Browse Abstracts (13 total)

| by Isaacs, Mark

Fame, Fortune, and Power are brothers who decide how well all people in their kingdom will fare in life - especially Boy who is an abused and abandoned child. In this tale, Boy spurns the three brothers in favor of family, friendship, and brotherhood.

| by Seuss, Dr.

One day during class, a daisy grows from the top of Mayzie McGrew's head. With a daisy on her head, Mayzie experiences many things. Mayzie becomes the talk of the school and town and gains fame and fortune. She also experiences loneliness. Mayzie did learn one very important thing from the daisy on her head--her parents love her no matter what!

| by Del Negro, Janice

Lucy Dove is up for a challenge. In the town she lives in, there is a rich laird. He was told by a fortune teller that a pair of trousers sewn by the light of the full moon in the graveyard of old St. Andrew's Church would bring him good luck. The rich laird proclaims that a sackful of gold will be awarded to whoever sews the trousers. St. Andrew's churchyard is believed to be haunted by some fearsome thing and anyone who enters the churchyard is said to never be seen again. Despite these factors, Lucy takes on the laird's challenge. As Lucy sits and sews in the graveyard, she is greeted by…

| by Stanley, Diane

Omar is a poor young man living in Persia. He travels to a city seeking fortune and wealth. For awhile, he is blinded by his desires, but he eventually learns lessons of loyalty and realizes his fortune is to stay where he in the country.

| by McDermott, Gerald

A very poor Irishman is given magical things by the wee folk, but he must keep his good fortune away from the McGoons.

| by Armstrong, Jennifer

Hugh is an orphan who wants to go to the city to make his fortune. Even though he encounters many obstacles, he pushes on and makes it to the city.

| by Brooke, L. Leslie

A Mother pig sends her three little pigs out to seek their fortune. In the process, two little pigs are eaten by a wolf. The third little pig outsmarts the wolf, then eats him for dinner.

| by Alexander, Lloyd

A carpenter who is unhappy with his life, goes to a fortune teller. The fortune teller tells him that he will be rich and famous. The carpenter does become rich and famous by becoming a fortune teller himself.

| by Charlip, Remy

Ned was invited to a party in Florida, but he lived in New York. His friend lent him an airplane but the engine exploded. It was an exchange of good fortune and bad luck from there until he ended up at his surprise birthday party - fortunately.

| by Galdone, Paul

When three little pigs leave home to seek their fortune, each builds a house made of various materials. A mean wolf blows down the houses of the first and second pigs, then eats them for dinner. The wolf is outsmarted by the third pig who cooks the wolf for dinner.

| by Sendak, Maurice

Jennie is a dog who has a great master. She receives lots of love and gives a lot of love. Unfortunately, Jennie is not satisfied and runs away to find her fortune.

| by McPhail, David

Stanley leaves his comfortable country home in search of adventure and fortune. He meets characters who manipulate him and others who treat him will.

| by Yorinks, A.

Irv Irving is not happy with his life. He wants fame and fortune. One day, Irv loses his identity and everyone mistakes him for someone else. After he finally retrieves his identity, he realizes what he has and becomes content.
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