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As the children drift off to sleep, visions of what Santa might bring fill their dreams. While Mama and Papa watch as Santa, known as Kanakaloka, comes drifting in with his net full of toys. He surfs to the island on his outrigger canoe led by his majestic sea turtles.
Beginning in 1812, this fictional biography follows the life of Henriette Delille, a free woman of color who founded the Sisters of the Holy Family. This examination recounts her spiritual journey and struggle to break free from French Quarter society, despite her family’s protests. Instead, she chose to focus on the needs of the less fortunate, teaching such principles as chastity and obedience, until her death in 1862.
Casimir Pulaski was a Polish patriot who came to America to help the colonists win the American Revolution. An expert horseman from childhood, Pulaski gained battle experience trying to defend his homeland against the Russians. When both his father and brother were lost to the war, Pulaski left Poland looking for assistance in raising another army.
Christmas has come to the mountain country of Appalachia in a delightful new version of the classic holiday verse by Clement Moore. James Rice, illustrator of the bestselling Cajun Night Before Christmas, has teamed up with Thomas Noel Turner, a long-time resident of the Appalachian region and professor of education at the University of Tennessee, to add winsome dimension to the enchanting tale.
This collection of one novella and three short stories captures the traditional, emotional spirit of Christmas and presents the spirit in contemporary settings.
With this comprehensive book, author Robert Lewis Berman shares the story of a Jewish society located in Lexington, which is tucked away in the heart of the Mississippi Bible belt. He provides an extensive history of the town, profiles the families who made it flourish, and records his own personal experiences. Personal photographs and interviews make this book an intimate memoir of an almost unknown Mississippi town. Hardcover.
With this comprehensive book, author Robert Lewis Berman shares the story of a Jewish society located in Lexington, which is tucked away in the heart of the Mississippi Bible belt. He provides an extensive history of the town, profiles the families who made it flourish, and records his own personal experiences. Personal photographs and interviews make this book an intimate memoir of an almost unknown Mississippi town. Paperback.
Told through repetition and rhythm, this Halloween tale invites children to participate in the fun. Cats meow, skeletons rattle, bats flap, and a mom fusses at a picky little boy—all in Witchy’s creaky old house. Throughout the story, other spooky creatures come out to play! Finely detailed cut-paper and collage illustrations complete this frightful fable.
When you’re raised by a grandmother whose life ambition is to see that all of her family and friends are fed palate-pleasing traditional dishes, the apple strudel doesn’t fall far from the tree. Whenever people came to visit Marla Brooks’s grandmother, the first question was always “What can I get you to eat?” soon followed by “Here, have a little bit more.” Over time, Ms. Brooks has come to follow in her grandmother’s footsteps, and always has something tasty to offer guests. Paperback.
This story of “Black Dave” explores the psychological motivations for Hunter’s major decisions and analyzes his strategy as he traveled and burned much of the Virginia Valleys. With mastery and vivid detail, Walker brings Hunter’s campaign to life—from the smell of the burning homes to the fear of the soldiers in battle. Hunter’s Fiery Raid Through Virginia Valleys is the only detailed and accurate account of David Hunter’s savage assault on Confederate military forces and the Southern civilian population.
Rose Mula squeezes sour, run-of-the-mill experiences into “that’s just how I feel” lemonade. If These Are Laugh Lines, I’m Having Way Too Much Fun is Rose’s personal observations on topics as diverse as fashion, pet peeves, cooking, email, television talk shows, procrastination, and running late. She adds just enough sugar to have you laughing at yourself and the lemons in your life.
Ikwa is a young Indian girl living in the Southeastern United States before colonization. One day, as she carries an offering up the temple mound to the priest of the sun god, she spies two crows and a hawk flying toward the Alligator village—a sign that a strange visitor will soon come. Whether the stranger would bring joy or sorrow to Ikwa, her brother, Situ, and the rest of the family, the gods did not yet choose to say.
Through the private letters, written testimonies, and journal entries of hundreds of Confederate officers, Mauriel Phillips Joslyn provides a moving and heartbreaking account of the six hundred Confederate soldiers who suffered in Union custody. After Lincoln and his war council dissolved the prisoner exchange program in 1864, the North used captured officers from all states in the seceded South to set an example to the remaining Confederacy.
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The Indians of Lousiana represent one of the state’s most fascinating stories. Proud, industrious, and resourceful, the various tribes have left their imprint in a variety of ways. One finds links to these old cultures simply by taking notice of some of Louisiana’s place names—Houma, Caddo, Atakapas, Natchitoches, Tangipahao, Bayougoula, and Uochita are but a few examples. But the story of Louisiana’s Indians isn’t limited to names. Hardcover.
Beginning in ancient times, symbols of luck (four-leaf clover) and faith (Celtic Cross) established themselves in the Irish culture and have survived for centuries. The country’s rich history extends from the Rock of Dunamase and Kilkenny Castle to the legends of St. Patrick and Finn MacCool.
The six legends presented here are taken primarily from two cycles in Irish lore: An Rúraíocht (The Red Branch Knights Cycle) and An Fhiannaíocht (The Fianna Cycle). These stories have been passed down from generation to generation in Ireland but will delight children of any heritage. They deal with many diverse topics, yet they all share an underlying theme: the journey into adulthood.
’Round Christmastime, things are a little different on the Emerald Isle. Father Christmas with his Irish eyes twinkling ushers in his seven elves, to enjoy the poteen and plum pudding and unpack his large sack. And thus begins the wondrous Irish Night Before Christmas. Hardcover.
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