Browse Abstracts (61 total)

| by Lester, Helen

Pinkerton always has to be first in everything. On a trip he learns a lesson that being last is alright too.

| by Marshall, F.

Kalina, a very untidy Princess, was ordered to clean up herself and her room. A hedgehog, who was actually a Prince, helped her clean up her room. When everything was cleaned up, he turned back into a Prince and the two were married.

| by Preston, Edna Mitchell

A robber, ghost, witch, scarecrow and jack-o-lantern are all scared by a noise. They run to their homes to learn that the noise came from a mouse.

| by Mahy, Margaret

Robert is followed home from school by a hippo. In the following days, more and more hippopotami follow him home. His father tries to remedy the problem by having a witch give him a pill.

| by Spielgelman, Art

The dog narrating this story explains the wizard's curse and many other adventures that turn him into this book. He longs for the curse to be broken and for someone to save him from being the pages of a book. He wants someone to give him a loving home.

| by Howe, James

Harold, Chester, and Howie are a little spooked on Halloween. They became quite scared when Bunnicula, the family rabbit, wakes up in the middle of the night and their master comes home dressed as a witch.

| by Gackenbach, Dick

An Easter play is presented in which there are no parts for rabbits. Through perserverance, a rabbit earns a role in the play.

| by Mariana.

Miss Flora McFlimsey is a doll who decides to take an adventure on a witch's broom on All Hallows' Eve. The adventure is ruined when she must return home to rid her house of five goblins.

| by Yolen, Jane

Dove Isabeau is a young beauty whose stepmother is a jealous witch. One day, the witch turns Isabeau into a dragon. A young man saves her by risking his own life. In the end, Dove Isabeau saves her lover's life and they live happily ever after.

| by Stevenson, James

Emma is a kind-hearted witch, who makes valentines for the animals in the forest. Two mean witches play tricks on Emma but she gets sweet revenge and a surprise.

| by Slate, Joseph

Five pigs who love to take baths have their bathtub stolen by a pig witch. The pig witch turns the tub into a giant canoe machine that cleans pigs. The pigs finally figure a way to jam the machine which breaks down. The pigs get the giant canoe from this and now have a bathtub they can all play in together.

| by Hautzig, Deborah

Little witch is punished because she has been too good. She has to stay home on Halloween night. But by staying home, she makes new friends and has very nice time by giving her new friends rides on her broomstick.

| by Johnston, Tony

A witch's hat falls into her magic brew. After she retrieves the hat, it causes her many problems when it turns into a bat, then a rat, and then a cat.

| by Teague, Mark

Three children get more than they are trick-or-treating for, when the night turns into one unexpected event after another. The neighbors pass out Broccoli Chews and Eggplant Fizzlers and the trio runs into their nemesis Leona Fleebish. With a sweep of a wand, flash of a pirate sword, and gulp of magic potion, the children create an unforgetable Halloween.

| by Steig, William

Caleb and Kate get into an argument, so Caleb leaves to go for a long walk in the woods where he meets a witch who puts a spell on him to changes him into a dog. In the end, burglars end up cutting off Caleb's foot (where the witch put the spell on him) in order to change him back to a man.

| by Scieszka, Jon

When the Princess kissed a frog that turned him into a Prince, they thouhgt they would live happily ever after. But unfortunately, he still had many frog characteristics which made him think he would be happier as a frog. He goes to all of the local witches, but the Fairy Godmother was the only one who could help. She accidentally turned him into a carriage but when the clock strikes twelve, he turns into a prince. When he later kisses his wife, they both turn into frogs.

| by Nygren, Tord

Three brothers who are each special in their own way grow up and must seek their fortunes. They have a lot of adventures. The brother who plays the fiddle seems to come out on top.

| by Wolff, Ferida

An adventurous travel through Halloween night which uses thirteen holiday objects such as crows, witches, and bats describe the scary evening.

| by Hunter, Mollie

A young boy daydreams that he is a fearless knight as a knight, he slays dragons and witches and helps a princess regain her voice.

| by Lewis, Marjorie

A boy grows up in a small village and trains to be a hero. After growing up he leaves the village to become a hero, but instead of rescuing a princess he is caught by a witch. He outwits the witch and returns to the village to be a farmer.
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