Only women and girls are allowed in the Red Abbey, a haven from abuse and oppression. Maresi, a thirteen-year-old novice there, arrived in the hunger winter and now lives a happy life in the Abbey, protected by the Mother and reveling in the vast library in the House of Knowledge, her favorite place. Into this idyllic existence comes Jai, a girl with a dark past. She has escaped her home after witnessing the killing of her beloved sister. Soon the dangers of the outside world follow Jai into the sacred space of the Abbey, and Maresi can no longer hide in books and words but must become one who acts. Bound for international success, Maresi will be published in 15 territories around the world!
A young boy’s favorite mechanical horse comes to life and carries him to a circus for a night of adventure and stardom.
In a picture book with no words, Shrewbettina’s birthday has an unfortunate start when a thief snatches her purse, but it ends with a glorious birthday party filled with feasting, dancing, and merriment.
Nancy, a mischievous, venturesome little mouse, creates a series of entertaining crises during her sister’s wedding and reception, in a wordless picture book featuring charming watercolor illustrations. Reissue.
The story of the historic first hot-air balloon flight in 1783, told from the point of view of the duck, sheep, and rooster who were the first passengers.
Full and half-page watercolors depict the adventures of a brave, knightly mouse and his fair lady who venture into a dark, deserted castle, unaware that a villainous outlaw has been skulking behind them. Reissue.
In the wordless storyboard format and soft pastel drawings that have become his trademark, Peter Collington offers an enchanting solution to the age-old mystery of what the tooth fairy does with all those teeth! He follows an industrious tooth fairy on an arduous night’s work of creating a perfect silver coin and exchanging it for a precious baby tooth. Back in her cozy parlor, she lovingly transforms her prize into a new ivory key for her broken piano, then sits down to play a tune. The trade edition includes a make-it-yourself tooth box for commemorating a milestone of every childhood–losing the first baby tooth.
Enchanting, vivid watercolor paintings chronicle the adventures of a cat and her two kittens, after their picnic basket mysteriously vanishes while they explore a small island, in a new edition of the acclaimed wordless picture book. Reissue.
In this first word book for the very young, the simple format and primitive-style paintings invite children to participate. Watchful readers will note that each turn of a page reveals a new perspective on what has come before–and what’s to follow. The effect invites imaginative storytelling. Full color.
When the earth was new, words had the power to breathe life into the world. But when creating animals from breath, sometimes one does not get everything right on the first try! Based on a traditional Inuit story passed forward orally for generations in the South Baffin region of Nunavut, this book shares with young readers the origin of the caribou and the walrus―and tells of how very different these animals looked when they were first conceived.