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  • The Crow-Girlby Bodil Bredsdorff; Faith Ingwersen

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2015; US$ 7.64

    A timeless novel about the kindness of strangers Near a little cove where a brook runs out to the sea live a girl and her grandmother. All alone with no neighbors at all, the two lead a peaceful existence. They have a house, dine on sea kale and mussels and sand snails, and build fires from driftwood. But the grandmother is very old. When the time... more...

  • Tinkby Bodil Bredsdorff; Elisabeth Dyssegaard

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2015; US$ 6.79

    We first met Tink when he came to live in Crow Cove as a young boy in Eidi . Now hard times have come to the little settlement, and their food supply is dwindling. Tink, with the help of a newcomer to Crow Cove, saves his friends from starvation by learning how to fish-and also learns important lessons about the complexities of human nature, the... more...

  • Nicht Anfang und nicht Endeby Plinio Martini; Trude Fein

    Limmat Verlag 2015; Not Available

    Hunger, Armut und Allgegenwärtigkeit des Todes treiben Gori um 1927 aus dem kargen Alltag im Maggiatal ins ferne Kalifornien. Zurück lässt er seine erste Liebe, Maddalena, seine Familie und Freunde. Zwanzig Jahre später kehrt Gori, geplagt von nicht endendem Heimweh, in seine Heimat zurück und findet nichts mehr, wie es war. Maddalena ist tot, die... more...

  • The Snow Queenby Hans Christian Andersen

    HarperCollins Canada 2015; US$ 1.99

    With a single kiss, a young maid saves her beloved from the Snow Queen’s icy imprisonment. When splinters from an evil troll’s magic mirror get into the heart and eye of Kai, he is tricked into accompanying the Snow Queen to her palace, and only the innocence and kindness of Gerda’s heart can save him. The inspiration for Frozen , Hans Christian’s... more...

  • Flower Fablesby Louisa May Alcott

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 5.99

    "This is a nice collection of fairy tales that is sure to please young readers and the adults reading to them alike. The writing is very beautiful and the book contains several gorgeous illustrations to accompany the stories and bring them to life through their beautiful artwork." — Of Stacks and Cups The author of Little Women possessed a special... more...

  • Once Upon a Time in Japanby Japan Broadcasting Corporation NHK; Roger Pulvers; Juliet Winters Carpenter

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    When wily animals, everyday people and magical beings come together in a collection of Japanese fairytales and stories, wonderful things are bound to happen! Each story is brilliantly illustrated by a talented Japanese artist. The tales recounted here are among Japan's oldest and most beloved stories. Entertaining and filled with subtle folk wisdom,... more...

  • Painted Skiesby Carolyn Mallory; Amei Zhao

    Inhabit Media 2015; US$ 5.99

    A young child learns about the traditional Inuit mythology behind the Aurora Borealis   Leslie is new to the Arctic, and no one told her there would be so much snow, and so many interesting animals to see. Along with her new friend, Oolipika, Leslie soon discovers one of the Arctic’s most unique and breathtaking natural wonders, the northern lights.... more...

  • On the Shoulder of a Giantby Neil Christopher; James Nelson

    Inhabit Media 2015; US$ 5.99

    This book is specially designed in Amazon's fixed-layout KF8 format with region magnification. Double-tap on an area of text to zoom and read. Based on a pan-Arctic Inuit traditional story, this book continues the familiar trope of the friendly giant, while featuring some uniquely Arctic elements and scenery   Inukpak was big, even for a giant.... more...

  • The Boy Who Made Dragonflyby Tony Hillerman; Janet Grado

    University of New Mexico Press 1986; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.49

    A Zuni myth first recorded a century ago. more...