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94

Five O’Clock Charlie

A purpose is Charlie's solution to boredom & retirement.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

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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88

Rufous Redtail

How children grow up with good character.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

A bright and introspective hawklet experiments and explores to discover abilities, places and companions, always with the intention of making the most of his life.

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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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85

The Year of Miss Agnes

Local, intellectual inbreeding can constrain overall intelligence.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

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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81

The Wild Baby Goes to Sea

A little fantasy story of heroism, for a little boy.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

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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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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67

Pippi in the South Seas

Good children's books do not utterly leave reality unless it is to convey a real world lesson.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

Pippi and friends have a happy time coping with a very different life on a Pacific Isle, where her Dad is the king of its natives.

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66

Mrs. Honey’s Hat

Great children's literature can be light hearted and provide a useful lesson.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

Mrs. Honey is so inattentive she allows her hat to be transformed into something amusingly undesirable.

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54

I Love Gymnastics!

I Love Gymnastics!
Plot-ThemeShort Review

Photographs of McKenzie's gym talents and winning smile are shown in various photos, with short descriptions of six forms of gymnastics.

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53

I’m Going to be a Police Officer

Cover Image - I'm Going to be a Police Officer - focus is on appearance rather than function.
Plot-ThemeShort Review

A kid's photo essay of a day in the life of a policeman.