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It’s the night before Christmas in a tiny shack on the Louisiana bayou, and Santa Claus, with his eight friendly alligators and toy-laden skiff, is on his way. Written in lively Cajun accents, the best-selling Cajun Night Before Christmas® is a beloved holiday classic. With this delightful coloring book, children of all ages can put their own colorful spin on the story. Paperback.
Old favorites Elmo and Marie, Poo Poo and Stinky, and ole Doc Duplichan return for even more fun. Paperback.
The 43rd Mississippi Infantry of the Confederate States of America is the only regiment to have used a camel militarily east of the Mississippi.
As author David R. Collins traveled around Illinois, librarians and teachers everywhere begged him to write a book about the noble Polish patriot, Casimir Pulaski. The teachers complained that there was a Pulaski state holiday, as well as Pulaski towns, schools, and streets across the country, yet few students know who he was or what he did.
For the greater part of the first half of the eighteenth century, Louis Juchereau de St. Denis was the guiding force on the Louisiana-Texas frontier. It is probable that no other man exercised such a determining influence over so long a period in the early affairs of Louisiana and Texas. His rare talents served a vital and peculiar need for colonial France in a critical and most formative period. Paperback.
Here, for the first time, Paul D. Walker reveals Robert E. Lee’s true plan for victory at Gettysburg: a simultaneous strike against the Union center from the front and rear—Pickett’s infantry to charge the front, while Stuart’s cavalry struck the rear. The frontal assault by Pickett went off as scheduled, but as Stuart’s forces approached from the rear, they encountered a Union cavalry contingent. As the forces joined, the Union cavalry leader was quickly killed, and command fell to one of the most dynamic figures in American history—George Armstrong Custer.
Children will be captivated by this classic’s New Orleans setting and by the vibrant illustrations. As lagniappe (something extra), Cajun-French words and phrases are used throughout the English text. Translations of the French words, along with a pronunciation guide, make this story educational as well as entertaining. Hardcover.
A cultural spin on the classic Chicken Little tale, this story follows Chachalaca Chiquita, a colorful southwestern bird, through her journey after a pebble falls from the sky and hits her right on the head. On a mission to tell the jefe (boss) that the sky is falling, Chachalaca Chiquita joins the feathered flock of Lina Gallina, the prairie hen, and her chicks and heads to the mountain.
Rich in history and even richer in taste, the desserts in this Pelican Classic cookbook are sure to tingle the taste buds and add that special touch to every type of dinner and party. From Cordavi Restaurant’s Roasted Plum Cobbler to the Square Onion Café’s Silver Moon Caramel Cake, this first-class cookbook also serves as a restaurant guide with photographs, history, and stories accompanying the award-winning recipes. Author Janice Shay includes priceless knowledge about the Charleston area and trivia about each of the restaurants featured in the book.
At the outbreak of the Civil War, Charleston, as the site where the Ordinance of Secession was signed, faced the full wrath of Union forces. In response, the Charleston Battalion, comprised of volunteers from all strata of local society, formed a loyal, effective fighting unit. They served with distinction in several campaigns in Virginia and North Carolina and defended their hometown against Union invaders.
Charles Marion Russell was the first artist to live most of his life in the West, sketching and painting not only from live subjects, but from actual experience. Becoming a frontiersman at a young age in 1880, he rode and worked with horses on a daily basis, something that no other Western artist had done before. This biography for children is the first of its kind about Russell, and the subject’s own vibrant paintings illustrate his life story. It follows Russell from his school days through adulthood and reveals how he held on to his dreams, living out a child’s cowboy fantasy.
The Charm of the Bear Claw Necklace takes young readers back seven thousand years to what is now the southeastern United States. Young Redwolf and Windyway must face incredible hardship and danger each day. Like other Stone Age children, Redwolf and Windyway must help their family survive in this hostile environment. Paperback.
Award-winning singer and songwriter Johnette Downing teams up with Deborah Ousley Kadair for another perfect storybook, which celebrates life in Louisiana and introduces young readers to the spice of Southern culture and food.
America’s top chefs are serving up the perfect recipes for the refined tastes of gourmet dining—and they’re good for you as well. Inside The Chefs’ Healthy Collection are more than 150 tasty recipes from the nation’s top restaurants, all of which are remarkably healthy, containing less than 500 calories each.
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