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

book image The Mousewife
Mousewife
Rumer Godden
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 Ounce Dice Trice
Ounce Dice Trice
Alastair Reid
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 School For Cats
School for Cats
Esther Averill
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 The Sorely Trying Day
Sorely Trying Day
Russell and Lillian Hoban
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 Wee Gillis
Wee Gillis
Munro Leaf
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 Alphabetabum: An Album of Rare Photographs and Medium Verses
Alphabetabum
Vladimir Radunsky, 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 Cheerful
Cheerful
Palmer Brown
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 Hickory
Hickory
Palmer Brown
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.

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