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Calvin and Rob decide to go on a long hiking trip. Soon they are trapped in a narrow gorge with two prison camp escapees and a hungry mountain lion on the loose.
While on a field trip to study native plants, Kenneth and Aleesa are transported to Hawaii in the 1890s, where they see first-hand the final days of the reign of Queen Lili'uokalani and learn about native rights.
Eighth-grader Derrick wants to be a stand-up comedian, but his football coach, his parents, Joe, his boss at Taste of Italy, his English teacher Dowling the Dragon, and his Mr. Perfect older brother Craig don't think he's so funny. When Derrick discovers he needs a B on an English paper, he receives help from an unexpected source so that he can continue to play football... He learns that he must control himself to achieve this goal. He also gets a good lesson on self reliance and comes to realize how his actions can affect other people.
Walter, a boy in 17th century England, is witness to a lord's murder. What was that? Was that rustling outside his window? Was it Thomas coming to kill him? A chill ran down his spine.<P> England in Walter's time, almost 400 years ago, was very different from today. Queen Elizabeth I ruled England with an iron hand. Lords had a lot of power in England too. They could tell most everyone what to do. Some of the lords looked down on other people. The countryside was also different. Castles dotted the land. Villages were small. There weren't many cities. Most people were farmers. They farmed on land that belonged to the lords. People had to be rich to own their own land. Raising sheep and weaving cloth were important too. Cloth made a lot of money for England. England was a proud and powerful nation in 1600.
During his summer in Hawaii, Kimo repeatedly returns to a secret forbidden beach. He ignores frightening warning signs, even though he knows it is a sacred Hawaiian place.<P> Who is threatening him and why? Ages 7-14.
Transported to a college campus in the South in 1931, Kenneth and Aleesa meet the young Langston Hughes. Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was an African American poet. He was also a novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the new literary art form jazz poetry. Hughes is best-known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance.
While playing a soccer video game, Renny finds himself suddenly transported to a World Cup practice field, where someone is trying to sabotage the U.S. team. How can Renny help find who is to blame before disaster strikes the team?<P> Ages 7-14.
Aleesa and Kenneth, two classroom enemies, are paired to work on a school project about the 1960's. As they begin their research, they find themselves transported to March, 1968, in a race to stop an American tragedy, the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. What can they do to change history? Ages 7-14.
Discover how these huge, unpredictable walls of water form, how they travel, and what happens when they approach shore. Includes glossary.
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