Browse Abstracts (142 total)

| by Ardizzone, Edward

Ginger, a little boy, runs away to live on a ship, and Tim and Charlotte go after him. They both join the crew on another ship and work. Their ship collides with Ginger's ship. Ginger comes aboard. They all work and go back home to their parents.

| by Bemelmans, Ludwig

Madeline's grandfather passes away and leaves all of his inheritance to Madeline, but it is in Texas instead of Paris. Madeline takes her friends to Texas and they enjoy the inheritance. Then they find out Madeline does not get it till she is 21 So it is back to Paris.

| by Dalgliesh, Alice

The pilgrims voyage across the ocean from England to the new world. Many hardships await them in America, but they are determined to get there. After a long, cold winter and a beautiful spring, summer and autumn, the pilgrims celebrate Thanksgiving with the Indians.

| by Guiberson, Brenda

Tommy and his uncle Russ spend the day out on the lobster boat pulling up traps and eventually selling what they catch.

| 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 Sis, Peter

A whale sails new seas and after several unsuccessful attempts, makes a friend.

| by Lessac, Frane

A young boy and his friend, Lucca, travel to the Caribbean to visit the boy's island home.

| by McCloskey, Robert

Sal, Jane and their father go to the beach to search for clams. During the day, Sal loses her tooth in the mud. She does not cry because she knows that when you lose your teeth you are starting to grow up. They take a boat trip to a nearby island to celebrate with ice cream cones.

| by Locker, Thomas

Elizabeth's uncle comes sail boating into two every two years to see her family. This year he takes Elizabeth on a sail boating trip to see the ocean.

| by Cowan, Catherine

When a little boy brings an ocean wave home with him, he finds himself in trouble. He soon realizes that he has to take the wave back to the ocean where it belongs.

| by Harness, Cheryl

The pilgrims journey to America aboard the Mayflower. When they land, they meet Native Americans.

| by Turkle, Brinton

Two children, Rachel and Obadia, want to earn money. They are able to earn money by sending the news of ship arrivals to Nantucket.

| by Freeman, Don

Ty learns about tides and fishing from his old friend, the Pelican. Ty loses a boot in the tide, but catches a fish in his boot. However, he loses that boot, too. He gives his fish to the hungry pelican and the pelican gives Ty the lost boot.

| by Rumford, James

Five brothers decide to go on an adventure to discover the Island-below-the-Star. They each have a love for something in nature. By using their talents and working together, the brothers overcome obstacles on their journey to the island.

| by Coste, Marion

The female nene keeps watch over her eggs, while the male nene stays close by watching for danger. When the eggs finally hatch, the birds must keep close watch over the baby goslings so that no cats, rats, or mongooses eat the young. The family must stay in this area for a few months, waiting until the babies get their flying wings. Not all of the goslings survive the wait, but when all the new feathers grow in, the family flies from the land near the ocean to the mountain.

| by Dalgliesh, Alice

As a child, Christopher Columbus dreams of becoming an adventurous sailor. When the King of Spain commissions Columbus to sail west, he discovers a strange new world, which turns out to be America. (A Biography)

| by Wild, Margaret

Kate is small, quiet, and no trouble at all compared to her four big, noisy, feisty brothers and sisters. It takes a while for her parents to notice that Kate is nearsighted and needs glasses.

| by Daly, Niki

Joe loves the beach. He likes splashing his mom and playing in the sand. He doesn't like the big waves though. He would rather pretend to be in the water. When Joe's pretending game tosses him overboard, he becomes scared. A friendly lifeguard helps him find his parents and everyone is happy again.

| by Kumin, Maxine W.

At the beach before breakfast, a relationship is formed between an adult and child. The book is written so that the reader becomes the child. The reader ends up exploring a beach for clams and riding a boat in the ocean to look at lobster traps.

| by Karwoski, Gail Langer

How do marine mammals - animals that breathe air - sleep in the deep waters of the ocean? Meet ten marine mammals, including sea otters, bottlenose dolphins, manatees, harbor seals, humpback whales, and walruses. Learn about each animal's unique habitat as you drift into a peaceful sleep on the gentle waves of imagination.
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