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Adapted Stories
These titles are adaptations of traditional folklore, childhood songs, nursery rhymes, or stories and can easily be compared to the original, traditional version and/or other adaptations.
This delightful adaptation of the children’s classic, “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” takes readers to the zoo, as preparations are under way for “Zoo Day.” But things aren’t going according to plan . . . Maggie Magpie patiently explains how to build a nest. This clever retelling of an old English folktale teaches the importance of careful listening. A fun-filled Southwestern spin on a famous fable flavored with repetition for preschoolers and puns for older children, this book is tasty reading for all! Daisylocks needs the right habitat to grow. The beach is too soft, the rainforest too wet, and the desert too dry. Will she find the place that is just right? Catchy twists on traditional songs have children chiming in about cactuses, camels, and more as they learn about the world’s desert habitat, flora, and fauna. A retelling of a Cherokee pourquoi folktale to explain how we got fire and why some animals look the way they do. Modeled after The Wizard of Oz, this enchanting story describes a young giraffe who suffers from a fear of heights and his journey to overcome the doubt that holds him back.
Chicken Little may have thought the sky was falling but Peter Pika is sure the glaciers are melting and is off to talk to the Mountain Monarch about it. An adaptation of “This is the House that Jack Built,” the story follows polar bears, walruses, seals, narwhals, and belugas as they chase each other in the arctic waters. Nursery rhymes go nautical, from sea to shining sea, in this fanciful book of familiar children’s verse with a twist. Ideal for read-aloud, this book will bring laughter and joy…and just maybe the smell of salt water in the air! Children learn about the wide variety of creatures lurking in the lush Amazon rainforest in this award-winning adaptation of “The Green Grass Grew All Around.” Why do trees lose their leaves? Find out with Papa Sparrow in this pourquoi folktale. A town plagued by tornadoes needs help! Travis the tornado tamer comes into town with a plan. With tornado season on the horizon, will his invisible cover save their homes? Henry Hare challenges Tess Tortoise to a one mile race. Who will go the distance - 5280 feet?
From the roots that anchor the tree to the sun that shines on its leaves, discover the intricate and fascinating ecosystem of a tree through the eyes of bear on his journey for a tasty treat.
15Hardcover Books9781628553086258.25
15Paperbacks9781628553161145.25
15eBooks - Personal eLibrary97816071883911-Yr:52.65Life:142.50
15eBooks - Site License97816071883911-Yr:225.00Life:625.00

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