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Immi's Gift

Immi lives in the Arctic where she rarely has company. One winter day while fishing she catches a little wooden painted bird, colors she has never seen. She continues to catch beautiful carvings. Arctic animals from miles away come to visit and to see her collect. When spring comes, it is time for her to leave. Before she goes, she drops her own craved polar bear necklace in the water. Faraway a young boy on a tropical beach finds the carved wooden polar bear. Full-page watercolor illustrations show how the world between the oceans is not so big.


By Eve Bunting

Ducky, a plastic toy, is packed with hundreds of other bath toys in a crate on a ship from China. A storm causes the crate to fall overboard where Ducky and his other plastic friends are left bobbing in the ocean. Terrified Ducky tells the story from his point of view. After a very long time, Ducky washes ashore and is found by a boy. The boy reports to Mrs. James who is keeping a record of other toys, like Ducky, who have been found in the area.

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