Browse Abstracts (238 total)

| by Jones, Rebecca C.

Matthew and Tilly are best friends. Sometimes they get in fights and do not play together. However, playing alone is not much fun, so they make up and are best friends again.

| by Borton, Lady

Marty Louise has to stay home the rest of the school year because she has rheumatic fever. Feeling alone, she finds a friend in a dying stray cat that she nurses back to health. Her mother hates cats. Will she let Marty keep him?

| by Baruffi, Andrea

Free-spirited shadows leave their maker to roam the world. They eventually grow lonely and return to where they belong.

| by Wahl, Jan

Casimiro, the hero, overcomes his disability in this tale of perserverance. The world is not always kind to our disabled friends, but with a little hard work anything can be overcome.

| by Minarik, Else Holmelund

Father bear has been fishing out in the ocean. Little bear misses his dad and wants to be just like him when he grows up. Little bear is hoping his dad will bring him a mermaid.

| by Dengler, Marianna

When growing up, Amanda loved her Grandfather and his stories. But now that Amanda is old, she feels lonely. One day at the park she befriends a lonely boy. She is able to give the boy something very special. Then he gives her something in return.

| by Allen, Pamela

One night from the confines of her crib, a baby makes a wish and much to the king and queen's astonishment, the wish comes true in the middle of the night. A lion takes the baby on a wild chase in time for breakfast. And when the queen comes in, the Lion disappears.

| by Haseley, Dennis

A young man leaves home, marries, and begins to fly kites. He teaches his son the joy of kite flying, and with each changing event in their lives, a new kite is launched. When the son wants to travel, too, they make a very symbolic kite for both of them.

| by Kirk, David

Miss Spider is planning to have eight for tea. But what is she to do when the bugs are too scared to eat her cake?Ask Miss Spider how she makes friends with every moth, tick, and flea -- just by having cake and tea.

| by Silverstein, Shel

A circle is missing a piece. She rolls along singing and looking for her missing piece. She comes across several pieces that do not fit, butshe finally finds her missing piece.

| by Prestine, Joan Singleton

A young girl has a day full of different moods. Although she starts out happy, she begins to feel different throughout the day. She does not want to share with her friend and gets upset when he plays with her toys. She learns what she should have said to make her family and friends understand.

| by Wolkstein, D.

A Chinese farmer finds a shell with a moon goddess in it. She eases his loneliness, but then he becomes greedy and she must leave. He eventually learns and has a happy life.

| by Fleischman, Sid

A lonely man builds a scarecrow, puts clothes on him and plays chess with him. Eventually, a young man comes along and offers to be a hired hand. The old man gives the young man some clothes, a job, his friendship.

| by Lillie, Patricia

Jake is upset to find that his very best friend and neighbor is not at home. He worries that she will not ever return and he will not have anyone to play with. However, Rosie soon comes home and shows Jake a fun surprise.

| by Goode, Diane

After arriving in the Paris train station, the two young children lose their mother while she goes looking for her lost hat. A young man helps them search for their mother and eventually returns to the the trainstation to find her.

| by Henkes, Kevin

Ruthie did not have a pet but she had an imaginary friend, Jessica. Ruthie's parents tried to tell her that there was no Jessica. When Ruthie went to kindergarten, she met a real friend named Jessica.

| by Edmondson, Madeleine

A mean, old witch, Agatha, discovers a great friendship with a bird she hatched. When the bird flew south, Agatha was very sad. Finally the bird comes back because he missed Agatha too. Although the bird would always leave for the winter, he would be back to see Agatha each spring.

| by Bang, Molly

One day, a goose egg falls into the home of woodchucks and hatches open. A goose is raised by the woodchucks and becomes part of their family. Eventually, the goose feels very sad and doesn't know why. When she ventures out to find happiness, she accidentally learns to fly.

| by Graham, Margaret Bloy

A little dog's family leave him alone to go on a cruise. The dog feels lonely and attempts to board another ship to find his family. Once he realizes he is in the wrong ship, he tries to make the best of the situation. Then he returns home to his family.

| by Sigsgaard, Jens

A young boy wakes up to find that he is alone in the world. He wanders throughout his town, attempting to enjoy all of his favorite activites with his sudden independence, only to realize that he is lonely. In the end, he awakens to discover it is all a dream.
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