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Illus. in full color. Meet the cutest (and biggest!) babies of all time in the first nonfiction Step 1. The hatching of eggs, the habits, and the hazards faced by prehistoric toddlers are all here in this accurate, accessible look at a perennially popular subject.
A Simon & Schuster eBookwith a ``Pilgrim Menu'' for readers to prepare with adult supervision. The illustrations include pen-and-ink drawings and lithographs that show period artifacts and various food items.
A hundred years ago, Ernest Shackleton and his crew set out for the South Pole. They never made it. Within sight of land, the ship ran into dangerous waters filled with chunks of ice. Then the sea froze around them! There was no hope of rescue. Could Shackleton find a way to save himself and his men? "Well-written and packed with illustrations and photographs, this amazing tale of the will to survive under unthinkable circumstances will amaze kids and keep them glued to every page."--Dallas Morning News"Shackleton's heart-pounding expedition and rescue comes vividly to life in this beginning chapter book."--BooklistLucille Recht Penner is the author of many nonfiction books for kids, including Dinosaur Babies, and Monster Bugs, in Random House's Step into Reading program. Two of her titles were named Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Books. The author lives in Tucson, AZ.
How the Revolutionary War Began. The American colonists were fed up with British law. They refused to buy English goods. They formed a militia of tradesmen and farmers ready to fight at a moment's notice. Most importantly, they joined together. All 13 colonies sent representatives to decide whether they should form a new country. That group wrote the Declaration of Independence, the document that summed up a revolution.
For thousands of years, people have claimed to have spotted mermaids in the waves and on the rocks. Some were beautiful with long flowing hair and lovely voices. But other mermaids liked to drag people down to their watery homes and eat them! If you thought mermaids were just pretty ladies with scaly tails, think again. There is more to these mythical creatures than meets the eye!
Best-selling simplifier of science Lucille Recht Penner unearths the truth about the water bug which sucks its victims' blood like a vampire, the assassin bug which turns its prey to mush with a special poison, and other barbaric bugs. This vividly illustrated collection of sensational but true bug facts is sure to set young readers' skin crawling!
Best-selling simplifier of science Lucille Recht Penner unearths the truth about the water bug which sucks its victims' blood like a vampire, the assassin bug which turns its prey to mush with a special poison, and other barbaric bugs. This collection of sensational but true bug facts is sure to set young readers' skin crawling!
Children's book of the history of the New Plymouth colony in Massachusetts, from 1620 to 1691.
Illus. in full color. A scintillating survey of sensational serpents, from blood-spewing West Indian boas to "flying" golden tree snakes.
Engaging, simple text by popular nonfiction writer Lucille Recht Penner details the construction and symbolism of the skyscraper-sized "Lady Liberty," France's unique gift to the United States, who watches over New York Harbor. From the Trade Paperback edition.
[from inside flaps] "Who invented Thanksgiving? Was it the Pilgrims, those few dozen astonishing people who fought hardship and disease--who survived fear and loneliness--to plant the seeds of America? Their "first Thanksgiving" (for which the Indians supplied the deer meat) is certainly the most famous in history. But Thanksgiving is far older than that. In England, where the Pilgrims came from, English farmers" had been celebrating Harvest Home for many hundreds of years. Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Greeks and Romans, and by the ancient Hebrews. In China, Thanksgiving was celebrated as the birthday of the moon. The Thanksgiving Book tells the story of these and other unusual Thanksgiving celebrations spanning the centuries and circling the globe. It tells about the delicious foods of the holiday, their interesting origins, and how to cook them. Recipes range from traditional favorites to unusual, easy-to-make dishes like Popcorn Cake Mennonite, West African Yam Soup, Cranberry Ice Cream, and Molasses Pie Neversink. Brimming with beautiful prints and woodcuts, this is another exhaustively researched, delightfully written collection of history, facts, and folklore by the author of The Colonial Cookbook and The Honey Book. From Hawaii to India, from Ghana to Poland and Japan, The Thanksgiving Book evokes not only the fascinating superstitions and rituals; the fun, games, and feasting; but also the joyous and reverent spirit of Thanksgivings everywhere. Most of all, it shows how--in many of the things we do, as in many of the foods we eat--our Thanksgiving celebration joins us with all of humanity who came before us, who planted and harvested, who made merry in their time. In researching The Thanksgiving Book, Lucille Recht Penner gathered examples of both art--paintings, woodcuts, prints, mosaics, carvings, tribal masks, needlework, ceramics--and of oral literature--songs, Indian prayers, poems and proverbs--relating to the harvest. In addition, she consulted old cookbooks, Indian texts, original Early American household accounts, and rare books of Thanksgiving lore from countries around the world."
Persian unicorns are fierce fighters. Japanese unicorns are just. European unicorns are peaceful. But all unicorns have one thing in common. They are magic! Learn all about unicorn legends, including why people truly believed in them, in this fascinating companion to Dragons. Beautiful full-color illustrations accompany the easy-to-read text. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Danniel Boone, Lewis and Clark, Johnny Appleseed, the Gold Rush, the Pony Express--every spread in this beautiful book offers arresting images of famous stories about the epic westward expansion of the U.S. The brief, riveting text delivers all that the pictures promise--drama mystery, illuminating facts of 19th-century life, and much more.