My Side of the Mountain

My Side of the Mountain
Author: Jean Craighead George
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2001-05-21
ISBN 10: 0593115007
ISBN 13: 9780593115008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Side of the Mountain Book Review:

"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

On the Far Side of the Mountain

On the Far Side of the Mountain
Author: Jean Craighead George
Publsiher: Turtleback
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2001-05-21
ISBN 10: 9780613359948
ISBN 13: 0613359941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Far Side of the Mountain Book Review:

Sam's peaceful existence in his wilderness home is disrupted when his sister runs away and his pet falcon is confiscated by a conservation officer.

Frightful s Mountain

Frightful s Mountain
Author: Jean Craighead George
Publsiher: Dutton Childrens Books
Total Pages: 258
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780525461661
ISBN 13: 0525461663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frightful s Mountain Book Review:

The third book of a series that began with My Side of the Mountain is told from Frightful's viewpoint, as she must now survive on her own where human encroachment, winter, and famine threaten her efforts to return to her first home. 35,000 first printing.

My Side of the Mountain Trilogy

My Side of the Mountain Trilogy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 605
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780525462699
ISBN 13: 0525462694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Side of the Mountain Trilogy Book Review:

Young Sam Gribley spends a winter alone in the Catskills, his sister runs away from home, and his pet falcon, Frightful, is confiscated by a conservation officer.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Author: Grace Lin
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-07-01
ISBN 10: 9780316052603
ISBN 13: 0316052604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Book Review:

A Newbery Honor WinnerA New York Times Bestseller This stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to Starry River of the Sky and the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer. Grace Lin, author of the beloved Year of the Dog and Year of the Rat returns with a wondrous story of adventure, faith, and friendship. A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a timeless story reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz and Kelly Barnhill's The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Her beautiful illustrations, printed in full-color, accompany the text throughout. Once again, she has created a charming, engaging book for young readers.

Hatchet

Hatchet
Author: Gary Paulsen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-08-25
ISBN 10: 1442403322
ISBN 13: 9781442403321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hatchet Book Review:

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.

And the Mountains Echoed

And the Mountains Echoed
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-10-10
ISBN 10: 140885256X
ISBN 13: 9781408852569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

And the Mountains Echoed Book Review:

So, then. You want a story and I will tell you one... Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live in the small village of Shadbagh. To Abdullah, Pari, as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named, is everything. More like a parent than a brother, Abdullah will do anything for her, even trading his only pair of shoes for a feather for her treasured collection. Each night they sleep together in their cot, their skulls touching, their limbs tangled. One day the siblings journey across the desert to Kabul with their father. Pari and Abdullah have no sense of the fate that awaits them there, for the event which unfolds will tear their lives apart; sometimes a finger must be cut to save the hand. Crossing generations and continents, moving from Kabul, to Paris, to San Francisco, to the Greek island of Tinos, Khaled Hosseini writes about the bonds that define us and shape our lives, and how the choices we make resonate through history.

Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1998-11-12
ISBN 10: 0679462716
ISBN 13: 9780679462712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into Thin Air Book Review:

National Bestseller A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disaster. By writing Into Thin Air, Krakauer may have hoped to exorcise some of his own demons and lay to rest some of the painful questions that still surround the event. He takes great pains to provide a balanced picture of the people and events he witnessed and gives due credit to the tireless and dedicated Sherpas. He also avoids blasting easy targets such as Sandy Pittman, the wealthy socialite who brought an espresso maker along on the expedition. Krakauer's highly personal inquiry into the catastrophe provides a great deal of insight into what went wrong. But for Krakauer himself, further interviews and investigations only lead him to the conclusion that his perceived failures were directly responsible for a fellow climber's death. Clearly, Krakauer remains haunted by the disaster, and although he relates a number of incidents in which he acted selflessly and even heroically, he seems unable to view those instances objectively. In the end, despite his evenhanded and even generous assessment of others' actions, he reserves a full measure of vitriol for himself. This updated edition of Into Thin Air includes an extensive new postscript that sheds fascinating light on the acrimonious debate that flared between Krakauer and Everest guide Anatoli Boukreev in the wake of the tragedy. "I have no doubt that Boukreev's intentions were good on summit day," writes Krakauer in the postscript, dated August 1999. "What disturbs me, though, was Boukreev's refusal to acknowledge the possibility that he made even a single poor decision. Never did he indicate that perhaps it wasn't the best choice to climb without gas or go down ahead of his clients." As usual, Krakauer supports his points with dogged research and a good dose of humility. But rather than continue the heated discourse that has raged since Into Thin Air's denouncement of guide Boukreev, Krakauer's tone is conciliatory; he points most of his criticism at G. Weston De Walt, who coauthored The Climb, Boukreev's version of events. And in a touching conclusion, Krakauer recounts his last conversation with the late Boukreev, in which the two weathered climbers agreed to disagree about certain points. Krakauer had great hopes to patch things up with Boukreev, but the Russian later died in an avalanche on another Himalayan peak, Annapurna I. In 1999, Krakauer received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters--a prestigious prize intended "to honor writers of exceptional accomplishment." According to the Academy's citation, "Krakauer combines the tenacity and courage of the finest tradition of investigative journalism with the stylish subtlety and profound insight of the born writer. His account of an ascent of Mount Everest has led to a general reevaluation of climbing and of the commercialization of what was once a romantic, solitary sport; while his account of the life and death of Christopher McCandless, who died of starvation after challenging the Alaskan wilderness, delves even more deeply and disturbingly into the fascination of nature and the devastating effects of its lure on a young and curious mind."

Sadia

Sadia
Author: Colleen Nelson
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-02-03
ISBN 10: 1459740300
ISBN 13: 9781459740303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sadia Book Review:

Sadia, a Muslim teenager, must decide how far she is willing to go to defend her beliefs when faced with the pressures of life.

At the Mountains of Madness

At the Mountains of Madness
Author: H. P. Lovecraft
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2016-06-16
ISBN 10: 1365199568
ISBN 13: 9781365199561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At the Mountains of Madness Book Review:

Initially rejected by Lovecraft's publisher, 'At The Mountains of Madness' is now considered a classic of the horror genre. The disturbing, nightmarish story of a journey through Antarctica and a discovery of secrets hidden in a frozen mountain range has influenced writers and film-makers for decades.

Paper Towns

Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 140884818X
ISBN 13: 9781408848180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paper Towns Book Review:

Special edition slipcase edition of John Green's Paper Towns, with pop-up paper town. From the bestselling author of The Fault in our Stars. Quentin Jacobsen has always loved Margo Roth Spiegelman, for Margo (and her adventures) are the stuff of legend at their high school. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next day Margo doesn't come to school and a week later she is still missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance . . . and they are for him. But as he gets deeper into the mystery - culminating in another awesome road trip across America - he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for. Masterfully written by John Green, this is a thoughtful, insightful and hilarious coming-of-age story.

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
Author: William Golding
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-09-20
ISBN 10: 0571290582
ISBN 13: 9780571290581
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lord of the Flies Book Review:

A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

Shantaram

Shantaram
Author: Gregory David Roberts
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2004-10-13
ISBN 10: 1429908270
ISBN 13: 9781429908276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shantaram Book Review:

"It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured." So begins this epic, mesmerizing first novel by Gregory David Roberts, set in the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Shantaram is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappear. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, the two enter Bombay's hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, soldiers and actors, and Indians and exiles from other countries, who seek in this remarkable place what they cannot find elsewhere. As a hunted man without a home, family, or identity, Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city's poorest slums, and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of the Bombay mafia. The search leads him to war, prison torture, murder, and a series of enigmatic and bloody betrayals. The keys to unlock the mysteries and intrigues that bind Lin are held by two people. The first is Khader Khan: mafia godfather, criminal-philosopher-saint, and mentor to Lin in the underworld of the Golden City. The second is Karla: elusive, dangerous, and beautiful, whose passions are driven by secrets that torment her and yet give her a terrible power. Burning slums and five-star hotels, romantic love and prison agonies, criminal wars and Bollywood films, spiritual gurus and mujaheddin guerrillas---this huge novel has the world of human experience in its reach, and a passionate love for India at its heart. Based on the life of the author, it is by any measure the debut of an extraordinary voice in literature.

1984

1984
Author: George Orwell
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 648
Release: 1983-10-17
ISBN 10: 0547249640
ISBN 13: 9780547249643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1984 Book Review:

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life in this edition. “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.

The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild
Author: Jack London
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2013-05-22
ISBN 10: 0486434230
ISBN 13: 9780486434230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Call of the Wild Book Review:

Buck, a sturdy crossbreed canine, is seized from his pampered family surroundings and shipped to the forbidding landscape of the Alaskan frontier to be a sled dog. As gripping today as it was when first published over a century ago, this classic tale of survival remains one of London's most popular adventures.

A Treatise of Human Nature

A Treatise of Human Nature
Author: David Hume
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 709
Release: 1888
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015046799212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Treatise of Human Nature Book Review:

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 303
Release: 1894
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044021129028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Monkey Wrench Gang

The Monkey Wrench Gang
Author: Edward Abbey
Publsiher: Rosetta Books
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2011-08-19
ISBN 10: 0795317360
ISBN 13: 9780795317361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Monkey Wrench Gang Book Review:

A motley crew of saboteurs wreak outrageous havoc on the corporations destroying America’s Western wilderness in this classic, comic extravaganza. When George Washington Hayduke III returns home from war in the jungles of Southeast Asia, he finds the unspoiled West he once knew has been transformed. The pristine lands and waterways are being strip mined, dammed up, and paved over by greedy government hacks and their corrupt corporate coconspirators. And the manic, beer-guzzling, rabidly antisocial ex-Green Beret isn’t just getting mad. Hayduke plans to get even. Together with a radical feminist from the Bronx; a wealthy, billboard-torching libertarian MD; and a disgraced Mormon polygamist, Hayduke’s ready to stick it to the Man in the most creative ways imaginable. By the time they’re done, there won’t be a bridge left standing, a dam unblown, or a bulldozer unmolested from Arizona to Utah. Edward Abbey’s most popular novel, The Monkey Wrench Gang is an outrageous romp with ultra-serious undertones that is as relevant today as it was in the early days of the environmental movement. The author who Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove) once dubbed “The Thoreau of the American West” has written a true comedic classic with brains, heart, and soul that more than justifies the call from the Los Angeles Times Book Review that we should all “praise the earth for Edward Abbey!”

Go the F k to Sleep

Go the F  k to Sleep
Author: Adam Mansbach
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2011-06-14
ISBN 10: 1453224742
ISBN 13: 9781453224748
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Go the F k to Sleep Book Review:

The #1 New York Times Bestseller: “A hilarious take on that age-old problem: getting the beloved child to go to sleep” (NPR). “Hell no, you can’t go to the bathroom. You know where you can go? The f**k to sleep.” Go the Fuck to Sleep is a book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland. Profane, affectionate, and radically honest, it captures the familiar—and unspoken—tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. Read by a host of celebrities, from Samuel L. Jackson to Jennifer Garner, this subversively funny bestselling storybook will not actually put your kids to sleep, but it will leave you laughing so hard you won’t care.

Frightful s Daughter

Frightful s Daughter
Author: Jean Craighead George,Daniel San Souci
Publsiher: Dutton Childrens Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780525469070
ISBN 13: 0525469079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frightful s Daughter Book Review:

Follows Oksi, daughter of Frightful, the peregrine falcon, as she journeys from hatchling to adulthood in the Catskill Mountains.