The storyteller spins a web of fantasy while the campfire sends a shower of sparks leaping into the night sky to drift among the ancient stars. It is in this manner that the history of mankind has been passed from one generation to the next. In North America the native people formed their cultures and spiritual beliefs through stories. In today’s world it might appear that campfire stories can no longer compete with movies and television. But no special effect can ever come close to the power and impact of human imagination.
This book is full of short stories about the Wild West. Watch the faces of your listeners and know the value and significance of keeping alive our time-honored traditions of oral history.
Put an ear to the ground for the clicking, popping, snapping music of this garden grown wild. In verse as witty as it is buggy, Kurt Cyrus conducts a chirruping chorus of voices great and small. From a stinkbug trying (and failing) to hide itself, to a cicada’s struggle to escape its own skin, to an ant’s marathon dinner march, and a frog’s identity crisis, here is a garden teeming with down-to-earth fun for readers of every species–no matter how many legs they have!
Oregon author and illustrator Kurt Cyrus signed copies!
| Type: Book | Age: K - 8th
Sheep, cows, and dogs.. Oh my! Students can read about a variety of farm animals and their roles on a farm in this colorful book with plenty of pictures! Student’s will take a look into the history of animal domestication and how some roles have changed while others have stayed the same. “Animals on the Farm” explores topics like: animals for food, animals as machines, and farming in the future. Animals carry our heavy loads, protect us from danger, and are often our friends.
In 1843 nearly 1,000 men, women, and children gathered in a campground for covered wagons near Independence, Missouri. Excitement was in the air. These brave Americans were called pioneers. Soon they would be setting out on a long journey west… down the Oregon Trail.
How long was the Oregon Trail? How much was a beaver fur sold for in the 1800’s? How much did a covered wagon weigh? Why did people want to come to Oregon?
Find these answers and much more in this colorful book with wonderful images!