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Shadow Of A Bull

Author : Maia Wojciechowska
ISBN : 9781442465930
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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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?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Newbery Companion

Author : John Thomas Gillespie
ISBN : 1563088134
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Secure The Shadow

Author : Marjorie Bull
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035192652
Genre : Cape Town (South Africa)
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The first comprehensive and authentic account of early Cape photography, this work is the result of an intensive research project based on primary sources of references only. The need to establish an accurate record of the evolution of early photography in the Cape has long been felt. While the authors' researches among the early Cape newspapers revealed for the first time a tremendous amount of information covering many aspects of Cape photography, additional and supplementary information was sought and obtained from sources hitherto untapped, resulting in a well documented work of great cultural and historical importance. The work includes biographies of pioneer photographers, chapters about the complementary partnership between photographers and artists, photographic exhibitions, photography at the Diamond Fields, photographs for sale and identification and dating of early Cape photographs -- page 4 of cover.
Category: Cape Town (South Africa)

The Lily And The Bull

Author : Moyra Caldecott
ISBN : 9781843192701
Genre : Fiction
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Ierii, the daughter of the chief gardener at the palace, is in love with Thyloss, the son of the keeper of the Queen's bulls. Thyloss, who is looking forward to a future as a bull acrobat - a position of great importance - finds his feelings for Ierii gradually changing. But their hopes are shaken by events beyond their control. The Minoan civilization, one of the greatest the world has known, suddenly and mysteriously came to an end sometime during the period 1600-1450BC, baffling present day historians and archaeologists alike. One of the most persistent theories is that it was fatally damaged by the immense volcanic eruption on the nearby island of Thera (Santorini). This story charts the dramatic events during the last days of Ma-ii, a city on the north coast of Crete.
Category: Fiction


Author : P. C. Cast
ISBN : 9781429985062
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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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.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Stands A Shadow

Author : Col Buchanan
ISBN : 9781429994941
Genre : Fiction
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In Farlander, the first book of the Heart of the World series, readers met Ash, an aging master assassin of the famed order of Roshun, and his apprentice Nico, a boy who always managed to be in the wrong place at the right time. Ash and Nico, one with failing health and the other with little training, were sent on a suicidal mission to fulfill a contract against the favored son of the Holy Matriarch, the ruler of Mann. The assassination of the Matriarch's son maintained the honor and reputation of the Roshun, but further destabilized a nation already beset by strife. For Ash, fulfilling the contract came at an enormous personal cost. Now in Stands a Shadow, driven by grief and anger, Ash embarks on a journey that takes him through the Free Ports and towards the embattled city of Bar-Khos. He arrives at the city as the Holy Matriarch of Mann orders her forces to breach the walls of Bar-Khos and bring it under her control. Renouncing the ways of the Roshun, Ash disguises himself among the Mannian soldiers, determined to go to any lengths to have his revenge against the Matriarch. . . . The Heart of the World series is an epic adventure that, through the lens of its vibrant and unique world and engaging characters, asks intriguing questions and illuminates the humanity at the core of both hero and villain. Stands a Shadow is the second book in the series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

No Sun Without Shadow

Author : Roger Selegue
ISBN : 1587364700
Genre : Fiction
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Approaching his thirtieth birthday, Vergil Tynan closely identifies with Sisyphus, doomed to eternally push a boulder up a mountain, only to begin anew when he reaches the top. Sisyphus's plight seems to sum up his own existence as a low-level employee at a large insurance company. Vergil's only comforts--sex with wild, electrifying Regina and scuba diving with his buddy Nick--aren't enough to relieve his growing angst, which he nourishes with compulsive readings of Albert Camus' "The Myth of Sisyphus," When Regina announces that she is pregnant, further discord follows as the couple argues about the baby's religious upbringing. The intractable positions taken by Regina (Jewish) and Vergil (Catholic) strain an already volatile relationship. Through it all, Vergil is haunted by the question posed by Camus: "Does The Absurd dictate death?"
Category: Fiction

Wall Street On Trial

Author : Justin O'Brien
ISBN : 9780470865873
Genre : Business & Economics
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The politics of business have become the business of politics. Across the world the lesson is clear: just as too much governmental interference leads to dysfunctional economies, left to its own devices the market is incapable of adequate self-regulation. The corporate malfeasance crisis in the United States has transformed global perceptions about the efficacy of regulatory structures in combating corrupt practices in private and public sectors. The design of effective corporate governance structures depends not just on internal factors but also on the inter-relationship between various actors that constitute wider governance: politicians, lobbyists, corporations and regulators. A Corrupted State: Wall Street on Trial breaks new ground by deconstructing the systemic flaws inherent in the model itself. It reveals that the 'rotten apple' theory, positing the problems in corporate America as merely the result of deviancy by an individual or a single firm, is an intellectual deceit not supported by the facts.
Category: Business & Economics

House Of Bull

Author : Denise A. Bates
ISBN : 1420814060
Genre : Fiction
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The Adventure Continues... Bull returns to his friends and the responsibility of caring for and protecting his country, Frees. Only now his life is enriched by his daughter, Chancey. The needs of the army and government dictate his daily activities, but his daughter manages to keep up with him whether in the palace or traveling through the wilderness. Always with him, Chancey learns about his goals and their country and becomes a help to him. But life’s adventure is not done. A daughter conceived during Bull’s slave days fights her own journey to reach her family. With Tootie’s arrival and Chancey growing to an adult age, there is no stopping the changes in their lives and futures.
Category: Fiction

Shadows Of Krandom

Author : David B. Floyd, Jr.
ISBN : 9781465318787
Genre : Fiction
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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.
Category: Fiction