After she’s murdered by a sexual predator, eighteen-year-old Jada Gayle must stay among the living until she finds and stops the Internet stalker who killed her. When the Afterlife Admissions Office assigns the now “transdead” Jada to a foster home back among the living, she assumes the identity of a homeless teen and is expected to simply fit in as she hunts down her killer. Complicating things even more, Jada discovers that an addendum to her termination agreement was inadvertently left out of her paperwork and means she now must learn to deal with normal human emotions. How can a dead girl be expected to feel anything when life had left her so empty? Then she meets Lew Stanton—captain of the chess team and computer whiz who makes her dead heart beat phantom rhythms in her chest. As if it’s not bad enough to have the hots for a nerd, Jada’s new friend Annalee likes him too. While Jada deals with all this unwanted teenaged angst, the man who murdered her is closing in on more foolish girls. Jada thinks she has plenty of time to handle her predicament until the night she gets a terrifying message: I HAVE YOUR FRIEND.
In 1871, pirates roam the South Seas, mystics hide in shape-shifting caves, and the crew members of the Liberté are very, very far from home. Almost 150 years far, to be slightly more precise, and their last hope of returning to their own time hinges on an invisible wizard … dwelling somewhere on a mountaintop in China … who may or may not hold the secrets to time travel. So, yeah. It’s complicated.
Also, do witches and wizards even get along? It’s a tricky question, and one that Liberty Frye—a newbie witch with decidedly unpredictable powers—isn’t eager to sort out. It could get awkward.
Join Libby, her best friend Ginny, and their motley crew consisting of Uncle Frank, a pet goose, a cantankerous World War II pilot and a temperamental robot on their quest to find a way back home. Success is anything but certain. After all, things tend to go awry when Libby is around….
You can't dig a hole to China!
Squirt doesn't believe Bubba can dig a hole to China. But when the hole swallows them, the kids find themselves in Xi'an, China, surrounded by Terracotta Warriors.
It gets worse when the ghost of the first emperor of China appears. He tells them they can't go home until they find his missing pi. The kids don't know where to begin until they meet a girl and her grandmother who promise to help find the pendant.
Soon they realize they are being followed. And they are no closer to finding the missing pi. Will Bubba and Squirt ever make it back home?
Cowboy Little and Cowboy Small like adventures even more than Sunday dinner with fried chicken and Mama's blue-ribbon apple pie. Every chance they get, they climb on their horses Ned and Ted, round up their dogs Red and Fred, their fleas Itch and Scratch, and their cattle Brawny Bull and Helen Heifer, and head out beyond the fences of Circle R Ranch. When they find old saddlebags filled with gold coins and a strange map, they set out to solve the mystery. On the way, they face bandits, Indians, and bats.
In this thrilling conclusion to The Card People trilogy, 13-year-old Paul undergoes another astonishing transformation. Then he and his younger brother Sam face their toughest challenge yet as they uncover and fight a nefarious scheme to take over our nation's government. They are joined by Jack and the other brave little card people, who were left behind by their genius father before he disappeared in Book One. Will Paul and Sam finally discover what has happened to their father?
This is the first book in the (My Life) series. This book is about two best friends growing up in their teenage years in a small town. All the wild adventures and stories from my childhood, after my parents divorced and we went on the run for 11 years. This book includes my first job, girlfriend, prom, drivers license, my first car and many other first we all did in our teenage years. But really this book is just about LIFE. It will make you laugh and it will make you cry.
When eleven-year-old Jaylynn moves from Seattle to Sumatra, she discovers an endangered baby orangutan chained to a wall by his mean owner, Maniac Man. Quickly she places together her mission: steal the baby orangutan, then return him to the rainforest. Unable to rescue him on her own, she asks Bima and Zaqi, two Sumatran friends, to join the rescue gang. But can they outfox Maniac Man? How will they find the orangutan's mother and return him to the rainforest? Facing insurmountable obstacles, the gang struggles for solutions. When their friendship is strained at the seams, will they find the understanding needed to work together and the courage to stand up of what they believe in? Will Little O, the baby orangutan, return to the rainforest?. All profits will go to orangutan conservation.
Here is the story behind one of America's most prolific-yet least known artists of the 20th Century. Lee Lawrie created architectural sculptures on buildings for more than 70 years, in 23 states and at least 3 foreign countries. Yet due to his humility, he never sought celebrity, and consequently, most art historians have never heard of him.
This is the story of his largest job, the multitude of sculptures at the Nebraska State Capitol, his role as a collaborator with the architect, and how this project all came together and occupied more than 14 years of his life. The book also explains that his art helps to convey the purpose of the building, teaching the citizens about the institutions of government the European Settlers brought with them into the new land, and paying homage to the Native American Plains Indians they had displaced.
It also provides lessons on the development of law, Western Civilization and Democracy. It is written in a conversational style that is easily accessible to anyone from middle school up through colleges.