Spotlight on Texas Audio Books - July 2009


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Spotlight on Texas is a biannual cassette publication announcing the latest audio books produced by volunteers at the Talking Book Program Volunteer Recording Studio in Austin and at the Recording Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Midland. The audio version of "Spotlight on Texas" is distributed on request to Texans with disabilities who are registered to receive the Talking Book Program's free library service.

Since 1978, Talking Book volunteers have recorded thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles by Texas authors or about the history, culture, and people of the Lone Star state. Titles recorded include biographies, histories, westerns, romances, mysteries, self-help, and travel. More than ten new books are completed each month, offering an increasing variety of Texas topics from which to choose. In addition, volunteers record three Texas magazines: Texas Monthly, Texas Parks & Wildlife, and Texas Highways.

If you would like to receive an audio cassette copy of "Spotlight on Texas," please contact the Talking Book Program through the phone numbers, e-mail address, postal address, or fax number listed at the bottom of this page.

To order any of the books listed below, note the titles and CT book numbers you would like to request. Then call a Reader Consultant toll-free in Texas at 1-800-252-9605 or, in Austin, at 512-463-5458. A voicemail message service is available after hours and on weekends for you to leave book requests or other messages. Say your full name and patron number (if known) clearly when leaving messages and give the CT book number and title for each request. Book orders may also be sent in an e-mail message to: tbp.services@tsl.texas.gov.

Note the titles and book numbers you would like to request, then call us at any time with your order.

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Fiction

AFTERIMAGE: A CHRIS SINCLAIR MYSTERY #2


CT  06850


By JAY BRANDON, Narrated by PAUL KLEMPERER, 3 cassettes.


San Antonio District Attorney Chris Sinclair has never forgotten his first real love, Jean: a college girlfriend from the era of free love, a wild young woman who introduced him to a world of sex, drugs, and alcohol drastically unlike his own. She left his life in college and he hasn't seen her since. But when a young girl's body is found buried in a shallow grave in the outskirts of San Antonio, forensic reconstruction of the decomposed skull brings a chilling resemblance to light. A detail or two is different, but there's no doubt the face is Jean's. He knows that this is Jean's daughter, and wonders briefly if it could somehow be their daughter. The young girl died a horrible death and he vows to discover the truth, even though he fears what that might be.


This book contains some profanity and violence.

BROTHERS LIONHEART


CT  06929


By ASTRID LINDGREN, Narrated by RUTH BORINSTEIN, 2 cassettes.


Two brothers share many adventures after their death when they are reunited in Nangiyala, the land from which sagas come. Scotty's big brother Jonathan tells him about Nangiyala, a land on the other side of the stars, where you go after you die. Jonathan tells Scotty that "in Nangiyala you have adventures from morning to evening and at night, too."

CHRISTMAS CANDLE


CT  06930


By MAX LUCADO, Narrated by TED MCELROY, 1 cassette.


Every 25 years, an angel appears in the little English village of Gladstone, where he touches one special candle in the home of the Haddingtons, the local candle makers who in turn give that candle to someone in need. Whoever receives this gift experiences a miracle.


This supernatural occurrence began in 1664, but most of the action takes place in 1864, the year everyone expects the angel to visit again. When a new minister arrives in town, he refuses to honor the local tradition of discussing this miracle during his sermons, for he has lost his faith. The angel does reappear, but Edward accidentally knocks over all the candles and cannot tell which one the angel touched.

DEAD ON THE ISLAND: A TRUMAN SMITH MYSTERY #1


CT  06931


By BILL CRIDER, Narrated by LORI BRIX, 2 cassettes.


Having failed to find his own missing sister, Galveston, Texas PI Truman Smith has given up working as an investigator. These days he spends his time reading Faulkner in the company of his big cat, Nameless. But Tru's idlesness is soon disrupted by a plea from an old friend, Dino, who wants him to find a missing teenager. It seems the girl's mother was once employed by Dino's family.


This book contains some profanity and violence.

GHOST OF A CHANCE


CT  06907


By FLO FITZPATRICK, Narrated by PAT COLEMAN, 2 cassettes.


Kiely Davlin knows she is setting herself up for trouble when she takes the job of choreographer and saloon slut in a revival performance of the melodrama "Bad Business on the Brazos" at a historic Dallas theater because "Bad Business" has always been cursed.


Three members of the original cast, who performed 100 years ago, may have been murdered. The last performance, 50 years ago, resulted in the shooting death onstage of Don Mueller, who was playing the villain Nick Nefarious. With accidents, a near beheading of the leading man, visits from Don's ghost, and handsome Rafe Montez, who plays Nick, turning up in the darnedest places, it's obvious that everything that can go wrong will.


This book contains some profanity.

HANK THE COWDOG 30: THE CASE OF THE HAYSTACK KITTIES


CT  06365


By JOHN R. ERICKSON, Narrated by MARY JANE PRALL, 1 cassette.


Hank the cowdog, head of ranch security, has his paws full when he finds a mother cat and her six kittens trespassing in a haystack on his ranch. He gives the mother cat a gruff order to move on but she gives him a lesson in feline courage when Hank finds himself suddenly face to face with Crash the Bull. The thirtieth adventure in the Hank the Cowdog series.

HEARTBREAK TOWN: A LUCY HATCH NOVEL #3


CT  06853


By MARSHA MOYER, Narrated by DIANNA DORMAN, 3 cassettes.


(Sequel to "Last of the Honky Tonk Angels" CT 6716) Moyer's third book about Lucy Hatch takes her back to her hometown of Mooney, Texas, where she picks up her life with her young son Jude after leaving Nashville and her husband, Ash, a moderately successful country singer. They both dreamed of Ash's success until he succumbed to alcohol. Lucy is happy in her old life, then Ash shows up without warning after leaving rehab and losing his record contract. Does Lucy want him back? Can they fix what went wrong in their marriage?


Everyone in town seems to be offering advice or taking bets on their relationship.


This book contains explicit descriptions of sex and strong profanity.

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IT TAKES A WORRIED MAN


CT  06911


By TRACY DAUGHERTY, Narrated by MIKE KALKA, 2 cassettes.


Eight short stories set in Houston, Texas, against a backdrop of country music and the melancholy humor of the blues. Romance and friendship develop in unlikely places, as people meet across the divide of race and class. In "Burying the Blues," a junior college history teacher seeks the origin of the Houston blues, interviewing aging musicians and poking around black neighborhoods. In "Comfort Me With Apples," a man faces the loss of his family by helping others in


their grief and finds himself part of a new, extended web of relationships.


This book contains some profanity.

LETHAL STATUES: AN ELENA JARVIS MYSTERY #3


CT  06369


By NANCY HERNDON, Narrated by LINDA FOX, 2 cassettes.


Analee Ribbon was a beautiful young student with a promising future - until someone tipped over a heavy statue, pinning her underneath and killing her. When Detective Elena Jarvis of the Los Santos police investigates, she finds that Analee's life was as bizarre as her death.


This book contains some descriptions of sex, some profanity and some violence.

LONE STAR CAFE: TEXAS HILL COUNTRY SERIES #2


CT  06906


By LISA WINGATE, Narrated by DOROTHY BLAIR, 2 cassettes.


Virginia-based publishing executive Laura Draper goes to Texas to face-lift a newly acquired magazine. Reeling from the project's endless snags, a sudden breakup with her boyfriend, and her widowed father's depression, Laura is in crisis when a detour leads her to a tiny rural spot called the Crossroads, where two elderly sisters run an old-fashioned cafe. She is powerfully drawn to the timeless values the Crossroads represents as well as to local Graham Keeton, a former military pilot shadowed by a mysterious grief. Sequel to "Texas Cooking" CT 6728. (Second in Wingate's Texas Hill Country series.)

MIGRATIONS AND OTHER STORIES


CT  06963


By LISA HERNANDEZ, Narrated by DIANNA DORMAN, 1 cassette.


Past and present are interwoven in this award-winning collection of eleven stories dealing with migration across geographical and cultural boundaries. Set in California and Mexico, the characters in these stories struggle with all that life throws their way, including abusive boyfriends, separation from loved ones, and unfaithful spouses, all in an uneasy search for a balance between a Mexican past and a Mexican-American future.


This book contains some descriptions of sex, strong language, and some violence.

MISTLETOE MAN: A CHINA BAYLES MYSTERY #9


CT  06787


By SUSAN WITTIG ALBERT, Narrated by NANCY SHAW, 2 cassettes.


Former big-city lawyer China Bayles works hard to make her Texas herb shop, Thyme and Seasons, a success. When she's not trying to spend more time with her new husband and stepson, she's worrying about her best friend, Ruby, who hasn't been herself lately. To further complicate matters, China has to round up a supply of mistletoe, the season's most popular herb. It seems an easy enough task - until her chief supplier turns up dead.


This book contains some profanity.

MURDER BY DECEPTION: A JOHN LLOYD BRANSON MYSTERY #2


CT  06857


By D. R. MEREDITH, Narrated by EV LUNNING, 2 cassettes.


That's not just any corpse in a wheat field. The guy with the knife sticking out of his chest is none other that the much-hated Charlton Price-Leigh III, the Department of Energy agent who came to Texas panhandle to win approval for a potentially life-threatening nuclear waste dump. The police only have one suspect, the owner of the wheat field. Luckily his lawyer is John Lloyd Branson who, together with his assistant Lydia Fairchild, begins to unravel a devious conspiracy with consequences that ring across the whole state of Texas.


This book contains some violence.

MURDER ON THE ROCKS: A GRAY WHALE INN MYSTERY


CT  06924


By KAREN MACINERNEY, Narrated by SUE BILICH, 2 cassettes.


Trading Texas heat for Maine's tangy salt air, Natalie Barnes has risked it all to buy the Gray Whale Inn, a quaint bed and breakfast on Cranberry Island. She adores whipping up wicked blueberry coffee cake and to-die-for fudgy frosted brownies for her visitors. But when one of her guests turns up dead, the police - and most of the islanders - think Natalie has added murder to the mix.

MY HEART MAY BE BROKEN, BUT MY HAIR STILL LOOKS GREAT


CT  06926


By DIXIE CASH, Narrated by CAROL ESLER, 2 cassettes.


Wealthy Buck McBride's daughter, Paige, gets a taste of tough love when Daddy decides to cut her off until she learns the value of a dollar. For the first time in her life, Paige needs a job. Chasing a prospect in West Texas, she gets a flat tire; poor but proud aggie grad Spur Atwater grudgingly rescues the leggy blonde. The sparks don't fly until they meet again in Salt Lick, where Paige gets work on a horse farm, while Spur takes over from the local vet. Salt Lick's most famous residents, Domestic Equalizers Debbie Sue Overstreet and Edwina Perkins-Martin, forge a friendship with Paige, and together the Texas belles set a trap for a mysterious horse thief.


This book contains some sex and some profanity.

NO LIFE LIVES FOREVER


CT  06923


By DUANE CROWLEY, Narrated by STACI THOMPSON, 3 cassettes.


Opening at the last stages of the second world war and continuing through the Korean War, this is the story of Bill McGrue, restless soldier and fighter pilot. Having survived World War II, McGrue is discontented with peacetime civilian life and even marriage to a woman he loved very much couldn't prevent him from reinlisting for assignment for service in the Korean War.


This book contains explicit descriptions of sex, some profanity, and violence.

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PECKER'S REVENGE AND OTHER STORIES FROM THE FRONTIER'S EDGE


CT  06934


By LORI VAN PELT, Narrated by DIANNA DORMAN, 2 cassettes.


This is a collection of fourteen historical short stories featuring a variety of characters including miners, rodeo riders, railroad construction workers, young settlers, and others struggling with the conflicts and hazards of the nineteenth-century frontier.

POCKETFUL OF NAMES


CT  06913


By JOE COOMER, Narrated by MARY BARR, 3 cassettes.


Inhabiting an island off the coast of Maine, left to her by her great-uncle Arno, Hannah finds her life as a dedicated and solitary artist rudely interrupted one summer when a dog washes up with the tide. The dog is soon followed by a teenager running from an abusive father in Texas, a half sister in trouble, a mainland family in need, and a trapped whale. Now in the midst of a community that depends on her for support and love, Hannah faces new emotional challenges as a series of family secrets are uncovered, each one more alarming than the last.


This book contains some profanity.

STILL RIVER: A LEE HENRY OSWALD MYSTERY


CT  06847


By HARRY HUNSICKER, Narrated by TED MCELROY, 2 cassettes.


An appeal from a high school acquaintance to find her missing brother, whom the unfortunately named Dallas private investigator, Lee Henry Oswald, protected from bullies decades earlier, leads to a maze of real estate deals somehow involving a violent drug gang. Along the way, Oswald calls on the usual motley assortment of allies including a fiercely loyal and heavily armed gay couple.


This book contains some descriptions of sex, strong language, and violence.

TEXAS JADE


CT  06894


By HOLLY HARTE, Narrated by DOROTHY BLAIR, 2 cassettes.


Jade Tucker never questioned the visions that brought her to those in need. They were just another part of her Mescalero Apache heritage.


So when she discovered a handsome stranger who had fallen from a mountain trail, she knew she'd been sent to care for him. Eli Kinmont had spent the last six years in the mountain wilderness of far West Texas, an area where he thought his past couldn't reach him. He'd always been able to defeat any peril that came his way...until he took a misstep while tracking a mountain lion.


This book contains some descriptions of sex, some profanity, and some violence.

TEXAS ORPHAN TRAIN


CT  06925


By KENT CONWELL, Narrated by SUE BILICH, 1 cassette.


When loner Will Hunter hired on to drive a wagonload of people out of San Antonio, he wasn't expecting a dozen orphans, a New York placing agent, and the biggest tomboy in town, Amanda Jean Haywood, who knew more about horses than Will did. Traveling by wagon around Texas to deliver orphans to their new homes, the party runs into late winter blizzards, floods, stampedes, thieves, and comancheros. With Mandy's help, Will has to figure out how to handle the plagues of hornets, buffaloes, and snakes that the dozen children bring upon the wagons. By the end of the arduous trek, Will realizes that a loner can be the unhappiest man in the world.


This book contains some violence.

TRAIL-DRIVING ROOSTER


CT  06936


By FRED GIPSON, Narrated by JANICE LANGLINAIS, 1 cassette.


This story of Dick, the rooster, starts in south Texas but really gets under way a couple of weeks later when Dick and the trail drivers reach the Llano River in the Hill Country. Through fast legs and cunning alone, Dick narrowly escapes from the cook and leads the hungry cowhands on a chase that earns him their grudging admiration long before they finally catch the runty rooster who becomes first their mascot and then their hero. By the time the story ends in Dodge City, Dick is the best Texan of them all.


This book contains some profanity.

WANTED


CT  06912


By KIM WOZENCRAFT, Narrated by BILL MCLEAN, 3 cassettes.


At New York's Sundown prison, two cell mates, convicted political activist Gail Rubin and former Bolton, Texas, police officer Diane Wellman, discover a mutual interest in absolution and escape. After a daring jailbreak, fugitives Gail and Diane get help from folks from Gail's revolutionary days and manage to stay one step ahead of the law. While Gail sets her mind to the straight and narrow, Diane is determined to settle old scores in Texas for being unjustly imprisoned. "Wanted" explores the boundaries separating, and the bonds uniting, those who break the law and those who enforce it.


This book contains strong language and violence.

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Nonfiction

COMPOSITION IN BLACK AND WHITE: THE LIFE OF PHILIPPA SCHUYLER


CT  06388


By KATHRYN TALALAY, Narrated by CINDY JOHNSON, 3 cassettes.


George Schuyler, a noted black journalist of the Harlem Renaissance, and Josephine Cogdell, daughter of a wealthy white Granbury, Texas family, believed that interracial marriage would produce an "invigorated" race of children who would be the peaceful solution to America's racial troubles. Their daughter Philippa was born in 1931, three years after her parents' controversial marriage. Able to read and write at the age of two and a half, a pianist at four, and a composer at five, Philippa was often compared to Mozart. She was spectacularly successful as a child prodigy, giving concerts and winning awards. But as she approached adulthood, America's preoccupation with race dimmed her prospects. She had to go abroad to find recognition as a musician and to earn a living. This biography draws upon previously unpublished letters and diaries to reveal a talented and complex woman who struggled to find acceptance for most of her brief life.

COWBOY WRECKS & RATTLESNAKES: TALES OF A TEXAS BRUSH COUNTRY RANCHER


CT  06915


By JACK KINGSBERY, Narrated by ORIN WADE, 1 cassette.


Born in 1922, Jack Kingsbery grew up on a ranch near Santa Anna in Coleman County, Texas. He was one of three brothers who were expert cowboys and horsemen by the time they were teenagers. Jack served in the Army Air Corps in Europe during World War II and graduated from Texas A&M College in 1949 with a degree in Animal Husbandry. The stories told here came from a life time of ranching.

NIGHT WRESTLING: STRUGGLING FOR ANSWERS AND FINDING GOD


CT  06390


By LESLIE WILLIAMS, Narrated by MARILYN SWINTON, 2 cassettes.


"Night Wrestling" explores the spiritual implications of giving control of our lives to God, using the Old Testament story of Jacob's encounter with God as a starting point.

PRIDE OF PLACE: A CONTEMPORARY ANTHOLOGY OF TEXAS NATURE WRITING


CT  06855


By DAVID TAYLOR, Narrated by CAREN BAKER, 2 cassettes.


"Pride of Place" is a comprehensive essay collection of nature writing about Texas that picks up where Roy Bedichek's "Adventures with a Texas Naturalist" (CT 2982) left off. Beginning with Bedichek's "Still Water," it includes Carol Cullar and Barbara Nelson on the Rio Grande region of West Texas, John Graves's evocative "Kindred Spirits" on Central Texas, Joe Nick Patoski's celebration of Hill Country springs, Pete Gunter on the Piney Woods, David Taylor on North Texas, Gary Clark and Gerald Thurmond on the Coastal Plains, Ray Gonzales and Marian Haddad on El Paso, and Stephen Harrigan and Wyman Meinzer on West Texas.

SHOOT FOR THE STAR


CT  06405


By BILL BATES, Narrated by JACK GAZZALE, 2 cassettes.


A two-time Super Bowl champion, Bill Bates played football for the Dallas Cowboys for eleven years. Along the path to this success, Bates had to convince the doubters who said he was too short or too slow to play at the professional level. In his autobiography, he shares with readers his belief that the most important element in realizing a dream is the unwavering personal commitment to excel.

TEXAS SIGNS ON: THE EARLY DAYS OF RADIO AND TELEVISION


CT  06400


By RICHARD SCHROEDER, Narrated by TOM FAIRBROTHER, 2 cassettes.


For more than seventy-five years the airwaves of Texas have hummed with broadcast signals beginning with a play-by-play Morse code transmission of the University of Texas vs. Texas A&M football game played on Thanksgiving Day, 1921. This history is spiced with the colorful personalities who have filled Texas' airwaves: Dizzy Dean, Cactus Pryor, Bob Wills, the Light Crust Doughboys, and many others.

TEXAS WANDERLUST: THE ADVENTURES OF DUTCH WURZBACH


CT  06387


By DOUGLAS V. MEED, Narrated by J. NOBLE ATKINS, 2 cassettes.


Emil Frederick Wurzbach immigrated to Texas from his native Germany in 1846 at the age of eight. When his mother died soon after the family arrived in Galveston, he went to work for Indian agent Robert S. Neighbors who gave him the nickname "Dutch." At sixteen Dutch joined the Texas Rangers, eventually leaving the Rangers to search for gold before joining the Mexican army to fight Apaches. Much of this adventure-filled biography is based on recollections Wurzbach dictated to his daughter in 1915, seventeen years before his death in 1932.

WATER FROM STONE: THE STORY OF SELAH, BAMBERGER RANCH PRESERVE


CT  06937


By JEFFREY GREENE, Narrated by EV LUNNING, 2 cassettes.


After moving to Texas and starting out in the grueling world of door-to-door sales, then making a fortune in the fast-food industry, Bamberger bought what he describes as "the sorriest piece of land in Blanco County" and entered upon his decades-long effort to restore the ecological balance to 5,500 acres that had been virtually destroyed by more than a century of misuse. Naming his preserve Selah -from the Old Testament term meaning "pause and reflect" Bamberger dedicates himself and his resources to protecting species and educating school children, conservation groups, government officials to his central message "We must take care of the earth, and anyone can help."

WOMEN PIONEERS IN TEXAS MEDICINE


CT  06393


By ELIZABETH SILVERTHORNE, Narrated by JEANNE GUICHARD, 2 cassettes.


The women profiled in this book broke new ground in medicine, nursing, dentistry, psychiatry, and other healing arts. Through dedication to their chosen fields, often against great odds, these women contributed to an elevated status for all women in Texas.

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Énfasis en Texas - 2009 de julio

Énfasis en Texas es un boletín semestral donde se anuncia los libros más recientes grabados por los voluntarios del estudio de Programa de Libros que Hablan en Austin y en la Biblioteca de Grabar para Ciegos y Discapacitados en Midland. Personas discapacitadas pueden recibir este casete gratis si están inscritos en el Programa de Libros que Hablan.

Desde 1978, voluntarios del Programa de Libros que Hablan, han grabado miles de libros de ficción y no ficción por autores texanos, o que tratan de la historia, cultura y gente del estado de la estrella solitaria. De los libros grabados en sus títulos se incluyen biografías, historias, libros del oeste, romances, de misterio, autoayuda y de viajes. Cada mes se graban diez libros nuevos ofreciéndole una incrementada variedad de temas texanos para escoger.

Para pedir los libros indicados, llame a un consultante de lectura al 1-800-252-9605, o en Austin al 463-5458. Un contestador automático esta disponible fuera de horario y los fines de semana, para solicitar libros o dejar mensajes. Cuando deje mensajes diga su nombre completo y su numero de cliente (si lo conoce) con claridad. Incluya también el numero CT y el título del libro de cada pedido. También se pueden solicitar libros por correo electrónico en: tbp.services@tsl.texas.gov. Los libros especificados en este boletín pueden ser solicitados cuando gusten.

Anote los títulos y números de los libros que desea pedir y llámenos a cualquier hora con su pedido.

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AVENTURAS DE CONNIE Y DIEGO / ADVENTURES OF CONNIE AND DIEGO


CT  05167



By MARIA GARCIA, Narrated by DENISE DESCOUZIS, 1 cassette.


People make fun of Connie and Diego because their skin is multicolored. They run away to ask the animals where they really belong.


This bilingual edition is ideal for those studying Spanish or English.


For readers in grades 2-4.


La gente se burlaba de Connie y Diego por el multicolor de su piel. Huyen para preguntarles a los animales dónde pertenecen en realidad. Esta edición bilingüe es ideal para quienes estudian español o inglés.


Para lectores de segundo hasta cuarto año. 

ISLA DEL TESORO


CT  05161



By ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, Narrated by JUAN LUJAN, 2 cassettes.


Classic adventure story of pirates and buried treasure first published in the 1880's. Part of a current series designed to make great literature available to youngsters with a growing interest in serious reading.


Historia de aventura clásica de piratas y tesoro enterrado publicado por primera vez en 1880. Parte de una serie actual diseñado para que la gran literatura sea disponible a jóvenes con interés creciente en la lectura formal.

MAGIC DOGS OF THE VOLCANOES / PERROS MAGICOS DE LOS VOLCANES


CT  05204



By MANLIO ARGUETA, Narrated by DENISE DESCOUZIS, 1 cassette.


When the magic dogs who live on the volcanoes of El Salvador and protect the villagers from harm are pursued by wicked soldiers, the two ancient volcanoes come to their rescue.


Bilingual in Spanish and English for readers in grades K - 3.


Cuando soldados malvados persiguen los perros mágicos quienes protegen a los aldeanos, dos volcanos antiguos los rescatan.


Escrito en español e inglés para lectores de kinder hasta tercer año.

MI ABUELA Y YO


CT  05054



By ACHIM BROGER, Narrated by MARISOL BROWN, 1 cassette.


Cuando Jutta vuelve da la escuela a casa, no encuentra a la abuela sino una nota en que dice que se siente mal y esta en la cama.  Esta historia se trata de las angustias que vive Jutta durante las horas que siguen a su llegada.  Todo ello lo revive Jutta al contárselo a su compañero de clase.

VELA DE NAVIDAD


CT  06943



By MAX LUCADO, Narrated by TONI SPAULDING, 1 cassette.


Viaje de regreso a una época más simple, a una villa pequeña donde nunca pasa nada fuera de lo común y corriente. Excepto en la época de Navidad. Cada veinticinco anos un ángel visita al fabricante de velas, y cuando se enciende una sola vela, milagros están por suceder.

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EDUCACION ESPECIAL; LOS DERECHOS DE LOS PADRES Y ESTUDIANTES


CT  05301



From The TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY, Narrated by MARIA GONZALEZ, 2 cassettes.


Abstract Not Available


Abstracto - no disponsible

EMILIANO ZAPATA


CT  05175



By SANTIAGO GARCIA, Narrated by MARISOL BROWN, 1 cassette.


This biography of Emiliano Zapata (1879-1919), a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution, is one of the series "Biographies Hispanics," which covers the lives of Latin America's most renowned historical figures.


Esta biografía de Emiliano Zapata (1879-1919),una figura prominente en la revolución mexicana, es una de la serie “Biografías Hispánicas” que cuenta las vidas de los personajes históricos más renombrados.

EPOPEYAS HISPANOAMERICANAS


CT  05162



Narrated by MARISOL BROWN, 2 cassettes.


Contains fine adaptations of the three greatest epics of Latin American literature: La Araucana by Alonso de Arcilla; Martin Fierro by Jose Hernandez; and Tabare by Juan Zorilla de San Martin.


Contiene adaptaciones finas de las tres épicas de literatura hispana: La Araucana por Alonso de Arcilla; Martín Fierro por José Hernández; y Tabare por Juan Zorilla de San Martín.

FABULAS Y LEYENDAS AMERICANAS


CT  05056



By CIRO ALEGRIA, Narrated by MARISOL BROWN, 1 cassette.


Una pequeña antología de fábulas y leyendas escrito por Ciro Alegría, escrito peruano.  Las antiguas y poderosas culturas de los incas, los mayas o los aztecas, perviven en estas leyendas que también reflejan muchos aspectos de la vida cotidiana del indio y de su sentido mágico de la vida.

FAMILY PICTURES: CUADROS DE FAMILIA


CT  05127



By CARMEN LOMAS GARZA, 1 cassette.


The author/illustrator recounts her life growing up in Kingsville, Texas and her great dream of becoming an artist. Garza's paintings are "story pictures" that show the day-to-day activities of life in a traditional Hispanic community from the perspective of a young girl. The bilingual text reflects Carmen's love of her family


and community and shows how her mother's hard work and inspiration helped Carmen reach her dreams.  Bilingual English / Spanish.


La autora ilustradora recuenta su vida de niñez en Kingsville, Texas y su gran sueño de convertirse en artista. Los cuadros de Garza son cuadros de cuentos que demuestran la vida cotidiana de la vida en una comunidad hispana desde la perspectiva de una niña. El texto bilingüe refleja el amor de Carmen por su familia y comunidad y demuestran como el trabajo e inspiración de su madre le ayudo a Carmen a realizar sus sueños.

GENERAL SAN MARTIN


CT  05165



By MIGUEL ANGEL ARIAS DE LA CRUZ, Narrated by MARISOL BROWN, 1 cassette.


This biography of General Jose de San Martin (1778-1850), Argentine general and prime leader in South America's struggle for independence from Spain, is one of the series "Biografias Hispanicas," which covers the lives of Latin America's most renowned historical figures.


Esta biografía del General José de San Martín (1778-1850) general y líder principal argentino en la lucha de América del Sur de ganar su independencia de España es una de la serie “Biografías Hispánicas” que cuenta las vidas de los personajes históricos más renombrados.

JOSE MARIA MORELOS


CT  05176



By CEFERINO PALENCIA OYARZABAL, Narrated by JUAN LUJAN, 1 cassette.


This biography of Jose Maria Morelos (1765-1815), a Mexican Roman Catholic priest and revolutionary rebel leader in Mexico's War of Independence, is one of the series "Biografias Hispanicas," which covers the lives of Latin America's most renowned historical figures.


Esta biografía de José María Morelos (1765-1815) un mexicano sacerdote católico y líder revolucionario en la Guerra de Independencia Mexicana una de la serie de “Biografías Hispánicas” que cuenta las vidas de los personajes históricos más renombrados.

LEGEND OF FOOD MOUNTAIN / MONTANA DEL ALIMENTO


CT  05164



By HARRIET ROHMER, Narrated by DAVID CARROLL, 1 cassette.


An ancient Mexican myth introduces the concepts of eating healthy foods and caring for the Earth, the source of our food supply.


In English and Spanish.


Un antiguo mito mexicana presenta los conceptos de consumir alimentos saludables y de cuidar la tierra la fuente de nuestra comida.

LEYENDAS DE LOS PIELES ROJAS


CT  05055



By WILLIAM CAMUS, Narrated by MARISOL BROWN, 1 cassette.


William Camus, el autor, que pertenece a la nación iroquesa, ha recorrido numerosas reservas de Canadá y de Estados Unidos para recoger estas leyendas y presentarlas al lector con todo su colorido y frescura originales.

MOTHER SCORPION COUNTRY / TIERRA DE LA MADRE ESCORPION


CT  05166



By HARRIET ROHMER, Narrated by DAVID CARROLL, 1 cassette.


Subtitle: Una Leyenda de los Indios Miskitos de Nicaragua.


A brave young Miskito Indian, Naklili, accompanies his beloved wife when she dies, to Mother Scorpion Country--land of the spirits. A tender and classic tale reminiscent of the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice. In English and Spanish for readers in grades K-4.


Un joven y valiente indio Miskito, Naklili, acompaña su querida esposa cuando muere a la tierra de la madre alacrán, Tierra de los Espíritus. Una historia tierna y clásica que recuerda la leyenda de Orfeo y Eurídice. En español e inglés para lectores de kinder hasta el cuarto año. 

NINO PANADERO


CT  05226



By PATRICIA VAN RHIJN, Narrated by MARISOL BROWN, 1 cassette.


This is a cookbook for young people and their mothers, according to the preface, suggesting, perhaps, that young people should not prepare these 15 breads and cakes without the supervision and assistance of an adult. Contains some well-known Mexican favorites like polvorones, lenguas de gato and panquecitos.


Este es un libro de cocina para jóvenes y sus madres, de acuerdo con él prologo, sugiriendo quizás que la juventud no debe preparar estos 15 panes y pasteles sin la supervisión y ayuda de una persona adulta. Contiene unos bien conocidos y favoritos platos mexicanos como polvorones, lenguas de gato y panquecitos.

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PANCHO VILLA


CT  05168



By SANTIAGO GARCIA, Narrated by MARIA GONZALEZ, 1 cassette.


This biography of Francisco "Pancho" Villa (1878-1923), the first Mexican Revolutionary general, is one of the series "Biografias Hispanicas," which covers the lives of Latin American's most renowned historical figures.


Esta biografía de Francisco “Pancho” Villa (1878-1923) el primer general revolucionario mexicano es una de la serie de “Biografías Hispánicas” que cuentan las vidas de los personajes históricos más renombrados.

ROBIN HOOD


CT  05163



Narrated by MARISOL BROWN, 2 cassettes.


From their hideaway in Sherwood forest Robin and his eccentric band of outlaws rob the rich to help the poor and have many dangerous encounters with the king's men and the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham.


Selected for its universal appeal, this is one of a series of reprints of classics.


Desde su escondite en el bosque de Sherwood, Robin y su pandilla excéntrica de banditos les roban a los ricos para ayudar a los pobres y tiene muchos encuentros peligrosos con los hombres del rey y el malvado Sheriff de Nottingham.


Seleccionado por su encanto universal esta es de una serie de reimpresión de los clásicos.

SIMBAD EL MARINO


CT  05197



Narrated by MARISOL BROWN, 1 cassette.


Simbad es el viajero por excelencia; la curiosidad, el amor al riesgo, el afán de ver y aprender le empujan siete veces a abandonar su hogar y las siete veces naufraga y llega a parajes desconocidos.

YO SOY LA HIJA DE MI PADRE: UNA VIDA SIN SECRETOS


CT  06852



By MARIA ELENA SALINAS, Narrated by TONI SPAULDING, 2 cassettes.


Maria Elena Salinas cuenta la increíble historia de su exitosa carrera y la de su lucha por descubrir y aceptar los secretos que envolvían su vida familiar. Desde su infancia en un barrio pobre de Los Ángeles, a sus anos de adolescencia pasados trabajando en una fabrica de ropa en el sur de California, a su extraordinario debut en el mundo de la televisión y su cobertura de algunos de los sucesos y desastres más significativos de las ultimas décadas, Maria Elena cuenta su propia historia y la de su padre en el tono calido y directo que la caracteriza.....




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