Big Day by: ELIZABETH LAIRD
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Anita dreams of being a movie star. One day Mr. Stein invites Anita to visit his studio. This is her big chance but, it is not Anita who impresses him .....
April Fox is very excited, when the dance company she works for is invited to visit Moscow. April has a very busy time there - dancing and seeing as much of the city as possible. She also gets to know a man called Nicolai .....
Joanna Jimbuku is a nurse in north Australia, where she works with a Flying Doctor. Her boss is Bob Mills, who works as a Flying Doctor. He and Joanna go everywhere on The Bluebird - Bobís plane. One day an 18 months old Koorie baby, named Mary, is so ill that Joanna has to take her to hospital in Sydney. Will the baby live? And will Joanna accept an unexpected job offer in the city ?
Billy and Rox are staying with their grandmother in Brighton. They dream of having expensive new bikes, but where will they find the money ? Gran has a plan. The only things they need are a camera, a bit of luck - and the Queen of England !
Li Sun is living happily in Blue Moon Valley. Her grandmother thinks it is time for her to go to the big city and work in her uncleís circus. The Emperorís visit to the circus changes Li Sunís life, and she has to make some difficult decisions.
It is the time of the American Gold Rush. Jonas Clark loves Hetty Gray but, he is too poor to marry her. People think there is gold in Dead Manís River - where there are said to be ghosts. Jonas tries his luck - and is successful - but not in the way he imagined !
A wealthy actress wants her son, Dino, to have a cultural tour of London by taxi. There is a taxi tour - but it is not quite as expected - and the actress end up very angry !
This is the story of Hapu, who lives in Ancient Egypt. Hapu works with his father, a goldsmith. They work long, hard hours making gold tables and chairs, but they are poor. Then one day Hapu has an idea - which will change the lives of him and his father - he decides to make a beautiful gold necklace for Queen Cleopatra !
Felix, the blue and yellow Parakeet from Brazil, is miserable in his cage in a New York apartment. He manages to escape, and starts flying south. His hope is to go back to the Amazon River Rainforest. Will he find his home again?
Hannah works for old Mister Duval on his boat. They take tourists to visit the coral reef. But someone is trying to destroy their business. The Hurricane begins and Hannah risks her life to get to the truth.
Pam and Martin are visiting Cambridge for the day. Pam decides she wants to use up the film in her camera and takes a photo of Martin. The photo she takes turns out to be important in hunting down a thief.
Sindi is a beautiful island off the coast of Africa. One day a hungry leopard swims across the mainland and hides in the lighthouse. How will the people of Sindi be able to catch before it comes out looking for food ?
Maisie lives in the Caribbean. She is sad because her parents have not got enough money to keep their animal hospital open. However, Maisieís friendship with a dolphin leads to a discovery, which changes everything.
Marcel, a French mouse and detective, visits his friend Celine at the Louvre one evening. There he witnesses the theft of a famous painting - the Mona Lisa. Marcel travels all the way to Venice - and risks his life - to get the painting back again.
Marcel, the detective mouse, is on the trail, again. Thieves steal the famous White Star diamond ring, which belongs to the opera singer, Zaza Dupont. But Marcel is determined to return it to her.
The police are looking everywhere for a spy. Simon Simple is so busy trying to start a holiday romance with Samantha he does not see what is in front of his nose.
It is 1800 and Jenny and Sam Tinker arrive in the United States of America. They have to work very hard on a farm, but Jennyís friendship with an Indian girl, Blue Sky, leads the Tinkers to a better life.
The year is 1798, and Jenny and her father, Sam Tinker, are working in a London market. Sam gets mistaken for a thief and finds himself on a ship full of criminals. They are on their way to Australia - but Jenny has her own plans to rescue him. They find themselves spending a year on a tropical island.
On Holiday in Turkey, Mark Jackson visits Troy and finds a yellow stone, which seems to have special powers. Suddenly, he is in a world of long ago - a world where the Greeks are building a wooden horse .....
Tina Daniels is a famous TV star. Her mother has grand plans for her - but Tina has another idea. She wants to get away from it all, and she disappears to the countryside to learn another way of life.