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A Long Way From Chicago

By Richard Peck
  • ISBN Code: : 1101664363
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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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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  • Pdf File: the-iron-woman.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Mankind for has polluted the seas, lakes and rivers. The Iron Woman has come to take revenge. Lucy understands the Iron Woman's rage and she too wants to save the water creatures from their painful deaths. But she also wants to save her town from total destruction. She needs help. Who better to call on but Hogarth and the Iron Man . . .? A sequel and companion volume to Ted Hughes' The Iron Man, this new, child-friendly setting will be treasured by a new generation of readers.

Hattie Ever After

By Kirby Larson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Book Code : 0307979687
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 191
  • Pdf File: hattie-ever-after.pdf

Book Short Summary:

After leaving Uncle Chester's homestead claim, orphan Hattie Brooks throws a lasso around a new dream, even bigger than the Montana sky. She wants to be a reporter, knowing full well that a few pieces published in the Arlington News will not suffice. Real reporters must go to Grand Places, and do Grand Things, like Hattie's hero Nellie Bly. Another girl might be stymied by this, but Hattie has faced down a hungry wolf and stood up to a mob of angry men. Nothing can squash her desire to write for a big city newspaper. A letter and love token from Uncle Chester's old flame in San Francisco fuels that desire and Hattie jumps at the opportunity to get there by working as a seamstress for a traveling acting troupe. This could be her chance to solve the mystery of her "scoundrel" uncle and, in the process, help her learn more about herself. But Hattie must first tell Charlie that she will not join him in Seattle. Even though her heart approves of Charlie's plan for their marriage, her mind fears that saying yes to him would be saying no to herself. Hattie holds her own in the big city, literally pitching her way to a byline, and a career that could be even bigger than Nellie Bly's. But can making headlines compensate for the pain of betrayal and lost love? Hattie must dig deep to find her own true place in the world. Kirby Larson once again creates a lovingly written novel about the remarkable and resilient young orphan, Hattie Inez Brooks.

A Long Way from Tipperary

By John Dominic Crossan
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1532660669
  • Total of Pages : 242
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 206
  • Pdf File: a-long-way-from-tipperary.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From his boyhood in Tipperary, Kildare, and Donegal to the pinnacle of biblical scholarship, John Dominic Crossan’s adventurous spirit has led him to seek out the truth no matter where it leads. In this delightful memoir, the former monk and controversial biblical scholar tells how his work as a pioneering historical Jesus expert has led him from the traditional Catholicism of his youth to a more complex, sophisticated faith. With characteristic wit and candor, he describes the joys and challenges of growing up in Ireland and reveals how his life experiences—from Ireland to America, Rome, and Israel, from monastery to university, from priesthood to marriage—have shaped his understanding of God, Jesus, the Church, and what it means to be a true Christian.

Richard Peck

By Donald R. Gallo,Wendy J. Glenn
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 0810863944
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 927
  • Pdf File: richard-peck.pdf

Book Short Summary:

One of the most revered authors of young adult books, Richard Peck has penned several critical and commercial successes including Dreamland Lake, The Ghost Belonged to Me, and the National Book Award finalist, A Long Way from Chicago. Peck's novels have also received prestigious awards including the Edgar for Are You in the House Alone? and the Newbery Medal for A Year Down Yonder. He is also the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the National Humanities Medal, the ALAN Award, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Medallion. In Richard Peck: The Past Is Paramount, authors Donald R. Gallo and Wendy J. Glenn recount the highlights of Peck's life, focusing on his world travels, his accomplishments as a teacher and his renowned writing career. Gallo and Glenn examine Peck's 30 novels, as well as his short stories and children's books, poems, essays and other nonfiction. An additional chapter analyzes themes, characters, and style in his writing. The appendixes list Peck's many honors and prizes, as well as film adaptations of his works. The extensive bibliography cites all of Peck's primary and secondary works, along with sources of interviews, speeches, prayers and credos, articles about him, and sources of reviews of each of his books. For fans and scholars alike, Richard Peck: The Past Is Paramount is the most authoritative resource about the life and work of this beloved author.

In the Words of the Winners

By Association for Library Service to Children,The Horn Book
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Book Code : 0838991955
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 538
  • Pdf File: in-the-words-of-the-winners.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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

A Long Way from Home

By Tom Brokaw
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1588360830
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 173
  • Pdf File: a-long-way-from-home.pdf

Book Short 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
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1546236708
  • Total of Pages : 186
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 455
  • Pdf File: a-long-way-from-ethiopia.pdf

Book Short 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
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101535199
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 911
  • Pdf File: three-quarters-dead.pdf

Book Short 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.

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

By Deanna J. McDaniel
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313094519
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 322
  • Pdf File: gentle-reads.pdf

Book Short 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.

A Long Way From Welcome

By Echo Lewis
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bethlehem Books
  • Book Code : 1883937647
  • Total of Pages : 182
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 459
  • Pdf File: a-long-way-from-welcome.pdf

Book Short 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.

Secrets at Sea

By Richard Peck
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101535776
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 928
  • Pdf File: secrets-at-sea.pdf

Book Short 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!