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Books with author Wendell Minor

  • How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow?

    Wendell minor

    Paperback (Scholastic, Aug. 16, 2013)
    This jack-o’-lantern is as tall as a skyscraper, as massive as Mount Rushmore...and as big as your imagination.
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  • How to Be a Bigger Bunny

    Florence Minor, Wendell Minor

    Hardcover (Katherine Tegen Books, Jan. 24, 2017)
    This picture book treasure features a cast of adorable bunnies. The artwork and story are reminiscent of picture book classics by Margaret Wise Brown and Richard Scarry.When Tickles the bunny’s family goes on an adventure without her, Tickles reads her book, How to Be a Bigger Bunny, and then winds up on an adventure of her own. When she finds her furry family in trouble, she must become a bigger bunny and save the day. Perfect for Easter time and springtime as well as year-round reading aloud and sharing.From Florence and Wendell Minor, the husband-and-wife team behind If You Were a Penguin, If You Were a Panda Bear, and Christmas Tree!
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  • Yankee Doodle America: The Spirit of 1776 from A to Z

    Wendell Minor

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, April 20, 2006)
    If you traveled the roads of colonial America, colorful hand-painted signs would greet you when you came across an inn or tavern, and inside, folks would be gathered to eagerly share the news of the day.Wendell Minor invites us on just such a journey through America in the days of its struggle for independence. Each striking illustration, painted on hand-carved replicas of these signs, introduces readers to the people, places and events that gave birth to our nation. Beginning with the Stamp Act that angered the patriots and inspired the "Sons of Liberty" to protest, readers meet George Washington (who gave his farewell speech to his soldiers at Fraunces Tavern), Thomas Jefferson (who penned the first draft of the Declaration of Independence at a Philadelphia tavern) and other historical figures, and learn about the documents and battles that keep the fight for freedom alive.
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  • My Farm Friends

    Wendell Minor

    Hardcover (Putnam Juvenile, Jan. 20, 2011)
    Is there anything cuter than a little lamb or playful piglet? Farm animals are fascinating, and they are full of surprises, too. Naturally, cows make milk - but did you know they need to drink a bathtub-full of water every day? And of course turkeys gobble - but sometimes they purr like cats. Wendell Minor's bright, bold artwork and jaunty verse celebrate the wonders of our farm friends, and a list of fun facts gives curious animal-lovers even more to enjoy.
  • Abe Lincoln Remembers

    Ann Turner, Wendell Minor

    Paperback (HarperCollins, Jan. 1, 2003)
    A man of wisdom and courage.President Abraham Lincoln sits alone in the White House one evening in 1865. The war between the states is over at last, and the slaves are free. This man has come a long way from his small log cabin in Kentucky. What is he thinking about? What memories run through his mind?Powerful text and stunning, historically accurate paintings combine to present a unique portrait of one of the greatest presidents in American history.
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  • Grand Canyon: Exploring a Natural Wonder

    Wendell Minor

    Library Binding (Tandem Library, July 15, 2000)
    Book by Minor, Wendell
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  • Yankee Doodle America: The Spirit of 1776 from A to Z

    Wendell Minor

    Hardcover (Putnam, April 20, 2006)
    The song ''Yankee Doodle'' was originally sung by British soldiers to make fun of ragtag American militiamen early in the War of Independence. When the patriot troops began winning battles, they transformed the words of the song, making it one of triumph for the colonies. Each striking illustration in this book is painted on hand-carved replicas of signs at inns and taverns, and introduces readers to the people, places and events that gave birth to our nation. Beginning with the Stamp Act that angered the patriots and inspired the ''Sons of Liberty'' to protest, Minor has us meet George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, among many historical figures, and learn about the documents and battles that keep the fight for freedom alive. Beautifully designed!
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  • Yankee Doodle Alphabet

    Wendell Minor

    Hardcover (David R. Godine, Publisher, May 26, 2016)
    An alphabet book that celebrates the birth of the United States of America. Wendell Minor’s bright illustrations and expressive prose introduce young readers to the rich history behind the colonies and Revolutionary Era.A is for “Acts,” the British tax that incited unrest amongst American patriots. Z is for “Zane,” the daughter of Patriot Colonel Zane, Elizabeth, who saves the day by delivering more gunpowder for the deprived troops at Fort Henry. In between, Paul Revere, Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant, the Boston Tea Party, and the Liberty Bell, and many more people, places, and events of the young America grace these pages. A chronological timeline at the end puts all the events in order.
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  • Sitting Bull Remembers

    Ann Turner, Wendell Minor

    Hardcover (HarperCollins, Aug. 21, 2007)
    In this dark room,in this place of fences, strange smells,and men with yellow eyeswhere finally I am caughtand cannot get free,I close my eyes and am home again. . . .Sitting Bull of the Hunkpapa band of the Sioux Nation was a warrior, a visionary, a horseman and hunter, and a man who had a deep affinity with nature. Above all, he is remembered as an extraordinary leader who fought for the freedom of his people and helped to preserve their spirit, even in a time of great tragedy. Chosen to be the war chief of the Sioux Nation in 1869 as battles with the United States government increased, he resisted the white soldiers who threatened to exterminate his people, their claim to the land, and their entire way of life.From the acclaimed author and illustrator of Abe Lincoln Remembers comes an unforgettable fictional portrait of Sitting Bull, looking back on the events that shaped his life and fate. Historically accurate, powerfully evocative paintings and words are as moving as the story they tell.
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  • Pumpkin Heads!

    Wendall Minor

    Paperback (Scholastic Inc., Aug. 16, 2001)
    Pprbk. picture book with pumpkin faces galore!
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  • Abe Lincoln Remembers

    Ann Turner, Wendell Minor

    Hardcover (HarperCollins, Dec. 26, 2000)
    I told Mary that tonight is a time to be happy. As we wait to go see a play, I think again of that little house, the small window, the piece of sky with two birds and one squirrel. How much has come to pass since then.One evening in 1865 President Abraham Lincoln sits quietly in the White House. He is waiting for his wife, Mary. Tonight they will go to the theater to see a play. It has been a long time since the President has allowed himself an evening of rest.While he waits, he thinks back on his life and the long journey from a small log cabin in Kentucky to the stately White House in Washington, a journey filled with the greatest joys and the deepest sorrows.Extraordinarily moving text and stunning, historically accurate paintings join together to present a fictional portrait of one of the most revered figures in American history.
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  • If You Were a Penguin

    Florence Minor, Wendell Minor

    Audio CD (Live Oak Media, May 1, 2010)
    Accompanying book published: Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins, c2009; illustrated by Wendell Minor.
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