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When Daniel's parents die, he goes to live with his grandfather on a remote gray island off British Columbia. Daniel is lonely until he meets a mermaid. When he returns to find her, a sea otter tosses him a shell with key inside. What will this magical key unlock? Written by the Newbery Award-winning author of "Missing May. "
Welcome to Cobble Street! Meet Lily, Rosie, and Tess, the three heroines of a new series by Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant. Lily thinks the three cousins should make a surprise for their Aunt Lucy -- a dollhouse that looks just like Aunt Lucy's flower shop. The cousins get Aunt Lucy's sweetheart, Michael, to help. And then they get busy cutting, painting, gluing, and decorating. And best of all, there's a surprise for Michael too. When the Cobble Street Cousins set their minds to something, it's bound to turn out amazing!
Cynthia Rylant returns to her home state of West Virginia with this powerful and evocative collection of poems. In a heartbreaking narrative that flows like a novel, we follow Ludie from childhood to falling in love and getting married, through the birth of her own children, and on into old age. This is the story of one woman's experiences in a hardscrabble coal-mining town, a story that brims with universal themes about life, love, and family-and all of the joy, laughter, heartache, and loss that accompany them. Would she tell you that six childrenwere too many,that some disappointed,that others surprised,but that, all in all,sixwere too manyand onewould have been just fine.Would she tell you that she marriedthat boy at fifteennot only because he was tall and kindbut also becauseshe needed a way out. -from LUDIE'S LIFE
Cynthia Rylant returns to her home state of West Virginia with this powerful and evocative collection of poems. In a heartbreaking narrative that flows like a novel, we follow Ludie from childhood to falling in love and getting married, through the birth of her own children, and on into old age. This is the story of one woman's experiences in a hardscrabble coal-mining town, a story that brims with universal themes about life, love, and family, and all of the joy, laughter, heartache, and loss that accompany them. Would she tell you that six children were too many, that some disappointed, that others surprised,but that, all in all, six were too many and one would have been just fine. Would she tell you that she married that boy at fifteen, not only because he was tall and kind but also because she needed a way out.
When May dies suddenly while gardening, Summer assumes she'll never see her beloved aunt again. But then Summer's Uncle Ob claims that May is on her way back--she has sent a sign from the spirit world.<P><P> Summer isn't sure she believes in the spirit world, but her quirky classmate Cletus Underwood--who befriends Ob during his time of mourning--does. So at Cletus' suggestion, Ob and Summer (with Cletus in tow) set off in search of Miriam B. Young, Small Medium at Large, whom they hope will explain May's departure and confirm her possible return.<P> Newbery Medal Winner
Mr. Putter is feeling a bit--Achoo!--under the weather. And as everyone knows, it's no fun to be old with a cold. Luckily, Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, know just what to do to help Mr. Putter feel better. Snuggle up with these beloved characters as they enjoy the comfort of friendship--and a good book--in this cozy addition to the Mr. Putter & Tabby series.
Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, love to take naps--too many naps. What they need is a sport! Luckily Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, know of a baseball team they can join. It's not long before Mr. Putter is ready to play ball, but will his creaky knees cooperate? And can Zeke avoid wreaking havoc on the field? Win or lose, this baseball team will never be the same!
It's Mr. Putter's birthday. But is he too old for a party? Not if his fine cat, Tabby, and his neighbor Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, have anything to do with it! Filled with the all the usual Putter and Tabby humor and emotion--plus a whole lot of candles, balloons, and cake--this fourteenth book in the acclaimed series is a grand birthday celebration indeed.
Mr. Putter and Tabby love homemade soup. But when at last they have all the right ingredients to make some, they find that their treasured stove, Bessie, is on the blink. Luckily, their neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, is happy to share hers. But watch out--her good dog, Zeke, would much ratherrunthan cook. . . .
Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, are itchy. Not because of fleas, but because it is hot, they're bored, and they're out of orangesicles. So when their neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, suggests a sightseeing cruise, they're excited about an adventure. The boat makes them feel free! Plus they get orangesicles! But when it's time to go home, there's a little problem with Mrs. Teaberry's good dog, Zeke. The nineteenth Mr. Putter & Tabby book has all the sly, sweet humor that has made the series a huge success. Cynthia Rylant's perfect ear for rhythm and Arthur Howard's comical illustrations continue to bring to life the quartet of characters readers know and love.
Mr. Putter knows what he likes, and dancing is not on the list. But his neighbor Mrs. Teaberry has been watching ballroom dancing on TV! She talks the reluctant Mr. Putter into coming along for an evening at the Crystal Ballroom, along with fine cat Tabby and good dog Zeke, of course. The ballroom is full of sparkles--and surprises. What a wonder!
Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, love to take naps -- too many naps. What they need is a sport! Luckily Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, know of a baseball team they can join. It's not long before Mr. Putter is ready to play ball, but will his creaky knees cooperate? And can Zeke avoid wreaking havoc on the field?Win or lose, this baseball team will never be the same!
It's back to school for Mr. Putter & Tabby!Dong! Dong! Dong! The school bell is ringing. The crispy fall wind is blowing. Mr. Putter wishes he could go back to school--even for just one day. Then he has an idea: How about a visit during show-and-tell with Mrs. Teaberry, Tabby, and Zeke? The teacher agrees, but there's one problem. She and the students expect pet tricks. Will Tabby and Zeke be able to deliver? Mr. Putter & Tabby Ring the Bell marks the twentieth book in this beloved series, a perennial hit since 1994.
Mrs. Teaberry has persuaded Mr. Putter to sign up for the seniors' marathon. First prize is golf clubs, but second prize is . . . a train set! Mr. Putter really wants that train set. Never mind that he can't even touch his toes. Somehow, he has got to find a way to place second. . . .
Mr. Putter wants Mrs. Teaberry's birthday to be extra special this year. So how about a trip to the Conservatory to see the beautiful trees and plants and flowers? It will be heavenly. And it is! Mr. Putter and Tabby and Mrs. Teaberry and Zeke sniff the air. They smell the roses. They learn the plant facts. It's the perfect celebration . . . until Zeke finds the banana tree. The Mr. Putter & Tabby early reader series has been long beloved by children, parents, and teachers. This new volume is as funny and endearing as ever.
Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant brings the peaceful sounds, sights, and characters of the coast vividly to life in the fifth book of the Lighthouse Family series, in which the family explores the shore with an octopus friend.Every once in a while, a full moon shines over the lighthouse and causes the tide to recede. For Cloe the octopus, this turns out to be a wonderful opportunity to explore the world that exists outside of his ocean home. As he embarks on his expedition, he encounters the lighthouse family by the beach and they explore the treasures of the uncovered ocean floor together.
In the Little House books, Laura Engals Wilder did not write about 2 years of her life. In this book, Cynthia Rylant writes about this period in Laura's life, using Ms. Wilder's memoirs.
How does an old woman who has outlived all her friends keep from being lonely? By naming the things in her life she knows she will never outlive--like her house, Franklin, and her bed, Roxanne. When a shy brown puppy appears at her front gate, the old woman won't name it, because it might not outlive her. Tender watercolors capture the charm of this heartwarming story of an old woman who doesn't know she's lonely until she meets a plucky puppy who needs a name--and someone to love. "Rylant and Brown together create with affection and lovingly humorous touches a glimpse of old age lived with relish."--Booklist
Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant brings the peaceful sounds, sights, and characters of the coast vividly to life in the sixth book of the Lighthouse Family series, in which the family assists an otter in need. On a lovely summer day, the lighthouse family hears the bell on the fog buoy ringing. It is an otter, whose sister is trapped in an old fishing net! With the help of some friendly dolphins and sawfish, the lighthouse family devises a plan to free the trapped otter--and makes two new friends along the way.
Three charming stories of Poppleton and his wonderful friends who spend a day with him at the beach and give him sound advice when he needs it most.
Three delightful new tales about Poppleton for beginning readers in which Poppleton gets sick while stargazing, goes in search of a new bed, and finds sailing anything but relaxing.
In three adorable new stories, Poppleton the pig gets help from his friends when his tree begins to wilt, when he catches a cold, and later when he decides to wallpaper his house.
The Poppleton books are an excellent way to help children learn to read. Using simple language and humorous, everyday experiences, Poppleton's fun adventures can be enjoyed by a beginning reader or read aloud to a younger child.
The first is a bit of nonsense involving geese flying south; Poppleton invites them in for cookies, but chatting and serving so many geese exhausts him so that he can only utter gibberish when he drops by Cherry Sue's, and succumbs to a nap. When Poppleton seeks a new winter coat, Zacko the ferret haberdasher insults the pig for his rotundity. Cherry Sue, reminding Poppleton that Zacko is a ferret, after all, with a radically different perspective on big and small, gives her friend a catalog for big and tall pigs. Lastly, Cherry Sue saves Poppleton's bacon at the Lion's Club pancake breakfast.
Poppleton the pig charms young readers with his quirky adventures, whimsical ideas, and engaging community of friends! In these three fun springtime stories, Poppleton tries his hand at spring cleaning, riding a bicycle, and staying up all night in his new tent.
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