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Books published by publisher Dial

  • The Mare on the Hill

    Thomas Locker

    Hardcover (Dial, Oct. 15, 1985)
    Grandfather brings home a fearful mare to breed, hoping that his grandsons can teach her to trust people again.
  • Cat and Canary

    Michael Foreman

    Hardcover (Dial, March 18, 1985)
    A city cat who lives out his fantasy of being able to fly finds that staying on the ground isn't so bad after all.
  • Streets of Gold

    Rosemary Wells, Dan Andreasen

    Hardcover (Dial, May 1, 1999)
    Fleeing the anti-Semitic rule of Russia's czar, Masha and her family immigrate to America, where bright, inquisitive Masha can finally go to school--something she was forbidden to do before. 15,000 first printing.
  • Sailing with the Wind

    Thomas Locker

    Hardcover (Dial, Sept. 30, 1986)
    A young girl discovers the ocean's majestic character when she joins her uncle on a sailing trip.
  • Prancing, Dancing Lily

    Marsha Diane Arnold, John Manders

    Hardcover (Dial, March 30, 2004)
    The cows in Lily's herd are always dignified as they walk from the barn to the pasture. But Lily would much rather prance and dance! One day Lily decides to leave the farm and venture out on her own. All over the world-from New York City to Spain to Senegal-Lily learns new dances and makes wonderful friends. But none of the dances are quite right for a cow, and soon Lily starts to miss home. Will she ever find a place where she fits in? Spirited, funny, and utterly uplifting, Prancing, Dancing Lily is sure to delight anyone who has ever felt different from the herd.
  • The Cat Barked?

    Lydia Monks

    Hardcover (Dial, April 1, 1999)
    In a charming "grass is always greener" fable, a cat that imagines life would be better as a dog recognizes, after some thought, the many advantages of being a feline.
  • Ghost Train: A Spooky Hologram Book

    Stephen Wyllie

    Hardcover (Dial, Sept. 8, 1992)
    After frightening everyone away from Ravenswick Castle, three gruesome ghosts--Headless Hector, the Gray Lady, and the Silver Skeleton--search for a new place to haunt, in a scary ghost story featuring ghoulish hologram illustrations.
  • The Seal Mother

    Mordecai Gerstein

    Hardcover (Dial, Oct. 30, 1986)
    A seal sheds her skin and becomes a beautiful woman, but even after marrying and bearing a son she longs to return to her seal family in the sea.
  • Ralph's Secret Weapon

    Steven Kellogg

    Hardcover (Dial, Sept. 6, 1983)
    Ralph is persuaded by his Aunt Georgiana to try to charm a dangerous sea serpent by playing the bassoon
  • The Queen of Style

    Caralyn Buehner, Mark Buehner

    Hardcover (Dial, Sept. 18, 2008)
    Queen Sophie rules a small, happy kingdom of farmers, but she herself isn’t happy. Nobody ever comes to her with a problem, and she is bored to tears . . . until she spots an ad for the Royal College of Beauty correspondence course. Soon she is memorizing directions and practicing her lessons in a frenzy. She starts writing proclamations, demanding that her subjects come to the castle so that she can cut and curl and color their hair. Even the sheep must be coiffed. It’s not long before Sophie finds herself facing an angry—though very stylish!—mob. A playful, funny fairy tale with a decidedly contemporary sensibility, The Queen of Style has all the vibrancy and wit we’ve come to expect from this husband-and-wife team, the creators of the New York Times bestselling Snowmen at Night.
  • The Unicorn Alphabet

    Marianna Mayer, Michael Hague

    Hardcover (Dial, Sept. 29, 1989)
    The classic medieval legend of the unicorn serves as a motif for the alphabet
  • Hue Boy

    Rita Phillips Mitchell

    Hardcover (Dial, May 3, 1993)
    Full-color illustrations and a Caribbean setting highlight the story of little Hue Boy, who is constantly teased and given advice about his height but who learns how to stand tall, in spite of his size.