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Books published by publisher North-South

  • Hang On, Hopper!

    Marcus Pfister

    Paperback (North-South, Sept. 1, 1997)
    In his fifth adventure Hopper, the little arctic hare, is having such fun with his friend Scamp that he loses all track of time. He promised his mother he would be home before dark, and now he is late! ""Don't worry"", says Scamp, and shows Hopper a shortcut across the river. But Hopper can't swim! Thanks to a friendly beaver, Hopper's watery adventure ends happily. He learns that shortcuts can be dangerous and that his mother does know what's best for her little arctic hare.
  • The Dearest Little Mouse in the World

    Schneider A., Greban Qu., Antonie Schneider, Quentin Greban

    Hardcover (North-South, Sept. 1, 2004)
    A scary misunderstanding turns into a wonderful new friendship in this sweet story, illustrated with great charm by a talented new artist.Every day little Fay walks to school with her friends. Every day as she passes, a big, black dog barks "hello." But every day Fay ignores him. Until one day, coming home along, Fay is forced to pay attention. The big, black dog growls angrily at her "SAY HELLO!" he demands, terrifying poor little Fay so she can't eat a bite of lunch. Her concerned parents help Fay see herself and the big, black dog in a different light, with new understanding and self-confidence, Fay makes a fine new friend.
  • 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.
  • When I Grow Up...

    Peter Horn, Cristina Kadmon

    Paperback (North-South Books, Jan. 1, 2001)
    At the end of a busy day, Sebastian the little turtle snuggles down next to his father and asks, "Do you know what I want to be when I grow up?" He then eagerly regales his doting parent with all his ideas for exciting careers. When sleep finally comes, father and son have forged a wonderful new bond based on mutual admiration and abiding love.
  • The Story of the Kind Wolf

    Peter Nickl, J Wilkon, P Nickl, Jozef Wilko'n

    Paperback (NorthSouth, April 1, 1988)
    Everyone has heard people say someone is as fierce as a wolf or as wise as an owl. In The Story of the Kind Wolf, children find that stereotypes are not always correct.
  • The Lion and the Mouse

    Bernadette Watts, Aesop

    Paperback (North-South Books, March 1, 2007)
    ""A gentle picture-book retelling with a slightly different twist. In this version
  • Gift for the Christ Child

    Tina Jähnert, Alessandra Roberti

    Paperback (North-South, Sept. 1, 2004)
    A heartwarming Nativity story with which the youngest listeners will identify. Miriam wishes with all her heart that she were bigger and more important, like her older brother, Malachai, who gets to do all kinds of jobs around the family's inn. One day, when the inn is bustling with visitors who have come to Bethlehem to be counted, Miriam gets her chance. Her mother asks her to lead a man and a young woman on a donkey down to the stable. Miriam takes her job very seriously. She knows it is important to find the safest path to the stable. Slowly, very slowly, she leads the way down the hill. And later that night, when Miriam shares in a miracle--the birth of the Christ Child--her own wish finally comes true.
  • Ollie the Elephant Pop-Up

    Burny Bos, B Bos, Hans de Beer

    Hardcover (NorthSouth, Sept. 1, 1997)
    Ollie gets lots of wonderful presents for his birthday, including two pairs of roller skates, but not what he really wants -- a baby brother. So he straps on his roller skates and sets out to find one.Adapted from the picture book Ollie the Elephant, which School Library Journal called ""a good book to share with children yearning for a new baby in the family"", this three-dimensional edition invites youngsters to actively share all the humorous and affecting ups and downs of Ollie's quest.
  • The Willow Pattern Story

    Allan Drummond, Alan Drummond

    Hardcover (NorthSouth, Sept. 1, 1992)
    The author retells a story heard as a child, one of many invented to explain the landscape on willow pattern china, popular for the last 200 years. In this, two young Chinese lovers are punished by one's cruel mandarin father.
  • Good-Bye, Daddy!

    Brigitte Weninger, Alan Marks

    Paperback (North-South, Sept. 1, 1997)
    A little boy's teddy bear helps him come to terms with his parents' divorce by telling him a story about a little bear in similar circumstances
  • There Once Was a Puffin

    F. Jaques

    Paperback (North-South, Sept. 1, 2003)
    But the dear little Puffin is lonely on his island for he has no one to play with. Children will rejoice when the muffin-shaped Puffin, with a hat for every occasion, comes up with a simple--and simply delicious--solution to his problem. Bright, bold pictures of a singularly appealing puffin bring this classic nonsense verse to life for the youngest listener.
  • The Ox and the Donkey

    Gunter Spang, Loek Koopmans

    Hardcover (North-South, Sept. 1, 2001)
    The ox and the donkey lived together in a stable in the little town of Bethlehem. But they were not friends. The ox bullied the gentle donkey, greedily gobbling up most of the hay and refusing to cuddle near to share his warmth. Then one cold winter night, a Child is born in their stable, and miraculously the ox is transformed into a kind and generous companion. Loek Koopmans's lovely, reverent pictures illuminate this sweet story about a small, but satisfying Christmas miracle.