Nina journeys to a secret jungle city populated by animals, plants, and lost objects. The reason for her visit: story hour, where a book’s power holds the wild in thrall. The animals are eager for stories about space, the sea, and other worlds. But their favorite story of all is the one told here: a story about a mysterious place, laden with legend and lore, and now overtaken by nature. Five Pantone colors infuse each illustrated spread with a vibrant, electric energy, making this powerful celebration of nature—and stories—as vivid visually as its narrative is engrossing.
A hare killed by a car is found by two children who take it to school where they and their classmates write stories about it–giving it both a new life and a choice to make in the afterworld.
Magical stories you can read all by yourself!A fairy queen takes a handsome shepard over snow-covered mountains to an enchanted garden; a princess proves her love to the father who impetuously banished her; a clever boy outwits a hungry dragon — there’s magic and mystery in these eight tales from long-ago Greece.
A new edition of a classic Slavic fairytale featuring a charming, but very determined, heroine. Includes beautifully evocative illustrations by an award-winning artist. Reissue.
Gwynna is just a girl who is forced to run when her village is attacked and burns to the ground. To her horror, she is discovered in the wood. But it is Myrddin the bard who has found her, a traveler and spinner of tales. He agrees to protect Gwynna if she will agree to be bound in service to him. Gwynna is frightened but intrigued-and says yes-for this Myrddin serves the young, rough, and powerful Arthur. In the course of their travels, Myrddin transforms Gwynna into the mysterious Lady of the Lake, a boy warrior, and a spy. It is part of a plot to transform Arthur from the leader of (con’t) (con’d from summary) a ragtag war band into King Arthur, the greatest hero of all time. If Gwynna and Myrrdin’s trickery is discovered, what will become of Gwynna? Worse, what will become of Arthur? Only the endless battling, the mighty belief of men, and the sheer cunning of one remarkable girl will tell.
This novel is based on the writer and pioneer Susanna Strickland Moodie, from her life as a young girl in England to her adventures as an adult frontierswoman in Canada.