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This book is for people who want to create their own great careers--careers that are just right for them. Fearon's Careers will introduce you to a career-planning process. As you work through this process, you'll discover important things about the world and about yourself. You will also learn and practice skills to prepare you for finding work that is right for you. Once you learn these skills, you will be able to practice them again and again throughout your life as you and the world change.
This is a second edition economics textbook. Unit 1 -Introduction to Economics Unit 2 - The American Free Enterprise System Unit 3 - The American Economy at Work Unit 4 - The Role of the Consumer Unit 5 - Money and Banking Unit 6 - How Well is the Economy Doing Unit 7 - Government and the Economy Unit 8 - A Global View
By reading this book you will have some idea of how the world came to be the way it is today. Chapter by chapter you will learn about the rise and fall of many nations, the ideas of the great thinkers, and the incredible richness of many cultures. You will be able to name important people in history and the times in which they lived. You will learn how geography has affected the history of nations and how scientific discovery has affected the history of the whole world.
"Hope is the thing with feathers" starts the poem Frannie is reading in school. Frannie hasn't thought much about hope. There are so many other things to think about. Each day, her friend Samantha seems a bit more "holy." There is a new boy in class everyone is calling the Jesus Boy. And although the new boy looks like a white kid, he says he's not white. Who is he?<P><P> During a winter full of surprises, good and bad, Frannie starts seeing a lot of things in a new light--her brother Sean's deafness, her mother's fear, the class bully's anger, her best friend's faith and her own desire for "the thing with feathers."<P> Jacqueline Woodson once again takes readers on a journey into a young girl's heart and reveals the pain and the joy of learning to look beneath the surface.<P> Newbery Honor book
Illness is distressing for anybody, but it's especially disturbing for children. This book escorts the sick child through the strange, scary, and often lonely world of illness and hospitalization. Empathizing with the confusing feelings and questions sick children often have, it offers comfort and understanding. The little elves that populate its pages present creative ways for sick kids to have fun, stay connected with family and friends, and help themselves to heal.
John Fell loves his family and gourmet cooking, and feels appropriately tormented by Keats, his rich girlfriend from the right side of the tracks. A normal life - normal, that is, until he meets Woodrow Pingree one night by ramming into the back of his Mitsubishi. Suddenly nothing will be the same. A poor boy is now a rich one at an exclusive prep school. A woman who's no longer a girl enters Fell's life with long kisses and no promises. He's paid to be someone he's not with a name that's no longer his own. ''Your fate is already set; just lean into it,'' Fell is told. Only don't fall, Fell... don't fall.Fell is a love story and a suspense story - the first in a series by M.E. Kerr.A strange incident on the night of the senior prom changes John Fell's entire life, leading him to enroll in an exclusive private school under an assumed name.
If things seem too good to be true, they probably are.A fateful car accident with a mysterious stranger sets a young man on a startling new path, tangled with promise, mystery, and danger. Presented with an offer too good refuse, working-class John Fell gives up his name to run with the rich kids at a fancy prep school. It's a place ruled by an elite association of young men, whose members pledge to watch out for their own - for life. Soon, like it or not, Fell is drawn into a complicated world. And even when the last thing he wants to do is get involved, it seems that somewhow, he already is . . . and getting in deeper by the minute.
In this dark, thrilling fairy tale, it is the wolf who saves the girl. Fell, the dark-furred twin brother of Larka, the heroine of The Sight, must face life without his sister or the rest of his loving pack. He's a lone wolf now, a "kerl," an outcast from his kind who shares his sister's fatal gift for seeing the future and the thoughts of others. This gift leads him to befriend a young girl, also an outcast from her people. They have a shared destiny: to free the land from a tyrannical ruler who would enslave man and animal alike. The prequel to this book, David Clement-Davies's bestselling animal fantasy The Sight, is set among the wolves of Transylvania. This dark epic thrilled readers and critics alike, who said, "This sprawling, ambitious novel has it all: action, adventure, apocalyptic battles" (Children's Literature), and called it "rich, complex, and credible" (VOYA) and "full bodied [and] lyrically told" (Booklist, starred review).
Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson brings us the first new Dear America diary in years, taking readers through the attack on Pearl Harbor, the start of World War II, and the Japanese incarceration.<P><P> With this sweeping tale of life on the World War II homefront, Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson brings her incredible talent to the Dear America series. When Pearl Harbor is attacked, America is finally unable to ignore the wars raging in Europe and Asia any longer. And one girl's entire life is about to change when everything she knows is turned on its head. After the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, where her brother, a navy sailor, is stationed, Piper Davis begins chronicling her compelling journey through one of history's most tragic and unforgettable eras.
"Gripping, mystical and adventurous, young readers will be as hooked as Maddy was the minute she set foot inside that creepy as hell old castle," Irish World said of The Feral Child. Maddy, an orphan, is sick of her Irish town, and sick of her cousin Danny, one of the nastiest people you could meet. Mad as hell one evening, she crawls inside the grounds of the castle, the one place she has always been forbidden to go. Once inside, she is chased by a strange feral boy, who she suspects is one of the faerie: cruel, fantastical people who live among humans and exchange local children for their own. When the boy returns to steal her neighbor Stephen into his world, Maddy and her cousins set off on a terrifying journey into a magical wilderness, determined to bring him back home. To do so, they must face an evil as old as the earth itself. Che Golden has created a gripping adventure that interweaves Maddy's modern Irish experience with the vivid fantasy of the region's ancient folklore. Readers will enjoy the frank and bold heroine of Maddy, and will be dazzled by The Feral Child's evocative rendering of Irish folklore and richly imagined alternate worlds.From the Hardcover edition.
FETCH: The apparition, double, or wraith of a living person.In the attic, in an old sea chest, secreted away, are a mysterious journal and a set of runes: 24 stones that will change Sky's life forever.When Sky and his cousin Kristin find their Norwegian grandfather's runes, Sky feels like the wait is over, like he can now release the breath he wasn't even aware he'd been holding. But when he lays out the stones in a runecast they find in Sigurd's journal, he is catapulted into a world filled with more possibilities and more danger than he ever imagined. This first entry in the Runestone Saga is an utterly unique blend of horror, supernatural possibility, and historical truth that will leave readers wrung out from tension and clamoring for more. (From the Hardcover edition.)
Trapped in the hospital with a raging fever, a teenager fears for her lifeThe Twelvetrees hospital is ancient and eerie, with no modern comforts. Stricken by a mysterious fever, Duffy has spent two nights trapped in her lonely hospital bed. When she wakes from her fog, her memories of the last two days are tattered. But what she does remember could prove more dangerous than the illness that brought her there. No one will tell her anything about her sickness. The nurses are cold, and her doctor is a strange young man with an earring and big, goofy sneakers. Duffy doesn't trust any of them. Did she really hear that terrifying scraping sound last night, or was it just a fever-dream? As her memories return, Duffy worries that she may have witnessed a murder, and that the killer is coming to keep her quiet. It will take more than medicine for her to escape this hospital alive. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Diane Hoh including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
It's late summer 1793, and the streets of Philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever. Down near the docks, many have taken ill, and the fatalities are mounting. Now they include Polly, the serving girl at the Cook Coffeehouse. But fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook doesn't get a moment to mourn the passing of her childhood playmate. New customers have overrun her family's coffee shop, located far from the mosquito-infested river, and Mattie's concerns of fever are all but overshadowed by dreams of growing her family's small business into a thriving enterprise. But when the fever begins to strike closer to home, Mattie's struggle to build a new life must give way to a new fight-the fight to stay alive.
A stunning, new novel by master storyteller Philip Reeve. Fever Crumb is a girl who has been adopted and raised by Dr. Crumb, a member of the order of Engineers, where she serves as apprentice. In a time and place where women are not seen as reasonable creatures, Fever is an anomaly, the only female to serve in the order. Soon though, she must say goodbye to Dr. Crumb-nearly the only person she's ever known-to assist archeologist Kit Solent on a top-secret project. As her work begins, Fever is plagued by memories that are not her own and Kit seems to have a particular interest in finding out what they are. Fever has also been (cont'd)
The final adventure in Philip Reeve's brilliant Fever Crumb trilogy. The Scriven people are brilliant, mad--and dead. All except one, whose monstrous creation is nearly complete--a giant city on wheels. New London terrifies the rest of the world, and an army of mammoth-riders gathers to fight it. Meanwhile, young Fever Crumb begins a hunt for Ancient technology in the icy strongholds of the north. She finds a mysterious black pyramid full of secrets. It will change her world forever. Scrivener's Moon follows Fever Crumb and A Web of Air to complete one of the most exciting and inventive fantasy adventures series ever written.
Called "imaginative, inventive, and exciting" in a starred review from Kirkus, the second adventure in the Fever Crumb trilogy is now in paperback. Two years ago, Fever Crumb escaped the war-torn city of London in a traveling theater. Now, she arrives in the extraordinary city of Mayda, where buildings ascend the cliffs on funicular rails, and a mysterious recluse is building a machine that can fly. Fever is the engineer he needs -- but ruthless enemies will kill to possess their secrets. In this gripping sequel to Fever Crumb, master storyteller Philip Reeve creates a riveting story that is unforgettable and delightful at every fast-paced, breathless turn.
«Pensé en un laberinto, en un sinuoso laberinto creciente que abarcara el pasado y el porvenir y que implicara de algún modo los astros.»Ficciones es quizá el libro más reconocido de Jorge Luis Borges.Entre los cuentos que se reúnen aquí hay algunos de corte policial, como «La muerte y la brújula», otros sobre libros imaginarios, como «Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius», y muchos pertenecientes al género fantástico, como «Las ruinas circulares» o «El Sur», acaso su mejor relato, en palabras del mismo autor. Está compuesto por los libros El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan (1941) y Artificios (1944), considerados piezas fundamentales del universo borgeano.
The Tapestry series continues to weave threads of fantasy, mythology, science fiction, and mystery into a wholly original adventure that appeals to fans of everything from Harry Potter to Lord of the Rings to The X-Men. Genre-blending and fully illustrated, The Tapestry novels have caught the attention of middle-grade and young adult readers alike-and the series is only getting bigger. Book One,The Hound of Rowan,was a boarding-school fantasy thatSchool Library Journalcalled "a solid and worthwhile beginning . . . [that] should help ease the suffering once Harry Potter withdrawal sets in. " Book Two,The Second Siege,was an epic quest about whichKirkus Reviewssaid, "After devouring this title, young fans will clamor for more. " Book Three,The Fiend and the Forge,is an unforgettable dystopian adventure across a landscape overrun with goblins and trolls. The world has changed almost beyond recognition, for with the Book of Origins firmly in his possession, the villainous Astaroth now has the power to reshape history at will. Plucking pivotal discoveries from mankind's past, he has reduced the world to a preindustrial nightmare. But while most humans toil as slaves within four demonic kingdoms, Astaroth allows those at Rowan to thrive in peaceful isolation. Theirs is a land where magic and nature flourish . . . so long as none dare oppose the new order. That proves too steep a price for Max McDaniels. Unsure of his place at Rowan, Max sets out to explore the shifting landscape of the world beyond. In the course of his travels, he will become many things: Prisoner. Gladiator. Assassin. But can he become the hero that mankind so desperately needs? In the third book of The Tapestry, author-illustrator Henry H. Neff takes the series in an exciting new direction, creating a fascinating dystopia in which myth, history, and monsters collide. Visit www. rowanacademy. com for original content, exclusive artwork, and more! From the Hardcover edition.
Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets--and human lives.In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . .But the struggle isn't over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there's still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure--and re-education--looms larger than ever.Pulses will race throughout this smoldering fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe.
[from the back cover] ""Horses are measured by hands," Chris said. "Snap's height is fifteen hands, which is a good size for Jennifer." Of course Jennifer is excited about her riding lessons and the possibility of owning a horse. But her heavy-duty secret with Heidi concerning the Winter Carnival has her so excited she can hardly stand it! On top of all this excitement comes the youth-group Christmas party. There, Jennifer suddenly realizes that Jesus was King of Heaven before He came to earth as a tiny baby, and Christmas begins to mean a lot more to her than ever before. Then, when Jennifer finds herself short on time and money for her Christmas shopping, she comes up with a very special solution--one that pleases her family far more than she could have hoped. Her own surprise on Christmas morning makes a dream come true, and altogether, Jennifer is happier than she's ever been in her life."
Love blossoms by the lake in this sweet summer romance, in the tradition of Seventeeth Summer and Sixteenth Summer. Chelsea isn't looking forward to her summer at the lake. It's the first time her family has been there since her grandmother died, and she can't break out of her funk. But her summer takes a turn for the better when she meets a boy who works in the bookstore. Josh is cute, sweet, funny. . . and best of all, seems to like her as much as she likes him. As the days pass by in a blur of boat rides, picnics, and stolen kisses, she can't believe how lucky she is. No one has ever made her feel so special, or so beautiful. But Chelsea knows her days with Josh are numbered. She'll be heading home at the end of the summer-and he'll be staying behind. Will this be Chelsea's summer of love? Or will it be the summer of her broken heart?
[from the back cover] "Just One More Spell, Please ... Ever since kindergarten, Gretchen Nichols has been waiting to star in the school play. Now at last she is in the fifth grade and ready for the spotlight! So when her teacher chooses the new girl, pretty blonde Amy Sacher, for the starring role, Gretchen is furious. She is determined that a terrible actress like Amy isn't going to ruin her school play. Gretchen in't sure what to do, until a very strange visitor appears in her bedroom one afternoon to help out. Errora doesn't look much like a fairy godmother, but Gretchen is too desperate to be fussy. With the magical powers of Errora's Enchantulator, soon she--not Amy--will be up there on the stage where she belongs. It takes just one magic spell to show Gretchen how hard it can be to make a dream come true."
Winchester Remington Smith is a crack shot. Problem is, surrounded by roller coasters and merry-go-rounds, his talent is going to waste, knocking down ducks in a carnival shooting gallery. Win wants some real action, and like Gary Cooper as Sergeant York, he's going to war--running off to join the U.S. Marines to fight a guerilla insurgency south of the border. In the jungles of Central America, Win takes a different kind of roller coaster ride. Quick and quiet, he's now a runner. It's a vital role, but he feels like a messenger boy, unable to put his rifle to good use. Even when he saves the life of First Sergeant Fifty-Fifty O'Brien--a Marine so gung-ho he has about a fifty-fifty chance of survival--Win ends up facing a disciplinary hearing for disobeying orders. Can the young sharpshooter redeem himself? Win's about to get his chance, an opportunity to deliver a message that the Marines will never forget.Hubbard knew exactly what it meant to be a Marine. As he wrote in 1935: "Most of the fiction written about [Marines] is of an intensely dramatic type, all do-or-die and Semper Fidelis." But the reality, he said, was far different. "I've known the Corps from Quantico to Peiping, from the South Pacific to the West Indies, and I've never seen any flag-waving. The most refreshing part of the U.S.M.C. is that they get their orders . . . and do the job and that's that." It's that kind of unique and pointed insight that he brings to stories like Fifty-Fifty O'Brien. Also includes the military adventures The Adventure of X, in which a French Foreign Legionnaire's intelligence mission leads him into an enemy ambush, and he has to warn his fellow Legionnaires before they walk into a massacre; and Red Sand, the story of a disgraced Chicago cop who joins the Legionnaires and finds his investigative skills invaluable in the desert.
From the Newbery Award-winning author of THE WESTING GAME, more clever riddles and wordplay, clues to be found, and mysteries to be solved!<P><P> The Amazing Dancing Figgs!<P> While Mona hates all the attention her eccentric relatives bring to her in town, there is one Figg family member she likes: her Uncle Florence, the book dealer. But Uncle Florence keeps hinting that he's going to find his way to Capri, the Figg family heaven. And that means leaving Mona behind. Can Mona find Capri before it's too late, or will she learn that things are seldom what they seem when books are involved?<P> A Newbery Honor book