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Come aboard the steamboat New Orleans, and experience the real-life adventure of the first steamboat trip down the mighty Mississippi through the eyes of a young crew member. Tim Collins is a fourteen-year-old orphan trying to get from Pittsburgh to Natchez in the year 1811. He signs on as a deckhand aboard the New Orleans, and meets Nicholas Roo-sevelt, the dynamic builder and owner of the vessel, and his wife Lydia, who braves the untamed river while pregnant.
Could it be true? Could a fish and bird have fallen in love? This unique collaboration between “Dragon Tales” co-creator Wesley Eure and the Meredith College Art Department uses simple colorful shapes to illustrate this eye-catching book. Hardcover.
The three stars on the Tennessee flag represent the three cultural divisions of the state—the “Grand Divisions”—East, Middle, and West Tennessee. Though culturally distinct, the three Tennessees share a common history of exploitation of colonial lands by Spanish, French, and British claims. For many years Tennessee was under the dominion of these flags.
Many flags have flown over Texas during its long history, from the emblems of the earliest Indian inhabitants to the Lone Star flag of today. This book traces the state’s turbulent history through the flags that have flown there, including the banner of Castile and Leon carried by the Spanish explorers, the French colors borne by La Salle, the Mexican flag, the Confederate Stars and Bars, the “Bonny Blue Flag,” and the famous Lone Star flag.
The history of Florida is full of the names of famous men and women who made significant contributions to the world in a broad range of categories: exploration, government, invention, literature, development, entertainment, space exploration, and many more. Floridians All is an introduction to the many people who have achieved fame through work they did either in Florida or from Florida. 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.
Fried zucchini, juicy watermelon, lazy alligators, and sweet tea—the South can be defined by these things and so much more. From a very young age, Southern children learn of the simple joys of good food, the peace of a warm summer night, and the good of practicing perfect manners. And because every child must learn his or her ABCs, there is no better way than by exploring them in a truly Southern way.
Always anxious for new experiences, the intrepid Gaston®, the green-nosed alligator, decides to invest his hard-earned savings in an oil well off the coast of Louisiana. As in Gaston®’s previous adventures, the locale, terminology, and techniques described are authentic. Gaston® Drills an Offshore Oil Well gives young people a basic introduction to the problems and procedures involved in producing America’s oil. Hardcover.
Gaston® Goes to the Kentucky Derby teaches children about the grand festival of the Derby in Louisville and the challenges all the riders face to make it to the most esteemed horse race in the country. Peppered with humor and seasoned with Rice’s colorful artwork, this is a delightful volume for young and old and a must-have addition for anyone collecting Rice’s books. Hardcover.
After adventuring through Louisiana’s placid swamplands and Texas’s prairies, the irrepressible, friendly alligator named Gaston® directs his attention offshore to assist some new-found friends in laying a pipeline.
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 delightful coloring book tells the story of how Gaston®, the Green-Nosed Alligator, helped Santa Claus deliver his gifts one Christmas and how St. Nick came to live in Louisiana. Coloring Book.
Gaston® the Green-Nosed Alligator has returned from the swamp and is taking adventurous readers on a tour of Mardi Gras. Experience the real events of Carnival with him through these beautiful illustrations. In Cajun country, he joins a courir du Mardi Gras group, enjoys spicy gumbo, and dances in a fais do-do until dawn.
Gaston® the green-nosed alligator has returned from the swamp and is taking adventurous readers on a tour of Mardi Gras. The things he sees on his journey are the real events that take place during Carnival! In Cajun country, Gaston® joins a Courir du Mardi Gras group, enjoys spicy gumbo, and dances in a fais do-do until dawn. Come join Gaston® in his Mardi Gras discovery! Coloring Book.
This miniature book of Gaston® Goes to Mardi Gras to hang on your tree tells the story of how Gaston® the green-nosed alligator has returned from the swamp and is taking adventurous readers on a tour of Mardi Gras. The things he sees on his journey are the real events that take place during Carnival! In Cajun country, Gaston® joins a Courir du Mardi Gras group, enjoys spicy gumbo, and dances in a fais do-do until dawn. Ornament.
Gaston® is a curious gator whose adventures have entertained generations of children and their parents. From Mardi Gras to the rodeo and even to the Kentucky Derby he will go—if only to discover what sorts of unusual things he can find there. So when the circus sets up tent next to his shady swamp, he has to investigate. What he finds beneath the flaps of that striped tent are marvelous doings by man and beast! Elephants, acrobats, tigers, lions, and tightrope walkers, too! Gaston® thinks it is too good to be true, and so he asks if he, too, can join the circus.
Unlike other books about George Washington, this compelling interactive biography reveals anew why Washington is proclaimed as the “Father of Our Country” and remains America’s most-beloved president. Graced by a captivating fast-paced narrative and intricate, colorful design, George Washington: An Interactive Biography literally places history in the hands of the reader through a fascinating collection of Washington artifacts and documents.
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