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Faced with the prospect of an unhappy life in the Kingdom, fourteen-year-old Birle accompanies a young runaway nobleman on a journey south and falls into slavery in the citadel of a cruel prince.
A Newbery Medalist's modern retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. A chance encounter reunites Enny with her childhood friend Orfe, whose brilliant musical future is threatened, and ultimately destroyed, by her doomed love for Yuri, a recovering drug addict.
You can run from something, or toward something--but can you do both at the same time? Book four in the Newbery-winning cycle from Cynthia Voigt.Bullet Tillerman runs. He runs to escape the criticism of his harsh, unforgiving father. He runs to numb the pain of his mother's inability to express her love. He is the star of the school track team, but he isn't a team man and doesn't want to be. Bullet runs for himself. So Bullet doesn't understand why he's been asked to train a new team member, and he's not looking forward to the task. But in coaching Tamer Shipp, Bullet learns some things about himself--who he is, and who he can perhaps become.
From the Book Jacket: "Samuel Tillerman." The name echoed from the loudspeakers set up all over the auditorium. Bullet turned around. "May I ask what you are doing?" The principal was trying to set him up. Bullet met his eyes but didn't answer. He figured what he was doing was self-evident. "You're leaving?" the man finally asked. Bullet nodded. You could see the guy trying to figure out how to handle this. "Why are you leaving?" The guy was scared the other students would get up and follow Bullet out. Bullet didn't care about them. He just wasn't about to stay there any longer and be lied at. "You said this was a hearing," he called back. "It isn't." "Sit down, Samuel," he ordered. Bullet just stood there, for a while, then turned around again. He didn't hurry up the aisle, didn't go slow; he moved at his usual pace. "Samuel? I think your days among us are numbered," the voice threatened him. Bullet turned at the door to answer. "Yes, I expect they are."
Do you have to lose everything to see what truly matters? Find out in the seventh and final installment of Cynthia Voigt's Tillerman cycle.Dicey Tillerman has big dreams. She's started a boatbuilding business, and she's determined to prove she can succeed on her own. That's why she resists the offer of help from Cisco, the mysterious stranger who turns up one day at her shop.But running a business doesn't leave much time for the people Dicey treasures--her grandmother, her younger siblings, and her boyfriend, Jeff. Then it turns out that Dicey has placed her trust with the wrong person. Suddenly she stands to lose everything....Has Dicey discovered too late what really matters to her?Cynthia Voigt deftly navigates nuances of identity and resilience in this triumphant conclusion to her acclaimed Tillerman cycle.
In the final book of the Tillerman saga, Dicey is robbed of her money and her trust by a drifter named "Cisco". In her time of need, Dicey turns to her family and to Jeff Green to find the strength to turn this failure into triumph.
A Newbery Honor-winning installment of the Cynthia Voigt's classic Tillerman series.<P><P> Jeff Greene was only seven when he came home from school to find a note from his mother. She felt that the world needed her more than her "grown up" son did. For someone who believed she could see the world's problems so clearly, she was blind to the heartache and difficulties she pushed upon her son, leaving him with his reserved, undemonstrative father.<P> So when, years later, she invites Jeff to spend summers with her in Charleston, Jeff is captivated by her free spirit and warmth, and a happiness he's been missing fills him. But Jeff's second visit ends with a devastating betrayal and an aching feeling of loneliness. In life, there can be emotional pits so deep that seemingly nothing will grow--but if he digs a little deeper, Jeff might just come out on the other side.
Will a common cause unite two brothers--or drive them further apart? Find out in the sixth installment of Cynthia Voigt's Tillerman cycle.If James and Sammy Tillerman agree on anything, it's that they have nothing in common. Sammy is a tough jock, while James is an intellectual who has begun to question his identity. Then James enlists his brother's help to find Francis Verricker, who may be the father who deserted them long ago. Through this quest, the brothers learn more about themselves than they thought possible. Cynthia Voigt writes realistically of human failure--and triumph--in this poignant novel from her acclaimed Tillerman cycle.
In a painful search for their long-gone father, Dicey's brothers, James and Sammy, discover the real truth about themselves.
There are some who say that the Lady Fortune has a wheel, and all men are fixed upon it. The wheel turns, and the men rise, or fall, with the turning of the wheel. Birle has agreed to be wed to the huntsman Muir as an escape from the drudgery of life at her father's inn -- but the moment she looks into the bellflower blue eyes of the man she comes upon stealing one of her father's boats, Birle knows she cannot marry Muir. Even after she discovers the mysterious stranger is Orien, a Lord and as unreachable to an innkeeper's daughter as a star, Birle is determined to travel with him as far as he will allow. Their travels take Birle to a world far from home, a world where Lords may become slaves, where Princes rule by fear, and where Fortune's Wheel turns more swiftly and dangerously than Birle could have imagined. Newberry Medalist Cynthia Voigt's second novel of the Kingdom, set two generations later than Jackaroo, is a memorable combination of thrilling adventure and heart-stopping romance.
She never knew she had a self. From the time she was a child, she was prepared to sacrifice her life when the Volkking summoned her. She never knew she had a heart, until she set out on a journey north to live among strangers. She never knew she had a choice, until she chose to trust the princess she was told to serve. And she never knew her own value, until she met the man who understood her strength, and who could taste the honey in her name: Elske. But the princess Beriel had always known who she was and what she was worth. She had always had a heart, and a stubborn one. She had always made her own choices, even when they were forced upon her. What Beriel did not have was the one thing she valued above all else, and that was the throne to her kingdom. With immense power and compassion, Cynthia Voigt, Newbery Medalist, depicts the parallel quests of two extraordinary young women. As Elske seeks to find her true self and Beriel battles to reclaim what is rightfully hers, both discover the value, and the price, of reaching the journey's end.
"False, they were all of them false, the stories; as false as the stories of fairies dancing in moonlight glades on Midsummer Night." But they served a purpose. In a distant time and far-off kingdom, life is hard. People don't have enough to eat, and winter is upon them. There's little that offers hope, and many turn to the legends of Jackaroo -- the masked outlaw hero who rides at night giving aid to the helpless and coin to the destitute -- for solace. But Gwyn, the Innkeeper's daughter -- sensitive, industrious, and independent -- is too practical to believe such tales. But when a snowstorm forces her and a young Lordling to seek refuge in an abandoned house, Gwyn wonders if perhaps she has been too cynical. Hidden away in an old forgotten cupboard, Gwyn discovers a package -- a cloak, a mask, a sword....Jackaroo? Could the stories be true? It takes a shock and a devastating betrayal for Gwyn to begin to understand what -- and who -- Jackaroo really is. And she comes to know what part she will play in discovering the truth, such as it may be, behind the legends.
The prospect of freedom is weighted with danger in this tale of high adventure, the third book in the Tales of the Kingdom series from Newbery Medalist Cynthia Voigt.Oriel has always stood out as someone who would not bend. No matter how much he has had to endure, the Damall's cruelty cannot corrupt him. Griff, a boy who has watched and admired Oriel, is the opposite. He has learned to keep out of sight, to bow in the face of force. Yet the two became friends, and together they escaped from the terrors of the island and take with them the Damall's most prized relic--the beryl, a green gemstone engraved with a falcon, its wings unfolding. But as they seek a new life, it's not as easy as they'd hoped, for ahead lie raiding Wolfers, rival armies, and unspeakable dangers... Previously published as Wings of a Falcon, this classic tale features a new look and a new title.
Life had always been predictable for Ann...until she met her college roommates, Niki and Hildy. Niki is always in motion, brash, often vulgar, with a philosophy of "win at any cost." And Hildy's aura of serene wisdom cloaks a most unusual way of looking at things. The trio becomes inseparable--until something happens that changes their lives forever.
In 1961, at a college for academically gifted women, three roommates who differ substantially from each other are brought together by a common interest in volleyball.
Clothilde, a young girl, lives on a peninsula in Maine, an inheritance from a great-aunt she met once. But her parents are planning to sell it...
It's not fair that Clothilde's father has returned from World War I so disfigured that he retreats to the boathouse as a recluse. It's not fair that her brother has abandoned the family to live with his rich grandfather in Boston. It's not fair that her mother has reverted to the role of a lady, leaving Clothilde to do all the housework. And it's certainly not fair that the Maine peninsula that Clothilde inherited from a great-aunt may have to be sold to support the family. Then a mysterious Voice speaks to Clothilde, giving her the chance to change the life fate has dealt her and the people she loves. But Clothilde's wishes come true in unexpected, frightening ways -- and at a price she isn't sure she has the courage to pay.
When, as the new Classics professor at Vandemark College, their father is made responsible for a collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, twelve-year-old Phineas and his older sister Althea try to find out why the collection is the target of thieves, especially when the mummy disappears.
Forced to go to a place so disgusting by her stepfather, Tish wants out, wants him to stop hurting her. He says no one will believe her, so she decides to get a knife. (This book is about sexual abuse, and is intended for teen readers, but not all teens should read it.)
There was something different about him, he had no name. He showed no emotion, never yielded. And Griff always stood by him, so when he decided to escape, he took Griff with him. 3rd in a loosely-related series.
Cynthia Voigt crafts a novel about discovery, perspective, and the meaning of home--all through the eyes of an affable and worried little mouse. Fredle is an earnest young fellow suddenly cast out of his cozy home behind the kitchen cabinets--into the outside. It's a new world of color and texture and grass and sky. But with all that comes snakes and rain and lawnmowers and raccoons and a different sort of mouse (field mice, they're called) not entirely trustworthy. Do the dangers outweigh the thrill of discovery? Fredle's quest to get back inside soon becomes a wild adventure of predators and allies, of color and sound, of discovery and nostalgia. And, as Fredle himself will come to understand, of "freedom. " "From the Hardcover edition. "
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