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1. The Daring Escape of Ellen Craft
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2. The Flexible Lyric (The Life of
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3. Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom
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4. How to Profit from Flower and
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5. 50 Ways to Get Your CartOn: Recycle
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6. 5,000 Miles to Freedom: Ellen
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7. Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom;
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8. Paper-thin Alibi: A Craft Corner
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9. Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom;
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10. Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom;
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11. Running A Thousand Miles For Freedom:
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12. Apostles of Beauty: Arts and Crafts
 
13. Fibrecraft Sampler (Chilton's
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14. Embroidered Home: Beautiful Embroidered
15. Bags of Style: 25 Patchwork Purses,
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16. Natural Crafts from America's
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17. The Brave Escape of Ellen and
 
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18. Flower Crafts: A Step-By-Step
 
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19. Wreaths, Arrangements & Basket
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20. Two Tickets to Freedom: The True

1. The Daring Escape of Ellen Craft (On My Own History)
by Cathy Moore
Paperback: 48 Pages (2002-02)
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Asin: 0876147872
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. On December 21, 1848, Ellen Craft and her husband take their first dangerous steps toward freedom as runaway slaves. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This Book is Wonderful!
These On My Own books are great!This book is another fantastic installment.I've read other accounts of this story but this one is the most accessible and interesting.Try it! ... Read more


2. The Flexible Lyric (The Life of Poetry: Poets on Their Art and Craft)
by Ellen Bryant Voigt
Paperback: 234 Pages (1999-11-30)
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Asin: 0820321311
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These nine eloquent and skillfully crafted essays by a distinguished poet examine the art of lyric poetry in all aspects of its design and structure. Through attentive readings of a variety of artists, including her contemporaries, Ellen Bryant Voigt celebrates the structure and elasticity of lyric poems. She argues for reading as a writer reads--with equal parts passion and analysis. Her analyses of the effects of tone, image, voice, and structure connect brilliant theory with tangible examples.

Intimate as well as informative, the collection begins with a discussion of the creative process and Voigt's fascination with the writing of Flannery O'Connor and Elizabeth Bishop. Readings of lyric poems by Shakespeare, Sidney, Poe, Stevens, Williams, Larkin, Bogan, Roethke, Plath, Levertov, Berryman, and others demonstrate the roles of gender, point of view, image, and music in poetry. An experienced teacher, Voigt focuses on the lyric but encourages, in any study of poetry, original thinking, attention to structure, and, above all, close reading of the work itself. An intelligent and thought-provoking marriage of art and scholarship, The Flexible Lyric exemplifies, with fierceness, dedication, and precision, how the making of poems is not just a trade but a calling.

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3. Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom
by William and Ellen Craft
Paperback: 92 Pages (2009-12-04)
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Asin: 1438531001
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In 1848 William and Ellen Craft made one of the most daring and remarkable escapes in the history of slavery in America. With fair-skinned Ellen in the guise of a white male planter and William posing as her servant, the Crafts traveled by rail and ship--in plain sight and relative luxury--from bondage in Macon, Georgia, to freedom first in Philadelphia, then Boston, and ultimately England.

This edition of their thrilling story is newly typeset from the original 1860 text. Eleven annotated supplementary readings, drawn from a variety of contemporary sources, help to place the Crafts’ story within the complex cultural currents of transatlantic abolitionism.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom
This is a must read for all who are interested in the issue of Slavery in the US.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Daring Escape to Freedom!!!
Ellen and William Craft were a young (mid-20's) slave couple who made a daring escape to freedom.Light-skinned Ellen cut her hair short and dressed in the suit and tophat of a white planter.Since she was illiterate, her husband William made a sling for her arm, so she had an excuse not to sign hotel registers.And since she had a womanly voice, the couple devised a poultice tied around her jaw indicating she had a bad toothache and could not speak. William played the role of his white massa's slave.And the couple traveled by train, steamship, and wagon to their destination in the north.They soon became popular lecturers in the United States and Europe.This is a remarkable story of daring and bravery and should be read by everyone.Anyone who wants to introduce their children to good historical fiction should get them The Journal of Darien Duff, an Emancipated Slave, The Diary of a Slave Girl, Ruby Jo, and The Journal of Leroy Jones, a Fugitive Slave.

5-0 out of 5 stars Engrossing
I read this for a college history survey course before it was mistakenly announced that the book was out of print.The book was dropped from the syllabus, but I am glad I read it anyway.

The first and shortest part of the book is William Craft's powerful account of how he and his wife Ellen executed a daring escape from servitude in Georgia.Their plan was remarkable in its ingenuity: The almost white Ellen, outfitted with a master's clothes and a poultice on her face to prevent incriminating speech with strangers, and her husband William, disguised as a servant, escaped to freedom in the north.Travelling by rail, the pair exultantly crossed over into Canada and from thence headed for England.

The second part of the book is a third person summary of the couple's travels after their ambitious escape.It follows them from Georgia through the slave and free states, in which they were well received and protected (especially in Boston), up to Halifax and across the water to England.I found the final two thirds of the book the most enjoyable, as it treated of foreign travel, in which I have a keen interest.Both portions of the book are beautifully written and often gripping.I hope a few of my classmates read this before that announcement.This book is both pleasurable to read and historically vital.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Freedom you will get when you read this book.
This book is a captivating account of the injustices of slavery and a amazing story of two fugitives running for there freedom.This book is a great story that should be taught in schools and should not be ignored in American History classes.It opened my mind to the horrors slavery actually caused.It represents a part of our history that should never be repeated.5 plus stars.

5-0 out of 5 stars Unique Plot and Style for a traditional topic
While taking an African American literature course in college I was introduced to this novella written by William Craft.It is a must-read for American and African American history classes.The novella is a quick andeasy read, with the capacity for great discussion and in-depth analysis. Humor, suspense, mystery and action is all provided in this wonderful taleof escape and hypocrisey. ... Read more


4. How to Profit from Flower and Herb Crafts
by Ellen Spector Platt
Paperback: 202 Pages (1996-09)
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Asin: 0811724484
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Flowers are requisite at weddings, parties, restaurants, and businesses, and now more than ever people are relying on professionals to create beautiful arrangements for special occasions. If you have the talent but lack the marketing experience, this book gives you the necessary guidelines for setting up your own business and making profit: suggestions on finding a niche in the trade; strategies for selling at shows; pointers on setting up your own shop; tactics for effective advertising and promotion; approaches to pricing; advice on cultivating a professional. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars money for a hobby
I truly liked this book!I do floral crafts as a hobby, but always have a hard time tring to market them.This book gives clear ideas and tips that really were helpful. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants tomarket their talent> ... Read more


5. 50 Ways to Get Your CartOn: Recycle & Create Milk and Egg Carton Crafts That Rock
by Ellen Warwick
Paperback: 128 Pages (2010-04-06)
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Asin: 1402757611
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Kids can get ready, get set, and recycle creatively with 50 Ways to Get Your CartOn, an adorable book of projects that reuse and recycle milk and egg cartons. Not only are the crafts cool and funky, but every one—from cute room decorations to great games—saves a little bit of our precious planet. Each imaginative and innovative item helps children see so-called “trash” in a whole new light, and all 50 projects are totally customizable. Plus, the book includes 100% recycled stickers so kids can decorate green too!

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6. 5,000 Miles to Freedom: Ellen and William Craft's Flight from Slavery
by Dennis Fradin, Judith Fradin
Hardcover: 96 Pages (2006-01-24)
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Asin: 0792278852
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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What would it take for slaves to escape from slavery in the Deep South, 1,000 miles from freedom and then on to England during the period of the Fugitive Slave Act? For most slaves the thought of escape was unimaginable. But fear did not stop Ellen and William Craft from chasing freedom.


An inspiring and riveting story of two amazing people stopping at nothing to fight for freedom and racial equality, this thrilling true tale chronicles Ellen and William Craft's lives from their flight from slavery in Georgia to their rise to world-wide fame as heroes of the Abolitionist movement.


Illustrated with period artwork, newspaper clippings, and archival photographs, 5,000 Miles to Freedom captures the unforgiving realities of slave life, the political hatred between North and South, and, above all, the extraordinary achievements of this remarkable couple. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This year's non-fiction winner
At what point did the National Geographic press for children just decide to whop the competition upside the head and produce book after book after book of fairly fabulous non-fiction like some kind o' history creatin' machine?I was willing to turn a blind eye the first two or three times this year they cranked out marvelous material, but after reading "5,000 Miles To Freedom", I can keep silent no longer.Written by the Fradins, Judith & Dennis respectively, the book is riveting.Mr. Fradin has, on his own, written "almost 150 books" of which I have read zippo.Zilch.Nuthin'.To what, then, do we owe this truly exciting tale of escape, villains, heroism, and more than a touch of cross-dressing?Truly the stars were in alignment when all parties involved decided to work upon this title.Relegated from my "I Don't Want To Read This Book Because I Suspect That It Is Good For Me" pile to my "I Love This Book and You Can Read It After You've Pried It From My Cold Dead Hands" pile, this is the story to hand to kids if you want to inform them about the Underground Railroad and slavery in a manner that is both factual and fascinating.A non-fiction must read, to say the least.

Their story is incredible precisely because it is true.On the morning of December 21, 1848, Ellen and William Craft escaped as slaves from a plantation in Macon, Georgia.Their plan was an original one.Ellen, light-skinned, disguised herself as a young gentleman slave owner.William, darker, was her "slave".Together the two were going to go from Macon to the Altantic coast.From there they would travel, sometimes by boat and sometimes by train to the North.The book follows the two every step of the way, including many of the close calls the two had to suffer.Even when they planted their feet on the New England soil, however, their lives were not at peace.They were heroes for their actions amongst the abolitionists and famous for their cleverness.With the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act, however, there was always the danger of their being recaptured and forced to return.Only living in England, 5,000 miles from Macon, would allow the two to live in relative freedom on their own.This is the story of a couple who would stop at nothing to do what they wanted, whether or not it was what slaveholders or abolitionists had planned for them.It's a tale about an escape and return and all that those two things would come to entail.

What keeps this book pumping is just how exciting it all is!I never expected when I picked up, "5,000 Miles To Freedom" that what I had on my hands was a truly amazing thriller.Sure, the Crafts' initial escape is intense.But does it stop when they reach the North?Oh no, sir.They are tracked and hunted and must flee time and time again.It must have been truly awful for them but in terms of writing a book, it creates just the right amount of momentum.Though everything you may find here is based on fact, the excitement locked away in these 96 pages almost strains belief.A person begins to wonder why there hasn't been a biography of these intrepid couple since the 1971 Simon & Schuster title, "Two Tickets To Freedom".

So is it a children's book or a teen book?I guess I say children's, but with a couple reservations here and there.The Fradins work very hard at trying to let young readers understand just how horrific slavery could be, right from the start.I suppose they want to get it out of the way and establish their heroes and villains from the get go.To do so, however, they tend to describe an array of particularly nasty tortures, sometimes with accompanying illustrations.The rape of slaves is also freely discussed her, once in terms of Ellen's own mother (explaining successfully why Ellen was light-skinned).Basically, this book is best sold on a kid by kid basis.Some children will be ready for what it has to say.Others may not be.Eventually, however, every kid needs to at least be familiar with its content.It may not always be pleasant, but it certainly is real.

The book is also sophisticated in terms of linking the industrial changes of the time to the "success" of slavery.I have never read a children's non-fiction book on the subject that took the time this title did to explain that it was the rise of the railroad that made cotton transportation noteworthy and, more importantly, profitable.Plus the fact that "nearly all of the slaves who escaped to free soil came from states near the North such as Maryland, Virginia, and Kentucky" was news to me.Later there is a mention that when the Crafts moved to England they found a new kind of prejudice."England was much less race conscious, but far more class conscious".Kudos to the Fradins for putting all this information together.

What the Fradins also do well here is to present the facts surrounding the Crafts' life in such a way that it isn't all black and white, good vs. bad.Yes, the slavers and slave catchers were perfect villains.More interesting, however, was that sometimes the abolitionists weren't perfect saints.At one point two Southerners come to Boston to recapture the Crafts.Their plan fails in part because the abolitionists do what they can to protect their friends.At one point, however, a crazed Bostonian pulls a gun and tries to shoot one of the slavers.Later on the Crafts meet with a great deal of resistance when they try to break away from the abolitionists' hold on them.The couple comes to feel that in many ways they are pets of the movement.Their desire to strike out (as they often did) and do something on their own again and again is almost as breathtaking as their original escape.

I appreciated that the authors took the time to interview and give much respect to the descendants of the Crafts.There's a lovely Afterword to "5,000 Miles To Freedom" that includes some of the interviewed descendants, as well as their photographs.It's good for kids today to know that though there isn't a single photo of the Crafts in this book, they were still real people.And nothing is more real than hearing about a person's kin living, breathing, and talking today.Plus the heroic duo is all the more interesting when you consider that their story had a happy ending.I don't know too many escaped slaves that could have said as much.

When you begin this book you notice the following Author's Note just before the Contents: "Old documents, letters, diaries, newspapers, speeches, and personal narratives provided most of the information for this book.Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom, by William and Ellen Craft, is the source for nearly all the dialogue".I'm glad the authors happened to mention this.I, personally, always get a teensy bit out of sorts when I run across a supposedly "non-fiction" book sporting dialogue.Authors of every stripe tend to have a hard time displaying their real life characters in a sympathetic fashion without relying on "hearing" their voices.The irresponsible people will preface a long string of speech with something like, "Mr. X might have said something very much like this when this situation occurred".Far cleverer to take the words directly from your subject's own autobiography.Especially if that book gives you the dialogue you need word for word.

When I read the remarkable, "Maritcha: A Nineteenth Century American Girl" by Tonya Bolden I recall the author saying something about the illustrations and pictures she included in the book.Ms. Bolden had some difficulty finding depictions of African Americans, "given the scarcity of nonderogatory images of blacks in pre-Civil War America".The Fradins must certainly have had similar problems.Yet for all that, their book is brimming with remarkable images that aren't in the least bit stereotypical (with the possible exception of freedmen's school).From the breathtaking "first aerial photograph ever taken in the United States" from a balloon over 1860 Boston to the fabulous illustration of Ellen modeling her male garb in the 1851 Illustrated London News, no expense has been spared.The design of this book is very pleasing to the eye.Photographs and reproductions of original receipts abound.It breaks up the text very nicely indeed.

In the back of the book you will find a Time Line, list of Sources, a Bibliography, and an Index.I did notice that the Fradins have offered a very old-fashioned form ofBibliography here.Yes, they cite book, newspaper, video, and personal interview sources.These days, however, it's always a good idea to include some reliable websites on the matter.Even if Dennis and Judith never spent so much as a minute online, the single best way to keep kids informed on a given subject is to direct them to something other than Google.Children will certainly pick up one of the cited books if they're interested enough, but for those kids who idly want to know more, you may as well hand them a section entitled For More On the Craft Escape, Try These Websites, or something along those lines.

In the end, though, what the Fradins have done here is capture the paranoia, horror, and bravery of this most remarkable period of American history.They have done what every good biography strives for.The tale of the Crafts isn't just about two little people.It's about how they played a part in a massive struggle for basic human decency and freedom.The authors have gone beyond just placing facts on a page and have created a form and a structure that is not only informative and well-cited but also a gripping read.No biographer could hope to do more than what the Fradins have accomplished here.Consider, "5,000 Miles To Freedom" a necessary purchase for every library in America. ... Read more


7. Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; or, The Escape of William and Ellen Craft From Slavery (Dodo Press)
by William Craft, Ellen Craft
Paperback: 68 Pages (2009-02-06)
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Asin: 1409932249
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Ellen Craft (c. 1826-c. 1897) was a slave in Macon, Georgia. Her mother was a slave and her father was her mother's owner. She married William Craft (c1826-1900) in 1846. In 1848, Ellen daringly decided to use her light skin to pass as white in order to travel by train and boat to the North, with William posing as her slave. In order to carry out this plan, Ellen also had to pass as male since a single white woman would not have been travelling alone with a male slave at this time. Although they encountered several close calls along the way, the plan worked. Eight days after they began in Georgia, William and Ellen arrived in Philadelphia on Christmas day, 1848. In 1850, William and Ellen went to England for fear that the Fugitive Slave Bill would end their freedom. Their narrative, Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom (1860), is one of the most compelling of the many fugitive slave narratives. The Crafts continued to make appearances abroad, and made a life there, including having four children. In 1868 they returned to the U. S. and eventually bought land in Georgia and opened an industrial school for young African Americans. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; or, the escape of William and Ellen Craft from slavery
overall in good shape- more importantly got here on time for my class! ... Read more


8. Paper-thin Alibi: A Craft Corner Mystery (Wheeler Large Print Cozy Mystery)
by Mary Ellen Hughes
Paperback: 377 Pages (2008-11-19)
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Asin: 1597228397
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Readers will stay glued to this Craft Corner mystery.

Sales at the Craft Corner start to crumple when Jo McAllister becomes a suspect in her rival’s murder. But during paper craft classes, Jo and her friends discuss motives and means rather than origami and collage. Together they track the twisted trail of a killer, before another life is ripped to shreds. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars paper-thin alibi
Reading Mary Ellen Hughes' books are like getting a two for one deal. First you get to enjoy a good mysterywith the very likeable Jo then you get a how to lesson on a different craft in each book. How fun! Thanks Ms. Hughes waiting for the next book. Mary S. in Maryland

5-0 out of 5 stars Paper Thin Alibi & String of Lies by Mary Ellen Hughes
Received my order in very short time.Have read both books and really enjoyed them.Will be looking for more byt this author.

5-0 out of 5 stars Cute Cozy Mystery
The third in a cozy series, it can stand alone (I am now going back for 1 & 2 simply to enjoy the character development).A friend who used to exhibit in craft shows praised this book for its true characterizations of vendors.

I found it utterly charming.I laughed a bit and even shed a tear or two.I also did not solve the mystery--a true A+ of a quick, cozy read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Another craft mystery winner
"Paper-Thin Alibi" is the third cozy in this series, and it is the richest of the three. Ms. Hughes' characters never disappoint, including Jo McAllister who finds herself in trouble at the Michicomi Craft Festival. In real life, I've never been to a craft festival, but Ms. Hughes graciously took me behind-the-scene where visitors rarely go. This is another winner. I hope they'll be more. A thoroughly enjoyable read.

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3-0 out of 5 stars Interesting Story
Mary Hughes is getting more compexity into her stories with this novel.She keeps it interesting and generally fast moving which kept my interest.The story also gets more complex, which is also of interest to me.I think it was fun and interesting to read.Good job! ... Read more


9. Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; Or, the Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery
by William Craft
Paperback: 124 Pages (2010-01-09)
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Asin: 1141487675
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process.We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


10. Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; or, the escape of William and Ellen Craft from slavery
by Ellen WilliamCraft Craft
Paperback: 100 Pages (2010-01-29)
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The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Subjects: Fugitive slaves/ United States/ Biography; Fugitive slaves/ England/ Biography; Slaves/ Georgia/ Biography; Fugitive slaves; Slaves; Slaves' writings, American; Craft, Ellen; Fugitive slaves - United States - Biography; Craft, William; Slaves - Georgia - Biography; Fugitive slaves - England - Biography; Biography ... Read more


11. Running A Thousand Miles For Freedom: The Escape Of William & Ellen Craft From Slavery (Volume 1)
by William Craft, Tom Thomas
Paperback: 64 Pages (2009-03-02)
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Asin: 1441489789
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12. Apostles of Beauty: Arts and Crafts from Britain to Chicago (Art Institute of Chicago)
Hardcover: 208 Pages (2009-12-01)
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Asin: 0300141130
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The Arts and Crafts movement in architecture, interior design, and decorative arts reached its peak between 1880 and 1910 in Britain and North America. The movement’s emphasis on aesthetic quality and a high level of craftsmanship, promoted as an antidote to the ubiquity and uninspired appearance of machine-produced products, remains much admired today. Arts and Crafts enjoyed special resonance in Chicago, the home of Jane Addams’s Hull House, where immigrants and women received training in handicraft skills not only to beautify domestic life but also to provide them with viable, honorable work.

 

Apostles of Beauty presents outstanding examples by the movement’s British originators, such as William Morris and Charles Robert Ashbee, as well as its greatest American practitioners, such as Gustav Stickley and Frank Lloyd Wright. The volume highlights a wide range of objects, including ceramics, furniture, metalwork, paintings, photographs, and textiles. It focuses on Chicago’s absorption and interpretation of the movement, featuring works from the Art Institute, the University of Chicago, the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Crab Tree Farm, and private collections. Contributors to the book explore the complex influences of the Arts and Crafts style and provide a thematic history of the movement, including a section on design and collecting in Chicago.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent exhibition catalogue
This is a beautiful book documenting a really exceptional decorative arts exhibit. The essays do a great job of putting the objects in historical context, and the objects are photographed beautifully.Recommended for those who appreciate design and craft.

5-0 out of 5 stars apostles of beauty
While I am very pleased with the book (I gave it as a gift to a very special friend).I am also very pleased that I realized a considerable saving over the reatail priice."WAY TO GO AMAZON!! ... Read more


13. Fibrecraft Sampler (Chilton's creative crafts series)
by Ellen Appel
 Hardcover: 180 Pages (1979-04)

Isbn: 0801966434
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14. Embroidered Home: Beautiful Embroidered Crafts for Your Home
by Ellen Moore Johnson
Paperback: 128 Pages (2001-10)
list price: US$22.00 -- used & new: US$3.96
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Asin: 1564967956
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Embellish your home with beautiful embroidered accents you can make yourself. The Embroidered Home explores the charming possibilities of decorating and crafting with embroidery for your home. This is the only book of its kind that includes projects for the kitchen, bedroom, bath, living room, children's rooms, and special treatments for windows. 30 projects present wonderful embroidery crafts that are both practical and functional. Simple, modern designs employ cross-stitch, feather stitching, needlework, applique, and much more. Easy, step-by-step instruction shows you how to make each project. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Duplicate Books with Different Titles!
I ordered this book sight unseen, and was disappointed and surprised that it's the exact same book as "1 2 3 Embroidery: Easy Projects for Elegant Living" by Ellen Moore Johnson, only with a different title and cover photos and apparently a different publisher.Not what I expected.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fabulous book!
All of the projects in this book are absolutely beautiful - no duds! There are templates included in the back, and there are complete directions for each project. Definitely worth the money! ... Read more


15. Bags of Style: 25 Patchwork Purses, Totes and Bags (Creative Arts & Crafts)
by Ellen Kharade
Paperback: 128 Pages (2005-03)
list price: US$26.85
Isbn: 1904991106
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Designer Ellen Kharade showcases 25 designs in this collection of bags for all occasions. Suitable for beginners and experienced stitchers alike, Ellen reveals how to create beautiful but useful purses, handbags, and totes. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Sometimes simple & easy is good
I got this one really cheap from a bookclub that was trying to get rid of it.There were plenty of disappointed reviewers.It has 25 different patchwork bag patterns (and each one IS different).If you've been sewing a long time with much experience maybe you'd be disappointed in this because the ideas don't seem like new ones.I appreciate quick & simple sometimes, tho.My daughter needed a quick gift for someone and I put together the folded star clutch bag.We filled it with travel sized toiletries and it made a great gift.One of the things I like about these patterns is that they use a variety of fabrics, not just quilting fabrics.It's not what I'd call spectacular but I'm happy with it.UPDATE: I was sure I'd seen that purse on the cover a million times during my childhood that when I saw this picture on the book I was unimpressed.Well, sometimes we just need to look at things through someone else eyes!My dd loves everything bright & colorful.I'm presently making the purse for her (pictured on the cover) and she is wow'd by the splash of color it makes:).I admit I'm liking it, too.They have some wonderful daisy floral prints available in coordinating fabrics these days.I've used the coordinating pink floral prints, bright pink & green rick-rack and a cheap pkg of purchased bright buttons from W*lm**t.It's a winner.

5-0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous bags!
I am a bagmaker and this book has some of the prettiest patchwork bags! There are 25 different bags, not 6 bags with different embellishments like some books.All different shapes: square, round, rectangular, drawstring, etc. Some bags have purchased handles, some are sewn. Different fabrics - silk, cotton, felt.There are also ideas and directions for all sorts of embellishments -- yo-yos, stencils, embroidery, beading, ribbon, buttons, felt cutouts. Most of the patchwork squares can be rotary cut and there are templates in the back of the book for the others.Just a neat book for beginners or pros! ... Read more


16. Natural Crafts from America's Backyards: Decorate Your Home With Wreaths, Arrangements, and Wall Decorations Gathered from Nature's Harvest
by Ellen Spector Platt
Hardcover: 208 Pages (1997-09)
list price: US$27.95 -- used & new: US$2.84
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Asin: 0875967639
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Step-by step instructions are provided for a variety of craft projects, ranging from flower arrangements to jewelry to table decorations, as well as tips on drying flowers and finding cheap substitutes for craft projects. 15,000 first printing." ... Read more


17. The Brave Escape of Ellen and William Craft (Graphic History)
by Lemke, DonaldB.
Paperback: 32 Pages (2006-01-01)
list price: US$7.50 -- used & new: US$4.63
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Asin: 073686203X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Tells the story of Ellen and William Craft's unique escape from slavery in Georgia to freedom in Pennsylvania. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Escape, Graphically
I think this series is a very good one.I use them with my ESOL students as they learn English and American History.The story itself is a good one and told very well.Recommended. ... Read more


18. Flower Crafts: A Step-By-Step Guide to Growing, Drying, and Decorating With Flowers
by Ellen Spector Platt
 Hardcover: 164 Pages (1993-01)
list price: US$25.95 -- used & new: US$1.97
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Asin: 0875961487
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19. Wreaths, Arrangements & Basket Decorations: Using Flowers, Foliage, Herbs and Grasses to Make Colorful Crafts
by Ellen Spector Platt
 Hardcover: 164 Pages (1994-04)
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Asin: 0875965873
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Whether looking for an arrangement to match the living room or a wreath to go with the season, crafters will marvel at more than 40 wreaths, arrangements and basket decorations that inspire and teach them to work with the colors they like best. 40 full-color photos. 41 illustrations. ... Read more


20. Two Tickets to Freedom: The True Story of Ellen and William Craft, Fugitive Slaves
by Florence B. Freedman
Paperback: 96 Pages (1989-09)
list price: US$5.95 -- used & new: US$26.95
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Asin: 0872262219
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Traces the search for freedom by a black man and wife who traveled to Boston and eventually to England after their escape from slavery in Georgia. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars An Adventurous Book
I liked this book because you never knew what was coming next. The slavery part was a little sad, but it was at the same time cool because the story was about the escape of slaves. It has suspense because you didn't know if they would get caught or get to safety.

4-0 out of 5 stars verysad
IthoughtitwasaprettygoodbookIlikedtheytalkedaboutEllenCraftIthoughtthestorywaskindasadaboutslavery.

4-0 out of 5 stars TWO TICKETS TO FREEDOM
Joseph Bailey
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April22, 03

Florence B. Freedman's Two Tickets to Freedom book is magnificent! It was as if she was Ellen Craft being zapped into the book as she was writing it! Ellen and William had to be on their tiptoes in alert so they could escape their slavemaster. With Ellen posing to be a white man as her slave, they escape to Boston only to find they have to go to Canada! This true story is amazing because it takes you back to 1848 in Macon, Georgia. Many people help them but when law is passed that fines anyone that helps a slave for 1000 dollars, will they make it? "Tickets for myself and my slave." Ellen says on the trip. Some people get suspicious..........

4-0 out of 5 stars A story of real people like you and me...
Two Tickets to Freedom is the true story of a fugitive slave couple that travel the road to freedom in disguise -- Ellen (by all appearances white) dressed as a slave master and William posing as "his" slave.Their encounters both encourage them and cause them untold fear as they meet abolitionists and slave traders along the way.Faithful to the Lord, they trust solely in His deliverance along the way and on several occasions narrowly miss being caught and returned to slavery.

The book continues with the story of their life in the "free" states under the fugitive slave law, their contribution to the freedom movement, and their escape to England where they could be truly free.Finally, Two Tickets to Freedom tells of their return to The United States at the end of the Civil War and the reality of "freedom" in a now "free" land.

The book was a wonderful experience for me, having read The Underground Railroad by William Still.Two Tickets to Freedom tied together names, places, and events that I had previously read about in sketches.And these people were real people.

I was disappointed with the book in one way.The book promised initially to be written with careful descriptions and appropriate references, making it an easy read aloud for children with a wide range of cognitive abilities.As the book progressed, it became easier to read and flowed easily.Nearing the end, however, the words became more difficult, the concepts more difficult to understand, and the subject a bit harder to recognize.The topic of racial prejudice could have been approached more effectively had the book flowed a little more carefully at the end.And I would love to have had a bit more information about the life of Ellen and William Craft as they began again in Georgia.

Overall, I really liked the story and feel it is a valuable addition to a child's collection ofbooks on American history. ... Read more


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