A special surprise brings a lot of newness to the rancho, including learning how to read, play the piano, and weave. But how will these new skills help her family and keep memories of Mama close? Then, Josefina is grateful for a new idea that helps save their ranch after a devastating flood. But as Christmas approaches, Josefina is thinking a lot about the comfort of treasured traditions. Discover which traditions help make this Christmas really wonderful for Josefina."
Basil Payne 1923 -2103 This is his first book, originally published in 1961. This volume contains a selection from ten years' work. The poems have been grouped thematically, rather than chronologically, because the author found that ""they seemed to arrange themselves that way."" They display an exciting command of language and ar remarkable for their blend of tenderness, irony and passion. The lost innocence of childhood and the recesses of adult experiences are, alike, poignantly explored. Here is an Irish poet of clarity, vigour and originality, whose first volume should have a particularly wide appeal. Cover by John Skelton, Dublin.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder--and love grow stronger--in three romantic fairy tale retellings from the author of "Once."
In "Winter's Child," Grace's best friend is lured from home by a dazzling Snow Queen. Grace sets out on a dangerous, mystical journey to find him, and along the way, she discovers the meaning of true love.