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Johnny Breadless

A Pacifist Fairy Tale

By Paul Valliant-Couturier
Illustrated by de Jean Lurçat
Translated and adapted by Jack Zipes

This book is one of the first extraordinary pacifist fairy tales published after World War I.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: March 2020
ISBN: 9781733223201

The Giant Ohl and Tiny Tim

By Christian Bärmann
Translated and edited by Jack Zipes

The Giant Ohl and Tiny Tim is an extraordinary discovery of a 1924 illustrated fairy-tale book by Christian Bärmann which will bring hope and joy to readers of all ages.

Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780578458496
Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347560

Feathers, Paws, Fins, and Claws

Fairy-Tale Beasts

Edited by Jennifer Schacker and Christine A. Jones
Illustrated by Lina Kusaite

A richly illustrated collection of evocative animal stories that offers young adult and adult readers a new vision of the fairy-tale past.

Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814340691
Published: September 2015
ISBN: 9780814340707

A Pocketful of Passage

Loraine Campbell

A fictionalized account of the life of a lighthouse keeper’s daughter and her family on the Great Lakes in the 1940s, written for young readers ages 8 and up.

Published: February 2007
ISBN: 9780814333419
Published: February 2007
ISBN: 9780814335550

His Dark Materials Illuminated

Critical Essays on Philip Pullman's Trilogy

Edited by Milicent Lenz with Carol Scott

The first critical analysis of Philip Pullman’s cross-age fantasy trilogy.

Published: September 2005
ISBN: 9780814332078

Come the Morning

Mark Jonathan Harris
Photographs by Marissa Roth

This novel for young readers, told by a thirteen-year-old boy, is the story of a working-class American family plunged into homelessness.

Published: March 2005
ISBN: 9780814332412