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Book cover of BIRDMAN
BIRDMAN
By: veronika charles | Published: September 2006

Noor Nobi is a broken man, wandering the streets of Calcutta with no reason to live. His three children, snatched from him in a cruel accident, were e...

Noor Nobi is a broken man, wandering the streets of Calcutta with no reason to live. His three children, snatched from him in a cruel accident, were everything he worked for and loved. But one day, he enters a crowded market and sees a bird, caged and frightened and sick. With very little money in his pocket, he waits until the vendor is closing up. Quickly, Noor Nobi bargains and, happy to get anything for the sickly thing, the vendor accepts his offer. For some reason Noor Nobi cannot explain, it is important for him to nurse the bird back to health. When it is finally able to fly, Noor Nobi takes his bird to a big Banyan tree and releases it. Only then is he able to weep and fully grieve for his children. Before Noor Nobi knows it, he is back at work and taking his weekly earnings to the market where he continues to buy, heal, and free as many birds as he can. Crowds gather; some laugh and say he is crazy, some stand reverently, some don’t know what to think. But Noor Nobi’s kindness saves a growing number of birds, and the birds, in turn, give him new purpose. Author Veronika Martenova Charles read a short newspaper article about the “Birdman” of Calcutta and her imagination took flight. She traveled to India, found Noor Nobi, and witnessed the freeing of the birds for herself. The Birdman is a touching, true story, tenderly illustrated by Annouchka Gravel Galouchko and Stéphan Daigle. It is accompanied by an afterword, diary entries, and photographs of the author’s experience.

Theme: Advanced Picture Book, Character Education

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Book cover of DON'T EAT THAT
DON'T EAT THAT
By: veronika charles | Published: October 2008

In short lines, large type, and text broken into phrases, three more stories are told. Marcos, Leon, and “I” try to out-do each other with...

In short lines, large type, and text broken into phrases, three more stories are told. Marcos, Leon, and “I” try to out-do each other with warnings against tasting things that may not be safe. Dire consequences and ridiculous outcomes take the boys to new heights of hilarity in these spooky tales from Australia, Italy, and Eastern Europe.

Theme: Adventure

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    9780887768576
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Book cover of DON'T ENTER THE HOUSE
DON'T ENTER THE HOUSE
By: veronika charles | Published: October 2008

Three friends frighten each other with tales of haunted beach houses, sinister cats, and witches in this trio of cautionary stories from Japan and the...

Three friends frighten each other with tales of haunted beach houses, sinister cats, and witches in this trio of cautionary stories from Japan and the United States. Beginning readers come away with a satisfying experience and the benefit of good advice!

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    9780887768569
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Book cover of DON'T FORGET
DON'T FORGET
By: veronika charles | Published: October 2008

Baba Yaga, The Golden Arm, and Monster Gogo all come out to play with the imaginations of the boys this time. Children around the world all know that ...

Baba Yaga, The Golden Arm, and Monster Gogo all come out to play with the imaginations of the boys this time. Children around the world all know that they mustn’t forget important things and these generously illustrated tellings from Russia, England, and West Africa drive the point home in a memorable way.

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    9780887768590
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Book cover of DON'T GO IN THERE
DON'T GO IN THERE
By: veronika charles | Published: February 2007

Ghostly tales of strange things lurking in forbidden places tie these three stories together. The boys have been warned not to go into a certain room ...

Ghostly tales of strange things lurking in forbidden places tie these three stories together. The boys have been warned not to go into a certain room while they are pet-sitting for the neighbor, but, of course, their bravado leads to a session of one-upmanship and the distinct possibility that the cats they are looking after may not be cats at all. Stories from Russia, the United States, and the West Indies are highlighted.

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    9780887767814
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Book cover of DON'T GO INTO THE FOREST
DON'T GO INTO THE FOREST
By: veronika charles | Published: February 2007

This time the boys find themselves in cottage country making up spooky tales about staying out of the forest. Tales from the Philippines and Native Am...

This time the boys find themselves in cottage country making up spooky tales about staying out of the forest. Tales from the Philippines and Native American legends are told until the boys can almost see strange characters at their dinner table that night.

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    9780887767784
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Book cover of DON'T GO NEAR THE WATER
DON'T GO NEAR THE WATER
By: veronika charles | Published: February 2007

Having been warned to stay away from the high waters of the local creek, the boys’ imaginations run as swiftly as the stream. Before they know i...

Having been warned to stay away from the high waters of the local creek, the boys’ imaginations run as swiftly as the stream. Before they know it, they have scared themselves silly with stories like The Children with Green Teeth, from Britain; The Deadly Beach, from Hawaii; and The Waterman, from Central Europe.

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Book cover of DON'T OPEN THE DOOR
DON'T OPEN THE DOOR
By: veronika charles | Published: February 2007

Having been warned not to open the door for anyone while Mom goes to help a neighbor, the three boys try to outdo each other by telling scary stories ...

Having been warned not to open the door for anyone while Mom goes to help a neighbor, the three boys try to outdo each other by telling scary stories about strangers at the door. By the time they have finished, they have scared themselves under the bed. Stories in this book come from Bohemia, the Guyanas, and Peru and are based on the universal theme of not opening the door to strangers.

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    9780887767791
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Book cover of DON'T TALK TO STRANGERS
DON'T TALK TO STRANGERS
By: veronika charles | Published: October 2008

This time a lost dog sparks the theme of strangers and the wisdom in avoiding them. And what a collection of strangers they are! Headless trolls, peop...

This time a lost dog sparks the theme of strangers and the wisdom in avoiding them. And what a collection of strangers they are! Headless trolls, people with pointy ears and huge eyes, and long-lost “aunties,” who enjoy eating their guests. Stories from Scandinavia, Sierra Leone, and Iraq are highlighted in this universal warning.

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    9780887768477
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Book cover of DON'T TOUCH THAT
DON'T TOUCH THAT
By: veronika charles | Published: October 2008

All that glitters may not be gold and certainly should not be touched, as the three boys find out when they see something strange at a construction si...

All that glitters may not be gold and certainly should not be touched, as the three boys find out when they see something strange at a construction site. While deciding their best course of action, they tell each other stories about strange toys, a mysterious glass bottle, and a dragon. By the time they are finished they are scared, but they know just what they should do. The Far North, Germany, and Italy are featured this time.

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    9780887768583
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Book cover of DON'T WALK ALONE AT NIGHT
DON'T WALK ALONE AT NIGHT
By: veronika charles | Published: February 2007

Cautionary tales from West Virginia, Africa, and Central Europe are related by each boy until they are certain Mothman, Monster, and Ghost are after t...

Cautionary tales from West Virginia, Africa, and Central Europe are related by each boy until they are certain Mothman, Monster, and Ghost are after them. Are they scared? Not enough to admit it, but they certainly are running for home a little faster than usual.

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    9780887767821
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Book cover of IT'S NOT ABOUT THE APPLE
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE APPLE
By: veronika charles | Published: October 2010

Here are five first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story along with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from indep...

Here are five first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story along with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series follows three friends who love to share stories. In each book, one is reminded of a well-known story: Little Red Riding Hood in It's Not About the Hunter!, Beauty and the Beast in It's Not About the Rose!, Snow White in It's Not About the Apple!, Cinderella in It's Not About the Pumpkin!, and Hansel and Gretel in It's Not About the Crumbs! As one friend starts, the others are reminded of versions they know so each volume has three stories within one framework. The stories come from around the world, and Veronika Martenova Charles provides a note at the end of each book to describe the origins. Easy-To-Read Wonder Tales is a great first step in developing a lifelong love of reading, and it makes a fine companion to Veronika Martenova Charles's series, Easy-To-Read Spooky Tales.

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    9780887769559
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Book cover of IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BALL
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BALL
By: veronika charles | Published: April 2013

More first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading....

More first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series follows three friends who love to share stories. In each book, one is reminded of a well-known story: It's Not About the Ball! is based on The Frog Prince; It' Not About the Tiny Girl! is based on Thumbelina; It's Not About the Diamonds! is based on the story of Diamonds and Toads; It's Not About the Straw! is based on Rumpelstiltskin and It's Not About the Beanstalk! is based on Jack and the Beanstalk. As one friend starts his story, the others are reminded of versions they know so each volume has three stories within one framework. The stories come from around the world, and Veronika Martenova Charles provides a note at the end of each book to describe the origins. Easy-to-Read Wonder Tales are a great first step in developing a lifelong love of reading, and it makes a fine companion to Veronika Martenova Charles's series, Easy-to-Read Spooky Tales.

Theme: Fracture Fairy Tales

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Book cover of IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BEANSTALK
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BEANSTALK
By: veronika charles | Published: April 2013

More first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading....

More first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series follows three friends who love to share stories. In each book, one is reminded of a well-known story: It's Not About the Ball! is based on The Frog Prince; It' Not About the Tiny Girl! is based on Thumbelina; It's Not About the Diamonds! is based on the story of Diamonds and Toads; It's Not About the Straw! is based on Rumpelstiltskin and It's Not About the Beanstalk! is based on Jack and the Beanstalk. As one friend starts his story, the others are reminded of versions they know so each volume has three stories within one framework. The stories come from around the world, and Veronika Martenova Charles provides a note at the end of each book to describe the origins. Easy-to-Read Wonder Tales are a great first step in developing a lifelong love of reading, and it makes a fine companion to Veronika Martenova Charles's series, Easy-to-Read Spooky Tales.

Theme: Fracture Fairy Tales

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Book cover of IT'S NOT ABOUT THE CRUMBS
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE CRUMBS
By: veronika charles | Published: October 2010

Presents three international stories that are adaptations of the classic tale of Hansel and Gretel in which small children, left by their parents, out...

Presents three international stories that are adaptations of the classic tale of Hansel and Gretel in which small children, left by their parents, outsmart an evil witch or ogre who plans to eat them.

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Book cover of IT'S NOT ABOUT THE DIAMONDS
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE DIAMONDS
By: veronika charles | Published: April 2013

More first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading....

More first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series follows three friends who love to share stories. In each book, one is reminded of a well-known story: It's Not About the Ball! is based on The Frog Prince; It' Not About the Tiny Girl! is based on Thumbelina; It's Not About the Diamonds! is based on the story of Diamonds and Toads; It's Not About the Straw! is based on Rumpelstiltskin and It's Not About the Beanstalk! is based on Jack and the Beanstalk. As one friend starts his story, the others are reminded of versions they know so each volume has three stories within one framework. The stories come from around the world, and Veronika Martenova Charles provides a note at the end of each book to describe the origins. Easy-to-Read Wonder Tales are a great first step in developing a lifelong love of reading, and it makes a fine companion to Veronika Martenova Charles's series, Easy-to-Read Spooky Tales.

Theme: Fracture Fairy Tales

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Book cover of IT'S NOT ABOUT THE HUNTER
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE HUNTER
By: veronika charles | Published: October 2010

Presents three stories that are adaptations of the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood in which a young girl, thinking that she is visiting her gra...

Presents three stories that are adaptations of the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood in which a young girl, thinking that she is visiting her grandmother, is eaten by a wolf and rescued by a hunter who kills the wolf by cutting open his stomach.

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Book cover of IT'S NOT ABOUT THE PUMPKIN
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE PUMPKIN
By: veronika charles | Published: October 2010

Here are five first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story along with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from indep...

Here are five first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story along with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series follows three friends who love to share stories. In each book, one is reminded of a well-known story: Little Red Riding Hood in It's Not About the Hunter!, Beauty and the Beast in It's Not About the Rose!, Snow White in It's Not About the Apple!, Cinderella in It's Not About the Pumpkin!, and Hansel and Gretel in It's Not About the Crumbs! As one friend starts, the others are reminded of versions they know so each volume has three stories within one framework. The stories come from around the world, and Veronika Martenova Charles provides a note at the end of each book to describe the origins.   Easy-To-Read Wonder Tales is a great first step in developing a lifelong love of reading, and it makes a fine companion to Veronika Martenova Charles's series, Easy-To-Read Spooky Tales.

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Book cover of IT'S NOT ABOUT THE ROSE
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE ROSE
By: veronika charles | Published: October 2010

Presents three stories that are adaptations of the classic tale of "Beauty and the Beast" in which through her great capacity to love, a kind and beau...

Presents three stories that are adaptations of the classic tale of "Beauty and the Beast" in which through her great capacity to love, a kind and beautiful maid releases a handsome prince from the spell which has made him an ugly beast.

Theme: Diversity

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Book cover of IT'S NOT ABOUT THE STRAW
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE STRAW
By: veronika charles | Published: April 2013

More first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading....

More first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series follows three friends who love to share stories. In each book, one is reminded of a well-known story: It's Not About the Ball! is based on The Frog Prince; It' Not About the Tiny Girl! is based on Thumbelina; It's Not About the Diamonds! is based on the story of Diamonds and Toads; It's Not About the Straw! is based on Rumpelstiltskin and It's Not About the Beanstalk! is based on Jack and the Beanstalk. As one friend starts his story, the others are reminded of versions they know so each volume has three stories within one framework. The stories come from around the world, and Veronika Martenova Charles provides a note at the end of each book to describe the origins. Easy-to-Read Wonder Tales are a great first step in developing a lifelong love of reading, and it makes a fine companion to Veronika Martenova Charles's series, Easy-to-Read Spooky Tales.

Theme: Fracture Fairy Tales

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Book cover of IT'S NOT ABOUT THE TINY GIRL
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE TINY GIRL
By: veronika charles | Published: April 2013

More first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading....

More first books for fledgling readers that offer the enjoyment of a good story with the thrill of accomplishment that comes from independent reading. Written in short, easy phrases with carefully selected vocabulary and plentiful illustrations, each book helps youngsters achieve success as they have fun. The series follows three friends who love to share stories. In each book, one is reminded of a well-known story: It's Not About the Ball! is based on The Frog Prince; It' Not About the Tiny Girl! is based on Thumbelina; It's Not About the Diamonds! is based on the story of Diamonds and Toads; It's Not About the Straw! is based on Rumpelstiltskin and It's Not About the Beanstalk! is based on Jack and the Beanstalk. As one friend starts his story, the others are reminded of versions they know so each volume has three stories within one framework. The stories come from around the world, and Veronika Martenova Charles provides a note at the end of each book to describe the origins. Easy-to-Read Wonder Tales are a great first step in developing a lifelong love of reading, and it makes a fine companion to Veronika Martenova Charles's series, Easy-to-Read Spooky Tales.

Theme: Fracture Fairy Tales

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LAND BEYOND THE WALL
By: veronika charles | Published: May 2017

Emma lives on the grey, cold, lonely side of a wall, where people speak in whispers and no flowers grow. On the other side, there is happiness and col...

Emma lives on the grey, cold, lonely side of a wall, where people speak in whispers and no flowers grow. On the other side, there is happiness and colour, but she can never go there. When Emma's parents disappear, she is sent to live with her Aunt Lily, who, "just like the land withered from lack of sunshine, was broken by the life she led." One day, Aunt Lily discovers Emma drawing and dashes her niece's dream of becoming an artist. That is, until one day, when a strange boat captain, and an even stranger boat, arrive, and she leaves her world behind forever. Following Emma's arrival in a strange land (Halifax's Pier 21), her placement in a group home, and the discovery of her voice through art, The Land Beyond the Wall is a beautifully rendered allegory that uses magic realism to confront the harsh realities of immigration, and the universal struggle of finding one's voice, and one's place in the world.

Theme: Immigration

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MAIDEN OF THE MIST
By: veronika charles | Published: May 2001

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