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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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86

The Paper Bag Princess

Intellectual independence is a decision available to either gender.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

Princess Elizabeth uses her distinctly independent judgment to face a Dragon and her betrothed.

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85

Red is Best

Self esteem arises from thinking thoroughly & knowing with certainty.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

Red is Best portrays Kelly's admirable and fun, intellectual, independence as she happily tells us all her cute reasons for preferring red.

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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.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

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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83

Frog and Toad Together

True friendship requires justice, by each.
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Five carefully themed stories present slavish adherence to plans, foolish impatience with Nature, the nature of will power, integrity in bravery, and loss of friends through one-up-man-ship.

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80

Doctor De Soto

The ethics of extraordinary situations can prompt remarkable innovation.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

A dentist, who is a mouse, decides to be charitable to a fox with a toothache, but wisely prepares for duplicity.

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80

Bridge To Terabithia

Bridge To Terabithia tells of a young boy's wonderful maturing.
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As they wrestle with grade school social conflicts and share a fantasy land, ten year old Jess learns from Leslie's bright character and values, until tragedy teaches him to adopt and live by those values.

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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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