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Jake's Tower

By Elizabeth Laird
  • ISBN Code: : 0330477900
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf : jake-s-tower.pdf

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'It's good that I've found this secret place . . . No one can get to to me up there. It's totally safe.' In real life, Jake is never safe. He lives in constant fear of his mother's violent boyfriend. But in his imaginary tower he can dream up his own father - the stranger who gave him a cuddle and a fluffy duck the day he was born and went away for ever. Jake doesn't believe dreams ever come true. But sometimes they do - in strange and surprising ways. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, Jake's Tower by Elizabeth Laird is a powerful and moving novel that spotlights the issue of domestic abuse.

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  • Pdf File: jake-s-preacher-gig.pdf

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"Jake's Preacher Gig" is a two-part story that focuses on characters from three separate families, tracking the daily life of the principle character, Reverend Jake Millsaps. The story takes place at picturesque but fictitious Hyacinth College in Plant City, in East Tennessee. The time period is the 1989-1990 school year. One of Jake's primary duties is to develop a drug intervention program to combat the college's flagging enrollment. The point of view of this tale is unique: we see all action though the eyes of a group of stumbling demons. Our demons do not dispense curses, nor do they commit any physical mayhem. They exist only in the spiritual dimension and use their powers of suggestion to try to influence events in Jake's day-to-day life. Their purpose is to encourage chaos to undermine Jake's effectiveness as campus pastor.

How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls

By David Hu
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 0691184089
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 140
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Discovering the secrets of animal movement and what they can teach us Insects walk on water, snakes slither, and fish swim. Animals move with astounding grace, speed, and versatility: how do they do it, and what can we learn from them? In How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls, David Hu takes readers on an accessible, wondrous journey into the world of animal motion. From basement labs at MIT to the rain forests of Panama, Hu shows how animals have adapted and evolved to traverse their environments, taking advantage of physical laws with results that are startling and ingenious. In turn, the latest discoveries about animal mechanics are inspiring scientists to invent robots and devices that move with similar elegance and efficiency. Hu follows scientists as they investigate a multitude of animal movements, from the undulations of sandfish and the way that dogs shake off water in fractions of a second to the seemingly crash-resistant characteristics of insect flight. Not limiting his exploration to individual organisms, Hu describes the ways animals enact swarm intelligence, such as when army ants cooperate and link their bodies to create bridges that span ravines. He also looks at what scientists learn from nature’s unexpected feats—such as snakes that fly, mosquitoes that survive rainstorms, and dead fish that swim upstream. As researchers better understand such issues as energy, flexibility, and water repellency in animal movement, they are applying this knowledge to the development of cutting-edge technology. Integrating biology, engineering, physics, and robotics, How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls demystifies the remarkable mechanics behind animal locomotion.

Paradise End

By Elizabeth Laird
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 033047796X
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 431
  • Pdf File: paradise-end.pdf

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Paradise End by Elizabeth Laird, author of The Fastest Boy in the World, is the story of an unlikely friendship between two girls who both long for a different life. Carly often finds herself gazing through the gates of Paradise End. She fantasizes about discovering that she was swapped at birth, and is in fact the rightful owner of the beautiful, empty mansion. She longs to escape the three-bedroom semi she shares with her ordinary parents, her revolting brother and annoying sister, to go and live in the palatial luxury of the fascinating house. Then she meets Tia, the daughter of the new tenant of Paradise End, and Carly begins to realize that life behind the impressive pillars and long, elegant windows isn't anything like her dream.

Secrets of The Fearless

By Elizabeth Laird
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 0330528904
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 582
  • Pdf File: secrets-of-the-fearless.pdf

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When twelve-year-old John Barr is forced to join the navy his life takes a dangerous turn. As he trains to become a powder monkey on board the mighty HMS Fearless, he soon learns that the ship hides many secrets. Thrust into a sinister world of spies and covert operations, John must go ashore accompanied by fellow shipmate Kit. But when their mission goes awry, the friends are abandoned and watch from the shore as the Fearless sail away. Can they now survive behind enemy lines? Secrets of the Fearless is a heart-stopping naval adventure of spies and secrets on the high seas.

The Dark Tower III

By Stephen King
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501141414
  • Total of Pages : 608
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 423
  • Pdf File: the-dark-tower-iii.pdf

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The third volume in the #1 nationally bestselling Dark Tower Series, involving the enigmatic Roland (the last gunfighter) and his ongoing quest for the Dark Tower, is “Stephen King at his best” (School Library Journal). Several months have passed since The Drawing of the Three, and in The Waste Lands, Roland’s two new tet-mates have become trained gunslingers. Eddie Dean has given up heroin, and Odetta’s two selves have joined, becoming the stronger and more balanced personality of Susannah Dean. But Roland altered ka by saving the life of Jake Chambers, a boy who—in Roland’s world—has already died. Now Roland and Jake exist in different worlds, but they are joined by the same madness: the paradox of double memories. Roland, Susannah, and Eddie must draw Jake into Mid-World and then follow the Path of the Beam all the way to the Dark Tower. There are new evils…new dangers to threaten Roland’s little band in the devastated city of Lud and the surrounding wastelands, as well as horrific confrontations with Blaine the Mono, the piratical Gasher, and the frightening Tick-Tock Man. The Dark Tower Series continues to show Stephen King as a master of his craft. What lands, what peoples has he visited that are so unreachable to us except in the pages of his incredible books? Now Roland’s strange odyssey continues. The Waste Lands follows The Gunslinger and The Drawing of the Three as the third volume in what may be the most extraordinary and imaginative cycle of tales in the English language.

The Dark Tower Boxed Set

By Stephen King
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501175637
  • Total of Pages : 4720
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 681
  • Pdf File: the-dark-tower-boxed-set.pdf

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For the first time ever as a complete ebook series, all of Stephen King’s eight Dark Tower novels—one of the most acclaimed and popular series of all time. Special bonus: The ebook boxed set now includes The Complete Concordance, a user’s guide to the Dark Tower world. Set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace, The Dark Tower series features one of Stephen King’s most powerful creations—The Gunslinger—a haunting figure who embodies the qualities of the lone hero through the ages, from ancient myth to frontier Western legend. As Roland crosses a desert of damnation in a treacherous world that is a twisted image of our own, he moves ever closer to the Dark Tower of his dreams—and nightmares. This stunning, must-have collection includes: The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger; The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three; The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands; The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass; The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole; The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla; The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah; and The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower. The perfect keepsake for Stephen King fans, The Dark Tower 8-Book Boxed Set is the most extraordinary and imaginative cycle of tales in the English language from “the reigning King of American popular literature” (Los Angeles Daily News).

Fall of Angels

By L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
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  • Publisher : Tor Fantasy
  • Book Code : 1429995327
  • Total of Pages : 608
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 846
  • Pdf File: fall-of-angels.pdf

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L.E. Modesitt, Jr.'s Fall of Angels continues his bestselling fantasy series the Saga of Recluce, which is one of the most popular in contemporary epic fantasy. Nylan, an engineer and builder, plans to raise a great tower on the plateau known as the Roof of the World. Here, he and the exiled women warriors will live and survive to fulfill their destiny, spawning a revolutionary new society. But Nylan must learn to control his growing power in order to do so—before the lowland amies can obliterate them all. “An intriguing fantasy in a fascinating world.”—Robert Jordan, New York Times bestselling author of The Wheel of Time® series Saga of Recluce #1 The Magic of Recluce / #2 The Towers of Sunset / #3 The Magic Engineer / #4 The Order War / #5 The Death of Chaos / #6 Fall of Angels / #7 The Chaos Balance / #8 The White Order / #9 Colors of Chaos / #10 Magi’i of Cyador / #11 Scion of Cyador / #12 Wellspring of Chaos / #13 Ordermaster / #14 Natural Order Mage / #15 Mage-Guard of Hamor / #16 Arms-Commander / #17 Cyador’s Heirs / #18 Heritage of Cyador /#19 The Mongrel Mage / #20 Outcasts of Order / #21 The Mage-Fire War (forthcoming) Story Collection: Recluce Tales Other Series by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. The Imager Portfolio The Corean Chronicles The Spellsong Cycle The Ghost Books The Ecolitan Matter At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Tudor Tales: The Prince, the Cook and the Cunning King

By Terry Deary
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472952189
  • Total of Pages : 72
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 216
  • Pdf File: tudor-tales.pdf

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From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... King Henry VII is a mean and ruthless king and when a young boy named Lambert Simnel lays claim to the throne, Henry is furious. Lambert is no match for the powerful king – can he escape the extraordinary punishment he faces? Terry Deary's Tudor Tales explore the infamous world of the Tudors through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. These stories feature real people and take place in some of the most recognisable Tudor settings. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.

Death In Daytime

By Eileen Davidson
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 9781440640018
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 956
  • Pdf File: death-in-daytime.pdf

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Alexis Peterson’s days are filled with scheming, backstabbing, adultery, and murder. She is a soap opera star, after all. But lately there’s even more death and danger off the set. Alexis is proud of the work she does on The Yearning Tide, one of the most successful shows in the history of daytime drama. Her professionalism and talent have kept her playing one of the most important characters on the show. But the new head writer, Marcy Blanchard, blames Alex for stealing the love of her life and is sabotaging her at every turn. Afraid that her character will end up in an eternal coma, Alexis confronts Marcy with an off-screen, off-the-handle catfight. So when her nemesis is later found bludgeoned to death, Alexis becomes the prime suspect. Now she’ll have to act the part of detective. Alexis knows she has just one life to live—and she’s not going to spend it behind bars. “Readers will be thrilled with the unexpected twists and turns of the plot.”—Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott on The Young and the Restless)