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The Boy Who Lost His Face

Author : Louis Sachar
ISBN : 9781408850336
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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CURSED! David was only trying to be cool when he helped some other boys steal an old lady's cane. But when the plan backfires, he is the one whom she 'curses'. Now David can't seem to do anything right. The cool kids taunt him and his only friends are weirdos. He even walks into Spanish class with his fly unzipped! And when he finally gets his nerve up to ask out a cute girl, his trousers fall down midway! But is this the curse at work or is David turning into a total loser? Another witty and very clever tale by the master storyteller Louis Sachar. Other titles in this series are THERE'S A BOY IN THE GIRLS' BATHROOM and DOGS DON'T TELL JOKES.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Boy Who Lost His Birthday

Author : Berkowits
ISBN : 9780761841814
Genre : History
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The Boy Who Lost His Birthday is the uplifting story of one man's journey from boyhood in rural Hungary to triumph over oppression during the Holocaust and finally to a role as a spiritual leader in America. Rabbi Laszlo Berkowits' compelling memoir recounts his happy childhood memories in Derecske, Hungary where he was a member of a thriving Jewish community and aspired to become a cantor. Stricken with wartime poverty, Berkowits and his father left their home and family behind to seek work in Budapest. It was there that they were rounded up with other Budapest Jews and shipped by sealed train to Auschwitz in the summer of 1944. Berkowits vividly narrates his treacherous experience as a sixteen year-old boy surviving in the notorious Nazi concentration camp until its liberation by American troops. After recovery in Sweden, Berkowits immigrated to America were he completed his education, joined the United States Army, and became a chaplain's assistant. After leaving the Army, he undertook graduate study at Hebrew Union College, married, and became the founding rabbi of the largest Jewish congregation in Virginia, Temple Rodef Shalom. Berkowits' story shows that he emerged victorious over deprivation, cruelty, and tragedy to become an exemplar of American success.
Category: History

Lost Souls

Author : Sunwon Hwang
ISBN : 9780231520508
Genre : Literary Criticism
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These captivating short stories portray three major periods in modern Korean history: the forces of colonial modernity during the late 1930s; the postcolonial struggle to rebuild society after four decades of oppression, emasculation, and cultural exile (1945 to 1950); and the attempt to reconstruct a shattered land and a traumatized nation after the Korean War. Lost Souls echoes the exceptional work of China's Shen Congwen and Japan's Kawabata Yasunari. Modernist narratives set in the metropolises of Tokyo and Pyongyang alternate with starkly realistic portraits of rural life. Surrealist tales suggest the unsettling sensation of colonial domination, while stories of the outcast embody the thrill and terror of independence and survival in a land dominated by tradition and devastated by war. Written during the chaos of 1945, "Booze" recounts a fight between Koreans for control of a former Japanese-owned distillery. "Toad" relates the suffering created by hundreds of thousands of returning refugees, and stories from the 1950s confront the catastrophes of the Korean War and the problematic desire for autonomy. Visceral and versatile, Lost Souls is a classic work on the possibilities of transition that showcases the innovation and craftsmanship of a consummate and widely celebrated storyteller.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Guide For Using Holes In The Classroom

Author : Belinda Zampino
ISBN : 9781576906507
Genre : Education
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A Guide for using with "Holes" The Stephens Library has multiple copies of the novel for use with a small group. Suitable for Upper primary or Lower secondary.
Category: Education

A Lost Little Boy

Author : Larry Leon Dixon
ISBN : 9781469115320
Genre : Fiction
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Born the son of a share croppers daughter, Larry was surrounded by poverty left by the second world war. His dad, still restless from his tour of duty in Italy and struggling to find a respectable job,was under a lot of pressure to provide for his deprived family. Because of his abnormal enviorment and bizarre relatives, young Larrys life was filled with contenious humor and drama. Growing old in years and not wanting his stories to be forgotten, he wrote about the little boy growing up in the foot hills of the Appalachia Mountains. The short stories were later presented to his only daughter as a Christmas gift.
Category: Fiction

Louis Sachar

Author : Meg Greene
ISBN : 0823940179
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the life and work of the popular children's author, including his writing process and methods, inspirations, a critical discussion of his books, biographical timeline, and awards.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Small Steps

Author : Louis Sachar
ISBN : 0375840699
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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SMALL STEPS is a contemporary young adult novel from Louis Sachar, the New York Times bestselling author of the Newbery Award–winning smash hit phenomenon book and movie/DVD sensation Holes, and The Cardturner. Two years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is home in Austin, Texas, trying to turn his life around. But it's hard when you have a record and everyone expects the worst from you. The only person who believe in Armpit is Ginny, his ten-year-old disabled neighbor. Together, they are learning to take small steps. Armpit seems to be on the right path until X-Ray, a buddy from Camp Green Lake, comes up with a get-rich-quick scheme. X-Ray's plan leads to a chance encounter with teen pop sensation Kaira DeLeon, the Beyoncé of her time, and suddenly Armpit's life spins out of control. Only one thing is certain: he'll never be the same again. Combining his signature wit with a unique blend of adventure and deeply felt characters, Sachar explores issues of race, the nature of celebrity, the invisible connections that shape a person's life, and what it takes to stay the course. Doing the right thing is never a wrong choice—but always a small step in right direction.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Little Boy Lost

Author : Dell Shannon
ISBN : 9781471914133
Genre : Fiction
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'My favourite American crime-writer' New York Herald Tribune Twenty years ago the five-year-old Traxler heir was kidnapped from his Hollywood home and never seen again. Now his widowed mother is overjoyed when a plausible young man claims to be her long-lost son, a claim supported by accurate childhood memories. Mrs Traxler accepts him unconditionally, and when her niece Charlotte dares to question him, she is cut out of the will. Charlotte turns to Jesse Falkenstein, who is soon as suspicious of the man's claim as she is. After launching an intense investigation, one lead after another falls flat - and even the original kidnapper refuses to talk . . .
Category: Fiction

There S A Boy In The Girls Bathroom

Author : Louis Sachar
ISBN : 9780307797117
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The beloved bestseller from Newbery Medalist and National Book Award winner Louis Sachar (Holes), with a brand-new cover! “Give me a dollar or I’ll spit on you.” That’s Bradley Chalkers for you. He’s the oldest kid in the fifth grade. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls, and the teachers say he has serious behavior problems. No one likes him—except Carla, the new school counselor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and she even enjoys his far-fetched stories. Carla knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren’t afraid to try. But when you feel like the most hated kid in the whole school, believing in yourself can be the hardest thing in the world. . . .
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Little Boy Lost

Author : Shane Dunphy
ISBN : 9780141938004
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Courage is sometimes found in the unlikeliest places ... Dominic is a sixteen year-old man-child: while he has the body of a prize-fighter, as a result of a terrible seizure when he was a small child he has been left with the mind of a child. In the centre where he spends his days, Dominic is a challenge and an inspiration: someone who struggles against the odds and whose every victory over his limitations is a cause for celebration. But when a new member of staff at the centre breaks a sacred trust, the fall-out is horrific and Dominic becomes a pawn in a dangerous game. Little Boy Lost is the story of Dominic's brave battle to face up to betrayal and show - one more time - that he is a survivor.
Category: Biography & Autobiography