Small Steps

Small Steps Author Louis Sachar
ISBN-10 9781408818053
Year 2010-12-06
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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Armpit and X-Ray are living in Austin, Texas. It is three years since they left the confines of Camp Green Lake Detention Centre and Armpit is taking small steps to turn his life around. He is working for a landscape gardener because he is good at digging holes, he is going to school and he is enjoying his first proper romance, but is he going to be able to stay out of trouble when there is so much building up against him? In this exciting novel, Armpit is joined by many vibrant new characters, and is learning what it takes to stay on course, and that doing the right thing is never the wrong choice.

Small Steps

Small Steps Author Louis Sachar
ISBN-10 0375840699
Year 2006-02-28
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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SMALL STEPS is a contemporary young adult novel from Louis Sachar, the New York Times bestselling author of the Newbery Award–winning smash hit phenomenon book and movie/DVD sensation Holes, and The Cardturner. Two years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is home in Austin, Texas, trying to turn his life around. But it's hard when you have a record and everyone expects the worst from you. The only person who believe in Armpit is Ginny, his ten-year-old disabled neighbor. Together, they are learning to take small steps. Armpit seems to be on the right path until X-Ray, a buddy from Camp Green Lake, comes up with a get-rich-quick scheme. X-Ray's plan leads to a chance encounter with teen pop sensation Kaira DeLeon, the Beyoncé of her time, and suddenly Armpit's life spins out of control. Only one thing is certain: he'll never be the same again. Combining his signature wit with a unique blend of adventure and deeply felt characters, Sachar explores issues of race, the nature of celebrity, the invisible connections that shape a person's life, and what it takes to stay the course. Doing the right thing is never a wrong choice—but always a small step in right direction.

Small Steps The Year I Got Polio

Small Steps  The Year I Got Polio Author Peg Kehret
ISBN-10 9781480461079
Year 2013-12-10
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Open Road Media
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Almost twenty years ago, in a riveting story of courage and hope, Peg Kehret wrote of months spent in a hospital when she was twelve, first struggling to survive a severe case of polio, then slowly learning to walk again. The book deeply touched readers of all ages and received many awards and honors. This anniversary edition includes an updated and extended epilogue about the author’s experiences since the original publication. It also includes twelve pages of new photos and a lengthy section about polio, past and present.

Someday Angeline

Someday Angeline Author Louis Sachar
ISBN-10 9780747587231
Year 2007
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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Angeline could read before she was old enough to turn the pages of a book, and she mastered the piano without a single lesson. But being so clever doesn't make life easy for Angeline. This charming book is a quirky celebration of fathers, teachers, being yourself and finding happiness in unexpected places.

Fuzzy Mud

Fuzzy Mud Author Louis Sachar
ISBN-10 9780385370219
Year 2015-08-04
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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From the author of the acclaimed bestseller Holes, winner of the Newbery Award and the National Book Award, comes Fuzzy Mud, a New York Times bestseller. "Sachar blends elements of mystery, suspense, and school-day life into a taut environmental cautionary tale."--Publishers Weekly Be careful. Your next step may be your last. Fifth grader Tamaya Dhilwaddi and seventh grader Marshall Walsh have been walking to and from Woodridge Academy together since elementary school. But their routine is disrupted when bully Chad Hilligas challenges Marshall to a fight. To avoid the conflict, Marshall takes a shortcut home through the off-limits woods. Tamaya, unaware of the reason for the detour, reluctantly follows. They soon get lost. And then they find trouble. Bigger trouble than anyone could ever have imagined. In the days and weeks that follow, the authorities and the U.S. Senate become involved, and what they uncover might affect the future of the world.

Dogs Don t Tell Jokes

Dogs Don t Tell Jokes Author Louis Sachar
ISBN-10 9781408850343
Year 2013-07-26
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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'Why did the guy eat two dead skunks for breakfast?' 'Because dead ones squeal when you stick the fork in.' Gary W. Boone knows he was born to be a stand-up comedian. It is the rest of the kids in the class who think he is a fool. Then the Floyd Hicks Junior High School Talent Show is announced, and he starts practising his routine non-stop to get it just right. Gary's sure that this will be his big break - he'll make everyone laugh and will win the $100 prize money. But when an outrageous surprise threatens to turn his debut into a disaster, it looks as if the biggest joke of all may be on Gary himself.

Magic Steps

Magic Steps Author Tamora Pierce
ISBN-10 0590395882
Year 2000
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Press
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When faced with a tragic murder, Lady Sandrilene fa Toren is called into action to track down the villain and bring peace to her community once again.

Understanding Jill McCorkle

Understanding Jill McCorkle Author Barbara Bennett
ISBN-10 1570033501
Year 2000
Pages 190
Language en
Publisher Univ of South Carolina Press
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Understanding Jill McCorkle introduces readers to the novels and short story collections of Jill McCorkle's growing canon. Since 1984 McCorkle has written five novels and two books of short stories, entering the publishing world, as one reviewer noted, with the literary equivalent of a rebel yell. Filling the gap of critical study on McCorkle, Barbara Bennett analyzes the widely read and admired output of this prolific southern woman writer. Bennett identifies and discusses the diverse characters, thematic concerns and keen sense of language that distinguish McCorkle's work.

If I Stay Collection

If I Stay Collection Author Gayle Forman
ISBN-10 0147515025
Year 2014-07-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher Speak
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Recounts the story of Mia, a gifted cellist, as she struggles with survivor guilt after a car accident that kills her parents and younger brother.

Holes

Holes Author Louis Sachar
ISBN-10 0307798364
Year 2011-06-01
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Yearling
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Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes. It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, Fuzzy Mud. "A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." --The New York Times WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS From the Paperback edition.

Sixth Grade Secrets

Sixth Grade Secrets Author Louis Sachar
ISBN-10 0812491734
Year 1992-08-01
Pages 201
Language en
Publisher Perfection Learning
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When Laura Sibbie starts a club called Pig City, she incites a near-war among her sixth-grade classmates and generates the creation of a rival club that has designs on Pig City's precious box of secrets.

Walking Naked

Walking Naked Author Alyssa Brugman
ISBN-10 9780571308279
Year 2013-04-04
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Faber & Faber
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'Every school has one. They are ugly or fat. They have scars or acne or birthmarks. We are mean to them. We ridicule them. We don't want to stand near them or sit next to them. Perdita was one of those.' Megan is one of the leaders of the in-group. She wouldn't dream of talking to Perdita, 'the Freak'. But when they are thrown together in detention, she finds herself drawn into a spiky, challenging almost-friendship. Megan faces an uncomfortable truth: Perdita or the group? This sharply observed, unflinching story is about the ins and outs of girls' friendships, the power of words and poetry and the painful getting of wisdom.

Small Steps for Catholic Moms Companion Journal

Small Steps for Catholic Moms Companion Journal Author Danielle Bean
ISBN-10 1933271396
Year 2010-04
Pages
Language en
Publisher Circle Press
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The perfect complement to Small Steps for Catholic Moms, this companion journal provides ample room to record thoughts, prayers, and actions. Features supplemental material designed to help you apply the monthly virtue themes introduced in SMALL STEPS. A balance of personal reflections and discussion questions inspire intentional examination of a woman's calling as a Catholic wife and mother and commitment to practical actions that support that vocation. A bonus section of daily prompts for Lent is also included.