What are some books that have a collection of short stories for children?


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Short story collections for children include "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales" by Jon Scieszka, "Madeline in America and Other Holiday Tales" by Ludwig Bemelmans and "The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling. Other children's story collections include "The Brownie and the Princess & Other Short Stories" by Louisa May Alcott and "Scottish Folk Tales" by Ruth Manning-Sanders.

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"The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales" includes a number of humorously re-imagined fairy tales, such as "The Princess and the Bowling Ball." The work of illustrator Lane Smith earned "The Stinky Cheese Man" recognition as a Caldecott Honor Book.

"Madeline in America and Other Holiday Tales" features Bemelmans' French schoolgirl character in its featured story. The book also includes a number of Bemelmans' other stories, most of which originally ran in magazines.

Several of the stories in Kipling's "The Jungle Book" focus on Mowgli, a young boy who lives among jungle animals such as Baloo the bear and Kaa the serpent. The book also includes stories such as "The White Seal" and "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi," which is about a mongoose who protects a household from poisonous snakes.

"The Brownie and the Princess" includes 10 of Alcott's short stories, such as "Jerseys, or the Girls' Ghost" and "The Silver Party." "Scottish Folk Tales" was published in 1982 and includes 17 traditional stories from various regions of Scotland. Selections include "The Little Wee Man," "The Seal-Hunter and the Mermen" and "The Strange Visitor."

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