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The Boy and the Ghost. San Souci, Robert D.
A poor boy hopes to win a fortune for himself and his family by spending a night in haunted house and standing up to a frightening ghost.

The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Grimm, Jacob.
To win a bride and a kingdom, a soldier must discover why the dancing shoes of a kingís twelve daughters are worn out night after night.

Bimwili and the Zimwi. Aardema, Verna.
A Swahili girl is abducted by a monstrous Zimwi, and told to be the voice inside his drum.

Help! Iím a Prisoner In the Library. Clifford, Eth.
Two girls spend an adventurous night trapped inside the public library during a terrible blizzard.

Doctor DeSoto. Steig, William.
Mouse dentist Doctor DeSoto must strategize with his wife on the safest way to treat a fox with a toothache.

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peopleís Ears. Aardema, Verna.
A West African tale in which a mosquito sets in motion a chain of events resulting in the sunís failing to rise in the morning.

Mirette on the High Wire. McCully, Emily Arnold.
Set in 19th Century Paris, this story tells of how a young girl helps The Great Bellini, a high-wire performer suddenly beset by fear, regain his courage.

Verdi. Cannon, Janell.
A young python does not want to grow up slow and boring like the older snakes he sees in the tropical jungle where he lives.

St. George and the Dragon. Hodges, Margaret.
Retells the story in which the knight George slays the terrible dragon that has been terrifying the countryside for years, and brings peace and joy to the land.

The Golem. Wisniewski, David.
A saintly rabbi builds a mighty man of clay to protect the Jews of Prague from mob violence during the 16th century.

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