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PRIME STAGE
2004-2005 Season Booklist

Tuck Everlasting
Snow Girl
I Never Saw Another Butterfly and The Terezin Promise
The Cay
Readings from Jack and Rochelle: A Holocaust Love Story


Tuck Everlasting Booklist

  • Billingsly, Franny. Well Wished.
    In a time of dire need, eleven-year-old Nuria tries to outwit the magical wishing well in her mysterious mountain village.


  • Brittain, Bill. The Wish Giver: Three Tales of Coven Tree.
    When a strange little man comes to the Coven Tree Church Social promising he can give people exactly what they ask for, three young believers-in-magic each make a wish that comes true in the most unexpected way.


  • McGraw, Eloise. The Moorchild.
    The child of a fairy folk mother and human father, Moql doesn't fit into either of their worlds. First raised by the fairies, she's exchanged for a human baby and starts life almost all over again, with a new name and only the faintest knowledge of her origins. A 1997 Newbery Honor Book.


  • Rhee, Nami. Magic Spring.
    An old man and his wife discover a fountain of youth and benefit from its magic, but the water has a different effect on their greedy neighbor.


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Snow Girl Booklist

  • Dahl, Roald. The Magic Finger.
    The Greggs are hunters who will shoot anything until an eight-year-old girl, who can't stand hunting, uses her magic finger to change their ways.


  • Ginsburg, Mirra. Clay Boy.
    Wanting a son, an old man and woman make a clay boy who comes to life and begins eating everything in sight until he meets a clever goat.


  • Marshak, Samuel. The Month-Brothers: a Slavic tale
    A retelling of the Slavic folktale in which the Month brothers' magic helps Marushka fulfill seemingly impossible tasks which prove the undoing of her greedy stepmother and stepsister


  • Melmed, Laurar. The Rainbabies.
    When the moon gives twelve tiny babies to a childless couple, the new parents take great care of their charges and eventually receive an unexpected reward.


  • Van Allsburg, Chris. The Stranger
    The puzzling origins of the stranger Farmer Bailey hits with his truck and brings home to recuperate seem to have a mysterious relation to the weather


  • Ziefert, Harriet. The Snow Child.
    An elderly couple who long for a child build a snow child which comes to life and makes them very happy--until the coming of spring when the days become too warm for her to stay.


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I Never Saw Another Butterfly and The Terezin Promise Booklist

  • Kushner, Tonyr and Sendak, Maurice. Brundibar
    Based on a Czech opera for children that was performed 55 times by the children of the Terezin Nazi concentration camp, this tale of two children bullied by a bellowing hurdy-gurdy grinder is now told in this storybook.


  • Laird, Christa. Shadow of the Wall.
    Living with his mother and two sisters in the Warsaw Ghetto, Misha is befriended by the director of the orphanage, Dr. Korczak, and finds a purpose to his life when he joins a resistance organization.


  • McCann, Michelle. Luba, the Angel of Bergen-Belsen
    A biography of the Jewish heroine, Luba Tryszynska, who saved the lives of more than fifty Jewish children in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during the winter of 1944/45.


  • Orlev, Uri. Island On Bird Street
    During World War II a Jewish boy is left on his own for months in a ruined house in the Warsaw Ghetto, where he must learn all the tricks of survival under constant life-threatening conditions.


  • Rubin, Susan Goldman. Fireflies in the Dark
    Covers the years during which Friedl Dicker, a Jewish woman from Czechoslovakia, taught art to children at the Terezin Concentration Camp. Includes art created by teacher and students, excerpts from diaries, and interviews with camp survivors.


  • Yolen, Jane. The Devil's Arithmetic.
    Hannah resents the traditions of her Jewish heritage until time travel places her in the middle of a small Jewish village in Nazi-occupied Poland.


  • Vande Velde, Vivian. A Coming Evil.
    During the German occupation of France in 1940, thirteen-year-old Lisette meets a ghost while living with her aunt who harbors Jewish and Gypsy children in the French countryside.


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The Cay Booklist

  • Blumberg, Rhoda. Shipwrecked! : the true adventures of a Japanese boy
    The true tale of a 14-year-old Japanese boy who, after being shipwrecked while fishing in 1841, was marooned for six months, rescued by an American whaling ship, educated in New England, and returned home to become an honored samurai.


  • Brink, Carol Ryrie. Baby Island
    Twelve-year-old Mary Wallace and her ten-year-old sister Jean survive the wreck of an ocean liner on its way to Australia and manage to make it to a seemingly deserted island in a lifeboat with four babies.


  • Taylor, Theodore. Timothy of the Cay
    Having survived being blinded and shipwrecked on a tiny Caribbean island with the old black man Timothy, twelve-year-old white Phillip is rescued and hopes to regain his sight with an operation. Alternate chapters follow the life of Timothy from his days as a young cabin boy.


  • Morpurgo, Michael. Kensuke's Kingdom
    When Michael is swept off his family's yacht, he washes up on a desert island, where he struggles to survive--until he finds he is not alone


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Readings from Jack and Rochelle: A Holocaust Love Story Booklist

  • Bat-Ami, Miriam Two Suns in the Sky
    In 1944, an Upstate New York teenager named Christine meets and falls in love with Adam, a Yugoslavian Jew living in a refugee camp, despite their parents' conviction that they do not belong together.


  • Frank, Anne. The Diary of a Young Girl
    Anne Frank's extraordinary diary, written in the Amsterdam attic where she and her family hid from the Nazis for two years, has become a world classic and a timeless testament to the human spirit.


  • Greene, Bette. Summer of My German Soldier
    Sheltering an escaped prisoner of war is the beginning of some shattering experiences for a twelve-year-old girl in Arkansas.


  • Orlev, Uri. Run, Boy, Run
    Based on the true story of a nine-year-old boy who escapes the Warsaw Ghetto and must survive throughout the war in the Nazi-occupied Polish countryside.


  • Serraillier, Ian. Escape from Warsaw
    During the German occupation of Poland, three children who have been separated from their families unite to help and protect each other




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