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Contents: The Stone Giant (Seneca) -- The Flying Head (Seneca) -- Ugly face (Mohawk) -- Chenoo (Passamaquoddy) -- Amankamek (Lenape) -- Keewahkwee (Penobscot) -- Yakwawiak (Lenape) -- Man Bear (Oneida) -- The Spreaders (Abenaki) -- Aglebemu (Penobscot) -- Big Tree People (Onondaga) -- Toad Woman (Abenaki)
A hilarious satire on small-town prejudice. It all started with the Halibuts. Then came Elmira Degoochy the snake lady. Then the Flying Gambinis -- all seven of them and their mother. And Mrs. Harrison the fortune-teller, and Mr. Wydel the strongman... These are the new residents of Springfield, the formerly peaceful Midwestern town where up to now young Ivy's life had been pretty uneventful. Ivy becomes fast friends with Alfred Halibut, who is an aspiring writer like herself and the son of a circus publicity manager. She also befriends the other circus people who have moved into town. But many of her neighbors are not feeling kindly about this invasion of strange characters. Tensions somersault into a climactic tangle at the Springfield bake-off. In the midst of hurtling pies, one voice alone can bring peace and tolerance back to the community.
Chloe confronts her own fears when she investigates the strange history of her great-grandfather, a magician who disappeared at the height of his popularity.
Twelve-year-olds Andy and Marnie think they've won big when they get a free souvenir from Horrorland's gift shop. They're not worried when the shopkeeper says they'll have to "pay later". Or that the hound's tooth is said to be haunted. A tooth that grants wishes is worth the risk. But when Andy hears howling at night and Marnie starts acting strange, they begin to rethink the gift from Horrorland.
Meet clever Kay Tracey, who, though only sixteen, solves mysteries in a surprising manner. Working on clues which she assembles, this surprising heroine supplies the solution to cases that have baffled professional sleuths. The KAY TRACEY MYSTERY STORIES will grip a reader from start to finish. In When the Key Turned, follow to find out if Kay Tracey can help a friend find her father's very valuable Stradivarius violin.
When the King IV comes home ... Good King Julian of Aravis has been dead for two hundred years, but his kingdom still misses him. The current occupant of the throne is old and witless and has no heir.
When the Legends Die traces the life path of the novel's protagonist, Thomas Black Bull, a Native American Ute from Southwestern Colorado. As a young boy he lives in the mountains with his parents, in "the old way." After their deaths he's forced back onto the reservation and to go to the Indian school, where he's to learn English and a trade such as farming, sheep herding, woodworking, etc. His life journey takes him to a man who trains him to ride broncos and to run a scam, but eventually he becomes his own man and an expert rodeo bronco rider. He takes his bitterness and hatred out on the broncs, riding some of them to death. Eventually, after various experiences, he ends up back on the mountain, completing a circle, and finds his true self, pride iin his inheritance, and peace. This is number 46 (out of 150) on Publishers' Weekly list of best-selling children's books of all time (through the end of 2000). It's listed as a young-adult book, recommended for ages 13 - 17. It seems to be on recommended reading lists and/or required reqding in some school districts.
When their parents are killed in an airplane crash, three siblings try to keep the family together in the face of overwhelming personal and financial problems.
As it has in the past, the first snow of the year signifies to Joel Gustafson his very own New Year's Eve. So when the snow begins to fall on a cold November day, Joel gets busy making resolutions--three to be exact. Resolution #1: Live to be at least a hundred. He realizes that this will require toughening himself up by testing his physical limits. Resolution #2: Set his eyes on the sea for the first time. To do this, Joel knows he needs to help sort out his father Samuel's problems and get him back to the life he left behind--being a sailor at sea. Resolution #3: See a naked lady. At almost fourteen, Joel feels he needs to see the world--including females--in an entirely different light. As the winter days pass, life becomes ever more complicated, but Joel is determined to keep his resolutions--for his father, for himself, and for their future. When the Snow Fell follows Joel's journey as he realizes along the way that it will require determination, strength, and valor in order to truly become a young man.
Jimmy Cannon tells about his life in the 1940s as the son of a West Virginia railroad man, loving the trains and expecting one day to work on the railroad like his father and brothers.
Jenny meets a boy named Rob and falls in love. Then she discovers that his mother while driving drunk had run over Jenny's sister Gail. Jenny's dilemma was her loyalty to her dead sister or to her new love.
From the book: Nothing ever happens in Antler, Texas. Nothing much at all. Until this afternoon, when an old blue Thunderbird pulls a trailer decorated with Christmas lights into the Dairy Maid parking lot. The red words painted on the trailer cause quite a buzz around town, and before an hour is up, half of Antler is standing in line with two dollars clutched in hand to see the fattest boy in the world. Since it's too late in the summer for firecrackers and too early for the Ladybug Waltz, Cal and I join Miss Myrtie Mae and the First Baptist Quilting Bee at the back of the line. ... When the author was thirteen, she saw the fattest boh in the world at the Louisiana State Fair. That strong memory gave her the idea for this book. Obesity is handled with great sensitivity and friendship is portrayed with warmth and exquisite writing. It is easy to see why she has won awards for her novels for young adults.
Jessie brings a stray dog to school until she can find his owner. Rockett tries to help, but she's distracted by something going on at home. Nicole's the only person who seems to understand. Rockett catches a glimpse of Nicole's softer side.
Marty's parents buy a bed-and-breakfast in a small town. Joe Rivers wants to buy the same bed-and-breakfast for some unknown reason. With the help of the original owner's granddaughter, Marty finds out the truth and puts Joe where he belongs.
In 1968 Massachusetts, after her brother Patrick goes to fight in Vietnam, fifteen-year-old Molly records in her diary how she misses her brother, volunteers at a Veterans' Administration Hospital, and tries to make sense of the Vietnam War and tumultuous events in the United States. Includes historical notes.
As children, sisters Jane and Lily were inseparable. But as Lily grew up, older sister Jane wanted to forever stay in the makebelieve worlds they had created when they were young. For Jane, the line between fantasy and reality had always been blurred. Then tragedy strikes, and Lily is forced to take on the role of the big sister. But will she be able to carry on and live her life in real time when Jane is forever stuck in a world that is different from reality? With two voices and a haunting narrative, Adele Griffin tells a tale of two sisters whose bond is so strong that it ties them together even after death.
A group of foster children build a home of their own.
Jack has a big science test coming up, but when he gets to class his Science teacher is misssing. Jack decides to search for him. Walker High is a typical high school. The students of Walker attend classes, participate in sports and drama, cram for exams and go on field trips. Topics are involving and pertinent to young adult readers: romance, sports, friendship, exams, work, and family but with a twist of mystery.
It's been three years since the devastating accident ... three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life forever. Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard's rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia's home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future--and each other. Told from Adam's point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.
This volume calls upon the new generation of revolutionaries to understand the science of revolution and with help of their scientific understanding they will have to find a path of new revolution keeping their country and times in mind.
During World War II, a twelve-year-old girl is uprooted from her quiet, East coast life and moved to a secluded army post in the New Mexico desert where her father and other scientists are working on a top secret project.
Mary makes a promise to her dying father to keep her family together on the mountain. However, as the winter sets in, she comes to learn the hardships of fighting the land on her own.
Emily, whose father is headmaster of a Connecticut boarding school, suffers from nightmares, and when she meets and falls in love with the handsome Del Sugar, pieces of her traumatic past start falling into place.
The wild adventure of a boy named Max who is sent to his room without his supper by his mother as punishment for talking back. Max wears a distinctive wolf suit during his adventures and encounters various mythical creatures, the "wild things". Although just ten sentences long, the book is generally regarded as a masterpiece of American illustrated children's literature. Written in 1963, it was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1964. It also won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and was an ALA Notable Book. Other awards: Reading Rainbow Book, New York Times Best Illustrated Book, Lewis Carroll Shelf Award.
The frighteningly hip teenage children of the world's most famous monsters have gathered together under one roof...to brave the horrors of high school! Always overshadowed by her six brothers and her fab friends, Clawdeen Wolf plans to finally strut her stuff in the spotlight at her upcoming Sweet Sixteen bash. But after The Ghoul Next Door goes viral, it's into the woods for the family Wolf. Clawdeen goes stir crazy lying low at her family's B&B with her annoying brothers until Lala shows up to keep her company. But is the vamp flirting with Claude?!
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