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Mordicai Gerstein

Mordicai Gerstein

·4.07·22,041 Ratings
“ Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. ” ― Rumi
Authors' Books
  • Three Samurai Cats: A Story from Japan

    2006·
    ·3.83·196 Ratings
    In this energetic story set in medieval Japan, a nasty rat has invaded the castle of a canine lord, and it will take a trio of fighting samurai cats before he's defeated. Humorous, finely detailed pen-and-ink illustrations bring this timeless tale to life
  • "There Are Rocks in My Socks!" Said the Ox to the Fox

    1979·
    ·4.5·203 Ratings
    An ox gets himself into ridiculous situations made worse when he listens to the advice of his friend the fox.
  • The Mountains of Tibet

    1989·
    ·4.45·258 Ratings
    In a tiny village, high in the mountains of Tibet, lives a woodcutter. All his life he has longed to travel to faraway places, to see the world. But he grows old without ever leaving the mountian. When he dies, he is suddenly offered the chance to live an
  • Something Queer at the Library (Something Queer Mysteries, Book 3)

    1989·
    ·4·141 Ratings
    Jill's excited about entering her basset hound, Fletcher, in the big dog show, so she and her best friend, Gwen, go to the library to learn about training dogs.But they're puzzled and surprised to find that many pictures are cut out of the special dog boo
  • The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

    2003·
    ·4.15·13,159 Ratings
    From a highly-respected picture book author/illustrator comes a lyrical evocation of Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers.
  • The Old Country

    2006·
    ·3.84·393 Ratings
    From the winner of the 2004 Caldecott Medal comes a memorable new work, a novel of singular insight and imagination that transports readers to the Old Country, where "all the fairy tales come from, where there was magic -- and there was war." There, Gisel
  • The First Drawing

    2013·
    ·3.89·401 Ratings
    Imagine you were born before the invention of drawing, more than thirty thousand years ago.You would live with your whole family in a cave and see woolly mammoths walk by!You might even see images of animals hidden in the shapes of clouds and rocks.You wo
  • The Night World

    2015·
    ·3.88·1,387 Ratings
    Everyone in the house is sleeping, but outside, the night world is wide-awake.It's a wonderful night to explore!Perfect for bedtime, this book from Caldecott Medalist Mordicai Gerstein celebrates the secrets of the night world and the joys of the sunrise.
  • How to Bicycle to the Moon to Plant Sunflowers: A Simple but Brilliant Plan in 24 Easy Steps

    2013·
    ·3.55·270 Ratings
    In this simple, step-by-step instructional picture book, learn how you too can visit the moon on your bicycle! All you need is a very long garden hose, a very large slingshot, a borrowed spacesuit, and a bicycle . . . and plenty of imagination. With tong
  • A Book

    2009·
    ·3.87·524 Ratings
    A CHILD IN SEARCH OF HER STORY Caldecott medalist Mordicai Gerstein looks at books from a whole new angle.Once upon a time there was a family who lived in a book. All but the youngest had stories they belonged to--fighting fires, exploring space, entertai
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