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What can you see when you go on an airplane journey? 1 airplane, 2 luggage carts, 3 check-in counters, and so much more! Using familiar airport signs, this striking book introduces little ones not only to numbers, but to the world around them. Equally suitable for the transportation-obsessed as well as any child learning to count, this fresh and dynamic picture book follow-up to Backseat A-B-See will entertain and educate at home and on the go.
Saturday, 5:10 P.M. Sixteen-year-old Heidi Landseth is alone in her isolated home near New York City. 5:15 P.M. Across town, seventeen-year-old Patrick Farquhar, a volunteer rescue worker, longs to prove himself in a real emergency. 5:41 P.M. A deafening roar fills the air and the sky glows red. Flight #116, a jumbo jet en route to New York, has crashed in the woods behind Heidi's house. Mustering strength and courage she never knew she had, Heidi-alone at first, and then with Patrick and hundreds of others-works to help the suffering and dying victims. It is a night that will change her life.
The tragedy of Flight #116 will be life-altering--for those who surviveSeventeen-year-old Patrick is a junior EMT, fully qualified to deliver babies and give CPR. But in high school, he still needs a hall pass to leave class, which, in his estimation, is ridiculous. Also ridiculous is the fact that he can't be a full-time EMT yet. He needs a way to show everyone he's an adult, like the cops and paramedics he admires.Heidi's family owns the Dove House estate, with its beautiful grounds, at the edge of town. She has all the advantages money can buy, but can't seem to make good grades or fit in with her private school classmates. Should happiness be so hard to achieve?Daniel and Tucker are flying to their father's wedding. He's remarrying, to a woman who is not their mother. Daniel is angry. Angry at his parents for splitting up, angry at his younger brother, Tucker, for turning into such a little creep after the divorce, angry at his counselors for being idiots.Each of these teenagers has something to prove. To their parents, to their town, to themselves. And they all get the chance when Flight #116 crashes in the woods on the Dove House estate. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
For the first time in his life, Edward Macleod has a purpose. He's sprouted wings and finally found confirmation that he is indeed one of the magical Guardians of the Afterlife. Now Edward must rescue his mother and all his new friends from the Jackal. But time is quickly running out and he needs to master his Guardian powers first. Without them, he doesn't stand a chance in the ultimate battle-- and the souls of those closest to him will be lost forever.
If you've ever dreamed of traveling the world and getting paid for it, a career as a flight attendant may be for you! Flight attendants help keep passengers comfortable, safe, and informed. Learn all about the training that flight attendants must have--and how much they must know about all aspects of an airplane--before they can earn their wings. Find out just what you need to take off in this exciting career.
In this sequel to Flight from Big Tangle, Kaylee is furious about being left to spend the summer with a girl her own age, Jaz, and Jaz's uncle, Jack. All she wants is time alone with her dog, Sausage. Things change quickly, though, when Jack is injured after his helicopter goes down near a group of grizzly bears. Kaylee and Jaz must team up to save him, and Kaylee finds herself once again at the controls of a plane.
Kaylee used to love to fly. With two pilots for parents, how could she not? But when her father's plane goes down and neither the wreckage nor his body is found, she develops a terror of flying. She is too afraid to convince her mother to take her back to the Caribbean to search for her father. And she is haunted by fear whenever her mother goes up to fight fires in a water bomber. Kaylee escapes her fear and her grief on treks with her dog, Sausage, through the forest, the Big Tangle, near her home. But, one day, fire follows her into the forest and events conspire against her until the only escape is resting on pontoons at the dock on Booker Bay.
From the back of the book: Top gun! Frank's old friend Ray Adamec, former ace navy pilot, has been hired to test pilot a superhot, supersleek jet-the MAX 1. But then Ray disappears, and the MAX is nowhere to be found. Frank's pilot license proves invaluable as the Hardys take control of the MAX 2. Their mission: find Ray and recover the MAX 1 before it falls into dangerous hands. Finding a clue to the whereabouts of the MAX 1 in the Utah desert, the boys set out to investigate. Instead they find themselves outnumbered and outgunned in a high tech, high-altitude air battle. They've flown into the middle of a subversive plot posing a deadly threat to the top levels of the U.S. space program and the U.S. government! =============== From inside the book: CHOPPER ATTACK Aloft in the blue MAX-2, Frank pointed to the southwest. "Look!" Down below was the MAX-1. As he and Joe watched, their quarry hit the turboboost, and the MAX-1 rocketed away at supersonic speed. "There are the two Apaches," Joe said, indicating two predatory helicopters swooping toward them. "They must have spotted him, too." "Too bad they didn't catch him," said Frank. "I guess it's up to us. Let's go." Frank started to bank in pursuit of the MAX-1, but the two Apaches kept coming, straight for the MAX-2. "What's wrong with those chopper jocks? Can't they tell the difference between the MAX-1 and the MAX-2?" shouted Frank. Then realization dawned on his face. "Didn't someone tell them to go after the red one?" As if in answer, the lead chopper launched a pair of missiles straight at them! "They've mistaken us for the bad guys!" Joe yelled. "Let's get out of here!"
Flight of the Fire Thief continues the hilarious fantastical adventures of Prometheus, the Greek demigod who stole fire from the gods and gave it to the human race. To escape the gods' revenge, Prometheus time-travels to Eden City, arriving in 1795. There he befriends a brave and resourceful twelve-year-old girl named Nell. Deary skillfully interweaves two plots, with the action jumping at a whirlwind pace from ramshackle Eden City to Mount Olympus and the battlefields of the Trojan War.
"You must go to the dragon. You must leave tonight."<P> Before she even hears the words, Kaeldra already knows she must find the mother dragon whose draclings have just hatched and get some of the precious milk in order to save her foster sister's life. Since Kaeldra can communicate with dragons, she is the only one who can accomplish the task. And so she begins a journey that will entwine her fate with that of three little draclings and one would-be dragonslayer--a journey that will become a struggle for life.
In this second book of the smiler series, 16-year-old Smiler, in trouble and on the run, seeks refuge for himself and a wounded goose with a Laird on a Scottish island. The man takes in the pair, and the boy repays the kindness when he finds the Laird's long lost family treasure.
When Andy Hawkes's parents are tragically killed by a hit-and-run driver, Andy is sent to live with his mysterious grandfather. Andy has only met Grandfather Hawkes once, at his parents' funeral. The old man seemed frail and sickly, and a little bit weird. But Andy soon finds out his grandfather isn't what he seems--he's an inventor, for one thing. Andy also discovers that his parents' deaths may not have been an accident. When Grandfather Hawkes's life is threatened, Andy decides he's not going to lose another person he loves. So Andy puts to use one of his grandfather's inventions and becomes...The Hawk!
Asteria Locke's Fight has just begun... Asteria Locke has never left her father's farm on the remote planet of Theron. But in one terrible moment, a surprise attack by space raiders destroys everything she's ever known. Orphaned and alone, Asteria vows to avenge her father's death by joining the Royal Spacefleet Academy. . . even if she has to lie to get in. Branded an outcast at the Academy from the start, Asteria must work twice as hard as the other students to prove herself. But in time, she suspects that the Aristocrats who torment her have more sinister motives than shaming a commoner. They'll stop at nothing to hide a secret from her father's past-a secret that could shift the balance of power throughout the entire universe.
When thirteen-year-old Asteria's family is killed by space raiders, she leaves their farm on the fringe planet Theron and uses her desire for revenge as motivation at the Royal Military Academy, where she is treated as a second-class citizen because of her father's unfairly stained reputation.
Ten-year-old Nathaniel Fludd is the reluctant hero of Flight of the Phoenix (2009), the madcap debut of the American author R. L. LaFevers's Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist series and a Junior Library Guild selection. The year is 1928, the setting England, and Nate's wayward parents have just been reported lost at sea. Nate is sent that very day to his Aunt Phil's house in Batting-at-the-Flies, but not for long . . . The morning after he arrives at the renowned beastologist's doorstep, she whisks him away to the Arabian desert to witness a phoenix lay an egg! A delightful adventure sure to please fans of mythology, maps, camels, and gremlins. Includes a glossary of terms from "cartographer" to "Tidy Sum." Don't miss the next books in the Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist series: The Basilisk's Lair (Book 2), The Wyverns' Treasure (Book 3), and The Unicorn's Tale (Book 4)!
Children have believed the legend forever: On one evening each year a jolly old elf and eight reindeer fly all night long to deliver gifts around the world. The fact is, solid evidence abounds. Robert Sullivan, a senior editor at Life magazine, diligently gathered documentation from scientists, historians, zoologists, and Arctic explorers to prove that Santa is not just a myth. First, the reindeer: Do they really fly? "We used to think it was just extended leaping," says Tony Vecchio, director of the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island. "But recent evidence has confirmed that it is true flight." And Santa Claus? "He's just as real as the gifts he brings," reports Will Steger, the famed Arctic explorer. The gorgeous illustrations, convincing photos, and charming text make this book a special holiday gift.
From the front flap This hauntingly beautiful novel is woven from three threads. It is a hard look at a modern marriage gone bad, careening toward its inevitable destruction; it is an ode to the free-spirited souls of the world with their fragile, sometimes pathetic idealism; and it is a lyrical tale of an appealingly shy and lonely young woman and of how she is inspired to take her first courageous steps toward self-fulfillment. Bart and Meg Hannah live on a small isolated ranch in the far West. Outwardly Meg is content, refusing to admit to herself that her life is desolately empty of meaning. She seeks quiet comfort in her untrained artistic talent and drives into wild and remote areas to do landscape painting. On one such expedition, on a sunny Sunday morning, she comes face to face with a stranger. Lonnie is a young man with the eyes of a dreamer, the voice of a poet, and a mind deeply immersed in a kind of gentle enchantment. Meg feels mysteriously powerful attraction to Lonnie and is im-
The take-charge kids from John Fardell's The 7 Professors of the Far North face a summer packed with danger, excitement and suspense--flying airplanes, scuba diving, cracking codes and even taking a spin in the world's first antigravity backpack as they plunge into this fast-paced, high- flying adventure. Ben, Zara, Sam and Marcia begin their summer vacation by helping Professor Ampersand build the Silver Turtle, a high-tech airplane. This is thrilling enough, but things take an even wilder turn when a strange woman steals the airplane with the kids inside. She's trying to evade members of Noctarma, an international criminal organization that thinks the airplane is carrying a secret antigravity device that could be the key to world domination. They've got the wrong Silver Turtle, but they've also captured Professor Ampersand--and the kids will have to pull out all the stops to find the real Silver Turtle device before Noctarma does.
This third adventure based on the WB's hit TV series is by two noted authors who have written screenplays for the show, and follows a young, legendary Clark Kent, Lana Lang, and Lex Luthor, complete with all the thrills and strange happenings that fans of "Smallville" expect.
Yara is an eight-grader living in a middle-class neighborhood of 1967 Havana, Cuba. When her parents, who do not share the Communist Party's beliefs, are forced to flee Cuba with their children to Miami, Florida, Yara records in her diaries her family's difficulties in a strange land with foreign customs.
Grades 4-6. A survival story with a unique twist: 15 Orthodox Jews are flying to an isolated Jewish community, taking with them a gift of a Torah scroll. Their plane, leaking fuel, makes an emergency landing on a lake surrounded by forests. The passengers (young children, teens and adults) evacuate the damaged plane and try to survive in the autumnal forest, all the while maintaining their Orthodox life style. With structure, order and cooperation, they ingeniously devise utensils and tools and prepare food. Despite unhappiness, despair and worry, they are supportive of one another and operate as a community until rescued. The writing is uneven, and at times awkward, but there is suspense and adventure. Black-and-white drawings are stiff but adequate. Adult characterization is good, but the children, with one or two exceptions, are thinly developed. George's My Side of the Mountain (Dutton, 1967) and Julie of the Wolves (Harper, 1972) are superior books. However, this book has a place in collections where the unusual combination of wilderness survival and Jewish orthodoxy will be wanted. A glossary and chapter notes explain Hebrew terms and religious laws referred to in the text. Ruth Shire, Mount Vernon Public Library, N.Y. Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
On the run from killers, a boy genius looks for strength in numbersWhen he steps on stage, Ronnie Cleveland feels his troubles slip away. He is the Blue Boy, a genius who sings, plays piano, and solves math problems faster than any calculator. His nightclub act is a great success, but he feels fear creeping into his heart. When a young Spanish girl warns him that trouble is coming, he knows she is right--and that it's too late to stop it. Before his time in the spotlight, Ronnie worked for a pair of underworld accountants. Because he remembers every number he ever crunched, the Blue Boy's head holds enough dirt to put the entire mob in jail--and that makes him a target. When his manager and bodyguards disappear, Ronnie runs to find the mysterious girl, and seek refuge in the most lonesome place in the world.
In nineteenth-century England, a boy is about to discover a mysterious mechanical world he may never escape.Ten-year-old Jack Foster has stepped through a doorway and into quite a different London. Londinium is a smoky, dark, and dangerous place, home to mischievous metal fairies and fearsome clockwork dragons that breathe scalding steam. The people wear goggles to protect their eyes, brass grill insets in their nostrils to filter air, or mechanical limbs to replace missing ones. Over it all rules the Lady, and the Lady has demanded a new son--a perfect flesh-and-blood child. She has chosen Jack. His only hope of escape lies with a legendary clockwork bird. The Gearwing grants wishes--or it did, before it was broken--before it was killed. But some things don't stay dead forever. Fans of books like Splendors and Glooms and Goblin Secrets will find Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times irresistible!
Flightsend is Charlie's new home, whether she likes it or not. Her mother sees it as an end to all that's gone so tragically wrong, but for Charlie it's the end of her family, not to mention her social life. They had been a proper family. Mum, Sean and Charlie, with a new baby sister on the way. But the baby died before she was born and everything changed. Gradually, her mother pushed Sean away, before resigning from her job and selling the house, forcing Sean to find somewhere else to live. Although Charlie believes her mother is making a terrible mistake, she can only offer support - but who will support Charlie, with Sean cut out of their lives? She's certain that the move to a ramshackle cottage, miles from anywhere, can only make things worse. She couldn't be more wrong. This first summer at Flightsend proves to be a turning point for them both. For Charlie's mum there's a new business and the fresh start that she knew she needed. And for Charlie there's a new job, new friends, a newly discovered talent for art and new feelings for two very different men. It's a summer of beginnings, not ends; a summer that Charlie will never forget.
What does it mean to have a soul whose will to live knows no limits? This gripping psychological thriller establishes Martyn Bedford as a hot new literary talent for young adults.Friday, December 14th. Fourteen-year-old Alex rushes home that night to beat his curfew. The next morning, he wakes up in an unfamiliar house, in a different part of the country, and it's the middle of June. Six months seem to have disappeared overnight. The family at the breakfast table? Total strangers. And when Alex looks in the mirror, another boy -- called Philip, or Flip -- stares back. The race against the clock is on, and unless Alex finds out what's happened and how to get back to his own life, he'll be forever trapped in someone else's body and life.From the Hardcover edition.