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Used NEVER BEFORE IN HISTORY (USED)

$12.00
ISBN/SKU: 
0914513516U
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Used LOTTIE MOON GIVING HER ALL FOR CHINA (CHRISTIAN HEROES THEN AND NOW SERIES) (USED)

$5.00
ISBN/SKU: 
1576581888U
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Used Paradise Lost (USED)

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Milton's great 17th-century epic draws upon Bible stories and classical mythology to explore the meaning of existence, as understood by people of the Western world. Its roots lie in the Genesis account of the world's creation and the first humans; its focus is a poetic interpretation "Of Man's first disobedience, and the fruit / Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste / Brought death into the world, and all our woe / With loss of Eden."
In sublime poetry of extraordinary beauty, Milton's poem references tales from Ovid's Metamorphoses, the Iliad and Odyssey, and Virgil's Aeneid. But one need not be a classical scholar to appreciate Paradise Lost. In addition to its imaginative use of language, the poem features a powerful and sympathetic portrait of Lucifer, the rebel angel who frequently outshines his moral superiors. With Milton's deft use of irony, the devil makes evil appear good, just as satanic practices may seem attractive at first glance.
Paradise Lost has exercised enormous influence on generations of artists and their works, ranging from the Romantic poets William Blake and Percy Bysshe Shelley to Joseph Haydn's oratorio The Creation and J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780486442877U
Publication Date: 
2005-06-10
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Used Mere Christianity (USED)

$9.00
ISBN/SKU: 
0060652926U
Publication Date: 
2001-02-01
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USED ANIMAL FARM (USED)

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Animal Farm is the most famous by far of all twentieth-century political allegories. Its account of a group of barnyard animals who revolt against their vicious human master, only to submit to a tyranny erected by their own kind, can fairly be said to have become a universal drama. Orwell is one of the very few modern satirists comparable to Jonathan Swift in power, artistry, and moral authority; in animal farm his spare prose and the logic of his dark comedy brilliantly highlight his stark message.

 

Taking as his starting point the betrayed promise of the Russian Revolution, Orwell lays out a vision that, in its bitter wisdom, gives us the clearest understanding we possess of the possible consequences of our social and political acts.

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

ISBN/SKU: 
0451526341U
Publication Date: 
1996-04-01
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USED ABOLITION OF MAN (USED)

$8.00
ISBN/SKU: 
0060652942U
Publication Date: 
2001-02-01
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Used HAPPY HOLLISTERS AT SEA GULL BEACH (USED)

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HAPHOLASGBU
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Used The Invisible Man (USED)

$2.00
ISBN/SKU: 
0812504674U
Publication Date: 
1992-09-01
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WOMEN IN THE CIVIL WAR

$18.95
The Civil War wrought cataclysmic changes in the lives of American Women on both sides of the conflict. Women in the Civil War demonstrates their enterprise, fortitude, and fierceness. In this revealing social history, Massey focuses on many famous women, including nurses Dorothea Dix, Clara Barton, and Mother Bickerdyke; spies Pauline Cushman and Belle Boyd; writers Louisa May Alcott, Julia Ward Howe, and Mary Chestnut; pamphleteer and military strategist Anna Ella Carroll; black abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth; feminists Susan B. Anthony and Jane Grey Swisshelm; and political wives Varina Davis and Mary Todd Lincoln. The anonymous women who maintained farms and plantations are described, as are camp followers, businesswomen, entertainers, activists, and socialites in Charleston and Washington.
ISBN/SKU: 
0803282133
Publication Date: 
1994-04-01
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Used SEVENTH AND WALNUT, LIFE IN COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA (ADVENTURES IN COLONIAL AMERICA) (USED)

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These histories use an exciting story to teach young readers about life during the colonization of America.
ISBN/SKU: 
0816749744U
Publication Date: 
1999-02-23
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Used Abe Lincoln's Hat (USED)

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Illus. in full color. Abraham Lincoln, one of our greatest presidents, started out in life as an absent-minded frontier lawyer. How did he nudge his memory? He stuck letters, court notes, contracts, and even his checkbook in his trademark top hat. When he took off his hat, it was all there!    
ISBN/SKU: 
0679849777U
Publication Date: 
1994-04-01
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

$1.75
ISBN/SKU: 
0451519124
Publication Date: 
1959-07-01
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THE WANDERINGS OF ODYSSEUS

$19.95

The long siege is ended. Troy lies in ashes. The black ships of the Greek war-host set sail for home ? but for King Odysseus of Ithaca, the return voyage holds hazards far greater than any he faced in the TrojanWar. For this dramatic sequel to Black Ships Before Troy, Rosemary Sutcliff has transformed Homer's magnificent but complex epic poem The Odyssey into an enthralling travellers tale, with a spectacular cast of men, magicians and monsters. Alan Lee evokes a golden age of mythical Greece in his portrayal of the greatest voyage of all time.The book includes a Greek pronunciation guide and a map of Odysseus? incredible journey.

ISBN/SKU: 
1845073606
Publication Date: 
2005-05-01
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Used HOMER PRICE (USED)

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ISBN/SKU: 
0590090496U
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JOHN HENRY

$7.99
Illus. in full color. The Caldecott Medalist's powerful classic is now
reissued in a handsome paperback edition, as well as a library edition. "The
heroic figure of John Henry is captured in a simple rhythmic picture book.
Dramatic pictures with large bold figures express the feeling of this tall
tale."--(starred) "School Library Journal.
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ISBN/SKU: 
0394890523
Publication Date: 
1987-05-12
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Pride and Prejudice

$9.00
Austen's most popular novel, the unforgettable story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read

Few have failed to be charmed by the witty and independent spirit of Elizabeth Bennet in Austen's beloved classic Pride and Prejudice. When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows us the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life. This Penguin Classics edition, based on Austen's first edition, contains the original Penguin Classics introduction by Tony Tanner and an updated introduction and notes by Viven Jones.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

ISBN/SKU: 
0141439513
Publication Date: 
2002-12-31
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Magna Charta, The

$13.95
It was Ben Franklin who coined the phrase, "Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God," and if any historical drama fulfills that maxim, it is surely the saga of King John and the drafting of the Magna Charta. Out of the rich turbulence of English history, June 15, 1215 stands apart as a significant milestone in the progress of human liberty. On that day, a brave band of barons, led by the noble Stephen Langton, and calling themselves the Army of God, stood up to the wicked King John and demanded that he restore the ancient laws of England that he had so unabashedly trampled underfoot. The era is a rollicking one filled with colorful characters like Robin Hood and his Merry Men, Richard the Lionheart, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and many more. Newbery and Caldecott medal-winner James Daugherty brings his own passion for freedom's story to this wonderful saga of the thirteenth century. Daugherty devotes the last part of the book to a history of the "documents" of freedom—what he calls the "Children of the Magna Charta"—demonstrating how liberty has progressed over the ages. Two-color illustrations by the author enhance the drama of this text. 181pg
ISBN/SKU: 
0964380358
Publication Date: 
1998-04-01
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Little Men

$5.99

Jo March, the tomboy heroine of Little Women, has grown up! She returns in this beloved sequel as a young woman with a family of her own. Jo and her husband, Professor Bhaer, open their hearts (and their home) to educate and care for a handful of rowdy yet well-meaning youngsters.
Plumfield, the school where the boys learn "how to help themselves and be useful men," has a spirited student body that includes -- in addition to the Bhaers' two sons -- Nat, an orphaned street musician, cold and frightened when he first appears at the Bhaers' door; business-minded Tommy; Dan, a "wild boy" eventually tamed by love and kindness; and other endearing little mischief-makers.
Outside the classroom, the boys rush headlong from one prank to another -- from playing matador with the family cow to nearly setting the school afire with a smoldering cigar stub. But in the end, they prove to have a positive effect on the lives of the entire Bhaer family. With tales ranging from tearful to cheerful, this heartwarming unabridged classic promises young readers an exciting and fun-filled visit to nineteenth-century America.

ISBN/SKU: 
0486418081
Publication Date: 
2001-11-09
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HOMER THE ODYSSEY

$6.00

This excellent prose translation of Homer's epic poem of the 9th century BC recounts one of Western civilization's most glorious tales, a treasury of Greek folklore and myth that maintains an ageless appeal for modern readers. A cornerstone of Western literature, The Odyssey narrates the path of a fascinatingly complex hero through a world of wonders and danger-filled adventure.
After ten bloody years of fighting in the Trojan War, the intrepid Odysseus heads homeward, little imagining that it will take another ten years of desperate struggle to reclaim his kingdom and family. The wily hero circumvents the wrath of the sea god Poseidon and triumphs over an incredible array of obstacles, assisted by his patron goddess Athene and his own prodigious guile. From a literal descent into Hell to interrogate a dead prophet to a sojourn in the earthly paradise of the Lotus-eaters, the gripping narrative traverses the mythological world of ancient Greece to introduce an unforgettable cast of characters: one-eyed giants known as Cyclopses, the enchantress Circe, cannibals, sirens, the twin perils of Scylla and Charybdis, and a fantastic assortment of other creatures.
Remarkably modern in its skillful use of flashbacks and parallel line of action, Homer's monumental work is now available in this inexpensive, high-quality edition sure to be prized by students, teachers, and all who love the great myths and legends of the ancient world.
A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

ISBN/SKU: 
0486406547
Publication Date: 
1998-12-23
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Gulliver's Travels and Other W

$5.95
New/Used: New
Considered one of English literature’s first and greatest satirists, Jonathan Swift possessed a timeless genius for pointing out the foibles of human nature that still has the power to provoke, amuse, and, at times, even outrage
our modern sensibilities. This representative collection of Swift’s major writings includes the complete Gulliver’s Travels as well as A Tale of a Tub, “The Battle of the Books,” “A Modest Proposal,” “An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity,” “The Bickerstaff Papers,” and many more of his brilliantly satirical works. Here too are selections from Swift’s poetry and portions of his Journal to Stella. Swift’s savage ridicule, corrosive wit, and sparkling humor are fully displayed in this comprehensive collection.
ISBN/SKU: 
055321232X
Publication Date: 
1984-09-01
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Going West

$6.99
Award-winning author Jean Van Leeuwen tells the moving story of a pioneer family during the Westward Expansion

One day in early spring they packed everything they had into our wagon, and set out to find a new home. Sleeping under the stars, weathering terrible storms, and fording swollen rivers, Hannah and her family made the journey of a lifetime.

An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists.

"Like pages torn from a frontier journal, stirring sketches and lyrical text form a moving tribute to the brave families to whom the book is dedicated."--Publishers Weekly

ISBN/SKU: 
0140560963
Publication Date: 
1997-08-01
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God's Chinese Son: The Taiping

$19.99
Whether read for its powerful account of the largest uprising in human history, or for its foreshadowing of the terrible convulsions suffered by twentieth-century China, or for the narrative power of a great historian at his best, God's Chinese Son must be read. At the center of this history of China's Taiping rebellion (1845-64) stands Hong Xiuquan, a failed student of Confucian doctrine who ascends to heaven in a dream and meets his heavenly family: God, Mary, and his older brother, Jesus. He returns to earth charged to eradicate the "demon-devils," the alien Manchu rulers of China. His success carries him and his followers to the heavenly capital at Nanjing, where they rule a large part of south China for more than a decade. Their decline and fall, wrought by internal division and the unrelenting military pressures of the Manchus and the Western powers, carry them to a hell on earth. Twenty million Chinese are left dead.
ISBN/SKU: 
0393315568
Publication Date: 
1996-12-17
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God's Appointed Customs: A Mes

$9.99
Are the biblical/Jewish customs just for Jews? Or, can Christians also receive blessings by observing them? This book explains how God's appointed customs can be part of anyone's lifestyle, Jew or Gentile. This is especially relevant to believers in Messiah, since Yeshua (Jesus) himself observed them. Includes marriage and family customs, mourning customs, and more! Each chapter offers historical background, traditional Jewish observance, relevance to the New Testament, and a practical guide to help believers observe these customs within the context of a biblical lifestyle. God's Appointed Customs is divided into two sections, Biblical Lifecycle and Biblical Lifestyle. The author, Barney Kasdan, leads of one of the world's largest Messianic Jewish congregations.
ISBN/SKU: 
1880226634
Publication Date: 
1996-06-01
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USED BENJAMIN PRATT & THE KEEPERS OF THE SCHOOL WE THE CHILDREN (USED)

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ISBN/SKU: 
9781442419735U
Publication Date: 
1900-01-01
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USED THE RUNAWAY KING (USED)

$4.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9780545622738U
Publication Date: 
1900-01-01
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