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Nature Study Volume 4 (Paperback)

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Book Description: Rarebooksclub.com, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 246 x 189 mm. Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: .of all, while the more costly works, with elaborate colored plates, should be in every public library. Where it is possible, visits should be made to a museum and a happy hour passed in the study of the collection. Where there is no museum near at hand, parents, teachers, school authorities, library trustees and all interested in the development of children should unite in the work of forming one, the beginnings of which may be placed in the school-room or in the library. In a lesson like the present it is impossible to mention even by name the many family groups of an order whose representatives are legion. Their larvae, or caterpillars, are everywhere and feed upon every growing thing. Every plant has one or more enemies among the countless host. Some feed upon the leaves, some live within the fruit, a few bore into the solid wood, many live in the stalks of grasses, and one even feeds under water in the stems of water-lilies; and each kind of caterpillar changes at length into its own particular species of moth or butterfly. So a lifetime is not long enough in which to learn about them all, but there are certain groups that are so distinct or so common that they can be easily recognized, even by the children, with a little assistance, and these may form the beginnings of a collection. For example, the Promethea moth is the most common of the Giant Silk-worm family, or Saturniidae. Its cocoons are often found in winter, rolled up in a leaf and hanging to the slender branches of small wild cherry-trees. I know many boys and girls, and not a few men and women who were boys and girls once, who will often go clambering and frolicking through deep snow to some bush or tree of the wild cherry or ash, just to see. When found, these. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781236902559

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Nature Study Volume 4 (Paperback)

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Book Description: Rarebooksclub.com, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 246 x 189 mm. Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: .of all, while the more costly works, with elaborate colored plates, should be in every public library. Where it is possible, visits should be made to a museum and a happy hour passed in the study of the collection. Where there is no museum near at hand, parents, teachers, school authorities, library trustees and all interested in the development of children should unite in the work of forming one, the beginnings of which may be placed in the school-room or in the library. In a lesson like the present it is impossible to mention even by name the many family groups of an order whose representatives are legion. Their larvae, or caterpillars, are everywhere and feed upon every growing thing. Every plant has one or more enemies among the countless host. Some feed upon the leaves, some live within the fruit, a few bore into the solid wood, many live in the stalks of grasses, and one even feeds under water in the stems of water-lilies; and each kind of caterpillar changes at length into its own particular species of moth or butterfly. So a lifetime is not long enough in which to learn about them all, but there are certain groups that are so distinct or so common that they can be easily recognized, even by the children, with a little assistance, and these may form the beginnings of a collection. For example, the Promethea moth is the most common of the Giant Silk-worm family, or Saturniidae. Its cocoons are often found in winter, rolled up in a leaf and hanging to the slender branches of small wild cherry-trees. I know many boys and girls, and not a few men and women who were boys and girls once, who will often go clambering and frolicking through deep snow to some bush or tree of the wild cherry or ash, just to see. When found, these. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781236902559

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Dedication

McLaughlin, Emma; Kraus, Nicola
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Book Description: Washington Square Press, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1416540148 1416540148 From the Publisher What if your ex was famous and adored by millions? What would you do if you had one chance to make him regret his entire existence? How much would you risk? Kate Hollis's ex-boyfriend's face plasters newsstands and TV, the Internet, and the multiplex. Jake Sharpe is one of the biggest recording stars on the planet, and every song he's famous for is about Kate. For over a decade his soundtrack has chased her - from the gym to the supermarket, from the dentist's office to the bars. Now thirty-year-old Kate gets the call that Jake has finally landed back in their Vermont hometown for an MTV special. The moment she has been waiting for has arrived. On the eve of their prom, Jake Sharpe vanished, resurfacing when his song "Losing" - about his and Kate's first sexual experience - shot to the top of the Billboard charts. And the hits kept coming, each more personal than the one before. Now Kate gets her chance to confront Jake and reclaim her past. But after eleven years of enduring protracted and far-from-private heartbreak, everyone in Kate's life has a stake in how this plays out. Kate must risk betraying the friends Jake abandoned, the bandmates whose songs he plundered, and her own parents, who fear this will dredge up a shared past more painful than any of them want to acknowledge. But after getting the call in the dead of night and jumping on a plane, can she turn back now? Newsweek dubbed The Nanny Diaries "a national phenomenon" and the New Republic proclaimed, "Thank God for Citizen Girl." Now McLaughlin and Kraus have written a poignant, humorous tale about modern celebrity obsession and coming of age during thedivorce boom. With flawless depictions of the 1980s, a charismatic heroine, and their signature biting wit, the authors offer up another lively and hilarious tale of a smart young woman looking for satisfaction in the chaos of contemporary culture. Publishers Weekly The team behind The Nanny Diariesand Citizen Girlreturns with another breezy chick lit portrayal of a woman wronged and, eventually, empowered. When Kate Hollis's childhood chum Laura calls from their Vermont hometown and announces the arrival of Jake Sharpe, a mega rock star and Kate's high school sweetheart, Kate jumps on a plane from Charleston, S.C. (where she's a sustainable development consultant) and makes for idyllic Croton Falls. Through it's been 13 years, Kate still has a primal need to confront not only the boy who abandoned her before the senior prom, but the musical pirate who used her personal life as fodder for his most celebrated songs and cheated his high school bandmates out of deserved recognition and royalties. Chapters switch back and forth between the present and the pivotal middle and high school years where Kate (then Katie) and Jake did the first-love thing: readers get to see Jake's growing he's-just-not-that-into-you-ness and how (surprise!) their Zima-fueled love (it was the '90s) was idealized. While one spends much of the book wanting to shout at Kate to give it up, go back to Charleston and get on with it, McLaughlin and Kraus do get the nagging need for closure in even the shallowest relationships comically right. (June)Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information Andrea Y. Griffith - Library Journal The film version of McLaughlin and Kraus's first novel, The Nanny Diaries, opens April 20; now comes their well-timed third novel. So far, the duo has exposed the underground world of New York nannies and satirized corporate America. What's left? How about a statement on celebrity culture and obsession? Enter 30-year-old Kate Hollis, a successful career woman who can't seem to shake her high school boyfriend. Why? The ex-boyfriend is Jake Sharpe, America's hottest musician, and his every no. 1 hit is a commentary on Kate and their relationship. When Jake shows up in their hometown after having abruptly left 13 years ago, right before the senior prom, Kate, too, comes home, finally confront. Bookseller Inventory # 55602

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The Velveteen Rabbit (Paperback)

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Book Description: Running Press, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Don Daily (illustrator). New edition. 165 x 127 mm. Brand New Book. Beloved childrens classics are old friends. But they can become even more magnificent after makeovers with lush, gorgeous illustrations. This edition by legendary illustrator Don Daily is just such a book. Its stunningly beautiful and full of the pictorial details children love to search over and over looking for new, undiscovered treasures. The story of a precious little stuffed rabbit, his love for a boy, and his journey to become real is sure to delight toddlers and preschoolers and become a treasured keepsake in every family library. Bookseller Inventory # AA99780762429356

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The Scout Master (A Grace Marsden Mystery)

Buehler, Luisa
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Book Description: Worldwide Library, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Paperback, clean, tight, unmarked (Fine), . MERIT BADGE FOR MURDER Hoping for some quality time with her eleven-year-old stepson, Grace Marsden volunteers to accompany the Boy Scouts on a cleanup project in Robinson Woods. But along with the trash, the group unearths a World War II-era army munitions crate containing curious skeletal remains. However, the box itself, not its contents, draws FBI investigators onto the scene. Soon after the discovery, Grace is attacked by mysterious hooded figures. Is someone trying to stop her from finding out the crate's true origin, or has a cult claimed the forest for their sinister rituals? Before long, Grace finds that friends, family and other locals are all linked to a decades-old mystery…one that speaks to the darkest side of human nature. And Grace will need more than scout's honor to survive a killer's snareâ€"and escape with her life. All orders are shipped by Kbooks every business day using USPS Media Mail for American orders and Canada Post for Canada bound orders (from Toronto). Overweight books (>1 kg) dispatched outside North America may require additional shipping charges. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000193897

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Feels Like Home

e.E. Charlton-Trujillo
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Book Description: Delacorte Books for Young Reader, 2007. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Brand New Hardcover, clean, tight, unmarked, (Fine)() Growing up in a dead-end South Texas town, Mickey had two things she could count on: her big brother, Dannyâ€"the football hero everyone lovedâ€"and a beat-up copy of The Outsiders. But after the accidentâ€"after Danny abandoned her to a town full of rumors and a drunken fatherâ€"all Mickey had left was a smoky memory, her anger, and the resolution to get out of town for good. But Danny is backâ€"and he's not the golden boy who left six years ago. He's altogether a different person, and the life Mickey has worked so hard to rebuild seems to be falling apart. Danny's anger is something Mickey just can't forgive, and his best friend's mysterious death six years ago keeps coming back to haunt the edges of her mind. No matter how hard she tries, she can't remember what happened that nightâ€"and she's starting to realize that remembering is the only way she can move on. She'll have to face the brother who broke her heart, and that beat-up book All orders are shipped by Kbooks every business day using USPS Media Mail for American orders and Canada Post for Canada bound orders (from Toronto). Overweight books (>1 kg) dispatched outside North America may require additional shipping charges. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000049749

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Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold (Paperback)

Jean Fritz
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Book Description: Puffin Books, United States, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 125 mm. Brand New Book. Benedict Arnold always carried things too far. As a boy he did crazy things like climbing atop a burning roof and picking a fight with the town constable. As a soldier, he was even more reckless. He was obsessed with being the leader and the hero in every battle, and he never wanted to surrender. He even killed his own horse once rather than give it to the enemy. Where did the extremism lead Arnold? To treason. America s most notorious traitor is brought to life as Jean Fritz relays the engrossing story of Benedict Arnold -- a man whose pride, ambition, and self-righteousness drove him to commit the heinous crime of treason against the United States during the American Revolution. A highly entertaining biography illuminating the personality of a complex man. -- Horn Book A gripping story. . . As compelling as a thriller, the book also shines as history. -- Publishers Weekly An ALA Notable Book A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year An ABA Pick of the Lists A Horn Book Fanfare Title. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780698115538

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Girls A to Z (Paperback)

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Book Description: Boyds Mills Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Suzanne Bloom (illustrator). 274 x 211 mm. Brand New Book. The world is full of great things to be and do. Meet Aliki, Belinda, Chris, and twenty-three more girls who are imagining what they will be when they grow up--from astronaut to zookeeper. A treasure that should be on every young girl s bookshelf and maybe on a boy s as well. -- Kirkus Reviews Bunting has created a winning alphabet book that is playful, inventive, and (coincidentally) politically correct. Accompanied by Bloom s exuberant watercolor portraits, the rhymes feature 26 girls acting out what they hope to become when they grow up. -- School Library Journal. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781620910283

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Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold (Paperback)

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Book Description: Puffin Books, United States, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 125 mm. Brand New Book. Benedict Arnold always carried things too far. As a boy he did crazy things like climbing atop a burning roof and picking a fight with the town constable. As a soldier, he was even more reckless. He was obsessed with being the leader and the hero in every battle, and he never wanted to surrender. He even killed his own horse once rather than give it to the enemy. Where did the extremism lead Arnold? To treason. America s most notorious traitor is brought to life as Jean Fritz relays the engrossing story of Benedict Arnold -- a man whose pride, ambition, and self-righteousness drove him to commit the heinous crime of treason against the United States during the American Revolution. A highly entertaining biography illuminating the personality of a complex man. -- Horn Book A gripping story. . . As compelling as a thriller, the book also shines as history. -- Publishers Weekly An ALA Notable Book A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year An ABA Pick of the Lists A Horn Book Fanfare Title. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780698115538

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The Velveteen Rabbit (Paperback)

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Book Description: Running Press, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Don Daily (illustrator). New edition. 165 x 127 mm. Brand New Book. Beloved childrens classics are old friends. But they can become even more magnificent after makeovers with lush, gorgeous illustrations. This edition by legendary illustrator Don Daily is just such a book. Its stunningly beautiful and full of the pictorial details children love to search over and over looking for new, undiscovered treasures. The story of a precious little stuffed rabbit, his love for a boy, and his journey to become real is sure to delight toddlers and preschoolers and become a treasured keepsake in every family library. Bookseller Inventory # AA99780762429356

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Rufus M. (Paperback)

Eleanor Estes
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Book Description: Harcourt Brace International, United States, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Louis Slobodkin (illustrator). Illustrated. 194 x 130 mm. Brand New Book. You ve never met anyone quite like Rufus Moffat. He gets things done, but he gets them done his way.When he wants to check out library books, Rufus teaches himself to write.even though he doesn t yet know how to read. When food is scarce, he plants some special Rufus beans that actually grow.despite his digging them up every day to check on them. And Rufus has friends that other people don t even know exist! He discovers the only invisible piano player in town, has his own personal flying horse for a day, and tours town with the Cardboard Boy, his dearest friend-and enemy.Rufus isn t just the youngest Moffat, he s also the cleverest, the funniest, and the most unforgettable.Eleanor Estes s beloved Moffats stories are being published in new editions as Odyssey/Harcourt Young Classics. The original interior illustrations have been retained, but handsome new cover art by Tricia Tusa gives the books a fresh, timeless appeal for today s readers. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780152025779

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Andiron Tales (Paperback)

John Kendrick Bangs
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Book Description: Createspace, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 229 x 152 mm. Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Tom and the Andirons It was perfectly natural in one respect, anyhow. There was really no reason in the world why Tom should not lie upon the great bear-skin rug in front of the library fire those cold winter nights if he wanted to, nor need anyone be surprised that he should want to. It was indeed a most delightful place to lie in. The bear-skin was soft and in every way comfortable and comforting. The fireplace itself was one of those huge hospitable affairs that might pass in some apartment houses in our narrow cooped-up city streets for a butler s pantry or small reception room-in fact in the summer time Tom used to sit in the fireplace and pretend he was in his office transacting business with such of his sister s dolls as could be induced to visit him there; giving orders to imaginary clerks and bookkeepers and keeping an equally fanciful office boy continually on the run. And then apart from the rug and the fireplace it was a beautiful room in which they were. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781492238010

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Red Rain (Paperback)

R L Stine
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Book Description: SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 171 x 107 mm. Brand New Book. After travel writer Lea Sutter barely survives a merciless hurricane on a tiny island off the South Carolina coast, she impulsively brings two orphaned twin boys home with her to Long Island. Samuel and Daniel seem amiable and intensely grateful at first, but no one in Lea s family anticipates the twins true evil nature--or predicts that within a few weeks time her husband, a controversial child psychologist, will be implicated in two brutal murders. The horror is grisly (Associated Press) in legendary author R.L. Stine s creepy, fun read ( Library Journal )--an homage to the millions of adult fans who grew up reading his classic series and a must-read for every fan of deviously inventive chillers. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781451636130

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Rufus M. (Paperback)

Eleanor Estes
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Book Description: Harcourt Brace International, United States, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Louis Slobodkin (illustrator). Illustrated. 194 x 130 mm. Brand New Book. You ve never met anyone quite like Rufus Moffat. He gets things done, but he gets them done his way.When he wants to check out library books, Rufus teaches himself to write.even though he doesn t yet know how to read. When food is scarce, he plants some special Rufus beans that actually grow.despite his digging them up every day to check on them. And Rufus has friends that other people don t even know exist! He discovers the only invisible piano player in town, has his own personal flying horse for a day, and tours town with the Cardboard Boy, his dearest friend-and enemy.Rufus isn t just the youngest Moffat, he s also the cleverest, the funniest, and the most unforgettable.Eleanor Estes s beloved Moffats stories are being published in new editions as Odyssey/Harcourt Young Classics. The original interior illustrations have been retained, but handsome new cover art by Tricia Tusa gives the books a fresh, timeless appeal for today s readers. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780152025779

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Mexican Whiteboy (Paperback)

Matt de la Pena
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Book Description: Delacorte Press, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 204 x 174 mm. Brand New Book. Danny s tall and skinny. Even though he s not built, his arms are long enough to give his pitch a power so fierce any college scout would sign him on the spot. Ninety-five mile an hour fastball, but the boy s not even on a team. Every time he gets up on the mound he loses it. But at his private school, they don t expect much else from him. Danny s brown. Half-Mexican brown. And growing up in San Diego that close to the border means everyone else knows exactly who he is before he even opens his mouth. Before they find out he can t speak Spanish, and before they realize his mom has blond hair and blue eyes, they ve got him pegged. But it works the other way too. And Danny s convinced it s his whiteness that sent his father back to Mexico. That s why he s spending the summer with his dad s family. Only, to find himself, he may just have to face the demons he refuses to see--the demons that are right in front of his face. And open up to a friendship he never saw coming. Set in the alleys and on the ball fields of San Diego County, Mexican Whiteboy is a story of friendship, acceptance, and the struggle to find your identity in a world of definitions. An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults A Junior Library Guild Selection [A] first-rate exploration of self-identity. - School Library Journal Unique in its gritty realism and honest portrayal of the complexities of life for inner-city la Pena poignantly conveys the message that, despite obstacles, you must believe in yourself and shape your own future. - The Horn Book Magazine The baseball scenes.sizzle like Danny s fastball.Danny s struggle to find his place will speak strongly to all teens, but especially to those of mixed race. - Booklist De la Pena blends sports and street together in a satisfying search for personal identity. - Kirkus Reviews Deftly explores the subject of interracial mixing. - Multicultural Review Matt de la Pena has done the impossible; fired a perfect fastball on the low inside corner and hit a towering home run at the same time. A tough, funny, edgy, hopeful story about friendship under fire and love in its true sense. -Chris Crutcher, author of Deadline and Whale Talk Mexican Whiteboy. .shows that no matter what obstacles you face, you can still reach your dreams with a positive attitude. This is more than a book about a baseball player--this is a book about life. -Curtis Granderson, New York Mets outfielder. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780440239383

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After This: A Novel

McDermott, Alice
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Book Description: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. 0374168091 0374168091 From the Publisher On a wild, windy April day in Manhattan, when Mary first meets John Keane, she cannot know what lies ahead of her. A marriage, a fleeting season of romance, and the birth of four children will bring John and Mary to rest in the safe embrace of a traditional Catholic life in the suburbs. But neither Mary nor John, distracted by memories and longings, can feel the wind that is buffeting their children, leading them in directions beyond their parents' control. Michael and his sister Annie are caught up in the sexual revolution. Jacob, brooding and frail, is drafted to Vietnam. And the youngest, Clare, commits a stunning transgression after a childhood spent pleasing her parents. As John and Mary struggle to hold on to their family and their faith, Alice McDermott weaves an elegant, unforgettable portrait of a world in flux?and of the secrets and sorrows, anger and love, that lie at the heart of every family. The Washington Post - Jane Hamilton McDermott is at the height of her powers here, charging her seemingly ordinary scenes with the possibility of danger, of terror or mystery and, on occasion, radiance. She does so with the lightest touch, with the silkiest humor, and yet at the same time she probes deeply into the moment. And so there is suspense when a professor plies an earnest student with whisky, when the Keane children play with toy soldiers on a windy dune, when a group of college boys argue about Halloween decorations in a bar, when a spinster rides a bus at night. The New York Times - Michiko Kakutani There is no sentimentality to Ms. McDermott's portrait of the Keane family, no romanticizing of their story. Instead, she uses her lyrical, pointillist prose to conjure the homely details of their middle-class life on Long Island: the ordinary pleasures of a family trip to the beach, the aggravations of tending to four squabbling children, the claustrophobia of marital discord where a simple silence can become "a remarkable concoction" of "hurt, impatience, recrimination, blood-red anger, fear, worry" . her easy authority with this material, combined with her clear-eyed sympathy for her characters, results in a moving, old-fashioned story about longing and loss and sorrow. Publishers Weekly A master at capturing Irish-Catholic American suburban life, particularly in That Night (1987) and the National Book Award-winning Charming Billy (1998), McDermott returns for this sixth novel with the Keane family of Long Island, who get swept up in the wake of the Vietnam War. When John and Mary Keane marry shortly after WWII, she's on the verge of spinsterhood, and he's a vet haunted by the death of a young private in his platoon. Jacob, their first-born, is given the dead soldier's name, an omen that will haunt the family when Jacob is killed in Vietnam (hauntingly underplayed by McDermott). In vignette-like chapters, some of which are stunning set pieces, McDermott probes the remaining family's inner lives. Catholic faith and Irish heritage anchor John and Mary's feelings, but their children experience their generation's doubt, rebellion and loss of innocence: next eldest Michael, who had always dominated Jacob, drowns his guilt and regret in sex and drugs; Anne quits college and moves to London with a lover; Clare, a high school senior, gets pregnant. The story of '60s and '70s suburbia has been told before, and McDermott has little to say about the Vietnam War itself. But she flawlessly encapsulates an era in the private moments of one family's life. (Sept.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information. Library Journal In her sixth novel, National Book Award winner McDermott (Charming Billy) continues her examination of the modern Irish American Catholic experience. Through a series of linked vignettes, this quiet story highlights events in the Keane family of Long Island over several decades. John and Mary Keane's somewhat surprising engagement in the late 1940s (both are a little past the. Bookseller Inventory # 55614

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Red Rain (Paperback)

R L Stine
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Book Description: SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 171 x 107 mm. Brand New Book. After travel writer Lea Sutter barely survives a merciless hurricane on a tiny island off the South Carolina coast, she impulsively brings two orphaned twin boys home with her to Long Island. Samuel and Daniel seem amiable and intensely grateful at first, but no one in Lea s family anticipates the twins true evil nature--or predicts that within a few weeks time her husband, a controversial child psychologist, will be implicated in two brutal murders. The horror is grisly (Associated Press) in legendary author R.L. Stine s creepy, fun read ( Library Journal )--an homage to the millions of adult fans who grew up reading his classic series and a must-read for every fan of deviously inventive chillers. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781451636130

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Steinbeck s Ghost (Paperback)

Lewis Buzbee
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Book Description: Square Fish, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 141 mm. Brand New Book. It s been two months since Travis s family moved from their shabby old house to a development so new that it seems totally unreal. There s one place, though, where Travis can still connect with his old life: the Salinas library. Travis and his family used to go there together every Saturday, but now he bikes to it alone, re-reading his favorite books: the works of John Steinbeck. Suddenly Travis is seeing Steinbeck s characters come to life. There s the homeless man in the alley behind the library, the boy who writes by night in an attic bedroom. Travis has met them before--as a reader. But how can they be here now? And why?. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780312602116

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Mexican Whiteboy (Paperback)

Matt de la Pena
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Book Description: Delacorte Press, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 204 x 174 mm. Brand New Book. Danny s tall and skinny. Even though he s not built, his arms are long enough to give his pitch a power so fierce any college scout would sign him on the spot. Ninety-five mile an hour fastball, but the boy s not even on a team. Every time he gets up on the mound he loses it. But at his private school, they don t expect much else from him. Danny s brown. Half-Mexican brown. And growing up in San Diego that close to the border means everyone else knows exactly who he is before he even opens his mouth. Before they find out he can t speak Spanish, and before they realize his mom has blond hair and blue eyes, they ve got him pegged. But it works the other way too. And Danny s convinced it s his whiteness that sent his father back to Mexico. That s why he s spending the summer with his dad s family. Only, to find himself, he may just have to face the demons he refuses to see--the demons that are right in front of his face. And open up to a friendship he never saw coming. Set in the alleys and on the ball fields of San Diego County, Mexican Whiteboy is a story of friendship, acceptance, and the struggle to find your identity in a world of definitions. An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults A Junior Library Guild Selection [A] first-rate exploration of self-identity. - School Library Journal Unique in its gritty realism and honest portrayal of the complexities of life for inner-city la Pena poignantly conveys the message that, despite obstacles, you must believe in yourself and shape your own future. - The Horn Book Magazine The baseball scenes.sizzle like Danny s fastball.Danny s struggle to find his place will speak strongly to all teens, but especially to those of mixed race. - Booklist De la Pena blends sports and street together in a satisfying search for personal identity. - Kirkus Reviews Deftly explores the subject of interracial mixing. - Multicultural Review Matt de la Pena has done the impossible; fired a perfect fastball on the low inside corner and hit a towering home run at the same time. A tough, funny, edgy, hopeful story about friendship under fire and love in its true sense. -Chris Crutcher, author of Deadline and Whale Talk Mexican Whiteboy. .shows that no matter what obstacles you face, you can still reach your dreams with a positive attitude. This is more than a book about a baseball player--this is a book about life. -Curtis Granderson, New York Mets outfielder. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780440239383

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Book Description: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 182 x 129 mm. Brand New Book. 'There are many boys in the world, all slightly different from one another, and most of them are referred to by names. These are often John or Jack or Desmond, but sometimes they are James or Philip or Simon. Once, and once only, there was a boy whose name was Fizzlebert.' Fizzlebert Stump lives in a travelling circus. But although he gets to hang around with acrobats, play the fool with clowns, and put his head in a lion's mouth every night, he's the only kid there - and he's bored. But then Fizz decides to join a library, and life suddenly gets a lot more exciting, when a simple library card application leads to him being kidnapped by a pair of crazed pensioners! Will he ever see the circus again?. Bookseller Inventory # AA79781408830031

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Peter Pan and Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (Hardback)

J. M. Barrie
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Book Description: CRW Publishing Limited, United Kingdom, 2009. Hardback. Book Condition: New. F. D. Bedford, Arthur Rackham (illustrator). Reprint. 150 x 93 mm. Brand New Book. Peter Pan has enchanted children and the young-at-heart ever since it debuted on the English stage. Like its ageless hero, this is a fantasy that will live forever. Wide-eyed readers will follow Peter and the Darling children to Neverland, that wonderful place second to the right and straight on to morning, where they ll meet such unforgettable characters as the jealous fairy Tinkerbell, the evil Captain Hook, Tiger Lily, and the Lost Boys. Also included in this edition is Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, the touching fairy tale in which Barrie first introduced Peter. Illustrations by the legendary Arthur Rackham and F.D. Bedford. The world s greatest works of literature are now available in these beautiful keepsake volumes. Bound in real cloth, and featuring gilt edges and ribbon markers, these beautifully produced books are a wonderful way to build a handsome library of classic literature. These are the essential novels that belong in every home. They ll transport readers to imaginary worlds and provide excitement, entertainment, and enlightenment for years to come. All of these novels feature attractive illustrations and have an unequalled period feel that will grace the library, the bedside table or bureau. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781905716401

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Book Description: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 182 x 129 mm. Brand New Book. There are many boys in the world, all slightly different from one another, and most of them are referred to by names. These are often John or Jack or Desmond, but sometimes they are James or Philip or Simon. Once, and once only, there was a boy whose name was Fizzlebert. Fizzlebert Stump lives in a travelling circus. But although he gets to hang around with acrobats, play the fool with clowns, and put his head in a lion s mouth every night, he s the only kid there - and he s bored. But then Fizz decides to join a library, and life suddenly gets a lot more exciting, when a simple library card application leads to him being kidnapped by a pair of crazed pensioners! Will he ever see the circus again?. Bookseller Inventory # AA79781408830031

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Comic Book Guys Book of Pop Culture (Hardback)

Matt Groening
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Book Description: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd, Australia, 2005. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 161 x 148 mm. Brand New Book. Comic Book Guy s Book of Pop Culture is an all-new book from the ongoing series: The Simpsons Library of Wisdom. Allow the portly proprietor of The Android s Dungeon and Baseball Card Shop to guide you through the ins and outs, the fast food takeouts, online dates, things he hates, Wonder Woman dreams, internet schemes, chick flicks, Kung Fu kicks, gaming freaks, fan boy geeks, comic books, condescending looks, Tolkien s Middle Earth, his own middle girth, and every other aspect of pop culture from his own expertly acerbic point of view. Comic Book Guy s Book of Pop Culture - it s the worst, we mean . the best book ever! In The Simpsons Library of Wisdom, Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons , offers an ongoing series of portable and quotable books that will eliminate the need for all religions and philosophies, exalt man s role in the universe and make the world a better place .sort of. No other television show in history has commented so freely and so humorously on modern times, and there seems to be no end in sight for the sharp satire and pointed parody that The Simpsons serves up every night of the week all around the world. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780060748210

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Treasure Island (Hardback)

Robert Louis Stevenson
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Book Description: CRW Publishing Limited, United Kingdom, 2009. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 160 x 100 mm. Brand New Book. First published in book form in 1883, Treasure Island remains one of the best-loved children s stories of all time. It recounts the thrilling adventures of Jim Hawkins, a young boy who finds a mysterious map in the sea trunk of an old sailor who has died in his parent s inn. The map is of an island, and marked on it is the location of a hoard of money, hidden there by the chief of a notorious band of pirates. The local Doctor and Squire decide to set off to find the island, taking Jim with them as the cabin-boy, but they soon discover that the surviving pirates are also keen to locate the treasure. Among the colorful characters is Long John Silver, who with his missing leg and his talking parrot, has entered into popular folklore. Although written for children, this is a wonderful adventure story that can be enjoyed at any age. The world s greatest works of literature are now avaialble in these beautiful keepsake volumes. Bound in real cloth, and featuring gilt edges and ribbon markers, these beautifully produced books are a wonderful way to build a handsome library of classic literature. These are the essential novels that belong in every home. They ll transport readers to imaginary worlds and provide excitement, entertainment, and enlightenment for years to come. All of these novels feature attractive illustrations and have an unequalled period feel that will grace the library, the bedside table or bureau. Bookseller Inventory # AA79781904633440

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Peter Pan and Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (Hardback)

J. M. Barrie
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Book Description: CRW Publishing Limited, United Kingdom, 2009. Hardback. Book Condition: New. F. D. Bedford, Arthur Rackham (illustrator). Reprint. 150 x 93 mm. Brand New Book. Peter Pan has enchanted children and the young-at-heart ever since it debuted on the English stage. Like its ageless hero, this is a fantasy that will live forever. Wide-eyed readers will follow Peter and the Darling children to Neverland, that wonderful place second to the right and straight on to morning, where they ll meet such unforgettable characters as the jealous fairy Tinkerbell, the evil Captain Hook, Tiger Lily, and the Lost Boys. Also included in this edition is Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, the touching fairy tale in which Barrie first introduced Peter. Illustrations by the legendary Arthur Rackham and F.D. Bedford. The world s greatest works of literature are now available in these beautiful keepsake volumes. Bound in real cloth, and featuring gilt edges and ribbon markers, these beautifully produced books are a wonderful way to build a handsome library of classic literature. These are the essential novels that belong in every home. They ll transport readers to imaginary worlds and provide excitement, entertainment, and enlightenment for years to come. All of these novels feature attractive illustrations and have an unequalled period feel that will grace the library, the bedside table or bureau. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781905716401

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The Sea of Tranquility (Paperback)

Mark Haddon
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Book Description: HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Christian Birmingham (illustrator). New edition. 265 x 259 mm. Brand New Book. Leading up to the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing, the excitement of this momentous event is captured through the eyes of a child in this glorious picture book, reformatted with a new cover design. Mark Haddon is the prize-winning, highly-acclaimed author of the best-selling novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time . Years ago there was a little boy who dreamed of rocketing to the moon, of landing on the crumbly rock and walking across the Sea of Tranquility. He borrowed library books and read how astronauts had orbited the earth and walked in space. And every night he hoped that they would find a way to land on the moon and walk where he had dreamed of walking. And eventually, one cloudless night, they did. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007274765

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Steinbeck s Ghost (Paperback)

Lewis Buzbee
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Book Description: Square Fish, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 141 mm. Brand New Book. It s been two months since Travis s family moved from their shabby old house to a development so new that it seems totally unreal. There s one place, though, where Travis can still connect with his old life: the Salinas library. Travis and his family used to go there together every Saturday, but now he bikes to it alone, re-reading his favorite books: the works of John Steinbeck. Suddenly Travis is seeing Steinbeck s characters come to life. There s the homeless man in the alley behind the library, the boy who writes by night in an attic bedroom. Travis has met them before--as a reader. But how can they be here now? And why?. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780312602116

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Biggle s Bee Book (Hardback)

Jacob Biggle
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Book Description: Skyhorse Publishing, United States, 2013. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 185 x 17 mm. Brand New Book. As long as I can remember, even as a boy, there were bees kept on our farm, wrote Jacob Biggle in his preface to The Biggle Bee Book. If for no other reason than to insure the proper fertilization of fruit and other blossoms, every farmer, fruit grower, or gardener should keep a few bees upon his grounds. Biggle s fifty colonies of bees, though requiring just a small part of his time, paid Biggle a larger return than any other animal on his farm. Not only did he take pleasure in caring for these wonderful insects and enjoying the honey they produced, he also recognized that their presence on his farm meant that his orchards and crops would flourish. If there are any so-called secrets to the art of beekeeping, Jacob Biggle does his best to expose them all in this delightful little volume. His hope was that readers could profit from his hard-earned wisdom that included: the benefits of keeping bees; how to care for bees through the winter; the marketing and selling of wax- and honey-based products; what bee-friendly plants to raise in the garden; and how to introduce a new queen to the hive. Written not only for the professional beekeeper, but also for the backyard farmer, and anyone interested in rural life, self-sufficiency, and farming techniques of the past, this book is an essential addition to the home library. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781626361423

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Andiron Tales (Paperback)

John Kendrick Bangs
(Gloucester, UK, United Kingdom)
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Book Description: Createspace, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 229 x 152 mm. Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Tom and the Andirons It was perfectly natural in one respect, anyhow. There was really no reason in the world why Tom should not lie upon the great bear-skin rug in front of the library fire those cold winter nights if he wanted to, nor need anyone be surprised that he should want to. It was indeed a most delightful place to lie in. The bear-skin was soft and in every way comfortable and comforting. The fireplace itself was one of those huge hospitable affairs that might pass in some apartment houses in our narrow cooped-up city streets for a butler s pantry or small reception room-in fact in the summer time Tom used to sit in the fireplace and pretend he was in his office transacting business with such of his sister s dolls as could be induced to visit him there; giving orders to imaginary clerks and bookkeepers and keeping an equally fanciful office boy continually on the run. And then apart from the rug and the fireplace it was a beautiful room in which they were. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781492238010

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Girls A to Z (Paperback)

Eve Bunting
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Book Description: Boyds Mills Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Suzanne Bloom (illustrator). 274 x 211 mm. Brand New Book. The world is full of great things to be and do. Meet Aliki, Belinda, Chris, and twenty-three more girls who are imagining what they will be when they grow up--from astronaut to zookeeper. A treasure that should be on every young girl s bookshelf and maybe on a boy s as well. -- Kirkus Reviews Bunting has created a winning alphabet book that is playful, inventive, and (coincidentally) politically correct. Accompanied by Bloom s exuberant watercolor portraits, the rhymes feature 26 girls acting out what they hope to become when they grow up. -- School Library Journal. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781620910283

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