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  • Antler, Bear, Canoe: A Northwoods Alphabet

    Betsy Bowen

    Hardcover (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Aug. 26, 2002)
    The companion book to Gathering: A Northwoods Counting Book introduces the letters of the alphabet in woodcut illustrations and brief text depicting the changing seasons in the northern woods. Simultaneous.
  • Growing An Inch

    Stanley Gordon West

    Paperback (Lexington Marshall Publishing, LLC, May 1, 2003)
    1949 A story about a boy who made a solemn vow and became a man keeping it.Saint Paul/Minneapolis - Those unforgettable days after World War II when people turned back to their personal lives with optimism, a time of Fibber McGee and Molly, newsreels, milkmen, boogie-woogie, The Best Years of Our Lives and chrome grilled automobiles.Against this evocative backdrop, Staley West composes this heartrending song, bittersweet lyrics that will lift your spirit, touch your heart and leave you humming… wishing it wouldn’t end. In one fateful moment, Donny Cunningham comes face to face with unthinkable horror, when his live caves in on him. Changed forever. The task of raising his brothers and sister falls to him when his mother dies. A senior at St. Paul Central, he does whatever it takes to keep his family together, while his father leads them ever closer to disaster. Surrounded aby his zany and lionhearted siblings, his fun-loving friends, and hoping to find love and understanding from his high school sweetheart, Donny is caught between the law – which has a claim on his young brother – and the gangsters – who have a claim on his father. This humor and daring and grit, he fights the dragon of regret with an inner courage and strength that belies his physical stature.
  • Coverup: A Novel

    Jay Bennett

    Library Binding (Franklin Watts, Oct. 1, 1991)
    Brad is tormented by confused memories of a drunken ride with his best friend Alden, during which they may have hit and killed a man
  • Caddie Woodlawn

    Carol Ryrie Brink, Trina Schart Hyman

    Paperback (Aladdin, Feb. 28, 1990)
    Chronicles the adventures of eleven-year-old Caddie growing up with her six brothers and sisters on the Wisconsin frontier in the mid-nineteenth century.
  • Birdie's Lighthouse

    Deborah Hopkinson, Kimberly Bucklen Root

    Hardcover (Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books, May 1, 1997)
    Young Birdie lives with her family on a tiny and isolated lighthouse island, and when her lighthouse-keeper father becomes seriously ill during a violent storm, it is Birdie who must lead the ships safely to port.
  • Chasing Bears

    Earl Fleck

    Paperback (Holy Cow! Press, June 15, 1999)
    A rite-of-passage adventure set in the lakes country bordering northern Minnesota and Canada for a father and his two teenage sons.
  • Solitaire

    Bernard Ashley

    Paperback (Usborne Pub Ltd, Jan. 1, 2012)
    A boy, shipwrecked and alone on an island, struggles to survive as his influential grandfather embarks upon a desperate search to find him.
  • The Bells of Lake Superior

    Dayton O. Hyde, Emma Witmer

    Hardcover (Boyds Mills Press, July 1, 1995)
    A budding young composer, who earns money as a chimney sweep, tunes the town's various church bells to harmonize and writes his first symphony
  • Christmas Song Of The North

    Marcia Bonicatto

    Hardcover (Scholastic Press, Feb. 1, 2001)
    Follows the pattern of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" to introduce the forest animals of the north woods during the winter months. Includes information about the animals.
  • Charlotte Avery on Isle Royale

    Rebecca S. Curtis

    Paperback (Face to Face Books, Aug. 15, 1995)
    Set in the 1870s, young Charlotte and her family move north after the Great Chicago Fire to discover the rich heritage and natural wonders of Isle Royale, a remote island in Lake Superior which is now a U.S. National Park. In the Midwestern tradition of the "Little House" books, this heartwarming tale of growing up in a pioneer family on the edge of the wilderness will delight readers of all ages. "An excellent job of capturing the time and place . . . . Charlotte is a thoughtful and engaging character" (School Library Journal). Based on the diaries of early settlers. For ages 8-12 and older.
  • Molly

    Carol Drinkwater

    Hardcover (Hodder Wayland, April 16, 1996)
  • Antler, Bear, Canoe: A Northwoods Alphabet

    Betsy Bowen

    Library Binding (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Aug. 26, 2002)
    In this companion to Gathering: A Northwoods Counting Book Betsy Bowen again captures the vibrant magic in each northwoods day through effortless prose and colorful woodcuts. While the canoe waits beneath the heavy snow and the river freezes over, bears turn in for long winter naps and people spend time reading by the fire or bundled up in layers. But when spring comes, it’s time for kayaking, fishing, and listening to the quiet pond sounds of the new season. All of this and more is celebrated in Bowen’s warm and unusual alphabet book that introduces children to the cyclical rhythms of life in our country’s northern states.