Newbery Award Library II

Newbery Award Library II

by Meindert DeJong, Patricia MacLachlan, Donna Diamond, Jean Charlot

This boxed set contains Trophy paperback editions of ...and now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold; Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson; Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan; and The Wheel On The School by Meindert Dejong

...and Now Miguel

Twelve-year-old Miguel Chavez wants, above all else, to go

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This boxed set contains Trophy paperback editions of ...and now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold; Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson; Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan; and The Wheel On The School by Meindert Dejong

...and Now Miguel

Twelve-year-old Miguel Chavez wants, above all else, to go with the men in his family on long, hard sheep drive to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. He believes he will then be happy — until he learns that wishes, even when they come true, may have unexpected consequences.Bridge to Terabithia

The only place Jess Aaron feels at peace is Terabithia, the imaginary kingdom he and his best friend, Leslie, escape to every afternoon. Then Leslie is killed in a terrible accident, and Jess must summon all the courage and love she has given him to come to terms with painful reality.Sarah, Plain and Tall

It's lonely and quiet for Anna and Caleb Witting in their house on the prairie since their mother died. So Papa puts an ad in the paper asking for a wife, and Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton answers. How she and the Wittings build a family relationship is a tender story about the magic of every day life.The Wheel on the School

Why do the storks no longer come to nest in the little, Dutch fishing village of Shora? Lina and the other schoolchildren wonder how they can bring the storks back. Then they set out to makethe impossibly impossible come true, in a moving story about the power of a shared dream.

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HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
A Trophy Bk.
Product dimensions:
5.35(w) x 7.95(h) x 2.00(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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. . . And Now Miguel

Chapter One

It was love at first sight and I was astonished that it should be happening to me because the first sight had nothing in the least alluring about it. The roads from airports to cities rarely do. I was like a man who bewilders his friends by becoming infatuated with a particularly unprepossessing woman-warts and a squint and a harelip. 'What on earth does he see in her?' I've often wondered myself. What did I see in that dreary road which was taking me to Paris?

This sudden incomprehensible love affair might have been a little less mysterious if I had arrived in France with gooseflesh anticipations of romantic garrets and dangerous liaisons in them, the Latin Quarter and champagne at five francs a bottle, and artists' studios-all the preposterous sentimental paraphernalia from absinthe to midinettes. But I had not included any of these notions in my meagre luggage, I had no preliminary yearnings towards the country. Rather the contrary. In Australia I had spent much of my time with a young woman who had visited France just before the war and had gone down with a bad attack of what someone called 'French flu'. She babbled so fervently and persistently about France and Paris that she infected me with a perverse loathing for both.

The fact nonetheless inexplicably remains. A hundred yards from the airport we passed a caf�...

Bridge to Terabithia

Chapter One

Jesse Oliver Aarons, Yr.

Ba-room, ba-room, ba-room, baripity, baripity, baripity, baripity -- Good. His dad had the pickup going. He could get up now.Jess slid out of bed and into his overalls. He didn't worry about a shirt because once he began running he would be hot as popping grease even if the morning air was chill, or shoes because the, bottoms of his feet were by now as tough as his worn-out sneakers.

ere you going, Jess?" May Belle lifted herself up sleepily from the double bed where she and Joyce Ann slept.

"Sh." He warned. The walls were thin. Momma would be mad as flies in a fruit jar if they woke her up this time of day.

He patted May Belle's hair and yanked the twisted sheet up to her small chin. "Just over the cow field," he whispered. May Belle smiled and snuggled down under the sheet.

"Gonna run?"


Of course he was going to run. He had. gotten up early every day all summer to run. He figured if he worked at itand Lord, had he worked -- he could be the fastest runner in the fifth grade when school opened up. He had to be the fastest -- not one of the fastest or next to the fastest, but the fastest. The very best.

He tiptoed out of the house. The place was so rattly...

Sarah, Plain and Tall

Chapter One

"Did: Mama sing every day?" asked Caleb. "Every-single-day? " He sat dose to the fire, his chin in his hand. It was dusk, and the dogs lay beside him on the warm, hearthstones.

"Every-single-day," I told him for the second time this week. For the twentieth time this month. The hundredth time this year? And the past few years?

"And did Papa sing, too?"

"Yes. Papa sang, too. Don't get so close, Caleb. You'll heat up."

He, pushed his chair back. It made a hollow scraping sound on the hearthstones, and the dogs stirred. Lottie, muff and black, wagged her tail and lifted her head., Nick slept on.

I turned the bread dough over and over on the marble slab on the kitchen table.

"Well, Papa doesn't sing anymore," said Caleb very softly. A log broke apart and crackled in the fireplace. He looked up at me. "What did I look like when I was born?"

"You didn't have any clothes on," I told him.

I know that," he said.

"You looked like this." I held the bread dough up in a round pale ball.

"I had hair, " said Caleb seriously.

"Not enough to talk about," I said.

The Wheel On The School

Chapter One
Do You Know About Storks?

To start with there was Shora. Shora was a fishing village in Holland. It lay on the shore of the North Sea in Friesland, tight against the dike. Maybe that was why it was called Shora. It had some houses and a church and tower. In five of those houses lived the six school children of Shora, so that is important. There were a few more houses, but in those houses lived no children -- just old people. They were, well, just old people, so they weren't too important. There were more children, too, but young children, toddlers, not school children -- so that is not so important either.

The six children of Shora all went to the same little school. There was Jella; he was the biggest of the six. He was big and husky for his age. There was Eelka. He was slow and clumsy, except his mind; his mind was swift. There was Auka, and right here at the beginning there is nothing much to say about Auka -- he was just a nice, everyday boy. You could have fun with him. There were Pier and Dirk; they were brothers. Pier and Dirk looked about as much alike as second cousins. But Pier liked what Dirk liked, and Dirk did what Pier did. They liked to be together. They were twins.

Then there was Lina. She was the only girl in the little Shora school. One girl with five boys. Of course, there was also a teacher, a man teacher.

Newbery Award Library Box Set 2. Copyright � by Jean Various. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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