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Based on actual events in the legendary rider's life, this exciting adventure story of Buffalo Bill will have youngsters galloping along with Bill as he encounters the many dangers on the trail. Beginning readers will enjoy discovering what life was really like on the Pony Express in this action-packed story.
In San Francisco during the 1850's gold rush, Chang, the son of Chinese immigrants, wants a pony but cannot afford one until his friend Big Pete finds a solution.
Circus Day in Japan is the warmly-illustrated story of an exciting day spent by two Japanese children, Joji-chan and Koko-chan, at a circus. Joji-chan and Koko-chan delight at the new sights of their first circus, and young readers are gently introduced to Japanese sites and customs. The simple text and artwork provide a nostalgic window into Japanese family life in the early 1950s. The new Japanese translation makes this classic book accessible to a new generation of both English- and Japanese-speaking readers.
A historically based, affectionate story of good and bad times on a nineteenth-century wagon-train journey. Coerr packs strong emotions into the story, which is detailed and eventful enough to create vivid historical setting within the confines of a beginning-to-read format. In Children's Editors' Choices for 1986, Notable 1986 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies, and The USA Through Children's Books 1985.
Mieko has the four treasures for painting Japanese word-pictures-- the brush, the inkstick, the inkstone, and the rice paper. Her teacher says she also has the fifth treasure-- beauty in the heart. When the bomb drops on Nagasaki, Mieko's village is ruined and her hand is badly hurt. Unable to paint, Mieko feels certain she has lost the fifth treasure forever.
Japanese legend holds that if a person who is ill makes 1,000 paper cranes, the gods will grant that person's wish to be well again. Beautiful illustrations by Caldecott-medalist Ed Young enhance the story of Sadako, a young girl dying of leukemia as a result of the atom bombing of Hiroshima.
The hardest race of Sadako's life... the race against time. Hiroshima-born Sadako is lively and athletic - the star of her school's running team. And then the dizzy spells start. Soon gravely ill with leukemia, an aftereffect of the atomic bomb that fell on her city when she was only an infant, Sadako approaches her illness as she did her running - with irrepressible spirit. Recalling a Japanese legend, Sadako sets to work folding paper cranes. For the legend holds that if a sick person folds one thousand cranes, the gods will grant her wish and make her healthy again. Based on a true story, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes celebrates the courage that made one young woman a heroine in Japan. "An extraordinary book, one no reader will fail to find compelling and unforgettable." -Booklist
"An extraordinary book, one no reader will fail to find compelling and unforgettable." --Booklist, starred review The star of her school's running team, Sadako is lively and athletic...until the dizzy spells start. Then she must face the hardest race of her life--the race against time. Based on a true story, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes celebrates the courage that makes one young woman a heroine in Japan. "[The] story speaks directly to young readers of the tragedy of Sadako's death and, in its simplicity, makes a universal statement for 'peace in the world." --The Horn Book "The story is told tenderly but with neither a morbid nor a sentimental tone: it is direct and touching." --BCCB
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