Blind Tom: The Horse Who Helped Build the Great Railroad

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Mountain Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Telegraph operators tracked the rail workers’ daily progress by asking, “Where’s BlindTom today?” He even became a minor celebrity as reporters around the country picked up the story of the tenacious blind horse. As informative as it is entertaining, this charmingly illustrated book includes a map of the railroad route, a “Things to Know” page, and a list of museums and Web sites with information about railroad history.

Stalwartly pulling his heavy load through rain, mud, and snow, Tom contributed in his own way to American history. Although tom was blind, his strength and spirit led him to be chosen as the lead horse for the Union Pacific line. Hardworking, and loyal, patient, he was the pride of the UPRR. Everyone knows that trains helped build the West, but few know the story of Blind Tom, a sightless workhorse who pulled flatcars for construction crews on the world’s first transcontinental rail-road.

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The Sword in the Tree Trophy Chapter Book

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HarperCollins #ad - The result is another delightful book for his wide audience of young readers. In the days of king Arthur there stood a mighty oak tree within the walls of a castle. Peace reigned in the castle until the fearsome night when Lionel, longlost brother of Lord Weldon, returned to cause trouble and unhappiness.

It was then that shan, the son of Lord Weldon, took on the duties of a knight and hid the sword in the hollow of the giant oak. His story is filled with the pageantry and color of England in King Arthur's time. Bulla captures the spirit of those romantic days in a straightforward, exciting manner. Paul galdone's vigorous illustrations are as evocative as the text.

The Sword in the Tree Trophy Chapter Book #ad - It creates a vivid picture of the Knights of the Round Table and the wisdom of King Arthur himself. Mr. He met noble knights in plumed helmets, and eventually he even made a trip to high-towered Camelot. HarperCollins. The days that followed were filled with adventures that tried the courage of the young boy.

Shan was surprised by bearded robbers in the woods.

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Bobbie the Wonder Dog: A True Story

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WestWinds Press #ad - And maybe that’s why the Brazier family named him Bob, or Bobbie. Rin tin-tin was there to lay a wreath at his funeral, which was officiated by the mayor of Portland. Also, places where he’d stopped long enough to recoup, the Braziers eventually heard from people along Bobbie's homeward-bound route, and then he was gone again.

He was the main attraction at an Oregon home-builders convention in Portland, where thousands lined up to pet him, and he starred in a short feature film. But he was average in no other way. Bobbie had done the impossible. When bobbie died, oregon, he was buried in Portland, by the Oregon Humane Society. This incredible story is all true, and the origins of Lassie Come Home are said to be traced to the story of Bob of Silverton, also known as Bobbie, the Wonder Dog.

Bobbie the Wonder Dog: A True Story #ad - In the weeks and months that followed, his story tore across the country in newspapers and even in a hardcover collection of pet stories. HarperCollins. In 1923, oregon, bobbie joined frank and elizabeth Brazier for a cross-country drive from Silverton, to Indiana, Frank’s home state, where they planned to visit family.

These stories verified their thinking. This is the amazing true story of Bobbie the Wonder Dog, a legend in his own time who warmed the hearts of a nation.

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Invisible Inkling

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Balzer + Bray #ad - And who better to help stand up to a bully than an invisible friend? HarperCollins. The thing about Hank's new friend Inkling is, he's invisible. No, not imaginary. But hank has bigger problems than helping Inkling fend off maniac doggies and searching for pumpkins: Bruno Gillicut is a lunch-stealing, dirtbug caveperson and he's got to be stopped.

. Inkling hardly ever gets his stories straight. Now inkling has found his way into Hank's apartment on his quest for squash, a bandapat favorite. Inkling is an invisible bandapat, a creature native to the Peruvian Woods of Mystery. Or maybe it is the Ukrainian glaciers.

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The Patchwork Quilt

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Dial Books #ad - Since then children from all sorts of family situations and configurations continue to be drawn to its portrait of those bonds that create the fabric of family life. HarperCollins. Twenty years ago valerie Flournoy and Jerry Pinkney created a warmhearted intergenerational story that became an award-winning perennial.

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Clementine A Clementine Book

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Hyperion Books for Children #ad - Disney-Hyperion. Clementine is having not so good of a week. On monday she's sent to the principal's office for cutting off Margaret's hair. Clementine is having a DISASTROUS week. Tuesday, margaret's mother is mad at her. Wednesday, she's sent to the principal?again. Friday starts with yucky eggs and gets worse.

Okay, fine. And by saturday, even her mother is mad at her. Thursday, Margaret stops speaking to her. HarperCollins.

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Freckle Juice

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers ASH10202 #ad - Andrew is still determined to get his freckles, and to show that pesky Sharon that she doesn’t know everything—and he has the perfect solution! Or does he? HarperCollins. His freckleless days are over! He rushes home to whip up the concoction. His classmate nicky has freckles—they cover his face, his ears, and the whole back of his neck.

9781481411028. Some help he is! that’s when sharon offers Andrew her secret freckle juice recipe—for fifty cents, she promises, Andrew can look just like Nicky. Grape juice, vinegar, mustard… But what starts out as a simple freckle juice recipe quickly turns into something disastrous. Disney-Hyperion.

Freckle Juice #ad - What’s a guy gotta do to get some freckles? This perennial bestselling favorite from Judy Blume has a fresh new look!More than anything in the world, Andrew Marcus wants freckles. But when andrew asks Nicky where he got them, Nicky just says he was born with them.

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Customized Book Bundles: STL Book Molly's Pilgrim Molly'S Pilgrim

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HARCOURT SCHOOL PUBLISHERS #ad - As molly nears her first Thanksgiving in the New World, she doesn't find much to be thankful for. The touching story tells how recent immigrant Molly leads her third-grade class to discover that it takes all kinds of pilgrims to make a Thanksgiving. 9781481411028. Originally published in 1983, Molly's Pilgrim inspired the 1986 Academy Award-winning live-action short film.

HarperCollins. Her classmates giggle at her Yiddish accent and make fun of her unfamiliarity with American ways. Molly's embarassed when her mother helps with a class Thanksgiving project by making a little doll that looks more like a Russian refugee than a New England Pilgrim. A modern thanksgiving classic about an immigrant girl who comes to identify with the story of the Pilgrims, as she seeks religious freedom and a home in a new land.

Customized Book Bundles: STL Book Molly's Pilgrim Molly'S Pilgrim #ad - But the tiny modern-day pilgrim just might help Molly to find a place for herself in America. Disney-Hyperion.

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Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team

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Clarion Books #ad - HarperCollins. The acerra family had sixteen children, including twelve ball-playing boys. It was the1930s, and many families had lots of kids. They loved the game, but more important, they cared forand supported each other and stayed together as a team. Disney-Hyperion. 9781481411028. But only one had enough to field a baseballteam.

Nothing life threw their waycould stop them. Full of action, drama, and excitement, this never-before-told true story is vividlybrought to life by Audrey Vernick’s expert storytelling and Steven Salerno’s stunningvintage-style art. With three on the bench! The Acerras were the longest-playing all-brotherteam in baseball history.

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The Knights of the Kitchen Table #1 Time Warp Trio

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Puffin Books #ad - 9781481411028. Disney-Hyperion. HarperCollins. Puffin Books. Everyone’s favorite time-travelers are changing their styles!  The Time Warp Trio series now features a brand-new, eye-catching design, sure to appeal to longtime fans, and those new to Jon Scieszka’s wacky brand of humor.

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Miss Rumphius

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Puffin Books #ad - HarperCollins. The illustrations have been reoriginated, going back to the original art to ensure state-of-the-art reproduction of Cooney's exquisite artwork. The art for miss rumphius has a permanent home in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. 9781481411028. This beloved classic and celebration of nature—written by a beloved caldecott winner—is lovelier than ever! Barbara Cooney's story of Alice Rumphius, who longed to travel the world, and do something to make the world more beautiful, live in a house by the sea, has a timeless quality that resonates with each new generation.

The countless lupines that bloom along the coast of Maine are the legacy of the real Miss Rumphius, the Lupine Lady, who scattered lupine seeds everywhere she went. Alice made a promise to make the world a more beautiful place, then a seed of an idea is planted and blossoms into a beautiful plan. Puffin Books.

Miss Rumphius #ad - Disney-Hyperion. Miss rumphius received the American Book Award in the year of publication. Miss rumphius: Story and Pictures.

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