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book image Three Ladies Beside the Sea
Three Ladies Beside the Sea
Rhoda Levine
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Wickedly funny and delightfully sad, Three Ladies Beside the Sea is a tale of love found, love lost, and love never-ending. Edward Gorey’s off-kilter Edwardian maidens are the perfect accompaniment to opera librettist Rhoda Levine’s lilting rhymes.
Contributors: Edward Gorey

book image The Sorely Trying Day
Sorely Trying Day
Russell and Lillian Hoban
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What a mess! The cat is on top of the grandfather clock, the dog is barking and lunging, and all the children are squabbling and shouting. Well, who started it? Each child points to the next, and even the dog blames the cat. But the truth is another story. From the author and illustrator of the Frances books.

book image The Man Who Lost His Head
Man Who Lost His Head
Claire Huchet Bishop
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What would you do if your head went missing? Would you replace it with a pumpkin? a parsnip? maybe a block of wood? The man who lost his head tries all of these things, but it takes a brash bold boy to save the day. This delightful tale pairs the author of The Five Chinese Brothers with the creator of Make Way for Ducklings.
Contributors: Robert McCloskey

book image Ounce Dice Trice
Ounce Dice Trice
Alastair Reid
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Ben Shahn illustrates this notebook of fabulous words: heavy words, squishy words, made up words, names for cats, whales, and houses. Says the author: "All the words here are meant to be said aloud, over and over, for your own delight."
Contributors: Ben Shahn

book image The Mousewife
Rumer Godden
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Rumer Godden's beautiful tale of a downtrodden mouse and her friendship with a caged dove is based on a story by Dorothy Wordsworth. William Pène du Bois's elegant pen-and-ink drawings complement this meditation on love and freedom.
Contributors: William Pène du Bois

book image Wee Gillis
Wee Gillis
Munro Leaf
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By the author and illustrator of the bestselling children's book The Story of Ferdinand.
Wee Gillis spends half the year with his father's rough and rawkus highland people and the other half with his mother's gentle sheephearding folk. But it's up to him to decide where he fits in.
Contributors: Robert Lawson

book image Jenny's Moonlight Adventure
Jenny's Moonlight
Esther Averill
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It's Halloween—a special night for black cats everywhere, especially Jenny .

book image The School For Cats
School for Cats
Esther Averill
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"Five to eight-year-olds who have their own problems of adjustment in school will rejoice in Jenny's moral triumph." —The New York Times

book image Jenny Goes To Sea
Jenny Goes to Sea
Esther Averill
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In Jenny Goes to Sea, our heroine makes her passage on the good ship Sea Queen with her master, Captain Tinker, and her adopted brothers, tiger cat Edward, and black-and-white cat Checkers.

book image Jenny and the Cat Club: A Collection of Favorite Stories About Jenny Linsky
Esther Averill
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In Greenwich Village an orphaned black cat lives happily with her master, a sea captain. Still, the gentle Jenny Linsky would like nothing more than to join the local Cat Club, whose members include Madame Butterfly, an elegant Persian, the high-stepping Macaroni, and stately, plump Mr. President.

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