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80

The Christmas Pony

The Christmas Pony helps young children see how to plan for, pay for, and look after a horse.
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Four children struggle to prove they can assume full, practical responsibility for “Mr.Crumbs”.

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46

The Mountain of Adventure

children's book / cover image / The Mountain of Adventure
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The combined talents of four children and several pets, confront a strangely active mountain and dangerous men pursuing unearned power and money.

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25

The Little Mermaid — ed. Hautzig, Deborah

children's book - cover image - The Little Mermaid - Hautzig
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This is The Little Mermaid ‘lite’ –in a quest for immortality a mermaid princess falls in love with a human and, after lightly portrayed suffering and failure in life, she only partially reaches her goal.

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21

The Little Mermaid (ed. Maloney, Margaret)

children's book - cover image - The Little Mermaid - Maloney
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This is an ‘intermediate’ The Little Mermaid –in a quest for immortality a mermaid princess falls in love with a human but, after lightly portrayed suffering and failure in life, she only partially reaches her goal.

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85

The Little Mermaid — Disney video

Disney's Little Mermaid tells children life can be joy, whereas Hans Christian Anderson says it is forlorn pain.
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Preferring human over mermaid values, Ariel puts her soul in the control of a treacherous sea-witch to become a human maiden so she can earn Prince Eric's love.

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28

The Little Mermaid — ed. Booss, Claire

children's book - cover image - The Little Mermaid - Booss
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In her quest for immortality a mermaid princess falls in love with a human, but after immense suffering and failure in life, she only partially reaches her goal.

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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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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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25

Who’s A Pest?

children's book - cover image - Who's A Pest? - Bonsall
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The main character, Homer, is complicit in overlong, pointless exchanges of the "I never said you said I said you said I was..." type that make him a pest, until he rescues the other characters from a hole.

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75

The Little Kitten

Caring for a new kitten requires a sensible focus on what that kitten requires.
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We see Jenny learn to raise a kitten according to its natural requirements and. thereby, to enjoy its character.

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