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Books in Dragonfly Books series

  • Riddle-Icious

    J. Patrick Lewis

    Paperback (Dragonfly Books, March 11, 1997)
    Illustrated in full color. From poet extraordinaire J. Patrick Lewis, here is a splendiferous treat for kids who love riddles and rhymes--and who doesn't? Each colorful page contains a riddle that is also a poem. And every riddle-icious poem describes something for kids to guess. Clues to the answers are everywhere in Debbie Tilley's witty, lighthearted art. A clever introduction to poetry that will tickle the funny bones of all little riddlers. From the Hardcover edition.
  • Grandfather Tang's Story

    Ann Tompert, Robert Andrew Parker

    School & Library Binding (Turtleback Books, Aug. 12, 1997)
    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Grandfather tells a story about shape-changing fox fairies who try to best each other until a hunter brings danger to both of them.
  • Grandfather Tang's Story: A Tale Told with Tangrams

    Ann Tompert, Robert Andrew Parker

    Library Binding (Perfection Learning, Aug. 1, 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.

    Nicola Bayley

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, June 2, 1990)
    Color drawings accompany a collection of well-known nursery rhymes.

    Anthony Browne

    Hardcover (Knopf Books for Young Readers, May 12, 1988)
    A poor woodcutter's two children, lost in the woods, come upon a gingerbread house inhabited by a wicked witch. With illustrations showing characters with modern dress and possessions.

    E.E. Cummings

    Paperback (Dragonfly Books, Aug. 9, 1994)
    Presents with illustrations the celebrated author's poem of ghosts and goblins, witches, and the devil
  • Dragonfly

    Leigh Talbert Moore

    (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 30, 2013)
    Anna Sanders expected an anonymous (and uneventful) senior year until she crossed paths with rich-and-sexy Jack Kyser and his twin sister Lucy. Pulling Anna into their extravagant lifestyle on the Gulf Coast, Lucy pushed her outside her comfort zone and Jack showed her feelings she's never experienced... Until he mysteriously withdrew. Anna turned to her internship at the city paper and to her old attraction for Julian, a handsome local artist and rising star, for distraction. But both led to her discovery of a decades-old secret closely guarded by the twins' distant, single father. It's a secret that could cost her the boy she loves and permanently change all their lives.
  • Dragonfly in the Land of Ice: Book Two of the Dragonfly Series

    Resa Nelson, Eric Wilder

    (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Oct. 19, 2015)
    Dragonfly in the Land of Ice is Book 2 in the Dragonfly series (Series #2 in the Dragonslayer World). When Greeta is abducted by strange Northlander men who set sail for the Land of Ice, she is shocked to find her family aboard the Northlanders’ ship. Even more surprising, her family not only knows the men who stole Greeta away but also has promised to help them by forging weapons using the secret technique reserved for making dragonslayer swords. All Greeta wants is to go back to her simple, everyday life where she can live in peace and quiet. Once they arrive in the Land of Ice, a sorcerer sends ice dragons that attack the Northlanders’ settlement. The Northlanders believe the sorcerer wants to drive them out of their own country. In a strange twist of fate, Greeta is isolated with the Northlander woman Frayka who believes she must find and kill the sorcerer in order to protect her people and their future. When Frayka is injured, Greeta knows that abandoning the Northlander woman would most likely lead to Frayka’s death. Although Greeta would rather return to her own family and home, she isn’t willing to risk Frayka’s safety, even if it means going on a journey that Greeta would refuse under normal circumstances. Traveling together throughout the unusual countryside of the Land of Ice, Greeta and Frayka encounter bizarre magical creatures and unexpected allies. When Greeta realizes her own people back home in the Great Turtle Lands are likely to be the sorcerer’s next target, she steps up her efforts to help Frayka. But has Greeta’s change of heart come too late? Dragonfly (271 words): In a medieval fantasy world where a handful of refugees from a Viking-like world now live in peace in a village of Shining Star people in the Great Turtle Lands, Greeta faces a dilemma. Although she longs to be married and have children, her sweetheart is balking. Something is wrong, and she suspects it’s because she looks nothing like any other young women. Instead of being petite and dark, Greeta is tall and pale. For the first time in her life, Greeta is beginning to realize she has nowhere to fit in. And she could be facing a lonely life without love or a family of her own. The appearance of a shaman in her village changes everything. The shaman insists Greeta must learn to walk in the Dreamtime because dark days approach and a key to the survival of all people in the Great Turtle Lands will be a gift that Greeta doesn’t yet know she has. Convinced she no longer belongs in her own village, Greeta leaves with the shaman. But the travels beyond the village Greeta has always known and loved soon become perilous. She will soon learn that Dragonfly, the name given to her by the Shining Star people, is a clue to both the mysterious past she can’t remember as well as her future. Dragonfly is Book 1 in the new epic fantasy adventure series that is also the second series set in Resa Nelson’s Dragonslayer World, a world brimming with female heroes, shapechangers, ghosts, and dragons. The Dragonfly series revolves around fantasy cultures inspired by the Norse exploration of Native America over 1000 years ago.
  • My Dream of Martin Luther King

    Faith Ringgold

    Paperback (Dragonfly Books, Dec. 7, 1998)
    Now in Dragonfly--from the acclaimed creator of the Caldecott Honor Book Tar Beach comes a personal and captivating portrait of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Dragonfly

    Resa Nelson

    (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Feb. 1, 2015)
    Rejected by her own community.Cast away with a stranger.Desperate for a place to belong.Greeta knows she’s different. It’s clear—all anyone has to do is look at her. But now it’s more obvious than ever. Born in the Northlands, her father and aunt brought her to the Great Turtle Lands so long ago she can’t remember anything about her homeland.An adopted member of the Shining Star Nation, Greeta always assumed she belonged. But in a single day she’s rejected by her own family as well as the young man she’s loved all her life. Forced to leave home, she wonders if she’ll ever return.Greeta’s journey leads to an unexpected place with surprising ties to the mysterious past she can’t remember. And she’ll learn that the name given to her by the Shining Star Nation—Dragonfly—has a much deeper meaning than she could ever imagine.Dragonfly is Book 1 in the Dragonfly series (Series #2 in the Dragonslayer World).
  • Me on the Map

    Joan Sweeney, Annette Cable

    Paperback (Dragonfly Books, July 13, 1998)
    Illustrated in full color. In this playful introduction to maps and geography, step by simple step, a young girl shows readers herself on a map of her room, her room on the map of her house, her house on the map of her street--all the way to her country on a map of the world. Once the reader is familiar with the maps, she demonstrates how readers can find their own country, state, and town--all the way back to their room--on each colorful map. Easy-to-read text, bright artwork, and charming details give children a lot to search for and will have them eager to help navigate on the next family vacation. From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.
  • The Adventures of Holly Hobbie

    Richard Dubelman

    Paperback (Carnival, Nov. 26, 1981)