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The Ladybird Story: Children’s Books for Everyone

In 1914, the British commercial printers Wills & Hepworth embarked on a new publishing venture: the Ladybird Series, a series of cheap and cheerful full-color illustrated children’s books aimed at the growing popular market. The series continued through the early days of World War II, and, in 1940, they published the best seller Bunnykin’s Picnic Party, leading to several decades more of huge sales of Ladybird titles on a wide range of subjects.
           
On the centennial of the publication of the first books in the series, The Ladybird Story offers the first history of the venture, from its shaky beginnings through interwar success and beyond. The book features a comprehensive bibliography of books published under the Wills & Hepworth imprint, as well as plenty of illustrations from volumes across the series.

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NCAA Texas Longhorns Legend Crew Neck Short Sleeve Tri-Blend T-Shirt, Texas Orange, Large

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Rangers and Pioneers of Texas

From the intro: “When the white settlers of Texas, composing Austin’s and De Witt’s colonies, first began to erect their cabin in this wild and beautiful country, all the Indian tribes were friendly. The Comanches were the most numerous numbering several thousand warriors. Hostilities commenced by thieving parties of Indians stealing horses from the whites; and, when caught by the exasperated settlers, were roughly handled: in fact, there was not much law in the country in those days regulating the punishment for such offenses, and the unfortunate red man caught under such circumstances was generally shot on the spot. White horse thieves were served the same way, or strung up to the limb of a tree. The consequence of these severe measures was that all the tribes (then numbering twenty or more) sooner or later became hostile, with the exception, perhaps, of the Tankaways, who always lived on good terms with the whites, and were very useful in scouting and trailing hostile bands when they made incursions into the settlements, and some of them went with Taylor’s army to Mexico.From the time the Indians became hostile, almost up to the present time (1883), every settler who pitched his cabin in the West, from the coast to the Staked Plains, had to contend with hostile Indians, and if all the incidents were related, connected with these settlements, of Indian battles, adventures of the settlers, massacres, etc. which occurred while these settlements gradually extended out towards the Rio Grande (Big River), which was the boundary line between Texas and Mexico in the West, it would fill a volume ten times the size of the one I contemplate writing. My object is to give as many of such incidents as the size of this work will admit, and try to convey a correct idea of what the brave men and women of that period had to contend with in settling this fair land of Texas and paving the way for capital, railroads and more immigrants. Being myself raised in Texas, and spending some time on the frontier, I have, from time to time, collected such incidents as I thought worth relating and which would be interesting to the reading public, as Indian battles, massacres, and scalp dances are now a thing of the past in Texas.”

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The Unbelievable True Tales of a Tall Texan

Stapleton Grey was born the son of a Mafia hit man and a suped-up, Bible-thumping, scripture-quoting Southern Baptist mother. Stapleton stays true to form from his youth to adulthood, getting into trouble at the drop of a hat while trying to do good. The stories in The Unbelievable True Tales of a Tall Texan will make you laugh, cry and cuss while cringing at the same time. They take you year by year from 1968-1992 as they follow the exploits of this East Texas farm boy, shadowed all the while by the FBI and mercenaries.

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The Ugly Duckling/ El patito feo: Bilingual Fairy Tales (Level 1) (Leelo Tu Mismo Con Ladybird/Read It Yourself With Ladybird: Level 1) (Spanish Edition)

Léelo tú mismo/Read it yourself es una serie de cuentos clásicos, tradicionales, escritos en una forma sencilla para dar a los niños un comienzo seguro y exitoso en la lectura. Cada libro está cuidadosamente estructurado para incluir muchas palabras de alta frecuencia que son vitales para la primera lectura. Las oraciones en cada página se apoyan muy de cerca por imágenes para ayudar con la lectura y para ofrecer todos los detalles para conversar.

Los libros se clasifican en cuatro niveles que introducen progresivamente más amplio vocabulario y más historias a medida que la capacidad del lector crece.

Léelo tú mismo/Read it yourself is a series of classic, traditional tales, written in a simple way to give children a confident and successful start to reading. Each book is carefully structured to include many high-frequency words that are vital for first reading. The sentences on each page are supported closely by pictures to help with reading, and to offer lively details to talk about.

The books are graded into four levels that progressively introduce wider vocabulary and longer stories as a reader’s ability grows.

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Rangers and Pioneers of Texas

From the intro: “When the white settlers of Texas, composing Austin’s and De Witt’s colonies, first began to erect their cabin in this wild and beautiful country, all the Indian tribes were friendly. The Comanches were the most numerous numbering several thousand warriors. Hostilities commenced by thieving parties of Indians stealing horses from the whites; and, when caught by the exasperated settlers, were roughly handled: in fact, there was not much law in the country in those days regulating the punishment for such offenses, and the unfortunate red man caught under such circumstances was generally shot on the spot. White horse thieves were served the same way, or strung up to the limb of a tree. The consequence of these severe measures was that all the tribes (then numbering twenty or more) sooner or later became hostile, with the exception, perhaps, of the Tankaways, who always lived on good terms with the whites, and were very useful in scouting and trailing hostile bands when they made incursions into the settlements, and some of them went with Taylor’s army to Mexico.From the time the Indians became hostile, almost up to the present time (1883), every settler who pitched his cabin in the West, from the coast to the Staked Plains, had to contend with hostile Indians, and if all the incidents were related, connected with these settlements, of Indian battles, adventures of the settlers, massacres, etc. which occurred while these settlements gradually extended out towards the Rio Grande (Big River), which was the boundary line between Texas and Mexico in the West, it would fill a volume ten times the size of the one I contemplate writing. My object is to give as many of such incidents as the size of this work will admit, and try to convey a correct idea of what the brave men and women of that period had to contend with in settling this fair land of Texas and paving the way for capital, railroads and more immigrants. Being myself raised in Texas, and spending some time on the frontier, I have, from time to time, collected such incidents as I thought worth relating and which would be interesting to the reading public, as Indian battles, massacres, and scalp dances are now a thing of the past in Texas.”

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Legends, Tall tales and Strange Stories: Short stories from The Life and Times of Texas Guitar Legend Nathon Dees

Tall tales and short stories from a Texas storyteller on a quest to Change the World.

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MOSES AUSTIN – PROMISSORY NOTE SIGNED 02/11/1802

MOSES AUSTIN He signs a demand promissory note arranging for payment in 142½ pounds of lead. Framed to 10½x8½. Promissory Note signed: “M. Austin”, 1 page, 7¼x5¼, affixed to a larger off-white sheet and framed to an overall size of 10½x8½. Mine A Burton, 1802 February 11. In full: “Please pay Mr. Jos. Pratt One Hundred & forty two pounds & half of lead out of the Lead in your hands of mine and this order shall be your Discharge for the same.” Moses Austin (1761-1821), the father of Texas pioneer Stephen F. Austin, was known as “the Lead King” of southwestern Virginia, where he owned mines and production facilities to make buckshot and other lead products. His business failed, and in 1798 Austin and his family moved to what is now Missouri, then Spanish territory. (Austin had purchased the land from Spain, but when he signed this note it was actually in French territory under a secret Franco-Spanish treaty, soon to be acquired by the United States in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803). Mine a Burton (named for Francis Burton, who had discovered the lode in1763) was the first of 10 mines Austin opened in what would become Missouri. Austin established the first Anglo-American town and the first American mining operation west of the Mississippi at Potosi, Missouri, which he named after the Bolivian silver-mining town. Austin prospered for a time, but his business failed again in the Panic of 1819. He then traveled to Texas, acquiring permission to settle there with a colony of Anglos. Moses Austin died before he could return with the colonists, but his son Stephen F. Austin led 300 colonists there, and became known as the “Father of Texas,” and was the first Secretary of State of the Republic of Texas when he died suddenly in 1836. Joseph Pratt was one of 31 original American settlers near Potosi, whose claims under Spanish law were subsequently confirmed by… For more information contact HistoryForSale. DOCUMENT 292977

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