Browse Abstracts (39 total)

| by Bunting, Eve

A kid without a father learns from the bicycle man about trust. From other kids he learns honesty and friendship.

| by Powell, E. Sandy

Daisy is a nine year old girl who grows up in an abusive environment. She lives with her father who drinks, did not want to work, and both physically and mentally abuses her. Daisy's tutor saw the bruises and Daisy is able to confide in her what was happening. She is placed in a foster home.

| by Avi

Every morning Abigail and her brother go to school on board their father's boat. One morning they see an accident and decide to help one of the boats. Abigail has to steer while her father helps on the other boat. On her way down the river, Abigail must make some quick decisions. With Captain Abigail in charge everyone arrives safely.

| by Eberstadt, Isabel//Eberstadt, Frederick

Nell's mother is going to clean the cellar, so she asks Nell to take care of the phone and the door. People keep coming to the door and Nell lets them all in.

| by Bronin, Andrew

Brothers Gus and Buster start fighting over their top and bottom bunkbeds. They continue to learn how to trust, share, and cooperate. Eventually they get along very well.

| by Ringgold, Faith

Mama and Papa Love are two of Captain Pepper's slaves. They are going to have a baby, but they fear for it's life. With the help of the Powers of Nature, their baby is saved. For years Mama and Papa Love live peacefully until Captain Pepper threatens their child once again. By asking for help from the Powers of Nature, the slaves are able to live happily and peacefully with out any fear of Captain Pepper.

| by Conover, Chris

Mother Goose leaves her seven goslings with Mr. Mouse while she goes to town. Although the goslings have been warned not to let anyone in, the sly fox tricks them into opening the door and catches all but one. Mother Goose rescues her goslings by playing a trick on the fox.

| by Stamaty, Mark Alan

Ever since Minnie Maloney was a little girl she has been buying seven boxes of macaroni for good luck. Her sister Molly told her it was the only way to ward off bad luck. Find out if Minnie can get even with Molly for her trickery.

| by Stanek, Muriel

Josh learns how to take care of himself after school when his mother takes a new job and cannot afford a babysitter. Josh learns how to be confident while he's alone by knowing important phone numbers, always keeping the door locked and staying away from the stove. After his mother gives him a lucky charm, Josh learns to overcome his fear of being alone after school.

| by Thomas, Elizabeth

Dorthea's Gramma has very proper and strict ways of doing things including growing green beans. When Gramma leaves for a trip, she leaves Dorthea and her father in charge but they forget to take care of the beans. Everyone is surprised when Gramma returns.

| by Lewis, J. Patrick

Mr. Bones is a peddler who sells all sorts of things,including sundrops and moonbows. The towns people always trust his products. One day, a boy tries to expose his wares as nonsense, but the boy is proved wrong.

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| by Hogrogian, Nonny

One day, a fox is very thirsty and comes upon some milk in a jug. The fox drinks up all of the milk. An angry old woman cuts off his tail. In order to get his tail sewn back on, the fox must complete several missions.

| by Sage, James

Sassy Gracie has a pair of big, red, heeled shoes. She loves to prance around the house in them despite the fact they get on the cook's nerves. One day the cook is off and she is free to dance about the kitchen. The master has asked her to prepare two chickens for his guest. While they are cooking, she dances and dances until she gets hungry. She eats the chickens just as the guest arrives. Find out how she handles the situation.

| by Banks, Kate

Upon entering the world, Baboon and his mother take a trip around the forest. For the first time, Baboon sees animals, water, fire, and even another baboon!While wandering about, Baboon and his mother talk about the great big world in which they live.

| by Hiller, Catherine

A boy gets a cat that is magical. The boy tells a friend about his cat and his friend promises not to tell. His friend tells and all the kids laugh and make fun of him. The cat proves to everyone that he is magical and then makes everyone forget, but the friend remembers and never tells.

| by Martin, Patricia Miles

Molly White Horse is a little girl who learns not to be afraid and learns to trust an enemy.

| by Williams, Jay

By believing in an old, fat man who is really a dragon, Han, the road sweeper, saves the city of Wu. By being generous to the dragon, the attacking wild horsemen from the North leave Wu.

| by Barber, Antonia

Gemma is a very caring young child. She saves one of the hen's babies from dying. This child, with the help of her mother, understands that she can't keep it but must put it back into the hen's nest.

| by Jurmain, Suzanne Tripp

George Washington shows his leadership skills by leading the United States Army to victory to gain their independence. Although George is nervous and reluctant, he accepts the challenge to become the first President of the United States of America.
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