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When the first emperor of China falls under the influence of an evil prime minister out to abolish education, a wise scholar and his son flee for the mountains. During their time hiding in a secluded cave, the young boy discovers a site that contains a complete militia made of clay. Archers kneel with bows, and soldiers stand with attention. Cloaked with the finest garb and weaponry, the warriors resemble real-life soldiers. After making the startling discovery, the boy conjectures the reason for the clay army’s creation.
Robert Tallant’s sympathetic pen brings to life the Acadians’ painful search for a land of freedom, hope, and love. When the unwelcome British came to Nova Scotia and took over this land the French colonists called “Acadia,” faith and loyalty were continually tested. Paperback.
Shouting soldiers rip children from their mothers’ arms, and Gabriel and Evangeline are pushed onto separate ships. Evangeline spends years searching and praying for a safe reunion with her one true love, Gabriel. She follows Indian guides and smoke trails only to find she has again missed Gabriel by a few days. “And while her youth and beauty gradually faded, her love for Gabriel never died.” Read Evangeline for Children to see how these Acadian souls are finally united as one. Hardcover.
In this tale, a young Ice-Age boy plays a key role in the survival of his band more than twelve thousand years ago. Eyr’s band is hungry and in need of new skins. Eyr dreams of killing the great wooly mammoth with his sharp spear. Taking only his cape, his knife, his spear, and a smoldering ember, Eyr sets out to become a man and save his band. Hardcover.
In this tale, a young Ice-Age boy plays a key role in the survival of his band more than twelve thousand years ago. Eyr’s band is hungry and in need of new skins. Eyr dreams of killing the great wooly mammoth with his sharp spear. Taking only his cape, his knife, his spear, and a smoldering ember, Eyr sets out to become a man and save his band.
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Each entry includes a few sentences describing procedure and providing fun facts about this exhilarating profession. Here is everything about firefighting, from bucket brigades to mobile command vehicles. Examples are J is for Jaws of Life®, M is for Mobile Command Vehicle, and T is for Thermal Imaging Camera. Vehicles and high-tech equipment are described in a manner that is action packed and informative. Find out why firehouses use dogs as mascots, how fire trucks can override traffic signals, why fire hydrants are color coded, and which vehicle carries scuba gear.
A quaint shop in the heart of old Cairo, a lost subterranean chamber, or even Seti’s exquisite temple may give up the clue that will solve the mystery of the Falcon of Abydos, the sky god. Just when Egyptologists believe that the last of the great discoveries have been made, the MacGregor family unveils a secret that could lead to a major war and forever change the history of Egypt.
Did you know that Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable founded what was to become Chicago? That Charles Richard Drew invented a method of preserving plasma for blood transfusions? Or that Phyllis Wheatley wrote a poem about George Washington, and as a result was invited to meet him? Hardcover.
Covering issues of civil rights, sports, education, and the arts, Famous Firsts of Black Women: 2nd Edition is a detailed account of courageous and daring black women who have changed the course of American history. Featuring twenty women, it describes the triumphs of these heroines, together with the obstacles they faced. This collection of biographies describes their lives from as far back as the 1700s right up to the present day.
From this country’s revolutionary beginning, Scottish-Americans have contributed greatly to the success of America. Many men and women have been the first in their respective fields to accomplish unparalleled feats that not only shaped their own destinies, but that of the United States as well. These Scottish-Americans include astronaut Neil Armstrong, businesswoman Juliette Gordon Low, and president Woodrow Wilson. Hardcover.
Fanfou, a loveable elephant from France, stars in this tale about his unlikely adventures visiting Louisiana. The story is told in French using common phrases and key terms such as directions, emotions, colors, and animals. Basic French speakers will hear the action unfold as Fanfou scores a touchdown for the Saints, discovers oil in Lafayette, and rides in the Angola rodeo.
Fanfou, an outgoing and gregarious elephant, arrives from France for an adventure-filled tour through picturesque Louisiana. With his new friends, Paul and Louise, Fanfou explores New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, and Lafayette. The three friends also visit a plantation, attend a rodeo, and camp in Kisatchie Forest. Paperback.
It is pandemonium during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at Reliant Stadium where Jake carelessly creates folly and mayhem! Author Dotti Enderle and illustrator Chuck Galey take us on a wild Texas adventure.
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.
A tale of trickery and greed, pirogues and buried treasure, will o’ the wisps and dancing light—The Fifolet tells of a fire sprite who exists all over the globe. But nowhere does the sprite burn as bright as in the black swamps of Cajun bayou. Legend says if you see a fifolet, a blue flame of light, you may just disappear. Where do you go? Nobody knows—nobody except maybe Jean Paul Pierre.
Who needs eight flying reindeer when Santa has a shiny red fire truck? It’s the Christmas Eve shift at Firehouse One, and all the firefighters are sitting down to bowls of hot chili when an old fireman stops by for a bite to eat. No sooner than it takes for the old man to finish his chili, the alarm sounds and the firemen have to leave to fight a fire. They work through the night and return, tired, and begin to ready their equipment for the next call. Hardcover.
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.
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