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Lennie is addicted to television. Even reruns are more exciting than real life, and Lennie likes to pretend he?s the one experiencing the drama. But Lennie?s daydreams lead him into a real situation that could cost him his life?and suddenly he?s in trouble more terrifying and dangerous than anything he?s ever seen on TV. ?Byars infuses the story with her special magic. Lennie is a likable, funny, moving, and always entertaining character. ? ?Publishers Weekly
Only Alexander knows why the barn is haunted--and by what When Alexander notices an eerie light coming out of the barn,. He thinks his friend Blossom Culp is trying to spook him. But strange things really are happening there. Slimy footprints appear out of nowhere, and whimpering sounds float down from the hayloft. And when he ventures into the barn in the dark of night, his breath catches in his throat. Suddenly Blossom's words come back to him: "You can make contact with the Unseen. . . . " Now there's a girl ghost standing right in front of him, telling him of great danger ahead. But is there time for Alexander to act on her warning? Blossom Culp #1 "Peck's blending of mystery and humor makes an unusual and entertaining ghost story. " -Booklist, starred review .
Does "Math Wiz" have to equal "Sports Dud"? Marty Malone thinks no problem is too complicated for him. Then he starts third grade--and learns that being a math wiz won't stop him from getting picked last in gym class. Kids like tom Ballan are so much better at sports that Marty will never be able to catch up. Trying harder doesn't work. Trying to get out of gym doesn't work. But what if Marty makes a friend in class? And what if that friend is a math wiz, too? .
Traces the progression of the civil rights movement and its effect on history through biographical sketches of four prominent and influential African Americans: Frederick Douglass, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King, Jr. , and Malcolm X. .
Young love, told by the Newbery Medal-winning author of Summer of the Swans Simon is in fifth grade, and every time he sees Cybil Ackerman, his heart pounds. Falling in love with her was easy, but winning her is not. Simon's best friend, Tony, is also swooning over Cybil, and he'll stop at nothing to ruin Simon's chances of impressing her. When Simon realizes what Tony is up to, the war is on. . . but only Cybil can decide the outcome. Who will be the lucky winner of Cybil's heart? "Young love, fifth-grade variety, portrayed with warmth and humor and that extra, penetrating touch one expects of Byars. "-Kirkus Reviews An ALA Notable Book .
Dickey's tenth novel is packed with twists and turns, filled with titillations and poignancy. Drive Me Crazyis the latest example that "Dickey is an excellent writer at the top of his game. " (Chicago Defender)After his blockbuster holiday novel, Naughty or Nice, New York Timesbestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey is serving up his new novel with style, sexiness, and a bit of grit. "Driver" is an ex-con trying to make his life right but who shares an expensive secret and a past affair with his boss's wife-a woman who is nothing but trouble. Dickey's rich characters jump off the page, making readers feel as if they are present in the hustle-filled pool hall, the bedroom, and the Lincoln Town Car that Driver chauffeurs his wealthy and notorious clients around in. Dickey's millions of readers will be happy to see the reappearance of a femme fatale from Thieves' Paradise, who adds spice and surprises every time she turns up. This is Dickey writing at his best-a fast-paced novel of raw emotions, softened as always with his incomparable humor and characters you will always remember.
In his eighth novel, Eric Jerome Dickey turns his trademark insight, compassion, razor-sharp wit, and sexy storytelling to the subject of marriage--what it means to be in love, to commit and to betray. The story begins as a couple struggles with the difficult circumstances of a modern marriage: he works days, she works nights; and they each wonder what it means to be married if they never see each other. But it is not until the woman receives an unexpected call--telling her that her husband is having an affair--that their relationship is brought to the brink. What follows is the explosive, emotional story of their reckoning and reconciliation, as only Eric Jerome Dickey can write it.
Famed Mopar performance guru Larry Shepard offers a comprehensive guide on modifying Chrysler's popular Magnum V-8, used in 1992-and-newer Dodge Ram and Dakota; 1998-and-newer Durango; and 1994-98 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5. 2L and 5. 9L V8 engines. Includes sections on the cylinder block, piston/rods/crankshafts, cylinder heads and valvetrain, induction, exhaust, ignition and lubrication systems, engine swapping guide and horsepower calculations.
A 20th-century classic on British society's class warfare, as seen through the eyes of three different castes. Howards End, a house in the Herefordshire countryside, is the source of conflict between these parties-and ultimately a symbol of class conflict in England.
Hazel d'Ark, ex-clonelegger and ex-pirate, is an official hero of the great rebellion - but she's also been kidnapped; now it's up to the legenday Owen Deathstalker to venture into the Obeah Systems to find and rescue his companion in arms. But there's more behind the kidnapping, for the Blood Runners, Hazel's evil captors, have been influencing present day affairs in the Empire far more than anyone realized - and they have stolen a part of the Madness Maze to use as a power source. Then just as all loose ends are being tied up, as everyone is bidding air to live happily ever after, the Recreated turn up to threaten the existence of all humanity . . . and Owen Deathstalker must play the hero one more time . . .
Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences#151;biographical, historical, and literary#151;to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Few authors have been as personally familiar with desperation as Fyodor Dostoevsky, and none have been so adept at describing it. Crime and Punishment#151;the novel that heralded the author's period of masterworks#151;tells the story of the poor and talented student Raskolnikov, a character of unparalleled psychological depth and complexity. Raskolnikov reasons that men like himself, by virtue of their intellectual superiority, can and must transcend societal law. To test his theory, he devises the perfect crime#151;the murder of a spiteful pawnbroker living in St. Petersburg. In one of the most gripping crime stories of all time, Raskolnikov soon realizes the folly of his abstractions. Haunted by vivid hallucinations and the torments of his conscience, he seeks relief from his terror and moral isolation#151;first from Sonia, the pious streetwalker who urges him to confess, then in a tense game of cat and mouse with Porfiry, the brilliant magistrate assigned to the murder investigation. A tour de force of suspense, Crime and Punishment delineates the theories and motivations that underlie a bankrupt morality. Priscilla Meyer is Professor of Russian Language and Literature at Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut. She published Find What the Sailor Has Hidden, the first monograph on Vladimir Nabokov's Pale Fire, and edited the first English translation of Andrei Bitov's collection of short stories, Life in Windy Weather.
In the new mass-market edition of New York Times best-selling Eric Jerome Dickey's latest book, Dante Brown finds himself down and out after a stretch in juvenile jail, out of work and with a girlfriend who might not stick around if he can't pay the bills. Dante is determined to stay straight, but when a blast from the past offers him a lucrative, if illegal, way of staying on top, Dante and his good friend Jackson both get pulled into a risky business. Things seem to be paying off when his girlfriend finds the money irresistible. . . until everything goes wrong.
From ancient Palestine through Europe and Asia, to America and modern Israel, Max I. Dimont shows how the saga of the Jews is interwoven with the story of virtually every nation on earth. .
Chief Jake Swamp has delivered the Thanksgiving Address throughout the world, as well as at the United Nations, and he prints it in this book that all might know it.
Fritti Tailchaser is a hunter for his clan. His speciality is birds. Though catching mice and other rodents are also central to his repertoire. Except when he's napping in the sun or chasing butterflies - something he does rather more than he should. Or at least did, until Hushpad vanished. Now Tailchaser has been drawn into a dangerous mission to discover her fate. It is the beginning of an extraordinary journey that will take him to the court of the Queen of Cat, through the terrifying northern wilds and deep into the underground realm of the ancient and hideous cat-god Grizraz Hearteater. For what begins as a simple quest to find a lost friend is destined to become a battle to save the entire world from destruction. TAILCHASER'S SONG is a wonderful story of magic, adventure and true friendship from one of the greatest storytellers writing today.
From the Newbery Award winning author of Across Five Aprils and Up a Road Slowly comes a tale of a brave young man's struggle to find his own strength during the Great Depression... No Promises in the Wind In 1932, Americans' dreams were simple: a job, food to eat, a place to sleep, and shoes without holes. But for millions of people these simple needs were nothing more than dreams. When he was just fifteen years old, Josh had to make his own way through a country of angry and frightened people. This is the story of his struggle to find a life for himself during these turbulent times.
Written with the support of the Maharishi Ayur-Veda Institute, this comprehensive cookbook shows how to incorporate the timeless principles of Ayurveda into the twenty-first-century kitchen. A result of Miriam Kasin Hospodar's twenty-year culinary journey, Heaven's Banquet draws from a rich palette of international cuisines and shows how to match your diet to your mind-body type for maximum health and well-being. The more than 700 recipes included here range from Thai Corn Fritters and Asian-Cajun Eggplant Gumbo to West African Avocado Mousse and Mocha-Spice Cake with Coffee Cream Frosting. Readers will discover the most effective methods of preparing food, the benefits of eating seasonally for individual types, and how to create a diet for the entire family. There are special sections on how to lose weight and control sugar sensitivity, a questionnaire to help determine mind-body type, and essential ingredients for a well-stocked Ayurvedic kitchen. Fully illustrated, and written for everyone from the beginner cook to the experienced chef, Heaven's Banquet shows how to use food to tap into your body's intelligence and create lifelong health.
Amadeus meets Little Women in this irresistibly delightful historical novel by award-winning author Stephanie Cowell. The year is 1777 and the four Weber sisters, daughters of a musical family, share a crowded, artistic life in a ramshackle house. While their father scrapes by as a music copyist and their mother secretly draws up a list of prospective suitors in the kitchen, the sisters struggle with their futures, both marital and musical--until twenty-one-year-old Wolfgang Mozart walks into their lives. Bringing eighteenth-century Europe to life with unforgiving winters, yawning princes, scheming parents, and the enduring passions of young talent, Stephanie Cowell's richly textured tale captures a remarkable historical figure--and the four young women who engage his passion, his music, and his heart. .
It's visiting day at Dragon Slayers' Academy and Wiglaf's entire family is coming! Will Wiglaf be able to survive the day with his wacky parents and crude older brothers and come out of it without becoming the laughingstock of the entire school? Hot on the heels of book #9, here's another all-new story starring everyone's favorite dragon-slayer-in-training. .
What are those strange noises coming from the dungeon at DSA? Wiglaf and his stalwart cohorts Angus and Erica decide to investigate and inadvertently free the long-imprisoned ghost of the school founder?Sir Herbert Dungeonstone. Overjoyed to be on the loose again, Sir Herbert wreaks havoc, threatening to spoil the greedy headmaster?s plan to turn DSA coed. .
When Mordred announces a three-day weekend for DSA, Wiglaf and his friends (including his Pig Latin-speaking pig, Daisy) are off to Erica's castle. But when they arrive, they discover that Erica's father, King Ken, has come down with a horrible case of liver pox. The wizard Zelnoc manages to cure the king's pox, but as with all the wizard's spells, there's a magical mishap. Now, King Ken can only speak in Pig Latin! Can Zelnoc fix his mistake, or is there a better chance that pigs will fly? .
Wiglaf, Erica, and Angus are representing DSA in the All-Schools Brain-Power Tournament! But what on Earth are they going to do about their know-it-all captain Bragwort? And how can they even stand a chance against the snobbish Knights Noble Conservatory team?
The evil witch Morgana le Fay has put a terrible curse on Sir Lancelot, and it's up to Wiglaf and his DSA buddies to find and save him. But they're just dragon-slayers-in-training. Can they really outsmart the trolls, witches, and other villains that stand in their way? Follow Wiglaf's adventures at Dragon Slayers' Academy as he discovers more about his past and what the future holds for him.
Wiglaf's supposed to be a dragon slayer, but he's more like a dragon babysitter when he finds a baby dragon and decides to keep it! Back in his first new adventure in four years, Wiglaf is as funny and appealing as ever. In keeping with the reissue of the original books in the series, the ninth book is 112 pages long and includes a hilarious bonus yearbook section that will have kids laughing out loud.
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