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With a cast of characters including Jeb Stuart, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and Robert E. Lee, this informative and well-received volume details the Confederate cavalry’s intrepid exploits during the Civil War. Among many action-packed tales are the stories of Forrest’s capture of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Stuart’s long ride and late arrival at Gettysburg, and Wade Hampton’s daring raid to steal the Union army’s herd of beef. Paperback.
Featuring forty-one vibrant black and white photographs and illustrations, this book includes details of Gordon Parks’ life and his work. Included are his photographs of the poor, stylish Parisian models, and the Civil Rights movement.
Tales of great giants, clever warriors, jealous queens, and mystical creatures abound in this richly illustrated volume of six traditional Irish legends. The book includes stories about a king with donkey’s ears, a moral lesson about riches and possessions involving a brown bull, a tale explaining how the coast of Antrim was formed by a giant, and other tales about treachery, bravery, and honor.
When European settlers reintroduced the horse to the Western landscape, the Plains Indians soon adopted this wondrous creature. Horses were an important part of their nomadic existence and inspired many Native American myths. The greatest of these was Sunka Wakan, the blue-eyed spotted stallion who possessed great powers. Linda Little Wolf presents the legend of Sunka Wakan, the Great Spirit Horse, as an exciting tale of life on the Great Plains, retold especially for young readers. Paperback.
When Saint Valentine was a priest during the third century in Rome, Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage. Despite the emperor’s decree, Saint Valentine continued to perform marriages until Claudius finally put him to death. Today, Valentine’s Day celebrates Saint Valentine’s sacrifice and love’s triumph with delicate valentines, bright flowers, and tasty candies. Hardcover.
This innovative story infuses Clement C. Moore’s classic poem with traditional Gullah folklore and characters. Traveling through a coastal South Carolina town, Buh Rabbit delivers his presents to all of the good boys and girls.
Written entirely in Hebrew and decorated with illuminations, Haggadah Illuminated retells the story of the Israelites and their famous exodus from slavery in Egypt.
The Haggadah is a sharing of history, culture, and religion, and author Even Caredio honors this tradition with the sacredness and splendor of Haggadah Illuminated. For those who want to keep tradition, the “telling” is done in Hebrew.
Halloween has evolved from the Druids’ celebrations of 2,000 years ago to become today the fastest-growing holiday in the country. This, the only book to completely cover All Hallow’s Eve, examines those ancient origins as well as its traditions and celebrations, from costuming to bobbing for apples. Jack-o-lanterns, black cats, and witches are explained. Ghosts, ghouls, and goblins lurk behind every page. Paperback.
Halloween has evolved from the Druids’ celebrations of 2,000 years ago to become today the fastest-growing holiday in the country. This, the only book to completely cover All Hallow’s Eve, examines those ancient origins as well as its traditions and celebrations, from costuming to bobbing for apples. Jack-o-lanterns, black cats, and witches are explained. Ghosts, ghouls, and goblins lurk behind every page.
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A is for apple, B is for bat, and C is for cat in this beautifully illustrated ABC book that celebrates the traditions of the year’s spookiest holiday. Each letter of the alphabet represents another aspect of Halloween lore, so readers learn that jack-o’-lanterns have their origins in an old Irish myth and the harvest festival Nutcrack Night was a precursor to Halloween. Paperback.
If you’re looking for information and instructions about every aspect of Halloween, you've come to the right place. A Halloween How-To is packed with ideas for October 31. There are fifty great costumes you can make yourself, recipes for everything from fake blood to pumpkin soup, and lists of great movies, CDs, and spooky books. Paperback.
It took two years of investigative work for Halloween authority Lesley Pratt Bannatyne to add a fifth book to her collection. Traveling across the country, she visited and talked with fanatics and fang makers, professional haunters, registered mediums, psychologists, and Halloween enthusiasts ranging from NPR’s Garrison Keillor to Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger and The Simpsons’ “Treehouse of Horror” writer Mike Reiss to find out what the increasingly popular holiday means to people and how they celebrate it.
Wondering how to entertain guests at your Halloween party this year? Why not recite a poem, tell a story, or present a parlor drama? A Halloween Reader is sure to add excitement to the celebration. Paperback.
Halloween has not always been the occasion for confections, costumes, and cunning tricks that it is today. Halloween: Romantic Art and Customs of Yesteryear is a colorful and exciting celebration of Halloween past. The book artfully blends narrative and old-fashioned poems, prose, and chants with eye-catching images of vintage ephemera and fanciful illustrations. Hardcover.
Halloween has not always been the occasion for confections, costumes, and cunning tricks that it is today. Halloween: Romantic Art and Customs of Yesteryear Postcard Book is a colorful and exciting celebration of Halloween past. The postcard book artfully blends narrative and old-fashioned images of vintage ephemera and fanciful illustrations. Postcards.
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