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Lucas has dinosaurs on the brain, but he's a little short on friends. When he gets a new book on how to make model dinosaurs, he's inspired to make one immediately. He's not so inspired by his new dinosaur-making kit: all the box contains is a test tube of clear liquid and a few instructions. But when he mixes the liquid into his papier-mâché goop, he gets much more than he bargained for, including the most unlikely friend.
A Regency romance about the star-crossed love of the soon-to-be-married Rachel Strand and a man whose name she does not even know.
Alex was no mor3e enchanted by the prickly young Scotsman temporarily marooned under her father's roof than he was by her, but her heart went out to Julie, the little blind orphan he brought with him, especially when she learned of David's callously practical plans for the child's future.
The raucous and randy adventures of a stateside soldier during World War II Sergeant Dan Miller wanted to be a flying ace, but the air force grounded him for poor vision. To make matters worse, when the myopic Miller travels home to Minneapolis on furlough, he finds the local "feather merchants"--aka civilians--breaking all the wartime rules. They're guzzling black-market gas, hoarding rationed food, and listening to suspiciously expensive radios. But the most troubling news of all arrives when Sergeant Dan's main squeeze, the voluptuous Estherlee McCracken, declares that she wants nothing to do with a pencil-pushing GI. The night after he gets dumped, Sergeant Dan seeks solace in watered-down whiskeys and a chorus line of ladies dancing in red, white, and blue G-strings. A friend introduces the sad-sack noncom as Robert Jordan, dynamiter of bridges, and before Sergeant Dan can stop that bell from tolling, he's the most celebrated man in town. What follows is a hysterical comedy of errors as our hero tries to outrun his patriotic admirers, win back Estherlee's love, and avoid a court martial.
After seventeen-year-old Thais Allard loses her widowed father in a tragic car accident, she is forced to leave the only home she's ever known to live with a total stranger in New Orleans. New Orleans greets Thais with many secrets and mysteries, but none as unbelievable as the moment she comes face to face with the impossible--an identical twin, Clio. Thais soon learns that she and the twin she never knew come from a family of witches, that she possesses astonishing powers, and that she, along with Clio, has a key role in Balefire, the coven she was born into. Fiery Clio is less than thrilled to have to share the spotlight, but the twins must learn to combine their powers in order to complete a rite that will transform their lives and the coven forever.
Archaeologist Raina Cotterell uncovers a corridor while searching for the tomb of an ancient Mayan ruler. She and her colleagues step from 1970 to 750 and into a ceremony to select a bride for the Mayan prince Al-Mon. Al-Mon never believed the gods would bless him with a woman so lovely. Now it seems he must fight them to keep her. He must find a way to convince his look-alike, Burke O'Neill, to stay--and to avoid another more deadly foe who will do anything to keep the men from switching places.
"Feathers--no matter what size or shape or color--are all the same, if you think about them. They're soft. Delicate. But the secret thing about feathers is . . . they are very strong." In the pre-Katrina glow of New Orleans, Amanda Salassi is anxious about chaperoning her daughter's sixth-grade field trip to the Big Easy during Halloween. And then her worst fears come true. Her daughter's best friend, Sarah, disappears amid the magic and revelry--gone, without a trace. Unable to cope with her guilt, Amanda's daughter sinks into depression. And Amanda's husband turns destructive as he watches his family succumb to grief. Before long, Amanda's whole world has collapsed. Amanda knows she has to save herself before it's too late. As she continues to search for Sarah, she embarks on a personal journey, seeking hope and purpose in the wake of so much tragedy and loss. Set amidst the murky parishes of rural Louisiana and told through the eyes of two women who confront the darkest corners of humanity with quiet and unbreakable faith, The Feathered Bone is Julie Cantrell's master portrait of love in a fallen world.
The triumphant, controversial life of the Aztec woman Malinali is one of the great and enduring legends of Mexico. A high-born Mexica heiress, she was sold into slavery as a child, and it was as a slave of the Maya that she met the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés. To her, and many of the Mexica, Cortés, with his flowing beard and pale skin, was Feathered Serpent, the god whose return to earth foretold the end of Montezuma's fabled empire. The daughter of a prophet, Malinali knew her fate lay with Feathered Serpent and his invaders. To this day she is reviled as a traitor by Mexico's native people, but is also honored as a heroine and symbolic mother of a mixed-race nation. This is her story--and the story of the Spanish conquest of Mexico, which for better or worse changed the Americas forever. In Feathered Serpent, Colin Falconer brings the Aztec empire to life in blazing color and gives voice to the incomparable Malinali, who transcended her role as Cortés's translator and consort to become a fiery agent of history against all odds.
The Journey "As we separated from the rest of the refugees of Zarahemla, a terrible vision haunted my thought. By abandoning my two younger children to search for Melody, might I lose my entire family?" The Destruction ""It was coming from the north, a wall of rolling, tumbling, churning clouds the color of charcoal, the sweeping palm of God." The Glory "The man's eyes moved across the gathering at Bountiful's Temple. They were the bluest I have ever seen, and as clear and bright as the limitless universe." Join Jim Hawkins and family as they stand face-to face with the ultimate forces of good and evil in this, the forth volume of the best-selling Tennis Shoes Adventure Series. Hearts will pound and adrenaline will rush as this spectacular Book of Mormon epic races to it's breathtaking climax. The Destruction See also Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites, Gadiantons and the Silver Sword, Feathered Serpent, Part 1, Sacred Quest, Lost Scroll, Golden Crown, Warriors of Cumorah, Tower of Thunder, and Kingdoms and Conquerors.
"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
Feathers are an evolutionary marvel: aerodynamic, insulating, beguiling. They date back more than 100 million years. Yet their story has never been fully told. In Feathers, biologist Thor Hanson details a sweeping natural history, as feathers have been used to fly, protect, attract, and adorn through time and place. Applying the research of paleontologists, ornithologists, biologists, engineers, and even art historians, Hanson asks: What are feathers? How did they evolve? What do they mean to us? Engineers call feathers the most efficient insulating material ever discovered, and they are at the root of biology's most enduring debate. They silence the flight of owls and keep penguins dry below the ice. They have decorated queens, jesters, and priests. And they have inked documents from the Constitution to the novels of Jane Austen. Feathers is a captivating and beautiful exploration of this most enchanting object.
Exquisite images from award-winning National Geographic photographer Robert Clark offer a captivating perspective on the vast beauty and myriad functions of a seemingly simple thing: the bird feather. Each detailed close-up is paired with informative text about the utility and evolution of the feather it depicts, making this handsome marriage of art and science the ideal book for bird lovers, natural history buffs, and photography enthusiasts.
The science, evolution, and practice of studying and identifying feathers are the subject of this delightful book for the general reader. The author traveled widely, interviewing specialists, to piece together what we know about feathers: the almost impossible genius of their many uses and effectiveness, the history of their study and use as ornament, and the current theories about their evolution, based on fossils found in Wyoming, Liaoning, China, and elsewhere. The volume is well-illustrated with drawings. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Journalism textbook defining different types of articles and writings.
Updated with fresh facts, examples and illustrations, along with two new chapters on digital media and blogs this third edition continues to be the authoritative and essential guide to writing engaging and marketable feature stories.Covers everything from finding original ideas and angles to locating expert sourcesExpanded edition with new chapters on storytelling for digital media and building a story blogCaptivating style exemplifies the authors' expert guidance, combining academic authority with professional know-howComprehensive coverage of all the angles, including marketing written work and finding jobs in the publishing industryEssential reading for anyone wishing to become a strong feature writerAccompanied by a website with a wealth of resources including PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and Q&As that will be available upon publication: www.wiley.com/go/sumnerandmiller
Using experience-driven advice and compelling articles from scores of newspapers and magazines, Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines shows how award-winning journalists achieve excellence and national recognition. Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines' world-class writing examples, extensive updates and timely tips from some of America's best feature and magazine writer's have made it the premier text in its field for almost two decades. The book considers such topics as: what to do about common writing problems, how to develop, research, write about and sell ideas to periodicals, and how to negotiate writing contracts and write articles so that the journalist will not get into legal trouble.
After everyone on Earth over twenty dies, the Visionaries, a handful of teenagers hearing voices and seeing visions, gravitate towards the Chosen One, the only hope of stopping an awakened female Demon.
During the three weeks prior to his assassination on February 21, 1965, Malcolm X spoke to audiences in Britain and France and across the U.S. This is the first in a series of books that will collect--in chronological order--the major speeches and writings of this great revolutionary thinker and leader of the 20th century.
It's a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! February is for Friend. . . In the second book of the Calendar Mysteries--an early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives--it's a Valentine's Day party! Bradley is passing out his class's valentines, but one of them has no name on it. Inside, the card tells the class to look in the closet. When they open the closet door, the kids find a rabbit named Douglas in a cage! What mysterious "friend" left him there? And why? Then the bunny gets sick. It's up to Bradley, Brian, Lucy, and Nate to track down his owner and figure out what is wrong with poor little Douglas. Parents, teachers, and librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are perfect for emerging readers and any kid who love mysteries! From the Trade Paperback edition.
The second in a projected 12-book series that features each month of the year in the title. Dave Garrett is a disbarred lawyer turned private investigator who has been hired to find out who is trying to sabotage Uncle Chen's Chinese restaurant. The stakes rise when the manager's beautiful wife is kidnapped.
Part-time student Chloe Carter is planning her best friend's wedding, working for her parents-and glued to her chef boyfriend, Josh, as he competes to star in a new TV series. The premise: Josh hijacks unsuspecting grocery shoppers and prepares them gourmet dinners. Everything's going great - until one of the shoppers drops dead. With the cameras on him from the beginning, Josh is obviously innocent, but Chloe wonders: Was it one of Josh's competitors? Or the deceased's husband? Or someone on the crew? Sifting through suspects, Chloe deals with wedding chaos and Josh's erratic behavior. She'll have to balance her plate while trying to catch a food felon. "Recipes, some by pro chefs, round out this delectable chick lit cozy, which ends on an emotional cliffhanger for Chloe. " - Publishers Weekly
A "scrumptious" Gourmet Girl mystery. Chloe Carter is helping her chef boyfriend with his new restaurant on Boston's posh Newbury Street when a crabby waitress is found dead in a fish truck. Was this a prank gone awry? Or did somebody want her to sleep with the fishes?
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