Arcady’s Goal

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Arcady’s Goal

by Eugene Yelchin

Age: 9+

Interests: history, U.S.S.R., orphans, soccer

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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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Kashtanka

GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER -1959

Kashtanka

by Anton Chekhov

illustrated by William Stobbs

London: Oxford University Press, 1959

49 pp. – 7 chapters

Age: 8 +

Interests: dogs, circus, theatre, cruelty to animals

Note: a little dark for children – read through it yourself first…

Other: Foxie by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire is another version of the same story which is a little more kid-friendly

Also by this illustrator: A Bundle of Ballads

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The Kingdom Under the Sea

GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER – 1971

The Kingdom Under the Sea

written by Joan Aiken

illustrated by Jan Pienkowski

Jonathan Cape, 1971

104 pp. – 11 stories

Age: 5 +

Interests: fairy tales, folktales, Eastern European folklore, magic, princesses, princes, mermaids

Also by this illustrator: Haunted House, Meg and Mog series

Also by this author: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase series

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Baboushka and the Three Kings

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1961

Baboushka and the Three Kings

text by Ruth Robbins

illustrated by Nicolas Sidjakov

Berkeley, CA: Parnassus, 1960

Age: 4 +

Interests: Russia, folk tales, Christmas

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