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"Your fortune lies to the west. Keep your face to the sunset . . . and one day you'll ride the greatest wheel in all the world." When Aunt Honora reads this fortune in his tea leaves, Conn Kilroy knows he is destined for greater things than his small Irish village can offer. A letter from his uncle Michael in America offering Conn a partnership in his New York contracting company sets Conn on his western adventure. Just a few short months later Conn's Uncle Patrick lures him even farther west to Chicago, where they join the hardworking crew building what some called Ferris's Folly--the first Ferris wheel--then the largest wheel in the world and the showpiece of Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.<P><P> Newbery Medal Honor book
What these ten ladies have in common is that they significantly influenced education in the United States. These ten, short biographies commence with the implementation of education for girls (Willard) in the 1800s and end with a sketch of the twentieth-century teacher (Gildersleeve) who promoted International studies.
Keep Your Friends Close. . . and Your Frenemies Closer!They've fought over guys, sorority elections and who gets the last Cheeserito. Casey Cartwright thought that made her and her ZBZ little sis Rebecca Logan closer. But when Casey's ex, Evan, nominates Rebecca as the next Omega Chi fraternity Sweetheart and Rebecca hesitates, Casey vows to play hardball. ZBZ's status on campus depends on Rebecca winning that title. It's time for some sisterly guidance. . . . Meanwhile, Casey's brother Rusty wants to create a truly spectacular legacy for his fraternity, Kappa Tau, and KT prez Cappie is hoping to live up to Casey's expectations for their fragile new relationship. The pressure is getting to everybody. When Casey goes overboard trying to advise Rebecca on how to win Sweetheart, things reach the breaking point. Will a surprise finish to the competition shake everything apart, or is it just the shock needed to bring best frenemies together?
Excitement, suspense--and KAY TRACEY go together! Brantwood is a quiet town, but it seems to have more than its share of excitement. Sometimes it's a kidnapping, or a mysterious theft in a "haunted" house, or a series of fires set by a sinister arsonist that alarms the townspeople. Whatever it is, Kay Tracey always finds herself right in the middle of the excitement! Kay, attractive sixteen-year-old high school girl, has a sixth sense for sleuthing. It has earned her a reputation as an amateur detective that many a professional might envy. Kay's closest friends, who share most of her adventures, are blue-eyed, blond Betty Worth, always full of pep, and her shy, sensitive twin, Wilma. The three somehow manage to combine common sense and .alertness and at the same time have a great deal of fun--sometimes in the tightest spots. If you like a mystery with plenty of hard-hitting action and suspense right down to the last line, follow Kay and her friends in this thrilling modern series. You'll find her books identified by the words "A Kay Tracey Mystery" and this insignia. It's the sign of good reading.
Karigan G'ladheon always seemed to be getting into a fight, and today was no exception. But as she trudged through the forest, using her long walk home to contemplate her depressing future - and the expulsion it was bound to hold - a horse burst through the woodland and charged straight for her. The rider was slumped over his mount's neck with two arrows embedded in his back. Wherever his horse was taking him, he would be dead before they got there. There's nothing Karigan can do, as the young man lies dying on the road. He had sworn to carry out his mission as a Green Rider - one of the legendary messengers of the king - and he has a life or death message that must reach King Zachary. Karigan may be unable to save him, but she can deliver his message. He makes her swear to it, to keep it secret and, with his last breath, he warns her to 'beware the shadow man . . .' Pursued by an unknown assassin, following a path only her horse seems to know, and accompanied by the silent specter of the original messenger, Karigan is going to become a legendary Green Rider herself. Caught up in a world of deadly danger and complex magic, compelled by forces she cannot understand, her simple promise to deliver a letter is about to become a race against time . . . and a race for her life . . .
From bestselling author Alice Hoffman, a resonant tale of overcoming grief and tragedy, as only she could tell it. In this powerful, lovely sequel to GREEN ANGEL, Green must learn the stories of a number of "witches" and free her true soul mate from a prison as she grapples with life, love, and loss in a post-disaster world.
Greensleeves is a 310 page romantic coming-of-age novel for teens and adults first published in 1968 and written by Eloise Jarvis McGraw, author of the Newbery Honor novels The Moor Child, The Golden Goblet, and Moccasin Trail. During the summer before she begins college, the clever and independent-minded Shannon Lightley, the first person narrator, persuades her uncle to let her go on an adventure in which she plays the role of a spy in order to expose what she suspects is a conspiracy to fraudulently exploit a cryptically worded will. In the process, she becomes romantically involved with a mysterious young man who has a generous heart, who is as brilliant as she is, and who has scholarly ambitions equal to hers. At the end, she must make a decision about her future, to follow love or to pursue freedom and the promise of life.
The first and most terrifying monster in English literature, from the great early epic Beowulf, tells his own side of the story in a book William Gass called "one of the finest of our contemporary fictions."From the Trade Paperback edition.
Sebastien Ranes's single mom and her feckless boyfriend can't be bothered to take care of a stuttering twelve-year-old. Banished to live with his grandmother on the far side of the country, the boy can barely understand a bus schedule when he gets dumped at the Greyhound station in Stockton, California. Given $35 and a one-way ticket to Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sebastien must cross the country alone, without a clue how to fend for himself. Filled with youthful anger and naïveté, Sebastien heads out across the America of Ronald Reagan's 1980's, encountering temperamental bus drivers, charming, shifty, and downright dangerous strangers, the music of Daryl Hall and John Oates, and an ex-con named Marcus, who takes the boy under his wing. In an unforgettable trek that evokes Oliver Twist and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the unlikely pair lurch from one misadventure to another, tumbling toward an elusive understanding of where and how, in a troubling world, to look for light.
Warning: Your day will become very dark - and possibly damp - if you read this book. Plan to spend this spring in hiding. Lemony Snicket is back with the eleventh book in his New York Times bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events. Lemony Snicket's saga about the charming, intelligent and grossly unlucky Baudelaire orphans continues to provoke suspicion and despair in readers the world over. In the eleventh and most alarming volume yet in the bestselling phenomenon A Series of Unfortunate Events, the intrepid siblings delve further into the dark mystery surrounding the death of their parents and the baffling VFD organisation. Ages 9+
In this honest, emotionally captivating short story collection, renowned author and National Book Award finalist Julie Anne Peters offers a stunning portrayal of young women as they navigate the hurdles of relationships and sexual identity. From the young lesbian taking her first steps toward coming out to the two strangers who lock eyes across a crowded train, from the transgender teen longing for a sense of self to the girl whose abusive father has turned her to stone, Peters is the master of creating characters whose own vulnerability resonates with readers and stays with them long after the last page is turned. Grl2grl shows the rawness of teenage emotion as young girls become women and begin to discover the intricacies of love, dating and sexuality.
This is an excellent book for parents and young people to read together as it provides basic sex instruction and encourages young people to welcome their bodily changes and to make considered and informed choices about their conduct. "Examines the physical and psychological changes that come with maturity and explores the choices and responsibilities that each person faces as he or she grows up."
Innocent until proven guilty? Not here, you're not. He's fifteen. He's hasn't done anything wrong. It was supposed to be just a trip to visit his mum's family in Pakistan. But for Khalid Ahmed, it was the beginning of a living nightmare. He's kidnapped--then taken to a place thousands of miles from his home in the UK. A place where torture and terror are the daily routine. A place he may never be allowed to leave ... A place called Guantanamo Bay.
Eighteen-year-old New Zealand boarding school student Ellie Spencer must use her rusty tae kwon do skills and new-found magic to try to stop a fairy-like race of creatures from Maori myth and legend that is plotting to kill millions of humans in order to regain their lost immortality.
The ultimate battle between sisters is nearing, and its outcome could have catastrophic consequences. As sixteen year-old Lia Milthorpe searches for a way to end the prophecy, her twin sister Alice hones the skills she'll need to defeat Lia. Alice will stop at nothing to reclaim her sister's role in the prophecy, and that's not the only thing she wants: There's also Lia's boyfriend James. Lia and Alice always knew the Prophecy would turn those closest to them against them. But they didn't know what betrayal could lead them to do. In the end, only one sister will be left standing.
Jay, Kelvin and Cia are The Lunar Ticks, a dedicated band, convinced they are on their way to the top. They hope to win an upcoming battle of the bands where the first prize is a full day in a recording studio. Going up against Indigo Daze, a band from another school, Jay finds himself falling for Rowan, the leader of the other band. When Rowan's guitar is trashed right before the contest, The Lunar Ticks are the prime suspects.
Guide to Good Food gives your students an in-depth look at the exciting world of food and the MyPlate food guidance system. This edition incorporates the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans as it shows students how to select, store, prepare, and serve nutritious, appealing dishes. Eachchapter includes a profile of one of the many food-related careers available. Students further investigate career and job success in two new career-related chapters and in brief Career Success features throughout. The extensive Foods of the World section has tabbed pages that allow students to conveniently explore the culture and cuisine of over 30 countries. Menus and recipes with step-by-step directions as well as nutritional analyses are included. New to this edition are A Measure of Math and Teamwork in Action activities at the end of each chapter. Within the chapters are new features on the following topics: * Global Perspective * Health and Wellness * Food Science * Culture and Social Studies
Guide to Good Food provides an in-depth look at how to select, store, prepare, and serve nutritious, appealing dishes. Menus and recipes with easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions and nutritional analyses are included. Food-related careers are profiled in every chapter, and Career Success features are found throughout. Healthful lifestyles are supported by the inclusion of MyPlate and the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Students can explore the culture and cuisine of over 30 countries in the Foods of the World section. Math, food science, and social studies are introduced into the curriculum through features and activities.
Guide to Good Food is designed to give you information about food and nutrition you can use every day. This practical text focuses on the latest advice on diet and physical activity to help you make healthful food and fitness choices. Guidelines for choosing appliances, setting up a food budget, and buying and storing foods will help you make consumer decisions. Tips on using space, time, and energy will help you manage your resources while working in the kitchen. Information on basic cooking methods will give you the background needed to prepare a wide range of foods.
Students will learn how to select, store, prepare, and serve foods while preserving their nutrients, flavors, textures, and colors.
Students will learn how to select, store, prepare, and serve foods while preserving their nutrients, flavors, textures, and colors.
Briefer, cheaper, and easier to use than the MLA's own handbook, this popular booklet features current MLA guidelines, a new section on evaluating online sources, and an up-to-date APA appendix. The guide also provides numerous examples, a sample research paper, and helpful hints on such topics as avoiding plagiarism and taking notes.
Briefer, more affordable, and easier to use than the MLA's own handbook, this popular booklet features current MLA guidelines, a new section on evaluating online sources, and an up-to-date APA appendix. The guide also provides numerous examples, a sample research paper, and helpful hints on such topics as avoiding plagiarism and taking notes.
An advanced reading and writing text designed specifically to strengthen students' academic writing. The cross-cultural readings in Guidelines offer a wide range of thought-provoking subject matter, varying in genre, viewpoint, length, and style. As students respond to the readings and work their way through the writing assignments, they are assisted by strategies laid out in 'Guidelines' boxes and by examples from other student writers. Writing assignments include research writing and essays that synthesize sources, critique arguments, and analyze fiction. A handbook is included as a reference guide in the back of the book. It contains sections on documenting sources, drafting and revising, and correcting grammatical errors. Guidelines, Third edition, is a major revision. The readings have been updated, the chapters are easier to navigate, and the 'Guidelines' now include references to the Internet as a means of research.
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