Ernest Thompson Seton was an instrumental figure in the establishment of the Boy Scouts, but he also wrote stories about the frontier and Westerns that continue to be read today.
First published in 1976, The Year the Lights Came On was Terry Kay's debut novel. Revolving around the electrification of rural northeast Georgia shortly after the end of World War II, the novel has become a classic coming-of-age story. Kay, now an acclaimed writer with an international following, has reread the novel with the eyes of a seasoned storyteller. Cutting here and adding there, Kay has enriched an already highly comical and poignant work. The Year the Lights Came On is ready to find its place in the hearts of a new generation.
A moving story of love, grief, and coming to terms with death, this is the story of elderly Sam Peek, who is mourning the death of his beloved wife when a mysterious white dog appears.
I am a Cat who has had a lot of experiences in my 4 years. In my Autobiography with 21 pictures and 5000 words you can meet my friends like Michael, the local mob and the kind farmer, hate my enemies like the Big Fat Ugly Dog, the Bad Man and the Satanic Cat and laugh at the odd ideas of the enigmatic Bad Boy.I am a Cat who has had a lot of experiences in my 4 years. In my Autobiography with 21 pictures and 5000 words you can meet my friends like Michael, the local mob and the kind farmer, hate my enemies like the Big Fat Ugly Dog, the Bad Man and the Satanic Cat. and laugh at the terrible ideas of the enigmatic Bad Boy.You can share my grief and my joy.Michael says that I have delusions of Grandeur. He is wrong, I don't have delusions; I am Grand.Suitable for people aged from 8 to 118.
Spanning several decades and three continents, Modoc is one of the most amazing true animal stories ever told. Raised together in a small German circus town, a boy and an elephant formed a bond that would last their entire lives, and would be tested time and again; through a near-fatal shipwreck in the Indian Ocean, an apprenticeship with the legendary Mahout elephant trainers in the Indian teak forests, and their eventual rise to circus stardom in 1940s New York City.
**Modoc is a captivating true story of loyalty, friendship, and high adventure, to be treasured by animal lovers everywhere.
Poppy McKeever is reluctant to move to an old cottage on Dartmoor - until she discovers that her new home comes complete with its own pony. But life at Riverdale is not as straight-forward as it seems, especially when Poppy spies a flash of white in the woods next to the cottage. Who is the mysterious pony running wild on the moor - and will Poppy ever be able to tame him?Poppy McKeever is reluctant to move to an old cottage on Dartmoor - until she discovers that her new home comes complete with its own pony. But life at Riverdale is not as straight-forward as it seems, especially when Poppy spies a flash of white in the woods next to the cottage. Her stepmother Caroline is acting strangely and her adrenalin-junkie brother Charlie is on the hunt for big cats. But will Charlie's obsession drive the two children into dangerous territory? And when Poppy is faced with a terrible dilemma - to save her brother or the pony she has always longed for - who will she choose?
17-year-old Tull has loved horses ever since he can remember but as the son of a single mum with more pressing things to pay for than riding lessons he’s never got closer than stroking them over the fence. Until one day a chance encounter with the most unlikely of girls opens the door to his dream. The question is, is it still the same dream? And is he tough enough to prove he’s worth living it?Most of the poems in Aerial Muse were written in the sky -- on commercial airline flights. A few other poems are populated with birds, real or imagined. But these poems are less about transportation than they are about transformation and transcendence. Often the poems themselves take flight -- imagination lifting from the ground of everyday details into wild, blue wonder. Acclaimed poet Naomi Shihab Nye summarized this poetry collection with a single word: "glorious."
A curse of the moon....A curse of the moon forces Irezlie to kill and survive. The question is; can she stop herself from doing this every month the moon is full? With these dark poems Irezlie slowly finds out the truth of herself and the curse.
The New York Times bestselling author of Rescue Road embarks on a cross-country journey to take the measure of America with a loyal friend. On the cusp of turning 65, a man and his beloved rescue dog of similar vintage take a poignant, often bemusing, and keenly observed journey across America and discover a big-hearted, welcoming country filled with memorable characters, a new-found appreciation for the life they temporarily left behind, and a determination to live more fully in the moment as old age looms. Inspired by John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley, Zheutlin, hits the road for a 9,000-mile odyssey with Albie to experience all that American is and means today. Similar in approach and tone to Bill Bryson's best-selling travel classics, but with an endearing canine sidekick, The Dog Went Over the Mountain will delight dog lovers, baby boomers and anyone who seeks to experience life on the open road with a...
The Dog Who Watched TV is the fourth in the 'Creature Teachers' series of educational children's books. Jasper the Westie likes to watch TV and barks when he sees other dogs. He has a puzzle, though, which he can't solve. Where do the dogs go when they walk off of the side of the TV screen? 'Creature Teachers' books are aimed at young readers, giving them a fun and informative experience.The Dog Who Watched TV is the fourth in the 'Creature Teachers' series of educational children's books. Jasper the Westie likes to watch TV and barks when he sees other dogs. He has a puzzle, though, which he can't solve. Where do the dogs go when they walk off of the side of the TV screen? ‘Creature Teachers’ is a range of children’s books aimed at educating and amusing the young reader. Each book tells a short story, with illustrations. Each story is based around a particular creature and is told in a humorous yet educational manner and introduces words and phrases that the young reader wouldn't be expected to know.On one level the stories are simple stories with happy endings. At a higher level, the parent can expand on key words and phrases, increasing the child’s vocabulary and basic understanding of simple grammar.
The adventure continues in the third installment of the action-packed Scout series, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Li Shotz.Scout, a National Guard dog, was born to be a hero. When Scout and his 12-year-old owner, Matt, land in Puerto Rico after a devastating hurricane, they want to help. The pair befriend Luisa, who knows all about the Sato dogs—abandoned pups who need food and shelter. Scout and Matt decide to foster an injured dog named Pepita. But Pepita is clearly searching for something and runs off into the rainforest. Now it's up to Scout, Matt and Luisa to find the missing dog and bring her back safely. Surviving the dangers of the wilderness will be far from easy, but Scout and Matt make an excellent team.This fast-moving tale of Scout the hero dog will grab even reluctant readers and is perfect for fans of Cracker!, Max, and Hero.
A young boy discovers he's able to take the splendors of his dreams into the real world. One night he finds a mysterious young girl laying with him.Sixteen-year old Confucius Clementine is a dreamer devoid of a social life and engulfed in the world of fantastical video games. But after suffering a concussion he discovers that he's been granted an unthinkable power... the ability to bring anything he so desires from his dreams into the real world. He creates a new persona called the dream savior to heroically transform the world, but upon awakening one night, he finds in his bed with him a mysterious girl, Rosewielder, the Fair Elf Princess. Confucius and Rosewielder learn that they're part of a magical but perilous world of vampires, elves, dragons, all the things of folklore and legend, veiled just beneath the commonplace. Rosewielder struggles to adapt to suburbia, slicing televisions in half with her sword and destroying giant serpents, whereas Confucius is mesmerized by the fair elf's radiant beauty, all the while, dark spirits forcing them to take up their arms as warriors to protect each other and the world.
When I saved Ren Worthington's life and stopped the school dance from turning into a vampire buffet, I didn't expect a medal, I didn't expect kudos but I sure as heck didn't expect to become public enemy #1 either.And, after sharing my first kiss with Ren, I'm not sure of his feelings. I don't think he's sure himself.If that isn't enough, a couple of weirdos kidnap Ren and I, wanting to experiment to test the extent of our powers. Those experiments include putting us in dangerous situations until we no longer know what's real or not.If the prophecy is true, and I am the chosen one, I need to get this mess sorted out as soon as possible, or we'll both die.
In his third wilderness adventure, eleven-year-old Buck Bray, along with the rest of The Wild World of Buck Bray TV crew, including the cameraman's daughter, Toni Shoop, heads to Yellowstone National Park to film an episode about its famous geysers and hot springs. They are also there to learn more about the park's gray wolf restoration program. But soon after arriving, Buck narrowly escapes injury when a herd of bison stampedes. Buck is almost certain the animals were agitated by a drone. Flying drones in a national park is illegal. Who is behind it? What are they trying to do? And drones aren't the only problem. Someone is threatening the wildlife. Once Buck and Toni start to investigate, they find out that gray wolves are not the only top predator in Yellowstone.