Browse Abstracts (152 total)

| by McCrea, James//McCrea, Ruth

As the king's procession rides through the village, Pipin, the tall boy, is made fun of becauses he rides a donkey. The king makes a proclamation to give Pipin a new grand pony, but Pipin chooses to keep his donkey.

| by Schwartz, Amy

When Ruth's Aunt Essie comes for a visit, she knows for sure that she is a queen. The only problem is that Ruth has to convince her friend Maisie.

| by Mahy, Margaret

This book is done in Batik paintings and is a rhyming poem about kings and their animals marching through a jungle. They sing and dance enjoying each others company while moving along their merry way.

| by Lasky, Kathryn

A farmer is on his way home from the market and discovers the emperor's old clothes along the road. He tries them on and feels wonderful!When he gets back to his farm and beloved animals, he discovers how hard it is to do his chores in his new clothes and finds it is better to just be himself and wear his regular clothes.

| by Lasker, Joe

Justin is a newly made knight who prepares for his first tournament. Justin must fight a more experienced knight named Rolf in order to keep his honor.

| by Gregory, Valiska

Three mythical stories told by a wise old bear help a mourning king go on with his life after his wife, the queen, dies.

| by Sendak, Maurice

Max gets sent to his room without dinner. There he dreams about a new world of his own where he sails to an island and becomes the king of all the beasts. After all of his fun frolicking with the beasts, he comes home where a hot meal is waiting for him.

| by Seuss, Dr.

Bartholomew goes into town wearing his grandfather's red hat and runs into the king. The king orders him to take off his hat, but every time he tries to take off his hat another one appears. He keeps trying to take his hat off until he finally took off his 500th hat; it was so beautiful that the king wants to buy it.

| by Smith, Jim

A frog band and a detective discover the secret of Lion Castle through a combination of incidents.

| by Scieszka, Jon

When the Princess kissed a frog that turned him into a Prince, they thouhgt they would live happily ever after. But unfortunately, he still had many frog characteristics which made him think he would be happier as a frog. He goes to all of the local witches, but the Fairy Godmother was the only one who could help. She accidentally turned him into a carriage but when the clock strikes twelve, he turns into a prince. When he later kisses his wife, they both turn into frogs.

| by Blake, Quentin

Snuff lives wiht a knight and wants to become a knight someday. He begins his training, but does not do anything right. Until one day, he comes up with a brilliant strategy to save the bootmaker's boots from the thieves. It works and Snuff is on his way to becoming a knight after all.

| by Paterson, Katherine

An obnoxious prince is very greedy. His father, the King, is dying and says that the son could not become King unless he found an equal in intelligence, beauty, and wealth. Rosamund was a poor girl who was kind and wise. Surprisingly, she changes the ways of the prince and becomes Queen.

| by McGill, Alice

After spilling a bucket of milk and being brought before the court, Molly Walsh is sent from England to America as an indentured servant. After seven long years she gains her freedom, a farm of her own, and an African slave who becomes her husband.

| by Brunhoff, Jean de

Babar is an elephant who has a wonderful adventure. After his mother died tragically from a hunter, Babar goes into the city, where he lives with a little old lady. Upon returning to the forest, Babar is elected king and is married to Celeste, another young elephant. The two set off for their honeymoon.

| by Brunhoff, Jean de

Zephir the monkey goes home to visit his family. While he is there, someone kidnaps princess Isabelle and Zephir goes to find her.

| by Handford, Martin

Waldo and his wizard friend journey through a fantasy. It is filled with goblins, giants, monks, dwarfs, mermaids, knights, and hunters. In the end, Waldo will see the truth about himself.

| by Valentine, Johnny

In a magical land far away, there is a girl who has a magic ring which leads her to discover an undersea kingdom. In this kingdom, a boy who likes to feed birds comes face-to-face with a dragon. A king decides to put a tax on rainbows because his throne is lumpy. Throughout each of these adventures, lessons are learned.

| by Shulevitz, Uri

The silly town of Pickleberry is full of nonsense. The emperor treats his bird better than his own brother, who is his janitor. He sends his brother out on an errand, not knowing he was tricked into doing a favor for the bird. As Lou escapes, a salesman gets a hold of him. He escapes again by reciting his nonsense tales of Pickleberry. He finally reaches his Aunt Millie and continues to recite and pass on his side of the story, a lot of nonsense!

| by Herbert, Barbara

Two children and their mother discuss what is the greatest treasure? The children believe that it is the riches and gold. The mother relates the story of Gamal and how the spirit of the cave showed Gamal that water is truly the greatest treasure.

| by Pyle, Howard

Bearskin, an infant son of a miller, is sent down the river by the king only to be found by a she-bear who raises him. As Bearskin gets older he goes out into the world to be with other people. He learns about a three-headed dragon who takes the princess. If anyone can kill the dragon, then they get to marry the princess. Will Bearskin be able to kill the dragon and win her heart?
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