Once there was a redwood tree—one of the world's largest and tallest trees, and one of the oldest. And once, born nearly a thousand years after the tree first took root, there was a girl named Julia, who was called Butterfly. When exploring her beloved forest, Butterfly wandered into a grove of ancient trees. One tree had broken branches and a big blue "X" on the side. It was going to be chopped down. Butterfly climbed up into the tree. A tree wouldn't be cut down if it had a person living in it. This is the story of Julia Butterfly Hill and Luna, the redwood tree she lived in for two years, never once coming down. That is, not until Luna's future was safe.
Julia Butterfly Hill's peaceful activism and dedication to serving our earth inspires
me deeply. After reading her memoir, The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a
Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods, I knew I wanted to make a ...
Author: Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
NO NA PAILOTA A ME NA LUNA AWA . AHAOLELO HE KANAWAI
TIOOPONOPONO I NA LUNA EE MOKU , I NA PAILOTA A ME NA LUNA AWA ,
MA NA AWA KŲ MOKU . E HOOHOLOIA e na ʼLii a me ka Poeikohoia o ka Pae
Aina Hawaii i ...
A groundbreaking novel about a transgender teen, selected as a National Book Award Finalist! Regan's brother Liam can't stand the person he is during the day. Like the moon from whom Liam has chosen his female name, his true self, Luna, only reveals herself at night. In the secrecy of his basement bedroom Liam transforms himself into the beautiful girl he longs to be, with help from his sister's clothes and makeup. Now, everything is about to change: Luna is preparing to emerge from her cocoon. But are Liam's family and friends ready to welcome Luna into their lives? Compelling and provocative, this is an unforgettable novel about a transgender teen's struggle for self-identity and acceptance.
It was hard to concentrate with Chris sitting so close, brushing shoulders with me
every once in a while. I noticed how he held his stubby pencil between his thumb
and index finger. How he printed the measurements in perfectly square, block ...
Author: Julie Anne Peters
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Beth was raised as a responsible member of human society. Then she meets Alec, a mysterious stranger, who knows by her scent that she is a rare Luna, the only being who can ensure the future of his wolf-pack. When human beings injure Alec, Beth retreats from the stagnant safety of her human world and surrenders her fate to the wolf-man. Beth's and Alec's love for one another ignites the power of the Luna that courses through her veins, and she must learn the laws of being wild wolf if she is to live with Alec and his pack. But they are not the only wolf-people who covet the blood of Luna, and she must learn to harness the consuming power of her Luna and use it to safeguard her new family, even if it means giving up the very thing she was born to protect. Set in the countryside of Maine, this novel unfolds as Beth surrenders her body to its absolute essence while she is protected by the loyal wolves she is destined to love. But their world is not only precious, it is also perilous, and her freshened passion for life just may be the catalyst for her death.
“Yes, Luna, but that was not the first time I had heard your wolf voice. You have
had it for some time. You are very intense and easy to read,” he admitted. I
stiffened. “So, Fay really could read my mind.” Alec pulled me closer as he
exhaled a ...
Author: S. C. Dane
Después de haber gozado una exitosa carrera en el campo de la pedagogía critica, Edel Romay finalmente puede dedicar toda su atención a algo que el siempre deseó hacer Publicar sus manuscritos, que son muchos. Y este manuscrito aquí transformado en libro, nos habla de una ficción verdadera de ciertos recuerdos editados. No muy lejos de lo que Mario Vargas Llosa nos dice: La memoria es el punto de partida de la fantasía." Así pues, la narrativa breve aquí reunida nos expone a contemplar el ayer como un sueño. Algo así; como ese encuentro con la ausencia, que algunos escritores experimentan, cuando se adentran al cosmos de una hoja de papel en blanco, en el actual progresivo mundo digital. Sin embargo, el autor aun sigue usando el clásico lápiz y papel en blanco para sus borradores. Indudablemente, ese "ayer" que alguna vez fue "hoy" está suspendido en los laberintos de la memoria. Después de todo, ésta narrativa se inscribe en la premisa de que "La realidad solo existe en el lenguaje." Porque la realidad de esta obra se manifiesta; sí tú, la continúas leyendo... ¡Ves! Hay más de una lectura que te ofrece.
Abro el portón de mi casa, subo los cinco escalones que me conducirán a un
corredor interior demarcado por un jardín rodeado por columnas y arcos. A mano
izquierda, la sala y mamá Ramona esperándome a tomar café con la tía Gabriela
Author: Edel Romay
In the northern Maine woods, a wolf pack unlike any other reigns the landscape. With the ability to shift into human shape, they are the supreme rulers of their territory. Until the real humans threaten their secret realm... A seasoned fighter who has murdered too many of his fellow wolf-men to bear counting, Grane is long past salvaging, no matter the reason behind his lethal campaign. But then he meets Suma, the white wolf who wields the power to heal his emotional scars. But Suma is not a wolf-woman who can easily forgive Grane his horrific deeds. She mistrusts him, and seeks every opportunity to remind the wolf-man of the pain he's caused her pack. Yet it is through this fire that Grane's redemption is forged, and as he heals, Suma witnesses the unfolding of a generous heart, and learns there just might be passion and loyalty to be found in forgiveness-if they can survive long enough to find out.
Beth's voice nearly sent me singeing into wolf. I spun around to my left to face her
. “What are you doing out here, Luna,” I panted. She chuckled. “Perhaps I am
here for the same reason you are here.” I held my tongue, and let her answer for
Author: S. C. Dane
En aquellos momentos todo el disco de la Luna me pareció ornado de llamas
rojas , aisladas algunas y otras agrupadas , como formaudo largas cordilleras .
Presintiendo la conclusion del fenómeno , y deseando contemplarle en su
At 38, Luna's career as a painter takes a sudden dive. The credit crunch is still grinding on and her regular buyers are too busy guarding their second mortgages to invest in modern art. As her financial anxieties escalate, and she digs deeper for new, more 'commercial' ideas, she returns to the Pandora's Box of the past, the sexual and physical abuse she experienced as a child... ...until, one day, she chances upon an idea for a new series of paintings that seems to offer her not just a way out of debt, but a way in to the dark side of her sexuality where nagging questions still remain, demanding answers before she is too advanced in years to have a child of her own. But at what cost? Her idea is a radical one and upsets her actor boyfriend. She goes for it nonetheless. And in pursuing her ambition, she throws herself into a sexual odyssey with a French swinging couple that brings her to the edge of losing control. Will her daring bear fruit, or end in a triptych of death and disaster?
I wanted to believe he'd come back to rescue me from the turmoil I'd thrown
myself into. But three days go by and I hear nothing from him. I call and leave a
message. Early evening he sends a text saying he'll call soon. Three days later
and I ...
Author: Nic Penrake
wade through a river at that time almost dry ; and on their return , Mammy Luna (
who , it should seem , was not withou some skill in ... My neger , my neger , " said
Mammy Luna , “ why you stop ? me tink , you savee well , who thief me ?
Author: Matteo Ripa
Diana López returns to her middle-grade sweet spot in this delightful novel perfect for fans of Wendy Mass, Charise Mericle Harper, and Angela Cervantes.
Mom studies me a moment. “Well, maybe you should try a different strategy.
Drinking water is good, but you shouldn't be going to the bathroom every hour.” I
think about it and come up with a great idea. “I could wear hats again,” I suggest.
Author: Diana Lopez
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Mycelia Jude returns as a tough-as-nails vampire hunter to fight the forces of darkness in this dark fantasy thriller. Once again set in Spring Lake, New Jersey, Jude, now a Deputy Director for the government's paranormal division, travels from the seaside village she resides in to the fast paced streets of Salem, Massachusetts, and into the wild, crime filled alleys of Washington, D.C. Once again, Kae joins forces with Latour Deveroux, the vampire who is Prince of the City, and the two once more begin a one-way trip to hell.The anticipated sequel to After Dark.
The firemen put out Bella Luna and it seemed almost instantly that an insurance
adjuster came out to identify damage. ... Dr. Dunmare happened to be on duty
and checked me out with a disapproving look before finding me to be fine. Reese
Author: Carol Haytko
Treat yourself to more chocolate! Love, like chocolate, comes to us in many varieties--pure and simple, rich and complicated, sweet and bittersweet, and always memorable. Now the creator of the bestselling Chocolate for a Woman's Soul serves up 77 delectable new "chocolate stories," real-life tales that celebrate the many ways we express our love. You'll find strength in stories that honor the power of unconditional love, and learn a lesson in courage as you read about women facing their ultimate moments of truth. You'll take delight in a reflection on the ever-elusive perfect relationship, and find comfort in stories about he generosity of the human spirit. Like the finest chocolate, these inspiring tales will boost your spirits, lift your heart, and soothe your soul.
Repentinamente, me llamó y dijo: “¡Mami, mira, la Luna!” Deseando que me
dejara tranquila con mi lectura, le dije, con un tono con el que yo esperaba se
diera cuenta de esto: “Hija, no la puedo ver porque el árbol me la tapa.” “Está
Author: Kay Allenbaugh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Angel leaves Manila for snowy Chicago, taking a tradition of protest—and some old family hurts—with her.
their house, she brings me to a room on the second floor with a giant bed the size
of four of our cots back home. Manong Jack tosses my bags in a corner and,
clapping, he says, “Welcome home, anak! Hope you don't mind sharing the room
Author: M. Evelina Galang
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
I hope you have enjoyed my poetry. Some I wrote in pain, some with love, and others from my imagination. Places I would like to take my grandchildren to. And some are just me and you. Thank you again for reading them . . . Love, Jean
luna. Me estiro y me estiro, hasta arribaalcielo.... Siento el arcoíris, qué cambia
de color, de alguno a ninguno Y otro a mas... Yo alcance subiral cielo y me
mireen losojos dela luna Y lo que haymire mehisollorar... Y hay en sus ojitos
Author: Jean Lengal
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
"Luna" is a fun, quirky, adventurous tale about a young Curandera, served up Tex-Mex style and spiced with Magic Realism. Set in a timeless village in Texas, Luna's birth was predicted to bring great happiness and great sadness. Born of generations of Curanderas, Luna was especially Blessed with healing gifts selected by Our Heavenly Father, God Almighty, Himself. She starts out a bit precocious and overindulged, while developing wonderous and magical powers to help her friends and neighbors. But when she decides to help herself in a foolish and selfish blasphemous act, the results are not what she expects. Luna finds out that all prayers are heard, and sooner or later, they are answered. In the end, Luna discovers the meaning of true love, and that a Curandera has no place in the modern world. But not before run-ins with her family, friends, neighbors, untamed horses, a chupacabra, vengeful fires, ghosts, an unlikely angel, famous handmade chocolates, a horde of winged demons, and a statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe with a blurred photo stuffed inside.
... about doing our jobs and wind up completely unnoticed, completely
unrecognized, and completely unheralded. Not me, no sir. 'If you can't say
anything nice, don't say anything at all' is my motto.” “Well...,” Luna started, “Are
Author: Dee Dee Peachey
Thunder Storm depicts a society controlled by a sophisticated artificial intelligence that keeps mankind from reaching potential converting them into chemically altered form of slaves. A secret society known as Thunder Storm has the knowledge to free mankind and plummet the system. They are composed of children who are thrust with the weight and responsibility of saving the future of mankind.
And within the same quadrant: “Luna?” Jeppe called to her, “Cut it out!” “You do
not like it when I touch you?” she asked him. “I don't mind you touching me”Jeppe
said, “but pinching into my waist line beneath my ribs is somewhat distracting.
Author: Joe Medina
Prevented from remembering the past, Luna fights against Deranged— a military corporation, in an attempt to rescue a pair of twins and put an end to their madness. Although she lacks her past, she still has her courage and remains fearless as she goes through with her mission. Is her courage enough to complete her mission? Only time will tell.
Luna: “I know you mean well but it's not your battle to fight” Rein: “Then I'll be
there for support and I'm not taking-” Luna: “You ... 8574: “An extra fifteen
thousand won't hurt” Luna: “Thanks” 8574: “No problem call me Kristine” Luna: “I'
m Luna” ...
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Conmovedora e inspiradora. En Busca de Mi Destino cuenta una historia verdadera de amor de familia. Un relato maravilloso que muestra la resistencia del espíritu humano; prueba que hay fuerza en la unidad, y refleja el vínculo especial entre padres e hijos. Es la historia de una mujer que ha vivido su vida en dos culturas diferentes. Vivió su niñez y adolescencia en un pueblo Maya en Guatemala, donde las costumbres eran drásticas y dramáticas. Cuando se convirtió en madre soltera de tres niños pequeños, vivía en California, sin conocer las costumbres ni el idioma. Sin perder su compostura, les prometió a sus hijos que juntos sobrevivirían los obstáculos de los años venideros, y los guiaría, los cuidaría, y los amaría incondicionalmente hasta que ellos triunfaran en la vida. Aunque enfrentó muchos retos, ella perseveró en la búsqueda de amor, paz, felicidad y unión familiar. Los lectores podrán ser testigos de su fascinante historia en: En Busca de Mi Destino. Un libro por: Irma Reyes Herrera. Más que una autobiografía, En Busca de Mi Destino es el trayecto espiritual de una mujer con la determinación de adquirir control sobre su vida, encontrar su propósito, y por lo tanto, su destino. PADRES Relacionen y se darán cuenta de lo que comúnmente experimentamos. ABUELOS Les traerá recuerdos de cuando ustedes criaron a sus hijos. JOVENES Tendrán una idea de lo que es criar hijos, y el amor que se siente por ellos. NIÑOS Se inspirarán para tener una bella historia de su propia familia.
Un día, salí de la escuela de prisa porque me había quedado conversando con
mis amigas, pero no quería llegar tarde a ... Nos sentamos a la orilla de un río
caudaloso, y ahí conversamos de nuestros sueños: “Luna —me dijo, mientras
Author: Irma Reyes Herrera
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
I have studied extensively with North and South American Indigenous elders who
have shared their wisdom about the Moon and the Sun energies with me. In
addition, my experiences as a ceremonial leader and student of Nature have
Author: Shayna Tovah DeArmon
Lazarus Sheffield is a man without a planet by the time he meets Lindsey in route to the Heaven's Gate Space Station. Lindsey quickly determines the nervous man sitting next to her is a high ranking government official on the run from one of history's most repressive governments, the totalitarian theocracy otherwise known as the North American Federation. She decides to help him and introduces Lazarus to some of Luna's finest citizens. So begins the Shadow War Trilogy.Evolution's Child - Earthman is Book One of the Shadow War Trilogy. The Republic of Luna is an ongoing saga about the trials and tribulations of humanities first extraterrestrial nation. Evolution's Child - Earthman covers the Lunarian timeline from late October to early November in the year 2092.
That incident landed me a month's detention...” Lazarus sighs, “Later that same
year I asked the schools spiritual advisor why God killed so many innocent
people during the Passover. Why didn't God cut out the middleman and just
Author: Chalres Lesher
Publisher: Writers Cramp Publishing