Indian Boyhood recalls Eastman’s earliest childhood memories. He was born in a buffalo hide tipi in western Minnesota, and raised in the traditional Dakota Sioux manner until he was fifteen years old. He was then transplanted into the “white man’s” world. Educated at Dartmouth College, he went on to become a medical doctor, renowned author, field secretary for the YMCA, and a spokesman for American Indians. Eastman was at Pine Ridge during the “Ghost Dance” rebellion of 1890-91, and he cared for the wounded Indians after the massacre at Wounded Knee. In 1910 he began his long association with the Boy Scouts of America, helping Ernest Thompson Seton establish the organization. A 2007 HBO film, entitled Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, features American Indian actor Adam Beach as Eastman.
This heartwarming book encourages positive behavior by using the concept of an invisible bucket to show children how easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation and love by "filling buckets."
Updated and revised, this 10th anniversary edition will help readers better understand that "bucket dipping" is a negative behavior, not a permanent label. It also explains that it's possible to fill or dip into our own buckets.
From a small log cabin in Kentucky to the steps of the White House, Abraham Lincoln rose from humble beginnings to the very height of prominence and prestige. Leading America through the momentous events of the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the abolition of slavery, the story of "Honest Abe" is one that all children should know. Now award-winning author and illustrator, Demi, recounts Lincoln's incredible life story of courage, wisdom, and compassion as only she can. Filled with stunning illustrations, this book contains an appendix of fascinating facts and famous quotes from Lincoln's life, as well as a timeline and map. President Lincoln: From Log Cabin to White House is not only a powerful teaching tool, but an entertaining and age-appropriate introduction to a man who has become one of the most influential and admired presidents of the United States.
The Button Box is a story about family and is a metaphor for life experience. The magic of the button box is real. Every family has sentimental items and stories around which their memories are made. This story is about a family button box and the lessons learned from it during quiet special times between a mother and child. This book will make you think of your family and the memories you treasure the most. The Button Box is a book for people of all ages. It's for children to learn about the importance of treating all people with respect and to value the differences between people. It's also a story to treasure for anyone who grew up with a family button box and remembers the magic and fun of looking through it and touching and sorting the buttons with family members. Share it with the children in your lives and share it with your family members and friends.
An imaginative young girl travels the world with her faithful companion, the moon. In her enchanted adventure she visits all seven continents while the moon goes through its cycle of phases as portrayed in silhouetted art. "Explore More" sections for kids and adults offer information and activities on phases of the moon and other aspects of astronomy and geography.
Lynn received a donkey from the coal mines as a gift. This is a true tale of a remarkable protector and friend, Jack, a donkey. These events took place on the family farm in Kentucky during the hard times of the Great Depression. She and Jack were almost constant companions during her childhood. They helped her parents with all the chores necessary to make a living. Even after beginning college, she shared a special bond with Jack. And, today she still loves visiting a lovable donkey from time to time.
Priceless Penny chronicles one dog’s amazing journey from lonely stray to pampered pooch. Penny was abandoned by her previous owners and left to roam the streets of California alone. Soon, she was taken to a local high kill shelter. Penny’s life was in great danger as her deformities made her undesirable in the eyes of would-be adopters. Will Penny find someone who loves her just the way that she is?