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  • Wonder Horse | Emily Arnold McCully

    Wonder Horse

    • UNABRIDGED (12 mins)
    • By Emily Arnold McCully
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
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    Emily Arnold McCully won a Caldecott Medal for her book Mirette on the High Wire. In Wonder Horse, McCully crafts a charming tale based on the true story of Doc Key and his remarkable horse, Jim. When Doc Key decides to breed a racehorse, what he gets is a foal with weak legs yet an unusually sharp mind. So Doc decides to teach his horse some new tricks - including reading and writing.

    L. Portman says: "Great Read"
  • The Bobbin Girl | Emily Arnold McCully

    The Bobbin Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (23 mins)
    • By Emily Arnold McCully
    • Narrated By Emma Woodbine
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    Rebecca Putney is a bobbin girl who helps support her struggling family by working all day in a hot, noisy cotton mill. Working conditions at the mill are poor, and there is talk of lowering the workers' wages. Rebecca's friend Judith wants to protest the pay cut - but troublemakers at the mill are dismissed. Does Rebecca have the courage to join the protest?

  • Mirette on the High Wire | Emily Arnold McCully

    Mirette on the High Wire

    • UNABRIDGED (10 mins)
    • By Emily Arnold McCully
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
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    Mirette learns tightrope walking from Monsieur Bellini, a guest in her mother's boarding house, not knowing that he is a celebrated tightrope artist who has withdrawn from performing because of fear.

    J Philip A Hinton says: "Wonderful and Inspiring"
  • Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business - and Won! | Emily Arnold McCully

    Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business - and Won!

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Emily Arnold McCully
    • Narrated By Emily Arnold McCully
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    Born in 1857 and raised in oil country, Ida M. Tarbell was one of the first investigative journalists and probably the most influential in her time. Her series of articles on the Standard Oil Trust, a complicated business empire run by John D. Rockefeller, revealed to readers the underhanded, even illegal practices that had led to Rockefeller's success.

  • A Promising Life: Coming of Age with America: A Novel | Emily Arnold McCully

    A Promising Life: Coming of Age with America: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Emily Arnold McCully
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
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    Award-winning author Emily McCully's most adventurous book to date draws a dramatic portrait of life in 19th century America. For as long as he can remember, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau has been told that a promising future lies ahead of him. After all, his mother is the great Sacagawea, who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition of discovery. And thanks to his mother, Baptiste's life changes forever when Captain Clark offers him an education in the bustling new city of St. Louis.

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