By Anne Isaacs, Illustrated by Kevin Hawks (schwartz & Wade Books – 2014) In 1870, Tulip Jones, a wealthy, self-reliant widow from England acquires the By-Golly Gully Ranch in Texas and soon find herself saddled with 1000 suitors. How she can handle their Wild West life style as keeping her English traditional way? It’s a funny, extraordinary, challenging, and loving story.
By Ann Ingalls & Maryann Macdonald, Illustrated by Giselle Potter (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children – 2009) What if you loved music more than anything in the world? Suppose you had just learned to play the organ. Now, imagine that your family has to move far from home and you have to leave your beloved instrument behind. People don’t like you in the new city because of what you look like. What will you do? How will you make yourself feel better. Let’s listen to Mary L.W.’s story.
By Danielle Davison, Illustrated byAnne Lambelet (Page Street Kids – 2019) Lima loves hearing stories of his father’s seafaring adventures. But when his father’s ship is lost at sea, Liam loses his love of storytelling, too. Then the Traveler, a mysterious man with marvelous stories and a magical beard, arrives. The way he weaves stories remains Liam of his father. They embark on the Traveler’s final voyage together and discover unusual curiosities, uncharted places, and unforgettable friendship.>>>”Maria the Matodor” is also by Anne Lambelt.
Limaは、船乗りである父親の冒険話を聞くのが大好きだった。しかし、父親の船が海で消息を絶ってから、物語への愛着をなくした。ところがある日、不思議なあご髭のある変わった旅人と呼ばれる人が現れ、多くの物語を話した。彼はLimaに父親を思い出させた。Limaとその旅人は、旅人の最後の航海を一緒にすることになり、Limaは限りない好奇心を満たし、未知の土地を訪れ、忘れられない友情を体験した。＞＞＞”Maria the Matador” も同じ作者。
By Ellen Levine, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson (Scholastic Press – 2007) Henry dreams of a world where his life belongs to him. But when his family is sold, he risks everything for what he knows is right. With the strength and conviction of the best kind of hero, Henry makes a harrowing journey in a wooden crate-and mails himself to freedom! Henry “Box” Brown becomes one of the most famous runaway slaves on the underground Railroad. Henryは自分の人生を自由に出来ることを夢見てた。そして彼の家族が売られてしまった時、自分の思いを実行することに総てをかけた。勇気と信念を持って、危険な旅に出た。それは自分自身を木箱に詰め、自由を求めて送り出した旅であった。彼は黒人奴隷解放を手助けした地下組織によって救出された、勇敢なる人の一人となった。実話に基ずく絵本。
By Caroline Arnold and Madeleine Comora, Illustrated by Rahul Bhushan ( Carolrhoda Books, Inc. – 2007) The Taj Mahal, whose beauty has inspired poets and artists for centuries, is one of the world’s best-known monuments. Behind its creation lies the love story of Emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal, in the Mughal era. >>> On the last pages, providing the detail information of this story and Indian culture. 数世紀にわたって、タージマハールの美しさは多くの詩人や芸術家を魅了してきた。世界で最も良く知られた記念建造物の一つであるタージマハールには、ムガル帝国時代のShah Jahan帝王と彼の妻Mumtaz Mahalの愛の物語が込められている。>>>巻末ページには物語の詳しい説明とインド文化の情報が記載されている。
By Clare Helen Welsh, Illustrated by Ashling Lindsay (Tiger Tales – 2019) A young girl loves her Grandpa so much. When they spend the day at the beach, she holds his hand as they go for a walk, and they build sand castles together. But sometimes it’s difficult, because her Grandpa’s memories are like the tide; they’re near and full of life sometimes, and other times they’re distant and quiet. Despite the challenges, the girls loves her Grandpa and he loves her.
By Suzanne Slade, Illustrated by Veronica Miller Jamison (Little, Brown and Company – 2019) Inspired the life story of mathematician Katherine Johnson. Katherine knew it was wrong that African American didn’t have the same rights as others. She knew it was wrong that people thought women could only be teachers or nurses. And she proved everyone wrong by zooming ahead of her classmate, starting college at fifteen, and eventually joining NASA, where here calculation helped pioneer American’s first manned flight into space, is first manned orbit of Earth, and the world’s first trip to the moon!
By Anita Horrocks, Illustrated by Helen Flook (Orca Book Publishers – 2010) Most of the time, Silas loves having seven adoring grandparents and stepgrandparents. When Silas’ parents go away on a business trip, all seven grandparents invite Silas to stay with them. But one Silas can’t stay with everyone at the same time! In the end, Silas comes up with an especially good idea that makes everyone happy.
By Gloria Whelan, Illustrated by Yan Nascimbene (Sleeping Bear Press – 2008) Inspired on the nineteenth-century Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige and his series of “The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road.” In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Japanese provincial governors had to travel to Edo (modern-day Tokyo) as making a long line with thousand attendants (carriers).Yuki’s father has been called to Edo, and she and her mother must accompany him in this royal procession. To ease her homesickness, Yuki capture her thoughts and impression in Haiku, one of Japanese forms of poetry.
By Margaret Wild, Illustrated by Freya Blackwood (Candlewick Press – 2013) When the enemy bombed the library, everything burned. Only one book survived. A book that Peter’s father had taken home to study and he loved it more than any other. Peter and his father joined the other fleeing the city, as taking the treasure box in which keep the book. As the years go by, Peter never forgot the treasure box and one day he returned to find it. This is the tale of the power of words, the importance of stories, and resilience of the human spirit.