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96

Dar and the Spear-Thrower

Cave Boy matures & learns mutual trade to mutual benefit.
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A 13 year old Cro-Magnon boy learns that genuine manhood is not found through initiation rites, but through his heroic quest to acquire a spear-thrower.

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83

Favorite Medieval Tales

Medieval stories remind us of a World where irrationality all the more common, both as the cause of problems and as the touted solution.
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A cleanly written, entertaining and educational anthology of the most outstanding medieval legends.

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83

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harold and the Purple Crayon shows that life is about taking control of one's environment.
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Harold's world is a blank slate through which he learns to draw his own experiences, with a purple crayon.

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82

Strange Companion

Strange Companion is a story of survival, by both main characters.
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David's struggle to survive in the endless muskeg of the Canadian North shows intelligent determination and a pursuit of wise personal values for his maximum happiness.

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80

The Wolfhound

A children's book about a Borzoi - the Russian Wolfhound
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Risking the Tsar's punishment for theiving, Pavel courageously saves a beautiful wolfhound, and receives an unexpected justice.

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79

Island of The Blue Dolphins

Island of the Blue Dolphins tells of a native girls struggle to live by herself on an island off the coast of California.
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Stranded for eighteen years on an island off California, a native girl survives, fends off wild dogs and evades the murderous Aleuts

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77

The Several Lives of Orphan Jack

The Several Lives of Orphan Jack focuses on the value of language in presenting ideas.
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Jack's survival comes to depend on the happy perspectives that his vocabulary and literary wit offers others

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70

My Side of the Mountain

Great children's books encourage independent thought and action.
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A young teen chooses to use wilderness survival skills to live alone for a year in the Catskill Mountains (New York State).

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67

Dora’s Treasure Hunt : Dora the Explorer

A good children's book shows how to do things, and Dora plans well.
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Dora & friends use a definite plan of action to reach treasure.

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66

Owls in the Family

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Billy copes with the amusing problems and boyish adventures of having two owls as uncaged pets.

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