Browse Abstracts (79 total)

| by Myers, Steven J.

The old man in the story vanquishes a band of vicious robbers with the help of enchanted sticks.

| by Raskin, Ellen

Chester Filbert sits on the curb outside his house and thinkds about how boring his block is. He imagines the kinds of exciting things that he would like to happen on his block. While he sits and dreams, the neighbors on his block are busy catching burglars, putting out fires and much more.

| by Seuss, Dr.

King Bistram's stilts are taken away and he becomes depressed. His kingdom, which is surrounded by the sea, is sabotaged by an awful lord. Because the king is so depressed, he neglects his duties and the city is in danger of becoming flooded, until his page boy comes to the rescue.

| by Sendak, Maurice

Ida is supposed to take care of her baby sister while their father is at sea. One day when she is not paying attnetion, goblins come and kidnap her sister. Ida plays her horn to charm the goblins with her music and rescues her sister. From that day on, she never takes her eyes off her baby sister.

| by Bunting, Eve

A man has control over the owls. He is one in the same with them. A stranger takes the man's owl clothes, but the owl man turns into an owl and wins the confrontation.

| by Shearer, John

When Sneaker has his sneakers stolen, he turns to his friends for help. They solve the case when the misspelled word sneeker links them to the thief.

| by Tompert, Ann

Skunk and raccoon wanted Fox's purple umbrella. They tried to take it from her by theft and trickery, but in the end it was fox who out-tricked the both of them.

| by Gage, Wilson

Due to his love for squash pie, a farmer plants many crops of squash, only to have them stolen repeatedly. The farmer creates different devices to catch the thief, but fails on each attempt. His wife admits to the crime and discovers her own love for squash pies.

| by Deveaux, Alexis

Na-ni waits all day with much excitement for the mailman to bring his mom's welfare check. He is going to get a bike!But, his plans fall through when a thief breaks into his mailbox and steals it.

| by Le Guin, Ursula K.

A young boy is taken by trolls and his older sister tries to find him with the help of her magic wooden horse. The red mare comes to life and they rescue her brother from the troll's high mountain.

| by Potter, Beatrix

Two mice raid a little girl's doll house, while the dolls are out one day. They break the dolls belongings and take some things. In the end, the two bad mice have to pay for everything they broke and clean up the mess they made.

| by Harris, Leon

Maurice the mouse comes from the Louvre in Francis to live at a Neiman-Marcus store in America. Richard, the store's chairman, finds him and they become good friends. Maurice tries out all of the toys. When someone tries to steal a diamond necklace, Maurice catches the thief.

| by Allard, Harry//Marshall, James

An old man and his three old pets needed someone to look after them. The wolf came and helped them get their spirits up. The man and his cats did not know that the wolf was wanted for bank robbery. The wolf was set free because he was so nice to the old man and they all lived happily ever after.

| by Stone, Bernard//Steadman, Ralph

Some mice find their store empty. Toothy Mouse and Inspector Mouse travel to the club and the pier to find their stolen cheese.

| by Rose, Gerald

A really skinny tiger does not feel part of the jungle, so he leaves home to live with a human family as a rug. He protects the family when robbers come into the house.

| by Pilkey, Dave

The Tosis family has a dog named Hally. Hally is a wonderful dog except that she has very bad breath. When Mr. and Mrs. Tosis cannot take Hally's bad breath anymore they decide to give her away. The kids try to fix the problem by taking her to a mountain top to see the view, a movie, and a carnival to ride a roller coaster in the hopes that they will take Hally's bad breath away but nothing works. That night two burglars break into the house but when Hally kisses them the burglars pass out from the smell and Hally and her breath are, heroes!

| by Meddaugh, Susan

Martha, a dog, eats alphabet soup and learns to talk. Her talking becomes annoying until it saves their home from a robbery.

| by Novak, Matt

Elmer is late for work so in his hurry he does not shut his door. While he is at work, animals and then a robber come in his house. The animals scare away the robber. When Elmer gets back, he does not even realize that anyone was ever there.

| by Paul, Anthony

General MacTiger is the most magnificent animal in the forest, until he loses his stripes. His friend, the Python, stole them and now General MacTiger has to find a way to get them back.

| by Manushkin, Fran

Buster loves buttons and even goes so far as to take them right off of people's clothing. Finally, a little girl and her dog set Buster straight.
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