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97

Big Sarah’s Little Boots

A child thinks through a lesson, and is happy.
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This unique story shows a child thinking: Sarah has outgrown her boots and, after a struggle to stretch them, realizes that growing up is natural, happy and irreversible.

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94

Five O’Clock Charlie

A purpose is Charlie's solution to boredom & retirement.
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Dying of boredom in his retirement pasture, Charlie, a spirited Clydesdale, rediscovers his joie de vivre by setting the entire village "on schedule" for his favorite daily event.

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92

Parts

Baby teeth & hair fall out; do our bodies fall apart?
Plot-ThemeShort Review

Hilariously, a five year old is confused by convincing  'evidence' that his body is disassembling, like a cheap doll.

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88

Jeremiah Learns to Read

Literacy brings understanding and love.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

By learning to read, old Jeremiah discovers the beauty in literacy, and a shared joy.

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88

Sarah, Plain and Tall

Good character makes happiness & love a success.
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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

The Year of Miss Agnes

Local, intellectual inbreeding can constrain overall intelligence.
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After decades of disinterest, backwoods Indian children in Alaska are amazed to find school learning offers real values, and even happiness, thanks to a teacher from England.

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85

The Maggie B.

One needs to have a comfortable 'place' in their lives.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

This simple story is literary art for children at bedtime:  every child should have a 'life' on their own Maggie B.

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83

Like A Windy Day

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A little girl wants to be as dynamic as the wind, and we see the fun things to know about wind.

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81

Scat! Scat!

This cat has unrelenting self-respect, and rightly so!
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Undeterred by rejections, a lovely cat proudly perseveres at finding a home.

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80

Pockets

Pockets tells of how one woman brought color and livliness to a dull townspeople.
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A mysterious sylph –a seamstress– instills beauty and a romantic view of life into the lives of austere villagers, via their pockets! [Image shows villagers surprise at her arrival.}

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