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The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 143910655X
Author: ,
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The House of the Scorpion by , Book Resume:

This modern classic takes on an iron-fisted drug lord, clones bred for their organs, and what it means to be human. Winner of the National Book Award as well as Newbery and Printz Honors. Matteo Alacrán was not born; he was harvested. His DNA came from El Patrón, lord of a country called Opium—a strip of poppy fields lying between the United States and what was once called Mexico. Matt’s first cell split and divided inside a petri dish. Then he was placed in the womb of a cow, where he continued the miraculous journey from embryo to fetus to baby. He is a boy now, but most consider him a monster—except for El Patrón. El Patrón loves Matt as he loves himself, because Matt is himself. As Matt struggles to understand his existence, he is threatened by a sinister cast of characters, including El Patrón’s power-hungry family, and he is surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards. Escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But escape from the Alacrán Estate is no guarantee of freedom, because Matt is marked by his difference in ways he doesn’t even suspect.

The Lord of Opium

The Lord of Opium [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1442482567
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer Book Resume:

As the teenage ruler of his own country, Matt must cope with clones and cartels in this “electric blend of horrors and beauty” (Publishers Weekly), the riveting sequel to the modern classic House of the Scorpion, winner of the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Printz Honor. Matt has always been nothing but a clone—grown from a strip of old El Patron’s skin. Now, at age fourteen, he finds himself suddenly thrust into the position of ruling over his own country. The Land of Opium is the largest territory of the Dope Confederacy, which ranges on the map like an intestine from the ruins of San Diego to the ruins of Matamoros. But while Opium thrives, the rest of the world has been devastated by ecological disaster—and hidden in Opium is the cure. And that isn’t all that awaits within the depths of Opium. Matt is haunted by the ubiquitous army of eejits, zombielike workers harnessed to the old El Patron’s sinister system of drug growing—people stripped of the very qualities that once made them human. Matt wants to use his newfound power to help, to stop the suffering, but he can’t even find a way to smuggle his childhood love, Maria, across the border and into Opium. Instead, his every move hits a roadblock, some from the enemies that surround him…and some from a voice within himself. For who is Matt really, but the clone of an evil, murderous dictator? Is his true destiny already predetermined by his genes?

A Girl Named Disaster

A Girl Named Disaster [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780545229784
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer Book Resume:

Orchard Classics is a collectible hardcover line of Newbery award-winning titles from the Orchard backlist that have fresh, beautiful new designs and include author prefaces and discussion guides. A GIRL NAMED DISASTER is the humorous and heartwrenching story of young girl who discovers her own courage and strength when she makes the dangerous journey from Mozambique to Zimbabwe. Nhamo is a Shona girl living in a traditional village in Mozambique in 1981. When her family tries to force her into a marriage with a cruel man, she flees. What was supposed to have been a short boat trip across the border into Zimbabwe, where she hoped to find her father, turns into an adventure filled with challenges and danger that lasts a year.

The Land of the Silver Apples

The Land of the Silver Apples [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781439103319
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Land of the Silver Apples by Nancy Farmer Book Resume:

“Like the druidic life force Jack taps, this hearty adventure, as personal as it is epic, will cradle readers in the ‘hollow of its hand’ (Booklist, starred review). Jack has caused an earthquake. He was trying to save his sister Lucy from being thrown down a well, but sometimes the magic doesn’t quite work out. Not only does Jack demolish a monastery, but Lucy is carried off by the Lady of the Lake, and Jack has to follow her through the Hollow Road, which lies underground. Aided by Pega, a slave, and the berserker Thorgil, Jack encounters hobgoblins, kelpies, yarthkins, and elves—not the enchanted sprites one would expect, but fallen angels who steal human children for pets. In the eighth century, the world is caught between belief in the Old Gods and Christianity, and what Jack and his companions do will decide the fate of both religions. From National Book Award winner Nancy Farmer, this second book in the Sea of Trolls trilogy brilliantly enlarges the world of the first story. Look for the conclusion in The Islands of the Blessed.

The Scorpion Rules

The Scorpion Rules [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1481442732
Author: Erin Bow
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow Book Resume:

The children of world leaders are held hostage in an attempt to keep the peace in this “slyly humorous, starkly thought-provoking” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) novel. Greta is a Duchess and a Crown Princess. She is also a Child of Peace, a hostage held by the de facto ruler of the world, the great Artificial Intelligence, Talis. This is how the game is played: if you want to rule, you must give one of your children as a hostage. Start a war and your hostage dies. The system has worked for centuries. Parents don’t want to see their children murdered. Greta will be free if she can make it to her eighteenth birthday. Until then she is prepared to die with dignity, if necessary. But everything changes when Elian arrives at the Precepture. He’s a hostage from a new American alliance, and he defies the machines that control every part of their lives—and is severely punished for it. His rebellion opens Greta’s eyes to the brutality of the rules they live under, and to the subtle resistance of her companions. And Greta discovers her own quiet power. Then Elian’s country declares war on Greta’s and invades the prefecture, taking the hostages hostage. Now the great Talis is furious, and coming himself to deliver punishment. Which surely means that Greta and Elian will be killed...unless Greta can think of a way to break all the rules.

The Islands of the Blessed

The Islands of the Blessed [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1439160473
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Islands of the Blessed by Nancy Farmer Book Resume:

In this much-anticipated conclusion to the Sea of Trolls trilogy, Notland is no place to seek one's true calling. Or is it?

The Scorpion's Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War

The Scorpion's Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 039324427X
Author: James Oakes
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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The Scorpion's Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War by James Oakes Book Resume:

A Washington Post Notable Work of Nonfiction The image of a scorpion surrounded by a ring of fire, stinging itself to death, was widespread among antislavery leaders before the Civil War. It captures their long-standing strategy for peaceful abolition: they would surround the slave states with a cordon of freedom, constricting slavery and inducing the social crisis in which the peculiar institution would die. The image opens a fresh perspective on antislavery and the coming of the Civil War, brilliantly explored here by one of our greatest historians of the period.

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0571267386
Author: William Golding
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding Book Resume:

William Golding's Lord of the Flies is a dystopian classic: 'exciting, relevant and thought-provoking' (Stephen King). When a group of schoolboys are stranded on a desert island, what could go wrong? 'One of my favorite books - I read it every couple of years.' (Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games) A plane crashes on a desert island. The only survivors are a group of schoolboys. By day, they discover fantastic wildlife and dazzling beaches, learning to survive; at night, they are haunted by nightmares of a primitive beast. Orphaned by society, it isn't long before their innocent childhood games devolve into a savage, murderous hunt ... 'Stands out mightily in my memory ... Such a strong statement about the human heart.' (Patricia Cornwell) 'Terrifying and haunting.' (Kingsley Amis) 'Beautifully written, tragic and provocative.' (E. M. Forster) ONE OF THE BBC'S ICONIC 'NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD' What readers are saying: 'Every real human being should read this ... This is what we are.' 'It's brilliant, it's captivating, it's thought provoking and brutal and for some, its truly terrifying.' 'It can be read and re-read many times, and every time something new will appear.' 'There is a reason why this is studied at school ... Excellent read.' 'This is one of the few books I've read that I keep on my Kindle to read again.' 'I revisit this every few years and it's always fresh and impressive ... One of the best books I've ever read.'

A Study Guide for Nancy Farmer's "The House of the Scorpion"

A Study Guide for Nancy Farmer's ISBN-10: 1410348474
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
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A Study Guide for Nancy Farmer's "The House of the Scorpion" by Gale, Cengage Learning Book Resume:

A Study Guide for Nancy Farmer's "The House of the Scorpion," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.


Taken [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0375890750
Author: Edward Bloor
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Taken by Edward Bloor Book Resume:

BY 2035 THE RICH have gotten richer, the poor have gotten poorer, and kidnapping has become a major growth industry in the United States. The children of privilege live in secure, gated communities and are escorted to and from school by armed guards. But the security around Charity Meyers has broken down. On New Year's morning, she wakes and finds herself alone, strapped to a stretcher, in an ambulance that's not moving. She is amazingly calm - kids in her neighborhood have been well trained in kidnapping protocol. If this were a normal kidnapping, Charity would be fine. But as the hours of her imprisonment tick by, Charity realizes there is nothing normal about what's going on here. No training could prepare her for what her kidnappers really want . . . and worse, for who they turn out to be.

100 Worst Employees

100 Worst Employees [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1640951156
Author: Jim Stovall,Kristine Sexter
Publisher: Sound Wisdom
File Size: 618 KB
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100 Worst Employees by Jim Stovall,Kristine Sexter Book Resume:

The stories you are about to read are true. Some of the names or places have been altered to protect the guilty. You will find some of the stories to be humorous while others are shocking or just sad. But all of them are opportunities for you to learn, grow, and excel. Jim Stovall and Kristine Sexter have put together a powerful collection of stories that illustrate the truth about some recognizable characters in the workplace. Learn from the mistakes these infamous members of the workforce made and improve your ability to make yourself more employable and skillful in your field and career. If we explore what the worst employees do and avoid those practices, what remains is excellence. A successful, fulfilling, and positive career can bring us true happiness and contentment in both our professional and our personal life. An unsuccessful career can put us in a place where we feel like an indentured slave--overworked, underpaid, and not appreciated. If you approach your job with maximum effort and a great attitude while avoiding all of the pitfalls outlined in these pages, you will become a valuable employee and reap all of the rewards that go along with it. Check out 100 Worst Employees and enjoy the humor while learning how to be your best self today!

The Way Back

The Way Back [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1984894641
Author: Gavriel Savit
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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The Way Back by Gavriel Savit Book Resume:

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A SYDNEY TAYLOR NOTABLE BOOK Perfect for readers of Neil Gaiman and Philip Pullman, a sweeping historical fantasy that follows two teens on a journey through the Far Country, a Jewish land of spirits and demons. For the Jews of Eastern Europe, demons are everywhere: dancing on the rooftops in the darkness of midnight, congregating in the trees, harrowing the dead, even reaching out to try and steal away the living. But the demons have a land of their own: a Far Country peopled with the souls of the transient dead, governed by demonic dukes, barons, and earls. When the Angel of Death comes strolling through the little shtetl of Tupik one night, two young people will be sent spinning off on a journey through the Far Country. There they will make pacts with ancient demons, declare war on Death himself, and maybe-- just maybe--find a way to make it back alive. Drawing inspiration from the Jewish folk tradition, The Way Back is a dark adventure sure to captivate readers of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book and Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust.

Blind the Eyes

Blind the Eyes [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1775162729
Author: K.A. Wiggins
Publisher: Snowmelt & Stumps
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The Sea of Trolls

The Sea of Trolls [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1416914323
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer Book Resume:

“The Sea of Trolls blends ancient history and Norse epics with recognizable bits of Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings” (The New York Times). Jack is kidnapped by berserkers from his Saxon village in the year A.D. 793, an occurrence forewarned by his mentor the Bard. Captured by Viking chief Olaf One-Brow, Jack and his sister, Lucy, are swiftly taken to the court of Ivar the Boneless. Ivar is married to a half-troll named Frith, an evil and unpredictable queen with a strange power over her husband’s court. Jack mistakenly casts a charm on her—and is banished to the kingdom of the trolls to find the magic that will undo the charm. Accompanied by Thorgill, a shield maiden who wants to be a berserker, and by the mysterious crow called Bold Heart, Jack sets out on a harrowing and exciting quest for the ages. From National Book Award winner Nancy Farmer, this first book in the Sea of Trolls trilogy is epic fantasy at its best.

Race Of Scorpions

Race Of Scorpions [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0141946563
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
Publisher: Penguin UK
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Race Of Scorpions by Dorothy Dunnett Book Resume:

This is the third book in the "House of Niccolo" series. Set in 15th-century Cyprus, this novel continues the saga of Nicholas van der Poel, international mercenary who started out as a dyer's apprentice, as he plays for the highest stakes with the greatest super-powers in Europe.

How We Got to the Moon

How We Got to the Moon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0525647430
Author: John Rocco
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
File Size: 1589 KB
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How We Got to the Moon by John Rocco Book Resume:

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • YALSA EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION FINALIST • A ROBERT F. SIBERT HONOR BOOK This beautifully illustrated, oversized guide to the people and technology of the moon landing by award-winning author/illustrator John Rocco (illustrator of the Percy Jackson series) is a must-have for space fans, classrooms, and tech geeks. Everyone knows of Neil Armstrong's famous first steps on the moon. But what did it really take to get us there? The Moon landing is one of the most ambitious, thrilling, and dangerous ventures in human history. This exquisitely researched and illustrated book tells the stories of the 400,000 unsung heroes--the engineers, mathematicians, seamstresses, welders, and factory workers--and their innovations and life-changing technological leaps forward that allowed NASA to achieve this unparalleled accomplishment. From the shocking launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik to the triumphant splashdown of Apollo 11, Caldecott Honor winner John Rocco answers every possible question about this world-altering mission. Each challenging step in the space race is revealed, examined, and displayed through stunning diagrams, experiments, moments of crisis, and unforgettable human stories. Explorers of all ages will want to pore over every page in this comprehensive chronicle detailing the grandest human adventure of all time!


Scorpions [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780061975066
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Scorpions by Walter Dean Myers Book Resume:

The Scorpions are a gun-toting Harlem gang, and Jamal Hicks is about to become tragically involved with them in this authentic tale of the sacrifice of innocence and the struggle to steer clear of violence. This Newbery Honor Book will challenge young men to consider their own decisions as they come of age in a complex and often frustrating society. Pushed by a bully to fight and nagged by his principal, Jamal is having a difficult time staying in school. His home life is not much better, with his mother working her fingers to the bone to try to earn the money for an appeal for Jamal's jailed older brother, Randy. Jamal wants to do the right thing and help earn the money to free his brother by working, but he's afraid to go against the Scorpions. Jamal eventually pulls free of the gang's bad influence, but only through the narrowest of escapes. Walter Dean Myers, five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, sensitively explores the loyalty and love between friends faced with hard choices. Scorpions is 25 years old, but the issues of poverty and violence make it a timeless powerful read—sadly as relevant as ever.

The Quest of the Cubs (Bears of the Ice #1)

The Quest of the Cubs (Bears of the Ice #1) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0545683076
Author: Kathryn Lasky
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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The Quest of the Cubs (Bears of the Ice #1) by Kathryn Lasky Book Resume:

From mega bestseller Kathryn Lasky comes a stunning new series set in the legendary world of Ga'hoole.

The Hunt for the Secret Papyrus (Geronimo Stilton: Special Edition)

The Hunt for the Secret Papyrus (Geronimo Stilton: Special Edition) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0545875560
Author: Geronimo Stilton
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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The Hunt for the Secret Papyrus (Geronimo Stilton: Special Edition) by Geronimo Stilton Book Resume:

There was a mystery in New Mouse City's Egyptian Mouseum! The Black Papyrus, an ancient document that reveals the secret of eternal youth, had disappeared. The mouseum's director asked me to help him find it. Yikes -- those Egyptian artifacts freak me out! Luckily, a secret agent came to our aid... but could we trust him? It was up to us to recover the precious scroll! BONUS! After the story, read an extra Mini Mystery adventure and jokes galore!

The Girl Who Was on Fire (Movie Edition)

The Girl Who Was on Fire (Movie Edition) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1936661594
Author: Leah Wilson
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
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The Girl Who Was on Fire (Movie Edition) by Leah Wilson Book Resume:

Includes 3 brand new essays on Gale, the Games, and Mockingjay! **Already read the first edition of The Girl Who Was on Fire? Look for The Girl Who Was on Fire - Booster Pack to get just the three new essays and the extra movie content.** Katniss Everdeen's adventures may have come to an end, but her story continues to blaze in the hearts of millions worldwide. In The Girl Who Was on Fire - Movie Edition, sixteen YA authors take you back to the world of the Hunger Games with moving, dark, and funny pieces on Katniss, the Games, Gale and Peeta, reality TV, survival, and more. From the trilogy's darker themes of violence and social control to fashion and weaponry, the collection's exploration of the Hunger Games reveals exactly how rich, and how perilous, Panem, and the series, really is. • How does the way the Games affect the brain explain Haymitch's drinking, Annie's distraction, and Wiress' speech problems? • What does the rebellion have in common with the War on Terror? • Why isn't the answer to “Peeta or Gale?" as interesting as the question itself? • What should Panem have learned from the fates of other hedonistic societies throughout history—and what can we? CONTRIBUTORS: Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Mary Borsellino, Sarah Rees Brennan, Terri Clark, Bree Despain, Adrienne Kress, Sarah Darer Littman, Cara Lockwood, Elizabeth M. Rees, Carrie Ryan, Ned Vizzini, Lili Wilkinson, Blythe Woolston, Diana Peterfreund (NEW), Brent Hartinger (NEW), Jackson Pearce (NEW)