Browse Abstracts (79 total)

| by Kojima, Naomi

A boy and his friend, Old Chief, watch their neighbors. The boy assumes they are thieves because Old Chief tells him so.

| by Root, Phyllis

A small woman who has a hearty vegetable garden that she loves very much, encounters a giant who steals all her vegetables. She chases after him and realizes that they can share vegetable soup and a friendship.

| by Schatell, Brian

Midge has a fish named Fred and they are best friends. Fred can do amazing things such as balancing things on his nose. One day an aquarium salesman comes to town and fishnaps Fred but Midge saves him by using her intellect.

| by Fleischman, Sid

A thief sees a farmer bury gold by a magical tree. The thief steals the gold and runs away with it. The thief is followed by the tree's Hey Hey man. The wood spirit tricks the thief into returning the farmer's gold.

| by Fenton, Edward

A little boy takes a walk with his big yellow balloon. A cat follows him because he believes the balloon is the sun. Suddenly a dog follows the cat and a dogcatcher follows the dog. Soon there is a long parade of people and animals following one another. The balloon is finally broken, but the boy is given a hero badge to replace the balloon since the parade he created helped a policeman catch a thief.

| by Hurd, Thacher

Arthur Dog disguises himself as Art Dog to recover the stolen Mona Woofa from the Dogopolis Museum of Art. When he is not Art Dog, he lives as an ordinary citizen who appreciates life.

| by Stevens, Kathleen

Tom roams the countryside charming the farmers' wives and tricking farmers out of fruits and vegetables. He meets his match in a plain-faced, sharp tongued farmer's daughter.

| by Keats, Ezra Jack

Maggie has a cricket in a cage that is stolen. Maggie and her friends look for the pirate who stole the cricket and find him but the cricket is dead. The pirate gives Maggie a new cricket, and they all become friends.

| by Ardizzone, Edward

One night, Tim noticed the light from the lighthouse was not flashing past his window. So Tim, the captain, and their friends braved the storm only to find robbers who wanted the ship to crash so they could get their goods. The children help save the lighthouse.

| by Gerrard, Roy

When a group of outlaws try to take Rosie's cattle, Rosie and her friends team up. They come up with a plan to capture the villians.

| by Lorenz, Lee

A cheap miller steals wheat from people as they bring it to him. So two lads from Cambridge University set out to fool the miller.

| by Levitin, Sonia

In the town of Little Digby, there is a Lollyberry tree that grows delicious berries. Each year, they have a festival and eat a big lollyberry pie. Everyone takes a little piece throughout the day and think nothing of it. By the time of celebration, there is only one piece left for the mayor. Nobody admits to stealing the pie, but the mayor knows everybody stole the pie.

| by Kitamura, Satoshi

Three sheep go to the beach for the last swim of the year and ask some wolves to watch their fleecy coats. When they return from their swim, they find that their wool is gone. They hire a detective to solve the mystery of their stolen wool.

| by Seuss, Dr.

The Grinch wants to stop Chrismas in Who-ville, so he dresses up as Santa and takes all the materialistic parts of Christmas. When the Grinch realizes the Who's are not upset and that there still is a Christmas, he realizes that Christmas is more than presents and decorations. He returns their belongings and discovers the true meaning of Christmas.

| by Kahl, Virginia

A dutch and dutchess have thirteen girls and a robber baron decides to take the girls for rewards. But as he takes care of the girls, he realizes how much work and trouble they are and will give anything for them to take their children back.

| by Lobel, Arnold

A robber loves the night and wants to kill a rooster so the sun will never come up again. The rooster outsmarts the robber and the robber calls up the sun himself.

| by Christian, Mary Blount

Deke King and his friend open a detective business. A construction company owner hired them to find all of his bulldozers that were stolen. After looking over the site and the clues, Deke solved the mystery and found the bulldozers.

| by Massie, Diane Redfield

A chameleon decides to go to work as a spy. He tries to get a stolen pickle recipe, when he is bottled up in a pickle jar. He saves the recipe and the company.

| by Bright, Robert

A small ghost named Georgie lives in the Whittkaker house. When the house is threatened by robbers, the friendly ghost and his animal friends work together to scare the robbers away.

| by Saari, Kaye

The coffee pot is kidnapped so the shoes, lawnmower and kerosene lamp go to the junk man to get her back.
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