Browse Abstracts (152 total)

| by Fleischman, Sid

A young king is bored so he decides to dress as a wizard and perform magic tricks for his village. A neighboring kingdom hears of this wizard and kidnaps him. The wizard has to outsmart the neighboring king to escape and get some treasure for himself.

| by Carle, Eric

The Duke and Duchess love the sweet rolls prepared by Walter the Baker each morning. One morning, an accident forces Walter to change his recipe which results in a bad tasting sweet roll. In order to stay in the kingdom, the Duke orders Walter to create a roll through which the rising sun can shine three times, be made from one piece of dough, and taste good. In his effort to please the Duke and Duchess, and to prevent being banished from his homeland, Walter creates the pretzel.

| by Brooks, Jennifer

A young princess with a pure heart plays with three gnomes who are handicapped. She is kind and accepting to her new friends. In turn, she gains another friend.

| by Mayer, Mercer

Whinnie, a dragon, falls in love with a knight, but a knight and a dragon are supposed to be enemies.

| by Tyler, Anne

Molly the Messy is a princess who lives in the tower of her family's palace. Her family is embarrassed about the fact that she never cleans her room. One day, the lake floods the palace and they must all stay in Molly's messy tower.

| by Steig, William

Shrek, an ugly beast, is sent out in the world by his parents to discover his future. He scares everyone who sees him. He marries an ugly prince and lives happily ever after.

| by Paxton, Tom

An elephant is invited to the Queen's royal ball by mistake. When he first appears at the ball, he is a shock to everyone, but soon everyone grows to love him.

| by Yolen, Jane

King Long Shanks is known for his fine, long and strong legs and he is quite proud of them. One day two tailors arrive at the palace promising they can make an outfit to show off his legs!The outfit also promises to be a true test of loyalty for the people of the kingdom.

| by Lorenz, Lee

A terrible ogre comes to live at the edge of a peaceful kingdom. When he kidnaps the princess, a small piper volunteers to rescue her. In his efforts to do so, many secrets of the town are revealed and several spells are broken, allowing the people to live happily ever after.

| 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.

| by King, Dorthea

Rex Q.C. is a dog that belongs to the queen of England. He is allowed to follow the queen wherever she goes. He follows her to goverment parties, garden parties and other special occasions.

| by Beard, Darleen Bailey

Lucille and her younger brother, Natt, play together and use their imagination. They run around and exercise in their yard. While they are playing, a bad storm hits. Their mother puts them in the cellar as she goes to help an elderly neighbor. The storm is a tornado. When the storm is over, the two children find the two adults, and life is back to the way it was: imaginary.
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