Browse Abstracts (54 total)

| by Martin, Charles E.

Heather has to stay on an island during the winter. She misses her summer friends.

| by Takahashi, Hiroyuki

An old man and his wife return every spring to Chironupp Island, an island off the coast of Japan. Right before the war, the couple befriends a young fox cub, Tiny.

| by Steig, William

Rotten Island is the dwelling place for horrible monsters. It is full of bad and ugly things--and one beautiful flower.

| by Lindgren, Astrid

Skrallan loves to spend her summers on the island of Saltcrow with her family and friends. A curious two-year old, she gets into mischief as she plays with her grandfather and other children.

| by Hedderwick, Mairi

Katie Morag eagerly waits for the arrival of her Grandma Mainland who lives in the big city. Upon her arrival, Grannie Island, Katie's other grandmother tries to get Alecina, the prize sheep out of the murkey pool. Likewise the judging for the best ewe and fleece trophy is about to begin when Katie Morag saves the day.

| by Lear, Edward

Four children travel around the world in less than 18 weeks. They stop at many different islands and countries and find that each is unique.

| by Tarbescu, Edith

When Tanya and Annushka's mother dies, their father has no choice but to leave Russia for the streets paved with gold. Several years later, the girls' father sends two tickets for their own voyage to America. Before the girls leave, their grandmother gives them each a Sabbath candlestick which will light their way to the New World. Tanya and Annushka's voyage is filled with many sick and sleepless nights. The girls unite with their father by raising their candlesticks.

| by Yolen, Jane

A Taino boy tells his view of Columbus' landing. He doesn't like the pale men and how the islanders are treated. He speaks out against this but no one listens because he is young.

| by Potter, Beatrix

Nutkin is a little squirrel with no manners. Nutkin and the other squirrels ask Old Brown the owl if they can gather nuts. Nutkin is very disrespectful and bothers Old Brown. Old Brown bites Nutkin's tail off. Nutkin learns a hard lesson.

| by English, Karen

Neeny and her mom move to the big city on the mainland. They leave behind the rest of their family including Neeny's best friend, her cousin. Neeny comes back for a visit but she has changed. However, on her last night on the island Neeny once again has fun with her cousin.

| by Lent, Blair

Bayberry Bluff starts out as a summer tenting island but some of the campers wish to extend their visit. The campers stay and the little island becomes a small village with houses instead of tents.

| by Lester, Helen

Tacky the penguin always seems to be getting himself in trouble. This time, while he is surfing, he lands on a tropical island. An elephant named Rocky is envious of Tacky's pretty flowered shirt. He almost doesn't get home because Rocky wants him to decorate his table. Thanks to Tacky's quick thinking, he leaves the island safely.

| by Valens, Amy

Danilo, the fruitman, sells oranges to all the people in town. One day he discovers a new fruit, but when he tries to sell it, people just laugh at him. When he discovers the secret of this fruit, he becomes very popular with all the people.

| by Martin, Charles E.

A bunch of children on an island decide to work for the summer. They sell painted rocks, have a flea market, lemonade stand, dog-sit, and take people across the river. They earn enough money to go to the fair and have a wonderful time together.

| by Mordivnoff, Nicolas

Terii dreams of growing bigger so he can become a pearl-shell diver like his Uncle Teopu. Uncle Teopu always tells Terii that he will grow bigger when Teopu's hat is all worn out. Whe Terii saves the hat from Kaveka, Uncle Teopu let Terii paddle the canoe. After he saves Teopu from a shark, Terii is ready to become a diver.

| by Hedderwick, Mairi

Wednesdays are very hectic at the post office on the Isle of Struay, especially today with baby Liam teething. Katie Morag decides to help out by delivering the mail until she runs into some deep water. With her confidence and the help of her grandmother, Katie successfully solves her dilema.

| by Orr, Katherine

A little girl and her grandpa go fishing on a boat. Grandpa starts a sea moss farm when he loses his job as a fisherman.

| by McCloskey, Robert

Sal, Jane and their father go to the beach to search for clams. During the day, Sal loses her tooth in the mud. She does not cry because she knows that when you lose your teeth you are starting to grow up. They take a boat trip to a nearby island to celebrate with ice cream cones.

| by Lear, Edward

An owl and a pussy cat fall in love and sail to an island to get married.

| by Rumford, James

Five brothers decide to go on an adventure to discover the Island-below-the-Star. They each have a love for something in nature. By using their talents and working together, the brothers overcome obstacles on their journey to the island.
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