Lucas Gillette recruited his 18 year old grandson, Mark, to accompany him on a search of a lifetime. His mother, Ruth Hayes, had left her family in Colorado, when she was just a teenager, to live with her grandparents in NY while she finished school, but for some unknown reason, she'd never returned. No one in New York knew of this family connection to Hayes, Colorado until Ruth had finally told her husband, as he lay on his death bed, that she could have family living out West. Although Lucas had tried, he'd learned very little before his mother's death, but he's determined now to find out if there could still be relatives in this small Colorado town. Their summer adventure took them across Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, and then south in Wyoming, and Colorado until they reached their destination just west of Pueblo, Colorado. Finding relatives was exciting and more wonderful than they'd ever expected. A wedding, a romance for Mark, and many other experiences of fun and surprises filled their days and evenings.The family was united and all was well at the Haven of Rest Ranch.
Buckrammer's Tales In the Fall of 2003, Catboat Summers, a collection of boating memoirs hit bookseller's shelves. It quickly became a bestseller among nautical books, praised by reviewers and readers alike. This new compilation continues in the same mold ... but with a bit more edge. As in Catboat Summers, the "Tales" in this book are paced so that each can each be read in "one shot." If you favor ghost stories, near disasters, family boating misadventures and/or tales of buried treasure, you will absolutely find something to your liking in Buckrammer's Tales.
The Orient Blackswan Easy Readers introduce the child to the enchanting world of reading, which encourage him/her to read with little or no external help. These well-illustrated books are carefully graded into six levels. The series begins at Level 1 and is meant for beginners in the age group of 5 7 years. The other levels are: Level 2: 6 8 years, Level 3: 7 9 years, Level 4: 9 10 years, Level 5: 10 12 years, Level 6: 11 14 years and Level 7: 12 15 years. This careful grading, based on age-appropriate vocabulary and structure enables the reader to progress through the successive levels. The current titles mainly include the classics and also have those that suit modern tastes and interests.
New series from DK designed to help kids learn how to read and learn to love reading LEGO® Friends Summer Adventures is a 'Developing' reader, perfect for children beginning to read alone as they develop skills to read confidently, accurately, fluently and with good understanding. DK Reads proves that good reads build great readers. School's out and the girls of Heartlake City are off on their latest adventures. Enjoy a summer of fun with Emma, Mia, Andrea, Stephanie, Olivia, and friends as they explore the city. Plus, take a peek at Nicole's scrapbbok, Andrea's song lyrics, and take a fun Friends quiz! LEGO Friends Summer Adventures is part of the new DK Reads series, a three-level reading scheme that helps children become confident readers, featuring engaging and illustrated topics. DK Reads is created in consultation with literacy experts and adheres to leveled reading scheme guidelines so the grammar, vocabulary, and content are spot on for each stage.
FOR MORE NAMES (BOYS + GIRLS) - PLEASE CLICK ON "Little Adventurer Journals" (Author) UNDER THE BOOK TITLE A heavenly blue sky over the soft cotton-like clouds welcome anyone into a world of magic, fantasy and adventure. Air balloons, unicorns and pegasus will accompany your little adventurer into this magical starry night. This is a whimsical gift full of fantasy for children and adults alike. It can be a decorative element in any nursery room, also the perfect dream log journal or coloring journal for anyone who still feels like a mischievous little adventurer. Moms to be will love this customized journal with personalized cover unique to their little hero or heroines name. 110 lightly-lined writing pages provide plenty of space for writing. This is a medium sized (6" x 9") journal. Perfect for taking notes, making lists, memoir writing, doodling, brainstorming, writing in as a diary, or giving as a gift. Not too thick & not too thin, so it's a great size to throw in your purse or bag! A fun and manageable way to create a unique baby keepsake, makes a wonderful pregnancy or baby shower gift also great for new moms to write in their experiences. - Dimensions: 6" x 9" (15,24 cm x 22,86 cm) - Interior: 110 black&white lined pages with first page allowing you to write the owner's name. - Binding: Standard secure paperback binding - Cover: Matte paperback cover
Release on 2003 | by Diane Dufva Quantic,P. Jane Hafen
Author: Diane Dufva Quantic,P. Jane Hafen
Pubpsher: U of Nebraska Press
The Great Plains are as rich and integral a part of American literature as they are of the North American landscape. In this volume the stories, poems, and essays that have described, celebrated, and defined the region evoke the world of the American prairie from the first recorded days of Native history to the realities of life on a present-day reservation, from the arrival of European explorers to the experience of early settlers, from the splendor of the vast and rolling grasslands to the devastation of the Dust Bowl. Several essays look to the future and explore changes that would embolden the people of the Plains to continue to call home this place they have learned to value in spite of its persistent challenges. ø The infinite variety of the Great Plains landscape and its people unfolds in works by writers as diverse as Willa Cather, Loren Eiseley, Louise Erdrich (Ojibwe), Diane Glancy (Cherokee), Langston Hughes, Wes Jackson, Garrison Keillor, William Least Heat-Moon, Kathleen Norris, Wright Morris, Francis Parkman, O. E. Rlvaag, Mari Sandoz, William Stafford, Mark Twain, Douglas Unger, James Welch (Blackfeet), and Canadians Sharon Butala and Sinclair Ross. From tribal histories to the impressions of travelers today, from tales of isolation and nature?s furious storms to accounts of efforts to build communities, from flights of fancy to nuanced observations of the ecology of the grasslands, this comprehensive volume provides a history of the intricate relationships of land and people in the Great Plains.