Each night the mouse gazes up at the cat in the palace tower. Is the cat my friend? he wonders. Determined to find out, he bravely makes his way into the palace through a tiny hole and climbs all the way up to the tower, where the cat sits on the windowsill
Little Bear tries to impress his Dad by doing a big jump from one rock to another, but he falls over. When he picks himself up and keeps going, his dad says, “I think a brave bear is probably the bravest thing in the world.”
Edda, the littlest Valkyrie, leaves the magical land of Asgard to attend school in hopes of making a friend her own age, but feels like an outcast until she finds her courage and learns that being different makes her special.
Carlos knows that when the soldiers arrive with warnings about the Communist rebels, it is time to be a man and defend the village, keep everyone safe. But Mama tells him not yet — he’s still her quiet moonfaced boy. The soldiers laugh at the villagers, and before they move on, a neighbor is found dangling from a tree, a sign on his neck: Communist. Mama tells Carlos to run and hide, then try to find her. . . . Numb and alone, he must join a band of guerillas as they trek to the top of the mountain where Carlos’s abuela lives. Will he be in time, and brave enough, to warn them about the soldiers? What will he do then? A novel in verse inspired by actual events during Guatemala’s civil war, Caminar is the moving story of a boy who loses nearly everything before discovering who he really is. Set in 1981 Guatemala, a lyrical debut novel tells the powerful tale of a boy who must decide what it means to be a man during a time of war.
Oh no! The Dark Knight has stolen the King’s crown! Who will rescue it? Elephant Joe will! (With his trusty sidekick, Zebra Pete, of Course.) But there’s an unexpected twist in this tale. Is the damsel in distress who she sems to be? And what happens when Elephant Joe and Zebra Pete wake the dragon guarding the Dark Knight’s tower? There’ll be lots of jousting and heroics before this comical adventure is over!
When a brave maiden subdues a demon using a fan that had been given to her by her mother, she brings about the downfall of the tyrannical Lord Shang and reunites the imperial houses of Li and Chen.
Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, Mike Teavee, and Charlie Bucket, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!
In 1965 Newfoundland, thirteen-year-old Jessie’s brave and impulsive nature leads her to commit a variety of daring acts, including rescuing a herd of wild ponies and kidnapping a poor orphan girl who is being mistreated by her guardians. Includes factual information about the history of the Newfoundland pony.
Everyone knows that Beatrice of the north woods is clever. In this disarming companion to the award-winning Clever Beatrice, our heroine proves that she’s a pint-sized force to be reckoned with when she discovers that someone has been sneaking into the barn at night to ride her beloved pony. The village bread maker, who specializes in solving “things not easily explained,” claims he can help Beatrice, given enough time. But Beatrice doesn’t have time, so starts thinking herself.
Once upon a time, a few brave pilots in little planes flew the Air Mail. No wind, no rain, no cold, or flu can stop the Air Mail getting through! Sadie, a high flying cat, is a brave and fearless pilot who overcomes the elements – and even a plane crash – to deliver the mail. Like all the dedicated Air Mail pilots, she is kept busy by the arrival of never-ending sacks of mail and the Air Mail HQ chief who barks orders at his staff.