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Annotation:Hospitalized with the dreaded atom bomb disease, leukemia, a
child in Hiroshima races against time to fold one thousand paper
cranes to verify the legend that by doing so a sick person will
Annotation:Sixth-grader Matthew Martin trades insults daily with his older
sister and plays embarrassing practical jokes on the girls in his
class. When the girls threaten to disrupt his birthday party, Matthew
must confront the consequences of his obnoxious behavior.
Annotation:DuBois relates the fantastic adventures of Professor William
Waterman Sherman, who in 1883 sets off in a balloon across the
Pacific, survives the volcanic eruption of Krakatoa, and is
eventually picked up in the Atlantic Ocean.
Annotation:A young boy relates his adventures during the year he spends living
alone in the Catskill Mountains including his struggle for survival,
his dependence on nature, his animal friends, and his ultimate
realization that he needs human companionship.
Annotation:Having runaway with her younger brother to live in the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 12-year-old Claudia strives to keep
things in order in their new home and to become a changed person
and a heroine to herself.
Annotation:When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia
home, Marty tries to hide the dog from his family and the dog’s real
owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season
and to mistreat his dogs.
Annotation:A young orphan, afraid of being sent to the workhouse, finds
himself at the mercy of the unsavory owner of a tavern in
Alexandria, Virginia while he tries to solve the mystery surrounding
his past and a missing twin.
Annotation:A dollhouse filled with a ghostly light in the middle of the night and
dolls that have moved from where she last left them, lead Amy and
her disabled sister to unravel the mystery surrounding grisly
murders that took place years ago.