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In The Warlord’s Messengers, the warlord’s presence is requested at the emperor’s banquet in just two weeks, but he is sixteen days away by horseback. Faced with a situation that threatens the warlord’s honor, Chuan and his friend Jing Jing must reach him in time to deliver the invitation and assure his punctuality. Using their math knowledge, ingenuity, and the wind, the children devise a sailing cart and reach the warlord’s camp two days ahead of the emperor’s messenger, just in time to deliver the invitation and save the warlord from dishonor.
Clever young Chuan and his artist mentor are back in this fourth book of the Warlord’s series. This time, the two are journeying across the desert to find their master, the warlord, when they meet up with a group of traveling puppeteers. When bandits attack and steal their trunk of puppets, Chuan knows that he must step in to help his new friends in order to finish the journey. Hardcover.
In China, a beautiful ceramic tile lies shattered on the ground, and the artist who dropped it is sentenced to the land’s worst punishment. The fierce warlord will execute the artist unless some wise person can put the seven pieces back together. That person will then be invited to live in the castle. Both locals and strangers from far away wait their turns for a chance to solve the warlord’s puzzle. Hardcover.
For more than sixty years, Flora Martus happily waved to the passing ships, which were her nearest neighbors. It became a tradition for passing ships to honk their horns or blow their whistles at the girl, and then the woman, waving from the lighthouse. Flora’s fame spread across the globe, and she sometimes received exotic gifts from far-off places, all addressed to “The Waving Girl.” Paperback.
Far below the jeweled surface of the oceans, deeper than the sun’s rays can dive, there are fantastical creatures unlike anything seen on land. Deep currents—cold, black, and full of mystery—are home to secretive fellows such as the anglerfish, which uses light as bait, and vampire squid, whose red eyes peer out from a cloak of spiny tentacles as it “flies” through the water. Down in these depths, whale bones become entire cities where palm worms sway. Abyssal residents come from near and far to visit the pages of this book!
An assortment of friendly desert animals greets a young cowgirl as she heads out West on her pony. Along the way, she says “Howdy!” to a scampering jackrabbit, a howling coyote, and a charging buffalo as she trots farther down the trail. Readers are introduced to these regional critters of the West before arriving to the surprise—and endearing—ending.
Gather around, children, for stories of the Scottish Highlands and stone castles. Here, the blow of the bagpipes ushers in the sheep from the hills and sailors on the coast, and in the dreamy night, fairies scurry about. On this lively compact disk, author and narrator Aileen Campbell compiles authentic songs and tales from her Scottish childhood.
Gather around children, for there are stories told of a world of Highlands and stone castles. Here the blow of the bagpipes ushers in the sheep from the hills and sailors on the coast. And in the dreamy night, fairies scurry about and the sandman Angus sells dreams to the little ones. This is a real place called Scotland and here in this book are the poems and stories of its children.
The name of this wonderful place is Bayou Town, and it is the home of the Boudreaux family. They are some of the nicest people in the world. Mr. Boudreaux, his wife Miss Marie, and their son Toby love to welcome visitors to Bayou Town.
The name of this wonderful place is Bayou Town, and it is the home of the Boudreaux family. They are some of the nicest people in the world. Mr. Boudreaux, his wife Miss Marie, and their son Toby love to welcome visitors to Bayou Town. Audiocassette.
In pursuit of “the world’s most awesome tree house,” best friends Matt and Jerry stumble upon a sinister witch and her raving captive.
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As urban-dwelling families embrace the farm-to-table food movement, more and more people are starting community and rooftop gardens and even raising farm animals, such as chickens. Children growing up in these environments get the best of both worlds—the culture and convenience of a city with the health benefits and natural simplicity of a rural upbringing.
The heritage of the North American Indian tribes has always been passed down through storytelling as well as rituals of dance and song. Few written histories today can recount the past as well as the tribal elders who once served as the historical, philosophical, and cultural educators of the entire community. Mary Louise Clifford’s When the Great Canoes Came recreates this lost practice for young readers as the setting for telling the history of the Virginian Indians following their first contact with European explorers at Jamestown.
The Boudreaux family and their pet alligator, Alfons, are back, and this time they need help! The rainy season is coming fast, so ses amis (their friends) in Bayou Town have to be faster. Are they going to be able to help the Boudreauxs in time? Hardcover.
Before you lend an imp a penny, there’s something you should know—such a simple act of generosity could set off a side-splitting chain of events! A colorful picture book full of mythology, mischief, and magic, When You Give an Imp a Penny shows us just what happens when an accident-prone—but well-intentioned—imp comes along asking for favors! The same writer/illustrator duo that brought you Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes brings to life a comedy of fabled proportions.
From the smelliest of pirate dogs to the most unusual fishing exploits ever to take place on the high seas, these pages are filled with poetic explorations of the jolliest pirate crew. Readers of all ages are invited to come on board, wearing their best party hat, to enjoy squid and seaweed cake with fish icing at a very silly birthday party, and sail along on these lively adventures.
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