Down Cut Shin Creek

Author: Kathi Appelt
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060291354
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Down Cut Shin Creek from the Author: Kathi Appelt. It's 4:30 in the morning, and the "book woman" and her horse are already on their way. Hers is an important job, for the folks along her treacherous route are eager for the tattered books and magazines she carries in her saddlebags. During the Great Depression, thousands lived on the brink of starvation. Many perished. In 1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Works Progess Administration under his 1933 New Deal initiative. The WPA was designed to get people back on their feet. One of its most innovative programs was the Pack Horse Library Project of Eastern Kentucky. Thoroughly researched and illustrated with period photographs, this is the story of one of the WPA's greatest successes. People all over the country supported the project's goals. But it was the librarians themselves -- young, determined, and earning just $28 a month -- who brought the hope of a wider world to people in the crooks and hollows of Kentucky's Cumberland Mountains.

Down Cut Shin Creek

Author: Kathi Appelt
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060292447
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Down Cut Shin Creek from the Author: Kathi Appelt. Tells how the Works Progress Administration's pack horse libraries brought reading materials during the Great Depression to people in isolated areas in the backwoods of Kentucky.

That Book Woman

Author: Heather Henson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442439599
Size: 24.46 MB
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That Book Woman from the Author: Heather Henson. Cal is not the readin' type. Living way high up in the Appalachian Mountains, he'd rather help Pap plow or go out after wandering sheep than try some book learning. Nope. Cal does not want to sit stoney-still reading some chicken scratch. But that Book Woman keeps coming just the same. She comes in the rain. She comes in the snow. She comes right up the side of the mountain, and Cal knows that's not easy riding. And all just to lend his sister some books. Why, that woman must be plain foolish -- or is she braver than he ever thought? That Book Woman is a rare and moving tale that honors a special part of American history -- the Pack Horse Librarians, who helped untold numbers of children see the stories amid the chicken scratch, and thus made them into lifetime readers.

My Librarian Is A Camel

Author: Margriet Ruurs
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781590780930
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My Librarian Is A Camel from the Author: Margriet Ruurs. Introduces the many ways books are delivered to readers in different countries around the world, including by camel, bicycle, and wheelbarrow.

My Librarian Is A Camel

Author: Margriet Ruurs
Publisher: Highlights Press
ISBN: 162979273X
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My Librarian Is A Camel from the Author: Margriet Ruurs. Do you get books from a public library in your town or even in your school library? In many remote areas of the world, there are no library buildings. In many countries, books are delivered in unusual way: by bus, boat, elephant, donkey, train, even by wheelbarrow. Why would librarians go to the trouble of packing books on the backs of elephants or driving miles to deliver books by bus? Because, as one librarian in Azerbaijan says, "Books are as important to us as air or water!" This is the intriguing photo essay, a celebration of books, readers, and libraries.

The Time Traveler S Wife

Author: Audrey Niffenegger
Publisher: Zola Books
ISBN: 1939126010
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The Time Traveler S Wife from the Author: Audrey Niffenegger. Audrey Niffenegger's dazzling debut is the story of Clare, a beautiful, strong-minded art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: his genetic clock randomly resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous and unpredictable, and lend a spectacular urgency to Clare and Henry's unconventional love story. That their attempt to live normal lives together is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control makes their story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable.

The Underneath

Author: Kathi Appelt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416998586
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The Underneath from the Author: Kathi Appelt. There is nothing lonelier than a cat who has been loved, at least for a while, and then abandoned on the side of the road. A calico cat, about to have kittens, hears the lonely howl of a chained-up hound deep in the backwaters of the bayou. She dares to find him in the forest, and the hound dares to befriend this cat, this feline, this creature he is supposed to hate. They are an unlikely pair, about to become an unlikely family. Ranger urges the cat to hide underneath the porch, to raise her kittens there because Gar-Face, the man living inside the house, will surely use them as alligator bait should he find them. But they are safe in the Underneath...as long as they stay in the Underneath. Kittens, however, are notoriously curious creatures. And one kitten’s one moment of curiosity sets off a chain of events that is astonishing, remarkable, and enormous in its meaning. For everyone who loves Sounder, Shiloh, and The Yearling, for everyone who loves the haunting beauty of writers such as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Flannery O’Connor, and Carson McCullers, Kathi Appelt spins a harrowing yet keenly sweet tale about the power of love—and its opposite, hate—the fragility of happiness and the importance of making good on your promises.

Wonderland Creek

Author: Lynn Austin
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 076420498X
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Wonderland Creek from the Author: Lynn Austin. Happily-ever-after librarian Alice Ripley unexpectedly finds herself in a real-life adventure filled with mystery and romance in the 1930's as she serves rural communities.

Henry And The Kite Dragon

Author: Bruce Edward Hall
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
ISBN: 9780399237270
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Henry And The Kite Dragon from the Author: Bruce Edward Hall. In New York City in the 1920s, the children from Chinatown go after the children from Little Italy for throwing rocks at the beautiful kites Grandfather Chin makes, not realizing that they have a reason for doing so.

Wonderland Creek

Author: Lynn Austin
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441233954
Size: 29.15 MB
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Wonderland Creek from the Author: Lynn Austin. Lynn Austin Will Delight Readers with Her Winsome Heroine Alice Grace Ripley lives in a dream world, her nose stuck in a book. But happily-ever-after life she's planned on suddenly falls apart when her boyfriend, Gordon, breaks up with her, accusing her of living in a world of fiction instead of the real world. Then to top it off, Alice loses her beloved job at the library because of cutbacks due to the Great Depression. Fleeing small-town gossip, Alice heads to the mountains of eastern Kentucky to deliver five boxes of donated books to the library in the tiny coal-mining village of Acorn. Dropped off by her relatives, Alice volunteers to stay for two weeks to help the librarian, Leslie McDougal. But the librarian turns out to be far different than she anticipated--not to mention the four lady librarians who travel to the remote homes to deliver the much-desired books. While Alice is trapped in Acorn against her will, she soon finds that real-life adventure and mystery--and especially romance--are far better than her humble dreams could have imagined.