Browse Abstracts (379 total)

| by Van Leeuwen, Jean

Through five short stories, Grandmother Pig shows Oliver and Amanda how much fun she is to be around.

| by Munsch, Robert

A mother loves her son. No matter how frustrated she becomes with him, every night she says that she will love him forever. He carried this on and said the same thing to his daughter.

| by Dunrea, Olivier

A painter who loves chickens lives in the city, but longs to live on a farm. He paints pictures for people to buy, but paints his chickens for himself. One day he paints an extraordinary picture and a true art lover buys it. This changes his life forever.

| by Ackerman, Karen

Rachel and Josh's mother works the graveyard shift at the factory. The children play with their Nana and she helps them with their homework then gets them ready for bed. They share a special time with their mom in the morning before school, cherishing their time with her by the dawn's early light.

| by Amadeo, Diana M.

Jamey has leukemia and becomes very sick. His brother feels like his family cares more about Jamey than they do him. His mother assures him that he is loved just as much as Jamey. When Jamey needs a bone marrow transplant he agrees to be the donor.

| by Caudill, Rebecca

Betsy is invited to a party and can bring one doll. The doll should be dressed well, do something, or be old. Instead of taking one of these dolls, Betsy took Jennifer. Although Jennifer did not fit the party requirements, she was awarded a medal for being the best-loved doll at the party.

| by Ray, Deborah Kogan

While Jeannie's daddy is away fighting in the Pacific, Jeannie plants a Victory garden, collects scraps to help the war effort, and sends her daddy letters. She awaits his safe return.

| by Haley, Gail E.

A love story is told between a mortal man and a mystical creature.

| by Parker, Nancy Winslow

Charlie receives a present from his Uncle Clyde. His uncle leaves directions, so Charlie will know how to take care of the present.

| by Vigna, Judith

Disappointed when her mother's ex-boyfriend forgets her birthday, Amy is comforted by her family when they give her a surprise birthday party and a special gift.

| by Carson, Jo

Uncle Tom is willing to help pull the loose tooth. He says he will need a hammer, screwdriver, and pliers. As she is being tickled by her father and Uncle Tom, her loose tooth falls out. She is now able to eat porkchops at her grandmother's birthday. Uncle Tom decides that all of his tools were not necessary to remove her tooth.

| by Waddell, Martin

Three young owls become aware of the horror of being alone and learns to cope with the problem differently.

| by Lear, Edward

An owl and a pussy cat fall in love and sail to an island to get married.

| by Joyce, William

A frog becomes jealous of the egg laid by a close friend. He gradually learns to love the egg after saving it from a little boy.

| by Paterson, Katherine

A duck is captured and taken by a cruel lord, but one of the servants saves the duck. The servant falls in love with another servant who protects her from the lord, and they get married.

| by Gerstein, Mordicai

A boy is taken from his home and dropped into a duck nest. He grows up thinking he is a duck. He eventually must struggle to regain his true identity.

| by Edwards, Michelle

The summer that Rody worked in the kibbutz chicken coop, the hens laid more eggs than ever before. When Rody gets moved from job to job, the chickens become very unhappy. So they do something to get Rody back.

| by Reiser, Lynn

A little hen finds herself adopted into a strange family, but she loves them anyway. She then has a surprise in her own family, but learns to love anyway.

| by Asch, Frank

A lion who lives on an island is told he is a bad fisherman by his friends. He goes out in a rowboat to think and is caught in a storm. When the storm is over, he is shipwrecked on a different island. He meets and falls in love with a penguin, but ends up in another storm and is shipwrecked back on the first island by himself.
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