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Stone Soup: An Old Tale (Aladdin Picture Books)
Stone Soup: An Old Tale (Aladdin Picture Books)
by Marcia Brown
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First published in 1947, this picture book classic has remained one of Marcia Brown's most popular and enduring books. This story, about three hungry soldiers who outwit the greedy inhabitants of a village into providing them with a feast, is based on... (read more)

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D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths (New York Review Children's Collection)
D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths (New York Review Children's Collection)
by Ingri Daulaire
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D'Aulaires' Book of Trolls (New York Review Children's Collection)
D'Aulaires' Book of Trolls (New York Review Children's Collection)
by Ingri D'aulaire
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The Story of King Arthur and His Knights
The Story of King Arthur and His Knights
by Howard Pyle
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In this enchanting version, the renowned American illustrator and storyteller Howard Pyle displays his unique talent for capturing and stimulating the imaginations of the young. Inventively retold and vividly illustrated, these stories describe the... (read more)

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Tomten (97 Edition)
Tomten (97 Edition)
by Astrid Lindgren
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This outstanding book by the author of Pippi Longstocking--and winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award--has been called a "picture book of rare distinction" by the Chicago Tribune. Full color.... (read more)

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The Adventures of Robin Hood (Puffin Classics)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (Puffin Classics)
by Roger Lancelyn Green
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Robin Longbow is a sub-apprentice forester in Sherwood Forest, barely eking out a living-and barely able to control his temper when he is confronted by the taunts of the Chief Forester's favorite. One careless shot, and he has killed the man. From then... (read more)

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The Troll with No Heart in His Body and Other Tales of Trolls from Norway
The Troll with No Heart in His Body and Other Tales of Trolls from Norway
by Lise (rtl) Lunge-larsen
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Born and raised in Norway, Lise Lunge-Larsen, known to many as “the Troll Lady,” met her first troll at the age of three, and the experience shaped her understanding of the natural world as a place alive and full of mysterious creatures and... (read more)

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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
by Howard Pyle
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Facsimile of original edition, finest modern version of English outlaw’s adventures. 23 full-page illus.... (read more)

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Classic Starts: The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Classic Starts)
Classic Starts: The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Classic Starts)
by Tania Zamorsky
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From the sword in the stone and the founding of Camelot to the famed Round Table and the Lake of Enchantment, the legend of King Arthur will never lose its magic. Though simpler, this version includes all the wonderful stories—such as King Arthurs... (read more)

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Norse Myths (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)
Norse Myths (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)
by Kevin Crossley-Holland
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Entertaining and sometimes horrifying legends of gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, monsters and giants survive from pagan Scandinavia, even though the Norsemen were unable to write them down. Odin and Thor, Freyja and Loki, Sigurd the Volsung... (read more)

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One Fine Day
One Fine Day
by Nonny Hogrogian
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Awarded the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished picture book of 1971 "One fine day a fox traveled through the great forest. When he reached the other side he was very thirsty." The jaunty red fox stole milk from an old farm woman, lost his tail... (read more)

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Tales of the Norse Gods (Oxford Myths and Legends)
Tales of the Norse Gods (Oxford Myths and Legends)
by Barbara Picard
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A collection of stories from Scandinavian folklore, retold by a leading chldren's author. Readership level: 9 - 11.... (read more)

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Sister Bear: A Norse Tale
Sister Bear: A Norse Tale
by Jane Yolen
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There was a young girl named Halva up in Finnmark who found a white bear cub alone in the woods. . . . Halva takes the cub home, where they name her Sister Bear. Not only does Sister Bear hunt for the family and protect Halva, but she likes to dance... (read more)

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Robin Hood (Dover Juvenile Classics)
Robin Hood (Dover Juvenile Classics)
by J Walker Mcspadden
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Escape to Sherwood Forest's idyllic charms and join the jolly fellowship of the greenwood with these rollicking tales of the celebrated archer and gentleman thief. Lively episodes introduce each of the famous merry men and other colorful characters... (read more)

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Handful of Beans Six Fairy Tales
Handful of Beans Six Fairy Tales
by Jeanne Steig
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Six fairy tales are told anew,And spiced with picturesquitea few. It took a pair of Steigs to do 'em: 'Twas Jeanne whowrote 'em. William drew 'em. Here's Rumpelstiltskin, in arage; The Frog Prince hops right off the page; Hansel andGretel thwart the... (read more)

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Silver Penny Stories)
The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Silver Penny Stories)
by Kathleen Olmstead
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When the Pied Piper comes to Hamelin, he offers to rid the town of all its rats. And he does—but when the Mayor won't pay what he promised, the Pied Piper takes a terrible revenge …... (read more)

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Arthur of Albion: Marvellous Tales of the Round Table
Arthur of Albion: Marvellous Tales of the Round Table
by John Matthews
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The ultimate book on King Arthur Combining the best-known stories about Arthur and his court with fascinating research on who Arthur really was and where Camelot was built, and the relationships between the main characters in the legends, this... (read more)

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The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur
The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur
by Howard Pyle
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Time honored retelling of the Arthurian legends, including the adventures of Sir Galahad and the pursuit of the Holy Grail, as well as the last days of King Arthur — his attack on Sir Launcelot, fatal battle with Sir Mordred, and final journey... (read more)

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Robin Hood
Robin Hood
by Henry Gilbert
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The highest standards in editing and production have been applied to the Wordsworth Children's Classics, while the low price makes them affordable for everyone. Wordsworth's list covers a range of the best-loved stories for children, from nursery tales... (read more)

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Fairy Gold: A Book of Old English Fairy Tales
Fairy Gold: A Book of Old English Fairy Tales
by Ernest Rhys
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From the founding editor of Everyman's Library comes this enthralling illustrated collection of thirty-three fairy tales to please children of all ages—and the parents who read to them. Favorite English characters such as Dick Whittington, Jack... (read more)

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