"You fool of a boy!" William's father screamed. "You had the world ahead of you, and you threw it away for some religious meeting. Why, Parliament has ordered the heads of a dozen Puritans to be stuck on poles around the city as a warning against disobeying the law. Have you thought of that? Have you thought of anything?"With the favor William's father enjoyed in Britain's royal court, all William had to do was show himself to be a faithful royalist, and wealth and privilege would be his. Instead he chose to follow his conscience--to expulsion from university, disinheritance, imprisonment, and the threat of death.In a world where freedoms were subject to the whims of rulers, William Penn worked passionately for religious tolerance. When this Quaker reformer secured a land grant in America, he laid for Pennsylvania a foundation of liberty, justice, fairness, and tolerance that would later guide the drafting of the Constitution of the United States.The stories of Heroes of History are told in an engaging narrative format, where related history, geography, government, and science topics come to life and make a lasting impression. This is a premier biography line for the entire family.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/1/2002Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
A lavish, interactive introduction to the great poet’s life, his work and the times he lived in.In this enthralling scrapbook that William Shakespeare compiled for his daughter, he looks back on his life as he retires from the theatre. Discover late-sixteenth- and early-seventeenth centurystories of love, war, kings and queens, fellow playwrights and actors, explorers and life in London.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 6/4/2010Pages: 30Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Notable Children's Books of 19711975 (ALA)Best Books of 1972 (SLJ)Outstanding Children's Books of 1972 (NYT)Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/10/1972Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Mean Mothers An exploration of the darker side of maternal behavior drawn from scientific research, psychology, and the real-life experiences of adult daughters, Mean Mothers sheds light on one of the last cultural taboos: what happens when a woman doesn't
A cherished classic is brought to life with the audio stylings of renowned actor James Earl Jones.Sylvester can’t believe his luck when he finds a magic pebble that can make wishes come true. But when a lion jumps out at him on his way home, Sylvester is shocked into making a wish that has unexpected consequences. After overcoming a series of obstacles, Sylvester is eventually reunited with his loving family. Illustrated with William Steig’s glowing pictures, this winner of the Caldecott Medal is beloved by children everywhere. This package includes a paperback book along with a CD of this modern classic read by legendary actor James Earl Jones.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/6/2012Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Inspired by William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, this delightful collection of poetry for children brings to life Blake’s imaginary inn and its unusual guests.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/29/1982Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
In Prince William Sound, a little girl named Denny finds a baby seal covered with oil. How can she save its life? Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/15/1994Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
One night two young couples run into an enchanted forest in an attempt to escape their problems. But these four humans do not realize that the forest is filled with fairies and hobgoblins who love making mischief. When Oberon, the Fairy King, and his loyal hobgoblin servant, Puck, intervene in human affairs, the fate of these young couples is magically and hilariously transformed. Like a classic fairy tale, this retelling of William Shakespeare's most beloved comedy is perfect for older readers who will find much to treasure and for younger readers who will love hearing the story read aloud.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/15/2003Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
Pomegranate's William Morris coloring book features 22 arts & crafts wallpaper designs by the unequalled English pattern designer. Coloring pages are blank on the back so they can be cut out and displayed. Published with the Brooklyn Museum of Art. One forty-eight page 8 1/2 by 11 in. book with twenty-two images to color. Each illustration is reproduced in a small, color version of the original artwork and as a full-page black line drawing. William Morris was an English artist and designer who lived from 1834 to 1896. One of his many talents was drawing wallpaper designs. You'll find 22 of his designs in this coloring book. They are shown as small reproductions on the inside front and back covers. When you color in these designs, you might want to try to copy his colors, or you might decide to use your own. You'll notice that for three of the designs, he used just one color, or shades of one color, plus white. Will those designs look better to you with lots of color? See what you think!On the last page, try creating your own wallpaper design. Grid lines are printed to help you. Draw your pattern in a square or a group of squares, then copy it into other squares. Remember wallpaper designs have to repeat themselves in order to cover a big space. The simpler your pattern, the easier it will be!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/31/2009Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
In this ingenious and captivating reimagining of Rudyard Kiplings classic adventure The Jungle Book, Neil Gaiman tells the unforgettable story of Nobody Owens, a living, breathing boy whose home is a graveyard, raised by a guardian who belongs neither to the mortal world nor the realm of the dead. Among the mausoleums and headstones of his home, Bod experiences things most mortals can barely imagine. But real, flesh-and-blood danger waits just outside the cemetery walls: the man who murdered the infant Bods family will not rest until he finds Nobody Owens and finishes the job he began many years ago. A #1 New York Times bestseller and winner of many international awards, including the Hugo Award for best novel and the Locus Award, The Graveyard Book is a glorious meditation on love, loss, survival, and sacrifice...and what it means to truly be alive. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/27/2011Pages: 320
From Hamlet to Romeo and Juliet to A Midsummer Night′s Dream, Shakespeare′s celebrated works have touched people around the world. Aliki combines literature, history, biography, archaeology, and architecture in this richly detailed and meticulously researched introduction to Shakespeare′s world-his life in Elizabethan times, the theater world, and the Globe, for which he wrote his plays. Then she brings history full circle to the present-day reconstruction of the Globe theater. Ages 8+Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/8/2000Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
What if your old college roommate called, raving about a book someone sent her, calling it the most beautiful book she's ever read? "But," she said, "it's about you." The author is your college ex. In The Mason Jar, Clayton Fincannon is a Tennessee farm boy raised at the feet of his grandfather. He and his grandfather leave letters for each other in a Mason jar on his grandfather's desk; letters of counsel and affirmation. When Clayton attends college in Southern California, he meets and falls in love with a dark, debutante, named Savannah. However, when an unmentioned past resurrects in her life and she vanishes, Clayton is left with unanswered questions. Clayton goes on to serve as a missionary in Africa, while he and his grandfather continue their tradition of writing letters. When Clayton returns home five years later to bury his grandfather, he searches for answers pertaining to Savannah's disappearance. Little does Clayton know, the answers await him in the missing Mason jar. A story about a girl who vanished, a former love who wrote a book about her, and a reunion they never imagined. Written for all audiences, The Mason Jar brings hope to people who have experienced disappointment in life due to separation from loved ones. Written in the fresh, romantic tones of Nicholas Sparks, The Mason Jar interweaves the imagery of Thoreau with the adventures and climatic family struggles common to Dances with Wolves, A River Runs Through It, and Legends of the Fall.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/25/2011Pages: 270
Everything preteen and teen girls need to know about their changing bodies and feelings Written by an experienced educator and her daughter in a reassuring and down-to-earth style, The "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Girls gives sensitive straight talk on: the body's changing size and shape; the growth spurt; breast development; the reproductive organs; the menstrual cycle; body hair; diet and exercise; romantic and sexual feelings; and puberty in the opposite sex. It also includes information on anorexia and bulimia, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and birth control. Featuring detailed illustrations and real-life stories throughout, plus an introduction for parents and a helpful resource section, this bestselling growing-up guide is an essential puberty education and health book for all girls ages 10 and up. Selected as a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 6/8/2007Pages: 288Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
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