Browse Abstracts (58 total)

| by Avi

This collection of short stories are exaggerated to intrigue your imagination. The stories are full of odd events involving animals, traveling, and much more.

| by Shannon, Margaret

Instead of eating princesses, Elvira the dragon would rather dress like them. She is independent and wants to live life in her own unqiue way.

| by Katz, Karen

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy New Year! A Chinese child is getting ready for the Chinese New Year by decorating the walls with red, making an alter to honor ancestors, getting a new dress to wear, and getting a haircut to start the new year off fresh and new. They eat a New Year's Eve feast for the good health and finally the New Year's parade with lion dancers, drummers, and the dragon! Then, they wish each other Gung Hay Fat Choy!

| by Hartman, Rachel

Through comic book style illustrations, Amy of Eddybrook Lodge encounters many exciting adventures with her best friend. During the summer between her ninth and tenth birthday, Amy and her friend learn many lessons about life. The most important ones are that love does not solve everything and even heroines sometimes need help.

| by Humphrey, Mary

Kids model yoga poses to help them identify different feelings they have within. Twenty simple poses are provided to help children calm, center, and balance themselves. Each pose is correlated with an animal or nature connection then supported with human feelings and words of affirmation.

| by Sutcliff, Rosemary

A ministrel finds a dragon-pup egg on a beach and adopts it after it hatches. The minstrel raises the dragon-pup, Lucky, until he is stolen. Due to Lucky's absence, the minstrel's songs suffer until he is once again united with Lucky.

| by Tozer, Mary

One day, a strong wind carries three grannies to a strange land called the Doodlebird Forest. On their adventure, they meet and make friends with three Doodlebirds, a dragon, and four large honey bears, all of whom help the three grannies return home safely.

| by Tripp, Wallace

A feared knight, growing old, decides it is time for his last adventure. He goes into the forest and finds all of his enemies. They travel with him in the hopes of getting revenge. However, the revenge is Sir Toby's.

| by de Regniers, Beatrice//Montresor, Beni

In this folk rhyme, Billy is forced to find his place in the universe. He sees it all from hell to heaven and winds up in the same place where he starts.

| by Pilkey, Dav

Dragon helps a stray cat warm up from the snowy outside night. Dragon names the cat and tries to take care of him. Realizing that he does not know how to care for a cat, he goes to the pet store and asks for help.

| by Davol, Margueritte W.

Sui-Jen, the dragon, is awakened and begins to destroy everything. Mi Fei is the only person brave and wise enough to put the dragon back to sleep. Mi Fei needs courage, heroism, and wisdom to save his village from the dragon.

| by Gleeson, Libby

Jen, her sister, and a friend decide to scare a dog with their dragon costume for the Chinese New Year's dance. When they roar and try to scare the dog, the dog is very friendly to the girls and allows them to pet him.

| by Williams, Joy

A young princess is given three gifts. One of her gifts is common sense. In the beginning, Princess Bedelia saw this as insignificant, because all she needed was charm. After realizing that charm won't fight off a dragon and save her life, Bedelia values her common sense.

| by Wright, Mildred Whatley

Lee Chow's grandfather shows him the wonderful items in the magic Chest of Dragons. What Lee Chow really wants is marbles and the Chest of Dragons cannot provide them. Fortunately, the Spring Festival creates good times, friends, and the beautiful marbles Lee Chow desires.

| by Luenn, Nancy

Ishikawa, a thief who steals from the rich and gives to the poor, learns to build kites in order to take the emperor's golden dolphins.

| by Raskin, Ellen

Iris Fogel's poor eyesight causes her to see normal objects and people in an unusual way. After she receives her glasses, she realizes that glasses aren't so bad.

| by Schaefer, Carole Lexa

A young girl walking with her class finds a piece of string on the sidewalk. In her imagination, the string becomes a cloud, fireworks, a dragon, and more.

| by Fleming, Denise

A dark night of Halloween fright brings you colors, sounds, and sensory sights.

| by Pendziwol, Jean//Gourbault, Martine

A little girl meets a friendly dragon at the beach and invites him to tea and lunch. During lunch the dragon sneezes fire and the table and curtains catch on fire. The fire alarm goes off but the little girl knows the important rules of fire safety. She tells the dragon that they must not stay inside and must meet their mother outside by the tree. When the dragon tries to go back in for his teddy bear, the little girl tells him to never to go back insidde a burning building. The little girls mother calls for help and the fire men come and put out the fire. Everyone is safe which is really…

| by Hildick, E. W.

Jimmy and the prince explore under Manhattan in search of a dragon. They become friends with the dragon.
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