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Frankie and Devin get transported once again, this time back to Mark Twain's "Adventures of Tom Sawyer". But they soon discover life is not so calm on the lazy Mississippi.
From north of St. Louis down past Natc Kez to the fertile Bayou, the broad deep river carried barges piled high with valuable cargo and stern -wheelers crowded with eager Americans hungry for the sin and sweetness of exciting New Orleans, But on its seamier streets a dark underworld flourished. There, a cruel ex-lawman hid the beautiful young gentlewoman he had seduced with lies, while he plotted to kill the bold Englishman who had sworn to avenge her honor. And from the far west rode Toby Holt-a fighting man as famous as his father, Wagonmaster Whip Holt-to wage a one- man war on a dreaded Oriental Tong... as the forces of good and evil prepared to battle for control of this rich, fast growing land along the MISSISSIPPI!
America is beautiful because its land and people are so varied... 50 proud states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico ... each with its own history and heroes, landforms, and life-style. And now each has its own story told, its people profiled, its greatness celebrated, in one of the 52 volumes comprising America the Beautiful. The material covered corresponds to social studies curricula for grades 5 through 8. However, with their crisp, clear writing... breathtaking, full-color graphics... and wealth of factual material, logically organized to invite easy reference... these books are completely suitable for students from grade 4 through high school. In every book of America the Beautiful, the engagingly written text covers the geography, history, government, economy, arts, and recreation of the state, concluding with an exciting "tour" of significant sights. Then comes the remarkably complete reference section, usually over 30 pages and designed in a way that allows students to find easily the information they are looking for. The reference section includes: -- Facts at a Glance, including key statistics on all aspects of the state, conveniently arranged by subject-- Important Dates, an outline chronology of the state's history-- Important People, dozens of profiles of the state's leading historical and contemporary men and women in politics, commerce and industry, the arts and other areas; many of these notables are pictured--
The Days of Laura Ingalls Wilder is a fictional series created and authored by T. L. TEDROW. Viewed as a key figure in history and an outstanding role model to children, Laura Ingalls Wilder served as Tedrow's inspiration for creating these stories about her life as a Pioneer wife, mother, and crusading journalist. It's 1884, and after devastating losses in South Dakota, Laura, Manly, and little Rose head East to Mansfield, Missouri, in search of a new beginning...
Skye Fargo joins a posse to help find the gang who kidnapped a woman that he has just met.
The 52-volume World Almanac Library of the States is the most up-to-date state set available, and it's the one "School Library Journal calls "more complete" than its competitors. In addition to an in-depth factual profile of each state, every book offers fascinating and lively discussions of the state's history, people, geography, government, economy, culture, and lifestyles. Each title also includes a section on "Notable People," a calendar of events, full-color photos, maps, charts, graphs, time lines and other tools to make this unquestionably the best young adult reference set available.
Now available in a new and enlarged edition is the popular fourth-grade textbook, Missouri Then and Now. Closely correlated with Missouri's Official Course Content Standards and profusely illustrated, with color pictures and maps distributed throughout the book, this state-of-the-art text promises to meet the instructional needs of twenty-first- century classrooms. Teachers will welcome the many special features designed to facilitate the mastery of the basic competencies measured by the Missouri Assessment Program. Missouri Then and Now incorporates geography, civics, economics, anthropology, and sociology with history to give students an opportunity to learn about their world on several levels: the community (the origin and subsequent growth of towns), the region (the occupation and settlement of the Mississippi River Valley), the nation (the struggle for statehood, the westward movement, the Civil War, and the depression of the 1930s) and the world (exploration, world wars, the global economy, and the worldwide communications network). This edition also adds valuable new insights concerning the importance of scientific and technological innovations. Young Missourians will be introduced to a host of remarkable women, men, and children with stories that will help bring history to life. Individuals who have made special contributions to the state are featured in the "Famous Missourians" sections placed throughout the book, and the routines of daily life and ordinary people are also accorded significant coverage. An important new feature in this edition, "In Their Own Words," gives students the opportunity to read excerpts from actual source documents. These brief passages from letters, diaries, reports, and other historical documents, which have been edited and made accessible to fourth graders, are ideally suited for active learning. In addition to its many new features, Missouri Then and Now retains the attributes that made earlier editions practical for teaching history. Each chapter begins with guiding questions intended to help students formulate their own ideas and initiate individual and group research activities. A listing of recent books, videos, and web sites located at the end of each chapter will lead students to varied information sources specifically related to Missouri topics. The new words identified for each chapter and the glossary placed in the appendix remain useful tools for vocabulary building exercises. A separate Teacher's Guide includes suggested student research topics for each chapter along with guiding questions. An accompanying matrix helps teachers identify the applicable knowledge and process standards and includes sample learning activities appropriate to the specific topic. These and a host of other attractive features will make Missouri Then and Now a popular choice in Missouri's fourth-grade classrooms.
Macmillian/McGraw-Hill TIMELINKS builds geographic mastery with maps and skills, offers reading skills and strategies to reinforce Reading/Language Arts skills.
To strong men like Whip Holt's son Toby falls the dangerous job of hunting down rampaging outlaws and Indians. With young army cadet Hank Blake and loyal Chief Running Bear, Holt and his blazing rifle would challenge train robbers and gunrunners... a beautiful lady would become the shameful stakes in a contest between a con man and an Englishman... and a growing nation would fight for its glorious future with the blood and bravery of the extraordinary men and women whose journey westward began at Missouri!
It is forty years in the future and, following decades of research and trillions of euros spent on genetics, Europe is finally in a position to rejuvenate a human being. The first subjest chosen for treatment is Jeff Baker, the father of the datasphere (whihc replaced the Internet) and philanthropist extraordinaire. After 18 months in a German medical facility , the 78-year-old patient returns home looking like a healthy 20-year-old. Misspent Youth follows the effect his reappearance has on his friends and family - his young ex-model wife Sue, his teeenage son Tim, and his long term pals, themselves all pensioners, who are starting to resent what Jeff has become.
Time heals all wounds--Tori Amhearst knows this firsthand. Ever since that awful event all those years ago, she's made the most of her life, her career. But the moment she discovers that the man she put behind bars is innocent, she knows she has to make it right. And how could she not? Thanks to her, Lincoln Crusoe has nothing. Not even his memory.Now memory controls both their lives. Tori can't forget and Lincoln can't remember. While she knows she's got to tell him the truth, every part of her resists. She never expected to love him and doesn't want to lose him. Because the truth won't set her free--it'll just send him running.
SECRET BRIDE, SECRET BABY...Kate and Carly Fairfax were the spitting image of each other...but there the similarities ended. And no one sensed their differences as acutely as Gabriel Trent, Carly's mysterious, brooding fiancé, a man who regarded both sisters with open hostility.Then a twist of fate landed Kate in the bridal gown, awaiting "I DO" from Gabriel, who believed she was someone else-someone now missing...By impersonating Carly, Kate hoped to discover the truth behind her twin's disappearance. But the most shocking revelation of all involved the groom-and his precious little girl...
When William Black's mail-order bride fails to appear at the Boston docks, he's relieved when beautiful, vibrant Bridget Murphy steps in. However, she has a surprise in store. She will be a temporary nanny to his young twins...but she will not marry without love.Faith Glen, Massachusetts, is worlds away from the poverty Bridget knew in Ireland. And William Black couldn't be more different from her faithless ex-fiancé. Yet that integrity Bridget so admires binds William to a promise that could keep them apart forever. In this new land of opportunity, does she dare to wish for a happy ending?
Argentinean Estrella Galván is one of Europe's top models, but she's much more than a pretty face. In Cannes to find a distributor for a documentary that's close to her heart, she meets Carlo Gabellini, a man who thinks beautiful women are all the same. . . ;
DEATH AND THE DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEMBeing mistaken for a gangster and accused of a series of murders she didn't commit was hardly the quiet life Maryanne Wellborn expected as a Philadelphia librarian. Who would have thought volunteering at her father's retirement home would be so complicated?When handsome but determined FBI agent J. Z. Prophet takes the case, Maryanne can tell he's prepared to bring her down - or die trying. But then the real mob gets involved, and the situation turns deadly. . . .
Sixteen-year-old Zanny Dugan isn't sure anymore. Terrible things are happening in her life - things like murder and suicide - and she can't find out why. Now it turns out her father isn't who she thought he was.
One tragic traffic accident. Five university students killed. One survivor. A shocking case of mistaken identity that thrust two families into a bond of grief and joy beyond imagining. This is the story of two students from Indiana's Taylor University, Lauren Vand Ryn and Whitney Cerak: one buried under the wrong name, one critically injured and in a coma being cared for by the wrong family, and the heart-wrenching discovery five weeks later that they had been mistaken for one another. The Van Ryns and Ceraks now come together, two years later, to recount the amazing drama as it unfolded. Not only do they reveal the inspiring healing journey of survivor Whitney Cerak as she comes to terms with her own identity -- now altered by the injuries she suffered -- but also the recovery of two traumatized families as they describe the bond of faith that sustains and unites them, as they each came to terms with their bizarre reversal of life lost and life found.
Nothing can prepare criminal attorney Bennie Rosato for her new client, Alice Connolly, who bears an uncanny physical resemblance to her and tells her, "Pleased to meet you. I'm your twin." But Bennie grew up an only child. She doesn't have a twin. Or does she? Bennie takes on the woman's defense in a murder case and plunges into the mystery of the murder--as well as the secret of her own identity. Not until the verdict is in will she finally learn the truth.
The trouble began the day Alex got angry, accidentally unleashing her telekinetic powers. When Robyn's backpack dropped, she ran into the street to pick up her papers and was nearly hit by a speeding humvee driven by Vince and Dave. Suddenly the- vehicle was mysteriously steered away from Robyn-thanks to Alex's powers. But now Vince and Dave are certain they've found the girl with the secret powers-Robyn! And they'll stop at nothing to get her.... Now, wherever Robyn, Alex --- .,. and their friends go, those company goons are close behind--even at the school dance! But how can Alex save Robyn without leading the chemical company straight to her own door?
This true story is a shocking case of mistaken identity that stunned the country and made national news. Would it destroy a family? Shatter their faith? Push two families into bitterness, resentment, and guilt? This is an unprecedented account of two traumatized families who describe their ordeal and explore the bond sustaining and uniting them as they deal with their bizarre reversal of life lost and life found. And join Whitney Cerak, the sole surviving student, as she comes to terms with her new identity, forever altered, yet on the brink of new beginnings.
Joshua Saxon, the arrogant millionaire who ran New Zealand's premier winery, believed Alyssa Blake had been his late brother's mistress. But the true connection between Alyssa and the Saxons was even more shocking. From the first moment they met, both Alyssa and Joshua had been shaken by a passion that could not be denied. But what could the future hold for a man and woman with so many secrets and lies between them. . . '
Why do people dodge responsibility when things fall apart? Why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they screw up? Why the endless marital quarrels over who is right? Why can we see hypocrisy in others but not in ourselves? Are we all liars? Or do we really believe the stories we tell?Backed by years of research and delivered in lively, energetic prose, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) offers a fascinating explanation of self-deception-how it works, the harm it can cause, and how we can overcome it.
Why people not only deceive themselves but maintain their deception despite clear evidence to the contrary. How self-deception works, the harm it can cause, and how we can overcome it.
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