Author: Emily Rodda
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The international bestselling series returns for a new generation with a fresh look and bonus content from the legends of Deltora. The evil Shadow Lord is plotting to invade the land of Deltora and enslave its people. All that stands against him is the magic Belt of Deltora with its seven stones of great and mysterious power. In secrecy, with only a hand-drawn map to guide them, two unlikely companions set out on a dangerous quest. Determined to find the lost stones and rid their land of the Shadow Lord, they struggle toward their first goal--the sinister Forests of Silence.
Author: Emily Rodda
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Category: Children's stories
Deltora is a land of monsters and magic ... The evil Shadow Lord is plotting to invade Deltora and enslave its people. All that stands against him is the magic Belt of Deltora, with its seven gems of great and mysterious power. When the gems are stolen and hidden in dark, terrible places throughout the kingdom, the Shadow Lord triumphs and Deltora is lost. In secrecy, with only a hand-drawn map to guide them, two unlikely companions set out on a perilous quest. Determined to find the lost gems and rid their land of the tyrant, they struggle towards their first goal-the sinister Forests of Silence.
Author: Emily Rodda
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Deltora is a land of monsters and magic. The evil Shadow Lord is plotting to invade Deltora and enslave its people. All that stands against him is the magic Belt of Deltora, with its seven gems of great and mysterious power. When the gems are stolen and hidden in dark, terrible places throughout the kingdom, the Shadow Lord triumphs and Deltora is lost. In secrecy, with only a hand-drawn map to guide them, two unlikely companions set out on a perilous quest. Determined to find the lost gems and rid their land of the tyrant, they struggle towards their first goal - the sinister Forests of Silence.
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Dragonsteel Entertainment
Originally appearing in the Dangerous Women anthology and now available as a solo ebook, Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell is a chilling novella of the Cosmere, the universe shared by Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn series and the #1 New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive. When the familiar and seemingly safe turns lethal, therein danger lies. Amid a forest where the shades of the dead linger all around, every homesteader knows to follow the Simple Rules: “Don’t kindle flame, don’t shed the blood of another, don't run at night. These things draw shades.” Silence Montane has broken all three rules on more than one occasion. And to protect her family from a murderous gang with high bounties on their heads, Silence will break every rule again, at the risk of becoming a shade herself.
Enriching the Curriculum with Children's Literature
Author: Suzanne Eberlé,Noelle S. Williamson
Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research
"What's a good book for me to read next?" In this brand new guide, two experienced school librarians set out to answer that question by providing a selection of books â?? for librarians, teachers, and parents â?? from which to choose the most appropriate book for a child to read. The Fiction Gateway is an essential resource that supports individual, group, and social reading programs. The book provides an instant guide to matching children's interests with suitable reading material. Each entry contains a brief synopsis of the plot, publisher details, theme correlations, concepts, appropriate reading level, questions for discussion, an excerpt of the book, and a range of post-reading activities. The Fiction Gateway contains a variety of entries, including many familiar childrenâ??s literature titles, such as: Are You There God? Itâ??s Me, Margaret â?¢ Ark in the Park â?¢ The Bamboo Flute â?¢ Bridge to Terabithia â?¢ Buzzard Breath and Brains â?¢ Catastrophe Cat â?¢ Charlotte's Web â?¢ Deep Water â?¢ Donâ??t Call Me Ishmael â?¢ The Gizmo â?¢ Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone â?¢ Hating Alison Ashley â?¢ The Incredible Journey â?¢ The Invention of Hugo Cabret â?¢ Island of the Blue Dolphins â?¢ The Jungle Book â?¢ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe â?¢ The Little Prince â?¢ Macbeth and Son â?¢ The Mostly True Story of Matthew and Trim â?¢ My Side of the Mountain â?¢ Pigs Do Fly (Itâ??s True!) â?¢ The Quicksand Pony â?¢ Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes â?¢ Secrets of Eromanga â?¢ Spaghetti Legs â?¢ The Twenty-seventh Annual African Hippopotamus Race â?¢ When the Tripods Came â?¢ and many more.
Author: Carrie Ryan
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A delicious tale of revenge and identity from Carrie Ryan, the bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth In the wake of the deadly devastation of luxury yacht Persephone, just three souls remain to tell its story?and two of them are lying. Only Frances Mace, rescued from the ocean after torturous days adrift with her dying friend Libby, knows that the Persephone wasn't sunk by a rogue wave as survivors Senator Wells and his son are claiming?it was attacked. To ensure her safety from the obviously dangerous and very powerful Wells family, Libby's father helps newly orphaned Frances assume Libby's identity. Frances has spent years in hiding, transforming herself into Libby, and she can no longer allow the people who murdered her entire family and Libby to get away with it. After years of careful plotting, she's ready to set her revenge plans into motion?even if it means taking down the boy she'd once been in love with: the senator's son. The game has just begun, and Frances is not only playing dirty, she's playing to win.
104 Poems by Gendun Chopel, a Bilingual Edition
Author: Gendun Chopel
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
In a culture where poetry is considered the highest form of human language, Gendun Chopel is revered as Tibet’s greatest modern poet. Born in 1903 as British troops were preparing to invade his homeland, Gendun Chopel was identified at any early age as the incarnation of a famous lama and became a Buddhist monk, excelling in the debating courtyards of the great monasteries of Tibet. At the age of thirty-one, he gave up his monk’s vows and set off for India, where he would wander, often alone and impoverished, for over a decade. Returning to Tibet, he was arrested by the government of the young Dalai Lama on trumped-up charges of treason, emerging from prison three years later a broken man. He died in 1951 as troops of the People’s Liberation Army marched into Lhasa. Throughout his life, from his childhood to his time in prison, Gendun Chopel wrote poetry that conveyed the events of his remarkable life. In the Forest of Faded Wisdom is the first comprehensive collection of his oeuvre in any language, assembling poems in both the original Tibetan and in English translation. A master of many forms of Tibetan verse, Gendun Chopel composed heartfelt hymns to the Buddha, pithy instructions for the practice of the dharma, stirring tributes to the Tibetan warrior-kings, cynical reflections on the ways of the world, and laments of a wanderer, forgotten in a foreign land. These poems exhibit the technical skill—wordplay, puns, the ability to evoke moods of pathos and irony—for which Gendun Chopel was known and reveal the poet to be a consummate craftsman, skilled in both Tibetan and Indian poetics. With a directness and force often at odds with the conventions of belles lettres, this is a poetry that is at once elegant and earthy. In the Forest of Faded Wisdom is a remarkable introduction to Tibet’s sophisticated poetic tradition and its most intriguing twentieth-century writer.
Author: George Harpen
Publisher: Author House
An idealistic adventurer that lives inside a materialistic society is facing certain doom within the council of adventurers. His life becomes tormented by psychological war games such as being subjected to endless degradation and humiliation by the ones he works for. As each phase of his ending career begins, his spirit of individuality seems to matter less and less to him as a person. As his trial commences the ones that matter most to him have left his side either due to shame or regret. As he struggles to find his niche in life as an adventurer, he is pressured to have one last attempt to redeem himself takes place. Now with his last chance to make good on his word as an adventurer, his spirit and courage are tested countless times. With each new trial and tribulation that he endures during his last adventure, he becomes one step closer to realizing what really matters- the true definition of success.
Author: Joseph A. Altsheler
John Scott and Philip Lannes walked together down a great boulevard of Paris. The young American's heart was filled with grief and anger. The Frenchman felt the same grief, but mingled with it was a fierce, burning passion, so deep and bitter that it took a much stronger word than anger to describe it. Both had heard that morning the mutter of cannon on the horizon, and they knew the German conquerors were advancing. They were always advancing. Nothing had stopped them. The metal and masonry of the defenses at Liège had crumbled before their huge guns like china breaking under stone. The giant shells had scooped out the forts at Maubeuge, Maubeuge the untakable, as if they had been mere eggshells, and the mighty Teutonic host came on, almost without a check. John had read of the German march on Paris, nearly a half-century before, how everything had been made complete by the genius of Bismarck and von Moltke, how the ready had sprung upon and crushed the unready, but the present swoop of the imperial eagle seemed far more vast and terrible than the earlier rush could have been.
Author: A. K. Hellum
Publisher: University of Alberta
This charming book records one man's philosophical journey into the little-known culture of Bhutan. The gently meandering text pauses to meditate on the mystery of the ordinary as revealed in the natural world, emerging into wisdom and enlightenment. Gorgeously illustrated with paintings of nearly 100 rarely seen Bhutanese plants.