Octavia Boone S Big Questions About Life The Universe And Everything

Author: Rebecca Rupp
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763659843
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Octavia Boone S Big Questions About Life The Universe And Everything from the Author: Rebecca Rupp. After her parents find clashing answers to life’s big questions, it’s time for Octavia to make some choices of her own in this poignant, funny, thought-provoking novel. Octavia’s best friend, Andrew, wants to know why time runs forward instead of backward, or if it’s possible to talk to an alien jellyfish. Octavia has much bigger questions on her mind: Why do bad things happen, like Hurricane Katrina and 9/11? What is the meaning of life? Is there a God? Octavia’s artist father, Boone, is convinced that Henry David Thoreau holds the key. Meanwhile, her mother, Ray, has always been seeking the larger meaning of life—until now. Not only have Octavia’s parents come up with different answers to the big questions, but their answers are threatening to tear her family apart. Could it be that some questions are too big to have just one answer? Could it be that the universe is far wider than Octavia’s—or perhaps anyone’s—views of it?

After Eli

Author: Rebecca Rupp
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763661945
Size: 72.82 MB
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After Eli from the Author: Rebecca Rupp. Some people die heroically, others accidentally. When Daniel Anderson’s older brother dies, he wonders which category Eli’s death falls into. In an attempt to understand, Danny creates a Book of the Dead — an old binder that he fills with details about dead people, how they died, and, most important, for what purpose. Time passes, and eventually Daniel is prompted to look up from his notebook of death and questions to make new friends and be swept into their imaginings. With gentle humor and genuine emotion, Rebecca Rupp examines the questions that arise following a profound loss and the moments that start life rolling again.

Blue Corn And Square Tomatoes

Author: Rebecca Rupp
Publisher: Garden Way Publishing Company
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Blue Corn And Square Tomatoes from the Author: Rebecca Rupp. Describes the history of tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplants, peas, beans, lettuce, celery, carrots, radishes, beets, pumpkins, cucumbers, melon, and corn

Fear Itself

Author: Andrew Clements
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442462124
Size: 32.83 MB
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Fear Itself from the Author: Andrew Clements. The second book in this riveting and mysterious six-book series is as action-packed as the first one, culminating in a faceoff between Ben, Jill, and Lyman. “After five bells sound, time to sit down” makes for a good riddle, but Ben and Jill also knows when it’s time to stand up…for Oakes School and for themselves. Time is ticking as the countdown to Ben Pratt’s school’s total demolition continues. Ben has been given a handful of clues that could help them save the school, but they are all written in maritime riddles. “After five bells sound, time to sit down.” What the heck does that mean? It’s hard to know where to begin when Ben and Jill don’t even know what they are looking for. All Lyman, the snake posing as the school janitor, needs to know, though, is that they are looking, and that could mean the end of the 30-million-dollar development deal that pays his salary. (Which, by the way, is MUCH larger than what a typical janitor makes.) As Lyman lurks in the shadows—and sometimes not in the shadows—Ben and Jill have to add another to-do to their list of things to accomplish in the next twenty-one days: (1) Figure out the clues left by past Keepers of the School groups, (2) figure out how these clues will help them save the school, and (3) stay one step ahead of Lyman. That’s the mission…which seems, at times, impossible.

After Eli

Author: Terry Kay
Publisher: Untreed Reads
ISBN: 1611874637
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After Eli from the Author: Terry Kay. In 1939, a sweet-talking, blackhearted Irishman works an isolated Georgia town into a ferment with his visions and wild schemes in quest of a legendary cache of money.

The Waterstone

Author: Rebecca Rupp
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763674281
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The Waterstone from the Author: Rebecca Rupp. The world is drying. Twelve-year-old Tad — who is only a few inches tall — doesn’t even notice it at first. Busy practicing with his new spear, arguing with his sister, Birdie, and living the normal life of a youngling of the Fisher Tribe, he thinks little of a stream slowed to a trickle here, a pond suddenly dwindling there. But Tad begins to have strange flashbacks — glimpses of the past that he knows can't possibly be his own. With these "rememberings" haunting him, he and Birdie begin an adventure marked by great sorrows, fierce battles, and unbreakable friendships. In this remarkable rite of passage, Tad grows to know who he really is and what his destiny holds. For only he can restore the water and save the forests and animals and Tribes. Only he can retrieve the Waterstone.

Journey To The Blue Moon

Author: Rebecca Rupp
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763625442
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Journey To The Blue Moon from the Author: Rebecca Rupp. After a gang of talking rats transports a young boy to the moon, he embarks on a series of adventures and gains a new perspective on the concept of time.

A Finders Keepers Place

Author: Ann Haywood Leal
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1429962011
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A Finders Keepers Place from the Author: Ann Haywood Leal. Esther Page has been trying to keep things together for as long as she can remember. Valley—that's her mama—has always gotten funny notions like gardening indoors or living as the Amish do, without any electricity. And Esther has always cleaned up after those notions and watched our for her little sister, Ruth. But Valley's notions are getting wilder, and too many people are asking questions about what's going on at home. It seems to Esther that the only person who can help is Ezekiel—the father she can barely remember. Ezekiel was a preacher, that much is certain, so Esther takes Ruth on a search through all the churches in town. Somebody, somewhere, must know about Ezekiel . . .

Lucky For Good

Author: Susan Patron
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416990593
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Lucky For Good from the Author: Susan Patron. The residents of Hard Pan, California, come together to help Brigitte and Lucky when the County Health Department threatens to close down the cafâe, and meantime Miles's life is complicated by his mother's return.