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(4) K-3 Illustrated by Shane Devries. Immersive watercolors enliven an original fairy tale about a little deaf boy who uses his unique communication skills to save his village from an angry dragon and a belligerent king. The illustrations, in a warm coral-and-lavender palette, incorporate common signs ("'Thank you,' they said with dancing hands"). Despite its disability-as-heroism device, the engaging story is worthwhile for its different protagonist and message of tolerance.

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