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Caldecott 1970-1987

Caldecott Books 1970-1987

Book SummaryTitleYearAuthor/Illustrator
Al, a city janitor, works hard until a bird flies him to a paradise which threatens to turn him into a bird. Hey, Al 1987 Author: Arthur Yorinks, Illus. by: Egielski
A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. Polar Express 1986 Author/Illus: Chris Van Allsburg
George, the Red Cross Knight, slays the dreadful dragon that has been terrorizing the countryside for years and brings peace and joy to the land. Saint George and the Dragon 1985 Author: Margaret Hodges, Illus. by: Trina Schart Hyman,
A biography of Louis Bleriot (1872-1936), the man whose fascination with flying machines produced the Bleriot XI, which crossed the English Channel in thirty-seven minutes in the early 1900's. Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot 1984 Author/Illus: Alice and Martin Provensen
A philosophical look at shadows using free verse. Shadow 1983 Author: Blaise Cendrars, Illus. & Trans by: Marcia Brown
Left on their own for an afternoon, Peter and Judy are bored and restless and find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle adventure board game. Jumanji 1982 Author/Illus: Chris Van Allsburg
Twenty original fables about an array of animal characters from crocodile to ostrich. Fables 1981 Author/Illus: Lobel, Arnold
Describes the season-to-season life of an early 19th-century family. Ox-Cart Man 1980 Author: Donald Hall, Illus. by: Barbara Cooney
Though she is fond of her people, a girl prefers to live among the wild horses where she is truly happy and free. The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses 1979 Author/Illus: Paul Goble
A wordless story shows Noah's experience with the ark. Noah's Ark 1978 Author/Illus: Peter Spier
Explains some traditions and customs of 26 African groups, while moving through the alphabet. Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions 1977 Author: Margaret Musgrove, Illus. by: Leo & Diane Dillon
A retelling of a traditional West African tale that reveals how the mosquito developed its annoying habit. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears : A West African Tale 1976 Author: Verna Aardema, Illus. by: Leo & Diane Dillon
When a son searches for his father, the sun god, he must go through trials to prove his paternity. An adaptation of the Pueblo Indian myth which explains how the spirit of the Lord of the Sun was brought to the world of men. Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale 1975 Author/Illus: McDermott, Gerald
The Devil's spinning allows Duffy to enjoy a carefree life with the squire until the Devil returns wanting her to guess his name. Duffy and the Devil: A Cornish tale 1974 Author: Harve Zemach, Illus. by: Margot Zemach
While chasing a dumpling, a little lady is captured by wicked creatures from whom she escapes with the means of becoming the richest woman in Japan. Funny Little Woman 1973 Author: Arlene Mosel, Illus. by: Blair Lent
After the old woman cuts off his tail when he steals her milk, the fox must go through a long series of transactions before she will sew it back on again. One Fine Day 1972 Author/Illus: Nonny Hogrogian
"The elderly Ananse must go through three tests of his trickery and capture difficult creatures in order to pay the price of the Sky King, Nyame, for his stories. That is how most African folk tales came to be called ""Spider Stories.""" A Story A Story: An African Tale 1971 Author/Illus: Gail E. Haley
In a moment of fright Sylvester the donkey asks his magic pebble to turn him into a rock but then can not hold the pebble to wish himself back to normal again. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble 1970 Author/Illus: William Steig
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