Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
Author: Jean Jamieson
Publsiher: Novel Units
Total Pages: 44
Release: 1998-12
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000049206661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick Book Review:

"New ways to teach reading, writing and the love of literature"--Cover.

Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-04-01
ISBN 10: 1409591050
ISBN 13: 9781409591054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freak the Mighty Book Review:

Max is used to being called Stupid. And he is used to everyone being scared of him. On account of his size and looking like his dad. Kevin is used to being called Dwarf. On account of his size and being some cripple kid. But greatness comes in all sizes, and together Max and Kevin become Freak The Mighty and walk high above the world. An inspiring, heartbreaking, multi-award winning international bestseller.

Savage Dragon 61

Savage Dragon  61
Author: Erik Larsen
Publsiher: Image Comics
Total Pages: 34
Release: 1999-04-28
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PKEY:SAVAGE061
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Savage Dragon 61 Book Review:

After Dragon and the Chicago branch of S.O.S. prevent BrainiApe and a group of neo-Nazis from seizing Chicago City Hall, Barbaric and several Police officers take Dragon to a strip club for his bachelor party, where the festivities are interrupted by someone who appears to be Rapture, who claims to have been transformed into pure energy when she was "killed" by Darklord, and inhabited the body of her friend (and recent S.O.S. recruit) Lightning.

Max the Mighty

Max the Mighty
Author: Rod Philbrick,Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-06-25
ISBN 10: 0545628229
ISBN 13: 9780545628228
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Max the Mighty Book Review:

This is the dramatic, heart-wrenching tale of Max (from Freak the Mighty) and Worm, two outsiders who turn to each other for survival.

The Last Book in the Universe

The Last Book in the Universe
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-03-01
ISBN 10: 0545303877
ISBN 13: 9780545303873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Book in the Universe Book Review:

This fast-paced action novel is set in a future where the world has been almost destroyed. Like the award-winning novel Freak the Mighty, this is Philbrick at his very best. It's the story of an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz, who begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the planet. In a world where most people are plugged into brain-drain entertainment systems, Spaz is the rare human being who can see life as it really is. When he meets an old man called Ryter, he begins to learn about Earth and its past. With Ryter as his companion, Spaz sets off an unlikely quest to save his dying sister -- and in the process, perhaps the world.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Author: Mark Haddon
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2004-05-18
ISBN 10: 1400079071
ISBN 13: 9781400079070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Book Review:

A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

Railway Locomotives and Cars

Railway Locomotives and Cars
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1928
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015013032878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Railway Locomotives and Cars Book Review:

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1926
ISBN 10: 1613104928
ISBN 13: 9781613104927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Count of Monte Cristo Book Review:

ÊOn the 24th of February, 1815, the look-out at Notre-Dame de la Garde signalled the three-master, thePharaonÊfrom Smyrna, Trieste, and Naples. As usual, a pilot put off immediately, and rounding the Chateau d'If, got on board the vessel between Cape Morgion and Rion island. Immediately, and according to custom, the ramparts of Fort Saint-Jean were covered with spectators; it is always an event at Marseilles for a ship to come into port, especially when this ship, like theÊPharaon, has been built, rigged, and laden at the old Phocee docks, and belongs to an owner of the city. The ship drew on and had safely passed the strait, which some volcanic shock has made between the Calasareigne and Jaros islands; had doubled Pomegue, and approached the harbor under topsails, jib, and spanker, but so slowly and sedately that the idlers, with that instinct which is the forerunner of evil, asked one another what misfortune could have happened on board. However, those experienced in navigation saw plainly that if any accident had occurred, it was not to the vessel herself, for she bore down with all the evidence of being skilfully handled, the anchor a-cockbill, the jib-boom guys already eased off, and standing by the side of the pilot, who was steering theÊPharaonÊtowards the narrow entrance of the inner port, was a young man, who, with activity and vigilant eye, watched every motion of the ship, and repeated each direction of the pilot. The vague disquietude which prevailed among the spectators had so much affected one of the crowd that he did not await the arrival of the vessel in harbor, but jumping into a small skiff, desired to be pulled alongside thePharaon, which he reached as she rounded into La Reserve basin. When the young man on board saw this person approach, he left his station by the pilot, and, hat in hand, leaned over the ship's bulwarks. He was a fine, tall, slim young fellow of eighteen or twenty, with black eyes, and hair as dark as a raven's wing; and his whole appearance bespoke that calmness and resolution peculiar to men accustomed from their cradle to contend with danger.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-01-02
ISBN 10: 1416544666
ISBN 13: 9781416544661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Castle Book Review:

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

The Book Thief

The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2016-03-08
ISBN 10: 1473541875
ISBN 13: 9781473541870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Thief Book Review:

'Life affirming, triumphant and tragic . . . masterfully told. . . but also a wonderful page-turner' Guardian 'Brilliant and hugely ambitious' New York Times 'Extraordinary' Telegraph ___ HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH ___ Over 16 million copies sold worldwide. Now a major motion picture.

Coningsby

Coningsby
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Publsiher: London : H. Colburn
Total Pages: 442
Release: 1844
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: ONB:+Z256869204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coningsby Book Review:

Henry Coningsby is the orphaned grandson of a wealthy Marquess. While at Eton he befriends Oswald, whose father is an enemy of the Marquess. The older men represent old and new money in society. Coningsby begins to develop liberal political views, so his grandfather disinherits him, and Coningsby is forced to work for a living.

The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963

The Watsons Go to Birmingham  1963
Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-08-06
ISBN 10: 0385382952
ISBN 13: 9780385382953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 Book Review:

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about a hilarious family on a road-trip at one of the most important times in America's history. This special edition makes a perfect gift and includes bonus content! Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There's Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron, who's thirteen and an "official juvenile delinquent." When Byron gets to be too much trouble, they head South to Birmingham to visit Grandma, the one person who can shape him up. And they'll be in Birmingham during one of the darkest moments in America's history. "Every so often a book becomes a modern classic almost as soon as it arrives on bookshelves. That happened in the mid-'90s when Christopher Paul Curtis released his first book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963." --NPR "One of the best novels EVER." --Jacqueline Woodson, Newbery Honor and National Book Award–winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming

Born a Crime

Born a Crime
Author: Trevor Noah
Publsiher: One World
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN 10: 0399588183
ISBN 13: 9780399588181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Born a Crime Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times • USA Today • San Francisco Chronicle • NPR • Esquire • Newsday • Booklist Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love. Praise for Born a Crime “Compelling . . . By turns alarming, sad and funny, [Trevor Noah’s] book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah’s family, at life in South Africa under apartheid. . . . Born a Crime is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid, but a love letter to the author’s remarkable mother.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Life of Pi Illustrated

Life of Pi  Illustrated
Author: Yann Martel
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-02-01
ISBN 10: 9780156035811
ISBN 13: 0156035812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life of Pi Illustrated Book Review:

“Will the tiger be menacing; will the ocean be threatening; will the island be something out of Frankenstein or will it be an Eden?”—Yann Martel Life of Pi, first published in 2002, became an international bestseller and remains one of the most extraordinary and popular works of contemporary fiction. In 2005 an international competition was held to find the perfect artist to illustrate Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize–winning novel. From thousands of entrants, Croatian artist Tomislav Torjanac was chosen. This lavishly produced edition features forty of Torjanac’s beautiful four-color illustrations, bringing Life of Pi to splendid, eye-popping life. Tomislav Torjanac says of his illustrations: “My vision of the illustrated edition of Life of Pi is based on paintings from a first person’s perspective—Pi’s perspective. The interpretation of what Pi sees is intermeshed with what he feels and it is shown through [the] use of colors, perspective, symbols, hand gestures, etc.”

The Theory of Moral Sentiments

The Theory of Moral Sentiments
Author: Adam Smith (économiste)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1812
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: BCUL:1092833964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theory of Moral Sentiments Book Review:

Sight and Sound

Sight and Sound
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106019426706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sight and Sound Book Review:

Adapting the Arthurian Legends for Children

Adapting the Arthurian Legends for Children
Author: Barbara Tepa Lupack
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2004-01-02
ISBN 10: 1403982481
ISBN 13: 9781403982483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adapting the Arthurian Legends for Children Book Review:

For centuries, the Arthurian legends have fascinated and inspired countless writers, artists, and readers, many of whom first became acquainted with the story as youngsters. From the numerous retellings of Malory and versions of Tennyson for young people to the host of illustrated volumes to which the Arthurian Revival gave rise. From the Arthurian youth groups for boys (and eventually for girls) run by schools and churches to the school operas, theater pieces, and other entertainment for younger audiences; and from the Arthurian juvenile fiction sequences and series to the films and television shows featuring Arthurian characters, children have learned about the world of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

Savage Dragon 64

Savage Dragon  64
Author: Erik Larsen
Publsiher: Image Comics
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1999-07-02
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PKEY:SAVAGE064
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Savage Dragon 64 Book Review:

After Dragon learns that Nixon put on Overlord's amor to spy on Rita before it turned him evil, and that he had beaten and chained Super-Tough in order to coerce Mace's allegiance, he has the armour incinerated.

Inland Printer American Lithographer

Inland Printer  American Lithographer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1947
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015086784116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inland Printer American Lithographer Book Review:

Olive s Ocean

Olive s Ocean
Author: Kevin Henkes
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-07-02
ISBN 10: 0062284630
ISBN 13: 9780062284631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Olive s Ocean Book Review:

"Olive Barstow was dead. She'd been hit by a car on Monroe Street while riding her bicycle weeks ago. That was about all Martha knew." Martha Boyle and Olive Barstow could have been friends. But they weren't -- and now all that is left are eerie connections between two girls who were in the same grade at school and who both kept the same secret without knowing it. Now Martha can't stop thinking about Olive. A family summer on Cape Cod should help banish those thoughts; instead, they seep in everywhere. And this year Martha's routine at her beloved grandmother's beachside house is complicated by the Manning boys. Jimmy, Tate, Todd, Luke, and Leo. But especially Jimmy. What if, what if, what if, what if? The world can change in a minute.