Helen Ketteman

Not Yet, Yvette

The minute Mom leaves, Yvette asks, "Is it time yet, Dad?" Dad answers, "Not yet, Yvette." Then Yvette and her dad get busy beacause there's a lot to do before Mom comes home, like clean the house and bake a birthday cake.

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Waynetta and the Cornstalk: A Texas Fairy Tale

This fun retelling of RJack and the BeanstalkS is full of cowgirl sass, as a young Texas girl discovers her luck at the top of a giant cornstalk. Full color.

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Shoeshine Whittaker

The demanding people of Mudville test an ingenious shoeshine man. Shoeshine Whittaker thinks on his feet-and comes through in the end, in this illustrated tall-tale of the old West from the creators of Heat Wave.

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The Great Cake Bake

When Mayor Fargenberg announced a cake-baking competition for the town's big Fourth of July celebration, Donna Rae Hadley started thinking. And as all of Danville knew, once Donna Rae got one of her big ideas, anything could happen. Not just any c...

Mama's Way

When Wynona sees a beautiful dress in a store window, she has to have it. But, although Wynona's mother works hard to support her three children, there's never any money left over for luxuries -- not even for special occasions like her daughter's ...

Luck with Potatoes

Hardscrabble Tennessee farmer Clemmon Hardigree's hard-luck changes when he plants seed potatoes in Cow Hollow before his fat mountain cows cause the pasture to collapse.

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The Year of No More Corn

Beanie's grandfather tells him about the failure of the corn crop in 1928 and how he was able to make corn trees grow from whittled corn kernels.

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Bubba, The Cowboy Prince

Bubba is bossed around the family ranch by his wicked step-daddy and his nasty stepbrothers, Dwayne and Milton. Bubba never complains, though. He's a real cowboy - tough as leather (and cute as a cow's ear). When Miz Lurleen, the purtiest rancher ...

Grandma's Cat

Grandma's cat eludes the fascinated narrator until she tempers her exuberance: instead of chasing him, she courts the cat gently and patiently, offering soft pats and a treat.

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