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Kidnapped on Astarr

by Joan Lowery Nixon

With a robot's help, two children search for a relative who has been kidnapped by the king on the planet Astarr and accused of making secret war weapons.

Land of Dreams

by Joan Lowery Nixon

In 1902 sixteen-year-old Kristin travels with her family from Sweden to a new life in Minnesota, where she finds herself frustrated by the restrictions placed on what girls of her age are expected or allowed to do.

Land of Hope

by Joan Lowery Nixon

Russian immigrant Rebekah Levinsky hopes desperately that her dream will come true in America. On the difficult ocean journey to the "land of opportunity" she meets two other girls--Kristin Swensen from Sweden and Rose Carney from Ireland. The three quickly become friends as they share their visions of the future and endure life on the overcrowded ship. Once they reach Ellis Island the girls must separate and Rebekah and her family settle in New York on the Lower East Side. Instead of finding streets paved with gold, they slave seven days a week in a sweatshop. Will Rebekah find the courage to conquer the odds and find happiness in the United States of America?

Land of Promise

by Joan Lowery Nixon

Rose Carney, a young girl from Ireland, befriends Rebecca, from Russia, and Kristen, from Sweden, during the long journey to America. They part ways at Ellis Island and Rose continues onto a new life in Chicago.

Land Under the Sea

by Hershell H. Nixon Joan Lowery Nixon

Describes the exploration of the land beneath the sea and what it has revealed about the topography of this vast hidden area. Also discusses how these discoveries help us better understand the earth upon which we live.

Laugh Till You Cry

by Joan Lowery Nixon

THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD Cody doesn't like Texas. He and his mom were only supposed to spend the summer there, helping out his grandmother. But Cody's grandmother is sick and needs them to stay. Now he's the new kid at the local middle school and all his friends are back in California. You'd think Cody's cousin Hayden would show him the ropes. Not only is Hayden in the same grade, he lives next door. But Hayden doesn't want anything to do with Cody. Cody's luck begins to change when he befriends Officer Ramsey, a policeman and aspiring stand-up comic. Officer Ramsey appreciates Cody's jokes so much, he pays Cody for the material! But it's no laughing matter when a crime is committed at school and Cody becomes a suspect. Cody is going to need more than jokes to solve this mystery--and clear his name.From the Hardcover edition.

The Legend of Deadman's Mine

by Joan Lowery Nixon

While staying at a dude ranch, Brian and Sean investigate the theft of a prize racehorse.

Lucy's Wish (The Orphan Train Children #1)

by Joan Lowery Nixon

Ten-year-old Lucy, an orphan who wants a little sister more than anything, finds a very special one in the less-than-perfect family which she joins.

Maggie Forevermore

by Joan Lowery Nixon

Happy living with her Texas grandmother and looking forward to celebrating a family Christmas, thirteen-year-old Maggie is devastated when she is summoned by her movie-director father to spend Christmas with him and her very young stepmother in California.

Maggie, Too

by Joan Lowery Nixon

A defensive twelve-year-old gets to understand her dad, a busy Hollywood director planning to remarry, after she's sent away for the summer to live in her grandmother's house.

Magnolia's Mixed-Up Magic

by Joan Lowery Nixon

For Grades 2 - 4. From the Book Jacket: In a hushed voice Magnolia Possum read the magic spell. Dirty socks and ginger beer, Icky, sticky, disappear! With an "Abracadabra!" Magnolia pointed at poor Bernard Beaver and - poof! - he was gone. Magnolia Possum's Grandma has bought a dusty old magic book from Mrs. Fox's store. But alas, when they go to look for the solutions to the magic tricks, the last pages are missing! Where could they be? And how will Magnolia ever make Bernard Beaver appear again? In this funny beginning reader, children will delight in Magnolia's antics and silly escapades as she finds herself in a predicament with no easy answers. But that's not all. Not only has Mr. Beaver vanished in thin air, but Magnolia gets herself into just as crazy a plight! Joan Lowery nixon was born in Los Angeles and is a graduate of the University of Southern California. She is the author of over fifty books, including Bigfoot Makes a Movie and Danger in Dinosaur Valley. Two of her books, The Seance and The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore, received the Edgar Allan Poe Award for the best children's mystery of the year. She and her husband Hershell, a geologist, live in Houston. They have four children. linda bucholtz-ross was born in Kelowna, British Columbia. She received her B.F.A. at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and has published several books in Canada. She has attended workshops at the School of Visual Arts under Milton Glaser, and at Pratt Institute. She and her husband Gerald, a research scientist, live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with their young son Alexander. They are all avid sailors.

The Making of a Writer

by Joan Lowery Nixon

The author recalls events from her childhood that contributed to her development as a writer.

Maria's Story, 1773

by Joan Lowery Nixon

In Virginia, two years before the start of the American Revolution, Maria worries that her mother will lose her contract to publish official reports of the British government because she prints anti-British articles in their family-run newspaper.

Muffie Mouse and the Busy Birthday

by Joan Lowery Nixon

Muffie displays her imagination in four episodes that take place on her mother's birthday.

Murdered, My Sweet

by Joan Lowery Nixon

Jenny Jakes and her mother, a famous mystery writer, travel to San Antonio to see their cousin, Arnold Harmony, who's made his fortune in the chocolate business. Harmony, an eccentric millionaire, wants his will read publicly before he dies; since everyone wants a piece of the pie, this announcement causes quite a stir. When Harmony's son is murdered just before the reading, Jenny's mother decides to spring into action as a real-life detective. But Jenny's mother doesn't have a clue about solving a real crime, so it's up to Jenny to use her wits, not only to save her mother's reputation, but also to keep herself from being killed. From the Paperback edition.

The Mysterious Prowler

by Joan Lowery Nixon

A little boy assembles the clues to the mysterious prowler: he has a round nose, he rides a bicycle with a patched tire, and he squeaks instead of talks.

Mysterious Queen of Magic

by Joan Lowery Nixon

Kleep and Till befriend a stranger who is seeking a way to free his people enslaved by Thrugg's magic power.

The Mystery Box (Nic-Nacs and the Nic-Nac News Series)

by Joan Lowery Nixon

The Nic-Nacs are a band of lively nine-year-olds who, during vacation, decide to write a neighborhood newspaper 'The Nic-Nac News'. With their first issue of the paper, the innovative crew helps unravel a mystery concerning a box.

Mystery Dolls from Planet Urd

by Joan Lowery Nixon

A container of lifelike dolls, a gift from the planet Urd, seems to be tied with a mysterious warning that the planet Durth will be invaded.

The Name of the Game Was Murder

by Joan Lowery Nixon

When she visits her great-uncle, at his fortress-like home on Catalina Island, fifteen-year-old Samantha becomes involved in his manipulative game that leads to murder.

Nancy's Story, 1765 (Colonial Williamsburg: Young Americans)

by Joan Lowery Nixon

In 1765, twelve-year-old Nancy worries about the effect of the British Stamp Act on her father's silversmith business in Williamsburg and about how to get along with her new stepmother.

The New Year's Mystery

by Joan Lowery Nixon

Susan and Mike use their detective skills to figure out what happened to the missing ingredients for their New Year's party refreshments.

Nightmare

by Joan Lowery Nixon

Emily has never fit in her overachieving family. Instead of getting straight As, she sits in the back row and hides behind her hair. As a result, her parents have enrolled her at Camp Excel--an academic camp for underachievers--for the summer. Emily doesn't want to go, and not just because she feels it isn't necessary. She's been plagued by a recurring nightmare since she was a child. And there's something about this camp that feels familiar--has she been there before? Why can't she remember? With the help of two new friends, Emily discovers that her nightmare is not just in her head. Someone at Camp Excel has a secret--and will do anything, even murder, to keep Emily from uncovering the truth. From the Hardcover edition.

Nobody's There

by Joan Lowery Nixon

Furious at her father for breaking up their family, Abbie Thompson acted without thinking and got arrested for malicious mischief. Now the judge has assigned her to volunteer in a program that matches teens with the elderly. But Abbie doesn't get just any elderly person. She gets Edna Merkel: a cranky, difficult woman who's a member of the town's crime prevention group. In fact, Mrs. Merkel is too active a member, and after she brags that she's onto something big, she's attacked and ends up hospitalized. Suddenly the private investigator game is real, and only Abbie -- with the help of Mrs. Merkel's indecipherable notebook -- can figure out who did it. But will Abbie get to the assailant before the assailant gets to her?

The Other Side of Dark

by Joan Lowery Nixon

Stacy wakes up in a room that's not hers, in a body she doesn't recognize, to discover she's been in a coma for four years. Her mother is dead--murdered--and Stacy, recovering from a gunshot wound, is the only eyewitness to her mother's murder.She can recall only a shadowy face, so far. But the killer is not about to let her reveal his identity...From the Paperback edition.

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