The Lost Boy s Gift

The Lost Boy s Gift

There were six lost boys in Peter Pan. His mother had read it to him when he was too little to read, and now he read it all the time. Well, at least he reread all his favorite parts, the ones with the lost boys, and Captain Hook, ...

Author: Kimberly Willis Holt

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 9781627793278

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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Kimberly Willis Holt explores themes of divorce, acceptance, intergenerational friendship, and the power that comes with noticing in The Lost Boy's Gift, an insightful middle-grade novel. There are places where you want to go and places where you want to leave. There are also places where you want to stay. Nine-year-old Daniel must move across the county with his mom after his parents’ divorce. He’s leaving behind his whole life—everything—and he’s taking a suitcase of anger with him. But Daniel is in for a surprise when he settles into While-a-Way Lane and meets his new neighbors—the Lemonade Girl, the hopscotching mailman, the tiny creatures, and especially Tilda Butter. Tilda knows how to look and listen closely, and it's that gift that helps Daniel find his way in that curious placed called While-a-Way Lane. This title has Common Core connections. Christy Ottaviano Books
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Lost Boys of London

The Lost Boys of London

And when these disappoint, innocence— that treasured gift of faith—is gone forever. ... And in a world full of lost boys—abandoned children, of men killed in battle, men scarred from war, of boys who grow into petulant kings, ...

Author: Mary Lawrence

Publisher: Red Puddle Print

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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While her husband fights the Scots for King Henry VIII, Bianca Goddard earns her coin by concocting medicines that offer relief to London's sick. Some unfortunates, however, are beyond any remedies she can provide--like the boy discovered hanging from a church dripstone with a rosary twined around his neck. A week later, another boy is found dead at a different church. When Fisk, Bianca's impish acquaintance, goes missing, she fears he may become the third victim... There are many villains who would prey on wayward, penniless boys. Bianca suspects the killings are not brutal acts of impulse, but something far more calculated. In her room of Medicinals and Physickes, she examines the sole piece of evidence: a sweet-smelling cloth. If Bianca can unravel its secret, reputations and lives will be saved. The expected hour of the next murder is approaching, and a single misstep may mean another boy is lost forever...
Categories: Fiction

J M Barrie and the Lost Boys

J M Barrie and the Lost Boys

whimsical belated wedding gift from Barrie, (i); incorporated into character of Grizel, (i); portrait by Furse, (i); Rustington holidays, (i), (ii), (iii); birthday gift from Barrie, (i); 'Jocelyn' as Barrie's pet name for, ...

Author: Andrew Birkin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300211320

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

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This literary biography is “a story of obsession and the search for pure childhood . . . Moving, charming, a revelation” (Los Angeles Times). J. M. Barrie, Victorian novelist, playwright, and author of Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, led a life almost as interesting as his famous creation. Childless in his marriage, Barrie grew close to the five young boys of the Davies family, ultimately becoming their guardian and surrogate father when they were orphaned. Andrew Birkin draws extensively on a vast range of material by and about Barrie, including notebooks, memoirs, and hours of recorded interviews with the family and their circle, to describe Barrie’s life, the tragedies that shaped him, and the wonderful world of imagination he created for the boys. Updated with a new preface and including photos and illustrations, this “absolutely gripping” read reveals the dramatic story behind one of the classics of children’s literature (Evening Standard). “A psychological thriller . . . One of the year’s most complex and absorbing biographies.” —Time “[A] fascinating story.” —The Washington Post
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Lost Boy No More

Lost Boy No More

Obviously, these Sudanese are men, and treating them as boys is not only condescending but does not develop a level of trust between them and the mentors. ... The Lost Boys' uniqueness is a gift from God intended for His purpose.

Author: DiAnn Mills

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781433675270

Category: Religion

Page: 210

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Lost Boy No More tells the incredible true story of Abraham Nhial—but the story is not his alone. As a nine year-old child, Abraham found himself orphaned as civil war in his homeland of Sudan ravaged his entire village because they refused to embrace Islam. His journey is one of a perilous walk along with 35,000 lost boys of Sudan who fled to Ethiopia. Abraham and others like him made it to the border but hard times were not over as he endured the refugee camps of Ethiopia. Abraham becomes a lost boy no more when he discovers real salvation through Jesus Christ. Lost Boy No More gives more than a narrative of Abraham’s story. It also gives a history of Sudan and the persecution of Christians by Islamic militants.
Categories: Religion

Honeydew

Honeydew

One particular lost boy ended up in Massachusetts, lived in a house with other lost boys, got through high school, and at the time of his gift was employed in a lab in the area. But he was poor. And so he did what many people in his ...

Author: Edith Pearlman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444797039

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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'Prepare to be dazzled. Edith Pearlman's latest, elating work confirms her place as one of the great modern short-story writers' Sunday Times 'A genius of the short story' Guardian 'A moreish treat from a master of the form' New Statesman 'This majestic new collection is cause for celebration' Scotsman 'A fortifying pleasure to read' Financial Times 'One of the most essential short-story visionaries of our time' New York Times Over the last few decades, Edith Pearlman has staked her claim as one of the great short-story writers. The stories in Honeydew are unmistakably by Pearlman; whole lives in ten pages. They are minutely observant of people, of their foibles and failings, but also of their moments of kindness and truth. Whether the characters are Somalian women who've suffered circumcision, a special child with pentachromatic vision or a staid professor of Latin unsettled by a random invitation to lecture on the mystery of life and death, Pearlman knows each of them intimately and reveals them with generosity.
Categories: Fiction

Many Peoples One Land

Many Peoples  One Land

A Guide to New Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults Alethea Helbig, Agnes Perkins, ... Little Red Ant and the Great Big Crumb, 373 H The Long-Haired Girl, 267 As The Lost Boy and the Monster, 476 N Louise 's Gift or ...

Author: Alethea Helbig

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313309670

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 431

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Reviews and summarizes fiction, stories from oral tradition, and poetry from the four major ethnic groups in the U.S.--African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Lost Boys of Happy Valley College

The Lost Boys of Happy Valley College

They weren't spiffy, more expensive three-speeds like Fred's, but they were beautiful, brand new, and a most welcome sight and gift. Now they were prepared to go places and explore, and that they did. It started with biking around the ...

Author: Dick Carlsen

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781665522403

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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As a Peter Pan fan, imagine yourself flying in your dreams, without Tink’s fairy dust. While flying, you “see” other kids your age also flying. The story employs that fantasy. Eight young boys meet in their Peter Pan-induced flying dreams in the 1950’s. Destiny brings them all together in 1964 at Happy Valley College, a Disneyesque Fantasyland and Adventureland campus in northern California, where they form a bond, a tight brotherhood through athletics and their share of mischief-making, so much like Peter’s “Lost Boys” on Neverland. After one such incident they are brought before the Dean of Men, also a Peter Pan fan, who judges them of 19th century English public school “good character”, and symbolically labels the group his “Lost Boys”. The Lost Boys graduate, deal with the ever-present military draft and Vietnam War, and go their eight separate ways to pursue careers and live their lives. Their remarkable careers would make the dean proud. One quasi-Lost Boy, Tim, suffers demonstrably from Peter Pan Syndrome. In 2016, almost fifty years since the Lost Boys were all together at a San Francisco Forty Niners football game in 1969, they have a “seventy-year-olds” reunion at their campus, filled with adventures, mishaps, and renewed camaraderie. The week-long reunion concludes, and heartfelt farewells dominate. Does Tim beat the Syndrome? Will there be another reunion with all eight of the Lost Boys?
Categories: Fiction

Cedar Birds

Cedar Birds

The forgotten gift to the lost boy. The interesting smells of bacon and ham carried to the sidewalk had initially turned my head to the old building and the memory of Mr. Johnston and the Christmas bikes. The wide pine floor was the ...

Author: David McGehee

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781543447354

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Cedar Birds is a fictional work that ordains the beliefs of the coastal Carolina Indian through their worship of the spirits, their connection with and nurturing of all that lives. These beliefs and behaviors are compared with the brutal killing of the docile right whales by the white man and his destructive, selfish domination of and exploitation of the earth in general. For example, the whale is killed for nothing more than the melting down of the huge carcass to render oil to fuel their lanterns. But darkness always returns. Cedar Birds reveals its magic through the eyes and voice of the sensitive coastal boy Davey. He also appears as a changed man who, years later, returns to his coastal home town after the horrors and his losses in Vietnam. Killing of any kindwhether of whales or of other humansmakes him ponder the mystical wisdom and spiritualistic practices of the shaman. Davey eventually comes to understand that he is of the Coree shaman bloodline; his extraordinary senses and instincts were responsible for saving him in Vietnam. The mystical connection with the spirits also delivers him from his deadly drug addiction and gives him the power to save others. Davey visits the site of the old Indian village, Cwarioc. His senses have told him that the shaman has died. He comes to open the portal through which the shamans spirit is to be delivered to the ancients where he becomes one of the faces in the windinto the mystic. But will the spirit be delivered? Have we killed it all, or can the spirits bring the healing? Has the last whale died? Is this the beginning or the ending? Will the ending become the beginning?
Categories: Fiction

The Lost Boys of Montauk

The Lost Boys of Montauk

Koch said: “He had the gift of the leprechaun. He beguiled audiences with his humor and intelligence.'' As with his gravestone, located on a plot of land picked out and paid for years earlier, Owen McGivern didn't leave any details of ...

Author: Amanda M. Fairbanks

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982103248

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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"[A] riveting account of a fishing boat and its four young crewman lost at sea in 1984 off the coast of Montauk in eastern Long Island--a "fishing town with a drinking problem," as the locals have it--and the stunning repercussions of that loss for the families and friends of the four missing men and, indeed, the entire storied summer community of the Hamptons"--
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

God Grew Tired of Us

God Grew Tired of Us

The Heartbreaking, Inspiring Story of a Lost Boy of Sudan John Bul Dau, Michael S. Sweeney ... this born leader has approached each new day as a gift from God and met every challenge with a steadfast spirit that refused to despair.

Author: John Bul Dau

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426202667

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

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"Lost Boy" John Bul Dau’s harrowing experience surviving the brutal horrors of Sudanese civil war and his adjustment to life in modern America is chronicled in this inspiring memoir and featured in an award-winning documentary film of the same name. Movingly written, the book traces Dau’s journey through hunger, exhaustion, terror, and violence as he fled his homeland, dodging ambushes, massacres and attacks by wild animals. His tortuous, 14-year journey began in 1987, when he was just 13, and took him on a 1,000-mile walk, barefoot, to Ethiopia, back to Sudan, then to a refugee camp in Kenya, where he lived with thousands of other Lost Boys. In 2001, at the age of 27, he immigrated to the United States. With touching humor, Dau recounts the shock of his tribal culture colliding with life in America. He shares the joy of reuniting with his family and the challenges of making a new life for himself while never forgetting the other Lost Boys he left behind.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography