Grandma and the Great Gourd: A Bengali Folktale

Grandma and the Great Gourd: A Bengali Folktale

A re-creation of a classic Bengali Folktale, Grandma and the Great Gourd captures new audiences and imaginations alike. Grandma travels alone through the dangerous jungle to visit her daughter. On the way, she meets very hungry, very wild animals who wish to eat her. Grandma outwits them by telling them she's too skinny, but if they would just wait until after her visit they would find her plump and tasty. Towards the end of her visit, Grandma and her daughter construct a tricky plan to help Grandma traverse the jungle again and avoid becoming a wild animal's supper...

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Tigers

Tigers

Did you know that tigers don’t leave claw marks in their tracks because they retract their claws while walking? You can learn facts about tigers, from where they live to how they cool off in hot weather, in this book all about tigers. There is also a quick quiz at the end so you can know whether you truly know about tigers. Make sure to also check out the glossary for those big words...

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Anne and the Tiger Raja

Anne and the Tiger Raja

Anne is having trouble on the playground with two bullies. She wants to fight back violently, but she meets Isaac who tells her that “violence never really solves anything. You have to use your imagination to come up with other solutions.” The children proceed to work together, taking on characters that suit their personalities, to tell the story of the Tiger Raja in Java, based on the Indonesian folk tale Why There Are No Tigers in Borneo. When food becomes scarce in Java, the Tiger Raja sends a messenger to Borneo to demand that the tigers either send food or be attacked. Raja sends a whisker from his face to awe and terrorize them with his size. When the tiger messenger arrives he meets the wily Mouse Deer who, anxious to keep tigers off her island, sends a porcupine quill back...

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Close Your Eyes

Close Your Eyes

“Close your eyes, little tiger,” comes the plea of this little tiger’s mother. But he’s afraid of sleeping! What if he misses out on the sky, trees, and birds? His mother assures him that there can be all that and more in his dreams. But then what if he falls or gets lost? His mother comforts him with the promise that she will be there for him if anything bad happens. No matter what this little tiger’s concern is, his mother is right by his side, comforting, loving, and helping him drift off into peaceful sleep...

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