The Wind on the Moon


Author: Eric Linklater
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 159017433X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 376
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WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL Major Palfrey is leaving for the wars, and he tells his two girls, Dinah and Dorinda, to be good while he is gone. But the sisters aren’t sure they can be. As Dorinda explains, “When we think we are behaving well, some grown-up person says we are really quite bad. It’s difficult to tell which is which.” Sure enough, the sisters are soon up to their usual mischief. They convince a judge that minds must be changed as often as socks, stage an escape from the local zoo (thanks to a witch’s potion which turns them into kangaroos), and—in the company of a golden puma and silver falcon—set off to rescue their father from the wicked tyrant of Bombardy. Penned at the height of World War II, this tale of hilarity and great adventure is also a work of high seriousness; after all, “life without freedom,” as the valiant puma makes clear, “is a poor, poor thing.”

The Wind on the Moon


Author: Eric Linklater
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448162084
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 448
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'I have often wondered what I would be when I grow up, but never, never, never did I expect to be a Kangaroo!' When the wind on the moon blew straight into Dinah and Dorinda’s hearts it meant that they couldn’t help but behave badly for a whole year. Transformed into kangaroos,they terrorise the sleepy town of Midmeddlecum with glee. But what they didn’t count on was being locked in a zoo. Things get even stickier for the mischievous sisters when they learn their father has been imprisoned in a dungeon by Count Hulagu Bloot, the tyrant of Bombardy. Their poor father! Can they rescue him in time? Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can find out what life was like when this book was written and meet some more naughty children! Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

The Wind on the Moon

A Story for Children
Author: Eric Linklater,Nicolas Bentley
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590171004
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 369
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In the English village of Midmeddlecum, sisters Dinah and Dorinda struggle to keep their promise to try to be good when their father goes off to war, but they soon get into a great deal of mischief.

The Wind on the Moon

A Story for Children
Author: Eric Linklater
Publisher: Cape Town Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Carnegie Medal
Page: 363
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The Shadow of the Wind


Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101147067
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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"Gabriel García Márquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show." --The New York Times Book Review A New York Times Bestseller Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love. “ Anyone who enjoys novels that are scary, erotic, touching, tragic and thrilling should rush right out to the nearest bookstore and pick up The Shadow of the Wind. Really, you should.” --Michael Dirda, The Washington Post "Wonderous... masterful... The Shadow of the Wind is ultimately a love letter to literature, intended for readers as passionate about storytelling as its young hero." --Entertainment Weekly (Editor's Choice) "One gorgeous read." --Stephen King From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bag in the Wind


Author: Ted Kooser
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763630012
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
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One cold, spring morning, an ordinary grocery bag begins blowing around a landfill, then as it travels down a road, through a stream, and into a town, it is used in various ways by different people, many of whom do not even notice it.

Lunar Sourcebook

A User's Guide to the Moon
Author: Grant Heiken,David Vaniman,Bevan M. French
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521334440
Category: Science
Page: 736
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The only work to date to collect data gathered during the American and Soviet missions in an accessible and complete reference of current scientific and technical information about the Moon.

Shadows on the Moon


Author: Zoë Marriott
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763653446
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 447
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Trained in the magical art of shadow-weaving, sixteen-year-old Suzume, who is able to re-create herself in any form, is destined to use her skills to steal the heart of a prince in a revenge pot.

Painting the Wind


Author: Patricia & Emily MacLachlan
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0064438252
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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A moving and beautifully illustrated book about summer on one special island. Bestselling author Patricia MacLachlan teams up with her daughter Emily to create this evocative story of a boy and his dog, waiting for summer, waiting to learn from the artists who come to his island. With beautiful paintings by Katy Schneider, this book captures those perfect moments that only summer in a place that you love can offer.

The Wind from the Sun


Author: Arthur Charles Clarke
Publisher: Phoenix
ISBN: 9780575600522
Category: Radiation
Page: 193
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A volume containing all 18 short stories written by Arthur C. Clarke in the 1960s. They depict a future in which technologies are beginning to dictate man's lifestyle - even to demand life for themselves.

Meet Me at the Moon


Author: Gianna Marino
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101644281
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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A heartwarming love story between mother and child When Mama Elephant must leave Little One to ask the skies for rain, the young elephant is worried. Who will care for Little One? Who will sing Mama's special songs? When will she return? Mama is very reassuring - Little One will hear her song on the wind and feel her love in the warmth of the sun, and, after the rains come, they will meet where the moon sets. Exquisitely illustrated and supremely comforting, Meet Me at the Moon is a mother and child love story to be enjoyed again and again.

Ride the Wind


Author: Lucia St. Clair Robson
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307801284
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
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In 1836, when she was nine years old, Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanche Indians. This is the story of how she grew up with them, mastered their ways, married one of their leaders, and became, in every way, a Comanche woman. It is also the story of a proud and innocent people whose lives pulsed with the very heartbeat of the land. It is the story of a way of life that is gone forever.... From the Paperback edition.

Walking on the Wind

Cherokee Teachings for Harmony and Balance
Author: Michael Tlanusta Garrett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1591439353
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 204
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In the spirit of the highly acclaimed Medicine of the Cherokee, coauthored with his father J. T. Garrett, Michael Garrett shares with us the delightful, all-ages stories passed down from his great-grandfather and other medicine teachers. Blending his background as an Eastern Cherokee with his skills as a counselor, Michael reveals through these tales how to make sense of our experiences in life, see beauty in them, and be at peace with our choices. "Michael's blend of traditional Cherokee ways with that of science and psychology illustrates that both Native and non-Native peoples can learn to thrive together...for the betterment of all" --Native Peoples magazine

The Pirates in the Deep Green Sea


Author: Eric Linklater
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1448205514
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 404
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The Pirates in the Deep Green Sea, written for children, is a fantasy, in which Davy Jones and all the drowned pirates under the sea are discovered guarding the great knots that tie latitudes and longitudes together to keep the world from splitting.

Rain on the Wind


Author: Walter Macken
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447269217
Category: Fiction
Page: 302
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From boyhood to manhood big, gentle Mico had but two passions in life - the sea, and a young girl so terrible lovely-lookin' it raised your heart to heaven just to see her smile. But with a hideous birthmark on his cheek, a Jonah to those he loved, and only the simple life of a fisherman to offer, how could he hope to win Maeve? The white-capped waves and a great old black bitch of a boat brought the answer . . .

Moonbird

A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95
Author: Phillip Hoose
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 146686706X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 160
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B95 can feel it: a stirring in his bones and feathers. It's time. Today is the day he will once again cast himself into the air, spiral upward into the clouds, and bank into the wind. He wears a black band on his lower right leg and an orange flag on his upper left, bearing the laser inscription B95. Scientists call him the Moonbird because, in the course of his astoundingly long lifetime, this gritty, four-ounce marathoner has flown the distance to the moon—and halfway back! B95 is a robin-sized shorebird, a red knot of the subspecies rufa. Each February he joins a flock that lifts off from Tierra del Fuego, headed for breeding grounds in the Canadian Arctic, nine thousand miles away. Late in the summer, he begins the return journey. B95 can fly for days without eating or sleeping, but eventually he must descend to refuel and rest. However, recent changes at ancient refueling stations along his migratory circuit—changes caused mostly by human activity—have reduced the food available and made it harder for the birds to reach. And so, since 1995, when B95 was first captured and banded, the worldwide rufa population has collapsed by nearly 80 percent. Most perish somewhere along the great hemispheric circuit, but the Moonbird wings on. He has been seen as recently as November 2011, which makes him nearly twenty years old. Shaking their heads, scientists ask themselves: How can this one bird make it year after year when so many others fall? National Book Award–winning author Phillip Hoose takes us around the hemisphere with the world's most celebrated shorebird, showing the obstacles rufa red knots face, introducing a worldwide team of scientists and conservationists trying to save them, and offering insights about what we can do to help shorebirds before it's too late. With inspiring prose, thorough research, and stirring images, Hoose explores the tragedy of extinction through the triumph of a single bird. Moonbird is one The Washington Post's Best Kids Books of 2012. A Common Core Title.

Gone with the Wind


Author: Margaret Mitchell,Pat Conroy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416548947
Category: Fiction
Page: 1472
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The turbulent romance of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler is shaped by the ravages of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Wide as the Wind


Author: Edward Stanton
Publisher: Open Books Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 220
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The lyrical tale of a boy, a girl, their island, and how they saved it. Wide as the Wind is the first novel to deal with the stunning, tragic history of Easter Island (Vaitéa). It could be described as quest fiction for all ages in the line of Tolkien’s The Hobbit, but it is set in the real world, not Middle-earth. Wide as the Wind portrays Polynesian voyages across the Pacific Ocean in canoes with no metal parts or instruments: the greatest adventure in human prehistory, as bold as modern space voyages (National Geographic). When Vaitéa is ravaged by war, hunger and destruction, it falls upon Miru, the fifteen-year-old son of a tribal warrior, to sail to a distant island to find the seeds and shoots of trees that could reforest their homeland. If he decides to undertake the voyage, he must leave behind Kenetéa, a young woman from an enemy tribe with whom he has fallen deeply in love. And if Miru and his crew survive the storms, sharks and marauding ships that await them on a journey over uncharted ocean, an even greater mission would lie ahead. They must show their people that devotion to the earth and sea can be as strong as war and hatred. Wide as the Wind is both a stirring novel of adventure and a prophetic tale for our times.

A Child's Own Book of Verse, Book One


Author: Ada M. Skinner,Frances Gillespy Wickes,Miska Petersham
Publisher: Yesterdays Classics
ISBN: 9781599150512
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 120
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A collection of poetry for children that includes sound rhymes, lyrics, and story-telling poems by Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Kate Greenaway, and many others.

Barefoot on the Wind


Author: Zoë Marriott
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781406333374
Category: Beauty and the beast (Tale)
Page: 320
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A magical retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" set in a fairytale Japan. A companion title to Zoe Marriott's critically acclaimed Shadows on the Moon. There is a monster in the forest ... Everyone in Hana's remote village on the mountain knows that straying too far into the woods is a death sentence. When Hana's father goes missing, she is the only one who dares try to save him. Taking up her hunting gear, she goes in search of the beast, determined to kill it - or be killed herself. But the forest contains more secrets, more magic and more darkness than Hana could ever have imagined, and the beast is not at all what she expects ...