Browse Abstracts (165 total)

| by Politi, Leo

When Leo gets an Indian costume from his father, he doesn't realize all the attention he will receive. From California to Italy, many people admire the costume so much that his friends make their own.

| by Harness, Cheryl

The pilgrims journey to America aboard the Mayflower. When they land, they meet Native Americans.

| by Polacco, Patricia

Mabel and Will go on an adventure with Lillian Two Blossom. She answers many of their questions about the world and nature on a magical boat ride.

| by Turkle, Brinton

Two children, Rachel and Obadia, want to earn money. They are able to earn money by sending the news of ship arrivals to Nantucket.

| by Fry, Christopher

Tom Crunch lives on a boat with his Uncle Jack. The only problem is that Tom is very bored, because his Uncle doesn't talk to him. In a big fog, Tom ventures out on a small boat. He meets a friend and a swan to keep him company while they look for the sky and sun which are lost in the fog.

| 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.

| by McCrea, James//McCrea, Ruth

Two birds like to go sailing everyday until they realize their umbrella is taken during hottest hours of the day. They catch the thief and compromise in order to make everyone happy.

| by Dalgliesh, Alice

As a child, Christopher Columbus dreams of becoming an adventurous sailor. When the King of Spain commissions Columbus to sail west, he discovers a strange new world, which turns out to be America. (A Biography)

| by Daly, Niki

Joe loves the beach. He likes splashing his mom and playing in the sand. He doesn't like the big waves though. He would rather pretend to be in the water. When Joe's pretending game tosses him overboard, he becomes scared. A friendly lifeguard helps him find his parents and everyone is happy again.

| by Kumin, Maxine W.

At the beach before breakfast, a relationship is formed between an adult and child. The book is written so that the reader becomes the child. The reader ends up exploring a beach for clams and riding a boat in the ocean to look at lobster traps.

| by Schotter, Roni

Bob is a young boy who uses his imagination to turn his daily bath into an amazing adventure in which he encounters boats, sea creatures, and a water fall. When his bath is over, the brave Captain Bob drains the ocean and gets ready for bed.

| 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 Van Allsburg, Chris

A sailor keeps a journal about the journeys of his ship and crew mates. They discover an unusual island where they come upon a stone which has a beautiful glow. However, the stone brings danger to the ship until the glow turns gray.

| by Van Leeuwen, Jean

On their way to the park, Elizabeth and her sister, Sarah, stop to buy ice cream. However, it is such a hot day that the ice cream melts all over them. Before they make it to the park, it begins to rain so they decide to turn around and go back home.

| by Lear, Edward

Four children decide to take an adventure around the world on a boat. They come to find many different lands with strange scenery.

| by Leighton, Maxine Rhea

Krysia and her family leave Poland around Christmas to meet their father, who is already living in New York. It is a long trip on land and by water, but they eventually land at Ellis Island where their father is waiting.

| by Day, Edward C.

John Tabor is a sailor who does nothing but annoy and complain to the rest of the sailors on the ship. One day he stumbles upon a whale who gives him the rockiest ride of his life. He never complains again.

| by Hall, Marie Ets

Young Oley, the harbor seal, is separated from his mother near the shore and ends up on display in the Midwest. Oley soon grows homesick and is set free. However, before Oley is able to be reunited with his mother, he accidently causes everyone to think he is a sea monster.
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