Although Yetta the chicken manages to escape the butcher's knife, she finds herself lost on the streets of Brooklyn until she befriends the wild parrots there, in a text which has some Yiddish and Spanish phrases.
Complemented by archival photographs, an accessible introduction to the "Great War" explains its relevance as a conflict that involved many nations and casualties while introducing modern weaponry and military strategies that have shaped all subsequent wars. By the Newbery Award-winning author of Lincoln: A Photobiography.
Katherine and Michael, along with various friends and acquaintances in suburban New Jersey, discover the possibilities and limitations of love and personal commitment — and some interesting names for body parts.
William Pène du Bois' classic novel documents the incredible adventures of Professor William Waterman Sherman, who in 1883 sets off in a balloon across the Pacific, survives a volcanic eruption, discovers a fantastical diamond-filled island, and is eventually picked up floating in the Atlantic.
While his father strives to make him a doctor, shy and frail young Neftalí leads a solitary life immersed in books and collecting small treasures while witnessing painful injustices taking place in his native Chile. Illustrated by the Caldecott Honor-winning artist of Tibet through the Red Box.
Relocating with their parents to a small coastal village when war threatens their capital, Max and Alicia are astonished to encounter the ghost of the previous owner's son, whose drowning death is tied to a diabolical shadow being. By the best-selling author of Shadow of the Wind.
Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane accidentally unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes the doctor to oblivion and forces his two children to embark on a dangerous journey to save him.
From the creators of the New York Times best-sellers Poetry Speaks and Poetry Speaks to Children comes a collection filled with more than 100 remarkable selections from a wide variety of poets in an anthology featuring both classic and contemporary works. Also includes an audio CD showcasing poets reading their own work.