An imagining of the real journey undertaken by the extraordinary bear, from her early days in the Canadian forest to her travels with the Veterinary Corps across the country and overseas, all the way to the London Zoo, where she met Christopher Robin Milne and inspired the creation of Winnie-the-Pooh--
Life is short. Diamonds are fur-ever. Internationally famous cat burglar Ophelia von Hairball V adores jewels--the only thing she loves more is a challenge. She's never met a safe she couldn't crack. Now the Furry Feline Burglary Institute (FFBI) offers her the ultimate caper: steal the giant Himalayan diamond and win their top award! There's a catch! The FFBI sends an enthusiastic inventor to help Ophelia...but this cat works alone, and Oscar Fishgerald Gold smells fishy. Can the smartest, stealthiest, and snazziest of cats learn to work with a fintastic sidekick and prove she's still the world's most purr-fect burglar?--
To prevent the Mayan gods from battling each other and destroying the world, thirteen-year-old Zane must unravel an ancient prophecy, stop an evil god, and discover how the physical disability that makes him reliant on a cane also connects him to his father and his ancestry.
Grey and his squad have been stuck in Fortnite Battle Royale for three weeks now and they aren't close to making it to the top 5 so they can come home.
When Princess Pulverizer and her friends, Lucas and Dribble the dragon, hear about an evil beast capturing townspeople, the trio set out to find and rescue the prisoners, but their mission is imperiled when Lucas and Dribble are abducted.
When his father brings home an ailing, newborn donkey, Louie names the animal Winslow and takes care of him, but everyone, including Louie's quirky friend Nora, thinks Winslow is not going to survive.
Freddie Ramos uses his super hearing to help a lost child during a class trip to the Air & Space Museum, but finds it hard not to become a sneaky snoop.
During the first winter after the Monster Apocalypse, Jack and his buddies prepare for a monstrous Christmas celebration, but a supervillainess steals Jack's prized monster-slaying weapon, his Louisville Slicer, and he vows to get it back.
Get up close and personal with Earth's nearest neighbors--Venus with its acid rainstorms, Saturn and its rings of ice, and the heart of it all, the Sun. Humans have always been fascinated by outer space and we're learning more about our solar system every day. Did you know that our Solar System was born from a cloud of cosmic dust? That Jupiter's red spot is really a raging storm? Join Sara, Jill, and their space-faring pets on a quest to learn more about the wonders of our Solar System--and beyond!--Adapted from page  of cover.
Twelve-year-old June Harper, shocked when her parents go on a campaign to clear the Dogwood Middle School library of objectionable books, starts a secret banned books library in an empty locker.
Mr. McMonkey hosts a game in which the reader is invited to guess whether a stunt will result in a crash, a splash, or a moo.
A father reassures his young son that although they cannot always be together, he misses his baby boy and always thinks about him.
Noah Savino has been stuck in a wheelchair for months. He hates the way people treat him like he's helpless now. He's sick of going to physical therapy, where he isn't making any progress. He's tired of not having control over his own body. And he misses playing baseball--but not as much as he misses his dad, who died in the car accident that paralyzed Noah. Noah is scared he'll never feel like his old self again. He doesn't want people to think of him as different for the rest of his life. With the help of family and friends, he'll have to throw off the mask he's been hiding behind and face the fears that have kept him on the sidelines if he ever wants to move forward.--
In 1902 England, Clarry and Peter struggle with the challenges of living with an indifferent father, but the summers they spend in Cornwall with their grandparents and cousin Rupert provide much needed comfort, and in the years that follow Clarry looks back on those leisurely days to help her cope with the trying times of World War I and its aftermath.
Spectral protector Midnight Reynolds investigates mysterious and dangerous robberies happening in town to find the culprit--
When Sofia is around, every moment of every day is exciting. This spunky 7-year-old can even make having the hiccups fun! Can you imagine what kind of fun Sofia will have at her first quincea era or when the lights go out? No matter what happens, it will be memorable if Sofia is involved! This early chapter book from the Sofia Martinez series includes Spanish words in the text and a Spanish glossary.--
Illustrations and easy to read text portray a variety of vessels, from houseboats to dredgers, through the course of a busy day on the bay.
Tom Gates is trying to gear himself up for sports day at school, his dad is training for the parents' race, and his band, DogZombies, is schedule to play at a school talent show.
On a stormy night two hundred years ago, a young woman sat in a dark house and dreamed of her life as a writer. She longed to follow the path her own mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, had started down, but young Mary Shelley had yet to be inspired. As the night wore on, Mary grew more anxious. The next day was the deadline that her friend, the poet Lord Byron, had set for writing the best ghost story. After much talk of science and the secrets of life, Mary had gone to bed exhausted and frustrated that nothing she could think of was scary enough. But as she drifted off to sleep, she dreamed of a man that was not a man. He was a monster.
He's back! But this time Pig, the world's greediest Pug, is telling great big lies. Won't he ever learn?!--Back cover.
Follows children versions of Batman, Robin, the Joker and other heroes and villains of Gotham City through the holidays.
For as long as Phoebe can remember, she's known the clickety click click of a photographer snapping her picture. Thanks to the camera-carrying paparazzi (aka Mom and Dad), she's always been the star of the show ... until the day a tiny newcomer arrives on set. Will Phoebe learn to share the spotlight and assume the role she was born to play: big sister? This sweet tale of sibling rivalry resolved is perfect for every older brother and sister.
It's official: Scout is now a K9 in the National Guard. But being a certified hero means Scout has his job cut out for him. He needs to work even harder to protect his country and his human best friend, Matt. When Matt's classmates get trapped in a raging wildfire, Matt knows that only Scout can track them down and bring them back safely. But when Matt's dad, a First Sergeant home on leave, gets wind of their plan, he insists on joining the rescue mission. Can the heroic team save Matt's friends from the dangerous fires before time runs out? This fast-moving tale of Scout the hero dog will grab even reluctant readers and is perfect for fans of Cracker!, Max, and Hero.--Amazon.com.
When her mom becomes obsessed with taking selfies, a little girl must bring her back to reality.
This book is positively PACKED with interactive fun! Peek under each flap to reveal a flock of birds, a troop of monkeys, an army of ants, and more. Seek all sorts of hidden objects in beautiful illustrated scenes, and discover fascinating animal facts along the way. From squirrels and snakes to otters and eels, will you find them all?
The perfect introduction to seasons and weather for young children. It's winter. It's cold! The squirrels are digging up acorns to eat. But what will they eat in the spring, when the acorns are gone? This beautiful picture book is the perfect introduction to the seasons and how the weather changes throughout the year.--Provided by publisher.
After his parrot companion flies away, a rough and tough pirate experiences anxiety on his first day as a school bus driver, echoing some of the concerns expressed by the young students in his care.
What's that strange sound coming from inside the closet? The classic television show is now a sweet and spooky bedtime story! When eight-year-old Buffy Summers hears odd noises coming from her bedroom closet, she asks her best friends to help investigate. It's a sleepover party they'll never forget!--dust jacket.
Today is the very first day of school! Busy Bus is excited, but he also has some first-day jitters. Luckily, bus driver Ben knows just what to do to make sure that the school year gets off to a great start--
When his best friend Jack takes him to school for Show and Tell Day, Dexter worries that the other children won't like him and he tries to come up with a way to impress them.
Tomorrow is Woolbur's first day of school. Woolbur can fix his own wool, write his name, and color outside the lines. And most important, he never follows the crowd. Woolbur is ready for school, but is school ready for Wilbur?
Mr. Monkey is invited to visit a school to perform a trick he just learned, but nothing goes as planned.
Animals are found in every environment around the world from the rain forest to the savanna to the desert. Some creatures, like butterflies and foxes, can survive in many different habitats. Lyrical text and stunning illustrations bring to life the inhabitants of these unique environments--Jacket.
When a hungry monster appears outside Pete's window, it is not for a play date, but soon the two are racing toy cars, playing pirate, and more.--
Patience, one of the New York Public Library lions, is missing and Fortitude, the other lion, searches the building from top to bottom seeking him.
Big, small, fast, or slow, there are so many types of dinosurs. And we love them all! -- Book jacket.
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal the bedtime routine of little monsters and the love they share with their parents.
When independent young witch Margaret becomes a little lonely, she uses a spell to conjure a friend that summons many lively cats instead.
Simon the ghost tries to trick Chester the kid into doing his ghost chores, but finds they have more in common than he expected.
A rumor that Blackbeard's buried treasure is somewhere near Tupelo Landing causes pirate fever to sweep through town just as clues about Mo's Upstream Mother surface and the Desperado Detectives--aka Mo LoBeau and her best friends Dale and Harm--take on the most important case of Mo's life--
When Becca finds out about her school's free throw competition, she is ready to put her basketball skills to the test! And if she wins, she'll get to meet her favorite basketball player! But after a series of bad practices, her nerves start to get the best of her. Can the Major Eights help Becca regain her confidence and meet her hero?--
Just before a big show, Jasmine breaks her arm causing the Major Eights to ask Leslie to stand in, but Jasmine worries the band will like Leslie better.
Wedgie and Gizmo's humans are taking their first family vacation--to a campground by a lake! And their pets are too destructive to stay home alone. Wedgie the corgi is super-excited. He can't wait to chase squirrels and poop in the woods! But Gizmo, the evil genius guinea pig, has no time for games. He must convince the forest critters to join his Evil Horde and help him take over the world--one tent at a time. Muh-hah-hah!--
Welcome to Nowhere, Arizona, the least livable town in the United States. For Gus, a bright 13-year-old with dreams of getting out and going to college, life there is made even worse by Bo Taylor, Nowhere's biggest, baddest bully. When Bo tries to force Gus to eat a dangerously spiny cactus, Rossi Scott, one of the best racers in Nowhere, comes to his rescue--but in return she has to give Bo her prized dirt bike. Determined to buy it back, Gus agrees to go searching for gold in Dead Frenchman Mine, joined by his old friends Jessie Navarro and Matthew Dufort, and Rossi herself. As they hunt for treasure, narrowly surviving everything from cave-ins to mountain lions, they bond over shared stories of how hard life in Nowhere is--and they realize this adventure just may be their way out.--
In this Super Edition, set just after the events of Omen of the Stars, WindClan warrior Crowfeather must conquer the ghosts of his past to make way for his Clan's future. When a terrible threat rises within WindClan's territory, it heightens tensions that are already growing in the wake of the battle with the Dark Forest. Crowfeather is caught between his son, Breezepelt, and their Clanmates...but with the Clan in danger, the time for doubt is over. Join the legion of fans who have discovered the epic adventures, fierce warrior cats, and thrilling fantasy world of the mega-bestselling Warriors series. This stand-alone entry is perfect for new readers and dedicated fans alike.
When Judy learns that some of her ancestors lived in England and possibly related to the Queen, her nemesis Jessica Finch finds more surprise relatives that Judy wishes she could hide in a dungeon somewhere.
While walking in a snowstorm, Lizzie sees two dark eyes and a little black nose. It's Spirit, a white German shepherd puppy! Spirit's owners found new homes for all of his brothers and sisters, but they still don't have a place for him. Can Lizzie find a forever home for this helpful little pup?--Page 4 of cover.
When her father decides to fix the walkway in front of their house with new cement, Nancy knows just how to personalize it.
Excited about his camping trip, Pete can't wait to go hiking, fishing, and eat s'mores by the campfire, until he hears about the mysterious creature named Bigfoot.
During a late-night stroll on your boring summer beach vacation, you discover a derelict video arcade managed by a ghostly attendant. Presented with a magical game token, you select one of two games you wish to play, the Excellent Ernesto Cousins 3 or Wrestlevania. Once you place the token in the slot, you have to make choices to advance through the games, and your decisions control whether you beat the game--or die--
While thirteen-year-old Teddy fights for his life after a football injury at training camp, his friends and family gather to support him and discuss events leading to his coma. Told through dialogue, text messages, newspaper articles, transcripts, an online forum, and Teddy's inner thoughts.
Fourth grader Saraí Gonzalez can do anything. She can bake, dance, and run her own cupcake business. But when Saraí's grandparents are forced to move, even Saraí's not sure what to do. So she hatches a super-awesome plan with her younger sisters and cousin to buy back the house. Will Saraí find a way to save the day?
During a Hindu festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, brothers Alu and Bhalu search for a dog they can honor with food and gratitude. Includes glossary of Nepali words and suggested activities.
It is the summer of 1863, and as the Civil War rages between dinosaur-mounted armies down south, and a tense New York City seems on the brink of exploding into riots, Magdalys Roca and the other children at the Colored Orphan Asylum are trying to survive; but when she receives a letter telling her that her brother Montez was wounded, Magdalys knows that somehow she must reach him--and just possibly her ability to communicate telepathically with dinosaurs may come in handy.
As the Berenstains search for a perfect picnic spot, they're reminded of good manners and treating people with respect.
Told in two voices, Jules, whose father is restoring an abandoned house, and a girl who lived there a century before begin to communicate and slowly, the girl's tragic story is revealed.--
Liz has been assigned a class project that's perfect for her. She has to create a diorama of an animal habitat! Art plus animals? What could be better? Well, things could be better if Liz's new neighbor and classmate was a little nicer to her ... and a little less nosy! -- Back cover.
Merci Suárez knew that sixth grade would be different, but she had no idea just how different. For starters, Merci has never been like the other kids at her private school in Florida, because she and her older brother, Roli, are scholarship students. They don't have a big house or a fancy boat, and they have to do extra community service to make up for their free tuition. So when bossy Edna Santos sets her sights on the new boy who happens to be Merci's school-assigned Sunshine Buddy, Merci becomes the target of Edna's jealousy. Things aren't going well at home, either: Merci's grandfather and most trusted ally, Lolo, has been acting strangely lately -- forgetting important things, falling from his bike, and getting angry over nothing. No one in her family will tell Merci what's going on, so she's left to her own worries, while also feeling all on her own at school.
Twelve-year-old Felix's appearance on a television game show reveals that he and his mother have been homeless for a while, but also restores some of his faith in other people.
Wally and the Puppy Pirates compete in a dogsled race at the North Pole--
The longstanding and galaxy-spanning war between cats and robots escalates when each learns of inventions designed to extend their lives, and the potential of the devices is revealed when two kittens come into the lives of twin siblings on Earth.--
Tells the life story of rock musician Carlos Santana.
When a boy visits an art museum and one of the paintings comes to life, he has an afternoon of adventure and discovery [that] changes how he sees the world ever after--
''This is a true story. It was told to me by Mike and Kathryn Tickell. Kielder Water is the largest artificial lake in the UK. It is in North Northumberland, a wild an beautiful place, rich in folk music, story and legend. It was created in the late 70s and early 80s. A great dam was constructed across the Kielder Valley, a place of farms, a school, several homesteads and a stretch of the Border Counties Railway. The valley took two years to fill with water. Kielder is now a place for walking, fishing, boaring. It is part of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, the fourth largest in the world.''--David Almond, postscript.
Hilda encounters her very first troll, negotiates with some very persnickety elves, and seeks to discover the mystery behind the giant who only appears at midnight as she faces the prospect of leaving her beloved wilderness home with her mom for Trolberg City.
SOS. Lopside the rescue mutt and his canine crew are working alongside their humans onboard the spaceship Laika. We are the dogs. Then the dogs are abandoned, millions of miles from civilization, and survival seems impossible. We are alone. But these are all good dogs--and good dogs always complete their mission. --
Twelve-year-old Caera Donovan and her family flee a wildfire bearing down on their hometown of Pine Grove, with no time to find Caera's beloved dog Mike. Faced with the loss of everything she knows, Caera can't stand to lose Mike as well and seeks a way to sneak back to Pine Grove. When her plans are thwarted, she must learn to embrace a new definition of home.--
While her sister Junie, six, is in the hospital fighting cancer, Isa, an eleven-year-old loner, feels forgotten until a magic tree helps her whole family to heal.
Lottie Pumpkin is an ordinary girl who has spent her life longing for the extraordinary. Ellie Wolf is the crown princess of Maradova, who wants nothing more than a chance at an ordinary life. When fate puts Lottie and Ellie in the same dorm room at the prestigious Rosewood Hall, there's only one solution: for the girls to swap identities, and live the lives they've always dreamed of. But at Rosewood, a secret never stays secret for long. Someone in the school is on to them--and if the truth is revealed, the results may be more treacherous than they ever expected. Undercover Princess is the first book in the Rosewood Chronicles series.
The school garden has been trampled, and the main suspect (according to the principal) is raccoons. But Myron and Hajrah have other ideas. After all, why would raccoons have made off with the school's strawberry plants? Thankfully, Myron is supported by the friendship and talents of the kids in his class to solve the mystery. With Glitch's technical skills (she plots the thefts on a satellite image of the neighborhood), Jordan's artistic abilities (he makes a mold of the culprit's boot print), and Hajrah's incredible people skills (she's happy to interview anyone!), the West Meadows Detectives finally hone in on the thieves.--
Describes the many different places in which animals make their homes, including trees, burrows, underground, and in their own shells.
Alongside everything the young oceanographer needs to know, Zommer's charming illustrations bring to life some of the slipperiest, scaliest, strangest, and most monstrous underwater animals. The book opens by explaining how different types of animals are able to breathe and survive underwater, and the different families to which they belong. Subsequent pages are dedicated to specific creatures, including sea turtles, whales, sharks, stingrays, and seahorses, and show varied life in specific habitats, such as a coral reef or deep sea bed. The Big Book of the Blue also explores the underwater world thematically, looking at animals in danger, learning how to spot creatures at the beach, and discovering how to do our part to save sea life. Beautiful and filled with fascinating facts, young, curious readers won't be able to tear their eyes away from the page.
Two young sisters celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, admire their mooncakes decorated with a picture of a lady in the moon, and listen to their Ah-ma tell the ancient tale of how the holiday began.
Right from the start, everyone at the barnyard could tell Jasper wasn't like his siblings: I believe what we have here is a gen-u-WINE Business Pig! No wallowing in the mud or rooting for grubs for Jasper; he'd rather help with the bookkeeping or conduct a meeting. Though everyone at the animal sanctuary loves him, Jasper longs for a forever home. But no matter how many business cards he hands out, no one wants to adopt him. Can this above-average pig find his special person to cut deals with?
Three brothers who dream of joining the Royal Order of Knights must solve riddles, learn combat techniques, and gather magical objects, in a book where the reader's decisions determine the end of the story.
Two very hungry dinosaurs discover a time machine and are instantly transported to America in 2018, where they are delighted to find themselves surrounded by food (including pizza and doughnuts), but soon less excited to find themselves surrounded by policemen with guns--so they escape to the time machine, not knowing where it will take them next.
Lucy Monroe's first day at Earhart Elementary is one for the yearbook: after meeting her new quirky 'pod' of girls in class, at recess, she has launched herself off the rusty monkey bars and splats face down on the blacktop. The principal closes the rickety playground, so now the whole school is mad! What's a new girl to do? Create a band of geeky friends to build a new play space together! The geeky f@b 5 is born! Meet animal lover Lucy; her sister and future Martian astronaut, Marina; math whiz and singer, Zara; robotics engineer, A.J.; computer coder and fashionista, Sofia; and Hubble, the snarky kitty. Can the gang convince classmates to build a new playground? Find out if the geeky f@b 5 can prove the meanies wrong, when they learn that when girls stick together, anything is possible! -- Back cover of volume 1.
When Finn finds a feather he believes was sent by his deceased brother, Hamish, his mother and teacher are not excited but his friend Lucas helps him find great joy in Hamish's gift.
Grandmother lives with Grace's family. She teaches her how to measure water for rice. She tells her stories about growing up in China and together they savor the flavors of her childhood. Grandmother says goodbye when she drops Grace off at school every morning and hello when she picks her up at the end of the day. Then, Grandmother stops walking Grace to and from school, and the door to her room stays closed. Father comes home early to make dinner, but the rice bowls stay full. One day, Grandmother's room is empty. And one day, Grandmother is buried. After the funeral, Grace's mom turns on all the outside lights so that Grandmother's spirit can find its way home for one final goodbye--Publisher's website.
View a father through the eyes of his daughter as they play, cook, and imagine together.
Alphabet book for young children that helps them consider, explore, and discuss a wide range of skills related to school readiness. Kids preparing for kindergarten will learn social skills from A to Z, building or reinforcing their knowledge of the alphabet at the same time. Includes section for adults--~C is for cooperate. G is for grow. P is for play! This friendly and reassuring alphabet book helps young children (and those who care for them) consider, explore, and discuss a wide range of skills related to school readiness. Kids preparing for kindergarten or preK will learn social skills from A to Z, building or reinforcing their knowledge of the alphabet at the same time. Charming art brings the skills to life with encouraging scenes of fun and learning in the classroom, on the playground, and more. A special section for adults presents ideas for helping children get ready for this big change and have a successful start to school--
Lena is excited about starting kindergarten but her favorite shoes are not until, with the help of her father and a very special headband, she convinces the shoes--and herself--to be brave.
Tyrannosaurus Rex enthusiast Sal transforms herself into an uncontrollable T. Rex, partly because her brother said it would be impossible, but soon discovers the downsides of always being fierce.
In this twist on the story of Snow White, pretty and sweet Snow Pony--beloved by children for her talent in braiding hair and dancing--follows a trail of delicious apples into the woods, where she meets seven miniature ponies.
Paco cannot seem to concentrate during class, but when his teacher takes him to the art room he revels in the colors and the opportunity to paint. Includes author's note and glossary of Spanish words.
We all live under the same sky, and we experience many of the same hopes and dreams.
A Navaho family welcomes a new baby into the family with love and ceremony, eagerly waiting for that first special laugh. Includes brief description of birth customs in different cultures.
When a boy who routinely refuses to go to bed gets a talkative stuffed animal, the tables are turned!--
Young Henry persuades his school principal and his father to let him go on an expedition to find a yeti, provided he brings back proof and does not stay up too late.
Sophia bravely dives down to discover the secrets under the sea. She encounters beautiful fish and floating forests. Farther down, the dark water is full of tentacles and treasures. Deep underwater, she is never alone. Do you dare dive down after her?--
A book of poems that casts various monsters and creepy creatures in a school setting.--
The Vickery twins, Lee and Felix, live in a house in Poplar Wood, where, because of the Agreement, their mother serves Memory, and their father assists Death, and only Lee is allowed to leave the house, except for Halloween; but when a local girl is murdered, Gretchen Whipple, daughter of the mayor, offers the boys a deal--help her solve the crime and she will help them break the Agreement, and regain their freedom.
After his quick-tempered father gets in a fight and is sent back to jail, sixth-grader Bryan, known for being quiet and thoughtful, snaps and follows new friend Mike into trouble.
Uma and her pirate gang offer up the inside scoop, tips, info, and notes on life on the island and leading a life of villainy.
Hugo, a young sasquatch, and his friend Gigi use a Monster Detector to find a Green Whistler, but when Hugo's human friend, Boone, joins in, surprises are in store.
When Presto and Zesto wander into the alternate universe of Limboland, they must find their way home.
Soon after her beloved grandmother's death, Trisha's family moves to a diverse California neighborhood where she meets Stewart and his grandmother, Miss Eula, who brings people together to help a grieving neighbor.
As Callum begins his final year at the Magisterium, he is estranged from most of his friends and a furtive darkness haunts him.
When Little Red Chicken comes home excited about what she learned in school, she explains to Papa that every story has an elephant of surprise.
Rhyming text explores citizenship, showing readers how seemingly unrelated actions, such as planting a tree or joining a cause can create a community.
Farm animals seek shelter in a big, warm barn during a cold, snowy night.
A road trip unites three young people in search of family and acceptance. Twelve-year-old Izzy's life just seems to get more and more complicated: she is upset by her father's new marriage, and a new baby on the way; she is expected to look out for her ten-year-old cousin, Oliver, who has moved in with her family since his mother committed suicide, because his father is depressed and having trouble coping; and now Ben, the rebellious sixteen-year-old son of Izzy's mother's boyfriend, is also living with them--but when Oliver's father disappears, the three children put aside their differences and set out to find him. As the trio travels, they find a surrogate family in each other.
Illustrations and easy-to-read text celebrate the bonds of love that connect us all.
Michelle Obama is a lawyer, a former First Lady of the United States, and someone who fights for the rights of kids like YOU. -- back cover.
Yann's trip to perform Hajj turns into a journey that lasts a lifetime. A heart-warming tale about helping others.
Grover worries page by page about meeting the monster at the end of this book.
In this full-color storybook based on Nickelodeon's animated series Top Wing, best friends and cadets-in-training Swift, Penny, Rod, and Brody learn what it takes to gain their wings and become rescue birds at Top Wing Academy.
Maman's Special Job is a story taken from the family history of genealogist and writer Lynn Palermo. Young Bert shares his mother's special job. Bert grows up in a French Canadian family and his mother sures as a midwife to the rural community. As Bert grows up, he realizes the value of his mother's generous contribution to her community.--Goodreads.