Description : Looks at the art of letter writing as a child corresponds with her Gramps, who lives on the other side of her island. Explains how styles of letters and letter writing have changed throughout the centuries. Suggested level: primary.
Description : NO LIGHT IN THE DARK When Stanley Knowles was seventeen years old, he fought with his father who was abusing his mother. Stanley was badly beaten and left home to work in the northern territories. He only returned home once when his mother died. He worked as a laborer in the north for seventeen years and was presently in his fourth year at Fort McMurray in the oil patch. One day, without warning, the power goes off; there was no lighting, electronic equipment did not work, and even motor vehicles would not start. As day after day passed and there was still no power, Stan, who was highly intelligent, began to worry. What if? he thought, and supposing it never came back, he decided to prepare as best he could for a long siege. He used cash he had removed from his bank and bought all the supplies he could find. People started arriving at the farm singly and in groups, and all those who sought help were welcomed to stay. Stanley had men, including most of his neighbors who were staying at the farm, build living quarters using material salvaged from demolished buildings. A small group of men attacked the farm looking for food but as the residents were armed, they were beaten off. Stan organized guard posts on the roads near the farm and had a group mounted on horseback and armed with shotguns, ready to respond to any emergency. Armed gangs roamed the countryside seeking food, but over the years, the numbers grew less and less. UNDER AN ASSUMED NAME Sgt. Herman Hines is drunk in a Saigon bar when an American reporter called him the number one American killer. Herman downs the reporter with one blow and leaves the bar, but is immediately arrested by MPs. He is quickly charged with divulging state secrets and when advised by his council pleads guilty. He is sent to a military prison in North Carolina for three years. Herman serves the full sentence and, when he is released, finds work at a crab dock in Pamlico County. All goes well for some time, then federal agents tell him he must do one more killing for his country. He is ready to make the shot when he sees the agent who accompanied him as spotter pointing a gun at him. Sergeant Hines kills the agent and manages to escape a trap that had been planned for him.
Description : Tyson is determined to hunt an elk — even if it means sneaking his grandpa out of a nursing home — in a debut novel sparked with dry wit and wilderness adventure. Thirteen-year-old Tyson loves hanging out with his roughneck Grandpa Gene, who’s a lot more fun than Tyson’s ex–best friend, Brighton. These days, Bright just wants to be seen with the cool jocks who make fun of Tyson’s Taylor Swift obsession and dorky ways. So when Grandpa Gene has to move to a nursing home that can manage his kidney disease, Tyson feels like he’s losing his only friend. Not only that, but Tyson was counting on Grandpa Gene to take him on his first big hunt. So in defiance of Mom and Dad’s strict orders, and despite reports of a scary, stalking, man-eating grizzly named Sandy, the two sneak off to the Grand Tetons. Yes, there will be action, like shooting and dressing a six-hundred-pound elk. Is Tyson tough enough? There will be heart-pounding suspense: is Grandpa Gene too sick to handle the hunt, miles away from help? And, oh yes, there will be bears. . . .
Description : This novel has a pronounced Christian theme but centers on notions, such as forgiveness, that are all-inclusive. Louise doesnt focus on the mystery of who shot Paul, but still has fun by teasing plot twists. At its best, an engaging story of surviving tragedy with a universal, moral message. Kirkus Review Because of mistaken identity, Edmond was severely beaten, shot, and left for dead. They left him with a loss of memory. As he worked on regaining his identity and learning who tried to kill him and why, he meets and helps Denise who is struggling in her endeavors to forgive her deceased husband for his infidelity, and her grandmother for her adulterous affair. When Denise learns of her husbands death, she also learns someone wanted to assassinate him. Two people who she loved dearly had betrayed her trust and it became difficult for her to trust again. The old adage, Time heals all wounds, did not apply to Denises life. Her wounds were not healing with time. There were times when she felt numb, paralyzed from a life of people whom she loved, but she felt that love in her life was a world filled with deception. While both Denise and Edmond worked through the challenges in their lives, they learned the truth about the attempt on Edmonds life. The attempted assassination of Denises husband changed their lives forever.
Description : This book will show you how to embrace the language of death... it will help you to accept it more readily and stop your fear of it. You will look at death in a completely different way after reading this book.
Description : Hairy little critters live almost everywhere around the world, from dry deserts and soggy swamps to mountain slopes and dark, dense forests.
Description : For Amos, Scott, and Mungo, the nightmare caught up with them on their way home from school. If the boys could have predicted the terrible outcome of that meeting, they would have gotten away from Cindy as fast as they could.
Description : It can't be true! Did Uncle Tease really just say that he's getting married? It's the worst news twins Dorrie and D.J. have ever heard. After all, a new wife obviously means their uncle won't have time for them anymore. The twins put their heads together and come up with the perfect plan to break up the romance.
Description : Throughout the years, animals and people have formed special frienships with one another. Some animals have helped people do their daily work, and many people have taken care of sick or injured animals.