A small red ant finds a crumb in a Mexican cornfield, but she is afraid that she lacks the strength to move it herself and goes off to find an animal that can.
The author, who was imprisoned in Auschwitz as a teenager, describes her terrible experiences as one of the camp’s few adolescent inmates and the miraculous twists of fates that enabled her to survive.
At the annual celebration of Las Posadas in old Santa Fe, the husband and wife slated to play Mary and Joseph are delayed by car trouble, but a mysterious couple seems perfect for the part.
A mouse who runs away with gypsies to learn to play the balalaika returns home just in time to save his family.
After being separated from her grandfather in the forest, a young African girl sees elephant poaching firsthand when she rescues a baby elephant whose mother has been killed by hunters.
By blocking a leaking hole in the dike, a young boy saves his town from destruction.