The Jungle Book

Kipling’s classic Mowgli tales spring to new life with the help of stunning artwork by acclaimed illustrator Nicola Bayley.First published in 1984 in THE JUNGLE BOOK, these three stories tell of Mowgli’s upbringing by wolves in the Indian jungle. When he is a baby they save him from the tiger Shere Khan, then teach him the law and language of the jungle animals, with help from two other unforgettable characters, Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther. In this classic edition, Mowgli’s adventures are illustrated in ravishing and exquisite detail by Nicola Bayley.

King Of The Wind: The Story Of The Godolphin Arabian

He was named “Sham” for the sun, this golden-red stallion born in the Sultan of Morocco’s stone stables. Upon his heel was a small white spot, the symbol of speed. But on his chest was the symbol of misfortune. Although he was swift as the desert winds, Sham’s pedigree would be scorned all his life by cruel masters and owners.

This is the classic story of Sham and his friend, the stable boy Agba. their adventures take them from the sands of the Sahara. to the royal courts of France, and finally to the green pastures and stately homes of England. For Sham was the renowned Godolphin Arabian, whose blood flows through the veins of almost very superior thoroughbred. Sham’s speed — like his story — has become legendary.

500 Years of Chicana Women’s History/Anos de Historia de las Chicanans

500The history of Mexican Americans spans more than five centuries and varies from region to region across the United States. Yet most of our history books devote at most a chapter to Chicano history, with even less attention to the story of Chicanas. 500 Years of Chicana Women’s History offers a powerful antidote to this omission with a vivid, pictorial account of struggle and survival, resilience and achievement, discrimination and identity. The bilingual text, along with hundreds of photos and other images, ranges from female-centered stories of pre-Columbian Mexico to profiles of contemporary social justice activists, labor leaders, youth organizers, artists, and environmentalists, among others. With a distinguished, seventeen-member advisory board, the book presents a remarkable combination of scholarship and youthful appeal. In the section on jobs held by Mexicanas under U.S. rule in the 1800s, for example, readers learn about flamboyant Doña Tules, who owned a popular gambling saloon in Santa Fe, and Eulalia Arrilla de Pérez, a respected curandera (healer) in the San Diego area. Also covered are the “repatriation” campaigns” of the Midwest during the Depression that deported both adults and children, 75 percent of whom were U.S.-born and knew nothing of Mexico. Other stories include those of the garment, laundry, and cannery worker strikes, told from the perspective of Chicanas on the ground. From the women who fought and died in the Mexican Revolution to those marching with their young children today for immigrant rights, every story draws inspiration. Like the editor’s previous book, 500 Years of Chicano History (still in print after 30 years), this thoroughly enriching view of Chicana women’s history promises to become a classic.

3 Tales Retold and Illustrated

3 talesThree classic fairy tales all dressed up in new clothes for contemporary readers. Fairy tales play an integral role in child development as they introduce the tenets of storytelling and the concept of good and evil. Here are three beloved fairy tales bound up in one fresh edition, newly retold and illustrated in Edward Miller’s bold and inviting style. This timeless picture book is perfect for parents and children to read together.

The Gingerbread Man

Run, run as fast as you can,You can”t catch me, I”m the Gingerbread Man.The Gingerbread Man is chased all the way to the river by the Little Old Woman, the Little Old Man, Humpty Dumpty, the Grand Old Duke of York, Little Miss Muffet, and many other familiar characters. And indeed, none can catch him. But the Gingerbread Man cannot swim . . . . Can he run away from the wily old fox who offers to help him across the river? This is a delightful retelling of a beloved children”s classic fable. Carol Jones” illustrations are beautifully detailed and will give hours of pleasure to children and adults.