Seabird

Seabird
Title Seabird PDF eBook
Author
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages 76
Release 1948
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 9780395266816

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The history of America at sea is presented through the travels of Seabird, a carved ivory gull.




Minn of the Mississippi

Minn of the Mississippi
Title Minn of the Mississippi PDF eBook
Author
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages 92
Release 1951
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 9780395273999

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Follows the adventures of Minn, a three-legged snapping turtle, as she slowly makes her way from her birthplace at the headwaters of the Mississippi River to the mouth of river on the Gulf of Mexico.




Paddle-to-the-Sea

Paddle-to-the-Sea
Title Paddle-to-the-Sea PDF eBook
Author
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages 68
Release 1969
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 9780395292037

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A toy Indian and his canoe travel from Lake Nipigon to the Atlantic Ocean.




Pagoo Pa

Pagoo Pa
Title Pagoo Pa PDF eBook
Author Holling Clancy Holling
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages 92
Release 1957
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 9780395539644

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From the moment of his birth, Pagoo the hermit crab learns to rely on his "instint" in order to survive to adulthood in his tide pool home.




This Country of Ours: The Story of the United States

This Country of Ours: The Story of the United States
Title This Country of Ours: The Story of the United States PDF eBook
Author Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
Publisher e-artnow
Pages 516
Release 2018-11-02
Genre History
ISBN 8026897862

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"This Country of Ours" is a collection of extraordinary stories from the history of the United States beginning with accounts of exploration and settlement and ending with the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. This is a book which when you lay it down will make you say, "I'm glad that I was born an American." Contents: Stories of Explorers and Pioneers How the Vikings of Old Sought and Found New Lands The Sea of Darkness and the Great Faith of Columbus How Columbus Fared Forth Upon the Sea of Darkness and Came to Pleasant Lands Beyond How Columbus Returned in Triumph How America Was Named How the Flag of England Was Planted on the Shores of the New World How the Flag of France Was Planted in Florida How the French Founded a Colony in Florida How the Spaniards Drove the French Out of Florida How a Frenchman Avenged the Death of His Countrymen The Adventures of Sir Humphrey Gilbert About Sir Walter Raleigh's Adventures in the Golden West Stories of Virginia The Adventures of Captain John Smith More Adventures of Captain John Smith How the Colony Was Saved How Pocahontas Took a Journey Over the Seas How the Redmen Fought Against Their White Brothers How Englishmen Fought a Duel With Tyranny The Coming of the Cavaliers Bacon's Rebellion The Story of the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe Stories of New England The Story of the Pilgrim Fathers The Founding of Massachusetts The Story of Harry Vane The Story of Anne Hutchinson and the Founding of Rhode Island The Founding of Harvard How Quakers First Came to New England How Maine and New Hampshire Were Founded The Founding of Connecticut and War With the Indians The Founding of New Haven The Hunt for the Regicides King Philip's War How the Charter of Connecticut Was Saved The Witches of Salem Stories of the Middle and Southern Colonies Stories of the French in America Stories of the Struggle for Liberty The Boston Tea-party Stories of the United States Under the Constitution




Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc
Title Joan of Arc PDF eBook
Author Diane Stanley
Publisher Harper Collins
Pages 52
Release 2002-02-05
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 0064437485

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Against the fascinating tapestry of Frances history during the Hundred Years' War, Diane Stanley unfolds the story of the simple thirteen-year-old village girl who in Just a few years would lead France to independence from English rule, and thus become a symbol of France's national pride. It is a story of vision and bravery, fierce determination, and tragic martyrdom. Diane Stanley's extraordinary gift to present historical information in an accessible and child-friendly format has never been more impressive, nor her skillful, beautifully realized illustrations (here imitating medieval illuminated manuscripts) more exquisite.




Moonbird

Moonbird
Title Moonbird PDF eBook
Author Phillip Hoose
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Pages 160
Release 2014-03-25
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 146686706X

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B95 can feel it: a stirring in his bones and feathers. It's time. Today is the day he will once again cast himself into the air, spiral upward into the clouds, and bank into the wind. He wears a black band on his lower right leg and an orange flag on his upper left, bearing the laser inscription B95. Scientists call him the Moonbird because, in the course of his astoundingly long lifetime, this gritty, four-ounce marathoner has flown the distance to the moon—and halfway back! B95 is a robin-sized shorebird, a red knot of the subspecies rufa. Each February he joins a flock that lifts off from Tierra del Fuego, headed for breeding grounds in the Canadian Arctic, nine thousand miles away. Late in the summer, he begins the return journey. B95 can fly for days without eating or sleeping, but eventually he must descend to refuel and rest. However, recent changes at ancient refueling stations along his migratory circuit—changes caused mostly by human activity—have reduced the food available and made it harder for the birds to reach. And so, since 1995, when B95 was first captured and banded, the worldwide rufa population has collapsed by nearly 80 percent. Most perish somewhere along the great hemispheric circuit, but the Moonbird wings on. He has been seen as recently as November 2011, which makes him nearly twenty years old. Shaking their heads, scientists ask themselves: How can this one bird make it year after year when so many others fall? National Book Award–winning author Phillip Hoose takes us around the hemisphere with the world's most celebrated shorebird, showing the obstacles rufa red knots face, introducing a worldwide team of scientists and conservationists trying to save them, and offering insights about what we can do to help shorebirds before it's too late. With inspiring prose, thorough research, and stirring images, Hoose explores the tragedy of extinction through the triumph of a single bird. Moonbird is one The Washington Post's Best Kids Books of 2012. A Common Core Title.