Orphan Island

Author: Rose Macaulay
Editor: Bloomsbury Reader
ISBN: 9781448204267
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In 1855 a philanthropic young person, Miss Charlotte Smith, was escorting forty orphans to San Francisco when the ship was wrecked, and the survivors-Miss Smith, the orphans, a doctor, and some others, landed on a desert island. Those sailors who had escaped deserted them the next day in the boats. There they remained unvisited for some seventy years, with little to disturb the monotony beyond the adventures of the Doctor, who was secured in turn by Miss Smith and a shark. All this is contained in chapter one. The second chapter opens in 1922 at Cambridge, where lived the descendants of one of the sailors who deserted-a professor and his three children. A document and chart coming into the professor's hands, left by his dead grandfather, telling the story of the marooning of Miss Smith and the orphans, the professor and his family voyage out to the island and find there a thriving community, and Orphan Island is chiefly concerned with the community and the relations of it to the professor and his family.

Orphan Island

Author: Dame Rose Macaulay
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Orphan Island

Author: Laurel Snyder
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062443437
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A National Book Award Longlist title! "A wondrous book, wise and wild and deeply true." —Kelly Barnhill, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon "This is one of those books that haunts you long after you read it. Thought-provoking and magical." —Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series In the tradition of modern-day classics like Sara Pennypacker's Pax and Lois Lowry's The Giver comes a deep, compelling, heartbreaking, and completely one-of-a-kind novel about nine children who live on a mysterious island. On the island, everything is perfect. The sun rises in a sky filled with dancing shapes; the wind, water, and trees shelter and protect those who live there; when the nine children go to sleep in their cabins, it is with full stomachs and joy in their hearts. And only one thing ever changes: on that day, each year, when a boat appears from the mist upon the ocean carrying one young child to join them—and taking the eldest one away, never to be seen again. Today’s Changing is no different. The boat arrives, taking away Jinny’s best friend, Deen, replacing him with a new little girl named Ess, and leaving Jinny as the new Elder. Jinny knows her responsibility now—to teach Ess everything she needs to know about the island, to keep things as they’ve always been. But will she be ready for the inevitable day when the boat will come back—and take her away forever from the only home she’s known? "A unique and compelling story about nine children who live with no adults on a mysterious island. Anyone who has ever been scared of leaving their family will love this book" (from the Brightly.com review, which named Orphan Island a best book of 2017).

Orphan Island

Author: M. G. Mastroyannis
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1401087000
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Orphan Island is a historical novel about the island of Cyprus. Revolution, foreign intrigue, intervention, and intercommunal strife are the elements that make up the island's tragedy. Squeezed in the vise of East-West power politics during the cold war, Cyprus becomes the apple of discord as against the will of its people NATO tries to pull the non-aligned island into its camp and make it an unsinkable nuclear base. Through diabolical schemes and stratagems from governments of powerful nations, the island suffers a brutal invasion by the Turks, complete with ferocious atrocities, all in full view of a "freedom-loving NATO." Amid deep hostility, turmoil, espionage, treachery, and war, the love of Achilles and Daphne is rekindled and flourished. Achilles, an idealist intellectual and zealous fighter for freedom, is one of the leaders in the revolution to kick the British out of Cyprus. Artistic Daphne is sensitive and emotional, and she lives to love Achilles and to dream an eternal life with him. But their love follows the intricate weave of their destiny, which is interlaced with the destiny of Cyprus as it is ordained by foreign governments and men with depraved causes. Orphan Island is based on the true story of Cyprus and its courageous people, who ask to be free and because of that their lives change forever, the result of outworn British colonial mentality, and corrupt American foreign policy and failure.

The Folks Of Orphan S Island Now Verona Maine

Author: Grace Limeburner
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Study Guide Student Workbook For Orphan Island

Author: David Lee
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781725981034
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The Student Workbooks are designed to get students thinking critically about the text they read and provide a guided study format to facilitate in improved learning and retention. Teachers and Homeschool Instructors may use the activities included to improve student learning and organization. Students will construct and identify the following areas of knowledge. Character Identification Events Location Vocabulary Main Idea Conflict And more as appropriate to the text.

The American Coast Pilot

Author: Edmund March Blunt
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Sailing Directions For The Coasts Harbours And Islands Of North America From Cape Canso To Philadelphia

Author: John William Norie
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The Maine Historical Magazine

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History Of Penobscot County Maine

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Sailing Directions For Northern Canada

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A Survey Of Hancock County Maine

Author: Samuel Wasson
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Agriculture Of Maine

Author: Maine. Board of Agriculture
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Centennial Celebration And Dedication Of Town Hall Orono Maine March 3 1874

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Engineering Security

Author: Mark A. Smith
Editor: University Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817359907
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Thorough examination of the antebellum fortifications that formed the backbone of U.S. military defense during the National Period The system of coastal defenses built by the federal government after the War of 1812 was more than a series of forts standing guard over a watery frontier. It was an integrated and comprehensive plan of national defense developed by the US Army Corps of Engineers, and it represented the nation’s first peacetime defense policy. Known as the Third System since it replaced two earlier attempts, it included coastal fortifications but also denoted the values of the society that created it. The governing defense policy was one that combined permanent fortifications to defend seaports, a national militia system, and a small regular army. The Third System remained the defense paradigm in the United States from 1816 to 1861, when the onset of the Civil War changed the standard. In addition to providing the country with military security, the system also provided the context for the ongoing discussion in Congress over national defense through annual congressional debates on military funding.

Orphan Texts

Author: Laura Peters
Editor: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719052323
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"The study argues that the prevalence of the orphan figure can be explained by considering the family. The family and all it came to represent - legitimacy, race and national belonging - was in crisis. In order to reaffirm itself the family needed a scapegoat: it found one in the orphan figure. As one who embodied the loss of the family, the orphan figure came to represent a dangerous threat to the family; and the family reaffirmed itself through the expulsion of this threatening difference. The vulnerable and miserable condition of the orphan, as one without rights, enabled it to be conceived of, and treated as such, by the very institutions responsible for its care." "Orphan Texts will of interest to final year undergraduates, postgraduates, academics and those interested in the areas of Victorian literature, Victorian studies, postcolonial studies, history and popular culture."--BOOK JACKET.