Publisher: eNet Press
City boy meets country skunk. Two outcasts forge a unique bond and discover the power of friendship to heal.
Author: Nancy Mankins Hamm
Publisher: Xulon Press
"You will marry Fidel." Her father's menacing tone was all too loud and clear. "Yesterday I gave him my word." Victoria's long black hair flew over her shoulder as the fifteen-year-old met her father's angry glare. His hands were hurting her arms, as he continued to grasp her tightly. Her once-beautiful, soft brown eyes were wild with fear and hate. With all of her heart she wanted to die rather than succumb to his demand. But, she had no choice-no choice at all! Fidel and Victoria-in their remote Central American village-are bound by fear and traditions that have held their people captive for generations. At the words of mysterious outsiders, the tiniest spark of hope ignites within Victoria's heart. But, defying a deadly taboo, Fidel and Victoria are forced into exile-evading those who seek to destroy their family. Through the pages of this Christian fiction-though the year is 1972-you will step into another world and experience life through the eyes of people who have been suspended in time by isolation. You will be caught up in adventure and intrigue as two worlds finally collide. Nancy Mankins Hamm served as a missionary with NTM in Panama-until her late husband, Dave, and two colleagues, were kidnapped from their isolated village by Colombian terrorists. For eight-and-a-half years the wives waited, only to learn that their husbands had been martyred by their captors. Nancy wrote the book Hostage, the Incredible True Story of the Kidnapping of Three American Missionaries. The Outcasts is Nancy's first work of fiction. Nancy shares this message through her books: God is able; He hears our cries; and He provides a way. Currently, Nancy and her husband, Gary, live in Florida. Autographed copies of The Outcasts and Hostage can be purchased at nancymankinshamm.com
Author: Mary Jane McKinney
Publisher: Grammardog LLC
Grammardog Teacher's Guide contains 16 quizzes for this short story. All sentences are from the story. Figurative language includes: "life was at best an uncertain game," "the accordion rose and fell in fitful spasms and long-drawn gasps." Sensory imagery includes: "dry, cold, bracing air," "a giggle," "a kiss," "freckled face," "stroked his mustaches," "blue eyes," "whiskey," "the reedy notes of the accordion," "long embrace," "voices," "footsteps."
An Introduction to Flamenco
Author: Robin Totton
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Flamenco has taken the world by storm, with huge crowds experiencing its power. Ironically, though, if the performance is authentic - and much in the tourist trade is not - the uninitiated may find it baffling; the rhythms are exotic and strange, the intensity of feeling startling. Yet for the Andalusians, flamenco has been familiar for a thousand years: it is the song of the outcasts. Robin Totton writes from his life among them, for he has come as close to flamenco as any outsider can hope to. Readers will follow as he walks us through the poetic song forms, the rhythmic guitar and the flamboyant dance, as well as the vocabulary, names and places of living art of flamenco. Item #00331637 is a paperback edition with an accompanying CD.
Author: E.L. Konigsburg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
E.L. Konigsburg revisits the town of Epiphany to tell the story of Margaret Rose Kane, Connor's older half-sister. It's about the summer when Margaret Rose turned twelve--the same year that Cabbage Patch dolls were popular, that Sally Ride became the first woman to go into space, that El Nino turned the world upside-down. Margaret Rose begins her summer with a miserable experience at camp, from which she's rescued by her beloved, eccentric uncles. Little does she know that her uncles, in turn, need rescuing themselves--from a tyrannical city council determined to tear down her uncles' life work--three spectacularly beautiful towers that her uncles have been building since before Margaret was a baby. A rousing book about intelligence, art, and the fierce preservation of individuality, from EL Konigsburg.
Author: Bret Harte
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
Upon waiting from their overnight camp in the mountains, four exiles from Poker Flat and a young couple travelling to the town face a snowstorm with limited provisions.
Reaching the Lost in Africa
Author: Rowh James
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
GATHER THE OUTCASTS Reaching the Lost in Africa As I wrote the details of the dream down, I began to ponder on the meaning of it all. What was the Lord attempting to show me? I prayed that night before I went back to sleep, and then the next morning prayed again for the Lord to show me the interpretation of the dream. Over the next few days, the meaning of the dream began to unfold to me. The Lord was showing me I was going to be preaching in Africa, as those out in front of the platform were unmistakably African people.......
Author: Edith Sitwell
Publisher: A&C Black
First published in London in 1962, this collection of Sitwell's later poetry contains "several pieces which show that the lyrical impulse of her early days was still alive to make new discoveries of great freshness and tenderness" - Dictionary of National Biography "Her mastery of the long line, the pause, of contrasting fullness and ghostliness of sound is as striking as ever. So is her high simplicity of spirit." -The Times Literary Supplement
Author: Karoline Auguste von Briest Freiin de La Motte-Fouqué
Author: L S Matthews
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Iz and Joe never get to go on school trips, especially not residential ones. They don't mean to get themselves excluded, but still no one ever wants to take them. Mia isn't usually included in anything. She just doesn't see the world in the same way that other people do. Helen doesn't know if she'll be able to go on the trip. Her brothers and sisters often don't leave her any time to herself. And Chris wouldn't have gone, either, if he'd known what he was letting himself in for. This particular trip will take them further than any of them had imagined ...