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Orbiting Jupiter

Author : Gary D. Schmidt
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Page : 197 pages
File Size : 19,24 MB
Release : 2015
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 054446222X

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"Jack, 12, tells the gripping story of Joseph, 14, who joins his family as a foster child. Damaged in prison, Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen. When Joseph has begun to believe he'll have a future,he is confronted by demons from his past that force a tragic sacrifice"--

Game Changer

Author : Tommy Greenwald
Publisher : Abrams
Page : 206 pages
File Size : 29,95 MB
Release : 2018-09-11
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 1683353927

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A mysterious football accident sends a high school reeling in this award-winning multimedia-format novel from Tommy Greenwald Thirteen-year-old Teddy Youngblood is in a coma, fighting for his life after an unspecified football injury at training camp. His family and friends flock to his bedside to support his recovery—and to discuss the events leading up to the tragic accident. Was this the inevitable result of playing a violent sport, or did something more sinister happen on the field that day? Told in an innovative multimedia format combining dialogue, texts, newspaper articles, interview transcripts, an online forum, and Teddy’s inner thoughts, Game Changer explores the joyous thrills and terrifying risks of America’s most popular sport.

The Wednesday Wars

Author : Gary D. Schmidt
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Page : 313 pages
File Size : 24,50 MB
Release : 2007
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 0618724834

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During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns muchof value about the world he lives in.

Just Like That

Author : Gary D. Schmidt
Publisher : Clarion Books
Page : 403 pages
File Size : 23,97 MB
Release : 2021-01-05
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 0544084772

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In this poignant, perceptive, witty novel, Gary D. Schmidt brings authenticity and emotion to multiple plot strands, weaving in themes of grief, loss, redemption, achievement, and love. Following the death of her closest friend in summer 1968, Meryl Lee Kowalski goes off to St. Elene's Preparatory Academy for Girls, where she struggles to navigate the venerable boarding school's traditions and a social structure heavily weighted toward students from wealthy backgrounds. In a parallel story, Matt Coffin has wound up on the Maine coast near St. Elene's with a pillowcase full of money lifted from the leader of a criminal gang, fearing the gang's relentless, destructive pursuit. Both young people gradually dispel their loneliness, finding a way to be hopeful and also finding each other.

What Came from the Stars

Author : Gary D. Schmidt
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Page : 308 pages
File Size : 33,53 MB
Release : 2012
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 0547612133

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In a desperate attempt for survival, a peaceful civilization on a faraway planet besieged by a dark lord sends its most precious gift across the cosmos into the lunchbox of Tommy Pepper, sixth grader, of Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Trouble

Author : Gary D. Schmidt
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 29,79 MB
Release : 2010-04-12
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 0547487738

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“Henry Smith’s father told him that if you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you.” But Trouble comes careening down the road one night in the form of a pickup truck that strikes Henry’s older brother, Franklin. In the truck is Chay Chouan, a young Cambodian from Franklin’s preparatory school, and the accident sparks racial tensions in the school—and in the well-established town where Henry’s family has lived for generations. Caught between anger and grief, Henry sets out to do the only thing he can think of: climb Mt. Katahdin, the highest mountain in Maine, which he and Franklin were going to climb together. Along with Black Dog, whom Henry has rescued from drowning, and a friend, Henry leaves without his parents’ knowledge. The journey, both exhilarating and dangerous, turns into an odyssey of discovery about himself, his older sister, Louisa, his ancestry, and why one can never escape from Trouble.

The Trouble in Me

Author : Jack Gantos
Publisher : Macmillan
Page : 223 pages
File Size : 33,29 MB
Release : 2015-09
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 0374379955

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"Fourteen-year-old Jack falls under the spell of a delinquent Florida neighbor and gets way more trouble than he bargained for"--

Jupiter Meets Uranus

Author : Anne Whitaker
Publisher : American Federation of Astr
Page : 186 pages
File Size : 30,78 MB
Release : 2009-04
Category : Aquarius (Astrology)
ISBN : 086690574X

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Jupiter and Uranus meet every 14 years. When they do, revolution and innovation join forces with restless exploration and the quest for knowledge.The result is always exciting, educational and unpredictable. Or is it? Anne Whitaker, never one to take anything at its face value, decided late in 1996 that she would observe the effects of this approaching planetary event and investigate whether it lived up to its reputation according to the textbooks. Her method was straightforward: watch world events around the time of the conjunction, and during the rest of 1997; find some volunteers with the 5 Aquarius 55 Hot Spot highlighted by in their natal horoscope; collect their stories during the year of the conjunction; and determine whether the "Jupiter-Uranus effect" could be detected in their lives. As Ken Gillman writes in the foreword, "This is a study of real-life astrology." Nine of the original 17 volunteers stayed with the study throughout. Their disrupted, exciting, turbulent life stories form the core of this vivid exploration of the interface between planetary activity and human life, during a period in which the startling announcement of the birth of Dolly the Sheep in February 1997 indicated that advances in cloning and genetic engineering were taking us on a voyage never before undertaken by humanity. This highly original book, written in a pacy and accessible style, will be of particular interest to research- minded students. It will also appeal to astrologers looking for specific evidence that the personal and collective lives of humankind respond in the same core way to the great music of the spheres, played throughout space and time by the planets in their cycles.

Mandy (rpkg)

Author : Julie Andrews Edwards
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 292 pages
File Size : 19,30 MB
Release : 1989
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 0064402967

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An orphan finds a tiny, deserted cottage in the woods and works in secret to make it her own special home.

Orbiting the Sun

Author : Fred Lawrence Whipple
Publisher :
Page : 364 pages
File Size : 25,53 MB
Release : 1981
Category : Earth
ISBN :

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Incorporates data collected by the Viking, Mariner, Voyager, Pioneer, and Russian space missions and is accompanied by spectacular photographs.