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Road to Oz: Twists, Turns, Bumps, and Triumphs in the Life of L. Frank Baum

Kathleen Krull (2008), 48 pages
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Audience: 1st Grade - 5th Grade
Category: Biography, Nonfiction
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Before there was 'WICKED,' there was L. Frank Baum. Lyman (no one called him that) had a happy childhood, growing up on a lovely estate called Rose Lawn, where tutors from England were brought to teach the rather frail boy. He often entertained himself with imaginative stories, full of adventure and fantasy. When he grew up, he had four sons, and found that he loved nothing better than to invent and tell them stories. He took careful note of what they enjoyed: unexpected danger, clever escapes, and resourceful heroes. He also noted what they disliked: too long descriptions of nature, goody-goody characters, or tales in which the girls always had to be rescued. Finally, his mother-in-law encouraged him to write the best loved ones down. When The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was published in 1900, it was considered the first 'American' children's novel. He is best known for his 14 Oz books.
Reviewed by: sc
Date read: 4/14/2009
ISBN-10: 0375832165
ISBN-13: 9780375832161
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Roanoke: The Lost Colony

Brooke Coleman (2000), 24 pages
Audience: 2nd Grade - 4th Grade
Category: Historical, Nonfiction
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In 1587, a group of brave English men, women, and children set off to make a new colony in America. This was the first attempt by families, not soldiers, to tame the new world. The colonists were ill-prepared to settle the wild land. They didn't have enough supplies to build the houses, or grow the crops they would need. It was decided that John White would return to England to gather everything they would need to make their colony successful. Unfortunately, on the way back to America, John's ship was attacked, and the supplies were stolen. He was not able to return to Roanoke until 1590. Upon his arrival, he was dismayed to find the colony deserted. No one knows what happened to the people left in Roanoke which is a mystery from history.
Reviewed by: sc
Date read: 4/14/2009
ISBN-13: 9780823954735
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Robert Frost: The Life of America's Poet

Sara McIntosh Wooten (2006), 128 pages
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Biography, Nonfiction
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Robert Frost had a difficult life. From his childhood through his adulthood, he had a constant struggle with shyness and depression. Books and poems that he wrote are mentioned in this book, but it is mostly about his life and thoughts. There are black and white photographs and research sidebars that help interpret the text. This is a good choice for students who would like to know more about Robert Frost.
Book Series: People to Know Today
Reviewed by: cjones
Date read: 2/14/2011
ISBN-10: 0766026272
ISBN-13: 9780766026278
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Rubia and the Three Osos

Susan Middleton Elya (2010), 40 pages
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Audience: Preschool - 1st Grade
Category: Folklore, Nonfiction
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This retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is written in rhyme with a smattering of Spanish words throughout the story that are highlighted and bolded. Something unique is that the English meaning isn't provided with the Spanish words. There is, however, a glossary included at the back. This would be a fun book to have in a bilingual class.
Similar authors: Alma Flor Ada
Similar books: I Love Saturdays y Domingos
Reviewed by: Rosario
Date read: 8/1/2016
ISBN-10: 1423112520
ISBN-13: 9781423112525
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Rumpelstiltskin: The Graphic Novel

Martin Retold by: Powell (2008), 40 pages
Illustrated by Erik Valdez Y Alanis
Audience: 4th Grade - 7th Grade
Category: Classic, Folklore, Graphic Novel, Nonfiction
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Maribelle has a big dilemma. Her father, Daniel the Miller, has gotten his family into a load of debt. King Konrad has ordered him to pay his debt or be punished in prison. In all the excitement of not wanting to be a prisoner, he tells the king his daughter can turn straw into gold. Mirabelle, in order to save her father, lies about her gift and tells the king that it is true. Who can help her now?
Book Series: Graphic Spin
Reviewed by: Rosario
Date read: 9/1/2013
ISBN-10: 1434207684
ISBN-13: 9781434207685
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