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Catherine is an only child, but she’s never alone. She has Baby Doll, Lamb, Mr. Elephant, Lady Ladybug, and Bonnie Bunny to keep her giggling all afternoon with their stories and antics. While the tagalongs tease each other about their shortcomings, Catherine the Great, with her insightful, big brown eyes, sees the goodness in them all.
It has been estimated that approximately four hundred women disguised themselves as men to join the Buffalo soldiers; however, only one case has been documented. Cathy Williams enlisted as William Cathay and served for two years before anyone discovered she was a woman. To this day, the former slave is the first documented woman to serve in the United States Military.
This first novel in the MacGregor Family Adventure Series involves sinister pirate forces, strange sea creatures, hospitable native Caribbean people, and issues of environmental management and endangered species. Suddenly faced with the task of saving a lost Spanish treasure embedded in protected coral reef, four enterprising teenagers rely on their courage and scuba-diving skills as they explore and investigate the exotic waters and beaches of the Cayman Islands.
CENDRILLON: A Cajun Cinderella
Children will be captivated by this classic’s New Orleans setting and vibrant narration. As lagniappe (something extra), Cajun-French words and phrases are used throughout the story. As in Cinderella, Cendrillon is pestered by la belle-mère (her stepmother) and les belles-soeurs (her stepsisters) but is helped by the bayou creatures who are ses bon amis (her good friends) and by la marraine (her fairy godmother). While the essence of the original story remains, the influence of New Orleans is evident throughout.
PETITE ROUGE: A Cajun Twist to an Old Tale
Take Little Red Riding Hood and drop her in the middle of the Louisiana bayou, and she magically transforms into Petite Rouge! Will Petite Rouge safely deliver her étouffée to Grandmère? Will Grandmère get well? Will the gator taille-taille (monster) eat them both? As children discover the answers to these questions, they will also learn numerous Cajun words along the way.
Children will be captivated by Cendrillon’s New Orleans setting and vibrant narration. While the essence of the original story remains, the influence of New Orleans is evident throughout.
Take Little Red Riding Hood and drop her in the middle of the Louisiana bayou, and she magically transforms into Petite Rouge!
Children will be captivated by this classic’s New Orleans setting and by the vibrant illustrations. As lagniappe (something extra), Cajun-French words and phrases are used throughout the English text. Translations of the French words, along with a pronunciation guide, make this story educational as well as entertaining. Hardcover.
A cultural spin on the classic Chicken Little tale, this story follows Chachalaca Chiquita, a colorful southwestern bird, through her journey after a pebble falls from the sky and hits her right on the head. On a mission to tell the jefe (boss) that the sky is falling, Chachalaca Chiquita joins the feathered flock of Lina Gallina, the prairie hen, and her chicks and heads to the mountain.
Charles Marion Russell was the first artist to live most of his life in the West, sketching and painting not only from live subjects, but from actual experience. Becoming a frontiersman at a young age in 1880, he rode and worked with horses on a daily basis, something that no other Western artist had done before. This biography for children is the first of its kind about Russell, and the subject’s own vibrant paintings illustrate his life story. It follows Russell from his school days through adulthood and reveals how he held on to his dreams, living out a child’s cowboy fantasy.
The Charm of the Bear Claw Necklace takes young readers back seven thousand years to what is now the southeastern United States. Young Redwolf and Windyway must face incredible hardship and danger each day. Like other Stone Age children, Redwolf and Windyway must help their family survive in this hostile environment. Paperback.
Award-winning singer and songwriter Johnette Downing teams up with Deborah Ousley Kadair for another perfect storybook, which celebrates life in Louisiana and introduces young readers to the spice of Southern culture and food.
“Stay there until the war is won,” Pres. Franklin Roosevelt said to Chester Nimitz after Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941. Nimitz rose to the challenge, eventually becoming commander in chief for US forces in the Pacific theater. The remarkable life of Chester Nimitz is presented for young readers.
A classic tale meets Southern spice!
The folk tales of the Vietnamese culture are extremely important, as they depict the creation of their people and their traditions. Here, some of the favorite tales of the Children of the Dragon are researched and retold for a modern audience with grace and a touch of humor.
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.
Sisters Elizabeth Ann and Miss Mollie make the final preparations for their annual Christmas tea. With an assortment of treats baked and the table set for the guests to arrive, everything is just about ready, but they have a problem. What will they do with their eight rambunctious cats?
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.
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