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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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Life in the beehive might seem like it’s all honey and games, but things can get a little sticky for ordinary bees. In this charming story, a young bee faces familiar childhood insecurities: not fitting in, feeling lost, and not knowing who (or how) bees should be. Should he be a green bee, a pink bee, a pig with wings, or a fish that sings? With all these possibilities, it’s no wonder he’s got his wings in a knot!
It’s been said that librarians take their love of books to the extreme. In this story, Miss Devine, a bun-wearing bibliophile, has a passion for literacy that reaches new heights. She has actually chewed on a word, claims one small witness to this outrageous event. What is that word?
From the alligators that live in the Louisiana lowlands and the blooming magnolia flower, to the fleur-de-lis that appears on that state flag, Deborah Ousley Kadair celebrates Louisiana state symbols in this colorful picture book. She uses the blue sky as a backdrop to recreate symbols in the shape of clouds and then invites children to guess the symbol by offering clues, in the traditional I Spy game format.
From the state flower to the state flying mammal, author and illustrator Deborah Ousley Kadair celebrates her love of the Lone Star State in this colorful tribute to Texas’s most famous state symbols. With clever rhymes and her trademark collage illustrations, this what-am-I guessing game teaches young children about seven important state symbols and instills in them Kadair’s passion about Texas heritage.
With a sentiment more adults would do well to follow, author Mark Burrows uses humorous experiences sometimes resulting in embarrassing disasters to encourage youngsters to take a chance in life. From science experiments that go horribly wrong to bike mishaps, sour notes, and timid questions, every day is filled with opportunities for failure—and ultimate growth—that shape a child’s worldview and character.
Ikwa is a young Indian girl living in the Southeastern United States before colonization. One day, as she carries an offering up the temple mound to the priest of the sun god, she spies two crows and a hawk flying toward the Alligator village—a sign that a strange visitor will soon come. Whether the stranger would bring joy or sorrow to Ikwa, her brother, Situ, and the rest of the family, the gods did not yet choose to say.
Impressionism was one of the most important artistic movements of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Developed primarily in France, impressionism encouraged painters to capture the “impression” of light and shadow, generally by using feathery dabs of color, rather than outlining shapes on the canvas. Famous artists associated with this school include Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Paul Cézanne. Hardcover.
The Indians of Lousiana represent one of the state’s most fascinating stories. Proud, industrious, and resourceful, the various tribes have left their imprint in a variety of ways. One finds links to these old cultures simply by taking notice of some of Louisiana’s place names—Houma, Caddo, Atakapas, Natchitoches, Tangipahao, Bayougoula, and Uochita are but a few examples. But the story of Louisiana’s Indians isn’t limited to names. Hardcover.
Iris Wall was anything but an average girl. While most girls in 1939 were learning how to quilt and crochet, Iris was a “twistin’, turnin’, buckin’ bundle of blue twisted steel.” She grew up breaking horses, and riding rodeos in Florida. Although her family didn’t have a radio or television, there was never any shortage of entertainment. There were weekend bonfires and riding everywhere on her very own horse, but the thing Iris loved most in the world was cow hunting.
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