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!
As Luke and his sister Jenny resume their summer vacation their mother plans a stop at the historic town of Lincoln, New Mexico. But when a thunderstorm begins to brew, Luke and Jenny realize things aren't what they seem. Suddenly they are swept back in time and find themselves face-to-face with the notorious Billy the Kid. The ghost of Paul, a young buffalo soldier who lived over a century ago, guides them on their journey as they experience the life and times of this mysterious young outlaw. Will Billy the Kid live up to his legend?
Luke and his sister Jenny aren't overly excited when they first learn of their mother's plan to take them to Tombstone, Arizona, as part of their vacation. That changes in a hurry when they are suddenly swept back to the 1880s and the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The ghost of the Grand Hotel's handyman, a kindly gentleman by the name of Swamper, guides them through the events of that fateful time. Young readers are right there with Luke and Jenny as they learn firsthand the story of the Earp brothers and what led to the historic shootout.
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.