Beautiful Feet Books

The Stout-Hearted Seven: Orphaned on the Oregon Trail

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$6.95
Based on a true story originally written by one of the survivors, Neta Lohnes Frazier’s account of seven children traveling westward still has the power to astonish. In the 1840s, the Sager family set off on the Oregon Trail, a dangerous and adventure-filled journey. Tragedy struck when both the mother and father succumbed to fever, orphaning the youngsters—one just a newborn. The entire wagon train adopted them, until they arrived at the Whitman Mission in Oregon. There, the Sagers settled into an ordinary life…until the day of an Indian massacre. The bravery of the Stouthearted Seven will amaze today’s young readers.
ISBN/SKU: 
1402736177
Author: 
Neta Lohnes Frazier
Publication Date: 
2006-08-28
Publisher: 
Sterling

Used Seabird (USED)

$6.00
ISBN/SKU: 
0395266815U
Publication Date: 
1978-04-01

Used Paddle-to-the-Sea (USED)

$6.00
ISBN/SKU: 
0395292034U
Publication Date: 
1980-02-01

Used Hiroshima (USED)

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$3.00
On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. This book, John Hersey's journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day. Told through the memories of survivors, this timeless, powerful and compassionate document has become a classic "that stirs the conscience of humanity" (The New York Times).

Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated book, John Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories he had told.  His account of what he discovered about them is now the eloquent and moving final chapter of Hiroshima.
ISBN/SKU: 
0679721037U
Author: 
Hersey, John
Publication Date: 
1989-03-01
Used
Publisher: 
Vintage

Daniel Boone: The Opening of the Wilderness

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$6.95
Daniel Boone opened up the American west; more than 200,000 settlers poured into Kentucky on the Wilderness Road he helped establish. John Mason Brown’s classic biography brilliantly depicts Boone’s life and times, delving into all the complexities of this fascinating man as well as the landmark historical events he lived through—including the Revolutionary War and Louisiana Purchase.
ISBN/SKU: 
1402751192
Author: 
Brown, John
Publisher: 
Sterling

Frontier Living: An Illustrated Guide to Pioneer Life in America, Including Log Cabins, Furniture, Tools, Clothing, and More

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$18.95
With more than 200 illustrations by the author.
ISBN/SKU: 
158574137X
Author: 
Tunis, Edward
Publisher: 
The Lyons Press

Reconstruction: Binding the Wounds

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$7.95
This compelling anthology of primary sources describing the period of post-Civil War reconstruction focuses on problems facing the freed slaves, carpetbaggers, Presidential policy and Radical Republicans, social and economic problems in the South, Black Codes, the KKK, and the move to impeach President Andrew Johnson. Primary sources include President Lincoln's Ten Percent Plan, an account from a former slave owner, a journal of a teacher working for the Freedman's Bureau, a portion of Booker T. Washington's Up From Slavery, Congressional hearings about abuses by the KKK, historic illustrations, and more. Amendments to the Constitution regarding slavery and civil rights are also discussed.
ISBN/SKU: 
193266324X
Author: 
EDWARDS, CHERYL
Publisher: 
History Compass

BOY WHO DREW BIRDS: A STORY OF JOHN JAMES AUDUBON

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$16.00
John James Audubon was a boy who loved the out-of-doors more than the in. He was a boy who believed in studying birds in nature, not just from books. And, in the fall of 1804, he was a boy determined to learn if the small birds nesting near his Pennsylvania home really would return the following spring.
This book reveals how the youthful Audubon pioneered a technique essential to our understanding of birds. Capturing the early passion of America’s greatest painter of birds, this story will leave young readers listening intently for the call of birds large and small near their own homes.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780618243433
Author: 
DAVIES, JACQUELINE
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children

UNCLE TOM'S CABIN

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$10.00
Published in 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel was a powerful indictment of slavery in America. Describing the many trials and eventual escape to freedom of the long-suffering, good-hearted slave Uncle Tom, it aimed to show how Christian love can overcome any human cruelty. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" has remained controversial to this day, seen as either a vital milestone in the anti-slavery cause or as a patronising stereotype of African-Americans, yet it played a crucial role in the eventual abolition of slavery and remains one of the most important American novels ever written.
ISBN/SKU: 
0140390030
Publisher: 
Penguin Classics

Paddle-to-the-Sea

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$11.95
A young Indian boy carves a little canoe with a figure inside and names him Paddle-to-the-Sea. Paddle's journey, in text and pictures, through the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean provides an excellent geographic and historical picture of the region.
ISBN/SKU: 
0395292034
Author: 
Holling, Holling Clancy
Publication Date: 
1980-02-01
Publisher: 
Sandpiper

ABRAHAM LINCOLN - Beautiful Feet Published

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$16.95

Published by Beautiful Feet Books

"James Daugherty has turned his pen to the greatest American of them all: Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States. His book is the people's Lincoln, Lincoln the man--seen through the clear eyes of an artist and poet, American to the bone.

"It is a story to set the blood tingling and fill the heart with sorrow and glory, to set the footsteps of the mind on leaf-fallen Kentucky ground, on Springfield's pavements, and down the hurried streets of Washington in the spring rain.

"It is a picture of a tumbling, surging young nation with the pioneer states knocking at the door, the era of the coonskin cap and the French brocade. Across its broad canvas pass the lynx-eyed backwoodsmen, the crinolined belles of the plantation South, the slick politicians of wartime Washington in the 1860s, the desperate fighters in blue and gray. It is the sound of battle, and the bands playing 'Dixie,' and the march of tired feet and the trumpets calling." -description from the original 1943 edition

It is Lincoln as his contemporaries saw him, as we might seem him now. He stalks through these pages with his gangling humorous ways like a well-beloved friend.

Originally published in 1943, Daugherty dedicated this beautiful work to his son, "Lieutenant Charles M. Daugherty, American soldier-artist and his comrades in arms throughout the world." In every case where tyranny raises its ugly head, Lincoln has and will continue to stand as America's shining symbol of freedom, justice, and equality.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781893103320
Author: 
Daugherty, James
Publisher: 
Beautiful Feet Books, Inc.

POCAHONTAS

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$17.95
First published in 1946 with the d'Aulaires's beautiful lithographic prints, this tale of the first colony at Jamestown is told from the perspective of the princess daughter of the mighty chief Powhatan. When the Natives judge the white man's magic as evil, John Smith is condemned to death only the intervention of Pocahontas saves his life and a tentative friendship is established between Pocahontas's tribe and the new colonists. The King of England sends a crown, rich robes and a royal bed to honor Powhatan and he is pleased, but the white man's insistence that the Indians give them corn to sustain them through the long winters threatens their tenuous relationship. Pocahontas's ultimate marriage to John Rolfe, the birth of their son, their voyage to England and presentation to the King and Queen is the stuff of fairy tales except that it is one of the great true stories of America's earliest days.
ISBN/SKU: 
1893103285
Author: 
D'AULAIRE, INGRI
Publication Date: 
1998-03-01
Publisher: 
Beautiful Feet Books

Seabird

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$11.95
The history of America at sea is presented through the travels of Seabird, a carved ivory gull.
ISBN/SKU: 
0395266815
Author: 
Holling, Holling Clancy
Publication Date: 
1978-04-01
Publisher: 
Sandpiper

Poor Richard

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$16.95
This lively text exemplifies both the man and the artist. Benjamin Franklin lived in turbulent times and met those times head-on with passion and gusto. James Daugherty—ever the patriot himself—has captured that essential nature of Franklin in his energetic and dramatic three-color lithographs that reveal the neophyte as he faces the fresh soil of a young nation filled with optimism and promise. From his Quaker childhood to his early days as printer's apprentice to runaway, to stranger in the City of Brotherly Love, to the "Water American" in London, Ben's youth was filled with adventures and challenges that taught him invaluable lessons about human nature. These lessons would serve him well as he grew to be a leader of the young colonies as they faced the tyranny of Britain. As a leader in the American Revolution he was indispensable as an ambassador to England and later France where he won the hearts of the nation by his simple Quaker wisdom and geniality. All these things were accomplished while he pursued his interests as scientist, inventor, and prolific author. In everything he did, Franklin was always compelled by how he might best serve his fellow man. 158pg
ISBN/SKU: 
189310303X
Author: 
Daugherty, Jane
Publication Date: 
2000-08-01
Publisher: 
Beautiful Feet Bks

Minn of the Mississippi

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$11.95
The history of the Mississippi River Valley is told in text and pictures through the adventures of Minn, a snapping turtle, as she travels downstream.
ISBN/SKU: 
0395273994
Author: 
Holling, Holling Clancy
Publication Date: 
1978-10-01
Publisher: 
Sandpiper

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

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$17.95
An intuitive understanding of the things children love to know, combined with the d'Aulaire's extraordinary artistic ability make this book on the life of one of America's most beloved founders a perennial classic. Folk art style illustrations are enhanced with pert aphorisms from Poor Richard's Almanac on each page. Readers will learn that Benjamin was the youngest of seventeen children "all counted" and that "it was a piece of luck that his kite experiment had not killed him." They will also come to know the inventor whose thirst for knowledge led him to constantly seek to improve the lives of his fellow men. Readers will follow his life as a leader in the American Revolution and ambassador to both Britain and France and learn why the French hailed him as the man who "tore the lightening from the sky and the scepter from tyrants."
ISBN/SKU: 
0964380390
Author: 
D'AULAIRE, INGRI
Publication Date: 
1998-10-01
Publisher: 
Beautiful Feet Bks
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