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Josephine: The Hungry Heart
Jean-Claude Baker, Chris Chase

Cooper Square Press, 2001

Based on twenty years of research and thousands of interviews, this authoritative biography of performer Josephine Baker (1906-1975) provides a candid look at her tempestuous life. Born into poverty in St. Louis, the uninhibited chorus girl became the sensation of Europe and the last century's first black sex symbol. A heroine of the French Resistance in World War II, she entranced figures as diverse as de Gaulle, Tito, Castro, Princess Grace, ...


Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker
Patricia Hruby Powell

Chronicle Books, 2014

In exuberant verse and stirring pictures, Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson create an extraordinary portrait for young people of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world. Meticulously researched by both author and artist, Josephine's powerful story of struggle and triumph is an inspiration and a spectacle, just like ...


Josephine (Kimani Tru)
Beverly Jenkins

Harlequin Kimani, 2009

Josephine Best has it all figured out. Just seventeen, she's been to college, she has her own hairdressing shop and she refuses to be distracted from her goals. At least until handsome George Brooks begins to pursue her. Jojo isn't looking for romance, but she permits George to call on her. Adam Morgan has always been a Casanova, and no girl is immune to his charm. But when he comes home wounded from the War Between the States, it's a girl he ...


Josephine: Napoleon's Incomparable Empress
Eleanor P. Delorme

Harry N. Abrams, 2002

The romance between Joséphine de Beauharnais and Napoléon Bonaparte is one of the most dramatic in history, but the crucial role this beautiful, intelligent woman played in their partnership has never before been completely acknowledged. In this spirited biography, rich in detail and anecdote, Eleanor DeLorme brings the exotic empress to life, revealing how greatly Napoléon confided in "his incomparable Joséphine" and depended on her sense ...


Becoming Josephine: A Novel
Heather Webb

Plume, 2013

A sweeping historical debut about the Creole socialite who transformed herself into an empress   Readers are fascinated with the wives of famous men. In Becoming Josephine, debut novelist Heather Webb follows Rose Tascher as she sails from her Martinique plantation to Paris, eager to enjoy an elegant life at the royal court. Once there, however, Rose’s aristocratic soldier-husband dashes her dreams by abandoning her amid the tumult of ...


Josephine Wants to Dance
Jackie French

Harry N. Abrams, 2007

The popular wombat’s friend From the award-winning duo behind the bestselling Diary of a Wombat (the famous wombat even makes an appearance at the ballet complete with a tutu!), Josephine Wants to Dance encourages all readers to never give up and to always dance to their own music. Josephine loves to dance. She dreams of wearing a pink tutu and silk ballet shoes. But everyone reminds her that kangaroos don’t dance—they hop! ...


Daisy and Josephine
Melissa Gilbert

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 2014

New York Times bestselling author Melissa Gilbert makes her picture book debut with this fetching story about a shy little girl and her spunky dog, Josephine! Everyone has a favorite person, and Daddy is Daisy’s. But when the two of them are on the road for Daddy’s work, Daisy sometimes feels lonely. She is very shy and wishes she had a friend. So Daddy gets Daisy a surprise: a funny-looking puppy named Josephine. They make quite a ...


The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B.
Sandra Gulland

Scribner, 1999

In this first of three books inspired by the life of Josephine Bonaparte, Sandra Gulland has created a novel of immense and magical proportions. We meet Josephine in the exotic and lush Martinico, where an old island woman predicts that one day she will be queen. The journey from the remote village of her birth to the height of European elegance is long, but Josephine's fortune proves to be true. By way of fictionalized diary entries, we ...


Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte
Kate Williams

Ballantine Books, 2014

From CNN’s official royal historian, a highly praised young author with a doctorate from Oxford University, comes the extraordinary rags-to-riches story of the woman who conquered Napoleon’s heart—and with it, an empire.   Their love was legendary, their ambition flagrant and unashamed. Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife, Josephine, came to power during one of the most turbulent periods in the history of France. The story of the Corsican ...


Jennifer and Josephine
Bill Peet

HMH Books for Young Readers, 1980

A rickety old car and a scrawny stray cat teach a lesson in the meaning of friendship.


Trial by Fire (The Worldwalker Trilogy)
Josephine Angelini

Feiwel & Friends, 2014

This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying experiences that others in her hometown of Salem take for granted, which is why she is determined to enjoy her first high school party with her best friend and longtime crush, Tristan. But after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class, Lily wishes she could just disappear.   Suddenly, Lily is in a different Salem—one ...


Scrap (The Bristol Collection)

Samhain Publishing, Ltd., 2015

When things come to a head, there’s nowhere to go but down… The Bristol Collection, Book 3 On the surface, Derek “Call Me Dare” Nelson’s life is simple, doing up custom campervans while living in a slightly illegal caravan in his riverfront yard. When a handsome, smooth-talking developer offers to buy the land out from under his feet, Dare realizes it’s the same man he had to escort home from a party months ago for causing a ...


Moon Goddess Journal (Diary, Notebook)
Peter Pauper Press

Peter Pauper Press, 2010

The cover design of our fantasy Moon Goddess Journal is taken from an image by artist Josephine Wall . Here the artist depicts the goddess Selene tenderly guiding the moon on its celestial journey as she keeps watch over the nocturnal earth. Selene's face is illuminated by the gentle glow of moonbeams from the heavens and by the profound power of the goddess's own inner peace and love for mankind. This enchanting journal shines with gold ...


The Daughter of Time
Josephine Tey

Scribner, 1995

Voted greatest mystery novel of all time by the Crime Writers’ Association in 1990, Josephine Tey recreates one of history’s most famous—and vicious—crimes in her classic bestselling novel, a must read for connoisseurs of fiction, now with a new introduction by Robert Barnard. Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, recuperating from a broken leg, becomes fascinated with a contemporary portrait of Richard III that bears no resemblance to ...


Harlem's Little Blackbird
Renee Watson

Random House Books for Young Readers, 2012

Zora and Langston. Billie and Bessie. Eubie and Duke. If the Harlem Renaissance had a court, they were its kings and queens. But there were other, lesser known individuals whose contributions were just as impactful, such as Florence Mills. Born to parents who were former-slaves Florence knew early on that she loved to sing. And that people really responded to her sweet, bird-like voice. Her dancing and singing catapulted her all the way to the ...


Josephine Baker, Jo Bouillon

Marlowe & Co, 1995

Capturing the charm of its subject, an autobiography features the voices of Josephine Baker's friends, lovers, colleagues, and family, and chronicles her rise to fame on Broadway and in Paris, and French resistance work during World War II. Reprint. IP.


Secret Agent Josephine in Paris
Brenda Ponnay

Xist Publishing, 2013

There's a new super spy in town! Secret Agent Josephine may not look like a super mom, but when she goes to work, bad guys better watch out for her crafty tricks. In this Secret Agent Josephine adventure, our heroine travels to Paris to scope out some new craft supplies and stop an infamous art thief.


Kelly Jo Froggit: the series - book one (the Paranormal) (Volume 1)

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015

Kelly Jo Froggit was born with the ability to see and talk to the dead. And as if that wasn’t enough to earn her fifteen minutes of fame on late night television she was also born into a long line of true witches. This didn’t give her the power to twitch her nose and get her heart’s desire however she can cast a better than average spell and she can affect her surroundings, but she can’t control it. Weird things just sort of happen ...


The Rose of Martinique: A Life of Napoleon's Josephine
Andrea Stuart

Grove Press, 2005

One of the most remarkable women of the modern era, Josephine Bonaparte was born Rose de Tasher on her family's sugar plantation in Martinique. She embodied all the characteristics of a true Creole-sensuality, vivacity, and willfulness. Using diaries and letters, Andrea Stuart expertly re-creates Josephine's whirlwind of a life, which began with an isolated Caribbean childhood and led to a marriage that would usher her onto the world stage and ...


Melodious Double-Stops, Complete Books 1 and 2 for the Violin

G. Schirmer, Inc., 2007

(String). The two volumes of Trott's widely used etudes are combined into one convenient, affordable volume.



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