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Bizzy Bones and the Lost Quilt

by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

No parent or babysitter should be without a copy of this charming story, which is enhanced by the inclusion of picture descriptions. "Bizzy Bones's quilt is special. It goes everywhere with him and gives him good dreams every night - until it disappears. Uncle Ezra does his best to console Bizzy, but the heart-broken little mouse knows that nothing can take the place of the lost quilt. Every young child who has experienced the loss of a treasure will understand how Bizzy feels, and will rejoice with him as three new friends, expert finders and fixers, help bring the third Bizzy Bones story to its joyful conclusion." (from the book)

Chicken Joy on Redbean Road

by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

When people danced to Joe Beebee's music they forgot about bad knees, tight shoes, backaches, blisters, and beetles . . . They forgot sickness, sadness, and sin. Joe Beebee's music, folks say, will take you up so high, your problems look small enough to stomp on. But, worries a plain brown hen, can it make a quiet rooster sing? Can it save her best friend from becoming Quiet Rooster Stew? Will Joe Beebee even play for chickens? With art as fun as waltzing on the moon and with words as lively as a fiddle, this book captures the power of music to heal and of friendship to endure.

The Chiru of High Tibet

by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

The true gripping story of how scientist George Schaller and four mountain men set out to save the chiru (antelope-like creatures who cannot survive captivity and who live on the high plains of Tibet) from near extinction.

The Finest Horse in Town

by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

From the book: Long before my mother was born, her aunts owned a store in a small village in Maine. They had a smart gray horse who pulled a shiny black buggy when they went out riding. Prince was the finest horse in town. But no one remembers who took care of that beautiful animal while the aunts were working in their store: perhaps it was a sneaky trader who tried to steal him; perhaps it was a one-legged harmonica player who taught him to dance; perhaps it was two children who once saved Prince's life. Jacqueline Briggs Martin really did have two great-aunts who owned a horse like Prince. In THE FINEST HORSE IN TOWN, she recreates life in a small American town as it might have been at the turn of the century. Susan Gaber's extraordinary watercolor paintings make the people and events in these three stories truly come alive. Picture descriptions have been included.

The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish

by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

In 1913, a boat named Karluk, Aleutian for "fish," part of the Canadian Arctic Expedition, became stuck in the Arctic ice. On board were a captain and crew, scientists and explorers, a cat, forty sled dogs, Inupiaq hunters, and an Inupiaq family with two small girls. Even with the Inupiaq and their skills of hunting and sewing, even with the family's care and wisdom, even with the compassion and courage of their captain, odds for survival in the cold, dark Arctic seem against the passengers of the Karluk. Here is a riveting, unforgettable story, poetically told and exquisitely illustrated with rounded scratchboard art that captures the strength and grace of Inupiaq culture. Details of centuries-old crafts and skills - of sewing boots from caribou legs and ugruk skin, of quickly cutting snow houses, of wearing wooden goggles to ward off snowblindness - will enrich modern imaginations. And by the story's end, listeners will know something of the way of life in the high north, something of the song of the place, the wide sky, the sound of the wind, the ptarmigan.

The Lamp, the Ice, and the Boat Called Fish

by Jacqueline Briggs Martin Beth Krommes

In 1913, a boat named Karluk, Aleutian for "fish," part of the Canadian Arctic Expedition, became stuck in the Arctic ice. On board were a captain and crew, scientists and explorers, a cat, forty sled dogs, Iñupiaq hunters, and an Iñupiaq family with two small girls. Even with the Iñupiaq and their skills of hunting and sewing, even with the family's care and wisdom, even with the compassion and courage of their captain, odds for survival in the cold, dark Arctic seem against the passengers of the Karluk. Here is a riveting, unforgettable story, poetically told and exquisitely illustrated with rounded scratchboard art that captures the strength and grace of Iñupiaq culture. Details of centuries-old crafts and skills - of sewing boots from caribou legs and ugruk skin, of quickly cutting snow houses, of wearing wooden goggles to ward off snowblindness - will enrich modern imaginations. And by the story's end, listeners will know something of the way of life in the high north, something of the song of the place, the wide sky, the sound of the wind, the ptarmigan.

On Sand Island

by Jacqueline Briggs Martin David Johnson

IN THE DEEP BLUE WATERS OF LAKE Superior lies a small island of hummingbirds, pines, and hardy Norwegian fishing folk. On that island lives a boy named Carl who wants nothing more than to be out on the water in a boat of his own making. So this is a story of sawing, nailing, and sanding. But because Sand Island neighbors are closer than cousins, this is also a story of picking strawberries, moving rocks, and mending fishing nets as fine as lace. This story of hope and help will resonate long after the last page is turned.

Snowflake Bentley

by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

From the book Jacket: Snow in Vermont is as common as dirt. Why would anyone want to photograph it? But from the time he was a small boy, Wilson Bentley thinks of the icy crystals as small miracles, and he determines that one day his camera will capture for others their extraordinary beauty. Often misunderstood in his time, Wilson Bentley took pictures that even today reveal two important truths about snowflakes: first, that no two are alike, and second, that each one is startlingly beautiful. His story, gracefully told by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and brought to life in Mary Azarian's lovely woodcuts, gives children insight into a soul who had not only a scientist's vision and perseverance, but a clear passion for the wonders of nature.

The Water Gift and the Pig of the Pig

by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Radiant, elegantly textured illustrations capture the very heart of this unusual story about a divining rod, a beloved pig, and a quiet granddaughter with gifts of her own to uncover. Together, word and image reveal that there is indeed much more to this world than what we see.

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