Audio Books by Gloria Houston

Gloria Houston is the author of How Writing Works (2004), Bright Freedom's Song (1998), My Great-Aunt Arizona (1997), Littlejim's Dreams (1997) and other 104 books.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree

release date: Jul 10, 2009
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.

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.

Littlejim's Gift

release date: Sep 01, 1998
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: An Appalachian Story

release date: Oct 01, 1996
The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story
Acclaimed author Gloria Houston has written a tale that is as joyful and timeless as Christmas itself. Jewel-like paintings by two-time Caldecott Medal winner Barbara Cooney capture all of the season''s warmth and mountain flavor. "A heartwarming holiday story, simply told and graced with true sentiment rather than sentimentality".--Kirkus Reviews. Publisher''s Weekly Bestseller. Booklist Best Books of the Decade. Full color.

Mountain Valor

release date: Jan 01, 1994
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.

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.
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