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Darek tries to protect his baby dinosaur from angry villagers and the Circle of Elders.
Darek, and his friends, have just returned safely from Krad with dragonlings. But Darek's father, who is still looking for Darek in Krad, is now in great danger. Darek has to rescue him, even though it means going back to Krad and risking his own life all over again.
Darek can't wait for his first Dragonquest. Then he can be just like his older brother, Clep, the hero who brought down a Great Blue, the largest and fiercest dragon of all.
Darek, and his friends, and their fathers have returned from the Mountains of Krad to discover that their village is now ruled by a tyrant. Soon all are engaged in a fantastic struggle that will change their entire world forever!
When Derek's dragonling, Zantor, and Zantor's best friend, Pola, disappear into the mists of Krad, they are given up for dead. But Derek knows they are alive, because he can hear their cries for help within his head. But when Derek sneaks into Krad to rescue Zantor and Pola, he finds it's a much more dangerous place than he had ever imagined.
Alex wishes that his younger brother had never been born.
Having reluctantly moved to Maine after her father's death in Manhattan, fourteen-year-old Denise forges a healing friendship with a boat owner surrounded by considerable mystery.
Mole and Shrew celebrate a holiday for each season of the year and an extra one for New Year's. Whether Mole is worried about what a resolution is or hunting for the perfect "fur" tree, there is plenty of joy and hilarious confusion in this charming chapter book reissue.
For fans of the Frog and Toad books and Amelia Bedelia stories, the antic tales of Mole and Shrew will prove to be worthy successors. In the introductory title, find out how Mole and Shrew first meet, how Mole finds a new home, and how, with much confusion along the way, Mole and Shrew finally become fast friends!
One day, while Mole is out shopping, he overhears Buzzard telling someone that she is going to have Rabbit and his family for dinner. Could this be true? Could Buzzard be plotting to eat the whole Rabbit clan? It's up to Mole and his brave friend Shrew to get to the bottom of the situation. . . .
In this third title about Mole and Shrew, the fabulous friends find themselves a little short of cash. At Shrew's suggestion, the two head into the working world with hysterical results. Mole manages to thwart their attempts at everything from hanging wallpaper ("Where are the hooks?" asks Mole) to waiting on tables ("Why would you want to wait on a table? A chair would be more comfortable. ").
Mole commits a comic blunder regarding a fancy ball, but his good friend Shrew sticks by him.
The book describes a typical Narragansett Nickommoh, or harvest celebration, as it has been performed since before the arrival of the first Pilgrims in New England.
Thirteen-year-old Danny and his family are struggling to make ends meet in New York during the Great Depression. His father leaves to search for work, and Danny and his mother do what they can to survive. With his mother pregnant and unable to help, Danny is forced to beg for food. Through it all, they retain their good humor and family pride, and in the end help arrives in a most unexpected guise. "Rich, rewarding historical fiction."--Kirkus Reviews
Play is the order of the day for a group of vacationing monkeys determined not to let any silly rules get in their way. But when one monkey too many joins the crowd, everyone's in for some hilarious surprises.
Anna is devoted to her younger siblings -- five-year-old Mandy and seven-month-old Casey -- and will sacrifice anything to keep the three of them together. So when her mother, who has been raising the children alone, leaves her small family, Anna hides the evidence from the authorities. But Anna's mother has committed suicide, and eventually the children are placed with foster parents. Desperate for answers, Anna travels to Mississippi to meet her grandparents and learn the truth about her own biracial heritage.
Living in a rough Puritan missionary settlement that borders an Indian village, sixteen-year-old Rebekah is forced to choose between two cultures when she falls in love with a defiant Pawtucket medicine man. Issues about separation of church and state, the scandalous idea of thinking for oneself, etc., are thoughtfully raised here and would provide provocative discussions in the social studies classroom.
It's Jamie and Matt's first Christmas since Ma's death, and Matt is doing his best to keep her traditions. He chides Pa into decorating the tree and reminds him of Ma's story of the animals' Christmas miracle -- their power to speak at midnight. Then Matt and his beloved Labrador retriever, Sara, set out to hang suet balls for the birds, just as Ma would have done. Suddenly a hungry bear surprises them, mauling Sara. On top of that, snow has started falling hard and Matt is lost in the woods. But it is Christmas Eve near midnight -- just the right time for a miracle. The Promise is a riveting story about the power to heal and about having faith -- even when it leads where you don't want to follow.
In 1938, fourteen-year-old Celie must cope with leaving her Enfield, Massachusetts, home and her life-long friend, Chubby, as the day approaches when the Swift River Valley will be flooded to create a reservoir for Boston.
A Courageous Choice In the magical world of Eldearth, Witches and Wizards live side by side with Humans, Weefolk, though elusive, are abundant, and Dragons and Unicorns still walk the land. But the present Imperial Wizard, Keeper of the Light that protects Eldearth, is aging and ill.
Princess Arenelle has done what no other girl in the history of Eldearth has done! She has completed the Quest to become the next Imperial Wizard, Keeper of the Light that protects Eldearth from Evil. Soon she will be apprenticed to the current Keeper, and her training will begin.
Now, as the current Wizard grows weaker and the evil Lord Graieconn grows stronger, she must summon all her reserves of intelligence and courage to outwit the vile creatures and twisted Folk who do the bidding of the Dark Lord.
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