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Ned's New Home

by Heather Shaw

Ned is a green worm who lives in an apple and loves the color red. So, what’s the problem? Ned’s apple is going bad; it’s leaking; it’s going to mush. He needs to find a new home. Ned packs a suitcase and heads out into the big... Read More

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The Gingerbread Pirates

by Heather Shaw

No springerle or Russian teacakes at Jim’s house-on Christmas Eve they make gingerbread pirate cookies for Santa. Now that’s a mom! Jim’s Pirate Cookie is terribly worried though: who is this Santa Claus who wants to eat his crew?... Read More

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Duck for Turkey Day

by Heather Shaw

Living in the most diverse nation in the world can be a mixed blessing in classrooms at holiday time. Tuyet, for example, is terribly concerned that her family of Vietnamese origin will be breaking all sorts of rules by serving duck.... Read More

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The Big Kahn

by Heather Shaw

Now here’s a tale that couldn’t possibly get further away from classic themes. "The Big Kahn" is the story of a family that wakes up one morning and discovers that the man of the house, the Rabbi David Kahn, was not only lacking in... Read More

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Outlaw

by Heather Shaw

Its hard to get more classic comic book than Robin Hood, and while the text doesnt break any molds, the illustrations make up for it. To be more precise, the use of color as an adjective is the outstanding quality of this remake. The... Read More

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