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Harold's Trip to the Sky

Author: Crockett Johnson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064430251

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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With his magic purple crayon, Harold draws himself into a rocket voyage to Mars, then safely back to earth just in time for breakfast.

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Author: Crockett Johnson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062430408

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 3131

Share this timeless classic with a new generation of readers! The handsome retro look and the focus on the power of imagination resonate with today's parents and children, making Harold and the Purple Crayon a joy to share. One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight. Armed only with an oversize purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of wonder and excitement. Harold and his crayon travel through woods and across seas and past dragons before returning to bed, safe and sound. Full of funny twists and surprises, this joyful story shows just how far your imagination can take you. Harold and the Purple Crayon has delighted readers of all ages for decades and has lost none of its imagination-sparking wonder.

Harold's Circus

Author: Crockett Johnson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064430243

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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Purple crayon in hand, Harold draws a tightrope and falls into a circus [where he has many adventures]. As in the previous books, the dauntless Harold is resourceful and loveable." SLJ.

A Picture for Harold's Room

Author: Crockett Johnson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064440850

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 5718

Harold needs a picture for his bedroom wall. So he takes his purple crayon and begins to create a whole new world around him. But then he notices he has gotten very small-half the size of a daisy! Only a very clever artist can find his way home now.

Harold's Fairy Tale

Further Adventures with the Purple Crayon

Author: Crockett Johnson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747535874

Category: Fairies

Page: 64

View: 5885

One evening, Harold gets out of bed, takes his purple crayon and the moon along, and goes for a walk in an enchanted garden. Why are there no flowers in the garden, he wonders, and quickly draws a castle so that he can go inside and ask the king.

Harold at the North Pole

Author: Crockett Johnson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062430424

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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A classic Harold and the Purple Crayon holiday adventure picture book! Harold at the North Pole finds Harold in need of a Christmas tree and Santa in need of Harold’s help. It's up to Harold to draw a pack of jolly reindeer to transport Santa, along with his big bag of toys, through the night and save Christmas! Crockett Johnson’s Christmas adventure, with its clever and inventive twists, will delight little ones eagerly awaiting Santa’s arrival. Perfect for the young readers who enjoy other classic holiday board books, such as A Christmas Wish for Corduroy, Biscuit’s Snowy Day, and Merry Christmas, Mouse! Also available in board book, paperback, and hardcover editions.

Ellen's Lion

Author: Crockett Johnson

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375983724

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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Originally published in 1959 and out of print for two decades, this collection of very short stories chronicles Ellen’s relationship– complete with two-way conversations–with her floppy stuffed lion. Ellen’s temperament is a bit like Christopher Robin’s (though her appearance is a clone of Harold, from Harold and the Purple Crayon fame), but her lion is a no-nonsense, tougher-minded Pooh, with the voice of reason and reality to counter Ellen’s high-flying imagination. The stories range from fear of the dark and being sad to playing doctor, being a fairy princess, and dealing with a new toy that almost replaces lion. Parents will find the subtly droll stories as entertaining as children, and a child who reads chapter books will find especially rewarding.

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

A Novel

Author: Rachel Joyce

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 067964511X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 3445

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST “[Rachel] Joyce’s beguiling debut is [a] modest-seeming story of ‘ordinary’ English lives that enthralls and moves you as it unfolds.”—People (four stars) Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning a letter arrives, addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl, from a woman he hasn’t heard from in twenty years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. But before Harold mails off a quick reply, a chance encounter convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person. In his yachting shoes and light coat, Harold Fry embarks on an urgent quest. Determined to walk six hundred miles to the hospice, Harold believes that as long as he walks, Queenie will live. A novel of charm, humor, and profound insight into the thoughts and feelings we all bury deep within our hearts, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry introduces Rachel Joyce as a wise—and utterly irresistible—storyteller. Praise for The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry “[A] gorgeously poignant novel of hope and transformation.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “A cause for celebration . . . [Joyce] has a lovely sense of the possibilities of redemption. In this bravely unpretentious and unsentimental take, she’s cleared space where miracles are still possible.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is not just a book about lost love. It is about all the wonderful everyday things Harold discovers through the mere process of putting one foot in front of the other.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Harold's ABC

Author: Crockett Johnson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062430432

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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From the creator of the treasured children’s book Harold and the Purple Crayon, Crockett Johnson, comes another adventure for Harold and his magical purple crayon. Harold is going on an alphabet adventure from A to Z with his trusty purple crayon! This imaginative classic story is just right for little ones learning their ABCs. “A unique kind of ABC book.” (The Horn Book)

The Road

Author: Cormac McCarthy

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307267458

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

The Phantom Tollbooth

Author: Norton Juster

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375985298

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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With almost 4 million copies sold over 50 years after its original publication, generations of readers have now journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic that Philip Pullman says “comes up bright and new every time I read it . . . it will continue to charm and delight for a very long time yet. And teach us some wisdom, too.” Enriched by Jules Feiffer’s splendid illustrations, the wit, wisdom, and wordplay of Norton Juster’s offbeat fantasy are as beguiling as ever. For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason. Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams!

Father Sky

A Novel

Author: Devery Freeman

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 651

When their school superintendant is arrested for shooting an anti-gun demonstrator and the State Police and National Guard advance, the boys of a New Jersey military academy take up arms to protect their territory and their honor

The Ballad of the White Horse

Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christian poetry

Page: 132

View: 5523

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's literature

Page: N.A

View: 8358

Aspirational Power

Brazil on the Long Road to Global Influence

Author: David R. Mares,Harold A. Trinkunas

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815727968

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 946

Brazil’s soft power path to major power status. The largest country in South America by land mass and population, Brazil has been marked since its independence by a belief that it has the potential to play a major role on the global stage. Set apart from the rest of the hemisphere by culture, language, and history, Brazil has also been viewed by its neighbors as a potential great power and, at times, a threat. But even though domestic aspirations and foreign perceptions have held out the prospect for Brazil becoming a major power, the country has lacked the capabilities—particularly on the military and economic dimensions—to pursue a traditional path to greatness. Aspirational Power examines Brazil as an emerging power. It explains Brazil’s present emphasis on using soft power through a historical analysis of Brazil’s three past attempts to achieve major power status. Though these efforts have fallen short, this book suggests that Brazil will continue to try to emerge, but that it will only succeed when its domestic institutions provide a solid and attractive foundation for the deployment of its soft power abroad. Aspirational Power concludes with concrete recommendations for how Brazil might improve its strategy, and why the great powers, including the United States, should respond positively to Brazil’s emergence.

The Stand

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385528856

Category: Fiction

Page: 1200

View: 1748

Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting and eerily plausible as when it was first published. A patient escapes from a biological testing facility, unknowingly carrying a deadly weapon: a mutated strain of super-flu that will wipe out 99 percent of the world’s population within a few weeks. Those who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge—Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a peaceful community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious “Dark Man,” who delights in chaos and violence. As the dark man and the peaceful woman gather power, the survivors will have to choose between them—and ultimately decide the fate of all humanity. (This edition includes all of the new and restored material first published in The Stand: The Complete And Uncut Edition.) From the Trade Paperback edition.

Keep Your Airspeed Up

The Story of a Tuskegee Airman

Author: Harold H. Brown,Marsha S. Bordner

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817319581

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Inspiring memoir of Colonel Harold H. Brown, one of the 930 original Tuskegee pilots, whose dramatic wartime exploits and postwar professional successes contribute to this extraordinary account. Keep Your Airspeed Up: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman is the memoir of an African American man who, through dedication to his goals and vision, overcame the despair of racial segregation to great heights, not only as a military aviator, but also as an educator and as an American citizen. Unlike other historical and autobiographical portrayals of Tuskegee airmen, Harold H. Brown’s memoir is told from its beginnings: not on the first day of combat, not on the first day of training, but at the very moment Brown realized he was meant to be a pilot. He revisits his childhood in Minneapolis where his fascination with planes pushed him to save up enough of his own money to take flying lessons. Brown also details his first trip to the South, where he was met with a level of segregation he had never before experienced and had never imagined possible. During the 1930s and 1940s, longstanding policies of racial discrimination were called into question as it became clear that America would likely be drawn into World War II. The military reluctantly allowed for the development of a flight-training program for a limited number of African Americans on a segregated base in Tuskegee, Alabama. The Tuskegee Airmen, as well as other African Americans in the armed forces, had the unique experience of fighting two wars at once: one against Hitler’s fascist regime overseas and one against racial segregation at home. Colonel Brown fought as a combat pilot with the 332nd Fighter Group during World War II, and was captured and imprisoned in Stalag VII A in Moosburg, Germany, where he was liberated by General George S. Patton on April 29, 1945. Upon returning home, Brown noted with acute disappointment that race relations in the United States hadn’t changed. It wasn’t until 1948 that the military desegregated, which many scholars argue would not have been possible without the exemplary performance of the Tuskegee Airmen.

Harold and the Purple Crayon: Dinosaur Days

Author: Liza Baker

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060005412

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Harold loves to read about dinosaurs -- flying dinosaurs, spiky dinosaurs, and the big, long-necked kind. With his trusty purple crayon in hand he goes to visit them. Harold quickly finds himself in all sorts of trouble! He meets some unfriendly dinosaurs and is even chased by hot lava. Luckily, Harold is quick on his feet and quick on the draw. He is able to save himself and all his new prehistoric friends. Generations of children have enjoyed Harold's imaginative adventures. This engaging new story will delight fans, old and new.

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