Browse Abstracts (79 total)

| by Titus, Eve

Anotale, a mouse, has to be a hero and save the children of his village from a musician. The musician steals the children so he can use them in his symphony. The mice end up escaping because they trick one of the musicians.

| by Oakley, Graham

Two church mice are kidnapped for use as astronauts. As they are about to be launched to the moon, their caretaking cat rescues them.

| by Soule, Jean//Soule, Nancy

A mouse stows away on a pirate ship but it is attacked and begins to sink. He grabs some treasures and returns safely to land to make a prosperous living.

| by dePaola, Tomie

Bill and his friend Pete go on a field trip down the Nile. They are in for a surprise when they encounter a jewel thief and save the precious jewel from being stolen.

| by Keats, Ezra Jack

Louie goes out to search for a father and sees all kinds of people. Finally, he finds a music box. A man thinks he stole it so he chases Louie and takes him home. Louie's mom and the man end up getting married.

| by Small, David

Paper John is a man who everyone loves. He also has a great talent for making things out of paper. He runs into a devil who appears in town as a thief. Paper John captures the devil before it destroys the town.

| by Collington, Peter

A little girl dreams a story. She dreams her little angel and soldier boy come alive to save her coin from the pirates who stole it. (A Wordless Book)

| by Bang, Molly

A man with a passion for strawberries gives an old lady some strawberries to take home. On her way home, the strawberry snatcher tries to steal her strawberries. After failed attempts, the strawberry snatcher settles on eating blackberries from a nearby bush. (Wordless book)

| by Plume, Ilse

Four animals were growing old and useless to their owners so they decide to run away and become musicians. Along their journey, they chase away robbers and find their place to stay forever.

| by du Bois, William Pene

Duke wants to buy Otto, a giant dog. Duke is offered one million dollars for the pup, but he turned it down. Duke and Otto go to Texas where Otto catches three bad guys stealing oil.

| by McPhail, David

Stanley leaves his comfortable country home in search of adventure and fortune. He meets characters who manipulate him and others who treat him will.

| by Cox, David

Abigail is a little girl who bosses everyone around. On her stagecoach ride to Narrabri, a robber tries to steal all of the passengers' valuables. However, when he encounters Abigail, she yells at him and calls him Bossyboots. He listens to her and gives up all the loot.

| by Nixon, Joan Lowery

Tom is adopted by Shirley and Claude, and he hopes that they will adopt his sister, Bessie. Bessie and Shirley make a great team of catching crooks. Bessie spots them, and Shirley stops them. Bessie makes a great deputy and new daughter.

| by Macaulay, David

A chicken crosses a road. This starts a whole series of events which eventually come back to the beginning to explain why the chicken crossed the road.

| by Rosenberg, Liz

Patrick Edward's mother is known as a monster all over town. One day, Patrick's mother sends him out to get strawberries. On his way home, three bullies steal the strawberries. Monster Mama is so upset that she teaches the boys a lesson, and they think of her as Cool.

| by Ross, L

A little old man's wish before his death is to attend his granddaughter's wedding and see her happy with her new husband. His journey is plagued with troubles and his gift of pearls is stolen.

| by Ahlberg, Janet//Ahlberg, Allan

While Buglar Bill is out stealing, he takes a box. When he gets home, he finds that there is a baby in the box. When Burglar Betty is robbing Bill, she discovers that he has her baby. They decide to stop stealing and get married.

| by Nixon, Joan Lowery

Shirley and Tom are a lonely old couple until Tom comes to stay with them. Shirley tries to make pie but everytime she tries, robbers come. The pie is so bad it makes them all sick.

| by Yolen, Jane

A ring is stolen before a royal wedding. The only person who can crack the case is Piggins who is at his home.
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