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98

The Boy of the Painted Cave

A cave boy opposes beliefs of elders and tribal society.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

Rejected by the tribe for his club foot, Tao's success as a cave artist depended on choosing between his tribe's mystical traditions and the truth of his own experience.

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96

Dar and the Spear-Thrower

Cave Boy matures & learns mutual trade to mutual benefit.
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A 13 year old Cro-Magnon boy learns that genuine manhood is not found through initiation rites, but through his heroic quest to acquire a spear-thrower.

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88

Sarah, Plain and Tall

Good character makes happiness & love a success.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

When her widowed father advertises for a wife, Anna anxiously watches for signs that Sarah Wheaton’s visit to their prairie farm will fulfill her hopes for family harmony.

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85

Emily

Emily Dickinson's poetry emerges from the mysterious mind that only she truly knows.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

The beauty and mystery of life and art are brought together when a little girl presents lily bulbs to Emily, and in return receives a poem and a wish for understanding: "Perhaps in time they both will bloom."

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80

Very Last First Time

"Very Last First Time" shows an Inuit girl's resilience in a frightening place.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

Eva braves the caverns beneath coastal ice to collect mussels.

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79

Island of The Blue Dolphins

Island of the Blue Dolphins tells of a native girls struggle to live by herself on an island off the coast of California.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

Stranded for eighteen years on an island off California, a native girl survives, fends off wild dogs and evades the murderous Aleuts

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43

Waiting for the Evening Star

children's books / cover image / Waiting for the Evening Star
Plot-ThemeShort Review

Our only relief from Berty's detailed narration, about the timeless repetition of life on a Vermont farm, is his older brother's nagging desire to see the world.

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33

Disney’s Pocahontas

children's book / cover image / Disney's Pocahontas - Korman
Plot-ThemeShort Review

In tedious narrative, Pocahontas is 'one with Nature', while Europeans are gold-seeking, city-loving louts, except for handsome John Smith.

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25

A Ride For Martha

children's book - cover image - A Ride For Martha - Alderson
Plot-ThemeShort Review

Four girls of different races take a hike, when the youngest is briefly cast adrift in a boat.