Browse Abstracts (80 total)

| by Hest, Amy

Jessie and her Grandmother are very close family to each other because there are no other relatives. Grandmother teachers Jessie to sew and Jessie teaches Grandmother to read. One day, Jessie is requested to travel to America by the rabbi. Her journey by ship is hard, but she meets a young man, Low, who she finds again in America and marries. Grandmother travels to America on the money that Jessie earned sewing lace for three years.

| by Zemach, Margot

When a man and wife free an imp from under a tree, they are given three wishes that could greatly improve their love. However, without thinking, they foolishly waste the three wishes.

| by Gag, Wanda

A man wishes to trade a days work with his wife who does nothing all day. He soon learns he was wrong.

| by Paterson, Diane

A duck is captured and taken by a cruel lord, but one of the servants saves the duck. The servant falls in love with another servant who protect her from the lord, and they get married.

| by Brown, Laurene Krasny//Brown, Marc

Divorce can be a scary thing for children. Questions and concerns about divorce can be answered with help from the dinosaurs. Dinosaurs explain everything from why parents divorce to celebrating holidays with two families to satisfy the inquisitive young mind.

| by Say, Allen

Masoko's life changes dramatically when her parents move from California back to their native country, Japan. Masako feels like she will never belong in this new country where her life is so completely different.

| by Johnston, Tony

After her father dies, Farethee Well, is left with a huge herd of longhorns on a big Texas farm to find a husband to help her run it. She must determine whether or not he is a real cowboy by his sensitivity while riding a horse with a blackeyed pea under the saddle.

| by French, Fiona

Anancy and Mr. Dry-Bone attempt to win the hand of the beautiful Miss Lause by making her laugh.

| by Lear, Edward

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

| by Haugaard, Erik Christian

Princes from all around want to marry the princess. The king promises his daughter to the prince that brings back the most wonderful bird.

| by Paterson, Katherine

A duck is captured and taken by a cruel lord, but one of the servants saves the duck. The servant falls in love with another servant who protects her from the lord, and they get married.

| by Kennedy, Richard

The princess is so beautiful that others become blinded if they look directly at her; in fact, she is even blinded by her beauty. Many princes want to marry her, but only for her beauty, not for herself. Thus, the princess must look in a surprising place to find the meaning of true love.

| by Babbit, Natalie

A baby born with the destiny of marrying a princess is brought by the King and thrown into the river to prevent a possible marriage with his newborn daughter. Rescued by a loving couple, the boy grows up and meets the King once again. The Kings plan to kill the young man backfires again and the young man marries the princess. As a test, the King sends the new prince to steal the golden hairs off the devil's head. In a surprise ending, the prince prevails, but the King is not so lucky.

| by Trivas, Irene

A prince asks a farm girl to marry him. When she refuses, he presents her with the gifts of the 12 days of Christmas. He wins her over and moves to her farm.

| by Munsch, Robert

Prince Ronald and Princess Elizabeth's castle is burned down by a dragon, who then steals the prince. Elizabeth chases after the dragon to free her prince.

| by Spagnoli, Cathy

A newly married couple is separated when the husband is called to war. An evil tree spirit sees how sad the man is and decides to take his place. The spirit takes the form of the man and lives with his wife. The man returns from the war to find the spirit.

| by Marshall, F.

Kalina, a very untidy Princess, was ordered to clean up herself and her room. A hedgehog, who was actually a Prince, helped her clean up her room. When everything was cleaned up, he turned back into a Prince and the two were married.

| by Hest, Amy

Sophie always spends a weekend with her grandparents when her parents take a trip to honeymoon cottage. Every year her grandparents have a special surprise, so she can hardly wait for this year's surprise.

| by Ransom, Candice F.

Candice's mother marries Howard and they move to a new house. When Candice asks how long they will live there, Howard replies forever and she wonders how long that is. One day Candice realizes how long forever is.

| by Keats, Ezra Jack

Louie goes out to search for a father and sees all kinds of people. Finally, he finds a music box. A man thinks he stole it so he chases Louie and takes him home. Louie's mom and the man end up getting married.
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