Simon is slow and always in trouble. Anna is clever and pretty. Will their teacher, Louise, find out who''s bullying whom in time to prevent a tragedy? How do you cope when every day is a nightmare? Simon Mason is unpopular with his teachers, his fellow pupils and even his own mother. Anna Royle and Rebekkah Tanner are clever, pretty and well - liked. Who''s the bully and who''s the victim? Miss Shaw is sure that something unpleasant is going on between them - but sometimes it''s hard to tell what''s happening from the outside, especially when no - one will talk about it.
The Enormous Crocodile is a horrid greedy grumptious brute who loves to guzzle up little boys and girls. But the other animals have had enough of his cunning tricks, so they scheme to get the better of this foul fiend, once and for all!
Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull's egg, as "perfect as the moon." With the pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security....
That’s Bradley Chalkers for you. He’s the oldest kid in the fifth grade. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls, and the teachers say he has serious behavior problems. No one likes him—except Carla, the new school counselor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and she even enjoys his far-fetched stories. Carla knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren’t afraid to try.