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The Smallest Cow in the World

by Katherine Paterson

Though Rosie is the meanest cow in the herd, five-year-old Marvin is inconsolable when she is sold, and he and his family move to another dairy farm.

The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks

by Katherine Paterson

A pair of mandarin ducks, separated by a cruel lord who wishes to possess the drake for his colorful beauty, reward a compassionate couple who risk their lives to reunite the ducks. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 6-8 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

The Wide-Awake Princess

by Katherine Paterson

In this amusing, eloquently told story, created by Katherine Paterson specifically for artist Vladimir Vagin to illustrate with his beautifully detailed watercolors, there was born a wise little princess who was different from everyone else. Miranda had been granted the gift of being wide awake all her waking hours. Thus, unlike those before her, she was able to see that the peasants of the kingdom were overworked and starving while the nobles lived in selfish luxury. Miranda, with confidence and determination, forms an innovative plan to help her people overcome their oppression, and in the process reveals the power of words to vanquish ignorance and bring about change.

The World in 1492

by Jean Fritz Katherine Paterson Patricia C. Mckissack Fredrick L. Mckissack Margaret Mahy Jamake Highwater

Introduces the history, customs, beliefs, and accomplishments of people living in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and Oceania, and the Americas during the fifteenth century.

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