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Diary of a Confederate Soldier: John S. Jackman of the Orphan Brigade book cover
Author:  John Jackman
Title:  Diary of a Confederate Soldier: John S. Jackman of the Orphan Brigade, ed by William C. Davis

Personal narrative, also for older children.
c1990 - SERIOUS

 

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie book cover
Author:  Alison Jackson
Title:  I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie

An old lady who comes for Thanksgiving dinner has brought a monstrous appetite; fashioned after I know an old lady who swallowed a fly.
c1997 - HUMOROUS, DUO

 

Cinder Edna book cover
Author:  Ellen Jackson
Title:  Cinder Edna

Cinderella and Cinder Edna, who live with cruel stepmothers and stepsisters, have different approaches to life; and, although each ends up with the prince of her dreams, one is a great deal happier than the other.
c1994 - HUMOROUS DUO or SOLO

 

 
Author:  Joseph Jacobs
Title:  English Folk and Fairy Tales: Folk and Fairy Tales from Many Lands

Simple versions of over thirty well-known folktales.
c1967 - VARIETY

 

 
Author:  M.A. Jagendorf
Title:  Noodlehead Stories from Around the World

Collection of humorous tales about fools and silly fellows all over the world.
c1957 - HUMOROUS

 

Dirty Laundry Pile: Poems in Different Voices book cover
Author:  selected by Paul B. Janeczko
Title:  Dirty Laundry Pile: Poems in Different Voices

Poetry written from the point of view of familiar objects such as mittens, trees, vacuum cleaners etc. are both kid-friendly and playful.
c2001 - Humorous solo, duo, verse choir

 

Swimming Lessons book cover
Author:  Betsy Jay
Title:  Swimming Lessons

Although she has found many excuses for refusing to take swimming lessons, Jane finally faces the inevitable and jumps into the water for a very good reason.
c1998 - HUMOROUS SOLO

 

My Sister Gracie book cover
Author:  Gillian Johnson
Title:  My Sister Gracie

Fabio is an only dog and longs for a brother to play with him, to share his toys, and to show off to his friends. The dog his owners bring home is a nasty surprise, she’s old, fat, shy and a girl!
VERSE CHOIR, HUMOROUS SOLO or DUO

 

Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella book cover
Author:  Tony Johnston
Title:  Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella

Humorous retelling of Cinderella story set in old growth forest and features Bigfoot characters. Will need editing.
c1998 - HUMOROUS SOLO or VERSE CHOIR

 

Howl's Moving Castle book cover
Author:  Diana Wynne Jones
Title:  Howl's Moving Castle

Sophie's resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch changes her life
c1986 - VARIETY

 

Great Aunt Martha book cover
Author:  Rebecca Jones
Title:  Great Aunt Martha

Great Aunt's visit through a child's eyes turns out better than expected.
c1995 - HUMOROUS

 

Max, the Stubborn Little Wolf book cover
Author:  Marie-Odile Judes
Title:  Max, the Stubborn Little Wolf

Papa Wolf expects his son Max to be a hunter, like other wolves, but Max has different ideas about his future - Max wants to be a florist.
c2001 - HUMOROUS SOLO or DUO

One Thousand Tracings: Healing the Wounds of World War II book cover
Author:  Lita Judge
Title:  One Thousand Tracings: Healing the Wounds of World War II

An inspiring story of how good deeds grow.
c2007 - Serious verse choir, serious solo

 

 
   
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