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My Side of the Mountain

My Side of the Mountain

My Side of the Mountain

Author: ,

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 0593115007

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 192

Number of Views: 1787

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"Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest."—The New York Times Book Review Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods—all by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever. “An extraordinary book . . . It will be read year after year.” —The Horn Book


Hatchet

Hatchet

Hatchet

Author: Gary Paulsen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1442403322

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 192

Number of Views: 1284

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Celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Newbery Honor–winning survival novel Hatchet with a pocket-sized edition perfect for travelers to take along on their own adventures. This special anniversary edition includes a new introduction and commentary by author Gary Paulsen, pen-and-ink illustrations by Drew Willis, and a water resistant cover. Hatchet has also been nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother’s infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present. At first consumed by despair and self-pity, Brian slowly learns survival skills—how to make a shelter for himself, how to hunt and fish and forage for food, how to make a fire—and even finds the courage to start over from scratch when a tornado ravages his campsite. When Brian is finally rescued after fifty-four days in the wild, he emerges from his ordeal with new patience and maturity, and a greater understanding of himself and his parents.


The Other Side of the Mountain

The Other Side of the Mountain

The Other Side of the Mountain

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: Harper Collins

Isbn 10: 0062016784

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 368

Number of Views: 1803

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With the election of a new Abbot at the Abbey of Gethsemani, Merton enters a period of unprecedented freedom, culminating in the opportunity to travel to California, Alaska, and finally the Far East – journeys that offer him new possibilities and causes for contemplation. In his last days at the Abbey of Gethsemani, Merton continues to follow the tumultuous events of the sixties, including the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy. In Southeast Asia, he meets the Dalai Lama and other Buddhist and Catholic monks and discovers a rare and rewarding kinship with each. The final year is full of excitement and great potential for Merton, making his accidental death in Bangkok, at the age of fifth-three, all the more tragic.


The Men Who Stare at Goats

The Men Who Stare at Goats

The Men Who Stare at Goats

Author: Jon Ronson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 9781451665970

Category: Technology & Engineering

Number of Pages: 272

Number of Views: 486

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Bizarre military history: In 1979, a crack commando unit was established by the most gifted minds within the U.S. Army. Defying all known laws of physics and accepted military practice, they believed that a soldier could adopt the cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls, and—perhaps most chillingly—kill goats just by staring at them. They were the First Earth Battalion, entrusted with defending America from all known adversaries. And they really weren’t joking. What’s more, they’re back—and they’re fighting the War on Terror. An uproarious exploration of American military paranoia: With investigations ranging from the mysterious “Goat Lab,” to Uri Geller’s covert psychic work with the CIA, to the increasingly bizarre role played by a succession of U.S. presidents, this might just be the funniest, most unsettling book you will ever read—if only because it is all true and is still happening today.


The Little Engine That Could

The Little Engine That Could

The Little Engine That Could

Author: Watty Piper

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 0593096533

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 40

Number of Views: 988

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The special anniversary edition of The Little Engine That Could™ contains the entire text and original artwork. Young readers, as well as parents and grandparents, will treasure the story of the blue locomotive who exemplifies the power of positive thinking.


My Side of the Mountain Lit Link Gr. 7-8

My Side of the Mountain Lit Link Gr. 7-8

My Side of the Mountain Lit Link Gr. 7-8

Author: Miriam Basten

Publisher: On the Mark Press

Isbn 10: 1770729038

Category: Education

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1673

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Written in the form of a diary, this story relates the days of Sam Gribley a young boy who runs away to the wilderness to live as one with nature in the Catskill Mountains. Novel by Jean Craighead George. Reproducible chapter questions, plus comprehension questions, a story summary, author biography, creative and cross curricular activities, complete with answer key.


Jade City

Jade City

Jade City

Author: Fonda Lee

Publisher: Orbit

Isbn 10: 0316440892

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 600

Number of Views: 1597

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In this World Fantasy Award-winning novel of magic and kungfu, four siblings battle rival clans for honor and power in an Asia-inspired fantasy metropolis. *Named one of TIME's Top 100 Fantasy Books Of All Time ​* World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, winner Jade is the lifeblood of the island of Kekon. It has been mined, traded, stolen, and killed for -- and for centuries, honorable Green Bone warriors like the Kaul family have used it to enhance their magical abilities and defend the island from foreign invasion. Now, the war is over and a new generation of Kauls vies for control of Kekon's bustling capital city. They care about nothing but protecting their own, cornering the jade market, and defending the districts under their protection. Ancient tradition has little place in this rapidly changing nation. When a powerful new drug emerges that lets anyone -- even foreigners -- wield jade, the simmering tension between the Kauls and the rival Ayt family erupts into open violence. The outcome of this clan war will determine the fate of all Green Bones -- and of Kekon itself. Praise for Jade City: "An epic drama reminiscent of the best classic Hong Kong gangster films but set in a fantasy metropolis so gritty and well-imagined that you'll forget you're reading a book." --Ken Liu, Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award-winning author "A beautifully realized setting, a great cast of characters, and dramatic action scenes. What a fun, gripping read!" --Ann Leckie, Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author "An instantly absorbing tale of blood, honor, family and magic, spiced with unexpectedly tender character beats." --NPR The Green Bone Saga Jade City Jade War Jade Legacy


Best Hikes with Kids: San Francisco Bay Area

Best Hikes with Kids: San Francisco Bay Area

Best Hikes with Kids: San Francisco Bay Area

Author: Laure Latham

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

Isbn 10: 1594854971

Category: Travel

Number of Pages: 288

Number of Views: 1956

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CLICK HERE to download two sample hikes from Best Hikes with Kids San Francisco * Features more than 100 kid-friendly trails * A comprehensive guide for families hiking in the Bay Area! In this colorful guidebook to the best family trails in the entire Bay Area -- including Sonoma and Santa Cruz counties -- author Laure Latham developed her list of hikes not just through personal experience, but also by interviewing local parent groups to hear what families really want when they hike with kids. Beyond detailed trail descriptions, Best Hikes with Kids: San Francisco Bay Area features: * Info on junior ranger/kid recognition programs * Guidebook section on environmental awareness for kids * Trail safety and how to easily identify poison oak and poison hemlock * Stroller-friendly and dog-friendly hikes * Trails near campgrounds, playgrounds, or quality picnic areas * Best hikes accessible via Bay Area public transit * Best hikes with nearby farms or nature museums —


Hope in The Holler

Hope in The Holler

Hope in The Holler

Author: Lisa Lewis Tyre

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 0399546332

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 224

Number of Views: 580

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* "This is a masterpiece of middle grade fiction, at once summoning the timelessness of life in rural America while blending in modern elements."--School Library Journal, starred review The poignant--and funny--story of a girl trying to be brave and find her place in the world after she's sent to live with scheming relatives. Right before Wavie's mother died, she gave Wavie a list of instructions to help her find her way in life, including this one: Be brave, Wavie B! You got as much right to a good life as anybody, so find it! But little did Wavie's mom know that events would conspire to bring Wavie back to Conley Hollow, the Appalachian hometown her mother tried to leave behind. Now Wavie's back in the Holler--and in the clutches of her Aunt Samantha Rose. Life with the devilish Samantha Rose and her revolting cousin Hoyt is no picnic, but there's real pleasure in sleeping in her own mother's old bed, and making friends with the funny, easygoing kids her aunt calls the "neighborhood-no-accounts." With their help, Wavie just might be able to prevent her aunt from becoming her legal guardian, and find her courage and place in the world.


The Other Side of Midnight

The Other Side of Midnight

The Other Side of Midnight

Author: Sidney Sheldon

Publisher: Harper Collins

Isbn 10: 0062015605

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 192

Number of Views: 697

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The Other Side of Midnight is Sidney Sheldon at his best. This page-turner is full of tortured romantic entanglements, reverses of fortune, thrilling suspense, and ultimate justice. In Paris, Washington, and a fabulous villa in Greece, an innocent American becomes a bewildered, horror-stricken pawn in a game of vengeance and betrayal. She is Catherine Douglas, a woman caught in a web of four lives intertwined by passion as her handsome husband pursues an incredibly beautiful film star . . . and as Constantin Demeris, a legendary Greek tycoon, tightens the strands that control them all.


Braiding Sweetgrass

Braiding Sweetgrass

Braiding Sweetgrass

Author: Robin Wall Kimmerer

Publisher: Milkweed Editions

Isbn 10: 1571318712

Category: Nature

Number of Pages: 320

Number of Views: 1901

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As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert). Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.


My Side of the Mountain - Literature Kit Gr. 5-6

My Side of the Mountain - Literature Kit Gr. 5-6

My Side of the Mountain - Literature Kit Gr. 5-6

Author: Chad Ibbotson

Publisher: Classroom Complete Press

Isbn 10: 1773449974

Category: Education

Number of Pages: 55

Number of Views: 617

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Discover the loneliness that comes with a solitary and independent life. The quizzes and activity pages make this resource accessible for all students. Students choose their own animal to become their faithful companion, much like Frightful is to Sam. Elaborate on Sam's realization that he is low in vitamin C by researching other vitamins and explaining what they provide to the human body. Test comprehension with multiple choice questions that ask about how Sam spends Christmas on the mountain. Predict how long it will be before Sam sees his father again. Identify the different relationships Sam makes with both animals and other people during his time in the Catskill Mountains. Aligned to your State Standards, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included. About the Novel: My Side of the Mountain follows one boy's journey into the wilderness and the most unlikely realization he finds there. Sam Gribley is an adolescent boy who lives in a small New York City apartment with eight brothers and sisters. He hates feeling trapped and dreams of living in the wide open space that only the wilderness can provide. He decides then to run away to his grandfather's abandoned farm in the Catskill Mountains. On the way, Sam recounts how he survives a snowstorm and befriends a falcon and weasel. He learns many skills from people he meets on his journey that will help him to survive his independent lifestyle. However, Sam finds his solitude more lonesome than he thought, and soon yearns for human interaction. This coming-of-age story follows the mental and physical growth of a young boy as he discovers who he really is.


On the Mountain of Light

On the Mountain of Light

On the Mountain of Light

Author: Al Hajji Robert J. Rowland

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Isbn 10: 9781462803262

Category: Poetry

Number of Pages: 230

Number of Views: 1835

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This book of songs and poetry, is a look at the world we live in. Love, Religion, Politics, Mental Awareness and Controversy of day to day life. As human beings embark on the 21st century, there will be some challenging times ahead. But we are in control of our planet, and each one of us is responsible for the impact that will change our world. Whether good, bad, happy or sad, your state of being will be very important to the contributions you will make. Diamonds wars and diamond deaths, when will they stop. Oil wars or keeping terrorist under control in the middle east must stop. We still have no cures for Aids and Cancer. Oil producer and production are on a greedy path of taking money out of our pockets. Alternative fuels and their production are a immediate need in our world. Let us hope the next generations of our political leaders, will hear the peoples voice and not the lobbyist fueling millions of dollars in their campaign funds. Love is the key to our world survival, everyone should take a trip On The Mountain Of Light. Al Hajji Robert J Rowland


Running to the Mountain

Running to the Mountain

Running to the Mountain

Author: Jon Katz

Publisher: Crown

Isbn 10: 0307822699

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 272

Number of Views: 1953

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Jon Katz, a respected journalist, author, father, and husband, was turning fifty. His writing career was taking an uneasy turn, his wife had a demanding career of her own, his daughter was preparing to leave home for college, and he had become used to a sedentary lifestyle. "I had settled down," he notes. "Any more settling and I would vanish into the mud like some fat old catfish." In Running to the Moun-tain, Katz finds a way to redefine and lend new meaning to his life. He writes, "I bought a tiny cabin at the very tip of a mountain in a remote corner of upstate New York and went there by myself. . . . I went for a lot of different reasons, but mostly, I think, to try to be a better human." Armed with the writings of Trappist monk Thomas Merton, his two faithful yellow Labradors, and the desire to confront change rather than simply react to it, Katz departs from his suburban en-clave (where, as a carpooling father, he is known as "The Prince of Rides") and heads to a new world. What he finds is a community where a rodent problem prompts anyone within earshot at the hardware store to offer advice, and where the digging of a new well draws every neighbor within miles to his front lawn. It's also a place where he can be alone in na-ture, a new discovery for someone whose "favorite night out is a trip to a bookstore, the pizza place, and the Sony megaplex." Habitually skeptical about religion, Katz finds in solitude a chance to consider the questions that have followed him into middle age: Can one find spirituality outside of a church, temple, or mosque? Is it possible to build a rational, moral framework for one's life amid the complexities of modern life? As Katz restores his old cabin, learns self-reliance in a lightning storm, and helps a friend prepare for fatherhood, he gathers newfound knowledge that will be a source of inspiration and achievement as he returns to the life he left behind. "It is absolutely impossible," Merton wrote, "for a man to live without some kind of faith." Katz adds, "It is equally impossible to change your life without some." Running to the Mountain is an unex-pected reading experience of adventure, humor, contemplation, and growth. "As notions such as solitude and spirituality have been made to seem godly, they appear to float high above our mundane and unheroic experiences. Working long hours for big companies, rushing kids around to malls and soccer games, squirreling money away for college and retirement, we want to read about conversations with God, but don't really expect to have any ourselves. . . . My hope, coming to the mountain, was that change, spirituality, and idealism aren't only way Up There, but also Down Here, in the details of daily life--family, work, friends, dogs, dreams." --From Running to the Mountain


To Kill a Mockingbird Lit Link Gr. 7-8

To Kill a Mockingbird Lit Link Gr. 7-8

To Kill a Mockingbird Lit Link Gr. 7-8

Author: ,

Publisher: On The Mark Press

Isbn 10: 1770722270

Category: Education

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 485


The Immortals

The Immortals

The Immortals

Author: Jaylen B.T. Kroupa

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Isbn 10: 1483648370

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 213

Number of Views: 909

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Rick Ferno is descended from King Arthur, hes the son of the sky Dragon, and prophesized future King of the planet. On top of all that, hes destined to fight a powerful Dragon known as Pavane, for the fate of the universe. Oh, and hes fourteen. The battle of the Dragons has exploded over the last several months, with Pavanes army growing in numbers, and surrounding every stronghold. Rick and his friends must soon leave school to embark on another long and perilous journey, to the most unreachable places on earth. The four seem focused and determined, but Rick has been bitten by the love bug, and Dawn struggles with the thought of joining her father. Young Rick soon discovers that there is a riddle-like prophecy concerning him, but what he finds doesnt put his mind to ease. Then, when things start to look up, Pavane appears at the school with a dire warning for his enemies. The Immortals are coming Brilliantly narrated, fast-paced, and hilariously documented, the story of Rick Ferno lives on in Kroupas second book; The Immortals. With a brand-new plethora of characters and terrifying monsters, the world of these extraordinary teens grows even more unpredictable. Succeeding The Breath Of A Dragon, this story grabs the imagination and pulls it to the electrifying finish.


Lord of the Mountains

Lord of the Mountains

Lord of the Mountains

Author: Sabrina Jarema

Publisher: Lyrical Press

Isbn 10: 1601838816

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 250

Number of Views: 1925

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Amid the glittering fjords and majestic mountains of Norway, this stunning series delves into the loves, battles, and dreams of the Viking clans—powerful men and women who believed in the call of the flesh as well as the soul... It was said that the man who could look into Silvi Ivarsdottir’s eyes would be meant for her. Powerful jarl Magnus Sigrundson knows he is that man, and that Silvi’s dowry can give him the ships, swords, and silver he needs for his trading empire. Yet beautiful Silvi’s dream is not to be a wife, but a Priestess of the gods for the great temple at Uppsala. Who dares interfere with such passion? The answer lies in Silvi herself, in the way her body awakens to Magnus’ touch, in the way she inspires a reverence he didn’t know he possessed—and in the battles she takes on when she journeys to his mountain home of Thorsfjell. But soon a dangerous, deceitful enemy threatens to shatter their new life together. Now they face another quest: can they find each other again—and dare live and love in each other’s worlds? “Lord of the Mountains will mesmerize you from the first page . . . Jarema’s in-depth knowledge of Norwegian customs makes this story believable.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 stars


Children’s Special Places

Children’s Special Places

Children’s Special Places

Author: David Sobel

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

Isbn 10: 0814337627

Category: Education

Number of Pages: 192

Number of Views: 604

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An examination of the secret world of children that shows how important special places are to a child's development.


Interchange

Interchange

Interchange

Author: Daniel M. Bensen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1787584712

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 256

Number of Views: 619

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The sequel to Junction, praised by Publishers Weekly, Cemetery Dance and more! A year ago, Anne Houlihan uncovered a wormhole to Junction, a patchwork planet of competing alien biomes. Now, she and Daisuke are going back to investigate "The Howling Mountain," the possible location of a wormhole into space. Her mission headed by an eccentric millionaire, Anne believes she will have a chance to learn more about the origin of Junction and its varied ecosystems. The mission has purposes beyond what she knows, however, and so does the planet. As the expedition tears its way across the alien landscape, Anne must fight to protect its lifeforms, herself, and the Earth. FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.


500 Great Books for Teens

500 Great Books for Teens

500 Great Books for Teens

Author: Anita Silvey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Isbn 10: 9780547523811

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 416

Number of Views: 1712

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If you are looking for a book to give to a teenage reader, here's the reference you've been waiting for. Until now, there's been no accepted guide to what's good, bad, or indifferent in the flood of books coming off the presses in the hot new category of young-adult publishing. If it's true that you can't judge a book by its cover, it is especially true for teen books, as publishers take aim at a new class of readers. The books land on shelves without a history, and so there is no standard by which to judge them. Anita Silvey, one of the country's leading authorities on books for young people, has interviewed teenage readers all over the country and immersed herself in young-adult books, with an emphasis on books published in the last five years. The result is this invaluable and very readable guide for parents, teachers, librarians, booksellers, reading groups, and of course teens themselves. With its extended essays describing 500 selections, parents will quickly see what their teenagers are actually reading -- and will be able to find good books to introduce them to. Teachers can spot excellent additions to summer reading lists. Booksellers can move customers from one favorite to a host of others in the same genre. Librarians can round out collections. Book groups -- for adults, teens, or both -- will have hundreds of new titles to consider. 500 Great Books for Teens is divided into twenty-one sections, including adventure and survival, politics and social history, horror, romance, war and conflict, fantasy, plays, graphic novels, poetry, memoir, and spirituality. Every section offers up classics, but the majority of titles are new. In "Beyond the 500," Silvey compiles a number of useful lists, including books organized by geographic location and historical period, as well as recommended audio books.


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