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Books published by publisher Harcourt

  • The Three Bears Rhyme Book by Jane Yolen

    Jane Yolen

    Hardcover (Harcourt, Jan. 1, 1836)
  • Italian Folktales

    Italo Calvino

    Hardcover (Harcourt, Sept. 28, 1990)
    Chosen as one of the New York Times’s ten best books in the year of its original publication, this collection immediately won a cherished place among lovers of the tale and vaulted Calvino into the ranks of the great folklorists. Introduction by the Author; illustrations. Translated by George Martin. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
  • The Joke's Over: Bruised Memories: Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson, and Me

    Ralph Steadman

    Hardcover (Harcourt, Oct. 2, 2006)
    In the spring of 1970, artist Ralph Steadman went to America in search of work and found more than he bargained for. At the Kentucky Derby he met a former associate of the Hell’s Angels, one Hunter S. Thompson. Their working relationship resulted in the now-legendary Gonzo Journalism. The Joke’s Over tells of a remarkable collaboration that documented the turbulent years of the civil rights movement, the Nixon years, Watergate, and the many bizarre and great events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century. When Thompson committed suicide in 2005, it was the end of a unique friendship filled with both betrayal and under­standing. A rollicking, no-holds-barred memoir, The Joke’s Over is the definitive inside story of the Gonzo years.
  • Blood Will Tell: The Murder Trials of T. Cullen Davis

    Gary Cartwright

    Hardcover (Harcourt, May 1, 1979)
    The fast living of the Texas rich is the focal point of this true crime story about the murder trials of a multimillionaire oilman acquitted of the murder of his daughter and his wife's lover
  • The Emperor's New Clothes : An All-Star Retelling of the Classic Fairy Tale

    Starbright Foundation

    Hardcover (Harcourt, Oct. 22, 1998)
    A fully illustrated retelling of the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen complete with compact disc of more than forty-five of the grandest talents in the entertainment world. “The cast is A-list. The plot, legendary” (USA Today). Among the writers are Academy Award -winning and -nominated actors and actresses and other personalities from the worlds of entertainment and popular culture. Each celebrity contribution is illustrated with a stunning piece of art by illustrators who have created some of the most treasured classics of children's literature-Caldecott Medal and Honor winners, Kate Greenaway Award winners, Pulitzer Prize -winning cartoonist, New Yorker cover contributors, and many other internationally esteemed artists.The contributors' talents are outshined only by their generosity: All of the royalties and contributors' fees from this book have been donated to Starbright, an innovative charitable foundation committed to improving the lives of seriously ill children. The result is a gift book like no other, a glorious celebration for the whole family.
  • The Kid from Tomkinsville

    John R. Tunis

    Paperback (Harcourt, March 1, 2006)
    Shortly before a serious accident ends his dream of pitching, Roy Tucker is called up from a small-town team in Connecticut to help the Brooklyn Dodgers out of a slump.Includes an introduction by Bruce Brooks.
  • A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution

    Carol Berkin

    Hardcover (Harcourt, Sept. 13, 2002)
    We know--and love--the story of the American Revolution, from the Declaration of Independence to Cornwallis's defeat. But the Articles of Confederation, our first government, was a disaster. This crisis caused a group of men to journey to Philadelphia in 1787 to create a lasting and more stable government. The lawyers and politicians, some famous and others just ordinary men, had no great expectations for the document they were fashioning. Somehow, in the amalgam of ideas, argument, and compromise, a great thing happened: A constitution and a form of government were created that have served us well. Carol Berkin tells the story of that amazing summer in Philadelphia, and makes you feel as if you were there, listening to the arguments, getting to know the framers, and appreciating the difficult and critical decisions being made. Retelling a story that is more hallowed than understood, Berkin brings us into the world of eighteenth-century America and shows us the human side of a great accomplishment.
  • The Whale Rider

    Witi Ihimaera

    Paperback (Harcourt, May 1, 2003)
    Eight-year-old Kahu, a member of the Maori tribe of Whangara, New Zealand, fights to prove her love, her leadership, and her destiny. Her people claim descent from Kahutia Te Rangi, the legendary "whale rider." In every generation since Kahutia, a male heir has inherited the title of chief. But now there is no male heir, and the aging chief is desperate to find a successor. Kahu is his only great-grandchild--and Maori tradition has no use for a girl. But when hundreds of whales beach themselves and threaten the future of the Maori tribe, it is Kahu who saves the tribe when she reveals that she has the whale rider's ancient gift of communicating with whales. Now available in simultaneous hardcover and paperback editions. Feature film in theaters in June 2003!
  • Harcourt School Publishers Math: Practice Workbook Student Edition Grade 3

    Evan M Maletsky

    Paperback (Harcourt, April 1, 2002)
  • The Proem: Book 0.5 of The Nome Chronicles

    F. F. John

    language (Harcourt Briggs, April 30, 2017)
    How much will she sacrifice for love?Neith has never questioned her duty to marry according to status and wealth--until she falls in love, and the world turns on its head. Invier, lowborn but romantic, is willing to defy societal pressures and demand Neith's hand in marriage.However, in a world where status is key, such a marital alliance would allow rivals to crush Neith's family, leaving Neith desperately struggling to find a solution that doesn't involve choosing between love and family.The Proem is a prequel short story to The Pursual, Book 1 of The Nome Chronicles series. The story introduces readers to the beginning of Neith and Invier’s romance and the challenges that lie ahead.The story is followed by The Pursual and The Paladin. Explore these fast-moving young adult dystopian novels today.
  • Mouse Paint

    Ellen Stoll Walsh

    Board book (Harcourt, Inc., Oct. 31, 1995)
    One day three white mice discover three jars of paint--red, blue, and yellow. Both parents and children alike will appreciate this lighthearted presentation of a lesson in color. “Walsh’s cut-paper collage illustrations have bold colors and just the right simplicity for the storyline. A real charmer that’s great fun as well as informative.”--School Library Journal
  • Social Studies: The United States: Making a New Nation

    Michael J Berson

    Hardcover (Harcourt, Feb. 1, 2007)
    Social Studies. Making a new nation.