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Robin Hood (Dover Juvenile Classics)

J Walker Mcspadden

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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Perceval: King Arthur's Knight of the Holy Grail

John Perkins

Retells the Arthurian legend of Perceval, a foolish and impatient boy who realizes his dream of becoming a great knight, but meets with misfortune when he forgets to pray and serve God.... (read more)

Asian and Pacific
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Tikki Tikki Tembo

Arlene Mosel

Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo- chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo! Three decades and more than one million copies later children still love hearing about the boy with the long name who fell down the well. Arlene Mosel and Blair Lent's classic re-creation of... (read more)

Middle Eastern
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The Merchant and the Thief: A Folktale from India

Ravi K. Zacharias

When Raj left the room, Mohan tiptoed over to his belongings and searched hurriedly under Raj's pillow. Again he found nothing. Mohan longs for Raj's treasure. He plots and he schemes and his plan seems perfect But along the way, he discovers an... (read more)

North American
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The Story of Johnny Appleseed


Retells the story of John Chapman whose devotion to planting apple trees made him a legendary figure in American history.... (read more)

Mythical Creatures
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Chronicles of Egg #01: Deadweather and Sunrise

Geoff Rodkey

A stunning middle-grade debut--full of heart, humor, and nonstop action It's tough to be thirteen, especially when somebody's trying to kill you. Not that Egg's life was ever easy, growing up on sweaty, pirate-infested Deadweather Island with no company... (read more)

Latin American
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Napi Goes to the Mountain

Anton Ramirez

When their father disappears one day, Napí and her little brother Niclé decide to leave their village to find him. They set off upriver on a raft. As they go, their search assumes a magical quality and becomes a journey of self... (read more)

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Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

Verna Aardema

A retelling of a traditional West African tale that reveals how the mosquito developed its annoying habit.... (read more)

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