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The Great Tulip Trade (Step into Reading)

0375825738


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From Booklist
K-Gr. 2. Give Brust a bouquet of flowers. She takes a complicated topic, the Dutch tulip mania of the 1600s, and makes it into a credible story--for beginning readers! An author's note explains the history on which the story is based; tulips became valued beyond reason, finally plunging in worth and ruining investors. So how did Brust work the facts into a Step into Reading easy reader? Her story focuses on Anna, who lives in Holland in 1636. Anna's father grows the flowers, and he gives his daughter eight different tulips for her birthday, which she plants in a window box. People spy them and want to trade for sturdier items: livestock, furniture, paintings. Reluctantly, Anna trades, but when she is offered gold and diamonds for her father's rarest tulip, she refuses to relinquish the precious gift. Delightful...


Tulip Obsessed: Notebook for the Truly Obsessed
Rebecca Cole
0641500572

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Hana in the Time of the Tulips

0763618756


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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-5–It is the time of the tulips, and little Hana misses the attention previously given to her by her now much-distracted, dejected, tulipomaniac father. These days, he is interested only in wealth and trade, bulbs and business; Hana and her dog are banished from the North Garden where Papa's flowers, which once brought pleasure, grow. Noyes's unaffected child's-eye view of the baffling turn of events that drove Holland's economy to collapse focuses on family and on the innocent concern of a child for her father: he is sad, and her simple and fondest wish is to make him smile again. The illustrations are a haunting homage to Rembrandt, who has a peripheral role in the story and whose art typifies the day. Ibatoulline's paintings demonstrate the flexibility of his acrylic-gouache work, which so...


The Black Tulip
Alexandre Dumas
0192837508
July 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
A deceptively simple story and the shortest of Dumas's most famous novels, The Black Tulip (1850) weaves historical events surrounding a brutal murder into a tale of romantic love. Set in Holland in 1672, this timeless political allegory draws on the violence and crimes of history, making a
case against tyranny and creating a symbol of justice and tolerance: the fateful tulipa negra.

Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Trouble with Tulip
Mindy Starns Clark
0736914854
July 2005
Paperback
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The Masque of the Black Tulip
Lauren Willig
0525949208
December 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Willig picks up where she left readers breathlessly hanging with 2005's The Secret History of the Pink Carnation. After discovering the identity of the Pink Carnation, one of England's most successful spies during the Napoleonic wars, modern-day graduate student Eloise Kelly is hot on the trail of the Black Tulip, the Pink Carnation's French counterpart. While researching the archives of dashing-but-grumpy Colin Selwick (a descendant of the Selwick spy family), Eloise learns that spy Purple Gentian (Richard Selwick) safely retired to the countryside; meanwhile, the Pink Carnation continues her mission with the help of Richard's younger sister. Spirited Henrietta Selwick discovers that the Black Tulip has resurfaced after a 10-year silence with the intent of eliminating the Pink Carnation. Miles Dorrington...


The Tulip and the Pope: A Nun's Story
Deborah Larsen
037541360X
September 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In July of 1960, 19-year-old Larsen (then Deborah Maertz) smoked a final cigarette before walking through the doors of Mount Carmel convent in Dubuque, Iowa. Inspired by Sister Luke in the 1956 novel The Nun's Story, she was determined to be a perfect nun, though she somehow overlooked Sister Luke's little problem with the vow of obedience. Along with theology and scripture, she studied posture and movement, hygiene and manners, French and "custody of the eyes" (how to avoid being distracted by one's surroundings). She practiced silence, performed menial tasks and prayed daily, always following her order's rule while increasingly hungering for sensory experiences: "The fabrics I [touched] were black and white serge, wool, cotton. There was no crushed velvet, no fleece, no angora, and no slubbed silk." In 1965,...


Tulip Fever
Deborah Moggach
0385334923
April 10, 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Deborah Moggach's Tulip Fever takes place in 17th-century Amsterdam, where roguish Rembrandt wannabes like Jan van Loos are just waiting to fall into ticklish situations. In this case, a paunchy merchant named Cornelis Sandvoort wanders into the artist's studio, hoping to impress posterity with a portrait of himself and his young wife. Apart from the fat commission, which van Loos can use, there is the bride to consider. Beautiful and bored, Sophia is easily swayed by his youthful passion--but this time, the raffish van Loos actually falls in love with one of his sexual conquests. The two carry out their affair with increasing doses of rashness and deception, meanwhile becoming dependent on the complicity of a servant, the astonishing gullibility of the old man, and the fast cash to be made on the tulip-bulb...


The Masque of the Black Tulip
Lauren Willig
0143058029
Jan 2006
Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged
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From Publishers Weekly
With its shifts between past and present, and between a British protagonist and an American one, this larger-than-life romantic caper demands a narrator with extreme versatility and a strong handle on dialects. Reading is such a narrator. Since the bulk of the book follows the humorous spy-chasing escapades of a 19th-century couple in England, it's fitting that Reading is a native of the land. But as the consummate performer she is, she moves with ease from the clipped, bright tones of the book's aristocratic protagonists to the colloquial voice of American grad student Eloise Kelly, whose research into historical spy activities in France and Britain during Napoleon's reign provides the story's framework. Reading conveys each personality with élan, from the seductive drawl of a suspected villain, to the...


The Infinite Tulip
Harold Feinstein
0821228749
January 14, 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Nature photographer Feinstein opens his shutter to the tulip's splendid diversity, showing off several centuries of meticulous breeding in this small collection of photographs. The flowers presented range from soft, closed coquettish buds to violently ruffled blooms that explode open toward the viewer. Nature's palate is equally remarkable; simple primary colors blend into decadent violets, fresh greens and rosy pinks. The tulip "Beau Monde" curves like an art nouveau sculpture, the smooth arcing lines of its petals fanning across the page. The ragged crimson petals of "Fringed Carnival" resemble a masquerader's feather headpiece. Feinstein allows the flowers to speak for themselves, limiting his text to each variety's name and a brief introduction, in which he explains his inspiration for the title: "with my...


Tulip: The Story of the Flower That Has Made Men Mad
Anna Pavord
1582341303
February 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
In an auction held in Holland in February 1637, 99 lots of tulip bulbs fetched a staggering 90,000 guilders, more than $3.5 million in today's money. Tulipomania had reached its height, and its story is told in just one of the fascinating sections of Anna Pavord's wonderful book on this most seductive of flowers.

Pavord's passion for the flower is evident from the opening pages of the book, where she tells of scrambling across the hillsides of Crete in search of an obscure, indigenous purple tulip. The story of the discovery of this tulip leads into Pavord's extraordinary history of this beautiful, enigmatic flower. As with all the best love stories, Pavord's is told from the perspective of the object of affection--in this case, the tulip--from its adoption by the Ottoman sultans of Istanbul in the 18th century to its...



Gardening with Tulips
Michael King
0881927449
July 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
While tulips planted in uninspired rows lack charm and look old-fashioned, resulting in a gardening cliche, skillful designers like King recognize the beauty and allure of a landscape in which tulips in myriad forms, scents, and colors emerge. Gardeners wishing to learn about the fascinating history and classifications of tulips will savor King's enthusiastic writing, and relish his expert advice on how to use perennials, shrubs, and grasses inventively to allow tulips to shine. Photographs illustrate beguiling examples of Dutch display gardens and bulb fields, ornate bedding schemes, and mixed plantings. Next King offers his top picks: 20 highly varied and excellent types of tulip species and hybrids. Lily-shaped, low-growing multiflowered pastels, and willowy Triumph blooms are among the groups described in depth and...


The Tulip
Anna Pavord
1582340137
January 15, 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
In an auction held in Holland in February 1637, 99 lots of tulip bulbs fetched a staggering 90,000 guilders, more than $3.5 million in today's money. Tulipomania had reached its height, and its story is told in just one of the fascinating sections of Anna Pavord's wonderful book on this most seductive of flowers.

Pavord's passion for the flower is evident from the opening pages of the book, where she tells of scrambling across the hillsides of Crete in search of an obscure, indigenous purple tulip. The story of the discovery of this tulip leads into Pavord's extraordinary history of this beautiful, enigmatic flower. As with all the best love stories, Pavord's is told from the perspective of the object of affection--in this case, the tulip--from its adoption by the Ottoman sultans of Istanbul in the 18th century to its...



Tulips
Jay O'Callahan
1561451347
October 1996
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Twice a year Pierre visits his Grand Ma Mere in her grand Parisian house and plays tricks on the servants. The dowager is unruffled by the boy's shenanigans, however; perhaps because "in the whole world, Grand Ma Mere loved two things best: Pierre, and her wonderful tulips." But on one eventful stay, Pierre--apparently bored with placing a toad in the gardener's boot and running the chambermaid's bloomers up the flagpole--decides to take on Grand Ma Mere and her tulips. How she and the servants foil him and take their revenge makes a neat and amusing denouement. Santini ( Santa's Secret Helper ) sets a 1920s mood with her muted, slightly satirical watercolors and deftly connects the foreground action with garden, street or other rooms with strong, diagonally organized perspectives. Story and art thus jointly...


Prayer Journal Tulips
Inspirio
0310808405
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Unique prayer journal features quotes and Scriptures that will inspire the journaler to meet with the Lord in prayer. Also includes sections for listing prayer requests and answers to prayer.

From the Back Cover
With a beautiful, inspiring design, this journal will encourage all to take time to pray for those around them. Featuring Scripture on prayer, quotes from classic and contemporary authors on prayer, and plenty of space to lift requests to God, this journal will keep the writer connected daily. Also includes specific space for prayer requests and answers to prayer.


My Dog Tulip (New York Review of Books Classics Series)
J. R. Ackerley
0940322110
September 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
My Dog Tulip is the ultimate bitch session--in the canine sense of the phrase, of course. In 1947, J.R. Ackerley rescued an 18-month-old German shepherd, and from the start her every look and move were to undo him. "Tulip never let me down. She is nothing if not consistent. She knows where to draw the line, and it is always in the same place, a circle around us both. Indeed, she is a good girl, but--and this is the point--she would not care for it to be generally known." As he anatomizes her from head to toe with the awe-struck precision of a medieval courtier, Ackerley instantly turns us into Tulipomanes. Alas, many of the mere mortals she encounters feel differently, for there are indeed two Tulips. One is highly strung but heroic, flirtatious but true. The other is a four-legged rejoinder to authority: a biter, a barker,...


Tulipomania : The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused
Mike Dash
0609604392
February 29, 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
For history buffs or gardeners who enjoy more than just digging in the dirt, Tulipomania presents a fascinating look at the tulip frenzy that took place in Holland in the mid-1600s. Beginning as gifts given among the wealthy and educated folk of Europe and Asia, the tulip rapidly became a source of incredible financial gain--similar to today's Internet start-up companies or Beanie Baby collections. Stories of craftsmen discontinuing their trade and focusing on raising tulips for public auction, where they sold for prices comparable to that of a manor house, are astonishing. Poets, moralists, businessmen--it seems everyone was involved at some level.

Lack of regulation and poor quality control were just a couple of the details that led to the abrupt crash in February 1637. Tulipomania was the original market bust--people...



Alice's Tulips
Sandra Dallas
0312283784
September 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Loyalty, trust and friendship are the themes of Dallas's (The Persian Pickle Club) cozy, suspense-driven epistolary novel, set during the Civil War. When her husband enlists as a Union soldier, teenage newlywed Alice Keeler Bullock must live on his family's Bramble Farm on the outskirts of Slatyfork, Iowa, with only her stern mother-in-law, Mother (Serena) Bullock, for company. Alice is lonely without the constant companionship of her sister, Lizzie, and their six younger brothers. She passes the time writing long, gossip-filled letters to Lizzie in Galena, Ill., and growing passionate about her quilting. Newly pregnant, Alice hopes that the baby will win over her fault-finding mother-in-law, but Alice doesn't make things easy for herself. She regularly boasts about her superior sewing skills, yearns aloud for...


Tulip
Liz Dobbs
0312310552
Mar 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Whether you prefer to admire your tulips in the garden or in the house, there are literally thousands of varieties to choose from. Delicate, naturally occurring species tulips, flamboyantly ruffled Parrot tulips, mysteriously colored Viridiflora tulips, and the large blooms of Triumph tulips are just a few of the dazzling possibilities. Whatever your taste, there will be a tulip just for you.

This beautiful and informative book, with more than seventy breathtaking photographs, captures the essence of this enchanting flower, tells its history, celebrates its popularity, and reveals why it has entranced and intrigued people for centuries.

Clay Perry’s stunning photography is accompanied by practical text with guidance on successful tulip growing, and a multitude of suggestions for making the most of...


Tulip: The Five Points of Calvinism in the Light of Scripture
Duane Edward Spencer
0801063930
December 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
TULIP is a popular acronym for the five points of Calvinism-total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistible grace, and perseverance of the saints. In this classic book, these five points are concisely explained in the light of the Bible. They are also helpfully contrasted with the corresponding five points of Arminianism, which originally prompted the Calvinistic five-point statement at Dort. Formerly of Arminian persuasion, Duane Edward Spencer shares insights he gained while searching the Scriptures to "see if these things be so." He supplies snippets of church history and selections from the Westminster Confession of Faith (1648) to complement his succinct explanations of the five points. The basic beliefs of both Arminians and Calvinists, along with the Scriptures used by each to...


Among the Tulips
Cheryl Wolverton
0373872674
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
A new beginning. Turning forty is a major milestone for Annie Hooper, who has been married, with stepchildren, since she was seventeen. The birthday gift of a trip to Holland offers some unexpected and exciting changes to her routine. And when a car accident in Amsterdam leads to her rescue by a handsome celebrity, she begins to wonder whether God has a new direction for her. Victor Richardson offers his château to Annie so she can recover and resume her vacation -- with him as guide. And while Annie's arm mends, she discovers that her Prince Charming requires God's grace, and her help as well, to make a fresh start of his own.


Tulip Sees America
Cynthia Rylant
0439399785
April 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Rylant (Missing May; Cat Heaven) and Desimini (Love Letters) take to the open road in this picture book scrapbook. A young man who has never ventured beyond his Ohio homeland buys a green Beetle and heads west with his dog, Tulip. They see the farms of Iowa ("Green, green rolling hills and black garden soil all around them"), the "vast and dark and low and ominous" skies in Nebraska and the wide Nevada desert. And once they reach the Oregon coast, they decide to stay. Rylant's own 1993 move to Oregon with her son and two dogs inspired this celebration of the West's natural treasures. Her vibrant descriptions paired with Desimini's velvety paintings will have readers hankering to travel. With the help of computer technology, Desimini creates dark and dreamy colorscapes, dotted with animals, clouds and trees. While...


Tulipomania: The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused
Mike Dash
060980765X
February 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
For history buffs or gardeners who enjoy more than just digging in the dirt, Tulipomania presents a fascinating look at the tulip frenzy that took place in Holland in the mid-1600s. Beginning as gifts given among the wealthy and educated folk of Europe and Asia, the tulip rapidly became a source of incredible financial gain--similar to today's Internet start-up companies or Beanie Baby collections. Stories of craftsmen discontinuing their trade and focusing on raising tulips for public auction, where they sold for prices comparable to that of a manor house, are astonishing. Poets, moralists, businessmen--it seems everyone was involved at some level.

Lack of regulation and poor quality control were just a couple of the details that led to the abrupt crash in February 1637. Tulipomania was the original market bust--people...



Leonora
Regina D. Pounds
0595651836
Nov 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
In 1788, Count Stropov and his friend, Prince Boro, trail an elusive thief all over Europe. A chance encounter with an English damsel in distress leads them onto a detour: they wager on who will be the first to seduce the beauty.

Instantly, Count Stropov decides he will claim the beautiful Leonora.

Stropov's loyalty belongs to his Russian Empress. Leonora's obligations tie her to her English home. Both are duty-driven and passionate. Thrown together into perilous situations, Stropov and Leonora develop a mutual infatuation. He holds her in his sway because her father gambled unwisely. She holds his fate in her hands, ever since he first saw her.

Secrets from the past cast their shadow. Present dangers lurk. Stropov and Leonora's stormy relationship turns into more than an interlude, but can they defeat the...



My Dog Tulip
J. R. Ackerley
0671634712


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Book Review
My Dog Tulip is the ultimate bitch session--in the canine sense of the phrase, of course. In 1947, J.R. Ackerley rescued an 18-month-old German shepherd, and from the start her every look and move were to undo him. "Tulip never let me down. She is nothing if not consistent. She knows where to draw the line, and it is always in the same place, a circle around us both. Indeed, she is a good girl, but--and this is the point--she would not care for it to be generally known." As he anatomizes her from head to toe with the awe-struck precision of a medieval courtier, Ackerley instantly turns us into Tulipomanes. Alas, many of the mere mortals she encounters feel differently, for there are indeed two Tulips. One is highly strung but heroic, flirtatious but true. The other is a four-legged rejoinder to authority: a biter, a barker,...

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