Kindle Books by Margaret Read MacDonald

Margaret Read MacDonald is the author of Pickin' Peas (2017), The Girl Who Wore Too Much (2017), Conejito: A Folktale from Panama (2017), The Great Smelly, Slobbery, Small-Tooth Dog: A Folktale from Great Britain (2017) and other 9 books.

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Pickin' Peas

release date: Dec 13, 2017
Pickin' Peas
Read Along or Enhanced eBook: A clever, singing rabbit eats his way through the pea patch until Little Girl snatches him up and he is soon singing a new tune as he plans his escape. With a nod to Brer Rabbit, Pickin Peas is adapted from two folktales collected in Alabama and Virginia. The lively storytelling voice of award-winning author Margaret Read MacDonald, combined with Pat Cummings'' bright, bold contemporary illustrations, makes this timeless battle-of-wits an instant classic.

The Girl Who Wore Too Much

release date: Dec 13, 2017
The Girl Who Wore Too Much
Read Along or Enhanced eBook: In this timeless tale from Thailand, A girl cannot decide which of her many silken dresses and lavish jewels to wear to the dance, so she wears them all. Her foolish decision, teaches her a valuable lesson.

Conejito: A Folktale from Panama

release date: Dec 13, 2017
Conejito: A Folktale from Panama
Read Along or Enhanced eBook: In this action packed folktale from Panama, a clever little rabbit and his Tía Mónica find ways to outwit a fox, a tiger, and a lion, all of whom want to eat him for lunch.

The Great Smelly, Slobbery, Small-Tooth Dog: A Folktale from Great Britain

release date: Dec 13, 2017
The Great Smelly, Slobbery, Small-Tooth Dog: A Folktale from Great Britain
Read Along or Enhanced eBook: When a rich man is rescued from thieves by a smelly, slobbery dog, the man offers the dog any treasure is his house as a reward. The treasure that the dog chooses is the rich man’s daughter. With great sadness, the daughter honors her father’s promise and goes to live with the dog. Over time, a friendship grows between the girl and the dog, but she still misses her father. In this tale from Great Britain, award winning author, Margaret Read MacDonald puts a new spin on the classic story, “Beauty and the Beast”, reminding us all that appearances can be deceiving and that compassion can be powerful.

Go to Sleep, Gecko! A Balinese Folktale

release date: Dec 13, 2017
Go to Sleep, Gecko! A Balinese Folktale
Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Gecko may be small, but he has a giant-sized problem. Every night he is awakened by the fireflies outside his window. And when Gecko doesn''t get his rest, he gets a little grumpy. So he goes to Elephant, the head of the village, to complain. His request that the fireflies stop working at night sets off a comical chain of problems for everyone in the village and complicates everyone’s life. Through this cumulative tale from the Balinese tradition, Gecko learns that his well-being depends on that of the entire village and he finally goes to sleep, a little wiser.

Fat Cat: A Danish Folktale

release date: Dec 13, 2017
Fat Cat: A Danish Folktale
Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Have you ever heard the saying, “Your eyes are bigger than your stomach”? Well, Cat''s stomach is bigger than a lot of things. He is always hungry, and living with culinary-inclined Mouse, who makes thirty-five pies in one day, just makes it worse. Fat Cat swallows everything in sight, including the washlady and her washtub, a troop of soldiers and their swords, even a king and his elephant! But when Cat swallows Mouse and her sewing basket, that''s the last straw. Tiny Mouse cuts to the heart of the situation, taking an upside-down world and turning it right-side-up again. Greedy Cat learns his lesson and turns “fat” into “fancy,” “fabulous,” and “fantastic.” Margaret Read MacDonald''s infectious energy combines with Julie Paschkis''s folk-inspired gouache paintings to create a new retelling of a favorite comic cumulative tale.

Folktales from the Arabian Peninsula: Tales of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates, and Yemen

release date: Nov 10, 2015
Folktales from the Arabian Peninsula: Tales of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates, and Yemen
This unique and diverse selection of traditional folktales from the countries of the Arabian Peninsula appeals to a broad audience, ranging from storytellers and educators to folklorists and scholars. • Offers a collective of interesting folktales that introduces the cultures of seven countries of the Arabian Peninsula • Presents unusual tales never before seen in English children''s collections • Includes tale notes that document the relationship of these tales to world folklore • Features color images that serve to bring the richness of folktales from the Arabian Peninsula to life

Party Croc!

release date: Feb 01, 2015
Party Croc!
When you promise Croc a party, you better keep that promise and give him a party! Zuva knows you should never invite a crocodile to town—everyone knows that! But what if the crocodile does you a favor? And what if you promise to return the favor by inviting him to the village party? And what if this croc actually comes knocking on your front door? Because this crocodile is a PARTY CROC! This hilarious retelling of a Shona folktale from Zimbabwe is both a cautionary tale about keeping promises and a raucously fun read-aloud for party animals of any age.

Pachamama Tales: Folklore from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay

release date: Jul 31, 2014
Pachamama Tales: Folklore from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay
A bilingual collection of enchanting folk tales from the peoples of Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Uruguay, and Paraguay, accompanied by historical and geographical background as well as color photographs. • Provides ready-to-tell stories from Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Paraguay, and Uruguay that both entertain and promote multicultural awareness • An ideal resource for storytellers, folklorists, parents, librarians, Spanish instructors, and other educators who conduct storytime programs • Includes color inserts that help bring the rich folklore and culture of these South American nations to life • Stories are presented in both English and Spanish

How Many Donkeys?

release date: Sep 01, 2009
How Many Donkeys?
Jouha is loading his donkeys with dates to sell at the market. How many donkeys are there? His son helps him count ten, but once the journey starts, things change. First there are ten donkeys, then there are nine! When Jouha stops to count again, the lost donkey is back. What''s going on? Silly Jouha doesn''t get it, but by the end of the story, wise readers will be counting correctly−and in Arabic!

Bat's Big Game

release date: Mar 01, 2008
Bat's Big Game
The Animals and Birds are getting ready for the big game. Bat wants to WIN. The Animals look strong and fast, so Bat picks that side. But when the Animals fall behind, Bat switches to the Bird team—doesn''t a bat have wings? Maybe the Birds will win!

Five-Minute Tales

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Five-Minute Tales
A companion to Three Minute Tales compiles another delightful collection of entertaining stories from around the world to read or tell on any occasion. Simultaneous.

Mabela the Clever

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Mabela the Clever
Mabela may be the smallest mouse in the village, but her father has taught her to be clever. And this cleverness comes in handy when the cat comes, inviting everyone to join the secret Cat Society. The mice line up, with Mabela at the front and the Cat at the back. They march into the forest, singing the secret Cat song and shouting FO FENG! Only clever Mabela realizes the Cat is up to no good!
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