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Children of Strangers is the powerful and moving novel of love in a community bound by race and class. Famie is a mulatto girl whose ancestors—free blacks—rivaled the white planters in wealth and culture. But on a Louisiana plantation in the 1920s, she is an outcast, rejected by whites because of her black ancestors and unwilling to associate with the sharecroppers who are descendants of slaves.
Dark, white, bittersweet, milk, Dutch-process, unsweetened—chocolate in all its guises is celebrated in this delicious compilation of recipes by award-winning chef Bev Shaffer. She provides an exhaustive introduction to the basics of chocolate: how to recognize good chocolate, temper chocolate, melt chocolate (using several methods), and even chop chocolate. This cookbook provides a thorough explanation of the language of chocolate that will make even the novice a chocolate expert.
At the J-Bar Nothing Ranch on Christmas Eve, Patricia, Jason and their mother are waiting alone for their father to return from his drive. With an approaching Blizzard, they decide to go ahead and find a tree themselves, a scraggly mesquite branch that is not nearly as pretty as the cedar tree their father usually brings them. Hardcover.
With imaginative illustrations and a shortened text, this all new version of the well-known Christmas story is sure to be a cherished addition to any Christmas collection. Adapting from Dickens’ own condensed version of A Christmas Carol, James Rice uses his unique style to create a beautiful new interpretation of the old favorite—a version which will undoubtedly become a classic in itself. Hardcover.
Do you know what relationship Zillertal has with Christmas? Or how American children came up with the name Santa Claus? What is the original name of the poem The Night Before Christmas? If you want to know the answers to these questions, no matter how old you are, you should read A Christmas Dictionary! Hardcover.
Christopher Newport made history when he founded the first British colony in America. Discover how the young lad from Harwich, England, came to command three ships destined to reach the New World. This biography takes readers on Newport’s adventures of the high seas, full of sword fights, exotic foods, and shipwrecks. Join him on the journey to America, the quest for the elusive Northwest Passage to China, and beyond.
In 1884, Cincinnati was wracked by three days of violence in one of the most destructive riots in American history. Nurtured by natural disasters, overtly corrupt governments, and politicians jockeying for power and sparked by murder and massive miscarriage of justice, the 10,000-person strong riot left more than fifty dead, hundreds injured, and the courthouse burned to the ground.
In this revised edition, the late Phillip W. Steele and Steve Cottrell provide new insight into the clashes that occurred in the Ozarks and additional commentary from experts. Explanations of the political and cultural conditions create a backdrop for the drama that unfolded as a result. An updated map is also included. In writing the original version of Civil War in the Ozarks, the authors extensively researched the battles taking place between 1861 and 1865. With meticulous detail, they chronicle the heroes, outlaws, and peacemakers who were at the center of this hot-blooded battleground.
Lapin, the clever rabbit, his friend Bouki, the slow-witted wolf, and their friends encounter adventure, competition, and romance throughout the bayous of Louisiana in this collection of entertaining and educational tales.
This is the French Language version of Cajun Folktales.
Biscotti, wafers, kilfli, rugelach, shortbreads, and florentines are included in this expansive celebration of the downright bliss of butter, sugar, chocolate, peanut butter, nuts, fruit, and spice in all their wonderful combinations. Grab a glass of milk and get ready to enjoy the old favorites and new classics in this true tribute to the art of the crumbly, crunchy, ooey-gooey cookie.
In this reworking of the classic The Night Before Christmas, a twist of country flair is added, making Santa’s appearance as grand as any Nashville show. Plastic wreaths and aluminum trees, along with a backdrop of neighborhood houses ablaze with lights, electric angels, and snowmen, set the stage for an entrance unlike any other. Hardcover.
Anyone who has lived in the Southwest or grown up on dime-store Westerns, John Ford or roadrunner cartoons will probably understand the gist of that paragraph. So too will those who are comfortable with a well-worn saddle and knotted reins or who have tussled with dogies and teethed on alphabet blocks that spelled of their own accord: bronc and quirt and waddy. Hardcover.
In this new twist on the classic tale, the two cowboys help the mysterious man round up eight replacement longhorns. Together they hitch the cattle up to the odd gent’s wagon and see him on his way. The two cowboys trudge back to their shanty, where they discover the gifts the stranger has left them. Hardcover.
Children will delight in reading this clever rendition of the classic poem, and coloring in James Rice’s celebrated artwork of two lonely cowboys, Old Saint Nicholas, and the ornery Longhorns they must try and get to pull his sleigh.
Texas Jack, the long-eared jackrabbit, tells the story of how rodeos came about in this full-color book by author/illustrator James Rice. In this tale young readers learn about the three R’s: “ropin’, ridin’, and rasslin’.” Hardcover.
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