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Riding For The Flag

RRP $14.99

An epic story of a nation--and a family--divided by fate, love, loyalty, and war. . .

America, 1861. Battle lines have been drawn between the North and the South, pitting state against state--and brother against brother. For the three young sons of Ohio State Senator Clay Bell, the Civil War would change not only their lives, but the destinies of future generations.

Jacob Bell, the eldest, defies his father's wishes to run the family law practice and enlists in Ohio's Volunteer Calvary, a decision that wins him the love of an officer's daughter--and the hatred of a dangerous childhood rival.

Judah Bell, the middle son, avenges a brutal Union attack on his uncle's horse farm in Kentucky by joining legendary Lexington Rifles--even if puts a half-breed Cherokee girl and his own family honor at risk.

Jarrod Bell, the youngest, lands a job as a cub reporter for the Cincinnati Times-Ledger,determined to learn the truth behind his brother's seeming betrayal--even if it leads him into the bloodiest of battles.

Filled with intense human drama, explosive passion, and stunning historic detail, relive America's deadliest war through the stories of the brave men and women who lived it.


Riding On The Wall

RRP $16.99

n a city where the sport of kings is called debate there is a wall of remembrance outdoors on the mall that is exhibited all day and all night. And every October around election day there is a wall constructed inside an arena where a competition is held that physically challenges a rider and horse to jump over this obstacle. Join a brother and sister for this peaceful battle to overcome this giant obstacle when the Washington International Horse Show acts as the center piece to a conflict that is an entertaining competitive sporting exhibition which brings the true definition to the term "winner." Using flashbacks and setting the tale in the past this electrifying essay brings home an honest message with strong metaphoric weapons.


Riding On A Range

RRP $13.99

$7.95 paperback * 1-58685-036-9 * March < BR>6 x 8 in, 64 pp, color illustrations throughout< BR>Rights: W, Children's Activity Book< BR>This creative new activity book for kids brings to life the fun, romance, and hard work of being an old-fashioned cowboy. In Riding on a Range, kids will learn all about cowboys, from what their job entails to what they wear. They'll learn about the origin of the cowboy hat, the purpose of chaps and spurs, and the many uses for a bandana. Recipes for traditional cowboy food-beans and biscuits-are included, as well as plans for having your own cowboy roundup, sleeping in a bedroll under the stars. The book describes the rules and events of a rodeo and important things to remember when riding a horse. Activities are outlined to help kids create a wooden roping steer, design their own brand, and even try their hand at writing cowboy poetry. Filled with colorful illustrations, this book is brimming with ideas to help kids use their imaginations and loaded with activities they will enjoy all year long.< BR>Lawson Drinkard is also the author of Fishing in a Brook and Hiding in a Fort, other titles in this series of activity books for children. He lives in Keswick, VA.< BR>Fran Lee has illustrated and designed seven titles in this series of activity books. A native of Chicago, Fran currently lives with her husband in Portland, Oregon. < BR>


The Sign Of The Seahorse

RRP $17.99

In which the villainous Gropmund Grouper devises a dastardly scheme to rob the innocent folk of Reeftown of their homes and money, but is foiled by the efforts of the intrepid Pearl Trout, her fiery brother, Finneus, and brave Corporal Bert of the Soldiercrab Army. Graeme Base, who created Abrams' best-selling Animalia and The Eleventh Hour, now offers The Sign of the Seahorse, a sweeping drama of intrigue and excitement set in the beautiful but fragile underwater world of a coral reef. Beginning at the famous Seahorse Cafe, social hub of the Old Reef, The Sign of the Seahorse takes us on a great journey.

We travel from the doomed coral gardens of Reeftown to a sunken wreck and an underwater junkyard, across the barren expanse of the Withered Plain, and into the vast, uncharted chasms of the Deep, before arriving finally at the utmost edge of the Great Continental Shelf. Readers of all ages will delight in the rhyming text and gloriously detailed illustrations of this undersea adventure. The wonderfully drawn characters will capture the imagination as The Sign of the Seahorse is enjoyed again and again.

About The Author

Graeme Base is one of the world's leading creators of picture books. His alphabet book Animalia, received international acclaim when it was first published in 1986, and has achieved classic status with worldwide sales approaching three million copies. It has now inspired an animated TV series.

Other favourites by Graeme Base include The Eleventh Hour, My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch, The Sign of the Seahorse, The Discovery of Dragons, The Worst Band in the Universe,The Waterhole (and The Waterhole Board Book), Jungle Drums and Uno's Garden. In 2007 this last title featured in six major awards and was winner of three: Speech Pathology Book of the Year, younger readers; The Green Earth Book, USA; The Wilderness Society Environment Award.

In 2003, his first novel for young readers, TruckDogs, was released. It was short-listed for the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards the following year. In 2009 Graeme produced the the fascinating, beautiful and challenging book Enigma; can you crack the code? Graeme's most recent book is The Golden Snail.

Graeme lives in Melbourne with his artist wife, Robyn, and their three children - James, Kate and Will.


Riding On A Range

RRP $13.99

$7.95 paperback * 1-58685-036-9 * March < BR>6 x 8 in, 64 pp, color illustrations throughout< BR>Rights: W, Children's Activity Book< BR>This creative new activity book for kids brings to life the fun, romance, and hard work of being an old-fashioned cowboy. In Riding on a Range, kids will learn all about cowboys, from what their job entails to what they wear. They'll learn about the origin of the cowboy hat, the purpose of chaps and spurs, and the many uses for a bandana. Recipes for traditional cowboy food-beans and biscuits-are included, as well as plans for having your own cowboy roundup, sleeping in a bedroll under the stars. The book describes the rules and events of a rodeo and important things to remember when riding a horse. Activities are outlined to help kids create a wooden roping steer, design their own brand, and even try their hand at writing cowboy poetry. Filled with colorful illustrations, this book is brimming with ideas to help kids use their imaginations and loaded with activities they will enjoy all year long.< BR>Lawson Drinkard is also the author of Fishing in a Brook and Hiding in a Fort, other titles in this series of activity books for children. He lives in Keswick, VA.< BR>Fran Lee has illustrated and designed seven titles in this series of activity books. A native of Chicago, Fran currently lives with her husband in Portland, Oregon. < BR>



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