Browse Abstracts (35 total)

| by Bemelmans, Ludwig

Madeline's grandfather passes away and leaves all of his inheritance to Madeline, but it is in Texas instead of Paris. Madeline takes her friends to Texas and they enjoy the inheritance. Then they find out Madeline does not get it till she is 21 So it is back to Paris.

| by Francoise.

Jeanne-Marie visits her aunt in Paris. Her aunt gives her money to do whatever she wants. Jeanne-Marie sees all the sights, but saves some money to buy presents for her friends.

| by Anholt, Laurence

Sylvette is a shy young girl, until she meets Picasso. He has moved to France for the summer to work on his art. Seeing Sylvette through his window, he decides to use her as his new model. All summer they work together and become good friends. Picasso helps Sylvette unlock her secrets and artistic talent.

| by Francoise.

A young girl shares the traditions of Christmas with her pet lamb.

| by Winthrop, Elizabeth

Dumpy La Rue is a pig with a passion for dancing. All of the other animals, including his family, keep telling Dumpy that pigs can't dance. But Dumpy doesn't listen and soon all of the animals are dancing with him.

| by Joslin, Sesyle

Baby Elephant is very happy when mother elephant tells him that they are going to cross the ocean and visit France. All night long, Baby Elephant quizzes Mother Elephant about what they will do and say when they get to Paris.

| by Francoise.

A girl, her duck, and her sheep play together. The duck gets lost and Jeanne-marie must find her.

| by Yorinks, Arthur

Just like any other little girl, Lulu wants a dog. Her parents give her a stuffed poodle named Harry instead of a real pet. At first, Lulu doesn't like Harry at all!But when he comes to life and they have an adventure together, Lulu discovers what a good friend he is.

| by Goode, Diane

Two sweet spirited, young siblings and their mischievous dog exercise their muscles and goodwill as they search for the perfect present for Mama. They experience a comic escapade through the city blocks of markets and vendors.

| by Titus, Eve

While working as the Cheese Taster at M'sieu Duval's factory, Anatole the Mouse is forced to face his biggest fear: a cat. When the cat threatens Anatole's job, Anatole puts his brain to work and comes up with a plan that saves his job and makes him the most respected mouse in all France.

| 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 Thomassie, Tynia

Feliciana Feydra LeRoux is her grandpa's favorite grandchild, and he lets her do just about anything, except what she most wants to do--go alligator hunting with the boys. Determined to show her grandfather that she can handle the hunt, Feliciana sneaks out only to come face to face with an alligator and become a hero.

| by Cox, Judy

The Spinach Main is a French cafe owned by two rabbits, and former pirates, Monsieur Lapin and Monsieur Blanc. When a fox begins dining at the cafe, business begins to slow. Troubles escalate further when the fox makes multiple attempts to capture and eat the two. Realizing the trouble their business was in, the two devise a plan to keep the fox out of their hair forever.

| by Zolotow, C.

A mother reflects about her trip to Paris as she shows her daughter beautifully enlarged photos of her favorite places.

| 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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