Browse Abstracts (105 total)

| by Binch, Caroline

A young African-American boy visits an unfamiliar country. He is extremely apprehensive, but grows to love it. He misses it upon his return home.

| by Orr, Katherine

A little girl and her grandpa go fishing on a boat. Grandpa starts a sea moss farm when he loses his job as a fisherman.

| 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 Cowan, Catherine

When a little boy brings an ocean wave home with him, he finds himself in trouble. He soon realizes that he has to take the wave back to the ocean where it belongs.

| by Ikeda, Daisaku

Akiko and Hiroshi are anxious to explore their new home. They meet a boy named Pablo who helps them explore the sea by swimming and by boat. Pablo becomes their good friend once he is able to accept the fact that Akiko and Hiroshi are not natives of the land.

| by Hamanaka, Sheila

Children across the earth come in all different colors, and they are just like you and me!

| by Dalgliesh, Alice

As a child, Christopher Columbus dreams of becoming an adventurous sailor. When the King of Spain commissions Columbus to sail west, he discovers a strange new world, which turns out to be America. (A Biography)

| by Merriam, Eve

There are many kinds of holes. There are holes for seeds which grow plants for food. There are holes for drinking and eating our food. There are holes for windows that allow us to see. Holes are also used out at sea. Without holes where would we be?

| by Schotter, Roni

Bob is a young boy who uses his imagination to turn his daily bath into an amazing adventure in which he encounters boats, sea creatures, and a water fall. When his bath is over, the brave Captain Bob drains the ocean and gets ready for bed.

| by Thomas, Shelley Moore

As nighttime falls, bedtime is right around the corner. A soothing lullaby sets the mood for sleep, through a warm stanza repetition. A glowing fireplace, shining stars, and yawning baby signal a farewell to daylight.

| by Karwoski, Gail Langer

How do marine mammals - animals that breathe air - sleep in the deep waters of the ocean? Meet ten marine mammals, including sea otters, bottlenose dolphins, manatees, harbor seals, humpback whales, and walruses. Learn about each animal's unique habitat as you drift into a peaceful sleep on the gentle waves of imagination.

| by Zolotow, Charlotte

A sister tells her younger brother all the different things that she will do for him. She will bring him things that will apply to his five senses. Most of all, she brings her brother her love and attention.

| by Weller, F.W.

A young girl dreams of seeing a whale during a trip to the sea, then the excitement of finally spotting one.

| by Charlip, Remy//Joyner

Thirteen dramas such as a magic show and a sea disaster are illustrated in pictures.

| by Buchholz, Quint

A violin player becomes quick friends with an artist, Max, who moves into the apartment above her family's. She is curious about the secrets that were held in his imaginative paintings. When Max does share his paintings with her, she is amazed at what she sees.

| by Day, Edward C.

John Tabor is a sailor who does nothing but annoy and complain to the rest of the sailors on the ship. One day he stumbles upon a whale who gives him the rockiest ride of his life. He never complains again.

| by O'Neil, Alexis

Emily has a very loud voice and her parents and tutor do not know what to do with her. The tutor suggests that she go to a boarding school for quiet girls. Before she leaves for the school, Emily takes a trip into town where she sees a sign for loud help on a ship that is setting sail that day. Emily uses her voice to save several ships from crashing at sea.

| by Stockdale, Susan

If you take a look in nature, colors and patterns are all around us. The tiger uses his stripes to hide in the grass. The patterned spines on a cactus protect it from predators. What makes these plants and creatures beautiful also protect them as well.

| by Ets, Marie Hall

When his mother is away, a baby seal is moved by a man to a new home in a lake. Eventually, the seal finds his way back to his mother.
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