Patches seems to be sleeping too much on the job. Some of the friends accuse her of being lazy. But when they hear noises coming from Patches's box they learn why she has been so tired! Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.
A horse-lovers classic! Told from the perspective of a horse during the Victorian era, Black Beauty is a heartwarming tale for children. Following the well bred horse from its early days through a number of owners, the story ends in the meadow where the horse was born.
What If a dog could speak? A young pup doesn’t understand why she was separated from her mother. She has a new home now and when a fire breaks out, she tries to save the master’s baby. Misunderstood, the master cruelly beats the pup. Will the truth be unraveled? Will the pup get the love she truly deserves?
Shipwrecked! A young Englishman finds himself stranded on a small island in the middle of nowhere. For 24 years he survives- and even thrives. How will his life change now that his island has a visitor?
When ten-year-old Journey Song hears that two pandas are being held in a warehouse in her neighborhood, she worries that they may be hungry, cold and lonely. Horrified to learn that the pandas, originally destined for a zoo in Washington, might be shipped back to China because of a diplomatic spat between China and the United States, Journey rallies her friends and neighbors on the poverty-stricken Eastside. Her infectious enthusiasm for all things panda is hard to resist, and soon she's getting assistance from every corner of her tight-knit neighborhood.
Follow the adventures of Buck, a loving family pet, who is stolen from his comfortable home to become a sled dog in the Yukon gold rush territory. As Buck faces freezing temperatures, starvation, and cruelty, he learns that he must be brutal to survive.