Any help would be great! Lisa Here is Lisa's previous post, so all the information is together, Suzanne. I read this beautiful story about a young adult who lives in an abandoned Carasouel or behind it and then saves a girl from drowning in the ocean. He doesn't think much of her at first, he gets a job on the beach at some shop. He soon grows to love the girl. It's a hard story to find and I would love to know the title and Author. Thank you so very much it would mean alot to me!
I was given the book Christmas or It had lots of fun Christmas stories. One was a puppy who found a home for Christmas. My favorie was a "German" story about an uncle in a log cabin jail who carved gifts for his niece and nephew. They exchanged the gifts and long Christmas cookies through the jail keyhole.
Any ideas? As I recall it has individual stories in it about a naughty fox named Frankie Fox and a bunny that saves the day. The rabbit's name might be Chipper or Chester. One of the stories is about the rabbit saving a candy store and another about him preventing a train from being wrecked by foiling Frankie's plans. Thanks for any help! I am looking for a hardback covered book of bedtime stories for children from Some of the stories are " A windy day", "blowing bubbles", "scrambled eggs", "Swimming lessons", "a pantomime", "Winston goes to sea", " Vera and her pony", " the diary", "the cat who read", Emma goes shopping", "moving day", "the twins and the tree house", "space age Jimmy", "camping out".
It is possible that this was a book from the U. The stories are one and two pages long with a bit of illustration under the caption or at the bottom of the page.
Thank you! I'm looking for a text book that had a purple cover with a picture of a bee. I'm looking for a book I read as a child in the 90s. Not sure when it was published. I remember a little girl who walks home from school because she skins her knee, I think. She walks by herself but on the way she talks to rocks, flowers and trees. There's a thunderstorm and she finally makes it home. If you are able to Have you voted yet? If you are in an early voting or mail in ballot state remember to vote today When we see the long lines of people who have waited hours in Florida to cast their ballots, we want to pay our respects to our wonderful Polk County Oregon Clerk, Val Unger, who makes sure that every count is correct and that every person who wants to vote has the information to do so.
Suzanne and Truman. Im looking for a childrens book about a plant looks like a monstera philodendron with large glossy leaves that grows and grows and eventually takes over the inside of house - it has a picture in it of a boy playing a piano in a room filled with the plant. It much have been around in the early 70s when i was a child. Any pointers would be appreciated.
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It was published in Scholastic and had a yellow cover with the plants coming out of the house, kind of a family story. Once the Election is over, I'll be able to think of it. Meanwhile perhaps someone else will. Here are some other giant plant books which are NOT your book! A funny version of this theme, see also Cresswell's Bongleweed. How could Becky and her father, the gardener, bear to hurt it! Was it perhaps the Finches' Fabulous Furnace by Drury, also from the 70's?
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The Finch family moves into an old house with a secret source of heat, a small volcano, which makes everything warmer. My grandmother used to have an old book a lot of us grand kids used to read. It was approx b5 size and about 2inches thick. It had beautiful illustrations in it. Some of the stories it had in it were "puss in boots", "the gingerbread man", Ali baba, rumpelstilskin, and a whole lot more. I can't remember the title of this book but the only thing I can remember is that the cover was a olive green colour, with a dark green band and an image of a castle on the covers spine.
Any help in finding out the name of this book would be greatly appreciated and maybe a picture too. I think i have that book. There is an old pic of a mother sitting with two little girls. Thank you Millie, I certainly missed this one. This book is the first of 12 Rainbow Editions of the Book House. See our page for more than you want to know about Book Houses!
Scroll about a third of the way down to see the book you are talking about. I remember reading this book years ago; I think it may have been from the '80s. It took place in a circus, and the book began with a clown asking the reader to hold a string for him It may have been a rope, but I'm pretty sure it was a string , and the reader then follows the string, which leads them to a series of other circus performers in humorous situations most of said circus performers had odd names, though regrettably I don't remember what they were.
There were acrobats, a man and a lady with a nasty little dog whose name was Spotted Shrimp; he was black with white spots , and I think even some animals, such as elephants. The book eventually ends with something like, "So, the next time you're at the circus and a clown asks you to hold a string, follow it. You never know what you might find. The books title was something like,"What's On the Other End? I remember reading this book when I was a kid. I think it was made in the '80s.
A little boy who I believe had brown hair is looking for a pet, and visits this very odd pet shop; I remember that the entire story was in rhyme. The pet shop owner presents him with several different pets, each with some bizzare and annoying trait, such as a robot-like creature who cleans up everything and a minotaur-like creature who messes up everything, a creature with a scissors-shaped head and I think a glue-brush shaped tail who cuts and glues whatever he can get his hands on, several tiny, car shaped creatures who go zooming everywhere, a raccoon in I think a Centurion helmet who causes various kinds of mischief, and a giant sphinx-like creature with a TV-screen face who breathes fire.
The boy as one might suppose turns each one of them down, until he's presented with a regular, normal dog. The pet shop owner insists that the boy couldn't possibly want the dog "She does not cut, she does not glue, she is not the pet for you! Any information would be much appreciated!
I am looking for a picture book in print in the 's to 's. It was a book of colors. Some of the words were as follows: Brown bear my brown bear smiles Pink doll my pink doll sleeps Purpe pinwheel my purple pinwheel twirls Gray car my gray car zooms Yellow horn my yellow horn toots Green boat my green boat sails Black engine my black engies goes Thanks! My mother read to me from a book of children's stories my grandmother was German and I wonder if the tales could have been translated from German to English that were cautionary tales.
One story was about a little girl who didn't appreciate anything and so one by one she lost everything that was important to her.
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The sheep came during the night and took away their wool, the trees, took away their wood, etc. The illustrations were dark because the action always happened at night. I remember the girl wearing a white nightgown. The other story I remember was about a little girl who worried about everything. Same dark pictures, but the one vivid illustration in my mind is an axe stuck in the ceiling of the attic or basement and the girl constantly worried it would fall and hurt her.
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I have searched my whole adult life for this book of tales. I don't remember the cover or even how big the book was, but it seems the size of the book was about an 8 x Hi, there's this book I read in the 90s about a trolley or car or something, and that a young kid goes in it and travels back in time This might be the Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster. It's not a time travel book, Milo gets the car for his birthday and puts money in the tollbooth to go to a magic land. The dog is a watchdog called Tock, he has a big clock on his side.
They have to journey to rescue 2 princesses called Rhyme and Reason, with various adventures along the way, such as meeting a boy who starts out with his head at his adult height and grows downwards till he touches the floor. Does this sound familiar? I'm not from this website, but I thought your book description sounded familiar.
Could the book you're looking for be The Phantom Tollbooth? It doesn't have to do with time travel at least I don't think so , but the main character's name was Milo, there was a car, and there was a dog. I think you're right. People are always welcome to try and ID the books on this site. Stop by again. My friend told me about this book where a girl was born around 9 ft tall and later on in the book she fought a bear I would really like to know what this book is. This was a childrens book most likely published between It was an illustrated book.
Maybe 30 pages? My memories are vague with the story but its about a prince in a kingdom. Setting appears to be 18th century france from the illustrations. Anyway everyone hates the prince because he is a spoiled brat. The king dies and its a big problem for the rest of the kingdom. The story also involves a girl who lives in the countryside.
She has animal friends. I distinctly remember a bear and possibly a wolf. The prince ends up at the girls house and has to help her out with chores and of course they eventually fall in love.
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I don't remember much else except that the girl ends up having to go to a ball. She has nothing to wear on her head so the bear gives her his golden collar which becomes a circlet for her hair. The story is reminiscent of a beauty and the beast type story the prince changes his ways and its probably set in france. I am longing for a book I used to have when I was a child that I can only see vauge pictures of in my mind.
I remember most clearly the Mary Mary Quite Contrary rhyme which had an illustration of the "pretty maids all in a row" with just girl's heads coming out of the ground with flower petals for hair. I think the cover of the book had a little girl walking in the rain carrying an umbrella and I think this book was a dark color, blue or gray.
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Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck and her dad's old costume , Elle is determined to win unless her stepsisters get there first. Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons before he was famous. Now they're nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets.
Playing Carmindor is all he s ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again? Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Harper has tried to forget the past and fit in at expensive boarding school Duncraggan Academy.
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Marin hasn't spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. Jaguar growls that the Kapok tree is home to many birds and animals. If it is gone where will he find his dinner? The Tree Porcupines remind him that the jungle provides oxygen which gives us all life. The Anteaters whisper that what happens tomorrow depends on today. What of the children of tomorrow, must they live in a world without trees?
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