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Used American Girls Handy Book : How to Amuse Yourself and Others (USED)

$6.00
If Tom Sawyer had been a girl, Aunt Polly would certainly have seen to it that she had a copy of this book and with a heartfelt blessing. Its a magical cornucopia of projects, devices, toys, gifts, dolls, recipes, decorations, perfumes, wax and clay modelling, oil and water-color painting and games, all with clear and practical directions for how to make and play them. Vintage Americana by the Beard sisters, two of the founders of Girl Scouting in the United States.

"In the Beard sisters' version, 'the American girl' ranges in age from eight to eighteen. Healthy and spirited, she thinks nothing of taking a ten-mile 'romp' through woods and fields with a group of friends, and collects flowers and leaves for preservation or presentation to friends and relations. Above all, however, the Beards' girl is handy. She can make a hat rack, a screen, or a bookshelf; fashion a macrame hammock or a cornhusk doll; and draw, paint, sculpt, or decorate a room.
The American Girls Handy Book, in short, by emphasizing what girls can do, presents a portrait of girlhood that is vigorous, active, and full of possibilities."
- From the foreword by Anne M. Boylan
ISBN/SKU: 
0879236663U
Publication Date: 
1987-06-01
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Used JAMES HERRIOT'S TREASURY FOR CHILDREN (USED)

$12.00
ISBN/SKU: 
0312085125U
Publication Date: 
1992-10-01
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Used Heaven's Heroes (USED)

$5.00
ISBN/SKU: 
0892212551U
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Used BOY KNIGHT, THE (USED)

$4.00
A rousing tale told in magnificent style, G. A. Henty's story of medieval life follows the remarkable adventures of young Cuthbert de Lance, a lad who serves as a page to an English nobleman during the Third Crusade. Readers have a ringside seat at a major historical event as they follow the boy to the Holy Land, experience the excitement of battle, and share Cuthbert's dangerous exploits on his return trip across Europe to England.
Henty was known for his historical accuracy, and this volume reinforced his reputation; once again, he places his young characters in critical periods of history. Masterfully blending fact with fiction, Henty produced more than 140 books and achieved a reputation as the "Prince of Storytellers." His popular novels continue to ignite youthful imaginations with thrilling tales of reckless courage set in bygone days.
ISBN/SKU: 
0486448037U
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Used Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther (USED)

$8.00
Here is an authoritative, unforgettable biography of Martin Luther, the great religious leader, who entered a monastery as a youth and who, as a man, shattered the structure of the medieval church. Luther spoke out against the corrupt religious practices that then existed. His demanded that the authority for doctrine and practice be Scriptures, rather than Popes or Councils, echoed around the world and ignited the Great Reformation. Accused of heresy and threatened with excommunication and death, Luther maintained his bold stand and refused to recant. In his crusade to eliminate religious abuses, he did more than any other man to establish the Protestant faith.
ISBN/SKU: 
0452011469U
Publication Date: 
1995-04-01
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Used FORGOTTEN VOYAGE: THE STORY OF AMERIGO VESPUCCI (USED)

$4.00
A biography of the Italian-born merchant, explorer, and navigator who made several voyages to the New World and for whom America is named.
ISBN/SKU: 
0876144423U
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Used MONKS AND MYSTICS ( History Lives #02 ) (USED)

$5.00

Let history come to life - just the way it should be.

Read the stories of Gregory the Great, Boniface, Charlemagne, Constantine Methodius, Vladimir, Anselm of Canterbury, Bernard of Clairvaux, Francis of Assisi, Thomas Aquinas, Catherine of Sienna, John Wyclif and John Hus.

From people of the Medieval church you can discover how the young Christian church moved on into another era of time. From Gregory I through to Wyclif and Hus you can discover about the crusades and the spread of Islam as well as the beginnings of universities and the Reformation.

As the church moves on through the centuries you can see its people struggling against persecution and problems from inside and out.

Learn from their mistakes and errors but more importantly learn from their amazing strengths and gifts. Marvel at God's wonderful care of his people - the church - the Christian church.

Written in a modern and relaxed style this is a book that will introduce you to history without the tears and with all the wonder.

Extra features throughout this book include looking deeper into issues such as Islam; Division; The crusades; the first university; Creeds and Councils and the Renaissance.

ISBN/SKU: 
1845500830U
Publication Date: 
2005-11-20
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Used Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold (USED)

$8.00
ISBN/SKU: 
0156904365U
Publication Date: 
1980-07-01
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Used The Beggars' Bible (USED)

$5.00
ISBN/SKU: 
0836117328U
Publication Date: 
1971-04-01
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Used By George : Mr. Washington's Guide to Civility Today (USED)

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$7.00
Rudeness. Crudeness. Thoughtlessness. Uncivilized behavior is everywhere. From the boss who publicly chews out her assistant and the student who bullies his professor to the sports fan who yells obscenities at the ballgame, there's little doubt that we live in an increasingly barbaric world. When author Steven Selzer was researching the subject of civility, he found that George Washington had written 110 rules of civility and decent behavior at the age of 14. Although these guidelines are 250 years old, they are still pertinent in today's society. By George: Mr. Washington's Guide to Civility presents the 110 rules with engaging and conversational commentary after each rule, describing how it can be applied in modern life. Interspersed throughout the book are anecdotes, sidebars, and quotes. The tips and principles in By George will enable readers to better handle interpersonal conflicts, conduct business, and manage everyday stress with grace and civility.Rule # 56Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.Rule # 40Strive not with your superiors in argument, but always submit your judgment to others with modesty.Rule # 37In speaking to others, do not lean nor look them full in the face, nor approach too near them. At least keep a full pace from them.Rule # 35Let your discourse with men of business be short and comprehensive.Rule # 22Show not yourself glad at the misfortune of another though he were your enemy.
ISBN/SKU: 
0740706101U
Publication Date: 
2000-03-01
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Used Goodnight Moon (USED)

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$5.00

In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room--to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one--the little bunny says goodnight.

In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.

This board book edition is the perfect size for little hands.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780694003617U
Publication Date: 
1991-10-20
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Used Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior (USED)

$5.00
ISBN/SKU: 
155709103XU
Publication Date: 
1989-08-01
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Used Catherine, Called Birdy (USED)

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$8.00
Against a background of everyday life on a medieval English manor, here is a young girl's riotous account of her fourteenth year-a hilarious, earthy delight, and a most auspicious debut from a promising new writer.

Karen Cushman is an Assistant Director of the Museum Studies Department at John F. Kennedy University in the San Francisco Bay area. She lives with her husband and daughter in Oakland, CA.

"Catherine, Called Birdy" is Cushman's first book.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780395681862U
Publication Date: 
1994-05-23
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Used WHO WAS Ferdinand Magellan? (USED)

$3.00
When Portuguese sailor Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain in 1519, he believed he could get to the Spice Islands by sailing west through or around the New World. He was right, but what he didn't know was that the treacherous voyage would take him three years and cost him his life. Black-and-white line drawings illustrate Magellan's life and voyage, with sidebars and a time line that enhance readers' understanding of the period.
ISBN/SKU: 
044843105XU
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USED WHO WAS CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS (USED)

$3.00
Learn all about Christopher Columbus' early life at sea, which led him to seek fortune by sailing west in hopes of creating new trade routes with the Indies. Kids will read about why he called himself the "Great Admirald of the Seas" and learn of all his struggles to find finacial support for his voyage.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780448463339U
Publication Date: 
2013-06-27
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Used Kingfisher Book of Great Boy Stories : A Treasury of Classics from Children's Literature (USED)

$10.00
ISBN/SKU: 
0753453207U
Publication Date: 
2000-10-15
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Used WANDERINGS OF ODYSSEUS: THE STORY OF THE ODYSSEY (USED)

$3.00
For Greek myth fans, those who can't get enough of the D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, and readers who have aged out of Rick Riordan, this classroom staple and mythology classic is perfect for learning about the ancient myths!

King Odysseus and the Greeks have triumphed over the Trojans. At long last, they are able to set sail for home and the loving family Odysseus left behind. But for the heroic king, the return voyage holds hazards far greater than any he faced during the war.
Forced by treacherous winds into unknown seas, Odysseus and his crew must face deadly perils: the flesh-eating Cyclops, Circe and her deadly enchantments, and the soul-chilling Land of the Dead and more.
Rosemary Sutcliff's reimagining of the classic epic The Odysseus is woven through with a spectacular cast of men, magicians, and monsters. Odysseus' harrowing journey home to his family and kingdom tests the limits of his strength, and the power of his will.

Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey, is one of the greatest adventure stories of all time and Rosemary Sutcliff stays true to the classic tale and characters in this authentic retelling rich with drama, magic, and heroism.

Don't miss Black Ships Before Troy, the companion to The Wanderings of Odysseus, and follow Odysseus and his crew as they fight in the epic battle against the Trojans.

ISBN/SKU: 
0553494821U
Publication Date: 
2005-12-13
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Used The Francis A. Schaeffer Trilogy (USED)

$13.00
ISBN/SKU: 
0891075615U
Publication Date: 
1990-04-01
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Used That Hideous Strength (USED)

$7.00
ISBN/SKU: 
0743234928U
Publication Date: 
2003-05-01
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USED AMERICAN TALL TALES (USED)

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$11.00

The perfect addition to every family's home library and just right for sharing aloud, American Tall Tales introduces readers to America's first folk heroes in nine wildly exaggerated and downright funny stories.

Here are Paul Bunyan, that king-sized lumberjack who could fell "ten white pines with a single swing"; John Henry, with his mighty hammer; Mose, old New York's biggest, bravest fireman; Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, who could "outgrin, outsnort, outrun, outlift, outsneeze, outsleep, outlie any varmint"; and other uniquely American characters, together in one superb collection.

In the tradition of the original nineteenth-century storytellers, Mary Pope Osborne compiles, edits, and adds her own two cents' worth--and also supplies fascinating historical headnotes. Michael McCurdy's robust colored wood engravings recall an earlier time, perfectly capturing all the vitality of the men and women who carved a new country out of the North American wilderness.

ISBN/SKU: 
0679800891U
Publication Date: 
1991-09-24
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Used HOMER PRICE (USED)

$3.50
ISBN/SKU: 
0142404152U
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Used JUST SO STORIES (USED)

$3.00
The delightful tales of whales and cats and kangaroos and crabs - everything from how the camel got in a humph (and got his hump!) to how the alphabet was invented. Enchanting and funny, these fantastical stories continue to delight each and every generation. With an inspiring written, inspiring introduction by Jonathan Stroud, author of the Bartimaeus trilogy, Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling is one of the twelve wonderful classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2008.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780141321622U
Publication Date: 
2008-06-19
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Me on the Map

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Illustrated in full color. In this playful introduction to maps and
geography, step by simple step, a young girl shows readers herself on a map of
her room, her room on the map of her house, her house on the map of her
street--all the way to her country on a map of the world. Once the reader is
familiar with the maps, she demonstrates how readers can find their own
country, state, and town--all the way back to their room--on each colorful map.
Easy-to-read text, bright artwork, and charming details give children a lot to
search for and will have them eager to help navigate on the next family
vacation.
ISBN/SKU: 
0517885573
Publication Date: 
1998-07-13
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Used THE MOFFATS (USED)

$3.00
ISBN/SKU: 
0439618703U
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Used HUMOROUS STORIES AND SKETCHES

$1.00
ISBN/SKU: 
0486292797U
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