the tortoise and the soldier a story of courage and friendship in world war i

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The Tortoise And The Soldier

Author : Michael Foreman
ISBN : 9781627791748
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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As a boy, Henry Friston dreamed of traveling the world. He thought he was signing up for a lifetime of adventure when he joined the Royal Navy. But when World War I begins, it launches the world, and Henry, into turmoil. While facing enemy fire at Gallipoli, Henry discovers the strength he needs to survive in an unexpected source: a tortoise. And so begins the friendship of a lifetime. Based on true events, and with charming illustrations, this story of war, courage, and friendship will win the hearts of readers.

All The World S A Stage

Author : Gretchen Woelfle
ISBN : 082342281X
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In Elizabethan London, a young orphan apprentices at the Globe Theatre in this Shakespearean Oliver Twist for tweens.

The Amazing Tale Of Ali Pasha

Author : Michael Foreman
ISBN : 184877897X
Genre : Children's stories
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On 6th May 1915, Henry Friston, a 21-year-old seaman, rejoined his battleship after ten days in Hell, otherwise known only as 'X Beach', Gallipoli. Henry, ferrying the wounded from the battlefield, had not slept or eaten for three days. Somehow, in the midst of the bombardments he met an unlikely companion - a tortoise.

It S A Feudal Feudal World

Author : Stephen Shapiro
ISBN : 155451553X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents facts on the structure of feudal society, showing how people lived and worked, and major events of the time such as religious persecution and the crusades.

The Most Wonderful Thing In The World

Author : Vivian French
ISBN : 1406365726
Genre : Children's stories
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From the author of the Tiara Club series comes a gently satirical fairy story for our times, illustrated by one of today's finest artists, Angela Barrett. When a king and a queen promise to marry their daughter Lucia to the man who can show them the most wonderful thing in the world, suitors descend on the palace bearing gifts. Roses, jewels and exotic birds; dancing girls, wind machines and mythical beasts - but nothing feels quite right. As the last suitor leaves, his weapons of mass destruction rejected, the king and queen are exhausted. But when a shy, young man, who isn't a suitor at all, steps forward, they finally understand what the most wonderful thing in the world really is. Vivian French's masterful retelling of a forgotten story is both funny and heart-warming, and Angela Barrett's breathtaking illustrations give life to an enchanting and romantic fairytale city.

Like A River

Author : Kathy Cannon Wiechman
ISBN : 1629792098
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Winner, The Grateful American Book Prize Leander and Polly are two teenage Union soldiers who carry deep, dangerous secrets. Leander is underage when he enlists and Polly follows her father into war disguised as his son. The war proves life changing for both as they survive incredible odds. Leander struggles to be accepted as a man and loses his arm as a consequence. Polly mourns the death of her father, endures Andersonville Prison, and narrowly escapes the Sultana steamboat disaster. As the lives of these young, brave soldiers intersect, each finds a wealth of courage and learns about the importance of loyalty, family, and love. Like a River is a lyrical atmospheric first novel told in two voices. Readers will be transported to the homes,waterways, camps, hospitals, and prisons of the Civil-War era. They will also see themselves in the universal themes of dealing with parents, friendships, bullying, failure, and young love.

Seal Surfer

Author : Michael Foreman
ISBN : 1842705784
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Although he is on crutches, a boy goes to the beach with his grandfather where they watch a seal being born, and during the following seasons the boy and the seal develop a special bond.

The Hero Two Doors Down Based On The True Story Of Friendship Between A Boy And A Baseball Legend

Author : Sharon Robinson
ISBN : 9780545804530
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Stephen Satlow is an eight-year-old boy living in Brooklyn, New York, which means he only cares about one thing - the Dodgers. Steve and his father spend hours reading the sports pages and listening to games on the radio. Aside from an occasional run-in with his teacher, life is pretty simple for Steve. But then Steve hears a rumor that an African American family is moving to his all-Jewish neighborhood. It's 1948 and some of his neighbors are against it. Steve knows this is wrong. His hero, Jackie Robinson, broke the color barrier in baseball the year before. Then it happens--Steve's new neighbor is none other than Jackie Robinson! Steve is beyond excited about living two doors down from the Robinson family. He can't wait to meet Jackie. This is going to be the best baseball season yet! How many kids ever get to become friends with their hero?

Anzac Ted

Author : Belinda Landsberry
ISBN : 9781775592068
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The Littlest Dinosaur

Author : Michael Foreman
ISBN : 9781408839256
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A tiny dinosaur is born to a family of rather huge dinosaurs and everyone is mystified about why it is so different. As the littlest dinosaur grows, it feels left out and at odds with the world of its huge family, until one day its very size is the thing that rescues them all. A charming tale featuring every toddler's favourite - dinosaurs - with a sweetly told message about being happy being yourself. Brilliantly read by Claire Skinner. Please note that audio is not supported by all devices, please consult your user manual for confirmation.

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