Sam Theopolis entered the Woolman household like a clown with treasures up his sleeve. He kept the absent-minded Jessie from permanently checking out of reality, and he brought an inconceivable joy to Jessie's younger daughter and grandson. But just when the current of their lives seemed smooth and untroubled, tragedy struck like a squall. With eccentric characters reminiscent of Anne Tyler, Willard takes the reader on a quirky journey of the heart....
Birthday presents for mothers are never right-they're always too big, too small, or the wrong color. So when a young girl's mother simply asks for a homemade birthday cake, the girl thinks her troubles are over. Her happiness quickly disappears, though, when she hears the name of the cake her mother wants. The girl knows she won't find a High Rise Glorious Skittle Skat Roarious Sky Pie Angel Food Cake recipe in The Joy of Cooking. It will take a secret...
The almonds in an old, mended, but magic crock produce a delicious, nourishing marzipan moon nightly for a poor parish priest until a visiting bishop decides the miraculous almonds need a more fitting home.
A light-hearted collection of poems about Shoofly Sally and her Everything Dog, who meet an unusual cast of characters at an odd restaurant called The Moon & Riddles Diner and the Sunnyside Caf�e. Includes a section of recipes.
Through her great capacity to love, a kind and beautiful young woman releases a handsome young man from the spell which has made him into an ugly beast.
A retelling, set in the early 1900's in New York City, of the traditional tale in which a kind and beautiful young woman, through her great capacity to love, releases a handsome young man from the spell which has made him into an ugly beast.
A collection of fairy tales, picture books, nursery rhymes, fantasy, alphabets, chapbooks, and comics published in English since 1659, representing 170 authors and illustrators, and including more than ninety complete works and excerpts from others.