Browse Abstracts (112 total)

| 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 Ackerman, Karen

Mahaley and Rosa are best of friends. They play together in the river every day while their fathers worked together. When the Civil War broke out, their fathers disagreed about slavery. Mahaley and Rosa rarely see each other now, But the tin heart charm that they wear around their necks are constant reminders of their special friendship.

| by Bowen, Betsy

Starting in May, the winter countdown begins. Preparation activities are described using the numbers one through thirteen. For example, winter countdown includes five blueberries and six bags of rice.

| by Karwoski, Gail Langer

How do marine mammals - animals that breathe air - sleep in the deep waters of the ocean? Meet ten marine mammals, including sea otters, bottlenose dolphins, manatees, harbor seals, humpback whales, and walruses. Learn about each animal's unique habitat as you drift into a peaceful sleep on the gentle waves of imagination.

| by dePaola, Tomie

Bill, a crocodile, and Pete, his bird friend, have numerous adventures on the Nile River. Some of these include Bill's first day of school, an encounter with a bad guy, and various situations at home.

| by Goble, Paul

This Native American story describes some boys who are alone in the wild at night. They meet a wolf who has close kinship to a tribe until the white men drives the wolves away. The boys bring the wolves back.

| by Carlstrom, Nancy White

The river ice begins to crack as spring descends upon the Alaskan tundra. The raven knows it is time to wake up, so he flies about alerting his animal friends of spring's arrival. The melting ice brings new life and excitement to the animals who live along side the river.

| by Hearn, Michael Patrick

Sorcerer has a terrible problem with rats. To solve his problem, the Sorcerer changes his porcelain cat into a real cat. In order for this to happen, his apprentice Nickon searches for a bargain is a bargain and uses social interactions to fulfill his sorcerer's request.

| by Ward, Helen

Just like Aesop's original folktale, the hare and the tortoise are going to race. The quick but lazy hare takes his speed for granted when he challenges the tortoise. However, when the hare becomes too confident, the tortoise creeps past him to win the race.

| by Rayner, Mary

When Garth Pig goes to buy ice cream for himself and his nine brothers and sisters, he is kidnapped in the ice cream truck by a wolf pretending to be the ice cream lady. His siblings come to rescue him.

| by Hendershot, Judith

Papa is a coal miner who works at night and Mamma works at home. They are hard working people who live near the Block Diamond Mine. They go through each season and recall a special memory.

| 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 Hurd, Edith Thacher

Wilson paints a picture of a beautiful world that becomes overrun by too many cities and people. Wilson decides the world he has painted is not suitable to live in and begins to paint what he wants his world to look like.

| 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 Heide, Florence Parry//Gilliland, Judith Heide

Ahmed has a secret which he keeps all day long. Tonight he will tell his secret to his family but first he has work to do. Ahmed works in the loud and crowded city. The sights and lovely sounds fill his day while he works. When at last he has done all of his work, he can reveal his secret.

| by Stevenson, James

Convinced that crossing the river on the back of a donkey is too slow, some animals try to find a faster way to get to school.

| by Christelow, Eileen

While on a picnic, five little monkeys decide to tease Mr. Crocodile. One by one they fall from the tree. In the end, the monkeys are found in another tree.

| by Shulevitz, Uri

Rain has many purposes. It affects people, animals, and nature. Most importantly, rain gives growth to living things.

| by Rosen, Michael

A group of bear hunters must go through grass, a river, mud, a forest, a snowstorm and a cave before they even see a bear. After finding it, the bear chases them back into their homes.

| by Kurtz, Jane

A little girl remembers how her family survived a flood. The once friendly river that she loved turned wild and drove the community to evacuation. The little girl thought she would only be gone a couple of days. Days turned into weeks. When she returns, her family starts over, but where is the cat, Kiwi, that she left behind?
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