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Told In A French Garden, August, 1914. By

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Mildred Aldrich (November 16, 1853 - February 19, 1928) was an American journalist and writer. *Biography* She was born in 1853 in Providence, Rhode Island. She grew up in Boston, taught at elementary school there and went on into journalism.She wrote for the Boston Home Journal, the Boston Journal and the Boston Herald. She started the short-lived The Mahogany Tree in 1892. In 1898, she moved to France, and, while there, became a friend of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.She worked as a foreign correspondent and translator. Aldrich moved to Huiry, near Paris, in 1914, only months before the outbreak of the First World War.Her house there overlooked the Marne river valley, and her experiences during the First Battle of the Marne, as detailed in her letters to friends in the U.S., constitute her first book, A Hilltop on the Marne (1915). Following the success of that work, Aldrich produced three more collections of her wartime letters. On the Edge of the War Zone (1917) contains letters dating from the aftermath of the Marne battle until the entry of the U.S. into the war, The Peak of the Load (1918) details most of the final year of the war, and When Johnny Comes Marching Home (1919) describes her experiences in the months immediately following the war's end. Aldrich also produced one novel, Told in a French Garden, August 1914 (1916), and in 1926 completed an autobiography entitled Confessions of a Breadwinner, which resides in the collections of the Schlesinger Library at Harvard University, but has never been published. Aldrich received the French Legion of Honor 1922 for her war work and her influence on behalf of the US entry into the war.In February 1928, she suffered a heart attack and died a few days later at the American Hospital in Neuilly. She is buried at the Church of St Denis in Quincy-Voisins.


How To Grow A Garden

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Have you ever thought of growing your own food? This book will tell you the basics on how to grow a garden, explaining in easy to understand text with information on the tricks and tools it takes to watch your garden grow from start to finish. So, get out your shovel and get ready to dig in! This title will allow students to understand how patterns in the natural and human designed world can be observed. Websites Bold keywords with picture glossary Table of Contents Parent & Teacher connection"


Life's A Garden Too!

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Collection of poems about gardens, countryside and life. Gloria the Gorgeous. Gloria the Gorgeous is a favourite phrase of mine, I use it when I talk to plants, as they like a bit of rhyme. It's not that we like Latin, or know just what it means, It's a little idiosyncrasy meaning all's not what it seems. It started with the foxglove one warm and muggy night, As I staggered through the garden, towards the kitchen light, I'd cursed on falling over, and fell and hurt my head. I awoke to a conversation, and this is what they said, The sot has fallen over, he's drunk and off his head, If he falls on us we've had it, I hope the bugger's dead. I listened very carefully, just to get it right And I heard one tell another that I had called them all a blight The primrose and the daffodil said they never meant really cared It wasn't worth the bother when coming from a nerd. I just could not believe it, plants had another life, I had a talking garden, So crawled in to tell the wife.


Piano Starts Here

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Regardless of whether they've heard of jazz or Art Tatum, young readers will appreciate how Parker uses simple, lyrical storytelling and colorful, energetic ink-and-wash illustrations to show the world as young Art Tatum might have seen it. Tatum came from modest beginnings and was nearly blind, but his passion for the piano and his acute memory for any sound that he heard drove him to become a virtuoso who was revered by both classical and jazz pianists alike. Included in the back matter is a biography and bibliography.


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Lola Plants A Garden

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Readers who loved Lola at the Library, Lola Loves Stories, and Lola Reads to Leo are in for a backyard treat. After Lola reads a book of garden poems, she wants to plant some flowers. She gets books from the library and chooses her plants. Then Lola and her mommy buy the seeds, make the garden, and mark the rows. Now it's time to wait. . . .



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