Dora’s father owns a dressmaking shop in the bustling garment district of Toronto in the 1940s. Every day after school, ten-year-old Dora runs to help her father in the shop. As she works, she dreams of being a designer herself and dressing the soberly attired mannequins in her own beautiful creations. In Dora’s imaginings, the mannequins seem …
An exploding population and the Great Famine increased the number of Irish immigrants to North America. This exciting look at the history of the Irish in North America includes eyewitness accounts and describes conflicts at home, disease on the journey, anti-Irish prejudice, and the music and dance they brought with them.
The search for gold and other treasures brought the earliest Hispanic migrants to North, Central, and South America in the 1500s. This intriguing look at the many Hispanic cultures who came to stake their claims in North America and how their traditions are still celebrated today features full-color artwork and eyewitness accounts.
Religious conflicts brought the earliest German immigrants to North America. Eyewitness accounts tell the history of Germantown—North America's first German community, the Pennsylvania Dutch, fleeing Hitler's Germany, and bringing German traditions to North America.
Kick into high gear with Martial Arts in Action. Children will learn about karate, tae kwon do, jujitsu, judo, and kung fu. Important concepts are also discussed, including self-defense, self-discipline, self-confidence, concentration, and balance.