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Books published by publisher Dial

  • The Great Brain Reforms

    John D. Fitzgerald

    Hardcover (Dial, Jan. 1, 1973)
    During summer vacation in 1898, J. D. arrives at a means of reforming his older brother, The Great brain, and ending his career as a swindler.
  • The Fourth Wise Man

    Susan Summers, Jackie Morris

    Hardcover (Dial, Oct. 1, 1998)
    Because he stops to help those in need, the fourth wise man Artaban never makes it to the stable to pay homage to the baby Jesus, but his journey, a lifelong search for virtue, takes him further than he ever imagined possible.
  • The Father Who Had Ten Children

    Benedicte Guettier

    Hardcover (Dial, May 1, 1999)
    After working hard to take care of his ten children, a devoted father plans to get away by himself--until he decides that something is missing
  • Hamlet

    Bruce Coville, Leonid Gore

    Hardcover (Dial, March 30, 2004)
    Enhanced with brilliant illustrations, an adaptation of the classic Shakespearian play, with important lines incorporated from the play, provides readers with the tragic tale of the Prince of Denmark.
  • Hans Brinker

    Bruce Coville, Laurel Long

    Hardcover (Dial, Nov. 1, 2007)
    The story of Hans Brinker is a true classic, but few still read the novel, which was written in the 1860s. Now Bruce Coville and Laurel Long are reintroducing the charming tale in this glorious picture book version. Laurel Long’s paintings are breathtaking and luminous. And as he has done in his retellings of Shakespeare’s plays, Bruce Coville has masterfully reshaped the sprawling story into a picture book that’s fresh, engrossing, and faithful to the intent of the original. This is a tale of a family sticking together through hardship, and of wishes granted just in the nick of time. The race to win the silver skates is well-known, but the mystery of the watch and the missing riches is equally enticing. This is the best kind of fairy tale, and kids will be riveted by its drama. For the winter holidays or anytime, this is a book to cherish.
  • Bronx Masquerade

    Nikki Grimes, Christopher Myers

    Hardcover (Dial, Dec. 31, 2001)
    When Wesley Boone writes a poem for his high school English class, some of his classmates clamor to read their poems aloud too. Soon they're having weekly poetry sessions and, one by one, the eighteen students are opening up and taking on the risky challenge of self-revelation. There's Lupe Alvarin, desperate to have a baby so she will feel loved. Raynard Patterson, hiding a secret behind his silence. Porscha Johnson, needing an outlet for her anger after her mother OD's. Through the poetry they share and narratives in which they reveal their most intimate thoughts about themselves and one another, their words and lives show what lies beneath the skin, behind the eyes, beyond the masquerade.
  • What Color?

    Debbie MacKinnon, Anthea Sieveking

    Hardcover (Dial, April 22, 1991)
    Brief text and photographs display a variety of colored objects familiar to babies
  • Stick

    Steve Breen

    Hardcover (Dial, March 1, 2007)
    After stretching out his sticky tongue to grab hold of a passing dragonfly and ending up airborne, Stick the frog finds himself on a wild journey that takes him to the big city of New Orleans, and so he now must look for help from the locals to get him back home where he belongs.
  • Mungo and the Spiders from Space

    Timothy Knapman, Adam Stower

    Hardcover (Dial, April 2, 2009)
    When the pages of his comic book are ripped out and he is suddenly pulled inside the book itself, Mungo has to use all his courage and wit to beat Dr. Frankenstinker at his own game in order to get back home safely.
  • When One Cat Woke Up

    Judy Astley

    Hardcover (Dial, May 7, 1990)
    Children can follow the frisky feline, fresh from sleep, as she plays throughout the house, stealing fish, fighting teddy bears, wrinkling clothing, and falling asleep again
  • The Land

    Mildred D. Taylor

    Hardcover (Dial, Sept. 1, 2001)
    Winner of the Coretta Scott King Award! Millions of fans have followed the Logan family in their seven-book series. Living in the South in the not-so-distant past, the Logans are the only black family to own farmland, while most of their black neighbors are sharecroppers on white-owned land. But where did this valuable legacy come from? The story begins with Paul-Edward Logan, grandfather of Cassie Logan, the beloved protagonist of Newbery Medal–winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Born during the Civil War, Paul-Edward is the son of a white plantation owner and a former slave. Though not an unusual heritage, his upbringing is. Paul-Edward’s white father sees to it that he and his sister have many of the privileges their white half-brothers enjoy. But at fourteen, Paul-Edward runs away to seek his fortune. His story is filled with exciting, sometimes heart-breaking adventures, and what is most amazing, his dream of land-ownership, almost impossible for a black person to accomplish in the post–Civil War South, becomes reality. The Land, like all the books in this award-winning series, is based on the experiences of the Taylor family, bringing historical truth and power to this awe-inspiring story.
  • Turkey Surprise

    Peggy Archer, Thor Wickstrom

    Hardcover (Dial, Aug. 18, 2005)
    While in the wood to search for the perfect turkey for the Thanksgiving feast, the little pilgrim begins to have second thoughts about the hunt and tries to convince the big pilgrim to abandon their task--allowing one lucky turkey just enough time to run away and hide from sight in the process!