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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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76

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree presents the false moral dichotomy between altruism and egoTism.
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A tree and boy reveal the opposite character presenting the false, modern, moral alternatives of altruistic & egotism, respectively: the tree gives its all –even its life– for the boy, whereas the boy takes the benefits with indifference.

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71

Where Is Grandpa?

Tom Barron does an excellent job of explaining how the death of Grandpa still leaves a valuable legacy.
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A young boy learns that 'heaven' is understanding how Grandpa's influence continues long after he has passed away.

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70

Homesick : My Own Story

Great children's books present difficulty in life with a sense of sucess.
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Jean's tells of her life in China as a ten year old "foreign devil", homesick for values she believes lie in the America she has never seen.

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43

Frindle

Good Children's Books do not present words as wholly arbitrary.
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Nick makes up a new word for "pen", and believes its wide acceptance 'proves' words are mere convention.

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33

A Visit to William Blake’s Inn:
Poems for innocent and experienced travellers.

William Blake's Inn — No good can come of misrepresenting another man's ideas.
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Willard's poems offer a bit of Blake's style, but entail flights of imagination more befitting Alice in Wonderland than William Blake.

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19

Nature Did It First!

children's book - cover image - Nature Did It First! - Goodman
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Nature is seen as superior to Man since his inventions were first 'invented' by Nature.

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Noah’s Ark

children's book - cover image - Noah's Ark - Spier
Plot-ThemeShort Review

God drowns all that do not obey Him, warning only the obedient and pastoral Noah to build a large boat to save his family and mating pairs of all animals.

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