Dragon Scales and Willow Leaves by Terry L. Givens

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Dragons! Pirates! Forest trolls! Jonathon's walk in the woods requires courage and daring to battle the forces of his own imagination. Rachel's walk in the woods is filled with the beauty of s quilty friend Tinker won't leave her side. They all know something truly wonderful is going to happen this Christmas Eve, snow or no snow, right here at Miller farm. In his unmistakable style, world renowned folk artist Will Moses brings Christmas to a Vermont village in an original story that the entire family--boys and girls, mothers and fathers, grandparents, aunts and uncles--can share by their own candlelight year after year.

About Terry L. Givens

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TERRYL L. GIVENS is Professor of Religion and Literature at the University of Richmond, Virginia. He is the author of By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion (2002) and The Viper on the Hearth: Mormons, Myths, and the Construction of Heresy (1997). Portwood was born and grew up in the Deep South and received a BFA from Auburn University.
Published October 13, 1997 by Putnam Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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From two newcomers to children's books, a dreamy glimpse of the way in which children make use of the world around them in imaginative play and wonder.

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Conveying the timeless quality of Givens's gently told story, Portwood's winsome, finely detailed watercolors make graceful and inventive transitions from the fanciful to the real, only occasionally hitting a false note: pine needles aren't likely to fall from a deciduous tree, and even a vivid i...

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