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book image The Pushcart War
Pushcart War
Jean Merrill
Merrill
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The 50th Anniversary Edition of a perennial classic that recounts the battle between supporters of New York City's scrappy pushcarts and the monstrous, smoke-belching trucks that threaten to overtake its streets. “Merrill’s story, full of unexpected reversals and understated witticisms, feels exceptionally modern.”—Adam Mansbach, NPR
Contributors: Ronni Solbert

book image Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle: The Last Gray Dog of Kenmuir
Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle
Alfred Ollivant
Ollivant
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International Booker-Prize winner Lydia Davis reinterprets this classic adventure of Scottish sheepdogs and sheep, fathers and sons, and good and evil for the 21st century. “Probably the greatest dog story ever written, and one you will love as long as you live.”—Life
Contributors: Marguerite Kirmse , Lydia Davis

book image Loretta Mason Potts
Loretta Mason Potts
Mary Chase
Chase
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Imagine how shocked you would be, if like ten-year-old Colin Mason, you were the oldest (smartest, best) kid in a family of four, and then you found out that all the time you had a secret older sister. But this is only the first of many surprises that lie in store for Colin, as things get curiouser and curiouser very fast.
Contributors: Harold Berson

book image The Glassblower's Children
Glassblower's Children
Maria Gripe
Gripe
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Maria Gripe’s books are treasures of international children’s literature. In The Glassblower’s Children she draws on old traditions of fairy tale and Norse myth to tell an exciting story with a very modern sensibility. "Maria Gripe combines simplicity with poetic intensity, and she has the ability to capture the poignancy of emotional experience familiar from memories of childhood."—TLS
Contributors: Harald Gripe

book image Smith: The Story of a Pickpocket
Smith: The Story of a Pickpocket
Leon Garfield
Garfield
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Full of high adventure and vivid characters, this Dickensian tale about a child pickpocket is perfect for any young reader that loves history, mystery, and lots of serious fun.

book image The Little Woman Wanted Noise
Little Woman Wanted Noise
Val Teal
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 Now Open the Box
Now Open the Box
Dorothy Kunhardt
Kunhardt
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Of course everyone in the circus loves Peewee the dog—he is cute and so tiny! But what happens when little Peewee stops being so little? Dorothy Kunhardt, author of Pat the Bunny, addresses children's fears with wonderfully reassuring directness even while making magic out of the simplest things.

book image Junket Is Nice
Junket is Nice
Dorothy Kunhardt
Kunhardt
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Pat the Bunny author Dorothy Kunhardt’s first book is as simple and lovable as the ones for which she is most famous. No one can guess what the old man eating his bowl of junket (a kind of custard) can possibly be thinking. The speculation becomes increasingly absurd until a little boy bicycles up and gets it right on his first try.

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.

book image The Abandoned
Abandoned
Paul Gallico
Gallico
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Young Peter sees a striped kitten in a park across the road from his house. As he crosses the street, he is struck by a truck. When he awakes, he discovers he has been transformed into a cat. Luckily, he is befriended by the street-smart stray, Jennie, who shows him how to survive in a world where dangers are many and humans are cruel.

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