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written & illustrated by Jan Brett. Vivid & adorable color illustrations. Condition: Very Good 1996 G. P. Putnam & Sons hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), second printing. The DJ does have small edgewear and is price-clipped. The book itself is in like-new condition. Content: Bo, the wayward Armadillo baby, wanders off to a rodeo where he rides a horse (well, sort of), eats hot peppers, plays with boots, attends a dance, and is finally tracked down by his mom and returned home. Absolutely adorable tale for Texas kids - the illustration of Bo sitting in a field of Bluebonnets is priceless. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Indian Captives

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Armadillo Rodeo

by Byrd Baylor. Beautiful and warm watercolor illustrations by Ronald Himler. Condition: NEW 1993 Macmillian soft cover, second printing. I can't believe this book was published in 1993 - too crisp - but that's what it says. A school supplemental book. Content: In this book, the dogs are smarter, wildflowes grow taller, and the chocolate cake is tastier. Baylor's delightfully nostalgic sotry of the Texas hill country finds it perfect complement and extensio in Himler's warm, glowing pictures. Reviewer: "What a sweet book! And not syruppy either. In this book, children talk about their father's hometwon-- the best town in the world, where food tastes better and everything is better. The children obviously believe their father had a wonderful time growing up, but also question some of his "bests"--for example, they refuse to believe ice cold creeks are the best to swim in. Even though I'm from a very different sort of place, this book reminded me of my own childhood and how many of the "bests" we experienced growing up can never be bettered--and never be fully understood by others who had their own "bests." What a great book!" Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Best Town in the World, Baylor, Texas Hill Country

by Mary Brooke Casad. Adorable color illustrations by Benjamin Vincent. Condition: NEW 2002 Pelican (a great small publishing co.) soft cover, first paperback printing. Content: While touring the Johnson Space Center, Bluebonnet, the intrepid Texas armadillo (armadill-ess?), is invited to join the astronauts on a space mission to become the first armadillo in space. Education and merriment ensues. Too cute! Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Bluebonnet at the Johnson Space Center

CHARRO CLAUS AND THE TEJAS KID (Bilingual Middle Reader)
text and vibrant color illustrations by Xavier Garza. Condition: NEW 2008 Cinco Puntos Press hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), first edition, first printing. Content: Yes, Virginia, Santa has a Mexican cousin - and thus we are on the way to a funny and exciting Christmas Eve in South Texas. “Even Santa Claus sends the jobs he is unable or unwilling to do to this colorful storybook by local author-illustrator Xavier Garza." The simple South Texas Christmas tale is printed in both English and Spanish, allowing for several different bilingual reading opportunities. Let’s welcome Santa’s newest helper: his cousin Pancho, a farmer living down in South Texas who is so smart he speaks both Spanish and English. Back in the day, Pancho was a mariachi singer with a whole lot of style and a fancy sombrero. But as the years passed, Pancho got, well, a little older and a little wider all around. Then one night his primo Santa Claus showed up. Santa needed some help along the US/Mexico border. Pancho volunteered. And then, poof, Santa transformed Pancho into the resplendent Charro Claus with his incredible Flying Burritos. And Charro Claus, it turns out, even had his own surprise elf—his nephew Vincente! All Christmas Eve, Vincente and Pancho deliver toys to the boys and girls on the border. Neither rain, cloudy skies, wire fences, or concrete walls keep them from covering every inch of their newly assigned territory. And they don’t forget a single town or city. How could they? The border is their home. A native of the Rio Grande Valley, Xavier Garza is a prolific author, artist, teacher, and storyteller. It's a hoot! All ages.Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Charro Claus & Tejas Kid, Texas Xmas

by Marie and Douglas Gorsline. Detailed color illustrations by Douglas Gorsline. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1980 Random House "Pictureback" soft cover (stapled wraps), no printing given. Name inside front cover. Content: Describes the life of the cowboys in the old West, how they ate, slept, dressed, tamed horses, drove cattle, lived on the trail, and spent their leisure time. The example used for the cowboy life is that of a Texas cowboy and his cattle drive to Abilene along the Chisholm Trail. This is an interesting book. Ages 9 - 12. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Cowboys, Douglas Gorsline

A HISTORICAL ALBUM OF TEXAS ([Historical Album Series]
by Charles A. Wills. Color photos & paintings repros with B&W era drawings & photos. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1995 Millbrook soft cover, first printing. Problem: light binder's glue splashes inside front cover and a pale "near-crease" front cover. Interior clean & tight. Content: These brief series titles are heavily pictorial, with over 40 full-color and black-and-white photographs and reproductions in each, and offer a clear overview of each state's history from prehistory to the present. Students may find them useful for simple research, or for scanning the pertinent and well-chosen illustrations. The appended pages are great for ready reference. There is a gazeteer of quick facts, a map, and pictures of the state flag, seal, and flower. Also included are lists of personalities, places to visit, and a chronological comparison of key dates in U.S. history with pivotal events in the highlighted state. Ages 9 - 12. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Historical Album of Texas, Willis

THE INDIAN YEARS (Living with the Texas Past Series # 1)
by Susan Vander-Meulan. B&W illustrations by William Reeves. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1983 Texas Historical Commission/Office of the State Archaeologist soft cover (stapled wraps), no printing given. Tanning to page edges. Content: This is a clever way to get Texas children interested in their "Indian" past and in archaeology. It takes us from Paleo-Pioneers through how Texas is preserving it's archaeological past. Quite good, IMHO. Grades 4 - up. [1 copy available]
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Indian Years in Texas, Children's Archaeology

by Debbie Leland. Clever, fun color illustrations by Ann Hollis Rife. Condition: UNREAD, but lightly perused on the shelf, 2000 Wildflower Run hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), first edition, 6th printing. Very light edge wear to top DJ edge at spine. If you liked Aggie Goose, you will love this book as well. Content: The gingerbread cowboy jumped off the plate, shouted, "Yippee yi yay," ran across the floor, out the swinging doors, across the front porch, and down the gravel driveway like a bandit running from the law. Will anyone be able to catch the jalapeno man on his journey through fields where wooden windmills spin aster than wagon wheels, faster than west Texas tumbleweeds, faster than thunderstorms rolling across the plains. {Well, the answer is yes - but who was it and what really happened?] Early readers. [1 copy available]
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Jalapeno Man, Debbie Leland

by Carole Boston Weatherford. Lively & engaging color illustrations by Yvonne Buchanan. Condition: UNREAD c. 1998 Lee & Low hard cover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), first edition, second printing. Very light shelf wear to DJ top edge. Content: Starring a likable girl named Cassandra, Weatherford's debut introduces readers to Juneteenth, which commemorates the events of June 19, 1865. On that day Texas slaves learned about their emancipation-an astonishing two and a half years after Lincoln signed the proclamation. Cassandra, newly moved to Texas, doesn't know about the holiday-her parents and other relatives are cooking, dancing and dressing up a storm, all the while telling her to expect a surprise (the only hint is that it's a Texas tradition). She is duly astonished by the rousing Juneteenth celebration, with its shows, parade, crafts and cheerful spectators. Although wordy, the enthusiastic text allows readers to discover-and celebrate-the holiday along with Cassandra. But the larger treat is newcomer Buchanan's loose pen-and-ink and watercolor art. Festive and full of mirth, her fluid, motion-packed lines put a visible spring in her characters' steps, and her palette is as summery as lemonade and blue skies. Ages 4-8. [2 copies available]
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Juneteenth Jamboree, Texas Holiday

THE LADY IN THE BLUE CLOAK: Legends from the Texas Missions
by Eric A. Kimmel. Beautiful soft color illustrations by Susan Guevara. Condition: NEW 2006 Holiday hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), first printing. Content: Each of these six selections opens with a full-page illustration that captures the heart of its story. The gorgeous oil paintings are filled with light and religious imagery befitting the legends. In this picture book, Kimmel collects stories from the Texas missions that were built during Spain's colonial rule. In the title tale, a Spanish nun appears in realistic visions to a group of Tejas Indians; in "Rosa's Window," a Spanish artisan leaves his sweetheart behind to travel to Texas, where he will help build mission churches; and in "The Christmas Vine," a priest helps a young boy choose an offering for Jesus. The short stories flow easily, but they present a mostly uncritical picture of the Christian mission experience (bringing "these new Christians closer to God"), and the narrow viewpoint may jar readers seeking a more balanced portrayal of colonists and indigenous people. However, there are very few collections of these stories available for the age group, and the mysticism, faith, and magic--captured in reverential oil paintings bordered with angels, saints, and other religious imagery--will resonate with some children, particularly Catholics and Texans, for whom the symbolism and history may be more familiar. An introduction offers more background, and an afterword cites sources. Wonderful! [3 copies available.]
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Lady in the Blue Cloak: Legends Texas Missions

retold by Mark Tezel. Nice color illustrations attest to the sparse life in 1700s frontier Texas. Condition: UNREAD 1998 ASSACA Press (SAT) paperback, assumed first edition, no printing given. Content: As a young boy at Mission San Antonio de Valero (the "Alamo"), Shavano had a good and happy life. Yet, when Christmas time came around, and Shavano's favorite Christmas tradition, Los Pastores, Shavano became very aware of his lack of wealth. This delightful story tells how young Shavano finds that wealth is not necessarily made of material possessions. This ancient story is a delight for children of all ages. The Margil Vine is named for Father Antonio Margil de Jesus who arrived in San Antonio in 1719. [1 copy available.]
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Legend Margil Vine, San Antonio, Texas

by Kelly Stuart. Wonderful soft colorful illustrations by Carlos Caban. Sheet music of the Lullaby forms the decorated end pages. Condition: NEW 2002 Bright Sky Press (Austin) hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), assumed first printing. Content: Sleep, my little one, sleep; My precious, La Morenita says sleep; Let nothing disturb you and do not cry; I've come to sing you a lullaby In December of 1531, an Aztec man--revered as a spiritual seeker of truth--received a splendid and holy vision. As beautiful music played, the clouds parted and a woman emerged, surrounded by golden flames. Telling the man she was the Virgin Mother, she entrusted him with a special mission: to build a chapel in her honor. But, the Bishops wouldn't believe his story.until the Virgin sent a special sign. To this day, people throughout the world honor the Virgin of Guadalupe and celebrate her feast. In simple verse, perfect for the youngest child, the story of this special encounter unfolds, accompanied by richly colored illustrations and a lullaby to sing toddlers to sleep. Beautiful. Questions welcome. [3 copies available.]
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Lullaby of the Virgin of Guadalupe

MARIPOSA: Magical Stories of Texas (Inscribed Copy)
by Mary Mae Hartley. Illustrated by Julie N. Jenkyn. Inscribed by author on flyleaf. Condition: Mixed condition 1996 Eakin Press (Austin) hardcover - pictorial boards - (no jacket issued), second printing. Interior is clean & tight and the illustrations bright. Every edge of the cover has at least some edgewear with a short peeling back bottom spine. Overall this book is a good +. Content: Mariposa, a tiny boy with butterfly-like wings and magic powers, flies about Texas all during its history doing good works for deserving people. His good deeds range from the Big Thicket to West Texas to even helping Lady Bird with the Texas wildflowerrs. Texas history wrapped in fantasy - of course, outsiders think our history has always been that way. Neat book for little Texicans. Questions encouraged. [1 copy available]
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MISS LADY BIRD'S WILDFLOWERS: How A First Lady Changed America
by Kathi Appelt. Beautiful, vivid color illustrations by Joy Fisher Hein - especially the fields of Bluebonnets. Condition: NEW 2005 HarperCollins hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), first edition, 9th printing. Content: Causes celebres are as commonplace among First Ladies as red suits and pearls, but few are as accessible to children as the wildflower-planting campaigns of Lady Bird Johnson. Appelt traces Johnson's botanical passions to her rural, East Texas childhood, finding parallels between the solace her subject drew from nature after her mother's death and her launch of the Highway Beautification Act to soothe a nation grieving for JFK. Psychological correlations of this sort appear throughout, and Appelt doesn't provide specific evidence to back them up; however, source citations for quotations and bibliographic resources are listed. Children will pore enthusiastically over Hein's riotous, millefleur landscapes, each bloom so meticulously rendered that bluebells can be distinguished from bluebonnets by using the identification key provided. This is ideally suited for children lucky enough to attend schools where gardens are part of the curriculum; elsewhere, a stroll through Hein's stunning gouache meadowlands may be the next best thing. An endnote describes the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center that Johnson founded in 1982. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers, Lady Bird Johnson Biography

retold and illustrated by Steven Kellogg. Color illustrations. Condition: UNREAD 1987 Mulberry soft cover, first printing. tiny edge wear. Content: The anecdotes associated with Texas' fabled cowboy hero burst from the pages in rapid succession, Kellogg's robust illustrations enlarging and enriching the choppy, energetic text that is seasoned with Texan expressions. In dramatizing Pecos Bill's life story, Kellogg also conveys a sense of place, of the rugged, expansive physical beauty of the American West in pioneer days. Yellow-oranges and blues dominate the scenes, in tones that range from dust-pale to midnight blue. Skillful framing and alternating of perspectives enhance readers' involvement: vast panoramas in which people are dwarfed by endless stretches of land and sky; double-page spreads cluttered with close-up action; breathtaking overviews, as of a tremendous herd of cattle, each steer made distinct, yet part of a near-monochromatic blend of hazy light and animal landscape. In contrast to these lavish illustrations are neatly-boxed illustrations that parallel the text, sometimes spilling from the frames when the action simply can't be contained. Kellogg's style is ideally suited to this tall taleantic, detailed, colorful, hyperbolic. K-5. Questions welcome. [1copy available]
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Pecos Bill, Kellogg

by Mary Ann Smothers Bruni. Color illustrations by Thom Ricks. Condition: Gently pre-read 1985 TexArt hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), first edition, no printing given. No problems, just pre-read. Content: Welcome to Christmas on El Paso Street in San Antonio, Texas! You are entering the magical world of Christmas on the West Side of San Antonio. It is a world of posadas, processions, of mananitas, mornign serenades, and of backyard pastorelas, shepherds' plays. Meet nine year old Rosita. She wants to be Gila in Los Pastores, San Antonio's traditional Mexican Christmas drama. She knows all the words of "Palomita," Gila's song. She knows the caminata, the shepherd's walking song. She even has a basket like Gila's. Bruni is a Texan familiar with the Christmas festivities and Ricks' watercolors give a great insight into the rites of Christmas in Texas. [The text may be a bit "sweet" but the descriptions of the festivals are wonderful.] [1 copy available]
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Rosita's Christmas Wish, Xmas in Texas

written & illustrated by William Joyce. Vivid & adorable color illustrations. Condition: Very Good 1993 HarperCollins large hardcover and DJ (price-clipped & in mylar jacket), first edition, first printing. The only problem with the book: gift inscription loose endpage. Content: Set in 1908 Abilene, Texas, it is the story of orphan Art Atchinson Aimesworth, his friend Spaulding Littlefeets and his sister Esther. One Christmas Eve Art receives a mysterious box and a summons to come to the North Pole -- signed "S.C." Intrigued (to say the least!), Art and his cohorts construct the machine inside the box and fly off to visit Santa, where adventures await them, Mr. and Mrs. Claus greet them, and Art renews his love for his sister. There is a surprise ending that lets us know that Santa and Esther have been in cahoots all along. [William Joyce is a magnificent illustrator. If you've ever happened to catch one of his covers for the New Yorker then you know what I'm talking about. Joyce has a style all his own. His pictures are curvy and lit with subtle variations. He's so accomplished that when he draws a gigantic character with just a tiny black dot of an eye, that character appears warm and inviting rather than scary and intimidating. As an artist, he is probably one of the best living today.] Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Santa Calls

THE SIEGE OF THE ALAMO (Events That Shaped America series)
by Valerie Weber and Janet Riehecky. B&W era photos & art with color drawings and photos, as well. Condition: NEW 2002 Gareth Stevens hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), first printing. Content: This book describes the causes, events, and aftermath of the battle between the Texans and the Mexicans at the Alamo on March 6, 1836. Ages 8 - 12. Questions welcome. [2 copies available]
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Siege of the Alamo, Weber, Children's Texana

SIRENA OF SALADO (Signed by Author)
by Jackie Mills. B&W illustrations by the Author. Condition: SIGNED by Author on Title page. UNREAD c. 1991 Taylor/Indian Trails hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), assumed first edition. Content: Indian legend has it, that a giant magical catfish once swam in Salado's ever-flowing creek. The catfish coaxed an Indian maiden into becoming a mermaid to swim with him by the light of the full moon. In exchange, the catfish promised to cast a love spell on a Brave that the Indian maiden wanted for her own. An ageless legend that deals with choices and outcomes. Spanish explorers misnamed the creek that runs through the village of Salado. The Spanish word "salado" means salt, but Salado Creek is not salty. Could the Spanish have had in mind the salty tears of Sirena when they named the creek? Ages 8 - 12. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Texas Folklore for Children

by Flo Baurys. Adorable color illustrations by Gerald L. Holmes. Condition: NEW 1999 Enchanted Rock (that makes sense to Texans) hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), first printing. Content: In this delightful holiday tale, a family of adorable armadillos spies a Christmas tree through the window of a ranch house, and they decide to create a tree of their own. Young readers will enjoy the armadillos' creativity as they search the plains for suitable materials to make the most beautiful Christmas tree in Texas. Ages 5+. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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a Spur For Christmas, Texas kids

by John Jakes. Beautiful color illustrations and maps by Paul Bacon. Condition: Gently pre-read 1987 HBJ hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), first printing. Name loose end page. No major problems; just pre-read. Content: Beautifully designed and carefully researched, this conveys the dramatic true story of a woman who survived the massacre at the Alamo. It enables children to place themselves within a historical event. It focuses on the only survivor of the tragic Alamo fight, Susanna Dickinson and her infant daughter. The story is told from her point of view which gives the children today the ability to understand the fight as it was unfolding. Historically accurate but incomplete - the lives of Susanna and her daughter were anything but a bed of roses - but not a story for young children to read. Also, Mrs. Dickinson and her daughter were NOT the only survivors of the Alamo. As I recall there were somwhere between 16 and 20 survivors. The Dickinsons were the only Anglo survivors. Ages 4 - 8. [1 copy available]
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Susanna of the Alamo, John Jakes

TEXAS BEAU: Beauregard Eisenhower Calvinlee Davis, A Squirrel Best Known as Beau
by Jo Beecher Prather. Adorable, clever color illustrations by Kenneth M. Quinn. Condition: Gently pre-read, IF AT ALL, 1998 Eakin Press (Austin) hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ), second printing. Definitely preused on the shelf, but I really can't tell if it has been read. Tiny shelf wear top spine. Content: Reviewer: "Texas Beau finds Beau flying to Texas and teaming up with long time friend Beau Kay! He travels the state taking in sites and having traditional Beau fun...he visits numurous sites such as that of the alamo and the state's capital. Also illustrated by Mississippi Beau Illustrator and Govenor's Award Winner, Kenneth M. Quinn, this book is a nice addition to a series that hopefully continues." Ages 4 - 8. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Texas Beau

Learn about . . TEXAS INDIANS
by George Zappler. Art Director Elena Ivy. B&W illustrations and maps (by whom?) suitable for coloring. Condition: NEW 1996 Texas Parks & Wildlife/Univ. of Texas Press soft cover, no printing given. 50 pages. Content: Here is an entertaining and educational activity book for children from six to twelve on the always-popular topic of American Indians--except that the subject has been narrowed to only those Native Americans known to have lived in the Lone Star State. Eye-catching line drawings invite children to color a wide assortment of scenes from the diverse lives of the many different groups of Indians native to Texas. The settings in the first part of the book range from the mammoth- and bison-hunting Paleo-Indians of over 11,000 years ago to the various nomadic and agricultural groups encountered by sixteenth-century Spanish explorers. Further drawings reflect changes over the centuries as Indian lifeways were forever altered and often destroyed due to contact with white newcomers who all claimed their land. In addition to the many drawings, a number of fun-filled and challenging games help build youngsters' Indian knowledge. The book also includes a 17" by 22" coloring poster perfect for home or classroom display. Excellent for homeschooling. Ages 9 - 12. [1 copy available]
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Learn About Texas Indians, Texana

text and illustrations by James Rice (Cajun Night Before Christmas). Condition: NEW 1996 Pelican (a great little publisher) soft cover (stapled wraps), second printing. Content: With a team of recalcitrant longhorns pulling his sleigh, "Santy" pays a visit to a family on the Texas prairie, bringing gifts and Christmas cheer. 32 pages. Adorable! Questions welcome. (1 copy available)
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Texas Night Before Christmas Coloring Book

by Ellen Levine. Wonderful color illustrations by Ted Rand. Condition: UNREAD 1995 Scholastic hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), first printing. Content: Told in the first person from the viewpoint of the Treaty Oak, a 400-year-old oak tree that was poisoned in 1989, this picture book chronicles American history from the seemingly narrow perspective of what the tree might have seen. And it saw plenty: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Levine handles the difficulties of persona and time frame with grace, using sensory details to give immediacy to the quickly shifting scenes. Beginning with the acorn sprouting into a seedling, the tree tells of the birds and buffalo it shaded and the first people, who met beneath its branches. Later the Spaniards came, then Stephen Austin, who is said to have made peace with the Indians at the "Treaty Oak," as it is now known. The tree saw pioneers clear and plant the fields, watched Texans locate their new capital on the land, and hid an escaped slave in its branches. Cowboys herded their cattle nearby. Railroads, paved roads, and telephone poles crossed the land. People who lost their jobs during the Depression slept under the tree. Threatened by modern developers, the land around the tree was made into a park. Children will feel wrenched by the tree's poisoning but heartened by the outpouring of love, prayers, poems, and money to help save the Treaty Oak. Beautifully designed and painted, the artwork records the growth of the tree and the drama of unfolding history in a series of engaging spreads. Particularly effective are the scene-within-a-scene pictures of the young tree and the use of black pages for the poisoning. [Note: the man who poisioned the tree was mentally unstable at the time and in line with ideas of justice in our state, the DA and others wanted to give this man (who had been in jail twice for check fraud only) life in prison on the three-strikes program for the damage to the tree. He finally received 9 years for his crime.] Ages 6 - 9. [1 copy available]
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The Tree That Would Not Die, Treaty Oak

art by unknown artist. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 3.5" wide x 2.5" high. Content: Texas Flag in red, white and blue with the Lone Star of Texas. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is Enotc350 Bd BT) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us.
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Texas Flag Bookplates

art by Geraktv. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavy matte bookplate material. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 3.0 wide x 4.0 high. Content: Tan and burnt orange Texas Longhorn with text in tan. Of course, there are Longhorns in other states, but . . . . We can personalize your bookplate (the font is BinnerD) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us.
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Texas Longhorn Bookplates

art by Geraktv. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 2.5" H x 3.50" W. Content: Brown cowboy boots with spurs highlight this "weathered" orange-brown background - you can also see a Stetson and a cow skull - all of which represent the American Old West. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is Belwe Bd BT) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us.
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Cowboy Bookplates

Texas Flag