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  • Peak

    Roland Smith

    Paperback (Harcourt, Aug. 1, 2008)
    The only thing you’ll find on the summit of Mount Everest is a divine view. The things that really matter lie far below. – Peak MarcelloAfter fourteen-year-old Peak Marcello is arrested for scaling a New York City skyscraper, he's left with two choices: wither away in Juvenile Detention or go live with his long-lost father, who runs a climbing company in Thailand. But Peak quickly learns that his father's renewed interest in him has strings attached. Big strings. As owner of Peak Expeditions, he wants his son to be the youngest person to reach the Everest summit--and his motives are selfish at best. Even so, for a climbing addict like Peak, tackling Everest is the challenge of a lifetime. But it's also one that could cost him his life. Roland Smith has created an action-packed adventure about friendship, sacrifice, family, and the drive to take on Everest, despite the incredible risk. The story of Peak’s dangerous ascent—told in his own words—is suspenseful, immediate, and impossible to put down.
  • Flowers for Algernon

    Daniel Keyes

    Mass Market Paperback (Harcourt, June 14, 2004)
    Oscar-winning film Charly starring Cliff Robertson and Claire Bloom-a mentally challenged man receives an operation that turns him into a genius...and introduces him to heartache.
  • The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure

    William Goldman

    Mass Market Paperback (Harcourt, Oct. 8, 2007)
    William Goldman's modern fantasy classic is a simple, exceptional story about quests—for riches, revenge, power, and, of course, true love—that's thrilling and timeless. Anyone who lived through the 1980s may find it impossible—inconceivable, even—to equate The Princess Bride with anything other than the sweet, celluloid romance of Westley and Buttercup, but the film is only a fraction of the ingenious storytelling you'll find in these pages. Rich in character and satire, the novel is set in 1941 and framed cleverly as an “abridged” retelling of a centuries-old tale set in the fabled country of Florin that's home to “Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passions.”
  • Leaf Man

    Lois Ehlert

    Hardcover (Harcourt, Sept. 1, 2005)
    Fall has come, the wind is gusting, and Leaf Man is on the move. Is he drifting east, over the marsh and ducks and geese? Or is he heading west, above the orchards, prairie meadows, and spotted cows? No one's quite sure, but this much is certain: A Leaf Man's got to go where the wind blows. With illustrations made from actual fall leaves and die-cut pages on every spread that reveal gorgeous landscape vistas, here is a playful, whimsical, and evocative book that celebrates the natural world and the rich imaginative life of children. Includes an author's note and leaf-identifying labels.
  • Warriner's English Grammar and Composition: 5th Course Grade 11

    John E. Warriner

    Hardcover (Harcourt School, June 1, 1982)
    Warriner's English Grammar and Composition: 5th Course Grade 11 [Jun 01, 1982] Warriner, John E.
  • Harcourt Social Studies: Homework and Practice Book Student Edition Grade 1


    Paperback (HARCOURT SCHOOL PUBLISHERS, April 1, 2005)
    Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/1/2005Pages: 58Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
  • Do You Want to Be My Friend?

    Eric Carle

    Paperback (HARCOURT SCHOOL PUBLISHERS, March 1, 1987)
    A classic friendship story from the beloved Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.This is a simple and nearly wordless picture book for children to explore in a variety of ways. Shared with little ones, the bright pictures showing a small gray mouse's search for the perfect pal help introduce colors, animals, and sounds. Many preschoolers will also be drawn to the idea of looking for a friend.Fans of The Secret Birthday Message and The Mixed-Up Chameleon will delight in this ingenious picture book by the brilliant Eric Carle.
  • Bear Snores On


    Paperback (HARCOURT SCHOOL PUBLISHERS, June 18, 2009)
    A bear hibernates during the winter. He sleeps while all the other animals watch. But when he wakes up, he is hungry!On a cold winter night many animals gather to party in the cave of a sleeping bear, who then awakes and protests that he has missed the food and the fun. It seems like Bear can sleep through anything. As a succession of animals enter his cave to escape the fierce storm, he continues to snore. Mouse makes a nice warm fire, Hare cooks popcorn and Badger brings treats... They are having a great time. But when Bear wakes up and realises he's missed out on the fun, his visitors fear the worst. Can Bear be persuaded to join the party? This read-aloud rhyming story has fun, suspense and a happy ending - with Jane Chapman's beautiful, captivating illustrations and Karma Wilson's absorbing, lyrical words perfectly depicting the companionship of the warm, cosy cave and the contrast with the wild storm outside.
  • Harcourt Social Studies


    Hardcover (HARCOURT SCHOOL PUBLISHERS, March 11, 2009)
    11 x 8.8 x 0.9 inch hardcover
  • Harcourt Social Studies


    Hardcover (HARCOURT SCHOOL PUBLISHERS, March 25, 2009)
    Rare Book
  • Round Trip

    Ann Jonas

    Paperback (HARCOURT SCHOOL PUBLISHERS, Oct. 26, 1990)
    A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the YearThe classic Round Trip takes young readers on an imaginative, inventive journey, from the country to the city and back again. It’s not just the story of a round trip—it is a round trip! Read the story forward, then flip the book over to see something different on the way back. Kirkus called the black-and-white art, by best-selling picture-book creator Ann Jonas, “Show-stopping sleight of pen.” In a starred review, Booklist praised Round Trip as “An inventive book for young readers that will delight anyone whose imagination is intact.” Publishers Weekly said, “A visual stunner . . . sure to delight and fascinate.” Parents who loved this book as children will want to share it with their own little ones today.
  • The Moffats

    Eleanor Estes, Louis Slobodkin

    Paperback (Harcourt, April 1, 2001)
    Meet the Moffats. There is Sylvie, the oldest, the cleverest, and-most days at least-the responsible one; Joey, who though only twelve is the man of the house...sometimes; Janey, who has a terrific upside-down way of looking at the world; and Rufus, who may be the littlest but always gets in the biggest trouble.Even the most ordinary Moffat day is packed with extraordinary fun. Only a Moffat could get locked in a bread box all afternoon, or dance with a dog in front of the whole town, or hitch a ride on a boxcar during kindergarten recess. And only a Moffat could turn mistakes and mischief into hilarious one-of-a-kind adventure.