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In My Youth
by James Baldwin
A decidedly different autobiography, originally published under the pseudonym Robert Dudley, eventually revealed to be James Baldwin. A portrayal of life in rural Indiana in the middle of the 19th century it certainly is, but it is so much more. In the words of Mr. Howland, an editor for the original publisher, 'It is difficult to describe just what there is so remarkable about this book, but it is undeniably wonderful. It is literature. It is a strange combination of autobiography and fiction, and records only the simplest happenings -- the life of people in the Indiana backwoods, the primitive life, the commonplace experiences, the visits between neighbors. To tell about it in this way does not make it sound remarkable, yet it is. The style is simple and clear; there is a quiet humor running through it, and in other places the reading brings tears to the eyes.' Ages 10-12
554 pages $18.95    

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Streams of History: Early Civilizations
by Ellwood W. Kemp
Gives glimpses of some of the most characteristic features of the countries and peoples in ancient times in the Near East: the early herders; those living in the two great river valleys-the Nile and the Tigro-Euphrates; and the Jews and Phoenicians living between these two valleys. Emphasizes the ideas each culture contributed to the general historical stream. Ages 8-10
72 pages $7.95    

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Tales and Customs of the Ancient Hebrews
by Eva Herbst
An engaging account of the way the ancient Hebrews lived, through the story of David, the shepherd boy. In clear and simple prose, presents details of the clothing they constructed, the tents they built, the food they harvested, and the music they enjoyed. Additional information about their lives is shared through the stories of Moses, Ruth, and Joseph, that are told to David. The book concludes with David's encounter with Goliath and his friendship with Jonathan. Ages 8-10
65 pages $7.95    

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The Story of the Last Days of Jerusalem
by Alfred J. Church
Skillful retelling of Josephus's account of the revolt against Rome and the destruction of Jerusalem. Recounts the events leading up to the opening of the war with the Romans, Josephus's brave defense of Jotapata, its final capture and his escape from death, and finally the siege of Jerusalem, the burning of the temple, and the razing of the city. Ages 12-15
122 pages $8.95    

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The Story of Europe
by H. E. Marshall
Presents the broader movements of European history, emphasizing the main factors which have gone into the formation and development of the various European states from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Reformation. The history of England is included only when that country plays a prominent part in the politics of Europe. A full treatment of the period immediately following the fall of the Roman Empire is given, since that period provides the necessary key to future developments. For smoother reading, dates are relegated to the margin for the most part. Maps, timelines, and genealogy charts of the various royal houses of Europe contribute to making this book an excellent resource for the study of the Middle Ages in Europe. Ages 14-18
336 pages $13.95    

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Our Little Frankish Cousin of Long Ago
by Evaleen Stein
Through the eyes of Rainolf, a boy at the court of Charlemagne, we catch a glimpse of life in the Frankish kingdom, including dress, occupations, and amusements. We learn how Charlemagne brought Alcuin from England to establish schools in his kingdom and how he encouraged the development of the arts, including the recitation of poetry such as the Song of Roland. We hear about Einhard, a close associate of Charlemagne, who wrote a biography of him after his death. Finally, we travel to Rome to see Charlemagne crowned Holy Roman Emperor on Christmas Day in 800 A.D. Ages 8-10
78 pages $8.95    

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The Story of the Middle Ages
by Samuel B. Harding
Relates the history of the Middle Ages simply, directly, and entertainingly. The material is well-arranged and the selection of topics is excellent. Special attention is given to presenting the life of the people—peasant, noble, and court. A unique and valuable book. Ages 11-14
217 pages $10.95    

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When Knights Were Bold
by Eva March Tappan
Spirited and interesting picture of life in castles and manors, monasteries and towns during the Middle Ages. The description of the customs of knights is especially full. Chapter titles include Page, Squire, and Knight; The Knight's Arms and Armor; Jousts and Tournaments; How to Capture a Castle; Daily Life in a Castle; Life on a Manor; Pilgrimages and Crusades; Military Orders, Monks, and Monasteries; Hermits, Friars, and Missionaries; Life in Town; Merchant Gilds and Craft Gilds; How Goods Were Sold; Schools and Literature; Science and Medicine; and Architecture and the Arts. Ages 9-14
324 pages $12.95    

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Stories from the Crusades
by Janet Harvey Kelman
Brings the Crusades to life through stories of its most famous participants. Relates how Peter the Hermit leads the first crusade; three kings of Europe, King Richard the Lionhearted of England, King Philip of France, and the Emperor Frederick of Germany, join efforts in the third crusade; and King Louis of France launches the last crusade. Ages 9-12
76 pages $7.95    

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Our Little Crusader Cousin of Long Ago
by Evaleen Stein
The story of Hugh, page to King Richard the Lion-Hearted of England, and Raymond, page to Count William of France, and their adventures in Palestine during the third crusade. Through their eyes we see how, even with all their quarrels and failures, the men of the third crusade left a lasting record of gallant and heroic deeds. Ages 8-10
113 pages $8.95    

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Otto of the Silver Hand
by Howard Pyle
A stirring tale of medieval Germany in the days of robber barons and deadly feuds. The kidnapping of Otto, his adventures among the rough soldiers, and his daring rescue, make for a spirited and thrilling story. The author says of his tale that it 'is of a little boy who lived and suffered in those dark middle ages; of how he saw both the good and the bad of men, and of how, by gentleness and love and not by strife and hatred, he came at last to stand above other men and to be looked up to by all.' Vigorous illustrations by the author add much to the interest of the book. Ages 11-14
149 pages $9.95    

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The Little Duke
by Charlotte M. Yonge
An inspiring story of Richard the Fearless (943-996) who became Duke of Normandy at the age of 8. Relates the perils of his childhood, both at home in Normandy and during his captivity at the court of France, and how at long last he came to embrace the values his father espoused. Ages 9-12
171 pages $9.95    

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Streams of History: The Renaissance and Reformation
by Ellwood W. Kemp
Presents three great movements that brought Europe out of the Middle Ages and into Modernity: The Renaissance; The Growth of the English Constitution and, especially, The Growth of the English Parliament; and The Reformation. Focuses on the conflict between the principle of self-government and the principle of despotic government to determine which should rule and direct the lives of men. Ages 10-14
62 pages $7.95    

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The Story of Columbus
by Gladys M. Imlach
Relates the story of Columbus from his early days in Genoa, Italy, dreaming of a life at sea, his daring plan, and its eventual acceptance by Ferdinand and Isabella, to his discovery of the New World, followed by subsequent voyages of exploration, and reverses of fortune. Emphasis on character traits that enabled Columbus to achieve what no other man dared, despite repeated struggles and disappointments. Ages 8-12
92 pages $7.95    

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The Story of David Livingstone
by Vautier Golding
A clear, simple account of Livingstone's pioneer work in Africa as explorer, medical missionary, and suppressor of the slave trade. Describes the horrors of the slave trade and Livingstone's efforts to thwart the slave traders in Africa and to bring awareness of the dire situation to the people in England and around the world. Emphasizes his indomitable courage and persistence in the face of countless difficulties to achieve his lifelong goal of doing as much good as he could for those most in need of it. A volume in the highly-acclaimed Children's Heroes series, edited by John Lang. Ages 8-12
81 pages $7.95    

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The Story of H. M. Stanley
by Vautier Golding
A native Welshman transplanted to America, Stanley (1841-1904) seemed without purpose to his life until his historic meeting with David Livingstone in central Africa. Profoundly touched by Livingstone during their travels together, Stanley resolved to take up Livingstone’s work of exploration after his death in 1873. Relates the story of how Stanley and his crew labor down the great river which turns out to be the Congo, surmounting countless obstacles along the way, including poisoned arrows, cannibals, scanty food supplies, scorpions and boa constrictors, and miles of cataracts. Ages 8-12
84 pages $7.95    

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Four Great Americans
by James Baldwin
An engaging introduction to four of the greatest Americans-George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Webster, and Abraham Lincoln. Their lives are set forth in a simple manner, yet with many interesting details, and a glimpse is given of the trials and successes which combined to mold their character and afford such stirring examples for the youth of today. The stories are patriotic in every line, readable in every paragraph, and inspire the reader to the best thoughts and deeds. Ages 9-12
184 pages $9.95    

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Peter of New Amsterdam
by James Otis
The story of the Dutch colony at New Amsterdam, through the eyes of the young lad Peter. Relates its settlement by the West India Company under the leadership of Peter Minuit, their transactions with the Indians including the purchase of the island of Manhattan, their overthrow of the Swedish forts to the south, and their surrender to English forces in 1664. The portrait of the contrasting figures of Peter Minuit and Peter Stuyvesant enlivens the narrative. Numerous black and white illustrations complement the text. Ages 8-10
150 pages $9.95    

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American History Stories, Volume I
by Mara L. Pratt
Stories of early exploration and founding of American colonies, conflicts over religion, and troubles with the Indians, culminating in the French and Indian War. Ages 8-12
168 pages $9.95    

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American History Stories, Volume III
by Mara L. Pratt
Anecdotes from the time Washington became president through the War of 1812, the rise of Andrew Jackson, and the sectional differences leading to the Civil War. Numerous black and white illustrations complement the text. Ages 8-12
165 pages $9.95    

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Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans
by Edward Eggleston
Very simply told stories of warriors, statesmen, explorers, scientists, inventors, men and women of letters, and others. Featured are Marquette in Iowa, Penn and the Indians, Thomas Smith and the beginning of rice culture in South Carolina, Franklin and the ants, Putnam and the wolf, and dozens of other stories. Ages 7-9
156 pages $9.95    

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This Country of Ours
by H. E. Marshall
Stories from the history of the United States beginning with a full account of exploration and settlement and ending with the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. The 99 chapters are grouped under 7 headings: Stories of Explorers and Pioneers, Stories of Virginia, Stories of New England, Stories of the Middle and Southern Colonies, Stories of the French in America, Stories of the Struggle for Liberty, and Stories of the United States under the Constitution. Ages 10-14
615 pages $19.95    

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The Netherlands
by Mary Macgregor
Story of the struggle for religious liberty in the Netherlands. By the middle of the sixteenth century the little country of the Netherlands was standing at bay, defying those who, with the aid of inquisitions and edicts, were trying to stamp out all who would not subscribe to the Roman Catholic faith. The fight was long and desperate, but it was fought to the death by the Provinces, under the leadership of the hero and liberator of the Netherlands, William of Orange. Admirable retelling of the narratives given in Motley's Dutch Republic and Prescott's Philip II, with numerous full-page illustrations complementing the text. Ages 13-18
355 pages $13.95    

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The Seven Little Sisters Who Live on the Round Ball
by Jane Andrews
Engaging introduction to the peoples of the world through the stories of the seven little sisters: the little brown baby; Agoonack, the Eskimo sister; Gemila, the child of the desert; Jeannette, the Swiss maiden; Pen-se the Chinese girl; Manenko, the little dark girl; and Louise, the child of the Rhine. Ages 7-9
107 pages $8.95    

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Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt
by James Baikie
An engaging journey through the land of ancient Egypt, in which we learn about the geography of the region and experience daily life through a visit to Thebes and the palace of the Pharaoh. Includes a description of the life of children in those long ago times as well as a couple of the wonder stories told to them. Chapters on Egyptian books and temples and tombs conclude the volume. Ages 9-12
111 pages $8.95    

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The Story of the Chosen People
by Helene A. Guerber
Elementary history of the Jews, from the time of Creation to the destruction of Jerusalem in A. D. 70, presented in a brief but comprehensive manner through stories of the most important figures and events. Most of the stories are drawn from the Bible, with supplementary material from Josephus and other authorities. Numerous black and white illustrations complement the text. Ages 9-12
278 pages $12.95    

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Streams of History: The Middle Ages
by Ellwood W. Kemp
Presents the geographical conditions of Europe and their influence on the development of the Teutonic ideal of individual liberty. Then describes the influence of Christianity and the role of the monastery in preserving culture and setting high standards. Explains next how Roman, Christian, and Teutonic ideas mingled together in the development of Feudalism and the Feudal castle. Finally, relates how the crusades united the people of Western Europe in their first great enterprise and reopened the historical roadway to the arts, the ideas, and luxuries of the East. Ages 10-12
79 pages $7.95    

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Heroes of the Middle Ages
by Eva March Tappan
Recounts the stories of the most important movements in the history of Europe during the Middle Ages and acquaints the reader with the most important figures in those scenes. The figures are grouped into seven periods: The Barbarian Invasion, The Forming of the Germanic Nations, The Teutonic Invasions, The Rise of Nationalities, The Crusades, The Time of Progress and Discovery, and The Struggles of the Nations. In the tapestry which the author weaves may be traced the history of the rise and fall of the various nationalities and the circum-stances and mode of life of each. Ages 11-14
239 pages $10.95    

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Our Little Norman Cousin of Long Ago
by Evaleen Stein
A story of Normandy in the time of William the Conqueror, giving a vivid picture of manners and customs through the eyes of two boys of the court. Describes castle life, dress, amusements, training for knighthood, and other aspects of feudal life. Also relates stories of William's early days, as well as tales of his Northmen forefathers, Duke Robert the Magnificent, Little Duke Richard, and Rolf the Ganger. Ages 8-10
97 pages $8.95    

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Famous Men of the Middle Ages
by John H. Haaren
Attractive biographical sketches of thirty-five of the most prominent characters in the history of the Middle Ages, from the barbarian invasions to the invention of the printing press. Each story is told in a clear, simple manner, and is well calculated to awaken and stimulate the youthful imagination. Ages 9-14
249 pages $11.95    

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Gabriel and the Hour Book
by Evaleen Stein
Relates the story of the making of an hour book as a wedding gift from King Louis of France to Lady Anne of Brittany and the good fortune it brought to little Gabriel, Brother Stephen's color grinder. Ages 8-10
87 pages $7.95    

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Viking Tales
by Jennie Hall
We follow the fortunes of Harald from the time he is given his own thrall at the cutting of his first tooth, through his exploits as a viking adventurer, to his crowning as King of Norway. Then population pressures at home and eagerness for adventure and booty from other lands combine to drive some of the bolder Vikings to set forth from their native land. Sailing ever westward across the Atlantic, they hop along the chain of islands that loosely connects Norway with America in search of home and adventure. Ages 6-9
151 pages $8.95    

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Our Little Celtic Cousin of Long Ago
by Evaleen Stein
The story of Ferdiad, a boy of Ireland, in the time of High King Brian Boru, when the Danes were pillaging the Irish countryside. How his foster-father Angus becomes poet to the High King and how Ferdiad himself recovers a lost treasure. Gives a glimpse into the customs and social life of the Celts, with special emphasis on their artistic achievements, including the Book of Kells and the stories of Cuculain. Ages 8-10
85 pages $8.95    

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The Story of Rolf and the Viking's Bow
by Allen French
Relates the thrilling exploits of Rolf in the land of the Vikings: how he becomes an outlaw, and a thrall, and at long last gains his freedom and avenges the unlawful slaying of his father. Through his trials Rolf is challenged to grow in manliness, developing courage, self-control, patriotism, and perseverance, and in the end rising above the feud that has consumed him for so long. The story, inspired by Icelandic sagas, serves as an excellent introduction to the prevailing values of the Viking era. Ages 11-14
251 pages $10.95    

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Men of Iron
by Howard Pyle
The thrilling story, set in England in the time of Henry IV, of how Myles Falworth advances to knighthood and through 'trial by battle' restores the fallen fortunes of his family. With breathless excitement, the reader follows the adventures of the hero, sympathizing with him in his troubles, fighting in his battles, and rejoicing in his good fortunes. Numerous illustrations by the author add to the attractiveness of the volume. Ages 10-14
299 pages $12.95    

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Streams of History: The New World
by Ellwood W. Kemp
Relates how Spain, France, and England struggled for mastery of the New World in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. Explains why Spain and France failed in the struggle, while England prevailed. Demonstrates how the new ideas, brought to the shores of America by the English colonists, express themselves in the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution, and, greatest of all, the United States Constitution. Ages 12-18
88 pages $7.95    

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The Story of Napoleon
by H. E. Marshall
A thrilling account of Napoleon's rise to power, from his humble beginnings on the island of Corsica to emperor over half of Europe. Focuses on his military exploits, including his victories in battle after battle, followed by his exile to the island of Elba, his subsequent return to lead the disastrous Russian campaign, his final loss at Waterloo, and his last days on the lonely island of St. Helena. A volume in the highly-acclaimed Children's Heroes series, edited by John Lang. Ages 8-12
87 pages $7.95    

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The Story of Sir Walter Raleigh
by Margaret Duncan Kelly
Relates the story of Raleigh from his boyhood days on the coast of Devonshire, to his exploits in Ireland and his unexpected entry into the court of Queen Elizabeth. We travel with him as he pursues the ships of the Spanish Armada and makes voyages to the New World in search of gold and lands to settle. We see his efforts come to naught and hear how he is relegated to the Tower of London where he spends the last years of his life. Includes the fabled story of the velvet cloak and the role Raleigh played in introducing potatoes and tobacco to the Old World. One of the volumes in the highly acclaimed Children's Heroes series, first published at the beginning of the last century. Ages 8-12
92 pages $7.95    

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Stories of the Gorilla Country
by Paul du Chaillu
Stories of the thrilling adventures and hair-raising escapes of Paul du Chaillu during his years of venturing into the interior of equatorial Africa, encountering animals and sights no white man had seen before. The accounts of his interactions with gorillas, snakes, and ants are especially engaging. Ages 11-14
294 pages $12.95    

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America First
by Lawton B. Evans
Collection of one hundred action-packed stories, covering the range of American history, from the first visit of Leif the Lucky to the exploits of Sergeant York in World War I. In relating the long, thrilling story of the trials and triumphs of the pioneers and patriots, the author aims to gratify the love of children for the dramatic and picturesque, to satisfy them with stories that are true, and to make them familiar with the great characters in the history of their own country. Ages 8-12
450 pages $15.95    

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Richard of Jamestown
by James Otis
Follow the fortunes of orphan Richard Mutton as he travels to the New World with Captain John Smith and takes up residence with him in the new colony of Jamestown. See the struggles they go through to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table while the majority of their fellow colonists shirk the work of establishing the colony for the pursuit of gold. Observe how their relationships with the native Americans change over time and how, when they are just on the point of abandoning the colony, a new contingent of colonists arrives to bring fresh hope to the Jamestown settlement. Numerous black and white illustrations complement the text. Ages 8-10
156 pages $9.95    

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American History Stories, Volume II
by Mara L. Pratt
Tales of Revolutionary times, including the causes of the American Revolution, the daring exploits of those defending liberty, the early battles, the struggles of the army, and the heroes who led the colonists to victory. Ages 8-12
169 pages $9.95    

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American History Stories, Volume IV
by Mara L. Pratt
Stories of the great conflict from the time Lincoln became president and the southern states seceded, through the battles of Bull Run, Shiloh, Antietam, Vicksburg, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, until the close of the war. Includes poems, songs, and illustrations commemorating the events. Ages 8-12
197 pages $9.95    

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Boys and Girls of Colonial Days
by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
An engaging collection of stories for the younger child, introducing him to activities and occupations of boys and girls in the colonial era. Focuses on children who responded with courage and resourcefulness when faced with unexpected circumstances and whose efforts played a key role in the safeguarding of their families and their communities. Famous personages of the time, including Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, figure in several of the stories. Dozens of detailed black and white illustrations complement the text. Ages 7-9
140 pages $8.95    

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Streams of History: The United States
by Ellwood W. Kemp
Shows how the consciousness and sentiment of union gradually grew in the minds of the American people from 1789, when the Constitution was established through 1865, when it was decided by the Civil War that the United States is in reality an indissoluble union. Emphasizes the development of freedom: freedom of religion, freedom of labor, freedom of the press, freedom of the ballot, and freedom of education. Encourages the reader to enlarge and develop the principles of liberty bequeathed to him by carefully preserving and diffusing these liberties among his fellow men. Ages 12-18
53 pages $7.95    

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Florence Nightingale
by Laura E. Richards
Inspiring story of Florence Nightingale from her earliest days as privileged daughter of an English squire to her role as Angel of the Crimea. Even as a young girl her nursing talents were evident as she doctored her dolls and ministered to sickly animals. With the training she received at hospitals on the Continent, she was ready when the call to the Crimea came. Facing unspeakable filth and disorganization, she and her staff of nurses cared for thousands of sick and wounded soldiers, earning their undying gratitude. Focuses on her preparation, her heroic and patriotic service during the Crimean war, and her life of service thereafter. Ages 11-14
129 pages $8.95    

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Each and All: The Seven Sisters Prove their Sisterhood
by Jane Andrews
Sequel to The Seven Sisters Who Live on the Round Ball That Floats in the Air, which is an engaging introduction to the peoples of the world through the stories of the seven little sisters: the little brown baby; Agoonack, the Eskimo sister; Gemila, the child of the desert; Jeannette, the Swiss maiden; Pen-se the Chinese girl; Manenko, the little dark girl; and Louise, the child of the Rhine. In this volume the stories of the seven little sisters are continued, with more detail about how they live in their vastly different environments and how they are connected to their sisters around the world. Ages 7-9
108 pages $8.95    



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