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Caldecott Medal Awards 1970s

The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children for the best American picture book for children.

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

1979
Though she is fond of her people, a girl prefers to live among the wild horses where she is truly happy and free.

Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark

1978
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: African Traditions

Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions
Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon

1977
Information about 26 African tribes presented in the format of an alphabet book.

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale
Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon

1976
A retelling of a traditional West African tale that reveals the mosquito developed its annoying habit.

Arrow to the Sun; A Pueblo Indian Tale

Arrow to the Sun; A Pueblo Indian Tale

1975
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

Duffy and the Devil
Illustrated by Margot Zemach

1974
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

The Funny Little Woman
Illustrated by Blair Lent

1973
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

One Fine Day

1972
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

A Story A Story: An African Tale

1971
Recounts how most African folk tales came to be called "Spider Stories."

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

1970
In a moment of fright, Sylvester the donkey asks his magic pebble to turn him into a rock but then cannot hold the pebble to wish himself back to normal again.