Following Atticus

Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship

Author: Tom Ryan

Publisher: Harper Collins


Category: Pets

Page: 304

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After a close friend died of cancer, middle-aged, overweight, acrophobic newspaperman Tom Ryan decided to pay tribute to her in a most unorthodox manner. Ryan and his friend, miniature schnauzer Atticus M. Finch, would attempt to climb all forty-eight of New Hampshire’s four-thousand-foot peaks twice in one winter while raising money for charity. It was an adventure of a lifetime, leading them across hundreds of miles and deep into an enchanting but dangerous winter wonderland. At the heart of the amazing journey was the extraordinary relationship they shared, one that blurred the line between man and dog. Following Atticus is an unforgettable true saga of adventure, friendship, and the unlikeliest of family, as one remarkable animal opens the eyes and heart of a tough-as-nails newspaperman to the world’s beauty and its possibilities.

Fantastic Failures

True Stories of People Who Changed the World by Falling Down First

Author: Luke Reynolds

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 897

Even the most well-known people have struggled to succeed! Find out what they learned and how they turned their failures into triumphs with this engaging and youthful guide on how to succeed long term. There is a lot of pressure in today’s society to succeed, but failing is a part of learning how to be a successful person. In his teaching career, Luke Reynolds saw the stress and anxiety his students suffered over grades, fitting in, and getting things right the first time. Fantastic Failures helps students learn that their mistakes and failures do not define their whole lives, but help them grow into their potential. Kids will love learning about some of the well-known people who failed before succeeding and will come to understand that failure is a large component of success. With stories from people like J. K. Rowling, Albert Einstein, Rosa Parks, Sonia Sotomayor, Vincent Van Gogh, Julia Child, Steven Spielberg, and Betsy Johnson, each profile proves that the greatest mistakes and flops can turn into something amazing. Intermixed throughout the fun profiles, Reynolds spotlights great inventors and scientists who discovered and created some of the most important medicines, devices, and concepts of all time, including lifesaving vaccines and medicines that were stumbled upon by mistake.


Devotionals for the Seasons of Life

Author: Fran Carona, PhD

Publisher: WestBow Press


Category: Religion

Page: 226

View: 859

Just as there are predictable seasons of the year, there are also common passages in life through which we all pass. Each season has its own beauty and its own danger; its own challenges and rewards. There are tasks we must master in each season if we are to move successfully to the next. We need a Guide to help us navigate these seasons. We need someone who has walked the path ahead of us, who knows where the landmines are, and who can lead us safely to our final destination. We need the One who has ordained all our days before there was ever one of them (Psalm 139:16). We need Jesus, the One who knows us intimately and loves us unconditionally.