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Eight year old Jade likes spending time with her grandfather. But she senses a sadness in him which has something to do with a war in Vietnam. When she has the courage to ask him about his experiences, he tells her about his time and actions in combat. Includes brief historical note.
Leslie, a young girl who plans to be a dragon hunter one day, becomes pen pals with Komo, a Komodo dragon who tells her all about himself and dangers to his species. Includes a section with additional facts.
Beauregard has always had big dreams. He wanted to travel the world and see all the sites, but how could he possibly go around the globe if he was too scared to fly? With the help of one cardboard box and some amazing new friends, Beauregard goes on the adventure of a lifetime and realizes he is actually pretty brave after all!
A young girl is torn between her desire to stay home with her family and her desire to go to school and discover the world beyond the mountains that surround them
An abandoned Chinese baby who has been befriended by a ladybug finds her way to an orphanage where she is eventually adopted by an American family