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Den of Misery: Indiana’s Civil War Prison details the cover-ups and denials as well as the cruel realities of the prison camp and chronicles the efforts by Confederate veterans to make known the truth about their experiences. The author includes a full list of prisoners who died at Camp Morton and are buried in a mass grave in Indianapolis.
The depiction of the paranormal has become prevalent in television and movies in recent years. This intriguing account by ghost hunters Lorri Sankowsky and Keri Young covers everything from high-tech gadgets, to inborn psychic abilities, while instructing readers on how to locate friendly or not so friendly apparitions.
The Honest-To-Goodness Story of Raggedy Andy tells the delightful story of how Raggedy Andy joined his older sister, Raggedy Ann. Based on historical accounts (and just in time for Andy’s eighty-fifth birthday!) this picture book will acquaint young readers with how the world’s most beloved boy doll came to be.
’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.
For years, visitors to Chicagoland farmers’ markets have counted on Jamlady’s impressive selection of jams and jellies to add excitement to meals. This cookbook puts a dazzling array of foods often thought of as mere condiments front and center, within reach of even those home cooks with basic skills, limited time, and access to simple ingredients.
Filled with clever wordplay, sight gags, Dutch words, and dozens of hidden pictures that will keep readers coming back for repeated readings, this is the story of the legendary labor leader, Joe Van der Katt. You may not have heard of Joe because he is best known for improving the plight of blue-collar working cats all over the world.
The first complete source for collectors and researchers of Gruelle memorabilia. This illustrated biography of an American illustrator, children’s author, and doll and toy designer chronicles Gruelle’s life, exploring how Raggedy Ann and Andy evolved over the years. Includes rare and previously unpublished photographs. Hardcover.
The 500-Mile Race is more than just a race for Justin Potemkin. Justin, the grandson of the losing hare in the well-known Tortoise-Hare Race years ago, is the hero of this clever story about a Russian peasant who takes on the czar, Mos Romoonoff, and a tortoise named Lenin in an attempt to win back the honor of hares. Justin is teased endlessly for his ancestor’s loss, his position in life, and his name, which sounds a lot like “pumpkin.” Hardcover.
This Jewish twist on How the Grinch Stole Christmas! tells the story of the Hanukkah celebration that almost didn’t happen. The town of Oyville is alive with the spirit of the season. Brilliant menorahs glow in windows, and children spin dreidels and nosh on latkes.
Who could add to the merriment of St. Patrick’s Day more than leprechauns? When they make up their minds, they are determined to make mischief . . . and that is just what they do in A Leprechaun’s St. Patrick’s Day. Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will never be the same!
Once upon a time in 1564, Charles IX, the king of France, ruled that the first day of the year would be January 1 instead of April 1. Those who forgot the change and celebrated New Year’s Day on April 1 were ridiculed by having fish thrown at them. In the skilled hands of Peter Welling, this history takes on a hilarious dimension. In the French town of Bakonneggs, there exists a rivalry between the Mayor Melon de Plume, a pig, and a prankster rooster, Michael Le Soufflé. The mayor lacks a sense of humor and is annoyed to be disturbed from his slumber by Michael&rsquos crowing laughter. He issues new laws (including a ban on all feathers), but the town continues, under the rooster’s leadership, to laugh and play. Hardcover.
Casual collectors and Johnny Gruelle fanatics alike will love these postcards, which contain several previously unpublished images and show some of the rarest merchandise known to exist. Postcard book.
The publications of Johnny Gruelle have been exhaustively researched and extensively cataloged in this bibliography. The foremost expert on Gruelle and his creations, Patricia Hall has compiled a beautiful volume bound to delight die-hard Raggedy collectors, Gruelle bibliophiles, and casual readers alike. With hundreds of illustrations from Gruelle’s publications, this book is more than just a bibliography, it is an annotated photographic history of one of this country’s greatest contributors to children’s literature. Hardcover.
Nowhere else is it possible to find a more complete or heartwarming guide to the yarn-headed, crescent, mouthed dolls loved by generations of Americans than in Raggedy Ann and More, the definitive book which marks the 80th anniversary of the start of it all. Patricia Hall, the foremost expert on Raggedy Ann and the other numerous characters that inhabited Johnny Gruelle’s imagination, has assembled in this book an unrivaled and accessible catalogue of the Gruelle merchandising phenomenon. Hardcover.
Artist Johnny Gruelle patented a doll in 1915 that he called Raggedy Ann. This charming illustrated story for children tells how that doll was created. Along with the beloved doll, Marcella, the artist’s daughter, is star of the tale. This is the story of how Raggedy Ann came to be, from scraps in a sewing basket to a cherished doll that has delighted people across the world for over eighty-five years. Hardcover.
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.
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.
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