Shanghaied To The Moon

Author: Michael J Daley
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497638755
Size: 22.31 MB
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Shanghaied To The Moon from the Author: Michael J Daley. A New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age: Stewart jumps at the chance to travel into space, but it turns out his mission is more dangerous than he thought Stewart Hale is about to turn thirteen, and all he wants is to become a rocket pilot, just like his mom. But ever since she died in a crash, Stewart’s dad won’t hear of it. He refuses even to bring Stewart to the space museum anymore. Virtual reality videos of his hero, pilot Val Thorsten, aren’t enough. Worst of all, Stewart realizes he’s beginning to forget some of his favorite memories of his mom, and wonders if something in the past is being hidden from him. After bumping into a grizzled old space traveler, Stewart finds his chance to escape to the moon. But in a beat-up craft with a pilot who’s well past his prime, this isn’t quite the adventure that Stewart had in mind.

The Inter Galactic Playground

Author: Farah Mendlesohn
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786435038
Size: 19.36 MB
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The Inter Galactic Playground from the Author: Farah Mendlesohn. Science fiction is often considered the genre of ideas and imagination, which would seem to make it ideal for juveniles and young adults; however, the ideas are often dispensed by adults. This book considers the development of science fiction for children and teens between 1950 and 2010, exploring why it differs from science fiction aimed at adults. In a broader sense, this critical examination of 400 texts sheds light on changing attitudes toward children and teenagers, toward science education, and toward the authors' expectations and sociological views of their audience.

The Boy Who Was Shanghaied

Author: Angelo J. Kaltsos
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491741279
Size: 62.88 MB
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The Boy Who Was Shanghaied from the Author: Angelo J. Kaltsos. Raised by his father during the depression, author Angelo J. Kaltsos chronicles memories from his childhood through his adult years of traveling and work in "The Boy Who Was Shanghaied." After his mother left the family when he was just eighteen months old, he and his older sister were raised by their father. Later, they were the subjects of a custody battle when their father's ability to take care of them adequately was challenged by child services and he lost the court case. The children spent a year in an institution, a foster home, and then returned to their father, ultimately running away at the ages of fourteen (Angelo) and sixteen (his sister) to find a better life. In a series of short stories, he talks about the jobs he held prior and post WW II, then his travels after his army tour. "The Boy Who Was Shanghaied" is the true story of a young man who fought against very tough odds to build a successful life as an educator and researcher.

Turner Classic Movies Presents Leonard Maltin S Classic Movie Guide

Author: Leonard Maltin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698197291
Size: 54.38 MB
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Turner Classic Movies Presents Leonard Maltin S Classic Movie Guide from the Author: Leonard Maltin. The definitive guide to classic films from one of America's most trusted film critics Thanks to Netflix and cable television, classic films are more accessible than ever. Now co-branded with Turner Classic Movies, Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide covers films from Hollywood and around the world, from the silent era through 1965, and from The Maltese Falcon to Singin’ in the Rain and Godzilla, King of the Monsters! Thoroughly revised and updated, and featuring expanded indexes, a list of Maltin’s personal recommendations, and three hundred new entries—including many offbeat and obscure films—this new edition is a must-have companion for every movie lover. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dolled Up To Die The Cate Kinkaid Files Book 2

Author: Lorena McCourtney
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441242619
Size: 39.90 MB
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Dolled Up To Die The Cate Kinkaid Files Book 2 from the Author: Lorena McCourtney. When Cate Kinkaid receives a frantic call about a triple homicide, she drives to the scene against her better judgment--aren't triple homicides more up the police department's alley?--only to find that the victims are not quite who she expects. Now she has a new rule to add to those she's learned in her short stint as an assistant private investigator: always find out if the victims actually have human DNA. Because these three do not. But who would shoot this nice lady's dolls? What possible reason could the shooter have? And then there's the startling discovery of another victim, who definitely does have human DNA . . . With tension that is matched only by humor, Dolled Up to Die is the exciting second book in Lorena McCourtney's The Cate Kinkaid Files. Mystery fans won't find a place to stop and take a breath in this fast-paced and intriguing tale.

Dare To Love Again The Heart Of San Francisco Book 2

Author: Julie Lessman
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 1441236740
Size: 19.98 MB
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Dare To Love Again The Heart Of San Francisco Book 2 from the Author: Julie Lessman. Spunky Allison McClare is determined to be a fearless, independent woman, resorting to a mammoth hat pin for protection on her way to and from the school where she teaches. But when she takes a notion to explore the wild Barbary Coast she quickly discovers she is no match for rum-soaked brute strength. Detective Nick Barone would rather do almost anything than teach this petite socialite jiu-jitsu, but it seems he has little choice in the matter. Sparks fly every time the two meet until a grudging friendship develops into something deeper. But when Nick suddenly leaves town, Allison realizes he's a fraud just like all the rest of the men she's cared for. Does she dare love again? The lushness of the glorious Gilded Age beautifully showcases Lessman's passion as a writer in this engaging love story written with humor and heart. From the glamour of San Francisco's Nob Hill to the seedy gambling dens of the Barbary Coast, Dare to Love Again is a journey to find a love that never fails. Fans will love revisiting the world of the cousins McClare, and new readers will seek more of Julie's passion-filled novels.

Leonard Maltin S 2015 Movie Guide

Author: Leonard Maltin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698183614
Size: 26.93 MB
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Leonard Maltin S 2015 Movie Guide from the Author: Leonard Maltin. NEARLY 16,000 ENTRIES INCLUDING 300+ NEW ENTRIES AND MORE THAN 13,000 DVD LISTINGS Summer blockbusters and independent sleepers; masterworks of Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, and Martin Scorsese; the timeless comedy of the Marx Brothers and Buster Keaton; animated classics from Walt Disney and Pixar; the finest foreign films ever made. This 2015 edition covers the modern era, from 1965 to the present, while including all the great older films you can’t afford to miss—and those you can—from box-office smashes to cult classics to forgotten gems to forgettable bombs, listed alphabetically, and complete with all the essential information you could ask for. NEW: • Nearly 16,000 capsule movie reviews, with 300+ new entries • More than 25,000 DVD and video listings • Up-to-date list of mail-order and online sources for buying and renting DVDs and videos MORE: • Official motion picture code ratings from G to NC-17 • Old and new theatrical and video releases rated **** to BOMB • Exact running times—an invaluable guide for recording and for discovering which movies have been edited • Reviews of little-known sleepers, foreign films, rarities, and classics • Leonard’s personal list of Must-See Movies • Date of release, running time, director, stars, MPAA ratings, color or black and white • Concise summary, capsule review, and four-star-to-BOMB rating system • Precise information on films shot in widescreen format • Symbols for DVDs, videos, and laserdiscs • Completely updated index of leading actors

Dead Easy

Author: William Mark Simmons
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
ISBN: 1618245872
Size: 70.25 MB
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Dead Easy from the Author: William Mark Simmons. Apocalypse Pretty Soon! The portents are lining up for the biggest supernatural showdown of all time andÂľas if the Big Easy didn't have enough problems with another hurricane on the wayÂľNew Orleans is due to be the epicenter. Or, more precisely, the storm is vectoring in on half-vampire (but fresh-blood-eschewing) Chris Cs_jthe and his rag-tag coterie of outcast monsters. It seems Cs_jthe's epic mating with a werewolf lover has produced a child who holds the destiny of several worlds in the balance. And everyone who is anyoneÂľvampire lord, were-pack leader, and the odd sea monster god and immortal elven princessÂľwants to twist this fabled progeny to his or her own power-hungry purposes. The latest thrill-packed, wisecracking entry in the popular "Halflife Chronicles" by witty (and nitty-gritty) goth master, Wm. Mark Simmons! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). "[O]ne of those rare novels that combine levity and the supernatural in just the right balance." ÂľChronicle on Wm. Mark Simmons' Habeas Corpses.