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Cleopatra (Time-Traveling Twins)

Peter Vennema, Diane Stanley

1997    48 pages    (HarperCollins)

DDC: 932.021    LCC: DT92.7

OCLC: 28674657    ISBN 13: 9780688154806    ISBN 10: 0688154808

Queen of Egypt at the age of eighteen, Cleopatra's passion was to untie the world under Egyptian rule. Legendary leaders risked their kingdoms to win her heart, and her epic life has inspired countless tales throughout history. A timeless story of love, war, and ambition, their pictorial biography is sure to entertain and educate.

Queen of Egypt at the age of eighteen, Cleopatra's passion was to untie the world under Egyptian rule. Legendary leaders risked their kingdoms to win her heart, and her epic life has inspired countless tales throughout history. A timeless story of love, war, and ambition, their pictorial biography is sure to entertain and educate. [less]

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Facing the Lion: Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna

Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton, Herman Viola

2005    128 pages    (National Geographic Children's Books)

DDC: 967.62004965    LCC: DT433.545.M33

OCLC: 51613760    ISBN 13: 9780792272977    ISBN 10: 0792272978

Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition. They follow his mischievous antics as a young Maasai cattle herder, coming-of-age initiation, boarding school escapades, soccer success, and journey to America for college. Lekuton's riveting text combines [...]

Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition. They follow his mischievous antics as a young Maasai cattle herder, coming-of-age initiation, boarding school escapades, soccer success, and journey to America for college. Lekuton's riveting text combines exotic details of nomadic life with the universal experience and emotions of a growing boy. [less]

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Heaven Shop, The

Deborah Ellis

2007    186 pages    (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)

DDC: 813.54    LCC: PZ7.E655

OCLC: 54906883    ISBN 13: 9781554550869    ISBN 10: 1554550866

There is a lion in our village, and it is carrying away our children.At her father's funeral, Binti's grandmother utters the words that no one in Malawi wants to hear. Binti's father and her mother before him, dies of AIDS. Binti, her sister, and brother are separated and sent to the home of relatives who can barely tolerate their presence. Ostracized by their extended family, the orphans are treated like the lowest servants. With her brother far away and her sister wallowing in her own sorrow, [...]

There is a lion in our village, and it is carrying away our children.At her father's funeral, Binti's grandmother utters the words that no one in Malawi wants to hear. Binti's father and her mother before him, dies of AIDS. Binti, her sister, and brother are separated and sent to the home of relatives who can barely tolerate their presence. Ostracized by their extended family, the orphans are treated like the lowest servants. With her brother far away and her sister wallowing in her own sorrow, Binti can hardly contain her rage. She, Binti Phirim, was once a child star of a popular radio program. Now she is scraping to survive. Binti always believed she was special, now she is nothing but a common AIDS orphan. Binti Phiri is not about to give up. Even as she clings to hope that her former life will be restored, she must face a greater challenge. If she and her brother and sister are to reunited, Binti Phiri will have to look outside herself and find a new way to be special.Compelling and uplifting, The Heaven Shop, is a contemporary novel that puts a very real face on the African AIDS pandemic, which to-date has orphaned more than 11 million African children. Inspired by a young radio performer the author met during her research visit to Malawi, Binti Phiri is a compelling character that readers will never forget.Awards and Nominations:Ontario Library Association's Golden Oak Award winner 2006Winner of the 2005 Jane Addams Children's Book Award in the category of Honor Books for Older ChildrenShortlisted for the 2006 Alberta Children's Choice Book AwardA Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Awards Honour Book for 2006Foreword Magazine 2004 Book of the Year Award finalistA Children's Africana Book Awards (CABA) 2005 Honor Book for Older ReadersA Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice 2005Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award for Young Adult/Middle Reader Books finalist [less]

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Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story

Beverley Naidoo

2002    96 pages    (HarperCollins)

DDC: 823.914    LCC: PZ7.N1384

OCLC: 18507039    LCCN: 85045508    ISBN 13: 9780064402378    ISBN 10: 0064402371

If only Mma was here, Naledi wished over and over. . . Mma lives and works in Johannesburg, far from the village thirteen-year-old Naledi and her younger brother, Tiro, call home. When their baby sister suddenly becomes very sick, Naledi and Tiro know, deep down, that only one person can save her. Bravely, alone, they set off on a journey to find Mma and bring her back. It isn't until they reach the city that they come to understand the dangers of their country, and the painful struggle for [...]

If only Mma was here, Naledi wished over and over. . . Mma lives and works in Johannesburg, far from the village thirteen-year-old Naledi and her younger brother, Tiro, call home. When their baby sister suddenly becomes very sick, Naledi and Tiro know, deep down, that only one person can save her. Bravely, alone, they set off on a journey to find Mma and bring her back. It isn't until they reach the city that they come to understand the dangers of their country, and the painful struggle for freedom and dignity that is taking place all around them. [less]

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Out of Bounds: Seven Stories of Conflict and Hope

Beverley Naidoo

2008    208 pages    (HarperCollins)

DDC: 823.914    LCC: PZ7.N1384

OCLC: 179806685    LCCN: 2002068901    ISBN 13: 9780060508012    ISBN 10: 0060508019

We are the young people, We will not be broken!For almost fifty years, apartheid forced the young people of South Africa to live apart as Blacks, Whites, Indians, and "Coloreds." This unique and dramatic collection of stories—by native South African and Carnegie Medalist Beverley Naidoo—is about young people's choices in a beautiful country made ugly by injustice. Each story is set in a different decade during the turbulent years from 1948 to 2000, and portrays powerful fictional characters [...]

We are the young people, We will not be broken!For almost fifty years, apartheid forced the young people of South Africa to live apart as Blacks, Whites, Indians, and "Coloreds." This unique and dramatic collection of stories—by native South African and Carnegie Medalist Beverley Naidoo—is about young people's choices in a beautiful country made ugly by injustice. Each story is set in a different decade during the turbulent years from 1948 to 2000, and portrays powerful fictional characters who are caught up in very real and often disturbing events. [less]

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Rimonah of the Flashing Sword: A North African Tale

Eric A. Kimmel

1 pages    (Holiday House)

DDC: 398.21    LCC: PZ8.K527

OCLC: 29386736    LCCN: 93040091    ISBN 13: 9780823410934    ISBN 10: 0823410935

A North African version of Snow White, with 40 thieves in the role of the seven dwarfs. Eric Kimmel has complete reworked the story by turning Rimonah into a "fearless young woman who rode with the reckless daring of a bedouin horseman." Beautiful, layered watercolor illustrations greatly enhance the story. Full color.

A North African version of Snow White, with 40 thieves in the role of the seven dwarfs. Eric Kimmel has complete reworked the story by turning Rimonah into a "fearless young woman who rode with the reckless daring of a bedouin horseman." Beautiful, layered watercolor illustrations greatly enhance the story. Full color. [less]

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Talking Drums: A Selection of Poems from Africe south of the Sahara

Veronique Tadjo

2004    96 pages    (Bloomsbury USA Childrens)

DDC: 808.8100967    LCC: PN6101

OCLC: 52520300    LCCN: 2003052173    ISBN 13: 9781582348131    ISBN 10: 1582348138

In this intriguing and unusual anthology, poet and artist Véronique Tadjo introduces young people to a wonderful range of African poems, some traditional, some modern. Such powerful poetry cannot fail to broaden the perception and understanding of the southern part of this vast continent.

In this intriguing and unusual anthology, poet and artist Véronique Tadjo introduces young people to a wonderful range of African poems, some traditional, some modern. Such powerful poetry cannot fail to broaden the perception and understanding of the southern part of this vast continent. [less]

Americas
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A_is for Arctic: Natural Wonders of a Polar World

Wayne Lynch

1996    144 pages    (Firefly Books)

DDC: 574.97195    LCC: QL105

OCLC: 35648715    ISBN 13: 9781552090480    ISBN 10: 1552090485

Lured form a career in medicine by the magic of the North nearly 20 years ago, Dr. Wayne Lynch returns every year to the arctic--the temptress that altered the course of his life. A world-acclaimed author and wildlife photographer, Lynch has compiled a book unlike any other on this distant region. In A is for Arctic, he presents an intimate and entertaining look at the charismatic creatures that flourish in this wild polar world. Experience the sights and sounds of seabird cliffs teeming with [...]

Lured form a career in medicine by the magic of the North nearly 20 years ago, Dr. Wayne Lynch returns every year to the arctic--the temptress that altered the course of his life. A world-acclaimed author and wildlife photographer, Lynch has compiled a book unlike any other on this distant region. In A is for Arctic, he presents an intimate and entertaining look at the charismatic creatures that flourish in this wild polar world. Experience the sights and sounds of seabird cliffs teeming with screaming kittiwakes and colorful auks, and marvel at the majesty of such northern mammals as the polar bear, fox, walrus, seal and whale. They have all adapted to a landscape still touched by the timeless flow of glaciers. Wonderfully illustrated with photographs that capture the delicate and complex nature of this region, A is for Arctic will change forever the way you view the North. [less]

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Arctic Adventures: Tales from the Lives of Inuit Artists

Raquel Rivera

2007    36 pages    (Groundwood Books)

DDC: 305.89712    LCC: PZ7.R58473

OCLC: 70062552    ISBN 13: 9780888997142    ISBN 10: 0888997140

Extreme weather, hunger, magic, hunting, and the land are themes that shape the existence of the Inuits’ of the Far North. These stories retold by Raquel Rivera based on the lives of native artists Pudlo Pudlat, Jessie Oonark, Kenojuak Ashevak and Lazarusie Ishulutuk offer young readers a glimpse into this rich, remote culture, past and present. In Pudlo and Kapik Go Hunting,” a young boy drifts out to sea on an ice floe; Oonark's Arctic Adventure” tells of a mother and daughter stranded [...]

Extreme weather, hunger, magic, hunting, and the land are themes that shape the existence of the Inuits’ of the Far North. These stories retold by Raquel Rivera based on the lives of native artists Pudlo Pudlat, Jessie Oonark, Kenojuak Ashevak and Lazarusie Ishulutuk offer young readers a glimpse into this rich, remote culture, past and present. In Pudlo and Kapik Go Hunting,” a young boy drifts out to sea on an ice floe; Oonark's Arctic Adventure” tells of a mother and daughter stranded on the icy tundra; The Shaman’s Granddaughter” movingly explores loss and mystery; and Lazarusie and the Polar Bears” reveals just how finely attuned the relationship between animals and humans can be. Accompanying each story are illustrations by Jirina Marton, who has spent time in the Arctic and whose deep appreciation for its subtle beauty shines through her art. In addition to the stories, there is a feature spread on each artist with a photograph, a brief biography, and a reproduction of one of the artist’s works. [less]

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Bones in the Basket (Native Legends)

C.J. Taylor

1994    32 pages    (Tundra Books)

DDC: 398.208997    LCC: PR9199.3.T28

OCLC: 33853700    ISBN 13: 9780887763274    ISBN 10: 0887763278

How did people come to inhabit the Earth? Were bones, collected in a basket, changed into people and scattered East, West, North, South? Perhaps animals formed the Earth from moss floating on a raft after a great flood. Or did the first woman fall through a hole in the sky to make her home on the back of a turtle? Did souls emerge from a dark underworld by climbing a grapevine? A wonderful collection of stories taken from Chuckchee, Cree, Mandan, Modoc, Mohawk, Osage, and Zuñi legends.

How did people come to inhabit the Earth? Were bones, collected in a basket, changed into people and scattered East, West, North, South? Perhaps animals formed the Earth from moss floating on a raft after a great flood. Or did the first woman fall through a hole in the sky to make her home on the back of a turtle? Did souls emerge from a dark underworld by climbing a grapevine? A wonderful collection of stories taken from Chuckchee, Cree, Mandan, Modoc, Mohawk, Osage, and Zuñi legends. [less]

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Canada Celebrates Multiculturalism (Lands, Peoples, & Cultures)

Bobbie Kalman

1993    32 pages    (Crabtree Publishing Company)

DDC: 971.004    LCC: F1021.2

OCLC: 28888034    LCCN: 93034136    ISBN 13: 9780865053007    ISBN 10: 0865053006

Introduces Canadian holidays, including festivals celebrated by the various ethnic communities in Canada, such as harvest festivals, Christmas, New Years, and religious holidays, and includes recipes for holiday treats.

Introduces Canadian holidays, including festivals celebrated by the various ethnic communities in Canada, such as harvest festivals, Christmas, New Years, and religious holidays, and includes recipes for holiday treats. [less]

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Canada the Culture (Lands, Peoples, and Cultures)

Bobbie Kalman

1997    32 pages    (Crabtree Pub Co)

DDC: 306.0971    LCC: F1021.2

OCLC: 46856998    LCCN: 93034328    ISBN 13: 9780778797289    ISBN 10: 0778797287

Four new countries and nine updated editions have been added to Bobbie Kalman's popular Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series. These powerful and intimate portraits of countries use up-to-date information and full-color photography. Presented in a mini series format, three books per country ensures thorough coverage of all the important aspects. It also allows more students to work on different projects at the same time. Covering more than basic history and geography, students will be fascinated [...]

Four new countries and nine updated editions have been added to Bobbie Kalman's popular Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series. These powerful and intimate portraits of countries use up-to-date information and full-color photography. Presented in a mini series format, three books per country ensures thorough coverage of all the important aspects. It also allows more students to work on different projects at the same time. Covering more than basic history and geography, students will be fascinated to learn about: -- the land... geography, agriculture, transportation, history, industry, and glorious wonders-- the people... unique customs, customs we share, problems faced by minority groups and women-- the culture... modern festivals, ancient processions, food, games, and moreExplore the different ways in which Canadians express their creativity through music, art, dance, theater, television, and sports.Topics include: -- a variety of cultures-- myths, stories, and literature-- Cirque du Soleil-- television, music, and film-- art, theater, dance, and sports [less]

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Canada the Land (Lands, Peoples, and Cultures)

Bobbie Kalman

1997    32 pages    (Crabtree Pub Co)

DDC: 971    LCC: F1008.2

OCLC: 46857023    LCCN: 93034328    ISBN 13: 9780778797265    ISBN 10: 0778797260

Four new countries and nine updated editions have been added to Bobbie Kalman's popular Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series. These powerful and intimate portraits of countries use up-to-date information and full-color photography. Presented in a mini series format, three books per country ensures thorough coverage of all the important aspects. It also allows more students to work on different projects at the same time. Covering more than basic history and geography, students will be fascinated [...]

Four new countries and nine updated editions have been added to Bobbie Kalman's popular Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series. These powerful and intimate portraits of countries use up-to-date information and full-color photography. Presented in a mini series format, three books per country ensures thorough coverage of all the important aspects. It also allows more students to work on different projects at the same time. Covering more than basic history and geography, students will be fascinated to learn about: -- the land... geography, agriculture, transportation, history, industry, and glorious wonders-- the people... unique customs, customs we share, problems faced by minority groups and women-- the culture... modern festivals, ancient processions, food, games, and moreExciting color photographs capture the beauty and natural wonder of Canada it's huge cosmopolitan cities and variety of landscapes which draw immigrants and visitors from all over the world.Topics include: -- provinces-- natural resources and conservation-- industry, business, and agriculture-- Canadian cities-- trains, boats, and snowmobiles-- national parks and wildlife! [less]

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Canada - The People

Bobbie Kalman

2001    32 pages    (Crabtree Publishing Company)

DDC: 971    LCC: HN103

OCLC: 46857009    LCCN: 93034328    ISBN 13: 9780778797272    ISBN 10: 0778797279

In this updated edition of Canada the People, candid new photos feature Canadian families and how they live. Important issues that must be resolved with the Native peoples and the French-speaking people in Quebec are sensitively portrayed. New information discusses challenges faced by Western farmers and refugees and a new section features Canadian cuisine. Topics include: the First Peoples British, French, and other ancestry immigrants from all over the world settlement of the Canadian West [...]

In this updated edition of Canada the People, candid new photos feature Canadian families and how they live. Important issues that must be resolved with the Native peoples and the French-speaking people in Quebec are sensitively portrayed. New information discusses challenges faced by Western farmers and refugees and a new section features Canadian cuisine. Topics include: the First Peoples British, French, and other ancestry immigrants from all over the world settlement of the Canadian West Canadian families school, work, and play [less]

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Children of the Midnight Sun

Tricia Brown

1998    48 pages    (Alaska Northwest Books)

DDC: 979.8004971    LCC: E78.A3

OCLC: 37705325    LCCN: 97041534    ISBN 13: 9780882405001    ISBN 10: 0882405004

"Children" was chosen as one of "Parenting Magazine" 's " 1998 Books of the Year" and "School Library Journal" 's " Best Books of 1998" .

"Children" was chosen as one of "Parenting Magazine" 's " 1998 Books of the Year" and "School Library Journal" 's " Best Books of 1998" . [less]

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Columbus and the World ... Him (Milton Meltzer Biographies)

Milton Meltzer

160 pages    (Franklin Watts)

DDC: 970.015    LCC: E111

OCLC: 20391792    LCCN: 89024764    ISBN 13: 9780531108994    ISBN 10: 0531108996

Describes the voyages of Columbus, the terrible impact of the Spaniards on the Indians, and the ultimate cultural influence of the Native Americans on their white conquerors.

Describes the voyages of Columbus, the terrible impact of the Spaniards on the Indians, and the ultimate cultural influence of the Native Americans on their white conquerors. [less]

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Exploration and Conquest: The Americas After Columbus: 1500-1620 (The American Story)

Betsy Maestro

1994    48 pages    (HarperCollins)

DDC: 970.01    LCC: E121

OCLC: 29565775    LCCN: 93048618    ISBN 13: 9780688092672    ISBN 10: 0688092675

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Relates the story of the first European explorers and settlers to come to America and details their effect on the people they encountered there.

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Relates the story of the first European explorers and settlers to come to America and details their effect on the people they encountered there. [less]

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Houses of adobe (Native Dwellings)

Bonnie Shemie

1995    24 pages    (Tundra Books)

DDC: 392.36008997079    LCC: E78.S7

OCLC: 29597262    ISBN 13: 9780887763304    ISBN 10: 0887763308

The longest enduring Native architecture in North America was built some three thousand years ago by the first peoples to roam the mountains and plateaus of the southwestern United States. From the ancient pit houses evolved the kiva and above-ground dwellings called pueblos by the Spanish because of their resemblance to the houses and courtyards in Spain. The biggest “great house,” called Pueblo Bonito, had 800 rooms, 32 kivas, housed a thousand people, and took years to build. How the [...]

The longest enduring Native architecture in North America was built some three thousand years ago by the first peoples to roam the mountains and plateaus of the southwestern United States. From the ancient pit houses evolved the kiva and above-ground dwellings called pueblos by the Spanish because of their resemblance to the houses and courtyards in Spain. The biggest “great house,” called Pueblo Bonito, had 800 rooms, 32 kivas, housed a thousand people, and took years to build. How the people lived and adapted to their natural surroundings is described with a simple text, drawings, and colored illustrations. [less]

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Houses of bark (Native Dwellings)

Bonnie Shemie

1990    24 pages    (Tundra Books)

DDC: 392.360089973    LCC: E78.E2

OCLC: 24173111    LCCN: 90070130    ISBN 13: 9780887762468    ISBN 10: 0887762468

From the Northwest Territories of Canada as far southeast as Virginia in the United States, tree bark became indispensable to the everyday life of Native peoples. Simple to cut, light to carry, easy to work with, it was used for food, containers, clothing, and canoes. But nothing showed their skill, ingenuity, and inventiveness as the way bark was used to make shelters.

From the Northwest Territories of Canada as far southeast as Virginia in the United States, tree bark became indispensable to the everyday life of Native peoples. Simple to cut, light to carry, easy to work with, it was used for food, containers, clothing, and canoes. But nothing showed their skill, ingenuity, and inventiveness as the way bark was used to make shelters. [less]

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Houses of hide and earth (Native Dwellings)

Bonnie Shemie

1991    24 pages    (Tundra Books)

DDC: 392.36008997    LCC: E78.G73

OCLC: 24861727    LCCN: 91065369    ISBN 13: 9780887762697    ISBN 10: 0887762697

The Plains Indians built their houses with the only materials they had: the skins of the buffalo they hunted or the soil dug from the earth around them. Homes grew larger and more varied with the arrival of the horse. The earthlodge, dating from AD 700, was larger than the tipi of buffalo hide. Both were laid out according to religious beliefs and symbols, as were arbors, burial platforms, sweatlodges, and the impressive structure for the Sun Dance.

The Plains Indians built their houses with the only materials they had: the skins of the buffalo they hunted or the soil dug from the earth around them. Homes grew larger and more varied with the arrival of the horse. The earthlodge, dating from AD 700, was larger than the tipi of buffalo hide. Both were laid out according to religious beliefs and symbols, as were arbors, burial platforms, sweatlodges, and the impressive structure for the Sun Dance. [less]

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Houses of Snow, Skin and Bones (Native Dwellings: the Far North)

Bonnie Shemie

1992    24 pages    (Tundra Books)

DDC: 392.360089971    LCC: E99.E7

OCLC: 19846027    ISBN 13: 9780887762406    ISBN 10: 0887762409

A look at the fascinating shelters that Native communities in the Far North built, using only materials their environment provided: snow, stone, sod, skin, bones, and any driftwood picked up along the shores. Black-and-white and color drawings show the tools used, and how the snow house, the quarmang, the Alaskan sod-house, and the tent or tupiq were built. And of course, there’s information on the classic snow igloo which could be constructed in a few hours for emergency shelter.

A look at the fascinating shelters that Native communities in the Far North built, using only materials their environment provided: snow, stone, sod, skin, bones, and any driftwood picked up along the shores. Black-and-white and color drawings show the tools used, and how the snow house, the quarmang, the Alaskan sod-house, and the tent or tupiq were built. And of course, there’s information on the classic snow igloo which could be constructed in a few hours for emergency shelter. [less]

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Houses of wood (Native Dwellings)

Bonnie Shemie

1992    24 pages    (Tundra Books)

DDC: 392.36008997    LCC: E78.N78

OCLC: 26994892    LCCN: 92080415    ISBN 13: 9780887762840    ISBN 10: 0887762840

The Native peoples of the Northwest Coast were blessed with a mild climate, waters teeming with fish, and abundant vegetation, including giant cedars, among the world’s tallest and most versatile of trees. With only small handmade tools, these peoples managed to fell the massive trees, transport them back to their villages, build spectacular wooden dwellings, and embellish them with art admired the world over.

The Native peoples of the Northwest Coast were blessed with a mild climate, waters teeming with fish, and abundant vegetation, including giant cedars, among the world’s tallest and most versatile of trees. With only small handmade tools, these peoples managed to fell the massive trees, transport them back to their villages, build spectacular wooden dwellings, and embellish them with art admired the world over. [less]

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Mounds of earth and shell (Native Dwellings)

Bonnie Shemie

1993    24 pages    (Tundra Books)

DDC: 970.01    LCC: E77.92

OCLC: 28024542    LCCN: 93060335    ISBN 13: 9780887763182    ISBN 10: 0887763189

Much of what we know of life among the inhabitants of North America before the arrival of Europeans comes from mounds in the southeastern U.S. However, there is much debate among scholars about the findings. Excavations show sophisticated cities, large effigy mounds, centers of worship, and possibly, vast earthwork calendars. Objects found in the mounds and burial sites provide graphic information about how these ancient people lived.

Much of what we know of life among the inhabitants of North America before the arrival of Europeans comes from mounds in the southeastern U.S. However, there is much debate among scholars about the findings. Excavations show sophisticated cities, large effigy mounds, centers of worship, and possibly, vast earthwork calendars. Objects found in the mounds and burial sites provide graphic information about how these ancient people lived. [less]

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Old African, The

Julius Lester

2005    80 pages    (Dial Books)

LCC: PZ7.L5629

OCLC: 53375920    LCCN: 2003015671    ISBN 13: 9780803725645    ISBN 10: 0803725647

No one on the plantation had ever heard the Old African’s voice, yet he had spoken to all of them in their minds. For the Old African had the power to see the color of a person’s soul and read his thoughts as if they were words on a page. Now it was time to act—time to lead his fellow slaves to the Water-That-Stretched-Forever, and from there back to Africa. Back to their home.Based on legend and infused with magical realism, this haunting tale is beautiful in both its language and its [...]

No one on the plantation had ever heard the Old African’s voice, yet he had spoken to all of them in their minds. For the Old African had the power to see the color of a person’s soul and read his thoughts as if they were words on a page. Now it was time to act—time to lead his fellow slaves to the Water-That-Stretched-Forever, and from there back to Africa. Back to their home.Based on legend and infused with magical realism, this haunting tale is beautiful in both its language and its images. Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney have found a new, extraordinary way to express the horrors of slavery and the hope and strength that managed to overcome its grip. [less]

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Prairie Boy's Summer, A

William Kurelek

1975    48 pages    (Tundra Books)

DDC: 971.202    LCC: F1021

OCLC: 2964390    LCCN: 77356101    ISBN 13: 9780887761164    ISBN 10: 088776116X

Summer on the prairies during the Depression years was not a vacation from school; it was hard work.

Summer on the prairies during the Depression years was not a vacation from school; it was hard work. [less]

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Prairie Boy's Winter, A

William Kurelek

1973    (Tundra Books)

DDC: 971.2    LCC: F1021.5

OCLC: 23359989    LCCN: 73008913    ISBN 13: 9780887761027    ISBN 10: 088776102X

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Wild Animals of Western Canada (Altitude Superguides)

Kevin Van Tighem

1996    96 pages    (Altitude Publishing Canada)

DDC: 599.09712    LCC: QL221.W38

OCLC: 75287318    ISBN 13: 9781551538006    ISBN 10: 1551538008

A definitive view of the most common and popular wild animals in the Pacific Northwest and in western Canada.

A definitive view of the most common and popular wild animals in the Pacific Northwest and in western Canada. [less]

Asia and Pacific
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Asian crafts

St. Tamara

1970    63 pages    (Lion Press)

DDC: 745.5095    LCC: TT160

OCLC: 238399    LCCN: 71086983    ISBN 13: 9780874600735    ISBN 10: 0874600731

Instructions for making masks, flowers, jewelry, pottery, and other items associated with various Asian countries.

Instructions for making masks, flowers, jewelry, pottery, and other items associated with various Asian countries. [less]

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Favourite Stories from Asia

Leon Comber

1971   

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Favourite Stories from Bali

Desak Nyoman Suarti, David Stuart-Fox

1978   

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Favourite Stories from Borneo

Leon Comber

(1975)

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Favourite Stories from Burma

Marguerite Siek

1975   

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Favourite Stories from Central Asia

Irene-Anne Monteiro

1985    (Heinemann (Txt))

DDC: 398.20958   

OCLC: 416885319    ISBN 13: 9789971640446    ISBN 10: 9971640449

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Favourite Stories from Indonesia

Marguerite Siek

1972   

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Favourite Stories from Singapore

Irene-Anne Monteiro, Jenny Watson

1977   

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1 Available

Favourite Stories from the Philippines

Leon Comber

1978   

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