Desperate to find their own sources of the elusive dye, the English, French, Dutch, and other Europeans tried to crack the enigma of cochineal. Did it come from a worm, a berry, a seed? Could it be stolen from Mexico and transplanted to their own colonies? Pirates, explorers, alchemists, scientists, and spies -- all joined the chase for cochineal, a chase that lasted more than three centuries. A Perfect Red tells their stories -- true-life tales of mystery, empire, and adventure, in pursuit of the most desirable color on earth.
Red Queen, by #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Aveyard, is a sweeping tale of power, intrigue, and betrayal, perfect for fans of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series.
Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.
To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction.
One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.
And don’t miss War Storm, the thrilling final book in the bestselling Red Queen series!
Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand-new white shoes. Along the way, his shoes change from white to red to blue to brown to WET as he steps in piles of strawberries, blueberries, and other big messes!
But no matter what color his shoes are, Pete keeps movin' and groovin' and singing his song...because it's all good. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes asks the reader questions about the colors of different foods and objects—kids love to interact with the story.
The fun never stops—download the free groovin’ song.
Red Horse, a Lakota chief, recorded a detailed eyewitness account of the Battle of Little Bighorn. He recalls seeing a rising cloud of red dust just before US soldiers charged their camp. With the hot sun bearing down on them, the Sioux took no prisoners in their defense of the land. This battle is also known as “Custer’s Last Stand,” but Red Horse’s account provides an invaluable native perspective on one of their most
decisive defeats of the US Army.
To commemorate Skelton's centennial birthday, Radio Spirits presents this collection of previously uncirculated broadcasts. Three of these are rehearsal recordings, in which Red cuts loose with wild ad-libs and general tomfoolery that never fail to convulse both his regulars and the audience. This collection co-stars Verna Felton, Pat McGeehan, Anita Ellis, GeGe Pearson, Wonderful Smith, Lurene Tuttle and announcer Rod O'Connor.
Episodes Include: People Who Worry 10-15-46; Man's Best Friend 10-22-46; Cheese It! The Cops! 01-21-47; Rehearsal for March 4, 1947 Broadcast 03-02-47; A Tarnished Memo of the Golden West 04-29-47; Rehearsal for May 13, 1947 Broadcast 05-11-47; The Mothers of Invention 05-20-47; The Barber of Schlemiel 05-27-47; Last Show of the 1946-47 Season 06-03-47; Willie Lump-Lump, Fireman 09-23-47; The Big Card Game 10-07-47; Rehearsal for October 14, 1947 Broadcast 10-12-47
A new comedy series that delivers a next generation twist on stand-up. An entertaining hour where reality meets stand-up comedy via performances and profiles of the next generation of great African American comics.
We Got Next takes you into the talent scout lab of Bob Sumner (Founder/Producer/Lead Talent Scout of Def Comedy Jam series with Russell Simmons on HBO) as he sets out to answer the question, “Who’s next?”