The Cay

The Cay
Author: Theodore Taylor
Publsiher: Laurel Leaf
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2011-09-28
ISBN 10: 0307800148
ISBN 13: 9780307800145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cay Book Review:

For fans of Hatchet and Island of the Blue Dolphins comes Theodore Taylor’s classic bestseller and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award winner, The Cay. Phillip is excited when the Germans invade the small island of Curaçao. War has always been a game to him, and he’s eager to glimpse it firsthand–until the freighter he and his mother are traveling to the United States on is torpedoed. When Phillip comes to, he is on a small raft in the middle of the sea. Besides Stew Cat, his only companion is an old West Indian, Timothy. Phillip remembers his mother’s warning about black people: “They are different, and they live differently.” But by the time the castaways arrive on a small island, Phillip’s head injury has made him blind and dependent on Timothy. “Mr. Taylor has provided an exciting story…The idea that all humanity would benefit from this special form of color blindness permeates the whole book…The result is a story with a high ethical purpose but no sermon.”—New York Times Book Review “A taut tightly compressed story of endurance and revelation…At once barbed and tender, tense and fragile—as Timothy would say, ‘outrageous good.’”—Kirkus Reviews * “Fully realized setting…artful, unobtrusive use of dialect…the representation of a hauntingly deep love, the poignancy of which is rarely achieved in children’s literature.”—School Library Journal, Starred “Starkly dramatic, believable and compelling.”—Saturday Review “A tense and moving experience in reading.”—Publishers Weekly “Eloquently underscores the intrinsic brotherhood of man.”—Booklist "This is one of the best survival stories since Robinson Crusoe."—The Washington Star · A New York Times Best Book of the Year · A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year · A Horn Book Honor Book · An American Library Association Notable Book · A Publishers Weekly Children’s Book to Remember · A Child Study Association’s Pick of Children’s Books of the Year · Jane Addams Book Award · Lewis Carroll Shelf Award · Commonwealth Club of California: Literature Award · Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People Award · Woodward School Annual Book Award · Friends of the Library Award, University of California at Irvine

Timothy of the Cay

Timothy of the Cay
Author: Theodore Taylor
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780152063207
ISBN 13: 015206320X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Timothy of the Cay Book Review:

Having survived being blinded and shipwrecked on a tiny Caribbean island with the old Black man Timothy, twelve-year-old Phillip is rescued, in the sequel to The Cay. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reissue.

A Guide for Using the Cay in the Classroom

A Guide for Using the Cay in the Classroom
Author: Philip Denny
Publsiher: Teacher Created Resources
Total Pages: 48
Release: 1995-03-01
ISBN 10: 1557344477
ISBN 13: 9781557344472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide for Using the Cay in the Classroom Book Review:

Cay and Adlee Find Their Voice

Cay and Adlee Find Their Voice
Author: Cali Quaglia,Russell J. Quaglia
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2017-12-26
ISBN 10: 9781416625056
ISBN 13: 1416625054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cay and Adlee Find Their Voice Book Review:

Two young birds, Cay and Adlee, learn how some animals use their unique voices, from Casey, a skunk with a friendly voice, to Arik, a panda with an optimistic voice.

Blood on the River

Blood on the River
Author: Elisa Carbone
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2007-09-20
ISBN 10: 9780142409329
ISBN 13: 0142409324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blood on the River Book Review:

Traveling to the New World in 1606 as the page to Captain John Smith, twelve-year-old orphan Samuel Collier settles in the new colony of James Town, where he must quickly learn to distinguish between friend and foe. Reprint.

Rogue Wave

Rogue Wave
Author: Theodore Taylor
Publsiher: Harper Trophy
Total Pages: 195
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780380729388
ISBN 13: 0380729385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rogue Wave Book Review:

The award-winning author of The Cay presents eight gripping stories of adventure at sea, including the tale of a teenager who fights to survive after a thundering wave leaves her trapped in an overturned boat. Reprint.

The Bomb

The Bomb
Author: Theodore Taylor
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780152061654
ISBN 13: 0152061657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bomb Book Review:

In 1945, when the Americans liberate the Bikini Atoll from the Japanese, 14-year-old Sorry Rinamu does not realize that the next year he will lead a desperate effort to save his island home from a much more deadly threat, in this long-out-of-print novel by the acclaimed author of "The Cay."

Ice Time

Ice Time
Author: David Skuy
Publsiher: Scholastic Canada
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-09-01
ISBN 10: 1443148946
ISBN 13: 9781443148948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ice Time Book Review:

Rocket has finally achieved his dream he s been drafted to the NHL! Following a great Major Junior career, Rocket is drafted in the NHL draft! However, the scouts still feel that Rocket needs some retooling to be an NHLer. He is sent to the AHL for seasoning, and told he should hit the weight room as well. At home, Maddy has applied for loans for her first year of university. Rocket assures her that he ll pay it all off when he s a pro. This changes when his mother is laid off and Rocket s income is all the family has and an AHL salary doesn t go very far. Through his training with the AHL, Rocket will face many challenges, both on the ice and in his home life. Will Rocket once again beat the odds?

Ice Drift

Ice Drift
Author: Theodore Taylor
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2006-03-01
ISBN 10: 0547540612
ISBN 13: 9780547540610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ice Drift Book Review:

The year is 1868, and fourteen-year-old Alika and his younger brother, Sulu, are hunting for seals on an ice floe attached to their island in the Arctic. Suddenly the ice starts to shake, and they hear a loud crack--the terrible sound of the floe breaking free from land. The boys watch with horror as the dark expanse of water between the ice and the shore rapidly widens, and they start drifting south--away from their home, their family, and everything they've ever known. Throughout their six-month-long journey down the Greenland Strait, the brothers face bitter cold, starvation, and most frightening of all, vicious polar bears. But they still remain hopeful that one day they'll be rescued. This thrilling new adventure story from bestselling author Theodore Taylor is a moving testament to the bond between brothers--and to the strength of the human spirit. Includes a map, a glossary of Inuit words and phrases, and an author's note..

How to Read a Book

How to Read a Book
Author: Mortimer Jerome Adler,Charles Lincoln Van Doren
Publsiher: Paw Prints
Total Pages: 426
Release: 1972
ISBN 10: 9781439510261
ISBN 13: 1439510261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Read a Book Book Review:

Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works

Free Lunch

Free Lunch
Author: David Cay Johnston
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-12-27
ISBN 10: 1101216514
ISBN 13: 9781101216514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Free Lunch Book Review:

The bestselling author of Perfectly Legal returns with a powerful new exposé How does a strong and growing economy lend itself to job uncertainty, debt, bankruptcy, and economic fear for a vast number of Americans? Free Lunch provides answers to this great economic mystery of our time, revealing how today's government policies and spending reach deep into the wallets of the many for the benefit of the wealthy few. Johnston cuts through the official version of events and shows how, under the guise of deregulation, a whole new set of regulations quietly went into effect-- regulations that thwart competition, depress wages, and reward misconduct. From how George W. Bush got rich off a tax increase to a $100 million taxpayer gift to Warren Buffett, Johnston puts a face on all of the dirty little tricks that business and government pull. A lot of people appear to be getting free lunches, but of course there's no such thing as a free lunch, and someone (you, the taxpayer) is picking up the bill. Johnston's many revelations include: How we ended up with the most expensive yet inefficient health-care system in the world How homeowners title insurance became a costly, deceitful, yet almost invisible oligopoly How our government gives hidden subsidies for posh golf courses How Paris Hilton's grandfather schemed to retake the family fortune from a charity for poor children How the Yankees and Mets owners will collect more than $1.3 billion in public funds In these instances and many more, Free Lunch shows how the lobbyists and lawyers representing the most powerful 0.1 percent of Americans manipulated our government at the expense of the other 99.9 percent. With his extraordinary reporting, vivid stories, and sharp analysis, Johnston reveals the forces that shape our everyday economic lives and shows us how we can finally make things better.

Saint X

Saint X
Author: Alexis Schaitkin
Publsiher: Celadon Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-02-18
ISBN 10: 1250219582
ISBN 13: 9781250219589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saint X Book Review:

A New York Times Notable Book of 2020 "'Saint X' is hypnotic. Schaitkin's characters...are so intelligent and distinctive it feels not just easy, but necessary, to follow them. I devoured [it] in a day." –Oyinkan Braithwaite, New York Times Book Review When you lose the person who is most essential to you, who do you become? Recommended by Entertainment Weekly, included in Good Morning America's 20 Books We're Excited for in 2020 & named as one of Vogue's Best Books to Read This Winter, Bustle's Most Anticipated Books of February 2020, and O Magazine's 14 of the Best Books to Read This February! Hailed as a “marvel of a book” and “brilliant and unflinching,” Alexis Schaitkin’s stunning debut, Saint X, is a haunting portrait of grief, obsession, and the bond between two sisters never truly given the chance to know one another. Claire is only seven years old when her college-age sister, Alison, disappears on the last night of their family vacation at a resort on the Caribbean island of Saint X. Several days later, Alison’s body is found in a remote spot on a nearby cay, and two local men–employees at the resort–are arrested. But the evidence is slim, the timeline against it, and the men are soon released. The story turns into national tabloid news, a lurid mystery that will go unsolved. For Claire and her parents, there is only the return home to broken lives. Years later, Claire is living and working in New York City when a brief but fateful encounter brings her together with Clive Richardson, one of the men originally suspected of murdering her sister. It is a moment that sets Claire on an obsessive pursuit of the truth–not only to find out what happened the night of Alison’s death but also to answer the elusive question: Who exactly was her sister? At seven, Claire had been barely old enough to know her: a beautiful, changeable, provocative girl of eighteen at a turbulent moment of identity formation. As Claire doggedly shadows Clive, hoping to gain his trust, waiting for the slip that will reveal the truth, an unlikely attachment develops between them, two people whose lives were forever marked by the same tragedy. For readers of Emma Cline’s The Girls and Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies, Saint X is a flawlessly drawn and deeply moving story that culminates in an emotionally powerful ending.

Bad Blood

Bad Blood
Author: John Carreyrou
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-05-21
ISBN 10: 1524731668
ISBN 13: 9781524731663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bad Blood Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: NPR, The New York Times Book Review, Time, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post • The McKinsey Business Book of the Year The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar biotech startup founded by Elizabeth Holmes—now the subject of the HBO documentary The Inventor—by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end. “The story is even crazier than I expected, and I found myself unable to put it down once I started. This book has everything: elaborate scams, corporate intrigue, magazine cover stories, ruined family relationships, and the demise of a company once valued at nearly $10 billion.” —Bill Gates In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes’s worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work. A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.

City of Light City of Dark

City of Light  City of Dark
Author: Avi
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-11-26
ISBN 10: 0545633419
ISBN 13: 9780545633413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City of Light City of Dark Book Review:

Avi's ground-breaking graphic novel gets a stunning new cover to celebrate its twentieth anniversary! Two kids fight to save their city from eternal winter in this gripping fantasy by Newbery Medalist Avi, illustrated by three-time Sibert Honoree Brian Floca. "To begin with--there were these KURBS. These Kurbs owned an Island...with their POWER they controlled both day and night...Years ago, when People first came to the Kurbs' Island, they wanted to build themselves a City." The Kurbs give people light and warmth to establish a city, on one condition: The people must return the Power every year or risk losing the city--forever. This system works for centuries until evil Mr. Underton tries to steal the Power. If he succeeds, the Kurbs will take back the City, reducing it to a dark and frozen tundra. It's up to Carlos and Sarah to find the Power--housed in a subway token--and keep the City safe, despite secrets of Sarah's history that are entwined with the token. What ensues is a race against darkness. A race against the lies of the past. And most of all, a race against time.

Scala for the Impatient

Scala for the Impatient
Author: Cay S. Horstmann
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2012-03-08
ISBN 10: 0132761807
ISBN 13: 9780132761802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scala for the Impatient Book Review:

Scala is a modern programming language for the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) that combines the best features of object-oriented and functional programming languages. Using Scala, you can write programs more concisely than in Java, as well as leverage the full power of concurrency. Since Scala runs on the JVM, it can access any Java library and is interoperable with Java frameworks. Scala for the Impatient concisely shows developers what Scala can do and how to do it. In this book, Cay Horstmann, the principal author of the international best-selling Core Java™, offers a rapid, code-based introduction that’s completely practical. Horstmann introduces Scala concepts and techniques in “blog-sized” chunks that you can quickly master and apply. Hands-on activities guide you through well-defined stages of competency, from basic to expert. Coverage includes Getting started quickly with Scala’s interpreter, syntax, tools, and unique idioms Mastering core language features: functions, arrays, maps, tuples, packages, imports, exception handling, and more Becoming familiar with object-oriented programming in Scala: classes, inheritance, and traits Using Scala for real-world programming tasks: working with files, regular expressions, and XML Working with higher-order functions and the powerful Scala collections library Leveraging Scala’s powerful pattern matching and case classes Creating concurrent programs with Scala actors Implementing domain-specific languages Understanding the Scala type system Applying advanced “power tools” such as annotations, implicits, and delimited continuations Scala is rapidly reaching a tipping point that will reshape the experience of programming. This book will help object-oriented programmers build on their existing skills, allowing them to immediately construct useful applications as they gradually master advanced programming techniques.

Sniper

Sniper
Author: Theodore Taylor
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780152061531
ISBN 13: 0152061533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sniper Book Review:

Fourteen-year-old Ben Jepson must cope alone when a mysterious sniper begins shooting the big cats in his family's private zoological preserve.

Falling Free

Falling Free
Author: Barry Targan
Publsiher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 121
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015050589517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Falling Free Book Review:

Six stories deal with wartime, guidelines for living, bankruptcy, an artist, and a bullfight

Nothing But the Truth

Nothing But the Truth
Author: Avi
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN 10: 0545174155
ISBN 13: 9780545174152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nothing But the Truth Book Review:

Ninth-grader Philip Malloy's suspension for humming "The Star-Spangled Banner" during homeroom becomes a national news story.

The Turn of the Key

The Turn of the Key
Author: Ruth Ware
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-08-27
ISBN 10: 1501192361
ISBN 13: 9781501192364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Turn of the Key Book Review:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Lying Game, and The Death of Mrs. Westaway comes Ruth Ware’s highly anticipated fifth novel. When Rowan stumbles across an ad for a live-in nanny, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—with a staggeringly generous salary. And when she arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” house fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family. What Rowan doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and Rowan in prison awaiting trial for murder. Writing to her lawyer from prison, Rowan struggles to explain the unravelling events that have led to her incarceration. It wasn’t just the constant surveillance from the cameras installed around the house, or the malfunctioning technology that woke the household with booming music, or turned the lights off at the worst possible time. It wasn’t just the children, who turned out to be a far cry from the immaculately behaved model children she met at her interview. It wasn’t even the way she was left alone for weeks at a time, with no adults around apart from the enigmatic handyman, Jack Grant. It was everything. Rowan knows she’s made mistakes. She admits that she lied to obtain the post, and that her behavior toward the children wasn’t always ideal. She’s not innocent, by any means. But, she maintains, she’s not guilty—at least not of murder. Which means someone else is. Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware’s signature suspenseful style, this is an unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.

The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat
Author: Dr. Seuss
Publsiher: RH Childrens Books
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2013-09-24
ISBN 10: 0385372019
ISBN 13: 9780385372015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cat in the Hat Book Review:

Have a ball with Dr. Seuss and the Cat in the Hat in this classic picture book...but don't forget to clean up your mess! A dreary day turns into a wild romp when this beloved story introduces readers to the Cat in the Hat and his troublemaking friends, Thing 1 and Thing 2. A favorite among kids, parents and teachers, this story uses simple words and basic ryhme to encourage and delight beginning readers. Then he said "That is that." And then he was gone With a tip of his hat. Originally created by Dr. Seuss himself, Beginner Books are fun, funny, and easy to read. These unjacketed hardcover early readers encourage children to read all on their own, using simple words and illustrations. Smaller than the classic large format Seuss picture books like The Lorax and Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, these portable packages are perfect for practicing readers ages 3-7, and lucky parents too!