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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.
“Take what you need and leave the rest,” is the refrain of this original trickster tale. In the old days, all of the world’s wealth was kept by the Oyster. Anyone who requested jewels that he guarded was met with the same generous refrain, and they took only what they needed. But what happens when Snake takes more than needed and that balance is threatened? Will the Oyster shed his gentle nature or will the treacherous Snake choke on his own greed?
An adaptation of a traditional Choctaw tale told in the rhythmic verse reminiscent of the classic Br’er Rabbit tales, this vivid and clever story comes to life through illustrations and unique storytelling. Sly Possum is manipulative and knows that the very hungry Deer will do anything to reach the beautiful persimmons waiting in the tree. Possum is hungry as well, but does not feel like helping Deer—he’s just too lazy!
Among the principles Fellers teaches are those pertaining to manager-employee relationships, interdepartmental coordination, and, above all, quality management. He explains how to remove the stumps of outdated, poorly tested management styles from practice and get back to the business of frontline management.
This is a special book about special people—Winners. Their attitudes can change the status quo; their fortitude helps them to climb mountains and endure tremendous burdens; they set their eyes on their goals and don’t waver. The good news is you can be a Winner, too.
Lavishly illustrated with stunning color photographs, this visual tour through the largest continent on earth accompanies a major ten-part documentary appearing on the Discovery Channel this fall. Hardcover.
Wild Asian Birds Postcard Book includes the work of some of the world’s top photographers. This is a remarkable and timely tribute to the birds of this seldom-photographed continent. Postcards.
Wild Asian Primates Postcard Book includes the work of some of the world’s top wildlife photographers. This is a remarkable and timely tribute to the primates of this seldom-photographed continent. Postcards.
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