Book Talks 9/13/17

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sreinhardt: While spending the summer at their grandmother's Vermont inn, two prankster siblings awaken young ghosts from the inn's distant past who refuse to "rest in peace."
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sreinhardt: This is a magical story about a china rabbit from an award-winning author.Abilene loves her blue china rabbit, but Edward Tulane is extremely vain and only loves himself. On a voyage to London, Edward falls overboard and from there embarks on an amazing journey. He travels with hobos, works as a scarecrow, comforts a dying child and finally learns what it is to truly love.
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46 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: n Leanora Sutter, Esther Hirsh, Merlin Van Tornhout, Johnny Reeves...These characters are among the unforgettable cast inhabiting a small Vermont town in 1924-a town that turns against its own when the Ku Klux Klan moves in. No one is safe, especially the two youngest, twelve-year-old Leanora, an African-American girl, and six-year-old Esther, who is Jewish. In this story of a community on the brink of disaster, told through the haunting and impassioned voices of its inhabitants, Newberry Award winner Karen Hesse takes readers into the hearts and minds of those who bear witness. (0-439-27200-9)
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30 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: During the summer of 1971 in a small Texas town, thirteen-year-old Toby and his best friend Cal meet the star of a sideshow act, 600-pound Zachary, the fattest boy in the world.
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sreinhardt: Leanora Sutter, Esther Hirsh, Merlin Van Tornhout, Johnny Reeves...These characters are among the unforgettable cast inhabiting a small Vermont town in 1924-a town that turns against its own when the Ku Klux Klan moves in. No one is safe, especially the two youngest, twelve-year-old Leanora, an African-American girl, and six-year-old Esther, who is Jewish. In this story of a community on the brink of disaster, told through the haunting and impassioned voices of its inhabitants, Newberry Award winner Karen Hesse takes readers into the hearts and minds of those who bear witness. (0-439-27200-9)
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sreinhardt: Rachel Sheridan lives in Africa. Her parents are missionaries. Her parents catch a deadly Disease and they die. However another girl Named Violet dies however she was suppose to go to her Grandfathers in England. The grandfather was delighted that she was coming. But since the girl has died he won't be seeing her. Violets parents send Rachel instead..... (Do want to spoil)
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sreinhardt: this story continues the tale of the Wills family. Darcy learns that Hakeem, her first boyfriend, is moving out of the state. Then her grandmother's health declines and a mysterious new person comes into her life. (summary from ISBN 0944210074) Darcy Wills' plan for a wonderful summer are shattered when bad news threatens her relationship with her boyfriend Hakeem, a new person enters her life causing much confusion, and Darcy finds herself making choices that will change her world forever. (summary from ISBN 0439904889)
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418 membres
5 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: Tells the story of Ben McKee, a new sophomore at Bluford High School. At home, Ben is living a nightmare. His mother has married Larry, an abusive man who wants nothing to do with his stepson. And when Larry loses his job and starts drinking, Ben finds himself -- and his mother -- in grave danger.
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729 membres
10 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: This book centers on Darcy's growing conflict with her old friend, Brisana Meeks. Amid jealousy and competition, Darcy fights for her relationship with Hakeem Randall and struggles with her fears over her own family's future.
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sreinhardt: Joe Stoshack travels back to 1919, where he meets Shoeless Joe Jackson and tries to prevent the fixing of the World Series in which Jackson was wrongly implicated.
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397 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: A family story, both comic and moving, touches on the frightening times of the early civil rights movement.
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1,087 membres
25 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: Tired of the rules that have bound them ever since "the bad thing happened," twelve-year-old Diana ignores her brother's warnings and befriends the daughter of the new caretaker, setting in motion events that lead to the release of the spirit of an evil, crazy woman who once ruled the old Willis place.
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5,490 membres
201 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.
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2,332 membres
70 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.
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311 membres
12 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: Recreates the mythology of U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves, a black man born into slavery who became the most successful lawman of the Wild West, bringing hundreds of fugitives to justice with such courage and honor that he became a legend.
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14,013 membres
658 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.
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526 membres
7 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: Biography of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, one of only three women (so far) to play professional baseball. Johnson was a pitcher with the Negro Leagues' Indianapolis Clowns from 1953 to 1955.
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11,747 membres
382 ressenyes
3.9
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sreinhardt: Although the Civil War ended, racial discrimination is still a part of the culture in the South, especially in Mississippi. The story is about the Logan's determination to stand up against prejudice amidst opposition: night riders, burnings, and lynchings. The Logans even face the possibility of losing their source of independence: the land that they own.
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14,854 membres
146 ressenyes
3.8
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sreinhardt: The adventures of the debonair mouse Stuart Little as he sets out in the world to seek out his dearest friend, a little bird who stayed a few days in his family's garden.
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21,665 membres
605 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: Bridge to Terabithia is a work of children's literature about two lonely children who create a magical forest kingdom. Paterson drew inspiration for the novel from a real event that occurred in August 1974 when a friend of Paterson's son was struck by lightning and killed. It is the story of fifth grader Jess Aarons, who becomes friends with his new neighbour Leslie Burke. After meeting Leslie, Jess is transformed. He becomes courageous and learns to let go of his frustration.
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10,953 membres
287 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.
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1,650 membres
95 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: After inheriting her uncle's homesteading claim in Montana, sixteen-year-old orphan Hattie Brooks travels from Iowa in 1917 to make a home for herself and encounters some unexpected problems related to the war being fought in Europe. Alone in the world, teen-aged Hattie is driven to prove up on her uncle's homesteading claim. For years, sixteen-year-old Hattie's been shuttled between relatives. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she courageously leaves Iowa to prove up on her late uncle's homestead claim near Vida, Montana. With a stubborn stick-to-itiveness, Hattie faces frost, drought and blizzards. Despite many hardships, Hattie forges ahead, sharing her adventures with her friends--especially Charlie, fighting in France--through letters and articles for her hometown paper. Her backbreaking quest for a home is lightened by her neighbors, the Muellers. But she feels threatened by pressure to be a "Loyal" American, forbidding friendships with folks of German descent. Despite everything, Hattie's determined to stay until a tragedy causes her to discover the true meaning of home.
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23 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: "Shirley Temple Wong is thrilled to be moving from her home in China to America. But it isn't easy. She doesn't speak English, the kids at school ignore her, and she feels very far from home. But then summer comes, bringing the miracle of baseball. Suddenly Shirley is playing stickball and following superstar Jackie Robinson as he leads the Brooklyn Dodgers to victory after victory. Jackie Robinson proves that in America, the grandson of a slave can make a difference. And for Shirley as well, on the ball field and off, America becomes the land of opportunity"--Container.
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36,099 membres
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sreinhardt: Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.
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15 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: While fishing with his friends off Honolulu on December 7, 1941, teenaged Adam is caught in the midst of the Japanese attack and through the chaos of the subsequent days tries to find his father, a naval officer who was serving on the U.S.S. Arizona when the bombs fell.
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737 membres
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sreinhardt: After his father is killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor, Adam, his mother, and sister are evacuated from Hawaii to California, where he must deal with his feelings about the war, Japanese internment camps, his father, and his own identity.
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3,528 membres
80 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: A photograph of a missing girl on a milk carton leads Janie on a search for her real identity.
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1,943 membres
32 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: A young boy growing up on a northern Minnesota farm describes the scenes around him and recounts his old Norwegian uncle's tales of an almost mythological logging past.
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20,128 membres
321 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: The adventures of an unusual dog, part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd, who is forcibly taken to the Klondike gold fields where he eventually becomes the leader of a wolf pack. Buck is a dog born to luxury, but his life changes dramatically when he is sold to be a sled dog in the Yukon Terrority. He earns a reputation for his strength and courage, and is rescued from a series of bad owners by John Thornton, who teaches him to love. When John is killed, Buck is free to follow the call of the wild. First published in 1903, this masterpiece of adventure and survival continues to enthrall readers almost a century later.
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2,846 membres
23 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: The six horrible Herdmans, the worst children in the history of the world, cause mayhem throughout the year at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School.
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10,500 membres
160 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: Have you performed at the circus? Pippi has! Can you wiggle your toes while you're sleeping? Pippi can! Are you going to be a pirate when you grow up? Pippi is! Pippi lives in a house with a horse, a monkey, a suitcase full of gold and no grown-ups to tell her what to do. She's wild and funny and her crazy ideas are always getting her into trouble!
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3,256 membres
32 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: When Lucas decides to skip school because he wants to discuss football with a firefighter friend of his father, he finds himself caught up in the terrorist attacks on New York City.
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564 membres
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sreinhardt: Describes how Sacagawea found adventure guiding Lewis and Clark to the Oregon coast.
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17,539 membres
577 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present -- and the dreadful secret that has been tearing him apart since his parent's divorce. But now Brian has no time for anger, self pity, or despair -- it will take all his know-how and determination, and more courage than he knew he possessed, to survive
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45,586 membres
758 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: Four English school children find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch who has cursed the land with eternal winter.
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39,429 membres
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sreinhardt: Meg, Calvin, and Charles Wallace leave Earth in search of Meg's father, Mr. Murry. Mr. Murry is a scientist who has been missing since the birth of Charles Wallace, Meg's baby brother. Mrs. Which, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Whatsist, however, assist the children in their journey by helping them to tesseract or wrinkle in time. They soon discover that their father has been detained by IT. IT tries to transform people into mindless robots. Will they be able to overpower IT? Will they be able to save their father?
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39,015 membres
662 ressenyes
3.9
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sreinhardt: Two drifters - small, shrewd George and huge, simple-minded Lennie - get work on a ranch, planning to raise enough money to get a place of their own and live off the land, if George can save his childlike, bull-strong friend from getting into trouble.
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1,269 membres
7 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: A shy, lonely six-year-old wanders into the Canadian prairie and spends a summer under the protection of a badger.
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sreinhardt: There are 101 short stories by bestselling authors in this edition of the popular Chicken Soup series.
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2,603 membres
23 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: These stories will make you laugh, cry, think, and help you understand the trial and tribulations that come with being a growing teen.
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334 membres
5 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: A collection of inspirational writings offering words of wisdom, hope, and empowerment.
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sreinhardt: A collection of fireside reads, some good, some better and few excellent using hunting as the venue, not the topic. Someone familiar with hunting will spot weak editing, but the stories are all worth reading. ( )
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sreinhardt: The author presents sixteen ghost stories collected from oral tradition in the Midwest, mainly Nebraska and Iowa, which he has retold to audiences in several states.
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sreinhardt: Features twenty-five chilling tales of prophetic dreams, feral children raised by wild animals, swamp creatures, and other terrifying phenomena.
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321 membres
3 ressenyes
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sreinhardt: A collection of humorous stories featuring a teenage terrorist, a mysterious wish-granting machine, and the world's worst private detective.
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689 membres
21 ressenyes
3.9
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sreinhardt: A collection of humorous stories featuring a teenaged mummy, a homicidal turkey, and the world's largest pool of chocolate milk.