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Author : Shaun Tan
ISBN : 9781444949001
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A stunning new picture book for anyone who has ever felt unappreciated, from Academy Award winner Shaun Tan. Cicada work in tall building. Data entry clerk. Seventeen year. No sick day. No mistake. Tok Tok Tok! Cicada works in an office, dutifully working day after day for unappreciative bosses and being bullied by his co-workers. But one day, something truly extraordinary happens . . . A story for anyone who has ever felt unappreciated, overlooked or overworked but dreams of magic, from Australia's most acclaimed picture book creator. This is Shaun Tan's first author-illustrator book in five years, and his most important and moving fable since The Arrival.
Category: Juvenile Fiction


Author : Moira McKinnon
ISBN : 9781743432976
Genre : Fiction
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A stunning novel of terror, love and survival in the greatest wilderness on earth. A lyrical, heartbreaking epic debut. An isolated property in the middle of Western Australia, just after the Great War. An English heiress has just given birth and unleashed hell. Weakened and grieving, she realises her life is in danger, and flees into the desert with her Aboriginal maid. One of them is running from a murderer; the other is accused of murder. Soon the women are being hunted across the Kimberley by troopers, trackers and the man who wants to silence them both. How they survive in the searing desert and what happens when they are finally found will take your breath away.
Category: Fiction

The Periodical Cicada

Author : C. L. Marlatt
ISBN : HARVARD:32044107249229
Genre : Cicada (Genus)
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Category: Cicada (Genus)

Summer Of The Cicada

Author : Will Napier
ISBN : 9781448112487
Genre : Fiction
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It's 1987 and Joseph Pullman and his parents have just moved to Maritime, Maryland. This is white-picket-fence America, but for fifteen-year-old Joseph the threat of violence at home is as unrelenting as the punishment he receives at school, and his mother is slowly slipping away from reality. Joseph forms an uneasy friendship with the awkward Dean Gillespie and the boys occupy themselves burying animal corpses at the Killing Tree. This is the summer the cicadas are due to come out of their seventeen-year hibernation and Joseph becomes convinced that their arrival will bring his salvation. Meanwhile, Mother is gone and Joseph's father has retreated to his basement workshop. When a local boy goes missing and is finally found unconscious in the woods, Maritime is shaken. Then a second boy disappears and the residents of the town are forced to confront the secrets of the Pullmans' house.
Category: Fiction

The Periodical Cicada

Author : Charles Valentine Riley
ISBN : HARVARD:32044107206658
Genre : Periodical cicada
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The Cicada

Author : Inge Meldgaard
ISBN : 9780980709704
Genre : Fiction
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The year is 2450 C.E. and the world has enjoyed two centuries of peace. The population of the planet has stabilised at 3 billion following the devastating effects of climate change, famine, disease and wars that raged for nearly 200 years. One central government, the World Federation of Nations, administers the judicial needs of all nations through its General Assembly and funds scientific research dedicated to restoring the planet's fragile ecosystems. At a principal research facility located in Melbourne, Australia, a scientist is assaulted and vital data stolen from their computer records. Almost simultaneously, four other facilities around the world are similarly compromised. When murder impacts upon the course of events, Federation investigators realise they are dealing with a dark conspiracy that stretches across the globe. They enlist the support of the scientists and their sometimes capricious cats; mysterious creatures bred in special centres.
Category: Fiction

Cicada Summer

Author : Dallas Releford
ISBN : 9781932695298
Genre : Fiction
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Trilling horror of invading, evolving creatures.
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Author : Mike Shoulders
ISBN : 9781633627697
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Bugs and insects have always fascinated children. This book in the Creepy Crawly Critters series introduces young readers to cicadas. Readers can discover physical characteristics, habitat, diet, and more.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Bizarre Life Cycle Of A Cicada

Author : Greg Roza
ISBN : 9781433970429
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Common thought places cicadas as tree dwellers; these odd insects actually live most of their lives underground. This book details the bizarre life cycle of the cicada, including the deposit of hundreds of eggs on a tree branch and details of a species that can live 17 years. Fascinating fact boxes provide readers with more strange information, and fun graphic organizers aid understanding. Full-color photographs enhance easy-to-understand language and science content. Many species of cuckoo lay their eggs in the nests of other birds. After the young cuckoo hatches, it may eject the other babies from the nest so it can thrive.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Cicada Summer

Author : Marilyn Gardiner
ISBN : 9781612359120
Genre : Fiction
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Is it real love when you can’t eat, can’t sleep, can’t catch your breath while watching Will practice his high dive at the pool, and are suspicious of your own quirky grandmother’s advice? The summer has been mystical. Will, one of the handsomest boys in town, has been dating Dani and she prays every night that he’ll ask her to go steady before he heads off to college. Her parents are skeptical because Will is older than Dani, but Grandma Livvy is full of advice. “Boys like their kissing. If you want to hold him you got to give him plenty of....” “Olivia!” Dad’s voice boomed through the night. “That’s enough!” Grandma Livvy whispered, “You listen to me. I know how to handle men.” But Grandma had gone through four men and was on the lookout for the fifth. Dani didn’t want to go through boy after boy. She just wanted Will. He said he loved her, but did he really? By the time Will left for college, Grandma Livvy had solved her problem. Dani goes to bed at night listening to the cicadas sing, remembering the happy summer and hoping Will’s love would stand the test of being apart. Surprisingly she solves her own dilemma in a way she’d never have thought possible.
Category: Fiction