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18th Century Clothing (Historic Communities)

Bobbie Kalman

1993    32 Pages    (Crabtree Publishing Company)

ISBN 13: 9780865054929    ISBN 10: 0865054924

Bobbie Kalman's acclaimed Historic Communities Series provides a close-up view of how people lived more than two hundred years ago. Colorful photos, many taken by Bobbie Kalman herself at restored historic villages across the country, help support the fascinating information. Children will have fun learning about: -- early homes and the settler community-- what people wore and the crafts they made-- how settlers made their living-- how they spent their leisure time-- the values, customs, and [...]

Bobbie Kalman's acclaimed Historic Communities Series provides a close-up view of how people lived more than two hundred years ago. Colorful photos, many taken by Bobbie Kalman herself at restored historic villages across the country, help support the fascinating information. Children will have fun learning about: -- early homes and the settler community-- what people wore and the crafts they made-- how settlers made their living-- how they spent their leisure time-- the values, customs, and traditions of the early settlersThe clothing of the eighteenth century was a colorful mix of fancy fashions from Europe and homemade threads created from wool, flax, and cotton. Young readers will also learn about the dangerous makeup worn by women and the undergarments that made it hard for them to breathe. Children will be fascinated by such accessories as: -- wigs and corkballs-- stomachers and fans-- buckles, stays, and farthingales-- pattens and clogs [less]

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20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury, The

1999    96 Pages    (Knopf Books for Young Readers)

ISBN 13: 9780679893141    ISBN 10: 0679893148

"Until this century, most children's poetry was either syrupy sweet or overblown and didactic, and tended to talk down to its readers. Contemporary children's poets have thrown all that condescension and moralizing out the window, and write with today's real child in mind."- from the Introduction by Jack PrelutskyHere in one gloriously illustrated volume are 211 wonderful poems that represent the best this century has to offer. From sibling rivalry, school, monsters, food, and just plain [...]

"Until this century, most children's poetry was either syrupy sweet or overblown and didactic, and tended to talk down to its readers. Contemporary children's poets have thrown all that condescension and moralizing out the window, and write with today's real child in mind."- from the Introduction by Jack PrelutskyHere in one gloriously illustrated volume are 211 wonderful poems that represent the best this century has to offer. From sibling rivalry, school, monsters, food, and just plain silliness, to such ageless themes as the seasons, Who am I?, and the many moods of childhood, this is a collection that begs to be read aloud and shared with the whole family. The poems, from every decade of this century, showcase 137 famous poets.Selected by Jack Prelutsky, America's leading children's poet, and illustrated by award-winning watercolorist Meilo So, this useful and beautiful gift is a splendid way to end the century -- or start a new one. Truly a book that families will cherish long after the millennium excitement is over, The 20th-Century Children's Poetry Treasury is a joyous companion volume to the best-selling The 20th-Century Children's Book Treasury.This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar (Grades K-1, 2-3, Poetry) in Appendix B. [less]

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50 state capitols

Discover America

1985    (H. S. Crocker Co., Inc.)

ISBN 10: 049167100314

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53 and a Half Things That Changed the World and Some That Didn't

Steve Parker, David West

1995    64 Pages    (Millbrook Press, Incorporated)

ISBN 13: 9781562946036    ISBN 10: 156294603X

A lighthearted look at how various inventions -- like clocks, toilets, and the printing press -- have changed human history.

A lighthearted look at how various inventions -- like clocks, toilets, and the printing press -- have changed human history. [less]

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100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum: Choosing the Right Curriculum and Approach for Your Child's Learning Style

Cathy Duffy

2005    320 Pages    (B&H Books)

ISBN 13: 9780805431384    ISBN 10: 0805431381

The key to successful home education, homeschool veterans will tell you, is determining your educational philosophy and marrying it to your child’s learning style. Then you can make an informed decision in choosing the right educational curriculum for the child. This is the formula for success. In 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum, homeschool guru Cathy Duffy can help you accomplish these critical tasks. Cathy will give you her top choices from every subject area, approaching [...]

The key to successful home education, homeschool veterans will tell you, is determining your educational philosophy and marrying it to your child’s learning style. Then you can make an informed decision in choosing the right educational curriculum for the child. This is the formula for success. In 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum, homeschool guru Cathy Duffy can help you accomplish these critical tasks. Cathy will give you her top choices from every subject area, approaching everything through a Christian worldview perspective. This book is a critical volume for the homeschooling community. [less]

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Scott O'Dell

1976    118 Pages    (Houghton Mifflin (Juv))

ISBN 13: 9780395247372    ISBN 10: 0395247373

A shipyard apprentice finds high adventure aboard the S.S. Alabama, a Confederate ship which sails the Atlantic destroying Union vessels.

A shipyard apprentice finds high adventure aboard the S.S. Alabama, a Confederate ship which sails the Atlantic destroying Union vessels. [less]

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500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, The

Dr. Seuss (Illustrator)

2019    48 Pages    (HarperCollins Publishers Limited)

ISBN 13: 9780008342791    ISBN 10: 0008342792

What a lot of hats Bartholomew has in this imaginative and clever tale! Find out what happens when the king asks him to remove them...one by one. Bartholomew Cubbins is in trouble, and all because he won't take his hat off for the king! But he has, hasn't he...? Find out what happens in this clever tale of magic and mayhem! With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty [...]

What a lot of hats Bartholomew has in this imaginative and clever tale! Find out what happens when the king asks him to remove them...one by one. Bartholomew Cubbins is in trouble, and all because he won't take his hat off for the king! But he has, hasn't he...? Find out what happens in this clever tale of magic and mayhem! With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranking among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with over 600 million books sold worldwide. HarperCollins continues to launch Dr. Seuss's bestselling books in ebook, including such perennial favourites as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and Fox in Socks. In response to consumer demand, the paperbacks and ebooks incorporate much needed guidance on reading levels, with the titles divided into three reading strands - Blue Back Books for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. 'The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins' belongs to the Yellow Back Book range. [less]

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1,000 Makers of the Millennium: The Men and Women Who Have Shaped the Last 1,000 Years

DK Publishing

1999    224 Pages    (DK CHILDREN)

ISBN 13: 9780789447098    ISBN 10: 0789447096

The 1000 most remarkable individuals of the last 1000 years! Doers and thinkers, movers and shakers, rulers and writers, inventors and rebels, they're all here. Organized chronologically and covering the entire world for a truly multicultural approach, 1000 Makers of the Millennium tells the fascinating stories of the men and women who shaped the world we live in today. Lavishly illustrated in the best DK style, 1000 Makers of the Millennium also features thematic boxed features and a [...]

The 1000 most remarkable individuals of the last 1000 years! Doers and thinkers, movers and shakers, rulers and writers, inventors and rebels, they're all here. Organized chronologically and covering the entire world for a truly multicultural approach, 1000 Makers of the Millennium tells the fascinating stories of the men and women who shaped the world we live in today. Lavishly illustrated in the best DK style, 1000 Makers of the Millennium also features thematic boxed features and a running timeline to place the biographies in their proper historical context. 1000 Makers of the Millennium will inform and delight young people and grown-ups alike as the dawn of a new millennium approaches. [less]

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1620: Year of the Pilgrims

Genevieve Foster

1969    64 Pages    (Charles Scribner’s Sons)

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1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving (I Am American)

Catherine O'Neill Grace

2004    48 Pages    (National Geographic Children's Books)

ISBN 13: 9780792261391    ISBN 10: 0792261399

In cooperation with the Plimoth Plantation, a living-history museum in Massachusetts, National Geographic has recreated the first Thanksgiving. Photographs by National Geographic photographers of the recreation at Plimoth Plantation illustrate this book. In 1621, in a small settlement on the edge of the sea, 52 English colonists celebrated their first harvest. The colonists were joined by 90 men of the Wampanoag tribe for a gathering that was to last three days in a town now known as Plymouth. [...]

In cooperation with the Plimoth Plantation, a living-history museum in Massachusetts, National Geographic has recreated the first Thanksgiving. Photographs by National Geographic photographers of the recreation at Plimoth Plantation illustrate this book. In 1621, in a small settlement on the edge of the sea, 52 English colonists celebrated their first harvest. The colonists were joined by 90 men of the Wampanoag tribe for a gathering that was to last three days in a town now known as Plymouth. Over the centuries, there have been countless versions of this story, creating a popular myth of the first Thanksgiving. Many Americans imagine brave, peaceful settlers inviting a few wild Indians over for a turkey dinner. But there was no pumpkin pie or cranberry sauce at this celebration. There were no Indians with woven blankets over their shoulders and large feathered headdresses. No pilgrims with somber black clothes and silver buckle hats either. The English didn't even call themselves Pilgrims. This book puts aside that myth and takes a new look at our American history. It questions what we know and recovers lost voices of the Wampanoag people. True history includes the voices of all its participants. 1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving invites young people to read, listen, and think about our shared history. The book also features a foreword, a section on the actual reenactment and the concept of living history, a chronology, an index, and a bibliography. [less]

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20/20 is not enough

Dr. Arthur S. Seiderman

1989    237 Pages    (Fawcett crest )

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Jules Verne

2005    230 Pages    (Jaico Publishing House)

ISBN 13: 9788179920039    ISBN 10: 8179920038

A mysterious phenomenon was noticed in the year 1866. Vessels at sea had seen a long large object more powerful in its movement than a whale. A French scientist was commissioned to investigate. A frigate was specially fitted out for this expedition. After three months of cruising the high seas, the frigate encountered the monster and shot out its harpoon to strike the creature. Suddenly, a giant waterspout issued forth from the monster and threw the scientist and his colleagues on the monster's [...]

A mysterious phenomenon was noticed in the year 1866. Vessels at sea had seen a long large object more powerful in its movement than a whale. A French scientist was commissioned to investigate. A frigate was specially fitted out for this expedition. After three months of cruising the high seas, the frigate encountered the monster and shot out its harpoon to strike the creature. Suddenly, a giant waterspout issued forth from the monster and threw the scientist and his colleagues on the monster's back. To their consternation, they were pulled deep inside the sea. What happened to them down there? Join the intrepid scientist in his strange adventure. [less]

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Jules Verne

322 Pages    (Alpha Omega Publications: Rock Rapids, IA)

ISBN 13: 9780740312601    ISBN 10: 074031260X

322 pages but Abridged edition of this time-less classic. printed in 2006. Contains part one and part two.

322 pages but Abridged edition of this time-less classic. printed in 2006. Contains part one and part two. [less]

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A. A. Milne

Jill C. Wheeler, Rosemary Wallner (Editor)

1992    32 Pages    (ABDO Publishing Company)

ISBN 13: 9781562391140    ISBN 10: 1562391143

Often an entertainer will capture a child's imagination and spark life-long interests. With this series, readers get to know favorite authors and entertainers. R.L. Stine, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Dr. Seuss, and others are profiled in these informative biographies.-- Excellent resource for reports, research, and reference-- Supports language, reading, and social studies curriculum-- Large, easy-to-read text

Often an entertainer will capture a child's imagination and spark life-long interests. With this series, readers get to know favorite authors and entertainers. R.L. Stine, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Dr. Seuss, and others are profiled in these informative biographies.-- Excellent resource for reports, research, and reference-- Supports language, reading, and social studies curriculum-- Large, easy-to-read text [less]

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Aaron Burr

William Wise

2001    196 Pages    (iUniverse)

ISBN 13: 9780595196302    ISBN 10: 0595196306

On May 4th 1812, a transatlantic sailing ship, the Aurora, reached Boston harbor. Aboard was a passenger traveling under an assumed name. Only the Auroras captain knew that Mr. Adolphus Arnot was really one of the most famous and infamous Americans of the age; that he was, in fact, the celebrated and notorious Colonel Aaron Burr.

On May 4th 1812, a transatlantic sailing ship, the Aurora, reached Boston harbor. Aboard was a passenger traveling under an assumed name. Only the Auroras captain knew that Mr. Adolphus Arnot was really one of the most famous and infamous Americans of the age; that he was, in fact, the celebrated and notorious Colonel Aaron Burr. [less]

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Abbie Against the Storm: The True Story of a Young Heroine and a Lighthouse

Marcia K. Vaughan, Bill Farnsworth

1999    30 Pages    (Aladdin/Beyond Words)

ISBN 13: 9781582700076    ISBN 10: 1582700079

Abbie Burgess helps her father care for a lighthouse on a small island off the coast of Maine. Together they tend the lamps, organize supplies, and watch the endless Atlantic waters. When Abbie’s mother becomes ill, her father must sail to the mainland to find food and medicine. While her father is away a fierce winter storm descends, and Abbie must summon all her courage to care for her ailing mother, comfort her frightened sisters, and keep the flames of the lighthouse burning. & [...]

Abbie Burgess helps her father care for a lighthouse on a small island off the coast of Maine. Together they tend the lamps, organize supplies, and watch the endless Atlantic waters. When Abbie’s mother becomes ill, her father must sail to the mainland to find food and medicine. While her father is away a fierce winter storm descends, and Abbie must summon all her courage to care for her ailing mother, comfort her frightened sisters, and keep the flames of the lighthouse burning.     Abbie Against the Storm is based on an actual incident that took place off the coast of Maine in the winter of 1856 and on a real young woman who rose to the challenge of saving her family and countless sailors. [less]

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ABC Book

Elsie E. Egermeier

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ABC Book of Rhymes, The

Mark Eichler, MazorBooks (Illustrator)

2013    34 Pages    (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

ISBN 13: 9781493757619    ISBN 10: 149375761X

The ABC Book of Rhymes for kids is a fun way for children to learn their ABCs. To facilitate the learning of the ABC, images of animals, plants, and other child-friendly objects appear next to a letter that represents them in the alphabet. In addition, every letter pair is coupled with a cute rhyme. For example: Aa is for APPLE, red, green and yellow Bb is for BUTTERFLY, what a wonderful fellow.The ABC book of Rhymes is a wonderfully imaginative children's book that will fuel the imagination and [...]

The ABC Book of Rhymes for kids is a fun way for children to learn their ABCs. To facilitate the learning of the ABC, images of animals, plants, and other child-friendly objects appear next to a letter that represents them in the alphabet. In addition, every letter pair is coupled with a cute rhyme. For example: Aa is for APPLE, red, green and yellow Bb is for BUTTERFLY, what a wonderful fellow.The ABC book of Rhymes is a wonderfully imaginative children's book that will fuel the imagination and prompt creativity in the special children in your life. Parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and friends of the family can engage the kids in an educational but fun activity that will enhance the kids' cognitive ability and promote their creativity. Use this book as an example, encourage children to come up with more words and more fun rhymes for the letter pairs. [less]

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Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance

Frances Cavanah

2006    120 Pages    (IndyPublish)

ISBN 13: 9781421969404    ISBN 10: 1421969408

"There was a new boy baby at the Lincoln cabin! By cracky! thought Dennis Hanks as he hurried up the path, he was going to like having a boy cousin. They could go swimming together. Maybe they could play Indian. Dennis pushed open the cabin door."

"There was a new boy baby at the Lincoln cabin! By cracky! thought Dennis Hanks as he hurried up the path, he was going to like having a boy cousin. They could go swimming together. Maybe they could play Indian. Dennis pushed open the cabin door." [less]

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Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House

Sterling North

1956    184 Pages    (Random House)

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Abe Lincoln’s other mother the story of Sarah Bush Lincoln

Bernadine Bailey

227 Pages    (Arrangement with Julian Messner, a division of Simon &Schuster, Inc. )

Illustrations by: Howard Simon

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Abel's Island

William Steig

2013    128 Pages    (Macmillan)

ISBN 13: 9781466839175    ISBN 10: 1466839171

Abel's place in his familiar, mouse world has always been secure; he had an allowance from his mother, a comfortable home, and a lovely wife, Amanda. But one stormy August day, furious flood water carry him off and dump him on an uninhabited island. Despite his determination and stubborn resourcefulness--he tried crossing the river with boats and ropes and even on stepping-stones--Abel can't find a way to get back home. Days, then weeks and months, pass. Slowly, his soft habits [...]

Abel's place in his familiar, mouse world has always been secure; he had an allowance from his mother, a comfortable home, and a lovely wife, Amanda. But one stormy August day, furious flood water carry him off and dump him on an uninhabited island. Despite his determination and stubborn resourcefulness--he tried crossing the river with boats and ropes and even on stepping-stones--Abel can't find a way to get back home. Days, then weeks and months, pass. Slowly, his soft habits disappear as he forages for food, fashions a warm nest in a hollow log, models clay statues of his family for company, and continues to brood on the problem of how to get across the river--and home. Abel's time on the island brings him a new understanding of the world he's separated from. Faced with the daily adventure of survival in his solitary, somewhat hostile domain, he is moved to reexamine the easy way of life he had always accepted and discovers skills and talents in himself that hold promise of a more meaningful life, if and when he should finally return to Mossville and his dear Amanda again. Abel's Island is a 1976 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, and a 1977 Newbery Honor Book. [less]

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Abel’s Island

William Steig

1976    (Bantam Skylark Books)

ISBN 10: 0533150197

Illustrated by William Steig

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Abigail Adams: First Lady of Faith and Courage (The Sowers)

Evelyn Witter

1976    147 Pages    (Mott Media)

ISBN 13: 9780915134083    ISBN 10: 091513408X

Abigail Adams relates the story of her life from childhood to the end of her husband's term as second President of the United States.

Abigail Adams relates the story of her life from childhood to the end of her husband's term as second President of the United States. [less]

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Abigail Adams The President’s Lady

Regina Z. Kelly

1962    (HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY )

Illustrated by Robert Frankenberg

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Abigail Takes the Wheel (I Can Read Book 4)

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2000    64 Pages    (HarperTrophy)

ISBN 13: 9780064442817    ISBN 10: 0064442810

Collision in the Harbor! Abigail and her brother, Tom, travel to school every day aboard their father's freight boat, the Neptune. One day, two ships collide in the Narrows, and Abigail's father goes to their aid--leaving Abigail to take the Neptune's wheel. Can she and Tom steer the freight boat through the crowded and dangerous waters of New York Harbor alone?

Collision in the Harbor! Abigail and her brother, Tom, travel to school every day aboard their father's freight boat, the Neptune. One day, two ships collide in the Narrows, and Abigail's father goes to their aid--leaving Abigail to take the Neptune's wheel. Can she and Tom steer the freight boat through the crowded and dangerous waters of New York Harbor alone? [less]

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Abigail Takes the Wheel (I Can Read Chapter Books)

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1999    64 Pages    (HarperColl)

ISBN 13: 9780060276638    ISBN 10: 0060276630

Collision in the Harbor! Abigail and her brother, Tom, travel to school every day aboard their father's freight boat, the Neptune. One day, two ships collide in the Narrows, and Abigail's father goes to their aid--leaving Abigail to take the Neptune's wheel. Can she and Tom steer the freight boat through the crowded and dangerous waters of New York Harbor alone?

Collision in the Harbor! Abigail and her brother, Tom, travel to school every day aboard their father's freight boat, the Neptune. One day, two ships collide in the Narrows, and Abigail's father goes to their aid--leaving Abigail to take the Neptune's wheel. Can she and Tom steer the freight boat through the crowded and dangerous waters of New York Harbor alone? [less]

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Abingdon's Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with the Exclusive Key-Word Comparison

James Strong

1981    (Abingdon)

ISBN 13: 9780687400317    ISBN 10: 0687400317

Book by Strong, James

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Abiyoyo: Based on a South African Lullaby and Folk Story

Pete Seeger

43 Pages    (Scholastic Paperbacks)

ISBN 13: 9780590427203    ISBN 10: 0590427202

Once there was a little boy who played the ukelele. Wherever he'd go he'd play, Clink, clunk, clonk. His father was a magician. Wherever he'd go, he'd make things disappear, Zoop! Zoop! Soon the townspeople grew tired of the boy's noise and his father's tricks, and banished both of them to the edge of town. There they lived, until one day the terrible giant Abiyoyo appeared. He was as tall as a tree, and it was said that he could eat people up. Everyone was [...]

Once there was a little boy who played the ukelele. Wherever he'd go he'd play, Clink, clunk, clonk. His father was a magician. Wherever he'd go, he'd make things disappear, Zoop! Zoop! Soon the townspeople grew tired of the boy's noise and his father's tricks, and banished both of them to the edge of town. There they lived, until one day the terrible giant Abiyoyo appeared. He was as tall as a tree, and it was said that he could eat people up. Everyone was terrified, except the boy and his father, and they came up with a plan to save the town.... Pete Seeger's storysong, made up for his own children, finds its perfect match in Michael Hays's masterful paintings. As a special bonus, this edition includes a CD of Pete performing two different versions of "Abiyoyo." You'll love to follow and sing along as you listen to Pete tell this richly vivid and exciting story. [less]

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About fruit

Solveig Paulson Russell

1962    47 Pages    (Melmont Publishers)

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About Our Flag

Rees, Elinor

1963    31 Pages    (Melmont Publishers, Inc.)

Illustrated by Jerome W. Bowen

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Abraham Lincoln

Anne Colver, Polly Anne Graff, William Moyers

1992    78 Pages    (Chelsea House Pub)

ISBN 13: 9780791014141    ISBN 10: 0791014142

A biography of the President who preserved the American Union during the Civil War.

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Abraham Lincoln

Amy L. Cohn, Suzy Schmidt, David A. Johnson

2002    40 Pages    (Scholastic Press)

ISBN 13: 9780590935661    ISBN 10: 0590935666

With a down-home, folksy flavor, Amy L. Cohn and Suzy Schmidt have written an unusual biography of Abe Lincoln that is sure to become a perennial classic.In their first collaboration as storytellers since FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA, Amy L. Cohn and Suzy Schmidt tell Lincoln's story from his birth to his untimely death. Begining with his humble start in a log cabin in Kentucky, the authors take us through his young life working on the family farm, learning to read and write on his own with only the [...]

With a down-home, folksy flavor, Amy L. Cohn and Suzy Schmidt have written an unusual biography of Abe Lincoln that is sure to become a perennial classic.In their first collaboration as storytellers since FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA, Amy L. Cohn and Suzy Schmidt tell Lincoln's story from his birth to his untimely death. Begining with his humble start in a log cabin in Kentucky, the authors take us through his young life working on the family farm, learning to read and write on his own with only the crudest schooling, his early love of knowledge, and the sad times when he lost his mother. They delve into his adult life as a lawyer, a father, a husband, a politician, a military leader and a president - all the while exploring the many facets of his character - his kindness, his wisdom, his compassion, and his wonderful, quirky humor. Readers will relish this flavor-rich biography that portrays a favorite American hero with rare sensitivity. [less]

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Abraham Lincoln

Ingri d’Aulaire, Edgar d’Aulaire

1957    (Doubleday & Company)

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Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution

James M. McPherson

1992    173 Pages    (Oxford University Press, USA)

ISBN 13: 9780195076066    ISBN 10: 0195076060

James McPherson has emerged as one of America's finest historians. Battle Cry of Freedom, his Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the Civil War, was a national bestseller that Hugh Brogan, in The New York Times Book Review, called "history writing of the highest order." In that volume, McPherson gathered in the broad sweep of events, the political, social, and cultural forces at work during the Civil War era. Now, in Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution, he offers a [...]

James McPherson has emerged as one of America's finest historians. Battle Cry of Freedom, his Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the Civil War, was a national bestseller that Hugh Brogan, in The New York Times Book Review, called "history writing of the highest order." In that volume, McPherson gathered in the broad sweep of events, the political, social, and cultural forces at work during the Civil War era. Now, in Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution, he offers a series of thoughtful and engaging essays on aspects of Lincoln and the war that have rarely been discussed in depth.McPherson again displays his keen insight and sterling prose as he examines several critical themes in American history. He looks closely at the President's role as Commander-in-Chief of the Union forces, showing how Lincoln forged a national military strategy for victory. He explores the importance of Lincoln's great rhetorical skills, uncovering how--through parables and figurative language--he was uniquely able to communicate both the purpose of the war and a new meaning of liberty to the people of the North. In another section, McPherson examines the Civil War as a Second American Revolution, describing how the Republican Congress elected in 1860 passed an astonishing blitz of new laws (rivaling the first hundred days of the New Deal), and how the war not only destroyed the social structure of the old South, but radically altered the balance of power in America, ending 70 years of Southern power in the national government.The Civil War was the single most transforming and defining experience in American history, and Abraham Lincoln remains the most important figure in the pantheon of our mythology. These graceful essays, written by one of America's leading historians, offer fresh and unusual perspectives on both. [less]

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Abraham Lincoln; for the people

Anne Colver

1960    78 Pages    (Garrard Press)

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