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.
The book I’m looking for was a children’s book probably published in the 1950s, although possibly going to back to the ’20s or so (no later than the early 1960s and I’m pretty sure it belonged to one of my parents when they were children, both born in 1949). I believe it took place somewhere in England or in Europe. Our copy did not have the dust jacket so I don’t know what was on the cover other than it was a green hardback. The most distinctive feature was a neighborhood map on the inside cover, probably in orange.
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’m looking for a children’s book from the 1960’s or possibly very early ’70s. It is NOT “Lion” by William Pene Du Bois. The story was a lion who wanted to look different, and there was one particular illustration where he had feathers all over. The illustrations had very limited colors. I think in the end the lion decided that feathers were not for him, and went back to his original fur.
This is a picture book, not a chapter book, read in 1964/1965 from a grade 3 classroom.
My memory of it may be faulty as I was 8 when I read it.
Girl is unhappy in her village and a misfit; one of the pictures shows her running with dark hair streaming behind her. I remember the illustrations as being dark but beautiful, and the implication was that that the girl was a changeling.
Not “The White Ring” or “The Moorchild”.
I’m looking for an oversized 60’s-70’s children’s book. I believe it was called “The BIG Book of Cars, Trucks, Planes” etc. I also think it had illustrations of military stuff. Like I said, it was oversized, and had lots of illustrations on the cover and inside the book itself.
Large light blue hardcover (8"x10"?) with a child sitting in a field with a fairy on a mushroom on the front cover. The only poem I remember had the line "If you never talked with fairies. . . . ". May have also had the "Mr. Nobody" poem in it.
This is a query about a book published in probably the 60's or early 70's, about two boys who want to build a go-kart from a soapbox derby car. They get in a fight and take their things and go home. I know one builds a scooter instead. One boy is African American and one is white. I believe the illustrations are either sketched with pencil or maybe watercolor. Thank you.
I am looking for a child's picture book with a girl, ocean liner, and a seagull. There is an ocean liner on the cover. It's contemporary to the 1960s. Thanks!