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When it came to the family company, Lacey Kincaid would prove to her hidebound father that she could play with the big boys. She rode into Northbridge, Montana, to get her way with the mighty Camden conglomerate-and was shocked to find herself up against easygoing rancher Seth Camden. Suddenly she couldn't stay out of flirt mode-how her father would crow if he saw her falling for the opposition!More cowboy than CEO, Seth Camden was content to tend the farms in his family's corporate empire. The pleasure was all his as he showed workaholic Lacey how to relax...until things began to feel so serious, he couldn't tell if it was alarm bells or wedding bells he heard ringing from his near future....
Two expatriates living in a Middle Eastern country, twelve-year-old Adam from Australia and Walid from Bangladesh, must rely on one another when war breaks out and they find themselves in the desert, both trying to reach the same city with no water, little food, and no common language.
The Lethal Stuff of Legends For Jessica Tregarth, an unexpected invitation to visit her grandfather in England is a wonderful surprise-an opportunity to open doors to a family past that have always been closed to her. But sinister acts greet her arrival. A stranger tries to steal her luggage and later accosts her in Salisbury Cathedral. Mysterious villains pursue her through Cornwall, their motive and intentions unknown. Jessica's only clue is an antique heirloom she possesses, an ancient ring that bears the Tregarth family crest. And her only ally is handsome gothic novelist David Randall-her self-proclaimed protector-who appears from seemingly out of nowhere to help her in her desperate-attempt to solve a five hundred-year-old, puzzle. For something from out of the cloudy mists of Arthurian lore has come back to plague a frightened American abroad. And a remarkable truth about a fabled king and a medieval treasure could ultimately make Jess Tregarth very rich...or very dead.
In this book you will learn what the camel's hump is really for, why they have such long eye lashes, and why they are called the ships of the desert.
The Camera My Mother Gave Metakes us through Susanna Kaysen's often comic, sometimes surreal encounters with all kinds of doctors--internists, gynecologists, "alternative health" experts--as well as with her boyfriend and her friends, when suddenly, inexplicably, "something went wrong" with her vagina. The title comes from Luis Buñuel's filmViridiana. Some peasants are at a banquet in a country mansion. They ask a maid to take a group snapshot, and she obliges, lifting up her skirt and using the "camera" that's underneath. Kaysen'sThe Camera My Mother Gave Meobserves what happens when sexual pleasure is replaced by pain. "When eros goes away," she writes, "it's as if I'm colorblind. The world is gray. " But is this a problem of body, or mind? And can clinicians tease out the difference between the two? Spare, frank, and altogether original,The Camera My Mother Gave Mechallenges us to think in new ways about the centrality and power of sexuality. It is an extraordinary investigation into the role sex plays in perception and our notions of ourselves--and into what happens when the erotic impulse meets the world of medicine
"Mad crashes into happy and sad bounces off of guilty until they all live in a big smoky heap in my mind." Fourteen-year-old Cameron Galloway of Lexington, Washington, understands that he has schizophreniform disorder and needs to take pills to quiet the voices in his head. But he likes the voices, especially the gentle, encouraging voice of The Girl. Conflicted, he turns to his friend Nina Savage, who is clinically depressed and can relate to his horror of the numbing effects of medication. They make a pact to ditch the pills. At first they feel triumphant, but soon Cameron's untreated mind goes haywire--to disastrous effect.and a young man at the center of it all, desperately trying to find his way into adulthood.
Camille loves to build sand forts at the beach. But it's hard to build a fort alone. Camille and her friends make a plan. They find that they can get more done-and have more fun-when they work together.
Two aliens have wandered Earth for centuries. The Changeling has survived by adapting the forms of many different organisms. The Chameleon destroys anything or anyone that threatens it. Now, a sunken relic that holds the key to their origins calls to them to take them home--but the Chameleon has decided there's only room for one.
WARRIOR WITH A CAUSEHeld captive in a Malaysian prison, Brian Welkins was ready to make his escape, when a beautiful wrench was thrown in his plans: hostage Audrey Benedict. And now, honor demanded that he rescue them both....Once free, though, it took all the cunning and skills Brian had to outmaneuver the deadly guerrillas on their trail. But leaving Audrey behind, to become the lone pawn in a dangerous conspiracy, was not an option. For being with her made Brian remember what it felt like to be human, and alive. Still, would their hazardous run through the jungle lead them home...or into the arms of an unknown-and unseen-enemy?
Media visionary and business titan Eisner presents a candid look back at one of the most formative experiences of his life--the time he spent at summer camp learning life lessons while sitting in the stern of a canoe or meeting around a campfire at night. He writes... "As I once began a piece of writing in The New Yorker magazine, "I grew up in a summer camp--Keewaydin--whose specialty was canoes and canoe travel." It was at the north end of Lake Dunmore, about eight miles from Middlebury, in Vermont. In addition to ribs, planking, quarter-thwarts, and open gunwales, you learned to identify rocks, ferns, and trees. You played tennis. You backpacked in the Green Mountains on the Long Trail. If I were to make a list of all the varied subjects that have come up in my articles and books, adding a check mark beside interests derived from Keewaydin, most of the entries would be checked. I spent all summer every summer at Keewaydin from age six through fifteen, and later was a counselor there, leading canoe trips and teaching swimming, for three years while I was in college."
Every secret has a price.For most girls, sleepaway camp is great fun. But for Amy Becker, it's a nightmare. Amy, whose home life is in turmoil, is sent to Camp Takawanda for Girls for the first time as a teenager. Although Amy swears she hates her German-immigrant mother, who is unduly harsh with Amy's autistic younger brother, Amy is less than thrilled about going to camp. At Takawanda she is subjected to a humiliating "initiation" and relentless bullying by the ringleader of the senior campers. As she struggles to stop the mean girls from tormenting her, Amy becomes more confident. Then a cousin reveals dark secrets about Amy's mother's past, which sets in motion a tragic event that changes Amy and her family forever.Camp is a compelling coming-of-age novel about bullying, mothers and daughters, and the collateral damage of family secrets. It will resonate with a wide teenage readership. Camp will be a strong addition to school recommended reading and summer reading lists, and it is appropriate for anti-bullying programs. Mostly, though, Camp is a mother-daughter story for mothers and daughters to share.
Whenever Sophie made a wish, she wished for the same thing -- that her two best friends liked each other. Sophie makes a new friend when she is swapped into the other class at school.
[from the back cover] "Zan, McGee, Mary Bubnik, Rocky, and Gwen are sick and tired of being laughed at by their enemies, the Bunheads. So for their summer vacation, the girls are going to a special camp to become better ballerinas. Only Camp Claude Harper is all run down. And their dancing teacher doesn't know any ballet! But even worse, the Bunheads are across the lake at some fancy camp. And they're calling the gang's camp Camp Clodhopper. This can only mean war!" There are more funny situations in store for these ballet school friends who like each other more than they like ballet. The Bookshare collection has the whole series. Check out #1 The Terrible Try outs, #2 Battle of the Bunheads, #3, Stupid Cupids, #4 Who Framed Mary Bubnik, #5 Blubberina, #6 Save D.A.D., #7 The King and Us, #8 Camp Clodhopper, #9 Boo Who?, and #10 A Dog Named Toe Shoe, with more to come.
Mark was at Camp Cook. He did not like it a bit. He did not like to hike or swim. He did not like to play sports. He did not like to sing. He did not like to make things.
Camp Cooking covers it all: from meat, to fish, to vegetables, baked goods and sauces. Fred Bouwman explains it all in easy-to-follow steps. This information has been tested and retested in the field. Much of it is just not available anywhere else and Bouwman lets his expertise run wild here. Chapters include information on building campfires that are serviceable for cooking, selecting the best camp stove, utensils, and how to pack and carry a camp "kitchen." Bouwman also looks at the myths and the facts of safe water purification while camping, and teaches methods for safely purifying your water supply. The book closes with a great section on selecting using the wide selection of foods available to today's camper.
If you have a best friend--can you have other friends, too? The Secret Sisters can't wait to spend a week at an awesome summer camp on a Tucson dude ranch: the Lazy K. Could vacation get any better than this? They'll be caring for their own horses and learning to ride better and faster. Most of all, it's a chance for the Secret Sisters to grow closer together than ever before. At least, that's what they think. When they get to the Lazy K, though, both Tess and Erin have to make some difficult choices about each other and new friends. Some of their choices are good. Some are bad. Can a friendship survive some mistakes? What if you want to be friends with others, too? Will what they learn change the Secret Sisters forever?
This camp has gone to the dogs! Nancy and her classmates are entering a model-building contest to win the prize of a lifetime-a chance to spend a week in northern New Mexico! But before Nancy, Bess, and George can even enter their pueblo model, it's been destroyed! Plus Hannah's been acting very strange recently. Something sinister is definitely afoot. Have the girls angered the Taos Indian spirits by building the model, or is the threat something closer to home?
Welcome to camp -- Camp Dracula, as Jeep Holmes jokingly calls it. Jeep may be joking, but he isn't laughing. He can't take this weird new summer place! Never mind that the counselors always wear dark glasses and the activities are all at night. What bothers him most are the other campers, a bunch of sickly-looking creeps who like to keep bats in the bunks! Why did his parents send him to this horrific place? Will Jeep make it through the summer without going batty? You'll be dying to go to class at Graveyard School. # 1 Don't Eat the Mystery Meat! # 2 The Skeleton on the Skateboard # 3 The Headless Bicycle Rider # 4 Little Pet Werewolf # 5 Revenge of the Dinosaurs # 6 Camp Dracula
Donuts, donuts, a mountain of donuts. Molly Duff rubs her stomach. She'd like to eat them, but the Pee Wee Scouts are going to sell them. Door to door. To earn badges and help pay for a weekend at camp. Mrs. Peters, their troop leader, plus one mother will go to camp too. Molly can't wait to swim and hike and sing around the campfire! But when the Pee Wee Scouts are tucked away in their tents for the night, a strange and scary voice calls out, "OOOO ooo eee.'" Molly shivers. Is it a tiger? Or could it be a spooky ghost? Find out why the Pee Wee Scouts call their camp Camp Ghost-Away!
Marissa loves the amity of summer camp. Violet signs on as a counselor hoping to meet guys. She proves strangely skillful at handling the emotional crises of her young charges, while Marissa finds the opposite sex intriguing.
At summer camp, Willie is king of the knock-knock jokes. That is, until he is challenged by Crow, who claims to be the best at everything. So the campers decide to have a contest, and soon the jokes are flying fast and furious. Who will be the new knock-knock king?
The mishaps and adventures of Collette and her friends when they set up a day-care camp for little kids.
[from the back cover] "Twelve-year-old Tiffin's happy home life starts falling apart around the time Daddy surprises Mom with a smoked salmon for her birthday and a microwave for Mother's Day. The next thing you know, Daddy is being asked to leave home, and Tiffin is being shipped off to camp. Camp Chucalubup turns out to be the wackiest place in the world! The cook is rumored to be poisoning the food, the counselor gets her fun out of booby-trapping the cabin, and even Tiffin's horse is crazy. Worst of all, Mom is renting a place on camp property...and so is her new boyfriend! Daddy ends up camping out in a nearby tree house! But somehow Mom and Dad find time to hold hands in the moonlight. And now it looks like a crazy Camp Chucalucup vacation may be just what Tiffin's family needed to get them back to normal!
Charlie Collier is back solving mysteries out of his parents' garage, and this one's a doozey! Actually, there may be more than just one mystery out there to solve. There's Charlie's friend Sherman's brother, who is missing. And then there's a series of robberies in town involving masked teenagers. Could they be related? Charlie has to get himself in a heap of trouble--like getting thrown in juvie!--to figure out what's going on. Filled with action, adventure, humor and brain teasers, this is perfect for an older elementary school or young junior high school mystery fan. .