Barbara Park--Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed
Title: Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed Author: Barbara Park File Type: Mobi Subject:Children's Books Description:From School Library JournalGrade 2-3?Junie's kindergarten classmates convince her that an invisible monster lives under her bed. Her parents and grandmother are unable to convince her otherwise until Junie hits upon the idea of putting her unflattering school picture under the bed to frighten the monster. In Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook, the little girl discovers that finders keepers losers weepers is not an appealing philosophy when she loses the special gloves her grandfather gave her and the child who finds them doesn't take them to the lost and found. Junie's first-person narration is sprinkled with deliberate grammatical errors and misunderstood word usage in an attempt to show a five-year-old's viewpoint (I runned home, They got stoled on purpose.). Precocious use of sophisticated language is also used to achieve an intended humorous effect. The black-and-white, full- and half-page illustrations reflect Junie's cockeyed view of the world and will help attract beginning chapter-book readers. The issues the child is dealing with are right on target for the intended age group, but Junie's personality is more annoying than endearing and the humor lacks freshness and spontaneity. Buy where the series is popular.?Lisa Smith, Lindenhurst Memorial Library, NYbr 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. ReviewPark is truly a funny writer. Although Junie B. is a kindergartner, she's sure to make middle graders laugh out loud. -- School Library Journal -- Review
Title: Bridge to Terabithia
Author: Katherine Paterson
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The story starts out simply enough: Jess Aarons wants to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade--he wants it so bad he can taste it. He's been practicing all summer, running in the fields around his farmhouse until he collapses in a sweat. Then a tomboy named Leslie Burke moves into the farmhouse next door and changes his life forever. Not only does Leslie not look or act like any girls Jess knows, but she also turns out to be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. After getting over the shock and humiliation of being beaten by a girl, Jess begins to think Leslie might be okay. Despite their superficial differences, it's clear that Jess and Leslie are soul mates. The two create a secret kingdom in the woods named Terabithia, where the only way to get into the castle is by swinging out over a gully on an enchanted rope. Here they reign as king and queen, fighting off imaginary giants and the walking dead, sharing stories and dreams, and plotting against the schoolmates who tease them. Jess and Leslie find solace in the sanctuary of Terabithia until a tragedy strikes and the two are separated forever. In a style that is both plain and powerful, Katherine Paterson's characters will stir your heart and put a lump in your throat.
Author: Joseph Kertes
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March 1944: War’s darkest period descends upon Hungary’s Jews. By the time it ends in January 1945, over half a million Jews will have been murdered. Gratitude tells the story of that period, through the eyes of the wealthy Beck family, whose lives and loves are saved and lost. At the center of it all is Paul Beck, a young lawyer whose chance meeting with a visiting Swede, Raoul Wallenberg, may alter the inevitability of the Jews’ fate. Like The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, Gratitude captures forever the pain and passion of one’s family precious moment in time.
Title: The Collected Novels of Jose Saramago
Author: Jose Saramago
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Description:span class=Apple-style-span style=font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; h3 class=productDescriptionSource style=color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 1.23em; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0.75em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.375em; margin-left: -15px; clear: both; div class=productDescriptionWrapper style=margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; This collection, available exclusively in e-book form, brings together the twelve novels (and one novella) of the great Portuguese writer José Saramago, with an introductory essay by Ursula Le Guin. From Saramago's early work, like the enchanting Baltasar & Blimunda and the controversial Gospel According to Jesus Christ, through his masterpiece Blindness and its sequelSeeing, to his later fables of politics, chance, history, and love, like All the Names and Death with Interruptions, this volume showcases the range and depth of Saramago’s career, his inimitable narrative voice, and his vast reserves of invention, humor, and understanding.span
Title: The Age of Innocence
Author: Edith Wharton
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*Age of Innocence*, by **Edith Wharton**, is part of the *Barnes & Noble Classics** *series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of *Barnes & Noble Classics*: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. *Barnes & Noble Classics *pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, *The Age of Innocence* is **Edith Wharton**’s masterful portrait of desire and betrayal during the sumptuous Golden Age of Old New York, a time when society people “dreaded scandal more than disease.”This is Newland Archer’s world as he prepares to marry the beautiful but conventional May Welland. But when the mysterious Countess Ellen Olenska returns to New York after a disastrous marriage, Archer falls deeply in love with her. Torn between duty and passion, Archer struggles to make a decision that will either courageously define his life—or mercilessly destroy it.**Maureen Howard**** is a critic, teacher, and writer of fiction. Her seven novels include *Bridgeport Bus*, *Natural History*, and *A Lover’s Almanac*. Her memoir, *Facts of Life*, won the National Book Critics’ Circle Award. She has taught at Yale and Columbia University.
Title: Wife of the Gods
Author: Kwei Quartey
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Introducing Detective Inspector Darko Dawson: dedicated family man, rebel in the office, ace in the field-and one of the most appealing sleuths to come along in years. When we first meet Dawson, herss been ordered by his cantankerous boss to leave behind his loving wife and young son in Ghanarss capital city to lead a murder investigation: In a shady grove outside the small town of Ketanu, a young woman-a promising medical student-has been found dead under suspicious circumstances. Dawson is fluent in Ketanurss indigenous language, so herss the right man for the job, but the local police are less than thrilled with an outsiderrss interference. For Dawson, this sleepy corner of Ghana is rife with emotional land mines: an estranged relationship with the family he left behind twenty-five years earlier and the painful memory of his own motherrss inexplicable disappearance. Armed with remarkable insight and a healthy dose of skepticism, Dawson soon finds his cosmopolitan sensibilities clashing with age-old customs, including a disturbing practice in which teenage girls are offered to fetish priests as trokosi, or Wives of the Gods. Delving deeper into the studentrss haunting death, Dawson will uncover long-buried secrets that, to his surprise, hit much too close to home.
Title: Soul Music
Author: Terry Pratchett
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A satirical comedy on the subject of death. It begins when Death decides to take a holiday and turns over the shop to his granddaughter, Susan, with the assistance of Death of Rats, a rat skeleton. Unfortunately, Susan does not have the stomach for such a heartless trade and this threatens the success of the establishment. By the author of The Light Fantastic. This 13th novel set in Discworld tells the story of Deaths granddaughter, who inherited the job and grew to enjoy it. Amd of Imp the Bard, who strove to make his fortune in a rock band, and who was so unlucky that all his dreams came true. When her dear old Granddad -- the Grim Reaper himself -- goes missing, Susan takes over the family business. The progeny of Deaths adopted daughter and his apprentice, she shows real talent for the trade. That is until a little string in her heart goes twang. With a head full of dreams and a pocketful of lint, Imp the Bard lands in Ankh-Morpork, yearning to become a rock star. Determined to devote his life to music, the unlucky fellow soon finds that all his dreams are coming true. Well almost. In this finger-snapping, toe-tapping tale of youth, Death, and rocks that roll, Terry Pratchett once again demonstrates the wit and genius that have propelled him to the highest echelons of parody next to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.
Title: The Inconvenient Bride
Author: Anne McAllister
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Dominic Wolfeone of the sharpest young tycoons in New York Cityshould have known that one night of great sex was no basis for a marriage. But it wasnt his head Dominic was thinking with when he asked Sierra to be his convenient wife!
Sierra wasnt thinking with her head either, but with her heart. She was determined to teach him that there was more to life than meetings and mergers, and soon Dominic was wondering just how convenient she was! Could it be this hardheaded businessman was about to lose control in the arms of his new bride?