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The Name Jar

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By Yangsook Choi, Yangsook Choi (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440417996
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Published: Dragonfly Books - October 14th, 2003

A young Korean girl just wants to fit in at her new school and her classmates are willing to help. But one special friend shows her the best way to fit in and stay herself, too. A wonderful friendship book. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Book of the Lion

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$6.99
ISBN: 9780142300343
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Puffin Books - October 2001

In twelfth-century England after his master is brutally punished for alleged counterfeiting, 17 year-old Edmund finds himself traveling to the Holy Land. As a squire to a knight on his way to join Richard Lionheart Edmund's life is forever changed. During battles and everyday events he learns important lessons about compassion and cruelty. Filled with wonderful historical images and thoughtful insights this novel is a must-read for teens and adults alike. National Book Award Honor 2000. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Emily and Alice, Best Friends

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By Joyce Champion, Suçie Stevenson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780152021986
Availability: Out of Print
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 2001

When a new girl moves into the house next door, a new friend is made. The adventures are many that they share. Enjoy the fun, trials and sillyness that only best friends can share. Also check out Emily and Alice Stick Together for more adventures of these two best friends. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep

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By Gail Carson Levine, Mark Elliott (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780060280642
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Published: HarperCollins - September 8th, 1999

Author of Ella Enchanted, Dave at Night and others has once again created a wonderful tale dealing with a twist to Sleeping Beauty. With a strong heroine, funny characters, and lots of fun, these tales are a good time. Others in the Princess Tales series include: Fairy's Mistake, Princess Test, and Cinderellis and the Glass Hill. ~Reviewed by Jeanette


The Fairy's Mistake

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By Gail Carson Levine, Mark Elliott (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780060280604
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Published: HarperCollins - April 8th, 1999

The author of Ella Enchanted, Dave at Night and others has continued with her unique twists on fairytales with her Princess Tales stories. The Fairy's Mistake is based on the classic tale of Toads and Diamonds, with a funny little twist at the end. Powerful heroines and other great characters make these must-read tales for the first chapter reader, or great bedtime stories, or stories for the young-at-heart. Other tales include Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep, The Princess Test, and Cinderellis and the Glass Hill.~ Reviewed by Jeanette


A Place in the Sun

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$4.99
ISBN: 9780141301235
Availability: Special Order
Published: Puffin - November 1998

The story of one boy and the gift the gods have given him. A look into Egyptian life and the adventure of one boy who would become savior and friend to a Pharaoh. With a glossary this is not only a great silent read for the interested reader, but also a great book for the classroom. Also see Rubalcaba's Wadjet Eye. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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