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From: Judy (
Subject:         Video Text Algebra -LOTS of History Books!
Date: August 19, 2013 at 11:43 am PST

SUMERIANS (Pamela Odijk)
--Describes the civilization of the Sumerians, who inhabited the land
which today is Iraq, in the beginning of the fourth millennium B.C.
Learn about the family life, religion, government, art and architecture,
transportation, challenges, conflicts and communication of this ancient
people. Includes color photographs, diagrams, illustrations and a
timeline. -$3.25
ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS:3000 Bc- 500 AD (Time-Life Books)
--Describes the people, culture, antiquities, and influences of ancient
civilizations, starting with early humans and moving chronologically
through Sumer, Egypt, Nubia, India, China, Israel, Greece, Rome, and
others. --$4.00
ANCIENT WORLD (Usborne World History) (Fiona Chandler)
--Clear text containing a huge range of information and lively,
labeled illustrations and pictures introduce children to the history of
the ancient world. Timelines of World History is an indispensable guide
to what happened when and where in the world from 10,000 BC to 500AD.
AZTEC TIMES (If You Were There) (Antony Mason)
--A comprehensive exploration of the Aztec origins of this early
civilization, daily life, lifestyles, traditions, customs, beliefs, and
the arrival of the Spanish. It features these topics on double-page
spreads, illustrated with colorful, detailed paintings. The book
includes a world time line and a pictorial map. The back covers fold out
into game boards with directions. --$4.75
--Fascinating account of three major civilizations that existed in
the New World before Europeans arrived. How did they live? What did they
achieve? What happened to them? Seeks to interpret history from a
biblical perspective. Includes chapter questions and vocabulary --$3.50
-- Fact-filled coloring book includes 14 boldly outlined full-page
illustrations of supernatural beings worshipped by the ancient
Egyptians, among them Osiris, the god of fertility and farming; Anubis,
the jackal-headed god; Isis, the goddess of love and motherhood; and
Horus, depicted as a human male with the head of a falcon. Informative
captions. 3 of the 14 pictures are colored. --$2.00
-- Ever wonder how biblical history and ancient Egyptian history fit
together? Why was God so angry with Pharaoh, anyway? These were
questions we asked when we began our study of Ancient Egypt. We wanted
to start our study of Western history by beginning at the beginning.
After reading through the Old Testament (which is history, after all) we
study ancient Egypt. The Greenleaf Guide to Ancient Egypt presents ten
lesson plans, using books. Included are vocabulary lists and discussion
questions drawn from the reading. Also included are directions for
playing a checkers like game found in Tut s tomb, directions for
building a model shaduf (irrigate like the Egyptians!), as well as
suggestions for how to adapt your study to fit grades 2-7. Home school
tested. Average duration is about 15 weeks. An absolutely enthralling
introduction to this time period. --$7.75
in the Time of the Pharaohs (Julie Farris)
--Take a boat trip down the crocodile-infested Nile, travel by donkey
to the pyramids at Giza, and hire a palanquin to complete the tour in
style. This historical travel guide is packed with fascinating facts and
colorful illustrations offering kids a unique and enjoyable way to look
at Ancient Egypt, its people, places and customs. Looking under headings
such as "Accommodation" reveals that a comfortable night's sleep in
Thebes may be hard to find since beds were made with ropes or leather
straps. "Top attractions" include the recently constructed temples at
Karnak and Luxor, and "Getting around" includes tips on the safest ways
to travel. Kids will be amused to discover why fashionable folk pin
cones of perfumed fat to their heads, how "sniffer baboons" patrol the
markets for thieves, and how to avoid being roped into service in the
harvest season. A fold-out map at the end of the book helps kids locate
all the sites mentioned, and a "tourist quiz" lets young Egyptologists
test themselves on the essential information they need to know before
they go! --$4.00
(Philip Steele)
--Designed to amuse and intrigue the reader, this book combines
cartoons with facts and simple analogies to provide an introduction to
the mysteries of Ancient Egypt. Carefully pitched at children aged five
and over, the facts in the book are presented in a lively style. --$4.00
--From the ancient ziggurats of Mespotamia and the steep pyramids of
the Maya to the modern wonders of today, the engrossing text and
beautifully detailed pictures of Pyramids provides a through historical
overview of all types of pyramids. This meticulously illustrated
reference also reveals how these awe-inspiring structures were
constructed, what was kept inside them, and why they were so important
to the different societies that produced them. An illustrated glossary
and index help make this an even more enjoyable and easy-to-use
reference. --$4.75
HIEROGLYPHS (Joyce Milton)
--Ancient Egypt is a subject of never-ending fascination for primary
grade kids. Here they learn all about hieroglyphs, the beautiful
pictogram writing that appears on mummy cases, papyrus scrolls, tomb
walls, etc. What do the different symbols mean? How did we learn to
decipher hieroglyphs? What was school and learning to read and write
like for children of ancient Egypt? The information is accessible and
fascinating, plus kids have the fun of creating hieroglyph messages and
"works of art" using the accompanying stencil. --$4.00
ANCIENT EGYPT Lionel Casson (Time-Life Books)
-- A concise yet informative book on one of the great empires of
antiquity. Topics covered include the expansion of Egypt, daily life,
religion, literature, the decline of Egypt, and the legacy of the
Egyptian empire. Language, law, government, and architecture are just a
few of the legacies of Ancient Egypt. The numerous illustrations and
picture essays greatly enhance the narrative. This volume includes a
map, a time line of Egyptian political and cultural history, and a
gallery of the Gods of Egypt. Hardcover.--$3.00
--The Guide includes suggestions for how to set your study of ancient
civilizations in a biblical context, as well as background information,
vocabulary, and discussion questions. Also contains suggestions for
supplementary assignments in children's versions of the Iliad and
Odyssey, as well as selections from Plato. --$7.75
Age of Greece (Julie Farris)
--Packed with fascinating facts, intriguing travel tips, and colorful
illustrations, this book offers kids a unique and enjoyable look at
Ancient Greece, its people, places, and customs. Looking under headings
such as "Food and Drink" will reveal that in other parts of Greece, the
local delicacies might include deer, partridge, songbirds, and peacock
eggs! In the "Top Attractions" section, the recommended tour of the
Acropolis is accompanied by a travel tip reminding the visitor that it
is customary to make a small sacrifice at the altar outside the door
before entering the Parthenon! Ancient Greece is just the ticket for a
tour of one of the world's classic civilizations. A fold-out map at the
end of the book helps kids locate all the sites mentioned, and a
"tourist quiz" lets young Egyptologists test themselves on the essential
information they need to know before they go! --$4.00
ANCIENT GREECE (Louise Schofield)
--When did the ancient Olympic Games begin? What popular game used
the ankle joints of goats or sheep? Why did people cross the River Styx?
What could a dinner guest expect to eat at a banquet in ancient Greece?
Ancient Greece is a dynamic reference book for children. Detailed,
atmospheric illustrations, revealing photographs and lively descriptions
engage and encourage readers to discover for themselves a part of the
world's exciting history. Every page is designed to capture the
imagination and stimulate curiosity. A dramatic four-page foldout scene
and vivid drawings take young readers into the heart of the topic.
--Uses a travel guide format to provide information about life in
Greece during the fifth century B.C., including such activities as
consulting an oracle, going to the Olympics, and attending a banquet.
THE TROJAN WAR (Bernard Evslin)
-- “These events I relate are the living seeds, and they will bear
bloody fruit, I promise.” So says Ulysses, King of Ithaca, as he
recounts the origins of the Trojan War. Renowned Greek mythologist
Bernard Evslin masterfully depicts the ten-year war: its beginnings
rooted in discord among the gods; the seduction of the famed beauty
Helen of Troy; and the spectacular development of the Trojan Horse,
Ulysses’ cunning ploy to win the war. Evslin brings to life the dramatic
twists and turns of this classic tale of human folly, mortal heroism,
and the brutality and brilliance that have come down through the ages.
--Quintillian would be proud to see your students learning the
structure and style of good writing through imitation while they study
Greek mythology. This Greek Heroes text is the fourth book in a growing
series of Imitation in Writing materials designed to teach aspiring
writers the art and discipline of crafting delightful prose and poetry.
The text includes a short background of imitation as a means of teaching
writing, instructions, grading guidelines, twenty-five myths about Greek
Heroes formatted for imitation, and a glossary of Greek gods and terms.
Fourth grade and up. --$7.75
CLASSICAL GREECE C.M. Bowra (Time-Life Books)
-- This volume presents the political and military history of Ancient
Greece with an emphasis on Athens and Sparta. Social history and early
Greek drama and philosophy are also covered. The reference section is
especially useful as it describes the heroes of Greek mythology as well
as great and famous Greek statesmen, philosophers, poets, artists, and
scientists. Ideal for teachers or readers wanting a basic introduction
to the birthplace of democracy, drama, philosophy, and the Olympic
games. Hardcover. --$3.00
LIFE IN ANCIENT ROME (Dover Coloring Book) (William Kaufman)
--All the magnificence of ancient Rome, brought to life in 41 finely
detailed illustrations depicting the defeat of Germanic invaders (c. 108
BC), the crushing of a slave revolt (71 BC), the assassination of Julius
Caesar (44 BC) and more. Captions describe Roman cultural life, major
landmarks, leaders and daily activities. One picture colored out of 48
pictures. --$3.00
IMPERIAL ROME Moses Hadas (Time-Life Books)
--A concise yet informative book on one of the great empires of
antiquity. Topics covered include the expansion of Rome, daily life,
religion, literature, the decline of Rome, and the legacy of the Roman
empire. Language, law, government, and architecture are just a few of
the legacies of Ancient Rome. As with other books in this series, the
numerous illustrations and picture essays greatly enhance the narrative.
This volume includes several maps, a time line of Roman emperors, a time
line of Roman political and cultural history, and a biographical
reference section profiling great Roman writers and statesmen. Hard
cover. --$3.00
ALL ABOUT HANUKKAH (Judye Groner and Madeline Wikler0
--The highly-praised retelling of the Hanukkah story with vivid full-
color illustrations. Candle blessings, games, recipes, songs. --$3.50
-- Writers re-create the classic legends of Western Civilization’s great
kings and heroes. The stories of Beowulf, Charlemagne, Roland,
Siegfried, St. George, King Arthur, and Sir Gawain are among the 28
exciting selections in this volume. Each text includes a short
background of imitation as a means of teaching writing, instructions on
how to implement the program, grading guidelines, and worksheets for
each literature selection that is to be imitated. --$7.75
--Packed full of information about the most important monarchs in
British history, from the Dark Ages to the present day. Find out about
the good, the bad and the mad, through the years of conquest, civil war,
empire and Commonwealth. --$4.00
(Philip Steele)
-- This book focuses on castles and their history, and each spread
investigates a specific theme or topic, with answers to questions, plus
additional snippets of information. This oversized volume attempts to
captivate readers with colorful pictures, humorous cartoons, and
tantalizing questions about the medieval world. Child-oriented inquiries
include, "What were the Middle Ages in the middle of?," "Did people take
baths?," "Who was the first to chew gum?" --$4.00
DESIGN YOUR OWN COAT OF ARMS: An Introduction to Heraldry
(Dover Children's Activity Books) (Rosemary A. Chorzempa)
-- Design your own personal coat of arms. Detailed, easy-to-follow
instructions make it easy even for beginners to fashion emblems that
reflect family origins, traits, and accomplishments. Decorate plates,
mugs, and stationery or create wallhangings, sew-on patches, T-shirt
decals, pin-on badges, and much more. --$3.75
-- Discover the achievements of the Renaissance, and peel back four
see-through pages to look inside. Full-color illustrations on acetate
can be peeled back to reveal cutaways of the Renaissance interiors such
as of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, a printer's workshop, a Florentine
town house, and Columbus's Santa Maria. --$4.75
--The story of our nation from coast to coast, from earliest times to
1590. Meet the skilled farmers, hunters, builders, and craft people who
had been living in North America for thousands of years before Columbus
arrived. It describes the everyday lives of early Native Americans,
Columbus's explorations of America, and the first European colonists.
Hard cover. --$4.50
THE WITCHCRAFT OF SALEM VILLAGE (Landmark Books) -Shirley Jackson
- Stories of magic, superstition, and witchcraft were strictly forbidden
in the little town of Salem Village. But a group of young girls ignored
those rules, spellbound by the tales told by a woman named Tituba. When
questioned about their activities, the terrified girls set off a
whirlwind of controversy as they accused townsperson after townsperson
of being witches. Author Shirley Jackson examines in careful detail this
horrifying true story of accusations, trials, and executions that shook
a community to its foundations. -- $3.00
GEORGE WASHINGTON (Sower Series) -Norma Cournow Camp
- See history come alive...learn of many hidden facts involving famous
men and women from the pages of their diaries, letters to friends, books
they wrote, etc. Washington was not a preacher or great Bible scholar,
and he did not speak or act in this manner. He was much like the average
member of your church, for he sat regularly in the pews of many
churches. Daily Washington lived by the biblical teachings he gleaned
from his Bible reading. And he was a sower of the seeds of faith to
others. --$3.00
-- A young Frenchman of nineteen traveling across the sea to help a
struggling nation fight for its independence? Why not? To Lafayette,
anything was possible. A man who threw off the boundaries imposed upon
him to stand up for what he believed was right, the Marquis de Lafayette
grew from an idealistic young man searching for honor and glory, into an
idealist statesman with rock-solid principles of liberty. Here, Jean
Fritz brings to life the exciting story of the brave and appealing man
known as the Hero of the New World. --$3.75
-- In the days before microphones and TV interviews, getting people to
listen to you was not an easy task. But James Madison used his quiet
eloquence, intelligence and passion for unified colonies to help shape
the Constitution, steer America through the turmoil of two wars, and
ensure that our government, and nation, remained intact.
The book is rich in the sort of detail that illuminates the man, but is
not limited to personal information; a great deal of government history
is woven into the biography.
Fritz has given a vivid picture of the man and an equally vivid picture
of the problems that faced the leaders of the new nation in the
formative years. --$3.75
ABRAHAM LINCOLN (Sower Series) -David Collins
-The life of Abraham Lincoln is well recorded for history. But sadly
enough, the spiritual side of Abraham Lincoln has been seldom reported.
Because he held no formal church membership, he has even been labeled
"anti-Christian." There is, however, little doubt that Abraham Lincoln
was a most devoted Christian. His entire life reflects a deep personal
faith in God. This book will attempt to explore the spiritual side of
Abraham Lincoln, relying on his own words and the observations of his
family, friends, and historians. You'll be amazed at what has been left
out of our history books. --$3.00
STONEWALL JACKSON (Sower Series) -Charles Ludwig
-Stonewall Jackson was loved in the South and admired in the North. He
was called a great general, a noble Christian, and a pure man by a
Northern newspaper at the time of his death. He was fearless in battle
and well respected. Read of his childhood, his hard work at West Point
and his faith that shaped him into the man he became. -$3.00
GETTYSBURG Mackinlay Kantor (Landmark Series)
-- When troops entered Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the South seemed to be
winning the Civil War. But Gettysburg was a turning point. After three
bloody days of fighting, the Union finally won the battle. Inspired by
the valor of the many thousands of soldiers who died there, President
Lincoln visited Gettysburg to give a brief but moving tribute. His
Gettysburg Address is one of the most famous speeches in American
history. --$3.75
CIVIL WAR John Stanchak (Eyewitness Books)
--This text explores the adventure and lure of America's greatest
conflict - the American Civil War. It introduces figures such as
Southern spy Belle Boyd, forgotten slave hero Robert Smalls, and
towering leaders Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. It examines Bull
Run, Gettysburg and other battles that changed the history of a nation.
The guide also looks at the personal side of this conflict - from the
homespun uniforms worn by Confederate volunteers, to rousing military
marches and propaganda posters, to the touching photographs of fighting
men and the people they left behind. --$4.75
DRAWING ON HISTORY (Pre Civil War - Vietnam) (Deborah Swanson)
-Beautifully designed by Deborah Swanson, Drawing on History provides an
easy, fascinating way to integrate Art History into your curriculum.
Artists are affected by the events of the world going on around them,
the styles coming and going with the times, the zeitgeist---and these
effects often show up in their art. A great way to not only add art into
your standard history, but to look at history through the lens of art!
This survey of art from 1830s-1970s covers the major art movements, folk
art, and the historical context of famous artists. Each lesson provides
an introduction to a specific art movement, research questions, and
learning objectives. Questions are open-ended and the research questions
are designed to inspire children to conduct more extensive
investigations. Assignments include both recreations of specific art
forms as well as more technique-based exercises; photographs of projects
help students to see precisely what elements they should by copying and
how other students' art work was completed. Recommended books, websites,
and movies are also included. A convenient timeline chronologically
aligns world events, art events, and art projects. This course will take
one year to complete. This book may be used independently, but it is
highly recommended that you use the sold-separately DK ART book.
Extremely easy to correlate, each lesson begins with the page numbers in
the DK ART Book, recommended resources, research questions, materials
needed for the art project, and a quote. One-year course. --$20.00
African American Slave Artisans
Neo- and Post-Impressionism
Art Nouveau and Symbolism
Fauvism and Expressionism
Modernism in Print
Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism
Documentary Photography
USA: WPA, Federal One Project, and the FAP
Art and War – Pablo Picasso
WWII – Art of the Third Reich and Degenerate Art WWII – The Art of the
Woodcuts of Japan
Abstract Expressionism
Pop Art
Psychedelic Art, Tie Dye, and Hippies
--Established Dear America author Kristiana Gregory kicks off the Royal
Diaries with the captivating story of young Cleopatra's tumultuous life.
Daughter of King Ptolemy Autletes, Pharaoh of Egypt, Cleopatra lives a
life filled with opulence and mystery. --$3.00
CAT OF BUBASTES Cds (G.A. Henty Read by the incomparable Jim Weiss)
-- The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt by G. A. Henty is full
of adventure and is written in a style that kids will read comfortably.
The 15 year old hero, the prince of a small nation invaded by the
Egyptians, is of strong moral character and boys, especially, will love
the story of his captivity! Packed full of details, it covers everything
from Egyptian architecture, family life, methods of warfare, government,
and geography to religion. It even includes a cameo appearance by Moses,
himself. Each chapter is full of details and interesting facts about
Egypt, all woven into an exciting and suspenseful story.
--Amid chariot battles and court intrigues, Nile crocodiles and desert
bandits, a young man finds friendship, love and his own destiny in
ancient Egypt. Takes place in 1250 BC, six CD's that total more than six
hours of listening time. --$12.25
GOLDEN GOBLET (Eloise McGraw) [Sonlight Core G, W]
-- An orphan in ancient Egypt desires nothing more than to follow in his
father's footsteps as a goldsmith but is forced into a life that he
despises. A story of suspense and action in which Egyptian life from
impoverished hovel to magnificent palace is dramatically portrayed.
THE EGYPT GAME (Zilpha Keatley Snyder) Newberry Winner
--The first time Melanie Ross meets April Hall, she’s not sure they have
anything in common. But she soon discovers that they both love anything
to do with ancient Egypt. When they stumble upon a deserted storage
yard, Melanie and April decide it’s the perfect spot for the Egypt Game.
Before long there are six Egyptians, and they all meet to wear costumes,
hold ceremonies, and work on their secret code. Everyone thinks it’s
just a game until strange things start happening. Has the Egypt Game
gone too far? --$2.00
-- The myths of six Greek heroes are told in a simple,
straightforward style. Included are Hercules, Perseus, Theseus,
Orpheus, Meleager, and Jason. --$2.75
--Homer's epics become tales of adventure and marvel for the youngest
readers in these remarkable retellings. Illustrated in Williams' well-
loved comic-strip style, thess renditions feature snappy texts and
riotously detailed panel artwork that is both faithful to the originals
and delightfully modern in humor and appeal. --$3.75
THE GREEK GODS (Bernard & Dorothy Evslin, Ned
-- The Greek gods had more powers than mortals could even imagine.
They could change day to night, turn people into animals, and punish
mean with eternal torture. Their whims and desire changed the course of
human destiny. No legends are more fabulous than those of the Greek
gods. The classic collection tells their stories. --$2.75
JULIUS CAESAR William Shakespeare
--This is the modern English version of the play side-by-side with
the full original text. --$3.00
HAMLET (Picture This: Shakespeare)
-- The immortal tragedy of the Prince of Denmark, who seeks to avenge
the death of his father. This title introduces Hamlet to beginning
students in a highly original graphic-novel format, and is supplemented
with substantial excerpts from Shakespeare's original dialogue. Also
presented are thumbnail sketches of the play's main characters and a
succinct plot summary that explains the play's main themes and meanings.
Students who feel overwhelmed by the original Shakespeare texts can use
titles in this series as an important first step in understanding these
literary masterpieces. --$4.00
-- A baffling invitation to an archaeological dig in Mexico defies
all logic, but it is too good to pass up. Along with Joel and Old Lady
Bugsby, Ricky and his friends head south and encounter a chilling mix of
ancient legends and present-day mysteries. Their search for the truth
leads to people they wouldn’t have suspected…and places they’d prefer to
avoid. --$2.00
SHANGHAIED TO CHINA (Dave & Neta Jackson)
- Neil Thompson had promised his grandmother that he would wait for his
grandfather to bring him to see the great oceangoing ships at the docks
in Liverpool, England. But when he convinced himself that it was okay to
go alone, he did not know the danger he would face on that bright
morning in September 853. The docks were no place for a twelve-year-old
boy who was alone. Stopping to admire a small clipper ship, the
Dumfries, Neil is suddenly grabbed and dragged aboard the ship, then
locked in a small, dark room until the ship is on its way to sea. When
he's finally let out, he discovers he's been shanghaied to be a cabin
boy on a tea clipper bound for China and there's no chance for escape!
Fortunately for Neil, on board ship is a young missionary named Hudson
Taylor who is also bound for China. But will Taylor's friendship and
faith be able to overcome all the bad things that fall upon Neil's life?
Will Neil ever make it home? Why should Hudson Taylor help? -$3.00
-- Muna has never known his father -- a samurai, a noble warrior. But
Muna's mother has told Muna how he will know him one day: by the sign of
the chrysanthemum. When his mother dies, Muna travels to the capital of
twelfth-century Japan, a bewildering city on the verge of revolution. He
finds a haven there, as servant to the great swordsmith, Fukuji. But
Muna cannot forget his dream: He must find his father. Only then will he
have power and a name to be reckoned with. Only then will he become a
man. -$0.75
PERIL AND PEACE (Mindy and Brandon Withrow)
-- Let history come to life - just the way it should be. Read the
stories of Paul, Polycarp, Justin, Origen, Cyprian, Constantine,
Athanasius, Ambrose, Augustine, John Chrysostom, Jerome, Patrick, and
Benedict. People from the early and ancient church and discover the
roots of Christianity. From the apostle Paul to Benedict you can
discover how those in the early church still influence church today. In
their lives you will see the young and developing church struggling and
growing in a hostile and difficult world. Watch in amazement as a varied
selection of people from different countries, cultures and times merge
together to form the Christian church. Learn from their mistakes and
errors but more importantly learn from their amazing strengths and
gifts. Marvel at the incredible things accomplished by God in such a
short space of time. Written in a modern and relaxed style this is a
book that will introduce you to history without the tears and with all
the wonder. Extra features throughout this book look deeper into issues
such as persecution; worship; creeds and councils and the formation of
the Bible as well as a timeline. --$4.75
COURAGE AND CONVICTION (Mindy and Brandon Withrow)
-- Let history come to life – just the way it should do. Read the
stories of the reformers in the 16th and 17th centuries who changed the
face of the Christian church forever. Meet the German monk, the French
scholar and the Scottish tutor who protested corruption in the church.
Get to know the queens and explorers who risked everything for the
freedom to worship according to their consciences.
It was a time of war and upheaval, but also a time of promise and hope.
From Erasmus and Luther to Katherine Parr and William Bradford, God used
different personalities in different places to bring sweeping changes to
church government and the way we worship. Learn from their mistakes and
be encouraged by their amazing strengths and gifts. Extra features
throughout this book look deeper into issues such as the Scientific
Revolution, wars of religion, the Puritans and the settling of the
Americas. --$4.75
-- When young John of Wycliffe arrives at Oxford University, he finds it
a fascinating and perilous place. With his friend, Sebastian Ayleton,
John experiences the terrible plague called the "Pestilence" (the Black
Death), and he becomes involved in clashes between university factions
as well as riots among the townspeople. Whenever he can find time away
from his studies, John's favorite place is the inn of the Kicking Pony.
There he and his companions discuss the political and religious issues
of the day, and it is with his friends that he first shares his growing
vision of an English Bible for all Englishmen to read. In the darkness
of medieval England, John's pursuit of truth gleams like a solitary
star: the morning star that promises the sunrise to come. He paved the
way for the theologians of the next century and opened hearts in
preparation for the great Reformation itself. --$3.75
BIBLE SMUGGLER (Louise Vernon)
--Read the 16th century story of William Tyndale, who wants to translate
the Bible into English. He feels that the common people of England
should be able to read the Scriptures for themselves. The church and
government violently disagree.
Collin Hartley, a boy and Tydale's helper, works with him on this
dangerous project. Tydale has to flee to Europe for his life, and Collin
goes along. Their enemies follow and try to capture them, but Tyndale
manages to complete his translation work. Then, he mush smuggle the
English-language Bibles into England. Along with Collin Hartley, you
will participate in all the important events of this daring story.
THE WHITE STAG (Kate Seredy)
-- Retells the legendary story of the Huns' and Magyars' long
migration from Asia to Europe where they hope to find a permanent home.
JOAN OF ARC (Nancy Ross) (Landmark)
-- In the early 15th century, France was in turmoil. The country had
been at war for years, and it had no king. Out of the chaos came Joan of
Arc. No one knows how Joan, a poor farm girl, was able to command armies
and win battles, but she did all that and more. Some called Joan a
heroine. Others called her a witch. But with her determination and
unwavering faith, she would go down in history as Saint Joan of Arc.
TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE (Charles and Mary Lamb)
-- This work gives a perfect introduction to Shakespeare's greatest
plays. Charles and Mary Lamb bring vividly alive all the power of
"Hamlet" and "Othello", the fun of "As You Like It", and the drama of
"Pericles". Conveying all of Shakespeare's wit, wisdom and humanity, and
never losing the feel of his beautiful language, these tales are classic
literature in their own right. --$2.75
IVANHOE (Sir Walter Scott)
-- Wilfred of Ivanhoe returns from the Crusades to face the
disapproval of his father, who disinherits him for his political
allegiances and his love for the Lady Rowena. He gets caught up in the
power-struggle between King Richard and Prince John. Set in 12th-century
England, Ivanhoe is both a gripping historical novel and a study of
human morality. Hard cover. --$2.00
TREASURE ISLAND (Robert L. Stevenson)
-- Masterfully crafted, Treasure Island is a stunning yarn of piracy
on the fiery tropic seas—an unforgettable tale of treachery that
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KING ARTHUR (Rosalind Kerven)
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TALES FROM KING ARTHUR (Edited by Andrew Lang)
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BRADY (By Jean Fritz)
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GETTYSBURG (MacKinlay Kantor)
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CALL OF THE WILD (Jack London)
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WHITE FANG (Jack London)
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UNDER THE BLOOD RED SUN (Graham Salisbury)
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VIETNAM WAR: How the U.S. Became Involved (Mitch Yamasaki)
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--Magazine about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.
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Martin Luther King Jr., for kids, examines how the legacy of slavery,
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