Best Selling Books by Gloria Houston

Gloria Houston is the author of My Great-Aunt Arizona (1997), Bright Freedom's Song (1998), The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree (1989), Littlejim's Gift (1994) and other 10 books.

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My Great-Aunt Arizona

release date: Mar 14, 1997
My Great-Aunt Arizona
Arizona was born in a log cabin her papa built. She grew into a tall girl who liked to sing, square-dance, and -- most of all -- read and dream of the faraway places she would visit one day. Arizona never did make it to those places. Instead she became a teacher, helping generations of children in the one-room schoolhouse which she herself had attended. Gloria Houston''s Joyous recounting of her great-aunt Arizona''s quiet yet meaningful life reminds us of the magical place a special teacher can hold in our hearts.

Bright Freedom's Song

release date: Jan 01, 1998
Bright Freedom's Song
In the years before the Civil War, Bright discovers that her parents are providing a safehouse for the Underground Railroad and helps to save a runaway slave named Marcus.

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree

release date: Jan 01, 1989
The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree
Ruthie and her mother wonder how they will fulfill their obligation of getting the perfect Christmas tree to the town for the holiday celebration, since Papa has left the Appalachian area to go to war.

Littlejim's Gift

release date: Jan 01, 1994
Littlejim's Gift
While hoping to convince his stern father that he will soon be a man, almost-eleven-year-old Littlejim uses his hard-earned savings for his sister''s Christmas gift.

Littlejim's Dreams

release date: Jan 01, 1997
Littlejim's Dreams
Littlejim wants to become a teacher like his Aunt Zony, but his dreams of going to the academy look as if they will never come true when he finds himself having to struggle to save the family''s Appalachian farm after his mother suddenly falls sick.

My Brother Joey Died

My Brother Joey Died
A child goes through the difficult process of adjusting to the sudden illness and death of a brother.

But No Candy

release date: Jan 01, 1992
But No Candy
While her Uncle Ted is off fighting in World War II, Lee watches the candy gradually disappear from the shelves of her family''s store and realizes that her entire world has changed.

How Writing Works

release date: Jan 01, 2004
How Writing Works
The innovative concept of learning to write in the real world is the basis for this book of model lesson plans, visual organizers, strategies, and assessments.

Mountain Valor, Or, Sister to the Wind

release date: Jan 01, 1993

Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile
From Houston and Lamb comes the true story of Miss Dorothy, an enterprising and dedicated librarian who drove a bookmobile to bring books to her neighbors in Appalachia, in this companion volume to "My Great-Aunt Arizona." Full color.

Young Will, an American

release date: Jan 01, 1997
Young Will, an American
An English stowaway sold to an American blacksmith earns his freedom, marries, fights in the Revolutionary War, and returns victoriously to his North Carolina home.

The Origins, Development and Significance of Atterday College

The Origins, Development and Significance of Atterdag College

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release date: Jan 01, 2004
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