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If they saved the swan together, could she then save her friend? In a heartbeat, in a wingbeat, it happens. Isla's father falls. They're racing across the fields, following the swans flying in to winter at the lake like they do every year, when something goes wrong. And before she can even catch her breath, they're in the back of an ambulance, she's holding his hand. At the hospital, upset and scared, Isla meets Harry. Unlike the boys at school, he doesn't laugh when she tells him about her love of birds. He listens. But what is he doing there? As Isla struggles with her father's frailty and the new feelings she has for Harry, she's determined to help the only way she knows how. Outside the hospital windows, Isla watches a lone whooper swan struggling to fly. If only she could save the lost bird, would that somehow heal her dad, and cure Harry, and make everything good again? By the author of the Printz Honor Book STOLEN, an uplifting story about "the thing with feathers" - hope.
Membership has its wicked little privileges!During five years working for the Department of Defense, aerospace engineer Sedona Stewart has given up her personal life (along with her libido) for her job. But there's no promotion in sight. . . unless she joins The Membership--a secret men's club where members are promoted according to their sexual escapades! But then, much to the joy of her inner seductress, Sedona discovers she's to spend the next few weeks in California, working closely with Lieutenant Commander Angel Torres--a top-notch pilot, and walking sex-in-a-flight-suit. And while the club suspects she's working toward a 'promotion,' they have no idea just how far Sedona will go. . . Or that she'll enjoy every sizzling minute!
Sometimes even sidekicks have to step up. Here's the thing: Zeke's busy being the so-called Prince of Underwhere. His prissy sister, Stephanie, is some sort of pirate queen. But Hector? Everyone treats him like a joker and a sidekick. Well, those days are over. Now only Hector can save the day-if he can survive the swarms of sharp-beaked midget flying dinos, smart-aleck flying horses, angry armies in their undies, a really, really bad hypnotist, and a duel with deadly toilet plungers. . . all the ordinary wedgie weirdness of the tighty-whitie world under our own.
All his life, Gabe Riley has heard about sightings of ghosts and swamp monsters at Blood Red Pond, but he knows the green, scaly creature that attacks Ray McPherson's old Buick one night isn't real. It's just crazy Rosasharn, getting carried away with his leading role in the horror movie Gabe and his friend Bo are making for their Gifted and Talented project. But it's not so easy to explain some of the other curious things that start happening in Gabe's neighborhood. Why is his father more melancholy than usual? What secret is his younger brother, Ethan, hiding from him? Why are food and clothes disappearing from their home? And who or what is behind the strange lights in old Mr. Lindstrom's supposedly empty farmhouse? Gabe is determined to find the answers to these questions. But Gabe discovers there are far deeper questions involved, and he will have to confront more than ghosts before he understands the significance of the mysterious events. With his trademark humor and flawless ear for the language and concerns of young adults, Daniel Hayes has created an unforgettable cast of characters in a story that is part comedy, part mystery, and part a thought-provoking exploration of friendship, family relationships, love, and death.
Americans are stunned when a trio of Pteranodons escapes Jurassic Park and tears across the United States. No one wants to see these awesome creatures destroyed, yet their presence is terrorizing the country.
Over the last decade, a vegan diet has become a more mainstream choice; food allergies have been increasing at alarming rates; and celiac disease is on everyone's radar. When owner Jennifer Katzinger opened The Flying Apron Bakery in 2002, she wanted to accommodate more people, as well as use healthier ingredients so she eliminated gluten, dairy, egg, soy, and wheat. The mouthwatering result? Cakes and muffins with a tender crumb, cookies with a chewy bite, frosting that's light yet satisfyingly sweet, and pastry that flakes at the touch of a fork. In Flying Apron's Gluten-Free and Vegan Baking Book, Katzinger shares the delicious secrets of her sweet and savory recipes. Bake yummy pastries like Blueberry Cinnamon Scones and Lemon Poppy Seed muffins, or whip up a batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies, or Cardamom Spice Cupcakes. In more than 80 recipes, Katzinger offers satisfying treats, whether you're transitioning to a vegan or gluten-free diet, or simply wanting to indulge a sweet tooth using healthier ingredients.
AT THE END OF A SMALL street in the city of Florence is a shop unlike any you have ever seen. When you walk inside, you will find a room crammed from tip to top with beds-big beds, little beds, bunk beds, junk beds, trundle beds, canopied beds, beds with four posts, beds with no posts. In the middle of the shop you will see a woman. And if she offers to show you the breathlessly beautiful carved bed in the back room, think twice before you agree to go see it. For this is no ordinary bed . . .
When Middlebury writing professor Don Mitchell was approached by a biologist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department about tracking endangered Indiana bats on his 150-acre farm in Vermonts picturesque Champlain Valley, Mitchells relationship with bats--and with government--could be characterized as distrustful, at best. But the flying rats, as Mitchell initially thinks of them, launched him on a series of "improvements" to his land that would provide a more welcoming habitat for the bats--and a modest tax break for himself and his family. Whether persuading his neighbors to join him on a "silent meditation," pulling invasive garlic mustard out of the ground by hand, navigating the tacit ground rules of buying an ATV off Craigslist, or leaving just enough honeysuckle to give government inspectors "something to find," Mitchells tale is as profound as it is funny--a journey that changes Mitchells relationship with Chiroptera, the land, and, ultimately, his understanding of his own past. Ruminating on the nature of authority, the purview of the state, and the value of inhabiting ones niche--Mitchell reveals much about our inner and outer landscape, in this perfectly paced and skilled story of place.
Fourteen-year-old Jay Cooper is enjoying the view from his Uncle Rex's Cessna when a low-flying 757 speeds past them. Caught in its wind turbulence, their small plane is shaken violently, knocking Rex unconscious and leaving Jay blind from a head injury. With fuel running out fast, Jay drifting in and out of consciousness, and the plane heading straight for a mountain range, this high-flying adventure shows the importance of faith as Jay faces numerous unseen dangers.
Take a look at life from behind the beverage cart. "They asked me to be groomed, be kind, and show up on time; it was too much pressure. " "It was like being a waitress, only I was hurtling through space and wound up in Paris. " "I thought it would be funny to climb into the overhead bin. How did I know the President of the United States would be on the flight that day?" Where flight attendant Marsha Marks goes, funny things happen, and she tells them all in this hilarious and insightful chronicle of...
When his wife is killed during German bombardment, RAF pilot Lance Winslow vows revenge. Logan Winslow from America comes with his friend, Revelation Brown to fight in World War I.
Flying Close to the Sun is the stunning memoir of a white middle-class girl from Connecticut who became a member of the Weather Underground, one of the most notorious groups of the 1960s. Cathy Wilkerson, who famously escaped the Greenwich Village townhouse explosion, here wrestles with thelegacy of the movement, at times finding contradictions that many others have avoided: the absence of women's voices then, and in the retelling; the incompetence and the egos; the hundreds of bombs detonated in protest which caused little loss of life but which were also ineffective in fomenting revolution. In searching for new paradigms for change, Wilkerson asserts with brave humanity and confessional honesty an assessment of her past--of those heady, iconic times--and somehow finds hope and faith in a world that at times seems to offer neither.
In Flying Colors, Captain Horatio Hornblower finds himself captured by the French and ordered executed by Napoleon Bonaparte himself. The unflappable Hornblower however plans a daring escape with the help of Lieutenant Bush and French Royalists.
In 1997, police find a homeless old man in a deserted train station. he says he has lived there since 1933, hiding in a storeroom. Investigation uncovers an unbelievable bloodstained past.
In The Flying Drum, author and therapist, Bradford Keeney, presents evidence of real mojo--magical objects and practices from around the globe that have an authenticated history of healing, transformation, and inspiration.Whether it is a flying drum, dancing doll, vanishing pot, magical drawing, Samurai pillow, divining sticks, mystery book, or Amazonian feather, the mojo of ancient heart-medicine can appear at social service agencies, university clinics, and psychotherapy centers to help transform people's lives and heal their souls.As a modern mojo doctor and therapist, Keeney helps everyday people with real problems by working with the ancient, living mojo in sacred objects. In this book he offers specific prescriptions for taking a journey that introduces a treasure chest of magical experience capable of bringing authentic magic and wonder into everyday life.
Jay McGraw's job might not have been too exciting, but it was a steady one. He was a messenger for Wells Fargo, and guarding its famous treasure box was his responsibility. It was a fairly routine business but one day trouble came his way. Not long into the run between San Francisco and Chicago, masked bandits blew up a key bridge on the trail. Jay knew right away what they were after. If the bandits had their way, Wells Fargo would lose its shipment and Jay would lose his job. He wasn't about to let that happen, but escaping from heavily armed, very persistent robbers didn't seem possible. Even an unplanned detour into the heart of a Wyoming range war couldn't help. It was starting to look like no spot was too remote for the bandits to find their prey. But, as the riders would soon find out, Jay wouldn't give up without a fight.
"Flying Fingers" combines Adora's historical fiction, adventure stories and poems, writing tips, opinions on politics, religion, media and education with coaching advice for parents and teachers who want to bring out the best in their children by Joyce Svitak.
A British jockey flies a dangerous cargo to Italy and finds himself in a race against death.
"The house people had picked me out of my litter to be a mouser. Callie was getting too old for the job. So it was mine. But I didn't plan on getting dive-bombed by a mockingbird building her nest... or adopting the baby who fell out. No joke! I'm a cat, but I do not eat birds. Mice, yes. Birds, no. Flea--that's what I named her-- couldn't even fly. She was so scared when she toppled onto my head that she said, 'Eat me... it's quicker than starving to death.' She was pathetic. I had to help her. The first step was protecting Flea-- and me-- from the monster rats in the barn (that's saying a mouthful!) and Bullsnake under the woodpile. Next, Callie and I had to teach Flea to fly. After all, how could she stay up North with us when her bird family was flying to Florida. I'm not a Florida kind of cat. It's just too hot for us furry types. I know I'll miss my Flea. But she'll come back-- after she's seen the world!"
From the book: * Some scientists think that flying foxes and other fruit bats are more closely related to primates (such mammals as humans and apes) than they are to other bats. * Bats groom themselves as cats do. Bats frequently wash their faces and then fluff up their fur. * A newborn bat may weigh nearly half as much as its mother. * Rousette fruit bats echolocate differently than do most bats. Instead of making high pitched squeaks and clicks in their voice boxes, they click and clack with their tongues. *According to the fossil record, bats have looked almost the same for the past 50 million years. * Scientists have proved that bats have been roosting in Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico for 17,000 years.
Corey and his family have escaped from slavery and the South and are now living in Canada. They own their own land, have made new friends, and Corey gets to go to school. But danger still remains across the river in Ohio, where slave-catchers lurk, waiting to capture escaped slaves to bring them back to their former masters.
FLYING HIGH U.S. marine Colonel Nelson Wainwright was lucky to make it back from Afghanistan alive after his helicopter went down in a blaze of machine gunfire. Now he's bent on denying the excruciating pain he still feels months after the crash, fearing it will keep him from attaining the only thing he wants-a promotion to four-star general. But when he meets the distractingly beautiful Audrey Powers, his world is rocked. Could there be something Nelson desires more than four stars? As a physician, Audrey knows the pain in Nelson's neck could mean trouble-and when her interest in him becomes more than medical, she's got some trouble herself. Scarred by an early heartbreak, she wants nothing to do with a romantic involvement. Now, as their lives intertwine, the two find it's time to face old wounds, and discover whether new love has the power to heal their hearts...forever.
Lauren's pony Twilight changes into a unicorn when she whispers the magic words. The only catch is that Lauren has to keep it a secret or she could put Twilight in great danger.
These 13 stories by the author of The Invisible Man "approach the elegance of Chekhov" (Washington Post) and provide "early explorations of (Ellison's) lifelong fascination with the 'complex fate' and 'beautiful absurdity' of American identity" (John Callahan). First serial to The New Yorker. NPR sponsorship.From the Hardcover edition.
Phil Marsten isn't just Stevie Lake's boyfriend. He's a fellow rider and he knows how to push all Stevie's buttons. When he issues a riding challenge that she can't turn down, Stevie starts training Belle intensely.
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