Browse Abstracts (50 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 Schotter, Roni

Theo's favorite uncle, Gurney, moves west to try to find work. They correspond through letters, and Theo sends drawings of all his dream machines he has made up. Gurney builds Theo's machines to make an amusement park.

| by Feiffer, Jules

Raymond is busy fighting pirates, cowboys, and martians, but MEANWHILE...mom wants his help time and time again. Will Raymond ever listen?

| by Matze, Claire Sidhom

Alex enjoys a brief but special visit of his grandfather to the United States from the Middle East. They spend a lot of time together as Alex learns of his grandfather's homeland, customs, religion, and language.

| by Fraustino, Lisa Rowe

Louis is born blind. He and his Gran play hide-and-seek or just sit and tell stories in her favorite old hickory chair. When Gran dies, her memory lives on through the gifts she leaves behind for her family.

| by Davison, Martine

Rita gets very scared when a letter from the hospital arrives announcing that her tonsils will be taken out. Eventually, the hospital workers help Rita overcome her fears of surgery. She is happy when she wakes up afterwards and is given her favorite ice cream for dinner -- strawberry!

| by Bodecker, N.M.

An old man sits in his chair. He tells his wife that winter is coming. While he sits and directs, she carries out the chores needed to be done for them to be prepared for the winte. She works hard to get ready for winter while he does nothing. But in the end, she gets her revenge.

| by James, Simon

Emily writes her teacher letters about a whale that is in her backyard pool. Her teacher tells and educates her that whales can't live in her pool. However, she has a great imagination and keeps trying to tell him.

| by Ahlberg, Allan//Ahlberg, Janet

Santa's postman visits various nursery rhyme characters to deliver letters from Santa.

| by Stewart, Sarah

Lydia takes a train to go live with her Uncle Jim who doesn't smile. Lydia uses flowers and plants to bring joy to everyone. She writes home to her mother, father, and grandmother to describe to new experiences.

| by Ahlberg, Janet//Ahlberg, Allan

This postman delivers mail to all of your favorite fairy tale characters. From the Three Bears to Cinderella, the jolly postman keeps them all in touch with their friends through letters.

| by Hedderwick, Mairi

Wednesdays are very hectic at the post office on the Isle of Struay, especially today with baby Liam teething. Katie Morag decides to help out by delivering the mail until she runs into some deep water. With her confidence and the help of her grandmother, Katie successfully solves her dilema.

| 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 Schindel, John

Jesse really wants to visit his father who lives far away. Jesse and his dad write letters back and forth to pass the time until Jesse can visit in the summer.

| by Wild, Margaret

Samantha writes Santa a thank-you letter and the two become pen pals. Santa writes about his reindeer and Samantha writes about the polar bear at the zoo. By the time Christmas comes, Samantha has learned many things about Santa and giving.

| by Mathers, Petra

Lottie's new beach towel certainly comes in handy during her day with Herbie. They are just going on a picnic, but they run into many adventures on the way. From using the towel as a sail, to using it as a veil, both Lottie and Herbie are ingenious when it comes to solving problems.

| by Dunbar, Joyce

Gander is writing a letter to his secret friend. As Gander adds special touches to the letter, Panda becomes jealous. He does not know this secret friend and he is worried it might be Gander's new best friend. Little does Panda know, he is Gander's only best friend.

| by Aylesworth, Jim

After being captured by a fox, a wee man is rescued and nurtured by a very old man for three days. In appreciation of the old man's kindness, a bowl is left on his porch with a note about its special powers. The beautiful full, belly bowl multiplies any item placed in it. This brings both happiness and trouble to the old man.

| by Prigger, Mary Skillings

Aunt Minnie McGranahan lives alone and has a very orderly life. She has a system for doing everything from cleaning to feeding her animals. One day, Minnie receives a telegram from across the country telling her that her nieces and nephews need someone to raise them and take care of them. Despite her neighbors' doubts that nine children could never fit into her perfectly ordered schedule, Minnie and the children work as a team and live together quite nicely.
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