A new heroine to win readers' hearts, joining the ranks of Lydia Grace Finch and Elizabeth Brown
The luckiest girl on this good earth is writing to you tonight my birthday made perfect a few minutes ago by the present of a lace handkerchief. Mother had even hidden a tiny cake in her suitcase! I've never been higher than Aunt Clara's porch, or farther than Yooder's General Store, but this week my dream is coming true. I'm finally in a big city! And more, I've escaped the farm and chores! After spending the morning quietly in our room, Mother, her friend Maggie, and I went to the top of one of the tallest buildings in the world. How can I ever thank Aunt Clara for giving me her place on this trip? Well, I'm sure to find a gift for her by the end of the week. But for now, perhaps I'll dream of Aunt Clara and home.
my silent friend,
Beginning in the dark hours of morning, an Amish girl, along with two adult companions, sets off for the big city for the first time. The reader receives nightly reports through young Hannah's diary, in which, with tireless awe, she relates the significant events of the day. Each experience is decidedly new to Hannah a trip to the top of a skyscraper, a visit to the aquarium yet in each she finds some universal element that reminds her of home. Though she loves the city, a trip to the art museum on the final day of her visit clinches Hannah's longing for family and familiarity; fortunately, the bus is ready to take her back to the place she loves most.
Sarah Stewart's text has the authentic ring of a smart girl's private thoughts, and David Small's pictures are magnificent.
Husband and wife duo Sarah Stewart and David Small have worked together on several picture books, including The Gardener, a Caldecott Honor book available from Square Fish. Small has also illustrated other books, including the 2001 Caldecott Medal winner So You Want to Be President?, by Judith St. George. Stewart and Small live in a historic home on a bend of the St. Joseph River in Michigan.
DAVID DUKES was born and raised in Madison, Florida. At the age of seventeen, in
1963, he led the civil rights movement in Madison. He did voter-registration work, sit-ins at restaurants, and recreational facilities, conducted training seminars, and demonstrated in ...
Here are poems in several registers at once, comic and elegiac, about contemporary life and
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Book 5 of The God Book SeriesIntroduction-God 1-Understanding the Journey2-The Self you meet along the
way in the Hereafters3-Soliloquies4-The Dark Night of a Soul's Journey5-Destiny and Experience6-The Power Binge7-Life as You know it8-Angels DO play this Harp9-The Long Ride Home10-A ...
In his latest book, David Bainbridge combines an otherworldly journey through the central nervous system
with an accessible and entertaining account of how the brain's anatomy has often misled anatomists about its function. Bainbridge uses the structure of the brain ...
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are
now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
He fought for his God, his nation, and a woman.Long before the world ever heard
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Psychology professor Denton Reed has been pulled out of the classroom to find a killer.
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Jeremy Brand, professor of popular culture at Calloway State University, becomes involved in solving a
double murder with the help of his good friend Harriet Strong, chief of police. Brand, a nationally-known wine expert, shares with the chief an interest ...