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The Vanishing Black Smudge

Adapted by Karen Holford Many years ago a boy named Davy lived on a farm. It was a big farm, and there was lots to do to care for the animals and grow food for his family. Davy had a big sister Angie, a big brother Joe, and a sister Mary who was just a…

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The Tummy-ache

“Mommy!,” shouted Maria. “Mommy!” It was late at night as Maria called from her bed. “My tummy hurts.” Mother came into her bedroom and turned on the light. “Where do you hurt?” asked Mommy. She felt her head. “Oh dear, you have a fever, too.” Mother felt Maria’s tummy. When she pushed on it, she…

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School Daze

Anna looked in the mirror to brush her bangs. She sighed. Today was her first day of school. She would go with her big sister Marti. Mother had bought them new crayons and paper and pencils and paste and a school bag to carry them in. She had a new lunchbox too, a pretty red…

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Sara and Ivan’s Big Change: From the Oven to the Freezer

Ivan and Sara and their parents had been missionaries in Africa for more than four years. At the time this story was written, Ivan was 11 years old and Sara was 9 years old. They lived in the city of Abidjan. Abidjan is the biggest city in Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa. The main language there…

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Reggie’s Angry Face

Reggie liked to make funny faces and do silly things just to get his friends laughing and smiling. Reggie had one face though, that sometimes would scare his friends away. When Reggie got really angry, his face wasn’t funny anymore. One hot summer day, Reggie went looking for his friends. He hoped that no matter…

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Playing Dress Up

In the back of Mother’s closet was a big box. You never could tell what you would find in there. Some days it was full to overflowing, other days there wasn’t so much. But Kathy and her sister Julie watched and waited with anticipation for the day Mom cleaned out her clothes closet, like when…

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Parrot Preaches

Grandma Maria was the first member of the Colon family to become a Seventh-day Adventist Christian. She loved Jesus very much and it didn’t take long for people in her neighborhood to realize that fact. Grandma lived in a big house in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. The house was always a bustle of activity. In the…

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A New Front Tooth

Richard looked at himself in the mirror with disgust. One thing was clear. He just couldn’t smile any more. If he kept his lips together, maybe no one would ever find out. But I’m ahead of my story. . . . Richard was eleven years old. He was a happy boy with a big smile.…

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The Mysterious Life of a Pond

Note: You may wish to adapt this nature lesson to include plants and animals well known to the children in your locale to teach the same lesson. Pictures will heighten interest and hold attention. Have you ever looked into a pond? What did you see? The water in some ponds is so clear you can…

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Mother’s Hands

A young mother laid her baby girl to sleep in her cradle. I’ll just go to the neighbors for a minute to visit, she thought to herself. I haven’t had time to talk to her for such a long time. But while she and the neighbor were chatting, the city fire alarm sent a chill…

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