Download or read book The Girl from the Sea A Graphic Novel written by Molly Knox Ostertag and published by Scholastic Inc.. This book was released on 2021-06-01 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the author of The Witch Boy trilogy comes a graphic novel about family, romance, and first love. Fifteen-year-old Morgan has a secret: She can't wait to escape the perfect little island where she lives. She's desperate to finish high school and escape her sad divorced mom, her volatile little brother, and worst of all, her great group of friends...who don't understand Morgan at all. Because really, Morgan's biggest secret is that she has a lot of secrets, including the one about wanting to kiss another girl.Then one night, Morgan is saved from drowning by a mysterious girl named Keltie. The two become friends and suddenly life on the island doesn't seem so stifling anymore.But Keltie has some secrets of her own. And as the girls start to fall in love, everything they're each trying to hide will find its way to the surface...whether Morgan is ready or not.
Download or read book The Girl From the Bottom of the Sea written by Anne Van Roon and published by FriesenPress. This book was released on 2018-06-25 with total page 77 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nothing exciting ever happens to Mani. She lives in a small city under a dome, at the bottom of the sea. She’s been told her whole life that no one is able to live on the land above since the Great Wars, but one day, a man named Uncle Jock visits and turns her world upside down. On the run with her parents, Mani meets an extraordinary creature, new family, and a secret identity that will change the way she looks at herself. Will she be brave enough to go on the most important mission of her life?
Download or read book A Girl From The Ocean written by Saymore Barauta Dadzie and published by Saymore Barauta Dadzie . This book was released on 2023-05-15 with total page 133 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The world is facing extinction. A dark deity wants the life force on Earth to add to his power and that of his brothers. Shira, whose ultimate destiny is to become a Helper, is sent back from the bottom of the ocean to vanquish the dark deity. Because of the power imbedded in her, she is the only one who can. As soon as Shira emerges from the ocean, she encounters a man by the beach who offers to help her. But Shira finds it odd that she can’t read this man. No longer familiar with the world, after eleven years in the ocean and with no where to go, Shira accepts the strangers help. There is something mysterious and ominous about him but at the same time, he is the most considerate person. As time passes, Shira realizes the man has power, a power she can’t comprehend. Shira thinks of leaving but decides against it because in the new world she now lives, anomalies require a close inspection.
Download or read book The Girl by the Sea written by Sheila Everett and published by Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.. This book was released on 2022-05-12 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Previously published in ebook as The Daughter's Choice A charming and nostalgic World War II tale from the author of The Nursemaid's Secret and Bicycles and Blackberries, perfect for readers of Katie Flynn. 1934 Following the death of her beloved mother, twelve-year-old Tess Rainbow cares for her brother and father. Until one day, when a small plane crashes near the Rainbow family business and everything is turned upside down. The pilot inside is the dashing young Moray Tann, the son of her father's sworn enemy . . . 1940 It's World War II and the Rainbow family leave their lives behind and move to a coastal Scottish airbase. Amidst the instability of her new life, Tess finds relief in writing. But this solace is quickly interrupted after an unexpected reunion with Moray. However, he's not the only one now vying for Tess's heart. Torn, she must choose between the family she cares so deeply for and her first true love. Will she follow her heart or her home? 'Reading a Sheila Newberry book is like having dinner with your mother in her warm and cosy kitchen. You can feel the love and care put into every juicy morsel' Diane Allen, bestselling author of For the Sake of Her Family 'I have long been a fan of Sheila Newberry's novels. I love their wonderful warmth and charm' Maureen Lee, bestselling author of The Seven Streets of Liverpool
Download or read book The Girl from Station X written by Elisa Segrave and published by Union Books. This book was released on 2013-06-27 with total page 403 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'A typical day on the 4 to 12 shift, as I am at present, so that the sheer agony of it may be placed on record for me to look back on, perhaps one day in the far distant future when this period may be seen like a nightmare and be mercifully semi-observed in oblivion so that I shall remember only the glory of my position as the first and only woman on the watch and holding the most responsible position of any woman in the Hut.' October 12th 1942. When Elisa Segrave uncovered a cache of wartime diaries written by her mother, she had no idea that she would be brought face to face with a character utterly different from the troubled woman who had become so reliant on her. Now, on the pages before her, Segrave encountered Anne Hamilton-Grace, a young woman who had grown up in immense privilege and luxury but who leapt at the first opportunity to join the war effort. Through determination she excelled in the world of secret intelligence. Leaving the world of finishing school and hunt balls behind her, Anne’s journey took her to Hut 3 at Bletchley Park, to Bomber Command in Grantham and, finally, to a newly liberated Germany. In The Girl From Station X, Segrave opens the pages of her mother’s diaries to us and recreates her life both before and after the war. At once a vivid recreation of a dramatic era and a powerful portrait of a mother-daughter relationship, this is an original and affecting work about what it means to come to know someone through their writing; about how Anne unwittingly found a way to link her life with her daughter’s decades after they had given up trying to communicate.
Download or read book The Girl from Over the Sea written by Valerie K. Nelson and published by . This book was released on 1972 with total page 187 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Girl of the Sea of Cortez written by Peter Benchley and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2013-08-20 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Peter Benchley’s fascination with the sea and its magnificent inhabitants inspired such classic novels as Jaws and The Deep, making him the preeminent author of ocean adventure and suspense. The Girl of the Sea of Cortez was his most heartfelt, cherished story of the relationship between man and the sea, both those that live in it and those who love it. On an island in the Gulf of California, an intrepid young woman named Paloma carries a special legacy from her father—a deep understanding of the sea and a sixth sense about the need to protect it. Every day, Paloma paddles her tiny boat into the ocean and anchors over a seamount—a submerged volcanic peak sixty feet underwater that is clustered with spectacular sea animals and a wondrous web of marine life. It is there that an astonishing event takes place, when on one of her dives Paloma is shadowed by a manta ray—an animal so large it blocks the sun. She develops an extraordinary relationship with this luminous, gentle creature, but instinctively knows its existence is a secret she must fiercely protect. Benchley’s novel paints a poignant picture of humanity’s precarious relationship with the ocean, which unfolds alongside a heartrending story of familial bonds, often revealing that the ignorance of man is far more dangerous than the sea. Full of beauty, danger, and adventure, The Girl of the Sea of Cortez is triumphant—a novel to fall in love with. Praise for The Girl of the Sea of Cortez “It’s hard not to compare Benchley’s tale . . . with Hemingway’s classic The Old Man and the Sea.”—The Christian Science Monitor “Charming.”—The New York Times Book Review “For a hot summer’s day, The Girl of the Sea of Cortez is the next best thing to looking through a clear face mask into blue water swimming with fish.”—United Press International
Download or read book An Anthology of Russian Folktales written by Jack V. Haney and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-12-18 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This anthology gathers a broad selection of Russian folktales, legends, and anecdotes, and includes helpful features that make them more accessible and engaging for English-language readers. Editor Jack V. Haney has selected some of the best tales from his seven-volume "Complete Russian Folktale" collection and added examples of anecdotes and the long 'serial tales' told in the far north.The 114 tales included here represent every genre found in the Russian tradition. They date from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries and come from all geographic regions of the Russian-speaking world. The collection is enhanced by a detailed introduction to the folktale and its types, brief introductions to each grouping of tales, head notes with interesting background for individual tales, and a glossary explaining Russian terms.
Download or read book The Complete Russian Folktale An introduction to the Russian folktale written by Jack V. Haney and published by M.E. Sharpe. This book was released on 1999 with total page 498 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This engaging introduction to the Russian folktale considers the origin, structure, and language of folktale; tale-tellers and their audiences; the relationship of folktale to Russian ritual life; and the folktale types that are translated in subsequent volumes of The Complete Russian Folktale.
Download or read book The Girl from the Adirondack Mountains written by Edith Parker Willette and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2009-09-24 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is no available information at this time.
Download or read book The Girl From the Train written by Irma Joubert and published by Thomas Nelson. This book was released on 2015-11-03 with total page 385 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Six-year-old Gretl Schmidt is on a train bound for Auschwitz. Jakób Kowalski is planting a bomb on the tracks. As World War II draws to a close, Jakób fights with the Polish resistance against the crushing forces of Germany and Russia. They intend to destroy a German troop transport, but Gretl’s unscheduled train reaches the bomb first. Gretl is the only survivor. Though spared from the concentration camp, the orphaned German Jew finds herself lost in a country hostile to her people. When Jakób discovers her, guilt and fatherly compassion prompt him to take her in. For three years, the young man and little girl form a bond over the secrets they must hide from his Catholic family. But she can’t stay with him forever. Jakób sends Gretl to South Africa, where German war orphans are promised bright futures with adoptive Protestant families—so long as Gretl’s Jewish roots, Catholic education, and connections to communist Poland are never discovered. Separated by continents, politics, religion, language, and years, Jakób and Gretl will likely never see each other again. But the events they have both survived and their belief that the human spirit can triumph over the ravages of war have formed a bond of love that no circumstances can overcome. Praise for The Girl from the Train: “A riveting read with an endearing, courageous protagonist . . . takes us from war-torn Poland to the veldt of South Africa in a story rich in love, loss, and the survival of the human spirit.” —Anne Easter Smith, author of A Rose for the Crown Full-length World War II historical novel International bestseller Includes a glossary
Download or read book That Girl From Nowhere written by Dorothy Koomson and published by Random House. This book was released on 2015-04-09 with total page 468 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the bestselling author of The Ice Cream Girls, The Woman He Loved Before and My Best Friend's Girl, an emotional story about love, identity and the meaning of family. ‘Where are you coming from with that accent of yours?’ he asks. ‘Nowhere,’ I reply. ‘I’m from nowhere.’ ‘Everyone’s from somewhere,’ he says. ‘Not me,’ I reply silently. Clemency Smittson was adopted as a baby and the only connection she has to her birth mother is a cardboard box hand-decorated with butterflies. Now an adult, Clem decides to make a drastic life change and move to Brighton, where she was born. Clem has no idea that while there she'll meet someone who knows all about her butterfly box and what happened to her birth parents. As the tangled truths about her adoption and childhood start to unravel, a series of shocking events cause Clem to reassess whether the price of having contact with her birth family could be too high to pay...
Download or read book The Girl from Cairo written by Peggy Hinaekian and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2020-10-08 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “For many of us in the disconnected 21st century, it is time to speak about our heritage. This memoir creates a whole world bridging memory and narrative. It has a sense of longevity, no so much in the number of years, but with the depth and range of felt experiences. The writer is an artist who brings to the page an astute eye for the meaning of belonging and identity as she shifts between her many selves. There’s a real sense of looking at people in the Middle Eastern world through the lens of her mixed ethnicity—Egyptian, British, Armenian. The sense of tension with her characters, particularly her roguish, bon-vivant father, who gambled away the family fortune, and her strong-willed, fashionable but secretive mother ever vigilant about neighbors gossiping as they lived in gentile poverty. Nevertheless, she maintained a sense of normalcy while railing in her “headstrong” daughter. “The memoir finds humor in dark places like a childhood spent in trauma, cowering from overhead bombing raids during WWII, telling how entire families were able to find resilience to survive constant danger. Following WWII, Peggy’s fascination with American GIs stationed in Cairo sets her off on a life path. When the Suez Canal political upheaval after “Black Saturday” happens, it catapults her to leave Egypt. “The author’s coming of age story is composed of her education in a Catholic Girls’ School, her sexual awakening, her first love, and her childhood daydreams of becoming a film star or a fashion designer that sets her on a journey through several countries: Canada, Switzerland and the U.S.A. The narrative plays on the reader’s question of ‘what’s next?’ as the writer weaves her family story with compassion, finding inspiration in the ‘showing’ of ordinary people living their lives against an exotic and, often, foreign backdrop.” “Frances Roberts Reilly--poet, playwright and memoirist”.
Download or read book The Girl from the USO written by Barbara Rebbeck and published by The Wild Rose Press Inc. This book was released on 2020-12-09 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When USO volunteer and nursing student Millie Beaubien meets WWII Royal Air Force pilot Edward Owen in Detroit, she's convinced she's found her very own larger than life hero. Intoxicated by their whirlwind courtship and her growing obsession with him, she ignores all warning signs that he is not what he appears to be. Comparing her beloved yet mercurial Edward to the heroes in her favorite books and films of the day, Millie looks forward to being mistress of Sand Castles Hall, a great Cornwall estate akin to the fictional Manderley in Rebecca. But when she arrives in England, Millie must sort fact from fiction and abandon all delusions, hers and her blue-eyed pilot's. Will she be able to save herself from being destroyed by what she thought was love?
Download or read book The Girl from Simon s Bay written by Barbara Mutch and published by Allison & Busby Ltd. This book was released on 2017-01-19 with total page 361 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A seashell and a sealed letter form a tenuous connectionto a forbidden wartime romance1937. Simon's Town is a vibrant and diverse community in a picturesque part ofthe Union of South Africa. At the heart of the town is the Royal Navy port, andLouise Ahrendts, daughter of a shipbuilder, nurtures the idea that through hardwork she could step beyond a destiny of domestic service. She dreams ofbecoming a nurse and she has the tenacity to make this dream a reality. Whenthe Second World War breaks out and the port becomes a hub of activity,Louise's path crosses with that of Lieutenant David Horrocks. Despite the gulf intheir backgrounds and the expectations facing them from family on both sides,Louise and David are determined to be together.But as the end of the war approaches and a new troubled moment of historydawns, will they find their way back to each other?
Download or read book The Girl from the Sea written by James Aldridge and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While recuperating on the south coast of France after a terrible accident, 13-year-old Beau meets Lelee, a sort of wild child, more at home in the sea than on land. Together with Beau's younger sister they roam around the Bay of Angels in their little boat in search of a box that Lelee believes contains a fortune. They are constantly being watched by a group of smugglers who are looking for the same box. The summer turns into an intriguing adventure which gradually unfolds as Beau regains his strength, thanks to his new surroundings and the people he meets, including his eccentric aunt, her companion Clothilde and, above, all, Lelee, who also has her own sad tale that means she must one day leave the place she loves.
Download or read book The Girl from Lamaha Street written by Sharon Maas and published by Thread. This book was released on 2022-04-07 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘I was utterly mesmerized… powerful, moving, and heartwarming… I devoured this book, and it is no doubt a five-star read.’ Goodreads reviewer Perhaps it’s true that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Perhaps it’s true that you only know what you truly love when you no longer have it. But I wouldn’t have known any of this if I hadn’t left it all behind to discover where my home truly was… Growing up in British Guiana in the 1950s, Sharon Maas has everything a shy child with a vivid imagination could wish for. She spends her days studying bugs in the backyard, eating fresh mangos straight from the tree and tucked up on her granny’s lap losing herself in books. But with her father campaigning for the country’s independence and her mother away for work, there’s a void in Sharon’s heart, and she craves rules and structure. The books she devours give her a glimpse of life in a faraway country: England. And although none of the characters in these books look like her, her insatiable curiosity leads Sharon to beg to be sent to boarding school. Life at a conservative, Christian school is quite different from Sharon’s liberal, atheist upbringing. Girls march silently and single file along corridors and earn badges for deportment. There are twice-daily hymns, grace before and after meals and mandatory bedside prayers. And, all the girls are posh and white, while Sharon is the only one with dark skin. Will she ever fulfil her dream of horseback riding over green hills and going on adventures like her literary heroes? And has she truly found what she was looking for in this chilly corner of the world, thousands of miles away from home? You will be swept off your feet by the unputdownable story of Sharon Maas’s extraordinary childhood in British Guiana and England, a beautiful and inspiring coming-of-age tale of self-discovery, determination and chasing your dreams. Praise for The Girl from Lamaha Street: ‘To say this story was inspirational would be an understatement. I was utterly mesmerized… As a woman of color, I recognized myself and my experiences in the pages of this memoir… powerful, moving, and heartwarming… I devoured this book, and it is no doubt a five-star read.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Beautiful. Poignant. Phenomenal. This was a beautiful read and I learnt so much. I cried and I smiled and there was nothing more that I wanted from this book. Truly a gem.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Enlightening… powerful… Beautifully written… I found myself turning and turning, immersed in the story. A wonderful, evocative read.’ Nicki’s Book Blog ‘Engaging and intriguing… so good that I was completely enthralled from beginning to end.’ NetGalley reviewer ‘An incredibly moving, truly inspiring story of the power of determination. An absolutely stunning read.’ Katharine Birbalsingh ‘Fascinating and poignant… an astoundingly honest and intimate memoir.’ Angela Petch