The Tale of Piggy Packfat
If this were a prose tale, very likely it would begin: ONCE UPON A TIME, in that special story land where the distinction between people and animals often becomes blurred, there lived a very bad piggy . . . However, this tale of ours is told not in prose, but in verse, wherein lies a much greater charm and conciseness. Yet, this medium often presents the underlying facts more implicitly than explicitly. In the folktale tradition, which in writing dates back at leasterlying facts more implicitly than explicitly. In the folktale tradition, which in writing dates back at least to Aesop in ancient Greece, and, as an oral tradition, may go back to the dawn of the human race, the personification of animals is an almost universally recognized and accepted feature. Pigs have a special eminence in this tradition, no less so in more modern times. Several examples come to mind. Perhaps the most famous is "The Three Little Pigs" in which tale two of the trio lose their homes (and their lives as well in earlier versions of the story) through frivolity and complacency, while the third triumphs through cleverness and hard work. In some versions of "The Little Red Hen" a pig is one of the animal bystanders, too lazy to give the Hen a helping hoof, but not in the least ashamed or reluctant to eat of her bread-if she would let him-when it is ready. Finally, there is the story of "Piggy Look-A-Do" an obnoxious, not-so-little tattletale who alienates himself from their sympathy (and the reader's) by literally squealing on the other farm animals. At the end, when Piggy Look-A-Do gets eaten, no one mourns or even cares, except to regard his fate as just desserts and good riddance. Our Piggy Packfat, like other fairy-tale pigs (except the remarkable one who took up brick masonry) becomes the embodiment of gluttony, laziness, and selfishness. She shows no sense of responsibility to her community, her family, or even to herself. Like all true spendthrifts, she will readily squander not just what is hers, but even what by all rights belongs to oth… read more
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This little rhyming book is about two adorable little piggies. They were sold to families thinking they were “tea cup pigs” but gr...ew (as piggies do) so big that eventually their families had to make a difficult decision on whether or not they would be able to keep them. Pigs are remarkable animals and this book is filled with lots of fun, and perhaps surprising, facts you didn’t know about pigs. read more
In a fantastical kingdom ravaged by famine and poverty, the prospect of hope lies with a mythical masked hero in this, the first b...ook in the Tales of the Kingdom series from Newbery Medalist Cynthia Voigt.In a distant time, a kingdom is starving. With winter upon them, there is little hope, except for the legend of Jackaroo: a masked outlaw who comes at night to aid the destitute and helpless. But Gwyn, the innkeeper’s daughter, is too practical for false hopes. She believes Jackaroo is nothing more than a fairy tale told to keep children hopeful till the next sunrise.Then Gwyn is forced to seek refuge in an abandoned house, and while scavenging for supplies, she comes across...a mask? A sword? A cloak? Could these belong to the fabled Jackaroo? As Gwyn searches for answers, she discovers that the heart of a hero goes far beyond a mask. Previously published as Jackaroo, this classic tale features a new look and a new title. read more
Thrilling high adventure and heart-stopping romance combine in the second book in the Tales of the Kingdom series from Newbery Med...alist Cynthia Voigt, set two generations after The Tale of Gwyn.Birle has agreed to be wed to the huntsman Muir as an escape from the drudgery of life at her father’s inn—but the moment she looks into the bellflower-blue eyes of the man she comes upon stealing one of her father’s boats, Birle knows she cannot marry Muir. Even after she discovers the mysterious stranger is Orien, a lord, and as unreachable to an innkeeper’s daughter as a star, Birle is determined to travel with him as far as he will allow. Their journey takes Birle to a world far from home, a world where lords may become slaves, where princes rule by fear, and where fortune’s wheel turns more swiftly and dangerously than Birle could have ever imagined. Previously published as On Fortune’s Wheel, this classic tale features a new look and a new title. read more
Thrilling high adventure and heart-stopping romance combine in the second book in the Tales of the Kingdom series from Newbery Med...alist Cynthia Voigt, set two generations after The Tale of Gwyn.Birle has agreed to be wed to the huntsman Muir as an escape from the drudgery of life at her father’s inn—but the moment she looks into the bellflower-blue eyes of the man she comes upon stealing one of her father’s boats, Birle knows she cannot marry Muir. Even after she discovers the mysterious stranger is Orien, a lord, and as unreachable to an innkeeper’s daughter as a star, Birle is determined to travel with him as far as he will allow. Their journey takes Birle to a world far from home, a world where lords may become slaves, where princes rule by fear, and where fortune’s wheel turns more swiftly and dangerously than Birle could have ever imagined.Previously published as On Fortune’s Wheel, this classic tale features a new look and a new title. read more
Do you ever wonder why the swallows migrated from the south to the north to the old Mission of San Juan Capistrano and how it all ...happened? This is the tale about the lost orphan hatchling who was alone, and there was no one to watch over him. Later, he was rescued by the human priest named Reverend Rafeal. Reverend Rafeal found him, and he took him to the mission of San Juan Capistrano. He raised him, fed him, and took him to the chapel. He named the hatchling Jaime.Some months later, Jaime was grown up. He was wondering what kind of bird he was and where his kind was. His best friend, Pablo the rooster, helped him to find his kind. Pablo took him to see El Muerto, the wise rattlesnake. El Muerto explained to Jaime that he must find his kind beyond the hills. Jaime flew to the hills, and he found his king. He discovered that he is the swallow! When the swallows were leaving to the south for the winter, Jaime went with them to learn their survival instincts. Later in spring, Jaime led the swallows to the north to his favorite place in the world—the old Mission of San Juan Capistrano.This story is about history of Hispanic culture, music, religion, and the science for the swallows, which are the most abundant and widely distributed bird species in the world. When you visit the San Juan Capistrano mission, you will learn the experience and the wonders of the swallows, the pioneer birds from the south to the north. read more
The Tales Of Ittybittyville is the story of Roll E. Poli, a “roly poly” bug that gets washed away from his home in Wildflowerville... by a rainstorm in The Great Rain Forest. After the storm, he finds himself rolled up into a ball in an unfamiliar place called Ittybittyville, surrounded by strangers. He is frightened, alone, and homesick. In short fashion, the residents of Ittybittyville come together to welcome him into their town and build him a new home. The cast of colorful townsfolk include Waldo Worm, Cent E. Pede, Beulah Butterfly, Buzz E. Bee, Lady Bug, and more. This little animated society on the forest floor represents real-world diversity. In the end, Roll E. Poli finds out that he can make new friends and be happy, even if it’s in a new place and he doesn’t know anyone. Going to a new place to live is not such a scary thing, because you will always have new friends to help you make a new home. read more
In all the world there is said to be nothing more beautiful than the Firebird. When Ivan-Tsarevitch, youngest son of the Tsar, goe...s on a quest for the amazing bird, he finds himself flying over mountains and woods on a talking wolf, confronting a wicked Baba Yaga, and rescuing an enchanted princess from Koshchei the Immortal. But when he returns from his magical journey, he brings home the most precious treasure of all.Gennady Spirin brings this original version of the Firebird tale from his native Russia and has illustrated it in his trademark rich, luminous style. This retelling of a classic is sure to become the new standard. read more
"The Tale of the Tail" is a simple children's picture book in rhyme format for youngsters from three (3) years of age and up. Illu...strations are of animals and their tails in colorful collage style. read more
In 1867 Flora Steel married a member of the Indian civil service, and for the next twenty-two years lived in India, chiefly in the... Punjab, with which most of her books are connected. She was interested in interacting with Indian women of all classes and used the birth of her daughter to meet these women. She encouraged the production of local handicrafts and collected folk-tales. Tales Of The Punjab was published in 1894. From the very beginning the young reader is drawn into the stories. "Would you like to know how these stories are told? Come with me, and you shall see. There! take my hand and do not be afraid, for Prince Hassan's carpet is beneath your feet. So now!--'Hey presto! Abracadabra!' Here we are in a Punjabi village." Some of the tales included are Sir Buzz, The Rat's Wedding, The Faithful Prince, The Bear's Bad Bargain, Prince Lion heart and his Three Friends, The Lambkin, and Bopoluchi read more
Phiggy was created to inspire an understanding of diversity, take a glimpse into the magical worlds of dreams and emotions, promot...e animal welfare, and promote the interconnectedness of the heart.One day, an orphaned pig lays down to sleep and "wakes up" in a magical dreamland. She meets friends along the way and learns the secret to following her heart.A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to: The St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco.Their mission is to offer hope and service on a direct person-to-person basis, working to break the cycles of homelessness and domestic violence. read more
Arthur Scott Bailey (1877-1949) was the author of more than forty children's books. Bailey's writing has been thus described by th...e Newark Evening News: "Mr. Bailey centered all his plots in the animal, bird and insect worlds, weaving natural history into the stories in a way that won educator's approval without arousing the suspicions of his young readers. He made it a habit to never 'write down' to children and frequently used words beyond the average juvenile vocabulary, believing that youngsters respond to the stimulus of the unfamiliar." read more
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'I have come to believe that the best kind of walk, or journey, is the one in which you have no particular destination when you se...t out.' Ruskin Bond's travel writing is unlike what is found in most travelogues, because he will take you to the smaller, lesser-known corners of the country, acquaint you with the least-famous locals there, and describe the flora and fauna that others would have missed. And if the place is well known, Ruskin leaves the common tourist spots to find a small alley or shop where he finds colourful characters to engage in conversation. Tales of the Open Road is a collection of Ruskin Bond's travel writing over fifty years. Here, you will encounter a tonga ride through the Shivaliks, a hidden waterfall near Rishikesh, walks along the myriad streets of Delhi (one of which used to be the richest in Asia), trips down the Grand Trunk Road, stopovers in little tea stalls in the hills around Mussoorie, and an excursion to the icy source of the Ganga at over ten thousand feet above sea level. Enriched by rare photographs that Ruskin took during his travels, Tales of the Open Road is a celebration of small-town and rural India by its most engaging chronicler. read more
Gods and heroes are brought to life in this masterful retelling of the legends and tales of ancient Greece.Here are the great stor...ies of the Heroic Age, from the myths of the making of the universe to the death of Heracles--also called Hercules. Set against the colorful background of Greece and the Aegean, the adventures of heroes such as Perseus the Gorgon-slayer, Dionysus, Theseus, and Jason and the Argonauts once again come to life.In this skillful retelling, these tales are as vivid and exciting as when they were first told three thousand years ago. With just the right levels of complexity, action, and adventure, this volume will satisfy listeners of all ages. The story of ancient Greece is continued in The Tale of Troy. read more
*Oversized, Large Print Edition for easy reading* The story focuses on a family of anthropomorphic rabbits, the widowed mother rab...bit cautioning her young against entering a vegetable garden grown by a man named Mr. McGregor, whose wife, named only as Mrs. McGregor, had baked her deceased husband into a pie. Whereas her three daughters obediently refrain from entering the garden, going down the lane to pick blackberries, her rebellious son Peter defies his mother by trespassing into the garden to snack on some vegetables. Peter ends up eating more than is good for him and goes looking parsley to cure his stomach ache. However, Peter is spotted by Mr. McGregor and loses his jacket and shoes while trying to escape. He hides in a watering can in a shed, but then has to run away again when Mr. McGregor finds him, and ends up completely lost. After sneaking past a cat, Peter sees the gate where he entered the garden from a distance and heads for it, despite being spotted and chased by Mr. McGregor again. He finds difficulties in wriggling beneath the gate, but manages to escape the garden, only to spot his abandoned clothing articles being used to dress Mr. McGregor's scarecrow. After returning home, a sickened Peter is bedridden by his mother whereas his well-behaved sisters receive a sumptuous dinner of milk and berries as opposed to Peter's supper of chamomile tea read more
Princess is a spoiled, purebred poodle who doesn't like mingling with mutts. So when she meets Dolly and Jasper at the park, she b...ehaves like a real snob. What will happen when Princess heads home alone and encounters the neighborhood bullies? With no one to defend her, will Princess regret her behavior? read more
Squirrel Nutkin, his brother Twinkleberry, and their many cousins sail to Owl Island on little rafts they have constructed of twig...s. They offer resident owl Old Brown a gift and ask his permission to do their nut-collecting on his island. Nutkin however dances about impertinently singing a silly riddle. Old Brown pays no attention to Nutkin, but permits the squirrels to go about their work. Every day for six days, the squirrels offer gifts to Old Brown, and every day as well, Nutkin taunts the owl with another sing-song riddle. Eventually, Nutkin annoys Old Brown once too often. The owl seizes Nutkin and tries to skin him alive. Nutkin escapes, but not without losing most of his tail. After this, he becomes furious when he is asked riddles. read more
Welcome to the secret headquarters of Batman and Robin. Deep within these caverns stand hundreds of trophies, awards, and souvenir...s. Each one has a story. Each one tells a tale. In this action-packed hi-lo set, reluctant readers will uncover the mysteries behind the Dynamic Duo’s most prized possessions. They’ll discover how each one earned its place in the Batcave read more
Sir Gawain, King Arthur's nephew, lies feverish and wounded in his tent outside the French Castle of Sir Lancelot. The Round Table... has collapsed into warring factions. Arthur and Gawain are besieging the man who used to be their closest friend, Lancelot. As his anxious brain circles around this terrible truth, Sir Gawain tells his young squire the story of the rise and fall of the 'fairest fellowship of noble knights that ever served a Christian king', as seen through his own eyes. He tells of Arthur's boyhood, and what happened when the young king drew the magic sword from the stone and claimed his kingdom; of his own adventure with the supernatural Green Knight; of the search for the Holy Grail; and the rivalries and jealousies that splintered the fellowship and set friend against friend. It is rare to find the Arthurian legends retold in one consecutive story. Neil Philip, with the help of the atmospheric line drawings of Charles Keeping, has presented a thrilling tale that works towards a dramatic climax. read more