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Despite the precious title and aura of icky Victoriana, Burnett’s heroine Sara Crewe is actually a feisty little creature with a bit of a temper, fire in her veins and a huge imagination.
Pete, an alligator who thinks that he is a flamingo, worries when he begins to notice the differences between him and his flamingo friends. Then Pete discovers he's not just another flamingo—and he learns what it means to fit in with friends
"I never had a brain until Freak came along and let me borrow his for a while, and that's the truth, the whole truth." This is the first line hook from a whopper of a book.
<p>The central character in this novel is a highly intelligent and resourceful woman who struggles repeatedly to come to terms with loss and the randomness of life.
This warm and loving picture book describes the friendship of mouse and mole. They are described as sharing everything from picnics and toys to comfort, deep secrets and love. One day the two friends are watching the stars and get into a discussion of wishing on a falling star.
After a terrible row, three friends , Cat, Duck and Squirrel, learn how to compromise and cooperate just in time to save their friendship (not to mention their supper) .
Before reading this, I had only general understanding of what life was like for people in Afghanistan, especially during the time before our current war.
Fabulous book about a fish who learns (eventually) that life is so much more fun and happier when he learns to share. Loved this book when my daughter was younger and still re visit sometimes when she forgets her manners!
A girl lose her brother during the jouney to meet their foster family, during his funeral she finds her first book. Her adoptive father teaches her to read and to become grateful in life besides the horrors of the war.