If you asked her, Robin would say that ballet means everything to her. But no one's asking Robin. And now, robin is even losing touch with her ballet friends, who are moving on without her. Then robin uncovers a secret that leads to a new understanding of the many ways in which she and her tough old grandmother are alike.
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Speak. Then a letter from her Aunt Euterpe arrives, and everything changes. It's 1893, the year of the World's Columbian Exposition-the "wonder of the age"-a. K. A.
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Phillip is excited when the Germans invade the small island of Curaçao. Besides stew cat, his only companion is an old West Indian, Timothy. War has always been a game to him, and he’s eager to glimpse it firsthand–until the freighter he and his mother are traveling to the United States on is torpedoed.
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Kirkus reviews * “fully realized setting…artful, unobtrusive use of dialect…the representation of a hauntingly deep love, the poignancy of which is rarely achieved in children’s literature. School library journal, Starred “Starkly dramatic, believable and compelling. Saturday review “A tense and moving experience in reading.
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From the bestselling author of charlie and the chocolate Factory and The BFG!After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Hmh books for Young Readers. 9780142410363. Inside, centipede, james meets a bunch of oversized friends—Grasshopper, Ladybug, and more.
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High adventure on the space frontier. Kirkus Reviews Speak. And beyond. Long-haul trucking on the Moon.
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Meet jenna boller, star employee at Gladstone Shoe Store in Chicago.
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