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Award winners 1970-1979
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
Call Number: PZ 8 .G537 Gi 1978
1979 winner: Written and illustrated by Paul Goble. Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Though she is fond of her people, a girl prefers to live among the wild horses where she is truly happy and free.
Call Number: PZ 8.3.R3 No
1978 winner: Illustrated by Peter Spier. Published by Doubleday.
Retells in pictures how a pair of every manner of creature climbed on board Noah's ark and thereby survived the Flood.
Ashanti to Zulu
Call Number: PZ 7 .M8 As
1977 winner: Written by Margaret Musgrove; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon. Published by Dial Press.
Explains some traditions and customs of 26 African tribes beginning with letters from A to Z.
Arrow to the Sun
Call Number: PZ 8.1 .M25 Ar 1974
1975 winner: Adapted and illustrated by Gerald McDermott. Published by Viking Press.
An adaptation of the Pueblo Indian myth which explains how the spirit of the Lord of the Sun was brought to the world of men.
Duffy and the Devil
Call Number: PZ 8.1 .Z38 Du3
1974 winner: Retold by Harve Zemach; illustrated by Margot Zemach. Published by Farrar, Straus, Giroux.
The spinning and knitting the devil agrees to do for her win Duffy the Squire's name and a carefree life until it comes time for her to guess the devil's name.
The Funny Little Woman
Call Number: PZ 8.1 .M8346 Fu
1973 winner: Retold by Arlene Mosel; illustrated by Blair Lent. Published by Dutton.
While chasing a dumpling, a little lady is captured by wicked creatures from whom she escapes with the means of becoming the richest woman in Japan.
One Fine Day
Call Number: PZ 7 .H6844 On
1972 winner: Illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian. Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
After the old woman cuts off his tail when he steals her milk, the fox must go through a long series of transactions before she will sew it back on again.
A Story, a Story; an African Tale
Call Number: PZ 8.1 .H139 St
1971 winner: Retold and illustrated by Gail E. Haley. Published by Atheneum.
Recounts how most African folk tales came to be called "Spider Stories."
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Call Number: PZ 10.3 .S816 Sy
1970 winner: Illustrated by William Steig. Published by Windmill Books.
In a moment of fright, Sylvester the donkey asks his magic pebble to turn him into a rock but then can not hold the pebble to wish himself back to normal again.