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Learn About Literature, Forms of Literature, Short Stories, Nonfiction, Drama, Poetry, The American Folk Tradition.
This textbook contains lessons on Learn about Literature (Forms of Literature, Short Stories, Nonfiction, Drama, Poetry, etc.), Themes in Literature, Literary Genres, Resources, Handbook of Literary Terms, Writing, Spelling, Grammar, Usage and Mechanics.
Two teens discover the true danger of love in this gripping novel from Printz Honor-winning author Chris Lynch. Oliver loves Junie Blue. That's true. Pretty much everything else is a lie. Both known for their deceit, Junie and O's relationship was the only honest thing they had. But now that's over. Oliver's been dumped, and he's miserable. Junie says they're done. Unless she's lying? Junie's father works for One Who Knows, the head of an organized crime family. He won't tell O where Junie is, not even after O hears a rumor that Junie's won the lottery--and that One Who Knows expects to be given her ticket. O fears Junie's in danger, and he's determined to come to her rescue. But is there honestly anything he can do?
Since prehistoric times, humans and dogs have shared a unique bond and both have served each other well. Early people discarded food and as a result, wild wolves cast fear and caution aside, following and approaching their two-legged neighbors until they became less wary of each other. As humans hunted, fished, herded, and hauled, they found ways to benefit from the presence and talents of these animals. Over time, both learned to work together, rely on, and like each other. This book is a fascinating look at the distinct groups that have developed -- hunting, herding, working, and companion -- as humans selectively bred dogs to bring out desired attributes.
Explore Little Worlds large collection of stories of high literary quality presenting students with a variety of issues, styles, conflicts, and points of view. Featured authors include Maupassant, Lessing, Hemingway, Welty, Hawthorne and Porter.
The story of the constitution of the United States and the constitutional provisions with commentaries are the highlights of this book.
This book provides you with basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environment and the environmental problems we face.
Nore Roberts didn't ask for a new life, but now that her mom is gone and her dad is newly married, she has to settle in at Shadow Grove, the old Civil War mansion her stepfamily calls home. When she meets her stepmother, Lisette, Nore is shocked by her youth and beauty that gives her chills- and a hint of something sinister. There's hope of becoming friends with her stepbrother and sister, until Nore realizes they're hiding something. When she begins to feel like the target of a deadly plan, Nore starts digging into her stepfamily's past. The skeletons in their closet are more real than she ever imagined. Can Nore expose her stepmother's dark secret before an old and evil magic swallows her up?
When Heather Lombardo moves across the street, fifteen-year-old Justine Trainor secretly hopes that her new neighbor will be a slightly off-center movie lover like herself. But as it turns out, Heather, gorgeous and fully aware of it, is primarily interested in her spectacular wardrobe and the quickest ways to meet the cutest guys, leaving no time for discussions of favorite novels or matinees in Cambridge. Surprisingly, it is Heather's thirteen-year-old brother Mike who shares Justine's enthusiasm for the cinema, as well as some of her daydreamer's moodiness. Despite his youth, eighth- grader Mike is an intelligent movie buff with aspirations of directing. Mike and Justine become fast friends when they begin to make their own movie together. Soon, Justine finds herself with confusing feelings that she doesn't care to admit to anyone . . . especially herself. Is she falling for an eighth-grader? Do two lousy years and three inches really make a difference anyway? Lombardo's Law is a witty love story of two precocious teenagers who have the courage to think for themselves at a time when it's easier not to.
Cap Wadell loves football; unfortunately, living in a rural town of 1,223 people makes putting together a team a little difficult. His grandfather suggests that Cap organize a local six-man team and play with other surrounding small towns. Recruiting players, finding uniforms, locating a field to play on, and securing a rule book are all easily done, but one major problem remains -- who is going to coach this team? Cap thinks his grandfather is perfect for the job, but trouble strikes when another grandfather thinks Cap's grandfather is playing favorites by putting Cap at quarterback. An old-time rivalry is about to heat up again as the grandfathers battle it out off the field and Cap and the other grandson battle it out on field. As the generations clash, nobody is exactly sure who will succeed and play the coveted quarterback position. Who in the end will prevail?
Blue Sox 9. The Blue Sox had a problem. After nearly ten years in left field, the famous Kennie Willard had retired, and someone was needed to take his place and bat in the clean-up slot. They had Mike Jaffe, a bonus boy, who had proved during his two years with the Sox that he could do just what was wanted: hit that long ball to left. But Mike didn't want to be an outfielder; he was convinced that he should be a pitcher, as his father had been. Feeling like this, Mike just naturally was sympathetic toward pitchers, even when they weren't on his own team. Since this proved to be an unsatisfactory state of mind for a potential slugger, Mike began to spend more and more time on a Sox farm club instead of with the Sox themselves. Because Mr. Decker is a strictly major-league baseball writer, he resolves this situation in a true-to-life way. Boys will enjoy this sports novel both for its excitement and its authenticity.
Mike Hagin offers his new friend from Russia the first baseman's position on the little league team before he finds out the boy can't play baseball.
As the teenage ruler of his own country, Matt must cope with clones and cartels in this riveting sequel to the modern classic House of the Scorpion, winner of the National Book Award, a Newberry Honor, and a Printz Honor. Matt has always been nothing but a clone--grown from a strip of old El Patron's skin. Now, at age fourteen, he finds himself suddenly thrust into the position of ruling over his own country. The Land of Opium is the largest territory of the Dope Confederacy, which ranges on the map like an intestine from the ruins of San Diego to the ruins of Matamoros. But while Opium thrives, the rest of the world has been devastated by ecological disaster--and hidden in Opium is the cure. And that isn't all that awaits within the depths of Opium. Matt is haunted by the ubiquitous army of eejits, zombielike workers harnessed to the old El Patron's sinister system of drug growing--people stripped of the very qualities that once made them human. Matt wants to use his new-found power to help, to stop the suffering, but he can't even find a way to smuggle his childhood love, Maria, across the border and into Opium. Instead, his every move hits a roadblock, some from the enemies that surround him... and some from a voice within himself. For who is Matt really, but the clone of an evil, murderous dictator?
Steve thinks a trip to Europe is out of the question - until he hears his grandfather's will. Suddenly he's off to Spain, armed with only a letter from his grandfather that sends him to a specific address in Barcelona. There he meets a girl named Laia and finds a trunk containing some of his grandfather's possessions, including a journal he kept during the time he fought with the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War. Steve decides to trace his grandfather's footsteps through Spain, and with Laia's help, he visits the battlefields and ruined towns that shaped his grandfather's young life, and begins to understand the power of history and the transformative nature of passion for a righteous cause.
No parents. No rules. No way home. Fourteen-year-old Bonnie MacDonald couldn't be more excited for a camping trip on an island off the coast of Thailand with her fellow Amelia Earhart Cadets-the daughters of the men and women stationed there during the Vietnam War. But when a strong current deposits the girls on what their boatman calls the "forbidden island," things take a turn for the worse: A powerful storm comes to destroy their campsite, the smallest of the junior cadets is found dead, and their boatman never returns. What once seemed like a vacation in paradise has become a battle against the elements. Peppered with short, frantic entries from Bonnie's journal, Lost Girls is a page-turning, heart-pounding adventure story about a group of teen girls fighting for their lives.
A tween's foreign exchange experience lands her in London luxury-and some hot water as well! Twelve-year-old Jordan isn't unhappy, but she's definitely bored. So when she gets the chance to take part in a London exchange program, she's thrilled to ditch her small town in Delaware and see the world across the pond. Unfortunately, Jordan's host sister in London, Caroline, isn't exactly enthusiastic about entertaining an American girl. Despite the chilly welcome, Jordan finds herself loving the city and Caroline's group of friends, who are much nicer than Caroline herself. And then a major misstep leaves Jordan and Caroline trapped together overnight-inside Daphne's, the world's largest department store. Given they have complete access to all the fancy shoes, designer dresses, and coolest makeup around, there are worse places to be stuck. But when the girls' fun has not-so-fun consequences, Jordan's wish for excitement abroad turns into a lot more than she ever bargained for. . .
Are the Old Martians really a lost race, or are they still alive somewhere on the red planet? Sally and Jim must help their father find out!
1498. Sebastian Cabot age fifteen, can only wait and wonder. His famous father has abandoned him at home in Bristol, England, but has taken the boy's older and younger brothers, Ludovico and Sancio, on his second voyage in search of the Asian mainland. On his first journey, sailing north across the Western Ocean in 1497, John Cabot had discovered the New Found Land. He returned to England a hero. Five years earlier, Spain had given Christopher Columbus a similar welcome. He had found Asia, he claimed. And by a southern route. Cabot was skeptical and set out to the north again to prove his old friend a fraud. But silence followed. Now, Sebastian and history are confronted with a tantalizing mystery. What has become of Cabot's second endeavor? Letters to the boy from fourteen-year-old Sancio tell of a fearsome storm and its aftermath. They, and the surprising climax to Sebastian's and Sancio's shared story, make for unforgettable voyaging.
The Louisiana Journey is an 8th grade Louisiana history textbook. This book covers all 81 Louisiana Department of Education Social Studies Grade Level Expectations for grade 8. It offers a comprehensive course of study in Louisiana's geography, geology, history, economics, citizenship, and government, correlating events in Louisiana to events occurring in the nation and world during the same time periods.
[From The Back Cover] HE'S THE LOVE OF HER LIFE! Deena's sure she's in love the minute she sees Doyle, a handsome, young reporter who has come to stay at the inn. But does he feel the same about her? When Deena finds a love letter Doyle has dropped, she's positive that he cares. But Deena's bliss turns to fury when she discovers that the letter was meant for "a raven-haired beauty." Who else could it be but her annoying cousin Kathy! No wonder Kathy's been so secretive lately. Deena's not about to give up without a fight--and the Cranberry Inn may never be the same!
Lucie is the middle child in a family that has been devastated by the death of her mother. Struggling to cope without Mum to guide them, Lucie, her brother Hugo, big sister Chloe and Dad are dealing with the emotional fallout of losing someone so close, as well as the practical realities of death - from clearing out a wardrobe to learning to cook. And, as if things weren't tough enough, Lucie is also trying to navigate the challenges of turning eleven: her first kiss is baffling, and her big sister's a total nightmare. How will she cope without Mum there to guide her? A heartbreaking story of love and loss, told through Lucie's own letters that are packed with emotion, humour and, ultimately, hope.
Nancy attends a piano competition in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, where she finds that one of the finalists has his eye not on the keys, but on her. Then she discovers that each of the three contenders for first prize has been threatened, and uncovers a symphony of sabotage, ambition, and blackmail that's building to a crescendo of danger.
The delightfully enchanting novel about what happens when two people who are meant to be together just can't seem to get it rightCecelia Ahern has Dunne it again!While Rosie and Alex are exchanging e-mails, letters, notes, and a trail of missed opportunities, readers nationwide enjoyed the book, passing it on to friends and recommending it to strangers. Now in paperback, this delightful story will enchant even more readers, proving that "everything is coming up Rosie."
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