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  • Item #: 005652
    ISBN: 9780971412996
    Retail: $17.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.35
    Subtitled “From Elizabeth the First to the Forty-Niners,” this volume of Story of the World takes another good-sized bite out of world history. The forty-two chapters are told in a similar style to the first two volumes, with each chapter divided up into shorter readings of a couple pages each, just enough to grab most children’s attention and keep it until they begin to tire of history, and their minds begin to wander. And Susan Wise Bauer’s exciting and engaging way of putting the “story” back into history, chances are they may even be begging for more! Like the other volumes, she also does a terrific job of taking the typical “European” slant out of her telling of world history, while incorporating events and people from all over the world in her chronological presentation, giving children a much more “complete” picture than they would likely otherwise get. As with the other volumes, this book is not meant to cover everything in the time period, but to hit the high points and serve as a springboard to explore people, events, and eras more thoroughly as desired. Topics covered in Volume 3 include Japanese warlords, colonies in the “New World”, spread of slavery, the “Sun King” of France, English in India, imperialist China, revolutionary war, Captain Cook’s explorations, age of industrialism in Europe, Napoleon, French Revolution, Lewis & Clark, Mexican independence, Africa and colonialism, the Opium Wars, the Gold Rush, and much, much more.

    The text is available in a paperback or spiral-bound version. The activity book is a bound paperback.- Jess

  • Item #: 049608
    ISBN: 9781893103313
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $8.75

    The dawn of the nineteenth century was wrought with hope in our rapidly changing world of communication, transportation and technology, but dark days loom as human rights and liberties are being trampled across the ocean. With the strong belief that "history is drama" Genevieve Foster invites you to join her in the exciting tale of history in the early 1800s. Part one introduces us to Richard Trevithick and Robert Fulton as they develop steam for a mode of transportation. The second part exposes us to leaders of nations, exploration and music: Napoleon Bonaparte, Thomas Jefferson, Touissant L' Overture, Lewis and Clark, and Beethoven. In part three we return to the progress made by Trevithick and Fulton, meet James Madison and learn of the downfall of Napoleon Bonaparte. Black and white illustrations and engaging text, this book is classic Genevieve Foster. Reprinted by Beautiful Feet Books. SC. 96 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 036571
    ISBN: 9780440413134
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.25

    A true story of a gunned-down U.S. Air Force pilot and his struggle to survive 6 days with only grass and ants to eat. Captain Scott O'Grady of the U.S. Air Force started his morning like every other morning. Little did he know that later that day he would be shot down in his F-16 and have to parachute five miles down to hostile Bosnian soil. While the enemy is hunting for him and the U.S. Air Force thinks he died in the crash, Captain Scott O'Grady, all alone and over 10,000 miles away from home, knelt in prayer and stuck to his training. This book offers breathtaking excitement and a stunning example of one's limits and true faith in God. 134 pgs, pb. - Jon

  • Item #: 002083
    ISBN: 9780794537524
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.49

      Another Usborne hit! Introduce your children to classical music and composers in this beautifully illustrated reference book. Learn about the first composers, Renaissance Court and Church, Monteverdi, Music at the French Royal Court, Purcell, Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Gluck, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Wagner, Verdi, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Romantic Music in Russia, Dvorak, Mahler, Debussy, Bartók, and Stravinsky.

      This is a 32-page, hardcover book full of illustrations, photos, and snippets of information – just the right amount for an introduction to music history and appreciation. QR Codes are found on fifteen of the pages that when scanned will take you to a music sample by some of the composers – this is a great addition to the content of this book. If you don’t have a QR reader on your smart phone or tablet, you can still hear all of the samples by going to Usborne.com/quicklinks, and type in the title of this book. No CDs to keep track of, the music is just a scan and click away. All of the information about the QR codes and quicklinks is found in the back. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 070914
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $169.00

    It's the same! But, different. Leaving the world of CDs behind, Rosetta Stone Homeschool has taken the leap into the world of online subscription formats. As with every major format change, there are advantages and disadvantages. You will probably like the changes which provide more mobility and more flexibility (unless you do not have access to high speed internet or do not wish to enter the internet world). All the aspects of the Rosetta Stone approach to language acquisition that we've come to love and expect are there. It's just packaged differently.

    So, what's different? First of all, there are only four products (instead of the 70 or so we carried before). Each product is an online subscription. This subscription gives one student 12 months of access. You purchase a subscription then you choose your language as part of the activation process. There are 24 languages available and a subscription purchase lets you choose any one of the 24 (Family Pack subscribers can choose up to three different languages). The subscription also gives you access to ALL levels of instruction available in that language. All languages have at least three levels. Some languages have five levels. If workbooks, quizzes, or tests are available (only for a few languages), access to pdf versions of this material comes with the subscription. Because all content is online, you can access it from a computer, laptop, or mobile device and you can access it from anywhere that you have a fast internet connection. You can even download lessons (with Audio Companion) to use when the internet is not available.

    So, what's the same? The dynamic immersion instructional methodology, the voice recognition software, and the student tracking abilities. In other words, all the good stuff that has made Rosetta Stone distinctive and a favorite with homeschoolers. And there is still a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee if you are not satisfied with the program. To get a sense of the program, check out the video demo found on our website.

    Rosetta Stone's "Dynamic Immersion™" methodology combines multimedia technology with a total immersion approach utilizing four aspects images, intuition, interactivity, and instruction. Real-life images are coupled with words or phrases, both spoken and written. There is constant interaction with the program, making selections which are confirmed if correct. Understanding of the language is built through spoken responses to real-life simulations utilizing TruAccent® speech-recognition technology which listens, analyzes, and corrects the student response. [Headset with microphone is needed but not included.]

    Core Lessons cover: A. Listening & Reading combined; B. Listening only, C. Reading only, D. Speaking, and E. Writing. There are Focused Activities that concentrate on language skills vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, reading, speaking, listening, writing and Adaptive Recall which are review sequences. While the general content and methodology is similar between the various Rosetta Stone versions, the Homeschool version is unique in giving parents the ability to plan and track the student's progress through the lessons and activities and to print data reports.

    Rosetta Stone Levels (in any language) cover the following material:

    Level 1 Build a Foundation. Fundamental vocabulary, essential language structure, basic conversational skills including greetings and introductions. Includes colors, adjectives, numbers, prepositions, definite and indefinite articles, singular and plural nouns, family relations, the five senses and time of day.

    Level 2 Navigate Your Surroundings. Builds on vocabulary and essential language structure. Giving/getting directions, using transportation, telling time, dining out, and enjoying basic social interactions. Includes verb tenses, adverbs, formal imperatives, school subjects, months, and emotions.

    Level 3 Connect with the World. Builds on language fundamentals and conversational skills. Learn to share ideas and opinions, express your feelings and talk about everyday life, your interests, your work, subjective, present perfect, weights, and measurements.

    Level 4 Deepen Your Understanding. Expands on what you learned in Levels 1, 2, and 3. Negotiate complex situations with confidence. Develop conversational skills to navigate the workplace, care for your health, arrange repairs, and move abroad.

    Level 5 Develop Your Command of the Language. Refine crucial communication skills and make full use of everything you've learned in Levels 1-4. Discuss entertainment and culture, government and the marketplace, and celebrate language-learning success.

    The following languages are available (with number of levels in parenthesis): Arabic (3), Chinese (Mandarin) (3), Dutch (3), English (American) (5), English (British) (5), Filipino (Tagalog) (3), French (5), German (5), Greek (3), Hebrew (3), Hindi (3), Irish (3), Italian (5), Japanese (3), Korean (3), Persian (Farsi) (3), Polish (3), Portuguese (Brazil) (3), Russian (3), Spanish (Latin American) (5 Workbooks for Levels 1-3), Spanish (Spain) (5), Swedish (3), Turkish (3), and Vietnamese (3).

    System Requirements:

    Windows 7, 8, 10 or higher

    Mac (Intel based only) Maverick (OS X 10.9) or higher

    Internet Explorer 11, Chrome 50, Firefox 46, Safari 9.1, Edge 13 or greater

    Latest version of Adobe Flash Player

    Computer Hardware Requirements:

    Windows: 2.33 GHz or faster x86-compatible processor OR Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks

    Mac: Intel Coreâ„¢ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor

    1 GB of RAM or higher

    1024 x 768 display resolution

    High-Speed Internet connection required (at least 768bps)

    In terms of high school credit equivalency (as before) Rosetta Stone is not "accredited" because it is not a school, but each level of the Homeschool program has a "Full Year Curriculum" lesson plan. If you follow that lesson plan, each level will be a 36 week program if you're not using the supplemental (suggestions in teacher materials) materials, or 45 weeks if you are (equivalent to 1 school year). Not all schools or boards will accept RS as credit, so checking to ensure it will be accepted is recommended.

    While it's a bit sad to say "good-bye" to Rosetta Stone's old standby CD-based program, it's easy to see the advantages and necessity of increased mobility. Thankfully, favorite features have been retained and the program remains a strong option for high school foreign language. As before, we encourage the use of a grammar workbook to complement the strong conversational aspect of the program. ~ Janice

  • Item #: FSF1ST
    Retail: $43.95
    Rainbow Price: $36.50

  • Item #: 070916
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $109.00

    It's the same! But, different. Leaving the world of CDs behind, Rosetta Stone Homeschool has taken the leap into the world of online subscription formats. As with every major format change, there are advantages and disadvantages. You will probably like the changes which provide more mobility and more flexibility (unless you do not have access to high speed internet or do not wish to enter the internet world). All the aspects of the Rosetta Stone approach to language acquisition that we've come to love and expect are there. It's just packaged differently.

    So, what's different? First of all, there are only four products (instead of the 70 or so we carried before). Each product is an online subscription. This subscription gives one student 6 months of access. You purchase a subscription then you choose your language as part of the activation process. There are 24 languages available and a subscription purchase lets you choose any one of the 24 (Family Pack subscribers can choose up to three different languages). The subscription also gives you access to ALL levels of instruction available in that language. All languages have at least three levels. Some languages have five levels. If workbooks, quizzes, or tests are available (only for a few languages), access to pdf versions of this material comes with the subscription. Because all content is online, you can access it from a computer, laptop, or mobile device and you can access it from anywhere that you have a fast internet connection. You can even download lessons (with Audio Companion) to use when the internet is not available.

    So, what's the same? The dynamic immersion instructional methodology, the voice recognition software, and the student tracking abilities. In other words, all the good stuff that has made Rosetta Stone distinctive and a favorite with homeschoolers. And there is still a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee if you are not satisfied with the program. To get a sense of the program, check out the video demo found on our website.

    Rosetta Stone's "Dynamic Immersion™" methodology combines multimedia technology with a total immersion approach utilizing four aspects images, intuition, interactivity, and instruction. Real-life images are coupled with words or phrases, both spoken and written. There is constant interaction with the program, making selections which are confirmed if correct. Understanding of the language is built through spoken responses to real-life simulations utilizing TruAccent® speech-recognition technology which listens, analyzes, and corrects the student response. [Headset with microphone is needed but not included.]

    Core Lessons cover: A. Listening & Reading combined; B. Listening only, C. Reading only, D. Speaking, and E. Writing. There are Focused Activities that concentrate on language skills vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, reading, speaking, listening, writing and Adaptive Recall which are review sequences. While the general content and methodology is similar between the various Rosetta Stone versions, the Homeschool version is unique in giving parents the ability to plan and track the student's progress through the lessons and activities and to print data reports.

    Rosetta Stone Levels (in any language) cover the following material:

    Level 1 Build a Foundation. Fundamental vocabulary, essential language structure, basic conversational skills including greetings and introductions. Includes colors, adjectives, numbers, prepositions, definite and indefinite articles, singular and plural nouns, family relations, the five senses and time of day.

    Level 2 Navigate Your Surroundings. Builds on vocabulary and essential language structure. Giving/getting directions, using transportation, telling time, dining out, and enjoying basic social interactions. Includes verb tenses, adverbs, formal imperatives, school subjects, months, and emotions.

    Level 3 Connect with the World. Builds on language fundamentals and conversational skills. Learn to share ideas and opinions, express your feelings and talk about everyday life, your interests, your work, subjective, present perfect, weights, and measurements.

    Level 4 Deepen Your Understanding. Expands on what you learned in Levels 1, 2, and 3. Negotiate complex situations with confidence. Develop conversational skills to navigate the workplace, care for your health, arrange repairs, and move abroad.

    Level 5 Develop Your Command of the Language. Refine crucial communication skills and make full use of everything you've learned in Levels 1-4. Discuss entertainment and culture, government and the marketplace, and celebrate language-learning success.

    The following languages are available (with number of levels in parenthesis): Arabic (3), Chinese (Mandarin) (3), Dutch (3), English (American) (5), English (British) (5), Filipino (Tagalog) (3), French (5), German (5), Greek (3), Hebrew (3), Hindi (3), Irish (3), Italian (5), Japanese (3), Korean (3), Persian (Farsi) (3), Polish (3), Portuguese (Brazil) (3), Russian (3), Spanish (Latin American) (5 Workbooks for Levels 1-3), Spanish (Spain) (5), Swedish (3), Turkish (3), and Vietnamese (3).

    System Requirements:

    Windows 7, 8, 10 or higher

    Mac (Intel based only) Maverick (OS X 10.9) or higher

    Internet Explorer 11, Chrome 50, Firefox 46, Safari 9.1, Edge 13 or greater

    Latest version of Adobe Flash Player

    Computer Hardware Requirements:

    Windows: 2.33 GHz or faster x86-compatible processor OR Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks

    Mac: Intel Coreâ„¢ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor

    1 GB of RAM or higher

    1024 x 768 display resolution

    High-Speed Internet connection (at least 768bps)

    In terms of high school credit equivalency (as before) Rosetta Stone is not "accredited" because it is not a school, but each level of the Homeschool program has a "Full Year Curriculum" lesson plan. If you follow that lesson plan, each level will be a 36 week program if you're not using the supplemental (suggestions in teacher materials) materials, or 45 weeks if you are (equivalent to 1 school year). Not all schools or boards will accept RS as credit, so checking to ensure it will be accepted is recommended.

    While it's a bit sad to say "good-bye" to Rosetta Stone's old standby CD-based program, it's easy to see the advantages and necessity of increased mobility. Thankfully, favorite features have been retained and the program remains a strong option for high school foreign language. As before, we encourage the use of a grammar workbook to complement the strong conversational aspect of the program. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 036308
    ISBN: 9780802431165
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.50

    An unabridged reproduction of the book originally published in 1904, this story tells about the interaction between two feuding families in Iceland at the time when Christianity and its moral principles were first spreading to the area. Based on Icelandic sagas, the story is full of adventure, heroism, deception, tragedy, and ultimately honor and forgiveness. Focusing mostly on the life of Rolf, the story tells of how he grows in courage and manliness, even as his father is murdered, he is driven from his home, forced to become a servant, faces many unfair cruelties, and eventually rises above it all to avenge his father's death. A classic about the Viking and Icelandic era. By Allen French, 252 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 013064
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.50
  • Item #: 006229
    ISBN: 9781883937010
    Retail: $15.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.25
    Christianity has recently come to Iceland, but it is a time of transition between old customs and Jesus' teachings. Rolf's father puts the value of human life ahead of ill-gotten gain, a decision that ultimately costs him his life and caused Rolf to be unjustly outlawed. The tale describes Rolf's response to this injustice. 240 pages, paperback.
  • Item #: 005007
    ISBN: 9781883937171
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.50
    Madeleine Verchere's story is based on a true account in colonial French Canada. Harassed by Iroquois, the family's fort must be on guard constantly. Madeleine's youthful leadership will win the reader's admiration.
  • Item #: 063578
    ISBN: 9780990312277
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $49.50
  • Item #: 063576
    ISBN: 9780972857093
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $49.50
  • Item #: 063570
    ISBN: 9780990312208
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $49.50
  • Item #: 051479
    Retail: $174.50
    Rainbow Price: $164.95

    World history is the focus of this year. Ancient Empires of Egypt, India, Greece and Rome are studied. Students study Judaism and Christianity, as well as Greek and Roman philosophy and religion. The origins of England, France, Spain and Russia are studied. They will also learn about the American and French Revolutions, the English Bill of Rights, and the French Declaration of Rights of Man. The Russian Revolution, the Nazis of Germany and allied leaders are studied. Students will learn the ten steps to writing a term paper, from selecting a topic, to conducting research and recording the location of your sources, to writing a final draft paper.

  • Item #: 039235
    ISBN: 9780980072303
    Retail: $15.00
    Rainbow Price: $11.30

    It's easy to become a cookbook collector. The glossy photos of scrumptious meals draw you in regardless of whether the recipes are easy or the ingredients are easy to find! Our intentions are good, but somehow we just can't get around to pulling together an incredible meal every night. Well, cookbook author Rachel Masters takes a much more practical approach, almost guaranteeing that this is one cookbook that will spend more time on the countertop than on the shelf. As a mom with young children, she was frustrated with the time it was taking to develop a meal plan and grocery list for the week. To make this easier, she created a plan that rotated through all of the main dishes her family enjoyed, along with shopping lists to accompany them. In the end she had a twelve-week plan, each week complete with five main dishes, a dessert, a snack, and a shopping list. After using her plan with much success over the years, she now presents it to the rest of us in handy cookbook form. The cookbook presents thirteen weeks, each with a meal plan for the week, a grocery list (divided into types of food like produce, dairy, etc.), and the recipes. Each week features five meals, a snack, and a dessert. Weeks are broken down by meal, with each meal including recipes for the main course as well as side dishes. As a bonus, Rachel has included a suggested timetable for each meal, outlining when each task preparation task should be done for a six o'clock target dinner time. At this point, you may be mostly concerned about the meals themselves. Will your family like them? Glancing over the meal plans, I'd say they have broad appeal (remember, the author has several young children herself!). A sampling of the meals includes: chicken fajitas, beef stew, lasagna, shepherd's pie, pork chops, sloppy joes, french dip sandwiches, ribs, chicken over rice, sub sandwiches, split pea soup, ham and cheese sandwiches, pork tenderloin, and many more scrumptious-sounding side dishes I don't have room to mention. You won't find anything too specialized in here, just family-pleasing favorites. Of course, if everyone in your family dislikes a certain recipe, just replace it with one of your own and edit the shopping list to include those ingredients.

    Additionally, seven appendices include suggestions for breakfasts and lunches, using produce from your garden, recipes for special events and holidays, essentials for the kitchen, tips and ideas, making a few typically store-bought items from scratch, and some advice on family meal time (including suggestions to get children to try new things!). All in all, this is a great, practical resource for any busy mom struggling to shop and pull together meals each week! I know our family could have benefited from this approach when I was growing up! – Jess

  • Item #: 035892
    ISBN: 9781933550145
    Retail: $5.00
    Rainbow Price: $3.43

    Frederic Bastiat wrote Law in 1850 when France was rapidly turning to socialism. Bastiat was a French economist, statesman, and author, and as Deputy to the Legislative Assembly, he was well versed in the tenets of the movement. In this work, he examines and explains the fallacies of socialism. Some of the topics Bastiat discusses are: legal plunder, charity, equality, democracy, and liberty. A forward by Walter Williams provides historical background on this important work. Study questions and an index are also included. Translated from the French by Dean Russell. 74 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 032125
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $29.95

    This accurate balance provides precise measurements, yet is simple enough for any student to use. Balance measures 11" x 6" x 3.5" (including pans) and has a 2000g capacity with +1 - 5g accuracy. The built-in storage compartments hold 10 brass weights:two 1-gram, two 2-gram, two 5-gram, two 10-gram, one 20-gram, and one 50-gram. Accuracy controls include calibrated pointer, damping button, and calibration slider. The large capacity opaque gray pans hold up to a ½ liter, and pans are removable to accommodate larger items. Includes a brief instruction guide in English, French, Spanish and German. ~ Alysia

  • Item #: 025311
    ISBN: 9781568226668
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.50
  • Item #: 017087
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $23.99

  • Item #: 017086
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $23.99

  • Item #: 001957
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $2.95
  • Item #: 044252
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.50

      Colorful cardstock flags can be used in so many ways in your homeschool or classroom. Each flag is 4”x6” with perfect detail and the country written quite small in the corner. Add them to a geography or history unit. Make a flag into a research prompt. Put strings on them and hang them from your ceiling for a fun international flavor to your space. Use them as décor for an international dinner. Attach flags to a wood skewer and put them in your centerpieces! One-sided, come perforated in pairs. ~Sara

     

  • Item #: 043295
    ISBN: 9781599150109
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    A reprint of the original 1917 edition by H.E. Marshall, this hefty book offers 99 exciting stories from American history, starting with the expeditions of the Vikings and Columbus, and ending with the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. The stories are grouped into seven parts; "Stories of Explorers and Pioneers," "Stories of Virginia," "Stories of New England," "Stories of the Middle and Southern Colonies," "Stories of the French in America," "Stories of the Struggle for Liberty" and "Stories of the United States Under the Constitution." The book is unique in that the first 400 pages or so focus on exploration and the Colonial period, while only the last 200 pages cover the history of the U.S. as its own country. Although there is a lot of content here, the chapters are only several pages in length which make for great supplementary reading or read-alouds. Occasional black-and-white full-page illustrations are included in some chapters. 616 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 043293
    ISBN: 9781599150253
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $14.95

    While other scientists were catching and killing insects and classifying them based on physical characteristics, the 19th-century scientist and teacher Jean Henri Fabre was a firm believer in observing insects and nature in their natural habitats, spending just as much time watching their behavior as studying their anatomy. In this delightful book, he shares his observations and knowledge with children through a series of stories in which Uncle Paul describes the wonders of nature for his nieces and nephews, Claire, Emile, and Jules. With frequent questions and interjections from the children, Uncle Paul discusses livestock, trees, metals, fibers, paper, spiders, insects, weather, clouds, steam engines, astronomy, plants, mushrooms, shells, ocean creatures, and much more. If you enjoy the Christian Liberty Nature Readers or the Handbook of Nature Study, I think you'll enjoy this one as well. Originally published in 1917 and translated from French by Florence Bicknell, this reprint from Yesterday's Classics is 438 pgs, pb. - Jess

  • Item #: 042703
    ISBN: 9781930953666
    Retail: $17.50
    Rainbow Price: $14.95
  • Item #: 041930
    ISBN: 9780413695406
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    This play is based on Sophocles' Antigone but was actually written by Jean Anouilh (a popular 20th-century French playwright) and translated by Barbara Bray. It focuses more on Antigone herself than the original play does, and is more contemporary in nature. First performed in Nazi-controlled France, the play uses Antigone's heroic resistance to oppression to symbolize resistance to tyranny in general. Risking both death and losing the fiance she loves, Antigone defies orders and tries to bury her brother. The book includes the complete emotional play, discussion of Anouilh's life and work, a summary of the plot, commentary on different aspects of the play, notes on parts of the play that provoked controversy in Nazi-controlled France when it was first performed, and discussion questions. 76 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 035397
    ISBN: 9780547148113
    Retail: $6.95
    Rainbow Price: $4.46
    What is the proper pronunciation of the word "Celtic"? How about "niche", "primer", or "sherbet"? This book has the answers—and many more. One hundred of the most commonly mispronounced words are summarized and analyzed in this compact volume. Presented alphabetically, each word is followed by its pronunciation and at least one part of speech. A brief definition of the word is provided, followed by a paragraph or two explaining the historical and cultural influences that have affected the word's pronunciation over time. The bottom of each page provides brief etymologies (word histories), so you can see how modern English words have roots in Latin, French, Greek, and other languages. Study this guide to wow 'em in class or at your next social engagement. ~ Lisa
  • Item #: 033893
    Retail: $29.95
    Rainbow Price: $28.75

    If you're looking for a fairly conservative, Christian overview of art history without additional art instruction, you'll want to take a look at this DVD set. In 12 lessons, author and Christian artist Barry Stebbing examines art masterpieces and great artists from a biblical perspective. Lessons include: "What is Art?," "The Second Commandment," "Early Christian Art," "Godly Periods of Art / Byzantine," "Christian Artists," "The Dark Ages / Monasteries," "The Gothic Period," "The Renaissance," "The Reformation," "French Neo-Classical Art," "American Artists," and "Other Artists and Styles." Each lesson runs approximately 15 minutes and is like sitting in an informative art lecture, with lots of examples of great masterpieces shown on-screen as they are discussed. Mr. Stebbing raises excellent questions and topics for the Christian and art lover to consider, and does a really nice job highlighting some Christian artists that you may not stumble across in a secular art appreciation book. Although recommended for ages 12 and up, (probably because the content is not likely to spark a young child's interest), the artwork depicted tends to be biblical in content and shows little nudity. In an area like art appreciation where many families feel like they must tread very carefully, it's refreshing to find a resource that emphasizes the Christian aspects of art. – Jess

  • Item #: 032777
    ISBN: 9780980923995
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $10.95