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Tracy, a high school junior, becomes embroiled in the problems of a strange boy, who asks her assistance in snatching his half-sister from her father who has allegedly kidnapped her.
Themes: Hi-Lo, Family life, adventure, travel. These traditional reads are brimming with spirited characters and positive values--but with a little extra excitement and bite, so hold on to your hats! Written expressly for the middle grade struggling reader, the series does not contain strong language, edgy themes, or dysfunctional families. In fact, family is the main theme of these titles. And one particular Latino family is the focus with their uncanny knack for finding humor, hope, and colorful personalities--even in unusual circumstances. Written at the lowest reading levels, the 50-page story structure is straightforward and moves the reader through the text quickly and efficiently. Antonio slid down the rope. He held on for dear life. It got darker as the twister moved closer. It was loud. Like a giant freight train!
"Time is out of joint," wrote Shakespeare. And in these 6 strange and startling stories, time is indeed bent, turned inside-out and upside-down, accelerated, decelerated, and obliterated.
From the Book Jacket: Interactive fiction-the best-known form of which is the text game or text adventure-has not received as much critical attention as have such other forms of electronic literature as hypertext fiction and the conversational programs known as chatterbots. Twisty Little Passages (the title refers to a maze in Adventure, the first interactive fiction) is the first book-length consideration of this form, examining it from gaming and literary perspectives. Nick Montfort, an interactive fiction author himself, offers both aficionados and first-time users a way to approach interactive fiction that will lead to a more pleasurable and meaningful experience of it. Twisty Little Passages looks at interactive fiction beginning with its most important literary ancestor, the riddle. Montfort then discusses Adventure and its precursors (including the I Ching and Dungeons and Dragons), and follows this with an examination of mainframe text games developed in response, focusing on the most influential work of that era, Zork. He then considers the introduction of commercial interactive fiction for home computers, particularly that produced by Infocom. Commercial works inspired an.independent reaction, and Montfort describes the emergence of independent creators and the development of an online interactive fiction community in the 1990s. Finally, he considers the influence of interactive fiction on other literary and gaming forms. With Twisty Little Passages. Nick Montfort places interactive fiction in its computational and literary contexts, opening up-this-still-developing form to new consideration.
Twitter is not just for talking about your breakfast anymore. It's become an indispensable communications tool for businesses, non-profits, celebrities, and people around the globe. With the second edition of this friendly, full-color guide, you'll quickly get up to speed not only on standard features, but also on new options and nuanced uses that will help you tweet with confidence. Co-written by two widely recognized Twitter experts, The Twitter Book is packed with all-new real-world examples, solid advice, and clear explanations guaranteed to turn you into a power user. Use Twitter to connect with colleagues, customers, family, and friends Stand out on Twitter Avoid common gaffes and pitfalls Build a critical communications channel with Twitter--and use the best third-party tools to manage it. Want to learn how to use Twitter like a pro? Get the book that readers and critics alike rave about.
Silver Medal Winner, Social Networking, 2012 Axiom Business Book Awards Silver Medal Winner, Business and Leadership, 2012 Nautilus Book Awards The official word from Twitter on how to harness the power of the platform for any cause. As recent events in Japan, the Middle East, and Haiti have shown, Twitter offers a unique platform to connect individuals and influence change in ways that were unthinkable only a short time ago. In Twitter for Good, Claire Diaz Ortiz, Twitter's head of corporate social innovation and philanthropy, shares the same strategies she offers to organizations launching cause-based campaigns. Filled with dynamic examples from initiatives around the world, this groundbreaking book offers practical guidelines for harnessing individual activism via Twitter as a force for social change. Reveals why every organization needs a dedicated Twitter strategy and explains how to set one Introduces the five-step model taught at trainings around the world: T. W. E. E. T. (Target, Write, Engage, Explore, Track) Author @claired is the head of corporate social innovation and philanthropy at Twitter, collaborating with organizations like Nike, Pepsi, MTV, the American Red Cross, charity:water, Room to Read, the Gates Foundation, the Skoll Foundation, the Case Foundation, National Wildlife Federation, Kiva, the United Nations, Free the Children, Committee to Protect Journalists, Partners in Health, FEMA, Ushahidi, The Acumen Fund With more than 200 million users worldwide, Twitter has established itself as a dynamic force, one that every business and nonprofit must understand how to use effectively.
This groundbreaking book, from three leading career experts, shows readers how they can gain momentum in their job searches and careers through "tweets" that consist of fewer characters than a standard text message. Readers learn how to exponentially increase the size of their personal and professional networks by exchanging ideas, demonstrating subject-matter expertise, enhancing their reputation, and developing a "fan club."
Get the latest tweets, tools, tips, and techniques and kick-start your Twitter marketing campaign!As the fastest-growing social networking service with more than 50 million tweets posted per day, Twitter poses a plethora of marketing possibilities. Boasting more than 50 percent new or updated content, this fun and friendly second edition reflects the latest features that Twitter has implemented to make the service more appealing to business users. Twitter Marketing For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you build a following, promote your product, and drive more traffic to your Web site.Details the changes to Twitter since the previous edition and explores the newest features and functionality that Twitter now offers to businesses looking to market their product on the fastest-growing social networking serviceShows you how to effectively increase your visibility and promote your message via TwitterLooks at the new promoted Tweets and Twitter listsDelves into the marketing possibilities that exist with the new feature of sharing tweets on other social networking sitesSo stop twiddling your thumbs and start tweeting today with the Twitter marketing advice shared within the pages of Twitter Marketing For Dummies, 2nd Edition.
Come one, come all. The show's about to begin. Step right up for the Circus of the Dead: where YOU are the concessions. #CircusoftheDead
A short story of a girl who takes out her frustration on Twitter. The story is told in Twitter speak.
When Teddy and Babs move from a city apartment to a home in the country, they share an exciting summer with two children who are visiting at a neighboring farm.
Discover how a little yarn can go a long, long way . . .Over 30 irresistible quick-to-stitch knitting and crochet projects celebrate the new generation of gorgeous gourmet yarns available to knitters and crocheters today. Say goodbye to old wool and humdrum cotton and hello to fun fleeces and fur, slinky twists of ribbon, luxurious lurex and bubble boucle. As you only need two balls, you can afford to experiment! Dedicated knitters can extend their skills by experimenting with crochet, whilst beginners will love the quick and simple designs for adults, kids, the home and gift occasions. Features useful tips and techniques to help you get the best from this exciting new generation of yarns.
Bobbi and Bob Cat are the best of friends. When their hometown of New Orleans was struck by Hurricane Katrina, many lost everything. But not Bobbi and Bob Cat--they still had each other. Only by staying together could they survive. This is the story of their remarkable friendship.
The poems of Stephanie Bolster's second collection move with delicacy and power, whether focussing on a flock of snow geese on a flooded plain, on the paintings of Jean Paul Lemieux, or on two wasps in a Pepsi can on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. These intimate acts of language create a space infused with stillness and an edgy expectation. Here is a poetry of engagement and mystery, in which truth is found in seepage and reversal: the bowls of milk the colour of milk; the two facing human profiles forming between them the shape of a vase. This volume sketches a clear, unwavering arc through poems sometimes raw and painful, but always exquisite, and, ultimately, transformative. Two Bowls of Milk confirms Stephanie Bolster as one of the most gifted new poets in Canada today.
Big Brother wants to read without being pestered so he shuts Little Brother out of the house in the freezing cold night. It's going to get much colder when father sends Big brother out to find Little brother who has been captured by the merciless Great-grandfather frost. There it's so cold that animals are frozen solid over the stove and an axe can't cut through the great door of ice where Little Brother is locked away. Only when he learns kindness does Big Brother get unexpected help in saving his brother's life.
ALMOST ENGAGED, ALMOST IN LOVE? For years, waitress Joleen Wheeler had longed for Prince Charming to come in, order the blue-plate special and sweep her off her feet. So when a rich politician proposed, it seems as though her Cinderella dreams had come true. But Joleen wasn't in love.... THE BLACK-SHEEP BROTHER Then she met her almost-fiancé's brother, Jake Landon, who was everything his brother wasn't--rough around the edges, arrogant, the black sheep of the family. And he was everything Joleen's head told her she shouldn't want, but her heart was shouting "yes!" Good grief. Why'd she have to be attracted to the wrong brother? What was an almost-bride-to-be to do?
The glimmering Huguenot cross she innocently wears leads her deep into the shadows. When Gabriella Madison arrives in France in 1961 to continue her university studies, she doesn't anticipate being drawn into the secretive world behind the Algerian war for independence from France. The further she delves into the war efforts, the more her faith is challenged. The people who surround her bring a whirlwind of transforming forces--a wise nun involved in the smuggling, a little girl carrying secret information, and a man with unknown loyalties who captures her heart. When she discovers a long hidden secret from her past, it all leads to questions about trust, faith in action, and the power of forgiveness to move beyond the pain of the past.
On two consecutive days in June 1963, in two lyrical speeches, John F. Kennedy pivots dramatically and boldly on the two greatest issues of his time: nuclear arms and civil rights. In language unheard in lily white, Cold War America, he appeals to Americans to see both the Russians and the "Negroes" as human beings. His speech on June 10 leads to the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963; his speech on June 11 to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Based on new material -- hours of recently uncovered documentary film shot in the White House and the Justice Department, fresh interviews, and a rediscovered draft speech -- Two Days in June captures Kennedy at the high noon of his presidency in startling, granular detail which biographer Sally Bedell Smith calls "a seamless and riveting narrative, beautifully written, weaving together the consequential and the quotidian, with verve and authority." Moment by moment, JFK's feverish forty-eight hours unspools in cinematic clarity as he addresses "peace and freedom." In the tick-tock of the American presidency, we see Kennedy facing down George Wallace over the integration of the University of Alabama, talking obsessively about sex and politics at a dinner party in Georgetown, recoiling at a newspaper photograph of a burning monk in Saigon, planning a secret diplomatic mission to Indonesia, and reeling from the midnight murder of Medgar Evers.There were 1,036 days in the presidency of John F. Kennedy. This is the story of two of them.From the Hardcover edition.
Four-year-old twins Jimmy and Janet go in search of a dog to eat their two dog biscuits, but they find all the dogs undeserving, and so they look for another recipient.
Two-Dollar Bill delivers all the storytelling twists and whip-smart banter readers have come to love in Stuart Woods's thrillers. In this latest, Stone Barrington, the suave Manhattan cop turned lawyer, is back on his home turf, facing down a brilliant southern flimflam man. The fun- and action-begin with what Stone believes will be a quiet dinner with his ex-partner, Dino, when they are interrupted by Billy Bob, a filthy-rich, smooth-talkin' Texan, who strolls in with the head of Stone's law firm and, unwrapping his wad of rare two-dollar bills, announces he's in town "to make money" and in need of an attorney-namely, Stone-to handle his affairs. No sooner have they sealed the deal with a handshake than the roller-coaster ride begins. Soon Stone is caught in the midst of a beautiful federal prosecutor and a love from his past, a con man with more aliases than hairs on his head, and a murder investigation that could ruin them all. In this stylish adventure in the bestselling series, Woods proves once again that he's at the top of his game.
Two Ends of a Leash: Unshackled is the life story of author Grace D. Napier. Born blind, Grace came from a humble home in New Jersey. She began school when there were no special education programs for children who were blind. The teachers and principal regarded Grace as not only blind, but also mentally retarded. Because they misunderstood her disability, they ignored her, letting her sit idle at her desk every day. Nevertheless, Grace had a hunger to learn. When her parents heard about a special education program in the next city, Grace met Miss Katharine Taylor, her new special education teacher. Grace's life was forever changed, thanks to the influence of this gifted teacher. Now eighty-five, Grace resides in Colorado after a long career of teaching children and graduate students at three universities. Grace began using Seeing Eye dog guides when she was seventeen years old. She is now working with her ninth dog, Esma (shown on the front cover). Read her fascinating and inspiring story.
A children's poem carrying the valuable message that everyone is unique. From our eyes, to our noses and mouths, none of us are exactly the same.
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