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When Irene Kelly's articles profiling missing children run in the Las Piernas Express, she anticipates the renewed public interest and the deluge of phone tips and remembered clues; she even anticipates the renewed pain of the anguished parents. What she doesn't expect is that the articles will set off a murderous chain reaction -- and put her life in peril. Perhaps one of the more tragic disappearances in recent Las Piernas history was that of Jenny Fletcher, just shy of her fourth birthday. The body of Jenny's father, Richard, a graphic artist, was found bludgeoned in his studio; hours later Jenny's stepbrother Mason was apprehended with the murder weapon and bloody clothing in his car. But little Jenny was never found. As the years pass, everyone assumes Jenny is dead. Everyone except her brother Caleb, who not only believes Jenny survived but steadfastly believes in Mason's innocence. Caleb, now a graduate student studying with forensic anthropologist Ben Sheridan, works on cases for the Las Piernas Police Department. When bones are discovered at the old Sheffield estate just days after the missing-children articles appear, Caleb finds himself drawn into a case that threatens to bring personal tragedies back to the present. He has a fierce ally in reporter Irene Kelly, who will stop at nothing to solve the mysteries of his father's murder and his sister's disappearance.
K. C. Corcoran and her best friend Marshall Li searching Washington, D.C., for K. C.'s mom and President Zacary Thornton, who mysteriously disappear while the two kids are buying ice cream at the Cherry Blossom Festival.
SHANGHAIED FROM THE CHURCH?Slung over the broad shoulders of her ex-fiancé as he kidnapped her from the church was not the way Lorelei Mason had envisioned her wedding day to her new fiancé. Jack Storm had left her at the altar once; now he had the nerve to want her back!Jack had made the biggest mistake of his life when he was a no-show for his wedding. Now he hoped Lorelei would fall in love with him again. And only then would he take her back to the church-to marry him!RIGHT BRIDE, WRONG GROOM:Marrying Mr. Almost-Right is all wrong, especially when the perfect man is ready to sweep you into his arms!
Jack and Amy have come to London during the 1860s as orphans searching for a relative. London society is cruel to the needy, and Jack and Amy are left on their own without money, food or shelter. When Amy is stolen away to be sold, Jack turns to an unlikely source for help.
Taken!Callie Mae Lockett had once trusted TJ Grier, cared for him even, but then her brother was killed and TJ took the blame. Now he wants a chance to clear his name, even if that means kidnapping Callie Mae. . . . Redeemed?Alone in the wilderness with TJ, Callie Mae should feel afraid. Instead, she is attracted to this rugged cowboy and begins to believe in his innocence. But the truth will be dangerous for both of them and, with time running out, can TJ clear his name and claim his woman?
A dangerous cult has entered Sweet Valley and Jessica has fallen under its spell. Elizabeth is worried so she is trying to help Jessica.
If I accept his offer to be his mistress, I could have the finest silks, the best carriage and be transformed from ugly duckling to a pampered, pretty swan! And although I would feel a virtuous pride in turning down the wicked rake, I also have an unmaidenly interest in exactly what the role would entail.... Catriona is doing her best to resist the skillful seduction of the scandalous heir to the Earl of Strathconan. But kidnapped and shipwrecked with only this rake as company, her adventure has just begun....
Two in one! In "Kidnapped?", reporter Melanie Mulcahy can't believe her good luck when she's kidnapped by Hal "The Iceman" Smothers. She thinks it will lead to the story of a lifetime. He wants her to "be" the story of his lifetime. And in "I Got You, Babe", Nick gets conned into babysitting his infant niece when the right girl comes along. And he finds himself looking more like Mr. Mom than Don Juan.
With a robot's help, two children search for a relative who has been kidnapped by the king on the planet Astarr and accused of making secret war weapons.
Kidnapped at the age of 11 from his home in Benin, Africa, Olaudah Equiano spent the next 11 years as a slave in England, the U.S., and the West Indies, until he was able to buy his freedom. His autobiography, published in 1789, was a bestseller in its own time. Cameron has modernized and shortened it while remaining true to the spirit of the original. It's a gripping story of adventure, betrayal, cruelty, and courage. In searing scenes, Equiano describes the savagery of his capture, the appalling conditions on the slave ship, the auction, and the forced labor. . . . Kids will read this young man's story on their own; it will also enrich curriculum units on history and on writing.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A living nightmare ... Elizabeth Wakefield never imagined that her evening of volunteer work at Sweet Valley's hospital would turn into the most horrifying night of her life. But when a strong hand clamps a chloroformed rag over her mouth and she is pulled from her car, Elizabeth's hellish ordeal begins. When she regains consciousness, Elizabeth finds herself tied to a chair in an isolated shack. She has been kidnapped by Carl, a lonely and disturbed orderly from the hospital. Elizabeth doesn't know what Carl wants from her, but it's clear he's on the brink of insanity. Somehow Elizabeth must escape before it's too late!
"It's a mistake ," Joey Bishop says, "to earn the reputation of being a liar. It seems harmless enough to make up stories to entertain yourself, but it can backfire." And when it does, it does so in a big way! The whole thing begins when Joey hits Willie Groves in the nose. It's an accident, but Willie doesn't want excuses. He wants revenge, and he's out to get Joey. Since Willie is a head taller and fifteen pounds heavier than Joey, Joey sees himself dead. So, of course. Joey hides from Willie. And because Joey is hiding, and because most of the other kids have already been picked up by their mothers or their chauffeurs from their expensive private school, only Joey sees what happens. Only Joey sees Willie being kidnapped. Joey doesn't like Willie, yet he doesn't like to think of what could happen to Willie at the hands of the kidnappers. But now, at just the wrong time, Joey's reputation kicks in. No one seems to believe him when he tells what he's seen. The truth is, however, that Willie has actually been kidnapped; and someone does really believe that Joey saw it. In fact, Joey suddenly finds himself in more danger, more involved with the event and even more involved with Willie than he ever thought he could be. Sometimes. Joey discovers in this exciting tale, truth really can be stranger than fiction.
In an original short story by New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd, Scotland Yard inspector Ian Rutledge must put all his detecting skills to use to solve a baffling case. A man and his young daughter were returning home from a dinner party when three men appeared from out of nowhere and grabbed the girl. Rutledge has to act quickly to find the child and bring the surprising culprits to justice. The Kidnapping also includes excerpts from three other Ian Rutledge mysteries: A Lonely Death, The Red Door, and A Pale Horse.
When a terrible accident partially disables Kevin and makes his mother overprotective of him, his best friends Ryan and Mooch decide that the only way to liberate him is to kidnap him.
The transplant physicians and surgeons at Cleveland Clinic have collaborated to produce, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation: A Practical Guide. This volume is devoted to kidney and pancreas transplantation and is well grounded in scientific principles, quantitative clinical reasoning, clinical pharmacology, tested clinical practices and overall clinical applicability. Also addressed are key aspects in the initiation, maintenance and sustained growth of viable clinical programs in kidney and pancreas transplantation. Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation: A Practical Guide will be of great value to transplant physicians as well as medical and surgical fellows who intend to pursue an interest in transplantation.
As the expense of treating a growing number of end-stage kidney disease patients increases, greater attention has been paid to prevention and early treatment. The study of renal disease, however, suffers due to the complex nature of renal anatomy and physiology and the plethora of different cell types found in the kidney. In Kidney Research: Experimental Protocols, top experts in the field seek to aid researchers by providing a number of specialized techniques developed to examine this intricate system. Through both well-established and novel methods, this volume explores the preparation and culture of the main cell types used to study renal disease mechanisms, the common animal models used to mimic the various forms of human renal disease, and specific applications and techniques used in vivo and in vitro. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular BiologyTM series format, the chapters contain step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Essential and cutting-edge, Kidney Research: Experimental Protocols delivers invaluable guidance to new and experienced laboratory researchers delving into the sophisticated study of the kidney.
To what extent do our parenting practices help or hinder our children? As parents, how much influence do we have over what kind of people our children will grow up to be? In the follow-up to her critically acclaimed Our Babies, Ourselves, Cornell anthropologist Meredith Small now takes on these and other crucial questions about the development of preschool children aged one to six.While Our Babies, Ourselves explored the physical and cultural preconceptions behind child-rearing and offered new clues to parenting practices that might be detrimental to a baby's best interest, Kids delves even deeper. Unraveling the deep-seated notions prescribed in most parenting books, Kids combines the latest scientific research on human evolution and biology with Small's own keen observations of various cultures for a lively, eye-opening view of early childhood in America. Small not only reveals how children in this age group socialize and absorb the rules that underlie the societies they live in; she also explains the extent to which parents enhance or hold back the emotional and psychological growth of their kids.In her engaging style, Small blends memorable accounts from her own experiences raising a preschooler with fascinating findings from her pioneering cross-cultural research, which spanned the country as well as the globe. Covering myriad aspects of the miraculous process of human growth, Small breaks new ground on topics such as why childhood is the optimum time for acquiring language skills; how children absorb knowledge and learn to solve problems; how empathy, and morality in general, make their way into a child's psyche; and the ways in which gender impacts identity. Underlying each chapter is an illuminating discussion of how the roles parents assign children in America shape the self-esteem and self-image of a future generation. Rich with vivid anecdotes and profound insight, Kids will cause readers to rethink their own parenting styles, along with every age-old assumption about how to raise a happy, healthy kid.From the Trade Paperback edition.
This booklet offers kids hours of enjoyment from 20 different crafts, games, and activities, especially designed for children. Features fun ideas that are great for car trips, summer camp, vacation Bible school, and rainy days. Projects are suitable for all skill levels and children ranging from ages 5 to 13.
"Perfect is boring."Well, 1983 certainly wasn't boring for the Welch family. Somehow, between their handsome father's mysterious death, their glamorous soap-opera-star mother's cancer diagnosis, and a phalanx of lawyers intent on bankruptcy proceedings, the four Welch siblings managed to handle each new heartbreaking misfortune in the same way they dealt with the unexpected arrival of the forgotten-about Chilean exchange student-together.All that changed with the death of their mother. While nineteen-year-old Amanda was legally on her own, the three younger siblings-Liz, sixteen; Dan, fourteen; and Diana, eight-were each dispatched to a different set of family friends. Quick-witted and sharp-tongued, Amanda headed for college in New York City and immersed herself in an '80s world of alternative music and drugs. Liz, living with the couple for whom she babysat, followed in Amanda's footsteps until high school graduation when she took a job in Norway as a nanny. Mischievous, rebellious Dan, bounced from guardian to boarding school and back again, getting deeper into trouble and drugs. And Diana, the red-haired baby of the family, was given a new life and identity and told to forget her past. But Diana's siblings refused to forget her-or let her go.Told in the alternating voices of the four siblings, their poignant, harrowing story of unbreakable bonds unfolds with ferocious emotion. Despite the Welch children's wrenching loss and subsequent separation, they retained the resilience and humor that both their mother and father endowed them with-growing up as lost souls, taking disastrous turns along the way, but eventually coming out right side up. The kids are not only all right; they're back together.From the Hardcover edition.
From the book jacket: Lewis Hine's photographs expose the chilling reality of the inhumane working conditions American children endured during the early twentieth century
The Swedish botanist Linnaeus named the cocoa bean "Theobroma cacao," from the Greek meaning Food of the Gods. Linnaeus sure "knew what he was doing! DO YOU PAUSE whenever you pass the candy counter in a department store or mall? Does your mouth water just smelling the chocolaty aroma? Do you carefully unfold the foil on each piece of chocolate as if you were inspecting a treasure? Do you break off small bites, letting that wonderfully delicious chocolate smother your taste buds? You do? Then this book is for you. Here are chocolate facts, and the history of chocolate from that wonderful day Cortes was served the frothy drink in Aztec golden goblets. This explains how luscious chocolate candies and candy bars are made; it gives chocolate recipes, tells chocolate jokes, and debunks chocolate myths. In fact, The Kids' Book of Chocolate is filled with everything you ever wanted to know about this favorite subject.
A fun and interesting way for middle school students to get their first information about college and how it's a possible and worthwhile goal to pursue. Starts with the basics and gives a comprehensive overview of everything the student can expect when exploring college--all in bite-sized pieces.
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