Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Anchor
ISBN : 9780307476869
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Krakauer’s page-turning bestseller explores a famed missing person mystery while unraveling the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. "Terrifying... Eloquent... A heart-rending drama of human yearning." —New York Times In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How Christopher Johnson McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and, unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the drives and desires that propelled McCandless. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity, and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page.

Category : American fiction
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ISBN : HARVARD:HN2P3S
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Harper Collins
ISBN : 9780062325167
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A New York Times Bestseller "The Wild Truth is an important book on two fronts: It sets the record straight about a story that has touched thousands of readers, and it opens up a conversation about hideous domestic violence hidden behind a mask of prosperity and propriety."–NPR.org The spellbinding story of Chris McCandless, who gave away his savings, hitchhiked to Alaska, walked into the wilderness alone, and starved to death in 1992, fascinated not just New York Times bestselling author Jon Krakauer, but also the rest of the nation. Krakauer's book,Into the Wild, became an international bestseller, translated into thirty-one languages, and Sean Penn's inspirational film by the same name further skyrocketed Chris McCandless to global fame. But the real story of Chris’s life and his journey has not yet been told - until now. The missing pieces are finally revealed in The Wild Truth, written by Carine McCandless, Chris's beloved and trusted sister. Featured in both the book and film, Carine has wrestled for more than twenty years with the legacy of her brother's journey to self-discovery, and now tells her own story while filling in the blanks of his. Carine was Chris's best friend, the person with whom he had the closest bond, and who witnessed firsthand the dysfunctional and violent family dynamic that made Chris willing to embrace the harsh wilderness of Alaska. Growing up in the same troubled household, Carine speaks candidly about the deeper reality of life in the McCandless family. In the many years since the tragedy of Chris's death, Carine has searched for some kind of redemption. In this touching and deeply personal memoir, she reveals how she has learned that real redemption can only come from speaking the truth.

Category : Education
Editor : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN : 9781118235010
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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In Reading in the Wild, reading expert Donalyn Millercontinues the conversation that began in her bestselling book,The Book Whisperer. While The Book Whisperer revealedthe secrets of getting students to love reading, Reading in theWild, written with reading teacher Susan Kelley, describes howto truly instill lifelong "wild" reading habits in ourstudents. Based, in part, on survey responses from adult readers as wellas students, Reading in the Wild offers solid advice andstrategies on how to develop, encourage, and assess five keyreading habits that cultivate a lifelong love of reading. Alsoincluded are strategies, lesson plans, management tools, andcomprehensive lists of recommended books. Copublished withEditorial Projects in Education, publisher of Education Weekand Teacher magazine, Reading in the Wild is packedwith ideas for helping students build capacity for a lifetime of"wild" reading. "When the thrill of choice reading starts to fade, it's time tograb Reading in the Wild. This treasure trove of resourcesand management techniques will enhance and improve existingclassroom systems and structures." —Cris Tovani, secondary teacher, Cherry Creek SchoolDistrict, Colorado, consultant, and author of Do I Really Haveto Teach Reading? "With Reading in the Wild, Donalyn Miller gives educatorsanother important book. She reminds us that creating lifelongreaders goes far beyond the first step of putting good books intokids' hands." —Franki Sibberson, third-grade teacher, Dublin CitySchools, Dublin, Ohio, and author of Beyond LeveledBooks "Reading in the Wild, along with the now legendary TheBook Whisperer, constitutes the complete guide to creating astimulating literature program that also gets students excitedabout pleasure reading, the kind of reading that best preparesstudents for understanding demanding academic texts. In otherwords, Donalyn Miller has solved one of the central problems inlanguage education." —Stephen Krashen, professor emeritus, University ofSouthern California

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Editor : ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN : 9781427073617
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781481450478
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 112
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The fluffy, fearless Chicken Squad detectives are determined to find out who the new addition is in their yard, so, equipped with the latest surveillance gear, the chicks venture into the wild to get answers.

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : HarperCollins
ISBN : 0062366963
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 320
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Join the legion of fans who have made Erin Hunter’s Warriors series a #1 national bestseller—with new editions featuring a striking new look! Epic adventures. Fierce warrior cats. A thrilling fantasy world. It all begins here with Warriors #1: Into the Wild. For generations, four Clans of wild cats have shared the forest according to the laws laid down by their ancestors. But the warrior code is threatened, and the ThunderClan cats are in grave danger. The sinister ShadowClan grows stronger every day. Noble warriors are dying—and some deaths are more mysterious than others. In the midst of this turmoil appears an ordinary housecat named Rusty…who may turn out to be the bravest warrior of them all. Supports the Common Core State Standards

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Editor : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN : 1534915192
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Jack London's "The Call of the Wild" has been broken down into several books. In this series, there will be a book for every chapter. This is Weekly #7, which is the 7th and final chapter(The Sounding of the Call) of The Call of the Wild. Be sure to look for your favorite chapters from this classic story. "The Call of the Wild," set in the late 1800s, takes the reader on an interesting adventure during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush. Enjoy London's imagination as you discover what life was like for an in-demand dog during those times and how this dog responded to the challenges laid before him.

Category : Werewolves
Editor : Pocket Books
ISBN : 0743450329
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 278
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When Willow first dated laconic laid-back Daniel Osborne, guitarist with hip campus band Dingoes Ate My Baby, it didn't matter to her that he turned into a werewolf every time there was a full moon. After all, as she said to him, 'Three days of the month I'm not much fun to be around either.' But when Oz's savage instincts threaten to overwhelm him and he fears he can no longer control his impulses even outside the full moon, he decides that he's no longer safe for Willow to be around. Leaving a devastated Willow behind him he drops out of college and vanishes out of her life, telling her only that he will return when he is confident he can control the wolf within. Viewers of Buffy Season Four will know that he does return and that thanks to a sage in Tibet he did indeed learn to master the wolfish part of his nature. Christopher Golden's fabulous tale fills in the gaps . . . where he went in his search for knowledge and whom he encountered, what happened to him on his travels and exactly how he learned to find that inner strength and peace.

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Editor : Silver Dolphin Books
ISBN : 1626867518
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Peel back the layers, hear the sounds of the animals, and explore deep into the wilderness! Unravel each layer of the wilderness and discover the creatures that are at home in the foothills, beneath the jungle canopy, on the scrubland, under the waves, across the savannah, and deep in the forest. Layer by Layer: Into the Wild features six natural habitats presented in a unique interactive format, with multiple layers for readers to peel back so they can follow the progress of the animals through the changing scenes. Along the way, kids will encounter surprises hidden under the layers, hear authentic animal sounds, and learn quick facts about how the animals survive in the wild. The layered scenes provide a sense of exploration for curious readers who are ready to uncover the amazing creatures that lie in wait.