WHEN ONE OF Sally’s clients loses a large sum of money in the unexpected collapse of a British shipping firm, Sally sets out to investigate. But as she delves deeper into the identity of a wealthy and elusive industrialist, she uncovers a plot so diabolical, it could subvert the entire civilized world.
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
In 1878 in London, Sally, now twenty-two and established in her own business, and her companions Frederick and Jim try to solve the mystery surrounding the unexpected collapse of a shipping firm and its ties to a sinister corporation called North Star.
Historical novel from the French and Indian War series. "The Shadow of the North," while an independent story, in itself, is also the second volume of the Great French and Indian War series which began with "The Hunters of the Hills." All the important characters of the first romance reappear in the second. According to Wikipedia: "Joseph Alexander Altsheler (1862 - 1919), was an American author of popular juvenile historical fiction. Altsheler was born in Three Springs, Kentucky to Joseph and Louise Altsheler. In 1885, he took a job at the Louisville Courier-Journal as a reporter and later, an editor. He started working for the New York World in 1892, first as the paper's Hawaiian correspondent and then as the editor of the World's tri-weekly magazine. Due to a lack of suitable stories, he began writing children's stories for the magazine."
Wade Davis has been called "a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life's diversity." In Shadows in the Sun, he brings all of those gifts to bear on a fascinating examination of indigenous cultures and the interactions between human societies and the natural world. Ranging from the British Columbian wilderness to the jungles of the Amazon and the polar ice of the Arctic Circle, Shadows in the Sun is a testament to a world where spirits still stalk the land and seize the human heart. Its essays and stories, though distilled from travels in widely separated parts of the world, are fundamentally about landscape and character, the wisdom of lives drawn directly from the land, the hunger of those who seek to rediscover such understanding, and the consequences of failure. As Davis explains, "To know that other, vastly different cultures exist is to remember that our world does not exist in some absolute sense but rather is just one model of reality. The Penan in the forests of Borneo, the Vodoun acolytes in Haiti, the jaguar Shaman of Venezuela, teach us that there are other options, other possibilities, other ways of thinking and interacting with the earth." Shadows in the Sun considers those possibilities, and explores their implications for our world.
Brisbane 1866. Lucy Dougall dies leaving her four children orphaned. To keep her siblings together, fifteen-year-old Sarah, must now do as her mother had done; provide sexual favours to the landlord in lieu of rent. When ten-year-old Daisy is raped and shortly after commits suicide, Sarah is overwhelmed with self-loathing. It is the proprietor of Millie's Mariner's Rest; Hotel and Lodging who takes the family in and offers Sarah work. Can Millie guide the damaged young girl to maturity? The brothers, Josh and Gus, seek a berth on the Northern Orchid, the ship on which their father was killed six years previously. Life on a coastal trader confronting the challenges of the partially mapped reefs of the Queensland Inner Channel is never dull. A rescue at sea and assisting to repair a compound fractured leg are only some of their experiences as life carves two young men from raw boys. Youngsters like the boys provide prey for two depraved bullies in the crew. A life is lost, another life teeters on the verge of death, another must face the Bowen magistrate. Many who sail on the Northern Orchid believe Jimmy Dougall's ghost still walks the decks.
Meet Zesty Tastee, flamboyant gay playboy and heir to the Tastee Corporationfortune. That's what the world knows of him, but Zesty is also Magpie, thecorporate saboteur who fights against his father's corrupt business practices.Zesty's evil tycoon dad is out to destroy an entire rainforest, and he's joinedup with a mysterious sect of ninjas to help keep 'Magpie' from interfering.Prince Ander is the sect agent on the case and Zesty has love at first sight forthis dreamy ninja master. Zesty can't understand why anyone as noble as Princewould ever work with his father. His mission is to find out the secret of therain forest, and win Prince's heart in the process!
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