They were watching...and waiting
At twelve, Maggie had been thrown out of more boarding schools than she cared to remember. "Impossible to handle," they said -- nasty, mean, disobedient, rebellious, thieving -- anything they could say to explain why she must be removed from the school.
Maggie was thin and pale, with shabby clothes and stringy hair, when she arrived at her new home. "It was a mistake to bring her here," said Maggie's great-aunts, whose huge stone house looked like another boarding school -- or a prison. But they took her in anyway. ...
Dear Gram and Grampop,Please do not address yours truly as California anymore, California Morning Whipple being a foolish name for a duck much less a girl. I call myself Lucy now. I cannot hate California and be California. I know you will understand.
California doesn't suit Lucy Whipple -- not the name, not the place. But moving out West to Lucky Diggins, California, was her mama's dream-come-true. And now her brother, Butte, and sisters, Prairie and Sierra, seem to be Westerners at heart, too. For Lucy, Lucky Diggins is hardly a town at all -- just ...
What is a hole?A hole is when you step in ityou go down
A hole isfor a mouseto live in.
And, of course,a hole is to dig.
This is the funniest bookof definitions you'll ever read!
From Caldecott Medalist Arnold Lobel (1933-1987) comes another brand-new collection of rhyming stories—this time featuring a unique assortment of owls and pigs. Discovered by his daughter, Adrianne Lobel, Odd Owls & Stout Pigs: A Book of Nonsense is full of the same humor and wit that is found in Lobel's beloved Frog and Toad stories. This new collection will tickle kids once more and create another generation of Arnold Lobel devotees.
Spider-Man is on the lookout for his friend Harry's father when a new villain glides by. Can Spidey find Harry's dad with the Green Goblin close behind?
Optimus Prime is a strong and powerful Autobot. When the evil Decepticons arrive, Optimus is ready to fight! Can he and his friends save the Earth before it,s too late?
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