Browse Abstracts (14 total)

| by Baird, Audrey B.

A collection of poems describes the different aspects of a storm, including the events before, during, and after. With vivid imagery, even an ordinary storm can come alive with Baird's poetry.

| by Williams, Vera B

A boy and his brother Sam take a canoe trip with their mother and aunt and engage in a variety of adventurous activities along the way.

| by Gallico, Mary//Gallico, Paul

A young, naive girl attempts to understand her environment in the midst of war. She does this through the love of the birds who live in this area.

| by Desimini, Lisa

A house is described and beautifully illustrated as it changes throughout a day and the seasons.

| by LaMarche, Jim

When a boy visits his grandmother for the summer, he finds adventure along the river. By making a raft, the boy is able to interact with the nature around him. He especially enjoys drawing the animals and fishing.

| by Taylor, Mildred D.

Jeremy Simms, a young white boy, lives in a small town in Mississippi that is segregated. One foggy, rainy day, a bus full of people (mostly whites since some black people had been thrown off to make room for the whites), heads across the bridge and, because of the weather, crashes through the railing and into the water below. Blacks and whites, together, come to the rescue.

| by Hopkinson, Deborah

Ten year-old Bertha, daughter of a lighthouse keeper, receives a diary for her birthday. She records significant family events such as their relocation to rugged Turtle Island and the time when her brother went to sea for a long time.

| by Hest, Amy

Maggie and Brette visit their grandmother to help her set up for her birthday party. This is their annual visit to see each other, sleep in the same room that their mom slept in, and spend some precious time with their grandmother. Challenges always seem to occur when they need to get their grandmother a present.

| by Flack, Marjorie

There are many, many different kinds of boats that float down the river. The river comes from the mountains, by the city, and out to the sea.

| by Tresselt, Alvin

In this book, a town is hit with heavy fog. Everyone in the town descibes the fog and what they are doing as their town is covered with fog.

| by Ardizzone, Edward

Ginger, a little boy, runs away to live on a ship, and Tim and Charlotte go after him. They both join the crew on another ship and work. Their ship collides with Ginger's ship. Ginger comes aboard. They all work and go back home to their parents.

| by Guiberson, Brenda

Tommy and his uncle Russ spend the day out on the lobster boat pulling up traps and eventually selling what they catch.

| by Fry, Christopher

Tom Crunch lives on a boat with his Uncle Jack. The only problem is that Tom is very bored, because his Uncle doesn't talk to him. In a big fog, Tom ventures out on a small boat. He meets a friend and a swan to keep him company while they look for the sky and sun which are lost in the fog.

| by Shaw, Nancy

As the sheep venture on their way, they find themselves encountering prickly plants, fog, and the frightening feeling of being lost.
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