Selected items about, authored by, or illustrated by Luther College students, alumni, faculty, or staff.
In the first authoritative biography of Alexander the Great written for a general audience in a generation, classicist and historian Philip Freeman tells the remarkable life of the great conqueror. The celebrated Macedonian king has been one of the most enduring figures in history.
At the animal clinic in Mitchell, South Dakota, there is one veterinarian--Dr. Mike Patrick. He works day and night taking care of animals both large and small. But he has some special assistants to make the practice run smoothly. His wife, Jean, manages the office, and his three children--Catherine, Shea, and Kendall--often help on farm calls and in the clinic.
There's a new girl in town! After Ida May’s last best friend moved away, she swore she’d never have another. But then she met fun, sparkly Stacey Merriweather, and now she and Ida are like two peas in a pod. When the friends discover a magical mermaid night-light that seems to grant wishes, they start a secret club—just the two of them.$18.95ISBN: 9780810989818Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 2-6 business daysPublished: Amulet Books - August 1st, 2010In 1841, a Japanese fishing vessel sinks. Its crew is forced to swim to a small, unknown island, where they are rescued by a passing American ship. Japan’s borders remain closed to all Western nations, so the crew sets off to America, learning English on the way.
Manjiro, a fourteen-year-old boy, is curious and eager to learn everything he can about this new culture.$27.50ISBN: 9781587297809Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: University Of Iowa Press - April 1st, 2009Whether profiling the chief of the last hunter-gatherers on the river, an early settler witnessing her first prairie fire and a modern wildlife biologist using fire to manage prairies, the manager of the Granger Farmer’s Co-op Creamery, or a landowner whose bottomlands are continually eaten away by floods, Faldet steadily develops the central idea that people are walking tributaries ofEmail or call for priceISBN: 9781563977466Availability: Hard to FindPublished: Boyds Mills Press - September 1st, 2001
You can do a lot with the right machinery, and the boy in this happy book has everything from a snowplow and a loader to a cement mixer and a dump truck. Never mind that his heavy equipment are toys. His vivid imagination turns them into the real thing. The boy has much to do throughout the year, such as plowing roads and building sidewalks.