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Moon Shadow is eight years old when he sails from China to join his father, Windrider, in America. Windrider lives in San Francisco and makes his living doing laundry. Father and son have never met.<P><P> But Moon Shadow grows to love and respect his father and to believe in his wonderful dream. And Windrider, with Moon Shadow's help, is willing to endure the mockery of the other Chinese, the poverty, the separation from his wife and country, even the great earthquake, to make his dream come true.<P> Inspired by the account of a Chinese immigrant who made a flying machine in 1909, Laurence Yep's historical novel beautifully portrays the rich traditions of the Chinese community as it made its way in a hostile new world.<P> Newbery Honor Book<P> Jane Addams Children's Book Award Honor Book
Will commercial fame crush a tween's hopes of serious stardom? Isabel Marak Flores has appeared in dozens of independent films and recently received glowing reviews for her role in a small Off-Broadway show. When an agent sees her on stage and suggests she go out for some commercial work, Isabel declines. How can a serious actress appear in television commercials for cupcake-scented deodorant and other silly products? However, when Isabel's parents tell her that they can't afford the tuition for the world-famous dramatic academy she has her heart set on, a few commercial auditions don't seem so bad. She just has to make sure her new crush, the adorable but slightly smug, Preston Banner III, doesn't find out about any of it. If he does, he might not be waiting for her in the wings after they play their scene from Romeo and Juliet for the Actor's Studio benefit. Isabel books a spot for a new energy drink which will only air in Japan. Seems perfect, but then she learns that the energy drink, HappyWow, is coming to America--and her face is about to be plastered on billboards, displayed in magazines, and looped endlessly on television. Can this serious actress learn how to enjoy life and not take everything quite so seriously during her brief dramatic pause?
Alien fever is running high: the Alien movies and reissue of the Star Wars trilogy have made outer space fascinating to a whole new generation of children. And who better to help budding artists master their drawings of the friendly folk from the final frontier than Lee Ames--creator of the phenomenally successful Draw 50 series?An ideal tool for young artists or the parent or teacher seeking to help a child master their artistic skills, Draw 50 Aliens includes creatures from every walk of the galaxy: Ames gives instructions for drawing UFOs, Nebula Nomads, Milky Way Marauders, and every other type of extraterrestrial. And, in the tradition of the Draw 50 series, all of these characters are humorous, lovable, and very accessible for children.With over two million copies in print, the Draw 50 series has successfully shown children how to create everything from a robin to a spaceship, Tyrannosaurus rex to John the Baptist. But with Draw 50 Aliens, Ames has--perhaps as never before--hit upon a deeply appealing subject, one that taps into children's sense of wonder and will keep them endlessly entertained and forever sketching away.From the Trade Paperback edition.
"With its popular subject of imaginative monsters and other nightmare inhabitants, [this] will be a sure-fire circulator." -- Publisher's Weekly.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Draw 50 Boats, Ships, Trucks, and Trains teaches aspiring artists how to draw with ease by following simple, step-by-step instructions. Celebrated author Lee J. Ames shows readers how to draw dozens of modes of transportation from throughout history, such as a Viking ship and the Santa Maria, as well as a nuclear submarine, a Jeep, and a tractor-trailer. Ames's illustration style and renowned drawing method has made him a leader in the step-by-step drawing manual, and the 31 books in his Draw 50 series have sold more than three million copies. Ames's instruction allows seasoned artists to refine their technique and guides amateurs to develop their own artistic abilities. Even the youngest artists can make any type of vehicle look great. It's easy to build all kinds of vehicles when it's done the Draw 50 way.
Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures teaches aspiring artists how to draw with ease by following simple, step-by-step instructions. Celebrated author Lee J. Ames shows readers how to draw famous structures from all over the world, as well as an igloo, a barn and silo, a windmill, and even a teepee. Ames's illustration style and renowned drawing method has made him a leader in the step-by-step drawing manual, and the 31 books in his Draw 50 series have sold more than three million copies. Ames's instruction allows seasoned artists to refine their technique and guides amateurs to develop their own artistic abilities. Even the youngest artists can draw the tallest, grandest structures. It's easy to construct any type of building when it's done the Draw 50 way.
Draw 50 Creepy Crawlies teaches aspiring artists how to draw with ease by following simple, step-by-step instructions. Celebrated author Lee J. Ames shows you how to draw a swarm of flying and crawling creatures. Here, you'll find dozens of insects and spiders, such as the housefly, firefly, black widow, ladybug, caterpillar, butterfly, and others. There are even snails, fleas, and centipedes! Ames's illustration style and renowned drawing method has made him a leader in the step-by-step drawing manual, and the 31 books in his Draw 50 series have sold more than three million copies. Ames's instruction allows seasoned artists to refine their technique and guides amateurs to develop their own artistic abilities. Even the youngest artists can make these bugs look great. It's easy to learn all about these peculiar creatures when it's done the Draw 50 way.
Capture Every Cute and Cuddly Detail, Step-by-Step!Who can resist the appeal of adorable baby animals? From their big, round eyes to their soft, cuddly fur, these little creatures are a special delight.Now you can learn to draw all your favorites following the step-by-step instruction in this unique guide. It's fun and easy, even if you're new to drawing. Just start at the beginning to discover all the tips and tricks for drawing eyes, ears, muzzles, paws and feet. Once you've got the basics down, you can move on to creating realistic drawings of all kinds of sweet baby animals, including puppies, kittens, bunnies, lambs, foals, penguins, ducklings, fawns, piglets and more.In every complete demonstration, you'll find extra instruction for rendering the unique texture of baby fur and feathers. There's also an in-depth chapter that shows you how to use drawing pencils, select reference photos, create compositions and establish proportions.With Draw Baby Animals, you have everything you need. Give it a try, and see what you can create!
The international bestselling series returns for a new generation with a fresh look and bonus content from the legends of Deltora.<P> The Shadow Lord dominates the Land of Deltora. Only Lief, Barda, and Jasmine can save it from his evil powers. To do this, they must restore all seven gems to the magic Belt of Deltora.<P> Four gems have been found. Now grave news has reached Lief from his home. He longs to return--but the quest must continue. To find the fifth stone, the heroes must venture to the edge of the Shadowlands and enter the dark and terrifying realm of the monster Gellik. Can Lief, Barda, and Jasmine survive Dread Mountain?
It's Halloween, 1914. Teenage psychic Blossom Culp sneaks into the house where the rest of her class is having a party-and that's when everything goes haywire. Suddenly Blossom is hurled into a time warp. Her psychic powers have found a way to send her into the future-our time. But will they be able to send her back?
In this action-packed H.I.V.E. adventure, the world's most powerful villains have a problem: One of their own has gone rogue.It's up to Otto to save the world from a renegade faction of the world's most powerful villains, known as the Disciples. And when they kidnap two of Otto's friends, things get personal. Otto and a few of his fellow students from H.I.V.E.--the Higher Institute of Villainous Education--head to America in order to track down their missing friends. The search quickly leads them to one of the U.S. military's most top-secret locations, where it becomes clear that the Disciples are not all they appear. In a desperate race against time Otto must work out who his real friends are and prevent the Disciples from completing their true objective. Only Otto can save the world from domination by a sinister new world order--but it might be that the price he has to pay is just too high....
Dream Days is a collection of children's fiction and reminiscences of childhood written by Kenneth Grahame. A sequel to Grahame's 1895 collection The Golden Age, Dream Days was first published in 1898 under the imprint John Lane: The Bodley Head.
[From the front dust jacket flap:] "The Clear River Clarion is just a small weekly newspaper. And there is rarely any news in it that everyone in town doesn't already know. That's why twelve-year-old Addie Mills is surprised to read that a real actress is in Clear River that spring of 1948. Despite her father's protests, Addie is determined to visit the glamorous actress, Constance Payne. She does just that, and finds Constance as beautiful and exotic as she had imagined her. Addie soon realizes that even though they are thirty years apart in age, she and Constance share something special: daydreams and creativity, and an unwillingness to settle for an ordinary life. With the help of a sympathetic grandmother and a father who can be kind despite his harsh manner, Addie lends her support and understanding to Constance. And from Constance, Addie learns to hold on to her dreams, and not to be afraid. A Dream for Addie is adapted from the CBS Television Special, "The Easter Promise."
My name is Amber Alessandra Leola Kimiko Miyamoto. I have no idea why my parents gave me all those hideous names but they must have wanted to ruin my life, and you know what? They did an amazing job.As a half-Japanese, half-Italian girl with a ridiculous name, Amber's not feeling molto bene (very good) about making friends at her new school.But the hardest thing about being Amber is that a part of her is missing. Her dad. He left when she was little and he isn't coming back. Not for her first day of middle school and not for her little sister's birthday. So Amber will have to dream up a way for the Miyamoto sisters to make it on their own..."[A] beautifully written story."-The Independent"One of those books that you simply won't want to put down...five out of five stars!"-The Guardian
This story is about the Remnants who struggled to survive not only on the earth but also in the cataclysmic psychotropic dream storm.
Everyone in the City is assigned a job by the choosers--keeper, catcher, computer. Callie Crawford is a computer. She works with numbers: putting them together, taking them apart. Her work is important, but sometimes she wants more. Jeremy Finn is a dreambender. His job is to adjust people's dreams. He and others like him quietly remove thoughts of music and art to keep people in the City from becoming too focused on themselves and their own feelings rather than on the world. They need to keep the world safe from another Warming. But Jeremy thinks music is beautiful, and when he pops into a dream of Callie singing, he becomes fascinated with her. He begins to wonder if there is more to life than being safe. Defying his community and the role they have established for him, he sets off to find her in the real world. Together, they will challenge their world's expectations. But how far will they go to achieve their own dreams?
Dreamer, Wisher, Liar is a heartwarming story about one girl's transformative summer full of friendship, secret magic, and family. Fans of Rebecca Stead will enjoy Charise Mericle Harper's funny and poignant novel.When her best friend is moving away and her mom has arranged for some strange little girl to come and stay with them, Ash--who is petrified of change and new people--is expecting the worst summer of her life. Then seven-year-old Claire shows up. Armed with a love of thrift-store clothes and an altogether too-sunny disposition, Claire proceeds to turn Ash's carefully constructed life upside down.While every part of Ash's life seems to be disrupted, she must protect a carefully hidden secret: She has discovered a magical jar in her basement. It's a wish jar, full of someone's old wishes--and it has the power to send her back in time and provide a window into another friendship between two girls. Discovering her own connection to the girls' story shows Ash that her life is full of surprises and friends she never saw coming.
Nancy may not be into fashion, but this is one case she's ready to size up.Hot young designer Alicia Adams is opening a boutique in her hometown of River Heights. The opening is being celebrated with a one-day discount, and the press is all over the event. When the big day comes, tons of people show up, and when the crowd presses forward, the store window is smashed, and people are injured! Later, Alicia's most expensive dress is destroyed and her store is vandalized.
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints have a successful relationship, but it hasn't been without its challenges. Brees has struggled as an NFL quarterback, even suffering an injury that nearly ended his career. This engaging biography tells the inspiring story of an odds-defying quarterback who took the reins of the New Orleans Saints and emerged as an NFL Superbowl MVP and champion.
This book summarizes Drew Brees's life and football career and includes his work with charitable organizations.
A poignant story about the difficulties of leaving everything behind and the friendships that help you get through it. Fleeing war-torn Kosovo, ten-year-old Drita and her family move to America with the dream of living a typical American life. But with this hope comes the struggle to adapt and fit in. How can Drita find her place at school and in her new neighborhood when she doesn?t speak any English? Meanwhile, Maxie and her group of fourth-grade friends are popular in their class, and make an effort to ignore Drita. So when their teacher puts Maxie and Drita together for a class project, things get off to a rocky start. But sometimes, when you least expect it, friendship can bloom and overcome even a vast cultural divide. .
Friendship can be a bumpy road. . . . Lana and Cassie have met only once before, at the wedding of Lana's Grandpa Howe and Cassie's Grandma Tess two months ago. The two girls couldn't be more different, and they didn't exactly hit it off--but they're about to spend an entire week together for their grandparents' honeymoon, road-tripping from California to Maine in the backseat of a Subaru.It's going to be a disaster.Told in alternating chapters between Cassie and Lana, Drive Me Crazy is a tween rivalry-turned-friendship story bursting with humor and heart.
Eleven-year-old Polly Peabody knows her family?s world-famous rhubarb farm is magical. The plants taste like chocolate, jewels appear in the soil, bugs talk to her, and her best friend is a rhubarb plant named Harry. But the most magical thing is that every single Monday, at exactly 1:00, it rains. Until the Monday when the rain just stops. Now it?s up to Polly to figure out why?and whether her brother?s mysterious illness and her glamorous aunt Edith?s sudden desire to sell the farm have anything to do with it. Most of all, Polly has to make it start raining again before it?s too late. Her brother?s life, the plants? survival, and her family?s future all depend on it. Kathleen Van Cleve has woven an unforgettable comingof- age tale with all the heart and wonder of a Roald Dahl novel.
Eleven-year-old Polly Peabody knows her family?s world-famous rhubarb farm is magical. The plants taste like chocolate, jewels appear in the soil, bugs talk to her, and her best friend is a rhubarb plant named Harry. But the most magical thing is that every single Monday, at exactly 1:00, it rains. Until the Monday when the rain just stops. Now it?s up to Polly to figure out why?and whether her brother?s mysterious illness and her glamorous aunt Edith?s sudden desire to sell the farm have anything to do with it. Most of all, Polly has to make it start raining again before it?s too late. Her brother?s life, the plants? survival, and her family?s future all depend on it. Kathleen Van Cleve has woven an unforgettable comingof- age tale with all the heart and wonder of a Roald Dahl novel. .
When Dr. Charles Coote--a noted folklorist and old friend of Professor Childermass--returns from a conference in New Orleans, he brings home a small, sinister drum. It's made entirely of black wood with red leather straps and small, white bones. Nobody takes Dr. Coote's worries about the drum very seriously, until Fergie taps it a few times and releases an unspeakable evil. Suddenly, Johnny and Fergie and the professor find themselves battling the imposing Madame Sinestra, a voodoo priestess who seeks the magical drum for her evil Caribbean cult. Spells, zombies, and voodoo demons beset our heroes and the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Can they save Dr. Coote? Will they make it out alive? This ninth book in the Johnny Dixon series was completed by Brad Strickland after John Bellairs died, and it has all the spooky thrills that make these mysteries classics.
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