Three tales of middle-grade magic from around the globe! Discover a paintbrush that brings to life whatever is drawn, a mysterious girl who communicates with animals and controls the weather, and an enchanted statue that grants major-league baseball skills in fun remixes of classic folktales by award-winning authors Henry Lien, Jennifer Torres, and Varsha Bajaj. Featuring an introduction by Newbery and Coretta Scott King Award winning poet and writer Kwame Alexander.
The book also includes bonus activities:
- Reading Comprehension
- and Crafts!
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About the Author
Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and New York Times Bestselling author of 28 books, including THE UNDEFEATED, SWING, and REBOUND, the follow-up to the NEWBERY medal-winning novel, THE CROSSOVER. Kwame is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Coretta Scott King Author Honor, The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Prize, Three NAACP Image Award Nominations, and the 2017 Inaugural Pat Conroy Legacy Award.
Jennifer Torres is the award-winning author of The Fresh New Face of Griselda, Stef Soto, Taco Queen, and other books for young readers. She writes stories inspired, in part, by her Mexican-American heritage. Jennifer lives with her family in Southern California.
Varsha Bajaj is the author of the middle grade novels Count Me In and Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood, which was shortlisted for the Cybils Award and included in the Spirit of Texas Reading Program. Her picture books include The Home Builders and This is Our Baby, Born Today, a Bank Street Best Book. She grew up in Mumbai, India, and came to the United States to obtain her master’s degree. She now lives in Texas.