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Grades 4-6. A survival story with a unique twist: 15 Orthodox Jews are flying to an isolated Jewish community, taking with them a gift of a Torah scroll. Their plane, leaking fuel, makes an emergency landing on a lake surrounded by forests. The passengers (young children, teens and adults) evacuate the damaged plane and try to survive in the autumnal forest, all the while maintaining their Orthodox life style. With structure, order and cooperation, they ingeniously devise utensils and tools and prepare food. Despite unhappiness, despair and worry, they are supportive of one another and operate as a community until rescued. The writing is uneven, and at times awkward, but there is suspense and adventure. Black-and-white drawings are stiff but adequate. Adult characterization is good, but the children, with one or two exceptions, are thinly developed. George's My Side of the Mountain (Dutton, 1967) and Julie of the Wolves (Harper, 1972) are superior books. However, this book has a place in collections where the unusual combination of wilderness survival and Jewish orthodoxy will be wanted. A glossary and chapter notes explain Hebrew terms and religious laws referred to in the text. Ruth Shire, Mount Vernon Public Library, N.Y. Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
On the run from killers, a boy genius looks for strength in numbersWhen he steps on stage, Ronnie Cleveland feels his troubles slip away. He is the Blue Boy, a genius who sings, plays piano, and solves math problems faster than any calculator. His nightclub act is a great success, but he feels fear creeping into his heart. When a young Spanish girl warns him that trouble is coming, he knows she is right--and that it's too late to stop it. Before his time in the spotlight, Ronnie worked for a pair of underworld accountants. Because he remembers every number he ever crunched, the Blue Boy's head holds enough dirt to put the entire mob in jail--and that makes him a target. When his manager and bodyguards disappear, Ronnie runs to find the mysterious girl, and seek refuge in the most lonesome place in the world.
"A small, almost perfect book." -Rolling Stone Upon his return to Europe from fighting on the eastern front in World War I, Franz Tunda finds that the old order is gone and Europe has changed utterly. Disillusioned by the new ideologies, he is the archetypal modern man taken up by the currents of history.
With Flightless Falcon, Mickey Zucker Reichert introduces a brand-new fantasy realm certain to attract fans of Nightfall.... An ex-miner down on his luck is sentenced to prison when he's caught stealing to feed his family. When his sentence is up, he discovers his family has been kidnapped. Now he's determined to rescue them -- but he can't do it alone. To break into a seemingly impenetrable city, he needs the help of three unlikely allies: a guard, a thief, and a fortune-teller....
A thirteen-year-old hatches a plan of escape, solace, and utter independence through a dream of flight that's both literal and figurative in this engrossing novel by National Book Award finalist Jim Shepard As beset by the world as any thirteen-year-old--and maybe a little more so--Biddy Siebert does his best to negotiate both the intimacies and isolations of his world and his own maddening and slightly comical idiosyncrasies. His ferocious younger sister hates everyone, including him; his sprawling Italian family, when it comes to emotional matters, has the touch of a blacksmith; and his Catholic school education provides a ready framework against which he can measure himself as continually falling short of the ideal. As his grades slip and his family begins to come apart, Biddy searches for a focus and finds one during a trip in a family friend's private plane: To rise above his troubles, he's going to have to learn to fly. Biddy resolves to steal the plane, having taught himself as a pilot through manuals and observation, and as he moves through the progressions of his plan, he slowly develops the confidence and independence he's going to need later in life. In this compassionate and honest portrait of the challenges, missteps, and small successes of adolescence, Biddy is an unforgettable character whose problems might seem common but whose solutions are often extraordinary.
The perfect bedside companion for every bird-watcher and nature lover, inside Flights of Fancy you'll find: Cranes--"Don't promise the crane in the sky, but give the titmouse in your hand." Russian proverb. Magpies--"One for sorrow, two for joy..." Traditional English rhyme. Owls--"The owl shrieked at thy birth, an evil sign." Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part III. Peacocks--"The peacock is ashamed of its large black feet." Medieval Persian tradition. Ravens--"When the raven tried to bring fire to the world, ash turned its feathers black." Cherokee Indian legend. Swans--"Sewing a swan's feather into your husband's pillow will keep him faithful." British superstition, and much more.
Superman isn't going away anytime soon. The Man of Steel thrives, outlasting flagging comic magazine sales, mediocre box office returns, dwindling Nielsen ratings and repeated attempts to give him a makeover. His owners kill him off, and he refuses to stay dead. He's still the consummate superhero; the most recognizable comic book character of all time and one of American literature's most famous creations. How did that happen? This book will answer that question.
Flik's crazy ideas have gotten the colony in trouble again. He needs a new scheme to save them -- and this one better work.
One frosty winter morning, Jennifer Vogel opened the newspaper and read that her father had gone on the run. John Vogel, fifty-two, had been arrested for single-handedly counter-feiting nearly $20 million in U.S. currency -- the fourth-largest sum ever seized by federal agents -- and then released pending trial. Though Jennifer hadn't spoken to her father in more than four years, the police suspected he might turn up at her Minneapolis apartment. She examined the shadows outside her building, thought she spotted him at the grocery store and the bus stop. He had simply vanished. Framed around the six months her father eluded authorities, Jennifer's memoir documents the police chase -- stakeouts, lie detector tests, even a segment on Unsolved Mysteries -- and vividly chronicles her tumultuous childhood while examining her father's legacy. A lifelong criminal who robbed banks, burned down buildings, scammed investors, and even plotted murder, John Vogel was also a hapless dreamer who wrote a novel, baked lemon meringue pies, and took his ten-year-old daughter to see Rocky in an empty theater on Christmas Eve. When it came time to pass his counterfeit bills, he spent them at Wal-Mart for political reasons. Culling from memories, photo albums, public documents, and interviews with the handful of people who knew the real John Vogel, Jennifer has created an intensely moving psychological portrait of a charismatic, larger-than-life figure -- a father who loved her and whom, in spite of everything, she loved back.
James Randi is internationally known as a magician and escape artist. But for the past thirty-five years of his professional life, he has also been active as an investigator of the paranormal, occult, and supernatural claims that have impressed the thinking of the public for a generation: ESP, psychokinesis, psychic detectives, levitation, psychic surgery, UFOs, dowsing, astrology, and many others. Those of us unable to discriminate between genuine scientific research and the pseudoscientific nonsense that has resulted in fantastic theories and fancies have long needed James Randi and Flim-Flam! <P><P> In this book, Randi explores and exposes what he believes to be the outrageous deception that has been promoted widely in the media. Unafraid to call researchers to account for their failures and impostures, Randi tells us that we have been badly served by scientists who have failed to follow the procedures required by their training and traditions. Here he shows us how what he views as sloppy research has been followed by rationalizations of evident failures, and we see these errors and misrepresentations clearly pointed out. Mr. Randi provides us with a compelling and convincing document that will certainly startle and enlighten all who read it.
Several years have passed since we last saw stunning, savvy attorney Rachel Gold. She was then engaged to be married. Since, she's become a mother, then a widow, and now a reluctant participant in a lost cause: the Frankenstein Case. She represents a blue-collar neighborhood fighting a powerful developer intent on bulldozing their homes to erect a swanky gated community. <P><P> Rachel's strategy will be based on the wild card that is the judge on the case--a judge so wacky he's known to the St. Louis Bar as "The Flinch Factor."<P> Then Rachel gains another new client: Susannah, sister of Nick Moran, the heartthrob of every woman whose kitchen he remodeled. Nick has been murdered, found slumped on the front seat of his pickup along an isolated lane known to the vice squad as Gay Way. His pants are unzipped, a coil of rubber tubing lies on the seat, an empty syringe on the floor. His female groupies are, to say the least, stunned. His sister is convinced that it is foul play.<P> Although Susannah seems the classic adoring younger sister, a skeptical Rachel agrees to check it out. To her surprise, she turns up facts suggesting that maybe, just maybe, Nick's death was not an accident. Are NIck's death and Rachel's Frankenstein case somehow related?
Welcome to Fetish Week Unleash your kinky side with three tales of BDSM romance in an exclusive Mediterranean sex resort from three hot erotica writers, including New York Times bestseller Sara Fawkes. Take Me by Sara FawkesThe minute sexy hotel manager Alexander Stavros spots shy, sweet Kate Swansea at the Mancusi resort, he can tell shes begging for release. This Dom is the perfect man to help her . . . if shes willing to let go of her inhibitions and enjoy the ride. Teach Me by Cathryn FoxTheres nothing Luca Mancusi loves more than lingerie. So much so, hes made it his business. Fashion design intern Josie Pelletier is supposed to be negotiating a deal with him, but as talks heat up, he cant wait to teach her the ways of business . . . and BDSM. Tame Me by Lauren HawkeyeCEO Marco Kennedy cant help being drawn to Ariel Monroe. When he follows the pop star abroad to the Mancusi resort, she agrees to a deal: Hell win her as a sub through pleasure . . . or hell disappear from her life. Ariels game . . . just as long as she doesnt lose her heart too.
Hank accidentally hithces a ride to town adn meets his old pal Dogpound Ralph. Ralph convinces Hank to join him on a fling of stealing meat and hiding from the dog catcher.
He left the West at the age of seventeen, leaving behind a rootless past and a bloody trail of violence. In the East he became one of the wealthiest financiers in America--and one of the most feared and hated.Now, suffering from incurable cancer, he has come back to New Mexico to die alone. But when an all-out range war erupts, Flint chooses to help Nancy Kerrigan, a local rancher. A cold-eyed speculator is setting up the land swindle of a lifetime, and Buckdun, a notorious assassin, is there to back his play.Flint alone can help Nancy save her ranch...with his cash, his connections--and his gun. He still has his legendary will to fight. All he needs is time, and that's fast running out....From the Paperback edition.
Welcome to Flint, Michigan, one of the roughest little cities in America, a place where the good die young, loyalty is a rarity, and everybody has a hustle. Malek Johnson's hustle is the basketball court and he's the best Flint's projects has ever produced. He's on his way to the University of Michigan, but not for long, because all the NBA scouts say he's destined for the pros after a year or two of seasoning. He finds love in the super fine girl everyone calls Halleigh, and he promises her that he will take her out of the hood. When Halleigh's virginity is traded in exchange for her mother's drug tab, their dream spirals out of control and they are quickly separated and sucked into the life that they have so desperately tried to avoid. With no place to go, their destinies take them down separate paths. Malek becomes affiliated with the North Side's biggest kingpin and Halleigh is manipulated into the streets by his South Side adversary. North versus South, love versus loyalty, and lies versus truth. What will they choose? Walk with Halleigh and Malek as they introduce you to a new struggle in a new city . . . a place called FLINT.
Walk with Halleigh and Malek as they introduce you to a new struggle in a new city . . . a place called Flint, Michigan, one of the roughest little cities in America. It's a place where the good die young, loyalty is a rarity, and everybody has a hustle. In Flint Book 1: Choosing Sides, Malek became affiliated with the North Side's biggest kingpin, and Halleigh was manipulated into the streets by his South Side adversary. North versus South, love versus loyalty, and lies versus truth. Now the saga continues in Flint Book 2: Working Girls, as we are introduced to the Manolo Mamis, the baddest chicks in the game. They're playin' for keeps, and their services come with a price, an expensive one. Halleigh is knee-deep in the game. She has become lost, turned out at the hands of her pimp, Manolo. Will she and Malek ever meet again? And if they do, will they share the same love that they once had, or is it too late?Welcome to Flint Book 2: Working Girls. The saga continues.
The Romeo and Juliet of the streets are still struggling to find their way back to each other after fate has cruelly separated them. In order to move up in rank on the streets of Flint, Michigan, Malek knows that he's going to have to deal with some jealous players in the game, but when he's forced to go up against players on his own team, the rules change. Halleigh, on the other hand, learns that everything isn't always how it seems. Those who she thought had a foot on her neck, keeping her held down and imprisoned in a life she didn't freely choose for herself, are, in fact, the same ones who might be able to help her escape. In Flint Book 3, will Halleigh and Malek end up on the same team? But more importantly, will it be the winning team?
Malek and Halleigh were once innocent high-school sweethearts, but their lives changed drastically when they were separated by tragic circumstances and sucked into life on the streets. Now Malek has risen to the top of the drug empire and is running things after Jamaica Joe's murder. His rival, Sweets, has left town, so Malek has things under control on both the South Side and the North Side. When Halleigh finally escapes from the clutches of Manolo, her pimp, she and Malek are reunited. For a while, things are running smoothly, and Halleigh and Malek are like well-respected hood royalty--until Halleigh grows bored with her life hidden safely away in the suburbs. She ventures into Flint and meets up with her old drug-using partner, convincing him to enter the new rehab facility--the same place that's cutting into Malek's business by helping his customers get sober. To make matters worse for Malek, Sweets has returned and wants to take over his side of town again. As he struggles to hold onto his reign at the top, will Malek be able to keep Halleigh out of the crossfire?
In this latest installment of Treasure Hernandez's super hot series, the intensity heats up even more--more drama, more sex, more lies . . . more Flint! Ever since fate sent them down separate paths, Halleigh and Malek have been trying to work their way back to the innocent love they once shared. Now they're fi nally together again, but the rough streets of Flint keep threatening to tear them apart. Halleigh's life is hanging in the balance, and Malek has been knocked from his throne as the king of the city. Things are getting deep. This hustler's love story will take you on an emotional roller coaster as Halleigh and Malek search each other's souls and their own as well. Some deep, dark secrets are exposed, and their love will be put to the test. Flint Book 5: Back to the Hood will have you at the edge of your seat until the last sentence.
The love story with a hood flavor is back, but there is still no happy ending for Halleigh and Malek. Their situation has just taken a turn for the worse. Halleigh has been kidnapped by Malek's adversary, who's holding her for ransom. Malek only has 72 hours to save her, or she will be gone forever. With the help of Scratch, a seasoned junkie with a soft spot for Halleigh, Malek terrorizes the city to get his true love back. Will Halleigh make it out alive, or will she finally fall victim to the game?Treasure Hernandez brings you an action packed, suspenseful story that will have you wanting more of Flint. Welcome to the most dangerous city in America.
A swashbuckling triumph of storytelling, Flint and Silver provides a thrilling ride back to the rich and wondrous world of Long John Silver and his fiendish nemesis Joseph Flint in this prequel to the beloved classic Treasure Island.
Halleigh and Malek have been through more drama in their young lives than most people will ever see. The young lovers were headed for the good life, thanks to Malek's skills on the basketball court. But fate sent them down a different path, and they were thrown into the streets of Flint, forced to survive by any means necessary.Drugs and prostitution nearly destroyed Halleigh, but she fought her way back from the brink and finally reunited with Malek. His position at the top of the drug game made him a target for jealous enemies, though, and soon the couple was ripped apart again. Malek had even more incentive to find Halleigh this time, because she was carrying his seed.Now their saga is coming to an end. Find out what happens to Halleigh and Malek in the final installment of the Flint series. Will these young lovers, separated over and over again, finally be able to live their happily ever after, or will they be swallowed up by the streets?
First launched over a decade ago, the Preludes series has continued to prove popular with Dragonlance fans. This re-release of Flint the King showcases a new look that is also reflected in the other recovers of this series. The title features cover art from lead Dragonlance saga artist Matt Stawicki. Before the War of the Lance The peaceful life of Flint Fireforge is disturbed when he is forced to leave Solace and return to his dwarven homeland to investigate his brother's murder. As he delves into the mystery, unexpected allies and unseen enemies join the fight of truth against treachery. Flint soon discovers that to bring his brother's killer to justice, he must either die or become king. He's not sure which choice might be worse.
The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st CenturyHe is brave, tough as leather, and has left behind a trail of deadly enemies--outlaws he's hunted down or killed with the cold heart of a man used to violence. A feared bounty hunter and the scourge of bad men everywhere, Flintlock carries an ancient Hawken muzzle-loader, handed down to him from the mountain man who raised him. He stands as the towering hero of a new Johnstone saga. Blood QuestBusted out of prison by an outlaw friend, Flintlock joins a hunt for a fortune--a golden bell hanging in a remote monastery. But between the smoldering ruin of his former jail cell and a treasure in the Arizona mountains there will be blood at a U. S. Army fort, a horrifying brush with Apache warriors, and a dozen bloody showdowns with the schemers, shootists, madmen, and lost women who find their way to Flintlock's side. From a vicious, superstitious half-breed to the great Geronimo himself, Flintlock meets the frontier's most murderous hardcases--many who he must find a way to kill. . .
The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st CenturyHe is brave, tough as leather, and has left behind a trail of deadly enemies--outlaws he's hunted down or killed with the cold heart of a man used to violence. A feared bounty hunter and the scourge of bad men everywhere, Flintlock carries an ancient Hawken muzzle-loader, handed down to him from the mountain man who raised him. He stands as the towering hero of a new Johnstone saga. Blood QuestBusted out of prison by an outlaw friend, Flintlock joins a hunt for a fortune--a golden bell hanging in a remote monastery. But between the smoldering ruin of his former jail cell and a treasure in the Arizona mountains there will be blood at a U.S. Army fort, a horrifying brush with Apache warriors, and a dozen bloody showdowns with the schemers, shootists, madmen, and lost women who find their way to Flintlock's side. From a vicious, superstitious half-breed to the great Geronimo himself, Flintlock meets the frontier's most murderous hardcases--many who he must find a way to kill. . .
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