Sewing is a skill that's both fun and functional, and there's no better way to get started than with jolly Miss Patch! She learns how to thread a needle, cut patterns, and sew a fine seam by hand. With the help of Miss Patch, and the book's many diagrams and amusing drawings, beginning sewists can learn to make a pillow, a bag, a patchwork quilt, an apron, and even simple clothes. Originally published in 1969, this is a timeless introduction to the pleasures of sewing.
England anxiously awaits Prince Arthur's betrothed--the Spanish princess who will be its future queen. But when Arthur dies not long after the wedding, Catherine of Aragon's fate becomes uncertain. Will the king and Catherine's parents arrange a marriage with Arthur's brother, Henry, or will she return to Spain a widow? Through all this turmoil, the young princess's resolve remains unshaken. She will one day be England's queen . . . no matter how long it takes.
This book of short stories explores how New Mexico's fascinating history and geography connect people from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Meyers writing style is accessible and engaging, making this a good read or an easy curriculum connection to the multicultural mainstream.--Booklist
The fascinating journey of a famous naturalist Young Charley Darwin hated school--he much preferred to be outside studying birds' eggs, feathers, and insects. And so, at the age of twenty-one, he boarded a ship called HMS Beagle and spent five thrilling but dangerous years sailing around the world, studying plant and animal life that was beyond anything he could have imagined. Here, just in time for Darwin's 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his groundbreaking On the Origin of Species, historical novelist Carolyn Meyer tells the story of his unconventional adventures. It's the story of a restless childhood, unrequited teenage love, and a passion for studying nature that was so great, Darwin would sacrifice everything to pursue it.
Queen Victoria's personal journals inform this "intimate and authentic portrait" (Booklist) of one of history's most prominent female leaders.Queen Victoria most certainly left a legacy--under her rule as the longest reigning female monarch in history. But what was she really like? To be a young woman in a time when few other females held positions of power was to lead in a remarkable age--and because Queen Victoria kept personal journals, this historical novel from award-winning author Carolyn Meyer shares authentic emotional insight along with accurate information, weaving a fascinating story of intrigue and romance.
Queen Victoria's personal journals inform this captivating first-person novel about of one of history's most prominent female leaders.Queen Victoria most certainly left a legacy--under her rule as the longest reigning female monarch in history, the British Empire was greatly expanded and significant industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military changes occurred within the United Kingdom. To be a young woman in a time when few other females held positions of power was to lead in a remarkable age--and because Queen Victoria kept personal journals, this historical novel from award-winning author Carolyn Meyer shares authentic emotional insight along with accurate information, weaving a true story of intrigue and romance.
The author relates her visit to Northern Ireland where she interviewed Protestants and Catholics and recorded their feelings growing up in a country torn apart by religious and political conflict.
The author recounts her visit to South Africa where she interviewed numerous young people, both black and white, to find out what growing up is like in a country torn apart by racial strife.
At the age of nine, Cynthia Ann Parker was captured in an Indian raid and taken to live as a slave with the Comanche. Twenty-four years later, she is the wife of a chief and the mother of a young warrior destined to become the great chief Quanah Parker. But in 1861 Cynthia Ann Parker and her infant daughter are recaptured, and returned against their will to a white settlement. "A skillful examination of how individual identity is determined by cultural and social structures, and of what happens when these are drastically altered."--Kirkus Reviews
Having been taken as a child and raised by Comanche Indians, thirty-four-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker is forcibly returned to her white relatives, where she longs for her Indian life, and her only friend is her twelve-year-old cousin Lucy. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Rose Lee Jefferson overhears the ladies of the garden club discussing the city's plans to level Dillon's black community, Freedomtown, to build a park for the city's white residents. The plan is carried out, and nothing remains of Freedomtown but the memories of its former residents and a series of drawings that Rose Lee makes to celebrate the community. "Meyer's moving account is as much a documentary as a novel, with a vividly realized setting and a good array of characters to dramatize issues."--Kirkus Reviews
Mary Stuart was just five years old when she was sent to France to be raised alongsideher future husband. But when the frail young king dies, eighteen-year-old Mary isstripped of her title as Queen of France and set adrift in the harsh world, alone.Determined to reign over what is rightfully hers, Mary returns to Scotland. Hopingthat a husband will help her secure the coveted English throne, she marries again,but the love and security she longs for elude her. Instead, the fiery young queen findsherself embroiled in a murder scandal that could cost her the crown. And her attemptsto bargain with her formidable "sister queen," Elizabeth I of England, could cost herher very life.
When her convict father, on the run from the law, takes fifteen-year-old Andy into a remote wilderness area where they must fight to stay alive, he tries to explain to her what prison was like and they both make some shocking discoveries about each other.