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From: Jasda (
Subject:         LOTS of History Curriculum & Books -Tapestry of Grace Yrs 1, 2, 3 -Sonlight Books
Date: July 15, 2013 at 3:48 pm PST

Tapestry of Grace is a unit study curriculum that covers most of the
major subject areas for all your students in grades K through 12. It
covers the same general topics for all students simultaneously, but
instruction and activities are divided into four levels of learning.
The divisions are:
*Lower Grammar (Grades K-3)
*Upper Grammar (Grades 3-6)
*Dialectic (Grades 6-9)
*Rhetoric (Grades 9-12)
There is a purposeful overlap here to address the reality that students
at the same ages rarely progress at the same rate.
This curriculum lasts for the full 12 years of your students' learning
of history. Once they have gone through the first 4 years, they go back
through again, but this time at the next level. Once they are through at
that level, they go through again at the next level and so on. You will
cycle through 4 times if you begin TOG in kindergarten. You can start
TOG at any grade though.
Subject areas covered include history, writing, literature, fine arts,
geography, church history, including missions, and Bible. TOG uses non-
fiction as well as fiction books. It includes multi-sensory learning
options to address different learning styles and interests, ranging from
reading, writing, comprehension/discussions questions, and simple art
projects, to full costumed reenactments. Detailed lesson plans and
discussion outlines enable parents to teach with confidence.
Year 1: The History of Redemption covers Creation through the fall of
Comes with Loom, and Map Aids Cds and is resalable when you're done
using it. --$225.00

Year 2: Between Ancient & Modern studies the medieval world through the
signing of the U.S. Constitution.
Comes with Loom, and Map Aids Cds and is resalable when you're done
using it. --$225.00

Year 3: The Nineteenth Century addresses both American and European
Comes with Loom, and Map Aids Cds and is resalable when you're done
using it.--$225.00
You Wouldn't Want to be a Pyramid Builder
Morley, Jacqueline
Yr 1 Ut 1 LG --$3.75
Mummies Made in Egypt
Yr 1 Ut 1 LG --$3.75
Golden Goblet
McGraw, Eloise Jarvis
Yr 1 Ut 1 D --$3.75
Gods of Ancient Egypt (Dover Coloring Book)
LaFontaine, Bruce
Yr 1 Ut 1 Rhetoric (14 pictures total- 3 colored) --$3.00
Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, The
Payne, Elizabeth
Yr 1 Ut 1 Rhetoric --$3.75
Hittite Warrior
Williamson, Joanne
Yr 1 Ut 2 D --$5.75
You Wouldn't Want to Be in Alexander the Great's Army
Morley, Jacqueline
Yr 1 Ut 3 LG --$3.75
Archimedes and the Door of Science
Bendick, Jeanne
Yr1 Ut 3 D --$5.75
God King
Williamson, Joanne
Yr1 Ut 3 Read Aloud --$5.75
Victory on the Walls
Hyman, Frieda Clark
Yr 1 Ut 3 D --$5.75
Ides of April, The
Ray, Mary
Yr1 Ut 4 D --$5.75
Peril and Peace
Withrow, Mindy and Brandon
Yr 1 Ut 4 Read Aloud --$4.75
Gift of Music
Smith, Jane Stuart and Betty Carlson
Multi-Year, Multi-Unit D --$5.75
Church in History
Kuiper, B.K.
Multi Year, Multi Unit D --$8.50

TOG Year 2 Books
Chanticleer and the Fox
Cooney, Barbara and Geoffrey Chaucer
Year 2 Unit 1 LG --$3.75
Son of Charlemagne
Willard, Barbara
Year 2, Unit 1 D --$5.75
Door in the Wall
de Angeli, Marguerite
Year 2 Unit 1 UG --$2.50
Morning Star of the Reformation
Thomson, Andy
Year 2, Unit 1 D --$4.75
Bible Smuggler
Vernon, Louise A.
Year 2, Unit 2 D --$4.75
Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Edited by Lacie, Christina
Year 2, Unit 2 D --$4.50
Along Came Galileo
Bendick, Jeanne
Year 2, Unit 3 D --$5.75
Robinson Crusoe
Daniel Defoe -Adapted by Bob Blaisdell
Year 2, Unit 3 D --$2.00
Witch of Blackbird Pond
Speare, Elizabeth George
Yr 2, Unit 3 D --$3.75
Holling C. Holling
Year 2, Unit 3 LG --$4.75
4th of July Story
Dalgliesh, Alice
Year 2, Unit 4 LG --$4.25
America's Paul Revere
Forbes, Esther
Year 2, Unit 4 D --$4.25
Justin Morgan Had a Horse
Henry, Marguerite
Year 2, Unit 4 D --$3.75
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
Latham, Jean Lee
Year 2, Unit 4 Read Aloud --$3.75
Early Thunder
Fritz, Jean
Year 2, Unit 4 D --$3.75
Johnny Tremain
Forbes, Esther
Year 2, Unit 4 D --$3.75
With Pipe, Paddle & Song
Elizabeth Yates
Year 2, Unit 4 Read Aloud --$5.75
Courage and Conviction Vol. 3: Chronicles of the Reformation Church
Withrow, Mindy and Brandon
Year 2, Multi-Unit D --$4.75
Gift of Music
Smith, Jane Stuart and Betty Carlson
Multi-Year, Multi-Unit D --$5.75
Church in History
Kuiper, B.K.
Multi Year, Multi Unit D --$8.50

TOG Year 3 Books
Swiss Family Robinson
Johann Wyss -Retold by Jane Carruth
Year 3, Unit 1 UG --$3.75
Across Five Aprils
Hunt, Irene
Year 3, Unit 3 Read Aloud --$3.75
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain-Adapted by Tracy Christopher
Year 3, Unit 3 D --$3.25
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Twain, Mark
Year 3, Unit 3 R --$2.50
Holling C. Holling
Year 3, Unit 3 UG --$4.75
Story of George Washington Carver
Moore, Eva
Year 3, Unit 4 UG --$3.00
Gift of Music
Smith, Jane Stuart and Betty Carlson
Multi-Year, Multi-Unit D --$5.75
Church in History
Kuiper, B.K.
Multi Year, Multi Unit D --$8.50


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Age of Greece (Julie Farris)
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Fourth grade and up. --$9.75
CLASSICAL GREECE C.M. Bowra (Time-Life Books)
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IMPERIAL ROME Moses Hadas (Time-Life Books)
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This volume includes several maps, a time line of Roman emperors, a time
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Gospel Light
--From very simple visuals to detailed drawings, the graphics in the
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AGE OF EXPLORATION John R Hale (Time-Life Books)
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--Packed full of information about the most important monarchs in
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empire and Commonwealth. --$4.00
(Philip Steele)
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DESIGN YOUR OWN COAT OF ARMS: An Introduction to Heraldry
(Dover Children's Activity Books)
(Rosemary A. Chorzempa)
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- Three exciting adventure stories for early readers. The Knights
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DAYS OF THE KNIGHTS: A Tale of Castles and Battles
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the mighty castle is under siege! For proficient readers who can
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addition to the stunning photographs, informative sidebars, and
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Averaging 4,500 to 5,000 words in length. --$3.00
KNIGHTS (Penguin Young Readers, L3)
(Catherine Daly-Weir)
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armor, assist a squire, attend a medieval banquet, tilt at the quintain-
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-- Discover the achievements of the Renaissance, and peel back four
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--The story of our nation from coast to coast, from earliest times to
1590. Meet the skilled farmers, hunters, builders, and craft people who
had been living in North America for thousands of years before Columbus
arrived. It describes the everyday lives of early Native Americans,
Columbus's explorations of America, and the first European colonists.
Hard cover. --$4.50
--Exciting adventure story of the capture of a fifteen year old boy by
the Iroquois, his escape from them and his life as a Canadian explorer.
It's also a biography of the man who first saw the southern shore of
Hudson Bay, and whose ideas about it later led to the forming of the
Hudson Bys Company. Pierre came to Canada in 1652. Most of his story is
that of a brave explorer, adventurer, trapper and hero of the new world.
THE WITCHCRAFT OF SALEM VILLAGE (Landmark Books) -Shirley Jackson
- Stories of magic, superstition, and witchcraft were strictly forbidden
in the little town of Salem Village. But a group of young girls ignored
those rules, spellbound by the tales told by a woman named Tituba. When
questioned about their activities, the terrified girls set off a
whirlwind of controversy as they accused townsperson after townsperson
of being witches. Author Shirley Jackson examines in careful detail this
horrifying true story of accusations, trials, and executions that shook
a community to its foundations.
-- $3.00
-- This is the best short account of the American Revolution we have
ever read. Dr. Morris not only knows the period inch by inch, but has it
set in an intelligent historical perspective. Both these things he
conveys to young readers with the immediacy to capture their interest
and the detachment that will help them to judge the Revolution properly.
The book begins with the July, 1776, enactment of an official
Declaration of Independence, a year after the fighting had already
begun. It then discusses the causes and the nature of the American
uprising as the first of many to come in the world and yet distinct from
those that followed in Europe in that it actually established a
government by the people. The ensuing analyses- of the course the
fighting took in the next six years and of the various conflicting
motives behind it such as the farmers' wish for protection of the Crown
or the bad timing of the British in asserting their power- is fresh and
vigorous, simple yet well rounded. A book like this will do much to
disperse old cobwebs of glory and honor and prod young people into
knowing democracy's hurdles as well as achievements. Hardcover. $4.00
-- "In Their Own Words: Paul Revere" tells the exciting story of Paul
Revere's life using his own writing and art. On April 16, 1776, Paul
Revere made his famous midnight ride from Boston to Lexington,
Massachusetts. He rode to tell people in the countryside that the
British troops would soon arrive. Although Paul was stopped by British
soldiers, his actions on that night have made him an American legend.
Yet Paul accomplished much more than that. Did you know that Paul Revere
was at the Boston Tea Party? belonged to the Sons of Liberty? was an
expert silversmith? had sixteen children? opened a gun powder factory?
designed and made money? Hear Paul's story as if you were really there.
GEORGE WASHINGTON (Sower Series) -Norma Cournow Camp
- See history come alive...learn of many hidden facts involving famous
men and women from the pages of their diaries, letters to friends, books
they wrote, etc. Washington was not a preacher or great Bible scholar,
and he did not speak or act in this manner. He was much like the average
member of your church, for he sat regularly in the pews of many
churches. Daily Washington lived by the biblical teachings he gleaned
from his Bible reading. And he was a sower of the seeds of faith to
others. --$3.00
-- A young Frenchman of nineteen traveling across the sea to help a
struggling nation fight for its independence? Why not? To Lafayette,
anything was possible. A man who threw off the boundaries imposed upon
him to stand up for what he believed was right, the Marquis de Lafayette
grew from an idealistic young man searching for honor and glory, into an
idealist statesman with rock-solid principles of liberty. Here, Jean
Fritz brings to life the exciting story of the brave and appealing man
known as the Hero of the New World. --$3.75
-- In the days before microphones and TV interviews, getting people to
listen to you was not an easy task. But James Madison used his quiet
eloquence, intelligence and passion for unified colonies to help shape
the Constitution, steer America through the turmoil of two wars, and
ensure that our government, and nation, remained intact.
The book is rich in the sort of detail that illuminates the man, but is
not limited to personal information; a great deal of government history
is woven into the biography.
Fritz has given a vivid picture of the man and an equally vivid picture
of the problems that faced the leaders of the new nation in the
formative years. --$3.75
-- Journey back to another century and visit the untamed American West -
- the land of the Gold Rush and home to many Native American tribes. See
what life was like in a covered wagon, in a frontier town, or on a
cattle ranch. Confront dangerous outlaws and the hardships of living in
an unsettled land. Plenty of realistic illustrations, as well as period
photographs and paintings, dramatize the gritty truths of the mythic
Wild West. A splendid gift for any child fascinated by the stories and
legends of this period. Includes a biographical section, a glossary, and
an index. --$5.75
ABRAHAM LINCOLN (Sower Series) -David Collins
-The life of Abraham Lincoln is well recorded for history. But sadly
enough, the spiritual side of Abraham Lincoln has been seldom reported.
Because he held no formal church membership, he has even been labeled
"anti-Christian." There is, however, little doubt that Abraham Lincoln
was a most devoted Christian. His entire life reflects a deep personal
faith in God. This book will attempt to explore the spiritual side of
Abraham Lincoln, relying on his own words and the observations of his
family, friends, and historians. You'll be amazed at what has been left
out of our history books. --$3.00
STONEWALL JACKSON (Sower Series) -Charles Ludwig
-Stonewall Jackson was loved in the South and admired in the North. He
was called a great general, a noble Christian, and a pure man by a
Northern newspaper at the time of his death. He was fearless in battle
and well respected. Read of his childhood, his hard work at West Point
and his faith that shaped him into the man he became. -$3.00
GETTYSBURG Mackinlay Kantor (Landmark Series)
-- When troops entered Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the South seemed to be
winning the Civil War. But Gettysburg was a turning point. After three
bloody days of fighting, the Union finally won the battle. Inspired by
the valor of the many thousands of soldiers who died there, President
Lincoln visited Gettysburg to give a brief but moving tribute. His
Gettysburg Address is one of the most famous speeches in American
history. Hardcover. --$3.75

CIVIL WAR John Stanchak (Eyewitness Books)
--This text explores the adventure and lure of America's greatest
conflict - the American Civil War. It introduces figures such as
Southern spy Belle Boyd, forgotten slave hero Robert Smalls, and
towering leaders Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. It examines Bull
Run, Gettysburg and other battles that changed the history of a nation.
The guide also looks at the personal side of this conflict - from the
homespun uniforms worn by Confederate volunteers, to rousing military
marches and propaganda posters, to the touching photographs of fighting
men and the people they left behind. --$4.75
THE CIVIL WAR: Brother Against Brother: The War Begins
(William C. Davis) (Time-Life Books)
--The editors of Time and Life really outdid themselves on this. Calling
on their unparalleled stock of images, they assembled a fabulous book
that covers the war, the political scene, and all its associated
content: uniforms, arms, music, day-in-the-life, and more. --$4.00
THE CIVIL WAR: Tenting Tonight: The Soldier's Life
(James I. Robertson, Jr.) (Time-Life Books)
----The editors of Time and Life really outdid themselves on this.
Calling on their unparalleled stock of images, they assembled a fabulous
book that covers the war, the political scene, and all its associated
content: uniforms, arms, music, day-in-the-life, and more. --$4.00
THE CIVIL WAR: Gettysburg: The Confederate High Tide
-Champ Clark (Time-Life Books)
----The editors of Time and Life really outdid themselves on this.
Calling on their unparalleled stock of images, they assembled a fabulous
book that covers the war, the political scene, and all its associated
content: uniforms, arms, music, day-in-the-life, and more. --$4.00
THE CIVIL WAR: The Assassination: Death of the President
-Champ Clark (Time-Life Books)
----The editors of Time and Life really outdid themselves on this.
Calling on their unparalleled stock of images, they assembled a fabulous
book that covers the war, the political scene, and all its associated
content: uniforms, arms, music, day-in-the-life, and more. --$4.00
THE CIVIL WAR: The Nation Reunited: War's Aftermath
-Richard W. Murphy (Time-Life Books)
----The editors of Time and Life really outdid themselves on this.
Calling on their unparalleled stock of images, they assembled a fabulous
book that covers the war, the political scene, and all its associated
content: uniforms, arms, music, day-in-the-life, and more. --$4.00
--Fifteen true stories about figures and events that shaped our nation's
past from the 1870's to the present. Includes historical timelines,
discussion and writing activities, extended research activities, and
more! --$4.00
(V. M. Hillyer / E. G. Huey)
--This book, covering the Renaissance through WWII, allows the student
to carry on a dialogue with the makers of history. The verve and life of
the narrative, and the prominence given to the cultural by-products of
our society, capture the imagination of the reader from the start.
Over 1500 paintings, drawings, and photographs from sources around the
world have been carefully selected to tempt the reluctant reader as well
as the enthusiastic reader, to arouse interest and curiosity as well as
to provide information. The pageantry of the books encourages the
student to acquaint himself with many concepts and many disciplines
which together logically constitute our heritage. --$3.75
-- Crinkles is a magazine for children ages 7 to 11 designed to
stimulate a child's curiosity about people, places, things and events-
both real and imaginary. Each issue features over a dozen articles with
hands-on activities such as paper action figures, flip books, bookmarks,
puppets, word puzzles and fold-up models. Each activity leads to reading
and viewing to solve puzzles and interact with the text. Articles are
researched and written by leaders in the education arena to develop
children's skills in critical thinking, independent research and study
This issue covers story of rubber, basketball, all about Bangkok,
Thailand royalty with cut out royal outfits/figures, kite flying,
history of Buddha, all about tea, historic tea parties, Thai tales, etc.
There are also numerous activities/games throughout. --$1.75
EXPLORING CAPITOL HILL: A Kid's Guide to the U.S. Capitol and Congress
--This guide is filled with activities and puzzles to help children have
fun while learning about the Capitol and Congress. --$0.50
-Fun fact book covering all of the Presidents of the U.S. --$0.50
--Using flash cards makes learning the Presidents more fun. Each card
includes a picture of the President and the opposite side includes
information about him. Also includes 5 national monument cards. --$0.50
-- A very enjoyable, conversational read of the history of the US
encompassing its beginnings, through to the world wars. (1492-1932) Hard
cover. --$1.00
--A history of the U.S. in a dazzling Fun Filled Pageant. Covers
exploration to modern time. Adorable pictures as only Disney can
produce. (Hardcover)- $1.00
--Each double page of this book consists of an illustrated scene from a
different period of history, crammed with people of the time. The fun
comes in finding people, animals and objects in the scene. Smaller
pictures around the edges show the things to be spotted and captions
give more information. - $3.75
TIME WARP TRIO: Neanderthal (Jon Scieszka)
- The Time Warp Trio is back — and they're going back in time to the
Stone Age. There is plenty to keep Sam, Joe and Fred on their toes,
including a tribe of hostile cavewomen, a hungry-looking saber-toothed
tiger and a woolly mammoth who wants to turn them into toe-jam. Worst of
all, how can The Book get them back home again when writing hasn't been
invented yet? (Hard cover) - $2.00
TIME WARP TRIO: Tut Tut (Jon Scieszka)
- When Joe's sister accidentally opens "The Book", Joe, Sam, and Fred
suddenly find themselves in ancient Egypt, dodging crocodiles,
outwitting an evil high priest, and searching for an escape route from a
mummy-making chamber! (King Tut-Hard cover) -$2.00
--Established Dear America author Kristiana Gregory kicks off the Royal
Diaries with the captivating story of young Cleopatra's tumultuous life.
Daughter of King Ptolemy Autletes, Pharaoh of Egypt, Cleopatra lives a
life filled with opulence and mystery. --$3.50
GOD KING (Williamson, Joanne) [Sonlight Core G]
-- Story of an Egyptian prince in 701 BC who reluctantly and
unexpectedly succeeds to the throne and is then forced to run for his
life. When he escapes he must choose alliance with either the Assyrian
King or King Hezekiah of the Jews. --$5.75
GOLDEN GOBLET (ELoise McGraw) [Sonlight Core G, W]
-- An orphan in ancient Egypt desires nothing more than to follow in his
father's footsteps as a goldsmith but is forced into a life that he
despises. A story of suspense and action in which Egyptian life from
impoverished hovel to magnificent palace is dramatically portrayed. -
HITTITE WARRIOR (Joanne Williamson) [Sonlight Core G, W]
-- Uriah, a Hittite warrior, lived in the time of Deborah, 200 years
before David and Saul. This is his story. It makes those ancient times,
cities, and peoples -- the Hittites, Canaanites, Hebrews, and Achaeans
(Greeks) -- all come to life once more. Well-written, intriguing. --
CAT OF BUBASTES Cds (G.A. Henty Read by Jim Weiss)
-- The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt by G. A. Henty is full
of adventure and is written in a style that kids will read comfortably.
The 15 year old hero, the prince of a small nation invaded by the
Egyptians, is of strong moral character and boys, especially, will love
the story of his captivity! Packed full of details, it covers everything
from Egyptian architecture, family life, methods of warfare, government,
and geography to religion. It even includes a cameo appearance by Moses,
himself. Each chapter is full of details and interesting facts about
Egypt, all woven into an exciting and suspenseful story.
--Amid chariot battles and court intrigues, Nile crocodiles and desert
bandits, a young man finds friendship, love and his own destiny in
ancient Egypt. Takes place in 1250 BC, six CD's that total more than six
hours of listening time. --$12.25
CAT OF BUBASTES book (G.A. Henty)
--The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt by G. A. Henty is full of
adventure and is written in a style that kids will read comfortably. The
15 year old hero, the prince of a small nation invaded by the Egyptians,
is of strong moral character and boys, especially, will love the story
of his captivity! Packed full of details, it covers everything from
Egyptian architecture, family life, methods of warfare, government, and
geography to religion. It even includes a cameo appearance by Moses,
himself. Each chapter is full of details and interesting facts about
Egypt, all woven into an exciting and suspenseful story. The vocabulary
offers a great learning experience as well.
--Amid chariot battles and court intrigues, Nile crocodiles and desert
bandits, a young man finds friendship, love and his own destiny in
ancient Egypt. Takes place in 1250 BC
SHADOW HAWK (Andre Norton)
--1590 B.C.: Rahotep is more than a simple captain of the Nubian
Desert Scouts. He is heir to the Nome of the Striking Hawk, which for
over a generation has been under the harsh rule of the Hyksos. Accused
of a crime he didn't commit and driven out of Nubia by the ascension of
his scheming half-brother to the throne of Viceroy, Rahotep flees north
to Thebes, accompanied only by a loyal band of Nubian archers. Here he
takes refuge in the court of the Pharaoh Sekenenre III. Treachery, this
time at the hands of murderous and power-hungry priests, throws Rahotep
into a cell, deep beneath the Temple of Anubis. He must escape, not only
to prove his innocence, but to join in a battle upon which hangs the
freedom of Egypt. --$5.75
THE EGYPT GAME (Zilpha Keatley Snyder) Newberry Winner
--The first time Melanie Ross meets April Hall, she’s not sure they have
anything in common. But she soon discovers that they both love anything
to do with ancient Egypt. When they stumble upon a deserted storage
yard, Melanie and April decide it’s the perfect spot for the Egypt Game.
Before long there are six Egyptians, and they all meet to wear costumes,
hold ceremonies, and work on their secret code. Everyone thinks it’s
just a game until strange things start happening. Has the Egypt Game
gone too far?
-- The myths of six Greek heroes are told in a simple,
straightforward style. Included are Hercules, Perseus, Theseus,
Orpheus, Meleager, and Jason. --$2.75
ARCHIMEDES AND THE DOOR OF SCIENCE (Jeanne Bendick) [Sonlight Core G, W]
-- Jeanne Bendick, through text and pictures, admirably succeeds in
bringing to life the ancient Greek mathematician who enriched
mathematics and all branches of science. Against the backdrop of
Archimedes' life and culture, the author discusses the man's work, his
discoveries and the knowledge later based upon it. The simple, often
humorous, illustrations and diagrams greatly enhance the text. $5.75
--Homer's epics become tales of adventure and marvel for the youngest
readers in these remarkable retellings. Illustrated in Williams' well-
loved comic-strip style, thess renditions feature snappy texts and
riotously detailed panel artwork that is both faithful to the originals
and delightfully modern in humor and appeal. --$3.75
THE GREEK GODS (Bernard & Dorothy Evslin, Ned Hoopes)
-- The Greek gods had more powers than mortals could even imagine.
They could change day to night, turn people into animals, and punish
mean with eternal torture. Their whims and desire changed the course of
human destiny. No legends are more fabulous than those of the Greek
gods. The classic collection tells their stories. --$2.75
JULIUS CAESAR William Shakespeare Adapted by Diana Stewart
--Great tragedy based on Plutarch's account of the lives of Brutus,
Julius Caesar, and Mark Antony. Evil plotting, ringing oratory, high
tragedy with Shakespeare's incomparable insight, dramatic power.
Reprinted complete and unabridged from an authoritative English edition.
Explanatory footnotes. $2.50
JULIUS CAESAR (William Shakespeare)
--This is the modern English version of the play side-by-side with
the full original text. --$3.75
THE YOUNG CARTHAGINIAN: Story of the times of Hannibal (G.A. Henty)
--A tale of the Punic wars, “The Young Carthaginian” provides a balance
between ancient history and captivating fiction as it relates the tale
of young Malchus trekking through Southern Europe with the army of
Hannibal. The story captivates the reader with a twisting plot
describing the struggle for power and the ensuing conflict between
Carthage and Rome. --$3.75
BERIC THE BRITAN: Story of the Roman Invasion (G.A. Henty)
-- The invasion of Britain by the Roman legionaries is the setting for
this story. Beric, a boy-chief of a British tribe, takes a prominent
part in the insurrection against Rome under Boadicea. These efforts are
useless against the mighty Roman army. For a short time, Beric and his
companions continue the fight but are ultimately defeated and taken
prisoners to Rome.
Through the eyes of Beric, the reader will learn of life in Rome, the
gladiatorial schools, the great fire and life in Nero's court. This
classic work by the masterful hand of G. A. Henty will shed light upon
an event much neglected in history today. --$3.75
FOR THE TEMPLE: A Tale of the Fall of Jerusalem (G. A. Henty)
--Mr. Henty weaves into the record of Josephus an admirable and
attractive story. The troubles in the district of Tiberias, the march of
the legions, the sieges of Jotapata, of Gamala, and of Jerusalem, form
the impressive and carefully studied historic setting to the figure of
the lad who passes from the vineyard to the service of Josephus, becomes
the leader of a guerrilla band of patriots, fights bravely for the
Temple, and after a brief term of slavery at Alexandria, returns to his
Galilean home with the favor of Titus.---11 illustrations with map/plan
of the siege of Jerusalem --$3.75
-- Palestine, first century A.D.-the Jews have revolted against Roman
occupation. The ten Greek cities of Palestine-the Decapolis-want only to
continue their peaceful trading existence, but they find themselves
caught in the middle of the uprisings. Apollodorus, a merchant of
Philadelphia, takes a risk and rescues a man whom a Roman patrol has
left to die in the desert. When Apollodorus is killed by robbers, his
three sons are left almost penniless and must each find a way for
themselves. Philo, the youngest, is befriended by Xenos, the man saved
from the desert, who has lost his memory. From him the boy learns the
art of the scribe, and together they try to find their identity-one from
the past, the other for the future. A serious story of an important
time in history. --$5.75
VINEGAR BOY (Alberta Hawse)
--This is the gripping story of a boy's dramatic encounter with Christ
on the Cross. As he brings Christ vinegar to drink, he witnesses the
crucifixion and is forever changed. Newly repackaged classic is sure to
be a hit with all kids and adults, too. $3.00
SHAWDOW SPINNER (Susan Fletcher)
-- Every night, Shahrazad begins a story. And every morning, the
Sultan lets her live another day -- providing the story is interesting
enough to capture his attention. After almost one thousand nights,
Shahrazad is running out of tales. And that is how Marjan's story
It falls to Marjan to help Shahrazad find new stories -- ones the Sultan
has never heard before. To do that, the girl is forced to undertake a
dangerous and forbidden mission: sneak from the harem and travel the
city, pulling tales from strangers and bringing them back to Shahrazad.
But as she searches the city, a wonderful thing happens. From a quiet
spinner of tales, Marjan suddenly becomes the center of a more
surprising story than she ever could have imagined. --$3.00
IDES OF APRIL (Mary Ray) [Sonlight Core G]
-- A Roman slave, accused of murder, is helped by a "secret" Christian.
When a Roman senator is found stabbed to death, his secretary manages to
escape arrest but knows he must find help if he is to save his mother
and fellow slaves from death. Roman law says that if a slave commits
murder -- or is suspected of murder -- then all the slaves must die.
"Part Agatha Christy, part Eloise McGraw," writes one reviewer. We
agree. This is a winner. --$5.75
-- A baffling invitation to an archaeological dig in Mexico defies
all logic, but it is too good to pass up. Along with Joel and Old Lady
Bugsby, Ricky and his friends head south and encounter a chilling mix of
ancient legends and present-day mysteries. Their search for the truth
leads to people they wouldn’t have suspected…and places they’d prefer to
avoid. --$2.00
SON OF CHARLEMAGNE (Barbara Willard) [Sonlight Core G, W]
-- In the year A.D. 781, Carl's father, Charlemagne, reveals that Carl
will inherit the throne instead of the oldest son, Pepin. But Carl has
his misgivings. How can he accept this honor? Discover the story of
Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, who united most of Western
Europe and was crowned "Emperor of the Romans" by the Pope. See inside
his family life, his children's education and his quest to unite Europe.
-- Muna has never known his father -- a samurai, a noble warrior. But
Muna's mother has told Muna how he will know him one day: by the sign of
the chrysanthemum. When his mother dies, Muna travels to the capital of
twelfth-century Japan, a bewildering city on the verge of revolution. He
finds a haven there, as servant to the great swordsmith, Fukuji. But
Muna cannot forget his dream: He must find his father. Only then will he
have power and a name to be reckoned with. Only then will he become a
man. -$0.75
MASTER PUPPETEER (Katherine Paterson) [Sonlight Core F]
--Who is the man called Sabura, the mysterious bandit who robs the rich
and helps the poor? And what is his connection with Yosida, the harsh
and ill- tempered master of feudal Japan's most famous puppet theater?
Young Jiro, an apprentice to Yosida, is determined to find out, even at
risk to his own life.
Mean while, Jiro devotes himself to learning puppetry. Kinshi, the
puppet master's son, tutors him. When his sheltered life at the theater
is shattered by mobs of hungry, rioting peasants, Jiro becomes aware of
responsibilities greater that his craft. As he schemes to help his
friend Kinshi and to find his own parent, Jiro stumbles onto a dangerous
and powerful secret.... --$0.50
SHANGHAIED TO CHINA (Dave & Neta Jackson)
- Neil Thompson had promised his grandmother that he would wait for his
grandfather to bring him to see the great oceangoing ships at the docks
in Liverpool, England. But when he convinced himself that it was okay to
go alone, he did not know the danger he would face on that bright
morning in September 853. The docks were no place for a twelve-year-old
boy who was alone. Stopping to admire a small clipper ship, the
Dumfries, Neil is suddenly grabbed and dragged aboard the ship, then
locked in a small, dark room until the ship is on its way to sea. When
he's finally let out, he discovers he's been shanghaied to be a cabin
boy on a tea clipper bound for China and there's no chance for escape!
Fortunately for Neil, on board ship is a young missionary named Hudson
Taylor who is also bound for China. But will Taylor's friendship and
faith be able to overcome all the bad things that fall upon Neil's life?
Will Neil ever make it home? Why should Hudson Taylor help? -$3.25
VIKING ADVENTURE Clyde Robert Bulla (Sonlight Core B, B+C, C)
--Sigurd, a Viking boy, cannot see the value of learning to read and
write. All he can think of is adventure. But then he has an adventure
that he cannot help but tell. And to do that, he decides, he must learn
to write. A fine story for young readers. Hardcover. --$5.75
--The story of Christopher Columbus. Ex-library book. Hardback --$0.75
PARZIVAL (Katherine Paterson)
-- Acclaimed storyteller and Newbery medalist Katherine Paterson
breathes new life into this classic tale of action, adventure, and
romance. Raised in the wilderness, Parzival knows nothing of his destiny
as the Grail Knight--the one who is fated to seek the sacred vessel of
hope and eternal life. To succeed in his quest, Parzival must struggle
against countless obstacles. His triumphant story is one that will move
readers to joy and despair, laughter and tears. --$2.50
THE WHITE STAG (Kate Seredy)
-- Retells the legendary story of the Huns' and Magyars' long
migration from Asia to Europe where they hope to find a permanent home.
--$2.50 (2)
I, COLUMBUS: My Journal
Edited by Peter and Connie Roop
--Here is Christopher Columbus's personal journal, written in his own
words during his journey to the New World. Now you can travel with the
famous explorer, experiencing all the thrills and excitement of one of
history's most exciting voyages. --$2.00
WHIPPING BOY (Sid Fleischman) [Cores B+C, C]
-- Jemmy, once a poor boy living on the streets, now lives in a
castle. As the whipping boy, he bears the punishment when Prince Brat
misbehaves, for it is forbidden to spank, thrash, or whack the heir to
the throne. The two boys have nothing in common and even less reason to
like one another. But when they find themselves taken hostage after
running away, they are left with no choice but to trust each other.
JOAN OF ARC (Nancy Ross) (Landmark)
-- In the early 15th century, France was in turmoil. The country had
been at war for years, and it had no king. Out of the chaos came Joan of
Arc. No one knows how Joan, a poor farm girl, was able to command armies
and win battles, but she did all that and more. Some called Joan a
heroine. Others called her a witch. But with her determination and
unwavering faith, she would go down in history as Saint Joan of Arc.
TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE (Charles and Mary Lamb)
-- This work gives a perfect introduction to Shakespeare's greatest
plays. Charles and Mary Lamb bring vividly alive all the power of
"Hamlet" and "Othello", the fun of "As You Like It", and the drama of
"Pericles". Conveying all of Shakespeare's wit, wisdom and humanity, and
never losing the feel of his beautiful language, these tales are classic
literature in their own right. --$2.75
-- Hank Morgan awakens one morning to find he has been transported
from nineteenth-century New England to sixth-century England and the
reign of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Morgan brings
to King Arthur’s utopian court the ingenuity of the future, resulting in
a culture clash that is at once satiric, anarchic, and darkly comic.
DOOR IN THE WALL (Marguerite de Angeli) [Sonlight Cores B, B+C]
-- Set in the fourteenth century, the classic story of one boy's
personal heroism when he loses the use of his legs. --$2.50
WULF THE SAXON: The Norman Conquest (G.A. Henty)
-- From the creator of exciting, historically accurate fiction for
young readers comes this tale of loyalty and courage in 11th-century
Britain. Wulf and his best friend, Beorn, fight bravely for their Saxon
king — capturing castles, rescuing shipwrecked survivors, repelling
Viking invaders, and fighting the Battle of Hastings. --$3.75
THE DRAGON AND THE RAVEN: The Days of King Alfred (G.A. Henty)
-- In this story the author gives an account of the fierce struggle
between Saxon and Dane for supremacy in England, and presents a vivid
picture of the misery and ruin to which the country was reduced by the
ravages of the sea-wolves. The hero, a young Saxon thane, takes part in
all the battles fought by King Alfred. He is driven from his home, takes
to the sea and resists the Danes on their own element, and being pursued
by them up the Seine, is present at the long and desperate siege of
Paris. -$3.75
UNDER DRAKE'S FLAG: A Tale of the Spanish Main (G.A. Henty)
-- In this tale of incredible escapades, a lad accompanies Sir Frances
Drake on several amazing voyages. One of G.A. Henty's classic historical
novels for children, this story also provides adults a glimpse of the
exciting but ruthless life on the high seas and unexplored lands of the
sixteenth century. --$3.75
A KNIGHT OF THE WHITE CROSS: A Tale of the Siege of Rhodes (G.A. Henty)
-- Young Gervaise Tresham leaves England and the turmoil of the Wars
of the Roses to become a Knight of St. John. Starting as a page of the
Grand Master, Gervaise quickly attains knighthood and defends Europe and
Christendom against the anarchy of piracy in the Mediterranean at that
time and the expansion of the Turkish empire. Sir Tresham is there to
defend the fortress at Rhodes during the first siege of that city by
Soleiman. --$3.75
ST. GEORGE FOR ENGLAND: A Tale of Cressy and Poitiers (G.A. Henty)
--The great events that crowded the reign of Edward III, come to life
under the masterful hand of Henty. The story is set at the beginning of
what has come to be known as the Hundred Year's War between England and
France (1337-1453).
Witness the destruction of the Spanish fleet, the plague of the Black
Death, and the Jacquerie rising. This story reveals the valiant and
noble character of Edward, the Black Prince of Wales. --$3.75
BY RIGHT OF CONQUEST: With Cortez in Mexico (G.A. Henty)
--In the early 1500s Roger Hawkshaw jouneys to Spanish controlled
Caribbean territory with his father. Hawkshaw becomes stranded in a
strange land. He is befriended by natives and meets courageous explorer
Hernando Cortez.The conquest of Mexico by band of men under leadership
of Cortez is always ranked amongst the most stirring and daring exploits
in history. --$3.75
ST. BARTHOLOMEW'S EVE: Story of Huguenot Wars (G.A. Henty)
-- The hero, Philip Fletcher, is a right true English lad, but he has
a French connection on his mother's side. This kinship induces him to
cross the Channel in order to take a share in that splendid struggle for
freedom known as the Huguenot wars. Naturally he sides with the
Protestants, distinguishes himself in various battles, and receives
rapid promotion for the zeal and daring with which he carries out
several secret missions. It is an enthralling narrative throughout.---
Illustrations, fold out map of France, special foreword detailing
history of the Huguenot Cross. --$3.75
-- Red Hugh was a true champion for Irish liberty from Queen
Elizabeth's constricting reign in the late 1580's and beyond. Hugh's
capture, imprisonment, and escape from the Dublin Castle; his triumph
over a blizzard and frostbite; his dramatic rescue of his family's
castle; his conflict with the evil Captain Leeds; and his inexhaustible
love for Ireland make this a wonderful read-aloud book for the entire
You learn an astonishing amount of Irish geography and culture while
relishing this true adventure, as well. --$5.75
-- Amidst great mystery, Hugh is left in the care of Glastonbury
Abbey by his father who must flee England too swiftly to be burdened by
a crippled son. Ashamed of his physical weakness, yet possessed of a
stout heart, Hugh finds that life at the abbey is surprisingly full in
this year 1171, in the turbulent days of King Henry II. Hugh, his friend
Dickon and their strange friend, the mad Bleheris, uncover a treasure
trove and with it a deeper mystery of the sort that could only occur in
Glastonbury where Joseph of Arimithea was said to have lived out his
last years. Before all is done, more is resolved than Hugh could ever
have hoped. A Newbery Honor winner. --$5.75
IVANHOE (Sir Walter Scott)
-- Wilfred of Ivanhoe returns from the Crusades to face the
disapproval of his father, who disinherits him for his political
allegiances and his love for the Lady Rowena. He gets caught up in the
power-struggle between King Richard and Prince John. Set in 12th-century
England, Ivanhoe is both a gripping historical novel and a study of
human morality. --$2.25
-- A dramatic tale of 15th century Poland, it tells the story of a
courageous young patriot and a mysterious jewel of great value. A Polish
family in the Middle Ages guards a great secret treasure and a boy's
memory of an earlier trumpeter of Krakow makes it possible for him to
save his father. The beautifully written book, filled with adventure and
excitement, gives young readers a vivid picture of Krakow in the early
TREASURE ISLAND (Robert L. Stevenson)
-- Masterfully crafted, Treasure Island is a stunning yarn of piracy
on the fiery tropic seas—an unforgettable tale of treachery that
embroils a host of legendary swashbucklers, from honest young Jim
Hawkins, to sinister, two-timing Israel Hands, to evil incarnate, blind
Pew. But above all, Treasure Island is a complex study of good and evil,
as embodied by that hero-villain Long John Silver, the merrily
unscrupulous buccaneer-rogue whose greedy quest for gold cannot help but
win the heart of every soul who ever longed for romance, treasure, and
adventure. --$3.00
TREASURE ISLAND (Adapted by Deidre Laiken)
-- Masterfully crafted, Treasure Island is a stunning yarn of piracy
on the fiery tropic seas—an unforgettable tale of treachery that
embroils a host of legendary swashbucklers, from honest young Jim
Hawkins, to sinister, two-timing Israel Hands, to evil incarnate, blind
Pew. But above all, Treasure Island is a complex study of good and evil,
as embodied by that hero-villain Long John Silver, the merrily
unscrupulous buccaneer-rogue whose greedy quest for gold cannot help but
win the heart of every soul who ever longed for romance, treasure, and
adventure. --$2.50
-- Robinson Crusoe runs away from home to join the navy. After a
series of adventures at sea, he is shipwrecked in a devastating storm,
and finds himself alone on a remote desert island. He remains there many
years, building a life for himself in solitude, until the day he
discovers another man s footprint in the sand. --$3.00
KING ARTHUR (Rosalind Kerven)
--The spellbinding tale of the warrior ruler and his knights. -$4.75
THE APPRENTICE (Pilar Llorente)
-- In Renaissance Florence, thirteen-year-old apprentice Arduino's
dreams of being a painter are challenged after he discovers the extreme
measures the Maestro Cosimo di Forlç will take in the name of jealousy.
Arduino faces a decision that could cost him his only chance to realize
his life's dream. --$2.50
TALES FROM KING ARTHUR (Edited by Andrew Lang)
- In this selection of plays by the master folklorist Andrew Lang,
the reader is taken into the romantic world of the gallant Knights of
the Round Table and their courageous and chivalrous deeds, fair maidens,
castles steeped in history, the quest for the Holy Grail, and the tragic
love of King Arthur and Sir Lancelot for Guinevere, and Tristan for
Iseult. --$2.75
ADAM OF THE ROAD (Elizabeth Gray)
-- Eleven-year-old Adam loved to travel throughout thirteenth century
England with his father, a wandering minstrel, and his dog, Nick. But
when Nick is stolen and his father disappears, Adam suddenly finds
himself alone. He searches the same roads he traveled with his father,
meeting various people along the way. But will Adam ever find his father
and dog and end his desperate search? --$3.00
ADAM OF THE ROAD Literature Guide
-- This resource is directly related to its literature equivalent and
filled with a variety of cross-curricular lessons to do before, during,
and after reading the book. This reproducible book presents an exciting
approach to teaching well-known literature! It includes sample plans,
author information, vocabulary building ideas, cross-curriculum
activities, sectional activities and quizzes, unit tests, and many ideas
for culminating and extending the novel. --$4.00
DA VINCI (Grades 2nd-5th)
--A biography that introduces children to this great artist. Numerous
painting from him are in this book such as "Mona Lisa," "The Last
Supper," "Madonna and Child, "Baptism of Christ," and more. --$3.75
A LION TO GUARD US (Clyde Robert Bulla) [Sonlight Core D]
-- Award-winning author tells a true story about three children left
alone in London in 1609 who make their way to the Virginia colony. --
-- One of several books, written as beginning readers with a controlled
vocabulary, that focus on different American Indian groups. Illustrated
throughout in full-color by Jack Merryweather - with the illustrations
designed to show the everyday life of this group. Includes notes at the
end with more information about the Pueblo Indians and the fact that the
arid high mesa countryside did much to create their self-reliant yet
strongly group-oriented character. "Juanito, himself shows the early
signs of self-reliance that will help him survive in his land. He is
also shown the need for reliance on help from others. Finally, Juanito
evidences the deep religious feeling of his people." Hardcover. 64 pp.
-- This early reader, with gorgeous illustrations, consists of a series
of 18 Indian tales. Contents include: Brother Skunk and Brother Coyote,
Boy and the Owl People, Turquoise Stone, Changing Woman, Spider Woman,
First Medicine Man, War with the Bumblebees, House of the Sun-Bearer,
and more. 165 pps. Ex-library book. Hardcover. --$5.00
-- What clothes did the Indians wear, what did they eat, what games did
they play, what were their houses like, how did they live, what is their
life like in more modern times, etc. are just some of the questions
answered. Beautifully colored sketches. Hardcover. -$4.00
--A biography of the Indian who went to London with some of the first
English explorers, was sold into slavery in Spain, and finally returned
to America where he befriended the Pilgrims when they landed. Ex-library
book. Hard cover. $2.75
GOLDEN ARROW Bill and Bernard Martin
--Charming story of Sun Cloud, a boy who wants to make his father proud,
and his adventures in a buffalo raid. --$5.75
--The White Buffalo Woman legend has been handed down through the
centuries. . . it tells the origin and involvement of the cherished
peace pipe in the Indian way of life. --$3.00
(Elizabeth George Speare) [Sonlight Cores D, D+E]
-- Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment she
arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial Connecticut in 1867. Alone
and desperate, she has been forced to leave her beloved home on the
island of Barbados and join a family she has never met. Torn between her
quest for belonging and her desire to be true to herself, Kit struggles
to survive in a hostile place. Just when it seems she must give up, she
finds a kindred spirit. But Kit’s friendship with Hannah Tupper,
believed by the colonists to be a witch, proves more taboo than she
could have imagined and ultimately forces Kit to choose between her
heart and her duty. --$4.75

THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS -James Fenimore Cooper Adapted by Eliza
--In 1757, the third year of the French and Indian War, Hawkeye, a
colonial scout, and his friends, Chingachkook, a chief of the Mohicans,
and his son Uncas risk their lives to guide two English sisters through
hostile territory and evade the evil Huron, Magua, who is determined to
destroy them. --$2.75
JOHNNY TREMAIN (Esther Forbes) [Sonlight Cores D, D+E]
-- The Year: 1773. The place: Boston. Johnny Tremain is fourteen and
apprenticed to a silversmith. He is gifted and lords his skills over the
other apprentices, until one day his hand is horribly burned by molten
silver. Johnny’s dreams of silversmithing are over.
A depressed Johnny finds work as a dispatch rider for the Committee of
Public Safety, a job that brings him in touch with Boston patriots—and
the excitement that will lead to the Tea Party and the Battle of
Lexington. --$3.75
--The year is 1781, and the British army under Lord Cornwallis has
entrenched itself at Yorktown. American and French troops have
surrounded the city and are closing in. Cousins Guy and Louis are eager
to join their fathers in service to their country, but the boys are too
young to serve in the Continental army. Then a chance meeting with a
patriot spy named Morgan opens the door to a daring adventure that will
lead the young Americans right itno the British camp. Will they succeed
in their mission and return to the American camp as heroes? Or will they
hang as spies in Yorktown? --$3.50
IN SEARCH OF HONOR -Donnalynn Hess
-- The peaceful existence of young Jacques Chenier and his family is
shattered as the anarchy and terror of the French Revolution begins.
While the war rages throughout Paris, Jacques struggles to survive one
calamity after another in a desperate attempt to free himself from the
bitter memory of his father's murder. In the process he discovers the
true meaning of honor. --$3.50
IMPRISONED IN THE GOLDEN CITY (Trailblazer Series) -Adoniram & Ann
-The two young Burmese girls had dreaded leaving their father, but he
told them the only safe thing was for the two of them to go live with
the American missionaries, Adoniram and Ann Judson. May-Lo and Len-Lay
really aren't sure what the danger is, and they don't know what to
believe about their American foster parents. Could the accusations that
the missionaries were English spies be true? When the Judsons leave the
city of Rangoon to establish a mission work in Ava, the Golden City, the
girls are taken along on the dangerous river trip that will separate
them from their father by 350 miles. Their arrival is followed by
eventual disaster. When the British attack the Burmese, all the white
foreigners are hauled off to the Death Prison. Should the girls tell the
authorities what they know? Or will they all end up in the Death Prison?
-The Navajo tribe's forced march from their homeland to Fort Sumner by
white soldiers and settlers is dramatically and courageously told by
young Bright Morning.
The Spanish Slavers were an ever-present threat to the Navaho way of
life. One lovely spring day, fourteen-year-old Bright Morning and her
friend Running Bird took their sheep to pasture. The sky was clear blue
against the red buttes of the Canyon de Chelly, and the fields and
orchards of the Navahos promised a rich harvest. Bright Morning was
happy as she gazed across the beautiful valley that was the home of her
tribe. She turned when Black Dog barked, and it was then that she saw
the Spanish slavers riding straight toward her. -$3.50
-- During the winter of 1846-47 over eighty men, women and children of
the Donner Party wagon train were trapped in the snows of California's
High Sierras. Thirty-nine perished on the trail or in the mountain
camps. Some survived by eating the dead. This book gives a thorough and
readable account and corrects many misconceptions of previous writers.
--In this rollicking adventure set during the California Gold Rush,
Jack's aunt is forced to sell her beloved mansion to meet her debts. She
is still unable to raise enough money to pay her creditors, and twelve-
year-old Jack goes to California in search of gold to help her. Joined
by his trusty butler, Praiseworthy, Jack finds adventure and trouble at
every turn. Will Jack strike gold in San Francisco or come home empty-
handed? --$3.00
ON TO OREGON (Honore Morrow)
--John loves the exciting life of a pioneer, even if he's always getting
in trouble for wriggling out of his chores. But before long, his
adventure seems more like a nightmare. With unfriendly Indians and
dangerous passes at every turn, will John be able to lead his brother
and sisters through the perils that lie ahead? --$3.00
STORY OF MY LIFE (Helen Keller)
-- Great story of human courage and dedication recounted in
autobiography of a remarkable woman: the magical moment when Miss Keller
first recognizes the connection between words and objects, her joy at
learning how to speak, friendships with notable figures, her education
at Radcliffe and an extraordinary relationship with her inspired
teacher, Anne Sullivan. --$3.00
ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER (Mark Twain-Adapted by Tracy Christopher)
--With the Mississippi River right at his back door and friends who are
willing to try anything, Tom Sawyer can't seem to resist a good
adventure. From finding a treasure of gold coins, to whitewashing a
fence, to escaping the evil Injun Joe, Tom is always off on a thrilling
escapade. Prepare for laughter and action with high-spirited Tom Sawyer.
--This delightful Tom Sawyer story picks up in the aftermath of Tom and
Huck's triumphal return from the pages of Huckleberry Finn: Tom, always
looking for trouble, finds it when he sets out to become Hannibal's
First Traveler. Tom, Huck, and Jim find themselves kidnapped by a mad
inventor, sailing cross the Atlantic and into Arabian adventure on a
hot-air balloon -- and that's only the beginning! Highly recommended;
like all of Twain, a pleasure to read. --$2.75
BRADY (By Jean Fritz)
- Brady has never been trusted with secrets, until now. When he
discovers an Underground Railroad station near his family's farm, he is
forced to make his own decision about the slavery controversy. Whatever
his decision may be, he knows that this is one secret that must be kept.
BY SECRET RAILWAY (Enid La Monte Meadowcroft)
-The thrilling story of two brave boys and the secret railway to freedom
that played such a stirring part in America's history. -$2.00
--Biography of the life of Harriet Tubman -$2.00
- Born into slavery, George Washington Carver became one of the most
prestigious scientists of his time. This biography follows Dr. Carver's
life from childhood to his days as a teacher and discoverer.
Young readers meet one of America's most famous black scientists, whose
concern for his people led to discoveries that changed the history of
the Southeast. -$2.75
- Abraham Lincoln loved to tell jokes and funny stories. He like to
listen to them, even when the jokes were on him. Lincoln even had a
favorite joke book. All the jokes and stores included here are ones that
Lincoln told or were told about him. -$2.50
ACROSS FIVE APRILS (Irene Hunt) [Sonlight
Cores E, D+E]
-- The unforgettable story of Jethro Creighton—a brave boy who comes of
age during the turbulent years of the Civil War. --$3.75
THE JOURNEYMAN (Elizabeth Yates) [Sonlight Core D]
- The boy isn't much to look at: thin, pale, and undersized for his age.
Neighbors shake their heads over Jared Austin's odd ways. His father
doesn't think he's good for anything much. Even his friend Jennet
wonders what will become of him. But Jared isn't concerned; he has his
own ideas about what is really important. One day a journeyman painter
visits their quiet New Hampshire farm, and his unexpected offer sets
Jared aglow with excitement. He starts off on an adventure that takes
him miles from home and into experiences that bring him to manhood and
deepen his faith. But before he leaves, Jared promised Jennet that
someday he will come back for her. Recommended for ages 9 to 12. -$5.75
SWIFT RIVERS (Cornelia Meigs) [Sonlight Core D]
- Barred from his family home- stead by his mean-spirited uncle,
eighteen-year-old Chris weathers a Minnesota winter in a small cabin
with his grandfather. Poverty and the tempting stories of a wandering
Easterner convince Chris to harvest the trees on his grandfather’s land
and float the logs down the spring floodwaters of the Mississippi to the
lumber mills in Saint Louis. Filled with stories of raft hands and river
pilots, this fast-paced novel has all the momentum of the great
Mississippi. -$5.75
JUSTIN MORGAN HAD A HORSE (Marguerite Henry) [Sonlight Core D]
-- Joel Goss knows that Little Bub is a special colt, even though he's a
runt. And when schoolteacher Justin Morgan asks Joel to break the colt
in, Joel is thrilled! Soon word about Little Bub has spread throughout
the entire Northeast -- this spirited colt can pull heavier loads than a
pair of oxen. And run faster than thoroughbreds! This is the story of
the little runt who became the father of the world-famous breed of
American horses -- the Morgan. --$3.75
CALICO BUSH (Rachel Field) [Sonlight Core D]
- Left an orphan shortly after her family arrives in the New World,
young Marguerite is "Bound-out" for six years to serve the Sargent
family in exchange for food, shelter and clothing. Will she have the
courage to overcome the trials facing her during the hungry winter of
1743? Newberry Award -$2.00
RASCAL (Sterling North) [Sonlight Read aloud]
- The charming story of a boy and his mischievous pet raccoon and the
event-filled year they experience together in the Wisconsin backwoods of
the early 1900s. Sure to endear raccoons to you forever! --$2.00
SOUNDER (William H. Armstrong) [Sonlight Read Aloud]
-- Sounder is no beauty. But as a coon dog, this loyal mongrel with his
cavernous bark is unmatched. When the African American sharecropper who
has raised Sounder from a pup is hauled off to jail for stealing a hog,
his family must suffer their humiliation and crushing loss with no
recourse. To make matters worse, in the fracas, Sounder is shot and
disappears. The eventual return of a tattered and emaciated Sounder
doesn't change the fact that the sharecropper's oldest son is forced to
take on man's work to help support the family. His transition to
adulthood is paved by the rocks and taunts hurled at him by convicts and
guards as he searches for his father. But along this rough road he
ultimately finds salvation as well. --$2.00
SHILOH (Phyllis Reynolds Naylor)
- When Marty Preston comes across a young beagle in the hills behind his
home, it's love at first sight -- and also big trouble. It turns out the
dog, which Marty names Shiloh, belongs to Judd Travers, who drinks too
much and has a gun -- and abuses his dogs. So when Shiloh runs away from
Judd to Marty, Marty just has to hide him and protect him from Judd. But
Marty's secret becomes too big for him to keep to himself, and it
exposes his entire family to Judd's anger. How far will Marty have to go
to make Shiloh his? -$2.00
GETTYSBURG (MacKinlay Kantor)
-- When troops entered Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the South seemed to be
winning the Civil War. But Gettysburg was a turning point. After three
bloody days of fighting, the Union finally won the battle. Inspired by
the valor of the many thousands of soldiers who died there, President
Lincoln visited Gettysburg to give a brief but moving tribute. His
Gettysburg Address is one of the most famous speeches in American
history. $3.50
-- This collection features four books which detail the adventures of
Septimus Quinn, a Midshipman on the H.M.S. Althea during the Napoleonic
wars. Quinn is a great character. He's slight in stature and somewhat of
a nerd, but he exhibits the resourcefulness and coolness under pressure
of James Bond. The author, Showell Styles, has an interesting writing
style and a knack for creating action and suspense. Therefore, the books
are interesting, easy, and a joy to read. This collection includes 4
stories: Midshipman Quinn, Quinn of the Fury, Midshipman Quinn and
Denise the Spy, and Quinn at Trafalgar. 598 pgs. --$4.75
CARRY ON, MR. BOWDITCH (Latham, Jean Lee) [Sonlight Cores D, D+E]
-- Fascinating true story of the poor apprentice who, shortly after the
American Revolution, transformed navigation from an art to a precise
science. Bowditch wrote a book that is still a standard reference among
mariners. --$3.75
THE WRIGHT BROTHERS (Quentin Reynolds) (Landmark Books)
--Young Orville and Wilbur Wright loved building things. From the
fastest sled in town to the highest-flying kite, the Wright brothers’
creations were always a step ahead of everyone else’s. They grew up
learning all about mechanics from fixing bicycles and studied math and
physics. On December 17, 1903, Orville took off in the world’s first
flying machine! The Wright airplane is one of the most amazing and life
changing. --$3.25
WILBUR & ORVILLE WRIGHT: The Flight to Adventure (Louis Sabin)
- Focuses on the childhood of the Wright Brothers and the inventiveness
they displayed from their earliest days. --$2.75
LITTLE BRITCHES: Father & I Were Ranchers
( Ralph Moody) [Sonlight Cores D+E, E]
--Ralph Moody was eight years old in 1906 when his family moved from New
Hampshire to a Colorado ranch. Through his eyes we experience the
pleasures and perils of ranching there early in the twentieth century.
Auctions and roundups, family picnics, irrigation wars, tornadoes and
wind storms give authentic color to Little Britches. So do adventures,
wonderfully told, that equip Ralph to take his father's place when it
becomes necessary. --$5.75
DRAGONWINGS (Laurence Yep)
- Moon shadow is eight years old when he sails from China to join his
father, Windrider, in America. Windrider lives in San Francisco and
makes his living doing laundry. Father and son have never met. But Moon
Shadow grows to love and respect his father and to believe in his
wonderful dream. And Windrider, with Moon Shadow's help is willing to
endure the mockery of the other Chinese, the poverty, the separation
from his wife and country; even the great earthquake in San Francisco,
to make his dream come true. --$3.00
GLADYS AYLWARD: Adventure of a Lifetime (Janet & Geoff Benge)
--Without formal education or a missionary organization to back her,
Gladys raised her own finances for the overland trip that would bring
her to the country and people that God had etched so deeply on her
heart... China!
What follows is an amazing adventure of faith and determination. Gladys
Aylward, a housemaid from England, dared to trust God in the face of
dire and seemingly hopeless circumstances. Her life is one of the truly
great missionary stories of our era. --$4.00
--Edie and Carl Schmidt didn't think things could get worse at school.
But that was before the German nave began blowing American ships out of
the water. That was before the rumors started, whispers that said German
was going to invade the U.S. through Mexico. That was before their good
friend Truman Vaught left to drive an ambulance on the battlefront in
Now their best friends think Carl and Edie may be traitors just because
their father is German. What can Carl and Edie do to prove their
loyalty? --$3.25
-- Henk was hidden on the farm when he was young and the Nazi soldiers
came. But the war is over now, and Henk finds out that the people he
lives with, the people he loves, are not his real family. He doesn't
remember his real parents, and now a new life in the city lies ahead of
him. Will things ever be the same? --$3.25
UNDER THE BLOOD RED SUN (Graham Salisbury)
-- Tomi was born in Hawaii. His grandfather and parents were born in
Japan, and came to America to escape poverty.
World War II seems far away from Tomi and his friends, who are too busy
playing ball on their eighth-grade team, the Rats.
But then Pearl Harbor is attacked by the Japanese, and the United States
declares war on Japan. Japanese men are rounded up, and Tomi’s father
and grandfather are arrested. It’s a terrifying time to be Japanese in
America. But one thing doesn’t change: the loyalty of Tomi’s buddies,
the Rats. --$3.00
--If you lived at the time of Martin Luther King
--When did the civil rights movement begin?
--Were children involved in civil rights protests?
--What was the March on Washington?

This book tells you what it was like during the exciting era when Martin
Luther King led the fight against segregation. $3.75
--Martin Luther King, Jr. preached love and believed nonviolent protest
was the only way to freedom and equality for black Americans, and in
return for his vision of peace. he was arrested, stabbed, and finally
assassinated. Despite his tragic and untimely death, many successes
filled the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., as kids will discover in
this issue. For one thing, his tireless efforts to improve the lives of
millions of Americans garnered him the Nobel Peace Prize at the young
age of 35.

Martin Luther King Jr., for kids, examines how the legacy of slavery,
Jim Crow laws, the KKK, segregation, and ongoing discrimination created
a culture of violence and oppression around black communities. Then
King, a passionate young pastor, suddenly emerged as the leader of the
Alabama bus boycott in 1955 and quickly became the voice and the hope of
the growing civil rights movement. As head of the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference, he inspired the sit-ins, freedom rides, and
marches that ultimately led to the passing of the Civil Rights Bill in
1964. However, his message proved too radical for many people, and
bloodshed nearly always followed in his wake – ultimately claiming his
life in 1967. Despite this, violence did not destroy the dream of Martin
Luther King Jr.; for kids curious to learn more about his legacy, this
issue also describes his contributions to many other campaigns to
improve the lives of black Americans that continue today. --$1.75
--Magazine about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.
If interested, please email me. Thanks, Jasda

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