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Beyond the Chocolate War

By Robert Cormier
  • ISBN Code: : 0307834263
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Pdf : beyond-the-chocolate-war.pdf

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The school year is almost at an end, and the chocolate sale is ancient history. But no one at Trinity School can forget the Chocolate War. Devious Archie Costello, commander of the secret school organization called the Vigils, still has some torturous assignments to hand out before he graduates. In spite of this pleasure, Archie is troubled that his right-hand man, Obie, has started to move away from the Vigils. Luckily Archie knows his stooges will fix that. But Obie has some plans of his own.

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  • Pdf File: watch-over-me.pdf

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A modern ghost story about trauma and survival, Watch Over Me is the much-anticipated new novel from the Printz Award-winning author of We Are Okay ★ “Gripping; an emotion-packed must-read.” –Kirkus, starred review ★ “A painfully compelling gem from a masterful creator.” –Booklist, starred review ★ “Moving, unsettling, and full of atmospheric beauty.” –SLJ, starred review Mila is used to being alone. Maybe that’s why she said yes. Yes to a second chance in this remote place, among the flowers and the fog and the crash of waves far below. But she hadn’t known about the ghosts. Newly graduated from high school, Mila has aged out of the foster care system. So when she’s offered a teaching job and a place to live on an isolated part of the Northern California coast, she immediately accepts. Maybe she will finally find a new home—a real home. The farm is a refuge, but it’s also haunted by the past. And Mila’s own memories are starting to rise to the surface. Nina LaCour, the Printz Award–winning author of We Are Okay, delivers another emotional knockout with Watch Over Me about trauma and survival, chosen family and rebirth.

My Uncle Oswald

By Roald Dahl
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101605421
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 255
  • Pdf File: my-uncle-oswald.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Meet Oswald Hendryks Cornelius, Roald Dahl's most disgraceful and extraordinary character . . . Aside from being thoroughly debauched, strikingly attractive and astonishingly wealthy, Uncle Oswald was the greatest bounder, bon vivant and fornicator of all time. In this instalment of his scorchingly frank memoirs he tells of his early career and erotic education at the hands of a number of enthusiastic teachers, of discovering the invigorating properties of the Sudanese Blister Beetle, and of the gorgeous Yasmin Howcomely, his electrifying partner in a most unusual series of thefts . . . 'Raunchy and cheeky entertainment' Sunday Express 'Immense fun' Daily Telegraph Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.

In the Middle of the Night

By Robert Cormier
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  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Book Code : 0307532526
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 717
  • Pdf File: in-the-middle-of-the-night.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Denny answered the phone. He was forbidden to ever answer the phone, but at 16, he figured his dad’s rule was just stupid. And Denny is soon plunged into a terrifying ordeal of revenge and madness for a horrific incident that happened 25 years before.

All for Nothing

By Walter Kempowski
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  • Publisher : Granta Books
  • Book Code : 1847087221
  • Total of Pages : 343
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 228
  • Pdf File: all-for-nothing.pdf

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In January 1945, the German army is retreating from the Russian advance. Germans are fleeing the occupied territories in their thousands, in cars and carts and on foot. But in a rural East Prussian manor house, the wealthy von Globig family seals itself off from the world. Protected from the deprivation and chaos around them, they make no preparations to leave until a decision to harbour a stranger for the night begins their undoing. Finally joining the great trek west, the remaining members of the family face at last the catastrophic consequences of the war. Profoundly evocative of the period, sympathetic yet painfully honest about the motivations of its characters, All for Nothing is a devastating portrait of the complicities and denials of the German people as the Third Reich comes to an end.

Crooked

By Laura McNeal,Tom McNeal
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  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 9780307433244
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 261
  • Pdf File: crooked.pdf

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A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age A California Book Award Winner for Juvenile Literature An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults A Booklist Top Ten Youth Romance Clara Wilson and Amos MacKenzie are finding their lives turned upside down: by each other, by fickle friendships, by failing families, and by the two meanest brothers in town. As the pressures of high school and home life collide, Clara and Amos struggle to maintain their identities amid the chaos. Honesty may be the answer...but it can be awfully hard to find.

Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm

By Stephen Harrod Buhner
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1591438365
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 128
  • Pdf File: plant-intelligence-and-the-imaginal-realm.pdf

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A manual for opening the doors of perception and directly engaging the intelligence of the Natural World • Provides exercises to directly perceive and interact with the complex, living, self-organizing being that is Gaia • Reveals that every life form on Earth is highly intelligent and communicative • Examines the ecological function of invasive plants, bacterial resistance to antibiotics, psychotropic plants and fungi, and the human species In Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm, Stephen Harrod Buhner reveals that all life forms on Earth possess intelligence, language, a sense of I and not I, and the capacity to dream. He shows that by consciously opening the doors of perception, we can reconnect with the living intelligences in Nature as kindred beings, become again wild scientists, nondomesticated explorers of a Gaian world just as Goethe, Barbara McClintock, James Lovelock, and others have done. For as Einstein commented, “We cannot solve the problems facing us by using the same kind of thinking that created them.” Buhner explains how to use analogical thinking and imaginal perception to directly experience the inherent meanings that flow through the world, that are expressed from each living form that surrounds us, and to directly initiate communication in return. He delves deeply into the ecological function of invasive plants, bacterial resistance to antibiotics, psychotropic plants and fungi, and, most importantly, the human species itself. He shows that human beings are not a plague on the planet, they have a specific ecological function as important to Gaia as that of plants and bacteria. Buhner shows that the capacity for depth connection and meaning-filled communication with the living world is inherent in every human being. It is as natural as breathing, as the beating of our own hearts, as our own desire for intimacy and love. We can change how we think and in so doing begin to address the difficulties of our times.

A Year of Marvellous Ways

By Sarah Winman
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  • Publisher : Tinder Press
  • Book Code : 0755390946
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 809
  • Pdf File: a-year-of-marvellous-ways.pdf

Book Short Summary:

*A Richard & Judy Bookclub Pick Spring 2016* A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS is the unforgettable and completely captivating new novel from Sarah Winman, author of the international bestseller WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT and a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller. Marvellous Ways is eighty-nine years old and has lived alone in a remote Cornish creek for nearly all her life. Lately she's taken to spending her days sitting on a mooring stone by the river with a telescope. She's waiting for something - she's not sure what, but she'll know it when she sees it. Drake is a young soldier left reeling by the Second World War. When his promise to fulfil a dying man's last wish sees him wash up in Marvellous' creek, broken in body and spirit, the old woman comes to his aid. A Year of Marvellous Ways is a glorious, life-affirming story about the magic in everyday life and the pull of the sea, the healing powers of storytelling and sloe gin, love and death and how we carry on when grief comes snapping at our heels.

Robert Cormier

By Adrienne E. Gavin
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1137284889
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 523
  • Pdf File: robert-cormier.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This compelling New Casebook is the first essay collection devoted to the work of groundbreaking American author Robert Cormier. Written by a team of international children's literature experts, the volume offers a variety of critical and theoretical approaches to the range of Cormier's controversial young adult novels. The newly-commissioned essays explore the author's earlier best-known writings for teenagers as well as his later less critically examined texts, focussing on key issues such as adolescence, identity, bullying and child corruption. Recognizing Cormier's achievement, this long-overdue critical resource is essential reading for anyone with an interest in his influential work and lasting impact on young adult fiction.

The Chocolate War

By Robert Cormier
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  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0307834298
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 961
  • Pdf File: the-chocolate-war.pdf

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One of the most controversial YA novels of all time, The Chocolate War is a modern masterpiece that speaks to fans of S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders and John Knowles’s A Separate Peace. After suffering rejection from seven major publishers, The Chocolate War made its debut in 1974, and quickly became a bestselling—and provocative—classic for young adults. This chilling portrait of an all-boys prep school casts an unflinching eye on the pitfalls of conformity and corruption in our most elite cultural institutions. “Masterfully structured and rich in theme; the action is well crafted, well timed, suspenseful.”—The New York Times Book Review “The characterizations of all the boys are superb.”—School Library Journal, starred review “Compellingly immediate. . . . Readers will respect the uncompromising ending.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review An ALA Best Book for Young Adults A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Editor’s Choice A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year

A Study Guide for Robert Cormier's The Chocolate War

By Gale, Cengage Learning
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  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 1410335607
  • Total of Pages : 15
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 772
  • Pdf File: a-study-guide-for-robert-cormier-s-the-chocolate-war.pdf

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A Study Guide for Robert Cormier's "The Chocolate War," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Stories and Society

By Dennis Butts
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349221112
  • Total of Pages : 143
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 266
  • Pdf File: stories-and-society.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Children's literature is increasingly exposed to critical debate in England and America. There are indeed a number of histories and surveys of children's literature, but few works exist which discuss the contexts, ideologies and narrative structures of children's stories in a serious and detailed manner, or examine particular case-histories to see how the different forces interact. This is what this collection of essays attempts to do. The topics range from Little Women to Winnie the Pooh and from story forms such as 'The Adventure Story' to 'Fantasy'.