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Waterless Mountain

Waterless Mountain [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0486492885
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Waterless Mountain by , Book Resume:

Younger Brother, a Navaho Indian boy, undergoes eight years of training in the ancient religion of his people and the practical knowledge of material existence.

Waterless Mountain

Waterless Mountain [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0486782506
Author: Laura Adams Armer
Publisher: Courier Corporation
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Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer Book Resume:

Written in the 1930s by an authority on Native American life and lore, this Newbery Medal winner chronicles a boy's journey toward finding his vocation as a medicine man.

Mythmaker

Mythmaker [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0547997361
Author: Anne E. Neimark
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Mythmaker by Anne E. Neimark Book Resume:

“Long before Harry Potter and J. K. Rowling, there were Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins, and J. R. R. Tolkien . . . This will bring the creator to vivid life” (Booklist). A philologist of world renown, a professor at Oxford, and the author of academic treatises, J.R.R. Tolkien was far more than a fantasy book writer. His lifelong fascination with medieval texts and languages gave him a unique vision and endless inspiration for his tales. His broad interests made possible his creation of faery worlds and entire races of beings, as well as the languages, cultures, and characters that make his books as engaging today as they were fifty years ago. This clear and thoroughly researched biography of the creator of The Hobbit is accompanied by magical illustrations that recall the mystery of Tolkien’s imaginary worlds. “Give[s] some interesting insight into the power Tolkien’s work has had on people over the years.” —School Library Journal

Clara's War

Clara's War [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1551993686
Author: Clara Kramer,Stephen Glantz
Publisher: Emblem Editions
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Clara's War by Clara Kramer,Stephen Glantz Book Resume:

“You lose your loved ones, and still you want to live.” On 21 July 1942, the Nazis reached the small Polish town of Zolkiew. Life for fifteen-year-old Clara Kramer would never be the same. While those around her were either slaughtered or transported, three families found perilous refuge in a hand-dug cellar. Hers was one of them. Living above and protecting them were the Becks. Mrs. Beck had been the families’ maid. Mr. Beck was alcoholic and a self-professed anti-Semite, yet he risked his life to keep his charges safe. But survival under his protection proved to be anything but predictable. Whether it was his nightly drinking sessions with officers of the SS in the room just above or his torrid affair with one of the hiding women, it seemed that Clara and the others often had as much to fear from Beck as they did from the war. Clara’s mother told her to keep a diary while they lived in the bunker in order to fill her time and “so the world would know what happened to us.” Over sixty years later, Clara Kramer has finally turned those diaries into a compelling and heartbreaking memoir — a story of love and memory and survival.

Fielder's Choice

Fielder's Choice [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780874832044
Author: Rick Norman
Publisher: august house
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Fielder's Choice by Rick Norman Book Resume:

On trial for treason, Andrew Jackson Fielder looks back on his brief career as a major league pitcher, and his experiences as a Japanese prisoner of war

Going to School Around the World

Going to School Around the World [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1545749027
Author: Melissa Koosmann
Publisher: Mitchell Lane
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Going to School Around the World by Melissa Koosmann Book Resume:

Have you ever wondered how kids from other countries spend their time in school? In this lively addition to the Meet Our New Student series, follow a day at school for eight students from around the world. Compare the school day in Costa Rica, Turkey, Finland, Kenya, Thailand, Russia, Senegal, and rural Alaska in the United States. Based on interviews with people who live in the countries profiled, these fictionalized stories include true details about students in these countries, such as the subjects they study, the games they play at recess, the clothes they wear to school, the foods they eat, and what can happen when they misbehave. Follow the easy instructions for a traditional craft you can make for each country.

Viewpoints on the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Viewpoints on the Attack on Pearl Harbor [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 153413140X
Author: Kristin J. Russo
Publisher: Cherry Lake
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Viewpoints on the Attack on Pearl Harbor by Kristin J. Russo Book Resume:

The events surrounding the attack on Pearl Harbor did not look the same to everyone involved--understanding depends on perspective. In the Viewpoints and Perspectives series, more advanced readers will come to understand different viewpoints by learning the context, significance, and details of the attack through the eyes of three different people, while engaging with text through questions sparking critical thinking. Books include timeline, glossary, and index.

Canon Constitution and Canon Change in Children’s Literature

Canon Constitution and Canon Change in Children’s Literature [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317397010
Author: Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer,Anja Müller
Publisher: Routledge
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Canon Constitution and Canon Change in Children’s Literature by Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer,Anja Müller Book Resume:

This volume focuses on the (de)canonization processes in children’s literature, considering the construction and cultural-historical changes of canons in different children’s literatures. Chapters by international experts in the field explore a wide range of different children’s literatures from Great Britain, Germany, Scandinavia, the Low Countries, Eastern and Central Europe, as well as from Non-European countries such as Australia, Israel, and the United States. Situating the inquiry within larger literary and cultural studies conversations about canonicity, the contributors assess representative authors and works that have encountered changing fates in the course of canon history. Particular emphasis is given to sociological canon theories, which have so far been under-represented in canon research in children’s literature. The volume therefore relates historical changes in the canon of children’s literature not only to historical changes in concepts of childhood but to more encompassing political, social, economic, cultural, and ideological shifts. This volume’s comparative approach takes cognizance of the fact that, if canon formation is an important cultural factor in nation-building processes, a comparative study is essential to assessing transnational processes in canon formation. This book thus renders evident the structural similarities between patterns and strategies of canon formation emerging in different children’s literatures.

It Figures!

It Figures! [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780547346274
Author: Marvin Terban
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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It Figures! by Marvin Terban Book Resume:

“Enjoyable and informative . . . Using this humorously presented book, children will truly improve their styles of writing” (School Library Journal). Writing “The road was bumpy” is okay . . . but isn’t it more fun to say “It felt like we were riding on square tires”? This lively guide shows kids how to make their writing more dramatic, more memorable, or just plain funnier—whether they’re writing for school or for creative expression. It explains six techniques: Similes Metaphors Onomatopoeia Alliteration Hyperbole Personification . . . and provides guidelines for their use, plenty of examples, and entertaining illustrations.

Unlikely Friendships for Kids: The Leopard & the Cow

Unlikely Friendships for Kids: The Leopard & the Cow [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0761172122
Author: Jennifer S. Holland
Publisher: Workman Publishing
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Unlikely Friendships for Kids: The Leopard & the Cow by Jennifer S. Holland Book Resume:

Good friends come in all shapes and sizes! Unlikely Friendships, the runaway New York Times bestseller with a compelling message of hope and friendship and differences overcome, is rewritten just for younger readers. This hardcover chapter book for children ages seven and up collects five heartwarming true stories of animal friendship: Koko the gorilla and her favorite kittens, a dog who swims with dolphins, a zebra who cares for a young gazelle, a baby warthog who makes friends with a lonely rhinoceros, and a leopard who cuddles with a cow at bedtime. Chapter books give young readers a strong sense of accomplishment, and these heartwarming animal stories, with their incredible photographs and inexplicable mysteries of attraction, their focus on friendship, love, and the ways that creatures of all different species can find common bonds of affection, will keep kids turning the pages to find out about the unusual ways animals help each other and discover the love of new friends. Each is a perfect gift for young animal lovers, and a lovely subject to help kids get reading.

Passenger on the Pearl

Passenger on the Pearl [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1616204362
Author: Winifred Conkling
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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Passenger on the Pearl by Winifred Conkling Book Resume:

The “compelling and inspiring” true story of one girl risking her life for a chance at freedom in the largest slave escape attempt in American history (VOYA). In 1848, thirteen-year-old Emily Edmonson, five of her siblings, and seventy other enslaved people boarded the Pearl under cover of night in Washington, D.C., hoping to sail north to freedom. Within a day, the schooner was captured, and the Edmonsons were sent to New Orleans to be sold into even crueler conditions. Through Emily Edmonson’s journey from enslaved person to teacher at a school for African American young women, Winifred Conkling illuminates the daily lives of enslaved people, the often-changing laws affecting them, and the high cost of a failed escape. “Clearly written, well-documented, and chock full of maps, sidebars, and reproductions of photographs and engravings, the fascinating volume covers a lot of history in a short space. Conkling uses the tools of a novelist to immerse readers in Emily’s experiences. A fine and harrowing true story.” —Kirkus Reviews “Covers information about slavery that is often not found in other volumes . . . Conkling’s work is intricate and detailed . . . A strong and well-sourced resource.” —School Library Journal “Edmondson’s life story is compelling and inspiring. It provides the perfect hook for readers into the horrors of slavery.” —VOYA “Conkling is a fine narrator...Readers familiar with the trials of Solomon Northup will find this equally involving.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books A Junior Library Guild Selection

Southwestern Women Writers and the Vision of Goodness

Southwestern Women Writers and the Vision of Goodness [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1476625956
Author: Catharine Savage Brosman
Publisher: McFarland
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Southwestern Women Writers and the Vision of Goodness by Catharine Savage Brosman Book Resume:

This literary history focuses on five women writers--Mary Austin, Willa Cather, Laura Adams Armer, Peggy Pond Church and Alice Marriott--whose work appeared from around 1900 through the 1980s. All came from or lived and worked in California, Arizona, New Mexico or Oklahoma. The book situates them in their time and place and examines their interactions with landscapes, people, art and history. Their interest in fine arts and native arts and crafts is stressed, as well as their concern for the environment.

Flying Cars

Flying Cars [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 054753423X
Author: Andrew Glass
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Flying Cars by Andrew Glass Book Resume:

Stories of inventors who have aimed for the sky: “Start your engines and get ready to take off for an amazing read” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Humans have always wanted to fly—and as soon as there were planes and cars, many people saw a combination of the two as the next step for personal transportation. Visionary engineers and inventors did their best to make the flying car a reality, not just an elusive dream. This book is a breezy account of hybrid vehicles and their creators, and of the intense drive that kept bringing inventors back to the drawing board despite repeated failures and the dictates of common sense. Illustrated with archival photos, this entertaining survey tells the stories of dreamers from Robert Fulton to Henry Ford to Buckminster Fuller, taking readers as far back as Icarus and forward into the present day—with a look toward the possibilities of the future as well. “Readers learn about many intriguing airplane-car hybrids, such as the Airphibian, invented by Robert Fulton, who flew his vehicle at 110 miles per hour, landed it, single-handedly converted it into a car in under five minutes, then ‘drove the convertible proudly into Manhattan at a breezy 55 miles per hour.’ These stories of invention are undeniably appealing. . . . Fascinating.” —School Library Journal Includes illustrations, source notes, bibliography, and an index

Wild River

Wild River [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1338647288
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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Wild River by Rodman Philbrick Book Resume:

Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick sends readers rushing down a raging river on a life-or-death adventure when a white water rafting trip goes terribly wrong! Daniel Redmayne is fast asleep on the first night of a white water rafting trip, when he's awoken by screams. The dam has failed. The river is surging, and their camp will be under water in a matter of moments.As the shrieking roar of the river rushes closer, the kids scramble to higher ground. They make it; their counselors do not.Now they're on their own, with barely any food or supplies, in the middle of the Montana wilderness. Do Daniel and his four classmates have what it takes to stay alive until they can get rescued? Alone in the wild, they forge powerful bonds -- but develop dangerous disagreements. If nature doesn't break them, they might just destroy each other.This gripping survival story from the Newbery Honor author of Wildfire is filled with adrenaline-pumping adventure and moments of true bravery.

Storm Horse

Storm Horse [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0545904161
Author: Nick Garlick
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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Storm Horse by Nick Garlick Book Resume:

With his mother missing and his father dead, twelve-year-old Flip's new home is a remote Dutch island. Menaced by the local bullies and followed everywhere by a mysterious girl, he wonders how he'll ever adapt to life on his uncle's farm. But everything changes the day a sinking ship leaves a horse drowning in the waves. Risking his life to rescue it, Flip is told he may keep the horse -- but only if he can teach it how to work for its keep. From that moment on a friendship grows. But can a boy and a horse really save each other? And what other dark storm threaten their hard-won happiness? Storm Horse is a thrilling, heartfelt tale of a boy, a horse, and their journey together towards a new life.

We Were There at the Boston Tea Party

We Were There at the Boston Tea Party [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0486492605
Author: Robert N. Webb
Publisher: Courier Corporation
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We Were There at the Boston Tea Party by Robert N. Webb Book Resume:

"This Dover edition, first published in 2013, is an unabridged republication of the work originally published in 1956 by Grosset & Dunlap, New York."

Alien Visions

Alien Visions [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780874139266
Author: Margaret Ziolkowski
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
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Alien Visions by Margaret Ziolkowski Book Resume:

There are many parallels and some revealing differences in the encounter between, on the one hand, the Americans and various Indian tribes and, on the other, the Russians and some of the peoples of the Caucasus and Siberia. The enduring cultural consequences of these encounters provide a fruitful area of inquiry for the comparative examination of national images in literatures. The major focus on this study is the perceptions and literary portrayal of the Chechens by the Russians and the Navajos by the Americans. Both the Chechen in Russian literature and the Navajo in American literature are often constructs, images derived from a potent combination of prejudices and received assumptions. In each case a relatively sizable corpus of writings produced over a century or longer exemplifies or attempts to counter persistent and influential modes of cultural stereotyping. The diachronic analysis of the portrayal of either the Chechens or the Navajos illuminates patterns of prejudice that have immense implications for both popular and high culture. The juxtaposition of the discussion of the two groups as they have been treated in Russian and American literature can deepen our understanding of the commonalities present in attempted cultural domination or ethnic idealization. Margaret Ziolkowski is Professor of Russian at Miami University, Ohio.

Tales from Silver Lands

Tales from Silver Lands [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0486825825
Author: Charles J. Finger
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
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Tales from Silver Lands by Charles J. Finger Book Resume:

Atmospheric woodcuts illustrate this Newbery Award-winning collection of 19 South American folktales. Fables of talking animals, witches, giants, and ordinary people in supernatural settings provide insights into regional values and culture.

Storm Thief

Storm Thief [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1407143875
Author: Chris Wooding
Publisher: Scholastic UK
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Storm Thief by Chris Wooding Book Resume:

Perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman and Michael Grant, this darkly thrilling novel is a powerful blend of fantasy and science-fiction. Rail and Moa are two teenage thieves. Vago is a golem of metal and flesh. All three are denizens of Orokos, a city scoured by chaotic storms that rearrange streets and turn children into glass. No one can enter the city, or leave. Until one day Rail finds a mysterious artifact that may hold the key to the secrets of the city - and the chance of escape. And so begins an impossible quest. Get ready for a breathtaking adventure.

Quizzes for 220 Great Children's Books

Quizzes for 220 Great Children's Books [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781563083839
Author: Polly Jeanne Wickstrom
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
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Quizzes for 220 Great Children's Books by Polly Jeanne Wickstrom Book Resume:

Provides objective tests for well-known children's books, including award winners, classics, and popular books