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Books in Dragonfly Books series

  • In Coal Country:

    Judith Hendershot

    Paperback (Dragonfly Books, Aug. 4, 1992)
    Illus. in full color. "Through the eyes of the little girl who is narrating, we see memories of her childhood in coal country. The immediate ingredients in her life--family, school, friends, and holidays--are described lovingly. The power of the book, however, lies in the deep, dark counterpoint that underlies the light melody of the childhood reminiscence. Though the text is spare, the dark, eloquent pictures speak volumes."--(starred) Horn Book.
  • Me And My Place In Space

    Joan Sweeney, Annette Cable

    School & Library Binding (Turtleback Books, July 20, 1999)
    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A child describes how the Earth, sun and planets are part of our solar system, which is just one small part of the universe.
  • John Patrick Norman McHennessy: the boy who was always late

    John Burningham

    Paperback (Dragonfly Books, Aug. 17, 1999)
    Every day John Patrick Norman McHennessy sets off along the road to learn, and every day strange and improbable happenings make him late. To make things worse, his teacher, Sir, never believes his stories. One day, John Patrick Norman McHennessy is able to make it on time and finds that an improbable and strange thing has happened to Sir. Just how the tables are turned provides a twist every child will relish.A Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social StudiesAn IRA Children's ChoiceA Horn Book Fanfare Honor Book
  • Willie Was Different

    Norman Rockwell

    Paperback (Dragonfly Books, May 6, 1997)
    Beloved American artist Norman Rockwell wrote and illustrated just one children's book, and now it's on the Dragonfly list! In a touching tale, believed to be autobiographical, an awkward young wood thrush leaves home in search of his own genius and discovers his talent for musical improvisation. But when his beautiful singing is put on display, Willie falls silent--until an old friend comes to his rescue, that is.
  • What a Wonderful Day to be a Cow

    Carolyn Lesser, Melissa Bay Mathis

    Paperback (Dragonfly Books, Aug. 17, 1999)
    Now in Dragonfly--here is a glowing picture-book celebration of farm life. A Time magazine Top 10 Best Children's Book of the Year.
  • I Fly

    Annette Cable

    Paperback (Dragonfly Books, June 9, 1998)
    From the exhilaration of take-off to the joy of seeing one's family at the arrival gate, here is an ideal book to prepare a child for his or her first airline flight--solo or en famille. Anne Rockwell, beloved author of many popular children's books on transportation, takes readers on a typical flight, describing in fascinating detail the many sights, sounds, and feelings of the journey from a young traveler's point of view. Annette Cable's (Me on the Map) detailed and vibrant illustrations perfectly complement the child-friendly text while her bird's-eye views show the earth spread out like a giant patchwork quilt. From the Hardcover edition.
  • Grandfather Tang's Story

    Ann Tompert, Robert Andrew Parker

    Paperback (Dragonfly Books, Aug. 12, 1997)
    "Drawing on a Chinese form of storytelling with seven shapes cut from a square of paper, Tompert recounts the tale of two fox fairies. Parker's pen-and-watercolor art adds drama, while the tangram insets will motivate children to try their own versions."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.
  • The Ballot Box Battle

    Emily Arnold McCully

    Paperback (Dragonfly Books, Oct. 13, 1998)
    From Caldecott medalist Emily Arnold McCully comes the inspiring story of Cordelia, a young girl whose relationship with her neighbor, the great suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, inspires her to a remarkable act of courage.
  • Rainbow Rhino

    Peter Sis

    Paperback (Dragonfly Books, Sept. 7, 1993)
    Illus. in full color. "A delightfully original fairy tale, Rainbow Rhino recounts the adventures of a rhinoceros and his three colorful avian companions. They lead a peaceful existence until they wander out of their territory, where new sights lure each bird away from his friends. Each finds that his own paradise contains dangers, and ultimately returns to the group. A satisfying contemporary fable, this is a special book to share aloud with preschoolers, for first and second graders to enjoy independently, and for adults to treasure as a beautifully illustrated, timeless tale."--School Library Journal.

    Cindy Wheeler

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, Feb. 27, 1991)
    Surrounded by noisy baby animals--including calves, chicks, and piglets--Marmalade the cat searches for a quiet place in which to take a nap and finally finds the nearly perfect spot under the baby's crib
  • How I Spent My Summer Vacation

    Mark Teague

    Paperback (Dragonfly Books, July 8, 1997)
    Some kids spend their summer vacation at camp. Some kids spend it at Grandma's house. Wallace Bleff spent his out west...on a ride, a rope, and a roundup he'll never forget.

    Laurent De Brunhoff

    Paperback (Dragonfly Books, Oct. 24, 1990)
    Vacationing at Celesteville-on-the-Sea, Babar and his family are beset by a rash of mysterious thefts and set out to uncover the culprits