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Fish--nicknamed for his incredible swimming abilities--is a twelve-year-old boy from a poor farming family. After taking a job as a courier for his uncle, Fish is waylaid by pirates, who steal the package he's carrying. He soon learns that it's the key to locating the Chain of Chuacar, a legendary treasure. As he works to earn the trust of Cobb, the fortune-hunting captain of the Scurvy Mistress, Fish learns of a mutiny headed by a nasty pirate called Scab. With time running out to find the Chain, Fish and some fellow shipmates still loyal to Cobb must thwart Scab's dastardly plan.
There's a new FISH! in the pond! Here's a brilliant parable for everyone who wants to lead a fuller, happier life illions of business people have already used the bestselling FISH! books to improve the way they work. Now, the authors turn their attention to life's daily personal challenges, helping readers deal with them simply and effectively.By applying the FISH! principles of Play, Make Their Day, Choose Your Attitude, and Be Present, FISH! for Life shows readers how to confront life's issues and to reach their full potential. With advice on such life issues as weight loss, personal finance, and relationships, the book is a road map for achieving personal happiness and well-being in all areas of life. After all, life shouldn't be work.
Andy, while going fishing on a south Jersey island, finds a slaughtered cow and a small chest. Both lead to a smugglers ring and adventure in 1830s south Jersey and Philadelphia. Excellent historical fiction and great characterization
The 'o-FISH!-al' follow-up to the phenomenal bestselling Fish! and Fish! Tales, Fish! Sticks is a stand-alone business parable that shows you how to come up with a vision for your business and how to keep it alive, vital, and renewed through tough times, such as turnover in management and staff or a troubled economy. Using the example of a hugely successful, fictional sushi restaurant as a model for a vision of continual renewal, Fish! Sticks employs the same kind of easy-to-read story that was used in Fish! to illustrate its three major principals of continued success: Commit, Be It, and Coach It. When Stephanie, a new manager, takes over from a wildly popular and now promoted boss, she is faced with the problem of how to keep spirits up in a corporate unit that has, frankly, started to get bored and cranky and revert to its old ways. But then she visits the amazing Taka Sushi (formerly Taka Teriyaki), with its lines of customers cheerfully waiting for hours to get in. Soon, she realizes that the way to keep her employees motivated and her customers delighted can be learned from a bunch of waiters who teach one another everything they need to know. And when she finds out just how the owner of Taka knew to switch her main bill of fare from teriyaki to sushi long before anyone else, what she really discovers is the secret of keeping your work fresh.
Fish! told the story of a fictional company which transformed itself by applying lessons learned from Seattles famous Pike Place Fish market. Now, with Fish! Tales, readers can learn how real-life businesses and individuals energized their workplaces--and their lives--by implementing the lessons from Fish! Best of all, the book stands on its own for newcomers to the Fish! philosophy.Fish! Tales focuses on diverse companies, such as a bustling Sprint regional customer service center, a quiet neuro-surgical unit at a major hospital, and a brilliant car dealership. It features dozens of short takesquick and easy ways to apply the Fish! philosophy right now. And it includes a detailed program with specific steps and action plans.
The exciting debut of a snappy, spirited, and irresistible mystery series from beloved and bestselling author Linda GreenlawIn her bestselling nonfiction book All Fishermen Are Liars, Linda Greenlaw confessed a desire to write fiction--and readers responded with an enthusiastic "Please do!" At last, she satisfies their hunger with this sharp-witted, compulsively readable mystery, the first in a series featuring marine investigator Jane Bunker.When Jane moves back to the sleepy Maine fishing community where she was born, it's to escape the seamy crime scenes and unsavory characters that crossed her path in Miami. Surely whatever crimes are committed in touristy, idyllic Green Haven won't involve anything as nasty as what she saw in Florida. It's a bit of a shock, then, when Nick Dow, the town drunk, turns up dead, and it's not the simple accident that everyone assumes it to be. Jane soon discovers that Dow wasn't even a drunk--it was all an act. But why? And what does it have to do with a heated town hall meeting about fishing rights and paternity suits? The more Jane digs, the more confused she gets. Only two things are certain: Nothing is what it seems; and the whole town is in each other's business. But it's not until Jane impulsively hops on a boat with the killer--a boat that suddenly heads out to sea--that things become downright dangerous . . .As she proved in The Hungry Ocean, no one knows the sea like Linda Greenlaw. And as she proved in The Lobster Chronicles, no one has a better way with the telling details of Maine village life. This new mystery series features everything readers want: a great setting, wonderful characters, an authentic and original detective--and a story that will keep them on the edge of their seats.
When war broke out in Iraq, every major U.S. network pulled its correspondents from the scene. Despite the risk, Richard Engel stayed. As our tanks entered Baghdad in April 2003, he was there, bringing the Iraqi war into American homes as a stringer for ABC news. Determined to deliver the whole Middle East story, Engel moved to Cairo in 1996 after graduating from Stanford to learn 'street' Arabic. Then to dig even deeper into the complicated powder-keg of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he settled in Jerusalem.Now as Iraq enters its post-war phase and the Gulf region continues to dominate our nation's consciousness, more and more Americans will come to know and trust Richard Engel--especially in his current role as a correspondent for NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. Both analytical and anecdotal, this book leads us through the war in Iraq, dissecting a myriad of Middle East issues, all from the vantage point of someone who is 'on the ground and in the streets' to get the real story.
This book will help you decide what kinds of physical activities you need and help you develop a personal fitness plan for getting fit on your own. You will learn about the benefits of being fit.
Fitness for Life: Middle Schoolprovides a foundation for students to be physically active and fit throughout their whole lives. This middle school version of the award-winning high school text Fitness for Lifemeets the new NASPE National Physical Education Standards and state standards, and it is an ideal companion to the FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM assessment program. This book includes everything that made the original Fitness for Lifeone of the most widely used and respected high school texts. In addition, Fitness for Life: Middle Schoolfollows the IDEA formula: I = Integrates with other academic areas (e. g. , math, science, language arts) D = Developmentally appropriate for middle school students E = Educationally and pedagogically sound A = Articulates with the high school level Fitness for LifeIn Fitness for Life: Middle School, students follow the recommendations of the Physical Activity Pyramid to perform the correct amounts and kinds of activities. They also learn these skills: -Assess their own fitness levels and develop plans for improvement using short- and long-term goals -Develop skills to help them build self-esteem, communicate effectively, deal with peer pressure, and handle other social concerns -Understand how their bodies work so they can move more effectively and efficientlyFitness for Life: Middle Schoolis coauthored by Charles Corbin, a world-renowned expert in teaching lifetime fitness; Guy Le Masurier, who was an editor for Fitness for Life, Fifth Edition, and who coauthored the Children's Physical Activity Guidelines for NASPE; and Dolly Lambdin, a nationally recognized leader in the field. The text includes 18 lessons organized into 9 chapters. The lessons guide students in developing the skills they need in order to enjoy physical activity and explore the topics of body composition and nutrition, aerobics, sports, recreation, flexibility, and muscle fitness. The final chapter focuses on how to develop a healthful, active living. Each chapter includes the following elements: -Two lessons designed for the classroom portion of the class -A "Moving Together" feature that uses physical activity scenarios to address social issues of importance to middle-schoolers -A "Biomechanical Principles" feature that analyzes components of human movement -A "Take It Home" feature that guides students in independent projects that reinforce classroom lessons and encourage community interaction -A chapter reviewThere are other features throughout the book: -"Fit Facts" that offer interesting facts about health and fitness -Lesson vocabulary listing the key terms in each lesson -Web addresses that direct students to the Fitness for Life Web site for more content -Review questions for each lessonFitness for Life: Middle Schoolnot only sets the stage for high school by exposing middle-schoolers to a variety of developmentally appropriate and fun physical activities, but it also helps prepare them for a lifetime of health and fitness.
From the Book jacket: Flambards Divided is the eagerly awaited sequel to K.M. Peyton's Flambards trilogy which was made into a 12-part series for Public Television. Christina had dreamed of Will again. Why must he return to haunt her now, now that she is finally reconciled to his death? The First World War is almost over. Christina knows it is time to put the past behind her. For the sake of her children, the farm and the lovely old manorhouse of Flambards-and for her own sake as well-she decides to marry Dick Wright, her uncle's former stablehand who has always been in love with her. The social changes brought about by the war are less than Christina has reckoned, however. Dick is an able farmer, but he had once been a servant in the very household of which he is now the master. And when Will's brother Mark returns, wounded, from the battlefields of France, he bitterly resents Dick's new position in the house that he once owned. Soon Christina finds herself as much divided as Flambards, as she faces her conflicting feelings for two very different men. K.M. Peyton is an artist as well as a writer. She lives in Essex, England, in the heart of the countryside in which this story is set. A recipient of the Carnegie Medal, she is the author of many critically-acclaimed books in addition to the Flambards trilogy.
At age 21, widowed by the death of her equally young pilot husband, Christina returns to the decaying country estate Flambards. Left with no known family, two aged servants, an estate and grounds in ruins, and her beloved horses gone to the war effort, Christina sets out to restore the estate and gather together the remnants of Flambards, including her cousin Mark's illegitimate son, and a former servant, Dick, who had been Christina's childhood friend. Finding herself pregnant, Christina redoubles her efforts to make Flambards a viable estate. But when her cousin Mark, Flambards true owner, appears, returning from imprisonment as a POW in Turkey after being presumed dead, all of Christina's plans are in jeopardy, and she must decide which course her life will take. Recommended for grades 7 - 9
When two suspicious plane accidents occur near an eastern airport, the two Hardy brothers investigate the case and find themselves in greater danger than they anticipated.
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.
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.
From the Book jacket: Floods have caused more damage and killed more people than any other form of dangerous weather. From the life and travels of a single molecule of water to the destructive power of a flash flood, author Michael Allaby reveals the wonder and occasional terror unleashed by water in motion. Floods describes every type of flood condition, how humankind has learned to limit some of the damage floods can cause, great floods of the past, how some floods are good, and how readers can protect themselves and others from danger during floods. The Dangerous Weather series imparts fundamental weather science to readers through author Michael Allaby's vivid descriptions of extreme weather systems. The series focuses on the five most dangerous kinds of weather activity; diagrams related meteorological, climatological, and environmental basics in clear, compelling language; chronicles the history of each form of dangerous weather; and offers safety precautions for extreme weather conditions. Fully illustrated and indexed, the Dangerous Weather series is an invaluable tool for student research. Other volumes include: hurricanes tornadoes blizzards droughts A chronology of weather Michael Allaby is the author of more than 40 books, mainly on science, natural history, and environmental topics. A few of his previous works include Basics of Environmental Science, How It Works: The Environment, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Ecology. He is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, among other professional affiliations.
Simon's class is sick of taking care of their six-pound flour babies. But for Simon, the pack of flour provides an understanding of his fatherless life.
Would you send a villain to do a hero's job? Flunked is an exciting new twisted fairy tale from the award-winning author of the Secrets of My Hollywood Life series. "Charming fairy-tale fun." -Sarah Mlynowski, author of the New York Times bestselling Whatever After series.Gilly wouldn't call herself wicked, exactly...but when you have five little brothers and sisters and live in a run-down boot, you have to get creative to make ends meet. Gilly's a pretty good thief (if she does say so herself). Until she gets caught. Gilly's sentenced to three months at Fairy Tale Reform School where all of the teachers are former (super-scary) villains like the Big Bad Wolf, the Evil Queen, and Cinderella's Wicked Stepmother. Harsh. But when she meets fellow students Jax and Kayla, she learns there's more to this school than its heroic mission. There's a battle brewing and Gilly has to wonder: can a villain really change?"Fairy Tale Reform School is spellbinding and wickedly clever. Gilly is smart, spunky, and a hilarious narrator, and I cannot wait to read about her next adventure!" -Leslie Margolis, author of the Annabelle Unleashed novels and the Maggie Brooklyn mysteries "Fairy Tale Reform School is a fresh and funny take on the enchanted world. (And who hasn't always wanted to know what happened to Cinderella's stepmother?)" -Julia DeVillers, author of the Trading Faces identical twin series and Emma Emmets, Playground Matchmaker
This is another of the books about the Chameleon Corps. Its members are both spies and shape-changers.
After a member of her competitive cheerleading team is injured in practice, sixteen-year-old Marnie is asked to be a flyer-the most coveted role in cheerleading. The Soar Starlings team has a real shot at the provincial championship, and Marnie has only a few weeks to prepare. But as she scrambles to polish her lifts and throws, Marnie's personal life begins to unravel. First, her boyfriend of two years breaks up with her, and then her best friend Arielle, captain of the Starlings, disappears during a team trip to Toronto. As Marnie struggles to adjust to being both a flyer and the team's new captain, she realizes that, to be a leader, you have to let go of old alliances to make room in your life for new ones.
Ruth had always wanted a pony. When her family moved to the country, she took out all her savings and bought Fly-By-Night, a 2-year-old horse who was far from being trained.
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