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This sounds like Akiko books. The first book is Akiko on the Planet Smoo. Fourth grader Akiko finds a spacecraft hovering outside her window one night, is whisked off to planet Smoo to find kidnapped Prince. How can Akiko head a rescue mission when she's afraid to be on the school's safety patrol? The team includes -- Spuckler Boach, Gax, Poog, and Mr. ...


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This is an old French fable usually called "Peter and the Magic Thread", "Peter and the Golden Thread" or just "The Magic Thread" and has been retold many times. You may have read it in William J Bennett's A Book of Virtues, which is a compilation of moral fables and other cautionary tales. This link shows the story of Peter and the thread: https://...


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It sounds like it could be The Silver Nutmeg: The Story of Anna Lavinia and Toby (1956) by Palmer Brown. This is from NY Times Book Review: Anna Lavinia’s father wanted her to have another point of view, so what did he do? He made a peephole in the garden wall. But he couldn’t have known that this new view would lead Anna Lavinia all the way to the ...


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