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This is book 31 of the Tom Swift Jr. series. What are the green glowing bubble creatures that the young scientist-inventor encounters in the depths of the Pacific Ocean? How do they rescue Tom and his pal Bud Barclay from an attack by the fish men? Tom's electrifying adventures begin deep in the Mariana Trench where he has based his newest invention, the Dyna-4 Capsule, in a hunt for rare metals. A super submarine, the craft has been especially designed for deep-sea research and exploration. On orders from Washington, Tom takes time out from his own project to recover a stolen vial containing a highly destructive explosive. The top-secret mission turns into a danger-filled whale chase in the Dyna-4 and leads to a showdown with Tom's ruthless foes.
This brand new series of adventures for boys introduces Tom Swift Jr., son of the famous inventor of a generation ago. Young Tom is now an inventor in his own right. As an associate in his father's great enterprise at Shopton, his brilliant mind is seething with the inventive genius that will make him even better known than his father. In this first exciting book of the new TOM SWIFT JR. series, Tom's gigantic flying laboratory will carry you faster than sound into a thrilling struggle against a gang of international enemies. Tom must overcome the scheming of this game as well as terrific mechanical problems to build his fabulous aircraft, which will soar straight up from the ground, fly at supersonic speeds, and carry scout planes in it's own hanger.
A space station 22,300 miles above the earth is Tom Swift Jr.'s latest project! Tom's plans for his gigantic hub-and-spoke outpost of the universe calls for twelve laboratories. Solar batteries will be produced in one laboratory, another will be a celestial observatory, and another a radio broadcasting and TV station relaying programs over one third of the earth. But the project is beset from the start by a fiendish enemy, and also that weird phantom of outer space, Zero Gravity.
This is book 38 in the Tom Swift Senior series. In the last book in the original Tom Swift series, Tom Swift's giant gets a letter from his brother telling of trouble in South America and of a meteor that fell from the sky. Tom and his friends make a trip down to South America to retrieve the meteor for study and become embroiled in a civil war. How Tom recovers the meteor and uses its amazing medical powers are told in this hard-to-find volume.
An atomic-powered car that travels on land, water, and through the air--Tom Swift Jr.'s latest invention--is an extraordinary achievement. But even its young inventor could not anticipate what a dramatic role the triphibian atomicar would play in a technical aid mission which takes Tom and his top-flight engineers to the untamed Asian land of Kabulistan, to help that new republic develop its natural resources. Time and again Tom must pit his skill and courage against fierce, nomadic tribesmen. But this is not a one-sided conflict between the ancient and the modern. Beneath the facade of thunderous hoofbeats, spears, and scimitars is a scientific mastermind bent on destroying the members of the Swift expedition in order to conceal from the Kabulistan government his discovery of a fabulous ruby mine lost for two centuries.
A solution to the prohibitive cost of producing vehicles for further space explorations is Tom Swift Jr.'s new goal. But the success of the young scientist-inventor's project is threatened by the wily Li Ching, a renegade scientist. Banished from his native land because of rebellious acts, Li Ching is now the leader of a ruthless group intent on pirating scientific secrets. But Li Ching and his nefarious confederates are only partially responsible for Tom's troubles. Olin Whaley, an unscrupulous international criminal, proves to be a second formidable obstacle. Despite the ever-present threats of sabotage and piracy, Tom and his friend Bud Barclay are soon taking Tom's latest invention, the Space Kite--a two-man craft for training future space pilots--on its test flight. The experiment turns into a harrowing experience when the boys are nearly marooned in outer space.
The Jetmarine, the second great invention of Tom Swift Jr., takes the young inventor into a desperate battle with bold modern pirates who have been ravaging the sea lanes off our southern coast. The atom-powered, two-man submarine is launched just in time for Tom and his pal Bud to set out to rescue Tom's father, who has fallen into the hands of the pirates. The wily enemy pulls no punches in trying to wreck the amazing jetmarine that outspeeds any sub and is able to plunge miles to the ocean floor. Breathtaking running battles through hurricanes and gunfire, thrilling struggles with undersea monsters, imprisonment and escape from the pirate stronghold are part of the excitement of this second book in the new TOM SWIFT JR. series. From the moment Tom innocently picks up a strange coin imprinted with the head of a dog, things begin happening-not only to Tom, but to his father, his uncle, to Bud Barclay, and Chow the cook. The pace continues from the Swift plant at Shopton to the Caribbean-on and under the sea, in the air and inside the pirates' secret hideout.
When Jay and Lila Cooper enter the cave- tombs of Anak with their archaeologist father, they hope to find a coworker who has unaccountably disappeared. Instead, they stumble onto a frightening religion and new mysteries that soon put them all in incredible danger. Who or what is Ha-Raphah? How does he hold the local villagers in such overwhelming fear? Knowing they can't avoid confronting this villain - whatever he is - the Coopers desperately search for answers. As they begin to unravel the mystery, Jay, Lila, and their father face even more perilous adventures. Will they understand the truth in time to avoid disaster, or will they be swept away in a last desperate attempt by Ha-Raphah to preserve his evil powers? A spine-tingling thriller as current as today's newscasts yet as timeless as the age-old struggle between good and evil. By the bestselling author of This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness.
The Newbery Honor-winning second novel in the renowned Earthsea series from Ursula K. LeGuin.In this second novel in the Earthsea series, Tenar is chosen as high priestess to the ancient and nameless Powers of the Earth, and everything is taken from her--home, family, possessions, even her name. She is now known only as Arha, the Eaten One, and guards the shadowy, labyrinthine Tombs of Atuan. Then a wizard, Ged Sparrowhawk, comes to steal the Tombs' greatest hidden treasure, the Ring of Erreth-Akbe. Tenar's duty is to protect the Ring, but Ged possesses the light of magic and tales of a world that Tenar has never known. Will Tenar risk everything to escape from the darkness that has become her domain? With millions of copies sold worldwide, Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea Cycle has earned a treasured place on the shelves of fantasy lovers everywhere, alongside the works of such beloved authors as J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.
The third novel in the Roosevelt High School Series focuses on the difficult issue of a young man's struggle with his sexual orientation -- a conflict made more difficult by his family's traditional Hispanic expectations. There are 3 pages of Spanish words and phrases in a glossary at the end of the book.
Sixteen-year-old Cass Devane and her stepsister, Tabitha, have settled into their year at school. Cass is dating Logan and Tabitha is dating Micah. But letters in the mail soon change everything. Tabitha receives letters from her mother, who has not been in contact with her since she deserted Tabitha when she was four. Tabitha is torn between her allegiance to her father and the deep desire to know her mother better. Cass struggles to maintain a close friendship with Janette from Tennessee, but her friend just seems to be drifting away. What will she do?
From the author of "Pure Sunshine" comes this startling, heartfelt novel. Fifteen-year-old Chan runs away from home, with no intention of ever going back. She doesn't care about anyone or anything -- until ten-year-old Elizabeth comes into her life.
The Tomorrow Tunnel. Strangely enough, Ashleigh never gets very far into the book without falling asleep; but the dreams she has, then, bring the future to life in scary and troubling ways.
From the book cover: "Looking for just the right words to cut your opponents off at the knees? Ms. Horn will probably convince you there's a better way. She teaches tactics for handling bullies, complainers, rude children, and angry people of every stripe. Her weapons are kindness, empathy, and a bit of detachment. Her anecdotes get to the bottom of conflicts with the same humor she urges on her readers."-The Dallas Morning News "If you use the strategies outlined by Horn, Tongue Fu! will change your attitude and the attitude of others. It will also change the way others treat you. This book is filled with diplomatic ways to deflect conflicts." -Foreign Service Journal "Sam Horn is a verbal black belt who knows how to counter oral attacks . . . her new book Tongue Fu! doesn't explain how to defeat opponents with linguistic karate chops. Instead, it teaches how to kill conflict with kindness."-The Seattle Times "This self-help book focuses on communication-specifically, how to see through your anger, embarrassment, and frustration to deal constructively with other people. Anecdotes and action plans . . . enliven the book."-Honolulu Star Bulletin "By focusing on real-life responses to verbal challenges instead of theories and platitudes, the author has delivered a convenient handbook for the mental martial art of verbal self-protection. Horn's book is a lively, positive guide that can be returned to time and again. A popular title for all public library collections."-Library Journal
Biography of the famous writer who won a Nobel Prize for Literature.
Examines the life and work of the successful novelist, who became the first African-American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993.
This acclaimed fourth novel from the late Frances Temple tells the harrowing account of one family's escape from political persecution in Haiti.
In the first total-body weight training book for teens, fitness guru Joyce Vedral teaches girls how to use weights to build strong, fit bodies. Targeting specific problems faced by teens-from what to eat in the cafeteria to how to stay healthy at summer camp--Vedral coaches girls through her diet and highly effective weight training workouts with her signature frankness. She discusses the body image issues which often begin in these formative years and teaches girls how to break self-sabotaging habits and establish a healthy mindset. Using her comprehensive diet, with menus included, and an exercise regimen illustrated in black and white photographs, Vedral shows adolescent girls how to use total-body weight training as the key to better health.
Spanning three generations of African-American women, each holding on to a separate truth, this Coretta Scott King Award-winning novel details the struggle these women face in finding a common ground upon which to share their love, friendship, and hardships.
Too good to be true: Get a good grade in sewing -- no matter what. Go on a date with the cutest guy ever. Make brownies without starting a fire. Be nice to your boyfriend's perfect ex-girlfriend. (Yeah, right.) Chloe and Riley Carlson. . . So much to do. . . So Little Time
Suzy is a sweet and beautiful girl from New York. Everybody seems to just love her. I mean, who wouldn't love her, she's so sweet and nice! Yeah right! The truth is that she pretends to be sweet and nice but she's actually a little witch on the inside.
For the spring production, the Drama Club decides to do something different, something meatier. So they convince Mr. Levin to let them do an independent production of a serious play-- a play with issues and raw language and some controversy.
Jade's father is back in her life and she's not so happy about it. Who does Jade's father think he is? As if he can walk back into Jade's life after how many years and tell her what to do? As if he has a clue who she is.
Sam is made first goalie on the Kanata Kings, but he feels insecure about his place on the team.
Thrilling intrigue and perilous adventure await in . . . Too Many Secrets Jennie McGrady loves to read mysteries, drive her mom's Mustang, and think about Ryan Johnson. Her summer seems perfect--until her grandmother disappears with a million dollars in stolen diamonds. Helen McGrady's job as a freelance writer for travel magazines takes her all over the world, but it is her secret connections with the F.B.I. that interest Jennie. Ryan Johnson is the good-looking boy next door. Unfortunately for Jennie, he lives next door to Gram, a hundred and fifty miles away. When Jennie enlists Ryan's help in finding Gram, a dangerous search looms ahead.
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