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Paul Cartwright Collection (Mississippi State University. Libraries)

Works: 276 works in 278 publications in 1 language and 144,608 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Picture books  Biographies  Stories in rhyme  Young adult works  Literature  Poetry  Historical fiction 
Classifications: E185.61, FIC
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Most widely held works by Paul Cartwright Collection (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Julie of the wolves by Jean Craighead George( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 3,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack
Parting the waters : America in the King years, 1954-63 by Taylor Branch( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 3,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the civil rights struggle from the twilight of the Eisenhower years through the assassination of President Kennedy
Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Abilene Tucker feels abandoned. Her father has put her on a train, sending her off to live with an old friend for the summer while he works a railroad job. Armed only with a few possessions and her list of universals, Abilene jumps off the train in Manifest, Kansas, aiming to learn about the boy her father once was. Having heard stories about Manifest, Abilene is disappointed to find that it's just a dried-up, worn-out old town. But her disappointment quickly turns to excitement when she discovers a hidden cigar box full of mementos, including some old letters that mention a spy known as the Rattler. These mysterious letters send Abilene and her new friends, Lettie and Ruthanne, on an honest-to-goodness spy hunt, even though they are warned to "Leave Well Enough Alone." Abilene throws all caution aside when she heads down the mysterious Path to Perdition to pay a debt to the reclusive Miss Sadie, a diviner who only tells stories from the past. It seems that Manifest's history is full of colorful and shadowy characters-and long-held secrets. The more Abilene hears, the more determined she is to learn just what role her father played in that history. And as Manifest's secrets are laid bare one by one, Abilene begins to weave her own story into the fabric of the town."--Jacket
Roll of thunder, hear my cry by Mildred D Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 3,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an extraordinarily moving novel -- one you will not easily forget. Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, it is the story of one family's struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence. It is a story of physical survival, but more important, it is a story of the survival of the human spirit. And, too, it is Cassie's story -- Cassie Logan, an independent girl raised by a family for whom independence is primary, a family determined not to relinquish their humanity simply because they are Black. Cassie has grown up protected, grown up strong, and so far grown up unaware that any white person could force her to be untrue to herself, could consider her inferior and treat her accordingly. It took the events of one turbulent year -- the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliated Cassie in public simply because she was Black -- to show Cassie why the land meant so much, why having a place of their own where they answered to no one permitted the Logans the luxuries of pride and courage their sharecropper neighbors couldn't afford and their white neighbors couldn't allow. Richly characterized, powerfully told, Mildred Taylor's novel is unforgettable. The Logans' story is at times warm and humorous, at times terrifying. It is a story of courage and love and pride, the story of one family's passionate determination not to be beaten down. - Back cover
Where the mountain meets the moon by Grace Lin( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer. Grace Lin, author of the beloved Year of the Dog> and Year of the Rat>, returns with a wondrous story of adventure, faith, and friendship. A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon>is a timeless story reminiscent of <The Wizard of Oz</. Her beautiful illustrations, printed in full-color, accompany the text throughout. Once again, she has created a charming, engaging book for young readers
Sam, Bangs, and moonshine by Evaline Ness( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 2,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the experiences of a little girl as she learns to tell the difference between make believe and real life
Up a road slowly by Irene Hunt( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 2,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seven-year-old orphan goes to live with her aunt, where she learns new values as she grows to young womanhood. There are many happy memories and sad times too; jealousy of her sister, death of a schoolmate, and disappointment of first love
American sphinx : the character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J Ellis( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 2,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, the author sifts the facts from legends and rumors, treading a path between vilification and hero worship in order to formulate a plausible portrait of the man who still today "hover(s) over the political scene like one of those dirigibles cruising above a crowded football stadium, flashing words of inspiration to both teams." Following Thomas Jefferson from the drafting of the Declaration of Independence to his retirement in Monticello, Joseph J. Ellis unravels the contradictions of the Jeffersonian character. He gives us the slaveholding libertarian who was capable of decrying mescegenation while maintaing an intimate relationship with his slave, Sally Hemmings; the enemy of government power who exercised it audaciously as president; the visionary who remained curiously blind to the inconsistencies in his nature. American Sphinx is a marvel of scholarship, a delight to read, and an essential gloss on the Jeffersonian legacy
Pecos Bill : a tall tale by Steven Kellogg( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incidents from the life of Pecos Bill, from his childhood among the coyotes to his unusual wedding day
Mostly Monty by Johanna Hurwitz( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because he suffers from asthma, six-year-old Monty is nervous about starting first grade but he soon learns to cope with his illness and use his special talents to make friends
Owl at home by Arnold Lobel( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates five adventures of Owl
Barn dance! by Bill Martin( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unable to sleep on the night of a full moon, a young boy follows the sound of music across the fields and finds an unusual barn dance in progress
Ling & Ting : not exactly the same! by Grace Lin( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ling and Ting are identical twins that people think are exactly the same, but time and again they prove to be different
The mutiny on the Bounty by Patrick O'Brien( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the tragic voyage of the British ship to the island of Tahiti
The cay by Theodore Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 2,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the freighter on which they are traveling is torpedoed by a German submarine during World War II, an adolescent white boy, blinded by a blow on the head, and an old black man are stranded on a tiny Caribbean island where the boy acquires a new kind of vision, courage, and love from his old companion
Ellen Tebbits by Beverly Cleary( Book )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 1,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The part of third grade Ellen Tebbits likes most is having Austine Allen for her best friend
The mystery of the cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the family moves to the country to a house recently inherited by his mother, Omri finds many secrets revealed to him when he accidently discovers the link between the house and the magic cupboard. Sequel to "The Secret of the Indian."
Daniel Boone : the life and legend of an American pioneer by John Mack Faragher( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1,912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first and most reliable biography of Daniel Boone in more than fifty years, award-winning historian John Mack Faragher portrays America's famous frontier hero. Boone (1734-1820), who came to popular attention in 1784 with the publication of Kentucke, the narrative of his adventures published by John Filson, scouted the trans-Appalachian west for settlement before any other English-speaking American, surveyed and helped build the Wilderness Road, and led the settlers' struggle against the Shawnee defenders of Kentucky. Yet the complex range of Boone's accomplishments has inspired conflicting accounts of his life and character. Hailed as both an extraordinary and common man, Daniel Boone is an intriguing subject whose legends are enveloped in paradox. History portrays Boone as an Indian-fighting frontiersman, yet he objected to that reputation, proclaiming his belief in the Quaker tolerance of his forebears. He was a devoted family man, but his lengthy hunting and trapping expeditions encouraged the popular depiction of him as a misanthropic man of the woods. And although he served as a frontier leader of the American Revolution, his fellow officers suspected him of loyalty to the crown and treasonous sympathy for the Indians. Absorbed in the details of history and folklore, Faragher's work is a study of both the hero himself and of a uniquely American heromaking process. Drawing from popular narrative, the public record, scraps of documentation from Boone's own hand, and a treasure of reminiscence and recollection gathered by nineteenth-century antiquarians, Faragher employs the methods of new social history to produce a portrait that defines the man and the times he helped shape. The author addresses the relationship between native Americans and settlers in the formative period of our history; the contradictions in development and commercialism that frequently left those who struggled the hardest with the fewest rewards; and the manner in which heroes are manufactured, utilized, and treated. Blending themes from a much vitalized western and frontier history with the words and ideas of ordinary people, Faragher has produced a book that will stand as the definitive life of Daniel Boone for the next century
Jazz by Walter Dean Myers( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations and rhyming text celebrate the roots of jazz music
The emperor's tomb : a novel by Steve Berry( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former government operative Cotton Malone teams with old heartthrob Cassiopeia Vitt on a dangerous mission to retrieve a priceless Chinese lamp from the third century B.C.E
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Parting the waters : America in the King years, 1954-63Moon over ManifestRoll of thunder, hear my cryWhere the mountain meets the moonSam, Bangs, and moonshineUp a road slowlyAmerican sphinx : the character of Thomas JeffersonPecos Bill : a tall tale
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