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Review of Ancient Night

Ancient Night by David Álvarez with David Bowles; illus. by David ÁlvarezPreschool, Primary    Em Querido/Levine Querido    40 pp.3/23    9781646142514    $18.99Spanish ed.  9781646142545    $18.99e-book ed.  9781646142859    $18.99Rabbit keeps the moon shining brightly by trekking across the world to bring back aguamiel, “the precious, glowing nectar that brims in the heart of...

Review of An Illustrated Collection of Nordic Animal Tales

An Illustrated Collection of Nordic Animal Tales by Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin; illus. by the author; trans. from Finnish by Jill G. Timbers Primary, Intermediate    Floris    128 pp.    g 10/22    978-1-78250-744-4    $22.95 These twenty-six Nordic tales are mostly inspired by stories from the author-illustrator’s native Finland. In a brief introduction, Surojegin...

Review of The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Three Billy Goats Gruff retold by Mac Barnett; illus. by Jon Klassen Preschool, Primary    Orchard/Scholastic    48 pp. 10/22    9781338673845    $18.99 Frequent collaborators Barnett and Klassen serve up a delectable rendition of the oft-retold folktale. The bare-bones narrative “clip clops” along with abundant humor and plenty of verbal delights, repetition,...

Review of Nine Color Deer

Nine Color Deer by Kailin Duan; illus. by the author; trans. from Chinese by Jeremy Tiang Primary    Em Querido/Levine Querido    48 pp.    g 9/22    978-1-64614-178-4    $17.99 e-book ed.  978-1-64614-199-9    $18.99 “Deep in the Kunlun Hills, there lived a mystical deer,” the Nine Color Deer, so called because of the varied...
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