Magic Frog gives words of encouragement to the young mouse as he heads out on the long and perilous journey to reach the wonderful land of legend. He ...Show synopsisMagic Frog gives words of encouragement to the young mouse as he heads out on the long and perilous journey to reach the wonderful land of legend. He faces many obstacles on his quest and sacrifices much to help others in need. But the mouse's compassion and faith in himself prove to be a source of great power, and bring him rewards beyond his dreams. "Beautifully written and illustrated".--"School Library Journal", starred review. 1985 Caldecott Honor Book. 2-color illus.Hide synopsis
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Description:New. "You will reach the far-off land if you keep hope alive...New. "You will reach the far-off land if you keep hope alive within you." The words of Magic Frog give courage to the young mouse on his long and perilous journey to reach the wonderful land of legend. He faces many obstacles on his quest.
Description:John Steptoe (Author-Illustrator) New in None as Issued jacket. ...John Steptoe (Author-Illustrator) New in None as Issued jacket. BRAND NEW Copy. Soft Cover. 1st Edition, 3rd Printing. Text/BRAND NEW. Illustrated cover/Fine. African American, award-winning author of chilren's books and artist John Steptoe (1950-1989) is admired for stories re-affirming African heritage; this book (Caldecott winner) is a slight departure being based on a Native American Legend. It is the story of a little river mouse's search for the far-off land. The mouse encounters the Magic Frog who named him Little Jumping Mouse since he had none, and cautions him success lies in keeping hope alive within you. Trails the arduous journey ahead proved the mouse to be high in spirit of hope and compassion. The Magic Frog reappears to order him to jump higher and higher until he found himself in the sky, and renamed Eagle with the right to live in the far-off land he reached forever. Steptoe's illustrations are magical.
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