David McPhail




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  • General Fiction

    Mar-2019

    The boy in this book is growing and changing--just like you! Self-acceptance and change are celebrated when a child gives up babyish ways and becomes a "big boy"! The boy in this book is too big for his crib, his shoes, and his tricycle. And he is...

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-2018

    A rhyming story of love for family, friends, nature, and pets with adorable pictures by a beloved author-illustrator! In a board book format. I hug my bear./I hug my mother./I hug my dad ... /and baby brother. A child hugs a rock, tree, friends,...

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-2018

    For the very newest readers, a funny story with charming illustrations--about friendship, animals, and jumping!--by a beloved author-illustrator. I can jump. She can jump. A bug, a cow (over the moon, of course) ... even a hippo can jump. De...

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-2018

    Great for fans of the Little Bear series, this collection of four sweet stories of friendship and discovery makes a perfect new baby gift. This collection of simple, short, and irresistibly sweet stories about Baby Bear finding things--and figurin...

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  • General Fiction

    Dec-2017

    As Walter and Mama gather blueberries for a pie, little Walter asks, over and over, “Who loves me?” Mama tells Walter how much Daddy, Grandma, and Grandpa love him. She tells him about how much his aunts and friends and pets love him, too. But, w...

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  • General Fiction

    Aug-2017

    Writing at Guided Reading Level A, beloved author-illustrator David McPhail reminds new readers about all the huggable things we encounter every day. I hug my cat. I hug my dog. I hug my rock. There are so many things to hug, each and eve...

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-2017

    "What's a promise?" When Baby Bear asks Mother Bear this important question, she promises her cub that she will feed him, play with him, and do everything she can to keep him safe. But Baby Bear has more questions: What happens if you break a prom...

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  • General Fiction

    Nov-2016

    “Everyone in Sam's family could do something special. Everyone but Sam.” His siblings all have their talents, his parents and grandmother are all good at something, even his dog can do a special trick! Sam tries and tries to follow in the footste...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2016

    The family cat destroys everything in his path, and the two girls who love him worry that he may be sick or blind in this story of unconditional pet love. Crash destroys Kait’s drum set, Krissie’s doll, Mom’s cake and Dad’s paint job. The ...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2016

    A companion to Ben Loves Bear, Bella Loves Bunny, and Peter Loves Penguin, Olivia Loves Owl features a little girl and her beloved stuffed owl. Olivia and Owl pick apples and frolic through piles of colorful leaves. After enjoying a perfect fall day,...

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-2015

    All her life, Beatrix Potter loved to paint. From a young age, she painted the bunnies, mice, and other pets who populated her family home. These characters later populated her stories, which are beloved the whole world over. With beautiful scenes ri...

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  • General Fiction

    Aug-2015

    A fox in a dress, a rabbit in shoes -- if they can get dressed, so can you! From David McPhail comes a board book of early concept words. In "I Get Dressed," animals try on different articles of clothing, often to hilarious effect, ultimately teachin...

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  • General Fiction

    Aug-2015

    Run, sing, dance, and hop―follow Bear on his energetic romp! From David McPhail comes a board book of early concept words. In "I Play," a charming bear demonstrates children's favorite action verbs, allowing children to replicate Bear's movements a...

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-2014

    Peter and Penguin wake up to snow on the ground and immediately get bundled up to play outside. After making snowballs and a snowman and enjoying the perfect winter day together, they return inside to warm up and share some cocoa. In this compani...

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  • General Fiction

    Aug-2014

    David McPhail takes readers back in time to when Pig Pig, star of the popular picture-book series, was a baby. Baby Pig Pig tries to copy his mother's speech as she points out the animals and objects around them, but nothing he says seems to come out...

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  • General Fiction

    Aug-2014

    David McPhail takes readers back in time to when Pig Pig, star of the popular picture-book series, was a baby. Baby Pig Pig is learning to walk. After a few rough starts, he makes his way out of the playpen and into the kitchen, right into his mother...

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  • General Fiction

    Aug-2014

    Sometimes brothers are different. Sometimes they're alike. Some days brothers get along. Other days they don't! But on this they agree: brothers stick together. Always. A sweet and humorous companion to David McPhail's "Sisters," a favorite since ...

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-2014

    Beloved author David McPhail tells the story of a small boy who does the extraordinary in this whimsical picture book that will remind readers of the power that both art and artist can wield. When Andrew finds a crayon under the sofa, he puts it t...

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-2014

    Forgiveness and love triumph at the end of this charming, easy-to-read story of a family dog who is rarely on his best behavior....

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-2013

    Enter the beloved world of Mother Goose with the whimsical illustrations of David McPhail. Here classic rhymes come to life with energy, humor, and the sweetest charm. With a loveable cast of zoo and farm animals, this book also includes concepts lik...

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-2013

    A companion board book to Ben Loves Bear, Bella Loves Bunny shares the sweet story of friendship between a little girl and her beloved stuffed bunny rabbit, from morning till night. Bella and Bunny do everything together. In the morning, they play...

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-2013

    Ben and Bear do everything together. After breakfast, they play hide-and-seek and do tricks to make each other laugh. At night, Ben tells Bear a bedtime story and Bear snuggles with Ben until he falls asleep. The youngest readers will relate to th...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-2012

    Loving friendships and caring for loved ones are the subjects of this poignant, easy-to-read picture book. When Boy gets sick, family and friends try to help him get well. Mom brings soup. Dog brings a bone, and Bird brings pizza. Though he declin...

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-2012

    Boy and Bird can go up to the tree house, but Dog cannot. Boy has an idea so the three friends can enjoy the tree house together. ...

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  • Historical

    Apr-2012

    A man in the 1800s comes upon a beautiful forest and decides to build his home there. When he clears the land, he leaves one special tree to grace his front yard. Over the years, several generations of his family enjoy this tree, but it is endangered...

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-2012

    While Pig Pig’s mother makes breakfast, Pig Pig and the lion run down the stairs, through the kitchen, over the furniture, and romp around the house. Prepositions abound in this playful story, and an unexpected friendship is forged. But will the li...

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-2011

    Pig Pig is reluctant to leave his mother and Fluffy the cat to spend his summer vacation road tripping with his Aunt Wilma and Uncle Fred. Pig Pig would rather stay home and build a rocket ship model or read back issues of Daring Pig Exploits. Beside...

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-2011

    Waddles the raccoon loves to eat. In fact, he eats so much that his usual walk has turned into a waddle. He also loves to spend time with his best friend, Emily the duck, and together they like to go swimming for fish. One day Emily asks Waddles i...

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  • General Fiction

    Dec-2009

    Weezer is an ordinary puppy. He barks. He slobbers. He tinkles on the carpet. But then something happens that changes him - and the world may never be the same. Simple yet profound, funny yet serious, this touching story will remind even th...

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-2009

    New York Timesbestselling illustrator David McPhail has crafted a timeless tale of friendship in the tradition of such classics asFrog and Toad.Budgie & Boointroduces two new lovable characters who will charm the youngest readers with their humor and...

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-2009

    ONE POWERFUL WORD Standing up to bullies of all kinds in a poignant tale. The word "No" repeated three times is the only thing said in this otherwise wordless book that speaks volumes. A young boy sets out to deliver a letter and witnesses acts of wa...

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  • General Fiction

    Aug-2008

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-2008

    After a long night of foraging, a tired raccoon returns home to sleep in Old Tree's branches. Oblivious to the rain and wind of a raging storm, the raccoon is protected and sheltered by the tree. Beloved author-illustrator David McPhail crafts a simp...

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  • General Fiction

    Nov-2007

    Sylvie, a rabbit, and True, a water snake, are best friends. They live together in a small apartment on a quiet street in a big city. Like a lot of best friends, Sylvie and True are different in many ways. Sylvie sleeps in a bed; True sleeps in the b...

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-2007

    To celebrate Big Brown Bear's special day, his friend Rat has planned a lovely picnic on the riverbank. All is going swimmingly, complete with cucumber sandwiches, warm sunshine, and even a surprise gift from Rat.             But when Big...

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-2007

    Beloved illustrator McPhail offers a child’s magical view of the natural world.When a little boy overcomes his fear of water, fantastic things begin to happen: The birds who live by the sea bring him treasures, the waves sing to him, and suddenly, ...

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  • General Fiction

    May-2006

    Poor Rat! Every time it rains, his little yellow car fills with water. And bailing it out by himself is always buckets of trouble. Thank goodness his friend Big Brown Bear is there with a smart--and sneaky--solution. But to pull it off, Bear will fir...

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  • General Fiction

    May-2006

    That night there was a storm. Thunder shook the boy's bed and sent it flying . . . and when it landed, the bed was transformed into a world of mountains and valleys, with a river that spilled over a waterfall into a vast green sea. A little boy is a...

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-2005

    Emma is back! This time, the little bear with a big heart wants to be the boss.Emma shepherds her little flock of favorite toys through a busy schedule—there's breakfast and schooltime, a fun recess and music, and even a checkup at the doctor. Afte...

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  • General Fiction

    May-2004

    Little brothers are BIG trouble. They mess with your stuff--and break it. They don't do chores--you do them all. And they get away with everything--while you get blamed! Here's a kid with firsthand knowledge of little brothers, and he's not quiet abo...

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-2004

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  • Fantasy

    Jan-2004

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-2003

    When Henry Bear decides that the only perfect Christmas tree is the one being raffled by the local church, he spends all his money on tickets to make sure he is the winner, yet his friend Stanley is worried that if Henry Bear's ticket isn't called, t...

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  • General Fiction

    Aug-2003

    Bear is big and bear is brown and bear lives all alone. But then one day someone comes along who gives him a few tips about the ups and downs of having a friend. With warmth and a gentle wit, David McPhail brings together two unlikely chums (along wi...

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-2003

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  • General Fiction

    Jul-2003

    Jack wants to play with Rick, and Rick wants to play with Jack--but there's a river between them. David McPhail reveals that friendship can bridge any river--and that when it comes to having fun, two is always better than one!Book Details:Format: Pap...

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  • General Fiction

    May-2003

    A silly sequel to The Sled, The Blue Door follows the further adventures of Fox and the Rabbit as they travel to the city to visit Fox's uncle. Fox hasn't seen his uncle since he was a pup, but he can recall the wonderful stories his uncle used to t...

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  • General Fiction

    May-2003

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-2002

    After being taught the secret recipe to Mrs. Todd's fantastic pancakes, Piggy gets an idea to open a pancake parlor and so turns to hungry Fox and the rest of his friends for help in getting his plan put into motion....

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  • General Fiction

    May-2002

    " The little boy and his teddy bear were always together. Every night, when the little boy went to sleep, his teddy bear was right there next to him. When the little boy went on a trip, his teddy bear went too until one terrible day when the teddy be...

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-2002

    Bookish young Edward spends all of his free time reading anything he can get hold of. One day whilst reading in his favourite spot he becomes so absorbed that he fails to notice a crocodile coming right at him. What happens next will inspire the imag...

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-2001

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    Aug-2000

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-2000

    A young bear begins to make claw marks on the floor during his usual "how to be a bear" lessons. Soon he's collecting paper and drawing rocks, trees, clouds, birds, and even dinosaurs as he dreams of becoming an artist. With characteristic whimsey an...

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-2000

    By the author/illustrator of the bestseller Edward and the PiratesWhat better thing to do on a rainy day than sail a toy boat in puddles? The boy in this story gets permission from his mother to do just that, with the condition that only the boat get...

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  • General Fiction

    Dec-1999

    David McPhail has done it again - Fox and Rabbit are the newest characters to join his irresistible menagerie. These three simple stories of fun and friendship are told with all the warmth, charm and humour we've come to expect from this acclaimed a...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-1999

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-1999

    A Junior Library Guild Selection.A Children's Book-of-the-Month Club Selection.Mole has always led a simple life, but he begins to think that something is missing. When he hears a violin playing for the first time, he longs to make beautiful music. A...

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  • General Fiction

    Aug-1998

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-1998

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-1998

    When Tinker, a little boy, and Tom, his bear, see a star shoot across the sky and discover that it is a baby star looking for its mother, they decide to race to the rescue with their spaceship in the hopes of getting the little star back on track....

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-1998

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    1998

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  • General Fiction

    Dec-1997

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    Sep-1997

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    Aug-1997

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-1997

    Reading everything he can after learning how to read, young Edward finds his imagination soaring and particularly enjoys adventure stories, and one day he wakes up to find himself surrounded by pirates....

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-1997

    Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore!One minute, the narrator is quietly reading. The next, pigs are descending on his house--and head--in every imaginable getup, by every available means, from every possible place. The pages of this ALA Notable book burst with...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-1996

    They fly, they play the piano, and they ride bulls at the rodeo, all the while helping others, being loyal friends, and doing everything with good spirit and polite manners, in an amusing and charming tale of adventure and friendship....

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  • General Fiction

    May-1996

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-1995

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  • Fantasy

    Sep-1995

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  • Fantasy

    Sep-1995

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  • Fantasy

    Sep-1995

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-1994

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    Jul-1993

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  • General Fiction

    1993

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-1992

    A month-by-month diary, accompanied by full-color paintings, chronicles the daily life of a young boy growing up on a New England farm in the 1800s as he sleds in January, gathers sap in March, harvests hay in July, and picks apples in October....

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-1991

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  • General Fiction

    Mar-1991

    The tale of a little boy and his animal friends who decide to have a party one night. They try to include the boy's sleeping father, and even take him with them when they head downstairs for a snack, and manage to get him upstairs before the boy's mo...

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-1991

    The morning events on a farm are related by a father as he observes his young daughter trying to be helpful. “The relationship between the girl and her father is warm and affectionate. A rosy picture of a busy barnyard morning.”--Booklist...

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-1990

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-1990

    Bernie has convinced Walter that a lion, a tiger, and an elephant are breaking the toys he leaves outside at night. When Bernie helps Walter set a trap to capture the culprits, the reader will get a surprise! IRA/CBC Children's Choice. Full-color ill...

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  • General Fiction

    May-1990

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  • General Fiction

    May-1990

    When Matthew climbs out of bed one night to fix his broken train, he is delighted to find that his favorite toy has come to life. A warm, satisfying, and quietly humorous tale--perfect for bedtime reading. Illustrated....

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-1989

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    Oct-1988

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-1988

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  • General Fiction

    May-1988

    Believing his house is surrounded by a jungle inhabited by lions, tigers, and elephants, Walter, with the help of his friend Bernie, sets a trap to catch the animals that are breaking the toys he leaves outside at night...

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-1988

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    Oct-1987

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    Jun-1987

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    Apr-1987

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    Apr-1987

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    Apr-1986

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    Sep-1985

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    May-1985

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    Apr-1985

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    Oct-1984

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    Oct-1984

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    Sep-1984

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    Apr-1984

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    Oct-1983

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-1982

    Because of her size, Great Cat, the biggest cat that ever lived, causes the neighbors to fear for their children's safety. Therefore, Great Cat and Toby move to an island where they rescue a sinking boatload of children....

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  • General Fiction

    Aug-1981

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    Dec-1978

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    1978

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  • Fantasy

    Jan-1974

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