India

The Story of Little Babaji

By Helen Bannerman; illustrated by Fred Marcellino

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Little Babaji's encounters with fierce tigers in the forest ends with a satisfying pancake dinner for his family.
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Tiger Trek

By Ted Lewin

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Riding on the back of an elephant, the author tours a wildlife park in India, observing the hunting behavior of a mother tiger.
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Once a Mouse: A Fable Cut in Wood from Ancient India

By Marcia Brown

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"No one shall tell me that I was once a mouse!" roars the tiger. But an old hermit, mighty at magic, does tell him; for it was he who first changed the tiger from a wretched little mouse to a stout cat, to a big dog, and finally, to his proud and royal self.
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Younguncle Comes to Town

By Vandana Singh

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Younguncle arrives in the middle of the Indian monsoon season and provides a group of bored children with clever, unexpected solutions to a variety of problems.

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Kingdoms & Promises

Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith

A Covenant and a Code

Hundreds of years ago, the mysterious Hill Folk went to war with the people of Remalna to defend their groves of colortrees, whose rich hues of blue and red and gold made them valuable for trade. The Hill Folk fought back with their all of their magical powers and easily defeated their foes. At last a truce was reached. The Remalnan settlers would cut no more wood, and in exchange the Hill Folk would give magical Fire Sticks to last them the winter.

On the Reading Road with Gloria Whelan

Her books take readers to Michigan's deep woods, the dusty streets of India, Chinese fishing boats, and on an Alaskan dog sled trail. And those are only the stories set in today's world.

She has also written books set in revolutionary Russia, on the 1880s American frontier, 1918 British East Africa, and along the Underground Railroad. All of these journeys she writes for us begin with another story--a true one--of a little girl who was very sick.