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Copy of Arkansas Diamond Books 2013-2014

Arkansas Diamond Books 2013-2014
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Amy Woodsmall

on 3 September 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Arkansas Diamond Books 2013-2014

Arkansas Diamond Nominees 2013-2014
Biography of Tony Sarg - who invented the giant balloons for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - paints a picture of a man for whom work was play. The first parades were dedicated to the many immigrants who gathered to watch the special event.
In Gee's Bend, Alabama, Miz Pettway tells young Alex about the historic role Belle played in the struggle for civil rights led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King had expressed a wish that mules would be used to pull a wagon with his burial casket.
Recounts a winter in the South Dakota prairie when the author, having outgrown her winter coat, finds a gray fur coat in the school donation boxes, only to have a classmate claim it before she can. Virginia was sad that Evelyn had chosen the only coat that fit both of them
When outlaw Dirk Yeller arrives in town looking for something to take away his cat-scratch fever, Young Sam, whose Pa says he is "A world-o-trouble and curious as a tomcat" knows just what this dangerous and jittery crimanal needs to calm him down.
When a little pony is sold to a circus, he makes the best of this new life, but he never stops hoping to find the little girl that he was taken from. The circus was closed down for lack of attendance and little pony was placed on the sale block. The future looked bleak.
Describes and identifies nine birds and their eggs and nests. Baltimore Orioles; Great Horned Owls (Hoot Owls); Emperor Penguins; Mallard Ducks; Cactus Wren; Black Legged Kittiwakes; Ostrich; Ruby-Throated Hummingbird; Bald Eagle.
Weiner Dog, bored of this comfortable life with an elderly owner, gets more than he bargained for when he runs away from home and joins a wolf pack living in the state park. After shedding his sweater he became Wiener Wolf, for his future life with the pack
In nineteenth century New England, Joseph Palmer flouts the law against wearing a beard and is accused by his fellow citizens of being unpatriotic and sinful, stubbornly refusing to shave even when he is sent to jail.
Waddles, a very plump and furry raccoon, helps his best friend Emily, a duck, hath and raise her ducklings, and discovers that makes him truly happy. When the winter season arrived Emily and her five ducklings flew south leaving Waddles very lonely.
Paige Darling loves the stuffed rabbit her grandmother has made for her, but when she ties a helium-filled balloon to Bun Bun Bunny, the toy goes floating away, and it may take some Darling luck to bring her home. Perhaps the special toy is gone forever!
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