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Product Type: Books
Age: Early Elementary School Years
Categories: Fantasies

 


2001 Awards
The Magic Kerchief
((by Kirby Larson/illus. by Rosanne Litzinger) , Holiday House $15.95 Score:) Nasty old Griselda is transformed into a kinder and gentler neighbor when she receives a magic kerchief from a mysterious traveler. A good "do unto others" story.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Martha and Skits
((by Susan Meddaugh) , Houghton Mifflin $15 Score:) Martha, our favorite talking dog, is back and she's not the one and only any more. Skits, a rambunctious pup, has arrived and is upsetting everything-including Martha's alphabet soup! But living up to Martha's special way with words makes her a hard act to follow! Like a true big sister, Martha finds a way to let Skits be a star. 4-8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Horsefly
(by Alice Hoffman/illus. by Steve Johnson & Lou Fa, Hyperion $15.99 Score:) Jewel, who is afraid of horses, intends to never ride one, ever! So when a tiny foal arrives, Jewel is upset that her grandfather expects her to care for the runty thing. As time passes, Jewel begins to feel differently about "Bug," even before she discovers his magical wings! A delightful flight of fancy! 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Max
((by Bob Graham), Candlewick $15.99 Score:) Despite the fact that his superhero parents and grandparents can fly, young Max can't get off the ground! A reassuring tale for kids who often worry about living up to expectations-their own as well as others. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain
(by Edward Ardizzone, Lothrop $16 Score:) Tim longs to go to sea, but when he is told he's too young, he stows away. Generations of young listeners have lived vicariously through the many reissued adventures of Tim, hero of a timeless series worth sharing anew. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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The Remarkable Farkle McBride
(by John Lithgow/illus. by C.F. Payne, Simon & Schuster $16 Score:) A musical genius, Farkle learns to play many instruments but tires of each of them. Fickle Farkle is destined for the one instrument that all others must follow—the baton! An amusing intro to the orchestra. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: .

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2001 Awards
Three More Stories You Can Read to Your Dog
(by Sara S. Miller/illus. by True Kelley, Houghton Mifflin $14 Score:) Happily, dogs can't read or write, which gives Miller the freedom to write these funny and oh-so-true stories about "every dog." Anyone who has given a pooch a bath, gone to the vet, or tried reading when a pup wants to play will laugh-out-loud at these canine chronicles. 4–8.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
3 Magic Balls
(by Richard Egielski, HarperCollins $15.95 Score:) Rudy works in his uncle's toy store and is supposed to take care of three special rubber balls. Temptation steps in, and as Rudy takes the balls out of the display case, his bouncing adventure begins. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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Awards
Big Jabe
(by Jerdine Nolen/illus. by Kadir Nelson, Lothrop $15.95 Score:) A tall tale that blends history, hope, and fantasy. Like Moses, young Jabe arrives in a basket on the river. In no time he grows into a giant of a man who does the work of all the other slaves, and his magic gives them their freedom. By the author of Platinum Awards winning Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm. 5–9.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: .

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Awards
Jimmy Zangwow's Out of this World Moon Pie Adventu
( by Tony DiTerlizzi, Simon & Schuster $16 Score:) How far would you travel for a Moonpie, a Ring-Ding, a Yodel? When young Jimmy's mom says no snacks before dinner, he takes off on a fantasy flight that's out of this world. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: .

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