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SHILOH IS MARTY'S DOG NOW Mari- Preston's troubles should be over. He's spent two weeks doing the hardest, meanest jobs Judd Travers could think of so he can call jud's abused beagle, Shiloh, his own. And he's working for Doc Murphy to pay the bill for fixing up Shiloh after he was attacked by a German shepherd. But with hunting season approaching, Judd has started drinking again, and Judd Travers, beer, and a gun are a dangerous combination. What if Judd tries to hurt Shiloh' What if he tries to hurt Marty or someone in his family' Marty knows something about Judd no one else does, and if anything terrible happens, the secret bargain Marty struck with Judd could make it Marty's fault. Is it time for Marty to speak up' And can he find the courage to do so?
Marty will do anything to save his new friend Shiloh. When Marty Preston comes across a young beagle in the hills behind his home, it's love at first sight -- and also big trouble. <P><P> It turns out the dog, which Marty names Shiloh, belongs to Judd Travers, who drinks too much and has a gun -- and abuses his dogs. So when Shiloh runs away from Judd to Marty, Marty just has to hide him and protect him from Judd. But Marty's secret becomes too big for him to keep to himself, and it exposes his entire family to Judd's anger. How far will Marty have to go to make Shiloh his?<P> Newbery Medal Winner
When they first broke up, Alice couldn't imagine life without Patrick in it. But once she joins the school play and becomes more involved in the news-paper, she's busier than she's ever been before -- too busy to pine for Patrick and too busy, or so Pamela and Elizabeth think, for them. As Alice spends more time with activities that don't include Pamela and Elizabeth, they grow increasingly resentful. And Alice grows increasingly confused by their behavior. But they aren't the only people confusing Alice. Her new friend, Faith, is seemingly incapable of ending a relationship with her abusive boyfriend. And Alice has been receiving oh-so-intriguing E-mails from an admirer...who won't sign his name. As she tries to decide whether or not to meet her mystery fan, she also watches nervously as her brother Lester's crush on his graduate school professor begins to border on obsession. As Alice completes her first year of high school, she learns that there IS life after Patrick, and that obsessions and jealousy can affect anyone. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor has done it again with this fourteenth book in the beloved Alice series.
Thirteen-year-old Ted and his older brother, Nory, have always been a team until the summer family problems make them reevaluate their relationship and their expectations of each other.
Valentine's Day is coming up, and love is in the air for Beth Malloy and Josh Hatford. Then Caroline Malloy, the family actress, decides she must know what it's like to fall in love -- and chooses poor Wally Hatford as the object of her affection! As for big sister Eddie, she's more interested in her science fair project than all that mushy stuff. For ages 8 through 12.
This is where it all started!Eight-year-old Alice McKinley wants pierced ears, really long hair, a pet, and, most of all, a mother. Oh, and some friends would be nice. As the new girl in third grade, Alice doesn't know a single person in Takoma Park, Maryland, except for her next-door neighbor Donald Sheavers, who not only is a boy, but also seems to be a little bit peculiar! Desperate to meet people, Alice learns that making friends is harder than it seems when she runs into a group of girls whom she nicknames "the Terrible Triplets" after they make it very clear that they do not want to get to know Alice. On top of all this, Alice also has to keep an eye on Donald's recently divorced mom, who seems to have her eye on Alice's dad! This is the first of three prequels to Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's beloved Alice series. Now younger girls can get to meet the girl everyone wants to be best friends with, and older girls will enjoy finding out how Alice came to be the Alice they know and love.
Ten-year-old Billie, a Seminole Indian, is caught between the cultures when his family moves away from the Florida Everglades and nearer the white man's civilization. -- Card catalog description Billie Tommie, a ten-year-old Seminole Indian, lives with his family in a chickee on a mangrove island in the Florida Everglades. Billie is the first in his family to attend school. Now he walks in two worlds--the traditonal world of his ancestors and the modern world of teachers, tourists, and schoolmates. Billie's grandfather, Abraham, tells him the legends, stories, and rituals that are important to the Seminole people. Abraham says that an honest man who leads a good life will walk the path to the city in the sky when he dies. But Billie wants to learn more about the white man's ways. Caught between two cultures, which path will Billie take? Ages 9-12
The Hatford boys' New Year's resolution is "the girls can stay . . . but only if they play by our rules." Their mother insists that they "treat those girls as though they were your sisters." Okay, but somehow the boys' interpretation owes more to sibling rivalry than to brotherly love. The one weak link is young Peter, who doesn't understand the rivalry, openly likes the girls, and sees nothing wrong with sitting in their kitchen eating homemade cookies and answering questions about his brothers' plans. Readers will find themselves laughing out loud at the pranks, the conversations, and one unforgettably embarrassing moment. The high-flying humor is juxtaposed with the budding affection between Josh and Beth and the way all the children pull together during a blizzard. The fifth entry in Naylor's refreshing series chronicling the feud between the Hatfords and the Malloys.From the Hardcover edition.
After all the trouble at Christmas, the Hatford boys make a New Year's resolution to treat the Malloy girls like sisters. But who says you can't play tricks on sisters? The girls will need to stay one step ahead of the boys, and they are willing to pay big-time for advance information. But which boy has loose lips? For ages 9-12.
The people of Middleburg search for buried treasure around Bessledorf Hill and the Bessledorf Hotel.
Thirteen short stories of young people facing such problems as shyness, pregnancy, divorce, and jealousy.
Ryan Walker is a seventh grade boy who lives on a ranch in rural Wyoming. All Ryan wants is to be a cowboy for Saddlebow Ranch, where his father is the foreman. But the Ku Klux Klan comes around...
The Depression causes Ruth's dream of college and a teaching career to be no longer certain, but at the same time it enables her to grow as a person as she encounters others in difficult situations.
Who will win as the curtain closes on the war between the girls and the boys? Summer vacation is almost over and after one year in Buckman it looks like the Malloy girls will be going home to Ohio. The Hatford boys are relieved to finally be rid of Eddie, Beth and Caroline, also known as the Womper, the Weirdo and the Crazy. As the clock ticks away at their final days, Jake and Eddie keep up the competing, tricking and scheming until Eddie puts Jake up to the biggest dare of the year. She wants to prove once and for all that the girls are in charge. Jake can't back away and let the girls declare victory. The wacky war that began the day the girls arrived isn't over yet! From the Hardcover edition.
From the shadows of the pool, Black as midnight, thick as gruel... Is Mrs. Tuggle a witch? Lynn and Mouse are sure she is -- how else can you explain the frightening things that have been taking place over the past several months? Now Lynn's mom is planning to move her writing studio into Mrs. Tuggle's house for the winter, and Lynn can't imagine a more dangerous situation. If she and Mouse don't do something, there's no telling what horrifying things may happen. They've got to save Lynn's mom before Mrs. Tuggle strikes again -- but how?
Convinced that the old woman who recently moved into the neighborhood is really the "dead" Mrs. Tuggle, Lynn and Mouse try to find help in withstanding her witchcraft.
Feel the darkness, touch the black, hear the shadows whisper back... Lynn and her best friend, Mouse, are convinced Mrs. Tuggle is a witch, even if no one believes them. Lynn thought they were safe after they escaped the witch's clutches last summer, but the evil Mrs. Tuggle hasn't finished with them yet. A menacing flock of crows is following Mouse's every move and the girls' only protection against this dangerous woman is destroyed. Lynn and Mouse know they have to act fast. But they don't know what Mrs. Tuggle is planning, and this time, they may not get away so easily...
Lynn Morley and Mouse spot strange purple weeds growing exactly where they threw old Mrs. Tuggle's glass eye in The Witch's Eye. Could these ominous plants be witch weeds?
Though suspected witch-neighbor Mrs. Tuggle has died, her glass eye resurfaces, bringing new dangers and terrors to Lynn's family.
Lynn and her best friend Mouse are convinced their neighbor, old Mrs. Tuggle, is a witch. But no one believes them. Lynn and Mouse are sure that Mrs. Tuggle has plans to harm them. And the longer they wait, the more dangerous Mrs. Tuggle becomes.
Frustrated by the narrowness of his West Virginia mining town, a boy with a talent for woodcarving yearns for a different way of life.
In his senior year of high school, seventeen-year-old George begins to seriously question his parents' plans and Assumptions about his future and decides to try to find his own way.