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Blue Skin of the Sea

By Graham Salisbury
  • ISBN Code: : 0307514692
  • Publisher : Laurel Leaf
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 464
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  • Pdf : blue-skin-of-the-sea.pdf

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Eleven interlinked stories tell the tale of a boy coming of age in Kailua-Kona, a Hawaiian fishing village. Sonny Mendoza is a little different from the rest of the men in his family. Salisbury explores characters like Aunty Pearl, a full-blooded Hawaiian as regal as the queens of old; cool Jack, from L.A., who starts a gang and dares Sonny to be brave enough, cruel enough, to join; mysterious Melanie, who steals his heart; and Deeps, the shark hunter. But the most memorable character is the sea itself: inviting, unpredictable, deadly. Mendoza men are brave men, but Sonny's courage is of a different kind. Why can't he love and trust the water as the men of his family are meant to do?

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  • Pdf File: house-of-the-red-fish.pdf

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1943, one year after the end of Under the Blood-Red Sun, Tomi’s Papa and Grandpa are still under arrest, and the paradise of Hawaii now lives in fear—waiting for another attack, while trying to recover from Pearl Harbor. As a Japanese American, Tomi and his family have new enemies everywhere, vigilantes who suspect all Japanese. Tomi finds hope in his goal of raising Papa’s fishing boat, sunk in the canal by the Army on the day of the attack. To Tomi, raising Papa’s boat is a sign of faith that Papa and Grandpa will return. It’s an impossible task, but Tomi is determined. For just as he now has new enemies, his struggle to raise the boat brings unexpected allies and friends.

The Sea, The Sea (Vintage Classics Murdoch Series)

By Iris Murdoch
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1409043584
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 816
  • Pdf File: the-sea-the-sea.pdf

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''I saw a monster rising from the waves.' **A BBC BETWEEN THE COVERS BIG JUBILEE READ PICK** **Winner of the Man Booker Prize 1978** Charles Arrowby has determined to spend the rest of his days in hermit-like contemplation. He buys a mysteriously damp house on the coast, far from the heady world of the theatre where he made his name, and there he swims in the sea, eats revolting meals and writes his memoirs. But then he meets his childhood sweetheart Hartley, and memories of her lovely, younger self crowd in - along with more recent lovers and friends - to disrupt his self-imposed exile. So instead of 'learning to be good', Charles proceeds to demonstrate how very bad he can be. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DAISY JOHNSON VINTAGE CLASSICS MURDOCH: Funny, subversive, fearless and fiercely intelligent, Iris Murdoch was one of the great writers of the twentieth century. To celebrate her centenary Vintage Classics presents special editions of her greatest and most timeless novels.

Economy and State

By Nina Bandelj,Elizabeth Sowers
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 0745658830
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 643
  • Pdf File: economy-and-state.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Should governments be involved in economic affairs? Challenging prevailing wisdom about the benefits of self-regulating markets, Nina Bandelj and Elizabeth Sowers offer a uniquely sociological perspective to emphasize that states can never be divorced from economy. From defining property rights and regulating commodification of labor to setting corporate governance standards and international exchange rules, the state continuously manages the functioning of markets and influences economic outcomes for individuals, firms and nations. The authors bring together classical interventions and cutting-edge contemporary research in economic sociology to discuss six broad areas of economy/state connection: property, money, labor, firms, national economic growth, and global economic exchange. A wealth of empirical examples and illustrations reveals that even if the nature of state influence on economy varies across contexts, it is always dependent on social forces. This accessible and engaging book will be essential reading for upper-level students of economic sociology, and those interested in the major economic dilemmas of our times. .

Sea Change

By Aimee Friedman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 0545231981
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 708
  • Pdf File: sea-change.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Lifetime Original Movie! New York Times bestselling author Aimee Friedman is back, with her signature combination of warmth and humor. And with this book, she adds a touch of fantasy . . . Sixteen-year-old Miranda Merchant is great at science . . . and not so great with boys. After major drama with her boyfriend and (now ex) best friend, she's happy to spend the summer on small, mysterious Selkie Island, helping her mother sort out her late grandmother's estate. There, Miranda finds new friends and an island with a mysterious, mystical history, presenting her with facts her logical, scientific mind can't make sense of. She also meets Leo, who challenges everything she thought she knew about boys, friendship . . . and reality.

The Secret Under My Skin

By Janet McNaughton
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 1443453005
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 175
  • Pdf File: the-secret-under-my-skin.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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Ultimate Sports

By Donald R. Gallo
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Laurel Leaf
  • Book Code : 0307568431
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 332
  • Pdf File: ultimate-sports.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A knockout collection of 16 original stories featuring young adults playing basketball and football, running track and cross-country, and training for the triathlon. Challenges abound in water sports, racquetball and tennis, boxing and wrestling, and the "ultimate" sport of the future.

Night of the Howling Dogs

By Graham Salisbury
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wendy Lamb Books
  • Book Code : 0375890874
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 916
  • Pdf File: night-of-the-howling-dogs.pdf

Book Short Summary:

DYLAN'S SCOUT TROOP goes camping in Halape, a remote spot below the volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. The only thing wrong with the weekend on a beautiful, peaceful beach is Louie, a tough older boy. Louie and Dylan just can't get along.That night an earthquake rocks the camp, and then a wave rushes in, sweeping everyone and everything before it. Dylan and Louie must team up on a dangerous rescue mission. The next hours are an amazing story of survival and the true meaning of leadership.

Calvin Coconut: Man Trip

By Graham Salisbury
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wendy Lamb Books
  • Book Code : 0375897976
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 408
  • Pdf File: calvin-coconut.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Calvin and his Mom's boyfriend, Ledward, are good friends. When Ledward wins plane tickets, he invites Calvin to go on a man trip—they'll fly to Hawaii, the Big Island, for a day, and go deep-sea fishing. Wow! Calvin's never been on a plane, or any boat but his skiff. What a day—Calvin catches his first big fish, an ono. But that's nothing compared to what happens when Ledward hooks a huge, and very angry marlin that charges the boat!

Calvin Coconut: Kung Fooey

By Graham Salisbury
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wendy Lamb Books
  • Book Code : 0375897968
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 932
  • Pdf File: calvin-coconut.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Calvin Coconut's fourth grade class meets Benni Obi, a weird and likable new kid. Benny brags about knowing kung fu, wears mirrored sunglasses, eats worms, crickets, and chocolate-covered scorpions, and says all the wrong things to bully Tito. Uh-oh. Meanwhile, the neighborhood kids and pets clear the road—Calvin's babysitter Stella is learning how to drive. She's got a lead foot. Readers will enjoy the humor in Kung Fooey as Calvin's smarts and courage help him learn something new about standing up for friends, and facing a bully.

Calvin Coconut #9: Extra Famous

By Graham Salisbury
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wendy Lamb Books
  • Book Code : 0307974278
  • Total of Pages : 92
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 635
  • Pdf File: calvin-coconut-9.pdf

Book Short Summary:

There are zombies at Kailua beach!! Well, kind of. Fourth-grader Calvin Coconut and his friends have been recruited by Benny Obi (the boy from Kung Fooey who liked to tell crazy stories and ate bugs) to be extras in his uncle's movie: Zombie Zoomba! And who ends up with an actual part? Calvin's babysitter, Stella.

Families in Children's Literature

By Nancy Lee Cecil,Patricia Roberts
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Book Code : 1563083132
  • Total of Pages : 148
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 967
  • Pdf File: families-in-children-s-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Lists and describes children's literature that portrays family life