Shadow of a Bull

Author: Maia Wojciechowska

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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Maia Wojciechowska's 1965 Newbery Medal winner about a young boy struggling with his father's legacy. Manolo was only three when his father, the great bullfighter Juan Olivar, died. But Juan is never far from Manolo's consciousness--how could he be, with the entire town of Arcangel waiting for the day Manolo will fulfill his father's legacy? But Manolo has a secret he dares to share with no one--he is a coward, without afición, the love of the sport that enables a bullfighter to rise above his fear and face a raging bull. As the day when he must enter the ring approaches, Manolo finds himself questioning which requires more courage: to follow in his father's legendary footsteps or to pursue his own destiny?

The Newbery Companion

Booktalk and Related Materials for Newbery Medal and Honor Books

Author: John Thomas Gillespie

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 465

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Put a wealth of information about Newbery award winners and honor books (1922-2001) at your fingertips. You'll find detailed plot summaries, booktalks, updated information about the winning titles and authors, suggestions for read-alikes, and ideas for introducing the books to young readers.

A Bull of a Man

Author: John Powers

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 813

The androgynous, asexual Buddha of contemporary popular imagination stands in stark contrast to the muscular, virile, and sensual figure presented in Indian Buddhist texts. In this groundbreaking study of previously unexplored aspects of the early Buddhist tradition, John Powers skillfully adapts methodological approaches from European and North American historiography to the study of early Buddhist literature, art, and iconography, highlighting aspects of the tradition that have been surprisingly invisible in earlier scholarship.


Author: P. C. Cast

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin


Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

View: 678

Zoey is finally home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side, and preparing to face off against Neferet – which would be a whole lot easier if the High Counsel saw the ex-High Priestess for what she really is. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx's gift of a human form, Rephaim and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together – if he can truly walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father's shadow... But there are new forces at work at the House of Night. An influx of humans, including Lenobia's handsome horse whisperer, threatens their precarious stability. And then there's the mysterious Aurox, a jaw-droppingly gorgeous teen boy who is actually more – or possibly less – than human. Only Neferet knows he was created to be her greatest weapon. But Zoey can sense the part of his soul that remains human, the compassion that wars with his Dark calling. And there's something strangely familiar about him... Will Neferet's true nature be revealed before she succeeds in silencing them all? And will Zoey be able to touch Aurox's humanity in time to protect him – and everyone – from his own fate? Find out what's destined in the next thrilling chapter of the House of Night series.

The Heart of a Bull

Author: Theodies Mitchell Jr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Poetry

Page: 115

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The poems in "The Heart of a Bull" reflect 50 years of poetry and present the reader with an intimate insight into the authors quest for love and his journey through life. Theodies Mitchell Jr. was born in Birmingham Alabama. His father was in the US Army and he traveled with his father as he moved from base to base. He started school in Sasebo Japan. In 1969, he joined the US Air Force and retired in 1989. After retirement, he became a Public Health Advisor with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He retired from CDC after 21 years. Mitchell has been writing poetry since he was ten years old. He writes poems to express his feelings about significant experiences in his life. His poems allow him to step back and look at himself in a day-to-day role on the stage of life

A Shadow of Good Things to Come

The Testimony of Christ Through the Old and New Testaments Book 1 of a two-part series

Author: Louise A. Fugate

Publisher: WestBow Press


Category: History

Page: 356

View: 707

An excellent book for anyone who is seeking to know more about the living God. The first book in a two-part series, A Shadow of Good Things to Come, is a colorful book of Jewish history , dating from the time of creation with the Ancient of Days to king David. You will learn that God had a plan to save mankind, and He implemented that plan through the Jewish nation. Told in Bible-story form, you will find answers to many questions you may have about the Bible and man’s relationship with God, questions such as: • Who is the true living God? • What is the purpose of man? • What promises did God give Abraham and his descendants through Isaac? • Why and how did God choose the nation of Israel to be His people? • Why and how did God set up the law and sacrificial system? • Why is Jesus called the Son of David? “Deeper Insight” study questions are provided at the end of each chapter. “I always wondered why a loving God would bring so much death and annihilation to people in the Old Testament. Now I understand. Sin was rampant, and evil men threatened the very existence of the future seed of Abraham, through whom Christ, the Savior of mankind, would come. This is a wonderful Bible-based, simply-stated study that all Christians will enjoy.” Frances Henderson “This is a good book for Christians who want to learn, in detail, about the twelve Tribes of Israel and their lineage leading to the birth of Christ. I was amazed to scripturally learn about the division of the land God gave to the Israelites. If you ever had doubts about Jesus, you won’t anymore.” Trudy Meriedth

A Kingdom in a Horse

Author: Maia Wojciechowska

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 289

A chestnut mare bought by an elderly widow at auction makes a great difference in the lives of her new owner and a bitter young neighbor.

Shadows of Krandom

The Rise of the Dragon Prince

Author: David B. Floyd, Jr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 683

An ancient evil wants to get back a hold inside Krandom. Young sky knight Mickalie, and his rare black dragon Shadow, are swept into the middle of an epic struggle for control over this grand kingdom. Darkness is brewing in foul magic. Someone wants Krandom’s crown and Mickalie’s life. Krandom will fall, even if a deal has to be made with this vilest evil to do so. Mickalie’s loyalty to his kingdom will be tested, as this darkness pursues him and his new found love, the enchanting princess Serenity. His past scars will be ripped open, and his future will decide Krandom’s fate. Will he be able to stand against evil incarnate or will the Rising Dragon Prince’s evil magic end them all..... And this is only the beginning.

The All-New Book of Lists for Kids

Author: Sandra Choron

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 407

View: 566

Offers numerous lists of fun, factual, and trivial issues, such as discontinued ice cream flavors and most popular websites for kids, along with "netiquette" tips, helpful references, and more. Original.