Browse Abstracts (86 total)

| by Wahl, Jan

Rabbits skate into all sorts of mischief. They go over bridges, down hills, and through water as they dodge the police and end up at Championship Skate Night.

| by Holabird, Katharine

Angeline and Henry are asked to do a play and both are excited. Angelina gets jealous when Henry gets to speak. During the performance, Henry gets nervous and Angelina saves him and the play.

| by Hru, Dakari

When Joshua is pressured by his parents to play his African instrument in the school talent show, he is embarrassed because it is not as cool as the rap his friends will do. His uncle then gives him a magical mask which makes Joshua seem cool to other people. When he realizes he would rather make music with his Kalimmba, he is a hit at the talent show.

| by Wasserstein, Wendy

It is Pamela's birthday, and her Aunt Louise is taking her to her first musical. Along the way, they stop at the Russian Tea Room for lunch. The musical captures Pamela's imagination, and she gets to meet everyone associated with the musical. At home, Pamela sets up her dolls and recreates the play.

| by Anderson, Lonzo//Adams, Adrienne

A boy wants to perform in front of the king at a festival. He first has to find a special talent. He tries to sing, juggle, and finally he comes up with something the king will love.

| by Gauch, Patricia Lee

Tanya, the little sister, wants to dance just like her big sister. She watches her big sister during dance class and during a performance. One day, Tonya gets to join her sister at a dance class.

| by Gauch, Particia Lee

Tanya's ballet class is getting ready for their recital. Tanya is not sure why she was chosen to play the lead, after all she is only Tanya. During practices, Tanya has a hard time dancing like the ugly duckling. After the dress rehearsal, it is time for Tanya to find her character.

| by Schick, Eleanor

The night before her first dance performance, a young girl has a dream which she finds she can't put into words. After an exciting day of preparation, she dances that night and realizes that she can communicate her dream to the entire audience through dance.

| by Yorinks, A.

Minski was a great scientist whose best invention was his singing. Through this one invention he becomes a great man.

| by Lester, Helen

Tacky is not like the other penguins that he lives with. One afternoon, they participate in a cheering contest with other penguins. Tacky puts on a great show and his team wins shiny, blue ribbons.

| by Wallace, Ian

Morgan loves acrobats. When the circus comes to town, she sneaks into the tent where the high wire act was performed. She performs for everyone and becomes known as Morgan the Magnificent.

| by Holabird, Katharine

Angelina sees Mr. Bell all alone the night before Christmas. Angelina and Henry make cookies for Mr. Bell. She and Henry go over to take the cookies to Mr. Bell. He invites them in and they have fun listening to stories. In return, Mr. Bell plays Santa in Angelina's Christmas Pagent.

| by Isadora, Rachel

Pop!The numbers 1-1,000,000 are counted through pop art, ranging from astronauts, fish, and gargolyes to animals, flowers, and food. Can you count 1,000 jellybeans and 1,000,000 stars?

| by Houston, Gloria

Little Jim wants a tool set for Christmas so that he can prove to his father that he is a man. Father does not find time for Christmas until a church event opens his eyes to the season.

| by Rathmann, Peggy

A policeman shares his safety tips with school children. His dull speeches become entertaining when his dog performs tricks on stage behind him. The children pay attention and improve their safety skills.

| by McCully, Emily Arnold

Little Edwin bear has his first major role in a play. Edwin's struggles with stagefright and remembering his lines.

| by Hughes, Shirley

The event of a birth in her family and preparations for a Christmas play cause Mae to be anxious. Mae's courage helps her to make decisions to solve her problems.

| by Graves, Keith

Frank wants to dance. He puts on his best clothes and some ants in his pants and heads to the theatre. Once on stage, Frank dazzles the audience with his dancing. Everyone is impressed, until Frank starts to fall apart--literally!It doesn't matter to him, he can dance!

| by Faulkner, Nancy

Pete wakes up on his eighth birthday excited to find out what presents he received. He receives a clown suit he had been hoping for. He goes to the circus to perform with his father who is also a clown. The ringmaster allows him, and he has the best act of all the clowns.

| by Lipkind, William//Mordvinoff, Nicolas

A little tiny rooster is disliked by the other chickens. One night a meeting is held to find a night watch man. The little rooster volunteers but is told he's too small. He does it anyway and saver the day.
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