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  • Item #: WRTRS1
    Retail: $98.00
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  • Item #: 001410
    ISBN: 9781940110301
    Retail: $80.00
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      The Student Text is consumable and is meant to show the personal progression toward the goal of finished writing assignments that will ultimately find a place in the student’s Writing Portfolio. This portfolio is a record of writing progress and gives your child a sense of accomplishment. You can and should share this keepsake with others. The Appendices in the Student Text are plentiful. An Apprentice Log includes module checklists, rubrics, a unit review and follow-up reports. Also included are Reviewer’s Rubrics featuring the Traits of Writing, a Memory Chart, and Follow-Up Reports.

  • Item #: WRTRS2
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  • Item #: RDRRS1
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  • Item #: 070354
    ISBN: 9781940110325
    Retail: $80.00
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    The Student Text is consumable and is meant to show the personal progression toward the goal of finished writing assignments that will ultimately find a place in the student's Writing Portfolio. This portfolio is a record of writing progress and gives your child a sense of accomplishment. You can and should share this keepsake with others. The Appendices in the Student Text are plentiful. An Apprentice Log includes module checklists, rubrics, a unit review and follow-up reports. Also included are Reviewer's Rubrics featuring the Traits of Writing, a Memory Chart, and Follow-Up Reports.

    Assignments include:  Into the Wild (research writing project), Making the Case (persuasive/argumentative writing), Poetry Jam (poetry writing projects – acrostic poem, lyric poem, haiku, and cinquain), and A Fantastastical Tale of Extraordinary Exploits (fantasy).

  • Item #: 070353
    ISBN: 9781940110332
    Retail: $18.00
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       The Answer Key and Teaching Notes provides answers to those exercises and questions that have an appropriately objective response (including reviews). This means there are answers when one correct answer is required and also where a set range of answers is acceptable. The Answer Key does not provide suggested answers for open-ended or creative writing assignments. In other instances, the student is given examples and samples to help gauge appropriate responses. Also included with the Answer Key are suggested daily schedules 32 weeks/four days a week

  • Item #: 043674
    ISBN: 9781940110288
    Retail: $39.00
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     Student Workbooks are an optional purchase and contain only the consumable student pages from the Student Text. These are not a stand-alone product and can only be used in conjunction with the full Student Text. The workbook provides a Suggested Daily Schedule (4 days/week for 32 weeks).

  • Item #: 043673
    ISBN: 9781946506122
    Retail: $39.00
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     Student Workbooks are an optional purchase and contain only the consumable student pages from the Student Text. These are not a stand-alone product and can only be used in conjunction with the full Student Text. The workbook provides a Suggested Daily Schedule (4 days/week for 32 weeks).

  • Item #: 019295
    ISBN: 9781940110851
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  • Item #: 019281
    ISBN: 9781940110813
    Retail: $80.00
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    Please note that the Readers in Residence Volume 1 Answer Key will not be available until late in September. Apologia has provided the first several modules of the key in PDF format which can be downloaded at: Answer Key PDF Download or at their Readers in Residence product page.

  • Item #: 001403
    ISBN: 9781940110714
    Retail: $18.00
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      The Answer Key and Teaching Notes provides answers to those exercises and questions that have an appropriately objective response (including reviews). This means there are answers when one correct answer is required and also where a set range of answers is acceptable. The Answer Key does not provide suggested answers for open-ended or creative writing assignments. In other instances, the student is given examples and samples to help gauge appropriate responses. Also included with the Answer Key are suggested daily schedules 32 weeks/four days a week

  • Item #: 026537
    ISBN: 9780152047184
    Retail: $7.99
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    Virginia Sorensen has acquired the prize, "Most Distinguished Contribution to American Literature for Children," with this fine work. When Marly's father returns from the war, he is a different man. However, with a few days "syruping" out in the country, the treasured aspects of his personality begin to reappear. Near Maple Hill, Marly's family spends most of their time with the neighbors, the Chrises. Mr. Chris has so much to teach about syrup-making, plants, flowers, and animals, and Marly quickly comes to regard him affectionately. Since their short stays at Maple Hill are doing father so much good, the family is faced with the decision to reside there permanently. Marly considers all the miracles she has witnessed there as valid reason to stay. This is a wonderful story about family relationships, neighborly friendship, and all of the beauty that nature bears. It is a story which must not be passed up.

  • Item #: 204875
    ISBN: 9781591662044
    Retail: $6.99
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    Mala, called Sparrow, and her brother Abdon struggle to survive after the death of their parents. Mala sews for the wives of wealthy Roman aristocrats, and watches in dismay as Abdon turns to a life of crime. In the midst of her sorrow and loneliness, the whole village is rocked by the transformation of one of its residents at the hands of the healer from Nazareth. Mala tries to make sense of it all, while praying continually to Jehovah. In the end she witnesses the most significant day in all of history and because of it, life would be forever changed.

  • Item #: 049653
    ISBN: 9780916291266
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    Two Australians, Mem Fox and Julie Vivas, have crafted a heart-warming story of a young boy who befriends the residents of a rest home, especially one lady in particular, Miss Nancy. Wilfrid Gordon is told that Miss Nancy has lost her memory, and not knowing what that means, sets out on a journey to find it for her. Having lived Downunder, I enjoy that Fox and Vivas have captured a bit of Aussie life in the writing and illustrations. Pb. – John

  • Item #: 043865
    ISBN: 9780762109043
    Retail: $15.95
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    Subtitled "702 Ways to Save Money and the Earth," this is not your traditional cookbook, but this fantastic book has so many mouth-watering recipes, this seemed like the best place for it! Not entirely devoted to recipes, this book is divided into three parts. "In the Kitchen" resides in the first 234 pages and is full of recipes and directions for creating household staples (including cereals, condiments, salad dressings, marinades, cooking stocks, sauces, etc.), pickled, preserved and frozen foods, baked goods, snacks and drinks, make-your-own take-out food, and sweet treats. "Health and Beauty Care for You and Yours" comes next with 89 pages full of recipes for beauty products (including face care, shampoos and conditioners, bath products, nail, hand and foot care, and much more), home remedies for all sorts of common distresses and ailments, and natural pet care products (including cat and dog food, treats, flea treatments, food and treats for birds and exotic animals, and more). "Around the House" has 54 pages packed with concoctions you can create to clean the house (including air fresheners, polishes, mold and mildew removers, laundering items, cleaners for all over the house, vehicle products, and more) and house and garden products (such as compounds, craft supplies, pest repellents, soil care, garden pest fighters, and more). Looking through this book will inspire you with the many good ideas, yummy recipes, and money savings. The book is set up in a very user-friendly way, with a list of necessary ingredients or items and step-by-step directions. Although not everybody wants to spend the time making their own ketchup and mustard, the table in the front of the book shows examples of how much money you can save in this do-it-yourself fashion, ranging from 20-95%, with a majority of the items listed saving 50% or more. The beginning of the book contains many tips and tricks along with plenty of good advice on how to go about the homemade process. How much money could you save your family, and how much fun will you have along the way, as you prepare all these items right at home! 379 pgs, pb. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 034231
    ISBN: 9780375867972
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  • Item #: 011236
    Retail: $0.00
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    Includes: Teacher's Manual, Student Packet with Activity Book, Chasing Henry and Shipwreck!
    Please note that the stickers and additional magnets are not included in the kit, but are available separately.

  • Item #: 010992
    ISBN: 9781933339009
    Retail: $17.95
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    In the quest to cover a little of everything from a particular time period AND present it at a level that a younger child can understand, most elementary history texts are, well, probably just a bit lacking in the exciting and shall we say “interesting” department. At least, I found it as such when I was much younger, although it led me to do a lot of self-reading to complete the picture in the areas that interested me. Susan Wise Bauer attempts to remedy this difficulty in presenting a chronological history to the younger set using a classical approach to history. The Story of the World is structured around a text and a curriculum guide/activity book that serve as a springboard for your futher history explorations. The readings in the text provide a background of the time period covered, augmented by the use of the guide, which contains review questions, suggestions for supplemental readings, appropriate literature selections, and also map activities, coloring pages, as well as an abundance of projects that span history, art, and science that are sure to excite the student.

    The text itself serves as the starting point and backbone of each unit. Each chapter covers a particular time period, and is placed in chronological order. For example, in Volume One: Ancient Times, Chapter One begins with “The Earliest People” followed by chapters detailing periods of Egyptian, Sumarian, Jewish, Babylonian, Assyrian, Indian, Chinese, African, Egyptian, Phoenician, Greek, Persian, Native American, Roman, Christian, Celt, and Barbarian history. The book goes in strictly chronological order, so one time period of a civilization will be covered, and then a different civilization may be covered, returning to another era of the first civilization later, to encompass a significant historical event of that civilization. Each chapter is further split into smaller, more bite-sized amounts that lend themselves well to a younger attention span. The chapters are presented at a level they will understand, but at the same time, find fairly absorbing. History is presented in more of a story-type format that they will appreciate, and the author emphasizes that the book is not intended to give a complete overview of the time period, but rather to give the student a chronological order of major events and an appreciation and understanding of different cultures while presenting it in a way that will foster an enthusiasm and enjoyment of the subject matter. For example, while not every ruler of a civilization may be named, along with major accomplishments, an overview of the period highlighting important events and rulers, along with details of how the people in the civilizations lived comprise the short chapters. Mythical stories as well as historical fiction-type passages about young children from different cultures are woven into the narrative to stimulate further interest. These almost story-type chapters are meant to be read aloud to younger children, or those with reading difficulty, while good readers and older children can read or take turns reading the chapters aloud.

    When a chapter has been completely read, you and the students then turn to the curriculum manual/actvitiy guide. At the beginning of each chapter in the guide, corresponding page references are given from four recommended supplements Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, The Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, The Usborne Book of World History, and the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History. These selections further flesh out the history lessons, particularly for those periods or civilizations where less supplemental reading is available. When all the chapter reading has been accomplished, the next order of business are the reading comprehension-type review questions for each chapter section. Following the questions, the student is asked to summarize the chapter in a few sentences. The author again stresses that important facts be included in this narrative, but not necessarily every single one. A few sample narrations are also supplied for each section. The student’s narrative is then written, illustrated with his/her favorite part of the lesson. The narratives can be collected and put into a loose-leaf binder, to create the student’s own world history. After these activities have been completed, a list of readings chosen to supplement and complement the history lesson are supplied, as well as a following list of corresponding literature suggestions to further flesh out the lesson, with books telling stories from that era. Author, publisher, copyright date, and a sentence summary of each book are given for ease in locating the book.

    Now for some real hands-on work! The activities commence with “Map Work,” where a map of the appropriate area is supplied, and the student identifies and marks pertinent areas, routes, and features. The geography section is normally followed by a coloring page, highlighting some aspect of the history lesson, or some other word activity. Finally, the chapter closes with a selection of projects to do to really “get into” the featured civilization or time period. These may be arts, crafts, writing, or science projects, or just fun supplemental activities. Most require only common household supplies and art supplies such as paints & paintbrushes, boxes, newspaper and waxed paper, self-drying clay, etc. Several projects are provided for each chapter, covering a wide range of activities. These could include anything from building your own hut to making your own cunieform tablets, mummifying a chicken, brick-making, baking an African or Greek feast, purple dye, an erupting volcano, an olympic wreath, a Native American sand painting, a Roman chariot, making paper, and LOTS more. When you’ve covered the chapter content as much as is desired, move on.

    While the breadth of activities and readings may seem overwhelming or time-consuming, keep in mind that not every suggested book needs to be read, and not every single project needs to be completed. (But Mom, can’t we embalm the chicken today?) Spend as much time in an era as suits the students, pacing yourself to cover everything that is of interest. The structure of the curriculum makes it especially easy and enjoyable to use with several children in this age range, although I’m sure the older kids would love to get into it too!

    Volume One was revised in 2006 and now features more illustrations, maps, several timelines and additional parent/teacher notes. The text is paperback, and the Curriculum Guide/Activity Book is a bound paperback. - Jess

  • Item #: 023532
    ISBN: 9781579121488
    Retail: $19.99
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    This book brings the culture and beauty of orchestra music to children by sharing the history of the art, describing the instruments involved, giving fun facts about different composers and music, and providing samples of the music on the accompanying CD. Orchestra Bob, a cartoon gentleman, is the guide through the book. The first half of the book tells about the different composers of orchestra music, and the second half describes the physical layout of an orchestra and the different instruments involved. The first half is broken into the Baroque, Classical Music, Romantic, and Modern Eras, highlighting famous composers from each time period. The book describes how this music became part of and affected each era and shows how each composer affected orchestra music. Orchestra Bob points out when to play certain tracks on the accompanying CD, which give famous samples of many of the composers' works. The book does a good job of highlighting the importance of each composer, but it does not give a thorough biography of each life, more of a general description of the way they affected the art and a list of their greatest works. Colorful text boxes, fun cartoon illustrations, and famous quotes make the book interesting and fun to read, and the music from the CD lets children connect the composers with their creations. The second half of the book covers the instruments themselves and is broken down into string, woodwind, brass, and percussion sections, as well as keyboard instruments. Readers see an illustration of an orchestra and then go on to learn about the specific instruments involved. The book explains how each instrument is played, points out special features, and gives some details of each instrument's history and development. In this section, Orchestra Bob instructs readers to listen to special tracks on the CD which provide examples of the music made from featured instruments in actual works from different composers. He also points out how to listen for the different instruments that have been discussed. This section is as colorful and fun as the first, with actual photographs of each instrument covered. An index of composers and musical terms is included, as well as a list of the 41 musical selections on the CD (over an hour of music). It provides a great way to listen to the music of the orchestra while simultaneously learning about the history, instruments, and composers. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 019474
    ISBN: 9781893103412
    Retail: $32.95
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    Perhaps this text was part of my elementary education. The timing fits – and it would explain why the events lovingly memorialized in this publication are still firmly planted in my memory. First published in 1955 and now republished by Beautiful Feet, utilizing the historical accuracy and storytelling ability of Earl Schenck Miers and the amazing illustrations of James Daugherty (full-color, inked drawings), this book takes the reader through tales of adventure, heroism, and patriotism. From Leif's Viking boat explorations of the northeastern coastline to the atom bomb's close to the second World War, you will read about everything in between – explorers, founders, soldiers, adventurers, settlers, inventors, statesmen, educators, and many more – in the fifty stories that make up this 315 pg, paperback book. A worthy addition to your home library or ideal for any literature-based history course or unit study, the author himself sums up its scope: "…everywhere signs of the greatness of God. It is indeed the one truth in which we all believe. It is indeed our richest heritage." ~ Janice

  • Item #: 006312
    Retail: $2.25
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    Softcover worktext correlates with the stories in the reader, offering reinforcement activities.

  • Item #: 062491
    ISBN: 9780838878224
    Retail: $11.65
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    Get Ready, Get Set, and Go (for the Code) have provided homeschooled students a low-stress, engaging introduction to phonics for years. Now the publisher has added this Teacher’s Guide which expands on the skills presented and provides teachers with various options for instruction and reinforcement. There are a wide variety of activities offered with easy adaptability for the one-on-one learning situation of homeschools. The format is simple and consistent: quick review, phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, completing student pages, fluency, comprehension, writing, and reinforcement activities. Please note that some of the instruction formerly found in the student books, which made them stand-alone, is now included in the teacher’s guide, so you will probably now need the teacher’s guide. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 002083
    ISBN: 9780794537524
    Retail: $9.99
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      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 #: 040536
    ISBN: 9781894666701
    Retail: $10.90
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    Quintus is sixteen years old and proud of his Roman citizenship. With his father dead and his mother dying, his uncle steps in to find him an apprenticeship to a tentmaker outside of the city. He soon finds himself under the care of Aquilla and Priscilla in a world so different from what he is use to. The people he works with speak of love for neighbors, love for God, and love for a man who died for them thirty years ago. Through Quintus' eyes, you will learn a great deal about the historical events that took place in the summer of 64 A.D., as Christians become the central target for great persecution under the commands of Emperor Nero. This is a gripping story that depicts many of the horrors that Christians had to endure, but in a tamed down way that saves adolescent readers from too many gory details. A great fictional story that shows the difficulties that were placed upon early believers and how God worked it all to His Glory. 135 pgs, pb. – elise

  • Item #: 007147
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    This workbook introduces short vowel and consonant sounds. Use for the first weeks in school, before starting the readers. 80 pgs.

  • Item #: 002483
    ISBN: 9780316058438
    Retail: $7.99
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    Mr. Popper has always been a dreamer. Although he dreams of traveling to exotic places (particularly the polar regions of the North and South Poles), the house painter has never been out of his hometown of Stillwater. Then one day, a package from Antarctica brings him a surprise (in the form of a penguin of course!) that will change his life forever. Follow the Popper family as they grow from a family of four with one pet penguin to a family of four with a dozen show-biz loving penguins. A Newbery Honor book, 140 pgs, pb. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 001899
    ISBN: 9780395137192
    Retail: $8.99
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    The 1962 Newbery Medal winner. Angry and vengeful at the death of his parents, Daniel bar Jamin joins an outlaw band pledging to do all he can to rid the land of the hated Romans. But Daniel's life is changed after an encounter with a wandering teacher from Nazareth named Jesus. Could he be following the wrong leader? 256 pgs, pb. By Elizabeth George Speare.

  • Item #: 000335
    ISBN: 9781929683581
    Retail: $110.00
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    "It's just common sense!" Actually, it's the Blue Book Common Sense Reading Program and yes, everything about this program is common sense. A very complete program organized around quality children's literature (like all LLATL programs) and covering phonics, reading, spelling, grammar, vocabulary, handwriting, and higher-order reasoning. Phonics instruction is systematic, introducing a few sounds at a time and providing opportunities to read a "real" (small story book) book which uses those sounds. The literature component - carefully selected children's favorites - reminds students that the reason for all the hard work in phonics is the joy of reading wonderful books. And woven through both of these elements is comprehensive instruction in all aspects of language arts. Relying heavily on Ruth Beechick's principles for teaching reading (including her letter dice activities), the program includes a wide variety of activities appealing to all learning styles. The teacher's manual is a homeschooler's dream with all the work having been done for you, taking you step-by-step through the 36-week program. New skills are listed for each lesson with a materials list included at the beginning. Almost no teacher preparation is needed - you teach as you read. All answers are provided within the lesson. Higher-order thinking activities are italicized. Examples and diagrams are user-friendly including the easy-to-follow references to the Student Activity Book. Each of the four parts (readiness, short vowels, consonant blends and short vowels, and long vowels) concludes with an evaluation for determining your child's readiness for the next level. The Student Activity Book contains the materials (except for household and school supplies) needed for cut and paste, word wheels, flip books, picture sequencing, story-telling puppets, PLUS handwriting pages that teach all upper and lower case letters, numbers, and punctuation. The comfortable, natural handwriting method that isn't exactly traditional, modern, or italic was developed by the authors. This handwriting instruction is coordinated with the phonics and includes pages for children to carefully complete and display or give as gifts.

    The Student Activity Book is consumable, even having an easy-release binding that allows for clean page removal. Even the back cover is put to good use providing the miniature book covers to be added to the personal reading chart that marks the child's progress. 28 separate readers cover short vowels, blends (bridge readers), and long vowels. They are small-sized for little hands and include black-and-white illustrations. Stories are engaging which is a good thing since a week's worth of learning activities are built around them. The student uses puppets to retell the stories, completes sequencing activities with a series of reader-related events, and answers comprehension questions. One interesting aspect of the teacher-student interaction concerning these readers is that the week's lesson starts off with the teacher reading the small book to the child. After several lessons thoroughly covering the new phonics steps and practice reading parts of the story, the student concludes the week with the successful reading of the small book. This is an effective variation of the typical approach because the goal of reading the book is always before the student. The materials packet is a useful collection of color-coded letter and word cards to use for learning and review along with cards used for reinforcement games and, of course, the letter dice (to be assembled from cardstock patterns). While this part of the program is not exactly consumable - you could use the various components again - the components do get a workout. If you are expecting to use the program with another child, you'll want to save these items and covering them with clear contact paper to preserve them would also be a good idea. The program includes the Teacher's Manual, the Student Activity Book, the 28 Readers, and the Materials Packet.

    We sell additional Student Activity Books, Reader Sets, and Material Packets so you can use the program with a second student. Well-known children's literature (Read-Aloud Library) is suggested each week, so at the same time your child is learning phonics, he is also learning other important reading skills such as literal recall, comprehension, predicting outcome, and drawing conclusions. These books are an integral part of the program and the Student Activity Book relies on them. Although usually available at the local library, for your convenience we also sell them. They are listed in order of use. Although this program focuses on first grade skills, it would be possible to use this program with a "ready" kindergartner. It would also work well with a slightly older child who is still a just-getting-started reader. ~ Janice

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  • Item #: 192401
    ISBN: 9781579248543
    Retail: $6.99
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    This book tells the true story of a young girl growing up in the midst of persecution in Soviet Russia. She watches her Christian family face loss of jobs, humiliation, imprisonment, and court trials. As she sees doors close for those who remain faithful, she must decide for herself how much she is willing to sacrifice for her faith.