Category : Fiction
Editor : Bantam
ISBN : 9780553392487
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 434
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In this fast-paced mystery by Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown, Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen and her animal friends seek to solve a whodunit rooted in eighteenth-century Virginia—uncovering a shocking secret that refuses to stay buried. TALL TAIL At any moment a perfect summer day in Crozet, Virginia—nestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains—might turn stormy and tempestuous, as Harry knows too well when a squall suddenly sweeps in. In a blink, Harry’s pickup nearly collides with a careening red car that then swerves into a ditch. Harry recognizes the dead driver slumped over the vehicle’s steering wheel: Barbara Leader was nurse and confidante to former Virginia governor Sam Holloway. Though Barbara’s death is ruled a heart attack, dissenting opinions abound. After all, she was the picture of health, which gives Harry and her four-legged companions pause. A baffling break-in at a local business leads Harry to further suspect that a person with malevolent intent lurks just out of sight: Something evil is afoot. As it happens, Barbara died in the shadow of the local cemetery’s statue of the Avenging Angel. Just below that imposing funereal monument lie the remains of one Francisco Selisse, brutally murdered in 1784. Harry’s present-day sleuthing draws her back to Virginia’s slave-holding past and the hunt for Selisse’s killer. Now it’s up to Harry and her furry detectives—Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tee Tucker—to expose the bitter truth, even if it means staring into the unforgiving eyes of history and cornering a callous killer poised to pounce. Praise for the Mrs. Murphy Mysteries by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown “As feline collaborators go, you couldn’t ask for better than Sneaky Pie Brown.”—The New York Times Book Review “Mrs. Murphy mysteries are fun, sweet, and beautifully adventurous.”—Bustle “Brown [is] the queen of the talking animal cozy.”—Publishers Weekly

Category : Fiction
Editor : Macmillan
ISBN : 9781466828926
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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From the author of Rule 34 and Halting State, a tale of deception, engineering, and the most unlikely rocket propulsion technology imaginable. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Xlibris Corporation
ISBN : 9781796015980
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 40
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Pete the Red Bull was off like a shot out of a cannon, and before the tip of his tail had crossed the starting line, he had already gone around the world once and had caught up with his own tail.

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Editor : Capstone
ISBN : 0756533759
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 68
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Explains how to create tall tales, from crafting larger-than-life characters to creating extravagant plots, with examples from successful books.

Category : Family & Relationships
Editor : AuthorHouse
ISBN : 9781438999708
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 134
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Most of these stories are true. Some are fabrications. "The Gun Show" is one. It is a loose interpretation of an event. If you are familiar with the event, you will understand the satire. The stories, such as "The Great Possum Slayer", tell of a hunting adventure. We are all guilty of doing something to a friend in the name of fun. "The night Before Christmas" describes a practical joke that turned out better than planned! Several stories, as an example, "BB'S & Bumblebees", reflect on our desire to imitate our parents. Several of the stories convey a safety message. "The Hazards of Plastic Bullets", is an example that shows what can happen in the blink of an eye when we choose to disregard a simple safety statement. Some of the stories deal with older people and a time not so long ago. These people believed that you took care of your problem. You will notice in these stories, the problem would have gone away or been taken care of long before law enforcement could arrive. With our modern communications we can now summon the Calvary in an instant. It has not been too long ago that this was not the case in a lot of areas of our great nation. "The Letter", is an adaptation of a letter I want read at my funeral. Surprise, fear, courage, fortitude and a child's belief that they are bullet proof are all expressed in stories in this book. A book of this nature easily causes us to reflect on our lives and events that have slipped into our fading memory. If this book reminds a single individual of any similar events in their past, makes them a safer individual, or makes them laugh it will have succeed in its purpose beyond expectations.

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN : 9780307982599
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 128
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The perfect addition to every family’s home library and just right for sharing aloud, American Tall Tales introduces readers to America’s first folk heroes in nine wildly exaggerated and downright funny stories. Here are Paul Bunyan, that king-sized lumberjack who could fell “ten white pines with a single swing”; John Henry, with his mighty hammer; Mose, old New York’s biggest, bravest fireman; Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, who could “outgrin, outsnort, outrun, outlift, outsneeze, outsleep, outlie any varmint”; and other uniquely American characters, together in one superb collection. In the tradition of the original nineteenth-century storytellers, Mary Pope Osborne compiles, edits, and adds her own two cents’ worth—and also supplies fascinating historical headnotes. Michael McCurdy’s robust colored wood engravings recall an earlier time, perfectly capturing all the vitality of the men and women who carved a new country out of the North American wilderness.

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : HarperCollins
ISBN : 9780062357076
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 32
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Beginning readers will love this I Can Read adventure starring a doggy construction crew, gently adapted from James Horvath’s popular picture book of the same title. Top dog Duke and his crew of construction-worker dogs are ready to knock down an old building and build up a shiny new one. With cranes, bulldozers, dump trucks, and cement mixers all on the job, these busy dogs have a lot to do. Will they finish the new building in time? Build, Dogs, Build is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

Category : Poetry
Editor : Lulu.com
ISBN : 9781304959195
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 122
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Category : Education
Editor : Libraries Unlimited
ISBN : 1563085860
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 160
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Offers a collection of traditional stories from Korea, including animal tales, moral stories, and fairy tales and legends

Category : Social Science
Editor : Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN : UOM:39015005224822
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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