A retelling of the traditional Japanese tale describing the origins of the beckoning cat and how it came to be a symbol of good luck.
A retelling of an Eastern European tale in which Shlemazel, the laziest man in town, is tricked into believing that the lucky spoon given to him by a neighbor will bring him fortune and fame, if it is used in the right way.
When Ivan the Fool meets Baba Yaga, the witch of Russian folklore fame, on a day that has begun badly for her, he outwits her by making dirt soup, getting a fine, fat pig in the bargain.
This book retells the Japanese folktale about how the beckoning cat became a symbol of luck and prosperity in Japan.
John and Philippa Gaunt are all ready for their lives to return to normal now that their mother has given up her djinn powers. But the siblings are quickly drawn into yet another mystery when the world’s luck tips wildly out of balance (to the world’s detriment). The key to the world’s fate lies with five fakirs who were buried alive, each of whom guards a secret that can answer a great question of the universe. But there’s an evil djinn desperate to dig up the secrets. Without their mother’s powerful magic, John and Philippa must face this djinn alone. Traveling around the globe, from London, to Morocco, to Yellowstone National Park, to snowy Himalayan peaks of Shangri-La, can the twins harness their own powers to defeat a new evil?
Alexander Y El Dia Terrible, Horrible, Espantoso, Horroroso.
Alexander se dio cuenta de que iba a ser un dia terrible couando se desperto y se encontro chicle en el pelo. Y aun fue peor…
Su mejor amigo lo abandono. No ten ia postre en su bolsa del almuerzo. Y para colmo, habia habas verdes en la comida y besos en la television!
Este cuento clasico de Judith Viorst, ahora en espanol, sera sin lugar a duda del agrado de los lectores de todas las edades, como lo ha sido hasta ahora.
In this story based on a Japanese folktale, an impoverished boy named Yohei shares his dinner with a cat that appears on his doorstep. When Yohei faces a crisis, the cat remembers his generosity and brings help.
Akimbo can’t believe his luck when his father allows him to visit his uncle Peter’s snake park. And when a local village calls to report a sighting of a green mamba snake—the rarest and most deadly one of all—Akimbo hopes to help his uncle catch it for the park. But little does he expect to find himself trapped face to face with the deadliest of reptiles. Bestselling novelist Alexander McCall Smith brings the majesty and dangers of Africa to life in this vividly imagined adventure for young readers.
In Japan, the ship The Jade Lotus takes a calico cat aboard for good luck, but the crew still runs into all kinds of trouble.
A clever woman named Fiona must pass the leprechaun king’s tests when she tries to get back all the luck he has locked away from humans.
Illustration done in acrylic, watercolor, and gel medium on coventry rag.