Best Selling Paperback Books by Gloria Houston

Gloria Houston is the author of My Great-Aunt Arizona (1997), Bright Freedom's Song (1998), Littlejim's Gift (1994), The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree (1996) and other 3 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.

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.

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree

release date: Jan 01, 1996
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.

Mountain Valor

release date: May 01, 1996
Mountain Valor
With her father and brothers gone to serve in the Civil War and her mother sick, teenage Valor ignores what is proper behavior for a girl and fights to defend her North Carolina mountain farm.

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.

Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile

release date: Jan 25, 2011
Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile
When Dorothy was a young girl, she loved books, and she loved people, so she decided that she would become a librarian. Dorothy''s dearest wish is to be a librarian in a fine brick library just like the one she visited when she was small. But her new home in North Carolina has valleys and streams but no libraries, so Miss Dorothy and her neighbors decide to start a bookmobile. Instead of people coming to a fine brick library, Miss Dorothy can now bring the books to them—at school, on the farm, even once in the middle of a river! Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile is an inspiring story about the love of books, the power of perseverance, and how a librarian can change people''s lives.
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