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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. <P> Ever since their first publication in the 1940s, 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.
Best Friends Forever<P> 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.<P> Ever since their first publication in the 1940's, 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!
Will Sally and her family ever be able to go home?When heavy rains cause the river to flood, Sally, her family, and many of their neighbors have to evacuate their homes. With nothing but the clothes on their backs, they seek shelter at the local school. At first, it seems like an adventure, but as reports come in of whole houses being washed away, Sally learns the meaning of being a true friend and a good neighbor. Flood Friday is based on the actual flooding of western Connecticut in 1955. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Lenski including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate.
What would it be like to live on a houseboat on the Mississippi River with two parents, four kids, eight chickens, several turtles, a dog, and a cat? Patsy and her family are about to find out!At first, Patsy is upset when her parents decide to move from their home in River City, Illinois, to a houseboat on the Mississippi River. She'll miss her house and friends, and she's sure the trip downriver will be boring. Gradually, she and her brother and sisters get used to their new life. Patsy grows to love the ever-changing river, where she even learns to swim. But she can't help longing for a real house--on land. Houseboat Girl is based on the experiences of real families living on the Mississippi River in the summer of 1954. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Lenski including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate.
Mary Jemison has been captured by a Shawnee war party! How will she survive?<P><P> When twelve-year-old Mary Jemison and her family are captured by Shawnee raiders, she's sure they'll all be killed. Instead, Mary is separated from her siblings and traded to two Seneca sisters, who adopt her and make her one of their own. Mary misses her home, but the tribe is kind to her. She learns to plant crops, make clay pots, and sew moccasins, just as the other members do. Slowly, Mary realizes that the Indians are not the monsters she believed them to be. When Mary is given the chance to return to her world, will she want to leave the tribe that has become her family? <P> This Newbery Honor book is based on the true story of Mary Jemison, the pioneer known as the "White Woman of the Genesee."
Judy lives in a tent with her family. Will they ever be able to afford a farm with a real house?Ten-year-old Judy and her family are migrants, moving from farm to farm with each new season. Starting in Alabama, they travel to Florida and up the East Coast all the way to New Jersey, always looking for steady work. Every time Judy feels as if they're beginning to put down roots, they have to move on. It's hard for her to catch up in school; it's hard to make and keep friends. Judy likes the people she meets along the way, but she longs for a real home. Will her family ever have a farm of their own? Judy's Journey is a realistic depiction of the life of migrant farm workers in the mid-1900s. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Lenski including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate.
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.
It's the worst blizzard in fifty years! Delores is very ill, but there's no way to get through the snow. How long will she be stranded at school?Out on the South Dakota prairie, the winters are fierce. This storm is the worst one yet: It's below freezing outside, and the winds are howling. All of the other kids have gone home, but Delores's family can't get to her, so she has to stay at the school. Between a fuel shortage and having to boil snow for drinking water, it's been hard for both Delores and her teacher, Miss Martin. Now Delores is very ill. How will Miss Martin get her to the doctor in all this snow? Prairie School was inspired by letters from children at a real South Dakota prairie school, which Lenski then visited during the severe blizzards of the winter of 1950. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Lenski including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate.
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
How can Birdie's family grow strawberries when the neighbors let their cows into the berry fields?<P><P> Birdie and her family are trying to build a farm in Florida. But it's not easy with the heat, droughts, and cold snaps--and neighbors that don't believe in fences. But Birdie won't give up on her dream of strawberries, and her family won't let those Slaters drive them from their home! <P> This Newberry Medal-winning novel presents a realistic picture of life on the Florida frontier.
The entire ranch is thirsty--will the rains ever come?<P><P> Tomboy Charlie loves the ranch and the outdoors, especially now that she has a horse of her own and can ride like a true cowboy. She doesn't understand why her mother keeps after her to help out in the house, too. But ranch life is hard, especially when there's a drought. There isn't enough water for the crops or cattle, and horrible dust storms sweep away the soil. If it doesn't rain soon, her family could lose everything. Charlie must learn that on a ranch, everyone's job is important if they are to survive--and that a good cowboy always obeys orders. <P> 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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