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The bayou friends guide Etienne and his eggs out of swirling flood waters.
A is for Amazon, B is for boa constrictor, C is for caiman, and Z is for zoologist in this colorful and informative nonfiction pic...ture book for young readers. Each alphabetic entry gives children a little background on the term, and the bright collage illustrations provide a great example of what each item looks like. read more
The MacGregor family outwits archaeological thieves and battles ecoterrorists in the Alaskan wilderness. After surviving Caribbean... hurricanes, East African ivory poachers, and Egyptian tomb raiders, the MacGregor clan is now in chillingly beautiful Alaska, battling grizzly bears, jewel thieves, and ecoterrorists. While father Jack meets with oil companies and environmentalists to assess the impact of oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, his children, Chris, Ryan, and Heather, work to solve archaeological mysteries and halt plots to destroy the Alaskan wilderness. read more
Afraid of life in the zoo, the little giraffe escapes. She finds herself in the French Quarter, where she is befriended by Claude ...and Angelle, who agree to help Jenny. read more
At age ten, Marï¿½a MontoyaMartï¿½nez was stricken with smallpox. Near death, she lay limply in hermother's arms, unable even to s...wallow the herbal teas offered her. All theattempts to revive her seemed to have failed. Trying one last remedy, her auntand mother filled the hearth with thick green cedar boughs and smoked the room,waving the fumes towards the sick little girl. Marï¿½a's motherdesperately prayed to Santo Niï¿½o, the children's saint, promising thatif Marï¿½a lived, she would send her on a pilgrimage to see him.Marï¿½a lived to make the pilgrimage and enjoy a long life. But she wasforever marked by this event.Marï¿½a's pilgrimage to the Santuario in Chimayo, New Mexico, becomes asymbol of her life. It is a journey towards humility, hard work, andperfection. She feels special since she was favored to live. And so sheconstantly strives to create the most worthy pots she can, always keeping inmind Old Grandmother's prowess with clay. The clay connects her to the earth,and the clay links her to her future husband, Juliï¿½n, who becomes apainter of her pots. Throughout the years, she is blessed and blesses her wholepueblo with money and, more importantly, love.Marï¿½a Montoya Martï¿½nez: Master Potter is thebiography of a very sick little girl who grew to be a strong and talentedwoman. She won many awards through the years for her pottery, so many that someof them were lost. This story beautifully depicts her exemplary life. Sherepresented her people and her art well.Elsie Karr Kreischer was a personal friend of Marï¿½a MontoyaMartï¿½nez. A writer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she is also theauthor of The Navaho Magic of Hunting , which won the 1992National League of American Pen Women Children's Book Award.Roberta Sinnock is the owner of Seven Oaks Studio, a 20-year-old companythat specializes in book design and illustration. She earned her B.F.A. fromArizona State University with a specialty in graphic design and currentlyresides in Tucson, Arizona. read more
Johnny Gruelle created Raggedy Ann as a gift to his daughter Marcella. Mr. Gruelle's two sons, Worth and Dickie, loved Raggedy Ann... but felt that she was lonely and needed a brother. Over time, Gruelle created Raggedy Andy with the same floppy charm as Raggedy Ann. read more
Children will delight in reading this clever rendition of theclassic poem, and coloring in James Riceï¿½s celebrated artwork of tw...o lonelycowboys, Old Saint Nicholas, and the ornery Longhorns they must try and get topull his sleigh.Cowboy NightBefore Christmas tells the story of two lonely cowboys huddled in a coldshack on Christmas eve, visited by an old man needing help to harness longhornsto his wagon. After riding out in the night and giving good cowboy assistance,they are amazed to see the man fly off with his wagon into the sky. Walking backto their shanty, they find on the floor some gifts of their own, and a messagefrom the Jolly Old Man himself.With hischaracteristic humor and inviting artwork, James Rice combines the spirit ofChristmas with the spirit of the range, and the result is a coloring bookconsistent with the quality of Riceï¿½s other work, such as Cajun NightBefore Christmas and Gaston The Green-Nosed Alligator .James Rice is widely acclaimed as the Southï¿½s leading authorand illustrator of juvenile books. With more than a million and a half copies ofhis fifty-plus books in print, he ranks among the nationï¿½s top authors andillustrators. read more
When Bluebonnet visits her sister Irmadillo, she meets her four nephewsï¿½Wildcatter, Bradford, Hunt, and Lloydï¿½all named for as...pects of East Texas oil history. As the boys describe their namesakes, Bluebonnet learns how the East Texas Oil Field was discovered and how it changed rural Texas into ï¿½Boomtown U.S.A.ï¿½ read more
A baby blue jay has fallen from his nest, and the bayou friends work together to take care of Zo-Zo.
Clovis and his friends help the Cigales twins stage a summer concert on the bayou despite the ever-present threat of the voracious... Mï¿½sieu Blue Jay. read more
With imaginative illustrations and a shortened text, this all new version ofthe well-known Christmas story is sure to be a cherish...ed addition to anyChristmas collection. Adapting from Dickens' own condensed version of AChristmas Carol, James Rice uses his unique style to create a beautiful newinterpretation of the old favorite-a version which will undoubtedly become aclassic in itself.A colorful retelling of Dickens' original story, A Christmas Carolreveals James Rice at his best. Old Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the ghosts ofChristmas Past, Present, and Future are among the clever illustrations that makethis rendition unique and wonderful. James Rice's talent for bringing charactersto life through dynamic, detailed, and lively drawings helps to evoke the trueand meaningful message of Dickens' original story.Through Rice's retelling, the classic tale is more accessible to youngsters,and offers them a Christmas treasure to keep for a lifetime. Children of allages will delight in this wonderfully illustrated story as they follow Scroogethrough his series of ghostly visitations to his eventual realization that it isnever too late to give the gift of Christmas.Mr. Rice has written and/or illustrated some twenty-five titles, includingThe Night Before Christmas , Cajun Night Before Christmas ,Prairie Night Before Christmas , Texas Night BeforeChristmas , and Hillbilly Night Afore Christmas . He iswidely acclaimed as the South's leading illustrator of juvenile books, with morethan 600,000 copies of his works in print-a figure that ranks him among thebest-selling authors and illustrators in the nation. He travels year-roundthroughout the country speaking to schoolchildren and teachers' groups as amember of the Texas author-in-residence program. read more
It's springtime in south Louisiana, or is it? Clovis Crawfish isn't about to wait around in his mudhouse to find out!
This fifth novel in the series finds the MacGregor clan stumbling into yet another adventure of danger and intrigue. Chris, R.O., ...Heather, and Natalie are kneedeep in mystery after discovering the hidden chamber of a sunken vessel. As the story unfolds they find themselves, along with World War II veterans, fighting greedy men whose actions have led to environmental damage. read more
A holiday "who done it" for kids. Tallie's Christmas lights were stolen, and she's determined to track down the culprit. Was it th...e mail man? Her slobbery pup Fuego? To find out, Tallie dons her spy gear, sets a trap, finds the thief, and trades him a more suitable decoration to get her glowing candy canes back. read more
When Ima Hogg's father leaves her in charge of her younger brother Tom, trouble starts across the Hogg farm. With raging buffaloes..., outraged ostriches, and angry elephants, Ima has her hands full, but it's up to her to put an end to the stampede and save her brother from the mess he's made. Based on real-life characters in Texas history, this book is an exciting adventure for all readers. read more
A weary first mate is just beginning his night's watch when he is suddenly surprised by ol' Cap'n Claus.
Jenny Giraffe is all set for the big Christmas parade, the caroling, and especially, the arrival of Papa Noel. But Jenny has never... experienced the holiday season and hasn’t any idea what Christmas is all about or even who Papa Noel is! Luckily, her friends T-Boy, Lita, Claude, and Angelle are going to teach her all about the joyous season through the special Christmastime celebrations in Louisiana. Jenny Giraffe Discovers Papa Noel brings the holiday spirit to homes everywhere through the fun-loving adventures of everyone’s favorite four-legged artist. From the celebrated Christmas parade to the tradition of the Christmas tree to the story of Baby Jesus’ birth, Jenny learns to appreciate the excitement and love of the season. She even gets to participate in some truly unique Louisiana festivities like the lighting of the bonfires along the river to guide Papa Noel on his route to deliver his gifts. But Jenny is still puzzled about who this jolly man is and why it is that some people call him Santa Claus. Perhaps only on Christmas Eve will everything become much clearer. read more
This guideï¿½s spiral-bound notebook format allows children to write a personal account of their favorite sights, impressions, and... memories on pages devoted to many popular attractions, including the Statue of Liberty, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ellis Island, and Times Square. A keepsake to memorialize the trip, this guidebook contains crossword puzzles, word scrambles, and other activities. read more
Max the magpie is smitten with Regina the crow. He tries everything to impress her. Young readers will delight in seeing how these... two birds navigate the pitfalls of courtship in order to find their happy ending. read more
Pirate Pink is on the hunt for underwater treasure. She boards Captain Snagg's wrecked ship in hopes of finding doubloons and jewe...ls but finds herself in a heap of trouble when Snagg pursues her in an underwater chase filled with treasure galore! read more
Steamboats on the River Coloring Book will appeal to the sense of adventure in children, while also appealing to their artistic si...de as a coloring book full of detailed illustrations. The history of river steamboats is presented, from their heyday (from 1830-1890) to today's luxurious ships including the fantastic American Queen . Specialty boats such as the "U.S. Snag," which could clear blockages in the river, show that steamboats did more than transport people and goods all included in images ready to be colored. read more