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Shoes From Grandpa

Author : Mem Fox
ISBN : 053107031X
Genre : Autonomy in children
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'Jessie, an active girl of nine or so, is growing out of her clothes, and all of the members of her large and loving family get carried away in their eagerness to provide her with a new wardrobe. . . As each of Jessie's relatives gets into the act, the rhythmic cumulative tale builds momentum. . . Finally . . . she tactfully speaks her mind: 'You're all so kind that I hate to be mean, but please, would one of you buy me some jeans?' Youngsters will enjoy seeing Jessie's free spirit gently triumph.'

The Hom Memoirs

Author : Janet Hom
ISBN : 9781604943733
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 69. 31 MB
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Howard Hom grew up in China with no money and little education. However, he possessed a sharp mind, a photographic memory, and a strong desire to make his mark in the world. When an opportunity to come to America arose, he grabbed it with both hands. Because she was born a girl, Janet Kong Hom almost didn't live to be more than a few days old. She was rescued by her mother from an "exterminator" who had been hired by her grandmother. Howard and Janet overcame their obstacles to find love, success, and happiness in Tucson, Arizona.The Hom Memoirstells their story.

American Spirit

Author : Roger Smith
ISBN : 9781475965292
Genre : Fiction
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The first European immigrants came to the American colonies to escape incessant wars, oppressive governments, lack of opportunity, and tyrannical religious authorities. The dangerous and mysterious new world couldn’t rectify all the ills of the old world, but it offered something that resonated with their Christian faith—hope for a better life for their loved ones. They miraculously built a government that preserved more freedom and opportunity for the American people than any government in history. The United States can continue as a beacon of hope if its citizens focus on the common goodness of their past that binds them instead of the differences that divide them. American Spirit presents this refreshing perspective through an exciting mosaic of adventure, despair, hope, faith, and love. Smith’s incredible research and vivid writing style as he follows multiple generations of immigrants seeking freedom in America make this book an essential read. Smith’s novel is historical fiction that intrigues, engages, and lingers, long after the last page is turned. — Joe Kilgore, US Review of Books The Civil War is an ugly period of American history. Uglier still, are the many times inaccurate accounts of the war were told. Roger Smith has taken a giant step forward in setting the record straight. Reading this book will open your mind. It is much more than just another war story. — Dan Mackintosh, Pacific Book Review

The Dog Who Dared To Dream

Author : Sun-mi Hwang
ISBN : 9780349142098
Genre : Fiction
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FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR SUN-MI HWANG This is the story of a dog named Scraggly. Born an outsider because of her distinctive appearance, she spends most of her days in the sun-filled yard of her owner's house. Scraggly has dreams and aspirations just like the rest of us. But each winter, dark clouds descend and Scraggly is faced with challenges that she must overcome. Through the clouds and even beyond the gates of her owner's yard lies the possibility of friendship, motherhood and happiness - they are for the taking if Scraggly can just hold on to them, bring them home and build the life she so desperately desires. The Dog Who Dared to Dream is a wise tale of the relationship between dog and man, as well as a celebration of a life lived with courage. Translated into English for the first time, it is a classic from Sun-mi Hwang, the international bestselling author.

Lakota Portraits

Author : Joseph Agonito
ISBN : 9780762768295
Genre : Social Science
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A moving, thoughtful, beautifully illustrated look at the lives of men and women who helped shape the history of the Lakota people and the American West Lakota Portraits weaves together vignettes of Lakotas, including both prominent and ordinary individuals, to tell the story of the Lakota people. It covers the sweep of Lakota history from earliest years, focusing on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Examining the question of who the Lakota people are, Joseph Agonito explores the days of nomadic freedom on the Great Plains, Lakota culture and religion, internal struggles, the coming of European settlers, conflicts generated by waves of miners and immigrants, clashes with white authorities, war with American soldiers, the loss of freedom, the countless challenges encountered in transitioning to the reservation, and life on and off the reservations. While numerous books tell the history of the Lakota people, Lakota Portraits tells their story through the colorful lives and experiences of various notable individuals who span that history. Each vignette tells a piece of the narrative—both grand and commonplace stories of men and women. Together, these stories paint a picture of a courageous, vibrant people, full of life and love for the Lakota nation and their homeland. Unlike other books on the Lakota, Lakota Portraits spends considerable time on the reservation years, well into the twentieth century, and the characters who helped shape the difficult and painful adjustments the Lakota people made to life on and off the agencies.

History Of The Pentecostal Revival In Chile

Author : Willis Collins Hoover
ISBN : 0967875900
Genre : Chile
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Author : Jeff Tapia
ISBN : 9780547995502
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 62. 67 MB
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There are many stories about kid crusaders who save something, but none like this one. With steampunk, tall tale, and just plain silly elements, the story of how ten-year-old twins Jimmy and Stella found out about the unique vehicle called the hippomobile, learned its history, and then used it to rescue their beloved town of Wymore is an original variant on a tried and true theme. A cast of wildly eccentric characters, most of whom are the twins' forty-seven grandmas and grandpas; a liberal sprinkling of diner slang and odd colloquial phrases, many explained in footnotes; and a sense that the events described never took place but could have are among the surprising ingredients of this unconventional creation. The fact that there really was a hippomobile with its own history doesn't interfere with the fun.

Shoes For Horses

Author : Pat Bryan
ISBN : 9781503529700
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Children visiting their grandparent’s farm are surprised when Grandpa tells them Bo, the horse, is getting new shoes today. Imagining a horse in people shoes makes them giggle. They have a lot to learn, and this book helps that happen.

The Island

Author : Marlene Zarecki Goodell
ISBN : 9781480808973
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 69. 81 MB
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Led back home to Neville Island, Pennsylvania, to help care for her terminally ill father during the last days of his life, Marlene Goodell is transported back into her memories living on the island during the 1960s as she and her friends skipped and danced their way through both the rough and smooth waters of their times. As personal loss prompts her to move from her present into days gone by, Goodell nostalgically shares a glimpse into post-World War II America as she reflects on her fascinating family history and an upbringing where she learned to embrace the simple and predictable island lifestyle amid a world embroiled in turmoil. Through her reflections, it soon becomes clear that her family's dreams for their life in America set the stage for every future decision. Eventually this led them to set down roots on the Pennsylvania island and create a life where Goodell thrived, learned to respect the power of the water, and became an entrepreneur at age sixteen. The Island retells a nostalgic story as a girl grows up on Neville Island, Pennsylvania, and builds a firm foundation with strong convictions, a determination to persevere, and an unwavering love for family.

Prairie Farmer

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924071500106
Genre : Agriculture
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