The Last Boy

The Last Boy
Author: Robert H Lieberman
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2003-03-01
ISBN: 1402252226
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Boy Book Excerpt:

Robert Lieberman, the bestselling author of Baby, as well as six other novels, has been called a "talented storyteller" by Kirkus Reviews. Now, Robert joins Sourcebooks Landmark with his stunning new novel, The Last Boy. A spiritual thriller, this utterly compelling novel tells the story of Danny Driscoll, a huggable, enchanting five-year-old boy who one day disappears from his nursery school in Ithaca, New York. Molly, his distraught single mother, begins the feverish search for her missing son. She is aided by Lou Tripoli, a divorced, street-wise cop, with whom she begins to fall in love. As the search stretches on for months, and hope begins to fade, a miracle occurs as little Danny Driscoll comes marching down the streets of his hometown. However, he comes back changed, mature and wise in a way that seems almost impossible for his young age. As Molly and Tripoli search for answers, the townspeople begin to notice a change in Danny, and soon discover that he returns with a message-one that offers a new hope for all of mankind.

The Last Boy

The Last Boy
Author: June Colbert
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2012-09-01
ISBN: 0734413653
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Boy Book Excerpt:

After fourteen-year-old Ben argues with his family, he goes to their bomb shelter, expecting his family will turn up any day to fetch him. However, his wait turns to weeks and when Ben finally emerges he finds that the world is a very different place. Green bodies litter the road, he finds references to the Last Official Day, and realises that he is alone. Living a hand-to-mouth existence and writing in his diary for company, Ben notices strange markings on the road, on fences and on his house. Someone else is alive! When this group of young survivors contacts him, Ben feels uneasy. Conditions for his entry into the group are defined and several children within the group are guarded in the way they speak to Ben. However, after becoming closer to two group members they decide to escape, as they do not like the direction the leaders are taking. One of Ben’s new friends knows something that could cost him his life and the girl has been selected for a breeding program, as girls are in short supply. Written in the form of concise journal entries, this terrifying thriller by established author June Colbert is a timely warning about where our world is heading.

The Last Boy at St Edith s

The Last Boy at St  Edith s
Author: Lee Gjertsen Malone
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-02-23
ISBN: 1481444379
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Boy at St Edith s Book Excerpt:

A seventh grade prankster is determined to escape the all-girls academy where he’s the only boy—by getting expelled—in this “spectacular debut” (Kirkus Reviews) MAX novel that’s perfect for “fans of Jerry Spinelli’s Crash and Loser” (Booklist). Seventh grader Jeremy Miner has a girl problem. Or, more accurately, a girls problem. 475 of them to be exact. That’s how many girls attend his school, St. Edith’s Academy. Jeremy is the only boy left after the school’s brief experiment in co-education. And he needs to get out. His mother—a teacher at the school—won’t let him transfer, so Jeremy takes matters into his own hands: he’s going to get expelled. Together with his best friend Claudia, Jeremy unleashes a series of hilarious pranks in hopes that he’ll get kicked out with minimal damage to his permanent record. But when his stunts start to backfire, Jeremy has to decide how far he’s willing to go and whom he’s willing to knock down to get out the door.

The Last Boy and Girl in the World

The Last Boy and Girl in the World
Author: Siobhan Vivian
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN: 1481452304
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Boy and Girl in the World Book Excerpt:

Originally published in hardcover in 2016 by Simon & Schuster BFYR.

The Last Boys Picked

The Last Boys Picked
Author: Janet Sasson Edgette,Beth Margolis Rupp
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-09-04
ISBN: 1101560835
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Boys Picked Book Excerpt:

Boys who don't play sports are often the targets of bullying, but a boy's worst bully may be the one he can't see: society's expectations about how he should act, how he should relate, and how he should play. Overlooked by a society that reinforces impossible standards of "masculinity," boys who are uninterested in competitive sports or have non-aggressive personalities are often vilified and bullied for being different as they grow up in the shadow of America's obsession with bigger, faster, richer, and stronger. Through a fascinating assortment of in-depth interviews, clinical case studies, and examples from popular literature, Dr. Janet Sasson Edgette and Beth Margolis Rupp illustrate how these boys are relegated to a second-class social status simply because they can't make a free throw or because they can spell better than they can run. Compassionate, empowering, and instructive, The Last Boys Picked will help parents, teachers, coaches, and caregivers identify the social and emotional hurdles that these boys face. It offers specific action steps to help any child build resilience and a healthy self-esteem-and tips for talking to them about their experiences and teaching them to face the schoolyard-and the world-with confidence.

The Lost Boy

The Lost Boy
Author: Rachel Amphlett
Publsiher: Saxon Publishing
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2021-10-11
ISBN: 191349862X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Boy Book Excerpt:

Run. Don’t look back. When a young teenager is stabbed to death at a busy fairground, Detective Mark Turpin is assigned the task of finding the boy’s killer. But this was no random murder. Mark knows the victim, and the man who ordered his death. As he sifts through the young victim’s final days, he uncovers a powerful crime syndicate that will do anything to protect its interests. Then tragedy strikes, and suddenly Mark isn’t just trying to solve a murder – he’s fighting for his own survival. The Lost Boy is the third book in a new murder mystery series from USA Today bestselling author Rachel Amphlett. The Detective Mark Turpin series: 1. None the Wiser 2. Her Final Hour 3. The Lost Boy Detective books, thriller books, crime fiction, crime fiction books, crime fiction authors, British detective series, English detective series, English detective, murder mystery series, book series, hard boiled fiction, noir, mystery series, suspense, thriller, mystery, Oxford, White Horse, small town, rural crime, England, women sleuth, legal thriller, John Grisham, thriller series, mystery series, police procedural, thriller and suspense, crime, police officer, legal, suspense series, crime, financial, murder, theft, death, due justice, deadly, killer, crime fiction, crime novel, kidnapping, serial killers, book, series, women's fiction, detective, contemporary fiction, genre fiction, new release, USA Today, bestselling, Harlan Coben, David Baldacci, Ann Cleeves, Peter James, Michael Connelly, Robert Crais, Ian Rankin, Louise Penny, CJ Box, DK Hood, Rachel Lynch, Mary Stone, MJ Lee, Caroline Mitchell, LJ Ross, Robert Bryndza, Angela Marsons, Patricia Gibney, Carol Wyer, Cara Hunter, Karin Slaughter, Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner, Tess Gerritsen, Ian Rankin, Nick Louth, Steve Cavanagh, Adrian McKinty, Jane Harper

The Lost Boy the Doodlebug and the Mysterious Number 80

The Lost Boy  the Doodlebug and the Mysterious Number 80
Author: Stevie Henden
Publsiher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-03-28
ISBN: 1780885180
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Boy the Doodlebug and the Mysterious Number 80 Book Excerpt:

This is an eclectic and thought-provoking book, best defined as a modern day fairy tale in which the dreams and lives of four people are inexorably linked together across time, bound by love, friendship, heartache and fateDuring the London Blitz a young woman, Iris, has a vision while reading Tarot cards of two lovers in great peril and knows it will be her destiny to help them. Meanwhile Robert, a wounded and repressed Battle of Britain pilot, dreams of happiness and of a love he believes he can never have.In another time, Charlie, a troubled little boy with amazing blue-green eyes growing up in the repressed suburbs of 1950s South London, dreams of the number ‘80’ and knows only that it means something terrible and evil. Elsewhere, a dark, disturbed man dreams repeatedly of Charlie and knows it is his destiny to kill him.This time-travelling tale moves between present day Dulwich, World War Two London, the gay bars of the 1970s, Eva Peron’s Buenos Aires and Glastonbury Tor in 1989. It is a tale of great love and loss, destiny, tragedy, spiritual transformation and self-acceptance. It asks questions about how much of our lives are destined and how much can be altered and about what the effects of unintentional time travel would be on very ordinary people. This book can be interpreted on many different levels. On one it is a murder-mystery, on another an allegorical tale of spiritual transformation, on a third, a complex tale of two gay men’s individual journeys into adulthood and on a fourth, a simple and beautiful love story.

Lost Boy

Lost Boy
Author: Greg Laurie,Dutch Sheets
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2010-10
ISBN: 1459607007
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Boy Book Excerpt:

This book presents the life of an evangelist raised in a dysfunctional family, subcumbed to drugs and alcohol, and recovered to rise and found a mega-church.

A Lost Boy

A Lost Boy
Author: Mike Rossman
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2014-09-04
ISBN: 1490850066
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Lost Boy Book Excerpt:

"A Lost Boy" chronicles Mike's relentless search and misguided pursuit of a false and elusive freedom, only to receive what he desperately longed for through the one true Savior he intentionally avoided. If you have experienced trauma, feelings of worthlessness, divorce, failure as a parent, addiction, or financial loss, this book will provide an honest account of healing, restoration, peace, and transformation into a new life of hope lived under the covering and protection of our Father's promises. Authentic freedom has a cost, but it is a gift freely given to those willing to surrender to the goodness of God.

Lost Boy

Lost Boy
Author: Christina Henry
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN: 039958403X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Boy Book Excerpt:

From the national bestselling author of Alice comes a familiar story with a dark hook—a tale about Peter Pan and the friend who became his nemesis, a nemesis who may not be the blackhearted villain Peter says he is… There is one version of my story that everyone knows. And then there is the truth. This is how it happened. How I went from being Peter Pan’s first—and favorite—lost boy to his greatest enemy. Peter brought me to his island because there were no rules and no grownups to make us mind. He brought boys from the Other Place to join in the fun, but Peter's idea of fun is sharper than a pirate’s sword. Because it’s never been all fun and games on the island. Our neighbors are pirates and monsters. Our toys are knife and stick and rock—the kinds of playthings that bite. Peter promised we would all be young and happy forever. Peter lies.

Lost boy

Lost boy
Author: Chanda Hahn
Publsiher: Chanda Hahn
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2017-11-14
ISBN: 0996104895
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost boy Book Excerpt:

After nearly losing Wendy, Peter returns her to her family but fears she may not be safe from Hook. Torn between protecting Wendy and leading the lost boys, he must decide to fulfill his duty or follow his heart. Wendy pans, and awakes in her bedroom, clothes stained in blood, with no memories of Peter or Neverland. Wendy struggles to return to her normal life, for shadows plague her during the day, and where shadows roam—monsters follow. With Hook closing in on the lost boys’ hideout, Peter faces a betrayer from within the ranks of Neverwood. The final battle is on the horizon, and the secret to victory lies with the shadows, but only one can hear their voice, the Lost Girl.

Lost Boy

Lost Boy
Author: Jan Joseph
Publsiher: Strategic Book Publishing Rights Agency
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-12-14
ISBN: 1681813009
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Boy Book Excerpt:

On a sleepy Chicago street, author Jackie Steinway opens her door to find a scruffy-looking man wielding a gun and wanting her son, Max. This is the beginning of the fast-paced search for Max, after the boy is kidnapped and forced to assume a new identity in a new location with a new family. Jackie and her husband, actor Jeff Stanley, work with police to clear themselves and work to bring the focus to the kidnapper. Readers are introduced to CPD detectives Jane Peters and Jimmy Reardon, FBI investigator Tom Avalon, psychic Susan Nelson, and private investigator George Nicholas. Will they be able to find Max? And how long will the search take? Chicago author Jan Joseph brings her characters back from her first book, Vanished: The Search for Sally Hunt, to bring this detective story to life.

The Lost Boy

The Lost Boy
Author: Thomas Wolfe
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 95
Release: 1994-08-01
ISBN: 9780807844861
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Boy Book Excerpt:

Grover Gant, a young boy who died of typhoid fever at the turn of the century, is portrayed through the eyes of family members

Divas on Screen

Divas on Screen
Author: Mia Mask
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN: 0252091825
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divas on Screen Book Excerpt:

This insightful study places African American women's stardom in historical and industrial contexts by examining the star personae of five African American women: Dorothy Dandridge, Pam Grier, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Halle Berry. Interpreting each woman's celebrity as predicated on a brand of charismatic authority, Mia Mask shows how these female stars have ultimately complicated the conventional discursive practices through which blackness and womanhood have been represented in commercial cinema, independent film, and network television. Mask examines the function of these stars in seminal yet underanalyzed films. She considers Dandridge's status as a sexual commodity in films such as Tamango, revealing the contradictory discourses regarding race and sexuality in segregation-era American culture. Grier's feminist-camp performances in sexploitation pictures Women in Cages and The Big Doll House and her subsequent blaxploitation vehicles Coffy and Foxy Brown highlight a similar tension between representing African American women as both objectified stereotypes and powerful, self-defining icons. Mask reads Goldberg's transforming habits in Sister Act and The Associate as representative of her unruly comedic routines, while Winfrey's daily television performance as self-made, self-help guru echoes Horatio Alger narratives of success. Finally, Mask analyzes Berry's meteoric success by acknowledging the ways in which Dandridge's career made Berry's possible.

The Lost Boy

The Lost Boy
Author: Dave Pelzer
Publsiher: Health Communications, Inc.
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1558745157
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Boy Book Excerpt:

The author continues the story of his own child abuse, and his experiences being a foster child moving in and out of five different foster homes

The Lost Boy

The Lost Boy
Author: Duncan Staff
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-08-31
ISBN: 1448167140
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Boy Book Excerpt:

Between 1963 and 1965 the Moors Murderers - Ian Brady and Myra Hindley - kidnapped and murdered five children before they were caught and sentenced to life in prison. The case shook the nation and has held us both horrified and fascinated for fifty years. Three of the children - Pauline Reade, John Kilbride and Lesley Ann Downey - were discovered in shallow graves on Saddleworth Moor. Edward Evans' body was found in their spare bedroom. The body of Keith Bennett has never been found. In the late nineties Myra Hindley contributed to a documentary on the murders, made by Duncan Staff. When she died in 2002 he was sent her unpublished papers. Drawing on this unique resource, and with the cooperation of the families of the victims, the police and expert witnesses, Duncan Staff is able to cast new light on the crimes, Hindley's relationship with Brady and her life in prison. And in this new edition of his bestselling book he is able to present, for the first time, compelling new evidence about the Moors murderers' system for hiding their victims' bodies.

The Lost Boy

The Lost Boy
Author: Shalom Keshet
Publsiher: SLM PRESS
Total Pages: 63
Release: 2020-01-20
ISBN: 1656927888
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Boy Book Excerpt:

The story of a boy, his father was working very hard to earn money because they both were poor. He told the boy to sit down on the rug outside because he might get disturbed. So the boy sat down on the rug outside the wooden hut and started drawing pictures on a piece of paper. When he finished drawing pictures, he kept the piece of paper on the rug he was sitting on, but his father was still working away when he came outside the hut. The boy had a plan. The moment the boy’s father went into the hut, the boy went ALONE in a forest.

The Lost Boy

The Lost Boy
Author: Maggie Hartley
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2021-03-11
ISBN: 1841884820
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Boy Book Excerpt:

A heartbreaking, powerful short story from Britain's most-loved foster carer, perfect for fans of Cathy Glass and Casey Watson. 'An amazing inspiration' 5* Reader Review 'Maggie has yet again proved how valuable she is to vulnerable children and young people.' - 5* Reader Review 'Brilliant Read' - 5* Reader Review Teenager Carl arrives on foster carer Maggie Hartley's doorstep following a terrible row with his father. Quiet, withdrawn and unhappy, Carl refuses to talk about his home life, and Maggie finds herself at a loss as to how to help this vulnerable, lost boy. It's clear that there's a very heavy burden resting on Carl's young shoulders, but with the boy refusing to confide in anyone, and with concerns about his mental health growing by the day, Maggie begins to feel desperate. A chance discovery in Carl's room finally reveals the truth behind the boy's anguish, and despite all her years of experience as a foster carer, Carl's secret is unlike anything Maggie has ever had to deal with before. Can Maggie help this confused and unhappy boy share the truth behind his misery? And can Carl ever find a way to move beyond his pain to live a happy, normal life?

The Lost Boy s Gift

The Lost Boy s Gift
Author: Kimberly Willis Holt
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN: 1627793275
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Boy s Gift Book Excerpt:

Kimberly Willis Holt explores themes of divorce, acceptance, intergenerational friendship, and the power that comes with noticing in The Lost Boy's Gift, an insightful middle-grade novel. There are places where you want to go and places where you want to leave. There are also places where you want to stay. Nine-year-old Daniel must move across the county with his mom after his parents’ divorce. He’s leaving behind his whole life—everything—and he’s taking a suitcase of anger with him. But Daniel is in for a surprise when he settles into While-a-Way Lane and meets his new neighbors—the Lemonade Girl, the hopscotching mailman, the tiny creatures, and especially Tilda Butter. Tilda knows how to look and listen closely, and it's that gift that helps Daniel find his way in that curious placed called While-a-Way Lane. This title has Common Core connections. Christy Ottaviano Books

Survival of the Fittest and How the Lost Boy Survived It All

Survival of the Fittest and How the Lost Boy Survived It All
Author: Mator Adol Mawien
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2012-12-26
ISBN: 1449778860
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Survival of the Fittest and How the Lost Boy Survived It All Book Excerpt:

Since 1983, Sudan has been the epicenter of a horrific conflict. Battles between northern Sudan’s government forces and the southern Sudanese People’s Liberation Army have left scars and ethnic divisions too numerous for world media to cover. Each day, thousands of refugees escape to neighboring regions. Mass killings, torture, and rape are common practice within and around the borders. Survival of the Fittest is not only the story of Mator Adol-Mawien’s survival but his relentless drive to find freedom from his captors and justice for his people. Malek Tor, a wise man known for his predictions in my Dinka village, predicted my birth. He said my parents’ fourth born would be a boy, and they were to name him Mator. It means dust storm, wind storm, and tornado in the Dinka language. It would not be long before he was proven correct. I was the throne-holder for my family, a future king, and I was treated very well. All who entered my kingdom knew that I had a big heart and followed in my father’s greatness. But when the northern army entered my village with the intent to kill and destroy, escaping Sudan became the only option for my survival. I was only nine years old when SPLA soldiers rescued me from my village, telling me that they wanted to make sure my village was safe before they would reunite me with my family. Thousands of miles later, I realized they lied. The civil war killed many in my village, including my father and other family members. Many of my friends either died or found themselves torn from their families, as I had been.