He's big. He's funny. He's not real. Or IS he? This clever twist on 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf' is told from the point of view of an unexpected narrator and, through snappy text and lighthearted illustrations, demonstrates the value of telling the truth, the importance of establishing trust, and (of course!) the possibility that a beast you created to get attention can become a real-life friend.
Danny Bigtree's family has moved to a new city, and no matter how hard he tries, Danny can't seem to fit in. He's homesick for the Mohawk reservation where he used to live, and the kids in his class call him "Chief" and tease him about being an Indian - the thing that makes Danny most proud. Can he find the courage to stand up for himself? Great listening for families and children grades 2 and up.
In this inspiring story about the strength people possess when they work together, Muth takes a simple, beloved tale and adds his own fresh twist.
Eleven-year-old Violet has one goal in mind when she runs away from home: to find her sister, Chloe. Violet's parents said Chloe had turned into the wrong sort of person, but Violet knew better. The only problem is that Chloe's not in New York anymore. She's moved on to Tennessee, where she's fighting for the right of women to vote.
"A nice glimpse into women's fight to vote"
Alexander’s two brothers have money in their pockets. All he has are bus tokens. It isn’t fair. He had money last Sunday when his grandparents gave them each a dollar. Now it’s all gone. At first he was saving the money for a walkie-talkie. But saving money is hard. He bought gum with some of the money, and when it stopped tasting good, he had to buy more. Good-bye 15 cents. Then Eddie offered to rent him his snake for an hour, and he couldn’t pass up a chance like that....
"Misery loves company!"
The classic children’s story of triumph over adversity is entertainingly re-told by Barbara Karlin and brought to life with James Marshall’s signature illustrations.
A retelling of a timeless tale that is sure to leave readers grinning sheepishly.
©2006 Simon and Schuster, Inc. (P)2008 Weston Woods
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