The Boys in the Boat

The Boys in the Boat
Author: Daniel James Brown
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-06-04
ISBN 10: 1101622741
ISBN 13: 9781101622742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boys in the Boat Book Review:

The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36'.” For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.

The Boy in the Boat

The Boy in the Boat
Author: Brian O'Raleigh
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2013-10-09
ISBN 10: 9781480058903
ISBN 13: 1480058904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy in the Boat Book Review:

Growing up in his parent's hotel in Blackpool, Brian never knew why his family fled Ireland but he learned early to escape his father's demonic rages by slipping away from the Alexandra Private Hotel to the beach and the Kathleen R, the fishing boat that was to become his refuge and his sanctuary. At 18 years of age, running from the law in England, Brian arrives in Australia seeking to overcome a growing dependency on alcohol and the subsequent damage he is wreaking on his own life and the lives of those he loves. In a style that is both raw and compelling, The Boy in the Boat tells the riveting story of Brian's childhood, his triumph over alcoholism, his inspirational journey towards recovery, and eventually to the profound realization that he was molded and shaped during his childhood years for the meaning and purpose of his life.

Under a Flaming Sky

Under a Flaming Sky
Author: Daniel Brown
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN 10: 1493022016
ISBN 13: 9781493022014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under a Flaming Sky Book Review:

On September 1, 1894 two forest fires converged on the town of Hinckley, Minnesota, trapping over 2,000 people. Daniel J. Brown recounts the events surrounding the fire in the first and only book on to chronicle the dramatic story that unfolded. Whereas Oregon's famous "Biscuit" fire in 2002 burned 350,000 acres in one week, the Hinckley fire did the same damage in five hours. The fire created its own weather, including hurricane-strength winds, bubbles of plasma-like glowing gas, and 200-foot-tall flames. In some instances, "fire whirls," or tornadoes of fire, danced out from the main body of the fire to knock down buildings and carry flaming debris into the sky. Temperatures reached 1,600 degrees Fahrenheit--the melting point of steel. As the fire surrounded the town, two railroads became the only means of escape. Two trains ran the gauntlet of fire. One train caught on fire from one end to the other. The heroic young African-American porter ran up and down the length of the train, reassuring the passengers even as the flames tore at their clothes. On the other train, the engineer refused to back his locomotive out of town until the last possible minute of escape. In all, more than 400 people died, leading to a revolution in forestry management practices and federal agencies that monitor and fight wildfires today. Author Daniel Brown has woven together numerous survivors' stories, historical sources, and interviews with forest fire experts in a gripping narrative that tells the fascinating story of one of North America's most devastating fires and how it changed the nation.

The Indifferent Stars Above

The Indifferent Stars Above
Author: Daniel James Brown
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-04-28
ISBN 10: 0061877255
ISBN 13: 9780061877254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Indifferent Stars Above Book Review:

From the #1 bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat comes an unforgettable epic of family, tragedy, and survival on the American frontier “An ideal pairing of talent and material.… Engrossing.… A deft and ambitious storyteller.” – Mary Roach, New York Times Book Review In April of 1846, twenty-one-year-old Sarah Graves, intent on a better future, set out west from Illinois with her new husband, her parents, and eight siblings. Seven months later, after joining a party of pioneers led by George Donner, they reached the Sierra Nevada Mountains as the first heavy snows of the season closed the pass ahead of them. In early December, starving and desperate, Sarah and fourteen others set out for California on snowshoes, and, over the next thirty-two days, endured almost unfathomable hardships and horrors. In this gripping narrative, New York Times bestselling author Daniel James Brown sheds new light on one of the most legendary events in American history. Following every painful footstep of Sarah’s journey with the Donner Party, Brown produces a tale both spellbinding and richly informative.

The Boy the Boat and the Beast

The Boy  the Boat  and the Beast
Author: Samantha M. Clark
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-06-25
ISBN 10: 1534412565
ISBN 13: 9781534412569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy the Boat and the Beast Book Review:

“A poignant story.” —School Library Journal “An unforgettable, life-affirming tale.” —Booklist The Graveyard Book meets Hatchet in this eerie novel about a boy who is stranded on a mysterious beach, from debut author Samantha M. Clark. A boy washes up on a mysterious, seemingly uninhabited beach. Who is he? How did he get there? The boy can’t remember. When he sees a light shining over the foreboding wall of trees that surrounds the shore, he decides to follow it, in the hopes that it will lead him to answers. The boy’s journey is a struggle for survival and a search for the truth—a terrifying truth that once uncovered, will force him to face his greatest fear of all if he is to go home. This gripping adventure will have readers hooked until its jaw-dropping and moving conclusion. Samantha M. Clark’s first novel heralds the arrival of an exciting new voice.

The Boys in the Boat

The Boys in the Boat
Author: Daniel James Brown
Publsiher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-01-03
ISBN 10: 9781432850289
ISBN 13: 1432850288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Nowhere Boy

Nowhere Boy
Author: Katherine Marsh
Publsiher: Roaring Brook Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-08-07
ISBN 10: 1250307589
ISBN 13: 9781250307583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nowhere Boy Book Review:

"A resistance novel for our time." - The New York Times "A hopeful story about recovery, empathy, and the bravery of young people." - Booklist "This well-crafted and suspenseful novel touches on the topics of refugees and immigrant integration, terrorism, Islam, Islamophobia, and the Syrian war with sensitivity and grace." - Kirkus, Starred Review Fourteen-year-old Ahmed is stuck in a city that wants nothing to do with him. Newly arrived in Brussels, Belgium, Ahmed fled a life of uncertainty and suffering in Aleppo, Syria, only to lose his father on the perilous journey to the shores of Europe. Now Ahmed’s struggling to get by on his own, but with no one left to trust and nowhere to go, he’s starting to lose hope. Then he meets Max, a thirteen-year-old American boy from Washington, D.C. Lonely and homesick, Max is struggling at his new school and just can’t seem to do anything right. But with one startling discovery, Max and Ahmed’s lives collide and a friendship begins to grow. Together, Max and Ahmed will defy the odds, learning from each other what it means to be brave and how hope can change your destiny. Set against the backdrop of the Syrian refugee crisis, award-winning author of Jepp, Who Defied the Stars Katherine Marsh delivers a gripping, heartwarming story of resilience, friendship and everyday heroes. Barbara O'Connor, author of Wish and Wonderland, says "Move Nowhere Boy to the top of your to-be-read pile immediately."

Tom s Midnight Garden

Tom s Midnight Garden
Author: Philippa Pearce
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 233
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780192717771
ISBN 13: 0192717774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tom s Midnight Garden Book Review:

"Tom is not prepared for what is about to happen when he hears the grandfather clock strike thirteen. Outside the back door is a garden, which everyone tells him does not exist."--Page 4 de la couverture.

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
Author: David Mitchell
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2010-06-29
ISBN 10: 0679603581
ISBN 13: 9780679603580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet Book Review:

By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas | Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize In 2007, Time magazine named him one of the most influential novelists in the world. He has twice been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. The New York Times Book Review called him simply “a genius.” Now David Mitchell lends fresh credence to The Guardian’s claim that “each of his books seems entirely different from that which preceded it.” The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is a stunning departure for this brilliant, restless, and wildly ambitious author, a giant leap forward by even his own high standards. A bold and epic novel of a rarely visited point in history, it is a work as exquisitely rendered as it is irresistibly readable. The year is 1799, the place Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor, the “high-walled, fan-shaped artificial island” that is the Japanese Empire’s single port and sole window onto the world, designed to keep the West at bay; the farthest outpost of the war-ravaged Dutch East Indies Company; and a de facto prison for the dozen foreigners permitted to live and work there. To this place of devious merchants, deceitful interpreters, costly courtesans, earthquakes, and typhoons comes Jacob de Zoet, a devout and resourceful young clerk who has five years in the East to earn a fortune of sufficient size to win the hand of his wealthy fiancée back in Holland. But Jacob’s original intentions are eclipsed after a chance encounter with Orito Aibagawa, the disfigured daughter of a samurai doctor and midwife to the city’s powerful magistrate. The borders between propriety, profit, and pleasure blur until Jacob finds his vision clouded, one rash promise made and then fatefully broken. The consequences will extend beyond Jacob’s worst imaginings. As one cynical colleague asks, “Who ain’t a gambler in the glorious Orient, with his very life?” A magnificent mix of luminous writing, prodigious research, and heedless imagination, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is the most impressive achievement of its eminent author. Praise for The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet “A page-turner . . . [David] Mitchell’s masterpiece; and also, I am convinced, a masterpiece of our time.”—Richard Eder, The Boston Globe “An achingly romantic story of forbidden love . . . Mitchell’s incredible prose is on stunning display. . . . A novel of ideas, of longing, of good and evil and those who fall somewhere in between [that] confirms Mitchell as one of the more fascinating and fearless writers alive.”—Dave Eggers, The New York Times Book Review “The novelist who’s been showing us the future of fiction has published a classic, old-fashioned tale . . . an epic of sacrificial love, clashing civilizations and enemies who won’t rest until whole family lines have been snuffed out.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post “By any standards, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is a formidable marvel.”—James Wood, The New Yorker “A beautiful novel, full of life and authenticity, atmosphere and characters that breathe.”—Maureen Corrigan, NPR Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

Two Boys in a Boat

Two Boys in a Boat
Author: Nick Mason,Steph Mason,Sebastian Page-Franklin
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2013-10-03
ISBN 10: 9781492847984
ISBN 13: 1492847984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Boys in a Boat Book Review:

When Nick Mason (15) and Sebastian Page Franklin (16) announced they were going to sail the 160 nautical miles around the island of Mallorca to raise money for charity, they had a knackered boat and very limited sailing experience. With the help and enthusiasm of 563 Very Nice People, they won a Best of British competition and embarked on a life-changing adventure. Meet Freddy the bird; Mo, Jo and the awesome chicken; the Hollywood film star who adopts grubby teens; the indestructable poo and Brad - the Aussie with a shark fetish. Follow the boys through their brushes with angry life guards, getting caught out in huge seas, encounters with "mega fauna," being run down by fishing boats and very nearly losing their dinghy forever ...

The Old Man and The Sea

The Old Man and The Sea
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publsiher: World Heritage Publishers Ltd
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN 10: 6144134034
ISBN 13: 9786144134030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Old Man and The Sea Book Review:

A short heroic novel by Ernest Hemingway is a story that centers on an aging fisherman who engages in an epic battle to catch a giant marlin It was published in 1952 and awarded the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Author: Ernest Hemingway Genre: Novel

The Village by the Sea

The Village by the Sea
Author: Anita Desai
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-07-02
ISBN 10: 0141362847
ISBN 13: 9780141362847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Village by the Sea Book Review:

The Village by the Sea is a survival story by the novelist Anita Desai. Set in a small fishing villlage near Bombay, Lila and Hari, aged 13 and 12, struggle to keep the family, including two young sisters, going when their mother is ill and their father usually the worse for drink. When Hari goes to Bombay to find work, Lila seems to be responsible for everything. Although the book paints a picture of extreme poverty, it demonstrates the strength of the family even in the most extreme circumstances and offers a powerful picture of another culture. Reissued in 'A Puffin Book' series of Puffin modern classics, The Village by the Sea continues to engage young readers of 8+.

The Troop

The Troop
Author: Nick Cutter
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-02-25
ISBN 10: 1476717753
ISBN 13: 9781476717753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Troop Book Review:

WINNER OF THE JAMES HERBERT AWARD FOR HORROR WRITING “The Troop scared the hell out of me, and I couldn’t put it down. This is old-school horror at its best.” —Stephen King Once every year, Scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a weekend camping trip—a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story around a roaring bonfire. But when an unexpected intruder stumbles upon their campsite—shockingly thin, disturbingly pale, and voraciously hungry—Tim and the boys are exposed to something far more frightening than any tale of terror. The human carrier of a bioengineered nightmare. A horror that spreads faster than fear. A harrowing struggle for survival with no escape from the elements, the infected…or one another. Part Lord of the Flies, part 28 Days Later—and all-consuming—this tightly written, edge-of-your-seat thriller takes you deep into the heart of darkness, where fear feeds on sanity…and terror hungers for more.

The Happiness Trap

The Happiness Trap
Author: Russ Harris
Publsiher: Exisle Publishing
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1921966343
ISBN 13: 9781921966347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Happiness Trap Book Review:

A guide to ACT: the revolutionary mindfulness-based program for reducing stress, overcoming fear, and finding fulfilment – now updated. International bestseller, 'The Happiness Trap', has been published in over thirty countries and twenty-two languages. NOW UPDATED. Popular ideas about happiness are misleading, inaccurate, and are directly contributing to our current epidemic of stress, anxiety and depression. And unfortunately, popular psychological approaches are making it even worse! In this easy-to-read, practical and empowering self-help book, Dr Russ Harries, reveals how millions of people are unwittingly caught in the 'The Happiness Trap', where the more they strive for happiness the more they suffer in the long term. He then provides an effective means to escape through the insights and techniques of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), a groundbreaking new approach based on mindfulness skills. By clarifying your values and developing mindfulness (a technique for living fully in the present moment), ACT helps you escape the happiness trap and find true satisfaction in life. Mindfulness skills are easy to learn and will rapidly and effectively help you to reduce stress, enhance performance, manage emotions, improve health, increase vitality, and generally change your life for the better. The book provides scientifically proven techniques to: reduce stress and worry; rise above fear, doubt and insecurity; handle painful thoughts and feelings far more effectively; break self-defeating habits; improve performance and find fulfilment in your work; build more satisfying relationships; and, create a rich, full and meaningful life.

American as Paneer Pie

American as Paneer Pie
Author: Supriya Kelkar
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-05-18
ISBN 10: 1534439390
ISBN 13: 9781534439399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American as Paneer Pie Book Review:

“[A] charming novel [that] explores the complexity of immigration and identity.” —Teen Vogue An Indian American girl navigates prejudice in her small town and learns the power of her own voice in this brilliant gem of a middle grade novel full of humor and heart, perfect for fans of Front Desk and Amina’s Voice. As the only Indian American kid in her small town, Lekha Divekar feels like she has two versions of herself: Home Lekha, who loves watching Bollywood movies and eating Indian food, and School Lekha, who pins her hair over her bindi birthmark and avoids confrontation at all costs, especially when someone teases her for being Indian. When a girl Lekha’s age moves in across the street, Lekha is excited to hear that her name is Avantika and she’s Desi, too! Finally, there will be someone else around who gets it. But as soon as Avantika speaks, Lekha realizes she has an accent. She’s new to this country, and not at all like Lekha. To Lekha’s surprise, Avantika does not feel the same way as Lekha about having two separate lives or about the bullying at school. Avantika doesn’t take the bullying quietly. And she proudly displays her culture no matter where she is: at home or at school. When a racist incident rocks Lekha’s community, Lekha realizes she must make a choice: continue to remain silent or find her voice before it’s too late.

The Boys in the Boat Young Readers Adaptation

The Boys in the Boat  Young Readers Adaptation
Author: Daniel James Brown
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-09-08
ISBN 10: 0698197593
ISBN 13: 9780698197596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boys in the Boat Young Readers Adaptation Book Review:

The #1 New York Times bestseller about the Greatest Generation freshly adapted for the next generation. For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Great Depression comes the astonishing tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant. With rowers who were the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew was never expected to defeat the elite East Coast teams, yet they did, going on to shock the world by challenging the German boat rowing for Adolf Hitler. At the center of the tale is Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, whose personal quest captures the spirit of his generation—the generation that would prove in the coming years that the Nazis could not prevail over American determination and optimism. This deeply emotional yet easily accessible young readers adaptation of the award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller features never-before-seen photographs, highly visual back matter, and an exclusive new introduction.

A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-09-11
ISBN 10: 0544084373
ISBN 13: 9780544084377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Wizard of Earthsea Book Review:

Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea marks the first of the six now beloved Earthsea titles. Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tumultuous tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance. This ebook includes a sample chapter of THE TOMBS OF ATUAN.

The Swiss Family Robinson Diversion Illustrated Classics

The Swiss Family Robinson  Diversion Illustrated Classics
Author: Johann David Wyss
Publsiher: Diversion Books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN 10: 1682307638
ISBN 13: 9781682307632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swiss Family Robinson Diversion Illustrated Classics Book Review:

A beloved adventure classic, The Swiss Family Robinson is a tale of courage in the face of the unknown that has endured the test of time. Trapped on a remote island after a storm leaves them shipwrecked, a Swiss pastor, his wife, and their four sons must pull together if they want to survive. Hunting, farming, and exploring a strange land for the first time, each son not only tests his own bravery, but discovers a skill all his own as they each adapt to this new, wild place. Full of wonder, revelation, and invention, this timeless adventure story has sparked imaginations of readers young and old for generations. Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, this Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. For more classic titles like this, visit www.diversionbooks.com/ebooks/diversion-classics

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-09-08
ISBN 10: 0763649422
ISBN 13: 9780763649425
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Book Review:

The #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestseller -- now in a digest edition (Age 7 and up) Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who adored him completely. And then, one day, he was lost. . . . Kate DiCamillo takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the depths of the ocean to the net of a fisherman, from the bedside of an ailing child to the bustling streets of Memphis. Along the way, we are shown a miracle -- that even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again. This beloved classic is now available in an accessible digest edition with black-and-white interior illustrations.