A baby bird discovers the joy of flying despite his initial fears.
Inspired by hearing that a garden used to grow in the yard in front of his house, a boy recreates it with loving care.
Once upon a time a poor unfortunate man lived with his mother, his wife, and his six children in a one-room hut.Because they were so crowded, the children often fought and the man and his wife argued. When the poor man was unable to stand it any longer, he ran to the Rabbi for help. […]
A journey through madness and mania On the island of Faranor in the kingdom of Windward, twelve princesses dance their shoes to shreds each night. No one knows why. Not the king or queen. Not the knights, lords, or ladies-in-waiting. When the queen blames the royal shoemaker, his apprentice, Phoenix Dance, puts her life at […]
Rip Van Winkle is an idler who would rather starve for a penny than work for a pound, and his wife is constantly nagging him. In search of peace, Rip heads off to the woods one day with his faithful dog, Wolf. High up in the Catskill Mountains, Rip meets an unusual group of little […]
Recounts the exploits of Paul Bunyan’s “little” sister, Paula, who lived in the North Woods, sang three-part harmony with the wolves, and used an angry bear for a foot warmer.
Naty is excited to be dancing in the fiesta parade, until she gets lost in the city streets and cannot find the parade again.
A retelling of six Jatakas, or birth stories, which illustrate some of the central tenets of Buddha’s teachings, such as compassion, honesty, and thinking clearly before acting.
Sing Lo, a wealthy boy living in Peking, goes to visit the late emperor’s Imperial Elephant and tries to cheer him up.
It is the summer of 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is fourteen. On break from boarding school, he is staying with eccentric strangers—his uncle and aunt—in their vast house in Hampshire. When two local people die from symptoms that resemble the plague, Holmes begins to investigate what really killed them, helped by his new tutor, an […]