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How To Catch A Star

Author : Oliver Jeffers
ISBN : 9780698148772
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit The Day the Crayons Quit comes a story about wishing, persevering, and reaching for the stars. Once there was a boy, and that boy loved stars very much. So much so that he decided to catch one of his very own. But how? Waiting for them to grow tired from being up in the sky all night doesn't work. Climbing to the top of the tallest tree? No, not tall enough. The boy has a rocket ship . . . but it is made of paper and doesn't fly well at all. Finally, just when the boy is ready to give up, he learns that sometimes things aren't where, or what, we expect them to be. Oliver Jeffers offers a simple, childlike tale of reaching for the stars, and emerging with a friend.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

To Catch A Star

Author : Dorothy Callahan
ISBN : 1532986513
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Being the apple of Hollywood's eye is great for an action/adventure hero, but Rex Ronin knows he needs to break out of his typecast roles if he hopes to have any longevity on the silver screen. A fresh new role by a new director, filmed on the deserted Hawaiian Island of Koho'olawe, will grant Rex decades of acting opportunities and maybe even make him feel like a true hero, like his father. But a tropical storm strands him at sea, and when he makes land, Rex is saved by a woman running a wildlife preserve-on the very land Rex's agent is turning into a mega-resort, one that will ensure Rex's fame and fortune for the next hundred years. Taking care of living things is what Tori Jackson does best; after all, she knows what it's like to be broken and discarded. A car accident has scarred her, both physically and emotionally, so living among nature and protecting everything on her reserve is all that matters to her. So when a scruffy, shipwrecked vagabond shows up on her doorstep, Tori has no compunction against helping him. The only problem is that her reserve didn't get the land renewal in time, and now her beloved property is at risk of turning into a concrete tourist destination. With no money, no power, and a coalition intending to steal the land out from underneath her, Tori needs something extraordinary to save everything she holds dear. Rex craves fame and fortune, while Tori nurtures her flora and fauna. Was their shipwrecked encounter a disaster, or simply their destiny?

Catching A Star

Author : T. Leon Doyle
ISBN : 9781491724620
Genre : Fiction
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Cloistered in a small section of the bayou bottoms in Arkansas through the ‘great depression’ Ted Shannon believed in God and ‘the code of the backwoods’ as taught to him by his father, a quarter breed Indian, and his mother, a southern lady. At age twelve Ted, a tried and true backwoods native, was moved into town and over the next few years he became accustomed to living among the ‘civilized people’. After slowly but surely accepting his conversion he graduated from high and left home to go on a construction job with his dad, not knowing that it was forever. Of course he had dated a few girls, and away from home he began spreading his wings until he finally got married. But a ‘Dear John’ letter while he was overseas in the army ended that. Divorced and discharged he left the army determined to see the world and he met her on a Gray-hound bus half way across Arizona, and after their brief affair he could not forget her. After a gun battle in Alabama, life on the board the GOLDEN GOOSE and number of boat wrecks, a close call in Cuban waters, fighting rebels in Nicaragua, a storm in the Caribbean, and attacked by pirates before finally reaching the Panama Canal. Finally utopia, legally opening the manganese mine. Illegally, running the black-market as agreed to with the Panamanian officials. The secret, and ours alone, searching for and bootlegging riches out of the southern Caribbean countries and an unlimited bank account in Costa Rico through which money could be laundered.
Category: Fiction

How To Catch A Mole

Author : Marc Hamer
ISBN : 9781473562967
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A life-affirming book about the British countryside, the cycle of nature, solitude and contentment, through the prism of a brilliant new nature writer’s experience working as a traditional mole-catcher, and why he gave it up. I have been catching moles in gardens and farms for years and I have decided that I am not going to do it any more. Molecatching is a traditional skill that has given me a good life but I am old now and tired of hunting and it has taught me what I needed to learn. Although common, moles are mysterious: their habits are inscrutable, they are anatomically bizarre, and they live completely alone. Marc Hamer has come closer to them than most, both through his long working life out in the Welsh countryside, and his experiences of rural homelessness as a boy, sleeping in hedgerows. Over the years, Marc has learned a great deal about these small, velvet creatures who live in the dark beneath us, and the myths that surround them, and his work has also led him to a wise and uplifting acceptance of the inevitable changes that we all face. In this beautiful and meditative book, Marc tells his story and explores what moles, and a life in nature, can tell us about our own humanity and our search for contentment. How to Catch a Mole is a gem of nature writing, beautifully illustrated by Joe McLaren, which celebrates living peacefully and finding wonder in the world around us. 'From the first few words I knew I had encountered loving honesty and no one needs more than that. It is rare to encounter such respect and understanding of nature for herself.' Rosamund Young, author of The Secret Life of Cows
Category: Biography & Autobiography

To Catch A Fallen Star

Author : June B. Anderson
ISBN : 9781604778045
Genre : Fiction
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Holly Monroe has acrophobia. The thought of flying sends her into a panic, but she's had enough, so today she's setting out alone to conquer that fear as she steps onto a 767 bound for Amsterdam where she will enjoy a sight she has dreamed of since childhood: fields of tulips in bloom. She is quite nervous as she boards the plane, and to complicate matters her favorite actor, Chris Lapp, boards and takes a seat.beside Holly! As she soon realizes, Chris has troubles of his own, and they form a friendship that sees them through some harrowing times, but there's something about her that puzzles him. She's unlike anyone he's ever met and it's getting under his skin. What is it about this plain woman...or "plane" woman...that makes him question his eternity? He is so intrigued by her that he asks to meet her family. They invite him to spend time with them in their small Georgia town, and he gladly accepts their invitation only to come face to face with a dangerous storm, a daunting decision, and a delightful woman. As a result of several challenging events, both Holly and Chris discover that God is true to His Word and more faithful than either could have imagined. June B. Anderson is a homemaker in a small town in Georgia where she lives with her husband and son, a college student. She also has a daughter and son-in-law who will be having her first grandchild in 2008. She enjoys music, baking, flower gardening, genealogy, and, of course, writing. This is Mrs. Anderson's first book and reveals a deep desire that she believes God has given her, the desire to see famous people saved by accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Please visit her website at
Category: Fiction

How To Catch A Falling Star

Author : Heidi Howarth
ISBN : 1848354355
Genre : Animals
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Bear is desperate to make a wish when the last leaf in the forest falls from its tree. As he sits and waits he is joined by other woodland animals that try to help him catch his falling star - when all he wanted to wish for were friends in the first place! Has Bear's wish come true without him even realizing?Beautiful storybook by husband and wife author/illustrator team.Adorable characters.With supporting notes for parents and teachers.
Category: Animals

The Great Bridal Escape How To Catch A Groom

Author : Bonnie Tucker
ISBN : 9781459235854
Genre : Fiction
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The Great Bridal Escape by Bonnie Tucker The bride ran away with…the best man? When Mary Kathryn O'Malley woke up on her wedding day, she had no idea that by high noon she would desert her groom at the altar, answer only to "Kate" and be on her way to Texas with Tony Donetti—the gorgeous best man! Oh well, what's done is done. She might as well relax and enjoy the ride. Especially because Tony doesn't seem eager to let her go…. How To Catch a Groom by Holly Jacobs Four moves to matrimony Yes, ladies, it's time to put that plan into action! Step 1: Find an incredibly cute guy, such as Seth Rutherford—scientist, logician, total nonromantic. Step 2: Introduce him to a beautiful, charming female, such as Desi Smith—super-duper wedding coordinator and one huge romantic fool. Step 3: Stand aside and let good ol' nature take its course. Step 4: Voilà. One groom who's good to go!
Category: Fiction

To Catch A Fish

Author : Mary S. Palmer
ISBN : 9781452035208
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Davey Simpson, a fisherman, is charged with the murder of a powerful Alabama politician's son. His childhood friend, Ben Johnson, is well-qualified to act as his attorney, but Ben would have to resign as the first black lieutenant governor of Alabama to take the case. Davey does not want Ben to make such a sacrifice. While in the Mobile County Jail awaiting trial, Davey has a unique method of surviving confinement. Since he can't endure living in the present, he lives in the past, recalling memories of his two childhood friends --his lost love, Pokey, and his best friend, Ben. Even though those memories are also a reminder that Ben and Pokey both moved away from Mobile, they allow Davey to escape the unbearable loneliness of incarceration. Years before, when Ben was shunned and mistreated because of his race, Davey stood up for him. Now, despite Davey's protests, Ben insists on representing Davey. Though they had been separated by time and space, loyalty prevails. However, it is Davey's plight that causes childhood friends to reunite and renew their relationships. Unexpected twists reveal the many complications involved in the case and in Davey's personal life as well. This book was awarded Second Place in the Sandhill Writer's Conference for Novels in 2009. One of the judges, Milam McGraw Propst, author of Adventures of Ociee Nash (also a movie), expressed her "high regard for this manuscript." She compared it to The Help saying, "It is writing from the same heart." Calling the work amazing, she said she "loves these three characters; most especially Pokey and her triumph" adding that "these beautifully drawn, rich memories of the South bring back a place and time we all need to remember."
Category: Family & Relationships


Author : Oliver Jeffers
ISBN : 9781101650653
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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From the illustrator of the #1 smash The Day the Crayons Quit comes another bestseller--a giggle-inducing tale of everything tossed, thrown, and hurled in order to free a kite! When Floyd's kite gets stuck in a tree, he's determined to get it out. But how? Well, by knocking it down with his shoe, of course. But strangely enough, it too gets stuck. And the only logical course of action . . . is to throw his other shoe. Only now it's stuck! Surely there must be something he can use to get his kite unstuck. An orangutan? A boat? His front door? Yes, yes, and yes. And that's only the beginning. Stuck is Oliver Jeffers' most absurdly funny story since The Incredible Book-Eating Boy. Childlike in concept and vibrantly illustrated as only Oliver Jeffers could, here is a picture book worth rescuing from any tree.
Category: Juvenile Fiction