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The Tea Party in the Woods

The Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi is a Japanese tale of Little Red Riding Hood, translated into English. A girl in a red skirt and winter hat goes through the woods to bring Grandma a pie. She thinks she’s … Continue reading

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Little Roja Riding Hood

We needed a modernized version of the classic fairy tale, and Little Roja Riding Hood is a funny, bilingual take. Even non-Spanish speakers will love the text, because all of the Spanish words are worked expertly into the rhyming text (a bonus … Continue reading

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Xing Xing is trapped in a hard subservient life with her step-mother and step-sister during Ming China. Xing Xing’s strength never wavers; she works hard and saves her step-sister from a horrible infection by finding an ancient doctor several towns … Continue reading

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The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School

For a fresh take on an old favourite, read Laura Murray’s The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School.  Instead of being baked at home by a little old woman, this one is baked at school, but is left behind when … Continue reading

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