A tongue-in-cheek retelling of a favorite folktale follows the adventures of Donkey, Dog, Cat, and Rooster, four worn-out farm animals who seek their fortunes as musicians and find a comfortable robber’s den in the woods.
Seeking a new lease on life, four clever creatures make music and mischief in this elegant edition of an oft-told classic.
Lovey and Dovey have stolen each other’s hearts. And a pair of blue socks from the shop on the corner. That’s why they’re in prison. But iron bars won’t keep Dovey from sneaking out of their dungeon every night to bring back presents for his Lovey.
Djinn twins John and Philippa are off on another whirlwind adventure that takes them around the globe and into unknown worlds. And it’s a race against time as they attempt to rescue their mother from her fate as the Blue Djinn of Babylon. An aging curse has been placed on their father and if the twins are gone too long, he’ll rapidly become an old man. Meanwhile, museums all over the world are reporting robberies of valuable jade from their collections, as well as bizarre hauntings. As the twins and their friends travel around the globe on their rescue mission, they notice that something very strange is happening: An evil force has awakened the terracotta warriors created by an ancient Chinese emperor, and someone with very bad intentions has cast a spell possessing the soldiers with wicked spirits. And now, the very fate of the world hangs in the balance.
While Napoleon goes about robbing priceless treasures from Egypt, he decides to take home a crocodile as a living souvenir of his conquests, yet the poor captured crocodile has a hard time coping with his new Parisian surroundings.