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  • Star of the North: A Novel

    D. B. John

    Paperback (Random House Large Print, May 22, 2018)
    “A thrilling tale of abduction and escape in North Korea....highly entertaining." —The Washington PostA propulsive and ambitious thriller about a woman trying to rescue her twin sister from captivity in North Korea, and the North Korean citizens with whom she forms an unlikely allianceStar of the North opens in 1998, when a Korean American teenager is kidnapped from a South Korean beach by North Korean operatives. Twelve years later, her brilliant twin sister, Jenna, is still searching for her, and ends up on the radar of the CIA. When evidence that her sister may still be alive in North Korea comes to light, Jenna will do anything possible to rescue her--including undertaking a daring mission into the heart of the regime. Her story is masterfully braided together with two other narrative threads. In one, a North Korean peasant woman finds a forbidden international aid balloon and uses the valuables inside to launch a dangerously lucrative black-market business. In the other, a high-ranking North Korean official discovers, to his horror, that he may be descended from a traitor, a fact that could mean his death if it is revealed. As the novel progresses, these narrative strands converge and connect in surprising ways, ultimately building to an explosive and unforgettable climax.
  • Fly To The North Star

    David Watson

    eBook (BookBaby, Feb. 23, 2012)
    Harriet Tubman and four former slaves cross the Delaware River and head South to bring freedom to plantation slaves. Watch Country Ham Jones flee from plantation owners as a home burns in a fire set by slave girl Ebony. See Harriet steal secrets from Confederate Generals as she serves them "pie in disguise." Witness firsthand the Hunley Submarine sinking into the deep. Be at the slave market as several slaves are auctioned to the wicked plantation owners. Feel the frustration of young Emmanuel as he fruitlessly attempts to gain his freedom after the Emmancipation Proclamation is signed. Will Harriet and her prized possessions finally reach the North Star and Freedom?
  • A Star to the North

    Barbara Corcoran

    Hardcover (Thomas Nelson, June 15, 1970)
    Book by Corcoran, Barbara
  • Polly and the North Star

    Polly Horner

    Hardcover (Orion Children's Books, Oct. 1, 2002)
    Polly's father has gone to the North Pole. Every night she looks out of the window and follows the Great Bear to the North Star, so she can say goodnight to him. Then she reads to Sirius, her wolfdog, about the animals and places her father is trying to protect. And when she goes to sleep her dreams take Polly to the Arctic. But on the night her father is due to return, there is a storm and he fails to arrive. When Polly closes her eyes she is in the midst of a blizzard in the Arctic with Sirius. The polar bears and wolves help her find her father, unconscious but still alive. And when Polly wakes up at home, her father is holding her in his arms. Polly Horner is both artist and storyteller. Her illustrations are dreamlike and evocative, with wonderful Arctic scenes. The bond between father and daughter gives a powerful charge to an unusually strong story.
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  • Star of the North: A Novel

    D. B. John, Linda Park

    Audio CD (Random House Audio, May 22, 2018)
    “A thrilling tale of abduction and escape in North Korea....highly entertaining." —The Washington PostA propulsive and ambitious thriller about a woman trying to rescue her twin sister from captivity in North Korea, and the North Korean citizens with whom she forms an unlikely allianceStar of the North opens in 1998, when a Korean American teenager is kidnapped from a South Korean beach by North Korean operatives. Twelve years later, her brilliant twin sister, Jenna, is still searching for her, and ends up on the radar of the CIA. When evidence that her sister may still be alive in North Korea comes to light, Jenna will do anything possible to rescue her--including undertaking a daring mission into the heart of the regime. Her story is masterfully braided together with two other narrative threads. In one, a North Korean peasant woman finds a forbidden international aid balloon and uses the valuables inside to launch a dangerously lucrative black-market business. In the other, a high-ranking North Korean official discovers, to his horror, that he may be descended from a traitor, a fact that could mean his death if it is revealed. As the novel progresses, these narrative strands converge and connect in surprising ways, ultimately building to an explosive and unforgettable climax.
  • The Ninth Star

    Laura Albins

    language (, Dec. 15, 2013)
    Dystopian adventure, Book #1 of The Ninth Star ChroniclesAs a child, they took her from her parents. At eighteen, they will choose her profession. At twenty one, they will marry her to a stranger. At twenty three, they will grant her a single child. Lark Finisterre’s life under the benevolent Authority is perfect. Free of worries, free of choice, she knows that she is safe. She knows she should be happy. But she doesn’t know the truth.Lark may not remember Earth, but that has never stopped her dreaming of it. She was born in Icenii, a shielded colony on the planet Meer, light years away from the war ravaged home world of her ancestors, but like all citizens she has grown up with a hope one day to return. For all of her seventeen years she has followed the rules and precepts of the Authority, obedient and unquestioning in her loyalty. Until now. On the once peaceful colony, things are beginning to go wrong and when her best friend disappears Lark will find herself dragged into dangers she could never have imagined. For beneath Icenii’s perfection lies a terrible secret: At the heart of its peace, a terrible lie. With the help of Ander, a mysterious survivor shipped from Earth, Lark will discover the truth – a truth that could set her free or destroy her world forever.What readers are saying about The Ninth Star:"A gripping dystopian page turner. This debut novel by British author Laura Albins will hook you from the start.""Clever plot lines which keep the pages turning at a rapid rate.""A captivating, well written adventure full of twists and unpredictable plots.""A great read with a likeable heroine. This has lots of plot twists and would appeal to fans of the Hunger Games and anyone that enjoys a good adventure story."
  • the Star

    Michele Breza

    Hardcover (Diamanda Publishing, Nov. 1, 2015)
    Journey with this tiny star as it seeks its purpose in the Milky Way Galaxy and discovers that it is destined to participate in a wonderful Christmas event! Beautiful illustrations compliment this spectacular story of the announcement of the Christ Child. This book is a Silver Medal Winner of the 2016 Illumination Book Awards! Comments/Reviews About "the Star" by Michele Breza: 1) "the Star" (by Michele Breza) is an enchanting book with a great message. I purchased it for my 4-year-old niece and she loves it. Highly recommended." -- Margaret Brown, Shelf Unbound magazine, THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE, INC. Lifetime Member 2) "It was amazing. This book is wonderful for children, young adult, and adults. I highly recommend for a fresh view of the familiar Christmas story. " -- Lisa Fabian rated it 5 stars on GoodReads. 3) "I absolutely adored this. I gave it to my niece and nephew after reading it myself. Such a sweet story about a star with a very important purpose. A great story for around Christmas time." -- Jezier C. Akin rated it 5-stars on GoodReads. 4) "the Star" is a delightful tale of a star looking for it's purpose and wishing to be great. The dark illustrations with their barely there shadow trees in some cases and their easier to see colorful pictures in others make the book. I also love that the book introduces several constellations and explains the Star of Bethlehem. I would definitely recommend this book to small children. (I received this in a GoodReads giveaway.) - Kathleen rated it 4-stars on GoodReads.
  • The Lady of North Star

    Ottwell J. Binns

    eBook (ALFRED A. KNOPF, April 20, 2015)
    Example in this ebookCHAPTER I - THE END OF A TRAILThere was a smell of burning spruce in the sharp air, and Corporal Bracknell, of the North-west Mounted Police, threw back his head and sniffed it gratefully. His team of dogs had been conscious of it for some time, and now, quickening the pace, they broke into joyous yelps as they turned inward towards the Saskatoon bushes on the left bank of the frozen river. The corporal smiled to himself.“They’re wise dogs,” he muttered, “but not wise enough to know the trail’s end. I wonder if I shall find the man here.”He followed the well-marked track towards the bank. The aromatic smell of the spruce grew stronger, but there was nothing to be seen save the shadowy woods, and the packed sled-road between. The road had been cut through the trees, and here and there a stump bearing the mark of the ax protruded above the snow. For perhaps three hundred yards it ran in a bee-line between the tall trunks, and then turned abruptly to the right. He reached the turning, and looked about him curiously. The road still continued, but the end of it was not in sight, for again it turned, as it seemed to him into the very heart of the forest.“There’s a house or encampment somewhere about,” he said to himself, “but—”He broke off abruptly as something caught his eye. It was a new-marked sled-trail debouching from the main track, and he stooped to examine it carefully. When he straightened himself there was an eager light in his eye, and curbing his impatient dogs he stood considering for a full two minutes.“He may have a shack here,” so his thoughts ran, “but if there’s more than that, why this broad road?”He considered the avenue made by the sombre pinewoods on each side of the road, and then shook his head. “Too much style for Koona Dick. There must be a homestead somewhere about, but if those are not the marks of his sled-runners I’m a dutchman.”He spoke a word or two to his well-trained dogs, and slipping off his snowshoes turned towards the trail which led into the wood, and began to follow it carefully. As he walked, he unbuttoned the pistol-holster at his waist, and gripped the handle of the weapon in preparation for action. The man whose trail he believed that he was following was not given to being over-scrupulous. He had pursued him for nearly four hundred miles, and now that the end of the chase was in sight, it behoved him to be cautious, for if Koona Dick suspected his presence his resentment of it might even go to the extreme length of a rifle bullet. He left the trail, and began to move cautiously from tree to tree.The short Northland day was almost over. Dusk was coming on apace, and the gloom under the trees deepened, little misgivings awake in his mind.Was it wise to follow the track into the heart of the wood? His dogs were good dogs, but—The sudden sharp crash of a rifle echoed through the stillness, followed immediately by a second, and that by the sharp cry of a woman assailed by mortal terror, and then there came the quick yelp of dogs. He turned in his tracks and began to run back under the trees.How long it was before he reached the main trail he never knew, but never in his life had he run so fast before. Fear was pounding at his heart. His dogs? If they were gone—He reached the edge of the wood to find them still where he had left them, and his relief found expression in a quick “Thank God!” He looked round him, up and down the road and into the dark woods on either hand. There was nothing to be seen, and the coming of night had already shortened the range of vision. He stood listening intently. No sound broke the awful silence that had followed the shots and the curdling cry of fear. His hand, resting on the gee-pole of the sled, shook a little.To be continue in this ebook
  • The Star

    H. G. Wells

    language (Shaf Digital Library, June 9, 2016)
    It was on the first day of the new year that the announcement was made, almost simultaneously from three observatories, that the motion of the planet Neptune, the outermost of all the planets that wheel about the sun, had become very erratic. Ogilvy had already called attention to a suspected retardation in its velocity in December. Such a piece of news was scarcely calculated to interest a world the greater portion of whose inhabitants were unaware of the existence of the planet Neptune, nor outside the astronomical profession did the subsequent discovery of a faint remote speck of light in the region of the perturbed planet cause any very great excitement.
  • The Star

    H. G. Wells

    language (Shaf Digital Library, June 9, 2016)
    It was on the first day of the new year that the announcement was made, almost simultaneously from three observatories, that the motion of the planet Neptune, the outermost of all the planets that wheel about the sun, had become very erratic. Ogilvy had already called attention to a suspected retardation in its velocity in December. Such a piece of news was scarcely calculated to interest a world the greater portion of whose inhabitants were unaware of the existence of the planet Neptune, nor outside the astronomical profession did the subsequent discovery of a faint remote speck of light in the region of the perturbed planet cause any very great excitement.
  • The Star :

    H.G. Wells

    language (, Feb. 13, 2019)
    "The Star" by H. G. Wells is remarkable in its freshness considering it was written in 1899. The science is remarkably good for the time period. It concerns an astronomical event which impacts the people of Earth. It is well worth the time to read.
  • A Star To The North

    Barbara Corcoran, Bradford Angier

    Mass Market Paperback (American Education Publications, March 15, 1970)
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