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Trekking on a Trail
Linda White
0613526368
Jan 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Children's activity book that teaches fun activities to do when hiking, whether in the backyard or in the wilderness. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From the Back Cover
Would you like to go somewhere you've never been, do something different, see new places, but don't have transportation? Look down--the answer could be dangling at teh ends of your legs--your own two feet. Why not take a hike?! --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain
0812504224
April 1996
Paperback
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Book Review
A seminal work of American Literature that still commands deep praise and still elicits controversy, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is essential to the understanding of the American soul. The recent discovery of the first half of Twain's manuscript, long thought lost, made front-page news. And this unprecedented edition, which contains for the first time omitted episodes and other variations present in the first half of the handwritten manuscript, as well as facsimile reproductions of thirty manuscript pages, is indispensable to a full understanding of the novel. The changes, deletions, and additions made in the first half of the manuscript indicate that Mark Twain frequently checked his impulse to write an even darker, more confrontational book than the one he finally published. --This text refers to the...


Sandstone Spine
David Roberts
1594850054
Mar 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Three friends bound by love of the Southwest’s canyonlands undertake the first traverse of the Comb Ridge, in search of the lost civilization of the Anasazi • A cultural pilgrimage as well as an athletic one • Story blends personal adventure, middle-aged angst, the beauty of a landscape, history of exploration, and mysteries of the rise and fall of an ancient culture • By a critically acclaimed travel and adventure writer also famous for his exploits in Alaska’s mountains • Includes photos by Greg Child of the landscape, Anasazi and Navajo ruins and rock art On September 1, 2004, three middle-aged buddies set out on one of the last geographic challenges never before attempted in North America: to hike the Comb Ridge in one continuous push. The Comb is an upthrust ridge of...


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain
0553210793
September 1994
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
A seminal work of American Literature that still commands deep praise and still elicits controversy, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is essential to the understanding of the American soul. The recent discovery of the first half of Twain's manuscript, long thought lost, made front-page news. And this unprecedented edition, which contains for the first time omitted episodes and other variations present in the first half of the handwritten manuscript, as well as facsimile reproductions of thirty manuscript pages, is indispensable to a full understanding of the novel. The changes, deletions, and additions made in the first half of the manuscript indicate that Mark Twain frequently checked his impulse to write an even darker, more confrontational book than the one he finally published. --This text refers to the...


Hiking Adventures with Children
Kari Jones
1894384865
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
"Our children’s delight in the tiniest treasure helps us to open our eyes again wide." Experienced hikers Kari Jones and Sachiko Kiyooka replenished their souls in nature for many years before their children were born. When they became mothers, they learned to adapt their ways of enjoying the outdoors so that taking pre-schoolers on their excursions would be a gift, not a burden. In this book, the first outdoor adventure guide written specifically for parents of young children, they share what they have learned. Their practical guide to child-friendly destinations covers six day hikes, four overnight trips, and five long weekends. It includes: • information on planning and on packing gear and food • ready-to-use checklists for easy organizing • identification guide to plants, animals, and tidal life...


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain
1419347012
April 2005
Compact Disc
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Honus & Me: A Baseball Card Adventure
Dan Gutman
0380788780
March 1999
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grades 4-6--Life is not perfect for 12-year-old Joe Stoshack in this novel by Dan Gutman (Avon, 1997). He is stocky, his ears stick out, and his legs are slightly bowed. Stosh is a pretty good player, but the taunts of the opposing baseball team tend to throw him off his game. His real area of expertise is collecting baseball cards. He and his mom have had money problems since his parents' divorce, which leads his mom to offer his services to their elderly neighbor $5 to clean out her attic. Stosh finds 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card in mint condition. Should he keep the valuable card? After all, he found it. Or should he give it back to its rightful owner, who may not even know it exists? In addition to this moral dilemma, Stosh becomes involved in a delightful time travel fantasy. He has always tingled...


Satch & Me (Baseball Card Adventures Series)
Dan Gutman
0060594918
January 2006
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-7–When 13-year-old Joe Stoshs coach brings a radar gun to practice, it prompts a discussion of who was the fastest pitcher in baseball history. Able to use baseball cards to go back in time, Stosh clocks the fastball of famous Negro League pitcher Satchel Paige. Since no cards were produced for those teams, he substitutes a postcard found on eBay. His coach, Flip, accompanies him on the journey to the past and they arrive in Spartanburg, SC, in 1942, a few days before the Negro League World Series. They witness racial discrimination at a local diner, and, shortly thereafter, the duo hook up with Paige and join him on the road to the big game in Pittsburgh. Gutman sketches Paiges colorful personality: confident, cocky, talkative, and undoubtedly one of the greatest talents ever to play the game....


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain
0140366768
March 1995
Paperback
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Book Review
A seminal work of American Literature that still commands deep praise and still elicits controversy, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is essential to the understanding of the American soul. The recent discovery of the first half of Twain's manuscript, long thought lost, made front-page news. And this unprecedented edition, which contains for the first time omitted episodes and other variations present in the first half of the handwritten manuscript, as well as facsimile reproductions of thirty manuscript pages, is indispensable to a full understanding of the novel. The changes, deletions, and additions made in the first half of the manuscript indicate that Mark Twain frequently checked his impulse to write an even darker, more confrontational book than the one he finally published. --This text refers to the...


Abner and Me: (A Baseball Card Adventure Series)
Dan Gutman
0060534435
March 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Gr. 5-8. Joe Stoshack knows that he can travel back in time when he holds the right baseball card. Now he wants to see if Abner Doubleday really invented baseball (he did not, of course), but this time it's a photo of Civil War general Doubleday that sends Stosh and his nurse mom back in history--to the Battle of Gettysburg. Before pulling out a card to get home, Stosh gets to see Union soldiers playing a pickup game, with different rules and antique, but quite recognizable nomenclature. Gutman reports on the battle matter-of-factly, even as the boy's mom saves a life in the hellish hospital quarters after the battle. Her quest to save Lincoln via time travel does not fare so well. Although lightweight for its heavy topic, fans of the Baseball Card Adventure series will still want to read this one. An author's note...


Mia Hamm
Sean Adams
0760734690
May 2003
Paperback
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Shoeless Joe and Me (A Baseball Card Adventure Series)
Dan Gutman
0064472590
February 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In this latest Baseball Card Adventure, Shoeless Joe & Me by Dan Gutman, Joe "Stosh" Stoshack travels back to 1919 but will he be in time to prevent Shoeless Joe Jackson from being implicated in a conspiracy to throw the World Series? Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From School Library Journal
Grade 4-7-"Life isn't always fair," the team's sponsor tells 13-year-old Joe "Stosh" Stoshack after an umpire errs in calling him out during the Louisville Little League Championship. To reinforce his message, Flip tells the boy about the 1919 Black Sox Scandal, when gamblers allegedly paid Shoeless Joe Jackson and seven other members of the Chicago White Sox to throw the World Series. They were...


Runaway Ralph
Beverly Cleary
0380709538
November 1991
Paperback
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-- Booklist
"Cleary again successfully combines fantasy and reality."

-- Booklist
"Cleary again successfully combines fantasy and reality." --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

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