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About Jessica Gunderson
Jessica Gunderson grew up in the small town of Washburn, North Dakota. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of North Dakota and an MFA in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She has written more than seventy-five books for young readers. Her book President Lincoln's Killer and the America He Left Behind won a 2018 Eureka! Nonfiction Children's Book Silver Award. She currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: An Interactive Fairy Tale Adventure (You Choose: Fractured Fairy Tales) Aug 1, 2017
You know the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, or do you? Did you know Snow White was a secret agent? Or the seven dwarfs were really sled dogs in the arctic? Navigate through three different versions of the classic fairy tale. In this story, YOU CHOOSE how it ends. Will you get your happily ever after?
No Lie, Pigs (and Their Houses) Can Fly!: The Story of the Three Little Pigs as Told by the Wolf (The Other Side of the Story) Feb 1, 2016
Kids already know about the huffing, puffing wolf and the headaches he caused the three little pigs. But how does the classic fairy tale change when it's told by the wolf himself? This lighthearted first-person narrative entertains, subtly teaches the idea of point of view, and supports Common Core standards all at once.
Twelve-year-old Carrie is excited to spend the night at her best friend Betsy's house one Saturday night in the turn of the century Galveston, Texas. But when her parents receive a last-minute invitation to a high-society party, they insist Carrie stay home to babysit her little brother, Henry. Despite a storm brewing -- and Carrie's protests over the change in plans -- her parents go to the party. As the storm approaches, the streets begin flooding. Henry is scared, and Carrie tries to calm him. But then hurricane hits, and the house is shaken from its foundation. Carrie must make some quick decisions to save herself and her little brother from the Great Galveston Hurricane. Readers can learn the real story of the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 from the nonfiction backmatter in this Girls Survive story. A glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts are also provided.
Pumpkin? Check. Terrible sisters? Check. Prince Charming? Maybe … but not like you've ever seen before! Get ready for a Cinderella surprise as You Choose the path through three new versions of the classic fairy tale.
Courage Under Fire: True Stories of Bravery from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines Nov 1, 2014
by Adam Miller
For members of the U.S. military, the call to arms is a great honor and a solemn duty. Defending their country takes strength, determination, and an uncommon amount of courage. Throughout American history, members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines have faced life and death on countless battlefields. Experience for yourself the sights and sounds of war as brave men and women become extraordinary heroes when they display courage under fire.
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You just tried out for the school play. And who wants the lead part more than anyone? YOU! Imagine racing horseback across the plains. Making your own rules. Roasting marshmallows and hot dogs around the campfire. But be careful what you wish for. That might not be the way it was for a pioneer on the Oregon Trail É
Really, Rapunzel Needed a Haircut!: The Story of Rapunzel as Told by Dame Gothel (The Other Side of the Story) Apr 22, 2014
OF COURSE you think I was a horrible old witch, locking fair haired Rapunzel in that tall, tall tower. You don't know the other side of the story. Well, let me tell you...
A fight to the last man. A cry of, Remember the Alamo! This national symbol of sacrifice and freedom is what most readers know about the Battle of the Alamo. Engaging photos, historic illustrations, and explorative infographics help kids learn even more about the legend surrounding this monumental battle site.
Star defensive player Zack Fuller is in a tough spot. His new Panthers teammates don't trust him. The players on the Bulldogs, his old squad, think he's a traitor for leaving. When the two teams face each other in the playoffs, Zack has to guard his former best friend. To make matters worse, the Panthers captain refuses to pass the ball to Zack. Caught between a Panther and a Bulldog, and in serious foul trouble, Zack will have to find a way to play through the pressure.
Frankly, I'd Rather Spin Myself a New Name!: The Story of Rumpelstiltskin as Told by Rumpelstiltskin (The Other Side of the Story) Feb 1, 2016
Rumpelstiltskin's gold-spinning skills are legendary, but what's the little man's story? This first-person narrative charms and sparkles, while delivering a subtle lesson on point of view and supporting Common Core standards.
Think there's just one fairy tale with a beautiful girl and an evil stepmother? Think again! Cultures all around the world have their own Snow White stories. Visit Albania, Germany, Mozambique, and Turkey, and find out who meets 40 dragons instead of seven dwarfs, and on whose forehead a bright star shines.
In this e-book, Maggie Tinsdale dreams of one day running her family's plantation in South Carolina, but her dreams must be set aside now that the Revolutionary War has turned her world upside down. After her patriot father is taken prisoner by the British, Maggie is sent to live with her aunt, a loyalist in Charlestown. Maggie is desperate to help the American cause, but what can she do as a young rebel living among redcoats? Filled with action and drama, this historical novel shows how dare and determination were at the heart of the patriots' fight, leading them to victory.