Browse Abstracts (38 total)

| by MacLachlan, Patricia // MacLachlan, Emily

A young boy observes the various painters who travel to his island. Through discussions and interactions with the painters, the boy learns about painting and is finally able to achieve his goal.

| by Crowther, Robert

Objects from everyday life are described based on their colors. Through interactive pull-down pages, you will have hours of fun learning colors from everyday objects in their environment.

| by Lasky, Kathryn

A boy named Marvin leaves his family during the flu epidemic. He goes to a lumberjack camp in northern Minnesota and works and learns French while making some interesting friends. Marvin learns to ski, dance, and do the bookkeeping as a lumberjack.

| by Brown, Marcia

The village storytellers and shamans of African expound on the important, mysterious, haunted, and enchanted life of shadows.

| by Freeman, Don

Gregory needs his shadow in order for spring to come. He ends up losing his shadow for awhile; his shadow gets scared and hides in a barn. Gregory later adventured out and finds his shadow, causing spring to come.

| by Sis, Peter

A little girl desires a dog more than anything in the world. Her parents won't allow it, so she walks her imagniary dog around the city block. The community embraces her dog with memories of their own magical pets! Look under flaps on certain pages to see people and pets.

| by Cooper, Helen

Not wanting to go to sleep, a little boy rides away in his car to find someone to stay up and play with him all night. As the determined little boy drives off, he encounters exciting things such as a lion and a parade of soldiers. After searching for someone to play with him, the little boy finds someone who is still awake.

| by Bulla, Clyde Robert

Where do shadows come from?They come from light!When the sun shines on something, because it can't shine through it, it leaves a dark spot from the object. This dark spot is the shadow. Even your body can cast a shadow.

| by Shannon, Margaret

Gullible believes everything he hears when his aunt, uncle, or cousin tells him stories. For example, he believes that there are monsters in the basement. When his family tries to trick him again, the joke ends up being on them.

| by Desimini, Lisa

A house is described and beautifully illustrated as it changes throughout a day and the seasons.

| by Narahashi, K.

A young boy tells about his special friend -- his shadow -- whose shape disappears with the dark.

| by Farber, Norma

Mimi's shadow runs away and calls for all the other shadows of the world to join her. For one full day the shadows entertain themselves by attaching to different objects. As darkness sets in, the shadows become lost and afraid. They decide to return home to the object that is familiar to them.

| by Carlstrom, Nancy White

The night hides everywhere, in shadows and in dark places. The night is not something to be feared, but a place of mystery and comfort.

| by Hamilton, Virginia

Jahdu uses creativity to outwit his shadow in order to recover his magic dust.

| by Willard, Nancy

Follow along in an adventure as a yellow ball rolls out of sight and into a place where all lost things are found. Discover a quiet, small, and plain house where its rooms run far and wide and adventure lurks in the shadows.

| by Rosenberg, Liz

A young girl escapes alone to America and finds companionship in a runaway shadow. They experience their new world together.

| by Anno, Mitsumasa

Daily activities in a countryside village are shown through the numbers 0 through 12

| by Fleming, Denise

A dark night of Halloween fright brings you colors, sounds, and sensory sights.

| by Lewis, J. Patrick

On a Halloween night three children dressed as ghosts get a scare when they visit the haunted house of Boo Scoggins. Spooky sounds frighten them as they try to discover who this mysterious man is up on Humpback Hill.

| by Baruffi, Andrea

Free-spirited shadows leave their maker to roam the world. They eventually grow lonely and return to where they belong.
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