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Betsy, Tacy, and Tib are twelve-old enough to do lots of things...even go downtown on their own. There they see their first horseless carriage, discover the joys of the public library, and see a real play at the Opera House. They even find themselves acting in one! Best of all, they help a lonely new friend feel at home in Deep Valley-the most wonderful place in the world to grow up. Ever since their first publication in the 1940s, the Betsy-Tacy stories have been loved by each generation of young readers.
Betsy, Tacy, and Tib can't wait to be ten. After all, getting two numbers in your age is the beginning of growing up-exciting things are bound to happen. And they do! The girls fall in love with the King of Spain, perform in the School Entertainment, and for the first time, go all the way over the Big Hill to Little Syria by themselves. There Betsy, Tacy, and Tib make new friends and learn a thing or two. They learn that new Americans are sometimes the best Americans. And they learn that they themselves wouldn't want to be anything else. Ever since their first publication in the 1940s, the Betsy-Tacy stories have been loved by each generation of young readers.
Best Friends Forever There are lots of children on Hill Street, but no little girls Betsy's age. So when a new family moves into the house across the street, Betsy hopes they will have a little girl she can play with. Sure enough, they do-a little girl named Tacy. And from the moment they meet at Betsy's fifth birthday party, Betsy and Tacy becoms such good friends that everyone starts to think of them as one person-Betsy-Tacy.Betsy and Tacy have lots of fun together. They make a playhouse from a piano box, have a sand store, and dress up and go calling. And one day, they come home to a wonderful surprise-a new friend named Tib.Ever since their first publication in the 1940's, the Betsy-Tacy stories have been loved by each generation of young readers.
Three of a KindBetsy and Tacy are best friends. Then Tib moves into the neighborhood and the three of them start to play together. The grown-ups think they will quarrel, but they don't. Sometimes they quarrel with Betsy's and Tacy's bossy big sisters, but they never quarrel among themselves.They are not as good as they might be. They cook up awful messes in the kitchen, throw mud on each other and pretend to be beggars, and cut off each other's hair. But Betsy, Tacy, and Tib always manage to have a good time.Ever since their first publication in the 1940s, the Betsy-Tacy stories have been loved by each generation of young readers.
Easter is coming! The farmyard animals are planning a surprise for Ann Eliza, the little girl who takes care of them. Everyone contributes--Little Brown Hen lays the eggs, the chicks and goslings gather flowers, and White Rabbit and his family paint the eggs. Easter morning, the animals have a parade and give Ann Eliza her very own Easter basket . . . a very happy Easter, indeed!
In 1758, Mary Jemison's peaceful life is shattered when a band of warriors take her family captive. She must then try and adjust to the Seneca way of life. Based on the true story of the "White Woman of the Genesee." A Newbery Honor Book.
Mr. Small has a sailboat of his own. One fine day, he and his dog, Tinker, go fishing in the little boat. Mr. Small is a real sailor, and knows just how to handle the sailboat, even when some very exciting thing happen which test his skill.
The book includes the following stories and poems: EARLY CHRISTMASES: DAY OF WORK AND No CHEER A Puritan Christmas 1640; How CHRISTMAS CAME TO BLUEBERRY CORNERS A New England Christmas 1840; THE PINK CHINA BONBON DISH A Small-Town Ohio Christmas 1900; REGIONAL CHRISTMASES 1940-1967; THE UNINVITED GUEST A Sharecropper Christmas; KAYLA'S CHRISTMAS A Portuguese Christmas; CHRISTMAS ON MACDONALD STREET A City Christmas; THE CHRISTMAS PROGRAM A Prairie Christmas; La Christine COMES A Bayou-French Christmas; THE CHRISTMAS FAKE A Backwoods Christmas; BEFORE SNOW FLIES A Tree-Farm Christmas; THE FIRST STAR A Polish Christmas; VISIT OF THE SHEPHERDS A Nativity Play; POEMS: A Day for Gladness; Outside the House; Tree with Lights; The Extra Plate; Wreath in the Window; City Santa; Blow Blow; A Knock at the Door; A Bright Light; Christmas Tree So Green; The Star; Christ Child Small.. Other books by Lois Lenski are available in this library.
Laughing, playing, dancing, see the children gay-- Hear them singing, "Spring is here, Spring is here today. " Could there be a more cheerful time of year than spring? Winter is over, birds are singing, flowers are in bloom . . . and it's time to play outside! Lois Lenski's rhyming, pocket-size picture book--published in 1945, and out of print for decades--is back in full, glorious color. "What a pleasure to rediscover a classic children's author! And what a pleasure to help today's children discover one for the first time! Many thanks are due to Random House for re-releasing [her books] with their original covers and illustrations. It is one of the charms of Lois Lenski that she educated children so gently. "--Infodad. com, Four Stars "The charm and usefulness of these books hasn't diminished at all since they were first published in the 40's. "--Jacksonville Florida Times-Union
A family living in the lake region of Florida in the early 1900's struggles for survival in a primitive environment, as they battle harsh conditions and hostile neighbors.
This classic story depicts Texas ranch life during the droughts of the early twentieth century, as one girl tries to find her place in the world.
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