Caldecott Award Honors

The Faithful Friend

September 22, 2016
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Quick review.

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Apparently based on folk tales. Two boys raised as brothers. One falls in love with a girl by seeing her picture. They go to ask her to marry him, but her father refuses. She defies him and leaves with them. The father sics zombies on them who cast spells, and the other boy overhears and helps protect him.

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None.

Mr. Wuffles!

September 22, 2016
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Quick review.

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A mostly wordless book about a cat who has a toy with tiny aliens inside it who rebuild their ship and fly away. Not as good as some of the author's other books.

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None.

McElligot's Pool

September 22, 2016
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Quick review.

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A man tells a boy that he won't catch any fish in the tiny pond, but the boy comes up with all kinds of crazy reasons why he might catch weird fish.

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None.

Coming on Home Soon

September 22, 2016
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Quick review.

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A girl's mother leaves to do some work and she stays with her grandmother. They adopt a kitten. The mother takes a long time to write back, but finally does.

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Historical fiction.

Interrupting Chicken

September 22, 2016
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Quick review.

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A father rooster tells bedtime stories to a little chicken who interrupts the classic fairy tales with warnings to the characters. Then she tells a story to her dad and he falls asleep.

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None.

Seashore Story

September 26, 2016
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Japan's version of the fairy realm.

The framing device for the story basically lampshades the fact that the story has a weird ending, which is even weirder.

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Don't forget about those who you love. The kids explicitly point out the moral in the book.

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