The Grunts All At Sea

Author: Philip Ardagh

Publisher: Nosy Crow

ISBN: 0857630725

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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Mr Grunt's a man with a mission. He has to get a Person of Great Importance (or POGI) to someone called Mrs Bayliss by the twenty-fifth. Alive and well. And he can't tell anyone more than that, not even his lovely wife, Mrs Grunt, because there will be people trying to snatch the POGI and so the POGI must be transported in secret. It's an exciting adventure, but what interests Mr Grunt most are the silver coins he's been promised at the end of it. The Grunts' stolen son, Sunny, has a few questions. Who is the big-earringed cyclist? Why does the POGI have to wear a barrel all the time? Is Rodders Lasenby a lovely person or simply the rudest man on the planet? And how long will it be before they find themselves All At Sea?

The Grunts On The Run

Author: Philip Ardagh

Publisher: Nosy Crow

ISBN: 0857630741

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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Over the years, the Gruntshave made more than a few enemies. But fortunately they’re all safely behind bars. Or are they? There’s been a prison break-out, and three of them are after REVENGE. It’s time for the Grunts to go On the Run... This last book brings back some familiar faces from the series and solves a couple of mysteries too...

The Grunts In A Jam

Author: Philip Ardagh

Publisher: Nosy Crow

ISBN: 0857630768

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Oh no! The Grunts are on the loose. And this time they're in a VERY sticky situation. When Mrs Grunt's mother, the gloomy Ma Lunge, enters a Preserves, Jams and Jellies competition, what could possibly go wrong? Plenty. Add a nose-biting squirrel, escaped bees, rogue fireworks and crashing biplanes (AGAIN!), and you'll see why poor Sunny and Mimi have a lot on their plate. And that's BEFORE the Grunts end up in jail.

The Grunts in Trouble

Author: Philip Ardagh

Publisher: Nosy Crow

ISBN: 0857630709

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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Meet Mr and Mrs Grunt. Oh, go on. They're not that bad. No, actually, they ARE. Maybe worse, even. But Sunny, their sort-of son, is okay. They stole him from a washing line as a baby. He was hanging by his ears, which probably explains why they're so wonky (but not why he has sticky-up hair that NEVER lies flat even if you pour glue into it or try taping it in place). Stick around and you'll also meet Lord Bigg of Bigg Manor, Bigg-hater Larry Smalls, Mimi the Bigg Manor bootboy (yup, she's a girl) and...Well, you'll have to READ the book to find that out. But I should mention the bees. Did I warn you about the bees?!

The Black Knight of Gressingham

Author: Philip Ardagh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781781124079

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Page: 64

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Third instalment of funnyman Philip Ardagh's Olde Worlde romp . A Robin Hood-esque tale sure to have readers laughing out loud.
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Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts

The American Military in the Air, at Sea, and on the Ground

Author: Robert D. Kaplan

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307472698

Category: History

Page: 448

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In Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts, acclaimed journalist Robert D. Kaplan continues his exploration of the American military's challenging and varied commitments around the world. From protecting sea lanes, to providing disaster relief, to preparing for potential military confrontation with North Korea and Iran, Kaplan describes the astonishing, vital, and often unacknowledged operations regularly performed by American military personnel in the air, at sea, and on the ground. Vivid and illuminating, this book takes us deep into the highly technical and exotic cultures of the armed forces, telling soldiers' stories from the perspective of the troops on the ground. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Galapagos at the Crossroads

Pirates, Biologists, Tourists, and Creationists Battle for Darwin's Cradle of Evolution

Author: Carol Ann Bassett

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426204353

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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As eloquent as it is alarming, Carol Ann Bassett’s portrait of today’s Galápagos depicts a deadly collision of economics, politics, and the environment that may destroy one of the world’s last Edens. For millions, the Galápagos Islands represent nature at its most unspoiled, an inviolate place famed for its rare flora and fauna. But soon today’s 30,000 human residents could surpass 50,000. Add invasive species, floods of tourists, and unresolved conflicts between Ecuadorian laws and local concerns, and it’s easy to see why the Galápagos were recently added to UNESCO’s World Heritage in Danger list. Each chapter in this provocative, perceptive book focuses on a specific person or group with a stake in the Galápagos’ natural resources—from tour companies whose activities are often illegal and not always green, to creationist guides who lead tours with no mention of evolution, from fishermen up in arms over lobster quotas, to modern-day pirates who poach endangered marine species. Bassett presents a perspective as readable as it is sensible. Told with wit, passion, and grace, the Galápagos story serves as a miniature model of Earth itself, a perfect example of how an environment can be destroyed-- and what is being done to preserve these islands before it's too late.

Before the Colors Fade

God, Cebu and War

Author: Larry Carlson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469102498

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 154

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God, Cebu, and War is presented Before the Colors Fade to document relatives, to illustrate life and background in the Philippines and the United States, and to bring to life the experiences of a Filipino/American boy. Asian Forests and their people and American Forests and their people are examined. Additional insights are given of a Navy/Marine Corps Hospital Corpsman and the Vietnam War with surprising and unusual conclusions; poignant and personal events are given along with Larry Carlsons recollections of Ray and Imogene Carlson and the early Cebu Christian Mission.

Grunts

Inside the American Infantry Combat Experience, World War II Through Iraq

Author: John C. McManus

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101189177

Category: History

Page: 528

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“A superb book—an American equivalent to John Keegan’s The Face of Battle. I sincerely believe that Grunts is destined to be a classic.”—Dave Grossman, Author of On Killing and On Combat From the acclaimed author of The Dead and Those About to Die comes a sweeping narrative of six decades of combat, and an eye-opening account of the evolution of the American infantry. From the beaches of Normandy and the South Pacific Islands to the deserts of the Middle East, the American soldier has been the most indispensable—and most overlooked—factor in wartime victory. In Grunts, renowned historian John C. McManus examines ten critical battles—from Hitler’s massive assault on U.S. soldiers at the Battle of the Bulge to counterinsurgency combat in Iraq—where the skills and courage of American troops proved the crucial difference between victory and defeat. Based on years of research and interviews with veterans, this powerful history reveals the ugly face of war in a way few books have, and demonstrates the fundamental, and too often forgotten, importance of the human element in serving and protecting the nation.

Sea Birds

When Sea Birds Fly to Land

Author: TOM STRATTON

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465325158

Category: Fiction

Page: 135

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We never know how events affect our lives. In Sea Birds, events that seem to be totally unrelated gradually draw several lives together in the tropical paradise of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Sea Birds describes in a series of stories how the personal relationships of the people involved develop. Even in paradise, there is crime, greed, love, hate, and passion leading to an ultimate new beginning Anjanette was abandoned as a child of mixed heritage. She now, as an adult, operates the Arawak Eco-Camp with the goal of preserving the Caribbean land where it is located and providing educational opportunities for those interested in learning about the Virgin Islands land and the sea around them. Unfortunately, her land is a magnet for people more interested in exploiting the islands than in preserving them. Sea Birds describes the struggles of Anjanette and her friends to save the Eco-Camp from development as a resort hotel and casino. During this time, she learns much about her family, her husband, and her friends, culminating with an unexpected ending. Comments from readers: I completed the book with tears of happiness streaming down my face. A frequent visitor to the Virgin Islands. I could vividly paint the characters as I went along. A serious book collector.