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Emmet Dalton’s scandalous career of thievery cemented his status in American Old West history. In this autobiography, he candidly describes his days as an outlaw and gang member. Incidents include the ill-fated raid in Coffeyville, Kansas—the deadly shootout that left Dalton with more than twenty gunshot wounds and a life sentence in the Kansas State Penitentiary.
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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.
This is the autobiography of the maligned, cussed, discussed, much beloved Texas weatherman who played a pivotal role in the 1900 Galveston Hurricane. In 1892 Joseph L. Cline, the brother of Dr. Isaac Monroe Cline, joined his sibling in the service of the Weather Bureau in Galveston. Eight years later, he became one of the town’s heroes. Paperback.
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.
It was a most unlikely success story, the Saints having finished the 1999 season with only three wins in sixteen games. But after three decades of frustration on the part of owners, coaches, players, and fans, the New Orleans Saints, overcoming inexperience and injuries in spectacular fashion, put together an exciting turnaround season in 2000. One thing had become clear: the Saints had come marching in. This volume records, in text and photographs, the special elements that sustained that march. 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.
God speaks, or “whispers” to Jo Denson’s spirit through her everyday life and daily Bible reading, and shows her His works and promises, the “wonders,” in the miracles that occur daily.
Whistling in the Dark is the heartwarming story of Fred Lowery, a talented musician whose achievements are all the more remarkable because he is blind. The book recounts his courageous struggle to overcome the handicap of blindness, and describes the ups and downs of his adventurous life—from his sharecropping childhood in the Piney Woods of Texas; to his studies at the Texas School for the Blind, where he first used his talents as a human piccolo; to the triumph of national celebrity with one of the biggest of the big show bands. Hardcover.
Young Willie has always wanted to be a Texas Ranger. But the Rangers are lean and tough and very serious, and Willie smiles and whistles all the time and has a belly that just about covers up his snakeskin belt. Willie doesn’t even look tough in his Stetson and boots. One Fourth of July so hot the fence posts wither, Sidewinder Slim and Corkscrew Slade sneak in and swipe the townfolk’s ice-cold soda pop and ice cream. When even the rough, tough Texas Rangers can’t apprehend the varmints, it’s up to Willie and his whistle to bring them to justice.
A charming tale of Christmas hopes and dreams—and of a mysterious man who can provide both for a divided family, Whittlesworth Comes to Christmas is Gerald R. Toner’s second book. It follows on the heels of his successful and acclaimed Lipstick Like Lindsay’s and Other Christmas Stories, and brings the genre of Christmas stories for adults to a new height.
Up the Mississippi River from New Orleans, north of Baton Rouge live three billy goats named Gruff. They want to cross Thompson’s Creek to reach the lush pastures on the other side, but there’s a very scary troll under the bridge who wants to gobble up those billy goats. Told in Coleen Salley’s spirited style, with vibrant illustrations by Amy Jackson Dixon, this new version of the Norwegian folktale adds Louisiana spice to an old classic.
Combining the smoky, mesquite aroma of Texas fare with the bold and spicy flavors of Mexican cocina, food writer Angelina LaRue embraces the versatile reach of the Southwest—a reach that, for LaRue, even encompasses the Native American culinary tradition. Simple, fresh, and farm-grown ingredients enhance the vibrant flavor profile of Southwestern cuisine.
Not even Slim Jim Watkins can have a ranch of his own without a brand. Will he ever get a brand of his own? Will he ever get a ranch of his own? Maybe he will, because, after all, he does have a “can do” attitude. Hardcover.
In the third book of this popular series, Slim Jim Watkins discovers that running a ranch of his own can be downright lonely. Sure, he passes the time by telling stories to his horse, Bonecrusher, but that is just not the same as having a pardner of his own. Hardcover.
This beautifully illustrated, amusing story with its anticipatory suspense will delight kids and grown-ups alike, and everyone will be charmed by the nightly entourage of desert animals who play a key role. That is, until Slim Jim Watkins learns a thing or two and starts to sleep with his boots on. Hardcover.
Cowgirl Gabby does not sit around looking as pretty as a wild flower. Slim Jim Watkins’ new pardner proves sweet-talking works when the cowboys can’t figure things out for themselves. Hardcover.
A long time ago, when Crab and Crawfish were still best friends, Crawfish was feeling particularly lazy—and particularly hungry—as he loafed around the muggy bayou. When Crab arrived with a fish, Crawfish took one listen to his empty belly and decided to trick his good-natured friend.
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