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The Norumbegan Quartet #1: The Game of Sunken Places

By M.T. Anderson
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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn : 0545283043
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 432
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From bestselling and National Book Award-winning author M. T. Anderson comes the paperback reissue of a middle-grade adventure starring two of the most disarmingly deadpan boys you'll ever meet. When Brian and Gregory receive an invitation to stay at a distant relative's strange manse . . . well, they should know better than to go, but since this is a middle-grade adventure novel, they go anyway. Why not? Once there, they stumble upon The Game of Sunken Places, a board game that mirrors a greater game for which they have suddenly became players. Soon the boys are dealing with attitudinal trolls, warring kingdoms, and some very starchy britches. Luckily, they have wit, deadpan observation, and a keen sense of adventure on their side.

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  • File Pdf: project-hail-mary.pdf

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Martian, a lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this “propulsive” (Entertainment Weekly), cinematic thriller full of suspense, humor, and fascinating science—in development as a major motion picture starring Ryan Gosling. ONE OF THE YEAR’S BEST BOOKS: Bill Gates, GatesNotes, New York Public Library, Parade, Newsweek, Polygon, Shelf Awareness, She Reads, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal • “An epic story of redemption, discovery and cool speculative sci-fi.”—USA Today “If you loved The Martian, you’ll go crazy for Weir’s latest.”—The Washington Post Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission—and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish. Except that right now, he doesn’t know that. He can’t even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it. All he knows is that he’s been asleep for a very, very long time. And he’s just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company. His crewmates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, Ryland realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Hurtling through space on this tiny ship, it’s up to him to puzzle out an impossible scientific mystery—and conquer an extinction-level threat to our species. And with the clock ticking down and the nearest human being light-years away, he’s got to do it all alone. Or does he? An irresistible interstellar adventure as only Andy Weir could deliver, Project Hail Mary is a tale of discovery, speculation, and survival to rival The Martian—while taking us to places it never dreamed of going.

The Norumbegan Quartet #2: The Suburb Beyond the Stars

By M.T. Anderson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn : 0545369797
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 796
  • File Pdf: the-norumbegan-quartet-2.pdf

Book Summary:

The fun and fantasy continue with bestselling and award-winning author M. T. Anderson.You haven't seen strange until you've seen what Brian and Gregory are up against.... Something incredibly strange is happening. It's not The Game of Sunken Places-Brian and Gregory have been through that before. But still...strange creatures have begun to chase after them. And Gregory's adventurous cousin Prudence has disappeared. When Brian and Gregory go to the Vermont woods to track down Prudence, they find many things are...off. People are not where they're supposed to be. Time has stopped working properly.

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation

By M. T. Anderson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Isbn : 0763651788
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 447
  • File Pdf: the-astonishing-life-of-octavian-nothing-traitor-to-the-nation.pdf

Book Summary:

National Book Award Winner! This deeply provocative novel reimagines the past as an eerie place that has startling resonance for readers today. It sounds like a fairy tale. He is a boy dressed in silks and white wigs and given the finest of classical educations. Raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers, the boy and his mother — a princess in exile from a faraway land — are the only persons in their household assigned names. As the boy's regal mother, Cassiopeia, entertains the house scholars with her beauty and wit, young Octavian begins to question the purpose behind his guardians' fanatical studies. Only after he dares to open a forbidden door does he learn the hideous nature of their experiments — and his own chilling role in them. Set against the disquiet of Revolutionary Boston, M. T. Anderson's extraordinary novel takes place at a time when American Patriots rioted and battled to win liberty while African slaves were entreated to risk their lives for a freedom they would never claim. The first of two parts, this deeply provocative novel reimagines the past as an eerie place that has startling resonance for readers today.

Bring It to Class

By Margaret C. Hagood,Donna E. Alvermann,Alison Heron-Hruby
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Isbn : 9780807770702
  • Pages : 95
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 629
  • File Pdf: bring-it-to-class.pdf

Book Summary:

Students' backpacks bulge not just with oversize textbooks, but with paperbacks, graphic novels, street lit, and electronics such as iPods and hand-held video games. This book shows teachers how to unpack those texts and use them to engage students in meaningful learning. Whether you are a technology enthusiast or you favor traditional literature, this book is written for you. With classroom activities, adaptable lessons, and study-group questions in every chapter, this book is guaranteed to help you invigorate your teaching and capture your students' attention!

A Study Guide for M.T. Anderson's "The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party"

By Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Isbn : 1535845090
  • Pages : 25
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 549
  • File Pdf: a-study-guide-for-m-t-anderson-s-the-astonishing-life-of-octavian-nothing-traitor-to-the-nation-volume-i.pdf

Book Summary:

A Study Guide for M.T. Anderson's "The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Studentsfor all of your research needs.

50 Cities of the U.S.A.

By Gabrielle Balkan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wide Eyed Editions
  • Isbn : 1786031728
  • Pages : 112
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 147
  • File Pdf: 50-cities-of-the-u-s-a.pdf

Book Summary:

From Anchorage to Washington D.C., take a trip through America’s well-loved cities with this unique A-Z like no other, lavishly illustrated and annotated with key cultural icons, from famous people and inventions to events, food, and monuments. Explore skyscraper streets, museum miles, local food trucks, and city parks of the United States of America and discover more than 2,000 facts that celebrate the people, culture, and diversity that have helped make America what it is today. Cities include Anchorage • Atlanta • Austin • Baltimore • Birmingham • Boise • Boston • Burlington • Charleston • Charlotte • Cheyenne • Chicago • Cleveland • Columbus • Denver • Detroit • Hartford • Honolulu • Houston • Indianapolis • Jacksonville • Kansas City • Las Vegas • Little Rock • Los Angeles • Louisville • Memphis • Miami • Milwaukee • Minneapolis-St. Paul • Nashville • New Orleans • New York • Newark • Newport • Oklahoma City • Philadelphia • Phoenix • Pittsburgh • Portland, ME • Portland, OR • Rapid City • Salt Lake City • San Francisco • Santa Fe • Seattle • St. Louis • Tucson • Virginia Beach • Washington, D.C. The 50 States series of books for young explorers celebrates the USA and the wider world with key facts and fun activities about the people, history, and natural environments that make each location within them uniquely wonderful. Beautiful illustrations, maps, and infographics bring the places to colorful life. Also available from the series:The 50 States, The 50 States: Activity Book, The 50 States: Fun Facts, 50 Trailblazers of the 50 States, 50 Maps of the World, 50 Adventures in the 50 States, 50 Maps of the World Activity Book, Only in America!, and We Are the 50 States.

Get Those Guys Reading! Fiction and Series Books that Boys Will Love

By Kathleen A. Baxter,Marcia Agness Kochel
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 159884847X
  • Pages : 220
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 667
  • File Pdf: get-those-guys-reading-fiction-and-series-books-that-boys-will-love.pdf

Book Summary:

Want to identify fiction books that boys in grades three through nine will find irresistible? This guide reveals dozens of worthwhile recommendations in categories ranging from adventure stories and sports novels to horror, humorous, and science fiction books.

The Lore of Old Elfland

By Linda Raedisch
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Isbn : 0738758639
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 899
  • File Pdf: the-lore-of-old-elfland.pdf

Book Summary:

Folktales, Stories, Recipes, and Crafts from the Lands of Elves and Faeries Stories of the elven tribes have been told throughout history, and for some people in the modern world, encounters with elves continue to this day. This book explores the magical territory of Elfland, sharing tales of elves and faeries from Old Norse sagas, Danish ballads, and Tolkien's Mirkwood. From the mound people of Lu?neburg Heath to the Elf-maids of the Black Forest, The Lore of Old Elfland brings the shrouded activities of the elves into the light. With recipes, crafts, and an elven herbal, author Linda Raedisch invites you to realize your own vision of Elfland—a vision that is sure to fill your spirit with unexpected wonders and astonishing delights.

A Study Guide for M.T. Anderson's "The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing"

By Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Isbn : 1410340473
  • Pages : 22
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 252
  • File Pdf: a-study-guide-for-m-t-anderson-s-the-astonishing-life-of-octavian-nothing.pdf

Book Summary:

Read and download full book A Study Guide for M.T. Anderson's "The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing"

The Norumbegan Quartet #3: The Empire of Gut and Bone

By M.T. Anderson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn : 0545388775
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 966
  • File Pdf: the-norumbegan-quartet-3.pdf

Book Summary:

Murder! Mystery! Rebellion! From bestselling and National Book Award-winning author M.T. Anderson, a third visit to the world of THE GAME OF SUNKEN PLACES. The land of New Norumbega is an unusual one--an empire of gut and bone, a kingdom of blood and mucus. At its dark, dry heart is a ruling class that doesn't care about much besides itself . . . and a ruler who is (literally) a one-eyed stump of flesh. Brian and Gregory have come to New Norumbega for a reason--to get the Norumbegans to help them thwart an alien attack back home on earth. But instead, the two boys find themselves caught up in both a robot rebellion and a murder mystery after one of the Norumbegan leaders is sent to sleep . . . permanently. In New Norumbega, it's very hard to know who to trust. There are assassins around every corner, and secrets pave every conversation. Brian and Gregory will be lucky to make it out alive, never sure if they are meant to catch the murderer . . . or be the killer's next victim.

From Children's Literature to Readers Theatre

By Elizabeth A. Poe
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Isbn : 0838910491
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 329
  • File Pdf: from-children-s-literature-to-readers-theatre.pdf

Book Summary:

How do you get children excited and engaged with books? Get them onstage! Readers Theatre is a staged reading of literature with participants reading from scripts, conveying the book’s story using voice and facial expressions. In this book Poe introduces and shows how to implement the concept, demonstrating how Readers Theatre offers educators an innovative opportunity to acquaint children and young people with quality literature, develop their public-speaking skills, and teach teamwork in an activity that is as entertaining as it is educational. A veteran of many Readers Theatre programs, she explains how to create successful programs, providing Detailed instruction for ways librarians can help children and teens develop and perform their own Readers Theatre scripts An annotated bibliography of 100 books suggested for their Readers Theatre potential, with excerpts from scripts and the passages from which they were adapted Programming ideas that can be adapted for use across different age levels, from preschool to YA Comments from prominent children’s authors who have shared Readers Theatre experiences with Poe Combining the theoretical and the practical, Poe’s book helps children and YA librarians assist young people in developing a lifelong love of literature.

The Wright 3

By Blue Balliett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn : 0545362326
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 160
  • File Pdf: the-wright-3.pdf

Book Summary:

From the New York Times-bestselling team behind Chasing Vermeer comes another thought-provoking art mystery featuring Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie house--now in After Words paperback! Spring semester at the Lab School in Hyde Park finds Petra and Calder drawn into another mystery when unexplainable accidents and ghostly happenings throw a spotlight on Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, and it's up to the two junior sleuths to piece together the clues. Stir in the return of Calder's friend Tommy (which creates a tense triangle), H.G. Wells's The Invisible Man, 3-D pentominoes, and the hunt for a coded message left behind by Wright, and the kids become tangled in a dangerous web in which life and art intermingle with death, deception, and surprise.

The Norumbegan Quartet #4: The Chamber in the Sky

By M. T. Anderson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn : 0545505356
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 868
  • File Pdf: the-norumbegan-quartet-4.pdf

Book Summary:

From National Book Award and Printz Honor winner M.T. Anderson comes the amazing conclusion to his Norumbegan Quartet! Brian and Gregory have seen it all. They've played a strange, twisty game and won, and then created their own...sort of. They've gone to investigate intergalactic suburban sprawl that was infringing on the Vermont forests, and landed in the empire of New Norumbega inside the huge body of an alien. They've escaped certain death, walked right into it, and wreaked small amounts of havoc of their own. And finally, they're going to make sense of all their travels and adventures...if they possibly can! Part fantasy, part mystery, part quest, part Monty Python, the Game of Sunken Places #4 brings to a close the incredible, strange, funny journey of Brian and Gregory, as only the masterful M. T. Anderson could.