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  • His Indian Brother

    Hazel Wilson, Stephanie Boyd, The Good and the Beautiful

    Audiobook (The Good and the Beautiful, Aug. 23, 2018)
    The water bubbled up clear and cold, forming a small but deep pool fringed with tall grass. Brad had not been to the spring since the day before, and he saw that since then the grass on the far side of the pool had turned purple. Looking more closely, he saw that the bright sun had brought hundreds of violets into bloom. Brad dipped his pail in the spring. As he raised it, brimming with water, he noticed a large sheet of birch bark pinned to the trunk of the willow overlooking the spring. Where in the world had that come from? Who had pinned it there? Brad was so startled that he let go of the handle of the pail and let it sink in the spring as he ran to the tree. Brad and his father paddle up the river to land they have just purchased in the wilds of Maine. After building a simple cabin and starting a garden, Brad's father leaves to get the rest of his family. Brad is brave and industrious while his father is gone, but the young teenager starts to worry when he sees signs of Indians passing through the area. Things, however, go terribly wrong for Brad, and it appears his father may never return. Will he need the help of the Indians to survive? Based loosely on a true experience, this exciting book shows how two very different teenage boys, both who think they are superior to the other, learn important life lessons about respect, tolerance, humility, brotherhood, hard work, and appreciation. "Beautiful writing, wonderful messages, an engaging plot, and fantastic educational value make this book a fantastic pick. This is just the kind of book that engenders the love of reading worthwhile, uplifting books." (Jenny Phillips)
  • Trini, the Strawberry Girl

    Johanna Spyri, The Good and the Beautiful, Maryanne Martin

    Audible Audiobook (The Good and the Beautiful, Feb. 22, 2019)
    Johanna Spyri, author of Heidi, wrote many wonderful books that have gone out of print. We are proud to be bringing two of them back into print with this "two-books-in-one" compilation. Trini, The Strawberry Girl Every year, an abundance of the finest, juiciest strawberries grow on the hills above the little Swiss village where Trini and her grandmother live. When harvest time arrives, Trini is determined to pick more than anyone else, so she can sell them and help her aged grandmother with whom she lives. In her ambition, Trini learns some important lessons. She also learns that her strawberry-picking is not enough to support her and her grandmother. Will Trini need to go away to find work? Little Miss Grasshopper Travel with the Feland family on a holiday to a quaint cottage in Switzerland. New friends are made, and everything is beautiful and peaceful until Rita (also known as Little Grasshopper because of her bouncy, sunny personality) goes missing. What miracle can help the little girl be found?
  • Just David

    Eleanor H. Porter, Stephanie Boyd, The Good and the Beautiful

    Audiobook (The Good and the Beautiful, Oct. 3, 2018)
    David was raised in an isolated mountain cabin by a devoted father who taught David to love beauty, nature, and music. When David's father becomes seriously ill, he decides to take David to relatives that the boy has never met. But partway into the journey, his father dies. David does not know the names of his relatives or even the name of his father, which his father had a reason for not telling him. This story is not just about what happens to David, but also what happens to all those who enter his life after this tragic event.
  • Mr. Apple's Family

    Jean McDevitt, The Good and the Beautiful, Susan Muse

    Audible Audiobook (The Good and the Beautiful, Nov. 20, 2019)
    At the end of the lane was an orchard full of crooked little trees. The trees were all covered with little pink blossoms. They were apple trees. In the very middle of the orchard was a house. The Apple family lived in the city, but with so many new little Apples coming along, their home was becoming quite crowded. It didn't take long for them to find the perfect house in the country, but it required some ingenuity and cooperation to make it their own. Follow along with the Apple family as - with tenacity and some animal mischievousness - they achieve their dream of owning a home suited for their every need. The mission of The Good and the Beautiful library: To bring back wholesome, high-quality books that were previously hard or impossible to find To offer new, uplifting literature and clean-language versions of worthy classics To give parents a place to buy books that are always clean, uplifting, and of the highest value
  • Gold Mountain

    Gwendolen Lampshire Hayden, Pearl Clements Gischler, The Good and the Beautiful, Susan Muse

    Audible Audiobook (The Good and the Beautiful, May 31, 2019)
    The two children watched and waved until the figures grew smaller and smaller. At last the big, white-topped wagon rolled slowly around a bend in the dusty road. Then they could no longer see their old farm. Daniel and Betsy blinked their blue eyes before they looked at each other. Pa had said that they must not cry when they left their nice farm. They must be happy all the way down the wide valley and across the Cascade Mountains. They must smile as they went up, up into the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon. Daniel and Besty's family are some of the very first people to arrive on a little mountain in Oregon where gold was discovered. It's not long until a whole town of muslin tents pops up. Will the family find gold, and if they do, can they find a place to hide it?
  • Daniel and the Drum Rock

    Florence Parker Simister, The Good and the Beautiful, Maryanne Martin

    Audible Audiobook (The Good and the Beautiful, Oct. 3, 2019)
    Fallen twigs and branches crackled beneath his feet. Animals scurried away, frightened by the noise of the running. Occasionally a vine slapped his face, but he only laughed and ran on effortlessly. He had a friend his own age. He had not known such joy as filled his heart now since the days in France before the king's soldiers came and made life unbearable for the French Huguenots. Daniel Chapelier and his family have traveled from France to England to America, fleeing religious persecution and seeking land to call their own. When they finally settle in the colony of Rhode Island, they hope their trials are over. All is well until their English neighbors start making trouble. Can Daniel and his new Indian friend, Netop, find a way to keep the peace between the angry settlers?
  • The Story of Eli Whitney

    Jean Lee Latham, The Good and the Beautiful, Cameron Forbis

    Audiobook (The Good and the Beautiful, Nov. 8, 2019)
    "Remember what you said?" Eli reminded him. "People have been trying for 2,000 years to invent a way to seed that cotton?" "Exactly!" Phineas argued. "That's why there are millions in your invention!" Eli looked at the two earnest faces in bewilderment. "You seem to forget that I haven't invented it yet." Eli Whitney is famous for having invented the cotton gin, but little is known about the trials he endured as he developed it, the never-ending legal battles he was forced to fight, and his remarkable character and determination throughout the process. The Story of Eli Whitney is an inspiring look at the life of a determined young boy who overcame many obstacles and ultimately helped his country grow and prosper.
  • Ladycake Farm

    Mabel Leigh Hunt, Stephanie Boyd, The Good and the Beautiful

    Audible Audiobook (The Good and the Beautiful, Aug. 23, 2018)
    Little Joe's family has been saving money for a long time, and they are finally able to follow their dream of buying a 40-acre farm. As the only African American family in the rural town in the mid 1900s, they face challenges, but they face them with a kindness and optimism that changes the hearts of those around them. "This charming story of friendship between races and neighbors is a treasure! The writing is witty and beautiful, and the characters are delightful. Mabel Leigh Hunt has packed a plethora of powerful messages into one book: hard work, humility, kindness, optimism, forgiveness, self-improvement, tolerance, patience, love of nature, and strong family relationships." (Jenny Phillips) As every gardener knows, weeds are tricky things. They even play tricks on such good, hard-working little girls as India Rose and Pearlie May Freed. That Saturday morning, the sisters discovered where there was but one weed to dig out, two weeds seemed to take its place, with roots as deep and stubborn as roots can be. So that's the slow and weary way it went with them, row by row in the potato patch. Before long, in spite of being so happy about their new dresses, the girls were feeling anything but twirty and flirty. But they kept on, so busy they scarcely noticed how the baby morning clouds had grown into big, dark fellows, swaggering and fuming all over the sky. Suddenly a warning rush of wind swept across the land. Mommy and the children lifted their eyes to see Poppy waving at them. "Storm coming!" shouted Poppy. "Run to the house!"
  • New Boy in School

    May Justus, Stephanie Boyd, The Good and the Beautiful

    Audible Audiobook (The Good and the Beautiful, Sept. 26, 2019)
    Seven-year-old Lennie has just moved with his family to a new home. On his first day of school, at a time when racial integration in schools was new, he discovers he is the only black person in his classroom. With the gentle support of his parents and a positive attitude, Lennie finds solutions to his troubles. This sweet story is packed with great moral messages for young listeners. "May Justus (1898-1989) authored over 60 children's books, almost all of which were set in her home state of Tennessee. I am grateful that this talented writer left us a treasury of such delightful literature, and I am grateful that we can bring her books back to children. It's not surprising that behind such admirable literature is such an admirable woman. Not only was May Justus an inspiring school teacher, but she also served children with special needs, maintained a children's library in her attic for 20 years, and was a committed supporter of racial equality, losing membership in her church for her bold efforts to end racism." (Jenny Phillips)
  • Jacqueline of the Carrier Pigeons

    Augusta Huiell Seaman, The Good and the Beautiful, Rebecca Jensen

    Audiobook (The Good and the Beautiful, Dec. 24, 2019)
    "The hush of a golden May afternoon lay on the peaceful, watery streets of Leyden." Thus begins the story of Jacqueline and her brother Gysbert, but things do not remain peaceful for long. Leyden, soon, lay completely encircled by the Spanish army. With wonderfully trained carrier pigeons, determination to find a way out of the city, and a lot of courage, the two siblings believe they can help free Leyden. Augusta Huiell Seaman weaves rich historical detail into an engaging plot, complete with a father who has been missing for years, a nurse acting mysteriously, and a dangerous visitor to the city. "When we give a book to a child, we are giving him or her ideas and language that shape their heart, mind, writing skills, and so much more, so books should be chosen carefully. The goal of The Good and the Beautiful Library is to help parents and children have access to a library of books that are of the best moral, literary, educational, and entertainment value-books like Jacqueline of the Carrier Pigeons." (Jenny Phillips, founder of The Good and the Beautiful Library)
  • Mr. Apple's Family

    Jean McDevitt, The Good and the Beautiful

    Paperback (The Good and the Beautiful, March 15, 2019)
    At the end of the lane was an orchard full of crooked little trees. The trees were all covered with little pink blossoms. They were apple trees. In the very middle of the orchard was a house. The Apple family lived in the city, but with so many new little Apples coming along, their home was becoming quite crowded. It didn't take long for them to find the perfect house in the country, but it required some ingenuity and cooperation to make it their own. Follow along with the Apple family as-with tenacity and some animal michievousness-they achieve their dream of owning a home suited for their every need. 7″ X 10", 118 pagesThe Mission of The Good and the Beautiful Library -To bring back wholesome, high-quality books that were previously hard or impossible to find -To offer new, uplifting literature and clean-language versions of worthy classics -Give parents a place to buy books that are always clean, uplifting, and of the highest value
  • The Story of Eli Whitney

    Jean Lee Latham, The Good and the Beautiful

    Paperback (The Good and the Beautiful, March 15, 2019)
    "Remember what you said?" Eli reminded him. "People have been trying for 2,000 years to invent a way to seed that cotton?" "Exactly!" Phineas argued. "That's why there are millions in your invention!" Eli looked at the two earnest faces in bewilderment. "You seem to forget that I haven't invented it yet." Eli Whitney is famous for having invented the cotton gin, but little is known about the trials he endured as he developed it, the never-ending legal battles he was forced to fight, and his remarkable character and determination throughout the process. The Story of Eli Whitney is an inspiring look at the life of a determined young boy who overcame many obstacles and ultimately helped his country grow and prosper.Recommended for ages 13-18/Grade 7-12The Mission of The Good and the Beautiful Library -To bring back wholesome, high-quality books that were previously hard or impossible to find-To offer new, uplifting literature and clean-language versions of worthy classics-Give parents a place to buy books that are always clean, uplifting, and of the highest value