Browse Abstracts (79 total)

| by Goble, Paul

A young Native American girl is lost in a lightening storm. Horses save her and a Poorqui tale is developed.

| by Robinson, Marileta

Three stories featuring Mr. Goat, Jerry Prairie Dog, Grandfather Sheep and other Navajo friends.

| by Martin, Patricia Miles

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

| by Baker, Betty

Little Runner pretends that he is grown up like the other men of the tribe. He pretends to hunt and trade like his elders.

| by Rogers, Jean

Pico, an Eskimo boy, is always losing the red mittens his grandmother makes for him. One day, Pico finds his mittens in a box with his dog who has just delivered puppies. He decides his mittens should stay there, so the puppies can keep warm.

| by Van Leeuwen, Jean

A young boy and his family leave England with many other people to search for a new life in a new land. They dream of finding a place where they can worship God in their own way. During their journey, everyone endures many hardships, but they find what they are looking for.

| by Luenn, Nancy

Nessa and her grandmother catch enough fish to feed the whole camp. However, during the night, Nessa's grandmother becomes sick and Nessa must protect her and the fish from wild animals.

| by Lawson, Robert

The author's grandparents and parents have many ordeals and challenges that they overcome in order to meet each other.

| by Martin, Bill Jr.//Archambault, John

Sitting around a campfire, Boy-Strength-of-Blue-Horses and his grandfather talk about special events like the night that the boy was born and the special meanings of them.

| by Goble, Paul

An arrogant Indian loses his horse. While he is looking for his horse, he goes duck hunting and fools the ducks long enough to kill them. Because he does not like noises, he tries to stop two trees from creaking. While he does this, he becomes stuck and a wolf eats the Indian's ducks.

| by Hobbs, Will

It is spring, and all the bears are out except one. Short Tail decides to go find the one they call the Great Bear. He quickly tries climbing the mountains and goes to sleep, where he often finds the Great One in his dream. The Great One is so impressed by Short Tail's respect, that he shares an important secret.

| by Leech, Jay//Spencer, Zane

Bright Fawn is a young Indian girl who is left in the care of her older sister. Bright Fawn's sister is upset at this, but learns to appreciate her younger sister. The tribe trades, dances, and plays games.

| by Medearis, Angela Shelf

An African American family watches a Seminole Indian celebration. After watching and learning of this culture and its customs, the family joins in the dancing.

| by Benchley, Nathaniel

A little Indian boy, Red Fox, takes out the canoe his father made for him. Something unexpected happens when he is fishing.

| by Handford, Martin

As Waldo travels through time, look for him in every era. Waldo visits the cavemen, Egyptians, Romans, Vikings, Middle Ages, Aztecs, and many more!His red and white striped shirt are tough to find!

| by Gerrard, Roy

Buckskin Dan and his followers embarked on a wild and dangerous journey on the Oregon Trail. After many exciting adventures like fighting off outlaws and saving an Indian boy, the group finally settles in the Willamette Valley.

| by Lindbergh, Reeve

On his way to the western frontier, Johnny Appleseed stops to eat and chat with Hannah Goodwin and her family. His adventures bring many encounters with pioneers, Indians, and nature. When he is old, he returns to visit Hannah Goodwin who continues to tell children about Johnny Appleseed.

| by Politi, Leo

Diego is taught by Father Serra that there is always a mission in life. Diego learns that you must learn to accept and love people for who they are and in turn, they will teach you.

| by Garland, Sherry

When a raging storm destroys the sand dunes that several animals and plants called home, a community works together to restore the dunes in a most creative way. Includes an author's note about the ecology of the coastal sand dunes and what is being done to preserve them.
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