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book image The Little Water Sprite
Otfried Preussler
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Though the little Water Sprite lives in a pond full of fishy friends, he’s ready to explore the world beyond. And what adventures await him on land! Just so long as he doesn’t let his feet get too dry as he plays with the mist fairies, slides down the mill race, and climbs to the moon.
Contributors: Winnie Gebhardt-Gayler , Anthea Bell

book image The Little Witch
Otfried Preussler
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“Once upon a time there was a little witch who was only a hundred and twenty-seven years old.” So begins Preussler’s delightful tale of the little Witch who discovers what it means to be a good witch. “Preussler possessed an almost inexhaustible fantasy, an unfailing sense of humor and situation comedy.” —Bookbird
Contributors: Winnie Gebhardt-Gayler , Anthea Bell

book image The Elephant Who Liked to Smash Small Cars
Elephant Who Liked To Smash Small Cars
Jean Merrill
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What is your favorite thing to do in the whole world? Whatever it is, odds are that you don’t like doing it as much as the elephant who likes to smash small cars loves smashing cars. Jean Merrill’s story of gleeful destruction, revenge, and conciliation is accompanied by Ronni Solbert’s colorful crayon drawings. Rarely has property damage looked so adorable.
Contributors: Ronni Solbert

book image Alphabetabum: An Album of Rare Photographs and Medium Verses
Vladimir Radunsky and Chris Raschka
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A picture album. An alphabet book. An Alphabetabum! Here artist and designer Radunsky (illustrator of Advice to Little Girls by Mark Twain) allows us a special viewing of his own personal collection of portraits of girls and boys from the last century. And his friend Chris Raschka (A Ball for Daisy) contributes a delightful poem imagining the life and personality of each child.

book image The Little Woman Wanted Noise
Little Woman Wanted Noise
Val Teal
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A lost classic about finding peace in the loudest of worlds, from the illustrator of The Story of Ferdinand and Mr. Popper’s Penguins.
Contributors: Robert Lawson

book image Hickory
Palmer Brown
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When Hickory moves from the grandfather clock where he lives with the rest of his mouse family to the open country, he discovers friendship, the changing seasons and the sometimes joyous, sometimes melancholy, cycle of life. Hickory is not only a lovely tale, it is a field guide to the common plants and flowers of spring, summer, and autumn.

book image Cheerful
Palmer Brown
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Cheerful is a city mouse who spends his days frolicking in the church where he lives with his siblings, but he longs for the country, where mice run free. Palmer Brown's filigreed drawings turn this story into an instrument of enchantment as glorious as the sugar-spun Easter egg that conveys Cheerful to his pastoral home.

book image Wolf Story
Wolf Story
William McCleery
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The Wolf Story is one that never ends—if 5-year-old Michael has his way. This persistent child has an insatiable desire to hear stories about Waldo the wolf and his nemesis Rainbow the hen, and it's lucky for us that he is so persuasive. Illustrated with stunning pen-and-ink drawings by legendary designer and artist Warren Chappell.
Contributors: Warren Chappell

book image Taka-chan and I: A Dog's Journey to Japan by Runcible
Taka-chan and I
Betty Jean Lifton
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Runcible the Weimeraner digs a hole from Cape Cod to Japan, where he discovers Taka-chan, a little girl imprisoned by a sea dragon. Runcible will do anything to free his new friend the two head to Toyko, there to answer the dragon’s challenge to find the most loyal creature in all the land.
Contributors: Eikoh Hosoe

book image Mud Pies and Other Recipes
Mud Pies and Other Recipes
Marjorie Winslow
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Sure to be the only imaginary cookbook you'll ever need, whether you're entertaining garden sprites, feeding a regiment of toy soldiers, or whiling away the afternoon. “When I was about five years old, Granny gave me my first cookbook—Mud Pies and Other Recipes. Even though it was a pretend cookbook, it somehow persuaded me that real cooking must be fun.” —Sara Moulton
Contributors: Erik Blegvad

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