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- Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 11.99
Heartwarming and often hilarious, this true story follows a year in the life of Barrie and Dorothy Hawkins, a couple who get more than they bargained for when they decide to rescue and foster orphan dogs. Each canine arrival has a surprise in store: Monty has a taste for cheese; Oscar has never been walked or played with, but he develops a new zest... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 22.99
During Prohibition, while Al Capone was rising to worldwide prominence as Public Enemy Number One, the townspeople of rural Templeton, Iowa?population just 418?were busy with a bootlegging empire of their own. Led by Joe Irlbeck, the whip-smart and gregarious son of a Bavarian immigrant, the outfit of farmers, small merchants, and even the church... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 13.99
An engaging, kid-friendly exploration of America?s leading architect and his work This revised and updated edition of a longstanding classic, Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids , details the life, times, and work of the celebrated architect. Through simple, kid-friendly prose and anecdotes, author Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen describes the influences... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 21.99
In the early morning hours of December 8, 1969, hundreds of SWAT officers engaged in a violent battle with a handful of Los Angeles?based members of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP). Five hours and 5,000 rounds of ammunition later, three SWAT team members and three Black Panthers lay wounded. For the Panthers and the community that supported... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 11.99
From butterflies and beetles to crickets and katydids, these experiments, art projects, and games will bring out the entomologist in every kid. Activities include collecting and sketching insects, making a terrarium for observation, raising mealworms, using math to measure bug strength, gardening to attract butterflies and other insects, and making... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 14.99
A lifelong love of art is one of the greatest gifts an adult can bestow on a child—and no period of art is better loved or more available to children than Impressionism. Monet and the Impressionists for Kids invites children to delight in Cassatt?s mothers and children, Renoir?s dancing couples, and Gaugin?s island scenes; 21 activities explore... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 15.99
The heroic struggles of the thousands of slaves who sought freedom through the Underground Railroad are vividly portrayed in this powerful activity book, as are the abolitionists, free blacks, and former slaves who helped them along the way. The text includes 80 compelling firsthand narratives from escaped slaves and abolitionists and 30 biographies... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 11.99
A hilarious and satirical look at race relations that is almost too close for comfort, this pseudo-guidebook gives both renters and rentals "much-needed" advice and tips on technique. Reframing actual stories, techniques, requests, and responses gathered from the author's more than 30 years of research and experience, tips are provided in step-by-step... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 11.99
The heroism of those involved in the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott is presented here in poignant and thorough detail. The untold stories of those, both black and white, whose lives were forever changed by the boycott are shared, along with a chilling glimpse into the world of the white council members who tried to stop them. In the end, the boycott... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 18.99
This hilarious peek into the early years of the hair-band era reveals the hierarchy of fishnets, bustiers, and chicks with the Holy Grail—a backstage pass. After college, Anne Thomas Soffee journeyed to Los Angeles to start a career as a rock journalist and small-time heavy-metal flack. A taste for other people?s prescriptions and too much beer edges... more...