Elmer and the Rainbow

Author: David McKee

Publisher: Random House


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 172

Elmer and the other elephants are waiting for the storm to end so they can see the beautiful, colourful rainbow. But something dreadful has happened: the rainbow has lost its colours! Elmer decides to give his own colours to the rainbow. But what will happen to Elmer if he gives the rainbow his own colours? Will he lose them for ever?

Elmer and Rose

Author: David McKee

Publisher: Random House


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 251

Grandpa Eldo asks Elmer and Wilbur to help a young elephant find her way back to her herd - and they get a shock when they see she is pink! No wonder she is called Rose. But there is an even greater surprise in store when they reach her herd - because everyone single one of them is pink!

Traveling the Rainbow

The Life and Art of Joseph E. Yoakum

Author: Derrel B. DePasse

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi


Category: Art

Page: 166

View: 580

Reveals how the artist recorded his memories of the American railroad and the traveling circus as landscapes.

Standing in the Rainbow

A Novel

Author: Fannie Flagg

Publisher: Ballantine Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 528

Good news! Fannie’s back in town—and the town is among the leading characters in her new novel. Along with Neighbor Dorothy, the lady with the smile in her voice, whose daily radio broadcasts keep us delightfully informed on all the local news, we also meet Bobby, her ten-year-old son, destined to live a thousand lives, most of them in his imagination; Norma and Macky Warren and their ninety-eight-year-old Aunt Elner; the oddly sexy and charismatic Hamm Sparks, who starts off in life as a tractor salesman and ends up selling himself to the whole state and almost the entire country; and the two women who love him as differently as night and day. Then there is Tot Whooten, the beautician whose luck is as bad as her hairdressing skills; Beatrice Woods, the Little Blind Songbird; Cecil Figgs, the Funeral King; and the fabulous Minnie Oatman, lead vocalist of the Oatman Family Gospel Singers. The time is 1946 until the present. The town is Elmwood Springs, Missouri, right in the middle of the country, in the midst of the mostly joyous transition from war to peace, aiming toward a dizzyingly bright future. Once again, Fannie Flagg gives us a story of richly human characters, the saving graces of the once-maligned middle classes and small-town life, and the daily contest between laughter and tears. Fannie truly writes from the heartland, and her storytelling is, to quote Time, "utterly irresistible."

Under the Rainbow

A History of Its Service in the War Against Germany

Author: United States. Army. 150th Field Artillery Regiment. F Battery



Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 142

View: 806

Oz Before the Rainbow

L. Frank Baum's the Wonderful Wizard of Oz on Stage and Screen to 1939

Author: Mark Evan Swartz

Publisher: JHU Press


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 686

Swartz reminds us in that various stage and screen dramatizations of Baum's story preceded and influenced the 1939 film. This richly illustrated book contains many rare photographs, film stills, sketches, theater programs, and movie advertisements from the different productions. Piecing together the Chicago and Broadway stage productions (1902-3) from contemporary reviews, surviving script pages, and published song lyrics, Swartz shows how Baum and his many collaborators worked to transform the book into a popular theatrical attraction -- often requiring significant alterations to the original story.

Trench Knives and Mustard Gas

With the 42nd Rainbow Division in France

Author: Hugh S. Thompson

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press



Page: 232

View: 841

"Thompson takes the reader on a journey with the 168th regiment of the 42nd Rainbow Division through the villages, towns, battlefields, and hospitals of France. He points out the sights along the way and has a knack for compressing a complex reflection on life into a single sentence. Severely wounded in his arm and back, Thompson reassesses his situation after visiting comrades who lost arms or legs. "I went back to my tent," he recalls, "almost ashamed of my own lucky wounds."".

The Cultural Front

The Laboring of American Culture in the Twentieth Century

Author: Michael Denning

Publisher: Verso


Category: History

Page: 556

View: 617

Denning illuminates the radical movement of artists and intellectuals, activists and workers, which strove to create a genuinely democratic popular culture in America during the 1930s.

On the Western Front with the Rainbow Division

A World War I Diary

Author: Vernon E. Kniptash



Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

View: 930

Vernon E. Kniptash, an Indiana national guardsman who served in the Rainbow Division during World War I, observed firsthand some of the Great War's fiercest fighting. As a radio operator with the Headquarters Company of the 150th Field Artillery, he was in constant contact with French and British forces as well as with American troops, and thus gained a broad perspective of the hostilities. He describes the experiences of an ordinary soldier thrust into the most violent conflict the world had seen. He tells of his enthusiasm upon enlistment and of the horrors of combat that followed, as well as the drudgery of daily routine. He renders unforgettable profiles of his fellow soldiers and commanders, and manages despite the strains of warfare to leaven his writing with humor. Because Kniptash was called to remain with the Army of Occupation in Germany after his unit was shipped home, his diaries cover the full extent of American participation in the war.