“At Augusta National every hole is a signature hole. Attending the 70th Masters with my dad was the thrill of a lifetime for me. This book makes for a great holiday, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, birthday or any special occasion gift.”
—MJ Mc Colgan,
National Special Olympics
Isaac Magnin—the lonely, introspective son of a Dutch professor who courageously survived a perilous sea voyage to America in search of gold…. His wife, Mary Ann Cohen—the shy young daughter of an Orthodox Rabbi who threaded her way from humble European beginnings to become the pioneer of San Francisco fashion.
This is their story, a story of innovation and fortitude. It is the history of a powerful matriarch who trained her children and her grandchildren in every facet of the retail industry. Beginning in 1876 in a tiny corner store-front, the Magnin family went on to build one of the most famous fashion dynasties in the world: I. Magnin & Co. which reigned supreme for 118 years.
Warning: DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK IF YOU BELIEVE:
After spending one year attending the University of Illinois, author Lou Satz entered the military service as World War II was concluding.To some extent, Plays Well With Others’ hero, Ivan Rudican, follows in the author’s footsteps. Rudican’s journey takes him to occupied Europe for fourteen months where he has a passionate affair with a survivor of the Holocaust.
On his travels to foreign countries, Rudican meets unforgettable characters and witnesses the birth of Israel. He attends world famous music festivals and interacts with renowned musicians and conductors. Eventually, he becomes highly involved in the publishing industry.
The book addresses the economic developments after WW II and other events of the Cold War. In Plays Well With Others, the reader can discover that given the time and the challenging opportunities, it’s possible to achieve a rewarding life and to make a difference. (Good luck and timing help tremendously.)
This true story is based on a elementary teacher’s experiences in the classroom. Jane and Kea were able to provide an atmosphere where children at all reading levels were inspired to read. Kea became a friend and a true classmate.
“A brilliant use of ‘man’s best friend,’ to help kids practice the skill of reading. Kids are mesmerized by the story and jump on the idea of reading with their own pets. Kea and the Reading Dog Program sets the stage for a love of reading. What a gift to children!”
Child Development & Behavioral Specialist
IN THIS HISTORICAL TALE OF HARDSHIP AND TRIUMPH, DR. LAWRENCE ALLEN ADOPTS THE VOICE OF HIS GRANDMOTHER, PEARL CHAMBERS RAYL, TO TELL THE STORY OF HER LIFE AND THE FAMILY SHE LOVED.
At the turn of the 20th century, young couples from Midwestern farms were making the transition to city life, embarking on new vocations in a rapidly changing world. Set in southern Indiana, Pearl tells the story of one American family that learned to work, live, and still remain close during some of America’s greatest trials, including the Great Depression and two world wars. As opportunities open up for her children across the United States, Pearl remains a central figure in their lives and the lives of her grandchildren. Her story revolves around taking care of those she loves during the joyous times and the more difficult moments of their lives. Told by her grandson, Dr. Larry Allen, the story of Pearl’s life is the tale of the Midwestern American family in the 1900s, a family you will come to cherish with each turn of the page.
This book truly narrates my existence when the following happenings occurred.
Occasionally, they seemed complicated. Sometimes unpleasant and frightening.
Perhaps a metaphysical life exists after we travel through death. A higher power within our body or mind appears and miracles take place.
And, in the process, unhealthy bodies become whole again, but visible only to those having entered at death’s door.
This delightful and heart-warming book tells the story of Teddy, a baby bear who becomes lost in the woods while on a picnic with his parents. Lonely and frightened, Teddy is crying under a bush, when Amy, a little girl who lives in a log house near the forest, discovers him and takes him home. That night, she snuggles with the furry little bear and they both fall asleep peacefully.
Teddy enjoys honey treats, a special red sweater knitted by Amy’s mother, napping by the fireside, and playing with Amy and the neighborhood children. One day, Teddy sees two large brown bears at the edge of the forest, watching him roll in the cool grass. He recognizes his parents, runs to snuggle with them, and returns to his home in the woods. Amy is so sad and lonely without him, that her mother decides to make the little girl her own little brown bear, out of some furry material. When Amy’s friends see it, they all want one, and soon the town is full of Teddy bears in all the colors of the rainbow.
Beautifully illustrated in full color, How Teddy Bears Came About is recommended for all children and adults who have had, or would like to have, their own Teddy Bear to love and cuddle.
Based on a True Story–Beulah’s hate was deep. She would have killed them if she didn’t fear the school authorities would have come looking for them. They were “ugly” and “dirty,” her slaves. After the “big kids” disappeared and the family packed up to leave, the oldest half brother looked back out of the car window thinking his older brother and sisters were buried somewhere in the woods, left for the animals to eat. They were never mentioned again.
Emily’s Story is the riveting true account of a child’s abuse and torture at the hands of her deranged stepmother and an uncaring father. After Emily’s mother dies in childbirth her father remarries. It’s just the beginning of a life of pain, fear and hunger, a struggle for survival, and of ultimate escape from a childhood gone terribly wrong. Emily’s will against the worst treatment and her self reliance against all odds is an inspiration to us all. A must read for those who care about the welfare and abuse of children everywhere.
The Missing Note by Jeanne Wood portrays the heights of creativity, courage and caring in the Human spirit. The story is set in a magical kingdom peopled with poets, writers, composers, musicians and artists, where a small village in the south of France is the scene of events both fantastic and deeply realistic. It begins with a wild and strange riddle and continues with a vision of how Humanity can establish a paradise on Earth.
Illustrated by Kayoko Jorgensen