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This is an interesting group of stories, told from the perspective of a llama. It is about a family who lives near here in Clark, Colorado, (I got to meet them!). The book is made up of a series of family stories, although, the author has switched it around to one of her llama's point of view. This is a very funny story, that will make you laugh out loud, and I suggest reading it out loud or to yourself. This books teaches of life lessons and that "you've got to love a llama". A great read that will make you respect llamas just a little more. Please enjoy.
This is an old, classic story about an unhappy English girl from India. When her neglectful parents die of malaria, she has to go to England to stay with her melancholy uncle, of which she knows nothing. When she arrives she is very pale and rude to everybody. One night though, she hears a strange moaning. The maids assure her that it's just the wind, but she is doubtful. She keeps hearing the strange crying, and soon , without permission, she goes to investigate. You'll have to read the book to find out what happens next, but I can tell you that you will be very surprised. She makes many friends, but in the end, well, let's just say this book has a very happy ending.
This story is the partner book to the other Chinese folktale style story Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. Again set in olden day China, this story starts out when a dirty, stowaway boy gets found in a wine-merchant's wagon. He is left in a poor, dry village where he is made the chore boy at the local inn. The strange thing about the village though, is that at the edge of the town there is a huge, flat, smooth plane of rock several miles wide. Then this mysterious woman arrives at the inn by foot, requesting a room for for the whole month. She gets everyone to tell stories, and soon the story begins to unfold.I won't tell you what happens next though, you'll have to find that out for yourself. Although, I will tell you that if you enjoyed the first book, you'll love this one. Plus, at the very end, there's a fun surprise tying the two stories together. Please enjoy!
This a very interesting story with a Chinese folktale style. The main character is a little Chinese girl, named Minli, who lives in a very poor, remote village. Her mother is always complaining about how poor they are, so Minli sets off on a quest of her own to grant her mother's wish to have money. She meets many funny and mystical characters including friendly dragons, green tigers, statue lions, rice-bowl rabbits, and many people just like her. Throughout the story, the people she meets have their own legends and stories, and in the the end all of these mini-stories tie together for a happy ending. I recommend this book to anyone who loves to read fantasy, folktales, and listen to stories. If you do read this, please enjoy!
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