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Grade 3 Junior Great Books

Reading List

Written by renowned and award-winning authors, the literature in Junior Great Books® Series 3-5 captures students' imagination and engages the best of their thinking.

Series 3, Book One

The Banza Haitian folktale as told by Diane Wolkstein

The Man Whose Trade Was Tricks Georgian folktale as told by George and Helen Papashvily

The Fisherman and His Wife Brothers Grimm

Ooka and the Honest Thief Japanese folktale as told by I. G. Edmonds

It's All the Fault of Adam Nigerian folktale as told by Barbara Walker

The Monster Who Grew Small Joan Grant

The Selkie Girl Scottish folktale as told by Susan Cooper

The Mushroom Man Ethel Pochocki

The Princess and the Beggar Korean folktale as told by Anne Sibley O'Brien

The Fire on the Mountain Ethiopian folktale as told by Harold Courlander and Wolf Leslau

Series 3, Book Two

The Dream Weaver Concha Castroviejo

Jean Labadie's Big Black Dog French-Canadian folktale as told by Natalie Savage Carlson

Caporushes English folktale as told by Flora Annie Steel

The Upside-Down Boy Juan Felipe Herrera

The Green Man Gail E. Haley

The Ugly Duckling Hans Christian Andersen

White Wave Chinese folktale as told by Diane Wolkstein

The Mousewife Rumer Godden

How the Tortoise Became Ted Hughes

Two Wise Children Robert Graves