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Relates the true story of Davy Crockett, one of the Old West's outstanding hunters, frontiersmen, and legislators.
A story about the life of Davy Crockett, a young American pioneer.
One Mama Duck paddles and quacks. One, two, three ducklings swim behind, but the fourth little duckling dawdles and dreams, preens and plays, splashes and spins . . . A cheerful reassuring tale of youthful rebellion and parental protection--with an exciting surprise ending!
Short story collection by famous authors such as D. H. Lawrence, Booth Tarkington, O. Henry, Albert Payson Terhune, Don Marquis and Max Brand, as well as less well-known. Stories show their times with some being violent and Definitely Not pc. Not for the tender hearted with the exception of 4 or so.
Alister E. McGrath is one of the world's leading theologians, with a doctorate in the sciences. Richard Dawkins is one of the bestselling popular science writers, with outspoken and controversial views on religion. This fascinating and provoking work is the first book-length response to Dawkins' ideas, and offers an ideal introduction to the topical issues of science and religion.Addresses fundamental questions about Dawkins' approach to science and religion: Is the gene actually selfish? Is the blind watchmaker a suitable analogy? Are there other ways of looking at things? Tackles Dawkins' hostile and controversial views on religion, and examines the religious implications of his scientific ideas, making for a fascinating and provoking debate Written in a very engaging and accessible style, ideal to those approaching scientific and religious issues for the first time Alister McGrath is uniquely qualified to write this book. He is one of the world's best known and most respected theologians, with a strong research background in molecular biophysics A superb book by one of the world's leading theologians, which will attract wide interest in the growing popular science market, similar to Susan Blackmore's The Meme Machine (1999).
Rescued from Earth's destruction, one woman is called upon to revive mankindLilith Iyapo has just lost her husband and son when atomic fire consumes Earth--the last stage of the planet's final war. Hundreds of years later Lilith awakes, deep in the hold of a massive alien spacecraft piloted by the Oankali--who arrived just in time to save humanity from extinction. They have kept Lilith and other survivors asleep for centuries, as they learned whatever they could about Earth. Now it is time for Lilith to lead them back to her home world, but life among the Oankali on the newly resettled planet will be nothing like it was before. The Oankali survive by genetically merging with primitive civilizations--whether their new hosts like it or not. For the first time since the nuclear holocaust, Earth will be inhabited. Grass will grow, animals will run, and people will learn to survive the planet's untamed wilderness. But their children will not be human. Not exactly. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author's estate.
With the help of her friends in the Baby-sitters Club, Dawn is able to find out what happened to several dogs that have mysteriously disappeared.
Halloween is coming, and Dawn and her friends in the we love Kids Club are almost as excited as the kids they baby-sit. Then, just before the big night, a masked robber holds up a store in Dawn's neighborhood -- and Dawn witnesses the getaway.
When Dawn meets Travis, she knows he's the perfect boy for her. Travis is good-looking, he eats health food, he's from California, and he likes Dawn! But Mary Anne and the rest of the Baby-Sitters aren't sure about Travis. First of all, he's much older than Dawn. And they don't like the way Travis is always telling her what to do. Does Travis like Dawn as much as he says he does? The Baby-Sitters don't know -- but they're not going to let Dawn get hurt by an older boy!
School Spirit Month gets out of hand and two members of the Baby-Sitters Club refuse to participate in it.
Dawn is back in California just in time to see the surfing competition... and solve a mystery.
When Dawn and the Babysitters Club accept Jeff and the Pike triplets as baby-sitters-in-training, they find the boys are not quite old enough to take their responsibilities seriously.
Dawn's friendships seem to be becoming more complicated, making her wonder what kind of friend and person she really is.
In her fine new Virginia school, Dawn Longchamp feels happy and safe. But nothing is what it seems... Now Dawn and her older brother Jimmy have a chance for a decent, respectable life, and Dawn's secret, precious hope to study singing can come true. Philip Cutler, the handsomest boy in school, sets Dawn's heart on fire. She is deeply devoted to her brooding brother; but with Philip, she imagines a lovely dream of romance... Then Dawn's mother suddenly dies, and her entire world begins to crumble. After a terrible new shock, she is thrust into a different family and an evil web of unspoken sins. Her sweet innocence lost, humiliated and scorned, Dawn is desperate to find Jimmy again and...strip away the wicked lies that will change all their lives forever!
In her fine new Virginia school, Dawn Longchamp feels happy and safe. But nothing is what it seems. . . Now Dawn and her older brother Jimmy have a chance for a decent, respectable life, and Dawn's secret, precious hope to study singing can come true. Philip Cutler, the handsomest boy in school, sets Dawn's heart on fire. She is deeply devoted to her brooding brother; but with Philip, she imagines a lovely dream of romance. . . Then Dawn's mother suddenly dies, and her entire world begins to crumble. After a terrible new shock, she is thrust into a different family and an evil web of unspoken sins. Her sweet innocence lost, humiliated and scorned, Dawn is desperate to find Jimmy again and. . . strip away the wicked lies that will change all their lives forever!
Can Dawn find a life in California to match the one she left behind in Connecticut--or has too much changed between her friends?At Vista, eighth graders are required to write personal journals about their experiences. Meet thirteen-year-old Dawn Schafer, the crunchy and health conscious member of the Baby-Sitters Club, who has returned to California to live with her father, stepmother, and brother. Dawn is thrilled to be reunited with her old friends Sunny, Maggie, and Jill.It's not always easy to keep the group together, though--things are changing fast since they moved the eighth-grade classes into the high school. With new social demands and decisions to make, Dawn sees just how much her old friends have changed since she moved away. Or is she the one who is different now? It's time for this independent girl to let go of the life she had across the country and figure out just where she belongs now.This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Ann M. Martin, including rare images from the author's collection.
Dawn's dad and stepmom just had a baby girl--new, cute, and perfect . . . When vying for her parents' attention, how can Dawn compete?Dawn and Sunny's friendship is over. It seems to Dawn like she moved back to California for nothing--Sunny certainly doesn't appreciate all that Dawn has done to help her. Dawn spends more time with Maggie and Ducky, but somehow that makes her miss Sunny more, even though she's still angry with her.At home, all her dad and stepmom can do is think about the new baby. Is there even room for two daughters in her parents' lives now? Maybe she's not needed in California anymore. When Dawn heads back to Stoneybrook for the summer, perhaps it will be for good.This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Ann M. Martin, including rare images from the author's collection.
Lisette Moisant is a widow, courtesy of the swordsmanship of Caid O'Neill, one of the city's legendary maîtres d'armes. He bested her loathsome husband in a duel, but now she is a pawn of schemers who wish to steal her fortune and see her dead. It is Caid to whom she turns for protection, and guilt leaves him no recourse but to agree to Lisette's request.But soon a whispering campaign is being waged against them, suggesting the two plotted to kill Lisette's husband all along, that she is a woman of loose morals and he is nothing short of a murderer. In a society where reputation is everything, the scandal and accusations threaten Lisette and Caid with ruin, and the person responsible will stop at nothing until they have paid with their lives.
From New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz--the second novel in a dramatic trilogy set in breathtaking Eclipse Bay, a town filled with rivalries as fierce and compelling as the rugged Oregon coast.... <P> Nothing was ever simple between a Madison and a Harte. The feud that had divided their families still simmered. Now, only months after their siblings' wedding, Lilian Harte and Gabe Madison are at each other's throats. Successful CEO Gabe had insisted on becoming a client of Lilian's matchmaking service. And after five disastrous dates, Lilian is at her wit's end. If she hadn't already decided to close her business and move home to Eclipse Bay, Gabe would have been the final straw. But when she finds Gabe at her door demanding she fulfill their business contract, the sparks between them suddenly turn personal. Once again, Eclipse Bay will witness a showdown--between a relentless Madison and an irresistible Harte... .
An action-packed adventure story spun in authentic native oral tradition, Dawn Land unfolds about ten thousand years ago, in the area now known as New England. A shadow is crossing over the land, and the village's finest son must meet the threat.
He has stolen Eleanor Fitts heart, but who was Daniel Sheridan before he became a Spirit-Hunter? In this suspenseful 100-page digital-original romance novella from Something Strange and Deadly author Susan Dennard, Daniels past--and his first love--will be exposed. With a checkered past like Daniel Sheridans, landing an apprenticeship aboard the Sadie Queen was just the fresh start he was looking for. But thats the last thing its been. Teeming with ghosts that plague the crew with horrific nightmares, this ship is more trouble than its worth to Daniel. Except for Cass. . . . Gorgeous and stubborn to a fault, apprentice pilot Cassidy Cochran is the one thing keeping Daniel on board. Though they started as best friends, their relationship has grown into something more intense. Their stolen, sometimes steamy moments have Daniel feeling something he never thought possible: love. Enlisting the help of a short-tempered Chinese boy named Jie and a Creole gentleman named Joseph, the three attempt to rid the boat of the ghosts--for if they dont, the Sadie Queen will be put out of business. And with Casss fatally-ill sister in need of expensive medical help, Daniel is more determined than ever to save the ship. But when he discovers that the ghosts are linked to a dangerous curse whose caster wants everyone on board dead, Daniel will come face-to-face with an evil so dark, so wicked, that it will change the course of his life forever. HarperTeen Impulse is a digital imprint focused on young adult short stories and novellas, with new releases the first Tuesday of each month.
Meditations on adjusting to convent life, voluntary poverty, one's purpose in life, humility, peace, perfection, all for Christ.
I'll wait for you. That's what Libby Conners promised Dan Lukens as World War II tore the two pilots away from each other and the Hawaiian Island where they'd fallen in love. Now, bound by duty to their country and buoyed by the hope that they will be together again, Dan and Libby face grueling tests on opposite sides of the world. Libby is pressed into service as one of the first female pilots to serve in a time of war, while Dan endures what would become the legendarily brutal Bataan Death March in the Philippines. With tragedy around every corner, the couple must look deep inside to find stamina and a faith that will endure the nightmare of war.
At the end of the second cycle of Amber books, there were hints that Dworkin played a much more pivotal role in the emergence of Amber than might have been guessed. The father of the nine princes of Amber is also a fascinating character about whom we know very little. Now, in a New Amber Trilogy, John Gregory Betancourt offers us a vision of how Amber came to be and how Amber and Chaos interacted.
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