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Other Worlds, the fourth volume in Jon Scieszkas Guys Read anthology series for tween boys, features ten thrilling new tales of science fiction and fantasy from some of the biggest names in childrens literature. Prepare yourself for ten trips into the unknown, as ten of your favorite writers--Rick Riordan, who has written an all-new and exclusive Percy Jackson tale, Tom Angleberger of Origami Yoda fame, Newbery medalist Rebecca Stead, Shannon Hale, D. J. MacHale, Eric Nylund, Kenneth Oppel, Neal Shusterman, Shaun Tan, and none other than the late Ray Bradbury--spin tales of fantasy and science fiction the likes of which you have never imagined. Compiled by National Ambassador for Childrens Literature (and Secret Ambassador for the Intergalactic Alliance) Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: Other Worlds is sure to boldly take you where no reader has gone before.
Nathan has been locked in his room ever since "it" started growing back. They're going to come for him soon, so he's got precious little time to tell us what is happening. A short story from Guys Read: Other Worlds, edited by Jon Scieszka.
First they were given AutoLaces, then NanoGyroWheels, then FissionSoles and TurboBrains...and then they took over the world. But can they keep it? A short story from Guys Read: Other Worlds, edited by Jon Scieszka.
A lineman with something to prove A vendetta against a baseball legend The rise of a real-life NHL all-star The luckiest grapefruit in sports history Open up The Sports Pages, the third volume in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading, and you're in for all of this and more. From fiction to nonfiction, from baseball to mixed martial arts and everything in between, these are ten stories about the rush of victory and the crush of defeat on and off the field. Compiled by kid-lit all-star Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: The Sports Pages is a thrilling collection of brand-new short stories from some of your favorite authors and athletes.
Lucas and his friends are still reveling in their city-wide middle school basketball championship when the trophy they won goes missing. Foul play is afoot, and it's going to take all their basketball and detective skills to find it. This short story from the collection Guys Read: The Sports Pages is a winner.
Josh and Tony aren't any great shakes on the basketball court--but with the fate of the planet on the line, they're going to have to step up. A short story from Guys Read: Other Worlds, edited by Jon Scieszka.
This fast-paced, high-energy collection of 92 short works features today's most popular writers and illustrators writing about what it means to be a guy. Contributors include Chris Crutcher, Stephen King, Matt Groening, Daniel Pinkwater, Neil Gaiman, and many more. Includes an all-new foreword by Jon Scieszka and an excerpt from Knucklehead.
Gym climbing has evolved into a sport in its own right and Matt Burbach has been there to spur it on. Burbach covers all aspects of indoor rock climbing in detail, including what to look for in a gym, analysis of equipment and how it works, proper top-rope systems management, and movement technique. More advanced indoor climbers will appreciate chapters on topics such as indoor leading, performance, competition climbing, and bouldering. For outdoor rock climbers now training in gyms, this guide aids the "reverse" transition from climbing on real rock to pulling on plastic. Throughout, Burbach not only demonstrates the proper techniques and skills, but goes one step further to explain why those practices are better.
In this book, you'll meet five gym rats. These men and women spend a lot of time working out. And they all have something to show for it. They are excellent athletes. And they've developed skills that have helped them in other areas of their lives.
Everyone is playing the new commando game and soon Darlene will be, too...whether she wants to or not.
From the ancient Greeks to Olga, Nadja, and Mary Lou, a comprehensive look at one of our most popular sports. How did gymnastics begin? What are the great gymnastic records, and who are the sport's unsung heroes? What's life like for a young gymnast today? How does the scoring work, and what do all those words mean like Gaylord, kip, and salto? This thorough and fun-to-read book answers all these questions and many more. The history of gymnastics, profiles of past and present champions, and lots of information about the sport today are presented by popular sports author Dan Gutman, as are trivia, statistics, and a glossary. There's everything here to inspire future champions -- or entertain those who just like to watch.
The Pinecones aren't just a team; they're close friends. Cindi has to leave gymnastics--she won't be part of the team anymore. She'd give anything to stay, and her teammates have decided to help her. She is glad - but how much?
Providing a thorough and up-to-date overview of the full range of gynaecological cancers, Gynaecological Oncology is a concise introduction, particularly useful for trainees working towards postgraduate examinations. The first section includes introductory chapters on epidemiology, screening and prevention, imaging, pathology, surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and palliation. The second part of the book covers the gynaecological cancer types in turn; each chapter following a similar format looking at clinical issues, staging, and principles of management. Where appropriate, flow-charts and diagrams are used to help the reader assimilate complex information. A chapter is devoted to decision-making, addressing those issues clinicians and women face when deciding on optimal management in given clinical scenarios. The book is practically based and is enhanced by highlighting learning points, management algorithms and clinical images. This is an invaluable resource for all doctors and allied health professionals dealing with women with gynaecological cancers.
Recent advances in the treatment of gynecologic malignancies led to a new worldwide consensus to introduce image guidance to gynecologic radiation therapy, particularly to brachytherapy. The book summarizes the changed practice of management: treatment planning for cervical cancer, not modified for over 60 years, has been shifted to an image-based approach, endometrial cancer management with an increase in the use of chemotherapy and vaginal brachytherapy, and vaginal cancer therapy including image guidance and high-dose delivery with IMRT.
When Regan Reilly returned to the West Coast, where she began her career as a PI, she never imagined that her unsuccessful appearance on a game show seven years earlier would throw her trip totally off course! REGAN REILLY is in Los Angeles with her husband, Jack, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad. After Jack finishes his meetings with the LAPD, the couple may head north to the wine country, or may head south to Baja. Their only plan is to see which way the wind blows. The first day back, Regan goes shopping at an upscale new mall in West Hollywood. To her surprise, she runs into Zelda, a woman she'd become friendly with seven years before at a television studio in Burbank, when they were waiting to appear on the game show Puzzling Words. They haven't seen each other since. Zelda and Regan didn't win much money, but Zelda made up for it! A year ago an elderly neighbor she barely knew left Zelda eight million dollars. She has been enjoying her newfound wealth but is aware of the need to give back. At a recent fundraiser, she bid on a week's stay in an old Hollywood Hills estate and was the lucky winner. She's currently in residence there and invites Regan to a party at the mansion. While Jack attends a business dinner, Regan goes to Zelda's by herself, unaware that she is being followed. Regan is more than surprised at the run-down condition of the house and grounds. People should be paid to stay here, she thinks. Zelda introduces Regan to a colorful cast of characters, including her old neighbors, friends from her yoga class, a filmmaker, Zelda's financial adviser, her bookkeeper, and her personal assistant. It's all good fun. As the guests are leaving, Zelda asks Regan to stay for a cup of tea. They've barely sat down to chat when Zelda falls ill. A worried Regan doesn't want to leave Zelda alone and decides to spend the night at the isolated, aging estate. It's not long before Zelda asks Regan to investigate people in her life, starting with her father's new wife, Bobby Jo. The couple said "I do" in the back of a cab at a drive-through chapel in Las Vegas after only three months of togetherness. Has Zelda's windfall put her in danger? Regan is determined to find out, not knowing that she's a target herself!
Deborah Epstein Nord traces the nearly ubiquitous British preoccupation with Gypsies in imaginative works by John Clare, Walter Scott, William Wordsworth, George Eliot, Arthur Conan Doyle, and D. H. Lawrence.
A true icon of America at a turning point in its history, Gypsy Rose Lee was the first--and the only--stripper to become a household name, write novels, and win the adulation of intellectuals, bankers, socialites, and ordinary Americans. Her outrageous blend of funny-smart sex symbol with the aura of high culture--she boasted that she liked to read Great Books and listen to classical music while taking off her clothes on-stage--inspired a musical, memoirs, a portrait by Max Ernst, and a species of rose. Gypsyis the first book about Gypsy Rose Lee's life, fame, and place in America not written by a family member, and it reveals her deep impact on the social and cultural transformations taking shape during her life. Rachel Shteir, author of the prize-winningStriptease, gives us Gypsy's story from her arrival in New York in 1931 to her sojourns in Hollywood, her friendships and rivalries with writers and artists, the Sondheim musical, family memoirs that retold her history in divergent ways, and a television biopic currently in the making. With verve, audacity, and native guile, Gypsy Rose Lee moved striptease from the margins of American life to Broadway, Hollywood, and Main Street. Gypsytells how she did it, and why.
Samantha and Jen are out camping when they meet Nicholas, a boy traveling cross-country on a beautiful Gypsy Vanner mare, learning about his gypsy ancestry.
Feeling uninspired by the contents of your cupboards and fridge? Don't be! All you need is a little culinary magic to turn what you have into what you crave. Let gourmet food-store owner Lisa Lamme provide mealtime imagin-ation with delectable recipes from her award-winning Gypsy Kitchen. Spices, oils, and condiments jazz up the boring so you can transform chicken breasts into Grilled Jerk Chicken with Pineapple and Peppers, pork chops into Garlic Roast Pork with Rosemary Apple Sauce, and fish fillets into Marmalade Glazed Salmon. Now, you'll be able to conjure up what you want, whenever you want it. Whether you're whipping up dinner after work or entertaining friends last minute, The Gypsy Kitchen dazzles and delivers dishes that are certain to satisfy.
This book is a tribute to a dog, or rather to two dogs; two very fine English Setters with whose friendship I once honored. They were Gypsy Lad, 88127, and his litter sister, Miss Gyp II, 88239. The former loaned his name and personality to the hero of this story. Gypsy Lad, the real Gypsy Lad, unfortunately did not live long enough to run in the field trials, and it is highly problematical what sort of a record he would have made. In his first year in the field he was a good, steady hunter, with a good nose, and he handled well, but there are many dogs of that type.
Approximately one thousand years ago Gypsies, or Roma, left their native India. Today Gypsies can be found in countries throughout the world, their distinct culture still intact in spite of the intense persecution they have endured. This authoritative collection brings together leading Gypsy and non-Gypsy scholars to examine the Romani legal system, an autonomous body of law based on an oral tradition and existing alongside dominant national legal networks. For centuries the Roma have survived by using defensive strategies, especially the absolute exclusion of gadje (non-Gypsies) from their private lives, their values, and information about Romani language and social institutions. Sexuality, gender, and the body are fundamental to Gypsy law, with rules that govern being pure (vujo) or impure (marime). Women play an important role in maintaining legal customs, having the power to sanction and to contaminate, but they are not directly involved in legal proceedings. These essays offer a comparative perspective on Romani legal procedures and identity, including topics such as the United States' criminalization of many aspects of Gypsy law, parallels between Jewish and Gypsy law, and legal distinctions between Romani communities. The contributors raise broad theoretical questions that transcend the specific Gypsy context and offer important insights into understanding oral legal traditions. Together they suggest a theoretical framework for explaining the coexistence of formal and informal law within a single legal system. They also highlight the ethical dilemmas encountered in comparative law research and definitions of "human rights."
As the poor relation to a wealthy family, lovely Meg Shaw is obliged to be a governess companion to their daughter. But when her charge runs away, and Meg's position with the family is threatened, she embarks on a search of her own to find the missing heiress and clear her good name. Little did she expect that her path would cross Daffyd Reynard, a wealthy and dashing gentleman with the wild heart of a gypsy. Though Meg doesn't trust the glib and handsome rogue, and by polite society's rules cannot travel alone with a man, she reluctantly accepts Daffyd's help in her mission. Now all she has to do is find the missing heiress, keep her identity a secret, prevent her reputation from being ruined and fight the temptation of Daffyd's kiss...
Ten years ago, a Gypsy cursed the sons of three who wrongly accused her boy, Carlo, of murder. Now they must find the real killer before death revisits the bayou. And only true love will break the evil spell they are under....Wyatt: A police detective blinded in the line of duty. He loved Alessandra King-but their relationship ended when she learned his father testified against her cousin Carlo. Now Wyatt was back to prove Carlo's innocence...and that he'd never stopped loving Alessandra.Garner: An attorney who's lost everyone he's ever loved. He agreed to help Sabina King overturn Carlo's conviction, but he didn't plan on falling for the exotic beauty-which could jeopardize her safety....Andrei: A man cursed to never fully love a woman. Now he has crossed paths again with socialite Elizabeth Granville, daughter of the murder victim, to help her find the truth-and find love again for himself-against all odds.
Jake and Nog can't resist stealing a look at the Fjori star maps. It's an adventure, until they're caught!
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