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Books with author Gwenyth Swain

  • World War I

    Gwenyth Swain

    eBook (Capstone Press, Nov. 1, 2014)
    World War I has just exploded in Europe. The peace of the entire world is in danger. How will you help? Will you: Join the Belgian resistance movement? Fight as a British Army soldier? Serve as a volunteer with the American Field Service?
  • Documents of Freedom: A Look at the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the U.S. Constitution

    Gwenyth Swain

    Paperback (LernerClassroom, Jan. 1, 2012)
    What are the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the U.S. Constitution? They're important documents that helped to shape our country. But what's the story behind how these documents were created? And what exactly do they say? Read this book to find out.
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  • Get Dressed

    Gwenyth Swain

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions TM, Jan. 1, 2002)
    Children around the world get dressed in different ways. Turn getting dressed into an adventure with Get Dressed!
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  • Tidy Up

    Gwenyth Swain

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions ™, Jan. 1, 2002)
    Around the world, people tidy up in many ways. This charming look at how children help keep things clean shows beginning readers how kids like themselves tidy up!
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  • Hope and Tears: Ellis Island Voices

    Gwenyth Swain

    Hardcover (Calkins Creek, March 1, 2012)
    An original collection of voices, filled with hope and tears, chronicles the history of Ellis Island and the people it served. Indians, settlers, immigrants, inspectors, doctors, nurses, cooks, and social workers all played a big part in that history. Author Gwenyth Swain reimagines the lives of those who landed, lived, and worked on the island through fictional letters, monologues, dialogues, and e-mails, basing them on historical documentation and real-life people. In doing so, she creates a moving picture of their struggles and triumphs. Illustrated with poignant and affecting photographs, this is a unique exploration of Ellis Island's history. Includes further resources, bibliography, and source notes.
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  • Carrying

    Gwenyth Swain

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions TM, Jan. 1, 1999)
    This book takes readers around the world to find out what people carry, from a backpack full of books to a baby sister or brother.
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  • Smiling

    Gwenyth Swain

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions TM, Jan. 1, 1999)
    With simple, rhyming text, Smiling takes young readers all around the world to find out what makes people smile, from a sunny spring day to colored leaves in the fall. A Book-of-the-Month Club Featured Alternate Selection.
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  • Eating

    Gwenyth Swain

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions TM, Jan. 1, 1999)
    Children throughout the world have all kinds of favorite foods, from cornflakes with milk to couscous. Eating shows readers what kinds of food people enjoy in different places.
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  • Wash Up

    Gwenyth Swain

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions TM, Jan. 1, 2002)
    From culture to culture, people get clean in various ways. With playful photographs and verse, Wash Up! shows how getting rid of dirt can be good clean fun.
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  • Tigers

    Gwenyth Swain

    Paperback (Cooper Square Publishing Llc, June 1, 2002)
    The largest of all wild cats, the tiger is also a graceful and beautiful creature. This new book delivers an in-depth look at this amazing cat with easy-to-understand information with fun-facts and full-color photos. Provides an ideal introduction to wildlife.
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  • Dred and Harriet Scott: A Family's Struggle for Freedom

    Gwenyth Swain

    Paperback (Borealis Books, Feb. 9, 2004)
    The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Dred Scott v. Sandford, in which the slave Dred Scott was denied freedom for himself and his family, raised the ire of abolitionists and set the scene for the impending conflict between the northern and southern states. While most people have heard of the Dred Scott Decision, few know anything about the case's namesake. In this meticulously researched and carefully crafted biography of Dred Scott, his wife, Harriet, and their daughters, Eliza and Lizzie, award-winning children's book author Gwenyth Swain brings to life a family's struggle to become free.Beginning with Dred's childhood on a Virginia plantation and later travel with his masters to Alabama, Missouri, Illinois, and the territory that would become Minnesota, this "family biography" vividly depicts slave life in the early and mid-nineteenth century. At Fort Snelling, near St. Paul, Dred met and married Harriet, and together they traveled with their master to Florida and then Missouri, finally settling in St. Louis, where the Scotts were hired out for wages. There they began marshalling evidence to be used in their freedom suit, first submitted in 1846. Their case moved through local and state courts, finally reaching the U.S. Supreme Court in 1857. But the Court's decision did not grant them the freedom they craved. Instead, it brought northern and southern states one step closer to the Civil War.How did one family's dream of freedom become a cause of the Civil War? And how did that family finally leave behind the bonds of slavery? In Dred and Harriet Scott: A Family's Struggle for Freedom, Swain looks at the Dred Scott Decision in a new and remarkably personal way. By following the story of the Scotts and their children, Swain crafts a unique biography of the people behind the famous court case. In the process, she makes the family's journey through the court system and the ultimate decision of the Supreme Court understandable for readers of all ages. She also explores the power of family ties and the challenges Dred and Harriet faced as they sought to see their children live free.
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  • Celebrating

    Gwenyth Swain

    Paperback (First Avenue Editions ™, Jan. 1, 1999)
    What do people celebrate in different parts of the world? A winning soccer game? Holidays or birthdays? Young readers will find out in Celebrating. A Book-of-the-Month Club Featured Alternate Selection.
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