Horus And The Curse Of Everlasting Regret

Author: Hannah Voskuil
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 110193333X
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In 1934, hoping to earn the $1,000 reward they both need, young Peter and Tunie team up with Tunie's bat, Perch, and an Egyptian boy, Horus, cursed and mummified at age ten, to find a ten-year-old missing girl, Dorothy James.

Ali A Adventures

Author: A. Ali
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1524770957
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Follows the transformation of gamer Ali-A, who must become a real-life hero to stop a merciless band of aliens.

The House Of Windjammer

Author: V. A. Richardson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1582349843
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In the fall of 1636, Adam, fourteen-year-old heir to the House of Windjammer, must find a way to keep his family afloat after his father dies and tulip fever sweeps Amsterdam.

Short Nights Of The Shadow Catcher

Author: Timothy Egan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547840608
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“A vivid exploration of one man's lifelong obsession with an idea . . . Egan’s spirited biography might just bring [Curtis] the recognition that eluded him in life.” — Washington Post Edward Curtis was charismatic, handsome, a passionate mountaineer, and a famous portrait photographer, the Annie Leibovitz of his time. He moved in rarefied circles, a friend to presidents, vaudeville stars, leading thinkers. But when he was thirty-two years old, in 1900, he gave it all up to pursue his Great Idea: to capture on film the continent’s original inhabitants before the old ways disappeared. Curtis spent the next three decades documenting the stories and rituals of more than eighty North American tribes. It took tremendous perseverance — ten years alone to persuade the Hopi to allow him to observe their Snake Dance ceremony. And the undertaking changed him profoundly, from detached observer to outraged advocate. Curtis would amass more than 40,000 photographs and 10,000 audio recordings, and he is credited with making the first narrative documentary film. In the process, the charming rogue with the grade school education created the most definitive archive of the American Indian. “A darn good yarn. Egan is a muscular storyteller and his book is a rollicking page-turner with a colorfully drawn hero.” — San Francisco Chronicle "A riveting biography of an American original." – Boston Globe

Return To The Secret Garden

Author: Holly Webb
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492639109
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As she turned it the door creaked a little and opened inwards... The only friend Emmie Hatton has ever had at the Craven Home for Orphaned Children is Lucy, the little black kitten that visits her on the fire escape every day. But when the children of Craven Home are evacuated out of London because of the war, heartbroken Emmie is forced to leave sweet Lucy behind. The children are sent to Misselthwaite Manor, a countryside mansion full of countless dusty rooms and a kind, if busy, staff. Emmie even finds a gruff gardener and an inquisitive little robin that just might become new friends. And soon, in the cold, candle-lit nights at Misselthwaite, Emmie starts discovering the secrets of the house-a boy crying at night, a diary written by a girl named Mary, and a very secret, special garden... Return to the world of The Secret Garden with this enchanting new tale that will delight fans of the original story and new readers alike!

A Little House Christmas Treasury

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060769181
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Celebrate the holidays with Laura and her family with stories from the beloved Little House books!

Audacity Jones To The Rescue Audacity Jones 1

Author: Kirby Larson
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545840627
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Audacity Jones is an eleven-year-old orphan who aches for adventure, a challenge to break up the monotony of her life at Miss Maisie's School for Wayward Girls. Life as a wayward girl isn't so bad; Audie has the best of friends, a clever cat companion, and plenty of books to read. Still, she longs for some excitement, like the characters in the novels she so loves encounter. So when the mysterious Commodore Crutchfield visits the school and whisks Audie off to Washington, DC, she knows she's in for the journey of a lifetime. But soon, it becomes clear that the Commodore has unsavory plans for Audie -- plans that involve the president of the United States and a sinister kidnapping plot. Before she knows it, Audie winds up in the White House kitchens, where she's determined to stop the Commodore dead in his tracks. Can Audie save the day before it's too late?

Star Of Fear Star Of Hope

Author: Jo Hoestlandt
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802775888
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Nine-year-old Helen is confused by the disappearance of her Jewish friend during the German occupation of Paris.

Hope And Tears

Author: Gwenyth Swain
Publisher: Highlights Press
ISBN: 1629791784
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An original collection of voices, filled with hope and tears, chronicles the history of Ellis Island and the people it served. Indians, settlers, immigrants, inspectors, doctors, nurses, cooks, and social workers all played a big part in that history. Author Gwenyth Swain reimagines the lives of those who landed, lived, and worked on the island through fictional letters, monologues, dialogues, and e-mails, basing them on historical documentation and real-life people. In doing so, she creates a moving picture of their struggles and triumphs. Illustrated with poignant and affecting photographs, this is a unique exploration of Ellis Island's history. Includes further resources, bibliography, and source notes.

Kingship And The Gods

Author: Henri Frankfort
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226260112
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Looks at how the fundamental difference in viewpoint between the peoples of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia was caused by the natural conditions under which each society developed.