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  • Stranded at Plimoth Plantation 1626

    Gary Bowen

    Paperback (HarperTrophy, Sept. 30, 1998)
    The Sparrowhawk's crew set sail October 12 from London in hopes of reaching Jamestown, Virginia. On November 6 our ship crashed in fog on what the captain told us was a New England shore.So begins the journal of thirteen-year –old indentured servant Christopher Sears. Rescued by Indians, Chirstopher anf the crew are taken to Plimoth Plantation. There, the young boy finds a place for himself and begins detailing his life with the Pilgrims'the births, deaths, marriages, and the important role that the Indians play in the settlers' lives. When a ship arrives nearly a year later to take the stranded passengers to Jamestown. Christopher finds he doesn't want to leave. But he is still indentured to Captain Sibsey, who won't set him free. Can his new friends help him? Or will he be forced to leave the community that has given him a home?Careful research from historical accounts makes this an exciting story of one boy's coming of age as well as an informative reconstruction of the Pilgrims' daily life."In this beautifully illustrated work, Bowen provides a well-researched, fictional diary of a young Plimoth settler named Christopher Sears, who documents the trials and tribulations of the year 1626. His diary is decorated with, powerful images inked with colors suitable to the time."—BL. "An enthralling account...Bowen's reputation rests secure as the crafter of scrupulously researched, beautifully illustrated stories."—K. Notable Children's Trade Book in Social Studies for 1995 (NCSS/CBC)1994 "Pick of the Lists" (ABA)1995 Children's Information Book Award (IRA)1995 Teachers' Choices (IRA)Best Children's Book of 1994 (Parenting)Children's Books of 1994 (NY Public Library)100 Books for Reading and Sharing 1994 (NY Public Library)
  • And Nothing But The Truth

    Kit Pearson

    Mass Market Paperback (HarperTrophy, July 23, 2013)
    Finalist for the CLA Book of the Year for Children AwardKit Pearson’s endearing heroine from the award-winning The Whole Truth, Polly, is now thirteen and following in her sister’s footsteps to a boarding school in Victoria. The adjustment is difficult―all those rules!―and Polly often escapes into her dreams of becoming an artist. At least her family is intact again, and there are no more dark and difficult secrets to be kept hidden . . . that is, until her teenage sister, Maud, makes a dramatic confession. Will Polly be able to keep this new secret? Will it tear her family apart again?
  • Dirty Laundry Pile: Poems in Different Voices

    Paul B. Janeczko, Melissa Sweet

    Paperback (HarperTrophy, March 1, 2007)
    Pssst . . . I've got something to tell you. I'm not just another book of poetry. I'm full of voices you've never heard before. Turtles, snowflakes, even washing machines speak up in these poems that are just shouting to be read! So what are you waiting for? Check me out!
  • Weather

    Seymour Simon

    Paperback (HarperTrophy, March 31, 2000)
    Feel the warmth of a summer day; look at falling snow; listen to distant thunder. Weather is all around us, always changing all the time. Dazzling photos enhance this clear introduction to the many faces of this powerful force of nature.
  • New Order

    Max Turner

    (HarperTrophy, Feb. 3, 2015)
    How can a guy who can't find two matching socks be qualified to lead anyone?An ancient prophecy declared that Zack Thomson, orphaned son of a great vampire hunter, would come back from the dead and either lead humanity into the light-or destroy it. Now the End of Days for vampires is here, the old order is eroding, and from the ashes of that ruin a new world will arise. Will Zack become the great leader the new order so desperately needs? And which of his friends, allies and enemies will survive to learn the answer?
  • Witch's Business

    Diana Wynne Jones

    Paperback (HarperTrophy, Feb. 16, 2004)
    They're in the revenge business!Jess and Frank's father has stopped their allowances for four whole months! That means that Jess can't go anywhere or do anything with her friends. Worse yet, Frank owes money to Buster Knell, the bully. How can Jess and Frank earn some cash -- fast? By starting a business, Own Back, Ltd. It specializes in revenge, which every kid needs to seek at some time, they figure. Most don't have the courage themselves. But Jess and Frank do -- for a price!Lots of clients show up. But Jess and Frank soon discover that the revenge business can be pretty complicated, especially when it turns out that there's another one in town -- owned by Biddy Iremonger, the fiercely competitive local witch!
  • The Stink Files, Dossier 002: To Scratch a Thief

    Holm & Hamel, Brad Weinman

    Paperback (HarperTrophy, Aug. 1, 2005)
    Life is good for James Edward Bristlefur. The sophisticated British secret agent cat is settling into his new home in New Jersey. He's become quite fond of his uncouth but loving new family. He's even gotten used to being called Mr. Stink. (Although he does not appreciate jokes about his new name, thanks very much.) Then a dark shadow falls across his happy home. Someone is threatening Mr. Stink's new family -- a thief who leaves no pawprints. As James investigates the crimes, he realizes that a frightening old enemy lurks at the center of a web of conspiracy, plotting against him. Who is the hidden paw behind these misdeeds? And what grudge does he bear against our hero? As every cat with a past knows, sometimes you need to sharpen your claws ...
  • A Dog on Barkham Street

    Mary Stolz

    Paperback (HarperTrophy, Sept. 16, 1985)
  • {

    Eric Carle

    Unknown Binding (HarperTrophy, Aug. 16, 1996)
  • Little House on the Prairie

    Laura Ingalls Wilder

    Unknown Binding (HarperTrophy, March 15, 1994)
  • Murder On The Canadian Mm

    Eric Wilson

    Mass Market Paperback (HarperTrophy, June 3, 1996)
    While on board the sleek train The Canadian, Tom Austen tries to unravel a murder plot. As he begins talking about Catherine Saks’ death to the passengers in Car 165, he finds that everyone sounds like a suspect. Suddenly, Tom’s own life is put in danger when the real killer confronts him in this speeding plot. Eric Wilson’s Murder on the Canadian is part of his popular Tom Austen mystery series.
  • The King's Swift Rider

    Mollie Hunter

    Hardcover (HarperTrophy, Oct. 1, 1998)
    Unwilling to fight but feeling a sense of duty, sixteen-year-old Martin Crawford joins Scotland's rebel army as a swift rider and master of espionage for the leader, Robert the Bruce.