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Leprechauns and Irish Folklore: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #15: Leprechaun in Late WinterThe #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Getting the facts behind the fiction has never looked better.Track the facts with Jack and Annie!   When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #15: Leprechaun in Late Winter, they had lots of questions. What are leprechauns? How do we know many of the old Irish stories? How do fairies spend their time? Who speaks …

The Lore and Language of School-ChildrenFirst published in 1959, Iona and Peter Opie’s The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren is a pathbreaking work of scholarship that is also a splendid and enduring work of literature. Going outside the nursery, with its assortment of parent-approved entertainments, to observe and investigate the day-to-day creative intelligence and activities of children, the Opies bring to life the rites and rhymes, jokes and jeers, laws, games, and secret spells of what has been called “the greatest of savage tr…

King Arthur: Tales from the Round Table (Dover Children's Evergreen Classics)A ruler said to be the model of goodness over evil and a formidable comrade in the ever-present struggle between right and wrong, the figure of King Arthur of England prevails at the heart of the Arthurian legends. The myths surrounding his reign have been recounted in endless tales. This collection includes thirteen of the best-loved legends of the man and his Knights of the Round Table.Bewitching stories, related by one of the world’s great storytellers, tell of how the young Arthur pulled a …

Short Bedtime Stories to share with your loved ones at BedtimeThis collection of fairy tales includes stories about country life, animals, the Ohio River and loveable characters like Benny the Clown. Children ages 4-8 will enjoy hearing these stories at bedtime. For instance read an excerpt from Henry’s Lake:One afternoon, I was sitting on one of the large rocks that touch the water of the lake near my house. I was playing my flute and dangling my feet in the water.As I played, I daydreamed of t…

Child Lore Its Classics, Traditions and Jingles (Forty-Three Rhymes for Children's Bedtime and Dream)Child Lore Its Classics, Traditions and Jinglesby Clara Doty BatesThe classic 1882 Nursery Rhymes Book for children with forty-three rhymes. The stories are the famous tales that every child should know of:Notes: historical and traditio…Chapter I: AladdinChapter II: The cat and the pudding bag stringChapter III: Silver locks and the bearsChapter IV: Robert RowleyChapter V: Tom ThumbChapter VI: Hey diddle diddleChapter VII: Jack and the bean-stalkChapter VIII: Story of the little pigChapter IX…

American Indian Myths and Legends (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)This magnificent collection gathers 160 tales from 80 tribal gathers to offer a rich and lively panorama of the Native American mythic heritage. From all across the continent come tales of creation and love, of heroes and war, of animals, tricksters, and the end of the world. Alfonso Ortiz, an eminent anthropologist, and Richard Erdoes, an artist and master storyteller, Indian voices in the best folkloric sources of the nineteenth century to make this the most comprehensive and authentic volume …

Do I Look Odd To You: A multicultural children's book about embracing diversity.“I could be red… I could be green… I could be somewhere in between…”Diversity comes to life in the night sky of a faraway world where being different is quite normal.This is a wonderful book for every child’s collection, written as an engaging poem for kids, with rich illustrations reminiscent of the works of Vincent van Gogh.Imagine, if way out in space, on a planet far, far away there were other diverse cultures with differences and similarities just like we have in our world. Would we b…

Yo' Mama, Mary Mack, and Boudreaux and Thibodeaux: Louisiana Children's Folklore and Play (Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World Series)Jeanne Soileau, a teacher in New Orleans and south Louisiana for more than forty years, examines how children’s folklore, especially among African Americans, has changed. From the tumult of integration to the present, her experience afforded unique opportunities to observe children as they played. With integration in New Orleans during the 1960s, Soileau notes how children began to play with one another almost immediately. Children taught each other play routines, chants, jokes, jump-rope rhym…

United as One (Lorien Legacies)The seventh and final book in the #1 New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series brings the Garde’s story to a breathtaking conclusion. The Garde didn’t start this war, but they’ll do whatever it takes to end it once and for all. . . .The Mogadorians have invaded Earth and the Garde are all that stand in the way, but they’ll need an army of their own to win this fight. They’ve teamed up with the US military, but it might not be enough. The Garde need reinforcements, and they’v…