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SAVE when you order A Land Remembered hardbound, softbound or student versions, you automatically get:

• 11-30
copies = 10% off
• 31-60 copies = 15% off
• 61+ copies = 20% off!

You get a free copy of Patrick Smith Answers Questions About A Land Remembered (DVD), a $10 value with EVERY order AND a copy of the DVD, Patrick Smith’s Florida, A Sense of Place (Public Performance Rights version, a $95 value) with orders of 31 or more books.

We gladly accept school, library and institutional purchase orders. For simplicity you can add items to your cart as if you were shopping online, then print the “cart” page, and fax to 888-744-9381.

A Land Remembered Student Edition

A Land Remembered has become Florida’s favorite novel. The Student Edition in two volumes makes this rich, rugged story of the American pioneer spirit more accessible to young readers. In the book, Patrick Smith tells of three generations of the MacIveys, a Florida family battling the hardships of the frontier. The story opens in 1858, when Tobias and Emma MacIvey arrive in the Florida wilderness with their son, Zech, to start a new life, and ends in 1968 with Solomon MacIvey, who realizes that his wealth has not been worth the cost to the land. Between is a sweeping story rich in Florida history with a cast of memorable characters battling wild animals, rustlers, Confederate deserters, mosquitoes, starvation, hurricanes, and freezes to carve a kingdom out of the Florida swamp.

In VOLUME 1, meet young Zech MacIvey, who learns to ride like the wind through the Florida scrub on Ishmael, his marshtackie horse, with his dogs, Nip and Tuck, at his side. His parents, Tobias and Emma, scratch a living from the land, gathering wild cows from the swamp and herding them across the state to market. Zech learns the ways of the land from the Seminoles, with whom his life becomes entwined as he grows into manhood.

In VOLUME 2, with the birth of Zech and Glenda’s son, Solomon, a new generation of MacIveys learns to ride horses, drive cattle, and teach rustlers a thing or two. Sol and his family earn more and more gold doubloons from cattle sales, as well as dollars from their orange groves. The invest it in buying land, once free to all, now owned and fenced and increasingly populated, until it becomes just “a land remembered.”

Your Best Value is a Complete Set (Volumes 1 & 2) as seen below. 

Volume 1 & 2 Softbound – $17.00 

Volume 1 & 2 Hardbound – $27.00 

Also Sold As Individual Volumes 

Volume 1, Softbound – $9.95 

Volume 1, Hardbound – $14.95 

Volume 2, Softbound – $8.95 

Volume 2, Hardbound – $14.95 

A Land Remembered Volume 1 is available on Kindle.

A Land Remembered Volume 2 is available on Kindle.

A Land Remembered Standard Edition

Standard Version of A Land Remembered, by Patrick D. Smith

Suitable For Mature Students

We recommend the student version for grades up through 6, but younger students often read the standard edition and love it. Some of the scenes have been rewritten for younger readers, but even the standard version is often appropriate. It depends on the sensitivity of the audience.

For any student at 7th or 8th grade and above we recommend the standard edition, and of course that is the version recommended for all adults.


Softbound $14.95

A Land Remembered is available on Kindle.

Teach More, Work Less, With Teaching Guides Written By And For Teachers

Teaching Guides help you integrate the subject matter into your curriculum in meaningful ways. They also save you lots of time by giving you tests and activities, written and tested by other teachers, based on the book.

The Digital Teaching Guide, available exclusively from us, is composed of files in both Microsoft Word and .pdf formats so that you can change everything about the content to fit your own needs. There are tests, answers, activities and more for each chapter of A Land Remembered.

You have two purchase options with this guide. You can order the DVD for $20, which includes a bonus DVD, “Patrick Smith Answers Common Student Questions,” or if you want to get the guide immediately, you can order the digital download and you’ll get access to the files with a minute. You get the same teaching guide content, but the bonus DVD is not included. The download version is $15.00, so you’ll save a few bucks. Order below …
Digital Teaching Guide On CD$20

(Includes bonus DVD, “Patrick Smith Answers Student Questions“)

Immediate Download of Digital Guide
You get immediate access to the digital guide in both Word and .pdf files but do not receive the bonus DVD as you do with the $20 physical CD guide listed above. You will be immediately directed to a .zip file which you can extract to get the Word and .pdf files.
Digital Download Teaching Guide$15

We gladly accept school, library and institutional purchase orders. For simplicity you can add items to your cart as if you were shopping online, then print the “cart” page, and fax to 888-744-9381.

Printed Teaching Guides

Compiled By Teachers, Each 64 Pages Of Useful Material, Coordinated With The Florida Sunshine State Standards

A Land Remembered Goes To School, Elementary Teaching Guide
Vocab­u­lary words, chap­ter sum­maries, vocab­u­lary activ­i­ties, list of slang and trans­la­tions, mul­ti­ple choice questions, com­pre­hen­sion ques­tions, activ­i­ties and more. 64 pages, softbound

Elementary Teaching Guide – $6 – 

Middle School Teacher Plans and Resources for A Land Remembered: Student Edition
Exten­sive vocabulary/slang, pre-reading activ­i­ties, com­pre­hen­sion ques­tions, post-reading activ­i­ties for each chap­ter, and more. Includes descrip­tion of how A Land Remem­bered ful­fills many bench­marks of the Sun­shine State Stan­dards for Social Stud­ies and some for Sci­ence for the mid­dle grades. Also includes a list of resources. 64 pages, softbound

Middle School Teaching Guide – $7 – 

Patrick Smith’s Florida, A Sense of Place

(Award-Winning DVD)

Anyone – student, teacher, or just a fan of A Land Remembered – will love seeing this DVD. You’ll spend an hour with Patrick D. Smith, as he takes you on a nostalgic journey to a Florida that exists today only in books. If you are using A Land Remembered in your classroom or in a homeschool situation, you simply must show this DVD to your students.

Thank you, too, for the delicious DVD…A Sense of Place. We laugh every time we listen to you explaining how you would pack up your suitcase and try to head down south to research the Indian traditions. We feel like we were on those trips with you.   ~ Susan Clark & Scott Taylor

You’ll get to know both the author and the state of Florida better as this soft spoken gentleman introduces you to the Florida of his youth. You’ll be touched by the true stories of his adventures along the way to writing his books, many of which are now modern-day classics.

Many people have said that anyone living in or visiting the state of Florida should see this DVD. You’ll learn that Florida is far more than a tourist destination.

Patrick Smith’s son, Rick (Patrick, Jr.) an award-winning filmmaker living in California, shot and edited this loving tribute to his father, with help from his wife, Kim, herself a professional editor and producer.

Patrick Smith personally narrates this multiple award-winning program as video, historical photos and re-enacted scenes bring his stories to life. A short sample is shown in the video to the left.
Patrick Smith’s Florida, A Sense of Place is 54 minutes long and includes fascinating stories of Patrick Smith’s life and adventures; experiences that he had to have in order to write his books the way he did. It provides great insight not only into Florida’s past, but into the mind of one of her favorite writers.

Standard Version – $19.95 –

Public Performance Version – $95 –

The Public Performance Rights (PPR) version satisfies US Copyright standards for showing to public audiences, as a reward in schools (like a rainy day, but not required for normal classroom use if it is in the curriculum), or when charging admission. This the same thing you’d do for any commercial film use. This version includes a free copy of the “Patrick Smith Answers Students’ Questions” DVD.

The PPR version is included for FREE with all book orders for 31 or more books, no matter whether you choose hardbound or softbound, student version or regular version.

Patrick Smith Answers Common Questions About A Land Remembered (DVD)

Many students have questions about the book or Patrick Smith the author. He cannot personally answer all of the letters he gets, so he recorded this DVD in which he answers most common questions. This DVD is included as a free bonus when you purchase the digital guide ($20) listed above.
NOTE: This item is included free with any order of $15 or more!

DVD – $12.95 

Butch Harrison, Florida Cracker Storyteller DVD

This DVD contains 58-minutes of stories in three chapters. The first section, filmed at a Florida pioneer homestead at Florida Capital State Park in Perry, Florida, provides a rich introduction to early settler life. An authentic settler house and outbuildings provide the perfect background as Butch demonstrates how and why settlers built the typical “Cracker House,” what they ate and how they lived. This is as close as you’ll come to taking your students on a real field trip to a Florida pioneer settlement.

They’ll learn about the economy of trading skins and furs instead of money, which was quite common during this time. You’ll also get a tour of a sugar cane mill.

In the second section, Butch entertains us with true tales of his life as a guide and gladesman in the Florida Everglades. These are colorful stories of frogs, fish and alligators in the world that was Butch’s playground, a world that is increasingly threatened today.

This is a unique program that is sure to be a hit with students of all ages.

Shown below is a short sample of from the DVD, “Butch Harrison, Florida Cracker Storyteller.”

For more information and clips, go to ButchHarrison.com


Florida Cracker Storyteller DVD – $19.95

Florida Crackers: the Cattlemen and Cowboys of Florida

Here is a movie made with an equal amount of love and respect for a vanishing lifestyle. I’m talking about Florida Crackers: the Cattlemen and Cowboys of Florida.

This story starts back to 1521, when Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed in what is now Florida and introduced the first cattle and horses into North America. Some descendants of these early pioneering families still play a major role in Florida’s cattle industry to this day, working the land and raising the cattle that their families have owned for generations.

The film is about real-life, working cowboys in Florida: their history, their culture, and the uncertain future they face as they strive to preserve their way of life in a fast-paced modern world.

Florida Crackers: the Cattlemen and Cowboys of Florida DVD

Standard Version – $19.95 –

Public Performance Version – $75 –


We gladly accept school, library and institutional purchase orders. For simplicity you can add items to your cart as if you were shopping online, then print the “cart” page, and fax to 888-744-9381.

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