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Books published by publisher North-South

  • Good Dragon, Bad Dragon

    Christine Nöstlinger, Jens Rassmus

    Hardcover (NorthSouth, Sept. 1, 2014)
    Good Dragon and Bad Dragon are always there for Finn, and together, the three are unbeatable! They're his imaginary friends, and they have so much fun togetherBut when Finn’s mom wants to go to the beach, the two dragons refuse―water is for fishes, and dragons don’t swim.Could it be that dragons get scared, too? A hilarious and heartwarming picture book!
  • Water's Journey, The

    Eleonore Schmid

    Paperback (North-South, Sept. 1, 1994)
    Majestic paintings and poetic text combine to give children a greater understanding of the water cycle and the important role it plays in sustaining life on earth.
  • The Happy Hedgehog

    Marcus Pfister, J. Alison James

    Hardcover (North-South Books, Feb. 1, 2000)
    Mikko the little hedgehog loved his garden. He knew all the animals that lived there. He knew all the plants and flowers too, and he enjoyed learning about their healing powers. He thought he was perfectly content—until the day Grandfather Tarek stopped by and told Mikko he was wasting his time. "Go take a look how others lead their lives!" Tarek tells him. So that's just what Mikko does.
  • The Fox and the Stork

    Karl Ruhmann, Alessandra Roberti

    Hardcover (North-South, Dec. 1, 2003)
    Stork is delighted when the sly fox invites her to share his delicious mouse-tail soup. But fox is indeed sly. He serves the soup in such shallow dishes that Stork, with her long bill, can't drink a drop and then he greedily eats both portions himself! Stork is stunned by Fox's mean trick. But then she has a cunning idea of her own. She who laughs last, laughs best in this charming adaptation of a favorite Aesop fable with the wickedly satisfying moral: one bad turn deserves another.
  • Hopper's Easter Surprise

    Kathrin Siegenthaler, Marcus Pfister

    Hardcover (NorthSouth, Feb. 1, 1999)
    ""Hopper, an arctic hare, aspires to be like the Easter Bunny in this cuddly holiday tale. The warm watercolor ilustrations embrace the reader in Hopper's adventures and the story's springtime splendor. A special present from the Easter Bunny reminds us of the mystery and joy of the season.""
  • The Three Little Pigs

    Bernadette Watts

    Hardcover (NorthSouth, Feb. 1, 2012)
    Bernadette Watts' stunning and richly detailed illustrations make this a retelling of The Three Little Pigs a keeper! In addition to the adorable pigs and expressive big bad wolf, Watt's adds a bevy of endearing animals that befriend the little pigs and add interest to this classic story time favorite.
  • Spiny

    Jurgen Lassig, J Lassig, U Waas, Uli Waas

    Hardcover (NorthSouth, July 1, 1945)
    Spiny, the baby spinosaurus is so small, all he can say is ""Squeak!"" So when Spiny wanders away from the nest, his friend Igu the iguanodon is very concerned. The forest is full of dangers--worst of all, TyRoar, the terrible tyrannosaurus rex! Igu is determined to find Spiny and return him to the safety of his parents' nest. Full-color illustrations.
  • The Little School Bus

    Carol Roth, Pamela Paparone

    Hardcover (North-South Books, June 1, 2002)
    Here comes the school bus, beep, beep, beep! Step right up and take a seat with a sleepy sheep, a squirmy worm, a hairy bear, a quick, quick chick, a fox with socks, a pig in a wig, and a goat in his coat, and ride the bus to school, to school, and ride the bus to school! The bouncy, rhyming text and the bright, witty pictures make The Little School Bus a ride that children will want to take over and over again.
  • Sleepy Owl, The

    Marcus Pfister

    Paperback (North-South, March 1, 1998)
    Available once again is the first picture book by the creator of the international bestseller ""The Rainbow Fish"". When Little Owl oversleeps one night, she wakes to find that all the other owls have gone off without her. Soon she befriends a little boy named Tom who helps the sleepy little owl find plenty of playmates. Full color.
  • The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat

    Eugene Field, E Field, J Westerman, Johanna Westerman

    Hardcover (NorthSouth, July 1, 1994)
    A fight erupts during the middle of the night between two stuffed animals in an antique shop
  • Bear's Last Journey

    Udo Weigelt

    Paperback (North-South, March 1, 2003)
    Old Bear is very sick. With his animal friends gathered around him, Bear tells them that he must say good-bye, for he is going on a special journey. ""But ... but ... you're not dying?"" asks Rabbit, and Bear admits that he is. All the animals are saddened by the news, but the little fox is especially upset--hurt and angry and confused. He cannot imagine life without Bear. How Fox and the other forest animals deal with the loss of their friend is a moving story about death, grieving, and the solace to be found in memory.
  • The Gift from Saint Nicholas

    Dorothea Lachner, D Lachner, Maja Dusikova, J Alison James

    Hardcover (NorthSouth, Sept. 1, 1995)
    It's Saint Nicholas Eve, and Anna and Misha are worried. It's been snowing for days and all the villagers are trapped in their houses. When St. Nicholas leaves a mysterious gift in the village square, it's not what the children had in mind-- but it's exactly what is needed.