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Nelly Takes New York

By Allison Pataki,Marya Myers
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1534425055
  • Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 670
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The Big Apple may be hiding in the place you least expect it in this spunky introduction to the best parts of New York. Nelly lives in New York, the greatest city in the world. Every morning, she wakes up to the rumble of the subways and the honking of cars. Every morning, she can smell the food cart downstairs and hear the rat-a-tat-tat of the street musicians outside. Every morning, she goes outside to be in the city she knows like the back of her hand—or does she? One morning, Nelly and her dog Bagel decide to find out what New York is really about—or more specifically, why a city that has nothing to do with apples is the Biggest Apple of them all. Could there really be a giant apple somewhere in New York? And where is it hiding?

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By Alison Bechdel
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0547347006
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 420
  • File Pdf: fun-home.pdf

Book Summary:

The introduction, by the acclaimed biographer Linda Lear, tells the story of Carson’s courageous defense of her truths in the face of a ruthless assault form the chemical industry following the publication of Silent Spring and before her untimely death.

Dangerous

By Shannon Hale
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn : 1619631555
  • Pages : 350
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 256
  • File Pdf: dangerous.pdf

Book Summary:

"Master storyteller Hale takes readers to dizzying new heights . . . A can't-miss adventure." --Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken In this thrilling sci-fi adventure, New York Times bestselling author Shannon Hale asks the question: How far would you go to save the world? When Maisie Danger Brown nabbed a spot at a NASA-like summer boot camp, she never expected to uncover a conspiracy that would change her life forever. And she definitely didn't plan to fall in love. But now there's no going back--Maisie's the only thing standing between the Earth and annihilation. She must become the hero the world needs. The only problem is: how does a regular girl from Salt Lake City do that, exactly? It's not as though there's a handbook for this sort of thing. It's up to Maisie to come up with a plan--and find the courage to carry it out-before she loses her heart . . . and her life. Equal parts romance and action-adventure, this explosive story is sure to leave both longtime Shannon Hale fans and avid science fiction readers completely breathless.

Sleepover at the Museum

By Karen LeFrak
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crown Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn : 1524771422
  • Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 936
  • File Pdf: sleepover-at-the-museum.pdf

Book Summary:

Imagine spending your birthday at the museum! Join Mason and his friends on their scavenger hunt through all the exhibits that make any natural history museum so special. The perfect birthday gift for museum lovers and adventure-seekers alike! Mason couldn't wait to celebrate his birthday with a sleepover at the museum of natural history--his favorite place to visit. Armed with headlamps for the dark hallways, a map, and a list of clues, Mason and his two best friends take off on a scavenger hunt through each hall of the museum. But they aren't just trying to solve the clues. They're scouting for the best place to spend the night. Sleeping next to a T. rex in the Hall of Dinosaurs felt too scary. And sleeping with the monarch butterflies would probably tickle. This decision isn't as easy as Mason thought it would be.... Wherever they end up, the museum at night is the best place for a birthday adventure!

Zainab Takes New York

By Ayesha Harruna Attah
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Headline Accent
  • Isbn : 1472288408
  • Pages : 296
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 802
  • File Pdf: zainab-takes-new-york.pdf

Book Summary:

'A sweet, charming, funny story about finding friendship, finding yourself, and love' Netgalley Reviewer 'I was waiting for a book like this!' Netgalley Reviewer ***INCLUDED IN THE AFRICA CENTER'S ROUND-UP OF 50 NOTABLE AFRICAN BOOKS OF 2021*** ___________________________________ Zainab Sekyi is on a quest to find herself. . . She's moving to New York City to pursue her lifelong dream to become an illustrator, but she doesn't just want to get a job. She's also on a mission to make enough money to go on a night out, buy a whole bottle of wine (not just a glass) and, most importantly of all, to fall in love. But as she grows accustomed to the hustle and bustle of city life - with the help of her new roommate Mary Grace, and life-long friend, Densua - she begins to hear the voices of her ancestors in her mind. . . Could understanding her family's past hold the key to Zainab's future? A charming romcom about one woman learning to fall in love in one of the most magical cities on earth, Ayesha Harruna Attah's novel is perfect for fans of Uzma Jalaluddin, Kiley Reid and Angela Makholwa. ___________________________________ Readers love Zainab Takes New York. . . 'If you're looking for a cute fun read, here is your next book' Netgalley Reviewer, 5 stars 'This was just the most beautiful book, from it's gorgeous cover to the immersive storyline. I haven't read anything quite as engaging as this in recent years!' Netgalley Reviewer, 5 stars 'Ayesha has a way of writing that makes it hard to put the book down.' Netgalley Reviewer, 5 stars 'This book is filled with so many lessons from incredible characters.' Netgalley Reviewer, 5 stars 'Charming' Netgalley Reviewer, 5 stars ___________________________________ Praise for Ayesha Harruna Attah: 'Beautifully written story that stimulates rich mental imagery' ***** Reader Review 'Very beautifully written' ***** Reader Review 'One of the best books I've read in the last 10 years!' ***** Reader Review 'Amazing worth reading' ***** Reader Review 'I couldn't put this book down' ***** Reader Review 'Thank you for a beautiful story' ***** Reader Review

Nelly May Has Her Say

By Cynthia DeFelice
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Isbn : 146683031X
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 324
  • File Pdf: nelly-may-has-her-say.pdf

Book Summary:

Nelly May Nimble and her twelve brothers and sisters live with their parents in a tiny cottage in the Bottoms, where there's never enough food to feed so many hungry mouths. Nelly May decides that she is old enough to earn her keep and takes a job as Lord Ignasius Pinkwinkle's new housekeeper and cook. Along with her many chores, Lord Pinkwinkle also expects Nelly May to learn his own special language. So Nelly May gets to work, using a wet scooperooty to hold the water she mops the floor with and then cooking supper for him, the Most Excellent of All Masters. But late that night, when a spark from the flaming-pop-and-sizzle lands on the fur-faced-fluffenbarker's wigger-wagger, Nelly May puts her foot down. She'll save his roof-topped castleorum, but she will not be his fuzzy-dust-and-fooder any longer. In Nelly May Has Her Say, Cynthia DeFelice and Henry Cole team up for a fun-filled romp that makes a great read aloud. A Margaret Ferguson Book

To Have or Have Not

By James Fisher
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 078648683X
  • Pages : 314
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 167
  • File Pdf: to-have-or-have-not.pdf

Book Summary:

In a rapidly changing world, the ways in which economic forces affect both personal and global change can be difficult to track, particularly in the arts. This collection of twenty new essays explores both obscure and famous plays dealing with economic issues. Beginning with the Industrial Revolution, the text moves from Marx’s theories to Wall Street speculation, nineteenth century immigration issues, the excesses of the Gilded Age and the 1920s, the Great Depression, World War II and millennial economic challenges.

The New York City Vampire Murders

By Glen C. Carrington
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1524610585
  • Pages : 444
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 680
  • File Pdf: the-new-york-city-vampire-murders.pdf

Book Summary:

The novel is about the series of eerie and bizarre homicides discovered in New York City where the police find corpses where the blood has been sucked out of the bodies through two neck bite marks suggesting a vampire attack. With six bodies discovered in six months, was this the work of a supernatural being running around the historic and irreplaceable Americas largest metropolitan super city The Big Appleor someone or something trying to make it look like a vampire attack? After six months, the New York City Mayor decides to bring in more professional help to aide his Investigations Unit in solving these heinous crimes. For the last six months, the Mayor has successfully suppressed these horrific criminalities from the public, but his time is running out and once this knowledge hits the public airwaves the City will go into panic mode; his job will be at stake. The good citizens want safety and will direct their anger and angst at those elected to protect themand he would be the recipient of their tirade. The Mayor finally decides to bring in Detective William Monroe Lincoln, a retired detective with high profile case experience. The New York City Investigations Unit is against bringing in outside help but they have no choice due to the dire circumstances of sitting on an explosive story with so many bodies that have died in such a unique and disturbing manner. They too know that time is running out in trying to keep these crimes hidden from the public. If the top City Administrator is voted out of office the top Police Department administrators are also vulnerable to job security. The various characters and bizarre circumstances of the murders reveals very few clues to help reveal the perpetrator of this evil. With no help in sight, suddenly there is a telephone call by an individual saying hes the Vampire Killer, but this individual is suffering from severe dementia and barely knows who he is. Is he a real clue or just another irrelevant piece of information designed to mislead and confuse the authorities. Detective Lincoln must use his formidable analytical skills to search for the human killer or a vampire running around undetected in the nations largest City. He will meet The Amazing Crystal, a psychic also coming out of retirement to help the City solve the crime. Her insights and suggestions from her psychic connections are general in nature but also amazingly accurate. Is she for real? The police also discover the same strands of hair at two of the murder sites. Is this person the murderer or is it another false lead?

Westchester

By Robert Marchant
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476633908
  • Pages : 255
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 392
  • File Pdf: westchester.pdf

Book Summary:

This history of Westchester County, New York, from the time of European settlement to the present, examines four centuries of development in an iconic region that became the archetypal American suburb. Drawing on a wide range of primary sources, the author uncovers a complex and often surprising narrative of slavery, anti–Semitism, immigration, Jim Crow, silent film stars, suffragettes, gangland violence, political riots, eccentric millionaires, industry and aviation, man-made disasters and assassinations.

New York: Its Upper Ten and Lower Million

By George Lippard
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Isbn : EAN:8596547250586
  • Pages : 535
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 855
  • File Pdf: new-york.pdf

Book Summary:

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "New York: Its Upper Ten and Lower Million" by George Lippard. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Hubert Reeves Explains - Volume 1 - Biodiversity

By Nelly Boutinot,Hubert Reeves
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Europe Comics
  • Isbn : 9791032808924
  • Pages :
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 483
  • File Pdf: hubert-reeves-explains-volume-1-biodiversity.pdf

Book Summary:

After spending many years gazing up at the stars, Hubert Reeves has turned his attention to the future of our planet. The world's friendliest and most enthusiastic astrophysicist takes us on a surprising journey, which will make us all realize how important it is to protect our environment.

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Takes a Swing at Baseball

By Bathroom Readers' Institute
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1607106728
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Humor
  • Reads : 110
  • File Pdf: uncle-john-s-bathroom-reader-takes-a-swing-at-baseball.pdf

Book Summary:

An intriguing collection of the characters, teams, history, philosophy, stadiums, equipment, best books, best movies and dumbest ideas of baseball. Why is baseball such a great subject for a Bathroom Reader? Because it’s steeped in history and tradition, it’s rife with scandals and controversy, and most of the men that dedicate their life to it are just a little bit…weird. Uncle John’s spirited take on the game takes you deep into that history to paint a detailed picture of where the game came from and where it may be going. You’ll go behind the scenes at spring training, listen in on pitcher’s mound conferences, and meet the players, coaches, fans, and broadcasters who make this the greatest game in the world! Swing for the fences as you read about… * Minor league mishaps * The violent history of umpiring * The true story of Lou Gehrig’s heroic rise and tragic fall * The man who pitched a no-hitter while tripping on LSD * The origins of gloves, baseballs, bats, uniforms, helmets, and more * Baseball’s most famous call and how it was saved for posterity * The best and worst teams of all time * Animals in the outfield * The birth of Little League * The Abner Doubleday myth And much, much more!

Reincarnated Virgins Dilemma

By
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mark Du Plessis
  • Isbn : 0981421245
  • Pages :
  • Category :
  • Reads : 302
  • File Pdf: reincarnated-virgins-dilemma.pdf

Book Summary:

This novel will keep you glued to the pages from start to finish as it takes many unexpected turns. Dawie van der Heifer was born into an extremely poor family, the third eldest of twelve living children. His father was an alcoholic, and his mother died giving birth to her umpteenth stillborn child. After running away from home he found work on a rich man’s farm and soon became the nymphomaniac wife’s lover and student, learning the ways of the world, following her around the European houses of ill repute, as well a the casinos where he made enormous amounts of money. Seeking a life of his own he returns home with a great deal of money and teaches his siblings what he has learnt from the French brothels. Together they turn their derelict farm house into a magnificent spa, attracting the rich from across the world. During this time Amanda Jooste and Andries van Aswegen, both rich and powerful people, have an affair and produce a child, Elizabeth. This causes their relationship to sour. Elizabeth, a naive clean-living farm girl, never knows her true identity and when she dies in a motor accident her astral being drifts around the universe for ten years looking for a cadaver into which she can be reincarnated. Amanda, Elizabeth’s mother, worked hard for the community but like the rest of them looked down on the Van der Heifer’s. This perception she passed onto Elizabeth. The mortal remains that Elizabeth’s astral soul chose to inhabit is, unbeknown to her, none other than that of Magriet, the eldest of Dawie’s sisters. When she discovers this, and also who some of the clients are whom she is expected to service, things become a dilemma for the virgin Elizabeth.