Browse Abstracts (20 total)

| by Anderson, Halse Laurie

Little Benny is bullied constantly for being so little. It isn't until he wins the pole challenge that everyone cheers and honors Benny.

| by Bower, Tamara

The land of Khor was a peaceful place free of men, in which woman could live side by side in harmony. One day, Pedikhous, of Egpyt decides to test the strength of the women through various attacks. To his surprise the women are stronger and more determined than he ever imagined. Instead of fighting against them, de decides to live in peace and love beside them.

| by Mashiri, Pascal

While every animal of the forest is planning for next year's harvest, Rabbit decides to grow money. He lies to the chief and keeps the money for himself. Eventually the chief grows angry with Rabbit and demands the money Rabbit was supposed to grow. Rabbit deceives everyone in order to get out of his lie and he vows to never lie again.

| by Hoban, Lillian

Arthur longs to be his pen pal's big brother, so they can wrestle and do karate. He does not like having to jump rope with his little sister. But one day, he learns something very surprising about his pen pal.

| by Heide, Florence Parry//Gilliland, Judith Heide

Sami lives with his family in Beriut. Once it was one of the most splendid cities in the world but today it is a place of ruin and trouble. Living in violence allows Sami to look at all the good memories when troubles arrive. In the end, Sami learns a great deal about fighting.

| by Johnsson, James Weldan

Lift every voice puts pictures to the African American National Anthem. The lyrics tell the story of Black people's past struggles and the hope that Blacks will continue to have towards their future.

| by Rosenberg, Liz

Iskander and his family live in Lebanon until war breaks out. Then, they are forced to flee the country they love to live in American where there is no war. However, Iskander is homesick. To help him feel better, each of his family members do something special to make him feel better.

| by Geraghty, Paul

Jamina goes looking for honey in the bush with her grandfather. She hopes to see an elephant, but her grandfather tells her that it is not likely since the hunters have come. Jamina tells her grandfather that she wants to be a hunter. When she helps a little elephant whose mother was shot by hunters, she realizes she never wants to be a hunter.

| by Demi

The author's interpretation of Genghis Khan's life is based upon both historical resources and Mongolian folklore.

| by Trottier, Maxine

As a child, Emily watched her mother endure physical abuse. One night Emily's mom awakens her and she is only allowed to take her teddy bear. They go to a house with many mothers and children. All of them are watched over by a lady named Jane. Emily and her mother stay for awhile, then leave to move into their new apartment.

| by Scieszka, Jon

Learn how the pigs really died in the story of the Three Little Pigs. The wolf has a cold and when he sneezes, the pig's houses fall down. Since the pigs are already dead, the wolf decides that he might as well eat them.

| 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 Munsch, Robert

In a letter, Saoussan tells about when she first moved to Canada from her old country where there was war. She was scared at school because she didn't understand the language or traditions. Two years later, she has learned them and is happy.

| by Galdone, Paul

Little Red Riding Hood goes off to visit her grandmother. A wolf spots her and beats her to her grandmother's house. The wolf is after both the grandmother and Red Riding Hood, but a hunter ends up killing the wolf and saving them both.

| by Fitzhugh, Louise

A group of kids like to play fake war on a hill. Another group of kids come to the hill to play too. Both groups have a real war, and some of them get hurt. They eventually decide to share the hill.

| by Hamanaka, Sheila

A young African American girl learns about the Peace Crane, created by Sadako Sasaki, survivor of Hiroshima. The girl wishes the Peace Crane would take her away from the violence in her own world to a place without racism and violence.

| by Dixon, Ann

Nekatla and Susitha are a young couple preparing to wed. THe wedding is put on hold when war breaks out, and Nekatla must travel to another village to try to restore peace. Susitha waits on a grassy hill for Nekatla to return, and she falls asleep. Nekatla is killed in war, and Susitha never awakens and is now known as the sleeping lady.

| by Lasker, Joe

Justin is a newly made knight who prepares for his first tournament. Justin must fight a more experienced knight named Rolf in order to keep his honor.

| by Pyle, Howard

Bearskin, an infant son of a miller, is sent down the river by the king only to be found by a she-bear who raises him. As Bearskin gets older he goes out into the world to be with other people. He learns about a three-headed dragon who takes the princess. If anyone can kill the dragon, then they get to marry the princess. Will Bearskin be able to kill the dragon and win her heart?

| by Sorel, Edward

Leo goes to the theatre with his friends every weekend. On Saturday, Marty, a bully, is disruptive in the theatre. The usher thinks it is Leo so he is thrown out. The next Saturday, Leo looks forward to going to the theatre, but his violin teacher wants to teach him a new piece. Leo is upset that he will miss the movie, but he goes to practice anyway. In the end, Leo's hard work pays off when his picture with his violin appears on the movie screen later that night when his mother takes him to see the later show.
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