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Pretty Polly (age 7-10)
by Dick King-Smith
humor ... nature
Catalog: When she is not allowed to have a pet parrot, Abigail teaches a barnyard hen to talk.
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The Cuckoo Child (age 7-10)
by Dick King-Smith
humor ... nature
Publisher comments: At the zoo, Jack steals an ostrich egg that's about to be fed to a snake, brings it home to his family's farm, and persuades a pair of geese to be its foster parents.
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Aani and the Tree Huggers (age 7-10)
by Jeannine Atkins
enterprise ... nature
Based on true events in northern India, this is the story of a little girl's bravery. One day, Aani hears the roaring of the tree cutters. Hoping to get the workers to put down their saws and hatchets, Aani and the village women explain that the trees provide food, fuel, and homes for animals, but to no avail. Finally, Aani wraps her body around one of the trees, with surprising results.
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The Fir Tree (age 7-10)
by Hans Christian Andersen
traditions ... nature ... folklore
The life of a little fir tree who, when discarded, recalls with nostalgia its two glorious moments--being a beautiful fir and being a brightly-lit Christmas tree.
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BUS
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: a Story of Life for All Ages (age 7-10)
by Leo Buscaglia
nature ... growing up ... illness/loss
Catalog: As Freddie experiences the changing seasons along with his companion leaves, he learns about the delicate balance between life and death.
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LEW
Storm Boy (age 7-10)
by Paul Owen Lewis
folklore ... adventure ... nature
A story drawn from Haida Indian literary tradition in which a boy falls from his canoe into a world of eighteen-foot tall humanlike creatures who welcome him and eventually return him to his village.
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LEW
Frog Girl (age 7-10)
by Paul Owen Lewis
folklore ... adventure ... nature
When the frogs vanish from a village on the Northwest Coast, a brave girl is called to a dangerous adventure.
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CHE
The Dragon and the Unicorn (age 7-10)
by Lynne Cherry
fantasy ... knights/castles/dragons ... nature
Valerio the dragon and Allegra the unicorn are driven into hiding when humans begin to destroy the natural beauty of their land, but they receive hope when they befriend the daughter of the man responsible.
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GIL
Hawk Hill (age 7-10)
by Suzie Gilbert
friendship ... nature ... animals
Pete moves to a new town and discovers a rehabilitation center for birds of prey.
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Don't Be Afraid, Amanda (age 7-10)
by Lillian Moore
friendship ... nature
Having entertained her country penpal Adam in the city, town mouse Amanda overcomes her fear of the country to visit him among the pleasures and dangers of nature. Sequel to "I'll Meet You at the Cucumbers."
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HO
The Call of the Wild (age 7-10)
by Oliver Ho
historical ... adventure ... nature ... animals
An shortened version of Jack London's classic tale of an unusual dog, part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd, that is forcibly taken to the Klondike gold fields where he eventually becomes the leader of a wolf pack.
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Tornado (age 7-10)
by Betsy Cromer Byars
adventure ... animals ... nature
A tornado appears in the distance, and Pete, the farmhand, gathers everyone into the storm cellar. While they wait for the storm to pass, he tells the family about the dog dropped down by a tornado when Pete was a boy. Named Tornado, Pete's pet was no ordinary dog, and his story is no ordinary tale.

Sat Aug 25 11:55:25 2012
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