A young bear, watching a woman read one summer day, wonders how words in a book make her laugh. As his curiosity draws him closer, she offers to read aloud for him. He listens intently while she reads book after book. O how he loves the soothing sound of her voice! But one fall day, she is gone. And how will he ever bear her absence?
The Story of Ferdinand has enchanted readers since it was first published in 1936. All the other bulls would run and jump and butt their heads together. But Ferdinand would rather sit and smell the flowers. And he does just that until the day a bumblebee and some men from the Madrid bullfights give gentle Ferdinand a chance to be the most ferocious star of the corrida - and the most unexpected comic hero.
Do you want to write stories that catch your readers and never let go? Have you ever wondered how to create a book as magical as Ella Enchanted, as touching as Dave at Night, as captivating as Fairest? Well, now you can find out! In Writing Magic, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her secrets of great writing. She shows how you, too, can get terrific ideas for stories, invent great beginnings and endings, write sparkling dialogue, develop memorable characters - and much, much more.
"So so endid beter than it started.."
Today's young listeners will truly be enchanted by this version of the Brothers Grimm classic, set in an American frontier. As she sets out to visit her grandmother's house deep in the woods, Little Red Riding Hood has no idea what is in store for her. She soon suspects that her basket of sweets isn't the only thing her new friend the wolf is after! With the help of a brave hunter and her grandmother, Little Red learns a valuable lesson about following her mother's instructions.
The classic story told from the wolf's point of view.
"This isn't the original drama attached to the book"
Amos McGee is a zookeeper who always makes time for his animal friends. One day, when his sniffles and sneezes prevent him from going to the zoo, he receives some unexpected guests. This is a gently humorous tale of friendship and dedication.
The moon presents a childless couple with 12 tiny babies, which they take care of with tenderness and love.
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