Rain, rhinoceroses, and monkeys--in the house! While
playing the mysterious jungle board game of the title, Peter and
Judy learn that virtually anything can happen. The real and
surreal blur in this award-winning book with detailed
black-and-white illustrations that will draw children in--even
those who have seen the more elaborate movie.
Slow start to series about talking bears on quest.
Billy is growing up dirt-poor in the Ozarks during the
Depression. More than anything he wants a pair of redbone coon
hounds. As it is financially out of the question for his parents
to buy them, he works and saves for two years to buy them
himself, then hikes barefoot sixty miles round-trip over the
mountains and through the woods to the nearest town to pick them
up. He then spends months training the pups to be the best coon
hounds in the hills.
His dreams all come true as he spends every night out hunting
in the hills with his dogs, and their fame spreads far and wide.
Billy and his dogs are so good that his grandfather enters them
in a championship coon hunt against grown men.
A band of young males, relegated to the fringes of society,
set out to find a place where they can live free and proud. Never
mind that the characters in this long and complex but thrilling
epic are rabbits--Beatrix Potter, this isn't. Charismatic
characters, nail-biting action, and an engrossing plot combine to
produce a classic.
When Hazel's clairvoyant brother, Fiver, predicts a
catastrophe, Hazel gathers other young rabbits willing to flee to
establish a new warren of their own. But few of them have been
far from home, and their journey is perilous: They're attacked by
rats in a barn, must cross a creek, and are lulled into a false
sense of security in a warren whose rabbits turn out to be
fed--and harvested--by a farmer.
With every incident, however, the value of each individual
becomes clear to the others, and they coalesce into a unified
band. When they at last reach their objective, a desolate hill
called Watership Down, they feel they have found, and earned, a
But then their search for mates to help populate their warren
leads to an encounter with a repressive rabbit society, and a
gripping undercover plot that culminates in a harrowing stand
against the ferocious dictator, General Woundwort.
What's a frog's life like? Eating worms, escaping
hedgehogs, croaking to find a mate. Realistic illustrations and
expressive text keep readers leaping through the pages as they
follow the early life cycle of the common European frog from
tadpole to froglet.
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