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Mel Bay 50 Tunes for Fiddle, Vol. 1: Traditional, Old Time, Bluegrass & Celtic Solos
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
50 Tunes Volume 1 for Fiddle is one book in a 5-book series. The 50 Tunes series is a collection of Bluegrass, Old Time and Celtic tunes for ensembles, families and individuals. This book contains the same 50 tunes as those found in the other 4 books of the series, but carefully designed for the fiddle. The parts in this book range from beginner to advanced. All tunes contain a simple melody and most of the tunes contain an intermediate or ...
Man of the Family
Fortified with Yankee ingenuity and western can-do energy, the Moody family, transplanted from New England, builds a new life on a Colorado ranch early in the twentieth century. Father has died and Little Britches shoulders the responsibilities of a man at age eleven. Man of the Family continues true pioneering adventures as unforgettable as those in Little Britches and The Fields of Home , also available as Bison Books.
The Home Ranch (Bison Book)
Little Britches becomes the "man" in his family after his father's early death, taking on the concomitant responsibilities as well as opportunities. During the summer of his twelfth year he works on a cattle ranch in the shadow of Pike's Peak, earning a dollar a day. Little Britches is tested against seasoned cowboys on the range and in the corral. He drives cattle through a dust storm, eats his weight in flapjacks, and falls in love with a blue ...
A New Day Rising (Red River of the North #2)
Bethany House Publishers
The dream of their own farmstead and a good life in America had brought Roald and Ingeborg Bjorklund across the Atlantic to pioneer the virgin prairie of Dakota Territory. But Roald's tragic disappearance in a winter storm had turned Ingeborg's dreams into a living nightmare. Against nearly impossible circumstances and overwhelming grief, she struggles to keep the farm and her family together. When spring appears, Roald's distant cousin Haaken ...
The Rejection Collection: Cartoons You Never Saw, and Never Will See, in The New Yorker
Each week about fifty New Yorker cartoonists submit ten ideas, yielding five hundred cartoons for no more than twenty spots in the magazine. Arguably the most brilliant single-panel-gag cartoonists in the world create a bunch of cartoons every week that never see the light of day. These rejects were piling up in the dusty corners of studios all over the country. Sam Gross, who has been contributing since 1962, has more than 12,000 rejected ...
Why Cowboys Sleep With Their Boots On (Why Cowboys Series)
Slim Jim Watkins finds that his old way of getting ready for bed just wonít do, thanks to the nightly entourage of desert animals who play a key role.
Distractions Ink, 2010
Angelina Hunter was seriously minded, and it was a good thing. Her father’s ranch needed a woman who could endure the strenuous work of ranch life. Since her mother’s death, Angelina had been that woman. She had no time for frivolity; no time for a less severe side of life. Not when there was so much to be done—hired hands to feed, a widower father to care for and an often ridiculously lighted-hearted younger sister to worry about. No. ...
Summer of the Monkeys
The last thing a fourteen-year-old boy expects to find along an old Ozark river bottom is a tree full of monkeys. Jay Berry Lee's grandpa had an explanation, of course--as he did for most things. The monkeys had escaped from a traveling circus, and there was a handsome reward in store for anyone who could catch them. Grandpa said there wasn't any animal that couldn't be caught somehow, and Jay Berry started out believing him . . . But by the ...
Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers
Ralph Moody was eight years old in 1906 when his family moved from New Hampshire to a Colorado ranch. Through his eyes we experience the pleasures and perils of ranching there early in the twentieth century. Auctions and roundups, family picnics, irrigation wars, tornadoes and wind storms give authentic color to Little Britches . So do adventures, wonderfully told, that equip Ralph to take his father's place when it becomes necessary. ...
The Teacher's Funeral
If your teacher has to die, August isn't a bad time of year for it," begins Richard Peck's latest novel, a book full of his signature wit and sass. Russell Culver is fifteen in 1904, and he's raring to leave his tiny Indiana farm town for the endless sky of the Dakotas. To him, school has been nothing but a chain holding him back from his dreams. Maybe now that his teacher has passed on, they'll shut the school down entirely and leave him free ...
Quick Quilt Projects with Jelly Rolls, Fat Quarters, Honeybuns and Layer Cakes
Quick projects for any precut bundle! In Quick Quilt Projects with Jelly Rolls, Fat Quarters, Honeybuns and Layer Cakes , Darlene Zimmerman brings you 18 new projects inspired by the wide array of available precut bundles on the market. Projects range from small and large quilt designs to other small items, such as place mats, pincushions and scarves. Easy-to-follow instructions and crisp illustrations make sewing these projects a breeze. ...
Free the Animals 20th Anniversary Edition: The Amazing True Story of the Animal Liberation Front
The shattering account of one woman's struggle against the forces supporting the abuse of animals, Free the Animals is the best-selling and action-packed story of underground adventure, as well as an eloquent plea for the rights of nonhuman animals. Free the Animals, with a foreword by Chrissie Hynde, is the story of Valerie, a 23-year-old police officer in Montgomery County, Maryland, whose world was turned upside down when she learned about ...
Dance on the Wind: The Plainsmen
Terry C. Johnston
The sequel to Dance on the Wind continues the saga of the adventures of Titus ""Scratch"" Bass, a nineteenth-century Kentucky farm boy who becomes a frontiersman along the Ohio River. Reprint.
Booker-Prize winning author Penelope Lively is that rare writer who goes from strength to strength in book after perfectly assured book. In Passing On, she applies her distinctive insight and consummate artistry to the subtle story of a domineering and manipulative mother's legacy to her children. With their mother's death, Helen and Edward, both middle-aged and both unmarried, are left to face the ramifications of their mother's hold on their ...
When Joshua Barlow tries to make peace between the Apache and the U.S. government, a rogue brave kidnaps his wife-leading Joshua on a trail of blood and vengeance deep into the Sierra Madre.
The 'Official' CB Slanguage Language Dictionary (Including Cross Reference)
The new updated 2012 printing of The Official CB Slanguage Language Dictionary is now available in paperback from Amazon.com. This New York Times Best Seller about CB radio lingo has sold over a million copies since its release and continues to be the standard reference for CB radio jargon. C.W. McCall of Convoy called The Official CB Slanguage Language Dictionary the CBers Bible. And Lanie Dills, the author was called the Webster of ...
The Teacher's Funeral : A Comedy in Three Parts
"If your teacher has to die, August isn't a bad time of year for it," begins Richard Peck's latest novel, a book full of his signature wit and sass. Russell Culver is fifteen in 1904, and he's raring to leave his tiny Indiana farm town for the endless sky of the Dakotas. To him, school has been nothing but a chain holding him back from his dreams. Maybe now that his teacher has passed on, they'll shut the school down entirely and leave him free ...
A Short History of a Small Place
T. R. Pearson
Marvelously funny, bittersweet, and beautifully evocative, the original publication of A Short History of a Small Place announced the arrival of one of our great Southern voices. Although T. R. Pearson's Neely, North Carolina, doesn't appear on any map of the state, it has already earned a secure place on the literary landscape of the South. In this introduction to Neely, the young narrator, Louis Benfield, recounts the tragic last days of ...
Little Britches and the Rattlers
Eric A. Kimmel
Little Britches saddles her pony and heads out for the rodeo. She hopes to win first prize in the calf-roping contest. Along the way, she meets seven cunning rattlesnakes. One by one, they threaten to eat her up! But Little Britches is smart. She knows how to bargain with those rattlesnakes and come out on top! Endearing graphite, watercolor, and digital illustrations by Vincent Nguyen bring this southwestern romp to an outlandish finish.
The year is 1867, the South has been defeated, and the American Civil War is over. But the conflict goes on. Yankees now patrol the streets of Richmond, Virginia, and its citizens, both black and white, are struggling to redefine their roles and relationships. By day, fourteen-year-old Shadrach apprentices with a tailor and sneaks off for reading lessons with Rachel, a freed slave, at her school for African-American children. By night he follows ...
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