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Teenagers Michael and Meredith Lamb find new friends and mountains to climb when they travel from war-torn London to New Hampshire with their Uncle Tony during World War II.
Winner of the Newbery Medal!<P><P> When Amos Fortune was only fifteen years old, he was captured by slave traders and brought to Massachusetts, where he was sold at auction. Although his freedom had been taken, Amos never lost his dignity and courage. For 45 years, Amos worked as a slave and dreamed of freedom. And, at age 60, he finally began to see those dreams come true.
One spring day, after months of thinking about the good farming soil in the West, Carolina's father decides to buy a covered wagon and take his family to the new land. Carolina is sorry to leave their farm and the village and the hills that she loves, but at least she is permitted to take along her beloved doll, Lydia-Lou. Set in the 1850s, this story tells of a young girl whose family moves from rocky New Hampshire to the wide-open land of Nebraska. Their struggles, fears, and loneliness draw them closer together and confirm their reliance on God. During the long and arduous journey, Carolina's father teaches his family about selflessness, courage, and faith. And it is his words that Carolina remembers when she faces her hardest sacrifice of all.
Jared Austin, staunch member of the mutual protection society that defends his 1830s New Hampshire community against thieves, tries to temper justice with mercy when his deaf daughter Melody befriends a young Irish immigrant who has stolen a horse.
Fifteen-year-old Michael and his fourteen-year-old sister Merry accompany their adventurous Uncle Tony to Iceland, where they explore the remote mountainous countryside in search of a long-lost relative of one of their uncle's friends.
This book, set in New Hampshire, is about the adventure of a young boy who travels far from home with a journeyman painter named Mr. Toppan.
There were boulders at the top and he picked his way carefully among them. Suddenly he stopped still, gripping a rock and flattening himself against it. Not ten paces from him was a gray wolf, and around her four well-grown cubs were playing--prettily, if anything that spelt such horror could be pretty. His hands felt like ice on the rock.<P><P> Wolves, weather, a black lamb, a trusty dog--all are part of Peter's life on a mountain farm. His best friend is Benj, a wise old shepherd, and Benj teaches him to care for the sprightly lamb that becomes his own special pet, his cosset. As Biddy grows into her place as leader of the flock, Peter grows too, learning the skills and joys of the shepherd's life<P> A Newbery Honor book
Each spring for hundreds of years, the herons have returned to Chilham, England, but only now have they become important to Kent.
Thirteen-year-old Peter gets a chance to earn his doubting father's trust when he successfully handles the important task of tapping the sugar maples to make syrup for their mountain farm.
Describes the search for and adventures of a young girl lost in a New Hampshire forest in the pioneer days. Based on a true incident.
From the book Jacket: Sound Friendships is the story of Willa Macy, who lost her hearing when she was fourteen years old, and Honey, a golden retriever, who helped her to discover a new world of independence and security. It is also a story about Hearing Dogs-their background, training, special abilities, and the unique relationship they develop with their owners in working to surmount the barriers of a physical handicap.
A visit to Switzerland with their adventurous Uncle Tony brings Michael and Meredith new friends and an introduction to the art of mountain climbing.
Son of a French nobleman and a Chippewa Indian woman, Guillaume has spent half of his life in his father's Montréal château, half in his mother's village. When his father returns to France, the 16-year-old is determined to make his own way in the world. He signs up with a rough and ready crew of voyageurs, who yearly make their journey into the wilds of Canada to bring back the rich furs that have made New France prosperous. Newbery award winner Elizabeth Yates skillfully weaves history and the theme of a young man coming to grips with two worlds' conflicting demands. Included in the book is an extensive collection of voyageur songs, with music and lyrics.
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