Crafty Chameleon

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GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1987

Crafty Chameleon

text by Mwenye Hadithi

illustrations by Adrienne Kennaway

Age: 2+

Interests: Africa, folktales, animals

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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 2000

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

by Simms Taback

Viking, 1999

34 pp.

Age: 3+

Interests: folksongs, Jewish folktales/folksongs, sewing, recycling/repurposing

Also by this author: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, This is the House that Jack Built

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The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1979

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

by Paul Goble

Simon & Schuster, 1978

32 pp.

Age: 4+

Interests: horses, First Nations legends, folktales

Also by this author: Mystic Horse, The Great Race of the Birds and Animals, Star Boy, Death of the Iron Horse, Buffalo Woman, The Gift of the Sacred Dog, Song of Creation, and many others

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Golem

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1997

Golem

by David Wisniewski

Clarion Books, 1996

30 pp.

Age: 7+

Interests: history, religion, Jewish folklore, giants, magic, horror

Next: there is a famous silent movie about this legend, The Golem (1920) by Paul Wegener

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Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1977

Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions

Margaret Musgrove, text

Leo and Diane Dillon, illustrations

Dial Books, 1976 (now available: Picture Puffin Books)

28 pp.

Age: 6+

Interests: Africa, folklore, traditions, rituals, family life, alphabet books, geography

Also by these illustrators: Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears; The People Could Fly – The Picture Book; Who’s in Rabbit’s House: A Masai Tale; Pish, Posh Said Hieronymus Bosch

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The Woodcutter’s Duck

GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1972

The Woodcutter’s Duck

by Krystyna Turska

Macmillan, 1972

32 pp.

Age: 4+

Interests: folktales, Poland, country life, ducks, kindness to animals, pets

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Duffy and the Devil

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1974

Duffy and the Devil

text by Harve Zemach

illustrated by Margot Zemach

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1973

36 pp.

Age: 4+

Interests: folktales, Great Britain, country life, magic, fairy tales

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A Story A Story

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1971

A Story A Story

an African Tale retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley

Atheneum, 1970

32 pp.

Age: 3+

Interests: folktales, Africa, animals, gods

Also by this author/illustrator: The Post Office Cat

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The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1969

The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship

retold by Arthur Ransome

illustrated by Uri Shulevitz

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1968

44 pp.

Age: 4+

Interests: folktales, Russia, magic, ships, flying

Also by this author: Old Peter’s Russian Tales, Swallows and Amazons series

Also by this illustrator: The Treasure, Snow, How I Learned Geography, SoSleepyStory

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Always Room for One More

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1966

Always Room for One More

retold by Sorche Nic Leodhas

illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian

24 pp.

Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1965

Age: 5+

Interests: Scotland, folksongs, poetry, hospitality/generosity

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