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It is filled with reality and illusion. The ending is satisfying, yet left with an openness that begs the reader to consider further. And the entire book reads with a fluidity and dedication that make this book one that you will return to again and again. Author: Nicola Pierce. ISBN: Panic sets in. No one seems to have the facts.
In the fury that that follows, two teenage brothers, Daniel and Robert Sherrard, held close the city gates against the approaching Catholic army of King James.
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The siege has begun. While bombs rain down upon Derry the tension inside grows stronger as each day passes. Trapped behind the walls, her people are dying, starving in one of the worst winters the country has seen, with no available outside help. Loyalties are tested. The limits of endurance are stretched far beyond what is imaginable. But there is no turning back, no surrender. The characters in this story are believable, whether they are fictitious or actual historical figures. Their lives, motives and internal conflicts are genuine given the circumstances in which they find themselves.
The pacing of the book accurately mirrors the pacing of the events. The reader can feel the strain of a people hidden behind the garrison walls and struggling for their lives. And the writing is glorious! As with her other books, Spirit of the Titanic and City of Fate , Nicola Pierce writes with real passion and understanding for her subject.
A brave and superb book, I recommend this highly, not just for young people, but for everyone. Nicola Pierce. August 23 rd , finds Yuri Bogdanov swimming in the River Volga with his friends. Yuri loses everything. But he is not alone in his fate. Teenage Yuri and Tanya and 5-year-old Peter find themselves struggling for mere survival as their world literally burns around them.
In a small village north of Stalingrad, Mr. Belov prepares to march his entire class of 17 year old boys to join the ranks of the Russian Army. And their battlefield is the beautiful city of Stalingrad, now besieged. It depends on Stalingrad to turn the tide… on her citizens, on her soldiers, and on her children. But the cost will be great. In this moving, sometimes painful story, Nicola Pierce has once again given us exacting research and realism woven into a story of friendship and unlikely alliances to paint a stunning picture of the battle.
A selfish swallow has hung on too long to make the flight to Egypt with the others. But at the feet of the Happy Prince… a golden statue adorned the kingdom; he learns the true meaning of compassion and devotion. A nightingale sacrifices her very life to give a young student the one thing that he thinks will win him his true love.
A selfish giant This stunning new edition of Oscar Wilde's Stories for Children contains three stories from the pen of one of our most beloved, insightful authors. Told in their original form, these are no candy-coated fairy tales; there is no happily-ever-after. The lyrical language weaves a spell of enchantment and takes us to another place…somewhere magical and yet very real. The classic illustrations by Charles Robinson perfectly accent the telling of these classic tales, casting a dreamlike spell that remains with the reader long after the book is closed.
They draw in even the youngest child with the exquisite watercolour and ink renderings. A timeless treasure that is a perfect introduction or re-introduction to the wit and warmth of Oscar Wilde. Colm loves to help out with lambing. The work is hard and the lambs can come any time, day or night. The children find a new baby lamb all on its own in the field. They are all going to have to work together to save the lamb. Can they convince one of the sheep to take the lamb as her own? Welcome to the Glenmore Farm series! The story is well written and clear, depicting farm life with accuracy.
The plot develops quickly and holds the interest of the reader.
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The children populating her story are true to life and well-rounded. A thoroughly enjoyable story.
Annie is utterly in love with Jono, but whether or not he is her boyfriend is another matter. But when Jono stops replying to texts, Annie calls round to discover the problem. She soon uncovers a reality that changes her life. Annie needs someone she can talk to; someone she can trust. And the situation at both school and home are constantly preying on her mind.
Overwhelmed and feeling so very alone, where can Annie turn? Written with compassion and insightful understanding, the reader is given a view of the darker issues plaguing teenagers today; bullying, alcoholism, the social care system, trust, the importance of friendship and discernment, and depression; all told with a gentleness and ease that makes this book accessible to younger teen readers.
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It is very clear that Parkinson knows them well, and can give them exactly what they need in a book. But they will certainly have experienced, or be experiencing the emotions. The author has always had a way of placing her audience directly at the heart of story, allowing for full impact of the content. As you read, you find yourself completely involved, willing Annie to try this or that, coming up with advice of your own or simply being right there with her.
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But it is not all doom and despair! The ending breathes a sigh of relief and is fully satisfactory without even approaching condescension.
As it says on the cover, Heart Shaped is love and death and everything in between. But within the week that unsettled feeling is back. The dreams have returned; dreams of an ancient past in Asgard; dreams warning of terrible events to come. It seems the entire world is seeing the same thing. Her web site is dedicated to the craft of writing. Her blog appears two or three times a week and offers advice, encouragement and support to other writers.
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Trisha's plays and books can be found on her web site at: www. Rainey, the unicorn, is a prince who has been banished, for centuries, by the warlock, Hazard. He can never return home unless Emma solves more riddles than Kodak Hunter, the sixth book of the Silver Series, is about Dray, a werewolf who feels trapped and alone in his small farming town Bertie, the bookworm is the fabled forest's elder and teacher Monty is a struggling, unknown artist, living in a loft in Soho.
From his third floor walk up, he watches his beautiful neighbor as she comes and goes Detectives O'Roarke and Garcia have a cold case dumped on their desk, despite their objections. The cold case plunges the murder cops into the world of television and cooking Stanley, a very young dragon, has run away from home. He feels that he is a failure.