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The Red Wings of Christmas is a holiday story that is sure to warm the hearts and inspire the imaginations of readers of all ages. Set mostly inside of Santa’s magical red sack, the action takes place in a land that most of us would call make-believe. However, for one orphaned boy named Albert, this place becomes very real.
Red, White, and Blue celebrates the American flag by describing what it means to one small child. Using innovative textile artwork, Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton illustrates the poetic text as she explains what the flag’s three colors represent, “sacrifice, loyalty, pride.” As the young heroine pedals her bike under a rippling flag, she declares, “Our people may be of every color, but we are united by the Red, White, and Blue.” This visual treat will introduce the meaning of our flag to even the youngest patriot. Paperback.
As Christmas Eve settles on the quiet trailer park, everything is as still as a rabbit caught in headlights. That is, until the Christmas Redneck appears on the scene.
Released in 1993, Jim Bolus’s Kentucky Derby Stories was called “a Derby delight,” “entertaining,” and “a winner” by publications like Daily Racing Form, Lexington Herald-Leader, and The Detriot News. Now for the 1994 racing season, Bolus, sportswriter and Derby historian, is back with another field of stories from the most-esteemed horse race in North America, Remembering the Derby.
Here is the classic Night Before Christmas tale with new Christmas magic and a Rocky Mountain twist. With unforgettable names like Old Jed and Big Jim, this is the story of Old Saint Nick’s wild Western ride as he journeys across the night sky with a hoot and a holler and his eight flying cattle.
When ol’ Cap’n Claus suddenly appears in his tugboat pulled by a team of eight seahorses, he surprises a weary first mate who has just begun his night watch on Christmas Eve. Hardcover.
Santa’s Christmas Surprise is a new Christmas story for children which emphasizes that there are even cultural variations within our own country in the way we celebrate this special time of year. Through a delightful cast of elves representing the different subcultures of our country, children’s author Robert Bernardini shows not only the special gifts and people of each area, but also their appreciation for Santa and his good work.
Santa is fed up. Tired of playing nice with author and illustrator James Rice, he decides to give him a piece of his mind. What was wrong, he wonders, with the classic “The Night Before Christmas” tale? Why must he play sailor, firefighter, teacher, and doctor? Where will it end?
A delightful holiday story, SantaSaurus tells the tale of a Christmas dinosaur who saved the Holiday Spirit. It was Christmas at the North Pole, but Santa Claus was feeling blue. Was he the only one who remembered, “It’s good deeds that make the Holiday Spirit strong?” Hardcover.
The year 1780 is one of much confusion and excitement for eleven-year-old Sarah Boone. Living at Boone Hall in Charles Towne, South Carolina, she finds herself constantly observing the changing world in which she lives. Struggling to please her parents, Sarah is often caught between her desires to act like a rebellious tomboy and a proper young lady. Just when she begins to adjust to the changes around her, plantation life is made more interesting with the arrival of a baby sister and new slave family.
Haul out the holly, string up the lights, and prepare for an intimate look at how one of the South’s most enchanting cities celebrates the Christmas season. From the traditional antebellum homes with wreaths and candles to more modern place settings, the alluring photographs capture the essence of Savannah’s yuletide cheer.
In this fast-paced new twist on an old tale, whimsical snake Shawn O’Hisser returns to his native Ireland from a visit to England and Wales to find that all of his snake friends have vanished, as has all the leprechauns’ gold.
Known throughout Ireland for her popular “Simply Delicious” television show and for her best-selling series of cookbooks, the “Queen of Irish Cooking” turns her attention to preparing simple, stress-free Christmas dishes. By following these recipes, anyone can minimize preparation time and reduce frustration while maximizing results and increasing the quality and flavor of the dishes.
Solomon Northup, a family man and hack driver in upstate New York, was kidnapped, whisked away from his home, and sold into slavery. His remarkable account of the epic journey from free man of color to slave to free man again is even more astonishing because it was written entirely from memory. Paperback.
When l’il elf Jed falls out of Santa’s sleigh high above a Southern farm, thumping down upon the soft ground one balmy Christmas Eve, the story of Santa in the South is brought to light. For according to Jed, Santa is a Southerner at heart, and never misses a chance to trade in his warm layers of heavy coats, sweaters, and mittens for comfortable overalls and a well-worn baseball cap. He even eats chicken and dumplings, home fries, and grits to get him through the long night delivering toys!
This classic carol is served with a hot side of grits! In this adorably Southern take on The Twelve Days of Christmas, gifts are presented to someone’s “sugar.” Sing along in joyful Southern style year after year with this entertaining cast of characters!
Many black neighborhoods in New Orleans are perceived by outsiders as areas of decay. However, to photographer Michael P. Smith, these neighborhoods remain the preserves of a rich cultural heritage. Paperback.
This colorful journey demonstrates strength and independence while participating in important cultural and family traditions. An eight-year-old boy masks for the first time as Spy Boy in his Mardi Gras Indian tribe.
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