By Susan L. Krueger, Ed.D. with Reba Wells Grandrud, Ph.D.
Famous Sheriff John Slaughter's young daughter, Addie, bravely travels from Texas to the Arizona-Mexico border, settling on the 1800s Slaughter Ranch. Along the way, her mother dies; she narrowly escapes a stagecoach robbery and murder; an earthquake destroys the ranch; her father's earlobe is shot off; and she meets Geronimo.
In addition to true, but gross, humorous, interesting and wacky stories and facts, Arizona Way Out West & Wacky makes reading about Arizona's history fun through word searches, crossword puzzles, recipes, crafts and many other amusing activities.
While Arizona Way Out West & Wacky solicits children to write and color on its pages, Witty: Library Edition, has reconfigured activities and word games with no coloring pages, and it's formatted as a chapter book. It's ideal for libraries and schools, because its readers are entertained and educated, but not tempted to mark up the copy. Plus, it comes with a curriculum guide in the back of the book!
Imagery, wisdom and humor punctuate Marge Graziano's personal account of an elaborate home restoration project she undertook unexpectedly but accomplished with pure heart and soul. When she was introduced to the "Lady" of the Honeymoon Cottage, Marge never expected where this fantastic journey in historic Jerome, Arizona would lead.
Tragedy and triumph unfurl when a devout Mormon family hires a headstrong young widow during trying economic times. Two families-one Texan, one Mormon-develop an embattled but gripping relationship in the Arizona desert, while WWI rages abroad. Long-kept secrets unfold as they challenge tradition and ultimately learn to love.
Nearly a decade in the making, award-winning author Dianne Ebertt Beeaff's transcending new book, Spirit Stones, explores the enduring lessons of Europe's prehistoric monoliths, stone circles and burial chambers. Beeaff's fastidious research, first-hand accounts and prevailing love of history capture not only the architectural essence of these archeological treasures, but also their spiritual strength. Uniting civilization throughout the ages, the stone relics being rediscovered throughout Western Europe speak not only of our Neolithic and Bronze Age past, but also of contemporary humanity.
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