A shipyard apprentice finds high adventure aboard the S.S. Alabama, a Confederate ship which sails the Atlantic destroying Union vessels.
Men in Alexandra's family have always been sponge divers. Diving's always been taken to be a man's job by her family. When misfortune strikes, she decides to become a sponge diver in spite of objections. As dangerous as the underwater world can be, there are more perils waiting on shore . . .
Spanish seminarian Julian Escobar, known to the Mayas as Lord Kukulcan and worshiped as a god, witnesses the fall of the Mayan and Incan civilizations with the coming of Cortes and Pizarro.
From the depths of a cave in the Vermilion Sea, Ramon Salazar has wrested a black pearl so lustrous and captivating that his father, an expert pearl dealer, is certain Ramon has found the legendary Pearl of Heaven. Such a treasure is sure to bring great joy to the villagers of their tiny coastal town, and even greater renown to the Salazar name. No diver, not even the swaggering Gaspar Ruiz, has ever found a pearl like this!<P><P> But is there a price to pay for a prize so great? When a terrible tragedy strikes the village, old Luzon's warning about El Diablo returns to haunt Ramon. If El Diablo actually exists, it will take all Ramon's courage to face the winged creature waiting for him offshore.<P> Newbery Honor book
In this redesigned edition of Scott O'Dell's classic novel, a young Eskimo girl encounters frightening obstacles when she takes her father's place in the Iditarod, the annual 1,172-mile dogsled race in Alaska.
As part of a Spanish expedition to the New World, a Jesuit seminarian witnesses the enslavement and exploitation of the Mayas and is seduced by greed and ambition.
A young girl relates her feelings and experiences as a participant in the battle of San Pasqual during the last days of the war between Califor-nians and Americans.
When Lucinda's wealthy and powerful father dies, she inherits the Isla del Oro, a small island off the coast of California, where everything is as it was when her grandfather first discovered it a century before.
A parole officer relates his efforts to keep the violence and heroics of two young Chicanos under control.
Scott takes a journey up the length of the California coast in his Arctic Star. With his wife Elizabeth along as skilled navigator and cook, Del as cohort and deckhand, and the unpredictable Rodney, they move up the coast and get a feel of life at sea along the shoreline.
THERE IS A THIN LINE BETWEEN GENIUS AND MADNESS. When young Nathan sails with his older brothers in search of a lost treasure ship, he is expected to do exactly as they tell him. But when one of his brothers mysteriously dies and the other declares he is Captain Ahab straight out of Moby Dick, Nathan worries about what orders he might have to carry out. Then a mysterious object appears in the bay that seems to have floated out of the very pages of Moby Dick. Something very strange is happening at sea, but how. . . and why? "Figures and events from Moby Dick are given eerie, shadowy counterparts ... So quietly, so persuasively is this accomplished that when Ishmael's ocean-going coffin drifts out of Melville's seas in O'Dell's, it carries no shock for either Nathan or the reader." Washington Post Book World.
In most countries, a close link bound together the papal clergyman and the politician. Indeed, most people gave the papacy supremacy over human governments. Men such as William Tyndale, who were ready to insist that the individual alone was responsible before God for his beliefs, were in constant danger of losing money, livelihood, personal freedom, and life itself in the war against the bondage imposed on man in the name of the Roman Catholic church of the sixteenth century.
Comienza la aventura de Karana al verse sola en la Isla de los Delfines Azules. Intentando salvar a su hermanito de quedar en la isla solo, Karana salta del barco que está a punto de partir para evacuar a los miembros de su tribu. víctimas de los aleutianos. Esta historia es verdadera y habla sobre la "Mujer Perdida de San Nicolás " nombre que le adjudicaron a esta mujer que pasó 18 años de su vida sola en la isla. enfrentando el clima, los animales salvajes el hambre y el miedo.
The gripping story of young Karana, who survives by herself for eighteen years on a deserted island off the California coast.<P><P> Newbery Medal winner
Records the courage and self-reliance of a Native American girl who lived alone for eighteen years on an isolated island off the California coast when her tribe emigrated and she was left behind. Includes additional fiction, poetry and non-fiction articles related to the subject.
Kathleen runs away from home after her mother kills her boyfriend.
In this deeply affecting novel Scott O'Dell envelops the reader in the heroic world of the conquistadors-a world that is at once somber and many-colored. Though they may have been ruthless, these steel-helmeted young men of Spain lived their lives on the very edge of eternity with style and uncommon courage.<P><P> Newbery Honor book
In this historical novel set in the Virgin Islands of 1733, Raisha escapes from her Dutch "owners" in time to witness the mass suicide of her fellow slaves, who prefer death to recapture.
Rich in the atmosphere of thirteenth-century Italy, The Road to Damietta offers through Ricca di Montanaro's eyes a new perspective on the man who became the famous Saint Francis of Assisi, the guileless, joyous man who praised the oneness of nature and sought to bring the world into harmony. "Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace," he said. "Where there is hatred, let me sow love, where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy."
Left alone after the deaths of her father and brother, who take opposite sides in the War of Independence, Sarah Bishop flees from the British who seek to arrest her and struggles to shape a new life for herself in the wilderness.
Pocahontas and early Jamestown are brought to life through the eyes of the Newbery Award winner's latest historical heroine.
Serena Lynn, age seventeen, turns down an appointment to serve England's King, James I, at court in order to follow her beloved Anthony Foxcroft across the sea to the newly founded colony of Jamestown. But their ship, loaded with much-needed supplies, founders in a hurricane, wrecking Serena and Anthony in Bermuda. By the time they make their way to Jamestown, the colony is in ruins, the people half-starved. Now Serena must go to the Indian princess Pocahontas to plead for the life of the colony -- and of the man she loves!
Containing all three stories of the celebrated Scott O'Dell trilogy for the first time in one volume!
Includes all Three Books: The Captive The Feathered Serpent The Amethyst Ring What would you do if everyone thought you were a god? Young Julia n Escobar is traveling to the New World to spread the gospel to the newly discovered Mayan Empire when a hurricane strikes his ship, scattering its contents to the four winds and leaving Julian as the sole survivor. After struggling ashore, he encounters a young Mayan woman who is shocked at his presence. Soon he learns why. Centuries ago the fair-skinned Mayan god Kukulca n-the Feathered Serpent-sailed away with the promise that one day he would return. With his very life at stake, Julia n does the unimaginable: he begins to impersonate this returned god. PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY: "Spellbinding...unforgettable adventure." KIRKUS REVIEWS: "Swift and stunning, inevitable and unexpected." NEW YORK TIMES: "There's no better introduction to the rich and remote Mayan culture than through such a well-told tale." SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL: "Julia n's transformation from insecure human seminarian to pretend god [is] remarkable." This exciting collector's edition contains all three books in the Seven Serpents Trilogy: The Captive, The Feathered Serpent and The Amethyst Ring.
The Navajo tribe's forced march from their homeland to Fort Sumner by white soldiers and settlers is dramatically and courageously told by young Bright Morning.<P><P> The Spanish Slavers were an ever-present threat to the Navaho way of life. One lovely spring day, fourteen-year-old Bright Morning and her friend Running Bird took their sheep to pasture. The sky was clear blue against the red buttes of the Canyon de Chelly, and the fields and orchards of the Navahos promised a rich harvest. Bright Morning was happy as she gazed across the beautiful valley that was the home of her tribe. She turned when Black Dog barked, and it was then that she saw the Spanish slavers riding straight toward her.<P> Newbery Honor book
Select your format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. To learn more about using Bookshare with your device, visit the "Using Bookshare" page in the Help Center.
Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.
- Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
- DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
- BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
- MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
- DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivona's Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.