A visual history of this country's domestic interiors, 1814-1914, as seen through contemporary photographs, drawings and paintings. A variety of houses from Maori whare interiors, missionary and settler homes to the turn-of-the-century villas of Auckland and twentieth-century bungalows of suburban Christchurch. Several homes of well-known New Zealanders, such as Governor George Grey, Maggie Makereti Papakura and John Logan Campbell are also included. There are pictures on almost every page, with extended captions. The book is divided into four periods of twenty-five years, each with an introduction.
Young Gabe's is a story of heartache and jubilation. He's a child slave freed after the Civil War. He sets off to reunite himself with his mother who was sold before the war's end. "Come morning, the folks take to the road again, singing songs, telling stories, and dream-talking of the lives they're gonna live in freedom. And I follow, keeping my eyes open for my mama. Days pass into weeks, and one gray evening as Mr. Dark laid down his coat, I see a woman with a yellow scarf 'round her neck as bright as a star. I run up to grab her hand, saying, Mama?" Gabe's odyssey in search of his mother has an epic American quality, and Keith Shepherd's illustrationsinfluenced deeply by the narrative work of Thomas Hart Bentonfervently portray the struggle in Gabe's heroic quest.
Selected as a 2012 Skipping Stones Honor Book and for the 2012 IRA Teacher's Choices Reading List.
A. LaFaye hopes Walking Home to Rosie Lee will honor all those African American families who struggled to reunite at the end of the Civil War and will pay her respects to those who banded together through the long struggle for freedom. She is the author of the Scott O'Dell Award-winning novel Worth and lives in Tennessee with her daughter Adia.
Keith Shepherd is a painter, graphic designer, and educator working out of Kansas City, MO. His painting "Sunday Best" is part of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum's permanent collection. He describes his work as being "motivated by family, religion, history, and music."
The Howard family moved from San Haydren Caifornia to Bayou Bayside Florida due to the loss of a wife and mother. Michael's wife lost her six year long battle with breast cancer a couple of months ago. His boss Mr. McPheeny thought since Michael and his kids were going through such a rough time that it would be in their best interest to move to a new state, start over make a new life for themselves and get some normalcy back in their lives, besides he has a new country club down south that he needs someone to run for him to and so Michael's his best bet. He's hoping that the move proves to be helpful and be the best thing for them all. Michael knows that this move is going to be hard on his kids. He's not to worried about his young son Noah because Noah is a go getter, out going person who works through everything quickly and efficiently. But his daughter D.J on the other hand is a whole other story, she's a loner type who would rather be by herself. She's extremely smart, artistic and talented. She has a love of drawing and painting which she in herited from her mother and that's what keeps her going and connected to her mother even though her mom's no longer with her in person she's with them in spirit.
Beginners and accomplished artists alike are attracted to the beauty and versatility of acrylic painting. In this comprehensive book, you will find all the instruction and inspiration you need to master the medium or improve your painting skills. Accomplished artist Tom Swimm guides you step by step through 12 stunning acrylic projects, offering easy-to-follow instructions along with his personal artistic insights. Acrylic Painting Step by Step covers dozens of beginning and advanced acrylic techniques, from underpainting and glazing to impasto and texturizing. You will learn to paint a variety of subjects, including a lively floral, a striking still life, an eye-catching street scene, and a gorgeous seascape.
This book records the first success stories of a new form of financial intermediation, the hometown investment fund, that has become a national strategy in Japan, partly to meet the need to finance small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. The hometown investment fund has three main advantages. First, it contributes to financial market stability by lowering information asymmetry. Individual households and firms have direct access to information about the borrowing firms, mainly SMEs, that they lend to. Second, it is a stable source of risk capital. The fund is project driven. Firms and households decide to invest by getting to know the borrowers and their projects. In this way the fund distributes risk but not so that it renders risk intractable, which was the problem with the "originate and distribute" model. Third, it contributes to economic recovery by connecting firms and households with SMEs that are worthy of their support. It also creates employment opportunities, at the SMEs as well as for the pool of retirees from financial institutions who can help assess the projects. Introduction of the hometown investment fund has huge global implications. The world is seeking a method of financial intermediation that minimizes information asymmetry, distributes risk without making it opaque, and contributes to economic recovery. Funds similar to Japan's hometown investment fund can succeed in all three ways. After all, the majority of the world's businesses are SMEs. The first chapter explains the theory behind this method, and the following chapters relate success stories from Japan and other parts of Asia. This book should encourage policymakers, economists, lenders, and borrowers, especially in developing countries, to adopt this new form of financial intermediation, thus contributing to global economic stability.
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