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Freddy's just a normal kid . . . with an out-of-this-world life! Freddy, his sister, Babette, and their parents have been abducted by aliens! Next stop, the planet Flurb, where things couldn't be more different from their ordinary life on Earth. On Flurb, they snack on yootleturds, the buildings are alive, and the aliens make Freddy King! But his reign won't last long if the evil Wizbad has anything to say about it . . . or Babette! Her brother as king? No way!
It's not easy being king. . . . King Freddy has been blasted billions of miles into space, the evil Wizbad is holding Freddy's family hostage in the boiling Flurbian desert, and Freddy's sister, Babette, is being forced into battle against his sidekick, Glyzix! Things are looking pretty bad-but Freddy wasn't made supreme ruler of Flurb for nothing! Can he get back to Flurb in time to beat the bad guys, save the day, and take back his throne?
Just in time for football season, Freddy accidentally finds himself playing football with the Centerboro High School football team. Freddy manages to impress the coach, and, unlikely as it seems, ends up as a football-playing pig. Soon he finds himself worrying about the big game while still trying to help out his best friends at the Bean Farm.
The Freddy the Pig books have long been considered classics of American children's literature and with each new edition, this wonderful pig is charming his way into the hearts of more and more readers, adults and children alike. In Freddy Rides Again, a new family has moved into the neighborhood, complete with a rude son, a timid cat with a secret name, and a foxhunter father, who takes no notice of the damaged vegetables he and his hunter friends leave in their wake. It's up to Freddy and his trusty steed Cy to find a way for everyone to live together in peace. In Freddy Rides Again, Walter Brooks once again gives us an exciting high-stakes showdown between the brave Freddy and a formidable foe.
Originally published between 1927 and 1958, the 26 classic books about Freddy the Pig are now going on to delight a sixth generation of children. Freddy the Pig, the "Renaissance Pig" (The New York Times Book Review) of Bean Farm, is back to thrill his fans of all ages in these all-American children's classics. In Freddy the Cowboy, Mr. Flint, the owner of a nearby dude ranch, is planning to rob the First Animal Bank and it's up to Freddy to save the day! When Freddy ruins his plans, Flint vows revenge. Together with his faithful friends, Freddy faces off against his enemy in a series of confrontations. The rivalry leads up to a dramatic shootout in the cosmetic department of the Busy Bee and a humorous fate for the troublesome Mr. Flint. The Wild West was never like this!
The delightful detective story about the beloved animal characters on Mr. Bean's farm, whose adventures have entertained so many children. Freddy the Pig, stimulated by reading Sherlock Holmes, sets up in a business as a detective.
There's trouble on the Bean farm. First a toy train disappears. Then Prinny the Dog's dinner is missing and Egbert the Rabbit is nowhere to be found. The animals of Bean Farm need a detective, and fast! Luckily, Freddy the Pig is on the case. Having just finished reading Sherlock Holmes, Freddy and his partner Mrs. Wiggins the Cow set up a detective agency in the barn. But when Freddy's best friend Jinx the Cat is framed for a dastardly deed, all of Freddy's detecting skills are put to the test.
Freddy the Frog loves learning about the weather, and he's known for having the best predictions in town. But what happens when the town picnic is almost ruined by a storm that catches the local frogcaster by surprise? Freddie has to step in to save the day! Well-known Fox News broadcast meteorologist Janice Dean pens this exciting and hilarious tale about an aspiring weathercaster who can't keep his eyes off the sky. Children and adults will love the charming frog world Freddy lives in, and the fun science lessons he shares, with an activities section in the back
First published between 1927 and 1958, the 26 classic books about Freddy the Pig have delighted five generations of children and are now going on to delight a sixth generation. Freddy, who has won so many admirers in his roles of detective, pied piper, editor, general advisor to the animals on the Bean Farm, and--always--poet, will fascinate his readers in his role of magician. Freddy pulls some wonderful tricks, not the least of which is outwitting the fraudulent magician who comes to entertain the unsuspecting inhabitants of the nearby town of Centerboro.
When the circus falls on hard times, Freddy concocts a plan to raise money by driving out the mice in a nearby village. However, he must also contend with angry farm mice, kidnapping, and a dangerous trek to Virginia. After all his hard work, Mr. Broomschmidt, the circus owner, refuses to accept any charity, and Freddy must find some other way to save his beloved circus. In Freddy the Pied Piper, Walter Brooks has told yet another rollicking, humorous adventure tale with wonderful illustrations by the inimitable Kurt Wiese.
The international sensation for readers young and old, Freddy the Pig, is back! Freddy takes to the air to save Mr. Boorschmidt's Stupendous and Unexcelled Circus from the malicious comic-book tycoon, Watson P. Condiment. Soaring through the clouds may be scary for some, but for Freddy it's all in a day's work as he takes on flying enemy henchmen, skunks, rabbits, and even the U.S. Army! Once again, Walter R. Brooks has created a sparkling and heartfelt adventure story that will delight grown-ups as well as children.
Freddy, the good-natured pig, promotes a campaign to get Mrs. Wiggins, the cow, elected president of the First Animal Republic. As an officer in the First Animal Bank he has more than a modicum of influence--if he can just figure out how to use it.
The Freddy the Pig books have long been considered classics of American children's literature and with each new edition, this wonderful pig is charming his way into the hearts of more and more readers, adults and children alike. In Freddy's Cousin Weedly, Freddy's timid little cousin is sent to Bean Farm, in the hopes that Freddy can cure his shyness. Jinx the cat takes the piglet under his wing and concocts a scheme to cure Weedly of his fears, with the help of the other farm animals. Along the way, the animals must also deal with caterpillar attacks, trespassing relatives and a fight for a valuable family heirloom. Finally Freddy and the others come up with a way to make everyone happy, and gain some new friends as well.
While the other field mice work to gather grain and nuts for winter, Frederick sits on a sunny rock by himself. "I gather sun rays for the cold dark winter days," he tells them. Another day he gathers "colors," and then "words." And when the food runs out, it is Frederick, the dreamer and poet, whose endless store of supplies warms the hearts of his fellow mice, and feeds their spirits during the darkest winter days. Frederick's story will warm readers as well in this Caldecott Honor winning fable.Now available as an eBook.
A collection of short stories, poems, biographical accounts, and essays about the struggle for civil rights that address the question, "How do we achieve the ideal of equal rights for all?"
Felix knows his dad was a famous baseball player in Cuba and that his father risked everything to send Felix to America. But his mom won't reveal anything else. When a baseball team with Cuban players comes to town, Felix wonders if they knew his dad and sneaks into their locker room to ask. That's when the players mistake him for their new batboy. Determined to uncover the truth about his mysterious father, Felix plays along, going as far as running away from home to become the team's batboy. His bittersweet adventure glows with the friendship of a miraculous dog, the warmth of a mother's love, and the magic of baseball.
Felix knows his dad was a famous baseball player in Cuba-and that his father risked everything to send Felix to America. But his mom won't reveal anything else. When a baseball team with Cuban players comes to town, Felix wonders if they knew his dad and sneaks into their locker room to ask. That's when the players mistake him for their new batboy. Determined to uncover the truth about his mysterious father, Felix plays along, going as far as running away from home to become the team's batboy. His bittersweet adventure glows with the friendship of a miraculous dog, the warmth of a mother's love, and the magic of baseball. .
This is the story that launched a movement.At only 12 years old, Craig Kielburger was shocked to discover the realities of child labour faced by kids his own age throughout the developing world. Driven to take action and witness these conditions first-hand, he and his trusted mentor Alam embarked on a journey that would take him to places he'd never imagined.Free the Children recounts Craig's remarkable odyssey across South Asia, meeting some of the world's most disadvantaged children and learning the truth behind the headlines. Be there with him as he explores slums and sweatshops, fighting to rescue children from the chains of inhumane conditions. Along the way, he makes lasting friendships, enjoys wild adventures and launches the movement that would explode into an international sensation.Winner of the prestigious Christopher Award, presented to books "which affirm the highest values of the human spirit," Free the Children has been translated into eight languages and served as inspiration for thousands of young people around the world.
While trapped in a cave in a Florida forest, two brothers reveal to each other and their friends the truth about their previously hidden feelings.
When four boys decide to spend the day exploring a cave, they have no idea that their fun afternoon is about to become a fight for survival Neil and his best friend, Randy, can't wait to explore a nearby cave for the afternoon. But when Neil's little brother, David, finds out, Neil is forced to bring David and his timid friend Terry along for the ride. What starts out as an exciting expedition soon turns dangerous when the four boys get lost in the cave's labyrinth of winding passages. Neil knows it's not David's fault that they're lost, yet he still lashes out at his brother with every wrong turn, and Randy and David's constant bickering isn't helping to calm his nerves. As tension builds between the boys, Neil and David try to address what they've kept hidden for years: the truth about David that can never be forgotten--or forgiven. Hopelessly lost, angry, hungry, and terrified, the boys are willing to do just about anything to find a way out of the cave before they end up killing one another. But to escape, Neil and David are going to have to figure out a way to put the past behind them and work together.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth retells a pivotal Divergent scene (chapter 13) from Tobias's point of view. This thirteen-page scene reveals unknown facts and fascinating details about Four's character, his past, his own initiation, and his thoughts about new Dauntless initiate Tris Prior.
Even as it was actually happening, Jonathan Meredith kept thinking it couldn't be true: the swooning Greek sunshine, that green and gold girl. But once back in England, the summer idyll quickly turns into a private nightmare as Jonathan finds he must make life-altering decisions and face up to responsibilities he never dreamed of having. Unjustly banished from school life, as well as from home, the only person he can turn to is his friend, Peter McNair, an aspiring jockey. An expert rider, Jonathan quickly throws himself into the horse racing world - and in so doing meets the girl who helps him to see what it is that he really wants. Set against the exciting backdrop of England's famous steeplechase, the Grand National, this is the sensitive portrayal of a young man at a crucial turning point. Skillfully told by K. M. Peyton, a Carnegie Medal-winning author, Free Rein is not easily forgotten.
My words ripple: Stand there, wait for the train. Amber Tamblyn, best known as an actress, is also an accomplished poet who was mentored by Beat poets such as Jack Hirschman and Michael McClure. Incisive and passionate, her poems represent Amber's unique perspective on universal issues of relationships, loss, and self-discovery. This collection provides a glimpse into the mind of a young woman struggling to define her own identity on her own terms. Jack Hirschman provides an introduction that places the poems in a literary context, and Amber prefaces her writing with a personal explanation that gives readers an entry point into her work. This striking collection marks the arrival of an original voice in the realm of young adult literature.
Although Amber Tamblyn is best known as the star of the smash hit Joan of Arcadia, she is a serious poet, mentored by Jack Hirshman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and other San Francisco Beat poets. She has self-published two chapbooks, and her poems have appeared in books published by City Lights. Here is her first collection of poems specifically for teens. The poems relate to teen issues such as love and relationships, and all are influenced by Amber's feminist sensibility. An introduction by Jack Hirshman puts her poetry in a literary context, and her personal introduction gives insight into her poems and helps readers access them. Amber's celebrity will help bring the value of poetry to a new, wider audience.
Class 4A is studying reptiles, which makes class pet Slinky the snake a minor celebrity. The whole class collects worms from the field to feed to Slinky as a treat, but Katie refuses--she's a vegetarian! Then when the magic wind appears, Katie learns what it's like to be in someone else's skin--scaly snake skin to be exact!
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