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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.
Someone snatched his cousin's wife and son. FBI agent Luke Falcon is searching for a kidnapper and sorting out the crime. He's afraid it's the work of a stalker. He's afraid they're already dead. And he'll do anything required to get them back alive ... but he didn't plan on falling in love with the only witness. This stand-alone title is a repackage of what was previously known as True Courage, the fourth book in the Uncommon Heroes series.
"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.
Myles Parsons is just another inmate in Kenzie Thorn's GED course. . . until his abduction plan succeeds. Terrified, Kenzie doesn't want to believe his explanation. That he's Myles Borden, FBI agent-- placed under cover because someone wants her dead. Now that Myles has got her out of harm's way, his plans start to fall apart. He attempts to take Kenzie to a safe house--but the stubborn woman won't go! He struggles to protect her even as she takes care of him . He tries to keep his distance. . . and finds himself falling in love.
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.
Kidney Transplantation: A Guide to the Care of Transplant Recipients is an easy to read, up to date, clinical resource written by experts in the field of kidney transplantation. The book explains how donors and recipients are selected for transplantation, how the surgical procedure is performed, and how the experts recognize and treat rejection. Clearly illustrated chapters show how the immune system works in the setting of transplantation and how immunosuppressive medications prevent rejection of the transplanted kidney; knowledge essential for the proper care of the transplant recipient. The acute and long-term care of the patient is described from the perspective not only of proper immunosuppressive medication management, but also from the perspective of comorbidities most common to transplanted patients, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, infectious diseases, malignancies, and bone disease. Special issues that impact the care of the transplant recipient, such as unusual donor sources, nonadherence and insurability are also addressed.
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
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.
All manga, all the time, all the Chris Hart way!* Bumper book of 256 manga-packed pages* Learn to draw manga, step by step* One gigantic celebration of manga maniaKids are drawn to manga like magnets, and Christopher Hart's manga books are among the hottest sellers of all books, with more than 2.5 million copies in print. Now Watson-Guptill has gathered Hart's four best-selling Kids Draw books and combined them into one giant manga book. If they're out there in the world of manga, they're in here: cute little critters, sophisticated heroes, witches and wizards, magical boys and magical girls, and everything else manga! Each character is drawn in clear step-by-steps, so young artists can easily follow along. At just 19.95 dollars, Kids Draw Big Book of Everything Manga is one big bundle of manga-drawing fun for one, low price.
Matthew, Angelia, and Charlie are just three children among the thousands who appeared in Judge Mark A. Ciavarella's courtroom between 2003 and 2008 and were sent away to a detention facility in which, it later came to light, Ciavarella had a personal financial stake. The author shows how this miscarriage of justice underscores a multitude of problems with our juvenile justice system, which too often criminalizes standard adolescent behavior, treats adolescents more harshly than if they were adults, and denies them their most fundamental constitutional rights.
Explains ways kids can earn money; how to save for a big purchase; how to get the most value for your money; how the stock market works; plus money moments such as did you know that a stamp that cost 5 cents in 1947 was sold for a million dollars in 1981? [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 4-5 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
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