The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Author: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2012-01-19
ISBN 10: 1101578637
ISBN 13: 9781101578636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book Review:

Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village. When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land. Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.

Finding Wonders

Finding Wonders
Author: Jeannine Atkins
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-09-20
ISBN 10: 1481465678
ISBN 13: 9781481465670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding Wonders Book Review:

A gorgeously written novel in verse about three girls in three different time periods who grew up to become groundbreaking scientists. Maria Merian was sure that caterpillars were not wicked things born from mud, as most people of her time believed. Through careful observation she discovered the truth about metamorphosis and documented her findings in gorgeous paintings of the life cycles of insects. More than a century later, Mary Anning helped her father collect stone sea creatures from the cliffs in southwest England. To him they were merely a source of income, but to Mary they held a stronger fascination. Intrepid and patient, she eventually discovered fossils that would change people’s vision of the past. Across the ocean, Maria Mitchell helped her mapmaker father in the whaling village of Nantucket. At night they explored the starry sky through his telescope. Maria longed to discover a new comet—and after years of studying the night sky, she finally did. Told in vibrant, evocative poems, this stunning novel celebrates the joy of discovery and finding wonder in the world around us.

Tankborn

Tankborn
Author: Karen Sandler
Publsiher: Tu Books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-10-31
ISBN 10: 9781620142967
ISBN 13: 1620142961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tankborn Book Review:

Kayla and Mishalla, two genetically engineered non-human slaves (GENs), fall in love with higher-status boys, discover deep secrets about the creation of GENs, and in the process find out what it means to be human.

The Road

The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-03-20
ISBN 10: 0307267458
ISBN 13: 9780307267450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

Muck City

Muck City
Author: Bryan Mealer
Publsiher: Three Rivers Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2013-08-13
ISBN 10: 0307888630
ISBN 13: 9780307888631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muck City Book Review:

Traces the intertwined stories of an orphaned quarterback, a celebrated football coach and an aspiring medical student whose prospects were collectively shaped by the formidable challenges, shameful history and football enthusiasm of their hometown in the Florida Everglades. 30,000 first printing.

Iqbal

Iqbal
Author: Francesco D'Adamo
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2010-05-11
ISBN 10: 9781439106785
ISBN 13: 1439106789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iqbal Book Review:

When young Iqbal is sold into slavery at a carpet factory, his arrival changes everything for the other overworked and abused chidren there. It is Iqbal who explains to them that despite their master's promises, he plans on keeping them as his slaves indefinetely. But it is also Iqbal who inspires the other children to look to a future free from toil...and is brave enough to show them how to get there. This moving fictionalized account of the real Iqbal Masih is told through the voice of Fatima, a young Pakistani girl whose life is changed by Iqbal's courage.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Author: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-09-29
ISBN 10: 9780061937699
ISBN 13: 006193769X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book Review:

Now a Netflix Film, Starring and Directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor of 12 Years a Slave William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger. But William had read about windmills, and he dreamed of building one that would bring to his small village a set of luxuries that only 2 percent of Malawians could enjoy: electricity and running water. His neighbors called him misala—crazy—but William refused to let go of his dreams. With a small pile of once-forgotten science textbooks; some scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves; and an armory of curiosity and determination, he embarked on a daring plan to forge an unlikely contraption and small miracle that would change the lives around him. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. It will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him.

Candide

Candide
Author: By Voltaire
Publsiher: BookRix
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2019-06-09
ISBN 10: 3736801785
ISBN 13: 9783736801783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Candide Book Review:

Candide is a French satire by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. It begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism (or simply Optimism) by his mentor, Pangloss. The work describes the abrupt cessation of this lifestyle, followed by Candide's slow, painful disillusionment as he witnesses and experiences great hardships in the world. Voltaire concludes with Candide, if not rejecting optimism outright, advocating a deeply practical precept, "we must cultivate our garden", in lieu of the Leibnizian mantra of Pangloss, "all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds". Candide is characterized by its sarcastic tone, as well as by its erratic, fantastical and fast-moving plot. A picaresque novel it parodies many adventure and romance clichés, the struggles of which are caricatured in a tone that is mordantly matter-of-fact. Still, the events discussed are often based on historical happenings, such as the Seven Years' War and the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. As philosophers of Voltaire's day contended with the problem of evil, so too does Candide in this short novel, albeit more directly and humorously. Voltaire ridicules religion, theologians, governments, armies, philosophies, and philosophers through allegory; most conspicuously, he assaults Leibniz and his optimism. As expected by Voltaire, Candide has enjoyed both great success and great scandal. Immediately after its secretive publication, the book was widely banned because it contained religious blasphemy, political sedition and intellectual hostility hidden under a thin veil of naïveté. However, with its sharp wit and insightful portrayal of the human condition, the novel has since inspired many later authors and artists to mimic and adapt it. Today, Candide is recognized as Voltaire's magnum opus and is often listed as part of the Western canon; it is arguably taught more than any other work of French literature. It was listed as one of The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written.

The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer
Author: Homer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1806
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433081607354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Gathering Blue

Gathering Blue
Author: Lois Lowry
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2000-09-25
ISBN 10: 9780547345789
ISBN 13: 054734578X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gathering Blue Book Review:

Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a frightening, uncertain future. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, she struggles with ever broadening responsibilities in her quest for truth, discovering things that will change her life forever. As she did in THE GIVER, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve, and what could be considered valuable. Every reader will be taken by Kira’s plight and will long ponder her haunting world and the hope for the future.

Mario and the Hole in the Sky

Mario and the Hole in the Sky
Author: Elizabeth Rusch
Publsiher: Charlesbridge Publishing
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 1632898578
ISBN 13: 9781632898579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mario and the Hole in the Sky Book Review:

The true story of how a scientist saved the planet from environmental disaster. Mexican American Mario Molina is a modern-day hero who helped solve the ozone crisis of the 1980s. Growing up in Mexico City, Mario was a curious boy who studied hidden worlds through a microscope. As a young man in California, he discovered that CFCs, used in millions of refrigerators and spray cans, were tearing a hole in the earth's protective ozone layer. Mario knew the world had to be warned--and quickly. Today Mario is a Nobel laureate and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His inspiring story gives hope in the fight against global warming.

Our Earth

Our Earth
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781897187845
ISBN 13: 189718784X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Earth Book Review:

Profiles twelve children who have had an impact on the environment, from a Canadian girl who gave a major speech to a Malawian boy who brought electicity to his village and a Chinese boy who works to keep endangered animals from the market.

Moonshot

Moonshot
Author: Brian Floca
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN 10: 1534440518
ISBN 13: 9781534440517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moonshot Book Review:

“An extraordinary delight for a reader of any age.” —The New York Times Book Review Brian Floca explores Apollo 11’s famed moon landing with this newly expanded edition of Moonshot! Simply told, grandly shown, and now with eight additional pages of brand-new art and more in-depth information about the historic moon landing, here is the flight of Apollo 11. Here for a new generation of readers and explorers are the steady astronauts clicking themselves into gloves and helmets, strapping themselves into sideways seats. Here are their great machines in all their detail and monumentality, the ROAR of rockets, and the silence of the Moon. Here is a story of adventure and discovery—a story of leaving and returning during the summer of 1969, and a story of home, seen whole, from far away.

Charlotte s Web

Charlotte s Web
Author: E. B. White
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-03-17
ISBN 10: 0062406787
ISBN 13: 9780062406781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charlotte s Web Book Review:

This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect." Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter. E. B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White's Stuart Little and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, among many other books.

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
Author: Jane Straus,Lester Kaufman,Tom Stern
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-01-22
ISBN 10: 1118790324
ISBN 13: 9781118790328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation Book Review:

A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.

All Things Must Fight to Live

All Things Must Fight to Live
Author: Bryan Mealer
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-01-08
ISBN 10: 1608196674
ISBN 13: 9781608196678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Things Must Fight to Live Book Review:

In All Things Must Fight to Live, Bryan Mealer takes readers on a harrowing two-thousand mile journey through Congo, where gun-toting militia still rape and kill with impunity. Amidst burnt-out battlefields where armies still wrestle for control, into the dark corners of the forests, and along the high savanna, where thousands have been slaughtered and quickly forgotten, Mealer searches for signs that Africa's most troubled state will soon rise from ruin. At once illuminating and startling, All Things Must Fight to Live is a searing portrait of an emerging country facing unimaginable upheaval and almost impossible odds, as well as an unflinching look at the darkness that continues to exist in the hearts of men. It is non-fiction at its finest-powerful, moving, necessary.

Interstellar

Interstellar
Author: Christopher Nolan,Jonathan Nolan
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2014-11-24
ISBN 10: 0571314406
ISBN 13: 9780571314409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interstellar Book Review:

In Interstellar a group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. The screenplay of Interstellar is written by Christopher Nolan and his frequent collaborator, Jonathan Nolan. In addition to the screenplay, this screenplay book also contains over 200 pages of storyboards and an Introduction featuring a conversation about the film with Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan. The screenplay book is based on the film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures. Interstellar and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s14).

Anna Kar nina

Anna Kar  nina
Author: graf Leo Tolstoy
Publsiher: New York : [s.n.
Total Pages: 784
Release: 1899
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015029412924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anna Kar nina Book Review:

Anna Karenina, begun in 1875 and finished two years later, shares with War and Peace the distinction of being the most widely read among Russian novels. The story of beautiful Anna, her dull marriage, her adulterous and destructive passion, set against the vividness of contemporary Russian life, makes this epic novel an unforgettable one.

A Book of Verses

A Book of Verses
Author: William Ernest Henley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 167
Release: 1888
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433112041938
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Book of Verses Book Review:

Uglies Cutters Graphic Novel

Uglies  Cutters  Graphic Novel
Author: Scott Westerfeld,Devin Grayson
Publsiher: Ballantine Group
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-12-04
ISBN 10: 0345535308
ISBN 13: 9780345535306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uglies Cutters Graphic Novel Book Review:

Experience the riveting, dystopian Uglies series seen as never before—through the eyes of Shay, Tally Youngblood’s closest and bravest friend, who refuses to take anything about society at face value. “From the moment we are born, we are considered threats in need of ‘special’ management. We are watched and shaped and exploited by a force most of us never see. . . . All to keep us safe. . . . Do you feel safe?! Or do you feel like you’re in a cage?”—Shay In Pretties, Tally Youngblood and her daring best friend, Shay, both underwent the operation that turned them from ordinary Uglies into stunning beauties. Now this thrilling new graphic novel reveals Shay’s perspective on living in New Pretty Town . . . and the way she sees it, there’s more to this so-called paradise than meets the eye. With the endless parties and custom-made clothes, life as a Pretty should be perfect. Yet Shay doesn’t feel quite right. She has little to no memory of her past; it’s as if something in her brain has inexplicably changed. When she reunites with Tally and the Crims—her rebellious group of friends from Uglyville—she begins to recall their last departure to the wild, and the headstrong leader she used to be. And as she remembers the truth about what doomed their escape, Shay decides to fight back—against the status quo, against the mysterious Special Circumstances, even against her own best friend.