Browse Abstracts (36 total)

| by Wilson, S.

Tildy sets sail over Spooner Bay, being warned to beware of the dragons. When she encounters the dragons, she finds them friendly, and realizes that they only want to play. She decides to teach the town about the friendly dragons.

| by Peet, Bill

Pamela is fed up with everyone calling her dumb, so she escapes from the circus. That night she finds a break in the train tracks, and she saves a train. Now everyone loves her.

| by Mathieson, Egon

A blue-eyed cat goes looking for the Land of Many Mice and gets laughed at and criticized along the way because of the color of his eyes.

| by Klein, Norma

Marina, a little girl, loves to play pretend with her best friend Adam. They pretent what they will be when they grow up. Adam tells Maria that she cannot have a career like a doctor because girls can only he nurses. Adam is always telling her that girls cannot do certain things but Marina always proves she can.

| by Pratt, Ellen

Amy wants to carry a basket, but men are the only ones that are allowed to carry baskets. Amy eventually gets her way.

| by Will, Nicolas

No one pays attention to the rooster because he is so tiny. When some eggs disappears, the tiny rooster wants to be the watchman, but the barnyard leader said he was too small. When the watchman falls asleep, the tiny rooster saves the eggs.

| by Lipkind, William//Mordvinoff, Nicolas

Hobie, a boy chooses Steven, a runt horse as his pet. Everyone puts Steven down until he saves the day for the ranchhands and the owner.

| by Peet, Bill

Prewitt's tail is very different than the other peacocks. His tail is scary, and everyone wants him to leave. He scares the tiger off who chases him, and soon, he becomes the leader of the group.

| by Edwards, Pamela Duncan

Mimi Swan loves the ballet. She practices her dancing all of the time and shows that she is very persistent. Mimi Swan dances her way into the Paris Opera House to perform in a production of Swan Lake.

| by Lionni, Leo

The field mice and birds compete for the bright red berries. The birds usually get the berries first and this angers the mice, especially Nicolas. One day, Nicolas is swooped up by a big, mean bird and dropped into a nest of nice birds that bring him berries and they share stories. He returns to tell the other mice that not all birds are bad.

| by dePaola, Tomie

Despite Oliver's teasing classmates, he does not give up doing what he likes -- tap dancing. All of his dedication and hard work pays off in the end.

| by Schwartz, David M.

Nobody thinks that a 66 year old man can run in a race, let alone win!

| by Hoff, Syd

Mrs. Switch is a witch who moves to a suburb. All of the neighbors love her until they discover that she is a witch. However, in a crisis, the neighbors realize that they need her help and soon they all like her again.

| by Mayer, Mercer

Whinnie, a dragon, falls in love with a knight, but a knight and a dragon are supposed to be enemies.

| by Lionni, Leo

Tico, a bird, is born without wings. When he receives a golden pair of wings after wishing for them, he is not accepted by the other birds. After he gives his golden feathers away, he is accepted by his fellow birds.

| by Bunting, Eve

Laura and her family are moving, so they are coming to visit the Manzanar War Relocation Center one last time. Years ago, this center was used to house anyone living in the United States that were of Japanese descent. These people were forced to leave their homes and come to the center because Japan bombed the United States. The center is bare now except for all of the memories and the cemetary, including her grandfather's grave.
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