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They say every Derby has its story. It could be a remarkable trainer, a last-place finish for a first-place horse, or a newfound overseas interest in the race. Whatever the subject, the legends and history of each year’s run create the enthusiasm and drive that bring thousands back time and time again. And just like its counterparts—the Super Bowl, the World Series, and the Indy 500—there are legends and stories to be told that exemplify the fervor that begins in Louisville nearly a whole month before the race.
Blend a dash of Kosher with a pinch of Creole and you have the Kosher Creole Cookbook. The authors have combined two famous culinary traditions: the Creole—a blend of certain aspects of French, Spanish, African, and American cooking—and the Jewish, dating from biblical times. Hardcover.
This Jewish twist on How the Grinch Stole Christmas! tells the story of the Hanukkah celebration that almost didn’t happen. The town of Oyville is alive with the spirit of the season. Brilliant menorahs glow in windows, and children spin dreidels and nosh on latkes.
Feliz Navidad, amigos! Now for children of Spanish and English-speaking cultures there is a holiday story that tells the traditions of Christmas with a South-of-the-Border perspective. Perfect for classroom readings or family time around the tree, this bilingual tale is an entertaining introduction to life in a Mexican village. And it is the latest twist on C. Clement Moore’s The Night Before Christmas by nationally acclaimed children’s author and illustrator James Rice. Hardcover.
No fictional swashbuckler could ever rival Jean Lafitte’s dramatic life. From his hidden base in the Louisiana swamps at Barataria Bay, Lafitte mounted daring raids on ships in the Gulf of Mexico. His battles with the law were the stuff of legend: when Governor Claiborne of Louisiana offered a reward for the buccaneer’s capture, Lafitte responded with a bigger reward for the governor! But when the British asked for his help in their invasion of Louisiana during the War of 1812, the pirate instead joined forces with Andrew Jackson to win the Battle of New Orleans. Paperback.
The expanding American frontier in the late 1800s created a battleground on which white and Indian cultures inevitably clashed. Slowly and inexorably the red man was pushed from his land and stripped of his birthright.
In 1869, Everett B. D. Julio painted this scene of the Civil War generals and their horses. It depicts their meeting on May 1, 1863, just before the tragic death of Jackson. The painting now hangs in the Museum of the Confederacy. Print.
Leah Lange Chase was raised in a small, country town across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans. With the values instilled in her by devoted parents—hard work, faith and family—she soon grew into a woman to be reckoned with. In her roles as chef of the most popular Creole restaurant in New Orleans, nationally respected patron of the arts, and civic leader, she has influenced the world around her in important ways. Reading her story makes one think, “If she can do it, maybe I can too.”
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Leah Lange Chase was raised in a small, country town across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans. With the values instilled in her by devoted parents—hard work, faith and family—she soon grew into a woman to be reckoned with. In her roles as chef of the most popular Creole restaurant in New Orleans, nationally respected patron of the arts, and civic leader, she has influenced the world around her in important ways. Reading her story makes one think, “If she can do it, maybe I can too.” Hardcover.
Born in 1923, Chase is a living legend known for popularizing Creole cuisine, an advocate for African American equality, and an outspoken voice in politics. While contributing to both the black and white communities of New Orleans, she raised four children, grieved the loss of a daughter, and survived a bombing during the Civil Rights era. Based on her own words, and reflections of others, this biography, which is narrated by her, reveals Leah Chase—a woman of integrity, talent, and ambition. Four Audio CDs, read by Leah Chase.
Who could add to the merriment of St. Patrick’s Day more than leprechauns? When they make up their minds, they are determined to make mischief . . . and that is just what they do in A Leprechaun’s St. Patrick’s Day. Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will never be the same!
Due to low staffing, a librarian must spend her Christmas Eve stacking the shelves at a library in desperate need of renovations. After the strain of a long night that has left her feeling “like Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol,” she is pleasantly surprised to see Santa and his elves coming to her rescue in a red bookmobile!
For many adults, the Christmas season has become more of a spending spree than a religious holiday; a time of stress rather than a peaceful time spent with friends and family. Adults today have increasing responsibilities and worries, and as a result, much of the magic of Christmas has been lost for them. Gerald R. Toner, a great lover of Christmas, has produced a collection of masterpieces that remind us all that the real spirit of Christmas is based on love, caring, giving, and understanding—things that are often forgotten in the busy lives we lead.
The vivacious Lloyd Sherman, better remembered as the Little Colonel, is growing up. When Christmas break comes along, Lloyd and her friends are filled with excitement over all of the parties and dances that they will attend. Christmas break is sure to bring Lloyd happiness, but with it also comes painful disappointment. Will she ever be allowed to return to her beloved friends and school? Paperback.
“Little Freddie is a story about having the courage to make your dreams come true,” says author Kathryn Cocquyt. “With enough desire, hard work, and care for those around you, even the loftiest of dreams can be achieved.” The story of Little Freddie, a Kentucky Derby racehorse, teaches children the valuable lesson of believing in one’s self and discovering one’s inner strength.
Kathryn Cocquyt’s character, the racehorse Little Freddie, certainly became a legend in her first children’s book. The anticipated success of Cocquyt’s second title about his successor and daughter is closing in on his popularity. In the new book, Little Freddie’s Legacy, Freddie has just returned to the pastures of his parents a proud Kentucky Derby victor. He soon realizes that there is more to life than races as he falls in love with the beautiful blind mare Rosie and sires his first foal, a filly named Baroness.
Author Michael Chandler and his young son, Preston, spent many winter afternoons working a snowplow through the drifts of Colorado snow near their Little Woody Creek horse ranch. Sometimes they made paths for cars, for people, or for cattle, and sometimes they just made paths for fun. One day they decided to clear a road that led to a snowbound home. The owner, a rugged cowboy named Joe Henry, asked if someone had hired them. When they said no, the cowboy smiled, and they all became fast friends. A few weeks later, Joe Henry—a one-time miner, hockey player, and sailor who now wrote cowboy poetry—invited them to his Christmas Eve celebration.
WITH A MUSIC CD BY JOHN DENVER
Louisiana Indian Tales vividly recreates the struggles and triumphs of the state’s first inhabitants. Dating back to 10,000 b.c. when the Paleo-Indians occupied the area and huge woolly mammoths and mastodons roamed the land, these poignant stories are based on archaeological evidence and historical knowledge traced through modern-day findings. Hardcover.
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