Vespers Rising (The 39 Clues, Book 11)

By Rick Riordan,Peter Lerangis,Jude Watson,Gordon Korman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn : 0545339790
  • Pages : 237
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 303
  • File Pdf: vespers-rising.pdf

Book Summary:

The Cahills aren't the only family searching for the Clues. . . .The Cahills thought they were the most powerful family the world had ever known. They thought they were the only ones who knew about Gideon Cahill and his Clues. The Cahills were wrong. Powerful enemies -the Vespers- have been waiting in the shadows. Now it's their time to rise and the world will never be the same. In Vespers Rising, a brand new 39 Clues novel, bestselling authors Rick Riordan, Peter Lerangis, Gordon Korman and Jude Watson take on the hidden history of the Cahills and the Vespers, and the last, terrible legacy Grace Cahill leaves for Amy and Dan.

Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am

By Harry Mazer,Peter Lerangis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 144244990X
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 371
  • File Pdf: somebody-please-tell-me-who-i-am.pdf

Book Summary:

A soldier returns home from Iraq forever changed in this poignant and pivotal novel from award-winning authors–one a veteran. Ben lives a charmed life—effortlessly landing the lead in the high school musical, dating the prettiest girl in school. When he decides to enlist in the army, no one thinks he’ll be in real danger. But his decision has devastating consequences: His convoy gets caught in an explosion, and Ben ends up in a coma for two months. When he wakes up, he doesn’t know where he is—or remember anything about his old life. His family and friends mourn what they see as a loss, but Ben perseveres. And as he triumphs, readers will relate to this timely novel that pairs the action and adventure of the best war stories with the emotional elements of struggle and transformation. As an underage soldier in WWII, Henry Mazer has firsthand experience of what it means to be a young man in the military.

Loot

By Jude Watson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn : 0545633958
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 318
  • File Pdf: loot.pdf

Book Summary:

"LOOT hits the jackpot." -- Rick Riordan, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author On a foggy night in Amsterdam, a man falls from a rooftop to the wet pavement below. It's Archibald McQuinn, the notorious cat burglar, and he's dying. As sirens wail in the distance, Archie manages to get out two last words to his young son, March: "Find jewels." But March learns that his father is not talking about hidden loot. He's talking about Jules, the twin sister March never knew he had. No sooner than the two find each other, they're picked up by the police and sent to the world's worst orphanage. It's not hard time, but it feels like it. March and Jules have no intention of staying put. They know their father's business inside and out, and they're tired of being pushed around. Just one good heist, and they'll live the life of riches and freedom that most kids only dream about. . . . . Hold on to your pearls, because this summer, the world's youngest criminal masterminds are coming for you. Praise for Loot: "So many things I love about this book: Cursed jewels, a dangerous prophecy, a crash course in the history of thievery, acrobatics and grift . . . This is LOOT you can take to the bank. It's the perfect summer read for kids." -- Rick Riordan, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series "LOOT is one of those books that you'll want to devour in one sitting. Full of twists and turns and thrills aplenty, with the perfect mixture of humor throughout, this is a must-read. I really loved it." -- James Dashner, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE MAZE RUNNER "LOOT is pure delight -- a super-smart, funny, and exciting ride that I hoped would last forever. Full of wonderful characters and gratifying twists, this story is truly something special." -- Rebecca Stead, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author and Newbery Medalist for WHEN YOU REACH ME "A nonstop thrill ride of cons, schemes, and near misses, with more twists than a pretzel factory. If middle grade heist counts as a genre, Jude Watson is the master." -- Gordon Korman, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of SWINDLE "LOOT is proof that Jude Watson can do it all: an edge-of-your seat mystery that manages to be thrilling, funny, nail-biting, and full of real characters readers will care about. I loved it." -- Peter Lerangis, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of The Seven Wonders series "LOOT is one of my favorite reads in a very long time! I could not put this book down!" -- Jennifer A. Nielsen, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE FALSE PRINCE "LOOT breezes along in Jude Watson's trademark smart, snappy style, a sophisticated caper with a charming and unforgettable cast of characters." -- Natalie Standiford, author of THE SECRET TREE “LOOT is fast, fun, and full of exciting twists -- like OCEANS 11 starring kids. Buried beneath the exciting heist adventure is a beautifully written story of love and resilience, but that just serves to deepen the surprises and suspense that will keep kids flipping pages long after lights out.” -- Rachel Vail, author of UNFRIENDED "Bursting with adventure, humor and heart, LOOT is an unputdownable treat. Just make sure to hide it somewhere genius when you're done, so no one tries to steal it." -- Sarah Mlynowski, bestselling author of the Whatever After series "One deadly curse, four runaway kids and seven magical moonstones all add up to a page-turner full of action and heart. This is OCEAN'S ELEVEN for the middle grade reader." -- Kirby Larson, Newbery Honor author of HATTIE BIG SKY * "Akin to the best of roller-coaster rides. . . . Taut, engrossing, and unstoppable." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review * "Jewel theft has never been as fun as in 39 Clues contributor Watson's action-packed novel featuring Mission: Impossible - style escapades. . . . The high level of suspense, ultra-short chapters, and fast pace will hook readers of all stripes.” -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review "Sassy narration, smart quips, pigeon drops, and slang worthy of an episode of DRAGNET make this fast-paced tale of topsy-turvy antics a joy from beginning to end. Don't try these high jinks at home..." -- BOOKLIST "A richly entertaining romp." -- BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS

I Want to Go Home

By Gordon Korman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Canada
  • Isbn : 1443146064
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 254
  • File Pdf: i-want-to-go-home.pdf

Book Summary:

Gordon Korman’s uproarious, outrageous, and all-too-familiar summer camp adventure is BACK! Rudy Miller really isn’t into the whole camping thing. So when his parents send him to Camp Algonkian “for his own good” all he wants to do is go home. Rudy teams up with his cabin-mate Mike for a series of carefully planned — yet hilariously bungled — escape attempts. Unfortunately, their counsellor (and nemesis) Chip is as determined to keep them there as they are to get away. Rudy and Mike spend their days plotting, playing chess, and working off punishments for their failed escapes. Hmmm, maybe it isn’t such a bad way to spend the summer after all . . .

Zoobreak (Swindle #2)

By Gordon Korman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn : 0545457378
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 130
  • File Pdf: zoobreak.pdf

Book Summary:

The sequel to Gordon Korman's SWINDLE---the Man With A Plan is back! When Griffin Bing's class goes to a floating zoo, they don't expect to see animals being treated so badly. They don't expect to find Cleo, Dog Whisperer Savannah's pet monkey who's been missing for weeks. And they really don't expect to have to hide the animals once they've rescued them! Hilarity ensues as Griffin's team once more pulls off a heist . . . trying to break the animals back into a (better) zoo!

Vesper Flights

By Helen Macdonald
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0735235511
  • Pages : 249
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 372
  • File Pdf: vesper-flights.pdf

Book Summary:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER SILVER MEDALIST for the National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature From the bestselling author of H is for Hawk, a brilliant and insightful work about our relationship to the natural world Our world is a fascinating place, teeming not only with natural wonders that defy description, but complex interactions that create layers of meaning. Helen Macdonald is gifted with a special lens that seems to peer right through it all, and she shares her insights--at times startling, nostalgic, weighty, or simply entertaining--in this masterful collection of essays. From reflections on science fiction to the true story of an Iranian refugee's flight to the UK, Macdonald has a truly omnivorous taste when it comes to observations of both the banal and sublime. Peppered throughout are reminisces of her own life, from her strange childhood in an estate owned by the Theosophical Society to watching total eclipses of the sun, visits to Uzbek solar power plants, eccentric English country shows, and desert hunting camps in the Gulf States. These essays move from personal experiences into wider meditations about love and loss and how we build the world around us. Whether more journalistic in tone, or literary--even formally experimental--each piece is generous, lyrical, and speaks to one another. Macdonald creates a strong thematic undertow that quietly takes the reader along piece to piece and sets them down, finally, at a place they've never been before.

Act of Terror

By Marc Cameron
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Isbn : 1496717708
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 991
  • File Pdf: act-of-terror.pdf

Book Summary:

No one knows who may be the next threat in this “action-packed” thriller by the New York Times-bestselling author of National Security (Publishers Weekly). From coast to coast, our nation is witnessing a new wave of terror. Suicide bombers incite blind panic and paralyzing fear. A flight attendant tries to crash an airliner. A police officer opens fire on fans in a stadium. And at CIA headquarters, a Deputy Director goes on a murderous rampage. The perpetrators appear to be American—but they are covert agents in a vast network of terror, selected and trained for one purpose only: the complete annihilation of America. Special Agent Jericho Quinn has seen the warning signs. As a classified “instrument” of the CIA reporting directly to the president, Quinn knows that these random acts of violence pose a clear and present danger. But Quinn may not be able to stop it. The search for terrorists has escalated into an all-out witch hunt. And somehow, Quinn's name is on the list… “Quinn is most definitely one of the best characters in the thriller realm.”—Suspense Magazine

The House on Vesper Sands

By Paraic O'Donnell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tin House Books
  • Isbn : 195114225X
  • Pages : 408
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 339
  • File Pdf: the-house-on-vesper-sands.pdf

Book Summary:

Named a Library Reads Pick, Apple Books' Best Book, Powells’ Pick, Amazon Fiction & Literature's “Best of the Month," The Millions' Top Ten Book of the Month, and one of CrimeReads' and Oprah Daily's Best Historical Novels of 2021 "Funny, eerie, tender, haunting and unsettling, smokily atmospheric, and fantastically enjoyable." ?Helen Macdonald, author of Vesper Flights London, 1893: high up in a house on a dark, snowy night, a lone seamstress stands by a window. So begins the swirling, serpentine world of Paraic O’Donnell’s Victorian-inspired mystery, the story of a city cloaked in shadow, but burning with questions: why does the seamstress jump from the window? Why is a cryptic message stitched into her skin? And how is she connected to a rash of missing girls, all of whom seem to have disappeared under similar circumstances? On the case is Inspector Cutter, a detective as sharp and committed to his work as he is wryly hilarious. Gideon Bliss, a Cambridge dropout in love with one of the missing girls, stumbles into a role as Cutter’s sidekick. And clever young journalist Octavia Hillingdon sees the case as a chance to tell a story that matters—despite her employer’s preference that she stick to a women’s society column. As Inspector Cutter peels back the mystery layer by layer, he leads them all, at last, to the secrets that lie hidden at the house on Vesper Sands. By turns smart, surprising, and impossible to put down, The House on Vesper Sands offers a glimpse into the strange undertow of late nineteenth-century London and the secrets we all hold inside us.

The Juvie Three

By Gordon Korman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Canada
  • Isbn : 9781443124683
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 336
  • File Pdf: the-juvie-three.pdf

Book Summary:

Gecko doesn't want to go back to Juvenile Detention, but trouble somehow always finds him... Graham "Gecko" Fosse drove the getaway car for a robbery he didn't even know was going down. But that doesn't keep him out of Juvie — the worst place he has ever been. It's a place where its inmates, some convicted teenage killers, could easily write an encyclopedia on how to inflict pain. Thankfully, do-gooder Douglas Healy shows up, giving Gecko a chance to swap the slammer for a halfway house lived in by two other young criminals. There are just three crucial conditions — the three boys must stay in school and out of trouble, all while staying on Social Services' good side. Or else it's back to Juvie for all of them. But Terence seems bent on getting himself into trouble — the boys catch him sneaking down the fire escape, off to pull another heist. If only their fight hadn't gotten physical and Healy hadn't wound up in the hospital with amnesia. If only Gecko wasn't falling for a girl whose dad's best friend was the Deputy Police chief. And that's just the beginning of their problems. One thing's for certain: if the boys are found out, their second chance will be their last...

Born to Rock

By Gordon Korman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Canada
  • Isbn : 1443124664
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 968
  • File Pdf: born-to-rock.pdf

Book Summary:

Leo Caraway — high school senior, president of the Young Republicans club, 4.0 GPA, future Harvard student — had his entire future perfectly planned out. That was, until the X factor. As in Marion X. McMurphy, aka King Maggot, the lead singer of Purge, the most popular, most destructive band punk rock has ever seen. He's also Leo's biological father. When Leo discovers that his real father is a punk rock legend, he is disgusted. Not only is Leo not a punk rock fan, but he believes the X factor (the Maggot blood that is running through his veins) is a dangerous time bomb just waiting to explode. And sure enough, it does — Leo stubbornly defends the unlikeliest of people, thereby getting himself falsely accused of cheating on a test. Because of the blemish on his record, the once star pupil finds his scholarship to Harvard taken away. So he hatches the crazy plan of going on tour with King Maggot for Purge's summer revival tour, all the while secretly hoping to convince Maggot to pay for his tuition. But life on the road is even crazier than Leo ever bargained for, and before the summer is out, he will finally discover the surprising truth about his dad, his friends, and most important, himself.

Get Those Guys Reading! Fiction and Series Books that Boys Will Love

By Kathleen A. Baxter,Marcia Agness Kochel
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 159884847X
  • Pages : 220
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 877
  • File Pdf: get-those-guys-reading-fiction-and-series-books-that-boys-will-love.pdf

Book Summary:

Want to identify fiction books that boys in grades three through nine will find irresistible? This guide reveals dozens of worthwhile recommendations in categories ranging from adventure stories and sports novels to horror, humorous, and science fiction books.

Our Story Begins

By Elissa Brent Weissman,Kwame Alexander,Tom Angleberger,Kathi Appelt,Ashley Bryan,Tim Federle,Candace Fleming,Marla Frazee,Chris Gall,Alex Gino,Chris Grabenstein,Gordon Korman,Jarrett J. Krosoczka,Thanhha Lai,Peter Lerangis,Gail Carson Levine,Grace Lin,Yuyi Morales,Phyllis Reynolds Naylor,R. J. Palacio,Linda Sue Park,Rohmann, Eric,Dan Santat,Brian Selznick,Cynthia Leitich Smith,Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1481472100
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 233
  • File Pdf: our-story-begins.pdf

Book Summary:

From award-winning author Elissa Brent Weissman comes a collection of quirky, smart, and vulnerable childhood works by some of today’s foremost children’s authors and illustrators—revealing young talent, the storytellers they would one day become, and the creativity they inspire today. Everyone’s story begins somewhere… For Linda Sue Park, it was a trip to the ocean, a brand-new typewriter, and a little creative license. For Jarrett J. Krosoczka, it was a third grade writing assignment that ignited a creative fire in a kid who liked to draw. For Kwame Alexander, it was a loving poem composed for Mother’s Day—and perfected through draft after discarded draft. For others, it was a teacher, a parent, a beloved book, a word of encouragement. It was trying, and failing, and trying again. It was a love of words, and pictures, and stories. Your story is beginning, too. Where will it go?

The Diaries of John Gregory Bourke Volume 5

By John Gregory Bourke
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Isbn : 1574414682
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 869
  • File Pdf: the-diaries-of-john-gregory-bourke-volume-5.pdf

Book Summary:

800x600 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";} John Gregory Bourke kept a monumental set of diaries beginning as a young cavalry lieutenant in Arizona in 1872, and ending the evening before his death in 1896. As aide-de-camp to Brigadier General George Crook, he had an insider's view of the early Apache campaigns, the Great Sioux War, the Cheyenne Outbreak, and the Geronimo War. Bourke's writings reveal much about military life on the western frontier, but he also was a noted ethnologist, writing extensive descriptions of American Indian civilization and illustrating his diaries with sketches and photographs. Previously, researchers could consult only a small part of Bourke’s diary material in various publications, or else take a research trip to the archive and microfilm housed at West Point. Now, for the first time, the 124 manuscript volumes of the Bourke diaries are being compiled, edited, and annotated by Charles M. Robinson III in an easily accessible form to the modern researcher. This fifth volume opens at Fort Wingate as Bourke prepares to visit the Navajos. Next, at the Pine River Agency, he is witness to the Sun Dance, where despite his discomfort at what he saw, he noted that during the Sun Dance piles of food and clothing were contributed by the Indians themselves, to relieve the poor among their people. Bourke continued his travels among the Zunis, the Rio Grande pueblos, and finally, with the Hopis to attend the Hopi Snake dance. The volume concludes at Fort Apache, Arizona, which is stirring with excitement over the activities of the Apache medicine man, Nakai’-dokli’ni, which Bourke spelled Na Kay do Klinni. This would erupt into bloodshed less than a week later. Volume Five is especially important because it is the first in this series to deal almost exclusively with Bourke’s ethnological research. Aside from a brief trip to the East Coast, most of the text involves his observations either during the Great Oglala Sun Dance of 1881, or among the pueblos of New Mexico and Arizona. Bourke’s account of the Sun Dance is particularly significant because it was the last one held by the Oglalas. The Hopi material in this volume served as the basis of The Snake Dance of the Moquis of Arizona, published three years later in 1884, and perhaps his best-known work after On the Border with Crook. Extensively annotated and with a biographical appendix on Indians, civilians, and military personnel named in the diaries, this book will appeal to western and military historians, students of American Indian life and culture, and to anyone interested in the development of the American West.

Rick Riordan

By Sue Corbett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
  • Isbn : 1608709426
  • Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 782
  • File Pdf: rick-riordan.pdf

Book Summary:

Rick Riordan is an American novelist whose works have been translated into 37 languages. He has won numerous awards including several Children�s Choice Book Awards and the Mark Twain Award. This book is a celebration of the author and provides interviews with Riordan, his family, and colleagues. Excerpts from his popular works are included along with a list of Riordan�s professional influences. In this book, readers will experience what it was like for this author to go from former English teacher, to a famous author whose books have sold more than 30 million copies in the U.S.

The 39 Clues, Infinity Ring, and Spirit Animals Powerpack

By James Riordan,Rick Riordan,James Dashner,Brandon Mull
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn : 0545760852
  • Pages : 653
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 302
  • File Pdf: the-39-clues-infinity-ring-and-spirit-animals-powerpack.pdf

Book Summary:

Three bestselling novels in one powerpack! Includes Rick Riordan's THE 39 CLUES: THE MAZE OF BONES, James Dashner's INFINITY RING: A MUTINY IN TIME, and Brandon Mull's SPIRIT ANIMALS: WILD BORN! Available together for the first time, three novels that each launched a blockbuster series. This powerpack includes:THE 39 CLUES #1: THE MAZE OF BONES by bestselling author Rick Riordan. Are you ready to save the world?INFINITY RING #1: A MUTINY IN TIME by bestselling author James Dasher. Fix the past. Save the future.SPIRIT ANIMALS #1: WILD BORN by bestselling author Brandon Mull. The legend lives in you.Three unforgettable adventures are waiting for you....

A Warp in Time

By Jude Watson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn : 1338189255
  • Pages : 164
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 159
  • File Pdf: a-warp-in-time.pdf

Book Summary:

National Book Award winner Jude Watson joins the race for survival! The harrowing tale of survival and suspicion takes its most dramatic turn yet when Molly, Yoshi, and the rest discover that there are more than just monsters in the rift.There are other kids, too...The seven-book mega-series begun by Scott Westerfeld (Uglies) reaches a pivotal turning point as only New York Times bestseller and National Book Award winner Jude Watson could deliver!Bonus: Play the action-packed HORIZON game for free on your browser, tablet, or phone. Each book in the series unlocks exclusive rewards. Do you have what it takes to survive? www.scholastic.com/horizon

The Poetry of British India, 1780–1905 Vol 2

By Maire ni Fhlathuin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1000748928
  • Pages : 884
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 221
  • File Pdf: the-poetry-of-british-india-1780-1905-vol-2.pdf

Book Summary:

This two-volume reset edition draws together a selection of Anglo-Indian poetry from the Romantic era and the nineteenth century.

Teaching Young Adult Literature Today

By Judith A. Hayn,Jeffrey S. Kaplan,Karina R. Clemmons
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1475829485
  • Pages : 354
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 493
  • File Pdf: teaching-young-adult-literature-today.pdf

Book Summary:

This book introduces the reader to what is current and relevant in the plethora of good books available for adolescents. Literary experts illustrate how teachers everywhere can help their students become lifelong readers by simply introducing them to great reads—smart, insightful, and engaging books that are specifically written for adolescents.

The Poetry of British India, 1780–1905

By Maire ni Fhlathuin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Isbn : 1000743705
  • Pages : 884
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 706
  • File Pdf: the-poetry-of-british-india-1780-1905.pdf

Book Summary:

This two-volume reset edition draws together a selection of Anglo-Indian poetry from the Romantic era and the nineteenth century.

The Routledge Companion to Medieval Warfare

By Jim Bradbury
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1134598467
  • Pages : 392
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 512
  • File Pdf: the-routledge-companion-to-medieval-warfare.pdf

Book Summary:

This comprehensive volume provides easily-accessible factual material on all major areas of warfare in the medieval west. The whole geographical area of medieval Europe, including eastern Europe, is covered, including essential elements from outside Europe such as Byzantine warfare, nomadic horde invasions and the Crusades. Progressing chronologically, the work is presented in themed, illustrated sections, with a narrative outline offering a brief introduction to the area. Within each chronological section, Jim Bradbury presents clear and informative pieces on battles, sieges, and generals. The author examines practical topics including: castle architecture, with examinations of specific castles ship building techniques improvements in armour specific weapons developments in areas such as arms and armour, fortifications, tactics and supply. Readable and engaging, this detailed provides students with an excellent collection of archaeological information and clear discussions of controversial issues.

Masterminds

By Gordon Korman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 1443428752
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 989
  • File Pdf: masterminds.pdf

Book Summary:

Eli Frieden lives in the most perfect town in the world: Serenity, New Mexico. In this idyllic place, every lawn is perfectly manicured and everyone has a pool and a treehouse. Honesty and integrity are valued above all else in Serenity. The thirty kids who live there never lie—they know it’s a short leap from lying to the awful problems of other less fortunate places. Eli has never left Serenity. Why would he want to? Then one day he cycles to the city limits, and something so crazy and unexpected happens, it changes everything. Eli convinces his friends to help him investigate further, and soon it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems in Serenity. The clues mount to reveal a shocking secret that connects their ideal, crime-free community to some of the greatest criminal masterminds ever known. The kids realize they can trust no one—least of all their own parents. So they hatch a plan for what could be the greatest breakout in history. But will they survive? And if they do, where will they go from there? The first book in a thrilling new series from bestselling (non-criminal) mastermind Gordon Korman. “A terrific page-turner, full of unexpected twists and revelations. Buckle up.” —JAMES PATTERSON, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE MIDDLE SCHOOL SERIES “Just when you think no writer can outdo Gordon Korman, someone does—Gordon Korman. Masterminds is a masterpiece—a mind-bending adventure in a shocking but all-too-possible present; a tale of friendship and ultimate sacrifice with characters who will reach inside you and not let go. It’s that rare book that scares you to the core while you’re laughing your head off. Warning: reading this book while trying to do anything else is dangerous—it’s that good. I can’t wait to know what happens next.”—PETER LERANGIS, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE SEVEN WONDERS SERIES

Sting: A Loot Novel

By Jude Watson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn : 0545863481
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 554
  • File Pdf: sting.pdf

Book Summary:

Rule Number One for Cat Burglars: Never Do a Favor for a Friend. So why is March McQuin dangling upside-down twenty feet above a stone floor in the middle of the night, instead of tucked in bed like a regular kid? Along with his twin sister, Jules, he’s set on stealing a set of stunning diamonds. It should have been an easy job, in and out. Except another thief got there first. March and Jules are lucky to escape with their lives, and one measly stone. Now the botched heist has created a world of trouble. The stone they grabbed was the Morning Star, one of a trio of famous sapphires, and it’s cursed. The theft puts the twins and their friends in the crosshairs of Interpol, the FBI, and a vicious adult gang of criminals. And worst of all, the only way to break the curse and set everything to rights is by pulling off two more impossible heists... and stealing the other two sapphires in the set. Break out the black gloves. Lay out the masks. There’s a full moon coming, and jewels to steal...

A Canon's Tale

By Marilyn A. Schneider
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Isbn : 1525582496
  • Pages : 410
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 795
  • File Pdf: a-canon-s-tale.pdf

Book Summary:

It was a time of faith. Men believed. To the chosen few, the Christian God spoke directly and laid out His wishes and orders. But He sometimes changed His mind. Or perhaps His messages were not understood. The year is 1135 in the town of Arles in what will much later become southern France. Looming territorial wars between powerful families threaten to breach town walls. False prophets travel from town to town preaching their heresies to eager crowds. Calls for a Second Crusade to secure the Holy Land will begin to ring out. Amid the noise, the ears of Pons de Baucio, a devout young canon at the Cathedral of Saint-Trophîme, are still attuned to the small voice of his God, which has faithfully guided him all his life. But when God entrusts Pons with the message that he and his chapter must embrace the vita apostolica by adopting the Rule of St. Augustine—a lifestyle that will involve renouncing wives, mistresses, and families; forsaking personal property; and living communally—the proposal is far from favorably received by Pons’s fellow canons. Thoroughly researched and rich in detail on actual historical persons, places, and events, A Canon’s Tale is the story of how Pons, though met with challenges and resistance at every turn, labors fervently and relentlessly for the next three decades to carry out his twofold mission: to convince the canons that this is God’s will, and to oversee the construction and artistry of the cloister to make communal living possible. All the while, Pons must wage his own internal war—against the forces of temptation.

The Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 : Music, Context, Performance

By Jeffrey Kurtzman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Clarendon Press
  • Isbn : 0191590711
  • Pages : 624
  • Category :
  • Reads : 372
  • File Pdf: the-monteverdi-vespers-of-1610.pdf

Book Summary:

This is a thorough-going study of Monteverdi's Vespers, the single most significant and most widely known musical print from before the time of J.S. Bach. The author examines Monteverdi's Vespers from multiple perspectives, combining his own research with all that is known and thought of the Vespers by other scholars. The historical origin as well as the musical and liturgical context of the Vespers are surveyed; similarly the controversial historiography of the Vespers in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is scrutinized and evaluated. A series of analytical chapters attempt to clarify Monteverdi's compositional process and the relationship between music and text in the light of recent research on modal and tonal aspects of early seventeenth century music. The final section is devoted to thirteen chapters investigating performance practice issues of the early seventeenth century and their application to the Vespers, including general and specific recommendations for performance where appropriate. The book concludes with a series of informational appendices, including the psalm cursus for Vespers of all major feasts in the liturgical calendar, texts, and structural outlines for the Vespers compositions based on a cantus firmus, an analytical discography, and bibliographies of seventeenth-century musical and theoretical sources.

The Dead of Night (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers, Book 3)

By Peter Lerangis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn : 0545344697
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 609
  • File Pdf: the-dead-of-night.pdf

Book Summary:

The third book in the CAHILLS VS. VESPERS series, the follow up to the worldwide bestseller THE 39 CLUES. The Vespers have crossed a line. Amy and Dan were devastated when the Vespers kidnapped seven Cahills around the world, holding them hostage until Amy and Dan delivered an impossible ransom. But at least the hostages were Cahills - members of the world's most powerful family, trained to face all odds.Now the Vespers have gone too far. They've kidnapped Atticus, an innocent 11 year old boy and Dan's only friend. Now Dan and Amy are in the struggle of their lives. Because if they can't outwit the Vespers, the unthinkable will happen . . . Atticus will die.

The Sight

By Jude Watson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn : 0545283272
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 645
  • File Pdf: the-sight.pdf

Book Summary:

A pair of supernatural mysteries from National Book Award winner Judy Blundell. Gracie has premonitions. They've haunted her since before her mother's death, and she can't get rid of them. She doesn't know how to deal with them and she doesn't want to--they've never led to anything good. She never knows whether she's seeing the past, the present, or the future--it just comes to her. But Gracie is forced to try to use her premonitions. Her best friend, Emily, disappears, and the premonitions lead to the only clues to where she might be--and how she might be saved. Gracie's long-absent father returns, and his history seems mysteriously linked to the disappearance of

The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book 1: The Medusa Plot

By Gordon Korman,Scholastic Multi-Platform
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn : 0545344654
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 863
  • File Pdf: the-39-clues.pdf

Book Summary:

Are you ready to save the world? The bestselling series returns with an adventure spanning 6 explosive books, 2 secret-filled card packs, and a website that places readers right in the action. Thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister, Amy, thought they belonged to the world's most powerful family. They thought the hunt for 39 Clues leading to the source of that power was over. They even thought they'd won. But Amy and Dan were wrong. One by one, distress calls start coming in from around the globe. Cahills are being kidnapped by a shadowy group known only as the Vespers. Now Amy and Dan have only days to fulfill a bizarre ransom request or their captured friends will start dying. Amy and Dan don't know what the Vespers want or how to stop them. Only one thing is clear. The Vespers are playing to win, and if they get their hands on the Clues . . . the world will be their next hostage.

The Wild Geese and the North East Wind

By Dorian van Braam (the Elder)
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1524632627
  • Pages : 798
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 138
  • File Pdf: the-wild-geese-and-the-north-east-wind.pdf

Book Summary:

The story begins in Cuba when Julian Hamilton, aged eighty and after a life as a famous writer, is confronted with Victoria, his daughter, whose existence he was unaware of. Julian has been spending his retirement and final days of a life that began with the conflicting dilemma he experienced as a young student after leaving Princeton University, USAa conflict that people have between their belief in themselves and their emotional lives. For the writer and painter, it is a greater burden and more onerous than the many people who have to decide whether to sacrifice ambition for a sense of responsibility toward love and family life. After Princeton, Julian gets married but soon finds that following lifes normal format impairs the necessary dedication to evolve as a writer. Fearful of the emotional restrictions that come with full commitment, he leaves his wife to follow the romantic dream of coup de foudre or love at first sight. He meets Rebecca serendipitously, who gives him the necessary inspiration, and they go traveling on an ancient Triumph Speed Twin motorbike, heading towards Morocco with no sense of responsibility. Things go wrong, which fractures their passionate relationship, leaving them in a state of despair. Rebecca is raped and becomes pregnant, and Julian goes into a monastery to make a clean break in order to establish a balanced perspective of the situation. They separate, and Rebecca is left facing a lifetime of unhappiness. The book contains romance, suspense, tragedy, travel, and some thriller action of rape, murder, and sex. The doomed lovers final curtain falls in Barcelona when Julian chooses his art over lovesomething he lives to regret. The novel will present some readers with the unsolvable question as to which path should be taken!

The Art of Falling

By Danielle McLaughlin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 0812998456
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 758
  • File Pdf: the-art-of-falling.pdf

Book Summary:

In this “delicate slow burn of a novel” (Jan Carson), a woman’s marriage and career are threatened by an old indiscretion just as she receives the opportunity of a lifetime—from the award–winning author of the “extraordinary” (Colum McCann) Dinosaurs on Other Planets. Nessa McCormack’s marriage is coming back together again after her husband’s affair. She is excited to be in charge of a retrospective art exhibition for a beloved artist, the renowned late sculptor Robert Locke. But the arrival of two enigmatic outsiders imperils both her personal and professional worlds: A chance encounter with an old friend threatens to expose a betrayal Nessa thought she had long put behind her; and at work, an odd woman comes forward with a mysterious connection to Robert Locke’s life and his most famous work, the Chalk Sculpture. As Nessa finds the past intruding on the present, she realizes she must decide what is the truth, whether she can continue to live with a lie, and what the consequences might be were she to fully unravel the mysteries in both the life of Robert Locke and her own. In this gripping and wonderfully written debut, Danielle McLaughlin reveals profound truths about love, power, and the secrets that define us.

Vesper and Compline Music for Three Principal Voices

By Jeffrey Kurtzman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135619018
  • Pages : 346
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 340
  • File Pdf: vesper-and-compline-music-for-three-principal-voices.pdf

Book Summary:

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Vesper and Compline Music for Two Principal Voices

By Jeffrey Kurtzman,Anne Schnoebelen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135618739
  • Pages : 296
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 727
  • File Pdf: vesper-and-compline-music-for-two-principal-voices.pdf

Book Summary:

This volume is part of a series of 25 full-score volumes of 17th-century Italian sacred music, a repertoire that has largely been unavailable for study or performance. It includes a comprehensive historical and biographical introduction, focuses on composers significant in their own time, and offers modern notation for contemporary performers.

Trinity Rising

By Elspeth Cooper
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Isbn : 0575096217
  • Pages : 360
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 483
  • File Pdf: trinity-rising.pdf

Book Summary:

The future holds nothing but blood and death ... ... and Teia fears there is nothing she can do about it. Her clan is riding to war, but her secret, untrained gift of foretelling has shown her they are riding to their doom. If she cannot turn them from their course, her only hope of saving them will be to betray them to their sworn enemies. Gair is mourning his past ... ... but there is no time to dwell on his grief or hunger for revenge. Pursuing an artefact from the Founding Wars, he travels deep into the hostile southern deserts. As religious tensions erupt into bloody violence around him, he must make an impossible choice: save innocent lives or sacrifice them in the hope that thousands more can be saved later. And all the while, his grip on his powers is failing.

T&T Clark Handbook of Christian Prayer

By
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 0567664376
  • Pages : 752
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 293
  • File Pdf: t-t-clark-handbook-of-christian-prayer.pdf

Book Summary:

The essays collected in this volume provide a resource for thinking theologically about the practice of Christian prayer. In the first of four parts, the volume begins by reaching back to the biblical foundations of prayer. Then, each of the chapters in the second part investigates a classical Christian doctrine – including God, creation, Christology, pneumatology, providence and eschatology – from the perspective of prayer. The chapters in the third part explore the writings of some of the great theorizers of prayer in the history of the Christian tradition. The final part gathers a set of creative and critical conversations on prayer responding to a variety of contemporary issues. Overall, the T&T Clark Handbook of Christian Prayer articulates a theologically expansive account of prayer – one that is deeply biblical, energetically doctrinal, historically rooted, and relevant to a whole host of critical questions and concerns facing the world today.

Study and Teaching Guide for The History of the Renaissance World

By Julia Kaziewicz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Peace Hill Press
  • Isbn : 194584101X
  • Pages : 912
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 560
  • File Pdf: study-and-teaching-guide-for-the-history-of-the-renaissance-world.pdf

Book Summary:

Turn Susan Wise Bauer's The History of the Renaissance World into a high-school history course. Susan Wise Bauer’s narrative world history series is widely used in advanced high school history classes, as well as by home educating parents. The Study and Teaching Guide, designed for use by both parents and teachers, provides a full high-school-level curriculum in late medieval-early Renaissance history. It includes: Study questions and answers Critical thinking assignments Map exercises Essay topics and instructor grading rubrics Teaching tips and explanations for answers The Study and Teaching Guide, designed by historian and teacher Julia Kaziewicz in cooperation with Susan Wise Bauer, makes The History of the Renaissance World even more accessible to educators and parents alike.

The Making of the Self

By Richard Valantasis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Isbn : 0227903277
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 518
  • File Pdf: the-making-of-the-self.pdf

Book Summary:

A leading scholar of ascetical studies, Richard Valantasis explores a variety of ascetical traditions ranging from the Greco-Roman philosophy of Musonius Rufus, the asceticism found in the Nag Hammadi Library and in certain Gnostic texts, the Gospelof Thomas, and other early Christian texts. This collection gathers historical and theoretical essays develop a theory of asceticism that informs the analysis of historical texts and opens the way for postmodern ascetical studies. Wide-ranging in historical scope and in developing theory, these essays address asceticism for scholar and student alike. The theory will be of particular interest to those interested in cultural theory and analysis, while the historical essays provide the researcher with easy access to a significant corpus of academic writing on asceticism.

The Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described

By Adrian Fortescue,J.B. O`Connell,Alcuin Reid
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Isbn : 1441138080
  • Pages : 504
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 455
  • File Pdf: the-ceremonies-of-the-roman-rite-described.pdf

Book Summary:

'This book, a classic guide to the celebration of the Church's ancient Gregorian Rite in the English-speaking world, will serve priests and seminarians of the twenty-first century-just as it served so many priests of the twentieth-in their pastoral mission, which now necessarily includes familiarity with and openness to the use of the older form of the sacred liturgy. I happily commend it to the clergy, seminarians and laity as a reliable tool for the preparation and celebration of the liturgical rites authoritatively granted by the Holy Father in Summorum Pontificum. 'I congratulate the distinguished liturgical scholar, Dr. Alcuin Reid, for his care and precision in ensuring that this revised edition conforms to the latest authoritative decisions with regard to these liturgical rites. As Pope Benedict XVI wrote in his letter which accompanied Summorum Pontificum: "In the history of the liturgy there is growth and progress, but no rupture." The Gregorian Rite is today a living liturgical rite which will continue its progress without losing any of its riches handed on in tradition. For as the Holy Father continued, "What earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred and great for us too, and it cannot be all of a sudden entirely forbidden or even considered harmful. It behoves all of us to preserve the riches which have developed in the Church's faith and prayer, and to give them their proper place." May this book assist the Church of today and of tomorrow in realising Pope Benedict's vision.' Darío Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos President, Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei This fifteenth edition, revised in the light of Pope Benedict XVI's reforms and expanded and corrected throughout, includes a new chapter on the music of solemn and sung Mass as well as clarifications of questions that have arisen in the light of recent experience. It gives descriptions of the rites of pontifical, solemn and low Mass, Vespers, the liturgical year including Holy Week, the sacraments, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, funerals, episcopal visitation and more.

Introduction to Christian Liturgy

By Frank C. Senn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Isbn : 1451424337
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 907
  • File Pdf: introduction-to-christian-liturgy.pdf

Book Summary:

Designed as a general introduction to Christian liturgy, this book explores the meaning, history, and practice of worship in Eastern and Western, Catholic and Protestant traditions. Its chapters cover the theology of worship, the historical development of Eucharist and the Prayer Offices, the lectionary and customs of the church year, other sacramental rites, and the use of music and the arts. As such, it is a perfect textbook for students seeking to understand the basics of liturgical worship, as well as a reliable guide for worship leaders.

Dead Souls

By Nikolai Gogol
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1504035429
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 735
  • File Pdf: dead-souls.pdf

Book Summary:

The classic satire of greed, corruption, and paranoia in czarist Russia In a small Russian town, the rich wield the power of the gods over their serfs, who remain enslaved even in death. Life is turned upside down with the arrival of Chichikov, a mysterious gentleman who wants to buy the rights to these useless “dead souls.” What is this strange traveler up to? Is he mad, or does he know something the townspeople don’t? As Chichikov visits local landowners, rumors swirl; some even claim he might be Napoleon in disguise. But avarice is an even more powerful instinct than suspicion in this depraved society, and soon Chichikov owns more than four hundred deceased serfs—what he plans to do with them, no one can guess. A laugh-out-loud satire and an incisive indictment of the corruption at the heart of Russian society, Dead Souls is a masterpiece of nineteenth-century literature. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Time, Twilight, and Eternity

By Thom Rock
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 1498242774
  • Pages : 162
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 775
  • File Pdf: time-twilight-and-eternity.pdf

Book Summary:

The ancient rhythm of night becoming day becoming night again has always set the tempo of our everyday lives. The daily spin and tilt of the Earth rules our clocks and calendars as well as our human bodies. Yet our minutes and hours and days all too often slip away completely unnoticed. For generations and cultures around the globe and across the ages, though, the moments surrounding sunrise and sunset have been noticeable exceptions: believers and seekers have long gathered in the gloaming to pause and reflect on the notion that the sacred unfolds, if it unfolds anywhere, in ordinary time. In Time, Twilight, and Eternity, Thom Rock explores the rich tradition of that unfolding, not only through the physics and optics of any twilight hour or rising or setting sun, but also through the whispered prayers of so many faith traditions. An unforgettable journey through the mysteries and wonders of dusk and dawn--as well as the extraordinary gifts of common prayer, ordinary time, and everyday grace--this poetic and evocative work is ultimately about our own rising and setting . . . and rising again; the daily practice of resurrection and fully inhabiting our lives here and now.

The Divine Hours (Volume One): Prayers for Summertime

By Phyllis Tickle
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Image
  • Isbn : 038551879X
  • Pages : 672
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 716
  • File Pdf: the-divine-hours.pdf

Book Summary:

The first volume in a trilogy of prayer manuals compiled by Publishers Weekly religion editor Phyllis Tickle as a contemporary Book of Hours to guide Christians gently yet authoritatively through the daily offices. The Divine Hours is the first major literary and liturgical reworking of the sixth-century Benedictine Rule of fixed-hour prayer. This beautifully conceived and thoroughly modern three-volume guide will appeal to the theological novice as well as to the ecclesiastical sophisticate. Making primary use of the Book of Common Prayer and the writings of the Church Fathers, The Divine Hours is also a companion to the New Jerusalem Bible, from which it draws its Scripture readings. The trilogy blends prayer and praise in a way that, while extraordinarily fresh, respects and builds upon the ancient wisdom of Christianity. The first book in the set, Prayers for Summertime, filled with prayers, psalms, and readings, is one readers will turn to again and again. Compact in size, it is perfect for those seeking greater spiritual depth. As a contemporary Book of Hours, The Divine Hours: Prayers for Summertime heralds a renewal of the tradition of disciplined daily prayer, and will whet the hunger of a large and eager audience for the follow-up autumn/winter and spring volumes.