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Black Dog

An enormous black dog and a very tiny little girl star in this offbeat tale about confronting one’s fears. When a huge black dog appears outside the Hope family home, each member of the household sees it and hides. Only Small, the youngest Hope, has the courage to face the black dog, who might not be as frightening as everyone else thinks.  

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The Django

Jean longs to play the banjo, but the Django keeps on messing things up! So Jean sends the Django away, but wonders if he has lost his most precious inspiration. In this fictional story inspired by the famous jazz musician Jean «Django» Reinhardt, a young boy named Jean meets a special character called the Django. He’s fun and exciting, but he always gets Jean into trouble. Eventually the Django has to be sent away, and Jean misses him very much, until he discovers that he can still feel close to the Django every time he picks up his banjo. This...

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Alphabet Soup

Alphabet Soup is an alphabet book for young readers and the young at heart. From School Library Journal: (PreSchool — Grade 2) «Otter finds a big old soup pot in his new home and invites 26 friends to a potluck house-warming party, asking each to bring a food that’s soup-worthy. From Armadillo with his asparagus, to Zebra with his zucchini, they all contribute to a hearty meal and a lush, lively alphabet book. Gustafson’s beautiful paintings are dark and soft, and his striking use of light adds drama and depth.» Alphabet Soup was reprinted in 1994 by The Greenwich Workshop...

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