Nobody Stole the Pie
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980
1980, Children’s Choice
In a small town everybody shares the huge pie at the annual lolly berry festival. This year only one piece of pie remains. Whose fault is it when things go wrong?
A Sound to Remember
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979
Jewish Book Club
Jacov, a slow boy, is given the special honor of “blowing the shofar (ram’s horn)” on the Jewish high holy days.
A Single Speckled Egg
Parnassus, 1976; Japanese Rights
When three farmers worry so much that they decide to sell their farms, their wives consult the Teacher for a way to stop them.
Who Owns the Moon?
Parnassus, 1973; Japanese Rights
1973 ALA Notable Book
Once there were three farmers, Abel, Nagel and Zeke, who loved to argue. They argued about their cows, their goats, their wives. One night, when it seemed there was nothing left to argue about, they looked up in the sky and discovered the MOON – “round, full, bright, and delicious.” Immediately each farmer claimed the moon as his own. Abel sighed, Nagel shouted, Zeke roared, “MINE!” There wives could bear the quarreling no longer and sent their husbands down the mountains to the wise Teacher who, once and for all, would answer their colossal question: Who Own the Moon? Larrecq’s illustrations, rich in detail and droll humor, create the zest and old-world flavor of a delightful, robust folk tale.