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The Kite Fighters

By Linda Sue Park
  • ISBN Code: : 0547346085
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : the-kite-fighters.pdf

Book Excerpt :

In a riveting narrative set in fifteenth-century Korea, two brothers discover a shared passion for kites. Kee-sup can craft a kite unequaled in strength and beauty, but his younger brother, Young-sup, can fly a kite as if he controlled the wind itself. Their combined skills attract the notice of Korea's young king, who chooses Young-sup to fly the royal kite in the New Year kite-flying competition--an honor that is also an awesome responsibility. Although tradition decrees, and the boys' father insists, that the older brother represent the family, both brothers know that this time the family's honor is best left in Young-sup's hands. This touching and suspenseful story, filled with the authentic detail and flavor of traditional Korean kite fighting, brings a remarkable setting vividly to life. AUTHOR'S NOTE.

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Book Short Summary:

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  • Total of Pages : 352
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Book Short Summary:

This delightful middle grade novel is a modern-day homage to Charlotte’s Web, perfect for fans of Katherine Applegate and Cammie McGovern. “We fell in love with The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City! No matter how big she gets, there’s always room for Hamlet in our hearts.” —Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter, New York Times bestselling co-authors of Esther the Wonder Pig A little pig in a big city leads to lots of trouble! Josie Shilling’s family is too big, their cramped city house is too small, and she feels like no one’s ever on her side. Then, on Thanksgiving Day, her older brother, Tom, brings home a pink, squirmy bundle wrapped in an old football jersey—a piglet he rescued from a nearby farm. Her name is Hamlet. The minute Josie holds Hamlet, she feels an instant connection. But there’s no room for Hamlet in the crowded Shilling household. And whoever heard of keeping a pig in the city? So it’s up to Josie to find her a forever home. The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City is a heartwarming tale of family, belonging, and growing bigger when you’ve always felt small.

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  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Book Code : 0737759445
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 476
  • Pdf File: foods-of-afghanistan.pdf

Book Short Summary:

At the Afghan table, food is communal and shared by everyone. Serve your readers with a delectable blend of geography, history, health, daily life, celebrations, and customs of Afghanistan. While executing authentic kid-friendly recipes, readers will learn about Afghanistan by way of its foods, cooking traditions, customs, eating habits, and food sources. The chapter on tea and snacks will intrigue readers.

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  • Total of Pages : 32
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Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 035816849X
  • Total of Pages : 32
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  • Pdf File: nya-s-long-walk.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this picture book companion to the bestseller A Long Walk to Water, a young South Sudanese girl goes on a journey that requires determination, persistence, and compassion. Young Nya takes little sister Akeer along on the two-hour walk to fetch water for the family. But Akeer becomes too ill to walk, and Nya faces the impossible: her sister and the full water vessel together are too heavy to carry. As she struggles, she discovers that if she manages to take one step, then another, she can reach home and Mama’s care. Bold, impressionistic paintings by Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honor winner Brian Pinkney evoke the dry, barren landscape and the tenderness between the two sisters. An afterword discusses the process of providing clean water in South Sudan to reduce waterborne illness.

A Study Guide (New Edition) for Khaled Hosseini's "The Kite Runner"

By Gale, Cengage
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage
  • Book Code : 0028665791
  • Total of Pages : 24
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 969
  • Pdf File: a-study-guide.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Study Guide (New Edition) for Khaled Hosseini's "The Kite Runner", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs."

Princeton Review PSAT 8/9 Prep

By The Princeton Review
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Princeton Review
  • Book Code : 0525570268
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Members : 256
  • Pdf File: princeton-review-psat-8-9-prep.pdf

Book Short Summary:

JUMPSTART YOUR SCORING SUCCESS! Savvy students can get a head start on the PSAT & SAT by learning the ins and outs of the PSAT 8/9. This clear, easy-to-follow guide from the test prep experts at The Princeton Review is complete with straightforward content overviews, practical strategies for scoring higher, and 2 complete PSAT 8/9 practice tests. Techniques That Actually Work. • Time-saving tips to help you tackle the exam • Problem-solving tactics demonstrated on the trickiest test questions • Point-earning strategies for multiple-choice questions • Targeted drills focusing on specific strategies Everything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score. • Up-to-date information on the PSAT 8/9 • Special section on advanced math topics to ensure you have all the practice and review you need Practice Your Way to Excellence. • 2 full-length practice tests (1 in the book & 1 online) with answer explanations • 140+ additional drill questions throughout the book • Targeted math drills for algebra, coordinate geometry, advanced math, and more

A Different Freedom

By Nikita Desai
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443823104
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 550
  • Pdf File: a-different-freedom.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Kite flying is a sport native to South-East Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Symbolic of both freedom and control, the kite has been used as a metaphor in classical Indian literature, poetry, language and folklore. Uttarayan, a kite festival celebrated in the state of Gujarat, is not merely a religious observance, but also a time when young and old come together in celebration; a time when differences hold little meaning… The culture of flying and fighting kites, its history, politics, language, and the commerce that lies at the core of the Gujarati way of life provide an interesting backdrop to the celebration of Uttarayan. The buying of kites, preparations in the kitchen and the rooftop wars all form a part of this colourful festival. A Different Freedom explorers the world of the kite, as it travels and changes through the centuries, to its current form and the festivities associated with it in modern day Gujarat.

The Envoy

By Zalmay Khalilzad
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 125008301X
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 662
  • Pdf File: the-envoy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Zalmay Khalilzad grew up in a traditional family in the ancient city of Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. As a teenager, Khalilzad spent a year as an exchange student in California, where after some initial culture shocks he began to see the merits of America's very different way of life. He believed the ideals that make American culture work, like personal initiative, community action, and respect for women, could make a transformative difference to his home country, the Muslim world and beyond. Of course, 17-year-old Khalilzad never imagined that he would one day be in a position to advance such ideas. With 9/11, he found himself uniquely placed to try to shape mutually beneficial relationships between his two worlds. As U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq, he helped craft two constitutions and forge governing coalitions. As U.S. Ambassador to the UN, he used his unique personal diplomacy to advance U.S. interests and values. In The Envoy, Khalilzad details his experiences under three presidential administrations with candid behind-the-scenes insights. He argues that America needs an intelligent, effective foreign policy informed by long-term thinking and supported by bipartisan commitment. Part memoir, part record of a political insider, and part incisive analysis of the current Middle East, The Envoy arrives in time for foreign policy discussions leading up to the 2016 election.

Let Her Fly

By Ziauddin Yousafzai
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Book Code : 0316450480
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 571
  • Pdf File: let-her-fly.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Let Her Fly traces the inspirational journey of Malala Yousafzai's father, Ziauddin, from a boy in Shangla to a man who broke with tradition and proves there are many faces of feminism. With humor and sincerity, Yousafzai describes his life before the Talibanization of Mingora, scenes of his sons Khusal and Atal fighting kites on the roof, his progressive partnership with his wife Toor Pekai, and the challenge of raising children in an unfamiliar country. After Malala was shot by the Taliban, the Yousafzai family was completely uprooted from their home in the Swat Valley and forced to start over in the United Kingdom. Now, Ziauddin expresses the complex pain and joy of his return, six years later, to the site of Malala's attack. Let Her Fly is an intimate family portrait by the father of one of the most remarkable leaders in the world today. Ziauddin and Toor Pakai have set a singular example for parents who hope to empower their children to make a difference. Let Her Fly will resonate with anyone who has ever cared for a child, as Ziauddin Yousafzai shares what he's learned from his children, and what he hopes to teach the world.

Storytimes for Children

By Stephanie G. Bauman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Book Code : 1598845667
  • Total of Pages : 252
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 245
  • Pdf File: storytimes-for-children.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This text presents a compilation of the best of ideas from a group of library science graduate students, providing creative and engaging programs geared especially for children ages 0–12. • Contains 86 storytime programs from a variety of contributors, covering children from toddler-age to pre-teen • Storytimes combine reading, poetry, song, and activities • Chapters are delineated by age group, with separate storytime themes arranged in alphabetical order