Gerald Lester “Jerry” Byrd (March 9, 1920 – April 11, 2005) was an American musician who played the lap steel guitar in country and Hawaiian music, as well as a singer-songwriter and the head of a music publishing firm. He appeared on numerous radio programs. Island Song Lyrics Volume 8 – “Jerry Byrd (Larry W Jones 04/11/2005) (song#3722) “Jerry Byrd was a man of steel He was the master of touch and tone….”

Welcome to Real Country Lyrics Volume 1 If you want to get back to Real Country Music, you have to start with Real Country Lyrics. The kind that was sung by Sons of the Pioneers, Roy Acuff, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams Sr, Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys and a host of other pioneers of Country, Cowboy and Western music. This collection brings back the kind of songs heard in the middle of the 1900’s. Note to musicians – All lyrics are copyrighted and titles are registered through BMI and ready for your music and recording.


Welcome to Real Country Lyrics Volume 2 If you want to get back to Real Country Music, you have to start with Real Country Lyrics. The kind that was sung by Sons of the Pioneers, Roy Acuff, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams Sr, Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys and a host of other pioneers of Country, Cowboy and Western music. This collection brings back the kind of songs heard in the middle of the 1900’s. Note to musicians – All lyrics are copyrighted and titles are registered through BMI and ready for your music and recording.


Welcome to Real Country Lyrics Volume 3 If you want to get back to Real Country Music, you have to start with Real Country Lyrics. The kind that was sung by Sons of the Pioneers, Roy Acuff, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams Sr, Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys and a host of other pioneers of Country, Cowboy and Western music. This collection brings back the kind of songs heard in the middle of the 1900’s. Note to musicians – All lyrics are copyrighted and titles are registered through BMI and ready for your music and recording.


Welcome to Real Country Lyrics Volume 4 If you want to get back to Real Country Music, you have to start with Real Country Lyrics. The kind that was sung by Sons of the Pioneers, Roy Acuff, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams Sr, Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys and a host of other pioneers of Country, Cowboy and Western music. This collection brings back the kind of songs heard in the middle of the 1900’s. Note to musicians – All lyrics are copyrighted and titles are registered through BMI and ready for your music and recording.


Welcome to Real Country Lyrics Volume 5 If you want to get back to Real Country Music, you have to start with Real Country Lyrics. The kind that was sung by Sons of the Pioneers, Roy Acuff, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams Sr, Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys and a host of other pioneers of Country, Cowboy and Western music. This collection brings back the kind of songs heard in the middle of the 1900’s. Note to musicians – All lyrics are copyrighted and titles are registered through BMI and ready for your music and recording.


Welcome to Real Country Lyrics Volume 6 If you want to get back to Real Country Music, you have to start with Real Country Lyrics. The kind that was sung by Sons of the Pioneers, Roy Acuff, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams Sr, Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys and a host of other pioneers of Country, Cowboy and Western music. This collection brings back the kind of songs heard in the middle of the 1900’s. Note to musicians – All lyrics are copyrighted and titles are registered through BMI and ready for your music and recording.


Welcome to Real Country Lyrics Volume 7. If you want to get back to Real Country Music, you have to start with Real Country Lyrics. The kind that was sung by Sons of the Pioneers, Roy Acuff, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams Sr, Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys and a host of other pioneers of Country, Cowboy and Western music. This collection brings back the kind of songs heard in the middle of the 1900’s. Note to musicians – All lyrics are copyrighted and titles are registered through BMI and ready for your music and recording.


Real Country Lyrics Volume 8 is the sixteenth book of song lyrics written and published by Larry W. Jones – Kingwood Kowboy. These 250 song lyrics showcase the roots of classic and vintage Country, Cowboy, Western songs.


Real Country Lyrics Volume Nine, by Larry W. Jones, aka Kingwood Kowboy, showcases the roots of Country, Cowboy, Western songs. Each volume contains 250 original song lyrics. Return to Yesteryear with Real Country Lyrics Volume Nine.


Real Country Lyrics Volume Ten contains 250 classic and vintage style Country, Cowboy and Western song lyrics written by Larry W. Jones – Kingwood Kowboy. Return to Yesteryear with Real Country Lyrics. (song lyrics #6251 – 6500)


Real Country Lyrics Volume Eleven showcases the works of Larry W Jones, Kingwood Kowboy. Consisting of 250 original song lyrics, readers are returned to the roots of Country, Cowboy and Western songs.


Real Country Lyrics Volume 12 showcases the roots of classic and vintage country, cowboy and western songs. Volume 12 contains 250 songs. Return to Yesteryear with Real Country Lyrics by Larry W Jones, the Kingwood Kowboy.


Real Country Lyrics Volume 13, by Larry W Jones the Kingwood Kowboy, showcases the roots of classic and vintage country, cowboy and western songs. Volume 13 contains 250 songs numbered 7001 – 7250. Return to yesteryear with Real Country Lyrics.


Welcome to Real Country Lyrics Volume Fourteen (songs #7251 – 7500) If you want to get back to real country music, you have to start with Real Country Lyrics. The kind that was sung by Sons of the Pioneers, Roy Acuff, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams Sr, Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys and a host of other pioneers of Country, Cowboy and Western music. This collection brings back the kind of classic and vintage songs written in the middle of the 1900’s when country music was established.


Island Song Lyrics Volume 1 is a collection of 500 island themed songs, written mostly in the “Territorial Hawaii” era when dreams came true. Return to paradise with Island Song Lyrics Volume 1.


Aloha E Komo Mai! – Welcome to ISLAND SONG LYRICS, Volume 2. songs #501-1000. Tropical islands are made for lovers. As Hawaii calls, so do they all, from the seven seas, to you and me. Once you stand on their shores, you may leave but your heart will remain forever. The mountains, valleys, bays, streams, oceans and reefs all have their siren song to tempt you to return. These 500 song lyrics will do the same. Please enjoy ISLAND SONG LYRICS, Volume 2.


Aloha E Komo Mai! – Welcome to Island Song Lyrics, Volume 3 (songs #1001-1500)


Aloha E Komo Mai! – Welcome to ISLAND SONG LYRICS, Volume 4, songs #1501-2000


Aloha, E Komo Mai! Welcome to Island Song Lyrics Volume 5 (songs 2001-2500)


Return to paradise. These 500 island themed song lyrics will take you there.


Island Song Lyrics Volume 7. (songs #3001-3500)


Island Song Lyrics Volume 8 contains 500 island themed songs.


Experience the adventure, joys and perils in a greenhorn wrangler’s account of the 40th annual Sombrero Ranches “Great American Horse Drive”. Eight hundred half-wild horses were driven sixty two miles in two days, from their winter pastures in far northwest Colorado to the Big Gulch Ranch, west of Craig. Follow the five day adventure from arrival to the exciting “Gate-to-Gate” horse drive on Saturday and Sunday. Read the thrilling account of the “Mad Dash to the Yampa River”, driving the horses through Maybell Colorado, and “The Last Mile” in the hazardous ditches at full gallop. Larry W Jones, the Kingwood Kowboy, earned his “Gate-to-Gate” trophy belt buckle the hard way – in the saddle of a fiery red quarterhorse that proved what the term “prancing horse” really means!


This 149 page book, “Songs Of the Seas” Shanties, Music, History, chronicles the practice of using simple chants to coordinate shipboard tasks beginning in the the 1700s among English and French sailors. In 1800s, these simple chants were called “sing-outs”. The shanty “Cheer’ly Man” is considered to be the first widely established sailors’ work song. The popularity of shanty songs peaked in the 1870s. Some of the most popular shanties of the era include “Blow the Man Down”, “Early In the Morning” and “Haul Away Joe”. You will enjoy the historical commentary, sheet music, song lyrics and illustrations in “Songs Of the Seas” Shanties, Music, History.


“The Jungle Book – Kaa’s Hunting” is the second in the series of seven books by Rudyard Kipling. In this book, Mowgli disobeys his authority figures and allows himself to be beguiled by the monkeys. He likes that they play with him and admire him, but quickly grows to understand that his teachers’ warnings about their crudeness and baseness are accurate.


To all children who find friends in the Forest or on the Plain. When God made the world, He planted the flowers and the grass and the trees to make things beautiful to look upon. When He made the animals we believe that he intended them to be the friends of man. We love them all dearly. In this volume we have tried to make friends and playmates of all of the animals. We feel that you are going to be happy to know the “Kids Animal Pals Volume 1.” Volume 2 will follow.


Rain-in-the-Face (c. 1835 – September 15, 1905) was a warchief of the Lakota tribe of Native Americans. His mother was a Dakota related to the band of famous Chief Inkpaduta. He possibly was the one who killed George Armstrong Custer and helped defeat the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment at the 1876 Battle of Little Big Horn.


Chief Gall (c. 1840–December 5, 1894) was a battle leader of the Hunkpapa Lakota in the long war against the United States. He was also one of the commanders in the Battle of Little Bighorn. Born in present-day South Dakota around 1840, and orphaned, Gall was said to receive his name after eating the gall of an animal killed by a neighbour. An accomplished warrior by his late teens, Gall became a war chief in his twenties. As a Lakota war leader in the long conflict against United States intrusion onto tribal lands, Gall served with Sitting Bull during several battles, including the famous Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876.

In Medieval times, a boy with green thumbs grows up and saves a kingdom from famine. He rescues the king who had been transformed into the Wild Tree Man. How did all this happen? Readers will enjoy the dramatic narrative, the answers hidden in a secret well deep in the great green forest and the 33 full color images in this short-story book by Larry W Jones.


The sweetheart of a young Renaissance artist disappears into a landscape. Now, the artist must paint that landscape with all his artistry to rescue her. But the shadows playing upon the hills are a problem. Will he succeed, or is it just a dream? Read on, dear dreamers, for the answers hidden among the shadows.


Swiss orphan girl, Heidi, is sent to live with her grandfather in the Alps. She meets Peter, a boy who herds goats on the beautiful mountains. Eventually Heidi is sent to Frankfurt to live in wealthy Mr. Sesemann’s big house. She befriends invalid Clara. Heidi returns to the mountains and soon Clara is brought there too. With the fresh mountain air, good food and beautiful surroundings, Clara learns to walk again. Heidi is a delightful classic for all ages.


Mistress Mary, quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With silver bells, and cockle shells. And marigolds all in a row. Mary Lennox finds a secret garden in Yorkshire England. Her invalid cosin Colin regains his health while experiencing the cultivation of the garden with Mary, Dickon, Ben Weatherstaff and servants at the manor house.


Treasure Island tells of Jim Hawkin’s boyhood adventure on a quest for buried treasure. The tale revolves around Billy Bones, Black Dog, Captain Flint, Long John Silver, Captain Smollett, Ben Gunn, the ship Hispaniola, pieces of eight, and, of course, a treasure island. A classic tale of a boy coming-of-age, Treasure Island in an endearing and enduring book to read for all ages.


Young animal-lover Toomai faces a life of impoverished orphanhood after a vicious tiger mauls his father. Toomai finds comfort and friendship in the family’s prized elephant, the gentle Kala Nag. But when Kala Nag attacks an abusive trainer in self-defense, the village decides the elephant must die. Toomai plots a daring rescue and sets off on a thrilling adventure through the jungles of India, in the hope of finding a mysterious and elusive herd of elephants.


The story follows the experiences of a mongoose named Rikki-Tikki-Tavi after he becomes the pet of an English family residing in India. He becomes friendly with some of the other creatures inhabiting the garden and is warned of the cobras Nag and Nagaina, who are angered by the human family’s presence in their territory. Accordingly, Nag enters the house’s bathroom before dawn to kill the humans and make Rikki leave, so that their babies will grow up in a safe place. Rikki attacks Nag from behind in the bathroom. The ensuing struggle awakens the family, and the father kills Nag with a shotgun blast while Rikki bites down on the hood of the struggling male cobra. The grieving female snake Nagaina attempts revenge against the humans, cornering them as they have breakfast on a veranda. She is distracted by a female tailor bird, while Rikki destroys the cobra’s unhatched brood of eggs, except for one. He carries it to where Nagaina is threatening to bite little Teddy, while his parents watch helplessly. Nagaina recovers her egg but is pursued by Rikki away from the house to the cobra’s underground nest, where an unseen final battle takes place. Rikki emerges triumphant from the hole, declaring Nagaina dead. With the immediate threat defeated, Rikki dedicates his life to guarding the garden, resulting in no snake even daring to enter it.


“The Jungle Book – Tiger! Tiger!” is the third in the series of seven books by Rudyard Kipling. At the end of the short story “Mowgli’s Brothers”, Mowgli, the boy raised by wolves, is cast out of the Wolf Pack and forced to leave the jungle. “Tiger! Tiger!” follows Mowgli’s story as he enters a village and tries to learn to live among men. Mowgli learns the language quickly, but he has trouble adapting to village life. In the mean time, Mowgli also learns that the tiger Shere Khan, his sworn enemy, is plotting to kill him.


The Sager orphans were the seven children of Henry and Naomi Sager. In April 1844 the Sager family took part in the great westward migration and started their journey along the Oregon Trail. During it, both Henry and Naomi died and left their seven children orphaned. Later adopted by Marcus and Narcissa Whitman, missionaries in what is now Washington, they were orphaned a second time, when both their new parents, as well as brothers John and Francis Sager, were killed during the Whitman massacre in November 1847. About 1860 Catherine, the oldest daughter, wrote a first-hand account of their journey across the plains and their life with the Whitmans. Today it is regarded as one of the most authentic accounts of the American westward migration.


Sitting Bull 1831 – December 15, 1890) was a Hunkpapa Lakota leader who led his people during years of resistance against United States government policies. He was named Jumping Badger at birth. When he was fourteen years old he accompanied a group of Lakota warriors in a raiding party to take horses from a camp of Crow warriors. He displayed bravery by riding forward and counting coup on one of the surprised Crow. Upon returning to camp his father gave a celebratory feast at which he conferred his own name upon his son. The name, Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake, which in the Lakota language approximately means “buffalo who set himself to watch over the herd”, was simplified as “Sitting Bull”.


Journey into peril with “Sea Sagas – Perilous Voyages.” Read all about twelve accounts of ill-fated ships in the age of sail. Follow in the wake of storms at sea, shipwrecks, loss of life and survivors who lived to tell the tales. Additional notes and images by Larry W Jones enhances the reality of men and women aboard the ships that sailed into history books.


Follow the adventures of Jackie Jinks, his cousin Cricket, Paws the cat, Rags the dog, and more of their friends in this fun collection of 20 tales. Delightful Stories for Children is an ideal book for young readers just beginning to read chapter books; it is easy enough for your child to read independently, but it is also great for reading aloud. Each of the book’s chapters is a stand-alone episode, which is perfect for reading a story or two at bedtime. Many of these episodes illustrate various well-known adages, making these tidbits of wisdom accessible to even the smallest youngster.


Jackson Hole is a valley between the Gros Ventre and Teton mountain ranges in the U.S. state of Wyoming, near the border with Idaho. The term “hole” was used by early trappers, or mountain men, as a term for a large mountain valley. These low-lying valleys, surrounded by mountains and containing rivers and streams, are good habitat for beavers and other fur-bearing animals. Mountain men were most common in the North American Rocky Mountains from about 1810 through to the 1880s. Approximately 3,000 mountain men ranged the mountains between 1820 and 1840, the peak beaver-harvesting period.


To all children who find friends in the Forest or on the Plain. When God made the world, He planted the flowers and the grass and the trees to make things beautiful to look upon. When He made the animals we believe that he intended them to be the friends of man. We love them all dearly. In this volume we have tried to make friends and playmates of all of the animals. We feel that you are going to be happy to know the “Kids Animal Pals Volume 2.”


Two Strike (1831–1915) was a Brulé Lakota chief born in the White River Valley in present-day Nebraska. He earned his Lakota name “Nomkahpa”, meaning “Knocks Two Off” in a battle with Utes, when he knocked two off their horses with a single blow of his war club. Two Strike fought in various battles against the U.S. Army during the early conflict of the Plains Indian wars and of the Great Sioux wars with Chief Crow Dog and Chief Crazy Horse as well as various war exploits and atrocities against the Pawnee.


Spotted Tail (Siŋté Glešká, birth name T’at’aŋka Napsíca “Jumping Buffalo”; born c. 1823 – died August 5, 1881) was a Brulé Lakota tribal chief. He was known as “The Orphan Negotiator.” Although a great warrior in his youth, and having taken part in the Grattan massacre, he declined to participate in Red Cloud’s War. He had become convinced of the futility of opposing the white incursions into his homeland; he became a statesman, speaking for peace and defending the rights of his tribe. He made several trips to Washington, D.C. in the 1870s to represent his people, and was noted for his interest in bringing education to the Sioux.


Red Cloud was one of the most important leaders of the Oglala Sioux from 1868 to 1909. He was one of the most capable Native American opponents that the United States Army faced in its mission to occupy the western territories. This documentary is from the writings of Charles Alexander Eastman (born Hakadah and later named Ohíye S’a). Additional notes and images by Larry W Jones.


Jack London’s book, “The Call of the Wild” is an adventure novel published in 1903. The setting is in Yukon, Canada during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, when strong sled dogs were in high demand. The central character is a dog named Buck. The story opens at a ranch in Santa Clara Valley, California. Buck is stolen from his home and sold into service as a sled dog in Alaska. He becomes progressively primitive and wild where he is forced to fight to survive and dominate other dogs. By the end, he relies on primordial instinct and learned experience to emerge as a leader in the wild.


Alice In Wonderland is an 1865 novel by English author Lewis Carroll. It tells of a young girl named Alice, who falls through a rabbit hole into a subterranean fantasy world populated by peculiar creatures. It is considered to be one of the best examples of lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. This 110 book arrangement by Larry W Jones is fully illustrated and enjoyable for all ages.


Unusual for a story in The Jungle Book, none of the action in “The White Seal” takes place in India. The story proper begins on an island in the Bering Sea between Russia and Alaska. The title character and protagonist, Kotick, is the first white seal ever to have been born on the island. When Kotick discovers that some of the seals on the island are killed by hunters for their skins every year, he sets off on a quest to find an island where seals can live without fear because no humans have ever visited it. His quest takes him all over the Pacific Ocean and beyond.


“Songbirds And Their Stories” supplies a definite need. It is an introduction to bird life for adults and young readers. Filled with facts, poems, legends and stories, this book brings to life our feathered friends in all their uniqueness and splendor. Learn about their habits, feeding, nesting and so much more from actual observation and chronicles. Additional notes and images of birds, poets and authors by Larry W Jones will endear “Songbirds And Their Stories” to old and young alike.


The stories in “Illustrated Stories For Young Children” are designed for the very youngest listeners. Anyone who reads them with little children will find the stories wonderful in their fitness and enduring interest. Repetition endears them to the listening child, for, “Illustrated Stories For Young Children” have points and truth that the young child can understand. They can be traced to the kindergarten or to the new understanding of childhood. Use them. They will give joy, refine the taste, enrich the imagination, and gently impel the child toward the True, the Beautiful, and the Good.


Scottish botanist James Macrae traveled with Lord Byron on HMS Blonde during its 1824–1825 voyage from England to the Hawaiian Islands. A primary purpose of the expedition was to return the bodies of King Kamehameha II (Liholiho) and Queen Kamāmalu, both of whom had died of measles during a diplomatic visit to Britain. Macrae also brought plants to Hawai‘i and made observations wherever he sailed. After almost three months in the islands, the ship returned to Britain and Macrae’s journal was given to the Royal Horticultural Society. Extracts were published in 1922, but this complete transcription of the journal from the time Macrae spent in Hawai‘i has not previously been available.


Truth gets scrambled when the Little Red Hen, aka Henny Penny, meets Chicken Little (The sky is falling! The sky is falling! I must tell the king!) Especially when the king turns out to be the trigger-finger, gunslinging Kingwood Kowboy! It gives quite a new slant on two children’s classics. What happens to Goosey Loosey, Turkey Lurkey and Foxey Loxey? And how does Henny Penny and Chicken Little survive this tale? Read the book to find out the truth.


A seed, little friends, is really a plant or a tree all wrapped up in a little brown bundle. If you plant it in the ground it will grow, and when it is old enough it will bear fruit, for it was made just so. Among all the garden plantings, the fruits and vegetables are probably the most useful to us. Wherever we may go some of these little people are there before us, ready to help us by giving us food and to make life easy and joyous for us. So, enjoy “Garden Kids Volumes 1 & 2”


BIRDS are another expression of God’s love, and we are told that not even a sparrow shall fall to the ground without His notice. Birds are poetry come to life and set to music. They are like real little kids, and I am sure that when you have come to know them you will love them. These delightful play-mates offer fun to kids of all ages.


A seed, little friends, is really a plant or a tree all wrapped up in a little brown bundle. If you plant it in the ground it will grow, and when it is old enough it will bear fruit, for it was made just so. Among all the garden plantings, the fruits and vegetables are probably the most useful to us. Wherever we may go some of these little people are there before us, ready to help us by giving us food and to make life easy and joyous for us. So, enjoy “Garden Kids Volumes 1 & 2”


BIRDS are another expression of God’s love, and we are told that not even a sparrow shall fall to the ground without His notice. Birds are poetry come to life and set to music. They are like real little kids, and I am sure that when you have come to know them you will love them. These delightful play-mates offer fun to kids of all ages.


All children are flowers in the garden of God’s love. To the understanding heart a child is like a flower and a flower is like a child. Flowers were created to make the world beautiful. Children were meant to play amid the flowers with a natural love of them. This book shows the kinship of children and flowers. Kids as flowers and flowers as kids, an allegory in its finest sense. Enjoy this book as kids of all ages.


Little Crow (c. 1810 – July 3, 1863) was a chief of a band of the Mdewakanton Dakota people, who were based along the Minnesota River. His given name translates as “His Red Nation”, (Thaóyate Dúta). Little Crow befriended the fur traders and relied on their support for assistance from the U.S. government. He is notable for his role in negotiating the treaties of Traverse des Sioux and Mendota of 1851, in which he agreed to remove his band of Dakota to a reservation near the Minnesota River in exchange for annuity goods and payments which never came. That left the Dakota starving in the Minnesota Winter.


Uncle Remus is a fictional character and narrator of African American folktales compiled and adapted by Joel Chandler Harris in 1881. He wrote stories to represent the struggle in the Southern United States plantations. They are written in a dialect which was his interpretation of Deep South African-American language of the time. Br’er Rabbit (“Brother Rabbit”) is the main character of the stories, a character prone to tricks and troublemaking, who is often opposed by Br’er Fox and Br’er Bear.


In this fully illustrated book by Anna Sewell, Black Beauty is a first person (first horse) autobiographical recollection as related by a high-society equine. Follow his personal beginning, of carefree days as a young colt on an English farm, to his difficult life pulling two-wheel cabs in big and dangerous London, to a happy and well-deserved retirement in the English countryside.


Cynthia Ann Parker is the most famous Indian captive in American history. In 1833, her family moved to Texas and built Fort Parker. Comanche warriors attacked the fort in 1836 and took young Cynthia Ann captive. She spent the next twenty-four years with the Indians, eventually marrying the warrior Peta Nocona, with whom she had two sons and a daughter. In 1860 Texas Rangers and federal soldiers abducted her, with her infant daughter, in an attack on a Comanche encampment in north Texas. She struggled to readjust to white-man life. Her son, Quanah Parker, became the most important Comanche leader of his day.


Peter Rabbit is a fictional animal character in various children’s stories by Beatrix Potter. He first appeared in The Tale of Peter Rabbit in 1902, and subsequently in five more books between 1904 and 1912. Peter wears a blue jacket with brass buttons and shoes. Peter lives in a rabbit hole and grows up to fall in love with Little Miss Fuzzytail while surviving foxes and owls in the Green Pasture and Old Briar Patch.


The Wind in the Willows, book of linked animal tales by British writer Kenneth Grahame that began as a series of bedtime stories for his son and was published in 1908. The beautifully written work, with its evocative descriptions of the countryside interspersed with exciting adventures, became a classic of English children’s literature. The tales relate the adventures of several animal friends and neighbours in the English countryside—primarily Mole, Rat, Toad, and Badger.


Life on the Mississippi is a 471 page autobiographical of Mark Twain’s adventures during his training as a steamboat captain on the Mississippi River. The fully illustrated book includes historical content about the Mississippi River, from Hernando de Soto’s encounter with the river in 1542 and onward. The book focuses on Mark Twain’s apprenticeship to steamboat pilot Horace Bixby. Enjoy the adventures of Mark Twain, a steamboat captain’s life on the Mississippi.


In Rawalpindi the Viceroy of India is due to receive a visit from the Amir of Afghanistan, and the story is set in a crowded camp full of men and their animals. The baggage camels are nervous creatures, and tend to stampede, and one wet night the narrator’s tent is knocked over, and he has to take shelter under a gun. Various animals are nearby, mules, a camel, a cavalry charger, a pair of gun bullocks, and an elephant, all part of the army, and all disturbed by the stampede.


“The Jungle Book – Mowgli’s Brothers” is the first book in the 7-book series by Rudyard Kipling. Father Wolf (Rama) and Mother Wolf (Raksha), a pair of wolves raising a family of cubs, are furious to learn from Tabaqui the jackal that Shere Khan the lame tiger is hunting in their territory because he might kill men and bring human retribution upon the jungle. But when Father Wolf (Rama) hears something approaching their den, it turns out to be not the tiger, but a naked human baby. Mother Wolf (Raksha) decides to adopt the hairless “man-cub”. Her determination is only strengthened by the arrival of Shere Khan, who demands the cub for his meal. The wolves drive off the tiger, and Raksha names him Mowgli the Frog because of his hairlessness.


All children are flowers in the garden of God’s love. To the understanding heart a child is like a flower and a flower is like a child. Flowers were created to make the world beautiful. Children were meant to play amid the flowers with a natural love of them. This book shows the kinship of children and flowers. Kids as flowers and flowers as kids, an allegory in its finest sense. Enjoy this book as kids of all ages.


Featuring 50 species of birds from back yards to back woods, this full-color book helps identify and appreciate birds of all kinds, large and small. Birds In The Bush – 50 Species In Full Color is educational and fun to read. Details include such information as their range, sounds and songs, habitat and their food intake. Each bird profile includes its name, how much it weighs, its length, wingspan and color markings. Add Birds In The Bush – 50 Species In Full Color to your library to enjoy again and again.


Chief Joseph (1840-1904) was a leader of the Wallowa band of the Nez Perce Tribe, who became famous in 1877 for leading his people on an epic flight across the Rocky Mountains. When Joseph grew up and assumed the chieftanship, he was under increasing governmental pressure to abandon his Wallowa land. Joseph refused, saying that he had promised his father he would never leave. In 1877, these disputes erupted into violence and Joseph’s Nez Perce band fled across the Bitterroot Mountains into Montana, with federal troops in pursuit. Thus was the end of their living in the beautiful and peaceful Grande Ronde Valley.


Dull Knife, aka Morning Star, was a great chief of the Northern Cheyenne people. He was noted for his active resistance to westward expansion and the United States federal government. A Cheyenne warrior in every sense of the word, Dull Knife was described by many writers of the era as “an admirable outlaw” comparable to the likes of Rob Roy and William Wallace.

Chief American Horse (aka “American Horse the Younger”) (1840 – December 16, 1908) was an Oglala Lakota chief, statesman, educator and historian. American Horse is notable in American history as a U.S. Army Indian Scout and a progressive Oglala Lakota leader who promoted friendly associations with whites and education for his people. American Horse opposed Crazy Horse during the Great Sioux War of 1876–1877 and the Ghost Dance Movement of 1890, and was a Lakota delegate to Washington. American Horse was one of the first Wild Westers with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and a supporter of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. “His record as a councilor of his people and his policy in the new situation that confronted them was manly and consistent and he was known for his eloquence.


Crazy Horse was known to have a personality characterized by aloofness, shyness, modesty and lonesomeness. He was generous to the poor, the elderly, and children. Through the late 1850s and early 1860s, Crazy Horse’s reputation as a warrior grew, as did his fame among the Lakota. His face paint was a yellow lightning bolt down the left side of his face, and white powder. Crazy Horse put no make-up on his forehead and did not wear a war bonnet.


Red Cloud was one of the most important leaders of the Oglala Sioux from 1868 to 1909. He was one of the most capable Native American opponents that the United States Army faced in its mission to occupy the western territories. This documentary is from the writings of Charles Alexander Eastman (born Hakadah and later named Ohíye S’a). Additional notes and images by Larry W Jones.


In 1866, Professor Pierre M. Aronnax and his assistant Conseil, stranded in San Francisco by reports of a giant sea monster attacking ships in the Pacific Ocean, are invited to join an expedition to search for the creature. During the search, they and harpooner Ned Land are thrown overboard during an attack, eventually discovering that the supposed monster is actually a submarine piloted by the brilliant but haunted Captain Nemo. Rescued, they discover astounding scenes while traversing 20,000 leagues aboard the submarine Nautilus.