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Books published by publisher Sandpiper

  • Iron Duke

    John R. Tunis

    Paperback (Sandpiper, March 15, 1990)
    When Jim Wellington enters Harvard, he finds himself in a world completely different from the small town he grew up in. To face the difficulties and disappointments of his first year, Jim must gain poise and a sense of proportion.
  • An Arkful of Animals

    William Cole, Lynn Munsinger

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Jan. 1, 1992)
    A collection of poems by famous poets featuring owls, elephants, and other familiar and fanciful creatures.
  • The Soup Bone

    Tony Johnston, Margot Tomes

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Aug. 17, 1992)
    Looking for a soup bone on Halloween, a little old lady finds a hungry skeleton instead.
  • Mary Poppins in the Park

    Dr. P. L. Travers, P.L. Travers

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Sept. 15, 1997)
    Who else but Mary Poppins can lead the Banks children on such extraordinary adventures? Together they all meet the Goosegirl and the Swineherd, argue with talking cats on a distant planet, make the acquaintance of the folks who live under dandelions, and celebrate a birthday by dancing with their own shadows. And that’s just for starters!
  • A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

    Linda Sue Park

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Oct. 4, 2011)
    From Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park, an emotional novel based on a true story. Nya goes to the pond to fetch water for her family. She walks eight hours every day. Salva walks away from his war-torn village. He is a “lost boy” refugee, destined to cover Africa on foot, searching for his family and safety. Two young people . . . two stories. One country: Sudan. This mesmerizing dual narrative follows two threads—one unfolding in 2008 and one in 1985—with one hopeful message: that even in a troubled country, determined survivors may find the future they are hoping for.
  • The Ancient Cliff Dwellers of Mesa Verde

    Caroline Arnold, Richard R. Hewett

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Aug. 21, 2000)
    Discusses the Native Americans known as the Anasazi, who migrated to southwestern Colorado in the first century A.D.
  • Soldier Athletes

    Glenn Stout

    Paperback (Sandpiper, )
  • Turkeys, Pilgrims, and Indian Corn: The Story of the Thanksgiving Symbols

    Edna Barth, Ursula Arndt

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Sept. 18, 2000)
    The story of the most truly American holiday and the development of its symbols and legends.Each of our holidays has its own familiar traditions: Trick-or-treating on Halloween, eating turkey on Thanksgiving, waiting for Santa Claus on Christmas, exchanging cards on Valentine’s Day. But where do these customs come from, when did they begin, and why do we continue to observe them?In the engaging blend of careful research and lively prose that has earned her books a lasting place on the holiday bookshelf, Edna Barth explores the multicultural origins and evolution of the familiar and not-so-familiar symbols and legends associated with our favorite holidays. Full of fascinating historical details and little-known stories, these books are both informative and engaging. Festively illustrated by Ursula Arndt, they are now available again in hardcover as well as paperback editions, featuring new, eye-catching jacket designs, and fun holiday activities inside the paperback covers. Each book includes an annotated list of holiday stories and poems and an index.
  • Lucy's Summer

    Donald Hall, Michael McCurdy

    Paperback (Sandpiper, April 15, 1998)
    Award-winning poet Donald Hall and acclaimed illustrator Michael McCurdy re-create young Lucy Wells’s memorable summer of 1910 in this companion to Lucy’s Christmas. “The book is a best bet-conjuring another time and place with eloquence, humor, and grace.”-Kirkus Reviews
  • Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Book & CD

    Eileen Christelow

    Paperback (Sandpiper, April 17, 2006)
    As soon as they say good night to Mama, the five little monkeys start to jump on their bed. But trouble lies ahead as, one by one, they fall off and hurt themselves.
  • Edith and Mr. Bear: A Lonely Doll Story

    Dare Wright

    Paperback (Sandpiper, March 27, 2000)
    Mr. Bear's expensive clock fascinates Edith. She just has to touch it. But when she does, it falls down with a crash. Unable to admit that she has broken it, Edith's guilty conscience makes her so unhappy that she can't even enjoy her birthday party. In fact, Edith feels so badly about lying to Mr. Bear that she contemplates running away. What happens next makes for a timeless story that will resonate with anyone who has ever tried to cover up the truth. Dare Wright's innovative black-and-white photographs make EDITH AND MR. BEAR as intriguing as it was when first published in 1964.
  • Barrio: Jose's Neighborhood

    George Ancona

    Paperback (Sandpiper, Oct. 1, 1998)
    Welcome to José's neighborhood. In his barrio, people speak an easy mix of Spanish and English and sometimes even Chinese. The masked revelry of Halloween leads into the festive remembrances of the Day of the Dead. And murals on the walls and buildings sing out the stories of the people who live here. As familiar as any neighborhood yet as strange as a foreign country, Jose's barrio isn't in Mexico or Argentina--it's in San Francisco. Award-winning author and photographer George Ancona follows José through a season in the barrio, and in the process gives readers a glimpse of a community as rich and varied as America itself.