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Beany Malone is unhappy when her boyfriend Norbett decides that they shouldn't go steady since he's staying away at college. On top of that, her father has remarried and Beany starts off on the wrong foot with her new stepmother Adair. So when two of the popular senior girls ask Beany and her friend Kay to join a secret club called the Triple O, Beany hopes that this new interest will make her forget her troubles. There's even a boy she likes, Andy, in the club. But soon Beany and Kay start to see problems in a secret society, and they may be getting in over their heads.
When Beany Malone stops long enough to evaluate her relative status at Harkness High, where she is a sophomore, she has to conclude she is a "mop-squeezer." Not a fanatical "stude" nor a superglamorous "queen," she is a doer-one who can dive enthusiastically into any project, whether it be school, the literary society, cooking, or pining away for handsome Norbett Rhodes, and above all, into looking after others. So it is no wonder that before Beany's father leaves for a long rest, he tells his spunky, blue-eyed, freckle-faced daughter, "Look after them, Beany." "Them" is the whole freewheeling Malone family: oldest sister Elizabeth, a war bride ; harried college freshman, Mary Fred ; and head-in-the-clouds older brother, Johnny. Beany is all set to tackle all their problems, but for once she has vowed not to stick her neck out too far. For she has found that when you open your heart to love, you may also open it to hurt. Fortunately, no Malone, not even Beany, can be that cautious for long. Beany's discovery that a "no strings" involvement is best makes this family story a warm, satisfying experience.
Helpful hints and directions for making Beany Malone's favorite dishes, from hors d'oeuvres to main dishes to foods for festive occasions.
A powerful suspense story narrated by a young girl who must fend for herself and her little brother after a brutal bear attack While camping with her family on a remote island, five-year-old Anna awakes in the night to the sound of her mother screaming. A rogue black bear, three hundred pounds of fury, is attacking the family's campsite -- and pouncing on her parents as prey.At her dying mother's faint urging, Anna manages to get her brother into the family's canoe and paddle away. But when the canoe runs aground on the edge of the woods, the sister and brother must battle hunger, the elements, and a wilderness alive with danger. Lost and completely alone, they find that their only hope resides in Anna's heartbreaking love for her family, and her struggle to be brave when nothing in her world seems safe anymore.This is a story with a small narrator and a big heart. Cameron gracefully plumbs Anna's young perspective on family, responsibility, and hope, charting both a tragically premature loss of innocence and a startling evolution as Anna reasons through the impossible situations that confront her. Lean and confident, and told in the innocent and honest voice of a five-year-old, THE BEAR is a transporting tale of loss -- but also a poignant and surprisingly funny adventure about love and the raw instincts that enable us to survive.
Forty-eight-year-old Ben Thompson is a librarian, a passionate book lover, and a man who embodies the definition of a bear. He's also lonely after the loss of his long-term partner. Young ex-gymnast Jason Barnes piques his interest, but Ben quickly realizes there's more to Jason than his good looks. While Jason visits the library almost every day, he never checks out a book. With gentle persistence, Ben befriends Jason and learns the nineteen-year-old's tragic secrets. After years of abuse at his father's hands, Jason was kicked out of his family home for being gay. And despite his apparent love of books, Jason never learned to read. Ben offers to teach him, and the two men bond over their lessons. Ben can't deny his attraction to Jason, but he wonders if Jason is too young and too handsome to return his interest. With the help of the close-knit library team and Jason's growing self-confidence, they move beyond the books and into the bedroom, where their own story is just beginning.
The stories collected in Bear and His Daughter span nearly thirty years - 1969 to the present - and they explore, acutely and powerfully, the humanity that unites us. In "Miserere," a widowed librarian with an unspeakable secret undertakes an unusual and grisly role in the anti-abortion crusade. "Under the Pitons" is the harrowing story of a reluctant participant in a drug-running scheme and the grim and unexpected consequences of his involvement. The title story is a riveting account of the tangled lines that weave together the relationship of a father and his grown daughter.
What causes bear attacks? When should you play dead and when should you fight an attacking bear? What do we know about black and grizzly bears and how can this knowledge be used to avoid bear attacks? And, more generally, what is the bear's future?Bear Attacks is a thorough and unflinching landmark study of the attacks made on men and women by the great grizzly and the occasionally deadly black bear. This is a book for everyone who hikes, camps, or visits bear country - and for anyone who wants to know more about these sometimes fearsome but always fascinating wild creatures.From the Hardcover edition.
Drawing upon interviews conducted with survivors, journalists Mueller and Reiss present 16 gripping stories of people who were attacked by bears and lived to tell about it. The volume concludes with an essay on avoiding bear attacks when camping or hiking. A majority of the pieces appeared previously in Outdoor Life magazine.
Jennifer Ashley's New York Times bestselling Shifters Unbound series continues as a Shifter and a human are faced with the unexpected, undeniable pull of a bond... As the military liaison between the human Shifter Bureau and Shiftertown, Walker is often stuck trying to appease both sides--and angering both. So when bear-Shifter Rebecca is captured taking a run in a restricted area, Walker has to talk fast to get her released. The compromise: if Rebecca helps him find a missing woman--thought to have been abducted by a Shifter--she won't be charged and executed.Mate-less Rebecca is not happy to be under Walker's supervision. As a bear used to roaming for miles, she hates being confined and restricted, she distrusts anything involving humans, and--worst of all--the strong and handsome Walker starts triggering her mating need.They have no choice but to work together, and as they continue their search for the missing girl, uncovering secrets neither Shifters nor humans want them to know, both Walker and Rebecca find it hard not to mix business with pleasure... Includes a preview of Jennifer Ashley's upcoming novel Mate Bond. Praise for the Shifters Unbound series: "Ashley's Shifter world is exciting, sexy, and magical."--Yasmine Galenorn, New York Times bestselling author "A must-buy series for paranormal romance lovers."--Fiction Vixen "Scorchingly sensual...High-adrenaline suspense."--Booklist"A superb, well-written paranormal series."--Fresh FictionJennifer Ashley, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Mate Bond and winner of a Romance Writers of America RITA Award, also writes as national bestselling and award-winning author Allyson James. She lives in the Southwest with her husband and cats, and spends most of her time in the wonderful worlds of her stories.
Paddington Bear had traveled all the way from Peru when the Browns first met him in Paddington Station. Since then, their lives have never been quite the same . . . for ordinary things become extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved.First published in 1958, A Bear Called Paddington is the first novel by Michael Bond, chronicling the adventures of this lovable bear. Paddington has charmed readers for generations with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. This brand-new paper-over-board edition of the classic novel contains the original text by Michael Bond and illustrations by Peggy Fortnum.
Hot on the trail of a ruthless underground drug ring, homicide detective Jack Williams won't let anything interfere with his hunt. Not the dead-end leads, not the danger. And especially not being pulled off his case to protect Dr. Tori Bay. He can handle guarding a beautiful scientist who plays by her own rules. But keeping her out of his arms is a challenge he hadn't expected. Still, her survival depends on Jack's instincts and he isn't about to jeopardize her safety to indulge an overwhelming attraction. Jack has faced his share of challenges and usually came out on top. This time, though, as a showdown with the enemy quickly approaches, it'll take all his professional skills to ignore some very personal impulses. ...
Forensic analyst Gigi Lynd had an agenda. And it didn't include facing off against cop-turned-ranger Matt Blackthorn. But she'd do anything to help investigate a deadly attack in the Colorado back country and uncover a conspiracy...even partner up with a hardened loner who saw her inexperience as a liability. Matt couldn't afford a partner like stubborn, sexy Gigi. He'd lost too many men in the line of duty to pretend that he could keep her safe. If he was going to catch the killer, he needed to stay focused. Determined. But his greatest distraction came from a woman he had no choice but to protect....
When DEA agent Nick Lang came to town, even the toughest cases got closed. But his latest had become way too personal. He'd thought CSI Jennifer Prynne was just another no-strings fling, until a serial killer's attack left her battered, bruised and struggling to remember her past. Now, as the key to the entire case they'd been investigating for months, Jenn's safety became Nick's responsibility. He knew the murderer's identity was buried deep in Jenn's mind, but releasing it was dangerous-yet necessary. The old Nick was an expert at getting answers and moving on. But his heart told him this was one case he couldn't walk away from....
Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction: "A hilarious, richly imagined bear's eye view of love, music, alienation, manhood and humanity . . . that recalls Pynchon at his most controlled."--Publishers Weekly The hero of this sensational first novel is an alto-sax virtuoso trying to evolve a personal style out of Coltrane and Rollins. He also happens to be a walking, talking, Blake- and Shakespeare-quoting bear whose musical, spiritual, and romantic adventures add up to perhaps the best novel, ursine or human, ever written about jazz. "Poignant and touching moments combine with hilarious descriptions of the bear's struggle in a story that anyone -- whether familiar with jazz or not -- will find compelling and entertaining."--David Amram, Los Angeles Times Book Review "Zabor's knack for detail makes the absurd premise believable . . . and neatly turns the weighty subject -- the painful and ungainly growth of an artist -- into a comic gem."--The New Yorker "In fluent, witty prose Zabor conveys with remarkable vividness the texture of group improvisation. . . . It swings."--A. O. Scott, New York Newsday "Sometimes you get the bear and sometimes the bear gets you. Get the Bear."--David Nicholson, Washington Post "Zabor . . . conveys the mingled joy and terror of musical improvisation. He also displays a mean wit."--New York Times Book Review One of the Los Angeles Times Book Review's 100 best books of 1997 Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
When a twelve-year-old wakes up as a human girl-instead of a bear-one cloudy morning, she embarks on a thrilling journey through both mortal and immortal worlds...to mend her past, face her fears, and save all of the realms in which she treads.
With themes relevant to children and parents alike, these entertaining picture books follow Mama Bear, Papa Bear and their three children as they encounter everyday adventures.
Carrie Hunt's dogs are obsessed with bears. These 50 pound bundles of energy and courage routinely take on 400 pound grizzly bears - and win. For centuries, Karelian Bear Dogs have been famous in Russian and Finland for their bear hunting abilities. Carrie has taught these dogs a new trick, using their instinct and energy to steer problem bears away from trouble. As people and bears come together more and more frequently - in backyards, national parks, and wilderness areas - some bears are losing their natural fear of humans, endangering people's lives, and causing hundreds of thousands of dollars of property damage each year. If a bear cannot be taught to stay away from people, it has to be destroyed. Carrie, a bear biologist, has trained her unique canine team to teach wayward bears form Montana to Alaska a lesson they will never forget. These endearing dogs, as gentle and loving with people as they are fearless with bears, are bringing a humane solution to this modern dilemma, allowing people and bears to share the wilderness they both love.
Alone in his cave as the autumn wind blows, Bear feels achy with a stuffed-up nose. BOOKS IN THIS SERIES: Bear Feels Sick, Bear Snores On, Bear Stays Up for Christmas, Bear Wants More, Bear's New Friend.
A young girl in El Salvador goes to the market with her father and helps her family obtain necessities by trading a precious item of her own. Includes descriptions of the many illustrations.
Baby Bear asks his parents for all kinds of hugs--wet hugs, dry hugs, fly-up-to-the-sky hugs--in search of the best hug of all. Illustrations.
Worry Bear loves hugs--getting them and giving them! This sweet board book, starring Worry Bear, Julius Jr., Clancy, Ping, and Sheree from the hit Nick Jr. show Julius Jr. is perfect for boys and girls ages 2 to 5. And it makes a great Valentine's Day gift!
One mission. One night. One costly misstep! A mighty Kodiak shifter, Ruger is more than a Sentinel warrior. As a Healer, he willingly risks everything defending the sick and helpless. But after an ambush nearly kills him, he can do only so much--until a sensual lady black bear shifter arrives to provide him backup.... Though Mariska is feisty and self-assured, she knows that Ruger will be her only weakness...and greatest desire. And now she will do anything to protect the battle-scarred shifter--even if confronting the enemy puts everything she holds dear in jeopardy. A bear shifter romance. Previously published.
For fans of Karma Wilson's Bear Snores On comes a whimsical bedtime story about a bear who is absolutely, positively not sleepy at all. . . . Bear and his duck family do everything together. That is, until winter arrives. Bear is supposed to hibernate this time of year, but he doesn't want to miss out on any of the fun. But can Bear really stay awake all winter long? Gentle humor and endearing illustrations bring a delightful twist to a bedtime routine that children and their parents will easily recognize.
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