Fans of Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Medal-winning Where the Wild Things Are will love Very Far Away—now back in print! First published in 1957, Very Far Away is the second book Sendak both wrote and illustrated.
Author: Maurice Sendak
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Fans of Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Medal-winning Where the Wild Things Are will love Very Far Away—now back in print! First published in 1957, Very Far Away is the second book Sendak both wrote and illustrated. A young boy with a new baby sibling must learn to cope with his mother's sudden lack of attention, so he sets off to find "very far away." The Chicago Sunday Tribune praised Very Far Away, saying, "Maurice Sendak's new picture story has all the charm and originality of his other work—plus an extra dash of humor and sense of kinship with small boys." First published in 1957 and now back in print, Very Far Away is Maurice Sendak at his early best.
She gave me her mock frown again, as if I had said something off color. “Whatever,” she said. “But Adalinda was very clear that the murders were Meluso's idea and she had tried to talk him out of them.” “But what motive did Meluso have ...
Author: Michael G. Moran
Mitch Antaglia, a power forward on Georgia Central University's basketball team, has gone missing, and Nick Stirling, a PI out of Atlanta, has been hired to find him. The missing person case quickly turns grisly when two women close to Mitch are discovered with their throats slashed. Following leads that take him from a small college town to Atlanta and then to rural Kansas, Stirling unearths a family secret steeped in insanity and violence.
in from the southeast, at about our own altitude. He and I pulled even harder to the right and I lined up my gunsight on one of the frontal silhouettes. It was a very small target. I held my fire. Tom popped off a couple of rounds and ...
Author: Louis Shalako
Publisher: Long Cool One Books
Funnier than Kelly’s Heroes, darker in places than Catch-22, and more irreverent than M*A*S*H, this satirical WW I Royal Flying Corps memoir will leave the reader in stitches and historians shaking their heads. The most aggressive pilot wins. Lieutenant-Colonel Tucker racks up quite a score, and it's not just enemy aircraft either, for the tall and heavily decorated Will Tucker. He likes the ladies and they like him. The fact that he flies against the Red Baron and lives to write his memoirs is just a bonus.
Author: Frances O'Roark DowellPublish On: 2013-08-27
Which was why Kate was not going to feel sorry for Marylin at all, even if she did at that very moment look like the loneliest person in the world. The next morning on the bus to school, Kate sat as far away from Marylin as she could.
Author: Frances O'Roark Dowell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Marylin and Kate find that boys can be just as complicated as friendship in this conclusion to the bestselling Secret Language of Girls trilogy, a “quietly perceptive tour de force” (Kirkus Reviews) from the bestselling author of Dovey Coe and The Secret Language of Girls. Marylin knows that, as a middle school cheerleader, she has certain obligations. She has to smile as she walks down the hall, be friends with the right people, and keep her manicure in tip-top shape. But Marylin is surprised to learn there are also rules about whom she’s allowed to like—and Benjamin, the student body president, is deemed unacceptable. But maybe there is a way to convince the cheerleaders that her interest in Benjamin is for their own good—maybe she’ll pretend that she’s using him to get new cheerleading uniforms! Kate, of course, finds this ludicrous. She is going to like who she likes, thank you very much. And she just so happens to be spending more time than ever with Matthew Holler. But even a girl who marches to the beat of her own guitar strings can play the wrong notes—and are she and Matthew even playing the same song? She’s just not sure. So when Matthew tells Kate that the school’s Audio Lab needs funding from the student government, she decides to do what she can to help him get it. But there isn’t enough money to go around, and it soon becomes clear that only one of the two girls can get her way. Ultimately, though, is it even her way? Or are both girls pushing for something they never really wanted in the first place?
Sorry too, my Hart is in the Rong Place to stop here. So at my wish they Let me Go. Behind it all I shall be sorry for it will be all my own fault. Thanks one and all for Kindness to me. I remain closing with a sad Hart I think what she ...
Author: Victoria Blake
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
In an Italian prison camp in the summer of 1942, British officers captured in Africa are starving. It is in these unpromising circumstances that two men, Michael Armstrong and Harry Maynard, first meet.
(Thing number thirteen: grown-ups who didn't really listen.) ... I started thinking about my parents being gone, feeling rootless, my brother so far away. I wanted to figure some stuff out. I don't think I got very far.
Author: Meg Mitchell Moore
Publisher: Hachette UK
Thirteen-year-old Natalie Gallagher is trying to escape: from her parents' ugly divorce, and from the vicious cyber-bullying of her former best friend. Adrift, confused, she is a girl trying to find her way in a world that seems to either neglect or despise her. Her salvation arrives in an unlikely form: Bridget O'Connell, an Irish maid working for a wealthy Boston family. The catch? Bridget lives only in the pages of a dusty old 1920s diary Natalie unearthed in her mother's basement. But the life she describes is as troubling -- and mysterious -- as the one Natalie is trying to navigate herself, almost a century later. I am writing this down because this is my story. There were only ever two people who knew my secret, and both are gone before me. Who was Bridget, and what became of her? Natalie escapes into the diary, eager to unlock its secrets, and reluctantly accepts the help of library archivist Kathleen Lynch, a widow with her own painful secret: she's estranged from her only daughter. Kathleen sees in Natalie traces of the daughter she has lost, and in Bridget, another spirited young woman at risk. What could an Irish immigrant domestic servant from the 1920s teach them both? As the troubles of a very modern world close in around them, and Natalie's torments at school escalate, the faded pages of Bridget's journal unite the lonely girl and the unhappy widow . . . and might even change their lives forever.
We grew tired of the bar and walked back to my apartment at around eleven that night. When we got there, ... Then the brain switched off and we kissed until we heard the taxi driver honking from what seemed like very far away.
Author: Lisa Wade
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A woman writes about her struggles and insecurities as she tries to establish herself as a supervisor among male subordinates.
As I lay in bed awake I was wondering were you still asleep—There was an ideal instrument of joy wondering about its companion—It didn't tell me—but I guess it— You're very—very—more than very sweet. You're lucky to be so very far away ...
Author: Sarah Greenough
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Literary Collections
Collects the private correspondence between Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, revealing the ups and downs of their marriage, their thoughts on their work, and their friendships with other artists.
Astronomers are searching the sky every night to find planets outside our solar system. Each star could be the sun for an alien ... New York Stars with their own planets might be very far away. The closest star to Earth is more than ...
Author: Paul Halpern
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A introduction to the search for and discovery of planets ouside our solar system and what life may be like on such distant worlds.
It's too far. We couldn't even get into the dock when we got there. And the troops will be there. It's the worst thing we could do. ... He desperately wanted to be away from here but anger and frustration gnawed at his every thought.
Author: Nick McLean
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
The space-race rages on, and Ely is bored. Nothing ever happens in the shadow of Elysium Mons. The grip of Earth governance is weak, distorted by vast distances and the whims of a secretive, elistest organisation. Sir Gregory Jacobsmayer goes to political war and the balance of power is shifting.
“Me too,” Cassie said. “What are those?” Jamie asked as he watched the shuttle remove blister-modules from the outside of the ship. He had not shared his sister's joy in staring out of the observation windows.
Author: F. C. Young
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
The writer brings a fresh view of the world. Through the story, friendships, working relationships and respect between species is explored. The writer has an upbeat voice and empowers young people to live up to their potentials, while respecting the rights of others, even when they are not human.
From the author of The Courage to Care and The Language of Kindness, winner of Costa First Novel Award Christie Watson. 'Come. Let me see you. ... The village we drove past seemed very far away from the compound.
Author: Christie Watson
Publisher: Hachette UK
WINNER OF THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD, BY THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE LANGUAGE OF KINDNESS. 'Everything changed after Mama found Father lying on top of another woman.' Blessing and her brother Ezikiel adore their larger-than-life father, their glamorous mother and their comfortable life in Lagos. But all that changes when their father leaves them for another woman. Their mother is fired from her job at the Royal Imperial Hotel - only married women can work there - and soon they have to quit their air-conditioned apartment to go and live with their grandparents in a compound in the Niger Delta. Adapting to life with a poor countryside family is a shock beyond measure after their privileged upbringing in Lagos. Told in Blessing's own beguiling voice, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away shows how some families can survive almost anything. At times hilarious, always poignant, occasionally tragic, it is peopled with characters you will never forget.
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of ColumbiaPublish On: 2010
Oh , so you are actually in a program , which means that you are doing OK because you are on your way . I mean , you are in a program , people are working with you , they are helping you , you are learning things , you are learning ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia
"The purpose of the hearing today is to examine the criteria used to determine the placement of D.C. Code offenders, as well as to discuss the rehabilitation and reintegration challenges that these individuals face as a result of being in prison so far from their homes and supportive networks."--P. 1.
Soames guessed that it had been damaged in the landing, and they'd made a repair. ... Presently the ground seemed to drop away and Soames found himself staring at a picture which showed the ice-sheet and the sky and—very far away—the ...
Author: Murray Leinster
Publisher: The Floating Press
When an alien spacecraft crashes in Antarctica, four young alien beings from a world known as Planet 5 survive the ordeal. This turn of events throws the humans who rescue the survivors into a profound moral quandary. If they attempt to help the children return to their home planet, will they set off an interstellar war?
“Are we very far now from my Aunt Wotherspoon's?” she asked. Whereupon Jeremy, abashed, took refuge in the commonplace. The open gate through which she had strayed was reached all too quickly. When she had passed through she made him a ...
Author: William J. Locke
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Reproduction of the original: Far-away Stories by William J. Locke
You really should get licensed to fly,” Ed said, and while he meant it supportively and with admiration, Leah's smile ... they were freezing to death in subzero weather, still stateside but no doubt feeling very far from home and peace.
Author: Michael Koryta
Publisher: Hachette UK
New York Times bestselling "master" of American thriller writing Michael Koryta returns with an electrifying new novel about a mother seeking to reconnect with her children after a terrible trial tears their family apart Nina Morgan’s bloodstained car was found a decade ago on a lonely Florida road. Forensic evidence suggested she’d been murdered, although her body was never found. Her disappearance left her infant children to the care of their father. Once a pilot, mother, wife, and witness to a gruesome crime, Nina had to flee her old life to save her family. She reinvented herself as Leah Trenton, a guide in the Allagash Wilderness in northern Maine. She never expected to see her children again, but now tragedy has returned them to her—only they have no idea that she’s their mother—and delivered all of them back into danger. “Aunt Leah” will need some help, and an old ally has a suggestion: an enigmatic young hitman named Dax Blackwell. Never Far Away is a thrilling collision between old sins and new dreams, where the wills and ingenuity of a broken family will be tested against all odds.
She smiled wryly, feeling that she was being extremely sentimental. Three years ago, Gu Xizhou had never seen her like this, let alone three years later. Moreover, just a few minutes ago, he had asked the servants to fix up the bed she ...
Author: Jiong Bao
After so many years, Ye Yining saw Gu Xizhou again. He was just like the aloof and proud youth from many years ago. He had passed through the time when people went to live, and it seemed that he came only for her. Only, there was no longer any reflection that belonged to her in his eyes. He was clearly the lover he loved the most, but now, he was standing not too far away from her, yet his words were like a heavy hammer that struck her heart one word at a time.