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Complete Trees, Shrubs & Hedges : Secrets for Selection and Care

1580112595


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Book Description
Trees, shrubs, and hedges are the "bones," or essential framework, of any landscape design. Complete Trees, Shrubs & Hedges explains how to select the finest plants for specific growing conditions, as well as plants that look good together. Over 569 color photographs and 128 illustrations provide instruction and inspiration to landscape for four-season interest, color, and beauty. Descriptions of over 1,000 of the best plants are included - "best" because they are beautiful, low-maintenance, pest- and disease-resistant, and available at local nurseries and home centers. Complete Trees, Shrubs & Hedges provides all the necessary information to add privacy, shade, color, and texture to the landscape all year round.


Cold Sassy Tree
Olive Ann Burns
038531258X
June 1986
Paperback
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From AudioFile
Here is an effervescent novel which captures intrigue and passion as they erupt in a parochial Georgia town whose sense of propriety is severely challenged. Tom Parker's enlightened reading greatly enhances the emotive effect of the novel. With an impressive array of consistently natural voices he involves the listener directly in the drama of the characters' lives. He captures the spirit of the complex cast and is as comfortable in the role of the picaresque Will Tweedy as he is in the roles of the gritty grandfather or the sanctimonious Effie Belle. Rich in characterization and dialogue, this novel is well-suited to the audio format; Tom Parker superbly conveys this great wealth. B.M.W. An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award winner (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette ...


Summer of the Sea Serpent (Magic Tree House Series #31)
Mary Pope Osborne
0375827358
March 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Jack and Annie are off on another mythical mission at the request of Merlin the magician. Luckily, they have a young sorcerer, Teddy, to help them. From underwater caves to a Spider Queen, from mystical selkies to a magical sword, this is a Magic Tree House adventure kids won’t want to miss!

Inside Flap Copy
Jack and Annie are off on another mythical mission at the request of Merlin the magician. Luckily, they have a young sorcerer, Teddy, to help them. From underwater caves to a Spider Queen, from mystical selkies to a magical sword, this is a Magic Tree House adventure kids won?t want to miss!

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The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein
0060256656
Jan 1964
Hardcover
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Book Review
To say that this particular apple tree is a "giving tree" is an understatement. In Shel Silverstein's popular tale of few words and simple line drawings, a tree starts out as a leafy playground, shade provider, and apple bearer for a rambunctious little boy. Making the boy happy makes the tree happy, but with time it becomes more challenging for the generous tree to meet his needs. When he asks for money, she suggests that he sell her apples. When he asks for a house, she offers her branches for lumber. When the boy is old, too old and sad to play in the tree, he asks the tree for a boat. She suggests that he cut her down to a stump so he can craft a boat out of her trunk. He unthinkingly does it. At this point in the story, the double-page spread shows a pathetic solitary stump, poignantly cut down to the heart the boy once...


Ortho's All About Pruning (Ortho's All About Gardening)

0897214293


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Book Description
A primer on trimming trees, shrubs, and vines.

Teaches readers when and how to prune to promote flowering, slow plant growth, and repair damage.

Tips on enhancing plant shape.

Explains different techniques and timing for pruning deciduous trees, evergreens, shrubs, and vines.

Walks readers through the steps of pruning hedges and creating specialty shapes.

Comprehensive encyclopedia provides detailed pruning instructions for 180 trees, shrubs, and vines.



The Bean Trees
Barbara Kingsolver
0061097314
Oct 1998
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Feisty Marietta Greer changes her name to "Taylor" when her car runs out of gas in Taylorville, Ill. By the time she reaches Oklahoma, this strong-willed young Kentucky native with a quick tongue and an open mind is catapulted into a surprising new life. Taylor leaves home in a beat-up '55 Volkswagen bug, on her way to nowhere in particular, savoring her freedom. But when a forlorn Cherokee woman drops a baby in Taylor's passenger seat and asks her to take it, she does. A first novel, The Bean Trees is an overwhelming delight, as random and unexpected as real life. The unmistakable voice of its irresistible heroine is whimsical, yet deeply insightful. Taylor playfully names her little foundling "Turtle," because she clings with an unrelenting, reptilian grip; at the same time, Taylor aches at the thought of the...


Polar Bears Past Bedtime (Magic Tree House Series #12)
Mary Pope Osborne
067988341X
January 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
The Magic Tree House transportss Jack and Annie to the freezing Arctic. There, they must solve the final riddle to become master librarians. But it's not going to be easy--especially when they have cracking ice, a seal hunter, and a prodigious polar bear to deal with. Will they be able to solve the riddle before they get iced themselves?  

Card catalog description
Their magic tree house takes Jack and Annie to the Arctic, where a polar bear leads them onto very thin ice. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

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Magic Tree House #1-4
Mary Pope Osborne
0375813659
May 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Ten years ago, Jack and Annie found a Magic Tree House in the woods and the world of reading was changed forever. Millions of letters later (from children, parents, and teachers around the world!)the exciting and inspiring four books are available together in a keepsake-worthy boxed set. The perfect gift to encourage a struggling new reader or remind old fans of the way they first discovered the magic of books.


Magic Tree House #5-8
Mary Pope Osborne
0375822666
May 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
This Magic Tree House set including the following titles: Night of the Ninjas (Magic Tree House, No. 5) Afternoon on the Amazon (Magic Tree House, No. 6) Sunset of the Sabertooth (Magic Tree House, No. 7) Midnight on the Moon. (Magic Tree House, No. 8)

Inside Flap Copy
Read by the author
approx. 2 hours, 30 minutes
2 cassettes

In this sixth volume of the best-selling audio series, Jack and Annie are whisked back in time to the Civil War where they meet a famous nurse named Clara Barton; join General George Washington during the Revolutionary War as his army leads a sneak attack against their enemy; attend school in a one-room school house in the 1870s; and experience the famous San Francisco earthquake of 1906.

Volume 6 includes:
Magic Tree House #21:...


Tigers at Twilight (Magic Tree House Series #19)
Mary Pope Osborne
0679890653
August 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
"This little dog is under a spell and needs your help. To free him, you must be given four special things:

A gift from a ship lost at sea,
A gift from the prairie blue,
A gift from a forest far away,
A gift from a kangaroo."

How would you feel if you found a note like this in your magic tree house? Eight-year-old Jack and his 7-year-old sister Annie love the funny, enchanted dog Teddy--and know they have no choice but to collect the gifts and break the mysterious spell. In Tigers at Twilight--the 19th adventure in award-winning author Mary Pope Osborne's popular Magic Tree House series--these brave, resourceful children have already found the first two gifts, and must find the third in "a forest far away." Knowing that the books in Morgan Le Fey's magic tree house have the power to transport them all...



High Tide in Hawaii (Magic Tree House Series #28)
Mary Pope Osborne
0375806164
March 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
When the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie off to Hawaii it’s for more than a vacation–they’re in search of a fourth kind of magic for Morgan! On the way they help an island community survive a tidal wave and, of course, take some time out to surf! Ultimately, they discover that the magic that they have found in this set of four books are everyday magics: the magic of the arts, the magic of the natural world, the magic of community; and the magic of fun.

Card catalog description
Jack and Annie travel in their Magic Tree House back to a Hawaiian island of long ago where they make friends, learn how to surf, and encounter a tsunami.

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The Lexus and the Olive Tree
Thomas L. Friedman
0385499345
Jan 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
One day in 1992, Thomas Friedman toured a Lexus factory in Japan and marveled at the robots that put the luxury cars together. That evening, as he ate sushi on a Japanese bullet train, he read a story about yet another Middle East squabble between Palestinians and Israelis. And it hit him: Half the world was lusting after those Lexuses, or at least the brilliant technology that made them possible, and the other half was fighting over who owned which olive tree.

Friedman, the well-traveled New York Times foreign-affairs columnist, peppers The Lexus and the Olive Tree with stories that illustrate his central theme: that globalization--the Lexus--is the central organizing principle of the post-cold war world, even though many individuals and nations resist by holding onto what has traditionally mattered to them--the olive...



Season of the Sandstorms
Mary Pope Osborne
0375830316
June 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Jack and Annie travel back in time to a desert in the Middle East at the behest of Merlin who has given them a rhyme to help on their mission. There they meet a Bedouin tribe and learn about the way that they live. From camel rides and oases to ancient writings and dangerous sandstorms, here’s another Magic Tree House filled with all the mystery, history, magic, and old-fashioned adventure that kids love to read about.

About the Author
Mary Pope Osborne is the author of all the Magic Tree House books, as well as American Tall Tales and New York’s Bravest for Knopf. The author lives in Goshen, CT.

Sal Murdocca has been illustrating and writing books for children for many years. He has illustrated every book in the Magic Tree House fiction series...


Twister on Tuesday (Magic Tree House Series #23)
Mary Pope Osborne
0679890696
March 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
In book 23 of the Magic Tree House, award-winning author Mary Pope Osborne's popular young adventure series, siblings Jack and Annie travel back to American pioneer times. Their task, assigned by mysterious Camelot librarian Morgan le Fay, is to find "something to learn." When their magic tree house alights on a Kansas prairie in the 1870s, Jack and Annie quickly find a one-room schoolhouse with classes in session. Something to learn! After an all-too-brief school day, the two return to the tree house with their mission completed. But wait: "In the distance, twisting black clouds had dropped out of the storm clouds. They swirled into a funnel shape." A twister! And the young teacher and students in the school don't realize there's a storm cellar under the floor. Jack and Annie must brave the howling winds to return...


Interactive Manual and Photo-Library of Woody Landscape Plants
Michael A. Dirr
0942375033
ROM - July 2003
DVD-ROM
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Review
Bette-Lee Fox Library Journal : A trove of information...will be of benefit to all woody plants enthusiasts.
Amy Cantu Library Journal : Michael A. Dirr's interactive DVD—based on his classic The Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (1975)—is a trove of information...the film is a useful, if somber, tale of the risks involved in introducing any nonnative species to a fragile habitat. Its focus on the West Coast makes it a must-have there.
K. T. Settlemyer Choice : This program is an excellent choice for those who are comfortable with newer library technology and interested in woody plants and landscaping. It will also appeal to professionals and people interested in plant photography. The program is a desireable addition for academic and public libraries that have the equipment to use...


Hour of the Olympics
Mary Pope Osborne
0679890629
Oct 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Jack and Annie are off on another adventure! This time they are sent to ancient Greece, where a very important event is taking place. Join them as they race against time and witness the very first Olympic games!  

Card catalog description
Their magic tree house takes Jack and Annie back to retrieve a lost story in ancient Greece, where they witness the original Olympic games and are surprised to find what girls of the time were not allowed to do. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

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Rain Forests: A Nonfiction Companion to Afternoon on the Amazon (Magic Tree House Research Guide Series)
Mary Pope Osborne
0375813551
September 2001
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-4-In this companion to Afternoon on the Amazon (Random, 1995), Jack and Annie encourage readers to undertake their own research related to the rain forest, and that is excellent advice. With the number of full-color, larger-format titles available on the topic, it is hard to justify sticking with the brief introduction and small, black-and-white photos this book offers. Drawings of the children appear somewhere on almost every page, and perhaps their die-hard fans will slog along to keep them in view. However, the book doesn't even provide detailed information on some plants and animals that play an important role in the fictional adventure. For example, the frightening vampire bats and piranhas the children encounter are barely mentioned. The mango, which is the item they need to bring...


The Spiderwick Chronicles (Boxed Set)
Holly Black
0689040342
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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Review
New York Times Book Review With their evocative gothic-style pencil drawings and color illustrations, rhyming riddles, supernatural lore, and well-drawn characters, these books read like old-fashioned ripping yarns.

Review
New York Times Book Review With their evocative gothic-style pencil drawings and color illustrations, rhyming riddles, supernatural lore, and well-drawn characters, these books read like old-fashioned ripping yarns.

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The Tree Farmer
Chuck Leavell, Nicholas Cravotta
1893622169
October 17, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A grandfather who owns a tree farm takes his grandson on a magical journey through the forest, where trees become musical instruments, books, a baby's crib and more. The story explains the vital role that trees play in our lives, providing us with the wood for our homes, furniture and other products--and mankind's responsibility to protect and care for them. Co-authored by Chuck Leavell, musician, tree farmer, conservationist and longtime keyboardist for the Rolling Stones.

About the Author
Chuck Leavell, the longtime keyboardist for the Rolling Stones, is a tree farmer in Georgia and an advocate for forest management and preservation. He joins writer Nicholas Cravotta and silk artist Rebecca Bleau to create a powerful story of forest stewardship, from generation to...


Earthquake in the Early Morning (Magic Tree House Series #24)
Mary Pope Osborne
067989070X
July 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
The year is 1906, the place is San Francisco. Annie and her brother, Jack, have just traveled here in their magic tree house, on a mission from Morgan le Fay, the mysterious magical librarian from King Arthur's time. In an effort to save Camelot, the children have already found three special kinds of writing for Morgan's library: something to follow (Civil War on Sunday), something to send (Revolutionary War on Wednesday), and something to learn (Twister on Tuesday). Now it's time to find "something to lend." It's a quiet, peaceful morning in San Francisco, and Annie is eager to start exploring. So eager, in fact, that she pulls Jack away from his research just before he would have learned a very important piece of information... All too soon, the siblings figure it out for themselves: they have arrived in this...


Dinosaurs Before Dark
Mary Pope Osborne
0679824111
July 1992
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3-- This enjoyable time-travel fantasy is a successful beginning chapter book. Jack and his younger sister find a tree house filled with books. When he wishes he could really see the Pteranodon pictured in one of them, it appears at the window. The children have been transported back to the Cretaceous period. They begin to explore and are soon threatened by a Tyrannosaurus. The Pteranodon comes to their rescue, and they figure out enough about the magic that carried them back in time to be able to use it to return home. There is plenty of suspense and magic here, and enough dinosaur information to please science buffs. Characterization is sketchy and older children will find the plot predictable, but readers just past the easy-to-read stage will find it satisfying. It should attract those who devour...


The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale
Retold by Angela Elwell Hunt
0745917437
November 1989
Hardcover
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Christian Retailing, March 1991
"...hauntingly retold folk tale about three trees that grow up to be Jesus' manger, boat, and cross represents the best..."

Book Description
Once upon a mountaintop, three trees stood and dreamed of what they wanted to become when they grew up. Each of their dreams come true in the most unexpected of ways.

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Tree Houses You Can Actually Build : A Weekend Project Book (Stiles, David R. Weekend Project Book Series.)
David Stiles, Jeanie Trusty Stiles
0395892732
May 26, 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Tree houses capture the imagination of the child in all of us, and they have never been more popular than they are today. This inspirational yet thoroughly practical guide shows even the most inexperienced weekend carpenter how to design and build a lifetime of memories for the entire family. With more than 200,000 copies of their popular Weekend Project Books sold, David and Jeanie Stiles have become America's First Couple of do-it-yourself woodworking. In Tree Houses You Can Actually Build, they explain basic building procedures through clear, simple instructions and non-technical line drawings that illustrate every step of the project, from the earliest sketches to the final cedar shingle. The authors outline five basic designs that can be adapted to virtually any set of conditions, and throughout the book, they...


Magic Tree House: Books 17-24 (Magic Tree House Collection)
Mary Pope Osborne (Narrator)
0307245268
August 23, 2005
Audio CD
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Book Description
BOOK #17: TONIGHT ON THE TITANIC: Jack and Annie are whisked away to the decks of the Titanic, where they must help two children find their way to a lifeboat - and are in danger of becoming victims of that tragic night themselves.

BOOK #18: BUFFALO BEFORE BREAKFAST: Jack and Annie travel to the Old West, where they roam the Great Plains with a Lakota boy.

BOOK #19: TIGERS AT TWILIGHT: While in India, Jack and Annie have adventures involving a tiger and other endangered jungle animals.

BOOK #20: DINGOES AT DINNERTIME: Jack and Annie are whisked Down Under to the land of Australia, where they save several animals from a raging wildfire.

BOOK #21: CIVIL WAR ON SUNDAY: Jack and Annie are transported to the time of the Civil War, where they meet Clara Barton.

BOOK #22: REVOLUTIONARY WAR ON...


The Lorax (Classic Seuss)
Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel
0394823370
August 12, 1971
Hardcover
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Book Review
When Dr. Seuss gets serious, you know it must be important. Published in 1971, and perhaps inspired by the "save our planet" mindset of the 1960s, The Lorax is an ecological warning that still rings true today amidst the dangers of clear-cutting, pollution, and disregard for the earth's environment. In The Lorax, we find what we've come to expect from the illustrious doctor: brilliantly whimsical rhymes, delightfully original creatures, and weirdly undulating illustrations. But here there is also something more--a powerful message that Seuss implores both adults and children to heed.

The now remorseful Once-ler--our faceless, bodiless narrator--tells the story himself. Long ago this enterprising villain chances upon a place filled with wondrous Truffula Trees, Swomee-Swans, Brown Bar-ba- loots, and...



A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Perennial Classics)
Betty Smith
0060736267
February 1, 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
Francie Nolan, avid reader, penny-candy connoisseur, and adroit observer of human nature, has much to ponder in colorful, turn-of-the-century Brooklyn. She grows up with a sweet, tragic father, a severely realistic mother, and an aunt who gives her love too freely--to men, and to a brother who will always be the favored child. Francie learns early the meaning of hunger and the value of a penny. She is her father's child--romantic and hungry for beauty. But she is her mother's child, too--deeply practical and in constant need of truth. Like the Tree of Heaven that grows out of cement or through cellar gratings, resourceful Francie struggles against all odds to survive and thrive. Betty Smith's poignant, honest novel created a big stir when it was first published over 50 years ago. Her frank writing about life's squalor was...

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