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Cody Emerson was dealt a bad hand. In the late summer of his third year, he was diagnosed with cancer. While most of the neighborhood kids were squeezing every moment of fun out of the last days of August, Cody began the long, painful visits to the medical center for treatments. When the doctors felt sure the cancer was defeated, it cowardly went and hid behind Cody's eyes. The cancer and Cody's vision died long slow deaths. During the lengthy drives to hospital his father would tell him stories of a courageous young prince, Cody the Confident, that lived in a faraway land. Prince Cody was stout and honorable. His adventures with his broadsword and his faithful steed, Thunderclap, became the substance of legends-- all created in the mind of a young boy struggling with his health and his blindness. Cody's life was as normal as could be expected considering his limitations... Until he entered the eighth grade. A series of strange vibrant dreams about a far-off kingdom began to convince Cody Emerson that Cody the Confident was extraordinarily real. Destiny had gripped two boys from different worlds and was accelerating them towards a dramatic collision, where one world's fate would be decided. Bruce E. Parks Lives in Spring Texas with his wife and two youngest children.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Bruce E. Parks
Publisher: Xulon Press
Release: 2012-07-01
File: 354 Pages
ISBN-13: 1622304292

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Genre: Government publications
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Publisher:
Release: 1985
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UIUC:30112077153366

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Release: 1972
File: Pages
ISBN-13: NWU:35556031251374

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Fans of Miss Rumphius will adore this gorgeous picture book which introduces the kind, nature-loving Miss Maple, who celebrates the miracle in each seed. Miss Maple gathers lost seeds that haven’t yet found a place to sprout. She takes them on field trips to explore places to grow. In her cozy maple tree house, she nurtures them; keeping them safe and warm until it's time for them to find roots of their own, and grow into the magnificent plants they’re destined to become. Eliza Wheeler’s luminous paintings feature gorgeous landscapes, lush foliage and charming details. Her tender story celebrates the potential found in each seed—since even the grandest tree and most brilliant flower had to grow from the smallest of seeds. Celebrate every season with Miss Maple, from Earth Day to graduations to harvest festivals.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Eliza Wheeler
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2013-04-04
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781101627891

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Genre: Natural history
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Release: 2004
File: Pages
ISBN-13: NWU:35558005146861

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Genre: American literature
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Release: 1985
File: Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105008493277

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Genre: Lodgepole pine
Author: Forest Research Council of British Columbia
Publisher:
Release: 1983
File: 64 Pages
ISBN-13: MINN:319510003546260

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At the dawn of the twentieth century, a great confidence suffused America. Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage the city of Galveston, Texas, where he was based, was to him preposterous, "an absurd delusion." It was 1900, a year when America felt bigger and stronger than ever before. Nothing in nature could hobble the gleaming city of Galveston, then a magical place that seemed destined to become the New York of the Gulf. That August, a strange, prolonged heat wave gripped the nation and killed scores of people in New York and Chicago. Odd things seemed to happen everywhere: A plague of crickets engulfed Waco. The Bering Glacier began to shrink. Rain fell on Galveston with greater intensity than anyone could remember. Far away, in Africa, immense thunderstorms blossomed over the city of Dakar, and great currents of wind converged. A wave of atmospheric turbulence slipped from the coast of western Africa. Most such waves faded quickly. This one did not. In Cuba, America's overconfidence was made all too obvious by the Weather Bureau's obsession with controlling hurricane forecasts, even though Cuba's indigenous weathermen had pioneered hurricane science. As the bureau's forecasters assured the nation that all was calm in the Caribbean, Cuba's own weathermen fretted about ominous signs in the sky. A curious stillness gripped Antigua. Only a few unlucky sea captains discovered that the storm had achieved an intensity no man alive had ever experienced. In Galveston, reassured by Cline's belief that no hurricane could seriously damage the city, there was celebration. Children played in the rising water. Hundreds of people gathered at the beach to marvel at the fantastically tall waves and gorgeous pink sky, until the surf began ripping the city's beloved beachfront apart. Within the next few hours Galveston would endure a hurricane that to this day remains the nation's deadliest natural disaster. In Galveston alone at least 6,000 people, possibly as many as 10,000, would lose their lives, a number far greater than the combined death toll of the Johnstown Flood and 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. And Isaac Cline would experience his own unbearable loss. Meticulously researched and vividly written, Isaac's Storm is based on Cline's own letters, telegrams, and reports, the testimony of scores of survivors, and our latest understanding of the hows and whys of great storms. Ultimately, however, it is the story of what can happen when human arrogance meets nature's last great uncontrollable force. As such, Isaac's Storm carries a warning for our time. From the Hardcover edition.

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Genre: History
Author: Erik Larson
Publisher: Vintage
Release: 2011-10-19
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307874092

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When her entire existence is shattered in the blink of an eye, Ali is forced to partner with secretive bad boy Cole Holland to avenge the deaths of her loved ones by returning an undead army to their graves.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Gena Showalter
Publisher: Harlequin
Release: 2013-08-27
File: 404 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780373210893

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The eagerly anticipated novel from the bestselling author of A Student of Weather and Garbo Laughs. Harry Boyd, a hard-bitten refugee from failure in Toronto television, has returned to a small radio station in the Canadian North. There, in Yellowknife, in the summer of 1975, he falls in love with a voice on air, though the real woman, Dido Paris, is both a surprise and even more than he imagined. Dido and Harry are part of the cast of eccentric, utterly loveable characters, all transplants from elsewhere, who form an unlikely group at the station. Their loves and longings, their rivalries and entanglements, the stories of their pasts and what brought each of them to the North, form the centre. One summer, on a canoe trip four of them make into the Arctic wilderness (following in the steps of the legendary Englishman John Hornby, who, along with his small party, starved to death in the barrens in 1927), they find the balance of love shifting, much as the balance of power in the North is being changed by the proposed Mackenzie Valley gas pipeline, which threatens to displace Native people from their land. Elizabeth Hay has been compared to Annie Proulx, Alice Hoffman, and Isabel Allende, yet she is uniquely herself. With unforgettable characters, vividly evoked settings, in this new novel, Hay brings to bear her skewering intelligence into the frailties of the human heart and her ability to tell a spellbinding story. Written in gorgeous prose, laced with dark humour, Late Nights on Air is Hay’s most seductive and accomplished novel yet. On the shortest night of the year, a golden evening without end, Dido climbed the wooden steps to Pilot’s Monument on top of the great Rock that formed the heart of old Yellowknife. In the Netherlands the light was long and gradual too, but more meadowy, more watery, or else hazier, depending on where you were. . . . Here, it was subarctic desert, virtually unpopulated, and the light was uniformly clear. On the road below, a small man in a black beret was bending over his tripod just as her father used to bend over his tape recorder. Her father’s voice had become the wallpaper inside her skull, he’d made a home for himself there as improvised and unexpected as these little houses on the side of the Rock — houses with histories of instability, of changing from gambling den to barber shop to sheet metal shop to private home, and of being moved from one part of town to another since they had no foundations. —From Late Nights On Air

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Elizabeth Hay
Publisher: Emblem Editions
Release: 2010-08-20
File: 376 Pages
ISBN-13: 1551994313

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