Talking Book Topics

March-April 1998
Books for Children--Fiction

Books listed in this issue of Talking Book Topics were recently sent to cooperating libraries. The complete collection contains books by many authors on fiction and nonfiction subjects, including animals, geography, nature, mystery, sports, and others. Contact your cooperating library to learn more about the wide range of books available in the collection. Cassette books, labeled with the code RC, play at 15/16 ips. To order books, contact your cooperating library.

The Bridge to Nowhere RC 39983
by Megan McDonald
read by Marilyn Gleason
1 cassette
Seventh-grader Hallie O'Shea's father seems to be angry all the time now that construction has been stopped on the bridge he was building. As Hallie tries to adjust to her father's moods, she is also adjusting to having a new boyfriend, Crane, a ninth grader. Then one day as Hallie and Crane stand by the river looking at the "bridge to nowhere," Hallie sees her father standing at the end of the bridge. For grades 6-9. 1993.

Bringing Nettie Back RC 39986
by Nancy Hope Wilson
read by Ardyth Heller
1 cassette
It's Clara's turn to ask a friend to spend a week on grandmother's farm. But Nettie has a twin sister, Patty, so Clara has two visitors. When they go back to school, Clara and Nettie become best friends. Suddenly something terrible happens to Nettie and nothing is quite the same again. Meanwhile Clara learns some important lessons about friends. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 1992.

Jane of Lantern Hill RC 40703
by L.M. Montgomery
read by Barbara Rappaport
2 cassettes
Living in Toronto with an unhappy mother and a domineering grandmother, Jane Stuart is surprised to learn that her father, who she thought was dead, is alive. In response to his invitation, Jane visits him on Prince Edward Island and enjoys a special summer. She begins to believe that her parents should be reunited and sets plans in motion to achieve this goal. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 1937.

The Winged Watchman RC 43107
by Hilda Van Stockum
read by Margaret Strom
1 cassette
Two Dutch boys endure many hardships during the Nazi occupation of Holland in World War II, but they also learn about sacrifice and heroism. Joris, ten, and his brother Dirk Jan, fourteen, take great risks to help an Allied aviator escape in the final days of the war. First published in 1962. For grades 4-7. 1995.

Thunder Cave RC 43377
by Roland Smith
read by Christopher Walker
2 cassettes
After his mother's death, young Jake Lansa leaves his New York home on a lone quest to Kenya in search of his father, a wildlife biologist. En route, Jake is abducted by a ruthless ring of poachers intent on locating a rare elephant herd. Jake becomes a pawn in a perilous game of greed and threatened extinction. For grades 5-8. 1995.

Dream Peddler RC 43447
by Gail E. Haley
read by Bob Askey
1 cassette
John Chapman travels throughout the eighteenth-century English countryside selling his books of "words, wisdom, ideas, and dreams" to the simple folk. But his friends think he should find a better way to support his family. Then for three nights in a row, Chapman has the same dream, and he follows it to find a fortune. For grades 2-4. 1993.

The Sky Is Falling RC 43485
by Kit Pearson
read by Anne Flosnik
1 cassette
During World War II, ten-year-old Norah and her little brother, Gavin, are sent by their parents from England to the safety of Canada. Norah is unhappy with this turn of events, but Gavin and their foster mother take to each other right away. For grades 4-6. 1989.

The Haunted Cabin Mystery RC 43504
by Gertrude Chandler Warner
read by Michael Pinney
1 cassette
The Alden children are headed for a trip up the Mississippi River on a paddle-wheel boat and a visit with their grandfather's friend, Cap Lambert. Then they learn that Cap has hurt his ankle and doesn't want visitors. As is their way, the Alden children head for his cabin anyway with plans to help Cap. For grades 4-7. 1991.

Bicycle Mystery RC 43505
by Gertrude Chandler Warner
read by Michael Pinney
1 cassette
As the Alden children plan a bicycle trip, Benny wonders what kind of adventure they will have along the way. On the first day of their trip, they get caught in a bad rainstorm and take shelter in an abandoned house. Before long a cute little dog is whining at the window. For grades 4-7. 1970.

Mountain Top Mystery RC 43509
by Gertrude Chandler Warner
read by Michael Pinney
1 cassette
The Alden children and their grandfather go for a day climb up Old Flat Top mountain. When a rock falls and cuts off their only way down, the family discovers the opening to a cave. After the Aldens are rescued, they help an elderly Indian woman retrieve a hidden treasure. For grades 3-6. 1964.

Lilly's Secret RC 43583
by Miko Imai
read by Janis Gray
1 cassette
Cats Lilly and Coco are having tea when Coco says she thinks Lilly's paws look weird. No one has ever mentioned her funny paws before, and now Lilly is embarrassed to go on a walk with her friend, Joey. For preschool-grade 2. 1994.

The Lion's Whiskers: An Ethiopian Folktale RC 43599
retold by Nancy Raines Day
read by Melissa Maxwell
1 cassette
Fanaye longs for a family, but she has never married, and she has grown too old to have children of her own. But one day a lonely widower offers her marriage. When Fanaye arrives at her new home, she learns that she now has a stepson. But she must pull three whiskers from a lion to win the son's love. For grades K-3. 1995.

The Toy Brother RC 43606
by William Steig
read by John Horton
1 cassette
Charles doesn't understand why his older brother Yorick doesn't want to play with him. Yorick dreams of becoming an alchemist like their father and doesn't have time for Charles. But all this changes dramatically when their parents go off for a week and Yorick does some experimenting in his father's lab. For grades K-3. 1996.

Those Summers RC 43608
by Aliki
read by Suzanne Toren
1 cassette
A tone poem describes an extended family's summers at the seashore sharing a big shady house. The children spend their days playing at the beach, their evenings on the boardwalk, and rainy days reading and playing games. For preschool-grade 2. 1996.

In the Night Kitchen RC 43615
by Maurice Sendak
read by Christopher Hurt
1 cassette (Reissue)
Mickey's dream tumbles him into the night kitchen, where three singing bakers mistake him for milk. Mickey sets them straight and flies to the Milky Way in an airplane made of dough to find milk for the bakers. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K-3. A Caldecott Honor Book. 1970.

Bit by Bit RC 43627
by Steve Sanfield
read by Gordon Gould
1 cassette
A tailor finds a beautiful piece of cloth and makes himself a coat. He loves the coat so much he wears it out. Then he makes a jacket out of what's left of the coat. As he wears that out, the tailor must think of smaller and smaller items to make from the cloth. For preschool-grade 2. 1995.

Absolutely Normal Chaos RC 43690
by Sharon Creech
read by Margaret Strom
1 cassette
During the summer, Mary Lou, thirteen, and her classmates are to read the Odyssey and keep a journal to give their new English teacher in the fall. But Mary Lou is not too keen on letting Mr. Birkway read what she has written, because when strange cousin Carl Ray came to stay, Mary Lou's summer turned into an odyssey of experiences. For grades 4-7. 1990.

Maisie RC 43691
by Alice Schertle
read by Margaret Strom
1 cassette
Maisie enjoys her childhood on the farm. But before long, she marries and moves away in her husband's rattle-trap car, Old Terrible. Maisie grows older and has children, grandchildren, and then great-grandchildren, but she still gets pleasure from watching fireflies and answering owl calls. For grades K-3. 1995.

Giants! Stories from around the World RC 43692
by Paul Robert Walker
read by Steven Carpenter
1 cassette
Seven classic tales on the common theme of giants, taken from cultures around the world. Ranging from the Cyclops of Homer's epic Odyssey to the simple, oral stories of folklorists, these tales give testimony to the pervasive belief that colossi once walked the earth. For grades 3-6. 1995.

Those Darn Dithers RC 43693
by Sid Hite
read by Lynn Schrichte
1 cassette
It is two years later in this sequel to Dither Farm (RC 40236), and life in Willow County, Virginia, is still chaotic. Aunt Emma is attempting to build an "astral projector," while her husband has doubts about the book he is writing. And some of the Dither family are putting together a vaudeville act. For grades 6-9. 1996.

See You Around, Sam! RC 43709
by Lois Lowry
read by Rick Rohan
1 cassette
Four-year-old Sam Krupnik comes home from school delighted with a set of fangs that makes him look disgusting. His mother won't let him wear them in the house, so Sam decides to run away to Alaska. But after Sam leaves home, he needs food and a drink of water--and maybe there isn't any reason to hurry to Alaska. For grades 3-6. 1996.

The Emperor's New Clothes RC 43717
by Hans Christian Andersen
read by Laura Giannarelli
1 cassette
In this tale written in the mid-1800s, two rascally weavers convince the emperor they can weave the most beautiful cloth in the world, but it will be visible only to those who are fit for the office they hold and are very clever. So the emperor orders a new set of clothes from this wonderful cloth. But when he puts them on no one can see them. For grades K-3. 1949.

Grandmother Bryant's Pocket RC 43719
by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
read by Laura Giannarelli
1 cassette
In 1787 Maine, eight-year-old Sarah Bryant is having nightmares about her dog, which died in a fire. Her parents send her to visit her grandmother, who cures people with herbs. Grandmother Bryant lets Sarah wear her tie-on pocket filled with herbs, and it begins to help. For grades K-3. 1996.

The Miracle of the Potato Latkes: A Hanukkah Story RC 43729
by Malka Penn
read by Laura Giannarelli
1 cassette
Every year when Hanukkah arrives, Tante Golda reaches into her barrel and takes out eight of her best potatoes. She peels and grates them and makes a batch of golden, crispy latkes for her guests. But this year when Tante Golda reaches into the barrel, all she finds is one tiny potato. For grades K-3. 1994.

Five Little Peppers and How They Grew RC 43745
by Margaret Sidney
read by Michele Schaeffer
2 cassettes (Reissue)
The five Pepper children and their mother share fun, love, and good times even though they have very little money and a great many problems. For grades 3-6. 1881.

Meet Kirsten: An American Girl RC 43751
by Janet Shaw
read by Janis Gray
1 cassette
Kirsten, who is nine, comes to America aboard the Eagle from Sweden in 1854. She describes her voyage, the time she got lost in New York City, and her trip to Minnesota to be with some family members who arrived several years earlier. Prequel to Kirsten Learns a Lesson (RC 43752). For grades 2-4. 1986.

Kirsten Learns a Lesson: A School Story RC 43752
by Janet Shaw
read by Janis Gray
1 cassette
It is Kirsten's first day of school in America. The pioneer girl is a little scared, but her cousin Anna helps Kirsten learn her lessons. Kirsten must make an important decision when her new friend, an Indian girl, asks Kirsten to go away with her. Sequel to Meet Kirsten (RC 43751). For grades 2-4. 1986.

Kirsten's Surprise: A Christmas Story RC 43753
by Janet Shaw
read by Janis Gray
1 cassette
Christmas is just a few weeks away, and Kirsten, a young pioneer girl, longs for Papa to get their trunks from town so she can have her doll Sari. But there are many things to be done on the farm before Papa can go. The day finally arrives, but the trip almost ends in tragedy. Sequel to Kirsten Learns a Lesson (RC 43752). For grades 2-4. 1986.

Martha Blah Blah RC 43776
by Susan Meddaugh
read by Madelyn Buzzard
1 cassette
Ever since Martha the dog started eating Granny Elsie's alphabet soup, she has been able to talk. Now Granny Flo takes over the soup company and decides to leave some letters out of the soup cans. But when Martha has her first bowl of the new soup, something happens to her voice. Sequel to Martha Calling (RC 40816). For preschool-grade 2. 1996.

The Bat in the Boot RC 43779
by Annie Cannon
read by Madelyn Buzzard
1 cassette
Two children find a baby bat in a boot in their garage. With their parents' help, they feed and take care of the tiny bat until night comes. For preschool-grade 2. 1996.

Young Claus: Legend of the Boy Who Became Santa RC 43785
by J. Michael Sims
read by Gary Tipton
1 cassette
Young Claus was left at the orphanage as a small child. Although he is usually good, he tends to get into mischief once in a while. One day as the children are out gathering nuts and berries, Claus lags behind and suddenly he finds himself alone in a blizzard and off on a fantastic journey. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 1996.

Understood Betsy RC 43786
by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
read by Carol Dines
1 cassette (Reissue)
Originally published in 1917. When her doting aunt Frances can no longer take care of her, Elizabeth Ann learns that she is to be shipped off to those Vermont cousins who make children do "chores." There she discovers who really understands her. For grades 5-8. 1987.

Why Did It Happen? Helping Children Cope in a Violent World RC 43793
by Janice Cohn
read by Bruce Huntey
1 cassette
Six-year-old Daniel likes to visit the neighborhood grocer, Mr. James. But after the store is robbed, and Mr. James is injured, Daniel's parents have a lot of explaining to do before he is willing to go back. The author, a psychotherapist, includes a note to parents. For grades 2-4. 1994.

Inch by Inch: The Garden Song RC 43794
by David Mallett
read by John Polk
1 cassette
A youngster takes his rake and hoe and, inch by inch and row by row, plans to make a garden grow. For preschool-grade 2. 1975.

Daisy's Crazy Thanksgiving RC 43795
by Margery Cuyler
read by Sharon Murray
1 cassette
Daisy usually spends Thanksgiving helping out in her parents' restaurant. Wanting something different this year, Daisy decides to have her holiday meal with her grandparents. Though her mother warns Daisy to expect a zoo, Daisy is unprepared for the frolicksome encounter. For grades 2-4. 1990.

That's Good! That's Bad! RC 43810
by Margery Cuyler
read by Gary Tipton
1 cassette
A little boy visits the zoo with his parents. They buy him a big red balloon, and that's good. But what happens after that is sometimes good and sometimes bad. For preschool-grade 2. 1991.

The Girl Who Could Fly RC 43811
by William H. Hooks
read by Gary Tipton
1 cassette
Adam Lee Graham meets Tomasina Jones the day she moves into his apartment building. And before long, Adam Lee knows that Tomasina is no ordinary girl. Besides the fact that she likes to be called Tom, she can stop a ball in midair, she draws fantastic maps, and she can appear out of nowhere. For grades 2-4. 1995.

Nick's Mission RC 43812
by Claire Blatchford
read by Gary Tipton
1 cassette
Nick is thrilled the first day school is out and can't wait to swim in the lake. But his mother wants him to have therapy every day because his speech is deteriorating as a result of his deafness. Stubbornly deciding not to talk at all, Nick soon finds he must communicate clearly to help solve a dangerous mystery at the lake. For grades 4-7. 1995.

Meet Molly: An American Girl RC 43831
by Valerie Tripp
read by Pam Ward
1 cassette
In 1944 Molly McIntire's father is a doctor serving in England. At home, her mother works for the Red Cross, and Mrs. Gilford, the housekeeper, takes care of Molly, nine, and her siblings. Halloween is coming soon, and Molly and her friends are planning their costumes. Prequel to Molly Learns a Lesson (RC 43832). For grades 2-4. 1989.

Molly Learns a Lesson: A School Story RC 43832
by Valerie Tripp
read by Pam Ward
1 cassette
During World War II, Molly's third-grade class participates in the Lend-a-Hand Contest to help the war effort. The boys decide to collect tinfoil, and the girls decide to knit socks, but none of them can knit very well. At the last minute, Molly comes up with a new idea. Sequel to Meet Molly (RC 43831). For grades 2-4. 1989.

Molly's Surprise: A Christmas Story RC 43833
by Valerie Tripp
read by Pam Ward
1 cassette
Christmas 1944 approaches, but the McIntires are sad that their father will be in England. Molly, however, is certain he will send a box of Christmas surprises. Then Molly finds a box buried in the snow on the front steps marked "keep hidden until Christmas." Sequel to Molly Learns a Lesson (RC 43832). For grades 2-4. 1989.

Changes for Molly: A Winter Story RC 43836
by Valerie Tripp
read by Pam Ward
1 cassette
Molly's dance class plans a big finale for the World War II veterans, and Molly hopes to play Miss Victory. The McIntires have just heard that Dad should be home for the show, and Molly hopes he will find her more grown up. But then she gets sick. Sequel to Molly Saves the Day (RC 43835). For grades 2-4. 1988.

SOS Titanic RC 43851
by Eve Bunting
read by Terry Donnelly
1 cassette
Fifteen-year-old Barry O'Neill is sailing to America in a first-class cabin aboard the Titanic. Also on board are his hometown archenemies the Flynns, but they are in steerage. Barry develops a fondness for Pegeen Flynn, and as the Titanic begins to sink, he struggles to free the Flynns from certain death. For grades 6-9. 1996.

Tree House Mystery RC 43852
by Gertrude Chandler Warner
read by Michael Pinney
1 cassette
A family with two boys moves in next door, and the Alden children are excited until they realize that the new neighbors never play. But when the Aldens help the brothers build a tree house and find a mystery to solve, the quiet boys turn into wonderful friends. For grades 3-6. 1969.

The Mystery of the Hidden Painting RC 43866
by Gertrude Chandler Warner
read by Michael Pinney
1 cassette
Rummaging in the attic, the Alden children find a portrait of their grandmother wearing a beautiful necklace. Grandfather explains that Grandmother put the portrait away after the necklace was stolen. A few days later, the children are shocked to see a newspaper photo of a woman wearing the necklace. They set out to find out how she got it. For grades 3-6. 1992.

Abdi and the Elephants RC 43870
by Mary W. Gehman
read by Mary Woods
1 cassette
Twelve-year-old orphan Abdi lives in Somalia with his aunt and uncle and helps tend the family's goats and crops. Abdi longs to have his own farm and dreams of one day leaving his village to attend school to learn better ways of farming. Sage advice from a village elder inspires Abdi to realize his dreams. For grades 4-7. 1995.

Weird Wolf RC 43879
by Margery Cuyler
read by Christopher Walker
1 cassette
Third-grader Harry Walpole wakes up one night and realizes he is turning into a werewolf. Looking like a strange dog, Harry has an overwhelming urge for McDonald's hamburgers. When the next full moon brings on the same transformation, Harry knows he needs to break the spell. For grades 2-4. 1989.

Star Hatchling RC 43881
by Margaret Bechard
read by Dani Carr
1 cassette
Hanna, an Earthling teen, falls out of a spaceship and lands in a world populated by intelligent lizard-like creatures. She is adopted by Shem and Cheko, a pair of siblings with whom Hanna comes to share a close friendship and some novel adventures. For grades 3-6. 1995.

Dear Mom, You're Ruining My Life RC 43883
by Jean Van Leeuwen
read by Barbara Pinolini
1 cassette
Starting sixth grade is hard enough for Samantha, being taller than almost everyone else and not being in the "in" crowd, but why does her mother have to make it worse? Sam leaves her mother notes explaining things Mom needs to change to be a better and less embarrassing mother. For grades 5-8. 1989.

The Revenge of the Forty-Seven Samurai RC 43895
by Erik Christian Haugaard
read by Robert Sams
2 cassettes
A legendary story of samurai justice, set in 1701 feudal Japan. Jiro, a servant boy, narrates a chain of events that begins with the death of Lord Asano at the hands of a dishonorable rival. Forty-seven of Asano's loyal samurai plan and execute a daring plot to avenge him. Violence. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 1995.

Sees Behind Trees RC 43898
by Michael Dorris
read by Erik Sandvold
1 cassette
In the sixteenth century, Walnut is a Native American boy who discovers that he does not see as well as others do. He develops his other senses to earn both the respect of his people and his adult name, "Sees Behind Trees." He then accompanies an elder warrior to find the mysterious "land of water." For grades 3-6. 1996.

The Gator Girls RC 43901
by Joanna Cole and Stephanie Calmenson
read by Pam Ward
1 cassette
Amy and Allie are alligators and best friends who have a list of fun things to do together during their summer vacation. But when Allie learns that she is going to camp, the gator girls must cram a whole summer's worth of plans into one day. For grades 2-4. 1995.

Children of the Longhouse RC 43907
by Joseph Bruchac
read by Pam Ward
1 cassette
A tale set in the late 1400s about Ohkwa'ri, an eleven-year-old Mohawk boy who overhears some older boys planning to raid another village. When Ohkwa'ri tells the village elders, he becomes the target for the older boys' revenge. Later, in a tribal lacrosse game, Ohkwa'ri must avoid injury with honor. For grades 3-6. 1996.

Out of the Dark RC 43913
by Betty Ren Wright
read by Mary Woods
1 cassette
Jessica and her parents will live in Grandma Belland's vacant house for a couple of years while Dad writes a book. Jessica's delight with the move fades when she begins having nightmares about an angry woman and then sees her ghost. Reading Grandma's childhood diaries, Jessica begins to understand the haunting. For grades 5-8. 1995.

The Last Piper RC 43914
by Helen Cavanagh
read by Gabriella Cavallero
1 cassette
Shortly after their father dies, Christie and her little brother, Mikey, accompany their mother on a trip to Scotland. Mikey startles them by announcing he lived here before he was born to Mommy. Then they meet an elderly woman, and Mikey claims to be her long-dead brother Firth. For grades 3-6. 1996.

When the Whippoorwill Calls RC 43930
by Candice F. Ransom
read by Pam Ward
1 cassette
Polly and her parents live in the Blue Ridge Mountains during the 1920s and 1930s and look after their landlord's cattle. Polly's father scoffs at talk that the government plans to turn their mountain into a park, but soon they are told to move. Will a new house with electricity make up for living on the dull flatlands? For grades K-3. 1995.

The Junior Thunder Lord RC 43936
by Laurence Yep
read by Bob Askey
1 cassette
Retelling of a Chinese fable from the seventeenth century. When a drought settles in his village, merchant Yue must travel to sell his wares. On the road, Yue is kind to a large, odd man named Bear Face, who gratefully vows to help Yue in return. For grades K-3. 1994.

Mr. Tucket RC 43949
by Gary Paulsen
read by Gary Tipton
1 cassette
In 1848 Francis Alphonse Tucket turns fourteen while he and his family travel from their Missouri farm to Oregon by wagon. As he shoots his new rifle, the wagon train leaves. Francis is kidnapped by Pawnees and held captive until mountain man Jason Grimes rescues him. Now Mr. Grimes has to teach Mr. Tucket to survive in the wild. For grades 5-8. 1994.

Call Me Francis Tucket RC 43950
by Gary Paulsen
read by Gary Tipton
1 cassette
In this sequel to Mr. Tucket (RC 43949), young Francis Tucket has parted ways with the mountain man who rescued him from the Pawnees. Francis is now heading alone to Oregon to find his family's wagon train. Along the way he is accosted by a thieving duo and makes three new friends: a mule and two orphaned children. For grades 5-8. 1995.

The Black Stallion Returns RC 44019
by Walter Farley
read by Christopher Hurt
1 cassette (Reissue)
In this story, originally written in 1945, Alec Ramsey's love for the Black Stallion leads him halfway around the world in search of an obscure Arabian sheikhdom, where he hopes to find the Black. For grades 4-7. 1945.

Believing Sophie RC 44026
by Hazel Hutchins
read by Laura Giannarelli
1 cassette
Sophie rides her bike to the store to buy ingredients for cookies and some cough drops for her father. When she loses something on the way home and has to return to the store, Sophie is accused of stealing the cough drops she bought the first time. For grades K-3. 1995.

The Surprise Family RC 44034
by Lynn Reiser
read by Madelyn Buzzard
1 cassette
A newly hatched baby chick is surprised to find her mother is a boy. He raises her, and when she becomes a hen, she wants children of her own. The boy finds some motherless eggs, and the hen happily adopts them, not realizing they are not chicken eggs. For grades K-3. 1994.

Zia RC 44035
by Scott O'Dell
read by Ann Hodapp
1 cassette (Reissue)
In this sequel to Island of the Blue Dolphins (RC 22397), Zia, a fourteen-year-old Indian girl and her brother, Mando, make plans to rescue Aunt Karana using a boat they found washed up on the beach. Their aunt was left behind on the Island of the Blue Dolphins eighteen years ago. For grades 5-8. 1976.

No! No! No! RC 44048
by Anne Rockwell
read by Bruce Huntey
1 cassette
A little boy knows it's a bad day from the minute he wakes up. He doesn't like his cereal, even the toothpaste tastes terrible, and his mother makes him wear a horrible plaid shirt and his raincoat. And that's just the beginning. For preschool-grade 2. 1995.

The Little Prince RC 44071
by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
read by James DeLotel
1 cassette (Reissue)
The narrator's plane is forced down in the African desert, where he meets the little prince from Asteroid B-612, who freely shares his experiences with the fascinated pilot. For grades 3-6. 1943.

The King's Commissioners RC 44139
by Aileen Friedman
read by Pam Ward
1 cassette
Every time a problem occurs in the royal kingdom, the king appoints a commissioner. There is one for Flat Tires, one for Things That Go Bump in the Night, another for Spilt Milk, and one for Wrong Turns. In fact, there are so many the king decides to count them all, but that presents another problem. For grades 2-4. 1994.

Tree of Dreams: Ten Tales from the Garden of Night RC 44140
by Laurence Yep
read by Gabriella Cavallero
1 cassette
Ten stories about dreams from Japan, China, India, Greece, Senegal, and Brazil. In "Dream Girl," a young prince uses his cleverness to find and marry a princess from his dreams. In "The Fool's Dream," a slave uses his ability to solve riddles to make his vision come true. For grades 3-6. 1995.


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