1 Adventures of the Blue Carbuncle Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 2 Christmas at Sea Robert Louis Stevenson 3 Christmas Fairy of Strasburg Joseph Stirling Coyne 4 Christmas Present Richmal Crompton 5 A Christmas Star Katherine Pyle 6 Christmas Storms and Sunshine Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell 7 Christmas Trees Robert Frost 8 A Conscience Pudding E. Nesbit 9 A Cornish Christmas William Hone 10 The Gift of the Magi O. Henry 11 God B Us Every One James Whitcomb Riley 12 Hang Up the Baby’s Stocking Emily Huntington Miller 13 Hoodoo McFiggin's Christmas Stephen Leacock 14 Karma Edwin Arlington Robinson 15 Little Match Girl Hans Christian Andersen 16 Little Tree E.
E. Cummings 17 The Magi William Butler Yeats 18 Mr. Bluffs' Experiences of Holidays Oliver Bell Bunce 19 Mrs. Santa Claus Carolyn Sherwin Bailey 20 The Night After Christmas Anne P. L. Field 21 An Old-Time Christmas Paul Laurence Dunbar 22 The Philanthropist's Christmas James Weber Linn 23 The Queerest Christmas Grace Grace Margaret Gallaher 24 A Rhyme for Christmas Radclyffe Hall 25 The Story of Christmas Nora Archibald Smith 26 A Story that Never Ends Mrs.
J. Woodbury 27 To An Old Fogey Owen Seaman 28 Twas the Night Before Christmas (A Visit From St. Nicholas) Clement Clarke Moore 29 Vera's First Christmas Adventure Arnold Bennett 30 Twas the Night Before Christmas (A Visit From St. Nicholas) Clement Clarke Moore
In 1869, LL Jacobs was a young man and second generation New York Banker who was ambitious and adventurous. With investment money, LL Jacobs headed west to the Colorado Territory and opens the first bank in Antimony. By 1875 the long depression was across the country and banking was hard. Then the unthinkable happened.
In All Violet, a young woman chronicles the experience of living on the margins, in spaces and places where body and mind are flayed by guilt, disappointments and betrayals.
Her poems record the shattering trauma of struggling to survive through periods of doubt, fear, rage and pain, creating a narrative of disconnection, indignation, alienation and emptiness, the extremes of suffering and desperation. Employing lyrical free verse, Rani Rivera has skillfully employed the short line to pinpoint moments of acute perception. Unadorned, taut and precise cries of pain, loss and fury draw the reader deeper and deeper inside this in-your-face confrontation with a dark world of foreboding alleviated by flashes of mordant wit and grace under fire. “A star student and sweet friend, Rani’s death hurts in a way only she could describe with beauty and grace: ‘I love them pretty/with their ugliness./I love them all violet/and blue.’ Her love for the world courses through this powerful collection like a clean, clear river, bathing and purifying the poison and the pain she delineates with a razor, her uncanny mind. New to these poems, I wish her back to praise her, and instead, say goodbye again, knowing she has left behind a stunning legacy, one that will be returned to, again and again, by anyone who knows, to quote Theodore Roethke, ‘the purity of pure despair.’ And to anyone who knows that life is wreching and sublime, all at once: All night, she turned violet and blue, betrayed by the Earth’s roll into darkness, leaving behind fields of flowers, bigger than oceans, and kindness, and love.” —Lynn Crosbie, writer, professor and author of The Corpses of the Future
This book provides an interesting and exciting introduction to colonial life. Children will have fun learning about history by participating in over 40 everyday activities, games, projects, and recipes from the colonial era. Candle dipping, churning butter, baking bread, making jam, dyeing wool, making a colonial sundial, and learning how to play colonial games are among many projects and activities. Historical facts and information are also provided.