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Homespun Tales

Author : Kate Wiggin
ISBN : 9785041727390
Genre : Fiction
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Homespun Tales

Author : Kate Douglas Wiggin
ISBN : 9783732657339
Genre : Fiction
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Reproduction of the original: Homespun Tales by Kate Douglas Wiggin
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Homespun Tales Trilogy Illustrated

Author : Kate Douglas Wiggin
ISBN : 9788075832672
Genre : Fiction
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Rose o' the River tells the story of Rose Wiley, the prettiest girl in her little Maine village, who is the center of a typical circle of small town admirers, dangling them all but laying most carefully the chosen suitor Stephen Waterman. They become engaged, but she has doubts about farm life, having dreams of tasting city glamour, so when a neighbor's city-dwelling nephew begins paying his attentions to her she is drawn away from Stephen. The Old Peabody Pew is a charming Christmas story of the Dorcas Society in a small Maine town. This is a society, formed from the women in the community, for the purpose of renovating their church building. Just before Christmas they are putting on the finishing touches; laying new carpet, washing the pews and mending the cushions. Susanna and Sue is the tale of Susanna Hathaway, who runs with her daughter from a bad marriage, to live in a 19th century Shaker village. Though her husband was not an abusive man, he was a shallow and thick and Susanna has had enough. She goes to live and work with Shakers and they encourage her to renounce the outside world and join their idyllic community. Shakers are portrayed as strict and eccentric religious community, their ideals are described and their virtues touted as Susanna struggles to decide her next move. Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856-1923) was an American educator and author of children's stories, most notably the classic children's novel Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878 (the Silver Street Free Kindergarten). Kate Wiggin devoted her adult life to the welfare of children in an era when children were commonly thought of as cheap labor.
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Homespun

Author : Jimmy Neil Smith
ISBN : 0380719193
Genre : Fiction
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Homespun Yorkshire Tales

Author : Michael Coatesworth
ISBN : 9781847533371
Genre : Fiction
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A Bradford lad, born and bred brings you a collection of very interesting short homespun Yorkshire tales. Easy reading while having a Cuppa! If you think my stories are true, then they probably are If you think my stories are fiction, then just relax and enjoy the tales
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Kiki Smith

Author : Kiki Smith
ISBN : UOM:39015062527885
Genre : Art
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Homespun Stories

Author : Ellie E. Price Jr.
ISBN : 1099482984
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Includes full color photographs!Authored and collaborated by Ellie E. Price Jr. with contributions by Keith Howard Carter, Stella Price Littleton, Angela Van Horn Price, Gilbert M. Baker, Glenn Price Carter, Elvin C. Price, Carroll Baker Price, Melanie Price Cooper, Russell Singleton, Christine Woodham Beasley, Erin Jill Stephens, Mrs. Mary Louiza Stuckey Camille L. Cooper. The extended members of the Price family are natural storytellers and poets. This compilation is about their experiences, connections with others, or tales told to them by previous generations. With stories and poems like "Food & Flowers", "A Year in Time", "A Korean Veteran Recalls the Details", "A Tribute to Dad", "Leaving Home and Living in a Boarding House", "The All American Rider", "A Pig Farmer Gets a Haircut", "Letter to Miss Christine", and "I Am the South", it's a book filled with emotion and a strong sense of virtue and tradition.***Review by Connie Hammond of Murphy, N.C.: "Ellie Price grew up in a Deep South small town in the 1950's with little money and few "things", but rich with family and friends, love and adventure. His book paints a bright picture of what life was like growing up during this era.Reading this compilation of stories feels like sitting in the front room with his family after Sunday dinner. Someone shares a memory about growing up, then the next person adds to it or starts his own - about the hardships, fun, escapades, or trouble they got into. They tell on each other in jest and good humor and make you ponder, laugh and cry. But whatever they make you feel, you will definitely feel you know and love this family."
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The Folk Tales Of Burma

Author : Gerry Abbott
ISBN : 9004118128
Genre : Social Science
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This handbook is the first in-depth overview of the fascinating world of Burmese folk-tales. Part one provides a wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary survey of folk-tale studies, together with a broad functional classification of Burma's tales. Part two presents, mostly for the first time in a European language, the categorized actual tales themselves. With commentaries on plots and cross-cultural motifs - past and present. With index, substantial bibliography, and suggestions for further research.
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Joe The Slave Who Became An Alamo Legend

Author : Ron J. Jackson
ISBN : 9780806149592
Genre : History
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If we do in fact “remember the Alamo,” it is largely thanks to one person who witnessed the final assault and survived: the commanding officer’s slave, a young man known simply as Joe. What Joe saw as the Alamo fell, recounted days later to the Texas Cabinet, has come down to us in records and newspaper reports. But who Joe was, where he came from, and what happened to him have all remained mysterious until now. In a remarkable feat of historical detective work, authors Ron J. Jackson, Jr., and Lee Spencer White have fully restored this pivotal yet elusive figure to his place in the American story. The twenty-year-old Joe stood with his master, Lieutenant Colonel Travis, against the Mexican army in the early hours of March 6, 1836. After Travis fell, Joe watched the battle’s last moments from a hiding place. He was later taken first to Bexar and questioned by Santa Anna about the Texan army, and then to the revolutionary capitol, where he gave his testimony with evident candor. With these few facts in hand, Jackson and White searched through plantation ledgers, journals, memoirs, slave narratives, ship logs, newspapers, letters, and court documents. Their decades-long effort has revealed the outline of Joe’s biography, alongside some startling facts: most notably, that Joe was the younger brother of the famous escaped slave and abolitionist narrator William Wells Brown, as well as the grandson of legendary trailblazer Daniel Boone. This book traces Joe’s story from his birth in Kentucky through his life in slavery—which, in a grotesque irony, resumed after he took part in the Texans’ battle for independence—to his eventual escape and disappearance into the shadows of history. Joe, the Slave Who Became an Alamo Legend recovers a true American character from obscurity and expands our view of events central to the emergence of Texas.
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