The Wind on the Moon

Author: Eric Linklater
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448162084
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 448
View: 6589
'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

Author: Eric Linklater
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 159017433X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 376
View: 6312
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

A Story for Children
Author: Eric Linklater,Nicolas Bentley
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590171004
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 369
View: 2059
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
Category: Carnegie Medal
Page: 363
View: 1432


Author: David Roberts
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451639880
Category: History
Page: 368
View: 3352
During the westward settlement, for more than twenty years Apache tribes eluded both US and Mexican armies, and by 1886 an estimated 9,000 armed men were in pursuit. Roberts (Deborah: A Wilderness Narrative) presents a moving account of the end of the Indian Wars in the Southwest. He portrays the great Apache leaders—Cochise, Nana, Juh, Geronimo, the woman warrior Lozen—and U.S. generals George Crock and Nelson Miles. Drawing on contemporary American and Mexican sources, he weaves a somber story of treachery and misunderstanding. After Geronimo's surrender in 1886, the Apaches were sent to Florida, then to Alabama where many succumbed to malaria, tuberculosis and malnutrition and finally in 1894 to Oklahoma, remaining prisoners of war until 1913. The book is history at its most engrossing. —Publishers Weekly

The Wind from the Sun

Author: Arthur Charles Clarke
Publisher: Phoenix
ISBN: 9780575600522
Category: Radiation
Page: 193
View: 1014
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.

The Shadow of the Wind

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1921921706
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
View: 7062
Barcelona 1945: young Daniel Sempere is taken to a fabulous secret library called the Cemetery of Forgotten Books where he is told he must 'adopt' a single book, promising to care for it always. Entranced by his chosen book, The Shadow of the Wind, Daniel begins a quest to find the truth about the life and death of its mysterious author.

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
View: 5260
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

Gone with the Wind

Author: Margaret Mitchell,Pat Conroy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416548947
Category: Fiction
Page: 1472
View: 4944
The turbulent romance of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler is shaped by the ravages of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

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
View: 3092
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.

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
View: 9864
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
View: 6340
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 ...

King of the Wind

Author: Marguerite Henry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 144248800X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
View: 3144
He was named “Sham” for the sun, this golden-red stallion born in the Sultan of Morocco’s stone stables. Upon his heel was a small white spot, the symbol of speed. But on his chest was the symbol of misfortune. Although he was swift as the desert winds, Sham’s pedigree would be scorned all his life by cruel masters and owners. This is the classic story of Sham and his friend, the stable boy Agba. Their adventures take them from the sands of the Sahara to the royal courts of France, and finally to the green pastures and stately homes of England. For Sham was the renowned Godolphin Arabian, whose blood flows through the veins of almost every superior thoroughbred. Sham’s speed—like his story—has become legendary.

Meet Me at the Moon

Author: Gianna Marino
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101644281
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
View: 1793
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.

The Seamstress and the Wind

Author: César Aira
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811219348
Category: Fiction
Page: 132
View: 5216
As he runs wildly amok, Aira captures childhood’s treasures — the reality of the fable and the delirium of invention — in this hilariously funny book. The Seamstress and the Wind is a deliciously laugh-out-loud-funny novel. A seamstress who is sewing a wedding dress for the pregnant local art teacher fears that her son, while playing in a big semitruck, has been accidentally kidnapped and driven off to Patagonia. Completely unhinged, she calls a local taxi to follow the semi in hot pursuit. When her husband finds out what’s happened, he takes off after wife and child. They race not only to the end of the world, but to adventures in desire — where the wild Southern wind falls in love with the seamstress, and a monster child takes up with the truck driver. Interspersed are Aira’s musings about memory and childhood, and his hometown of Coronel Pringles, with a compelling view of the hard lot of this working-class town, situated not far from Buenos Aires.

Shadows on the Moon

Author: Zoe Marriott
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781406367577
Page: N.A
View: 2916

A Place in the Wind

Author: Suzanne Chazin
Publisher: Jimmy Vega Mystery
ISBN: 9781496705235
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 7103
"A tremendous talent."--Lee Child A blond-haired, blue-eyed teenager from a prominent family vanishes after teaching English to a group of immigrants. Suspicion falls on the men she was tutoring, inflaming tensions in the close-knit, picturesque community of Lake Holly, NY. For Detective Jimmy Vega, more is at stake than just keeping the peace. His girlfriend, Adele, heads the community center where the girl was last seen. Now all she's worked for is at risk. After a murder suspect's surrender goes horribly wrong, Vega gets tossed into a grunt detail that quickly turns into a political minefield. A powerful, charismatic leader will stop at nothing to cleave the town in two. But Vega uncovers even darker forces at play. And no matter which way he turns, every step could cost him his job, his town, his family--even his life. Acclaim for Suzanne Chazin and Her Novels "Chazin holds the reader from beginning to end."--Suspense Magazine "Top-notch storytelling, appealing characters, and a timely controversy guarantee energetic book discussions."--Booklist "Nail-biting . . . A tense page-turner."--Publishers Weekly

Basics of the Solar Wind

Author: Nicole Meyer-Vernet
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139461559
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 787
The Sun continually ejects matter into space, blowing a huge bubble of supersonic plasma. This solar wind bathes the whole solar system and shapes all planetary environments. The growth of space technology has considerably increased our knowledge of this medium. This 2007 book presents an introduction to the subject, starting with basic principles and including all the latest advances from space exploration and theory. It contains a short introduction to plasma physics and discusses the structure of the solar interior and atmosphere, the production of solar wind and its perturbations. It explains the objects of the Solar System, from dust to comets and planets, and their interaction with the solar wind. The final sections explore the astrophysical point of view. The topics are treated at various levels of difficulty both qualitatively and quantitatively. This book will appeal to graduate students and researchers in earth and atmospheric sciences, and astrophysics.