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John Joven

  • 4 stars across 26 books
    Sharon Chriscoe (Author)
    Sharon Chriscoe is the author of Race Car Dreams and The Sparrow and the Trees . She and her husband live in Pilot Mountain, NC.

    John Joven (Illustrator)
    John Joven is a children's book illustrator from Bogota, Columbia. He's illustrated numerous picture books, including Worm and Farmer Maguire by Jeff Dinard and Emma the Elephant by Duncan Richardson.

    1st February 2013

    The Easter Story

    A sensitive retelling of the classic Bible story, specially written for children developing reading confidence. The dram... More

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    1st March 2013

    How The Leopard Got His Spots

    In this retelling of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale, a leopard finds a way to hide when the Ethiopian covers him with sp... More

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    10th April 2008

    How The Whale Got His Throat

    When the Whale has eaten up every fish he can find. Can the little fish escape the big Whale? And what happens when the ... More

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    29th January 2009

    Just So Stories for Little Children

    How did the camel get his hump? Why won't cats do as they are told"? Who invented reading and writing? How did an inq... More

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    1st September 2013

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    Part of the Usborne Reading Programme, which includes over 250 titles across seven levels - all developed in conjunction... More

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    28th January 2011

    Noah's Ark

    This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading Series", part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme. It is aimed at... More

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    14th March 2013

    How the Camel Got His Hump

    When a camel refuses to do his share of work, a djinn punishes him by giving him a hump in this graphic retelling of Rud... More

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    1st September 2013

    'Twas the Night Before Christmas

    This is a gorgeous gift edition of the traditional and much-loved Christmas poem with a sound panel to play Christmas mu... More

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    1st July 2011

    Young Reading CD Packs: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    The classic Brothers Grimm tale is presented in a delightful hardback gift edition, which young children are sure to tre... More

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    1st September 2015

    Twas the Night Before Christmas

    'Twas the Night Before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...' The trad... More

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    1st August 2016

    How the Elephant Got His Trunk

    Once, in a time long forgotten, elephants had short, stubby noses. So how did they get their trunks? This gorgeously ill... More

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    1st September 2016

    How The Whale Got His Throat

    Once upon a time, Whale was ever so greedy - he swam around eating anything and everything he came across. Then one day,... More

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    1st September 2016

    The Elves and the Shoemaker

    Who keeps helping the old shoemaker and making such wonderful shoes while he sleeps? And how can the shoemaker repay the... More

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    21st November 2016

    How the Rhino Got His Skin

    The Rhino has lovely skin that fits just right. But what happens when he spies the cake that Man has just made? A specia... More

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    1st August 2017

    Why the Kangaroo Jumps

    Once, the kangaroo couldn't jump. Find out how that changed in this lively tale adapted from one of Rudyard Kipling's Ju... More

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    3rd October 2017

    Bulldozer Dreams

    After a long day of clearing dirt, rocks, and trees, a bulldozer is tired and ready for bed. He lifts up his blade, his ... More

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    2nd May 2018

    How the Camel got his Hump

    Once, when the world was new, Camel had no hump. This is the tale of how that changed. An entertaining picture book rete... More

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    26th June 2018

    Beauty and the Beast

    When Belle's father takes a rose from a castle garden, he is confronted by a terrible Beast. Brave Belle is determined t... More

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    4th October 2018

    How the Crab Got His Claws

    A lively retelling of a classic tale about a naughty crab. Based on the famous "Just So" story by Rudyard Kipling.... More

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