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The adventure begins when Feliciana refuses to be left behind while all the menfolk pack up the truck and head out for the hunt. Treading alone in the dark swamp armed with only a flashlight and her wooden pecan tree doll, Feliciana finds herself suddenly responsible for Grampa’s rescue from the jaws of a gator!
According to legend, d’Loup Garou (pronounced loo-guh-ROO) is a Cajun werewolf that dwells in the Louisiana swamps and howls at the full moon. His favorite meal is a badly behaved child—and Feliciana’s been in a snit all day.
As parents and grandparents, we know that timeless tales generate endless questions about our holiday traditions, such as “How do reindeer fly?” “What is the magic of silver bells at Christmas?” “What is the Spirit of Christmas?” “How does Saint Nicholas visit so many children in just one night?” Hardcover.
Baku the crocodile and Taki the monkey are back in a second tale of friendship, loyalty, honesty, and trust. Baku ruined his friendship with Taki by trying to steal his heart and lost the approval of his village for not returning with it. Now he needs Taki’s help to cure the Mighty One, leader of all crocodiles, who is terribly ill.
Gaston®, the intrepid green-nosed alligator from the bayou, ventures far and wide to satisfy his wanderlust. Gaston®’s creator, James Rice, has written and illustrated eight books featuring the friendly swamp creature. Gaston®’s devoted fans have followed him since he led Santa's team of flying alligators through the bayou on Christmas Eve. Hardcover.
This fun tale follows Tall Papa Tom, Pretty Mama May, Sweet Sister Isabelle, Little Buddy Earl, and other friends, as they make their way to the Peach Pickin’ Festival. Each time they pass a field, Little Buddy Earl yodels and watches as a crop grows gigantic. His singing skills soon come in handy when he turns a tiny peach into a great big fruit. But how will they ever pick that giant, juicy peach for the Festival?
How do you carry a gift of glass flowers to a contessa? Very carefully—and with a group, if you’re Maybellinda. Hardcover.
When Max falls in love with Regina—a magpie with a fetish for shoes—he thinks of the many ways to make her smile. The two spend the summer together, searching for food and footwear, while laughing until their feathers shake.
An evil macaroon takes a bunch of frightened brownies hostage, and only the Gingerbread Man can save them from their sticky situation! With raisin eyes, a licorice mouth, and a kitchen towel for a cape, the superhero swiftly flies to the rescue. But flying sesames seeds and stampeding animal crackers are just a few of the dangers the tasty treat must face to defeat the wicked dessert.
Featuring forty-one vibrant black and white photographs and illustrations, this book includes details of Gordon Parks’ life and his work. Included are his photographs of the poor, stylish Parisian models, and the Civil Rights movement.
Grady is a 1,200-pound Hereford cow that gets herself mysteriously stuck in a silo. No one can figure out how to free her until a heroic reporter from Denver solves the problem. Grady’s in the Silo is a charming story about patience and perseverance. Hardcover.
Shrimp, oysters, bell peppers, okra—mmm! Grandma stirs up these and other authentic Louisiana ingredients to create a special Southern dish. Add generous portions of rice and onions, then top it off with plenty of hot sauce and a dash of filé, and you’ve got yourself a traditional Creole gumbo that’ll make you go “yumbo”! Hardcover.
Life on the frontier is one adventure after another for twelve-year-old Hattie Marshall. She enjoys the excitement, but sometimes things get scary, like when she gets swept away on a flooded river and has to save herself, or when a black panther keeps coming to her family’s farm, hunting for its next meal.
How important is loyalty in a friendship? Baku the crocodile finds out in this charming fable set in Kenya. Children will learn the need for trust between friends as they enjoy this delightful tale with its brilliantly colored illustrations. The Heart of a Friendship can be used to teach children problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Hardcover.
The Honest-To-Goodness Story of Raggedy Andy tells the delightful story of how Raggedy Andy joined his older sister, Raggedy Ann. Based on historical accounts (and just in time for Andy’s eighty-fifth birthday!) this picture book will acquaint young readers with how the world’s most beloved boy doll came to be.
Told through repetition and rhythm, this Halloween tale invites children to participate in the fun. Cats meow, skeletons rattle, bats flap, and a mom fusses at a picky little boy—all in Witchy’s creaky old house. Throughout the story, other spooky creatures come out to play! Finely detailed cut-paper and collage illustrations complete this frightful fable.
While artist Luz-Maria Lopez was growing up in Honduras, her grandmother would share stories about her Mayan ancestors, such as the legend of the finger people. The tale begins with the lonely gods in heaven. Though they created flowers and beasts to roam the forest, they lacked companionship. They created a man out of clay, but he melted. A man made of wood caught fire, and a man made of gold lacked an appreciation for nature’s beauty.
From trapper camps to roundups, from Indian teepees to buffalo hunts, the art of Charles Marion Russell is a journey to the Wild West. Although most Western artists in the early nineteenth century never lived in the West and painted mostly the legends they heard, Cowboy Charlie loved to paint the scenes around him whether he was working as a night wrangler or living with the Blood Indians. That’s why when historians and researchers want to know what the American West looked like, they turn to his art.
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