This brightly colored box contains the paperback editions of CLEMENTINE, THE TALENTED CLEMENTINE and CLEMENTINE'S LETTER, the first three books in the "spectacularful" series about an unforgettable third grade girl. Sara Pennypacker's character, with her unique perspective on school, friends and family, has been compared to Beverly Clearly's Ramona. Caldecott Honoree Marla Frazee brilliantly brings Clementine to life with detailed pen-and-ink illustrations throughout.
A boy and a bear go to sea, equipped with a suitcase, a comic book, and a ukulele. The bear assures the boy that they are traveling a short distance and it really shouldn't take very long, but the odds are pitted against the boy and the bear and their boat.
One evening, just before Christmas, Jesse Kornbluth started reading A CHRISTMAS CAROL to his young daughter. “I’m bored,” she cried, after five minutes, so he stopped. He agreed with her: A CHRISTMAS CAROL just isn’t fun to listen to. Because he really wanted her to hear this story, Jesse sat down and started cutting the text. Nothing important is gone. He added only a few words of his own, just to make some connections, and Paige Peterson produced 15 beautiful and spooky illustrations. Jesse believes his daughter will enjoy this abridged eBook version, and hopes many other kids and their parents will agree.
Christmas is coming. In the craggy rocks on the snowy mountainside, tiny Pyn has her heart set on decorating her very first Christmas tree. But “No Christmas tree,” Papa says. Still, Pyn won't take no for an answer. She knows that a Christmas tree is just the thing their cottage needs to make the season festive and cheery. Pyn is determined to find the perfect Christmas tree --- no matter what.
Meet Anetka, a 13-year-old Polish girl who comes to America as a promised bride to a Pennsylvania coal miner. Her fascinating diary entries give readers a personal glimpse into what life was like in a coal-mining town during a tumultuous time in our country's past.
This is a tale of missing persons. Madeleine and her mother have run away from their former life. Elliot is in search of his father, who disappeared on the night his uncle was found dead. As Madeleine and Elliot unravel their mysteries, they begin to exchange messages across worlds --- through an accidental gap that hasn't appeared in centuries. But even greater mysteries are unfolding on both sides of the gap.
Rosemary Bliss will do anything to get back her family's magical Cookery Booke.That's why she challenges Aunt Lily to an international baking competition in Paris: If Rose wins, Lily agrees to return the Cookery Booke that she stole. If Rose loses . . . well, the consequences are too ugly to think about. But Lily is using a magical ingredient to cheat.Together with her long-lost grandpa, his sarcastic talking cat, and a French mouse, Rose and her brothers race around Paris to find essential—and elusive—magical ingredients that will help her outbake her conniving aunt. She has to win or the Bliss Cookery Booke will be lost to her family forever.
When Cally Fisher says she sees her dead mother, no one believes her. Cally stops talking --- what's the point if no one is listening? --- how will she convince anyone that her mom is still with them or persuade her dad that the huge silver-gray dog is their last link with her?
In her third and final diary, by Kate McMullan, Meg continues to face the hardships of life on the prairie with her brave and sweet spirit. Meg continues to describe the daily realities on the prairie as she and her family make their lives in Kansas. Throughout these times of difficulty and joy, Meg is always courageous and thoughtful.
When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two by bricks and sandbags, threatened by snipers and shelling. East Beirut is for Christians, and West Beirut is for Muslims. When Zeina's parents don't return from a visit to the other half of the city, and the bombing grows ever closer, the neighbors in her apartment house create a world indoors for Zeina and her brother, where they can share cooking lessons and games and gossip.
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