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Stories to Solve
     

Stories to Solve

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by George Shannon, Peter Sís (Illustrator)
 

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How can a thirsty crow drink from an almost-empty pitcher? How does arresting a stone help a judge find a boy's stolen money? This artfully illustrated book presents fourteen intriguing mysteries from world folklore. Each brain-teasing tale is followed by a simple explanation of the solution, while notes at the back of the book describe the origins of these classic

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How can a thirsty crow drink from an almost-empty pitcher? How does arresting a stone help a judge find a boy's stolen money? This artfully illustrated book presents fourteen intriguing mysteries from world folklore. Each brain-teasing tale is followed by a simple explanation of the solution, while notes at the back of the book describe the origins of these classic mysteries.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Fourteen mini-mysteries are each followed by a solution and complemented by Sis's distinctive black-and-white drawings. Ages 5-up. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780380732609
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
56
Sales rank:
401,603
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

George Shannon is a popular storyteller and former children's librarian whose many notable picture books include Tomorrow's Alphabet, Lizard's Guest, and White Is for Blueberry. Tippy-Toe Chick, Go!, illustrated by Laura Dronzek, was named a Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor Book. George Shannon lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Peter Sís is an internationally acclaimed author, artist, and filmmaker. Among his works are three Caldecott Honor books: The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain; Tibet: Through the Red Box; and Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei. He has illustrated five other novels by Sid Fleischman, including the Newbery Medal book The Whipping Boy. He lives with his family in New York State.

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Stories to Solve 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Terrytot More than 1 year ago
This is the first of a series of three books which I love for the end of 1st-3rd grade children. It makes them think, is full of diversity, and tons of fun for them. It offers a great way to fill up some time with thinking skills.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book as a read out loud activity for 6th graders and they thoroughly enjoyed it! It is perfect for their level, not too easy/difficult. They even volunteered to read out loud in front of the class. Well worth its money!
Guest More than 1 year ago
THE BEST! YOU SHOULD DEFINATELY READ THIS BOOK!!! IF DON'T OR YOU DON'T LIKE IT, THEN YOU MUST NOT LIKE THESE TYPE OF BOOKS. THIS BOOK ROX!