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Books published by publisher Houghton Mifflin

  • Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know

    E. D. Hirsch

    Hardcover (Houghton Mifflin, March 1, 1987)
    An argument for establishing a core curriculum of the basic information everyone needs to know, based on the author's hypothesis that being culturally literate is the foundation of intellectual competence.
  • Journeys: Little Big Book Grade K How Do Dinosaurs Go To School?

    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN

    Paperback (HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, April 9, 2009)
    Explains how little dinosaurs should behave during a typical school day.
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  • Two Years Before the Mast; A Personal Narrative

    Richard Henry Dana

    eBook (Houghton Mifflin, May 16, 1911)
    "Two Years Before the Mast" is a memoir by the American author Richard Henry Dana, Jr., published in 1840, having been written after a two-year sea voyage starting in 1834. A film adaptation under the same name was released in 1946. In 1911, Dana's son, Richard Henry Dana III, added an introduction detailing the "subsequent story and fate of the vessels, and of some of the persons with whom the reader is made acquainted." With the onset of the 1849 California Gold Rush, Dana's book was one of the few books in existence that described California, adding greatly to the book's readership as well as Dana's renown and legacy. When he returned to San Francisco in 1859 he was treated as a minor celebrity. To this day the book is regarded as a valuable historical resource describing 1830s California.The geographic headland he wrote of, and the adjacent city, are named Dana Point for him.(this pre-1923 publication has been converted from its original publication
  • The Great Tales of Middle-earth: Children of Húrin, Beren and Lúthien, and The Fall of Gondolin

    J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien, Alan Lee

    Hardcover (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct. 23, 2018)
    The Great Tales of Middle-earth is a beautiful boxed set of the most recently published novels of Middle-earth: Children of Húrin, Beren and Lúthien, and The Fall of Gondolin, packaged together for the first time. Completing Christopher Tolkien’s lifelong achievement as the editor and curator of his father J.R.R. Tolkien’s manuscripts, The Great Tales features handsome color plates and maps by famed illustrator Alan Lee.
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  • The Prince of Tides

    Pat Conroy

    Hardcover (Houghton Mifflin, March 15, 1986)
    In his most brilliant and powerful novel, Pat Conroy tells the story of Tom Wingo, his twin sister, Savannah, and the dark and violent past of the family into which they were born. Set in New York City and the lowcountry of South Carolina, the novel opens when Tom, a high school football coach whose marriage and career are crumbling, flies from South Carolina to New York after learning of his twin sister's suicide attempt. Savannah is one of the most gifted poets of her generation, and both the cadenced beauty of her art and the jumbled cries of her illness are clues to the too-long-hidden story of her wounded family. In the paneled offices and luxurious restaurants of New York City, Tom and Susan Lowenstein, Savannah's psychiatrist, unravel a history of violence, abandonment, commitment, and love. And Tom realizes that trying to save his sister is perhaps his last chance to save himself. With passion and a rare gift of language, the author moves from present to past, tracing the amazing history of the Wingos from World War II through the final days of the war in Vietnam and into the 1980s, drawing a rich range of characters: the lovable, crazy Mr. Fruit, who for decades has wordlessly directed traffic at the same intersection in the southern town of Colleton; Reese Newbury, the ruthless, patrician land speculator who threatens the Wingos' only secure worldly possession, Melrose Island; Herbert Woodruff, Susan Lowenstein's husband, a world-famous violinist; Tolitha Wingo, Savannah's mentor and eccentric grandmother, the first real feminist in the Wingo family. Pat Conroy reveals the lives of his characters with surpassing depth and power, capturing the vanishing beauty of the South Carolina lowcountry and a lost way of life. His lyric gifts, abundant good humor, and compelling storytelling are well known to readers of The Great Santini and The Lords of Discipline. The Prince of Tides continues that tradition yet displays a new, mature voice of Pat Conroy, signaling this work as his greatest accomplishment.
  • Understanding Orchids: An Uncomplicated Guide to Growing the World's Most Exotic Plants

    William Cullina

    Hardcover (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Nov. 9, 2004)
    Orchids are the largest family of plants in the world. With 30,000 known species, you could acquire a different orchid every day for eighty years and still not grow them all. Back in the realm of reality, readers of this beautiful book can quickly and easily find the orchids that are right for them -- which ones will thrive on a windowsill, which prefer artificial lights, and which need a greenhouse; which are for beginners, which for experts. And you can pinpoint the species within a particular genus that are the best ones to start with. Once you select your orchid, William Cullina's authoritative guide explains what to do to keep it alive and healthy. Featuring more than two hundred color photographs, Understanding Orchids covers everything you need to know to grow orchids successfully, whatever your level of interest or experience. With improved tissue-culture techniques making orchids more affordable, and the Internet making them readily available to consumers, growing orchids is more popular than ever: membership in the American Orchid Society has more than doubled in the last fifteen years. This is the book orchid fans have been waiting for.
  • Farewell to Manzanar

    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Jennifer Ikeda, James D. Houston, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Audiobook (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sept. 26, 2019)
    During World War II, a community called Manzanar was created in the high mountain desert country of California. Its purpose was to house thousands of Japanese Americans. Among them was the Wakatsuki family, who were ordered to leave their fishing business in Long Beach and take with them only the belongings they could carry. Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, who was seven years old when she arrived at Manzanar in 1942, recalls life in the camp through the eyes of the child she was. First published in 1973, this new edition of the classic memoir of a devastating Japanese American experience includes an inspiring afterword by the authors.
  • The Hobbit: 75th Anniversary Edition

    J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien

    eBook (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Feb. 15, 2012)
    This deluxe hardcover edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy contains a short introduction by Christopher Tolkien, a reset text incorporating the most up-to-date corrections, and all of Tolkien’s own drawings and full-color illustrations, including the rare “Mirkwood” piece.J.R.R. Tolkien's own description for the original edition: "If you care for journeys there and back, out of the comfortable Western world, over the edge of the Wild, and home again, and can take an interest in a humble hero (blessed with a little wisdom and a little courage and considerable good luck), here is a record of such a journey and such a traveler. The period is the ancient time between the age of Faerie and the dominion of men, when the famous forest of Mirkwood was still standing, and the mountains were full of danger. In following the path of this humble adventurer, you will learn by the way (as he did) -- if you do not already know all about these things -- much about trolls, goblins, dwarves, and elves, and get some glimpses into the history and politics of a neglected but important period. For Mr. Bilbo Baggins visited various notable persons; conversed with the dragon, Smaug the Magnificent; and was present, rather unwillingly, at the Battle of the Five Armies. This is all the more remarkable, since he was a hobbit. Hobbits have hitherto been passed over in history and legend, perhaps because they as a rule preferred comfort to excitement. But this account, based on his personal memoirs, of the one exciting year in the otherwise quiet life of Mr. Baggins will give you a fair idea of the estimable people now (it is said) becoming rather rare. They do not like noise."
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  • Everything Is Illuminated

    Jonathan Safran Foer, Robert Petkoff, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Audible Audiobook (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sept. 25, 2019)
    "Imagine a novel as verbally cunning as A Clockwork Orange, as harrowing as The Painted Bird, as exuberant and twee as Candide, and you have Everything Is Illuminated.... Read it, and you'll feel altered, chastened - seared in the fire of something new." (Washington Post) With only a yellowing photograph in hand, a young man - also named Jonathan Safran Foer - sets out to find the woman who might or might not have saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Accompanied by an old man haunted by memories of the war, an amorous dog named Sammy Davis, Junior, Junior, and the unforgettable Alex, a young Ukrainian translator who speaks in a sublimely butchered English, Jonathan is led on a quixotic journey over a devastated landscape and into an unexpected past. As their adventure unfolds, Jonathan imagines the history of his grandfather's village, conjuring a magical fable of startling symmetries that unite generations across time. As his search moves back in time, the fantastical history moves forward, until reality collides with fiction in a heart-stopping scene of extraordinary power. "A rambunctious tour de force of inventive and intelligent storytelling.... Foer can place his reader's hand on the heart of human experience, the transcendent beauty of human connections. Read, you can feel the life beating." (Philadelphia Inquirer)
  • No Crumbs Left: Whole30 Endorsed, Recipes for Everyday Food Made Marvelous

    Teri Turner, Melissa Hartwig Urban

    eBook (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 21, 2019)
    The best-selling cookbook with delicious and healthful recipes from the beloved blog NoCrumbsLeft.com–fully endorsed by Whole30 As millions of people know, one of the toughest things about completing the Whole30 is figuring out what to eat next, the other 335 days of the year. Teri Turner, creator of No Crumbs Left, has healthful and great tasting answers. Food is Teri’s love language, and her approach to getting people into the kitchen, rolling up their sleeves, and cooking is contagious. “Don’t be afraid to fail: it’s just food,” is one of her mantras. Teri’s passion is evident on every page of her first cookbook, as she leads readers through a discovery of new flavors and spice combinations and teaches people to trust their cooking instincts. Teri’s recipes, most of which are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and Whole30 compliant, are what makes No Crumbs Left so unique. Simple and incredibly delicious dishes such as Pistachio Pesto Chicken Breast, Shrimp Pad Thai, and Spicy Pepperoncini Beef are on the dinner table quickly. The impossibly easy Sugar Snap Pea Salad features two of Teri’s signature Magic Elixirs, Green Goddess Dressing and Smoky Pepitas, which are both made in advance and kept on hand to elevate countless meals. Her signature Marinated Red Onions, 999 Island Dressing, Gomasio, and Spicy Almond Sauce are true secret weapons. The Family chapter features the special recipes her own children grew up with and evoke home, love, and motherhood. Teri considers this book a love letter to her mother, and woven throughout are tips and favorite quotes to bring you right into her kitchen, where there is always an extra seat at the table.
  • Houghton Mifflin English

    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN

    Paperback (HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, May 13, 2005)
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  • Sesame Street Let's Cook!

    Sesame Workshop, Susan McQuillan

    Spiral-bound (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 12, 2015)
    A new collection of 50 healthful, fun recipes for parents and children ages 2 to 5 from "celebrity chefs" Elmo, Cookie Monster, Grover, and the beloved Sesame Street gang Sesame Street has been entertaining and educating young children and their parents for 45 years with its irresistible, brightly colored “monsters.” In recent years, Elmo, Cookie Monster, and the gang have appeared with chefs and on TV to teach kids about healthy eating. Studies have even shown that Elmo helps kids like broccoli. In April 2014, Michelle Obama announced a national “Eat Brighter” campaign that will feature Sesame Street characters on food labels.Sesame Street Let's Cook! furthers this new effort in cookbook form. It features a visual “ABCs of Healthy Foods,” plus 50 simple, healthful recipes for breakfasts, main meals, and snacks. There’s a color photo for every recipe, Kids! steps, nutrition tips, and clever sidebars that teach young children ages 2 to 5 skills such as counting, matching, learning the alphabet, and more. This is a fun, practical book to help parents and their kids make simple meals, enjoy time together in the kitchen, and learn about healthy eating.
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