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Listening for Lions
  • Author : Gloria Whelan
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780061975851
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A critically acclaimed historical novel “that roars” (Kliatt), from the author of the National Book Award-winning novel Homeless Bird. Africa is the only home Rachel Sheridan has ever known. But when her missionary parents are struck with influenza, she is left vulnerable to her family’s malicious neighbors. Surrounded by greed and lies, Rachel is entangled in a criminal scheme and sent to England, where she's forced into a life of deception. Like the lion, she must be patient and strong, awaiting the moment when she can take control of her own fate—and find her way home again at last. Named one of New York Public Library's One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing, this tale of a strong young heroine “in the tradition of Frances Hodgson Burnett” (School Library Journal), by award-winning master of historical fiction Gloria Whelan, is a perfect read for schools and classrooms, as well as for fans of A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park.

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    Listening for Lions
  • Author : Gloria Whelan
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780060581749
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Left an orphan after the influenza epidemic in British East Africa in 1918, thirteen-year-old Rachel Sheridan is tricked into assuming a deceased neighbor's identity to travel to England, where her only dream is to return to Africa and rebuild her parents' mission hospital.

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    Listening for Lions
  • Author : Gloria Whelan
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1439547750
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Left an orphan after the influenza epidemic in British East Africa in 1918, thirteen-year-old Rachel Sheridan is tricked into assuming a deceased neighbor's identity to travel to England, where her only dream is to return to Africa and rebuild her parents' mission hospital. Reprint.

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    Homeless Bird
  • Author : Gloria Whelan,Various
  • Publisher : Frances Lincoln
  • Pages : 167
  • ISBN : 1845079779
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Arranged marriage
  • Koly's parents have arranged a marriage for their only daughter and now, like many girls her age in India, she will leave her home forever. She longs to run away, but she knows that she cannot go against tradition. On her wedding day, Koly's fate is sealed. Caught up in a series of events that threaten to sweep her towards a frightening future, Koly finds herself cast out and alone. But sometimes courage and hope can be more powerful than tradition, and Koly learns that fate can be taken into her own hands.

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    A Time to Keep Silent
  • Author : Gloria Whelan
  • Publisher : Eerdmans Young Readers
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN : 0802852556
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When thirteen-year-old Clair's relationship with her minister father changes after her mother's death, she stops speaking, and the subsequent events change both their lives.

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    Goodbye, Vietnam
  • Author : Gloria Whelan
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9780307770189
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "When Mai's family discovers that Vietnam government soldiers will soon apprehend her father and grandmother, the family slips away in the night. They trudge through the swamps of the Mekong Delta toward the sea. The gut-wrenching trip to Hong Kong is just another step toward a new life, which the family eventually finds. Whelan's characters are distinctive, and her story is riveting, haunting, and memorable, reflecting the human virtues of determination, hope, love, and courage in the face of the most devastating of circumstances and injustices."--Booklist.

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    Listening to Sea Lions
  • Author : Sarah Keene Meltzoff
  • Publisher : AltaMira Press
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 9780759122376
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • From the Galapagos to the depths of Patagonia and up along the stark desert coast of Chile, Listening to Sea Lions’ empathic ethnography carries the reader directly into the heart of the ocean world of Latino coastal people. Sea lions are the fellow denizens in nature who share the perpetual changes and are seen as metaphoric selves. Meltzoff uses storytelling rather than explicit theory to help explain local struggles and survival strategies wrought by extreme El Niño events and shifting political climates. Embedded within the six multi-sited ethnographies are global themes in coastal communities, from boom-and-bust fisheries to the rivalries among fisheries, tourism, conservation interests. The overall picture is sea-change and impermanence as a local way of life by the ocean.

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    Hannah
  • Author : Gloria Whelan
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 9780307789051
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Nine-year-old Hannah would do almost anything to go to school with all the other children in town. But Hannah is blind, and her parents keep her at home, where she is safe. Then Lydia Robbin, a strong-willed teacher, comes to town and convinces Hannah’s parents to send her to school. At first Hannah is overjoyed. But she soon learns that there are many obstacles—and people—that stand in her way. Hannah will need tremendous courage to prove to her classmates, her parents, and herself that Miss Robbin was right to believe in her. History Stepping Stones now feature updated content that emphasizes Common Core and today’s renewed interest in nonfiction. Perfect for home, school, and library bookshelves!

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    The Lions of Fifth Avenue
  • Author : Fiona Davis
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 9781524744632
  • Reader Reviews : 30
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A Good Morning America Book Club Pick and a New York Times bestseller! “A page-turner for booklovers everywhere! . . . A story of family ties, their lost dreams, and the redemption that comes from discovering truth.”—Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife In New York Times bestselling author Fiona Davis's latest historical novel, a series of book thefts roils the iconic New York Public Library, leaving two generations of strong-willed women to pick up the pieces. It's 1913, and on the surface, Laura Lyons couldn't ask for more out of life—her husband is the superintendent of the New York Public Library, allowing their family to live in an apartment within the grand building, and they are blessed with two children. But headstrong, passionate Laura wants more, and when she takes a leap of faith and applies to the Columbia Journalism School, her world is cracked wide open. As her studies take her all over the city, she is drawn to Greenwich Village's new bohemia, where she discovers the Heterodoxy Club—a radical, all-female group in which women are encouraged to loudly share their opinions on suffrage, birth control, and women's rights. Soon, Laura finds herself questioning her traditional role as wife and mother. And when valuable books are stolen back at the library, threatening the home and institution she loves, she's forced to confront her shifting priorities head on . . . and may just lose everything in the process. Eighty years later, in 1993, Sadie Donovan struggles with the legacy of her grandmother, the famous essayist Laura Lyons, especially after she's wrangled her dream job as a curator at the New York Public Library. But the job quickly becomes a nightmare when rare manuscripts, notes, and books for the exhibit Sadie's running begin disappearing from the library's famous Berg Collection. Determined to save both the exhibit and her career, the typically risk-averse Sadie teams up with a private security expert to uncover the culprit. However, things unexpectedly become personal when the investigation leads Sadie to some unwelcome truths about her own family heritage—truths that shed new light on the biggest tragedy in the library's history.

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    The Indian School
  • Author : Gloria Whelan
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9780061975844
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A critically acclaimed historical novel by the author of the National Book Award-winning novel Homeless Bird. When shy ten-year-old Lucy comes to live with her aunt and uncle at their mission school, she's surprised at the number of harsh rules and restrictions imposed on the children. Why, she wonders, should the Indians have to do all the changing? And why is her aunt so strict with them? Then a girl called Raven runs away in protest, and Lucy knows she must overcome her timidity and stand up to her aunt—no matter what the consequences. With her trademark lyricism, spare prose, and strong young heroine, award-winning author Gloria Whelan has once again taken a chapter from history and transformed it into gripping, accessible historical fiction that is perfect for schools and classrooms, as well as for fans of Linda Sue Park and Louise Erdrich.

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    The Lions of Little Rock
  • Author : Kristin Levine
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9780142424353
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "Satisfying, gratifying, touching, weighty—this authentic piece of work has got soul."—The New York Times Book Review As twelve-year-old Marlee starts middle school in 1958 Little Rock, it feels like her whole world is falling apart. Until she meets Liz, the new girl at school. Liz is everything Marlee wishes she could be: she's brave, brash and always knows the right thing to say. But when Liz leaves school without even a good-bye, the rumor is that Liz was caught passing for white. Marlee decides that doesn't matter. She just wants her friend back. And to stay friends, Marlee and Liz are even willing to take on segregation and the dangers their friendship could bring to both their families. Winner of the New-York Historical Society Children’s History Book Prize A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

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    Dancing Through the Snow
  • Author : Jean Little
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9781443119870
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Jean Little's poignant novel about an abandoned girl, and the dog who helps teach her how to trust again. Ten-year-old Min has had a long history of foster care since she was abandoned at age three. Now, let go by yet another foster family, Min continues to build a protective wall around herself. Her newest caregiver, a former Children's Aid doctor, sees past Min's hardened shell and tries to find a way to reach her...and does, finally, by taking in a sick, neglected dog that has escaped from a puppy mill. While watching the dog recover and open its heart to its new owners, Min comes out of her own shell. Readers will rejoice as Min opens her heart and allows herself to be a part of a loving family, to make friends and to finally stand up to the taunts of a bully, whose hurtful words have contributed to her lack of self-esteem.

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    Angel on the Square
  • Author : Gloria Whelan
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780061975783
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • From the author of the National Book Award-winning novel Homeless Bird comes “an absorbing saga”* about a young heroine coming of age in the tumultuous years leading up to the Russian revolution. Gripping, accessible historical fiction that's perfect for schools and classrooms, as well as for fans of Ruta Sepetys and Elizabeth Wein. In the fall of 1914, safe behind palace walls, Katya Ivanova sees St. Petersburg as a magical place. The daughter of a lady in waiting to the Empress, Katya spends all her time with the Grand Duchesses, and the royal family feels like her own. But outside the palace, a terrible war is sweeping through Europe, and Russia is beginning to crumble under the weight of a growing revolution. Now, as Katya’s once-certain future begins to dissolve, she must seek to understand what is happening to her beloved country and, for the first time in her life, take charge of her own destiny. With her trademark lyricism, spare prose, and strong young heroine, award-winning author Gloria Whelan has again taken a chapter from history and transformed it into compelling historical fiction. *Kirkus

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    The Boy Who Wanted to Cook
  • Author : Gloria Whelan
  • Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781410308207
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • La Bonne Vache (The Good Cow) is a little restaurant in the south of France. It takes its name from and is famous for its boeuf à la mode, a delicious beef stew. Ten-year-old Pierre longs to follow in the culinary footsteps of his father, Monsieur Valcourt. Monsieur Valcourt is the chef and owner of La Bonne Vache. Pierre spends as much time as possible in the restaurant's kitchen, hoping for a chance to demonstrate his cooking skills. But his parents shoo him away and he is not allowed to cook. One day Pierre meets a visitor who is on his way to eat at the restaurant. This is no ordinary visitor but an important food critic. His experience at La Bonne Vache could bring great honor to the restaurant. At last, Pierre sees his chance to prove himself. Award-winning author Gloria Whelan received the National Book Award for her young adult novel, Homeless Bird. Her books with Sleeping Bear Press include The Listeners, Friend on Freedom River, and Jam and Jelly with Holly and Nellie. She lives in Michigan.

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    Johnny Lion's Book
  • Author : Edith Thacher Hurd
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN : 9780064442978
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Alone with a book Johnny Lion is home alone with his new books, The Little Lion. The book is about a lion cub who is on his own one day, just like Johnny. But, unlike Johnny Lion, this cub walks out into the world alone--and into lots of trouble!

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    Chu Ju's House
  • Author : Gloria Whelan
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780061975806
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • One girl too many . . . When a girl is born to Chu Ju's family, it is quickly determined that the baby must be sent away. After all, the law states that a family may have only two children, and tradition dictates that every family should have a boy. To make room for one, this girl will have to go. Fourteen-year-old Chu Ju knows she cannot allow this to happen to her sister. Understanding that one girl must leave, she sets out in the middle of the night, vowing not to return. With luminescent detail, National Book Award-winning author Gloria Whelan transports readers to China, where law conspires with tradition, tearing a young woman from her family, sending her on a remarkable journey to find a home of her own.

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    The Little Lion That Listened
  • Author : Nicholas Tana
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 1950033155
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Little Leo is a great listener. His listening skills even save his family from danger. But Leo refuses to roar. His father worries that Leo will never earn the respect of the other animals. Only Leo's mother believes her son will roar when he is ready. Will Leo find his voice when his family needs him most? This unique addition to the New Classics Books collection contains an endearing story about doing things your own way, in your own time. Written by Nicholas Tana, with colorful illustrations by Jessie Fox, and creative story design by Matthew Molleur.

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    Listening for Lions
  • Author : Gloria Whelan
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 0060581751
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Left an orphan after the influenza epidemic in British East Africa in 1918, thirteen-year-old Rachel Sheridan is tricked into assuming a deceased neighbor's identity to travel to England, where her only dream is to return to Africa and rebuild her parents' mission hospital.

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    What Do You Know?
  • Author : Aracelis Girmay,Ariana Fields
  • Publisher : Enchanted Lion Books
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN : 1592703216
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Love asks different creatures, objects, and ideas what they know and each responds with quiet observations of how they shape and view their world.

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    Island Boy
  • Author : Barbara Cooney
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 41
  • ISBN : 9780140507560
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The acclaimed author of Miss Rumphius recounts the lives of four generations living on a New England coastal island and the importance of family ties. The youngest and quietest of 12 children, Matthias grew closest to Tibbets Island, learning its secrets through the years. And though in later years he sailed to faraway places, he always returned to the island he loved. "Island Boy is certain to be a favorite for family sharing, as well as a must for school and public libraries. Teachers will love it; buy extra copies."—School Library Journal "As encompassing as the portrait of a life depicted in the award-winning Miss Rumphius , Cooney's latest work is an ode to simple acts of daily living."—Publishers Weekly

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    Burying the Sun
  • Author : Gloria Whelan
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780061975790
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Too young for the army, one boy takes saving the city into his own hands. The Russian city of Leningrad is darkening with winter and war, and Georgi's family prepares for the worst. His sister, Marya, packs up the great artwork at the Hermitage museum for safekeeping, and their mother tends to the wounded soldiers. But at fourteen years old, Georgi is too young to join the army, and he wonders how he can possibly help his friends and family. As the city slowly starves from lack of food and hope, Georgi knows he can help his people survive, but he must face dangers as real as the battles on the front lines.

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    The Last Lions of Africa
  • Author : Anthony Ham
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 9781760874964
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  • Genre : Nature
  • 'Bravely pursued, acutely observed and elegantly told.' John Vaillant, author of The Tiger 'Urgent and important. This moving tale with a heroic cast of characters, leonine and human, is a must-read for anyone passionate about wildlife and wild places.' Tony Park, author of Last Survivor This is the riveting and illuminating story of Australian writer Anthony Ham's extraordinary journey into the world of lions. Haunted by the idea that they might disappear from the planet in our lifetime, he ventured deep into the African wilderness, speaking to local tribespeople and activists as well as to rangers, scientists and conservationists about why lions are close to extinction and what can be done to save them. In The Last Lions of Africa, we walk alongside Anthony as he reveals the latest extraordinary science surrounding the earth's dwindling lion populations and their often surprising relationship to mankind. As he uncovers heartbreaking and astonishing accounts of individual lions, prides and habitats, each chapter unfolds as both gripping campfire story and deeply researched exploration of larger mysteries in the natural world. Anthony's vivid storytelling weaves together natural history, ancient lore and multidisciplinary science to show us a world in which human populations are growing and wild lands are shrinking; where lions and indigenous peoples fight not for sovereignty over the land but for their very existence. In this gripping and crucial book, Anthony Ham brings Africa, its people and its endangered lions to magnificent life and shows the surprising ways those last lions might be saved.

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    Raising Lions
  • Author : Joe Newman
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 9798465995368
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • The second edition of Joe Newman's acclaimed book Raising Lions is an essential guide for parents and teachers raising strong-willed, precocious children. It offers clear insights into what motivates the most challenging behaviors, and what kinds of responses turn these behaviors around. "One of the best books on child-rearing I've ever read. Joe Newman describes a cultural shift that has reinforced anxiety and behavior disorders in children by negating parental authority. Even more important, he provides specific, non-punitive ways for parents to help their kids by taking back their authority. Filled with examples and experiences from the author's own life as a child with A.D.H.D., the book is a treasure-trove of useful information." Barry Michels, psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author of The Tools. "This book is packed with useful information. It is an insightful and practical guide for managing children. I would recommend it to any parent." L. Alan Sroufe, Professor Emeritus Ph.D. University of Minnesota Current childrearing techniques seek to develop children who are confident, self-assured, and unafraid to speak their minds-lions instead of lambs. Although largely positive, this shift has brought with it some very serious problems in our children's behavior. Without going back to an authoritarian model, Joe Newman has developed new ways of helping children develop the ability to self-regulate without undermining their confidence and individuality. Raising Lions challenges us to re-examine our interactions and relationships with children, re-think the root causes of behavior problems and find new ways to support healthy, happy development. For over 20 years Joe Newman has worked with children, parents, teachers, and administrators to help them understand and improve child behavior.

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    Tawny Scrawny Lion
  • Author : Kathryn Jackson
  • Publisher : Golden Books
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 9780307759481
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Once there was a tawny scrawny lion who chased monkeys on Monday—kangaroos on Tuesday—zebras on Wednesday—bears on Thursday—camels on Friday—and on Saturday, elephants! So begins the funny, classic Golden story of a family of ten fat rabbits that teaches the hungry lion to eat carrot stew—so that he doesn’t eat them!

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    Sleeping with Lions: A Spiritual Awakening
  • Author : Netta Pfeifer
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1621832147
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • In Sleeping with Lions, the author takes you on a spiritual safari that started in her difficult childhood with a mentally ill mother. One of her earliest memories is of wanting to know, what is love? When she was eight years old, she had a vision of a beautiful man with what she thought was a towel on his head. He became her Guardian Angel, her inner voice. Little did she know that the answer to her question, as told in Sleeping with Lions, was right there in that vision. Twenty years later, she saw the wildly popular film called Born Free. The story of how Joy and George Adamson rehabilitated their pet lioness Elsa and returned her to a wild life in Kenya spoke to the author of an unconditional, letting-go kind of love, the kind of love for which she had been searching. She wrote a fan letter to the Adamsons, and Joy replied. Leaving her one-of-a-kind job as Executive Secretary to a top Hollywood motion picture talent agent, after corresponding with Joy for two years, she set out for Africa. Far from finding love at Joy's camp, where she worked as her assistant for six months, the author encountered a woman whose mood swings and volatility were eerily reminiscent of her own mother's mental illness. In the end, Africa, Joy, and George Adamson, and their cheetahs and lions, served as a bridge for what became the real purpose of the author's journey. After Joy, it took her to Nairobi where she spent three months with the Veterinarians, Drs. Sue and Tony Harthoorn. Through them she traveled to an ashram in India. In that rarified atmosphere in the foothills of the Himalayas, her quest for unconditional love and what it means to be truly free ended when she came face-to-face with her Guardian Angel, and he became her Guru.

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    Rodzina
  • Author : Karen Cushman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780547533483
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Rodzina Clara Jadwiga Anastazya Brodski, a strong and stubborn Polish orphan, leaves Chicago on an orphan train, expecting to be adopted and turned into a slave—or worse, not to be adopted at all. As the train rattles westward, she begins to develop attachments to her fellow travelers, even the frosty orphan guardian, and to accept the idea that there might be good homes for orphans—maybe even for a big, combative Polish girl. But no placement seems right for the formidable Rodzina, and she cleverly finds a way out of one unfortunate situation after another until at last she finds the family that is right for her. Like Karen Cushman's other young girl protagonists, Rodzina is trying to find her place in the world—and she does. The compelling narrative is laced with wry humor and keen observation, full of memorable characters, and a thoroughly researched Afterword.

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    The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail
  • Author : Richard Peck
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781101592267
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Set off on an amazing quest with this lovable orphaned mouse. The tiniest mouse in the Royal Mews is such a mystery he doesn’t even know his own name! He scampers off on a epic adventure in and around Buckingham Palace with a plan to seek the advice of Queen Victoria. The exhilarating journey takes him to strange and wonderful places, but will it help him discover who he is and where he came from? This delightful follow-up to the acclaimed Secrets at Sea from Newbery Medal winner Richard Peck is full of laughs, surprises and excitement. “This clever yarn should delight fans of animal adventure stories.” —Booklist, starred review “Readers will gleefully suspend disbelief as they trace Mouse Minor’s exciting journey.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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    The Book of the Lion
  • Author : Alfred E. Pease
  • Publisher : Ravenio Books
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • On Safari, B.E.A., 16th October 1909. To Sir Alfred E. Pease. Dear Sir Alfred,—I am very much pleased that you are to write a book about lion-hunting. Very, very few people have an experience which better justifies such a book. It is the king of all sports when carried on as you have carried it on, especially when you gallop the lion, and then kill him on foot as he charges or prepares to charge as a lion thus rounded up will generally do. I am peculiarly pleased to have you write the book, for it was under your guidance that I first tried lion-hunting. Sincerely yours, Theodore Roosevelt. This hunting classic contains the following chapters: Foreword by Theodore Roosevelt I. Lions and Lion Land II. About Courage III. Of the Courage of Lions IV. Of Dangerous Game V. Of Sport VI. The Lion VII. The Distribution of Lions VIII. Lion Cubs and Tame Lions IX. The Haunts of Lions X. The Lion’s Voice and the Lion’s Eye XI. Some Ways of Lions XII. In the Lion’s Jaw XIII. The Food and Drink of Lions XIV. Lion-Hunting XV. Hunting with Dogs and Hunting with Horses XVI. Night-Shooting XVII. Hints for the Beginner

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    Return to the Island
  • Author : Gloria Whelan
  • Publisher : HarperColl
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN : 0064407616
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Is Mary home for good? It is the spring of 1818 and Mary O'Shea has returned from England to her beloved Mackinac Island. She loves her life on the family firm and knows that she chose wisely in declining a marriage proposal from James Lindsay, a young duke she met during her travels. She is also delighted to once again spend time with White Hawk, her dearest friend. And although he is often called away to defend Indian claims to native lands, Mary cherishes White Hawk's visits, and hopes that one day he will stay forever. Then suddenly Mary's future comes into question when James appears at her doorstep to ask for her hand -- and refuses to leave until she consents. Now it seems that the only way for Mary to discover what her future holds is to uncover the truth of her own heart.

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    Telling Stories Wrong
  • Author : Gianni Rodari
  • Publisher : Enchanted Lion Books
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 1592703607
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Everyone knows how "Little Red Riding Hood" goes. But Grandpa keeps getting the story all wrong, with hilarious results! "Once upon a time, there was a little girl called Little Yellow Riding Hood--" "Not yellow! It's Red Riding Hood!" So begins the story of a grandpa playfully recounting the well-known fairytale--or his version, at least--to his granddaughter. Try as she might to get him back on track, Grandpa keeps on adding things to the mix, both outlandish and mundane! The end result is an unpredictable tale that comes alive as it's being told, born out of imaginative play and familial affection. This spirited picture book will surprise and delight from start to finish, while reminding readers that storytelling is not only a creative act of improvisation and interaction, but also a powerful pathway for connection and love. Telling Stories Wrong was written by Gianni Rodari, widely regarded as the father of modern Italian children's literature. It exemplifies his great respect for the intelligence of children and the kind of work he did as an educator, developing numerous games and exercises for children to engage and think beyond the status quo, imagining what happens after the end of a familiar story, or what possibilities open up when a new ingredient is introduced. This book is illustrated with great affection by the illustrious artist Beatrice Alemagna (Child of Glass), who counts Gianni Rodari as one of her "spiritual fathers."

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    Lie Down with Lions
  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781101143827
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Vintage Follett . . . This is his most ambitious novel and it succeeds admirably." —USA Today Ellis, the American. Jean-Pierre, the Frenchman. They were two men on opposite sides of the Cold War, with a woman torn between them. Together, they formed a triangle of passion and deception, racing from terrorist bombs in Paris to the violence and intrigue of Afghanistan—to the moment of truth and deadly decision for all of them. . . .

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    The Endless Steppe
  • Author : Esther Hautzig
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 9780064405775
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Exiled to Siberia In June 1942, the Rudomin family is arrested by the Russians. They are "capitalists -- enemies of the people." Forced from their home and friends in Vilna, Poland, they are herded into crowded cattle cars. Their destination: the endless steppe of Siberia. For five years, Ester and her family live in exile, weeding potato fields and working in the mines, struggling for enough food and clothing to stay alive. Only the strength of family sustains them and gives them hope for the future.

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    The Lion Inside
  • Author : Rachel Bright
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9781338029529
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • An inspiring story that shows we all have a lion inside of us! "That day they BOTH learnedThat, no matter your size,We all have a mouseAND a lion inside."A mouse feels small and insecure and determines that what he needs to do is learn how to roar like a lion. He knows he has to act brave when he approaches a lion to learn how. In a hilarious turn of events, the lion is afraid of mice! The mouse comforts the lion, they become friends, and we learn that there's a lion and a mouse inside all of us.The inspiring text by Rachel Bright and the fun, bold illustrations by Jim Field teach young readers an important lesson. Regardless of how big or mighty we are, we can all live our dreams and do what we want to do. Fans of Aesop's "The Lion and the Mouse" will enjoy The Lion Inside!

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    In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day
  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 9781601429292
  • Reader Reviews : 70
  • Genre : Religion
  • Your greatest regret at the end of your life will be the lions you didn't chase. You will look back longingly on risks not taken, opportunities not seized, and dreams not pursued. Stop running away from what scares you most and start chasing the God-ordained opportunities that cross your path. In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day is inspired by one of the most obscure yet courageous acts recorded in Scripture, a blessed and audacious act that left no regrets: “Benaiah chased a lion down into a pit. Then, despite the snow and slippery ground, he caught the lion and killed it” (2 Samuel 23:20 -21). Unleash the lion chaser within! #InAPit “Mark has become one of the most important voices for a new generation. Anything he touches changes lives. Read this book and you’ll see what I mean.” — Craig Groeschel, pastor of Life.Church, author of Chazown and Dare to Drop the Pose “As a leader and teacher, Mark Batterson brings imagination, energy, and insight. I appreciate his willingness to take bold risks and go to extraordinary lengths to reach our culture with a message that is truly relevant.” — Ed Young, senior pastor, Fellowship Church “Don’t settle for a normal life. Conquer your fears, accept His anointing, jump into that pit, chase the lion, and watch God’s Kingdom come in amazing ways.” — Christine Caine, founder of Propel Women, author of Unashamed

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    The Lion House
  • Author : Christopher de Bellaigue
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN : 9780374720452
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • "Christopher de Bellaigue has a magic talent for writing history. It is as if we are there as the era of Suleyman the Magnificent unfolds." —Orhan Pamuk, Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature Narrated through the eyes of the intimates of Suleyman the Magnificent, the sixteenth-century sultan of the Ottoman Empire, The Lion House animates with stunning immediacy the fears and stratagems of those brought into orbit around him: the Greek slave who becomes his Grand Vizier, the Venetian jewel dealer who acts as his go-between, the Russian consort who becomes his most beloved wife. Within a decade and a half, Suleyman held dominion over twenty-five million souls, from Baghdad to the walls of Vienna, and with the help of his brilliant pirate commander Barbarossa placed more Christians than ever before or since under Muslim rule. And yet the real drama takes place in close-up: in small rooms and whispered conversations, behind the curtain of power, where the sultan sleeps head to toe with his best friend and eats from wooden spoons with his baby boy. In The Lion House, Christopher de Bellaigue tells not just the story of rival superpowers in an existential duel, nor of one of the most consequential lives in human history, but of what it means to live in a time when a few men get to decide the fate of the world.

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    The Winter of the Lions
  • Author : Jan Costin Wagner
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781407075082
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Every year since the death of his wife, Detective Kimmo Joentaa prepares a glass of milk and a bottle of vodka to arm himself against the isolation of Christmas and the harsh Finnish winter. But this Christmas Eve, his lonely routine is interrupted: first by the unepxected arrival of a damaged young woman and then by the murder of two men - one of them Joentaa's colleague on the police force.

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    The Lion Storyteller Bible
  • Author : Bob Hartman
  • Publisher : Lion Children's Books
  • Pages : 141
  • ISBN : 9780745967974
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • The Lion Storyteller Bible broke new ground in its presentation ' both verbal and visual ' of Bible stories. It has been immensely popular, with sales in the UK exceeding 130,000 copies and editions printed in more than 11 languages. Since The Lion Storyteller Bible was first published Bob Hartman has established an international reputation as a storyteller and writer. This new book integrates more than 20 new Bible story retellings with the 50 tried and tested originals. It also includes a useful appendix of Bob Hartman's hints and tips for storytelling, as well as 4 CDs on which the stories are narrated by voiceover specialist, David Holt. Newly commissioned illustrations throughout will capture as much warmth and appeal as those in the first edition.

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    Ash Road
  • Author : Ivan Southall
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 9781922147493
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • It's hot, dry and sweaty on Ash Road, where Graham, Harry and Wallace are getting their first taste of independence, camping, just the three of them. When they accidentally light a bushfire no one would have guessed how far it would go. All along Ash Road fathers go off to fight the fires and mothers help in the first aid centres. The children of Prescott are left alone, presumed safe, until it's the fire itself that reaches them. These children are forced to face a major crisis with only each other and the two old men left in their care. The best selling Ash Road is an action-packed adventure story, so evocative of rural Australia you can taste the Eucalyptus.

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    Roar Like a Lion
  • Author : Carlie Sorosiak
  • Publisher : David Fickling Books
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1338802186
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • From the UK bestselling author of I, Cosmo comes an inspirational guide to living your best life -- with a wild twist. Every animal is wonderful at being themselves, and if we're observant, we can let them teach us how to be our kindest, bravest, best selves as well. Humans are a unique species, but still very much a part of the animal kingdom. We dream like cats, grieve like whales, bond like barn owls. In Roar Like a Lion, you'll find advice from some of the wisest creatures on Earth: Dogs who exhibit mindfulness. Penguins who pick perfect pebbles and refuse to care about what other penguins think. Every animal illustrates how they thrive, offering a model of how you might choose to thrive too. If we're willing to listen -- to follow the pawprints that lead us to that kinder, braver, more courageous way of life. Bursting with fascinating facts, remarkable true stories and a whole lot of heart, Carlie Sorosiak has written an uplifting call to arms, inspiring children to listen to the roar of the wild and grow as human beings... while having plenty of fun along the way! Katie Walker's stylish illustrations build a real partnership between the words and pictures. A stunning package that can make a real difference in children's lives, Roar Like a Lion sparkles with wit, wisdom and warmth.

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    The Butterfly Lion
  • Author : Michael Morpurgo
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780008496029
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the stunning, classic story of an unforgettable friendship with a glorious colour gift edition, fully illustrated by Christian Birmingham.