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By implementing these easy-to-follow instructions, anyone can become a better listener, a better speaker, and a better communicator, which will yield great dividends, both personally and professionally.
A holiday whodunit for kids, this story solves the mystery of who stole Tallie’s sparkly, twinkling, candy cane Christmas lights. Tallie first suspects the thief is the mailman, and then infers it could be her slobbery pup, Fuego. She soon learns, however, that neither is the culprit! To find out who swiped her lights, Tallie dons her spy gear—her ski hat, pink sunglasses, magnifying glass, and spy blanket—and sets off to solve the mystery.
Tammy chose a unique selection of Southern dishes sure to please hearty appetites everywhere. Even more enticing than the dishes are the personal anecdotes and history revealed with many of the recipes. She loved the simple goodness of home cooking, and once declared that her favorite food was a hot dog—she would have chosen that over a steak any day!
Set in the Vieux Carre, the French Quarter, during the final years of the nineteenth century, Tante Cydette tells a tale of Creole New Orleans. Published originally in 1888, it may rightly claim to be the first naturalist work published in the New World. The main character of this novella is Tante Cydette, an old maid who has a penchant for controlling the destinies of everyone around her. She lives through her niece, Ermence, for whom she schemes to win a husband. Paperback.
According to author Dawn L. Campbell, more than 2.5 million tons of tea are cultivated annually in more than 30 countries throughout the world. Originally thought of as a medicinal elixir, tea and its virtues were widely extolled. Thomas Garway, whose coffeehouse first sold tea in 1660, said tea cleansed the spleen, kidneys, and ureters, strengthened the stomach, relieved headaches, expanded the lungs, and helped to drive away colds, scurvy, and colic.
In this energetic romp through a school’s last days before the Christmas break, the students are full of energy and are up to all manner of mischief. But the teachers are pulling out their hair trying to keep the students busy, while they despair over their own Christmas preparations. Who should come to the rescue? Santa himself, of course! And he arrives at the helm of a flying school bus, with presents for all the teachers and a promise to take care of their shopping for them.
It’s the day before Halloween, and to every teacher’s dismay, school has been overrun by princesses and monsters, Jedi and ghouls. In every classroom, teachers are struggling to keep order, but students have brought in their costumes to celebrate a day early. A group of girls sneak into the bathroom to exchange tiaras, and grotesquely dressed fifth-graders pretend to eat two younger students in the cafeteria.
Not long after Mexico won its independence from Spain in 1821, hundreds of hardy frontiersmen from the United States settled in Texas after the Mexican government made them an attractive offer. Fertile land and protection by a fair and stable government was promised to anyone willing to establish a homestead in Texas, and soon more than 25,000 colonists from the United States were in Texas, forging a new life alongside their native-born Mexican neighbors.
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The Wild Westerners were a tough breed. They started young and tended to die young, grow wilder, or fizzle into oblivion. Those outlaws that had the most feuds, gunfights, and robberies within the state lines are profiled here along with their associates, enemies, and accomplices. A rough chronological order of events spanning from pre-Civil War to 1935 tracks significant people and events.
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From Moon Pies to magnolias and kudzu to catfish, ten diapered dynamos get into all kinds of down-home trouble. Children will love counting down, then up again, to the babies’ adventures, while adults will hoot at the hilarious rhymes. David Davis’s rhyming text captures the cadence and humor of the Southern vernacular, just as Sue Marshall Ward’s colorful illustrations conjure the rural sights of that region. Hardcover.
In this adorable counting book, ten Texas babies mosey into town, and each one gets into mischief. Wearing boots and cowboy hats and eating rice and beans, they have themselves a fine time. Children will hoot and holler as they count down and up again with the babies as they swim in the creek, follow an armadillo, find Grandmaw’s bonnet, and chase a longhorn.
Before surrendering a fraction of its ranks at Appomattox, the Tennessee Brigade served in Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and engaged in such notable battles as Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Antietam, and Gettysburg, where it suffered the first casualty. The actions of the fighting force and the contributions they made to the Confederate Army, between 1861 and 1865, are emphasized in this extensively researched history book.
From Fort Henry to Franklin, this history book recalls the thirty-eight major battles that took place between 1862 and 1864 in Tennessee. In addition to detailing the current condition of the sites, Randy Bishop provides an overview of such battles as Shiloh and Davis Bridge, which claimed the lives of nearly one thousand soldiers, while emphasizing the strategy employed in each skirmish.
Texas: A World unto Itself is the lively intimate story of contemporary Texas and Texans. It is written by a Texan with an eye for humor, a keen nose for pomposity, and an American, as opposed to Texan, viewpoint.
In thirty-three parables, master storyteller David Davis retells age-old lessons about life, fairness, and honesty with a Texas twist. From classic stories, such as “The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs,” to new western legends, like “The Cowpoke Who Fooled His Friends,” this collection teaches children the importance of telling the truth and treating everyone with respect.
Texas Jack, a native jackrabbit, teaches the reader about significant Lone Star characters, historical events, and geography. In this illustrated volume, you’ll meet Davy Crockett, Ponce de Leon, Sam Houston, and other legendary characters. Rice’s rhymes run from A to Z, and Texas Jack remarks on each entry from the perspective of a highly perceptive jackrabbit. Hardcover.
On side one, Texas Jack, a native jackrabbit, teaches the reader about significant Lone Star characters, historical events, and geography. In this illustrated volume, you’ll meet Davy Crockett, Ponce de Leon, Sam Houston, and other legendary characters. On side one, Texas Jack, a native jackrabbit, teaches the reader about significant Lone Star characters, historical events, and geography. In this illustrated volume, you’ll meet Davy Crockett, Ponce de Leon, Sam Houston, and other legendary characters. Audiocassette.
Based upon the author’s life, A Texas Cow Boy is truly a classic of the Old West. From his days as a young troublemaker to the capture of Billy “the Kid,” Chas. A. Siringo, with humor and honesty, brings to life the rough and exciting stories of the men and women who tamed the wild country. Paperback.
Texas Jack, a long-eared jackrabbit, tells the story of the Alamo and the brave men who fought and died at the most famous battle in Texas history. Vibrant illustrations by James Rice bring to life the events of the struggle. In this tale you’ll meet Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, Colonel William Travis, and the Mexican general Santa Anna. Hardcover.
This fun Texas romp through over fifty nursery rhymes yields such results as “Mary Had a White-Faced Calf,” “There Was an Old Cowgirl Who Lived in a Boot,” “Cactus Jack Horner,” and “Twinkle, Twinkle, Texas Star.” With its unforgettable Texan flavor combined with vibrant, colorful illustrations, this book will delight all ages. Lively vocabulary encourages young readers to laugh and learn as Humpty Dumpty turns into a plate of huevos rancheros after his fall and Little Miss Toni eats her biscuit and jerky.
How does Santa bring toys to Texan boys and girls? The answer unfolds in this variation of the Christmas classic.
It is an icy Christmas Eve as this Texas family prepares for Santy’s visit. A great ruckus arouses Pa, and he spies Santy himself in full Western garb: rawhide suit, Stetson, and cowboy boots. He fills the young’uns’ waiting boots, then warms himself a while before leaving for his next stop. As Ma and Pa lose sight of him in the fog, Santy calls out, “Merry Christmas, y’heah? And y'all have a good night!” Paperback.
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