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The Green Mile: The Complete Serial Novel
Stephen King

Scribner, 2000

The #1 New York Times bestselling dramatic serial novel and inspiration for the Oscar-nominated film of the same name starring Tom Hanks, the “literary event” ( Entertainment Weekly ) of The Green Mile is now available in its entirety. When The Green Mile first appeared, serialized as one volume per month, Stephen King’s The Green Mile was an unprecedented publishing triumph: all six volumes ended up on the New York Times ...


Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
Gary Paulsen

Mariner Books, 1995

Paulsen and his team of dogs endured snowstorms, frostbite, dogfights, moose attacks, sleeplessness, and hallucinations in the relentless push to go on. Map and color photographs.


Hinds Feet On High Places
Hannah Hurnard

Tyndale House Publishers, 1976

Hannah Hurnard created the story of Much Afraid, a young girl hoping to travel from the Valley of Humiliation to the High Places. Along the way, she meets a number of memorable characters— including the Family of Fearings, Cousin Pride, Mrs. Valiant, Mercy, and Peace. Much Afraid also meets the ever-caring Shepherd, who helps her on her journey, at the end of which she receives a new name: Grace and Glory. This long-time best-seller is an ...


Endurance : Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Alfred Lansing

Carroll / Graf, 1986

The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." Alfred Lansing's scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated book -- with over 200,000 copies sold -- has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful trip. To write their authoritative story, Lansing consulted with ten of the surviving members and ...


James Clavell

Delacorte Press, 1983

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A narrative of conflicting cultures, loyalties, motivations, and traditions in early 17th-century Japan, involving the power-hungry Lord Toranaga, the Lady Mariko, and the ambitious Englishman, Blackthorne.


Seabiscuit: An American Legend (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Laura Hillenbrand

Ballantine Books, 2002

Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail. Three men changed Seabiscuit’s fortunes: Charles Howard was a onetime bicycle repairman who introduced the automobile ...


Lonesome Dove
Larry McMurtry

Pan Books, 1986


The Black Stallion
Walter Farley

Random House, 1972

Horses black stallion


Betty Crocker's Cooky Book
Betty Crocker

General Mills, 1963

Here is the complete cooky book-more than 450 recipes, dozens of appetizing full-color photographs, and many how-to-do-it sketches. This treasury of cooky baking embraces all tastes-from the old-fashioned and traditional to the new and sophisticated. Plus a large section devoted entirely to holiday cookies. Fun to use. . .perfect to give. Here's the classic treasury of cookie baking that so many people grew up with: the beloved 1963 edition of ...


A Light in the Attic
Shel Silverstein

HarperCollins Publishers, 1981

the jacket is missing


Bruce Degen

Hodder Children's Books, 1984


Bridge of Birds

LEGEND, 1986


The Black Stallion Mystery

Random House, 1985


Nora Roberts Chesapeake Bay Saga 1-4 (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

Jove, 2011

Welcome to Nora Roberts’s captivating saga about the lives and loves of four brothers on the windswept shores of the Chesapeake Bay… Sea Swept Cameron Quinn is coming home to say goodbye to the only father he ever loved. And he’ll have to put his fast-paced life on hold to care for the last lost boy Ray Quinn hoped to save… Rising Tides Though not born to the tradition of a waterman, Ethan Quinn has embraced the life. ...


Time Enough for Drums
Ann Rinaldi

Holiday House, 1986


Ernest K. Gann

Simon & Schuster, 1986

Ernest K. Gann’s classic memoir is an up-close and thrilling account of the treacherous early days of commercial aviation. In his inimitable style, Gann brings you right into the cockpit, recounting both the triumphs and terrors of pilots who flew when flying was anything but routine.


The Cruel Sea (Classics of Naval Literature)
Nicholas Monsarrat

Naval Institute Press, 1988

A maritime adventure originally published in 1951. Set in the Second World War, two ships and their crews of about a hundred and fifty men are involved in defending Atlantic convoys against impossible odds. In the CLASSICS OF NAVAL LITERATURE series.


Annie and the Wild Animals
Jan Brett

Hodder Children's Books, 1987


Pearson Early Learning Group

Pearson Early Learning Group, 2002

Caldecott Honor Book What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A beloved classic is born! Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill, she discovers a mama bear preparing for her own long winter.  Meanwhile Sal's mother is being followed by a small bear with a big appetite for berries! Will each ...


Falling Up
Shel Silverstein

Harper Collins Publishers, 1996

Falling Up



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