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These amazing true stories are about real kids who have saved lives, discovered missing persons, predicted disasters, and more through dreams and extrasensory powers.
A book that details embarrassing moments in sports history.
A collection of ten stories about kids who've survived shark attacks and attacks by various other scary creatures.
Luncia Gamzer was a cheerful eight-year-old girl growing up in 1930s Poland. But then the Nazis arrived - and Luncia's world was shattered forever. This book features Luncia's gripping story, as well as the stories of eight other Jewish boys and girls whose lives spiraled into danger and fear as the Holocaust overtook Europe. In a time of great horror, these nine children each found a way to make it through the nightmare of war. Their true-life accounts are a powerful testament to courage in the face of hatred. These are the true-life accounts of nine Jewish boys and girls whose lives spiraled into danger and fear as the Holocaust overtook Europe. In a time of great horror, these children each found a way to make it through the nightmare of war. Some made daring escapes into the unknown, others disguised their true identities, and many witnessed unimaginable horrors. But what they all shared was the unshakable belief in-- and hope for-- survival. Their legacy of courage in the face of hatred will move you, captivate you, and, ultimately, inspire you.
This inspiring collection of stories about patriotic teens who served their countries courageously during times of war, spans the time period of the Revolutionary War through the Korean War.
Ten 'true' stories about strange and mysterious creatures. Do creepy creatures really exist in America? After reading in this book the accounts of such monsters as Lizard Man, Champ, Momo, and Whitey, you can make up your own mind...
Relive history through these amazing moment-by-moment accounts of the famous shipwreck and what ten young people did to survive. Seventeen-year-old Jack Thayer looks over the side of the sinking Titanic and stares into the frigid sea. He knows he has to jump, but can he? Fifteen-year-old Edith Brown and her mother beg her father to join them in Lifeboat 14. Why won't he? Eleven-year-old Billy Carter kneels down on the slanting deck of the ship and hugs his beloved Airedale. But how can he save himself and his dog, too? These young people and seven more from many walks of life tell of the terrifying decisions they faced on the night of April 14, 1912, when the unthinkable occurred and the "unsinkable" ship began to go down.
Nine true ghost stories that have happened to real teens.
In a new edition of this bestselling title, the author documents amazing true stories of animals that came to the rescue of kids and saved their lives. Includes accounts of the brave dog that rescued two children from a burning house and a courageous cat that fought off a deadly intruder.
Two teenagers are driving at night when they spot a UFO. The next thing the kids remember, it's nearly two hours later. They have no idea what occurred. Later, under hypnosis, they tell a shocking story of a UFO abduction.
Ten true stories give accounts of American heroes risking their lives while serving their country in the Vietnam War during the 1960s and 1970s in a hostile environment halfway across the world.
"Staff Sergeant Chad Malmberg must find a way to save his convoy ambushed by well-armed insurgents. He faces grim odds, because he and his small band of soldiers are outnumbered ten to one... and they're running out of ammo. Five times throughout a fierce firefight, Marine Scout Sniper Scott Montoya spots an injured comrade in the street. And five times Scott disregards his own safety and rushes out into the open, braving enemy fire to rescue each wounded Marine. These and other American heroes risked their lives serving their country in Iraq. You will never forget their incredible true stories." -Back Cover
A school girl named Jackie suffered a broken leg in a skiing accident. In the hospital, several nurses called her Sheila. Jackie soon discovered why. Gusting winds forced a hot-air balloonist to land in the yard of a young woman who was a stranger.
This is a good book about 10 different men who fought in the War. Each man earned the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Life's Hall of Shame is a mythical place where people are (dis)honored for bungling big time -- so big it's worthy of special attention. That's what this book is about. It's a lighthearted look at some of the wackiest, silliest, wildest blunders that have ever happened.
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