Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award

A Bandit’s Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket

Hopkinson, Deborah, A Bandit’s Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket.

Gutsy eleven year old Italian immigrant Rocco  arrives in NYC in the spring of 1887 without a penny to his name. Forced  to work for an unscrupulous padron, Rocco decides to strike out on his own than succumb to daily abuse.  In his struggle for a better life he faces many misadventures and makes a new friend or two along the way.

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Some Kind of Courage

Gemeinhart, Dan, Some Kind of Courage.

Joseph Johnson has lost just about everyone he’s ever loved. When his beloved horse Sarah is stolen and sold, there is nothing that Joseph won’t do to get her back. Joseph embarks on an unforgettable heart pounding adventure through the 1870’s wilderness of Washington State in hopes of being reunited with the only family he has left.

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Flora & Ulysses

f & l by Kate DiCamillo.

Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is amazed when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.

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The Adventures of a South Pole Pig

south pole pigby Chris Kurtz.

Flora the pig ditches the sedentary life on the farm for an adventure in Antarctica, where she escapes the knife and lives her dream of pulling a sled with a team of dogs.

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The Mouse With the Question Mark Tail

mouse questionby Richard Peck.

A very small mouse of unknown origins runs away from school in the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace shortly before the celebration of Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee, celebrating her sixty years on the British throne.

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Frogged

froggedby Vivian Vande Velde.

When almost-thirteen-yearold Princess Imogene is turned into a frog, she puts into practice lessons from the book, The Art of Being a Princess, as she tries to become her less-than-perfect self again.

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