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BOY WHO DREW BIRDS: A STORY OF JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (USED)

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$8.00
John James Audubon was a boy who loved the outdoors and believed in studying birds in nature, not just from books. Capturing the early passion of America's greatest painter of birds, this story will leave young readers listening intently for the calls of birds large and small near their own homes.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780618243433U
Author: 
Davies, Jacqueline
Publication Date: 
2004-08-31
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin

Tree in the Trail

$11.95
ISBN/SKU: 
039554534X
Publication Date: 
1990-04-01

Used Pagoo (USED)

$6.50
ISBN/SKU: 
0395539641U
Publication Date: 
1990-04-01

USED Tree in the Trail (USED)

$6.50
ISBN/SKU: 
039554534XU
Publication Date: 
1990-04-01

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: 
John Hersey
Publication Date: 
1989-03-04
Publisher: 
Vintage

The Stout-Hearted Seven: Orphaned on the Oregon Trail

$6.95
New/Used: New
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

Amistad: The Slave Uprising Aboard the Spanish Schooner

$16.00
$8.00
$8.00 - $16.00
ISBN/SKU: 
AMISTAD

Daniel Boone: The Opening of the Wilderness

$6.95
New/Used: New
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: 
John Mason Brown
Publication Date: 
2007-11-01
Publisher: 
Sterling

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

$18.95
New/Used: New
With more than 200 illustrations by the author.
ISBN/SKU: 
158574137X
Author: 
Edwin Tunis
Publication Date: 
2000-08-01
Publisher: 
Lyons Press

Used Seabird (USED)

$6.50
ISBN/SKU: 
0395266815U
Publication Date: 
1978-04-01

Used Paddle-to-the-Sea (USED)

$6.50
ISBN/SKU: 
0395292034U
Publication Date: 
1980-02-01

Used Of Courage Undaunted (USED)

$9.00
ISBN/SKU: 
1893103021U
Publication Date: 
2000-08-01

BOY WHO DREW BIRDS: A STORY OF JOHN JAMES AUDUBON

$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: 
Jacqueline Davies
Publication Date: 
2004-09-27
Publisher: 
HMH Books for Young Readers

ABRAHAM LINCOLN - Beautiful Feet Published

$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

Year of the Horseless Carriage 1801

$9.95
The Year of the Horseless Carriage: 1801, presents the dawn of the 19th century with all its brilliant advancements in transportation, communication, and technology. While the world of technology is progressing rapidly, human rights and liberty are variously being trampled or rising. The megalomaniac Napoleon is proclaiming "liberty, equality, and fraternity" to a war-weary Europe, Jefferson is contemplating the largest land purchase in the history of the world, and Toussaint L'Ouverture is fighting for liberty in Haiti. Robert Livingston, Robert Fulton, Richard Trevithick, Beethoven, Lewis and Clark, Sacajawea, and Dolley Madison are all playing their parts. In this memorable retelling, youthful readers will come to appreciate why Foster was convinced that "history is drama."
ISBN/SKU: 
1893103315
Author: 
Genevieve Foster
Publication Date: 
2008-10-01
Publisher: 
Beautiful Feet Books

POCAHONTAS

$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: 
Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Publication Date: 
1998-02-01
Publisher: 
Beautiful Feet Books

Seabird

$11.95
The history of America at sea is presented through the travels of Seabird, a carved ivory gull.
ISBN/SKU: 
0395266815
Author: 
Holling C. Holling
Publication Date: 
1978-04-26
Publisher: 
HMH Books for Young Readers

Poor Richard

$17.95
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
Publication Date: 
2000-08-01

Pagoo

$11.95
An intricate study of tide pool life is presented in text and pictures through the story of Pagoo, a her-mit crab.
ISBN/SKU: 
0395539641
Publication Date: 
1990-04-01

Paddle-to-the-Sea

$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
Publication Date: 
1980-02-01

Of Courage Undaunted

$16.95
Originally published in 1951, Newbery and Caldecott Medal winner James Daugherty has applied his literary and artistic skill to bringing to life the remarkable expedition of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their 3555-mile trek from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean. Taken largely from original accounts of the expedition, Daugherty has written in his simple, forceful, and lyrical way to evoke the drama and pathos of what was one of American's most daring journeys of discovery. Commissioned in 1803 by President Thomas Jefferson to explore and open up this vast territory, Lewis and Clark felt it was the realization of a lifelong dream. Against the hardships of the wilderness, possible attack by hostile Indians, sudden blizzards and terrifying natural obstacles, these two men led a Corps of Discovery ably and nobly to complete their mission. Their Corps included American Indians from the Sioux, Mandan, Shoshone, Clatsop and Chopunnish tribes as well as one black slave named York. Sacajawea—the only woman on the trip—was a Shoshone who contributed invaluable service as interpreter and guide. Daugherty's evocative sepia and black ink illustrations depict individuals of humor, vitality, passion, and strength. 168pg
ISBN/SKU: 
1893103021
Author: 
James Daugherty
Publication Date: 
1999-12-01
Publisher: 
Beautiful Feet Bks

Minn of the Mississippi

$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
Publication Date: 
1978-10-01

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