A Smile As Big As The Moon

Author: Mike Kersjes
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429976206
File Size: 68,86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 9154

Besides being a football coach at his Michigan High School, Mike Kersjes taught special education classes, dealing with children whose disabilities included Tourette syndrome, Downs Syndrome, dyslexia, eating disorders and a variety of emotional problems. One autumn Kersjes got the outlandish idea that his students would benefit from going to Space Camp, where, in conjunction with NASA, high school students compete in a variety of activities similar to those experienced by astronauts in training for space shuttle missions. There was only one problem: this program had been specifically designed for gifted and talented students, the best and the brightest from America's most privileged high schools. Kersjes believed that, given a chance, his kids could do as well as anybody, and with remarkable persistence broke down one barrier after another, from his own principal's office to the inner sanctum of NASA, until Space Camp opened its doors, on an experimental basis, to special ed students. After nine months of rigorous preparation, during which the class molded itself into a working team, they arrived at Space Camp, where they turned in a performance so startling, so surprising, that it will leave the reader breathless. A truly triumphant story of the power of the human spirit.

What Makes You Smile As Big As The Moon

Author: Margie Kimberley
ISBN: 9781734647907
File Size: 11,68 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 1765

A delightful interactive read exploring thoughts and emotions for young children and their families, friends and teachers. This book is a treasured addition to a family's library and perfect for elementary classroom teachers.

Tarnished Halos

Author: Linda McDonald Davis
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469148498
File Size: 25,98 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 126

Lydia stood on the steps of SHS reminiscing about her school days. Her long, hair cascaded down her back like a shawl thrown loosely about her shoulders. Although never aspiring to being a teacher she found that she fell passionately in love with teaching, in spite of herself. Comfort Miz Lizzy when her entire fourth grade disappears, and gasp as Bobby falls from the classroom window. Your heart will break to learn that two of Lydias angels have life threatening diseases. Why is Lydia holding a gun when the principal is shot? Ready for thrills? Follow Miz Lizzy back through time.

The Devil S Storybook

Author: Natalie Babbitt
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9781429955263
File Size: 20,17 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 9630

The Devil's Storybook is a 1974 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and a 1975 National Book Award Finalist for Children's Books. An ALA Notable Book Chosen by School Library Journal as one of the Best of the Best Books

Elijah And The Talking Tree

Author: Diane King
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477118985
File Size: 76,91 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 676

All Elijah wanted was a bit of fun in the garden, but he could hear growls and groans coming from the dark spot in the garden. Even with Mum and Dad’s help....what could it be?

Tuck Everlasting

Author: Natalie Babbitt
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 0374302030
File Size: 28,62 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 1932

Critically acclaimed when it was first published, Tuck Everlasting has become a much-loved, well-studied modern-day classic. This anniversary edition features an in-depth interview conducted by Betsy Hearne in which Natalie Babbitt takes a look at Tuck Everlasting twenty-five years later. What if you could live forever? Is eternal life a blessing or a curse? That is what young Winnie Foster must decide when she discovers a spring on her family’s property whose waters grant immortality. Members of the Tuck family, having drunk from the spring, tell Winnie of their experiences watching life go by and never growing older. But then Winnie must decide whether or not to keep the Tucks’ secret—and whether or not to join them on their never-ending journey. Praise for Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt: “A fearsome and beautifully written book that can't be put down or forgotten.” —The New York Times “Exciting and excellently written.” —The New York Times Book Review “With its serious intentions and light touch the story is, like the Tucks, timeless.” —Chicago Sun-Times “Probably the best work of our best children's novelist.” —Harper's “Natalie Babbitt's great skill is spinning fantasy with the lilt and sense of timeless wisdom of the old fairy tales. . . . It lingers on, haunting your waking hours, making you ponder.” —The Boston Globe “This book is as shapely, crisp, sweet, and tangy as a summer-ripe pear.” —Entertainment Weekly This title has Common Core connections.

Drive Hard Get Dirty

Author: Amani Faris
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 148176862X
File Size: 24,66 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 5330

No parents, no brother, no happiness. This was the life of Jeff Tomson, day in and day out of sadness... until one day he finds out that somewhere out there his brother, Matt still lives. Now he's on a quest for vengeance to track down his brother's kidnapper and to serve justice to the merciless keeper who took away Matt. But things don't seem as straight forward as he thought it to be, because soon Jeff is driven into the illegal world of street racing...

The Pull Of The Moon

Author: Julie Paul
Editor: Brindle and Glass
ISBN: 1927366321
File Size: 62,23 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 139

Twelve short stories that examine what happens in the lives of characters who discover shocking truths about the people they thought they knew best. Whether set in a cottage or a Montreal market, a graveyard or a backyard, these stories transport you into the lives of people you'll recognize. Your neighbours may not want to make squirrels into pets or sell you a piece of the moon. Your son may not be asked to donate sperm to his girlfriend's mother. Your sister may not want you to bring a dead cat across the border. You may not have an imaginary husband, a secret brother, or a friend who has turned to murder in a custody battle. But in each of these stories, people are trying to figure out how to live in a world that doesn't always seem hospitable. With her keen poet's eye, Julie Paul examines human nature and animal instinct, as the characters in The Pull of the Moon try to negotiate their impulses and desires. Ultimately, they want what most of us want: connection, belonging, love, and forgiveness.

Working Class Pilgrim

Author: Dave Madge
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1447817060
File Size: 25,87 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 4566

A semi-humorous autobiography of the dramas of growing up on the council estates of the north and the characters that influenced the authors later life. Drugs, death, failed romances and a brief fling with rock and roll.

The Legend Of Thunder Moon

Author: Max Brand
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803212695
File Size: 19,87 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 2085

Thunder Moon, unaware that his father was a white man, struggles to make a name for himself among the Sky People

With A Smile And A Wave

Author: Peter Daybell
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473820839
File Size: 17,42 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 3113

During the late summer of 1915 Captain Aidan Liddell's gallant exploits filled many newspaper columns and he was feted as a national hero. Already decorated for bravery while serving with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps, and it was as a pilot that he attracted national acclaim.Badly wounded over enemy occupied Belgium, Liddell lost consciousness as his two-seater RE5 aircraft was raked by machine gun fire, and plunged out of control towards the ground. Despite terrible injuries and the extensive damage to his machine, he somehow recovered from an inverted dive and flew on for a further half an hour to the safety of the Allied lines, so saving his observer and a valuable aircraft.For this action he was awarded the Victoria Cross, but did not live to receive Britain's highest gallantry award and succumbed to his wounds a month later. With a Smile and a Wave provides a vivid picture of the squalor and danger of war, the backbreaking hardship of trench life and of the challenges of pioneer air fighting. It draws extensively on Captain Liddell's own letters and diaries and exposes the character and courage of the man in his own often compelling and moving words. But it is a story not just of war, but of growing up in a devout and prosperous family, of a Jesuit education at Stonyhurst College, and of Edwardian Oxford before the Great War. It portrays the privileged lifestyle of the English country gentleman, and describes how a very close knit and patriotic family dealt with the adversity of war.

If We Can Put A Man On The Moon

Author: William D. Eggers
Editor: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422155129
File Size: 36,20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 5071

The American people are frustrated with their government-dismayed by a series of high-profile failures (Iraq, Katrina, the financial meltdown) that seems to just keep getting longer. Yet our nation has a proud history of great achievements: victory in World War II, our national highway system, welfare reform, the moon landing. We need more successes like these to reclaim government's legacy of competence. In If We Can Put a Man on the Moon, William Eggers and John O'Leary explain how to do it. The key? Understand-and avoid-the common pitfalls that trip up public-sector leaders during the journey from idea to results. The authors identify pitfalls including: -The Partial Map Trap: Fumbling handoffs throughout project execution -The Tolstoy Syndrome: Seeing only the possibilities you want to see -Design-Free Design: Designing policies for passage through the legislature, not for implementation -The Overconfidence Trap: Creating unrealistic budgets and timelines -The Complacency Trap: Failing to recognize that a program needs change At a time of unprecedented challenges, this book, with its abundant examples and hands-on advice, is the essential guide to making our government work better. A must-read for every public official, this book will be of interest to anyone who cares about the future of democracy.

Love Letters

Author: Loretta Green
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781467871938
File Size: 60,27 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 6098

Love letters is a collection of poems and letters that dipicts an individual's raw relationship with the opposite sex, the struggles of dealing with self and a close and necessary relationship with God. This book is filled with inspiration, love, lust, fantasy, hatred and betrayal. Love Letters expresses a combination of the emotional highs and lows experienced in different situations that are dealth with in everyday life. Some readers may be able to relate or even find themselves or a loved one between the pages of this book.

Demon Moon

Author: Meljean Brook
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101205903
File Size: 73,29 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 7144

Deadly creatures from the realm of Chaos herald the return of an imprisoned nosferatu horde, and the bond between a vampire and his lover is their only protection-and their only passion.


Author: Ian Garbutt
Editor: Birlinn
ISBN: 0857908413
File Size: 41,91 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 3973

For a gentleman seeking more prestigious company amidst the bawdy houses of an eighteenth-century city, the House of Masques provides the perfect no-touch escorts. Girls, highly educated and socially trained, are status symbols for politicians, bankers and royalty alike. Into this world comes Bethany Harris, a disgraced governess who has been rescued from a madhouse and transformed into the Masque named Wasp. She soon discovers that everyone in the House has a troubled past, and personal horrors, coupled with dark ambition, are leading to a crisis that threatens to destroy the House of Masques and everyone in it.

Releasing Me Finding You

Author: Thomasine Williams Whitehead
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466904178
File Size: 60,74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 4963

Releasing Me, Finding You is a book of poetry that can touch any situation that life has to offer. It consists of emotions, events, spirituality, and deep heart-warming moments. The poems will take you places where you've been before. This book is a guide to encourage you to take a good look at life and live!

Dakota Land Or The Beauty Of St Paul

Author: Hankins (Col., C.)
File Size: 32,28 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 7854

Petambi And The Moon

Author: Drew Sherer
Editor: Inspiring Voices
ISBN: 1462409067
File Size: 58,97 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 8769

Petambi and the Moon is a celebration of God’s faithfulness, as witnessed by the constant presence of the moon each night. It explores the fragile yet hilarious world of teenage life, which vacillates between independence and childhood, along with a budding awareness of sexuality. I rewrote my life to understand how Christ moved within. In the searching, stumbling heart of Petambi there are heroic and ridiculous battles with first love, the book of Genesis, alcoholism, and the shock of death. Petambi’s friend, Bear, is invisible to all but her. He is fashioned after a Franciscan Friar, who was a clown with me for nine years and who could make children laugh. I hope Petambi and the Moon brings you joy as well.

Ghost Moon

Author: Karen Robards
Editor: Dell
ISBN: 0307422968
File Size: 57,37 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 4958

Nine years after leaving in disgrace, Olivia Morrison is coming home again with her eight-year-old, Sara, to put things right with the Archer clan. But there is no welcome for the prodigal daughter at the lavish Louisiana estate. Her stepcousin, Seth, once her only comfort, is icy, dangerously attractive — and engaged. Her formidable stepgrandfather collapses with a heart attack at the sight of her, gasping her dead mother’s name: “Selena!” The bayou echoes with memories of her mother’s mysterious death. Suicide by drowning, they said. But Olivia’s terrifying nightmares suggest another story. She is determined to learn the truth, and to face a newly ignited passion for Seth, who is too close for comfort, despite his vows. When a new danger threatens her and her daughter, Olivia must find the courage to confront her old demons ... and uncover a shocking secret buried in the long-forgotten past....