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  • Item #: 045975
    ISBN: 9781465414229
    Retail: $19.99
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     You must see it to believe it! Lively graphics, astounding facts, and incredible statistics come together in this visually appealing book that covers hundreds of comparisons. Did you know that the largest hailstone was found in South Dakota and was three times the width of a tennis ball? Or that it is estimated that there may be 100,000 miles of blood vessels in a human body: enough to circle the world four times? This is just a sampling of the fascinating details your children will learn. Comparisons cover a range of foundational science concepts including space, earth science, weather, human biology, zoology, computers and engineering. Excellent resource to set out on a coffee table to encourage free time reading or reluctant readers. As our reviewer noted, “The only thing lacking is a couple hundred more pages of these spectacular comparisons!” 192 pgs, hc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 018482
    ISBN: 9780929223186
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    A fun imaginary character based way to learning cursive

    Mrs. Letz Farmer and her daughter Laura have teamed up again to help children learn cursive - and maintain a cheerful attitude while doing it. Somewhat similar to their first book in format, this book adopts the same encouraging instruction. It begins with lowercase letters for ease, introducing different strokes that can be used to make different letters. Several appropriately named characters represent these strokes and appear on related pages to offer tips.

    Writing bible verses for cursive practice and character development

    Bible verses appear on some pages, used for practice in reading cursive and identifying letters. Random words lining the bottom of the page are used for writing practice. The book then moves into lowercase letter combinations and finally words. When students are comfortable with their lowercase letters, it's time to move on to the capitals. As the letters are introduced, students begin practicing by writing printed Bible verses in cursive, and then a cursive verse back into manuscript. Here again on these pages, there are random words included for additional writing practice for the featured letter. Any difficult letter combination connections are featured with practice lines so students become comfortable with them.

    Reinforcement of writing and grammar skills for homeschoolers

    Grammar skills and alphabetizing are also incorporated into the lessons, which is a nice extra touch. - Melissa

  • Item #: 042133
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     Comes with a 3”round plastic frame in turquoise or magenta w/flower on top to hang from, and 9 bobbins of floss.

     

  • Item #: 042125
    Retail: $3.99
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    Comes with a 3”round plastic frame in turquoise or magenta w/flower on top to hang from, and 9 bobbins of floss.

     

  • Item #: 007729
    Retail: $15.95
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    Increase your children's vocabulary without workbooks or study - learn while playing Rummy Roots! This unique card game will allow students to master 42 different Greek and Latin roots. After learning these familiar roots and practicing alphabetizing via a simple "Go Fish"-type game, players progress to 3 higher levels of play. In Level 1, players combine roots to form English words and practice dictionary skills. In level 2, dictionary skills are improved as players try to stump their opponents. Level 3 is played like Rummy using three root combinations to further expand vocabulary and comprehension. The result of all this fun? Mastering 42 Greek and Latin roots, over 190 vocabulary words learned, and the ability to at least partially decipher over 2,000 words!

  • Item #: 002240
    ISBN: 9781602005228
    Retail: $39.99
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    That proverbial talk about the “birds and the bees.” You know you need to do it. Teaching your children about God’s plan for sex and all the male/female interaction that leads up to it is part of what it means to bring up a child in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. And you want to do it – sort of. It’s just that it’s so very uncomfortable – and you don’t know what to say – and there might be questions asked that make you ashamed or guilty. . .  Dennis and Barbara Rainey (parents of six) of Family Life Ministries know you need “a plan” and they’ve provided a lovely one – a getaway weekend kit complete with instructions for you, guidelines for what to do, excellent speakers to get the difficult words out in the open by offering interesting audio sessions, an engaging format, a solid study of Biblical values, and enjoyable scripture songs.

      The goal of this program is to encourage and empower parents to discuss the difficult topics of intimacy, sexual behavior, and personal feelings that are facing their children as they enter the preteen years. To give parents the tools they need to both challenge their sons and daughters as they enter the pathway to Christian adulthood as well as provide the foundation for future discussions and sharing. To build a mentoring relationship with your children that continues past the weekend and into all the years leading up to adulthood.

      Preteen? Isn’t that jumping the gun a bit for the birds and the bees? Not in today’s culture. It’s literally everywhere around us – and now in ways unimagined by all previous generations. This program is designed to set the stage for a close parent/child relationship as the child moves into this period. Topics are handled biblically, carefully, and tastefully. Some topics are left optional for the parent.

      A weekend getaway. That’s the general setting. One child – with the parent all to himself (boys with fathers; girls with mothers) – doing an activity of his choice that he loves to do and spending time listening to “talks” and working through study material together. It’s a wonderful affirmation that the love of the parent can transcend the upcoming changes that the child will be experiencing.

      There are five audio sessions and one optional session: 1) the adolescent experience, 2) how to handle peer pressure, 3) changes that are ahead (God’s design for sex), 4) purity (protecting sexual innocence), and 5) dating (properly engaging with the opposite sex). The optional session covers really delicate issues (masturbation, pornography, and same-sex attraction) and can be inserted after the fourth session and before the fifth if the parent chooses,

      The Getaway Kit provides the necessary framework: a tour guide for the parent, travel journal for the preteen including 25 follow-up devotions, CDs containing 5 sessions, scripture memory songs and downloadable MP3s of all sessions.

      The Tour Guide is for the parent – basically a leader’s guide for this very focused Bible study. This little manual includes sections on planning the getaway, an itinerary for the weekend, a suggested schedule, preparation checklists (and needed supplies), guidelines for writing a note to your son/daughter, and very specific suggestions for praying for your son/daughter. Also included is a page-for-page reproduction of the Travel Journal (accent color rather than full color) so you can work through it with your son/daughter.

      The Travel Journal is for your son/daughter and is designed as a companion for the experiences of the weekend. With a travel theme and an engaging appearance, it provides a place to write notes (from the talks), thoughts, and answers to questions as well as the guidelines for godly Christian living provided by this study material. There are 25 follow-up devotions that continue with a similar theme and help strengthen the biblical core of the young adult’s understanding of the various issues. This is a nicely done keepsake book with a hardcover, full-color graphics, and an elastic strap for place-keeping.

      The CD Set provides the core material for the heart of the weekend and the program. Eight CDs provide the weekend talk sessions. These sessions feature scripture memory songs, dramatic vignettes, humorous features, real-life stories from teens and adults, and lots of teaching from parents and experts that have “been there, done that.” Songs are CCM-type of music with understandable lyrics, singable melodies, and full instrumentation backup.

      Having “that” talk with your children may never be entirely comfortable, but this kit gives you a plan; the certainty of godly, biblical content; and the promise of enjoyable memories. 

  • Item #: 042126
    Retail: $3.99
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    Comes with a 3”round plastic frame in turquoise or magenta w/flower on top to hang from, and 9 bobbins of floss.

     

  • Item #: 020722
    ISBN: 9781887456005
    Retail: $19.95
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    I love reading about the guiding hand of God in our nation's history. I find the story fascinating and the men of faith and conviction inspiring. This book is written in the same vein. Based on the assumption that all of history is providential, we learn how God's presence was evident at our nation's founding in the hearts and minds of the men who fought for independence and framed the Constitution. The book opens with an overview of geography and ancient history before moving to American history. A portion of the book is devoted to the history of education in our country. Later chapters focus on our decline as a nation, and a reconstructionist view is presented for bringing our nation back to what the authors believe God wants it to be. This book is used as a teacher resource for the Beautiful Feet American history studies. Lots of pictures and illustrations. 300 pgs.

    If you want to dig a little deeper into source documents referred to in America's Providential History, get the accompanying Documentary Sourcebook. Inspiring in its own right, this book includes speeches and documents that portray the Christian influence in the founding and history of our nation. A sampling of the offerings in this book includes excerpts from Columbus' Journal of His First Voyage, Fast and Thanksgiving Days of New England, Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution, Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom, Washington's Farewell Address, excerpts from Democracy in America, the 1853 report from the Senate Judiciary Committee about the importance of congressional chaplains. 136 pg, pb.

    For ease of tying these two books together, consider the Teacher's Guide, which includes: APH chapter outlines; study questions for each of the 18 chapters, with answers; three exams, with answers; and a list of books for further study. 102 pgs, pb. ~ Bob

  • Item #: 042141
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     Comes with a 3”round plastic frame in turquoise or magenta w/flower on top to hang from, and 9 bobbins of floss.

     

  • Item #: 036122
    Retail: $29.95
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    Give your children a close-up to the inner workings of the human body, allowing them to identify and place major organs on the felt torso. The human body torso itself is 34" in height, and beautifully illustrated. The human brain and other structures in the head are shown bisected, as are the lungs.. However, other structures such as the major veins and arteries, and the heart are shown whole, as are the rest of the structures in the lower torso. The 34 pieces range widely in size, from the 10" large intestine to individual cells of about 1" in height. Pieces vary from actual body parts to place on the torso, to diagrammed depictions of individual cells and tissues, stages in growth and reproduction, and diseases. A 32-page lesson guide is included, to aid teaching of the different body systems, and health habits. This set is pre-cut. CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 000874
    ISBN: 9781557342119
    Retail: $7.99
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    A perfect introduction to the human body for a primary child! In this book, the body is explained, literally, piece by piece, as children add body parts to their own body outline! The book is full of reproducible handouts and patterns that tell you what the part of the body does and what color to make the organ. First you should explain the functions of the body part to start out your study. Then you cut, paste, and follow directions to place the body part correctly on each child's traced body outline. I would recommend only covering one or two body parts in a day. Then there are instructions on how to turn the explanation sheets into a small booklet that they children can keep! With the help of this book, your children will be introduced to the brain, heart, kidneys, bladder, cells, spleen, pancreas, gall bladder, reproductive organs, skeleton, muscles, stomach, intestines, liver, lungs, skin, eyes, nose, ears, tongue, and face. A "personal" approach to studying the human body! 40 pgs, pb. - elise

  • Item #: 038221
    ISBN: 9780060769185
    Retail: $14.99
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    A perfect gift for Little House fans (Christmas or anytime), this book includes a compilation of six short stories by Laura Ingalls Wilder about her childhood Christmases. In Christmas in the Big Woods, Laura is 4 years old in the woods of Wisconsin and is waiting for her relatives to arrive. In Christmas on the Prairie, Laura is 6 years old, in Indian territory, and afraid the rain storms will keep Santa from finding her. In Christmas at Plum Creek, Laura is 8, and before realizing the true spirit of Christmas, is afraid Santa won't visit because their new home in Minnesota has no fireplace. In Christmas for Farmer Boy, the subject switches to Almanzo Wilder in New York as he celebrates the holiday with family and food. In Christmas During the Long Winter, Laura is older in Dakota territory, cares for her family, and helps plan a Christmas celebration in May after a harsh winter. In Christmas in the Golden Years, Laura is engaged to Almanzo, but the couple is apart for the holidays and Laura is upset - until a visitor arrives. This is a great treasury of Christmas stories for Little House fans. Black and white illustrations sprinkled throughout. 144 pgs, hc. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 025933
    Retail: $27.00
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    Have you mastered the Forbidden Island, are you looking for a new challenge, or do you just love the game and are looking for another along the same vein? Well, the adventure continues with Forbidden Desert! In this heart-racing, pulse pounding version, players were caught unaware on their quest to excavate a buried city and find the ancient flying machine. After crashing their plane in a sudden sand storm, players must band together and battle excruciating thirst, the hot desert sun, and the sand storm that threatens to bury them alive. Meanwhile, they are excavating the city in search for the parts of the legendary flying machine that they hope will allow them to escape. As in Forbidden Island, the "board" consists of double-sided tiles. One side shows desert, the other shows the buried city. Players each have different roles and capabilities as they move around the board. They are removing sand, excavating the city and locating the pieces to the flying machine, meanwhile trying to find water and avoid the shifting sand storm. A little more intense with faster moving game play than its predecessor, Forbidden Desert is a challenge the whole family will enjoy – together! 2-5 players. ~ Megan
  • Item #: 018028
    ISBN: 9780486494104
    Retail: $4.99
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    Ever seem like all the good anatomy coloring books are for older students? Not this one! Each page in this coloring book focuses on one anatomical topic, with a mix of facts and a black-and-white drawings to color. Tidbits of information are given in little square bubbles with arrows pointing at the drawing. The drawings are detailed, but large and perfect for coloring with fine-point markers or colored pencils. For example, on the page explaining joints, a see-through drawing of a boy bending and moving features several boxes that show how pivot, elbow, and ball-and-socket joints work. Other pages focus on types of cells, types of muscles, how blood flows through the heart, the circulatory system, the lymphatic system, types of blood cells, what happens when you breathe, the digestive system and process, the brain and senses, nerve cells, and much more! A perfect complement to any elementary study of the human body! 30 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 003370
    ISBN: 9780545703215
    Retail: $19.99
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    A popular craft project is now accessible to younger artists! This kit includes everything you need to make several string art pieces. Instead of wood and nails, use the included custom pin-pushing tool to place pins into cardboard backs, then follow the adorable templates to make a variety of shapes. There are 500 pins, 10 colors of string, 6 project boards, background and tracing paper, and a 56 page booklet with all kinds of tips to get you started. I absolutely enjoyed making my scribble star, and I'm sure you'll enjoy crafting a fox, heart, owl, or other design! Finished projects are approximately 4"x5.5" and 4.5"x7". - Laura

  • Item #: NUTCMP
    Retail: $24.80
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  • Item #: 070495
    ISBN: 9781423108054
    Retail: $21.99
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     This striking poetry collection explores the gamut of human experience (both mundane and significant). Poems are topically arranged: self; family; friendship and love; nonsensical; school; sports and games; war; nature; and fantasy (fairies, ogres and witches). Selections span great poetry (long and short) from ancient to modern, thought provoking to silly, traditionally child-focused to typically adult. This volume is filled with predictable (Paul Revere’s Ride; Casey at the Bat; We Real Cool) and surprising (The Gettysburg Address; Ovid’s Metamorphoses; Cremation of Sam McGee). Sources range from the Bible, Shakespeare and Chaucer to Gertrude Stein, Milne, and Langston Hughes. Pages are fully illustrated in gorgeous water color. Includes section introductions by Caroline Kennedy, dust jacket and indexes of first lines and authors’ last names. An heirloom to love, read aloud and memorize; parents may wish to preview. A Layers of Learning choice. 192 pgs, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 067715
    ISBN: 9780890519455
    Retail: $82.96
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  • Item #: 066554
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.99

     Your princess will love this four-pack of elegant tiaras! The specially designed comb that holds each tiara in place will not tangle in hair or pinch your little girl’s head. Four different styles and colors (gold, silver, pink, and purple) in each pack to match any princess, fairy, or ballerina costume! Indents in the shape of diamonds and hearts are painted to give the illusion of real gems. These tiaras are durable plastic to be used for years to come! -EmilyG

  • Item #: 059250
    ISBN: 9781892427526
    Retail: $69.95
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    Have you ever stopped to realize that a comprehensive understanding of the earth, its structure, and its inhabitants are a necessary foundation for interacting meaningfully with our increasingly global-minded world? Taking an overview approach, the North Star Geography course covers geography skills (reading maps, using geographic tools, cartography, surveying, and navigation), physical geography (geology, meteorology, oceanography, ecology, hydrology, and astronomy), and human geography (sociology, culture, religion, transportation, agriculture, government, and economics). Bright Ideas Press and world geography – what a great idea! Student Reader plus Companion Guide CD-ROM (activities: maps, hands-on, research options, quizzes/tests) – what a great idea! Quality content, Biblical worldview, and user-friendliness all rolled up into one package – what a great idea!

    Obviously, the Student Reader is the heart of the course. Each of the sixteen lessons provides 15-20 pages of reading text, full-color illustrations, photos, sidebar articles, and maps. Lessons are divided into teaching segments which are both highly readable and interesting. The organization lends itself to flexibility, and the course could be done over one year (two weeks per lesson), two years (four weeks per lesson), or even one semester (one week per lesson – a bare bones approach). Vocabulary words are in bold with definitions provided in the glossary at the end of the text. The Reader concludes with a reference list that provides options for further study.

    The accompanying Companion Guide CD-ROM (pdf files) provides both basic and "extra" activities in addition to all content from the Reader. It's these pdf files that will allow you to tailor the course for high school, for junior high, or for a combination of ages. Families may make photocopies or print pages as needed, but classrooms and co-ops should contact the publisher for a multiple-use license. Depending on the course time-frame you choose, you will probably have to do some selection of activities, as there is a wealth provided.

    • • Hands-On Activities – there is lots of variety here – some short and simple, some more involved. Materials lists are provided when necessary (and tend to be easy-to-get items).
    • • Build Your Own Atlas – there's a segment for each lesson that includes labeling outline maps, completing fact files, and creating a set of political, physical, and thematic maps. Outline maps are provided but a good atlas as a reference is helpful (i.e. Wondermaps or Atlas of World Geography).
    • • Note-Taking Pages – each lesson has a set of 10 questions taken from the text that serve as lesson review and a study guide for the quizzes.
    • • Memorization Lists – a list of 198 countries, 70 regions and physical features to learn – roughly 16 items per lesson.
    • • Research Questions – a set of questions for each continent which encourage the student to conduct his own research (answers included).
    • • Quizzes and Tests – quizzes for each lesson (based on note-taking questions and map work). A final exam includes questions taken from all 16 of the lessons (answer keys and grading rubrics included).
    • • Graphic Organizers - can be used for all types of studies – world/continent, country, culture, regional geography, and government fact files.

    Homeschool geography courses have tended to be research frameworks that can be used by multi-age students and over several years. While having lots of advantages for families they require planning, preparation, and, often, outside resources. North Star takes a different approach providing a very solid base of textual information but giving lots of options for additional activities and research. It provides all necessary forms and pages, requiring only a good world atlas to accompany the course. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 052182
    ISBN: 9780935278866
    Retail: $16.95
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    Children learn to think of embroidery as art as they cross-stitch their name onto gingham using charts and guides. Basic techniques are used to teach kids to make letters, borders and hearts, while they learn important lessons in safety, sharing, decision-making, patience and confidence. Kit includes thread, hoop and fabrics. 44 pgs. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 048058
    ISBN: 9781888692150
    Retail: $16.95
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    From the folks who brought you Educating the Wholehearted Child, this devotional tool expresses 24 Biblical values in six areas of Christian life. These areas of emphasis include authority, relationships, possessions, work, attitudes and choices. Each value is the basis for a week (five days) of devotions (120 total devotions). Each day's devotion follows the same format: ask a question, read the Bible, discuss and pray. Each lesson also includes scripture memory verses (given in NIV, NASB and NKJV), a story starter, character quality definition and more. Discussion points look interesting and thought-provoking, and children from age five or six through high school would be able to participate. Instructions for making a binder for each child are also provided. The 2nd edition also includes the Kids Color-In pages (25 coloring pages in all), which were previously a separate item. If you are looking for a good way to start family devotions, give this one a try.

  • Item #: 032521
    ISBN: 9780618311149
    Retail: $7.99
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    This unique atlas explores American history through 20 significant journeys of the past. Children will voyage across the Atlantic with Christopher Columbus, accompany Daniel Boone on his trek to cut a trail into Kentucky, experience the gold rush with Dame Shirley, travel the Underground Railroad to freedom with Big Joe Bailey, and return to America after the Vietnam War with a Vietnamese family who helped America during the war, all in the pages of this book. Each page holds an enthralling account of that expedition and the history surrounding it told through the words of a specific person on the journey. Colorful maps outline the paths traveled, with significant points marked by a red numbered square and detailed by the corresponding caption. ~ Steph

  • Item #: 032310
    ISBN: 9780486442143
    Retail: $8.95
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  • Item #: 027662
    Retail: $12.00
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    Queens, kings, knights and dragons! This card game requires some strategy and some luck as you try to awaken sleeping queens, stop your opponent's knights with a dragon, put another's queen back to sleep with a potion, or defend yourself with a magic wand. The directions are clear and the game is quick to learn, just how I like them! Your goal is to collect queens and the winner is the one with the most points when all of the queens are awakened. – Ages 8+, 2-5 players, ~ Sara
  • Item #: 019911
    Retail: $15.95
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    In the same format as Rummy Roots, the goal of More Roots is to extend your mastery of Greek and Latin roots. Use of Rummy Roots is not a prerequisite to using More Roots. As compared to the "flagship" game, More Roots has more Latin than Greek roots, concentrates more on prefixes, and focuses on common "everyday" words as opposed to the original's emphasis on scientific words.

  • Item #: 019625
    Retail: $39.95
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    Get a little outdoorsy with this camp-themed version of Monopoly! Everything about this twist on the classic game recalls the best in park experiences, from the “railroads” (which are actually rock climbing, hiking, bicycling, and rafting) to the adorable ranger-themed game pieces! Best of all, players will have the chance to own such beautiful national parks as the Everglades and Yellowstone.

  • Item #: 017139
    Retail: $29.95
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    Raising frogs from tadpoles sounds like a fun and educational experience, but if you don't have the time or desire to collect your own and make them a home, consider this kit. The kit was changed for 2015 and now includes a packet with tadpole food, nutri-sand and a postcard to request your tadpole and its new larger habitat. When you receive the packet from us, use the postcard to order the tadpole and its habitat from the supplier (no additional postage is necessary; please note that tadpoles may not be able to be shipped at certain times of the year, due to low temperatures. Cannot be shipped to Hawaii, Alaska, or Canada). The tadpoles are somewhat transparent so you can see into their bodies and even watch their heart beat. In 6-8 weeks the tadpole undergoes metamorphosis into an adult frog. The habitat and supplies provide the right balance of algae and other microorganisms to keep the frog healthy. Food is also included with a serving spoon to nourish all the way through metamorphosis. A Fun & Fact handbook gives detailed instructions, shares interesting facts about your new pet, and answers common questions. Once the frog has developed, you can send in for "stage two food" and a larger habitat if you wish. Frogs have an average life span of five years. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 013932
    ISBN: 9781942968672
    Retail: $14.95
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  • Item #: 003617
    Retail: $0.00
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