Description : What keeps a story alive for over 100 years? Good stories have a life of their own. They take hold of something inside us and grow until they must be shared. In her new book, Fly Like the Wind, Bridgette Z. Savage shares the amazing story of Fly. Based on the true tale of the horse and her rider in the American Civil War, Fly Like the Wind recounts the adventures of two life-long friends from Posey County, Indiana. A young man, George M. Barrett, and his treasured mare, Fly, join the Union Army?s Indiana 1st Calvary, 28th Regiment and travel with the rest of Company B into the deep South during the American Civil War. Their friendship and faithfulness carry them through unimaginable events. Strength of character and sense of purpose are important elements in this historic adventure. The richly illustrated book contains vintage photographs of Fly and George Barrett, as well as, thirty original illustrations by the author. Readers also learn where Fly may be found today, memorialized for future generations as only a few other courageous Civil War horses have been, such as ?Stonewall? Jackson?s Little Sorrell, Confederate General Lee?s Traveler and Union General Sheridan?s Rienzi, Woven around stories that have been told and retold for more than one hundred years, Fly Like the Wind brings Fly to life in the hearts and minds of readers of all ages.
Description : Long ago, at the dawn of Merlin's world, a strange little creature named Basil appeared. Part lizard, part bat, his eyes glow with a mysterious light. When Basil discovers a threat to his world and to Merlin, he begins an epic journey that takes him from the Great Tree of Avalon to the outermost edges of the spirit realm. But his boldest journey will be to face his own deepest fears. And only if he survives can he save Merlin—and find his future.
Description : Recounts the days of the Indian wars when the U.S. Cavalry repeatedly tried to subdue the great warriors led by Cochise and, later, Geronimo
Description : PETER DONAHUE’S DEBUT NOVEL MADISON HOUSE, which won the Langum Prize for Historical Fiction 2005, chronicles turn-of-the-century Seattle’s explosive transformation from frontier outpost to major metropolis. Maddie Ingram, owner of Madison House, and her quirky and endearing boarders find their lives inextricably linked when the city decides to re-grade Denny Hill and the fate of Madison House hangs in the balance--Maddie’s albino handyman and furtive love interest, a muckraking black journalist who owns and publishes the Seattle Sentry newspaper, and an aspiring stage actress forced into prostitution and morphine addiction while working in the city’s corrupt vaudeville theater, all call Madison House home. Had E.L. Doctorow and Charles Dickens met on the streets of Seattle, they couldn’t have created a better book.
Description : The Top 10 Ways The Unofficial Guide® to Maui Can Help You Have the Perfect Trip: Candid, critical, and objective information covering Maui, Molokai, and Lanai All major hotels and resorts rated and ranked for quality and value—plus, proven strategies for getting the best rates and tips for B & B and condo stays Detailed reviews and ratings for 30 diverse restaurants, with a culinary guide to Hawaii's regional dishes The inside story on the top attractions, including Haleakala National Park and other natural wonders, ancient temples and historic homes, museums and art galleries, even a winery A complete guide to exploring the awe-inspiring islands of Maui County, from winding cliffside drives to strolls along the beach Advice for families on how to have a Maui vacation that keeps everyone thrilled The best places to shop for haute couture and kitsch alike, especially local art, aloha shirts, and Hawaiian music Where to get wet: the best beaches for tanning, surfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving All the details on Maui's world-famous golf courses The complete rundown on Maui nightlife, from bonfire luaus to bars and clubs Get the unbiased truth on hundreds of hotels, restaurants, attractions, and more in The Unofficial Guide® to Maui—the resource that helps you save money, save time, and make your trip the best it can be.
Description : Humphrey's eleventh adventure celebrates stories, writing, and the power of the imagination! Imaginations are running wild in Mrs. Brisbane’s class, but Humphrey is stumped. His friends are writing about where they would go if they could fly, but Humphrey is HAPPY-HAPPY-HAPPY right where he is in Room 26. It’s pawsitively easy for Humphrey to picture exciting adventures with dragons and knights in the story Mrs. Brisbane is reading aloud. He has no trouble coming up with Plans to help his friends and tricks to entertain them. His imagination even goes a little too far when he wonders if Carlos’s imaginary friend might be a ghost. If only his imagination wouldn’t disappear when he tries to write. Luckily, Humphrey likes a challenge, and Mrs. Brisbane has lots of writing tips that do the trick.
Description : A brand-new translation of the world's greatest satirist. With a signature style that is at once bawdy and delicate, as well as a fearless penchant for lampooning the rich and powerful, Aristophanes remains arguably the finest satirist of all time. Collected here are all 11 of his surviving plays-newly translated by the distinguished poet and translator Paul Roche.
Description : Queen Maeve has declared war upon the province of Ulster in an effort to take possession of the Brown Bull of Cooley. Ultimately, this is an attempt to match the wealth of her husband, King Ailill of Connacht, who owns a magnificent white bull. Only Cuchulainn, a boy warrior, stands between Ulster and certain annihilation. Supported by the Morrigan, the goddess of war, he begins a reign of terror upon the Connacht warriors. In his heroic stand, the reader discovers the genesis of the determination of the Irish people, their will to stand alone against oppression. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Description : Traces the mythology, superstitions, and events that influenced the creation of the modern calendar, discussing such informative facts as the Roman avoidance of even numbers that caused most months to be set at odd-numbered lengths, the inspirations behind the names of the days of the week, and the origins of the Easter Bunny. 25,000 first printing.