Chapter 2, pp. 24–31 From Humbug Rabbit by Lorna Balian. Copyright © 1997 by Lorna Balian. By permission of Humbug Books, 310 College Ave., Watertown, WI 53094, (800) 6-HUMBUG.
Chapter 2, pp. 32–33 From Mr. Gumpy's Outing by John Burningham. Copyright © 1970 by John Burningham. By permission of Henry Holt and Company, LLC and A. P. Watt Ltd.
Chapter 2, pp. 34–35 From White Dynamite And Curly Kidd by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault. Copyright © 1986 by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault. By permission of Henry Holt and Company, LLC.
Chapter 3, pp. 52–55 and pp. 58–61 From The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare. Copyright © 1983 by Elizabeth George Speare. By permission of Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Chapter 4, p. 72 “My Summer Vacation” by Nikki Grimes. Copyright © 1978 by Nikki Grimes. First appeared in Something on My Mind by Nikki Grimes. By permission of Dial Books for Young Readers, a division of Penguin Putnam Inc. and Curtis Brown, Ltd.
Chapter 5, pp. 98–100 From Shadow Characters for Storytelling by Flora Joy. Copyright © 1981 by Flora Joy. By permission of Flora Joy, 108 Oak Grove Blvd. Johnson City, TN 37601.