Summer World

A Season of Bounty

Author: Bernd Heinrich

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060742178

Category: Nature

Page: 253

View: 9026


The award-winning author of Winter World presents an accessible discussion of animal survival in the hot season, exploring the ways in which animals make the most of the summer's short span by efficiently compacting most of their procreative and survival activities.

The Last Summer of World War II

Author: Steve Tryk

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1681398443

Category: Fiction

Page: 102

View: 7905


The Last Summer of World II takes place May through August of 1945 in the small beach community of Dana Strand Village, a suburb of San Pedro, California. The story focuses around a young boy in his daily routine of protecting his small beach neighborhood. The war becomes personal after it takes away his father and causes his mother to become desolate and lose her good nature and stop smiling. With the help of Hank, a wise old veteran of the Old West, to guide him and teach him courage, and the faith of Sissy, a calf-roping country girl, to believe in him. The kid discovers he can end the war, but to do so, he will have to put his own life in peril; to him it will be worth it to see his mother smile again. But will it be enough to bring his father home? For the most part these characters and events actually did take place.

Encyclopedia of International Games

Author: Daniel Bell

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476615276

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 603

View: 7350


The Olympic Games, revived in 1896, are the most well known international multisport gathering—but since 1896, hundreds of other competitions based on the Olympic Games model have been established whose histories have not been well documented. The Encyclopedia of International Games captures (in one alphabetical sequence) the histories of these games, many of them for the first time. The work includes major regional events such as the African, Asian, Arab, South Pacific, and Pan American Games; competitions such as the Indian Ocean Island Games, Arctic Winter Games, Island Games, and Games of the Small Countries of Europe; specific populations or professions such as the North American Indigenous Games, Maccabiah Games, World Military Games, World Police and Fire Games, and World Medical and Health Games; and Special Olympics, the Paralympics, games for the blind, and other regional games. Eight appendices, notes, bibliography, index.

Summer at World's End

Author: Monica Dickens

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1448202809

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 168

View: 2742


Tom, Carrie, Em and Michael are still living on their own at World's End. In between wondering where the next meal will come from, and trying to avoid interfering grown-ups, they are never short of fun and excitement. Carrie cannot stand to see an animal suffer, and when she plunges into another rescue operation, more perilous than any she has attempted before – putting her, and faithful dog Charlie, into terrible danger – things quickly spiral out of control. Desperately the children struggle to save Charlie from a dreadful fate; but it is a race against time. Summer at World's End is the second adventure in The World's End Series.

The Last Summer of the World: A Novel

Author: Emily Mitchell

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393247899

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6727


"Absorbing…Mitchell's novel [is] the real thing." —Boston Globe In the summer of 1918, with the Germans threatening Paris, Edward Steichen arrives in France to photograph the war for the American army. There, he finds a country filled with poignant memories for him: early artistic success, marriage, the birth of two daughters, and a love affair that divided his family. Told with elegance and transporting historical sensitivity, Emily Mitchell’s first novel captures the life of a great American artist caught in the reckoning of a painful past in a world beset by war. A Finalist for the New York Public Library's Young Lion's Fiction Award and named a Best Book of the Year by the Providence Journal, the Austin-American-Stateman, and the Madison Capital Times.

Summer Duke and The Old Man of Epping Forest

Author: Paul Weightman


ISBN: 0244498814


Page: 288

View: 6635


Seven-Year-Old Summer Duke had heard all the stories about the ancient tree that was situated deep in the heart of Epping Forest. It was commonly known as: - ?The Old Man of Epping Forest Was the legend and the stories true? Summer Duke found out, as she embarked on a magical adventure; that would bring her into contact with, Witches, Nymphs, Gollum's and other mythical creatures. The ancient tree is the gateway to another realm.

The Summer I Saved the World . . . in 65 Days

Author: Michele Weber Hurwitz

Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books

ISBN: 038537108X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 7465


It's summertime, and thirteen-year-old Nina Ross is feeling kind of lost. Her beloved grandma died last year; her parents work all the time; her brother's busy; and her best friend is into clothes, makeup, and boys. While Nina doesn't know what "her thing" is yet, it's definitely not shopping and makeup. And it's not boys, either. Though . . . has Eli, the boy next door, always been so cute? This summer, Nina decides to change things. She hatches a plan. There are sixty-five days of summer. Every day, she'll anonymously do one small but remarkable good thing for someone in her neighborhood, and find out: does doing good actually make a difference? Along the way, she discovers that her neighborhood, and her family, are full of surprises and secrets. In this bighearted, sweetly romantic novel, things may not turn out exactly as Nina expects. They might be better. From the Hardcover edition.

I'll Be Back When Summer's in the Meadow: A World War II Chronicle, Volume III: 1945-1946

Author: Melanie A. Ippolito


ISBN: 1300753064

Category: History

Page: 316

View: 3557


Merriam Press Military Monograph 137. First Edition (2013). In this concluding volume, the war in Europe is winding down and at last comes to an end-but there was another war to be fought-in the Pacific. As her parents continued with their struggle to meet they are faced with an array of new challenges. In September of 1945 they finally do come together, are married and able to take a brief honeymoon before they are separated again for another seven months-until her mother made her way over to the States on the U.S.A.T. Henry Gibbins with a contingent of War Brides in April of 1946. 87 photos and documents.

Are You Ready for Summer?

Author: Sheila Anderson

Publisher: Lerner Publications ™

ISBN: 1541503600

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6724


The days are hot and sunny. Flowers are in bloom. Ducks swim with their babies behind them. People play baseball and go swimming. Do you know what season is here? It’s summer! What else happens in summer? Read this book to find out!