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A young readers version of the best selling true story of courage and love will grab readers of all ages and take them on a journey through a country as beautiful as it is harsh. A journey home.
Sometime in 2002, a young pet prairie dog was abandoned on a Long Island, N.Y., beach. This book is based on her story. Here is what two authors have to say about "Philomena's Homecoming: " "Philomena travels across the country and into my heart. Her tale involves big dangers along her way to family, love and home. This is a story that, by implication, describes wildlife rehabilitation without ever mentioning the phrase." -- Chet Gottfried, wildlife photographer, author of "The Steel Eye." "For those children spending hours on the Internet, alienated from reality yet yearning to connect, Caryn Eve Murray's poignant true tale of a little lost prairie dog who finds a loving new home will entice them, comfort them, and make them feel whole." --Dr. Jud Newborn, Author, "Sophie Scholl and the White Rose," and member, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
In one respect, this book is a parallel to Franklin's well-known apologue of the hatter and his sign. It was commenced with a sole view to exhibit the present state of society in the United States, through the agency, in part, of a set of characters with different peculiarities, who had freshly arrived from Europe, and to whom the distinctive features of the country would be apt to present themselves with greater force, than to those who had never lived beyond the influence of the things portrayed.
Theodore Warrender was still at Oxford when his father died. He was a youth who had come up from his school with the highest hopes of what he was to do at the university. It had indeed been laid out for him by an admiring tutor with anticipations which were almost certainties: "If you will only work as well as you have done these last two years!" These years had been spent in the dignified ranks of Sixth Form, where he had done almost everything that boy can do.
Based upon a true story, "The Long Road Home" tells the tale of a young man who yearns to join the military and fight the enemy during World War II. Sixteen-year-old Bill knows that he wanted to join the army, but he discovers that he must be eighteen to enlist. Caught up in the emotions of the world at war, he decides to hitchhike to Canada to join the Royal Canadian Air Force, where the minimum age is just sixteen. He sets out from Gainesville, Florida, to hitchhike to Canada. Along the way, he experiences exciting adventures when he seeks employment to pay for his travels. He finds jobs as an orange picker and a lumberjack. He works on a fishing boat, in a circus, and on a farm as he learns to be a man and to take responsible for himself. But when a terrible accident befalls him, it threatens to end his journey and his dream of joining the RCAF. In order to survive, he must find a new maturity within to continue his journey to manhood.
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