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This ebook collection contains the complete text of Stargirl, Jerry Spinelli's modern classic for young readers, and its acclaimed follow-up, Love, Stargirl.
Even though bounty hunter Lou Prophet is out of money, he'd rather ride a cactus than be saddled with foreign royalty. But comely Russian Countess Natasha Roskov has a problem: Her sister has disappeared after finding a treasure trove in Arizona--and all the countess has to go on is a map. If there's one thing Prophet knows, it's that a beautiful woman with a treasure map attracts trouble like wolves are drawn to a fresh kill. Now he's forced to take his noble employer on the ride of her life--while fighting off a pack of ruthless villains who want the treasure, the countess, and Lou Prophet with a bullet in his back.
From a very young age we are told not to stare, and one hallmark of maturation is the ability to resist (or at least hide) our staring behavior. And yet, rarely do we master the impulse. Despite the complicated role it plays in our development, and its unique brand of visual enticement, staring has not been considered before as a suitable object for socio-cultural analysis. What is it about certain kinds of people that makes it impossible to take our eyes off them? Why are some visual stimuli irresistible? Why does staring produce so much anxiety? Drawing on examples from art, media, fashion, history and memoir, Garland-Thomson defines staring, explores the factors that motivate it, and considers the targets and the effects of the stare. A bodily inventory then enumerates how stares actually operate in daily life. A section on "Bodies" focuses on the question of size and scale as key indicators of normalcy, while certain body parts show themselves to be disproportionately arresting, as passages on "Faces" "Hands" and "Breasts" reveal. A concluding chapter on "Beholding" considers the frisson at play between starer and staree and offers an alternative way of understanding visual communication between people. Featuring over forty illustrations, Staring captures the stimulating combination of symbolic, material and emotional factors that make staring so irresistible while endeavoring to shift the usual response to staring, shame, into an engaged self-consideration. Elegant and provocative, this book advances new ways of thinking about visuality and the body that will appeal to readers who are interested in the overlap between the humanities and human behaviors.
JUDGMENT DAY For years Big Earl Stark rode shotgun on the Concord stagecoach, sentencing any man fool enough to test him to an early grave. But now, for the love of spritely Laura Delaney, he's secretly studying his law books at night, determined to settle down and put up his own shingle. Fate, however, deals him a cruel and tragic hand. Laura's stagecoach into Buffalo Flat-a coach Earl would have been guarding if he hadn't left that life behind-is set upon by outlaws, and Laura is savagely killed. No doubt destined for greatness in the courtroom, Earl is presently out only for revenge, and he makes some shocking and dangerous discoveries-not only about the identity of Laura's killers, but about his own nature as well. For when you act as judge, jury, and executioner, the pursuit of frontier justice can lead straight into hell. ... Across an untamed territory rides a man of peace who never runs from a fight-a sharp- witted, sharp-shooting judge bringing new hope to the innocent, swift punishment to the guilty ... law to a lawless land.
Return to the City of Spiders!Still reeling from the death of Wulfgar, Drizzt is allowed little time to grieve, for dark elves are massing in the caverns deep under Mithral Hall. To protect his adopted home, he'll have to return to the city of his birth, the evil City of Spiders. Menzoberranzan is one of the most dangerous places in the already perilous Underdark on a good day, but for Drizzt, a renegade with a price on his head, its certain death ever to set foot there again. But Drizzt Do'Urden and his companions have faced certain death before, and will gladly spend their lives for the sake of the dwarves of Mithral Hall.From the Paperback edition.
The Posse is the story of what happens after the big finale of a reality TV competition, and of a small town girl's ride through Hollywood. When seventeen-year old Jacey Chandliss enters and wins Generation Next: America's Top Young Actress, an American Idol-type contest that offers the winner a star-making role in a major Hollywood motion picture, she's thrust into the bright Hollywood spotlight. She's got a bona fide Hollywood power-agent, and she's living in L.A. for the summer. It's all a lot to handle, and Jacey would probably buckle under the pressure if she didn't have her friends along for the ride. Her best friends Dash and Desi and her cousin Ivy are part of Jacey's Posse. They're going to Hollywood with Jacey to keep Jacey from going Hollywood.
A new science fiction space epic from the author of Hammer's Slammers. The Empress of Earth, the finest passenger liner in the galaxy, carries 6,000 people through multiple universes to land on raw, often violent worlds--but the crew will have their work cut out for them on this hostile voyage.
Mason Starling is a champion fencer on the Gosforth Academy team, but she's never had to fight for her life. Not until the night a ferocious, otherworldly storm rips through Manhattan, trapping Mason and her teammates inside the school. Mason is besieged by nightmarish creatures more terrifying than the thunder and lightning as the raging tempest also brings a dangerous stranger into her life: a young man who remembers nothing but his name--the Fennrys Wolf. His arrival tears Mason's world apart, even as she feels an undeniable connection to him. Together, they seek to unravel the secrets of Fenn's identity as strange and supernatural forces gather around them. When they discover Mason's family--with its dark allegiance to ancient Norse gods--is at the heart of the mystery, Fennrys and Mason are suddenly faced with a terrifying future. Set against the gritty, shadowed back-drop of New York City, this first novel in award-winning author Lesley Livingston's epic Starling Saga is an intoxicating blend of sweeping romance and pulse-pounding action.
The spaceship transitioned to another area of space, but they weren't in any place that was on their charts. They were lost!
Hollywood pet trainer, award-winning animal behaviorist, and bestselling author Bash Dibra offers industry insider advice on how you can turn your favorite four-legged friend into a STAR PET Teach your cat or dog to pose for the camera Train your pet to sit, speak, or raise a paw on cue Create a professional pet portfolio Attend local auditions and open casting calls Go behind the scenes to meet some of America's most famous animal entertainers Practice the same techniques that Bash uses in his StarPet Workshops Learn about pet health insurance and animal-actors' rights Receive expert advice about responsible pet ownership
Frannie always thought her town was a wonderful place to grow up. But then she becomes friends with Celeste, the first black girl to go to Quiver Junior High, when they are both chosen to be in a special singing ensemble at school. Frannie saw people treat Celeste differently from the very beginning, but when she's cut from the ensemble just before a very important competition, the truth can't be ignored. Quiver is not as great as Frannie thought, and the two find evidence proving it used to be much worse. Set in Oklahoma in the 1960's, The Starplace shows how special friendships can alter perspectives -- whether you're ready or not. School Library Journal said "Vicki Grove tells many truths about adolescents trying to discover their place in the world, " in a starred review for The Crystal Garden.
Are you tired of all those endless science fiction series and turgid science fiction pseudo-fantasies? Do you yearn for the days of E. Doc Smith, when sci fi stories swept across galaxies? Well, Starplex, written by one of today's finest science fiction authors, takes you back to those days. Enjoy -- and strap in for a slamb-bang ride across the Universe! And beyond.
When Jessica wins a coveted spot on the TV talk show that has recently come to Sweet Valley, Lila feels that Jessica has taken something that rightfully belonged to her, and vows to get revenge.
When Sally's family moves to Miami Beach for the winter of 1947, she is excited and nervous at the same time. What will school be like in Florida? Will she make any friends? Will she fit in so far away from home?Miami Beach has so many things to worry and wonder about, Sally is in for one unforgettable winter!
In love with her horseback riding lessons and her horse Puddles, Elizabeth Wakefield dreams of competing in horse shows, that is until Puddles throws her and Elizabeth decides to never ride again.
Starry Messenger: A Book Depicting the Life of a Famous Scientist, Mathematician, Astronomer, Philosopher, Physicist, Galileo Galileiby Peter Sis
Peter Sís gives a view of the life of Galileo Galilei.
'Tis the season for romance, second chances, and Christmas cheer with this new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber. Carrie Slayton, a big-city society-page columnist, longs to write more serious news stories. So her editor hands her a challenge: She can cover any topic she wants, but only if she first scores the paper an interview with Finn Dalton, the notoriously reclusive author. Living in the remote Alaskan wilderness, Finn has written a megabestselling memoir about surviving in the wild. But he stubbornly declines to speak to anyone in the press, and no one even knows exactly where he lives. Digging deep into Finn's past, Carrie develops a theory on his whereabouts. It is the holidays, but her career is at stake, so she forsakes her family celebrations and flies out to snowy Alaska. When she finally finds Finn, she discovers a man both more charismatic and more stubborn than she even expected. And soon she is torn between pursuing the story of a lifetime and following her heart. Filled with all the comforts and joys of Christmastime, Starry Night is a delightful novel of finding happiness in the most surprising places.
The moon is missing from the remote village of Clear Sky, but only a young boy named Rendi seems to notice! Rendi has run away from home and is now working as a chore boy at the village inn. He can't help but notice the village's peculiar inhabitants and their problems-where has the innkeeper's son gone? Why are Master Chao and Widow Yan always arguing? What is the crying sound Rendi keeps hearing? And how can crazy, old Mr. Shan not know if his pet is a toad or a rabbit?But one day, a mysterious lady arrives at the Inn with the gift of storytelling, and slowly transforms the villagers and Rendi himself. As she tells more stories and the days pass in the Village of Clear Sky, Rendi begins to realize that perhaps it is his own story that holds the answers to all those questions.Newbery Honor author Grace Lin brings readers another enthralling fantasy featuring her marvelous full-color illustrations. Starry River of the Sky is filled with Chinese folklore, fascinating characters, and exciting new adventures.
In the sequel to Butterfly, Beverly Highland's twin sister, the head of the world's most exclusive fat farm in Palm Springs, finds herself the object of Danny McKay's vengeful anger.
A star is how you know it's almost night. As soon as you see one, there's another, and another. And the dark that comes doesn't feel so dark. What if you could have a star? From acclaimed author Mary Lyn Ray and two-time Caldecott Honor winner Marla Frazee comes this tender, evocative - and profound - exploration of stars both near and far.
Our knowledge of the universe has increased tremendously over the last century. We now know that our Milky Way galaxy is but one of hundreds of billions of galaxies; our solar system is not unique, since scientists have found other planets circling other stars throughout the galaxy. And our discoveries are not over--there still exist mysteries to be solved by the next generation of astronomers.
On November 8, 1861, a U. S. navy warship stopped a British packet and seized two Confederate emissaries on their way to England to seek backing for their cause. England responded with rage, calling for a war of vengeance. The looming crisis was defused by the peace-minded Prince Albert. But imagine how Albert's absence during this critical moment might have changed everything. For lacking Albert's calm voice of reason, Britain now seizes the opportunity to attack and conquer a crippled, war-torn America. Ulysses S. Grant is poised for an attack that could smash open the South's defenses. In Washington, Abraham Lincoln sees a first glimmer of hope that this bloody war might soon end. But then disaster strikes: English troops have invaded from Canada. With most of the Northern troops withdrawn to fight the new enemy, General William Tecumseh Sherman and his weakened army stand alone against the Confederates. Can a divided, bloodied America defeat England, or will the United States cease to exist for all time? From the Paperback edition.
"HARRY HARRISON IS ONE OF SCIENCE FICTION'S MOST PROLIFIC AND ACCOMPLISHED CRAFTSMEN. " --The New York Times Book Review In the midst of Civil War, a stunned North and South join forces to combat a sudden attack of British troops. Though the Americans are victorious, three years later a new threat emerges. Her Majesty's Army is massing for a possible attack through Texas. Into the gauntlet Lincoln sends his chosen angel of death, General Ulysses S. Grant--while his top soldiers, including Robert E. Lee and William Tecumseh Sherman, plan the most daring naval invasion ever launched: an assault on British soil itself. Stars and Stripes in Peril is the new masterwork from one of the world's most provocative authors. Venturing beyond a fascinating question of what if? Harry Harrison brilliantly examines the people and passions that make up nations both great and small--and shows how technology and politics had the power to shape history's first great World War . . . half a century before it began . . . "Lovers of novels of alternate history hold Harry Harrison in high regard and his latest book can only enhance that esteem. " --Abilene Reporter News