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A Long Way From Chicago

By Richard Peck
  • Book ID : 1101664363
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 176
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 477
  • eBook Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • File Pdf: a-long-way-from-chicago.pdf

Book Summary:

A Newbery Honor Book A summer they'll never forget. Each summer Joey and his sister, Mary Alice—two city slickers from Chicago—visit Grandma Dowdel's seemingly sleepy Illinois town. Soon enough, they find that it's far from sleepy...and Grandma is far from your typical grandmother. From seeing their first corpse (and he isn't resting easy) to helping Grandma trespass, catch the sheriff in his underwear, and feed the hungry—all in one day—Joey and Mary Alice have nine summers they'll never forget! "A rollicking celebration of an eccentric grandmother and childhood memories." —School Library Journal, starred review "Each tale is a small masterpiece of storytelling." —The Horn Book, starred review "Grandma Dowdel embodies not only the heart of a small town but the spirit of an era gone by...Remarkable and fine." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review A Newbery Honor Book A National Book Award Finalist An ALA Notable Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

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  • Publisher : Penguin
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  • Pages : 256
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  • File Pdf: the-mouse-with-the-question-mark-tail.pdf

Book Summary:

Set off on an amazing quest with this lovable orphaned mouse. The tiniest mouse in the Royal Mews is such a mystery he doesn’t even know his own name! He scampers off on a epic adventure in and around Buckingham Palace with a plan to seek the advice of Queen Victoria. The exhilarating journey takes him to strange and wonderful places, but will it help him discover who he is and where he came from? This delightful follow-up to the acclaimed Secrets at Sea from Newbery Medal winner Richard Peck is full of laughs, surprises and excitement. “This clever yarn should delight fans of animal adventure stories.” —Booklist, starred review “Readers will gleefully suspend disbelief as they trace Mouse Minor’s exciting journey.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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  • Publisher : American Library Association
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  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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  • File Pdf: in-the-words-of-the-winners.pdf

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Winners of the most respected prizes in children’s literature speak out in an exclusive collection of acceptance speeches.

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101535776
  • Pages : 256
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  • Reads : 621
  • File Pdf: secrets-at-sea.pdf

Book Summary:

The adorable tale of a family of mice stowaways on an adventurous ship's journey In the beloved tradition of The Borrowers, The Tale of Despereaux, and The Cricket in Times Square, here is an irresistible adventure story about the tiny creatures who secretly live among us humans, as only Newbery Medal winner Richard Peck could imagine it. Set on a grand cruise ship to England in 1887, this beautifully illustrated tale of a charming family of mice is full of laughs, near misses, and surprises. Multiple-award-winning author Richard Peck at his best and most playful!

A Long Way from Home

By Tom Brokaw
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1588360830
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 233
  • File Pdf: a-long-way-from-home.pdf

Book Summary:

Reflections on America and the American experience as he has lived and observed it by the bestselling author of The Greatest Generation, whose iconic career in journalism has spanned more than fifty years From his parents’ life in the Thirties, on to his boyhood along the Missouri River and on the prairies of South Dakota in the Forties, into his early journalism career in the Fifties and the tumultuous Sixties, up to the present, this personal story is a reflection on America in our time. Tom Brokaw writes about growing up and coming of age in the heartland, and of the family, the people, the culture and the values that shaped him then and still do today. His father, Red Brokaw, a genius with machines, followed the instincts of Tom’s mother Jean, and took the risk of moving his small family from an Army base to Pickstown, South Dakota, where Red got a job as a heavy equipment operator in the Army Corps of Engineers’ project building the Ft. Randall dam along the Missouri River. Tom Brokaw describes how this move became the pivotal decision in their lives, as the Brokaw family, along with others after World War II, began to live out the American Dream: community, relative prosperity, middle class pleasures and good educations for their children. “Along the river and in the surrounding hills, I had a Tom Sawyer boyhood,” Brokaw writes; and as he describes his own pilgrimage as it unfolded—from childhood to love, marriage, the early days in broadcast journalism, and beyond—he also reflects on what brought him and so many Americans of his generation to lead lives a long way from home, yet forever affected by it. Praise for A Long Way from Home “[A] love letter to the . . . people and places that enriched a ‘Tom Sawyer boyhood.’ Brokaw . . . has a knack for delivering quirky observations on small-town life. . . . Bottom line: Tom’s terrific.”—People “Breezy and straightforward . . . much like the assertive TV newsman himself.”—Los Angeles Times “Brokaw writes with disarming honesty.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Brokaw evokes a sense of community, a pride of citizenship, and a confidence in American ideals that will impress his readers.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

A Long Way from Ethiopia

By Zenebe Abebe
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1546236708
  • Pages : 186
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 159
  • File Pdf: a-long-way-from-ethiopia.pdf

Book Summary:

This book is an autobiography of the author, which summarizes a record of his journey. It is a personal story and reflection of a mission fueled by resilience, hope and determination. It is a story about cross cultural challenges, responsibility, and a strong work ethic, which the author brought with him from Ethiopia. The book is also about a strong desire for knowledge and a voyage to discover the unfamiliar.

Three Quarters Dead

By Richard Peck
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101535199
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 875
  • File Pdf: three-quarters-dead.pdf

Book Summary:

Being the new girl at school is rough. But when the popular girls choose Kerry as the newest member of their ultra-exclusive clique, she thinks her troubles are finally finished. When her three new friends are killed in a horrifying car crash, her life seems over as well. But then the texts begin. . . . Richard Peck returns to his contemporary teen- and ghost-story roots in this suspenseful page-turner with a subtle commentary on peer pressure that fans of television dramas such as Pretty Little Liars and Vampire Diaries will devour.

Amanda/Miranda

By Richard Peck
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101664371
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 887
  • File Pdf: amanda-miranda.pdf

Book Summary:

Intrigue, romance, and scheming aboard the Titanic This updated edition of the popular Richard Peck novel, available in time to commemorate the anniversary of the Titanic's fateful voyage in 1912, starts with a chilling prophecy. When Miranda begins her position as maid-servant to the glamorous and selfish Amanda Whitwell, Amanda wastes no time in using Miranda to suit her own cruel purposes. Miranda becomes the lynchpin to a plot that Amanda devises to marry an American who can maintain her lavish lifestyle, but also keeps the rogue she loves close at hand. However, destiny intervenes, and they board the ill-fated Titanic. This story has all of the romance, glamour, intrigue, and tragedy of the Titanic but ends, satisfyingly, with redemption and forgiveness.

Gentle Reads: Great Books to Warm Hearts and Lift Spirits, Grades 5-9

By Deanna J. McDaniel
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 0313094519
  • Pages : 328
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 634
  • File Pdf: gentle-reads.pdf

Book Summary:

This volume recommends some 500 positive, heart-warming stories for young readers—stories of the human spirit and what it can accomplish; stories of loving families surviving crises in positive ways; historical tales full of quick-witted people (especially girls); fairy tales with strong women; true stories of survival; and more. These gentle and uplifting reads span every genre—from science fiction and fantasy, to mysteries, realistic fiction, biographies, and nonfiction. They are Accelerated Reader titles, Reading Counts titles, and Junior Library Guild selections. Primarily intended for grades 5 to 9, this is a list of reading suggestions for the young adult who wants a great read but does not want to be offended. Grades 5-9.

The Great Interactive Dream Machine

By Richard Peck
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101174358
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 400
  • File Pdf: the-great-interactive-dream-machine.pdf

Book Summary:

Josh Lewis' best friend, Aaron Zimmer, has turned his computer into a wish-granting machine. It ought to be every techno-addict's dream, but there are a few bugs in the system. Nobody knows when the computer will interactivate next--and it doesn't just grant Josh and Aaron's wishes. In fact, Aaron's mom's poodle seems to eb doing some of the wishing, too. When a mysterious spy called The Watcher starts monitoring their every move in cyberspace, the real trouble begins in this compelling story from Newbery medal-winning author Richard Peck. "A guaranteed fun, faced-paced adventure."--School Library Journal

A Long Way From Welcome

By Echo Lewis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bethlehem Books
  • Isbn : 1883937647
  • Pages : 182
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 623
  • File Pdf: a-long-way-from-welcome.pdf

Book Summary:

Cities scare Maggie McGilligan, so does change. But Welcome is Maggie's town, her own beloved small-town, USA. Maggie realizes that some change is inevitable now that her widowed mother, Mara, is about to marry Bartholomew Britt, a rugged carpenter from the Yukon. But when Mara and Bartholomew inform her that they might have to sell her home and refuge, Tara, the floor of Maggie's world begins to tilt. While remodeling Tara, they arrange for Maggie to stay with Bartholomew's sister, a well-known painter who lives-in Paris! Not only that, she's a nun! New friends and mysterious happenings unfold for Maggie as she catches the rhythm of life happening . . . a long way from Welcome.