Browse Abstracts (105 total)

| by Berger, Barbara Helen

Mother Moon is looking for her lost child who is floating in the sea. As she cries for her lost child, Mother Moon's tears become falling stars. A group of otters swimming near the bay begin to play with the falling stars. The sparkle from those stars lead Mother Moon to her son.

| by Ardizzone, Edward

Tim wants to be a sailor, so he stows away on a boat. He stays on the boat until a storm overturns it, and then he heads for home.

| by Ardizzone, Edward

Tim, a little boy, comes home after being at sea to find his parents have moved. He goes out looking for them. He travels on different boats and stays with different people. Then, one day by luck, he finds his parents.

| by Waddell, Martin

A mother and daughter grow closer as they take a walk to the beach at night. This memorable experience will stay with them throughout their lives.

| by Gervais, Benadette//Pittau, Francisco

Phil dreams of walking on a tightrope. He practices on the edge of his bed and on the clothesline. Phil walks a tightrope that takes him over fields, past Louises's house, past the city, out to the sea, into the mountains, and back home just in time for bed.

| by Woodman, Nancy

The JASON Project is studies underwater life in Mexico. When Dusty finds out about this, she writes the scientists to ask if she can go along. During her adventures, Dusty learns all about deep sea plants and animals. It is the adventure of her life!

| by Valens, Evans

Topple, the long-finned herring, learns that his difference is actually a blessing. He learns from another long-finned herring that he can fly, and in turn his seemingly unlucky fins save his life.

| by Montresor, Beni

There are many different kinds of houses in different places with different people living in them. They can be made with many different materials, but be careful, because you never know what might happen to your house!

| by Flack, Marjorie

There are many, many different kinds of boats that float down the river. The river comes from the mountains, by the city, and out to the sea.

| by Lobel, Anita

Nini the cat takes an exciting journey in which he discovers the concepts of color, days of the week, months of the year, and numbers. Nini sees a different colored pair of shoes each day of the week, explores a variety of activities during each month of the year, and counting the sights that surround the sea where he finally comes to one hundred stars and one moon lighting up the sky around the lighthouse.

| by Pfister, Marcus

Rainbow Fish and his friends are playing flash-tag with their shiny scales. When a striped fish comes to play, they won't let him join their game. Suddenly a shark appears, so Rainbow Fish and his friends risk their lives to save the lonely striped fish.

| by Brinckloe, Julie

Two brothers, Alvin and Calvin Rhyme, become bored with their daily routine so they decide to trade professions. When they realize that they prefer their own jobs, the brothers return to their original professions after an exciting day of doing something different.

| by Taylor, Mark

This is a story about a man who had no experience on a ship. When he was forced to sail, he ruined everything. However, in the end he managed to save the ship with his musical talent.

| by Mordivnoff, Nicolas

Terii dreams of growing bigger so he can become a pearl-shell diver like his Uncle Teopu. Uncle Teopu always tells Terii that he will grow bigger when Teopu's hat is all worn out. Whe Terii saves the hat from Kaveka, Uncle Teopu let Terii paddle the canoe. After he saves Teopu from a shark, Terii is ready to become a diver.

| by Baker, Jeannie

A boy travels with his father to a special place where no people are. While on this trip, the boy wonders what will happen in the future to nature and the environment.

| by Zolotow, C.

A mother's story helps a little boy imagine the sights and sounds of the seashore, even though he's never seen the ocean.

| by Locker, Thomas

Two young boys ask their grandfather about the source of the river that runs by his place. They go on a camping trip to the top of the mountain in order to find the answer.

| by Garelick, May

A boy looks at the moon and how bright it is. He wonders whether the same moon shines everywhere.

| by Haley, Gail E.

A love story is told between a mortal man and a mystical creature.

| by Tresselt, Alvin

This book describes how rain drops start, where they land, and eventually how they become puddles, lakes, rivers, and seas.
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