I read this book in six grade in the mid-80s. I think it was a fantasy type story. This society had once been in contact with humans (or maybe just one human). He may have come over the mountains on a hot air balloon.
They got a few things confused about humans. For example, they had a painting of a tree and a diagram of a family tree (genealogy chart). They called the genealogy chart a picture and the painting of the tree a family tree. So everyone in this society had a very carefully tended “family tree” in their yard. Unfortunately, I remember nothing about the actual plot.
A tiger or lion cub fights the ocean and makes it retreat, but it was only the tide going out. This might be a folktale or fable in a child's anthology or scholastic services book circa 1965-69. Young protagonist may have had elevated opinion of self.
I am looking for a children’s book set in India. A girl steps on a snake, she has a sister and a father, her name might be Suki. I read it in the late 1960s.
Think I read this in the 90s. May have been translated from French (or another language?) I think the book starts in America in modern times - late 20th century. A person's friend/partner/significant other(?) dies or is killed. The person, who I think is male, goes to a city in Europe, possibly Paris, to find out more. During his investigating, he talks to various people, goes into buildings, etc. One of these people is a nurse who eventually gets her throat slit, and he either sees it happen or finds the body. ***spoilers coming*** Some time after this, he sees the nurse, alive, on the street, and no longer a nurse. He goes back to some of the buildings where he had talked to people, only to discover that they are completely empty abandoned buildings. . . an entire scenario had been set up that didn't actually exist. He realizes that everyone he has talked to and all the places he has been were in fact people playing characters and places that were only set up to trick him into not solving this murder. I really thought this book was called either Facade or Charade, but the books I've found online with those titles are not this book. . . so maybe it's a one word title.
Please help me. This is driving me crazy. I believe this book was written in the 60’s, possibly.
Around 1980 I read a book in middle school English class about a boy who lived in a large city but no one was allowed to go outside for fear of being crushed. Everyone had a tv/internet-like machine in their home where they ordered things and they were sent into the home via a chute.
There were warnings from the “government” via tv to stay inside or they would be crushed by the mass of people on the streets outside.
The boy decided to go outside and found there was actually no one on the streets at all.
I am looking for a Search and Find book that my daughter-in-law had when she was little (she is now 23). The book had pictures of ancient Egypt, possibly Rome etc. and you had to search and find the items that didn’t belong. For example – someone wearing a wrist watch or carrying a modern ladder in ancient times.
There may have been a time travel mistake or something like that.
Book published 1980's - between 1980 & 1988 only, paperback fiction. It's about research in the Arctic, scientist needed more food, running out, has a lot of peanut butter, but running out. Not the one about finding out what was eating caribou population, which was made into a movie, where protagonist eats mice to survive; similar but no. Please help! Thank you!!!
I read this book as a young child in my grandmother’s house so it must have been published prior to 1950 ( late 30s?- 49?) My sister thinks it was called Piccolo, but that title brings up no hits. It is the story of a young boy who get a little “person” good luck charm who helps him. ( I think bullying was a theme back then too!) In one illustration the little charm person is seen in his shirt pocket when a photo is taken of the boy doing something heroic, I think. Along the way, the little charmer meets up with a cockroach who is going to attack, but the little guy puts a sewing pin in him ( I know weird) but they become friends with the little boy, who paints the cockroach bright colors and he becomes the leader of his group winning against his adversary because of the paint job and pin!
The good luck little person ends up leaving because the boy doesn’t need him anymore.
It was an oblong book with plain blue/grey sort of cloth cover and had “flat” illustrations. Another illustration showed the cockroach all painted different colors.
Back in 1968-9 my teacher read our class a book about a boy and his experiences growing up on the American frontier after the American revolution, say 1800-1820 or so. There was later a second book about this boy who was now experiencing the American drive to the west and the beginning of the railroad age as the new technology was developing.
I don’t remember the name of the books or their author but it was a book my local school had purchased.
I’m looking for an illustrated book my grandma read to me in the late 80’s/ early 90’s. It is stories of a family where every night the parents ask the kids what they want to dream about, and while the kids are going to sleep the parents use their fingers to ‘draw’ the subject of the dream on the kids faces. Then they have the dream they asked for. If I remember correctly it’s always a different animal the kids want to be in their dreams.