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92

Rikki Tikki Tavi

A rescued pet mongoose saves his human family from cobras.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

A mongoose battles two devious and deadly Cobras, that are bent on destroying a human family that had saved him from drowning.

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85

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Even the Itsy Bitsy Spider tries and tries, and tries again.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

The itsy bitsy spider is undaunted by a fan, a mouse, a cat & a rocking chair, as she purposefully makes her way to the top of a tree to spin her web.

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85

The Itsy Bitsy Spider – Sing Along

Try, try and try again, till itsy bitsy's up a tree.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

The itsy bitsy spider is undaunted by a fan, a mouse, a cat & a rocking chair, as she purposefully makes her way to the top of a tree to spin her web. Iza's troupe of gentle singers complement the poem perfectly.

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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.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

A cleanly written, entertaining and educational anthology of the most outstanding medieval legends.

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58

The Little Match Girl

The Little Match Girl is a children's book that tells children life is bad, give up.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

A poor impoverished child sells matches all day on a freezing New Year's Eve but, overcome by cold, we are told of her last visions and of her journey to Heaven.

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35

The Elves and the Shoemaker

children's book / cover image / The Elves and the Shoemaker - Brothers Grimm Jim LaMarche
Plot-ThemeShort Review

The decency of the successful shoemaker is defined by his charity to two elves, who secretly made the shoes that made him rich.

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33

Disney’s Pocahontas

children's book / cover image / Disney's Pocahontas - Korman
Plot-ThemeShort Review

In tedious narrative, Pocahontas is 'one with Nature', while Europeans are gold-seeking, city-loving louts, except for handsome John Smith.

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28

The Little Mermaid — ed. Booss, Claire

children's book - cover image - The Little Mermaid - Booss
Plot-ThemeShort Review

In her quest for immortality a mermaid princess falls in love with a human, but after immense suffering and failure in life, she only partially reaches her goal.

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23

Saint George and the Dragon

children's book - cover image - Saint George and the Dragon -Hodges
Plot-ThemeShort Review

With symbolism throughout, the storied Red Cross Knight, as a duty to the Fairie Queen, engages in a three day battle with a dragon, and wins the hand of Princess Una.

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22

Goldilocks and The Three Bears

children's book - cover image - Goldilocks and The Three Bears- Barnes
Plot-ThemeShort Review

How can a story of a girl getting away with trespassing, stealing and damaging the Bears' property become a children's 'classic'?

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