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But when Cat's mom asks her to take Mrs. Becker some fresh cookies, Cat discovers a wonderful and kind woman that has a perfectly good reason for bringing bushels of dirt into her home. Grades: 2, 3, 4, 5 5 Stars. Up the River. When a young girl visits her Native-American grandfather, she is surprised to find that the river sings to her and that her grandfather catches fish with his hands. Simple, really. Just listen to the river and think like a fish. But when she falls in she comes face to face with a fish that looks an awful lot like her grandfather.
Katie's Letter. Katie's mom couldn't figure out how to keep a woodchuck from ruining her garden. Traps didn't work, and he just dug under the fence. Then, while Katie was writing a letter to her dad, she had a brilliant idea. She posted a sign that read, "Dear Woodchuck, Please stay out of our garden or you will be sorry.
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The Beautiful Necklace. Izzie wants to hear the story of the beautiful necklace, and her grandmother begins; "Long age, your ancestors lived on the island of Kiriwina, in the deep blue Pacific Ocean. Its beauty is so great, he can't let it go until it loses its luster and he realizes he must let it reenter the Kula ring. But it comes full circle and passes down through the generations until is rests radiantly on Izzie's neck. Appears in: Busby, Cecilia. Pigs is Pigs.
Morehouse claimed that the two crated guinea pigs that had just arrived at the Westcote train station should be charged at the 25 cent rate for shipping pets, but Mike Flannery, the station agent, claimed they should be charged at the 30 cent rate for pigs. While their argument raged on over days, the guinea pigs multiplied once, then again Grades: 5 4 Stars. Appears in: Manley, Seon. The Rowena O'Toole Company. When young William's rabbits destroy Mr. Morton's lettuce, and his chickens pecks holes in Mr. Grady's tomatoes, Mr. Morton and Mr. Grady decide that William should try his hand at raising a pig.
The St. The Story of Old Father Gravity. A story that goes back to the very, very, very first of all beginnings before the earth was formed when everything was just a big mess and Father Gravity was called upon by Mother Nature to form the Earth.
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Appears in: Claudy, C. Arachne's Gift. A literate and nicely retold version of the traditional Greek Myth of how the first spider came to be. Appears in: Climo, Shirley. In the hills of the Ozarks, Zachary Dee is so poor he just can't see how he could court Sally-Maud until Aunty Longlegs gives him and surefire idea for winning Sally-Maud's heart. The Enchanted Hare. A very nice retelling of a traditional Norse legend about a young girl who finds a frozen bird during a long cold winter and calls upon Eostre, the Bringer of Spring, to help save the bird.
What Eostre does explains the origin of the tradition of the Easter rabbit.
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The Cobweb Christmas. Every Christmas old Tante cuts a tree and decorates it with presents for the village children and farm creatures. Then one Christmas as Christkindel is passing by the spiders ask him to open Tante's door so that they can see Christmas. Creeping quietly past a snoring Tante, they soon have the tree spun with magnificent webs which Christkindel turns to tinsel of gold and silver giving old Tante a special gift in return for her generosity.
A Runaway Train. Two telegraphs operators know the only way to stop a runaway train is to get ahead of it on a handcar and when it slows near the top of a rise, jump aboard.
click here Grades: 5, 6, 7 4 Stars. The Lifting Stone. Mandy Jane's older sister was to be betrothed to the first person who could remove the giant stone from the middle of their field. Mandy felt secure that she could keep her sister at home since only she had figured out how to move the stone. What Happened at School Last Wednesday? Cotton and Rooster decide to try to pig riding before heading to school but they get cornered by Old Lop Ear - the meanest, orneriest, ugliest hog in the west half of Arkansas and never do make it to school. Musical introduction by Caleb Summeril Grades: 3, 4, 5 4 Stars.
The Honey Tree. The continued adventure of Cotton and Rooster as they decide to get the honey from the honey tree they discovered. Unfortunately Garvey Bockenweiler beats them to it and he hates everything in general and kids in particular. The Pups' First Hunt. Rooster, Cotton and Uncle Jake along with Flitter, Uncle Jake's hound and her seven half grown pups were headed out to hunt, but first they had to pass Old Man Garvey's place.
Old Man Garvey was the meanest, orneriest, most cantankerous old coot that ever held a bad thought. Well, they almost made it until the pups saw a bobcat sneaking into Garvey's hen house, then all hell broke loose. Musical introduction by Caleb Summeril Grades: 3, 4, 5 5 Stars. Tom and His Coffee-Colored Horse.
Tom's father walked in frowning. Tom had forgotten to feed his horse again. If you take care of your horse, he'll take care of you. Tom can just make out Coffee standing on the other side of the fence ready to take Tom to safety and get help for the other children. Appears in: readmeastoryink. Miz Mephitis. When Rooster ducks into the barn to get out of the afternoon rain storm he is surprised to have his sneeze answered by a polite "God bless you, young man.
But his fear is replaced by curiosity when a right friendly discussion ensues and Rooster learns there is a lot more to skunks than he had imagined. Appears in: Culp, Robert D..
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