A boy who grows up in a harsh orphanage returns to it as a young man, determined to revenge himself on those who caused his suffering, only to find his feelings have changed.
The life of an eleven-year-old farm boy is changed when he meets an enchanting young stranger from the city, the princess with the cardboard crown.
Random House is proud to present the tenth anniversary edition of a book Publishers Weekly called "a gem of a book...a story that goes straight to the heart." When nine-year-old Gregory experiences several upsets in his life, he responds by creating a fantastic chalk garden on the charred walls of a burned-out factory behind his house. As his garden grows and flourishes, Gregory finds a voice through his art and, for the first time, is able to find his own place in the world. The Chalk Box Kid is sure to delight a new generation of children and their parents.
A poor, friendless English boy, shipped to America as an indentured servant in the early eighteenth century, runs away from a cruel master and dreams of building a house of his own.
Two brothers who squabble all the time cause their mother great despair, until a common purpose unites them in working unselfishly together--enabling them to give their mother her dearest wish for Christmas.
At the time of Coronado exploration for a fabled city of gold, a young Indian boy encounters his first horse.
Daniel learns to carve an animal but is embarrassed when other people laugh. Later, a well-known carver in the area tells him how good it is. Drawings described. Lower elementary, an "I Can Read Book."
Dave befriends the strange new family and their pony, Dexter, when the rest of the townspeople remain aloof.
A Minnesota farm boy gets a much desired opportunity to go down the Mississippi on a raft as the cook's helper. Instead of curing him of his wish to work on the river, as his parents had hoped, it only strengthens his hope to become a riverman.
When the cruel cousin he has been working for refuses to let him leave at the end of the summer, a young Navaho boy runs away to rejoin his family and go to school.
This is a great story about mystery and friendship. It shows that if you go out of your way to be nice to somebody they will be nice back.
The author describes his early years, up until the age of ten, growing up on a Missouri farm and how he decided to be a writer.
A young Pilgrim boy is always causing trouble for Plymouth Colony until one day his mischief results in more friendly relations with the Indians.
A retelling of the Bible story in which Joseph is reunited with his family many years after being sold into slavery in Egypt.
Monica doesn't particularly like the new girl at school, but when she receives a mysterious note stating that Rhoda is in danger she must make a decision whether to help or not.
Left on their own in seventeenth-century London, three impoverished children draw upon all their resources to stay together and make their way to the Virginia colony in search of their father.
Thirteen-year-old Marco's vague memories of a brother take on reality in a terrifying way.
A lonely prince forms a satisfying though dangerous friendship with a monster.
[from the book jacket] Coady's family was delighted when Cousin Michael, with his city clothes and manners, came for a visit. They sat round the cottage fireplace and listened for hours to wonderful stories about Dublin and about the fine hotel where Michael worked. But when the family heard the reason for his visit -to take Coady to Dublin to work in the hotel with him -Mum and Dad weren't sure they were really glad that Cousin Michael had come at all. Coady didn't know if he would like city life, but he knew at once that he wanted to go. In Dublin he might be able to earn enough money to buy a new gold ring for Mum. He had promised himself he would do that. Nothing in Dublin was the way Coady thought it would be. It was always raining. The old streets were wet and gray. Work was tiring, and Cousin Michael never even had the time to take him to Dublin's famous castle. Worst of all, it seemed that Coady would never be able to earn enough money to buy Mum's ring. But Coady learns that the sun can shine in Dublin. In New Boy in Dublin, Clyde Robert Bulla has written a warm, poignant story that perfectly captures the spirit and atmosphere of Ireland.
After losing everything they own, including their dolls, when their house burns down, two sisters learn about a place where they can adopt dolls.
Young and orphaned, Tom Pippin has just been sold by his greedy uncle to the captain of a great sailing ship bound for America. Although Tom has been sold into slavery, no one can buy or sell his unwavering spirit. Tom longs to be free on the shores of America, but when a pirate's ship captures his boat, the young boy's life changes forever. Pirate Captain Land and his motley crew of men reveal to Tom all of the secrets and dangers of the pirate's life. Peter Burchard's black and white drawings throughout illustrate Tom's journey.
Claudine's father creates an angel that looks like her dead mother and then a series of angel sculptures that take on a special significance for her when she goes to live with her aunt after her father's death.
A fictionalized account of the life of Pocahontas woven about the few facts known from historical records.
When a poor orphan is found by his rich uncle, the boy's life changes dramatically.
A young boy's attempts to grow poppies in his drought parched village soften the heart of the grouchy old man who has the village's only spring in his back yard.
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