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From the book jacket: Alissa is living in the Hold and learning a millennium's worth of magic from the last surviving Master. Even shapeshifting to her dragon-like raku form is becoming second nature. But when a spell goes awry, Alissa is transported back four centuries to an era when the Hold and its city thrive with magic students and their tutors. Separated from the man she loves by four hundred years, Alissa's distress and confusion are causing her to lose control of her shapeshifting. If she can't return to her own time, Alissa will be permanently transformed into her bestial form-with no memory of her human life... .
As newly initiated Zeta Zeta Tau sorority sisters, Jenna, Roni, and Lora-Leigh are ready to tackle spring semester at LU - especially with Greek Week and the ZZT Formal to look forward to. Roni has taken on the role of Formal planner' s assistant, and she wants to help make it the most romantic and beautiful ZZT event yet. But the Formal planning is a challenge, and boyfriend Lance doesn' t seem nearly as supportive as he should...<P> Lora-Leigh and Jenna are supportive, but Jenna has her own boyfriend worries. Could the Formal be the perfect opportunity to take her relationship with Tiger to the next level? While the ZZTs plan for Formal, Lora- \Leigh is keeping a secret. A secret that could take her far away from LU - and her ZZT sisters - "forever. Whatever the outcome, the semester at ZZT promises to be a time none of them will ever forget!
spiders in Sabrina's cafeteria lunch were kind of funny. [At least she could identify something on her plate.] But the avalanche of popcorn from her locker, the bedroom slippers full of cold and slimy noodles-well, it's getting a bit old. Positively prehistoric, actually. Who's behind these pranks? Sabrina has her suspicions. There's something about that new Chinese exchange student, Mei Hua. Sabrina's friend Val warns her not to start an international incident. Besides, she thinks Mei is sweet. And Harvey...well, the only thing he's noticed is that Mei Hua is a total fox. But Sabrina suspects there's magic involved. . . and she smells a rat.
from the back of the book: Crime comes to bat Someone's embezzling major league money from the minor league Bayport Blues, and retired baseball great, manager Stuart Murphy, is the prime suspect. He want's the Hardy boy's to clear his name-and as a sign of good faith, he gives them a vintage baseball card valued at $100,000! But the boys face a dangerous lineup of hoods and henchmen who want the card at all costs. The game Is heating up fast, and every pitch is down and dirty. Frank and Joe are right in the line of fire, and they'll have to come out swinging-or risk becoming the ultimate victims of foul play! =============== From inside the book: WILD PITCH "Hey, Heather!" Joe called out, and he headed over to her. He followed her onto the baseball field, allowing himself to imagine what it would be like to be in the stadium not as a fan, but as a baseball star, one who would impress a certain attractive photographer. Joe glanced at Heather but did a double take when he saw the sudden change in her expression. Her smile disappeared, and her brown eyes opened wide with fear. "Joe!" she shouted. "Look out!" Joe spun around too late. Three baseballs were rocketing straight for his head!
In this update of the 2004 edition, an emeritus professor of astronomy in Arizona enthusiastically shares the latest scientific discoveries about the cosmos while emphasizing how scientific arguments are constructed. The introductory text includes visual summaries and color illustrations drawn from NASA and other major sources, exercises utilizing the Web, other problems with a partial answer key, star charts for the Northern and Southern hemispheres, and a glossary. Access to an online resource is available. Unlike the 8th edition, a CD-ROM is not included. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Fascinating, engaging, and extremely visual, FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY, Thirteenth Edition, is renowned for its current coverage, reader-friendly presentation, and detailed, yet clear explanations. The authors' goals are to help you use astronomy to understand science--and use science to answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know?
Completely current with the newest developments from the field, FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY, 11e helps readers use astronomy to understand science--and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating and engaging, this text helps you answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? This edition addresses the latest discoveries in the exciting study of astronomy, including information to emphasize observations over the entire electromagnetic spectrum; new data on star formation and stellar structure; new insight on global warming and ozone depletion; updated information on the Kuiper belt and dwarf planets; and much more.
Whether you teach classes in Family and Consumer Sciences or Business, Foundations of Personal Finance is the right text for you. It introduces students to fundamental economic concepts so they can better understand an increasingly complex world. They learn how to identify and manage resources to achieve their own economic goals. A chapter covers each personal finance area: taxes, credit, insurance, savings, investments, and financial institutions. Students also learn how to make wise decisions about the things that affect many household budgets: food, clothing, transportation, housing, technology, and health. The text challenges students to plan their futureswith education, job training, and careersand help make environmental resources available for future generations. Each chapter contains colorful photos and charts, compelling case studies, career profiles, reports about current global issues, and related content from other academic areas.
A science lab book that investigates various scientific topics in a systematic way and arranges every investigation with a key question, data tables, learning objectives, brief introduction, icons and section title, numbered steps, illustrations and fill-in answer sheets.
Monsters, rogues and wonder abound in this utterly original, fearsomely exciting and beautifully detailed fantasy tale of an orphaned boy's journey to seek his destiny. In the city of Boschenberg stands Madame Opera's Estimable Marine Society for Foundling Boys and Girls. Within its walls lives an orphan named Rossamund. A young boy with a girl's name. He is about to embark on a journey that will change his life forever. Rossamund has always dreamed of a career in the Navy, fighting tentacled monsters and rescuing damsels from hook-handed pirates. But fate has chosen him for a different path. He is being sent to train as a Lamplighter - to bring light to the inland roads of the Half-Continent, to shine the way for travellers through lands peopled by outcasts, monsters and worse. But for Rossamund to begin his education, he must first undertake a journey of his own: to the great city of High Vesting. Such a road is not for the faint of heart. Only monster-hunters, leers and the most desperate of brigands dare travel the inland ways unguarded. And all Rossamund carries with him is a battered almanac and a pocketful of cheap potions. It is unlikely to be enough. Stunning in scope and rich in detail, alive with memorable heroes and villains and brimming with new and original science and magics, D. M. Cornish's tale of scolds, scourges, smugglers and shrewds will thrill and captivate, and leave the reader desperate for more.
The Hardy boys track a criminal who plans to use an invention to harm the free world.
The Bram Stoker Prize-winner for Best Fiction Collection--four chilling novellas from Stephen King that will "grab you and not let go" (The Washington Post)."Stephen King is a master storyteller, and you will never forget these stories," raves the Seattle Times about Four Past Midnight. This collection, guaranteed to keep readers awake long after bedtime, features an introduction and prefatory notes to each novella by the author. One Past Midnight: "The Langoliers" takes a red-eye flight from LA to Boston into a most unfriendly sky. Only eleven passengers survive, but landing in an eerily empty world makes them wish they hadn't. Something's waiting for them, you see. Two Past Midnight: "Secret Window, Secret Garden" enters the suddenly strange life of writer Mort Rainey, recently divorced, depressed, and alone on the shore of Tashmore Lake. Alone, that is, until a figure named John Shooter arrives, pointing an accusing finger. Three Past Midnight: "The Library Policeman" is set in Junction City, Iowa, an unlikely place for evil to be hiding. But for small businessman Sam Peebles, who thinks he may be losing his mind, another enemy is hiding there as well--the truth. If he can find it in time, he might stand a chance. Four Past Midnight: "The Sun Dog," a menacing black dog, appears in every Polaroid picture that fifteen-year-old Kevin Delevan takes with his new camera, beckoning him to the supernatural. Old Pop Merrill, Castle Rock's sharpest trader, aims to exploit The Sun Dog for profit, but this creature that shouldn't exist at all, is a very dangerous investment.
During their six-year ordeal of World War II, the Blumenthal family lived in refugee and prison camps, including the notorious concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen in Germany. This is their story, as seen through the eyes of a child.
When she wakes up in unfamiliar surroundings, Skye knows something terrible has happened to her. It's not until she hears Asher, the dark, rebellious angel she fell in love with, that the memories come flooding back. She tries to put the past behind her, but she knows she'll be forever haunted by the ruthless betrayal that almost took her life. Skye returns home, but with the knowledge of who she really is, nothing can ever be the same. As she tests the limits of her newfound powers, Skye discovers that she's capable of far more than anyone could have imagined. Both the Order and the Rebellion want her for their side as war between the factions looms. She can't forget the terrifying truth she now knows about the Order, but something holds her back from embracing the Rebellion. A Fractured Light picks up right after A Beautiful Dark's shocking cliffhanger ending and is perfect for fans of Lauren Kate's Fallen and Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush, Hush saga.
Drama / Character: 4 male, 4 femaleScenery: Interior. Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant young scientist, returns to his Swiss chateau to escape a terrible pursuer. No one can shake free the dark secret that terrifies him: not his mother, nor his fiancee, nor his best friend. Even the pleading of a gypsy girl accused of murdering Victor's younger brother falls on deaf ears, for Victor has brought into being a creature made from pieces of the dead. The creature tracks Victor to his sanctuary to demand a bride to share its loneliness. Against his better judgement, Victor agrees and soon the household is invaded by murder, despair and terror! . Thrills. . . laughs. . . true suspense. Arizona Republic. . In Tim Kelly's thoughtful version of the classic tale, the results are surprisingly thought provoking and highly entertaining. Palos Verdes News
Mary Shelley's classic tale has been adapted and abridged by T. Ernesto Bethancourt.
Dear Kesley, My therapist tells me I should write you a letter. Like flushing all my thoughts and feelings out of my system and onto paper. I tell her it's a stupid idea. But here I am, writing a letter to a dead girl. Where do I start? Where did our story begin? From the moment you were born...or died? I'll start with the moment I found out the truth about you. Your lies and my pain. Because it always begins and ends with you. And that end began when Rafe Lawrence came back to town...Ava Hale will do anything to find her sister's killer...although she'll wish she hadn't. Because the harder Ava looks, the more secrets she uncovers about Kesley, and the more she begins to think that the girl she called sister was a liar. A sneak. A stranger. And Kesley's murderer could be much closer than she thought...A debut novel from Wattpad award-winner Kara Terzis, Frayed is a psychological whodunit that will keep you guessing!
This raw, moving novel follows two teenagers-one, a Mohawk-wearing 17-year-old violent misfit; the other, a gay 13-year-old cast out by his family, hustling on the streets and trying to survive. Acclaimed author Davida Wills Hurwin creates a riveting narrative told in alternating perspectives of their lives before and after the violent hate crime that changed both their futures. This tragic but ultimately inspirational journey of two polarized teens, their violent first meeting, and their peaceful reunion years later is an unforgettable story of survival and forgiveness. This story is inspired by the real lives of Matthew Boger and Timothy Zaal, who have shared their story on The Oprah Winfrey Show and NPR.
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