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The Story of Owen

By E.K. Johnston
  • ISBN Code: : 1467739995
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Lab ®
  • Pages : 312
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Pdf : the-story-of-owen.pdf

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Listen! For I sing of Owen Thorskard: valiant of heart, hopeless at algebra, last in a long line of legendary dragon slayers. Though he had few years and was not built for football, he stood between the town of Trondheim and creatures that threatened its survival. There have always been dragons. As far back as history is told, men and women have fought them, loyally defending their villages. Dragon slaying was a proud tradition. But dragons and humans have one thing in common: an insatiable appetite for fossil fuels. From the moment Henry Ford hired his first dragon slayer, no small town was safe. Dragon slayers flocked to cities, leaving more remote areas unprotected. Such was Trondheim's fate until Owen Thorskard arrived. At sixteen, with dragons advancing and his grades plummeting, Owen faced impossible odds—armed only with a sword, his legacy, and the classmate who agreed to be his bard. Listen! I am Siobhan McQuaid. I alone know the story of Owen, the story that changes everything. Listen!

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  • Pdf File: the-haunting-of-hill-house.pdf

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This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Hill House is an 80 year-old mansion built by long-deceased Hugh Crain. The story concerns four main characters: Dr. John Montague, an investigator of the supernatural; Eleanor Vance, a shy young woman who resents having lived as a recluse caring for her demanding invalid mother; Theodora, a flamboyant, bohemian, possibly lesbian artist; and Luke Sanderson, the young heir to Hill House, who is also the host to the others. Dr. Montague hopes to find scientific evidence of the existence of the supernatural. He rents Hill House for a summer and invites as his guests several people whom he has chosen because of their past experience with paranormal events. Of these, only Eleanor and Theodora accept. All four of the inhabitants begin to experience strange events while in the house, including unseen noises and ghosts roaming the halls at night, strange writing on the walls and other unexplained events. Eleanor tends to experience phenomena to which the others are oblivious. At the same time, Eleanor may be losing touch with reality...A finalist for the National Book Award, The Haunting of Hill House is considered as one of the best literary ghost stories published during the 20th century, even by stalwarts like Stephen King. It has been made into two feature films, a TV series and a play. Jackson's novel relies on terror rather than horror to elicit emotion in the reader, utilizing complex relationships between the mysterious events in the house and the characters' psyches. A must read!

Slob

By Ellen Potter
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101050810
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 746
  • Pdf File: slob.pdf

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Outrageously funny and smart, this story of an obese boy who takes on his bullies is as heartwarming as it is clever. Twelve-year-old Owen Birnbaum is the fattest kid in school. But he's also a genius who invents cool contraptions, like a TV that shows the past. Something happened two years ago that he needs to see. But genius or not, there is much Owen can't outthink. Like his gym coach, who's on a mission to humiliate him. Or the way his Oreos keep disappearing from his lunch. He's sure that if he can only get the TV to work, things will start to make sense. But it will take a revelation for Owen, not science, to see the answers are not in the past, but the present. That no matter how large he is on the outside, he doesn't have to feel small on the inside. With her trademark humor, Ellen Potter has created a larger-than-life character and story whose weight is immense when measured in heart.

The Book of Harold

By Owen Egerton
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  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Book Code : 1593764839
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 885
  • Pdf File: the-book-of-harold.pdf

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The Book of Harold is as profound and deeply respectful a novel as it is irreverent in its wild, often hilarious take on a modern messianic movement in suburbia. The titular and sometimes exasperating hero of this masterful satire is Harold Peeks, a middle-aged suburbanite living a lonely if typical modern life in the outskirts of Houston, Texas. His world feels bland and pointless until one evening at a mundane office party he announces to his stunned co-workers that he is the Second Coming of Christ. Oddly enough, people start to believe him. Blake Waterson, Harold's closest friend and narrator of the novel, is as skeptical as anyone of this disheveled and disconcertingly bawdy Savior and yet this would-be Judas is compelled to follow Harold on his two-hundred mile walking journey to Austin with a mismatched group of equally puzzled disciples. On the road, this motley crew of witnesses to the holy get to experience misguided converts, violent possums, and the ungrateful recipients of off-kilter healings. They also discover the inherent paradoxes, absurdities, and dangers of spirituality, as they learn that saviors may not have all the answers, and humanity is just as bizarre and beautiful as the beliefs we hold.

Stowaway

By Pam Withers
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 1459741935
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 699
  • Pdf File: stowaway.pdf

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Owen’s plan to sail away on an adventure puts him on a collision course with some very dangerous people. When Owen’s parents leave him on his own for a week, the sixteen-year-old gets bored and hatches a crazy idea: sneak onto the yacht that’s visiting the sleepy Pacific Coast island where he lives and stow away on an adventure! Once on board the vessel, Owen quickly finds this is anything but innocent fun. The ship is packed with teenagers from Central America, and it looks like Owen has stumbled into a people-smuggling operation. Complications pile up and as things head from bad to worse, a haunting incident from Owen’s past tightens its grip on him. There’s only one way to break free and make his way home. Owen and the first mate, Arturo — a former street kid — must work together to commandeer the boat and win the trust of those on board. But who’s friend and who’s foe in the shifting tides?

The Adventures of Owen

By Jo Ann West
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  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1098081838
  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 482
  • Pdf File: the-adventures-of-owen.pdf

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The Adventures of Owen is the story of a young bull who is born on a dairy farm and separated from his mother. His adventures begin after he runs away and makes new friends. It is the wonderful story of friendship and promises and the never-ending bond that love creates.

Expanding Our Now

By Harrison H. Owen
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  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Book Code : 1609943430
  • Total of Pages : 1542
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 509
  • Pdf File: expanding-our-now.pdf

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At the start of this thoughtful and revelatory book, Harrison Owen relates the story of how he was lunching with a senior official of the American Society for Training and Development, who observed that if what Owen had just told him about Open Space Technology (OST) was true, then "95% of what we are currently doing does not need to be done." OST is strategy for organizing meetings that is radical, revolutionary, and deceptively simple. Expanding Our Now is an exploration of what OST is, how it developed as a process for meeting management, and how and why it works all over the world, for groups of all sizes dealing with a vast range of issues. To be published simultaneously with Open Space Technology: A User's Guide, -- a companion volume which details methods for implementing an Open Space event -- Expanding Our Now provides historical background, with case studies and delves into the questions of why and how Open Space works. Owen makes a compelling case that OST can move organizations to higher levels of performance, without elaborate training or professional facilitators. By focusing on 'Now' -- this present moment -- perception is expanded so that, for example, AT&T was able to accomplish 10 months work in a matter of 2 days. 'Now' is the heart of the matter. When Now gets big, time and space open up for doing what is needed. In the experience of Owen and thousands of people around the world who have used this technology successfully, OST expands 'Now' . Here he offers numerous successful case studies from corporations (such as Boeing and AT&T), community service organizations, and even countries (Canada) to demonstrate the power of 'Now'. While Open Space violates many of the traditional principles of meeting (and organizational) management, it is remarkably effective. Owen challenges the idea that anyone can actually control a closed system, suggesting that in reality all systems are open, and OST simply acknowledges and takes full advantage of that reality.

Hustle

By Owen Mullen
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  • Publisher : Boldwood Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1800484364
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 351
  • Pdf File: hustle.pdf

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If you mess with the Glass family, don’t expect to live to tell the tale... What was meant to be a straightforward jewellery heist goes horribly wrong, and the thieves are forced to take a hostage to make their escape. But when they discover their prisoner is the infamous Nina Glass - one of the bosses of the most dangerous criminal dynasty in London - they soon realise they have made a terrible mistake. Greed wins out over good sense and the gang decide to make the best of a bad situation. They send Luke Glass a ransom note. But messing with London's top crime dynasty is a serious error. Now Luke must track down the gang who abducted his sister before they carry out their brutal threats. The Glass family have other problems. The crooked cop they have on their payroll - DCI Oliver Stanford - makes an unwelcome discovery. The insider they had all presumed dead, may in fact have survived, and still be feeding information to the police. Under attack from all sides, and desperate to save his sister, Luke has the reputation and survival of the crime dynasty in his hands – is this the end of the Glass family? Three people can keep a secret - if two of them are dead... Pacey, explosive and unforgettable, The Hustle is perfect for fans of Martina Cole, Kimberley Chambers and Mandasue Heller. What readers say about Owen Mullen: 'Owen Mullen knows how to ramp up the action just when it’s needed... he never fails to give you hard-hitting thrillers that have moments that will stay with you forever...' 'One of the very best thriller writers I have ever read.' 'Owen Mullen writes a good story, he really brings his characters to life and the endings are hard to guess and never what you expected.'

On the Ball

By Brian Pinkney
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 1368004466
  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 551
  • Pdf File: on-the-ball.pdf

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Owen loves playing ball. But it doesn't always "love" him back. And after a particularly disastrous day on the field, Owen is benched. He is feeling so low that he doesn't even notice the ball rolling through a hole in the fence until it's gotten away. In his effort to get it back, he discovers that he has more skills than he realizes.

Drybread

By Owen Marshall
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  • Publisher : Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
  • Book Code : 1869790758
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 834
  • Pdf File: drybread.pdf

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Rich and subtle, this is a compelling novel from one of New Zealand's finest writers. It is a moving study of love and disappointment, of the harm we do to each other, knowingly and unknowingly, of the power and significance of landscape in our lives. A graveyard is all that's left of the remote Central Otago settlement of Drybread, which miners, often hungry and disappointed, once searched for gold. It is to an old cottage nearby that Penny Maine-King flees with her young son, defying a Californian court order awarding custody of the child to her estranged husband. And seeking her in this austere, burnt country is journalist Theo Esler. He is after a story, but he discovers something far more personal and significant.

Celebrity Biographies - The Amazing Life Of Owen Wilson - Famous Actors

By Matt Green
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  • Publisher : Matt Green
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 677
  • Pdf File: celebrity-biographies-the-amazing-life-of-owen-wilson-famous-actors.pdf

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Ever wondered how Owen Wilson rose to stardom? Owen Wilson’s family originally hailed from Massachusetts, USA, and is of Irish extraction. His father, Robert now operated a public television station in Dallas, Texas where Owen and his brothers were born and his mother Laura is a photographer. Robert also happened to work as an advertising executive. Owen is the second child of three. His brother Andrew, also a Hollywood actor and director, is four years his senior, while Luke, also an actor, and is three years his junior. For more interesting facts you must read his biography. Grab your biography book now!

The Story of King Arthur and Other Celtic Heroes

By Padraic Colum
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486122492
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 649
  • Pdf File: the-story-of-king-arthur-and-other-celtic-heroes.pdf

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DIV15 beguiling tales that teem with youthful heroes, lovely maidens, and menacing sorcerers and giants. /div

Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship

By Craig Hatkoff,Isabella Hatkoff
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 0545368413
  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 653
  • Pdf File: owen-and-mzee.pdf

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The amazing true story of the orphaned baby hippo and 130-year-old giant turtle whose remarkable friendship touched millions around the world. The inspiring true story of two great friends, a baby hippo named Owen and a 130-yr-old giant tortoise named Mzee (Mm-ZAY). When Owen was stranded after the Dec 2004 tsunami, villagers in Kenya worked tirelessly to rescue him. Then, to everyone's amazement, the orphan hippo and the elderly tortoise adopted each other. Now they are inseparable, swimming, eating, and playing together. Adorable photos e-mailed from friend to friend quickly made them worldwide celebrities. Here is a joyous reminder that in times of trouble, friendship is stronger than the differences that too often pull us apart.

Literacy and Deafness

By Lyn Robertson
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  • Publisher : Plural Publishing
  • Book Code : 1597566691
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 152
  • Pdf File: literacy-and-deafness.pdf

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Summary of Laura Dave's The Last Thing He Told Me

By Milkyway Media
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  • Publisher : Milkyway Media
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Study Aids
  • Members : 958
  • Pdf File: summary-of-laura-dave-s-the-last-thing-he-told-me.pdf

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Buy now to get the main key ideas from Laura Dave's The Last Thing He Told Me Owen Michaels, father and husband, mysteriously disappears in Laura Dave’s The Last Thing He Told Me (2021). His wife, Hannah, finds only a note asking her to protect his teenage daughter Bailey, whom he leaves $600,000 in cash before vanishing without a trace. Now Hannah must try to find her husband while managing to comfort her stubborn new stepdaughter, who lost her mother as a child. Soon after, Hannah finds out that Owen’s boss has been arrested, and his company accused of embezzlement and fraud. Hannah realizes her husband had plenty of lies of his own, and Bailey might be the key to his true identity. Hannah and Bailey then embark on a journey of truth, self-discovery, and commitment.