Whether it’s read out loud by a parent, covertly read under the covers with a flashlight after bedtime, or assigned as class reading — children’s books have the ability to capture imagination, perhaps more than any other genre.
Four and twenty marvelous tales, one for each hour of the day,” retold in a novel and entertaining manner by a master of the form. While drawing on German, English, and Scandinavian folk literature for many of his characters and plots, Pyle reworks the material in an imaginative way, crafting the tales in his own inimitable style. Equally engaging are the numerous woodcuts that accompany the stories and enliven the narrative.
High as the clouds are the mountains bold that tower in the glorious Land of Gold, and cañons dusky with twilight deep where a thousand mystic shadows peep.
There are vineyards graceful with trailing vine rich in the wealth of the rosy wine,
There are orange groves and lime trees green that glint in the sunlight’s glowing sheen, there are deserts yellow with priceless sand, all these you will find in the Golden Land.
Carl Sandburg is beloved by generations of children for his Rootabaga Stories and Rootabaga Pigeons, a series of whimsical, sometimes melancholy stories he originally created for his own daughters. The Rootabaga Stories were born of Sandburg’s desire for “American fairy tales” to match American childhood. He felt that the European stories involving royalty and knights were inappropriate, and so populated his stories with animals, skyscrapers, trains, corn fairies, and other colorful characters.
This is a book that takes you deep into the jungle of the Western Ghats. A Wildlife photographer sets out to find an elusive wild cat and meets a menagerie of fascinating creatures.
Gerald gander bought an old boat It was battered and tatty and barely afloat He was hoping to sail with his friends down the stream, but he crashed into the bank and sunk his dream. Oh how he sobbed as planks of wood bobbed, but his friends would help him re-float, and in the heat of the afternoon sun they built him a brand new boat. But a boat for so many was not very large, they really ought to have built a barge. And the events that followed would end in disaster, with tears and someone in need of a plaster.
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