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Walking Home To Rosie Lee

RRP $12.99

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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 illustrations—influenced deeply by the narrative work of Thomas Hart Benton—fervently 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."



New Zealanders At Home

RRP $97.99

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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.


Home

RRP $14.00

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Home. In this unique volume, prominent American writers from the past and present--Willa Cather, Henry David Thoreau, Eloise Greenfield--give voice to the region of the country each calls home. Thomas Locker's lavish oil paintings accompany each passage, transporting the reader from the crashing waves of the Pacific coast to the bluebonnet fields of the Texas prairie. Come along on a spectacular journey through our home--America.


Polly Porcupine's Painting Prizes

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Polly Porcupine loves to paint, but she creates such a mess that her parents do not know what to do.


Do-it-yourself Home Tiling

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This is a practical illustrated guide to tiling surfaces in the house, using ceramic, vinyl, cork and lino tiles. It includes expert advice for tiling walls, splashbacks, floors, borders and worktops. It offers detailed information on how to lay a wide range of tiles, including ceramic, quarry, vinyl, lino, cork and mosaic tiles. It includes techniques for preparing surfaces, cutting tiles, and applying grout and adhesive. It covers all the materials and equipment needed for tiling in the home. It includes clear step-by-step photographs, diagrams and charts for instant reference. You can learn effective ways to use tiles creatively for borders, or try hand-made tiles for a dramatic result. For decorating floors, worktops or walls, tiles are the ideal material. This book explains how to achieve the best result with ceramic, as well as vinyl, cork and mosaic tiles. Clear photographs help you every step of the way, from the equipment you need, preparation, cutting, applying adhesive and grouting. Once you have mastered the basics, advice is given on creative designs.



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