Leo sets out to teach his sister, Toby, that there are lessons to be learned by exploring the past. Little did they know that would stumble upon the answer to an old mystery.
José Reyes has become one of baseball's biggest stars. He has led the National League in stolen bases and batting average. He has played in the All-Star Game, won awards, and made millions of dollars. His time in the Major Leagues has been a dream-come-true for the Dominican player. Learn about the life of one of baseball's newest stars. Read how he worked his way through the minor leagues to play for the New York Mets. Discover the story of one of baseball's superstars!
Combining practical content with visual appeal, the 21st Century Lifeskills handbooks read more like a magazine than a book. Highly readable with full-color photographs, a smaller trim size and an eye-popping layout, these 120-page handbooks are great for teaching life skills to a twenty-first century population. The 10 handbooks in this series will provide readers a thorough and non-threatening introduction to the multi-dimensional competencies, concepts, and vocabulary they need to achieve independences--including community resources, job searching, money management, job etiquette, health, moving and more. Used along or in conjunction with the 21st Century Lifeskills worktexts, these handbooks offer students a unique and visual way to achieve real-world literacy.
Driving is a huge part of life for millions of people. We drive to go to familys and friends houses; we drive to go to work and school; we drive to go to the store. You probably ride in some sort of vehicle every day. With so many drivers on the road, staying safe while traveling in the car is an important part of any trip.
Some playful fairies decide to make mischief with unsuspecting humans. Can true love overcome all obstacles? Two young Athenian couples are put to the test. Comedy reigns in this enchanting fantasy about the nature of romantic love.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go back in time, knowing what you know now? That is the story of a Connecticut Yankee who is magically transported back to King Arthur's time. But with the knowledge of modern technology. Will modern technology win out over the magic of Merline, the court magician?
Not many baseball players are as legendary as Roberto Clemente. He broke color barriers. He gave back to his community. And through it all, he played great baseball. During his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, he did some amazing things. Sadly, Clemente's life was cut short by a plane crash. Today, however, his memory lives on. Fans everywhere still think of the player from Puerto Rico as an inspiration to us all.
When Charlie Sykes wakes up in hospital in St. John's, he learns that he and his father have been in a car accident and that his father is dying. Charlie inherits little more than the brass key that his father pressed into his hand before he passed away. As far as Charlie knows, he has no family in Newfoundland. But then Uncle Nick shows up and is keen to meet his nephew-not because of who Charlie is, but rather because of what Charlie has: the key. That key will unlock a treasure Uncle Nick began searching for more than thirty years earlier. And he would have found it all those years ago if he hadn't been arrested and sent away for murder. But Charlie isn't convinced he should give up the key. He leads Uncle Nick on a wild chase through old St. John's, across Signal Hill and out to the coast. There, high above the rugged Atlantic, Charlie finally comes face-to-face with Uncle Nick, the treasure, and a family history that will leave him with a new understanding of where he comes from and where he's going.
At the end of The Pirate Captain's Daughter, Catherine and cabin boy William are marooned on Pox Island by the murderous crew of the pirate ship Reprisal. The young lovers see no hope of escape. In Voyage of the Sea Wolf, the continuing saga of Catherine's sea adventures, she and William are rescured from their island prison by the Sea Wolf, a pirate ship pursuing the Reprisal. Catherine worries that these new pirates will send her back to the island once they discover she's a girl. But then, she meets the captain of the Sea Wolf. A Woman! Surely, Catherine thinks, the bloodshed and brutality she and William experienced aboard the Reprisal can't happen again, especially under the leadership of a female captian. But just as things seem to be going their way, the captain takes a liking to William. Catherine is forbidden to see him. If Catherine and William want to stay together, they must find a way to now escape from the Sea Wolf.
"I always knew my father was a pirate and I always knew I wanted to be one, too." At age fifteen, Catherine's life is about to change. Her mother has just died and Catherine can't stand the thought of being sent to live with her aunt in Boston. She longs for a life of adventure. After she discovers her father's secret life as captain of the pirate ship Reprisal, her only thoughts are to join him on the high seas. Catherine imagines a life of sailing the blue waters of the Caribbean, the wind whipping at her back. She's heard tales of bloodshed and brutality but her father's ship would never be like that. Catherine convinces her father to let her join him, disguised as a boy. But once the Reprisal sets sail, she finds life aboard a pirate ship is not for the faint of heart. If her secret is uncovered, punishment will be swift and brutal.
It's bad enough being the new kid, but as a freshman, Jimmy finds school less enjoyable than many of his classmates. Standing 5'5" and weighing 187 pounds, he's subjected to a daily barrage of taunts and torments. His only sources of comfort are his family, his youth group, and his favorite foods. When his English teacher assigns a journal as a writing project, Jimmy chronicles not only his struggles but also his aspirations - to lose weight and win the girl of his dreams. Inspired by a true story and told in first-person journal entries, The Fat Boy Chronicles brings to life the pain and isolation felt by many overweight teenagers as they try to find their way in a world obsessed with outward beauty.
You don't have to live in the Great Bear Rainforest to benefit from its existence, but after you read Nowhere Else on Earth you might want to visit this magnificent part of the planet. Environmental activist Caitlyn Vernon guides young readers through a forest of information, sharing her personal stories, her knowledge and her concern for this beautiful place. Full of breathtaking photographs and suggestions for ways to preserve this unique ecosystem, Nowhere Else on Earth is a timely and inspiring reminder that we need to stand up for our wild places before they are gone.
Eleven-year-old Edie Jasmine Snow has a "perfect" thirteen-year-old sister, two loving parents, and a cat named Dusty. She also has a grandmother she suspects is a witch and a grandfather who insists on calling her Albert. Framed by family summer vacations at the lake, All-Season Edie follows Edie through a tumultuous year in which her beloved grandfather becomes ill. In the face of family tragedy, Edie tries to practice witchcraft, learns to dance the flamenco, meets the Greek god Zeus doing his Christmas shopping at the mall, ruins the most important party of her sister's life and realizes that her family is both completely strange and absolutely normal.
Craig and Tom have been friends since second grade, but that was five years ago and Craig is getting sick of Tom's out-of-bounds behavior. When Craig begins to realize that he may have more potential in school than he ever thought, he starts to distance himself from Tom, who is both the class clown and the school bully. But severing ties with an old friend is never easy, and a foolhardy incident in a local park pulls Craig back into Tom's orbit. Faced with the realities of Tom's home life, Craig must determine the limits of this volatile friendship.
From the moment Simon Whitfield burst onto the world stage at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games as triathlon's first Olympic champion, his winning personality and stellar athletic abilities have inspired young people around the globe. In Simon Says Gold, Simon describes his personal journey to Olympic glory as he recounts not only that glorious day in Sydney, but also the anguish of failing to repeat as Olympic champion in Athens in 2004, and his dramatic comeback at the 2008 Beijing Games, when his exhilarating race to a silver medal enthralled millions of fans around the world. Simon's stories of the highs and lows of his running career will captivate readers young and old, but his real messagethat the simple pursuit of excellence is its own rewardwill also inspire and motivate. Not everyone can be an Olympian. Simon Whitfield believes that true greatness is in performing to the best of one's ability. The reward is in the effort, not the outcome.
Camrose, a perfectly normal 12-year-old, has inherited responsibility for an ancient bone flute, an object of quest for two time-wandering rivals, one of them lord of the Otherworld. With the help of her friend Mark and the not-quite-human Miranda, Camrose braves fire and much worse to claim the flute and restore it to its rightfuland unexpectedowner.
When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. This ancient proverb of the Kikuyu people, a tribal group in Kenya, Africa, is as true today as when the words were first spoken, perhaps thousands of years ago. Its essence is simplicity: when the large fight, it is the small who suffer most. And when it comes to war, the smallest, the most vulnerable, are the children. When Elephants Fight presents the stories of five children from five very different and distinct conflicts. Along with these very personal accounts, the book also offers brief analyses of the history and geopolitical issues that are the canvas on which these conflicts are cast. When Elephants Fight is about increasing awareness. For the future to be better than the past, better than the present, we must help equip our children with an awareness and understanding of the world around them and their ability to bring about change. Gandhi stated, "If you are going to change the world, start with the children."
Miguel Batista es un lanzador que puede entrar en el juego tan pronto como se necesita, puesto que ha estado mucho tiempo en el campo. Conoce el béisbol por dentro y por fuera. Aparte de gran jugador, es una persona muy interesante. Invierte mucho de su tiempo leyendo y publicando poemas y novelas. Sigue su carrera y el camino que tomó para llegar donde está actualmente. ¡Este deportista ha tenido una larga jornada--y aún no termina!
Francisco Cordero--o Coco, como es conocido por sus fanáticos y compañeros de juego--es un lanzador de nivel superior. Poncha a los bateadores con sus bolas rápidas y curvas. Ha conseguido muchas salvadas a través de los años como lanzador de cierre para Los Rangers, Los Cerveceros, y Los Rojos. Aunque empezó luchando contra la pobreza, Cordero hizo su parte y ahora ayuda a otros que están en ese proceso que el vivió. Es un jugador de las Grandes Ligas con la capacidad para llegar tan lejos como se proponga.
Nelson Cruz ha tenido una carrera sorprendente en el béisbol. Ha jugado en una Serie Mundial, ha participado en el Juego de las Estrellas, ha roto records, y ha ganado millones de dólares. ¡También es el único jugador en la historia del béisbol que ha bateado un cuadrangular con bases llenas en el juego de la post temporada! Conozca el largo camino que Cruz recorrió para alcanzar su sueño de jugar béisbol profesional. ¡Entérese como pasó de jugar en la Liga de Verano Dominicana a batear jonrones en la Serie Mundial!
Francisco Liriano es un poderoso lanzador dominicano a quien los fanáticos han visto soportar muchas lesiones para llegar de nuevo a la cima. Sus sorprendentes estadísticas y su excelente brazo lanzador lo han llevado a ganar premios y millones de dólares. Desde sus sueños de joven beisbolista en la República Dominicana hasta su carrera en las Grandes Ligas, Liriano ha sido imparable en su carrera. Conozca más sobre el camino de éste beisbolista hacia las Mayores . . . y descubra qué se necesita para ser un gran beisbolista.
Johan Santana es una estrella beisbolera originario de un país más bien conocido por producir futbolistas; sin embargo resplancede como uno de los mejores lanzadores de pelota caliente. Su pelota rápida y lenta mantienen al público y a los bateadores en la intriga. Su talento lo ha hecho el favorito de los amantes del béisbol. Conozca más de como Santana luchó por llegar a la cima, desde su niñez jugando pelota en el barrio hasta llegar a las Grandes Ligas. Su travesía al éxito no ha sido siempre la más suave, pero Johan Santana ha luchado con ahínco para anar su lugar en ésta disciplina.
Carlos González es una estrella beisbolera que cruza fronteras. Ha jugado en Venezuela y los Estados Unidos, ganando el afecto de seguidores por donde quiera que va. "Cargo," como le llaman su fans, ha causado una importante impresión en el mundo del béisbol. Sus sencillos, dobles, y carreras han mantenido al otro equipo sobre sus talones. Apenas es el principio de su carrea, así que no hay forma de saber lo que le depara el futuro. Sus premios se van apilando y con seguridad seguirá logrando reconocimientos y honores en el futuro.
No muchos beisbolistas son tan legendarios como Roberto Clemente. Rompió la barrera del color, ayudó a su comunidad, y en medio de todo, hizo un gran juego. Durante su carrera con Los Piratas de Pittsburg, hizo algunas cosas sorprendentes. Tristemente, la vida de Clemente fue truncada por un accidente de avión. ¡Pero hoy su memoria sigue viva! Los fanáticos de todo el mundo todavía recuerdan al jugador de Carolina como una inspiración.
Yadier Molina es uno de tres hermanos que se tomaron el mundo del béisbol. Yadier, el más joven, puede que incluso sea el mejor jugador. Es uno de los mejores cátchers del deporte hoy por hoy. Durante sus diez años con Los Cardinales de San Luis, Molina ha tenido una carrera impresionante. Los roba bases difícilmente--tiene oportunidad alguna cuando Molina está detrás del plato--y puede agarrar toda pelota que le lancen. Ha ayudado a Los Cardinales a ganar juego tras juego. ¡Descubra como Yadier Molina se hizo tan buen jugador!