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A School for Unusual Girls

By Kathleen Baldwin
  • ISBN Code: : 1466849274
  • Publisher : Tor Teen
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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A School for Unusual Girls is the first captivating installment in the Stranje House series for young adults by award-winning author Kathleen Baldwin. #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot calls this romantic Regency adventure "completely original and totally engrossing." It's 1814. Napoleon is exiled on Elba. Europe is in shambles. Britain is at war on four fronts. And Stranje House, a School for Unusual Girls, has become one of Regency England's dark little secrets. The daughters of the beau monde who don't fit high society's constrictive mold are banished to Stranje House to be reformed into marriageable young ladies. Or so their parents think. In truth, Headmistress Emma Stranje, the original unusual girl, has plans for the young ladies—plans that entangle the girls in the dangerous world of spies, diplomacy, and war. After accidentally setting her father's stables on fire while performing a scientific experiment, Miss Georgiana Fitzwilliam is sent to Stranje House. But Georgie has no intention of being turned into a simpering, pudding-headed, marriageable miss. She plans to escape as soon as possible—until she meets Lord Sebastian Wyatt. Thrust together in a desperate mission to invent a new invisible ink for the English war effort, Georgie and Sebastian must find a way to work together without losing their heads—or their hearts.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 167
  • Pdf File: civilwarland-in-bad-decline.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Since its publication in 1996, George Saunders’s debut collection has grown in esteem from a cherished cult classic to a masterpiece of the form, inspiring an entire generation of writers along the way. In six stories and a novella, Saunders hatches an unforgettable cast of characters, each struggling to survive in an increasingly haywire world. With a new introduction by Joshua Ferris and a new author’s note by Saunders himself, this edition is essential reading for those seeking to discover or revisit a virtuosic, disturbingly prescient voice. Praise for George Saunders and CivilWarLand in Bad Decline “It’s no exaggeration to say that short story master George Saunders helped change the trajectory of American fiction.”—The Wall Street Journal “Saunders’s satiric vision of America is dark and demented; it’s also ferocious and very funny.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “George Saunders is a writer of arresting brilliance and originality, with a sure sense of his material and apparently inexhaustible resources of voice. [CivilWarLand in Bad Decline] is scary, hilarious, and unforgettable.”—Tobias Wolff “Saunders makes the all-but-impossible look effortless.”—Jonathan Franzen “Not since Twain has America produced a satirist this funny.”—Zadie Smith “An astoundingly tuned voice—graceful, dark, authentic, and funny—telling just the kinds of stories we need to get us through these times.”—Thomas Pynchon

The School for Good and Evil: The Ever Never Handbook

By Soman Chainani
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 006242307X
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 965
  • Pdf File: the-school-for-good-and-evil.pdf

Book Short Summary:

THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL will soon be a major motion picture from Netflix—starring Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh, Sofia Wylie, Sophie Anne Caruso, Jamie Flatters, Earl Cave, Kit Young, and more! Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling series The School for Good and Evil returns with The Ever Never Handbook! Gorgeous full-color illustrations bring your favorite characters like Sophie, Agatha, and Tedros back to school through maps, quizzes, alumni portraits, and more. Wish you could go to the School for Good and Evil? Join the ranks of heroes and villains who have walked these hallowed halls and mastered what it takes to succeed in their own fairy tales. Surviving the trials and tribulations of the school is no walk in the park. The Ever Never Handbook is here to help. This handbook equips new students with everything they’ll need to excel at the School for Good and Evil. Good luck! Don't miss the thrilling conclusion to the beloved series, The School for Good and Evil #6: One True King!

A Rover's Story

By Jasmine Warga
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0063113945
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 715
  • Pdf File: a-rover-s-story.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The One and Only Ivan meets The Wild Robot in this unique and deeply moving middle grade novel about the journey of a fictional Mars rover, from the Newbery Honor–winning author of Other Words for Home. Meet Resilience, a Mars rover determined to live up to his name. Res was built to explore Mars. He was not built to have human emotions. But as he learns new things from the NASA scientists who assemble him, he begins to develop human-like feelings. Maybe there’s a problem with his programming…. Human emotions or not, launch day comes, and Res blasts off to Mars, accompanied by a friendly drone helicopter named Fly. But Res quickly discovers that Mars is a dangerous place filled with dust storms and giant cliffs. As he navigates Mars’s difficult landscape, Res is tested in ways that go beyond space exploration. As millions of people back on Earth follow his progress, will Res have the determination, courage—and resilience—to succeed… and survive?

Of Men, Women and Horses

By Fred Glueckstein
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781469113074
  • Total of Pages : 114
  • Category : History
  • Members : 238
  • Pdf File: of-men-women-and-horses.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Of Men, Women and Horses is a collection of stories about one of historys most enduring relationships; those of men, women and, the most noble of animals, horses. The collection includes the touching and inspiring true stories of Rosa Bonheur and The Horse Fair (1853); Capt. Myles Keogh and Comanche (1876); Anna Sewell and Black Beauty (1877); Richard Stone Reeves and War Admiral (1937); Jacqueline Bouvier (Kennedy) and Danseuse (1940); Lt. Ed Ramsey and Bryn Awryn (1942); Gen. George S. Patton and the Lipizzaners (1945); Marguerite Henry and Misty of Chincoteague (1947); Sir Winston S. Churchill and Colonist II (1949); Dick Francis and Devon Loch (1956); Sir Alfred J. Munnings: An Artists Life (1959), and the champion Thoroughbred race horses Exterminator (1918), Black Gold (1924), Gallant Fox (1930), Omaha (1935), and Assault (1946).

I'm Ok

By Patti Kim
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1534419314
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 788
  • Pdf File: i-m-ok.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“So funny and heartfelt.” —Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese “I love the profound honesty of I’m Ok.” —Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park Ok Lee is determined to find the perfect get-rich-quick scheme in this funny, uplifting novel for fans of Counting by 7s and Crenshaw. Ok Lee knows it’s his responsibility to help pay the bills. With his father gone and his mother working three jobs and still barely making ends meet, there’s really no other choice. If only he could win the cash prize at the school talent contest! But he can’t sing or dance, and has no magic up his sleeves, so he tries the next best thing: a hair braiding business. It’s too bad the girls at school can’t pay him much, and he’s being befriended against his will by Mickey McDonald, an unusual girl with a larger-than-life personality. Then there’s Asa Banks, the most popular boy in their grade, who’s got it out for Ok. But when the pushy deacon at their Korean church starts wooing Ok’s mom, it’s the last straw. Ok has to come up with an exit strategy—fast.

A School for Everyone

By Ffion Jones,Helen Cowie,Harriet Tenenbaum
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  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Book Code : 1787755673
  • Total of Pages : 156
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 806
  • Pdf File: a-school-for-everyone.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This discussion tool designed to address pressing social issues for children helps teachers, parents and professionals caring for children to alleviate young people's worries and opens up conversations on tricky topics. Providing 16 stories told from different perspectives, the book covers social and emotional concerns around far-ranging issues, including refugees, disability, gender diversity and climate change. For each issue raised, the story is followed by a fact file, a set of interactive activities, lesson plans and a bank of resources to further enhance understanding and promote empathy.

Tabibito (The Traveller)

By
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  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Book Code : 9814338001
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 336
  • Pdf File: tabibito.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is Yukawa's autobiography of his early years, written in Japanese when he was fifty years old. It describes his family background and the education and experience, both social and intellectual, that helped to form his character and direct his career. Especially valuable to the historian of science are his discussions of scientific relationships with his colleague Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, with his teacher Yoshio Nishina, and with his students (who later became his collaborators): Sakata, Taketani, and Kobayashi. The Story ends with the writing of his first scientific paper in English, being the birth of the meson theory of nuclear forces.Also included are the original paper of the meson theory by Prof H Yukawa and an introduction by Prof L M Brown.

Margaret Thatcher

By Margaret Thatcher
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062049453
  • Total of Pages : 832
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 143
  • Pdf File: margaret-thatcher.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Published in a single volume for the first time, Margaret Thatcher is the story of her remarkable life told in her own words--the definitive account of an extraordinary woman and consummate politician, bringing together her bestselling memoirs The Downing Street Years and The Path to Power. Margaret Thatcher is the towering political figure of late-twentieth-century Great Britain. No other prime minister in modern times sought to change the British nation and its place in the world as radically as she did.Writing candidly about her upbringing and early years and the formation of her character and values, she details the experiences that propelled her to the very top in a man's world. She offers a riveting firsthand history of the major events, the crises and triumphs, during her eleven years as prime minister, including the Falklands War, the Brighton hotel bombing, the Westland affair, the final years of the Cold War, and her unprecedented three election victories. Thatcher's judgments of the men and women she encountered during her time in power-from statesmen, premiers, and presidents to Cabinet colleagues-are astonishingly frank, and she recalls her dramatic final days in office with a gripping, hour-by-hour description from inside 10 Downing Street. Powerful, candid, and compelling, Margaret Thatcher stands as a testament to a great leader's significant legacy.

Reforming a School System, Reviving a City

By G. Maeroff
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137344474
  • Total of Pages : 227
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 584
  • Pdf File: reforming-a-school-system-reviving-a-city.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Can a bold investment in education turn around the economy of an entire city? Gene I. Maeroff, former national education correspondent for the New York Times , explores how the nonprofit group Say Yes to Education has instituted a network of reforms in Syracuse, New York, that aim to expand the city's the middle class by supporting its children.

What Katy Did at School

By Susan Coolidge
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  • Publisher : Litres
  • Book Code : 5041648530
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 182
  • Pdf File: what-katy-did-at-school.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What Katy Did at School depicts the adventures of a twelve-year-old American girl, Katy Carr, and her family who live in the lakeside Ohio town of Burnet in the 1860s. Katy is a tall untidy tomboy, forever getting into scrapes but wishing to be beautiful and beloved. When a terrible accident makes her an invalid, her illness and four-year recovery gradually teach her to be as good and kind as she has always wanted. In this book Susan Coolidge describes boarding school life of Katy and her sister Colver. The fictional Carr family was modeled after her own, with Katy Carr inspired by author herself. The brothers and sisters were modeled on her four younger siblings.

A Tiger Tail

By Mike Boldt
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1481448862
  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 289
  • Pdf File: a-tiger-tail.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the creative mind of rising star Mike Boldt comes a hilarious and original tale about overcoming back-to-school jitters, making new friends, and taking things in stride. Anya wakes up to discover that she has grown a tiger tail. Yes, a striped tiger tail. It also happens to be the first day of school. What will the other kids think? Are girls with tiger tails even allowed to go to school?! Anya is about to find out.

An Unusual Boy

By Fiona Higgins
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  • Publisher : Boldwood Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1800482957
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 845
  • Pdf File: an-unusual-boy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

'The gripping tale of an exceptional, misunderstood child... This book will get people talking for sure' Sally Hepworth Meet Jackson - a very unusual boy in a world that prefers 'normal'... Julia Curtis is a busy mother of three, with a husband often away for work, an ever-present mother-in-law, a career, and a house that needs doing up. Her fourteen-year-old daughter, Milla, has fallen in love for the first time, and her youngest, Ruby, is a nine-year-old fashionista who can out-negotiate anyone. But Julia’s eleven-year-old son, Jackson, is different. Different to his sisters. Different to his classmates. In fact, Jackson is different from everyone. And bringing up a child who is different isn’t always easy. Then, one Monday morning, Jackson follows his new friend Digby into the school toilets. What happens inside changes everything; not only for Jackson, but for every member of his family. Julia faces the fight of her life to save her unusual boy from a world set up for ‘normal’. An extraordinary boy. The mother who loves him. The fight of their lives. Bestselling novelist Fiona Higgins returns with a heart-stopping, devastating, but ultimately uplifting story about loyalty, love and forgiveness. Praise for Fiona Higgins: 'An Unusual Boy is the gripping tale of an exceptional, misunderstood child. I found myself glued to this book from start to finish. While reading it, you can’t help but become Jackson’s mother, and the mother of every child who is misunderstood in our society. This book will get people talking for sure.' Sally Hepworth bestselling author of The Mother-in-Law and The Family Next Door 'An Unusual Boy is a beautifully-written book and a page-turner, but it’s the powerful descriptions of family relationships and friendship, both toxic and supportive, that will stay with me. Ultimately uplifting and hugely emotional, this is a wonderful and unusual book.’ Louise Douglas, bestselling author of The House by the Sea 'A tender-hearted story of loving patience triumphing in the face of impossible odds. Original, engaging and beautifully written.' Amanda Brookfield 'An Unusual Boy' is the unforgettable story of an exceptional child and his flawed but loving family, told with Fiona Higgin's characteristic intelligence, deep empathy and insight.' Virginia Lloyd, author of Girls at the Piano ‘Absorbing, intelligent, moving and real, An Unusual Boy is a novel with both heart and brains... a story tailor-made for our times.’ Kylie Ladd, author of The Way Back 'Oh, how I fell in love with this charming book! Fiona Higgins manages to strike the perfect balance of humour and poignancy to create a heart-warming and insightful novel that oozes humanity. I defy any reader not to fall in love with young Jackson and his idiosyncratic 'super powers'.' Joanna Nell, author of The Single Ladies of the Jacaranda Retirement Village 'An Unusual Boy is not only a compelling read, it’s an important one. This tale of an ordinary family dealing with the complexities of raising an extraordinary child had me gripped from the very first page. Intelligently written, this moving story will have book clubs talking long into the night. Fiona Higgins at her finest!' Lisa Ireland, author of The Shape of Us