Brief folktales in which there is a mystery or problem that the reader is invited to solve before the resolution is presented. How can a thirsty crow drink from an almost-empty pitcher? How does arresting a stone help a judge find a boy’s stolen money? This artfully illustrated book presents fourteen intriguing mysteries from world folklore. Each brain-teasing tale is followed by a simple explanation of the solution, while notes at the back of the book describe the origins of these classic mysteries.
Cinderella and Snow White share their fairy-tale lives through magical and funny letters!Cinderella and Snow White share their fairy-tale lives through a magical and funny series of letters. With wicked stepmothers, poisoned apples, handsome princes, and sparkly glass slippers, DEAR CINDERELLA will show princesses of all ages what happens to these beloved fairy-tale characters.After their adventures both Cinderella and Snow White escape their wicked stepmothers and marry their princes.
This is for all children who believe getting older means growing bigger. Conveys that resourcefulness, not inches, is what does the trick.
Originally published: New York: Random House, 1967.
A five-year-old describes the way her mother is working and coping with problems while her father is in prison.
As a refugee from Sudan to the United States, Sangoel is frustrated that no one can pronounce his name correctly until he finds a clever way to solve the problem.
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The bear has a problem and absolutely everyone has the perfect remedy. The only trouble is, they’re all in such a hurry to help, they have no time to find out what the bear’s problem is. Everyone knows how it feels not to be listened to — especially children.
A collection of stories highlights the similar problems faced by women of all ages, including the pensive, eighteen-year-old Ginny; seventeen-year-old Loretta, who is alone; and fifty-five-year-old Allison, who cannot help crying all the time.
The mischievous, shape-shifting Pig-Boy gets in trouble with both the King and Pele, the goddess of fire, but always manages to slip away as his grandmother has told him to do.
Mo Shen Ma lives in a big city in China. Modern Chinese cities are very much like ours, so his life is not so different from your own: he goes to school, watches television, and gets into mischief, just like all over the world! Each story depicts Mo’s problem, and his creative solution.