Browse Abstracts (61 total)

| by Wangerin, Walter Jr.

There is trouble when a family of potato farmers gets attacked by a fierce potato. Thistle proves that intangible skills are just as important as tangible ones.

| by Lasson, Robert

A rich witch changes a town into ice cream and then blows herself up. There are several rhymes throughout this book such as A witch with an itch falls in a ditch.

| by Stevenson, James

A little witch, Emma, wants to be like the older witches, but is always excluded. One day, out of frustration, Emma gets together with the animals in the woods and makes a plan. The animals pretend to be under Emma's spell and all the other witches think she is a hero.

| by Stevenson, James

Emma wants to fly like the witches, but they are mean and will not let her. Finally she comes up with a plan to make her the center of attention.

| by Adams, Adrienne

A small group of witches prepare for their favorite night of the year, Halloween. The witches become frightened of the children that are dressed up in costumes.

| by Coville, Bruce//Coville, Katherine

A little girl named Sarah lives with her mean Aunt Meg who is a witch. One day when Sarah was sent to the forest to find toads, Sarah meets a friendly unicorn named Oakhorn. The unicorn with his magic horn broke the spell over Aunt Meg which made her nice again.

| by Flora, James

A grandfather tells a series of related ghost stories about himself when he was his grandson's age. The grandfather is portrayed as a witty character who is always one step ahead of the creature persuing him. A great book for Halloween ghost storytelling.

| by Mahy, Margaret

A young boy who takes good care of his shadow is asked by a witch to watch her shadow. The witch's shadow causes many problems.

| by Cole, Babette

Nobody's parents like one child's mom who is a witch. Then one day she puts out a fire and everyone learns to appreciate her.

| by San Souci, Robert D.

A witch makes a scarecrow and decides to play a joke on a judge. The judge does not like witches. The scarecrow, Feathertop, finds it hard to follow through with the witch's wishes.

| by Udry, Janice May

Various mean stories are told about mice, witches, tigers, a dwarf, and many others. The stories show how their meanness affects other people and how others put them in their place by tricking them.

| by Kellogg, Steven

Gloria is in training to be a witch. She decides to quit to become a good witch. Then she decides to help the Pepperwills and Valdoons find peace. With the help of elves, her dream comes true.

| by O'Connor, Jane

Lulu is nervous about starting witch school and really wants to do well. But, there is one little witch named Sandy that always does things better. Lulu realizes there are some things that she can do better!

| by Utton, Peter

George notices a gross, brown, crinkly thing on his father's wall and is surprised to find out it's the hand of a witch who tried to kidnap him. He is also surprised and relieved to find out it is only a story.

| by Coombs, Patricia

It's the day of the Witches' Ball and all the witches are grouchy. Little Dorrie figures out that the evil Pin Witch is responsible for the mayhem and saves the day.

| by Guthrie, Donna

A young boy lives in a special apartment building. It is so special because a witch lives down the hall...or so he thinks.

| by Child, Lauren

Herb loves being read storybooks by his mother, as long as she takes the books out of his room when she is done. Tonight though, his mother gets distracted and forgets the book. As Herb is just about to fall asleep, two wolves jump out of the book with the intention of eating him. Herb must now find a way to keep them from eating him. With the help of a fairy godmother (from another book!), Herb escapes the hungry wolves.

| by Hearn, Michael Patrick

Sorcerer has a terrible problem with rats. To solve his problem, the Sorcerer changes his porcelain cat into a real cat. In order for this to happen, his apprentice Nickon searches for a bargain is a bargain and uses social interactions to fulfill his sorcerer's request.

| by Glovach, Linda

How would you like to make disguises?These disguises are for any occasion.

| by Palatini, Margie

Gritch the witch wakes up one morning with a craving for piggie pie!She spends all day searching for eight piggies on old Macdonald's farm and is fooled by the piggies, who hide from her. She finally gives up and goes home with a wolf.
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