Nancy Rust and Carol Stubbs are co-authors of five books. They have been writing together since 2011 and have published one regional book on Christmas traditions and recipes in Louisiana and four children's books. Nancy and Carol are members of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Acadiana Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Critique Group..
This children's book is based on the true story of the Peggy Martin Rose and told from the point of view of the rose. When Hurricane Katrina swept across the Gulf Coast, Peggy Martin’s home and her famous rose garden were destroyed and left under 20 feet of water. Later, in the mud and debris, Peggy spotted green on one old-fashioned rose. It was the only rose in her garden to survive and the only one that she had never been able to identify even though she had consulted many rosarians. This hardy rose without a name became known as the Katrina Rose, and its miraculous survival brought hope to all for miles around. Since then, the beautiful pink rose has been officially named the Peggy Martin Rose and grows in gardens across America and around the world.
This book is so special...both for those who love flowers, who want to interest children in gardening or who simply care about people. I happen to be from New Orleans, and thought this was one of the most touching looks at the increasingly horrible weather traumas invading our country. The wording is simple, it gives a deeper meaning to a very wonderful, easily-commercially-available rose's survival story. I can't imagine any adult reading this, whether to a child or alone, not being touched in a very deep way. Not giving a age recommendation. I think it's good for everyone.
A wonderful book about roses, aimed at children but anyone who loves rose and knows about the 'Peggy Martin' rose should enjoy this book. Highly recommended.
Read this true, heartwarming story of how the remains of the Unknown Soldier were retrieved from a battlefield in France and brought home to the United States for burial in Arlington National Cemetery after World War I. Telling the story of a little-known episode in American military history, this small, beautifully illustrated, educational picture book is intended to honor not only one but all who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
A wonderful book for younger children and students. It chronicles the journey of America's Unknown from France to the United States and is particularly timely with the ongoing Centennial commemorations of our nation's most sacred military shrine. It is important for young people to understand the sacrifice and commitment of past generations to ensure their current liberties. Beautiful illustrated and nicely written.
Andrew Higgins built boats that could "crunch through driftwood, bounce over logs, climb a beach" and "wham up on a sloping concrete sea wall." In World War II, these boats were exactly what was needed to get soldiers and equipment from the ocean to land. This biography for children tells the remarkable story of one of America's greatest inventors and builders, beginning with his childhood and ending with his heroic war efforts.
I loved this well-written, accessible picture book for older readers, but besides excellent writing, the text is extended and enhanced by the very detailed, very realistic painted illustrations by artist Brock Nicol.
- Alex Baugh, The Children’s War
Authors Nancy Rust and Carol Stubbs sat down with Museum curator Josh Schick to discuss their new book, Andrew Higgins and the Boats That Landed Victory in World War II. The talk is available on YouTube, and the book is available for purchase on the museum website.
A book for all seasons!
This is a wonderful recipe book for Christmas and for every occasion. The recipes are simple but delicious and creative. My daughter introduced this book to me, and I bought one for myself, my other daughter, and a friend. I love everything about it!! Very Louisiana!!
Wow, this book is incredible. It is full of wonderful recipes and amazing pictures. The recipes are easy to follow and tasty. The little bits of history throughout are a really interesting addition too.
A Collection of short stories for middle grade readers.
I read aloud the wonderful short stories to my two grandkids. They loved them. As an educator, I am thrilled with the nonfiction snippets and discussion that occurs after reading. The interest level is high and every kid loves animals. The social studies, science, fantasy, moral, and cultural aspects are all there.
As a teacher, I am always looking for books that I can use at home and with students. This book was perfect way to incorporate fiction and nonfiction reading! The facts that are spread throughout and the discussion question guided amazing classroom discussions and activities. I would highly recommend any parent or teacher purchase this book.
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Great gift or party favor!