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Casimir Pulaski was a Polish patriot who came to America to help the colonists win the American Revolution. An expert horseman from childhood, Pulaski gained battle experience trying to defend his homeland against the Russians. When both his father and brother were lost to the war, Pulaski left Poland looking for assistance in raising another army.
Twelve-year-old Fiona is not looking forward to traveling to California with her parents to clean out her recently deceased grandmother’s house. But when she finds a secret love letter from her grandfather to her grandmother containing mysterious symbols, she’s suddenly keen on exploring every nook and cranny of the abandoned house.
The true story of a young Holocaust survivor.
Christmas has come to the mountain country of Appalachia in a delightful new version of the classic holiday verse by Clement Moore. James Rice, illustrator of the bestselling Cajun Night Before Christmas, has teamed up with Thomas Noel Turner, a long-time resident of the Appalachian region and professor of education at the University of Tennessee, to add winsome dimension to the enchanting tale.
Purple pentagon barracks and a gold governor’s mansion? Anything is possible when children choose the colors to use in this entertaining and educational coloring book. They might even (gasp!) choose to use colors other than purple and gold, even though this is the Historic Baton Rouge Coloring Book! Paperback.
Natchez comes to life in vivid black and white. Well, actually, the black and white is not that vivid, but that creates great opportunities for budding young artists everywhere. If they choose, children can color the homes as accurately as possible; or, they may simply decide that Stanton Hall would look better in a lovely shade of purple! For children visiting Natchez, this coloring book makes the perfect keepsake. Paperback.
Holt Collier is best known as the guide who led President Roosevelt on the historic bear hunt that resulted in the naming of the Teddy bear. In his younger days, Holt’s adventures were extremely risky. From his days as a scout in the Civil War to the time he helped break up a gang of Mississippi River pirates, he always had a thirst for high adventure. And he always knew how to handle the danger. 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.
Dianne de Las Casas and Holly Stone-Barker do it again in this delightful Christmas version of the classic The House That Jack Built. Everyone is welcome in the house that Santa has built—with a little help from de Las Casas and Stone-Barker! Join the merry collage of characters as they dance across Santa’s front yard, behind ornament-filled trees, around colorfully wrapped presents, and beside Santa’s bright house.
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.
Author Henry Herz tells a clever story about a selfish squid who pays the price for stretching the patience of his fellow sea creatures thin.
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.
In this collection of masterpieces from cherished female painters and sculptors, Linda L. Osmundson celebrates the accomplishments of female artists and the beauty of the American West. Despite social norms that belittled women’s talents, these intrepid ladies mastered traditional still life, portrait, and landscape techniques and pioneered new art forms that garnered high praise. Selections included here are pulled from Georgia O’Keefe’s stunning paintings, Sally James Farnham’s realistic bronzes, Grace Carpenter Hudson’s luminous oil paintings of Pomo Indians, and Edith Hamlin’s wall murals of the Pueblo people.
Young readers will learn about art appreciation and life in the Old West with this interactive picture book. Questions keyed to selected works by Western artist Frederic Remington are designed to encourage children to examine certain aspects of his paintings and sculptures. Each set of inquiries is followed by brief insights into the production and history behind the piece.
Lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, and pickles—what makes this sandwich so special? Why, it’s a Po’ boy, of course! Made Louisiana-style with Blue Plate® Mayonnaise, Creole tomatoes straight from the vine, hot sauce, and some delicious roast beef debris on crusty Louisiana French Bread, it is all delightfully served up in bright paper-collage illustrations. Talented children’s author and musician Johnette Downing takes readers step by step to create the classic New Orleans sandwich, adding a heaping dash of humor with every bite.
Huey P. Long came into this world talking and never did stop. He talked his way up—from traveling cooking-oil salesman to governor, then all the way to the U.S. Senate. Along the way, he helped many people and enraged others.
This incisive coming-of-age story is set against the backdrop of Hurricane Katrina and its severe devastation to US soil. A compelling tale of growth and independence, this debut novel brings a fresh, evocative voice to the stage: Hollis Williams, whose resilience, strength of character, and personal growth are powerfully portrayed by the author’s authentic narrative. This book will last for generations, giving voice to every young reader struggling to find his or her place in the world.
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