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Concord Days

 
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Concord Days

 

American philosopher, essayist, and Transcendentalist Amos Bronson Alcott's Concord Days was originally published in 1872. Concord Days was one of Alcott's most popular works and is one of the most important books about the community of Transcendentalists in Concord. The book marks the passing of the seasons in rural New England, during a single year from spring to summer to fall. Written at Orchard House, the Alcott home in Concord, Massachusetts, the writings were drawn from his diaries and dwelt largely on the personalities of Alcott's famous friends—Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau—introducing these great American writers to a wider American audience. This important book reveals Alcott's own belief that mankind can achieve perfection: "Man becomes godlike as he strives for divinity, and divinity ever stoops to put on humanity and deify mankind."

 
$17.95
 
Binding
Paperback
 
ISBN
9781458505019
 
Author
Amos Bronson Alcott
 
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Original Publication Year
1872
 
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A Timeline of Boston

 
$12.95
 
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A Timeline of Boston

 

"This book belongs on every bar in Boston."
William M. Fowler

This succinct and entertaining chronological timeline is filled with a wealth of historical information about "the City on a Hill," offering the greatest hits of the who, what, where, as well as, when of Boston history. The reader will discover myriad facts from the fields of politics, sports, health, crime, education, media, business, and more in this shorthand reference guide, perfect for anyone who loves history and loves Boston.

 
$12.95
 
Binding
Paperback
 
ISBN
9781933212128
 
Author
Jim Vrabel
 
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Pages
165
 
Original Publication Year
2012
 
Subtitle
A Chronological History
 
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My Grandma Lives in Florida

 

Author Ed Shankman and illustrator Dave O'Neill first set their award-winning children's books in New England, with stories on Boston, Cape Cod, Maine, and Vermont. In 2011 they turned their attention to New Orleans, Louisiana, and, in 2013, they travel to the Sunshine State, Florida!

This sunny, happy, and lovingly humorous story follows a child alligator, who lives in NYC, as he visits his grandma in her Florida home. "I love my grandma and grandma loves me," he says, as they visit the beach, and theme parks, and, best of all, walk and talk and enjoy each others company. Everyone will find something in the story to remind them of their own relationships with beloved grandparents or grandchildren. With bouncing rhymes and colorful illustrations, grandparents, parents and children are sure to love reading this story again and again!


 
$14.95
 
Binding
Hardback
 
ISBN
9781933212357
 
Author
Ed Shankman & Dave O'Neill
 
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Pages
32
 
Original Publication Year
2013
 
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Hello Yellowstone!

 
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Hello Yellowstone!

 

In this board book from bestselling children's author-illustrator Martha Day Zschock, a parent and child bear explore Yellowstone National Park. Join them as they discover shooting geysers, sizzling hot springs, and bubbling mud pots. Come along as they meet some new friends - wolves, bison, and grizzlies who will introduce them to this unique and very special landscape. After a fun-filled day of hiking, boating, and fishing, they'll sleep under the stars and dream of their next adventure! For ages 2-5.

 
$9.95
 
Binding
Board book
 
ISBN
9781933212616
 
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Pages
16
 
Original Publication Year
2012
 
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