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  • Dreamflight

    Brigitta Garcia Lopez, Brigitta Garcia

    Hardcover (North-South, Sept. 1, 2005)
    One night Max awakens to see his race car speeding around his bedroom. At the wheel is an extraordinary winged creature. It's Wilbur, Max's personal guardian angel. Wilbur explains that he's always been around, but was invisible up to now. Max is delighted. Wilbur is a bit mischievous and very greedy, gobbling chocolate whenever he can. Be he's so much fun, and he teaches Max the art of dream flying! What a time they have, soaring through the sky together, until one day Wilbur nearly crashes. He's gotten too fat for his little wings. No more chocolate for him! But that means he has to turn invisible again. Much as Max will miss seeing his guardian angel, now that he knows the joy of flying himself, he must sacrifice for his little friend. Comical, all clay animates this buoyant tale that's sure to have children wishing for a guardian angel like Wilbur.
  • Star Tree, The

    Gisela C÷lle

    Hardcover (North-South, Sept. 1, 1997)
    In a little house, in a big city, there lived a very old man. He had watched the city grow up around him, seen towering skyscrapers and miles of asphalt swallow the woods and fields, parks and gardens, of his youth. The people who lived in the skyscrapers knew nothing of the old man -- most didn't even know each other.One winter night, the old man sat in his little house, thinking sadly of Christmases long ago when friends and family gathered to tells stories and sing carols. The children would make gold paper stars and hang them in the windows to welcome visitors. The old man sighed. Nowadays, no one in the noisy, impersonal city, filled with garish, glittering holiday lights, would even notice old-fashioned paper stars.But memory -- and the Christmas spirit -- can be powerful and miraculous, as the old man with his basket full of stars proves in this joyous holiday story.
  • How the Camel Got His Hump

    Lisbeth Zwerger

    Paperback (North-South, Aug. 1, 2003)
    When the world was new, Man needed help from all the animals, but when he received complete refusal from the camel, the rest of the animals turned to Djinn of all the Deserts to seek a proper punishment for his lazy behavior. Reprint.
  • The Desert Fox Family Book

    Hans Gerold Laukel, Rosemary Lanning

    Hardcover (NorthSouth, April 1, 1996)
    Introduces the desert fox, or fennec, by following a mother and her young at rest and at play, hunting and eating, in their harsh yet beautiful desert world.
  • The Story of the Kind Wolf

    Peter Nickl, Jozef Wilkon, Marion Koenig

    Hardcover (North-South Books, April 1, 1988)
    A gentled wolf returns to the forest of his birth to practice medicine, but a silly owl warns sick animals to stay away
  • Song of the Camels

    Elizabeth Coatsworth, Anna Vojtech

    Hardcover (NorthSouth, Sept. 1, 1997)
    In lush, luminous oil paintings, Anna Vojtech interprets a Christmas poem by Elizabeth Coatsworth, one of America's foremost children's poets, to create a most unusual version of the Nativity. Haunting and evocative, this is the story of the first Christmas told from the perspective of the wise men's camels as they follow the star across the desert to Bethlehem, bearing their noble masters with gifts for the Christ child. Elegant, exotic in words and pictures, this is a Christmas book to ponder and to treasure.
  • Mona the Monster Girl

    Petz M., Dusikova M., Moritz Petz, Maja Dus

    Hardcover (North-South, Aug. 1, 2004)
  • Hooray for Snow!

    Kazuo Iwamura

    Hardcover (NorthSouth, Jan. 1, 2009)
    Beautiful illustrations bring a winter wonderland to life as three little squirrels try to convince Daddy to come out and play! Three squirrel children are ecstatic that it has snowed, but have a hard time pulling their sled, and an even harder time convincing Papa to come out in the cold and help them. Papa starts out shivering, but soon he is as warm as toast and having as much fun as the children.
  • Danny, the Angry Lion

    D. Lachner

    Hardcover (North-South, July 1, 2000)
    Danny wanted sausages and raspberry juice for lunch, but his mother only gave him beans and potatoes. Danny hissed and angrily pushed his plate away. A wild and dangerous gleam shone in his eyes. Danny donned his lion suit, sharpened his claws, and set out on the prowl, determined to devour anything and anyone he got his paws on!?A series of surprising encounters takes the edge off Danny's appetite--and his anger--as Danny discovers how being friendly can turn the blackest mood bright.?
  • Little Polar Bear and the Brave Little Hare

    H. DeBeer

    Paperback (North-South, Aug. 1, 2000)
    Lars the polar bear teases his friend Hugo the hare for being afraid of everything, until the day they get lost in the snow.?
  • A Simply Wonderful Christmas: A Literary Advent Calendar

    Margret Rettich, Andreas Schlueter, Gesine Schulz, Marjaleena Lembcke; et al., Silke Leffler

    Hardcover (NorthSouth, Oct. 1, 2006)
    With twenty-four stories--""one for each night in December as we count down to Christmas--""this is a perfect book to share with the whole family. The stories are by turns humorous, touching, sad, and sentimental. Some stories tell of Christmas traditions from other countries and cultures that we may not be familiar with. For those, we have included a short piece explaining what that tradition is, where it comes from, and how it ties into our own customs. The lush illustrations from Austrian illustrator Silke Leffler are reminiscent of Zwerger at her best. Complete with a ribbon marker, this is a gift book to treasure for years to come.
  • Rainbow Fish Finger Puppet Book

    Marcus Pfister

    Board book (NorthSouth, Oct. 1, 2012)
    This Rainbow Fish board book has a finger puppet of Rainbow Fish right in the center so Rainbow Fish can swim along as little readers turn the pages. It’s the perfect size for little fingers.