Browse Abstracts (17 total)

| by Maendel, Rachel

A young Hutterite girl named Rachel explores her farm home. On her journey she learns facts about the natural world as well as the social traditions and cultural customs of her Hutterite family and community.

| by Lewis, P. Thomas

Bored of his day-to-day lifestyle, a farmer complains to his wife and son how nothing ever hannpens. One day while plowing, the farmer comes across an explosion coming from his field. It turns out to be a volcano erupting and the farmer's field becomes a place in history.

| by Clark, Ann Nolan

In the Dakotas, a buffalo bull baby is born to the Sioux. Its life is traced as it learns from the herd and grows to eventually become its leader.

| by Plourde, Lynn

There are pigs blocking the road!Grandma knows what to do though -- shoo them out of the way!The whole family moves the pigs, hens, sheep, and bulls out of the way so their car can get through.

| by Frazee, Marla

The baby will not hush and the family can't take it any longer. A peddler, who has a wagon filled with toys and animals, tries to aid the family. Nothing works, until exhaustion takes over and the loving family has the sweetest baby in town.

| by Gramatky, Hardie

Bolivar, is a clumsy donkey who dilligently tries to live up to his namesake, the famous hero of South America. At the city's fiesta, Bolivar proves himself worthy of his name when he saves his owner, Pepito and the others from a raging bull.

| by Spielgelman, Art

The dog narrating this story explains the wizard's curse and many other adventures that turn him into this book. He longs for the curse to be broken and for someone to save him from being the pages of a book. He wants someone to give him a loving home.

| by Ehlert, Lois

Morning comes with the crow of the chickens and the animals must be tended. Everyone in town packs up and heads off to market day. They pass many animals in the fields as they go to the town square in trucks, on motorcycles, and in carts to buy and sell at the market.

| by Arrington, Frances

Mary Wilson is afraid of Stella's bull, even though she has never actually seen it before. Mary overcomes her fear by facing the bull eye-to-eye.

| by Zemach, Margot

Based on the popular lullaby, a baby is promised a strange assortment of things, from a mockingbird to a horse and cart--all for not crying.

| by Leaf, Munro

Ferdinand is a bull who likes to smell flowers and be by himself. He grows up and is chosen to be in the bull fights. He enters the ring and sits down to sniff the flowers.

| by Martin, Bill Jr.

A young child, Curly Kidd, wants to grow up to be just like Dad. Dad is a bronco rider, and together they ride the toughest bulls in all the country. In the end, the reader learns that Curly Kidd is a girl.

| by Rockwell, Anne

Paul and Arthur the bull, hear a crying seagull. The seagull has lost her egg and Paul and Arthur take on the responsibility of finding it. When they do, a baby gull is born and the mother gull is very happy.

| by Owen, Mary Beth

An alphabet describes the lives and adventures of caribou from winter through spring.

| by Lindbergh, Reeve

The goose gets loose and causes all kinds of racket around the farm. If the brother hadn't known why the goose got loose who knows what might have happened?

| by Wormell, Christopher

Character building lessons are presented in a condensed version of Aesop's Fables. Bright illustrations and simple explanations of these famed lessons present self development messages that range from Be prepared to Be careful what you wish for.

| by Reynolds, Aaron

A very creative bunch of farm animals at the Nuthatch Farm decide they are tired of their regular feed, and that they want something different. They begin to create sumptuous Mexican dishes with spices that they get from the farmer's garden. After planning a fiesta, the animals discover that all of the foods from the garden have been harvested and they cancel the fiesta and begin to eat their old, dull food once again. Until, the next day, when the rooster makes crepes and white grapes with sauce.
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