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Product Type: Books
Age: Early Elementary School Years
Categories: Folk Tales

 


2001 Awards
Yoshi's Feast
((by Kimiko Kajikawa /illus. by Yumi Heo) , DK $15.95 Score:) Yoshi, a Japanese fan maker, loves the smell of his neighbor Sabu's broiled eels. But Yoshi is too tight-fisted to buy dinner, so Sabu decides to charge for the pleasure of smelling his eels. A witty, cleverly crafted tale with stylish art. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Awards
The Girl Who Spun Gold
((by Virginia Hamilton/illus. by Leo & Diane Dillon, Scholastic $16.95 Score:) A master storyteller has re-spun this old tale with the lilting voice of the West Indies where Rumplestiltskin is known as Lit'mahn. The Dillons add their golden touch to one of the best read-alouds of the season! 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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Strega Nona Takes a Vacation
(by Tomie dePaola, Putnam $16.99 Score:) by Tomie dePaola, Putnam $16.99) When the lovable witch, Strega Nona, dreams of her childhood she decides to return to her grandmother's seaside house. While Strega's away, the bumbling Big Anthony stirs up a bubbly mess as dePaola serves up a tale overflowing with mirth! 4-8.

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

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2001 Awards
Cinderella
(illus. by K.Y. Craft, SeaStar $15.95 Score:) Adapted from Arthur Rackham & Andrew Lang's versions, this is a finely crafted read-aloud that celebrates a classic with stunning illustrations—each and everyone a treasure. Also from SeaStar, see the reissue of Mercer & Marianna Mayer's Beauty & the Beast. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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Clever Tortoise
(by Francesca Martin, Candlewick $14.99 Score:) Elephant and Hippopotamus both boast that they are the most powerful animal. It is the smart tortoise who outwits both animals with a tug of war. An enjoyable retelling of an African tale. 6& up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: .

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2001 Awards
The Eagle & the Wren
(retold by Jane Goodall/illus. by Alexander Reichst, North-South $15.95 Score:) Who can fly the highest? All the birds get into a boasting contest that can only be won on the wing. As one bird after another gives up it appears that eagle has won until a tiny wren crawls out of the eagle's feathers and continues to fly. A charming tale about how we need each other. 4–8.

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

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2001 Award
The Language of Birds
(by Rafe Martin/illus. by Susan Gaber, Putnam $15.99 Score:) A retelling of a Russian fairytale of two brothers, one kind, the other selfish. Vasilii is a greedy liar while Ivan is a dreamer. Though Ivan is ridiculed, his kind heart eventually leads to greater rewards. 6 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2001 Award
To Dinner, For Dinner
(by Tolowa M. Mollel/illus. by Synthia Saint James, Holiday House $16.95 Score:) A little rabbit makes a deal with the leopard that she'll be his dinner when she's bigger. Fuko the mole comes up with a plan for outsmarting the leopard. Size is no match for wise! 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
(Viking $13.95 Score:) At last, we are privy to what really happened when a fellow by the name of A. Wolf, a poor wolf wanted to borrow a cup of sugar from a certain pig. A great way to help kids begin to think about how point of view can change a story. 5-8.

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

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1994 Awards
The Empty Pot
(by Demi, Holt $15.95 Score:) The emperor is ready to find his successor. All the children in the kingdom are challenged to grow a special plant. Only one child returns with an empty pot. A tale about honesty and the courage that it takes! 5-9

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 1994.

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