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The Lizard Cage

by Karen Connelly

Beautifully written and taking us into an exotic land, Karen Connelly's debut novel The Lizard Cage is a celebration of the resilience of the human spirit.Teza once electrified the people of Burma with his protest songs against the dictatorship. Arrested by the Burmese secret police in the days of mass protest, he is seven years into a twenty-year sentence in solitary confinement. Cut off from his family and contact with other prisoners, he applies his acute intelligence, Buddhist patience, and humor to find meaning in the interminable days, and searches for news in every being and object that is grudgingly allowed into his cell.Despite his isolation, Teza has a profound influence on the people around him. His very existence challenges the brutal authority of the jailers, and his steadfast spirit inspires radical change. Even when Teza's criminal server tries to compromise the singer for his own gain, Teza befriends him and risks falling into the trap of forbidden conversation, food, and the most dangerous contraband of all: paper and pen.Yet, it is through Teza's relationship with Little Brother, a twelve-year-old orphan who's grown up inside the walls, that we ultimately come to understand the importance of hope and human connection in the midst of injustice and violence. Teza and the boy are prisoners of different orders: only one of them dreams of escape and only one of them will achieve it--their extraordinary friendship frees both of them in utterly surprising ways.

Lizard Flanagan, Supermodel??

by Carol Gorman

Elizabeth "Lizard" Flanagan couldn't care less about the contest to model in the Spring Pines Fashion Show. Tomboy Lizard can't understand why anyone would want to parade around in front of a bunch of staring strangers -- especially in a dress. So when someone secretly enters her in the contest and she's chosen as a finalist, it's a nightmare come true! Is there any way out? Or is Lizard Flanagan destined to be the first hiccuping supermodel in history? In this fast and funny sequel to "The Miraculous Makeover of Lizard Flanagan" (an ABA Pick of the Lists), veteran author Carol Gorman shows how a spunky tomboy can conquer her fears and take the fashion world by storm!

Lizard Flanagan, Supermodel??

by Carol Gorman

Lizard Flanagan is stunned when she is chosen as a model for the local fashion show--this tomboy in a dress has her work cut out for herWhen Lizard Flanagan finds out about a trip to Wrigley Field to see the Chicago Cubs play--for only fifty dollars--she is thrilled. It's her big chance to see her favorite team in action! But how is she supposed to come up with fifty dollars before the trip?Lizard couldn't care less about the local teen fashion show at the mall, and when she is unexpectedly chosen to be one of the models, she's horrified. Parading around in a dress in front of other people is just not something she's willing to do. Lizard is determined to quit the fashion show . . . until she learns that the winner will receive a prize of one hundred dollars, which would be more than enough to go see the Cubs.In this fun sequel to The Miraculous Makeover of Lizard Flanagan, Lizard has to face her fears and show the fashion world that a tomboy can rock the catwalk too.

The Lizard in the Cup

by Peter Dickinson

Simulated war games morph into the real thing when a crime wave hits a Greek island in this fast-paced mystery by CWA Gold Dagger winner Peter Dickinson The West Indies island of Hog's Cay is soon to open for tourism, but the money behind the deal comes from the Mafia, which is ready to turn the island into the next Vegas. And the politicos in charge have given Greek tycoon Thanassi Thanatos the contract. That's where James Pibble comes in. The former Scotland Yard superintendent has come to Thanatos's hideaway on the Ionian island of Hyos to protect the Greek tycoon from the Mob, which doesn't like anyone muscling in on its territory. Rumor has it the crooks are eyeing Hyos for their booming drug-smuggling trade. Throw in British intelligence and a clandestine American operation, and you've got an international free-for-all. The mystery deepens when Pibble uncovers a monastery led by Fathers Polydore and Chrysostom, who may be the richest men on the island. And why is an English artist named Nancy living in a primitive hut? The answers may lie in a myth about a lizard called the samimithi, a harbinger of violent death. With superstition and distrust running rampant, Pibble races to stop a conspiracy set in motion by an obsessive love with the power to kill.

The Lizard Keeper's Handbook

by Phillipe De Vosjoli

The Lizard Keeper's Manual by Philippe de Vosjoli intends to provide real detailed information for all devoted lizard owners who wish to provide the very best of care for their pets. The author states in the foreword, "In terms of the herpetoculture of reptiles, the keeping of lizards is probably the most challenging." He explains that "Lizards demonstrate a great diversity of adaptations and specializations," and thus keepers need the very best advice and soundest information possible, which is what The Lizard Keeper's Manual provides to its readers.In over 200 pages, this colorful volume analyzes the needs of insect-eating lizards, of which there are literally thousands of species. Some lizards (the ones with generic housing and dietary requirements) are easy to maintain, though others have very specific needs (in terms of temperature, diet, humidity, etc.). As stated in the introduction, "The purpose of this book is to give herpetoculturists, both beginners and those more experienced, as well as pet industry personnel, a broad base of knowledge that will allow them to successfully keep a variety of insect-eating lizards." Colorfully illustrated, The Lizard Keeper's Manual provides chapter-length coverage on the following topics: selecting the right species of lizard, locating and purchasing a healthy lizard, quarantine and acclimation, types of vivaria, enclosures, vivarium design, heating, cooling/hibernation, lighting, humidity/ventilation, feeding/nutrition, handling, shipping/receiving, and diseases and disorders. The author recommends a number of excellent species for keepers, including geckos, chameleons, skinks, agamids, monitors, anoles, basilisks, as well as other large and miniature species. The chapter titled "Essential Concepts" is a crash course in herpetology, offering the reader an overview of the ontogeny (life stages), climatic and landscape factors, diet, water, and diseases of the lizard family. The chapter "General Guidelines for Popular Insect-Eating Lizards," which covers over thirty different lizards in terms of their requirements and descriptions, is an outstanding resource for lizard keepers looking to expand the population of their vivaria. Appendices and index included.

Lizard Music

by Daniel Pinkwater

By the author of The Big Orange Splot, The Neddiad, and Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl. Things Victor loves: pizza with anchovies, grape soda, B movies aired at midnight, the evening news. And with his parents off at a resort and his older sister shirking her babysitting duties, Victor has plenty of time to indulge himself and to try a few things he's been curious about. Exploring the nearby city of Hogboro, he runs into a curious character known as the Chicken Man (a reference to his companion, an intelligent hen named Claudia who lives under his hat). The Chicken Man speaks brilliant nonsense, but he seems to be hip to the lizard musicians (real lizards, not men in lizard suits) who've begun appearing on Victor's television after the broadcast of the late-late movie. Are the lizards from outer space? From "other space"? Together Victor and the Chicken Man, guided by the able Claudia, journey to the lizards' floating island, a strange and fantastic place that operates with an inspired logic of its own.

Lizard People

by Charlie Price

YOU MEET THE NICEST PEOPLE IN THE LOBBY OF A PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL. <P> The author of Dead Connection proves that what goes on in our minds just may be the scariest thing of all.<P> Ben Mander's junior year is derailed when his mentally ill mother erupts in the school office. Visiting her in the psych hospital, Ben meets Marco, who also has a mentally ill mother. Marco tells a story that turns Ben's idea of reality upside down. Soon, the story begins to uncomfortably mirror Ben's own life. Lizard People races along the edge of madness as Ben wrestles with his greatest fear--that deep within him lie the seeds of his own insanity.

Lizard Tales

by Ron Shirley

The star of TruTV's hit show, Lizard Lick Towing, shares stories of life as a small-town repo man, as well as the "Ron-isms" and "Ron-osophy" he is known for.Crazier than a sack of rabid weasels?Country as cornflakes?Gooder than grits?You bet he is! Week after week, millions of viewers tune in to Lizard Lick Towing to watch Ron Shirley outsmart the fist-swinging, gun-toting folks whose vehicles he's been hired to repossess. Staring danger in the face, Ron disarms them not with his size or his strength but with his wit--and especially with his trademark funny sayings that have come to be known as "Ronisms." In Lizard Tales, Ron takes readers on a side-splitting trip through his wacky, colorful life. Growing up and raising heck in the Carolina countryside--where sushi is still called "bait"--young Ronnie was known to gig frogs, mooch moonshine from his pops, hunt, and cruise the strip in Myrtle Beach. He continues to get himself into hilarious scrapes and jams as an adult by tarring a roof during a lightning storm, inviting an angry deer onto his cousin's brand-new boat, drinking (and fist-fighting) with a priest, matching wits with his wife, Amy, and running repo with his sidekicks at the towing company. So kick back, help yourself to some 'shine (if you got it), let Ron tell you some stories, and prepare yourself to get licked!From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lizards

by Nic Bishop

Another fascinating close-up look at the wonders of the natural world from Sibert Honor photographer Nic Bishop. <P> With breathtaking full-page images, including a double-gatefold spread, Sibert-Honor photographer Nic Bishop introduces the beauty and diversity of lizards. The simple, engaging text presents both basic information and fun, quirky facts about the appearance, habits, and life cycle of these amazing reptiles. An index and glossary are included.

The Lizard's Bite (Nic Costa #4)

by David Hewson

On an August night on a small island near Venice, a fire explodes in a glassmaking shop. When help arrives, two people are dead, a rich Englishman is implicated, and investigators from Rome are assigned a case no one wants them to solve....In this spellbinding new novel featuring Detective Nic Costa, author David Hewson weaves together the rich fabric of Europe's most beguiling city with a riveting tale of passion, corruption, and the poisonous bite of betrayal. On their private island, the Arcangelo family defy the world: living in a decaying palazzo, making glass in a terrifying, archaic furnace, watching their absurd exhibition hall sink into disrepair. But now the world is coming to their dying outpost in a crumbling corner of a Venice that tourists never see. Police boats and vaporetti bring investigators, curiosity seekers, and one man who plans to own the property himself. With two family members consumed by the foundry fire, both mystery and opportunity have been bared to the bone. On special assignment from Rome, Detective Nic Costa, along with his partner, his boss, and a dogged pathologist named Teresa Lupo, is getting in the way of progress, Venetian-style. They know that Uriel Arcangelo and his wife were murdered. They know that a predatory Englishman must be a suspect, as is the family of the murdered woman. And while everyone wants the Roman cops to give up and go home, they can't-because a matter of desire, death, and lies has just turned murderously on one of them.... A tale as bewitching as its lush backdrop, The Lizard's Bite is an astounding alchemy of superb writing, vibrant atmosphere, and sheer, gripping suspense.

Lizards, Frogs, and Polliwogs

by Douglas Florian

From transparent glass frogs and ravenous rattlesnakes to sticky geckos and stressed-out skinks, this slithery spectacle showcases once again Douglas Florian's incomparable skill for making poetry informative, fun--and irresistible!

Lizards, Frogs, and Polliwogs

by Douglas Florian

From transparent glass frogs and ravenous rattlesnakes to sticky geckos and stressed-out skinks, this slithery spectacle showcases once again Douglas Florian's incomparable skill for making poetry informative, fun--and irresistible!

Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology of Adaptive Radiation in Anoles

by Jonathan B. Loses

Adaptive radiation, which results when a single ancestral species gives rise to many descendants, each adapted to a different part of the environment, is possibly the single most important source of biological diversity in the living world. One of the best-studied examples involves Caribbean Anolis lizards. With about 400 species, Anolis has played an important role in the development of ecological theory and has become a model system exemplifying the integration of ecological, evolutionary, and behavioral studies to understand evolutionary diversification. This major work, written by one of the best-known investigators of Anolis,reviews and synthesizes an immense literature. Jonathan B. Losos illustrates how different scientific approaches to the questions of adaptation and diversification can be integrated and examines evolutionary and ecological questions of interest to a broad range of biologists.

Lizards (Nature's Children)

by Amy-Jane Beer

Describes the physical features, habits and habitat of lizards, the relative of the dinosaurs

Lizards of the World

by Christopher Mattison

Reptiles have been the subjects of superstition and speculation for thousands of years, and their remarkably diverse forms, colors, and behavior continue to fascinate human beings today. Filling the need for an accessible overview of what is known about these intriguing creatures, Lizards of the World presents a wealth of information in a readable and interesting format. Written as an introduction to the natural history of lizards, this book helps to answer the many questions that both amateur and professional naturalists ask about these animals. It examines the origins, form, function, color, environment, feeding, defense, reproduction, movement, and distribution of lizards, from the tiny, tropical geckos to the huge Komodo dragon. The author also discusses lizards in captivity and their relationship with humans, and describes the entire range of the lizard families.Beautifully illustrated with superb black-and-white and full-color photographs, as well as with crisp line illustrations, this valuable resource clearly presents the spectacularly varied lizard families.

Lizards on the Mantel, Burros at the Door: A Big Bend Memoir

by Etta Koch June Cooper Price

A woman who went West with her husband in the 1840s must have expected hardships and privation, but during the 1940s, when Etta Koch stopped off in Big Bend with her young family and a 23-foot travel trailer in tow, she anticipated no more than a civilized camping trip between her old home in Ohio and a new one in Arizona. It was only when she found herself moving into an old rock house without plumbing or electricity in the new Big Bend National Park that Etta realized, "From the sheltered life of a city girl of moderate circumstances, I too would have to face the reality of frontier living. " In this book based on her journals and letters, Etta Koch and her daughter June Cooper Price chronicle their family's first years (1944-1946) in the Big Bend. Etta describes how her photographer husband Peter Koch became captivated by the region as a place for natural history filmmaking-and how she and their three young daughters slowly adapted to a pioneer lifestyle during his months' long absences on the photo-lecture circuit. In vivid, often humorous anecdotes, she describes making the rock house into a home, getting to know the Park Service personnel and other neighbors, coping with the local wildlife, and, most of all, learning to love the rugged landscape and the hardy individuals who call it home.

Lizardskin

by Carsten Stroud

When violence touches Montana State Highway patrolman Beau McAllister, it arrives in a rattlesnake-fast strike.

Lizz Free or Die: Essays

by Lizz Winstead

Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show and one of today's most hilarious comedians and insightful social critics, pens a brilliant account of how she discovered her comedic voice. In this collection of autobiographical essays, Winstead vividly recounts how she fought to find her own voice, both as a comedian and as a woman, and how humor became her most powerful weapon in confronting life's challenges. Growing up in the Midwest, the youngest child of conservative Catholic parents, Winstead learned early in her life that the straightforward questions she posed to various authority figures around her-her parents, her parish priest, even an anti-abortion counselor -prompted many startled looks and uncomfortable silences, but few answers. Her questions rattled people because they exposed the inconsistencies and hypocrisies in the people and institutions she confronted. Yet she didn't let that stop her from pursuing her dreams. Funny and biting, honest and poignant, this no-holds-barred collection gives an in-depth look into the life of one of today's most influential comic voices. In writing about her childhood longing to be a priest, her role in developing The Daily Show, and of her often problematic habit of diving into everything head first, asking questions later (resulting in multiple rescue-dog adoptions and travel disasters), Lizz Winstead has tapped an outrageous and heartfelt vein of the all-too-human comedy. .

Lizzie

by Linda Ford

Christian romance set in Alberta, Canada in 1919.

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

by Gary D. Schmidt

It only takes a few hours for Turner Buckminster to start hating Phippsburg, Maine. No one in town will let him forget that he's a minister's son, even if he doesn't act like one. But then he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a smart and sassy girl from a poor nearby island community founded by former slaves. Despite his father's-and the town's-disapproval of their friendship, Turner spends time with Lizzie, and it opens up a whole new world to him, filled with the mystery and wonder of Maine's rocky coast. The two soon discover that the town elders, along with Turner's father, want to force the people to leave Lizzie's island so that Phippsburg can start a lucrative tourist trade there. Turner gets caught up in a spiral of disasters that alter his life-but also lead him to new levels of acceptance and maturity. This sensitively written historical novel, based on the true story of a community's destruction, highlights a unique friendship during a time of change. Author's note.

Lizzie Logan Wears Purple Sunglasses

by Eileen Spinelli

Lizzie Logan bursts into Heather's life the day Heather moves to Mole Street and then bursts right out. "Eight? Holy crab cakes! You're nothing but a baby," she screeches as she stomps away. Lizzie's back, though, before the moving truck is unloaded. "I'm giving you a chance," she announces, "to be my best friend." Heather isn't sure she wants the job. Lizzie Logan is dangerous. She bosses Heather around, scares her with tales about man-eating spider plants, and smokes (sort of). But Lizzie is also full of adventure. Who else would take Heather fishing, share her dog, and invent her own parade? Eileen Spinelli has created a charming and funny story about a relationship between two unlikely soulmates who ultimately bring out the best in each other. Lizzie and Heather deal with issues other elementary grade girls know all about. They face jealousy, wonder if they can have more than one best friend at a time, decide if they should play with popular or unpopular girls. Figure how to make up when they fight, and learn how humor helps them get along and that they don't have to have their own way every time to have fun together.

The Lizzie McGuire Movie

by Bobbi Weiss David Weiss

Rivederci, junior high. Hello, Italy! Ciao. LIZZIE! After suffering complete and total humiliation at her junior high graduation. there's only one thing Lizzie wants to do- leave the country! Luckily, she's off on a class trip to Rome. where she meets hot Italian pop star Paolo Vahsari. Lizzie's in heaven. Even better, it seems that she bears a striking resemblance to Paolo's singing partner Isabella. Lizzie starts getting star treatment-and that's when her adventures really begin! is Lizzie in love? is Paolo really as nice as he seems? And why is Gordo suddenly acting so ... jealous?

Lizzie's Last-Chance Fiance

by Julie Kistler

The Wedding PartyAnything can happen at a Bellamy WeddingCan a fake fiancé become a real husband?Bridesmaid Lizzie Muldoon had resolved to go stag to the weekend-long Bellamy society wedding. Except her "well-meaning" friends, poor planning, and a big secret had Lizzie hooked up with a fake fiancé!But groomsman Joe Bellamy stood head and shoulders above other men, a real man amid a sea of imposters, and he had Lizzie wishing he was the real thing. He believed in truth, honesty, simple virtues. So why was this stand-up guy "pretending" to be Lizzie's lover as if he meant business?Is he...the one?

Lizzie's Soccer Showdown

by John Danakas

Lizzie has just been named captain of the soccer team - the boys' soccer team, that is. For a shy twelve year old, that's a problem. Lizzie never dreamed anything like this would happen when she asked if the boys and girls could play on the same team. Now that the principal knows her name and the editor of the school newspaper wants an interview, Lizzie wishes she could disappear.Worse still, the boys are treating the team as a big joke, and Lizzie just knows they have something planned to get even.Find out what it is in this interesting new novel from John Danakas.

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