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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.
It's wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler's inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers' adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo's home is bursting with odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to the rambling old house. As objects go missing and tempers flare, Milo and Meddy, the cook's daughter, must decipher clues and untangle the web of deepening mysteries to discover the truth about Greenglass House--and themselves.
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.
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.
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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.
After Hunter prays to the angel Gabriel to protect him, he is shocked when a motorcycle rider appears to answer his prayers Hunter has spent his life going from foster home to foster home--he's never had a real family looking after him. When his foster father dies, he is left at the mercy of his abusive foster mother, Stephanie, who resents Hunter for coming into their home and ruining her perfect life. Between living with Stephanie's cruelty and dealing with the school bully, Hunter feels like he has no one to turn to--except for the angel Gabriel, who visited Hunter when he was a kid and promised he'd always watch over him. Although he hasn't spoken to Gabriel in a long time, Hunter is desperate to avoid getting beaten again, so he prays for help--and Gabriel answers. Every time Hunter asks Gabriel for something, he receives it. Is he really being protected by a guardian angel? Hunter can't believe he could ever be so lucky, but if an angel isn't protecting him, who is?
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.
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.
When the big Doberman pinscher Gustav was brought to the Panama Canal Zone, the reputation of his great father, Franz, had already preceded him. No dog could entirely live up to that, but under the careful guidance of Lieutenant Fielding, Gustav began to show his brilliant qualities. The general was doubtful, but when the dog tracked and captured a native in the jungle, the commanding officer was won over. The war in Europe brings the canal into imminent danger of sabotage, and it is there that the young dog must really prove himself.
From the acclaimed author of Brooklyn, Burning comes Guy in Real Life, an achingly real and profoundly moving love story in the vein of Rainbow Rowell and John Green, about two Minnesota teens whose lives become intertwined through school, role-playing games, and a chance two-a.m. bike accident.It is Labor Day weekend in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and boy and girl collide on a dark street at two thirty in the morning: Lesh, who wears black, listens to metal, and plays MMOs; Svetlana, who embroiders her skirts, listens to Björk and Berlioz, and dungeon masters her own RPG. They should pick themselves up, continue on their way, and never talk to each other again.But they don't.This is a story of the roles we all play--at school, at home, online, and with our friends--and the one person who might be able to show us who we are underneath it all.
Guy Langman can't be bothered with much. But when his friend Anoop wants Guy to join the forensics club with him in the (possibly misguided) hopes of impressing some girls, Guy thinks why not.They certainly aren't expecting to find a real dead body on the simulated crime scene they're assigned to collect evidence from. But after some girlish, undignified screaming, the two realize it is indeed a body. Which means they have stumbled across a real, dead murder victim.Meanwhile, Guy has been looking into the past of his father--a larger-than-life character who recently passed away. He was much older than Guy's mom, and had a whole past Guy never even knew about. Could his father's past and the dead body be linked? Does Guy want to know? He's going to need all his newfound forensics skills to find out . . .From the Hardcover edition.
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