One voice, please : favorite read-aloud stories

by McBratney, Sam.

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j PZ8.1.M133 On 2008
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j PZ8.1.M133 On 2008
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection j PZ8.1.M133 On 2008
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j PZ8.1.M133 On 2008
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Folk/Fairy Tales J 398.2 M121
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  Children Folk/Fairy Tales
 
Call Number  J 398.2 M121
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Room j 398.2 MCB
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Childrens' Room
 
Call Number  j 398.2 MCB
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 398.209 M12
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 398.209 M12
 
 
Summary
From the author of the bestselling Guess How Much I Love You comes a collection of tales familiar and new--and a tip of the hat to the art of storytelling. Contains 56 stories, including The Soup Stone, The Good Samaritan, and The Wisdom of Solomon. Illustrations.
Contents
Introduction
Dinner outside
Witnesses
Running hare
Daydreaming
Gentle persuasion
Second shoe
In someone else's shoes
Lost while fishing
Many littles make a lot
Peace is declared
Bully at the door
Good Samaritan
Mice hold a meeting
Rat catcher
Not speaking
Things could be worse
Fine words
King of the air
Big squeezer and little tough guys
Golden touch
Stick of truth
Money hat
Making the journey
Divided we fall
Lion and the mouse
One-time wise
Second bag of gold
Fine balance
Fair warning
Appointment in Samarkand
Trust
Saving a swan
Language and the pursuit of truth
Power of secrets
Duke Richard
Consequences
Wisdom of Solomon
Intelligence meets luck
Riches in the soil
History and swimming
Small voice rising
Get me down!
Very expensive cat
Shadow of the mule
Doctor Jack Powers
Big baby
Free spirit
Is it fair?
Talking turkey
Asking permission
Twisting the truth
Elephant
Lesson worth learning
Saying grace
Soup stone
Experience.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "An Irish writer best known for the picture book Guess How Much I Love You (1995), McBratney offers an attractive collection of 56 short, pithy traditional stories from around the world, including folktales, fables, and Biblical parables. Most are retold in two or three pages, and some are illustrated with small stylized ink drawings, which add a decorative touch and occasionally underscore a selection's humor. The tales are well chosen, and the tellings are concise, nimble, and often amusing, but readers who would like to know about the stories' sources will find no commentary or notes to identify them. Apart from that regrettable limitation, this little volume will fill a need in homes and primary-grade classrooms for tales that are well suited to reading aloud.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Tales.
Children's stories.
Folklore.
Short stories.
Publisher Cambridge, Mass. :Candlewick Press,2008
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Contributors Ayto, Russell.
Language English
Description 167 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
ISBN 9780763634797
0763634794
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