette (author), Elizabeth O. Dulemba (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671404

Paco and the Giant Chile Plant is a picture book with all the fun of a fairy tale twisted into a humorous variation. Based on the classic "Jack and the Bean Stalk" fairy tale, Polette uses the desert Southwest as an unexpected setting. Filled with prickly pears and such, our story moves from the sandy earth into a cloudy domain where anything is possible. A place where giants may bellow: "FEE, FI, FO, FUM, I SMELL THE BLOOD OF A HUMAN ONE. BE HE THIN OR BE HE FAT, FOR MY TORTILLA, I'LL GRIND HIM FLAT!" We might even solve the age old question of what happened to Jack's (Opps! Paco's) long lost Pappa.

Paco y la planta chili gigante

Keith Polette (author), Elizabeth O. Dulemba (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671411

This is the Spanish only version of Paco and the Giant Chili Plant. Paco and the Giant Chile Plant is a picture book with all the fun of a fairy tale twisted into a humorous variation. Based on the classic "Jack and the Bean Stalk" fairy tale, Polette uses the desert Southwest as an unexpected setting. Filled with prickly pears and such, our story moves from the sandy earth into a cloudy domain where anything is possible. A place where giants may bellow: "FEE, FI, FO, FUM, I SMELL THE BLOOD OF A HUMAN ONE. BE HE THIN OR BE HE FAT, FOR MY TORTILLA, I'LL GRIND HIM FLAT!" We might even solve the age old question of what happened to Jack's (Opps! Paco's) long lost Pappa.

Beautiful Moon / Bella Luna

Dawn Jeffers (author), Bonnie Leick (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621670964

This is the bilingual version (English and Spanish) of Beautiful Moon, a Mom's Choice Awards® Gold Recipient. With the help of a wish on a moonlit night, a little girl's fantasy becomes reality. In a wink, the beautiful moon understands her desire for a day that never ends and grants her wish. See how constant daylight affects the world around her and eventually the attitude toward her wish. In the end, sometimes what we wish for might not be what we really want. We soon learn that nighttime is the time for rest and renewal and is as necessary as daytime.

Bella Luna

Dawn Jeffers (author), Bonnie Leick (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671244

This is the Spanish only version of Beautiful Moon, a Mom's Choice Awards® Gold Recipient. With the help of a wish on a moonlit night, a little girl's fantasy becomes reality. In a wink, the beautiful moon understands her desire for a day that never ends and grants her wish. See how constant daylight affects the world around her and eventually the attitude toward her wish. In the end, sometimes what we wish for might not be what we really want. We soon learn that nighttime is the time for rest and renewal and is as necessary as daytime.