Baby Honu s Incredible Journey

Baby Honu s Incredible Journey
Author: Tammy Yee
Publsiher: Island Heritage Pub
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780896102859
ISBN 13: 0896102858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baby Honu s Incredible Journey Book Review:

The adventures of a baby turtle as he attempts to crawl to the ocean after being born.

Baby Honu Saves the Day

Baby Honu Saves the Day
Author: Island Heritage Publishing,Tammy Yee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780896103276
ISBN 13: 0896103277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baby Honu Saves the Day Book Review:

Baby Honu, a tiny sea turtle, helps a dolphin named Mama Nai'a find her lost keiki, and gains self-confidence in the process.

A Woman Worth Ten Coppers

A Woman Worth Ten Coppers
Author: Morgan Howell
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008-10-28
ISBN 10: 0345509498
ISBN 13: 9780345509499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Woman Worth Ten Coppers Book Review:

Seer, healer, goddess, slave–she is all these things and more. Yim is a young woman suddenly cast into slavery, a gifted seer with a shocking secret–and a great destiny. Honus is a Sarf, a warrior dedicated to the service of the compassionate goddess Karm. A Sarf’s sole purpose is to serve a holy person called a Bearer. But Honus’ s Bearer has been killed by the minions of an evil god known only as the Devourer. Masterless and needing someone to bear his pack, Honus purchases Yim for the price of ten coppers–and their fates are forever entwined.

Willie Me

Willie   Me
Author: Dan Gutman
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2015-03-03
ISBN 10: 0062332074
ISBN 13: 9780062332073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Willie Me Book Review:

With more than 1.5 million books sold, the Baseball Card Adventures series brings the greatest players in history to life. Featuring black-and-white photographs and stats throughout, plus back matter separating fact from fiction, Willie & Me is the perfect mix of history and action for every young baseball fan. Stosh thought he was finished traveling back in time. But then Ralph Branca shows up in his room one night, begging for Stosh's help. In 1951, Branca pitched a ball to Bobby Thomson that would become the "Shot Heard Round the World," a home run that won the National League pennant for the New York Giants and changed the lives of Branca and Thomson forever. Branca says the Giants were cheating, and he needs Stosh to use his power with baseball cards to go back in time and set things right. Stosh is determined to help, but he quickly learns that you can't change just one little thing in history. If he erases the "Shot Heard Round the World," he may forever alter the life of a young rookie named Willie Mays. With wisdom from all the players he has helped before—plus the surprise return of some familiar faces—Stosh uses his power to travel in time using baseball cards one last time in a fabulous finale to the adventure of a lifetime. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in the English Language Arts

The Tsunami Quilt

The Tsunami Quilt
Author: Anthony D. Fredericks
Publsiher: Sleeping Bear Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN 10: 1410308456
ISBN 13: 9781410308450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tsunami Quilt Book Review:

April 1, 1946 - an enormous tsunami wave strikes Hilo, Hawai'i, causing death and destruction. Even those islanders who are fortunate to have survived find their lives forever altered. Young Kimo loves his grandfather very much - they go everywhere together, sharing island stories and experiences. But there is one story his grandfather has yet to share and that is the reason behind their yearly pilgrimage to Laupahoehoe Point. Here, in silent remembrance, Grandfather places a flower lei atop a stone monument. It is only after his grandfather's sudden death that Kimo learns the story behind their annual visit and the reason for the sadness that has haunted his grandfather throughout the years. Evocative writing brings this tragic event from Hawaiian history to present-day reality for young readers today.Award-winning children's author Anthony D. Fredericks is a former reading specialist who now teaches at York College in York, Pennsylvania. He has authored more than 35 children's books on a variety of science, nature, and environmental topics. The Tsunami Quilt is his first book for Sleeping Bear Press. Tammy Yee grew up in Honolulu, Hawai'i, exploring tide pools and enjoying the beauty of the natural world, which provided inspiration for her future career in children's books. She lives in Windward, Oahu. Tammy also illustrated A is for Aloha: A Hawai'i Alphabet for Sleeping Bear Press.

Inside Noah s Ark

Inside Noah s Ark
Author: Charles Reasoner
Publsiher: Putnam Juvenile
Total Pages: 14
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780843148855
ISBN 13: 0843148853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside Noah s Ark Book Review:

Provides an inside view of the ark Noah built to save the animals, such as pigs, cows, frogs, and moose, from the flood. On board pages.

Yankees Century

Yankees Century
Author: Glenn Stout,Richard A. Johnson,Dick Johnson
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780618085279
ISBN 13: 0618085270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yankees Century Book Review:

A narrative history of the New York Yankees includes coverage of its legendary players and contributors, team achievements, and most notable moments, in a volume complemented by more than 250 photographs.

Crazy 08

Crazy  08
Author: Cait N. Murphy
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061844322
ISBN 13: 9780061844324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crazy 08 Book Review:

From the perspective of 2007, the unintentional irony of Chance's boast is manifest—these days, the question is when will the Cubs ever win a game they have to have. In October 1908, though, no one would have laughed: The Cubs were, without doubt, baseball's greatest team—the first dynasty of the 20th century. Crazy '08 recounts the 1908 season—the year when Peerless Leader Frank Chance's men went toe to toe to toe with John McGraw and Christy Mathewson's New York Giants and Honus Wagner's Pittsburgh Pirates in the greatest pennant race the National League has ever seen. The American League has its own three-cornered pennant fight, and players like Cy Young, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, and the egregiously crooked Hal Chase ensured that the junior circuit had its moments. But it was the National League's—and the Cubs'—year. Crazy '08, however, is not just the exciting story of a great season. It is also about the forces that created modern baseball, and the America that produced it. In 1908, crooked pols run Chicago's First Ward, and gambling magnates control the Yankees. Fans regularly invade the field to do handstands or argue with the umps; others shoot guns from rickety grandstands prone to burning. There are anarchists on the loose and racial killings in the town that made Lincoln. On the flimsiest of pretexts, General Abner Doubleday becomes a symbol of Americanism, and baseball's own anthem, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," is a hit. Picaresque and dramatic, 1908 is a season in which so many weird and wonderful things happen that it is somehow unsurprising that a hairpiece, a swarm of gnats, a sudden bout of lumbago, and a disaster down in the mines all play a role in its outcome. And sometimes the events are not so wonderful at all. There are several deaths by baseball, and the shadow of corruption creeps closer to the heart of baseball—the honesty of the game itself. Simply put, 1908 is the year that baseball grew up. Oh, and it was the last time the Cubs won the World Series. Destined to be as memorable as the season it documents, Crazy '08 sets a new standard for what a book about baseball can be.

Houdini and Me

Houdini and Me
Author: Dan Gutman
Publsiher: Holiday House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-03-02
ISBN 10: 0823448959
ISBN 13: 9780823448951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Houdini and Me Book Review:

Harry has always admired the famous escape artist Houdini. And when Houdini asks for help in coming back to life, it seems like an amazing chance...or could it be Houdini's greatest trick of all? Eleven-year-old Harry Mancini is NOT Harry Houdini--the famous escape artist who died in 1926. But Harry DOES live in Houdini's old New York City home, and he definitely knows everything there is to know about Houdini's life. What is he supposed to do, then, when someone starts texting him claiming that they're Houdini, communicating from beyond the grave? Respond, of course. It's hard for Harry to believe that Houdini is really contacting him, but this Houdini texts the secrets to all of the escape tricks the dead Houdini used to do. What's more, Houdini's offering Harry a chance to go back in time and experience it for himself. Should Harry ignore what must be a hoax? Or should he give it a try and take Houdini up on this death-defying offer? Dan Gutman is the award-winning author of series including My Weird School, The Genius Files, and the baseball card series, including Honus & Me. He uses his writing powers for good once again in this exciting new middle grade novel.

Ragtime

Ragtime
Author: E.L. Doctorow
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-11-17
ISBN 10: 0307762947
ISBN 13: 9780307762948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ragtime Book Review:

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time Published in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be. An extraordinary tapestry, Ragtime captures the spirit of America in the era between the turn of the century and the First World War. The story opens in 1906 in New Rochelle, New York, at the home of an affluent American family. One lazy Sunday afternoon, the famous escape artist Harry Houdini swerves his car into a telephone pole outside their house. And almost magically, the line between fantasy and historical fact, between real and imaginary characters, disappears. Henry Ford, Emma Goldman, J. P. Morgan, Evelyn Nesbit, Sigmund Freud, and Emiliano Zapata slip in and out of the tale, crossing paths with Doctorow's imagined family and other fictional characters, including an immigrant peddler and a ragtime musician from Harlem whose insistence on a point of justice drives him to revolutionary violence.

Daughter of the Centaurs

Daughter of the Centaurs
Author: Kate Klimo
Publsiher: Bluefire
Total Pages: 375
Release: 2013-01-15
ISBN 10: 0375871373
ISBN 13: 9780375871375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daughter of the Centaurs Book Review:

Alone after her village is destroyed by Leatherwings, young Melora and her father's horse, Sky, survive on their own with a herd of wild horses until she finds a new home with a civilization of centaurs.

Alou

Alou
Author: Felipe Alou,Peter Kerasotis
Publsiher: University of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2020-04-01
ISBN 10: 1496214048
ISBN 13: 9781496214041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alou Book Review:

Growing up in a tiny shack in the Dominican Republic, Felipe Alou never dreamed he would be the first man born and raised in his country to play and manage in Major League Baseball—and also the first to play in the World Series. In this extraordinary autobiography, Alou tells of his real dream to become a doctor, and an improbable turn of events that led to the pro contract. Battling racism in the United States and political turmoil in his home country, Alou persevered, paving the way for his brothers and scores of other Dominicans, including his son Moisés. Alou played seventeen years in the Major Leagues, accumulating more than two thousand hits and two hundred home runs, and then managed for another fourteen years—four with the San Francisco Giants and ten with the Montreal Expos, where he became the winningest manager in franchise history. Alou’s pioneering journey is embedded in the history of baseball, the Dominican Republic, and a remarkable family. Purchase the audio edition.

Iki the Littlest Opihi

Iki  the Littlest Opihi
Author: Island Heritage Publishing
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780896100190
ISBN 13: 0896100197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iki the Littlest Opihi Book Review:

The Book of the Unnamed Midwife

The Book of the Unnamed Midwife
Author: Meg Elison
Publsiher: 47North
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-10-11
ISBN 10: 9781503939110
ISBN 13: 1503939111
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of the Unnamed Midwife Book Review:

Philip K. Dick Award Winner for Distinguished Science Fiction When she fell asleep, the world was doomed. When she awoke, it was dead. In the wake of a fever that decimated the earth's population--killing women and children and making childbirth deadly for the mother and infant--the midwife must pick her way through the bones of the world she once knew to find her place in this dangerous new one. Gone are the pillars of civilization. All that remains is power--and the strong who possess it. A few women like her survived, though they are scarce. Even fewer are safe from the clans of men, who, driven by fear, seek to control those remaining. To preserve her freedom, she dons men's clothing, goes by false names, and avoids as many people as possible. But as the world continues to grapple with its terrible circumstances, she'll discover a role greater than chasing a pale imitation of independence. After all, if humanity is to be reborn, someone must be its guide.

Where You Go Is Not Who You ll Be

Where You Go Is Not Who You ll Be
Author: Frank Bruni
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2015-03-17
ISBN 10: 145553269X
ISBN 13: 9781455532698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where You Go Is Not Who You ll Be Book Review:

Read award-winning journalist Frank Bruni's New York Times bestseller: an inspiring manifesto about everything wrong with today's frenzied college admissions process and how to make the most of your college years. Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. In Where You Go is Not Who You'll Be, Frank Bruni explains why this mindset is wrong, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. Bruni, a bestselling author and a columnist for the New York Times, shows that the Ivy League has no monopoly on corner offices, governors' mansions, or the most prestigious academic and scientific grants. Through statistics, surveys, and the stories of hugely successful people, he demonstrates that many kinds of colleges serve as ideal springboards. And he illuminates how to make the most of them. What matters in the end are students' efforts in and out of the classroom, not the name on their diploma. Where you go isn't who you'll be. Americans need to hear that--and this indispensable manifesto says it with eloquence and respect for the real promise of higher education.

Babe

Babe
Author: Robert W. Creamer
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2011-06-28
ISBN 10: 1453220658
ISBN 13: 9781453220658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Babe Book Review:

The definitive life story of the legendary Yankee slugger: “The best biography ever written about an American sports figure” (Sports Illustrated). Nearly a century has passed since George Herman Ruth made his major league debut, and in that time millions of words have been used to describe baseball’s greatest hero. But for a man like the Babe, for whom the phrase “larger than life” seems to have been coined, those millions of words have created a mythologized legacy. Who was the real Babe Ruth? Relying on exhaustive research and interviews with teammates, family members, and friends, historian Robert W. Creamer separates fact from fiction and paints an honest and fascinating portrait of the slugger. This is the definitive biography of a man who was, in legend and in truth, the best who ever lived.

The Book of Etta

The Book of Etta
Author: Meg Elison
Publsiher: 47North
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-02-21
ISBN 10: 9781503941823
ISBN 13: 1503941825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Etta Book Review:

In the gripping sequel to the Philip K. Dick Award-winning novel The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, one woman undertakes a desperate journey to rescue the future. Etta comes from Nowhere, a village of survivors of the great plague that wiped away the world that was. In the world that is, women are scarce and childbearing is dangerous...yet desperately necessary for humankind's future. Mothers and midwives are sacred, but Etta has a different calling. As a scavenger. Loyal to the village but living on her own terms, Etta roams the desolate territory beyond: salvaging useful relics of the ruined past and braving the threat of brutal slave traders, who are seeking women and girls to sell and subjugate. When slavers seize those she loves, Etta vows to release and avenge them. But her mission will lead her to the stronghold of the Lion--a tyrant who dominates the innocent with terror and violence. There, with no allies and few weapons besides her wits and will, she will risk both body and spirit not only to save lives but also to liberate a new world's destiny.

What Money Can t Buy

What Money Can t Buy
Author: Michael J. Sandel
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-04-24
ISBN 10: 1429942584
ISBN 13: 9781429942584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Money Can t Buy Book Review:

Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Should we allow corporations to pay for the right to pollute the atmosphere? Is it ethical to pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their organs? What about hiring mercenaries to fight our wars? Auctioning admission to elite universities? Selling citizenship to immigrants willing to pay? In What Money Can't Buy, Michael J. Sandel takes on one of the biggest ethical questions of our time: Is there something wrong with a world in which everything is for sale? If so, how can we prevent market values from reaching into spheres of life where they don't belong? What are the moral limits of markets? In recent decades, market values have crowded out nonmarket norms in almost every aspect of life—medicine, education, government, law, art, sports, even family life and personal relations. Without quite realizing it, Sandel argues, we have drifted from having a market economy to being a market society. Is this where we want to be?In his New York Times bestseller Justice, Sandel showed himself to be a master at illuminating, with clarity and verve, the hard moral questions we confront in our everyday lives. Now, in What Money Can't Buy, he provokes an essential discussion that we, in our market-driven age, need to have: What is the proper role of markets in a democratic society—and how can we protect the moral and civic goods that markets don't honor and that money can't buy?

Ty and The Babe

Ty and The Babe
Author: Tom Stanton
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-05-15
ISBN 10: 9781429907279
ISBN 13: 1429907274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ty and The Babe Book Review:

Early in the twentieth century, fate thrust a young Babe Ruth into the gleaming orbit of Ty Cobb. The resulting collision produced a dazzling explosion and a struggle of mythic magnitude. At stake was not just baseball dominance, but eternal glory and the very soul of a sport. For much of fourteen seasons, the Cobb-Ruth rivalry occupied both men and enthralled a generation of fans. Even their retirement from the ball diamond didn't extinguish it. On the cusp of America's entry into World War II, a quarter century after they first met at Navin Field, Cobb and Ruth rekindled their long-simmering feud-this time on the golf course. Ty and Babe battled on the fairways of Long Island, New York; Newton, Massachusetts; and Grosse Ile, Michigan; in a series of charity matches that spawned national headlines and catapulted them once more into the spotlight. Ty and The Babe is the story of their remarkable relationship. It is a tale of grand gestures and petty jealousies, superstition and egotism, spectacular feats and dirty tricks, mind games and athleticism, confrontations, conflagrations, good humor, growth, redemption, and, ultimately, friendship. Spanning several decades, Ty and The Babe conjures the rollicking cities of New York, Boston, and Detroit and the raucous world of baseball from 1915 to 1928, as it moved from the Deadball days of Cobb to the Lively Ball era of Ruth. It also visits the spring and summer of 1941, starting with the Masters Tournament at Augusta National, where Cobb formally challenged Ruth, and continuing with the golf showdown that saw both men employ secret weapons. On these pages, author Tom Stanton challenges the stereotypes that have cast Cobb forever as a Satan and Ruth as a Santa Claus. Along the way, he brings to life a parade of memorable characters: Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen, Grantland Rice, Tris Speaker, Lou Gehrig, Will Rogers, Joe DiMaggio, a trick shot–shooting former fugitive, and a fifteen-year-old caddy with an impeccable golf lineage. No other ball players dominated their time as formidably as Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth. Even today, many decades since either man walked this earth, they tower over the sport. Who was better? Who was the greatest? Those questions followed them throughout their baseball careers, into retirement, and onto the putting greens. That they linger yet is a testament to their talents and personalities.

The Card

The Card
Author: Michael O'Keeffe,Teri Thompson
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061740004
ISBN 13: 9780061740008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Card Book Review:

Since its limited release just after the turn of the twentieth century, this American Tobacco cigarette card has beguiled and bedeviled collectors. First identified as valuable in the 1930s, when the whole notion of card collecting was still young, the T206 Wagner has remained the big score for collectors who have scoured card shows, flea markets, estate sales, and auctions for the portrait of baseball's greatest shortstop. Only a few dozen T206 Wagners are known to still exist. Most, with their creases, stains, and dog-eared corners, look worn and tattered, like they've been around for almost a century. But one—The Card—appears to have defied the travails of time. Thanks to its sharp corners and its crisp portrait of Honus Wagner, The Card has become the most famous and desired baseball card in the world. Over the decades, as The Card has changed hands, its value has skyrocketed. It was initially sold for $25,000 by a small card shop in a nondescript strip mall. Years later, hockey great Wayne Gretzky bought it at the venerable Sotheby's auction house for $451,000. Then, more recently, it sold for $1.27 million on eBay. Today worth over $2 million, it has transformed a sleepy hobby into a billion-dollar industry that is at times as lawless as the Wild West. The Card has made men wealthy, certainly, but it has also poisoned lifelong friendships and is fraught with controversy—from its uncertain origins and the persistent questions about its provenance to the possibility that it is not exactly as it seems. Now for the first time, award-winning investigative reporters Michael O'Keeffe and Teri Thompson follow the trail of The Card from a Florida flea market to the hands of the world's most prominent collectors. They delve into a world of counterfeiters and con men and look at the people who profit from what used to be a kids' pastime, as they bring to light ongoing investigations into sports collectibles. O'Keeffe and Thompson also examine the life of the great Honus Wagner, a ballplayer whose accomplishments have been eclipsed by his trading card, and the strange and fascinating subculture of sports memorabilia and its astonishing decline. Intriguing and eye-opening, The Card is a ground-breaking look at a uniquely American hobby.