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"Backyard Bird Song introduces you to the fascinating world of bird song. Used in conjunction with my Field Guide to the Birds, this audio guide may give you a new perspective on a familiar place, your own backyard. "In this audio guide, Dick Walton and Bob Lawson have grouped 28 of the most common bird species according to similarity of song. Just as my Field Guide shows what to look for, Backyard Bird Song points out exactly what to listen for to tell one bird from another." -Roger Tory Peterson With this audio guide, you can learn to identify your favorite birds by their songs and calls alone. Backyard Bird Song includes 28 of the most common backyard birds, such as the American Robin, Song Sparrow, and the Downy Woodpecker, arranged in groups with similar vocalizations.
Ever wonder where inventors get their ideas? As it turns out, the great inventor Benjamin Franklin got his best ideas from a mouse named Amos! Funny, interesting and wise, this classic tale has been a favorite for generations. Once you've met Amos and read his account, you'll never think of Ben Franklin-or American history quite the same way. All images described.
"Your fortune lies to the west. Keep your face to the sunset . . . and one day you'll ride the greatest wheel in all the world." When Aunt Honora reads this fortune in his tea leaves, Conn Kilroy knows he is destined for greater things than his small Irish village can offer. A letter from his uncle Michael in America offering Conn a partnership in his New York contracting company sets Conn on his western adventure. Just a few short months later Conn's Uncle Patrick lures him even farther west to Chicago, where they join the hardworking crew building what some called Ferris's Folly--the first Ferris wheel--then the largest wheel in the world and the showpiece of Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.<P><P> Newbery Medal Honor book
Mr. Popper has penguins in his fridge, an ice rink in the basement, and a family for whom life will never be the same How many penguins in the house is too many? <P><P> Mr. Popper is a humble house painter living in Stillwater who dreams of faraway places like the South Pole. When an explorer responds to his letter by sending him a penguin named Captain Cook, Mr. Popper and his family's lives change forever. Soon one penguin becomes twelve, and the Poppers must set out on their own adventure to preserve their home. <P> First published in 1938, Mr. Popper's Penguins is a classic tale that has enchanted young readers for generations. <P> Newbery Medal Honors book<P> Winner of Pacific Northwest Library Association's Young Reader's Choice Award
Paul Revere didn't make his famous midnight ride alone. Meet a patriot unlike any other: Scheherazade, the mare who doesn't mind mentioning she was once the fastest and most admired horse in the King's army. But on arrival in America, "Sherry" is quickly let down by her British rider and recruited by Sam Adams to join the Sons of Liberty. Before long, she finds herself teamed with Paul Revere to play a key-if unnoticed-role in the American Revolution. Full of wit and wisdom, this beloved classic presents an unforgettable view to the birth of a nation-straight from the horse's mouth!
Mr. Revere And I: Being An Account Of Certain Episodes In The Career Of Paul Revere, Esq. As Revealed By His Horseby Robert Lawson
No haughtier stepper in the regiment than Scheherazade, no loftier-nosed champion of royalty and privilege. Naturally, the fall of this mare was equally great, even to the glue factory; and still more remarkable was the transformation which took place slowly but surely after Sam Adams talked her out of the glue cart into the home of Paul Revere. Thus Sherry became the horse of a patriot, and soon knew all about the Revere family, the trade of the silversmith, and the doings of the Sons of Liberty."With many fine drawings that are as vivid and full of fun as the story, this is altogether an original presentation of some great moments in our history."--The Horn Book"Try this for reading aloud, as a first rate family book.--The Kirkus Reviews"The make-up is excellent, illustrations are wonderful, and the reader will get a very interesting picture of the American Revolution. Recommended."--Library Journal"Splendid story of the American Revolution....The illustrations are as beautiful, finely detailed, drawn with knowledge and love. In every way this is a worthy successor to the author's well-loved Ben and Me."--The New York Times"Perhaps one of the season's most distinguished and delightful books, the illustrations are especially fine."--Christian Science Monitor"This is certainly Robert Lawson's finest story."--Chicago Sunday Tribune
It has been a while since Folks lived in the Big House, and an even longer time has passed since there has been a garden at the House. All the animals of the Hill are very excited about the new Folks moving in, and they wonder how things are going to change. It's only a matter of time before the animals of the Hill find out just who is moving in, and they may be a little bit surprised when they do.<P><P> Newbery Medal Winner
Ferdinand is the world's most peaceful--and--beloved little bull. While all of the other bulls snort, leap, and butt their heads, Ferdinand is content to just sit and smell the flowers under his favorite cork tree. Leaf's simple storytelling paired with Lawson's pen-and-ink drawings make "The Story of Ferdinand" a true classic.
The hard winter that Analdas, the old Rabbit, prophesies comes to pass in more ways than one for the dwellers of Rabbit Hill when the Folks go away and leave a neglectful Caretaker with a mean Dog in charge.
A Caldecott Honor Book by the creators of the beloved Story of Ferdinand; Wee Gillis lives in Scotland. He is an orphan, and he spends half of each year with his mother's people in the lowlands, while the other half finds him in the highlands with his father's kin. Both sides of Gillis's family are eager for him to settle down and adopt their ways. In the lowlands, he is taught to herd cattle, learning how to call them to him in even the heaviest of evening fogs. In the rocky highlands, he stalks stags from outcrop to outcrop, holding his breath so as not to make a sound. Wee Gillis is a quick study, and he soon picks up what his elders can teach him. And yet he is unprepared when the day comes for him to decide, once and for all, whether it will be the lowlands or the highlands that he will call his home. Robert Lawson and Munro Leaf's classic picture book is a tribute to the powers of the imagination...
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