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Books in A Puffin Unicorn series

  • Watch the Stars Come Out

    Riki Levinson, Diane Goode

    Paperback (Puffin Books, Jan. 1, 1995)
    Great for fans of award-winning picture book, Grandfather's Journey. In this warm, poignant and highly praised story, a little girl hears how, long ago, another little red-haired girl—her great-grandmother—sailed across the sea with her older brother to join their immigrant parents in a strange new land called America. “Goode’s evocative illustrations effectively capture the immigration scene of the late 1800s with appropriate costumes and background details.”—Booklist (starred review) “Levinson’s first book is a literary event, written with a quiet understatement that magnifies its emotional effects. So do Goode’s superb paintings . . .”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Young readers can return to the book many times with satisfaction. . . . An excellent introduction to the passage through Ellis Island.”—School Library Journal “The theme of immigration, long popular in children’s literature, is captured here for young readers in one of the year’s finest books.”—The Boston Guide ALA Notable Children’s Book Booklist Children’s Editors’ Choice Reading Rainbow Feature Selection Redbook’s Top Ten Children’s Books of the Year American Bookseller Pick of the Lists Parents’ Choice Award for Literature NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies Society of Illustrators Citation of Merit NCTE Teachers’ Choice
  • Tonight Is Carnaval

    Arthur Dorros

    Paperback (Puffin, Jan. 1, 1995)
    A lively and colorful story about a young boy's preparations for Carnaval in the Andean mountains of Peru is accompanied by reproductions of arpilleras by the members of the Club de Madres Virgen del Carmen of Lima. Reprint. K. SLJ. AB.
  • The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks

    Katherine Paterson, Leo Dillon, Diane Dillon

    Library Binding (Perfection Learning, Jan. 1, 2001)
    Brilliant paintings illuminate this retelling of a popular Japanese folktale. Coveting a mandarin duck for his plumage, a greedy lord captures and cages him. The kitchen maid releases the bird and is sentenced to death. How the grateful drake returns the kindness, and outsmarts the capricious lord makes for a wondrous outcome. An ALA Notable Book.
  • The Maid and the Mouse and the Odd-Shaped House: A Story in Rhyme

    Paul O. Zelinsky

    Paperback (Puffin Books, Sept. 1, 1993)
    A tiny maid and her friend, a fat mouse, make some additions to their house, and when they add eyes, ears, a body, and a tail, the house gets a new shape. Reprint.
  • Guinea Pigs Don't Read Books

    Colleen Stanley Bare

    Mass Market Paperback (Puffin, Sept. 1, 1993)
    Points out that though guinea pigs don't read books or play checkers, they make good friends and are gentle and lovable
  • Critter the Class Cat

    Colleen Stanley Bare

    Paperback (Puffin, Sept. 1, 1993)
    Relates the adventures of Critter, the cat who lives in a classroom and belongs to all the children.
  • Where to Find Dinosaurs Today

    Daniel Cohen, Susan Cohen

    Paperback (Puffin, Sept. 1, 1992)
    Provides information on the location, hours, costs, and attractions of museums, parks, and other sites in the United States and Canada which display dinosaur fossils, models, and related materials