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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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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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86

The Paper Bag Princess

Intellectual independence is a decision available to either gender.
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Princess Elizabeth uses her distinctly independent judgment to face a Dragon and her betrothed.

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86

The Care and Keeping of You : The Body Book for Girls

Being both body and mind, one must know how to care for one's body.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

The author keeps the interest of 8 to 12 year old girls, while sensibly presenting the many common, important health aspects they face.

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86

Verdi

One has to make one's own happiness, & Verdi does.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

A young Green Tree Python learns he cannot keep his youthful colors as he matures but, in surprisingly joyous ways, he does keep his zest for life.

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84

You Are Special, Little One

Each child should still think he is special, despite being one among billions.
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Each of twelve animal parents (one human) say why they love their offspring, "forever and always".

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82

Only A Cat

Kitten Cat discovers that cats have some great abilities.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

Out of print. —
Having failed at copying the abilities of other creatures, Kitten Cat learns to judge herself by her own talents.

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81

The Wild Baby Goes to Sea

A little fantasy story of heroism, for a little boy.
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A little boy pretends to be the heroic captain of his ocean going craft –a wooden crate with an apron sail– keeping his crew safe through terrible storms, even rescuing lost souls.

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80

Doctor De Soto

The ethics of extraordinary situations can prompt remarkable innovation.
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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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79

Anne of Green Gables (abridged by: Falkoff, Marc)

Anne of Green Gables - abridged
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Marc Falkoff's abridged story of an orphan girl who seeks to fit into her new community of adults and friends without sacrificing her self respect and Romantic values.

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