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Jacky Turchick & Laurie Melrood Authors- THE PANCAKE TREE


by Jacky Turchick & Laurie Melrood

illustrator Emma Huang

Do pancakes really grow on trees?  Perhaps even in our backyards of the Southwest?  Find out from this whimsical and educational book for children ages 3 and up, published and available from Word Studio in Tucson.


Books published by Word Studio are of a reflective, personal nature and are books that contribute to the knowledge of cultures and the environment around us. They focus on publishing memoirs, essays, short stories, poetry, and children’s stories. From concept to finish, book projects are completed with great care and with welcomed participation of the authors.

Alicja Mann

Director & Owner

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by Gwen Harvey

illustrations by Guy Pordirio

A New Historical Novel for Young People

Published by the Arizona Historical Society

http://www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org  $17.96

Esperanza is a courageous and imaginative Mexican American girl living in the frontier town of Tucson, Arizona in 1876.  She tries to be a responsible your lady but she and her little dog Chica always seem to be in trouble.  Esperanza’s dearest wish is know what happened to her brother, Carlos, who, years earlier, was captured by Apache Indians.  Then, miraculously, U.S. soldiers locate Carlos, now a young man, and bring him back to the ranch.  But instead of the glad homecoming Esperanza envisioned, Carlos is angry that he had been taken from his Apache family and he wants to return.  Can Esperanza find a way to understand her brother?  Or will she and Carlos be estranged forever?  Filled with vibrant characters, humor, and adventure, this true-to-life story celebrates the cultures and lives of people who shaped the American southwest.

Gwen Harvey, former Education Director at the Arizona Historical Society, used her extensive knowledge of Tucson to spin an exciting tale about life in the Old Pueblo.  Published by the Arizona Historical Society, this book is an excellent way to combine Social Studies and Language Arts standards.

Copies available at the Arizona History Museum   949 E. 2nd St.,   Tucson, Az 85719

Order online at Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com

Wholesalers can order from Ingram or Baker & Taylor


For more information contact Mary Ann Ruelas at maruelas@azhs.gov

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