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Book The Westing Game

Download or read book The Westing Game written by Ellen Raskin and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2020-10-13 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Newbery Medal Winner For over thirty-five years, Ellen Raskin's Newbery Medal-winning The Westing Game has been an enduring favorite. This highly inventive mystery involves sixteen people who are invited to the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will. They could become millionaires-it all depends on how they play the tricky and dangerous Westing game, a game involving blizzards, burglaries, and bombings! Ellen Raskin has created a remarkable cast of characters in a puzzle-knotted, word-twisting plot filled with humor, intrigue, and suspense. Winner of the Newbery Medal Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award An ALA Notable Book A School Library Journal One Hundred Books That Shaped the Century "A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." —Booklist, starred review "Great fun for those who enjoy illusion, word play, or sleight of hand." —The New York Times Book Review "A fascinating medley of word games, disguises, multiple aliases, and subterfuges—a demanding but rewarding book." —The Horn Book

Book The Westing Game

Download or read book The Westing Game written by Ellen Raskin and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2020-10-13 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: BE CLASSIC with The Westing Game, introduced by New York Times bestselling author Mac Barnett. A highly inventive mystery begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of the very stranger will of the very read Samuel W. Westing. They could become millionaires, depending on how they play a game. All they have to do is find the answer - but the answer to what? The Westing game is tricky and dangerous, but the heirs play on - through blizzards, burglaries, and bombings, Sam Westing may be dead ... but that won't stop him from playing one last game! Winner of the Newbery Medal Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award An ALA Notable Book A School Library Journal One Hundred Books That Shaped the Century "A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." —Booklist, starred review "Great fun for those who enjoy illusion, word play, or sleight of hand." —The New York Times Book Review "A fascinating medley of word games, disguises, multiple aliases, and subterfuges—a demanding but rewarding book." —The Horn Book

Book Haiti Will Not Perish

    Book Details:
  • Author : Michael Deibert
  • Publisher : Zed Books Ltd.
  • Release : 2017-07-15
  • ISBN : 1783608005
  • Pages : 464 pages

Download or read book Haiti Will Not Perish written by Michael Deibert and published by Zed Books Ltd.. This book was released on 2017-07-15 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The world’s first independent black republic, Haiti was forged in the fire of history’s only successful slave revolution. Yet more than two hundred years later, the full promise of that revolution – a free country and a free people – remains unfulfilled. Home for more than a decade to one of the world’s largest UN peacekeeping forces, Haiti's tumultuous political culture – buffeted by coups and armed political partisans – combined with economic inequality and environmental degradation to create immense difficulties even before the devastating 2010 earthquake killed tens of thousands of people. This grim tale, however, is not the whole story. In this moving and detailed history, Michael Deibert, who has spent two decades reporting on Haiti, chronicles the heroic struggles of Haitians to build their longed-for country in the face of overwhelming odds. Based on hundreds of interviews with Haitian political leaders, international diplomats, peasant advocates and gang leaders, as well as ordinary Haitians, Deibert’s book provides a vivid, complex and challenging analysis of Haiti’s recent history.

Book The Parker Inheritance  Scholastic Gold

Download or read book The Parker Inheritance Scholastic Gold written by Varian Johnson and published by Scholastic Inc.. This book was released on 2018-03-27 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Coretta Scott King Author Honor and Boston Globe / Horn Book Honor winner!"Powerful.... Johnson writes about the long shadows of the past with such ambition that any reader with a taste for mystery will appreciate the puzzle Candice and Brandon must solve." -- The New York Times Book ReviewWhen Candice finds a letter in an old attic in Lambert, South Carolina, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, who left the town in shame. But the letter describes a young woman. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding its writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle.So with the help of Brandon, the quiet boy across the street, she begins to decipher the clues. The challenge will lead them deep into Lambert's history, full of ugly deeds, forgotten heroes, and one great love; and deeper into their own families, with their own unspoken secrets. Can they find the fortune and fulfill the letter's promise before the answers slip into the past yet again?

Book Just Look Up

    Book Details:
  • Author : Courtney Walsh
  • Publisher : NavPress
  • Release : 2017-07-04
  • ISBN : 1496421515
  • Pages : 417 pages

Download or read book Just Look Up written by Courtney Walsh and published by NavPress. This book was released on 2017-07-04 with total page 417 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After tirelessly climbing the ranks of her Chicago-based interior design firm, Lane Kelley is about to land her dream promotion when devastating news about her brother draws her back home—a quaint tourist town full of memories she’d just as soon forget. With her cell phone and laptop always within reach, Lane aims to check on her brother while staying focused on work—something her eclectic family doesn’t understand. Ryan Brooks never expected to settle down in Harbor Pointe, Michigan, but after his final tour of duty, it was the only place that felt like home. Now knee-deep in a renovation project that could boost tourism for the struggling town, he is thrilled to see Lane, the girl he secretly once loved, even if the circumstances of her homecoming aren’t ideal. Their reunion gets off to a rocky start, however, when Ryan can’t find a trace of the girl he once knew in the woman she is today. As he slowly chips away at the walls Lane has built, secrets from his past collide with a terrible truth even he is reluctant to believe. Facing a crossroads that could define his future with Lane and jeopardize his relationship with the surrogate family he’s found in the Kelleys, Ryan hopes Lane can see that maybe what really matters has been right in front of her all along—if only she’d just look up.

Book The Snakes

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  • Author : Sadie Jones
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2019-06-25
  • ISBN : 0062897047
  • Pages : 464 pages

Download or read book The Snakes written by Sadie Jones and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2019-06-25 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “The Snakes is many things—a parable and an ancient drama where a father’s greed devours his children, a police procedural, an avid take on tabloid venality, and a bitter comedy, superbly observed, where behind a woman’s eyes she is ‘all movement inside herself, like a wasp in a glass.’ I admit that I’m still shaken by parts of this novel. Sadie Jones writes with pitiless aplomb and corrosive intelligence.”—Louise Erdrich A chilling page-turner and impossible to put down, THE SNAKES is Sadie Jones at her best: breathtakingly powerful, brilliantly incisive, and utterly devastating. The new novel by Sadie Jones tells the tense and violent story of the Adamsons, a dysfunctional English family, with exceptional wealth, whose darkest secrets come back to bite them. Set mostly in rural France during contemporary times, THE SNAKES is an all-consuming read and a devastating portrait of how money corrupts, and how chance can deal a deadly hand. THE SNAKES exposes the damage wreaked by parents on children as observed by a new member of the family, Dan, a mixed-race man from Peckham who marries Bea, the daughter who refuses to take any of her father’s filthy money. But when Bea’s brother Alex (who runs a shabby hotel in Paligny, France) dies suddenly in unexplained circumstances, the confusion and suspicion which arise bring other dark family secrets—and violence—to the surface. And none of the family, even the good members, go untouched.

Book Nothing Ever Happens on My Block

Download or read book Nothing Ever Happens on My Block written by Ellen Raskin and published by . This book was released on 1978 with total page 29 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Mr  Lemoncello s All Star Breakout Game

Download or read book Mr Lemoncello s All Star Breakout Game written by Chris Grabenstein and published by Yearling. This book was released on 2020-05-12 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Can you find your way out of what James Patterson calls the "coolest library in the world"? Kyle Keeley and his friends face their biggest challenge yet when Mr. Lemoncello goes LIVE with his first-ever televised BREAKOUT game! From the coauthor of I Funny and Max Einstein--and with 100+ weeks on the New York Times bestseller list--the LEMONCELLO books are laugh-out-loud, puzzle-packed MUST-READS for homes and classrooms across America. Mr. Lemoncello is leaving the library and going LIVE across the nation with his latest game. Kyle can't wait to audition, but only a lucky few will get to compete in front of millions of viewers in a completely immersive new breakout game--with real kids as the playing pieces! Nothing is ever as it seems with Mr. Lemoncello, and the clock is ticking! Can Kyle and his friends crack the codes in time to win it all? Don't miss the bonus puzzle in the back! Look for the rest of the puzzle-packed series--Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics, Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race, and Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket! PRAISE FOR THE SERIES: 44 STATE AWARD LISTS AND COUNTING 100+ WEEKS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST * "A worthy successor to the original madman puzzle-master himself, Willy Wonka." --Booklist, starred review

Book The Golden Bull

    Book Details:
  • Author : Marjorie Cowley
  • Publisher : Charlesbridge
  • Release : 2012-02-01
  • ISBN : 1607342537
  • Pages : 217 pages

Download or read book The Golden Bull written by Marjorie Cowley and published by Charlesbridge. This book was released on 2012-02-01 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A brother and sister's search for a new life and new home . . . 5,000 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia during a terrible drought, Jomar and Zefa's father must send his children away to the city of Ur because he can no longer feed them. At fourteen, Jomar is old enough to apprentice with Sidah, a master goldsmith for the temple of the moongod, but there is no place for Zefa in Sidah's household. Zefa, a talented but untrained musician, is forced to play her music and sing for alms on the streets of Ur. Marjorie Cowley vividly imagines the intrigues, and harsh struggle for survival in ancient Mesopotamia.

Book Crash

    Book Details:
  • Author : Jerry Spinelli
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Release : 2015-04-07
  • ISBN : 0553536648
  • Pages : 177 pages

Download or read book Crash written by Jerry Spinelli and published by Ember. This book was released on 2015-04-07 with total page 177 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Take a look behind the bully in this modern classic from Newbery medalist Jerry Spinelli that packs a punch. And don't miss the highly anticipated new novel, Dead Wednesday. Cocky seventh-grade super-jock Crash Coogan got his nickname the day he used his first football helmet to knock his cousin Bridget flat on her backside. And he has been running over people ever since, especially Penn Webb, the dweeby, vegetarian Quaker kid who lives down the block. Through the eyes of Crash, readers get a rare glimpse into the life of a bully in this unforgettable and beloved story about stereotypes and the surprises life can bring. "Readers will devour this humorous glimpse of what jocks are made of." --School Library Journal, starred review

Book The Obsession

    Book Details:
  • Author : Nora Roberts
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2016-04-12
  • ISBN : 0698197003
  • Pages : 466 pages

Download or read book The Obsession written by Nora Roberts and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2016-04-12 with total page 466 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The riveting novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Liar. “She stood in the deep, dark woods, breath shallow and cold prickling over her skin despite the hot, heavy air. She took a step back, then two, as the urge to run fell over her.” Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father’s crimes and made him infamous. No matter how close she gets to happiness, she can’t outrun the sins of Thomas David Bowes. Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, a rambling old house in need of repair, thousands of miles away from everything she’s ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the kindly residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up—especially the determined Xander Keaton. Naomi can feel her defenses failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something she’s always secretly craved. But the sins of her father can become an obsession, and, as she’s learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away.

Book The Trail

    Book Details:
  • Author : Meika Hashimoto
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release : 2017-07-25
  • ISBN : 1338035886
  • Pages : 196 pages

Download or read book The Trail written by Meika Hashimoto and published by Scholastic Inc.. This book was released on 2017-07-25 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An exciting and deeply moving story of survival, courage, and friendship on the Appalachian Trail. Toby has to finish the final thing on The List. It's a list of brave, daring, totally awesome things that he and his best friend, Lucas, planned to do together, and the only item left is to hike the Appalachian Trail. But now Lucas isn't there to do it with him. Toby's determined to hike the trail alone and fulfill their pact, which means dealing with little things -- the blisters, the heat, the hunger -- and the big things -- the bears, the loneliness, and the memories.When a storm comes, Toby finds himself tangled up in someone else's mess: Two boys desperately need his help. But does Toby have any help to give?The Trail is a remarkable story of physical survival and true friendship, about a boy who's determined to forge his own path -- and to survive.

Book Woodstock Nation

    Book Details:
  • Author : Abbie Hoffman
  • Publisher : New York : Vintage Books
  • Release : 1969
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 172 pages

Download or read book Woodstock Nation written by Abbie Hoffman and published by New York : Vintage Books. This book was released on 1969 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Abbie Hoffman, Yippie non-leader, notorious dope addict and up-and-coming rock group (the WHAT), is currently on trial with seven others for conspiracy to incite riot during the Democratic Convention. When he returned from the Woodstock Festival he had five days before leaving for Chicago to prepare for the trial. Woodstock Nation, which the author wrote in longhand while lying upside down, stoned, on the floor of an unused office of the publisher, is the product of those five days. Other works by Mr. Hoffman include Revolution for the Hell of It and Fuck the System, which he describes as a "tender love epic"."-- Back cover.

Book The Western Star

    Book Details:
  • Author : Craig Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2018-08-07
  • ISBN : 0143109138
  • Pages : 321 pages

Download or read book The Western Star written by Craig Johnson and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2018-08-07 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The thirteenth Longmire novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Land of Wolves Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twenty-five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff's Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star, which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back. Armed with his trusty Colt .45 and a paperback of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, the young Walt was ill-prepared for the machinations of twenty-four veteran sheriffs, let alone the cavalcade of curious characters that accompanied them. The photograph—along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement—hurtles the sheriff into a head-on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge.

Book It s Not Complicated

    Book Details:
  • Author : Katie Lee Biegel
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 2021-03-23
  • ISBN : 1647000653
  • Pages : 332 pages

Download or read book It s Not Complicated written by Katie Lee Biegel and published by Abrams. This book was released on 2021-03-23 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From bestselling author and the star of Food Network’s The Kitchen, It’s Not Complicated offers recipes designed to simplify cooking (and life!) After years of throwing lavish, carefully planned dinner parties, hosting numerous food shows, and jet-setting across the globe, Katie Lee has settled down. Having recently married the love of her life, Lee prefers quiet dinners with her family to multi-day cooking affairs for dozens of guests. Pasta every Sunday. Thick cut rib eyes. Ideas for cooking vegetables that go beyond roasting. A perfect brownie. In short, her life is guided by a new principle: Things don’t need to be complicated to be good. In It's Not Complicated, Katie Lee, author, influencer, and Food Network star, offers 100 of her favorite recipes that are easy, yet exciting—and always delicious. Written for the veteran chef and kitchen novice alike, Lee’s recipes have few ingredients and simple steps that are meant to ease up your life. Perfect for weeknights, but special enough for having people over, It’s Not Complicated shares the recipes people really want: classic, unfussy sure-things. *for full directions on the Creamy Spinach Artichoke Pasta, visit https://www.abramsbooks.com/errata/craft-errata-its-not-complicated/*

Book Teach Like Your Hair s on Fire

Download or read book Teach Like Your Hair s on Fire written by Rafe Esquith and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2007-12-18 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Read Rafe Esquith's posts on the Penguin Blog. The New York Times bestseller that is revolutionizing the way Americans educate their kids-"Rafe Esquith is a genius and a saint" (The New York Times) Perhaps the most famous fifth-grade teacher in America, Rafe Esquith has won numerous awards and even honorary citizenship in the British Empire for his outstandingly successful methods. In his Los Angeles public school classroom, he helps impoverished immigrant children understand Shakespeare, play Vivaldi, and become happy, self-confident people. This bestseller gives any teacher or parent all the techniques, exercises, and innovations that have made its author an educational icon, from personal codes of behavior to tips on tackling literature and algebra. The result is a powerful book for anyone concerned about the future of our children.

Book The Great Raspberry Mix Up

    Book Details:
  • Author : Harriet Whitehorn
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2021-06
  • ISBN : 9781684640669
  • Pages : 128 pages

Download or read book The Great Raspberry Mix Up written by Harriet Whitehorn and published by . This book was released on 2021-06 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Freddie Bonbon is sweet by name and sweet by nature! He runs the most amazing bakery in town and although life is busy, he always has time to lend a hand to his friends and customers. But not everyone in the picturesque town of Belville appreciates Freddie's baking-rival baker Bernard will do anything to sabotage Freddie's spectacular showstoppers.The Belville Cake competition is just around the corner and all Freddie's friends have persuaded him to enter. He's not sure his baking is really good enough - but everyone else in town agrees that he is a genius in the kitchen!