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A Boy In The Water

Author : Tom Gregory
ISBN : 9780141988764
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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**Winner of the William Hill 2018 Sports Book of the Year Award** A Sunday Times Book of the Year and Telegraph Best Book of 2018 'Extraordinary' Clare Balding The poignant, life-affirming story of a determined boy, a visionary coach, and how the dream of a record-breaking Channel swim became reality Eltham, South London. 1984: the hot fug of the swimming pool and the slow splashing of a boy learning to swim but not yet wanting to take his foot off the bottom. Fast-forward four years. Photographers and family wait on the shingle beach as a boy in a bright orange hat and grease-smeared goggles swims the last few metres from France to England. He has been in the water for twelve agonizing hours, encouraged at each stroke by his coach, John Bullet, who has become a second father. This is the story of a remarkable friendship between a coach and a boy, and a love letter to the intensity and freedom of childhood.

A Water Boy S Story

Author : Richard Lemke
ISBN : 9781411619111
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A Water Boyâs Story provides unique insight of a boy who grew up in poverty during the depression and war, whose dream one day was to be a football coach. Author Dick Lemke was an extremely motivational football coach with a fine knowledge of what it took to establish an offensive line and a football philosophy that produced so many great years of teaching many young men the game of football. Coach Lemke will always be remembered as a professor of education by day, but ultimately a coach by heart with a lifetime of inspiration! -- Chad Beckman, Assistant Strength Coach, University of Nebraska, and Former Peru State Football Player

The Boy Pirate Or Life On The Ocean A Novel Illustrated With Numerous Engravings

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A Boy S Town

Author : William Dean Howells
ISBN : 9781633554986
Genre : Fiction
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William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He wrote his first novel, Their Wedding Journey, in 1871, but his literary reputation really took off with the realist novel A Modern Instance, published in 1882, which describes the decay of a marriage. His 1885 novel The Rise of Silas Lapham is perhaps his best known, describing the rise and fall of an American entrepreneur in the paint business. His social views were also strongly reflected in the novels Annie Kilburn (1888) and A Hazard of New Fortunes (1890). While known primarily as a novelist, his short story "Editha" (1905) - included in the collection Between the Dark and the Daylight (1907) - appears in many anthologies of American literature. Howells also wrote plays, criticism, and essays about contemporary literary figures such as Ibsen, Zola, Verga, and, especially, Tolstoy, which helped establish their reputations in the United States. He also wrote critically in support of many American writers. It is perhaps in this role that he had his greatest influence.

Escaping Vietnam A Boy S View

Author : Coon V. Chau
ISBN : 1453521305
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is a personal story of my journey to America. It describes why my family and I decided to leave Viet-Nam; how we left Viet-Nam; and the obstacles that we endured for the price of freedom. This book was written so people around the world can see the injustice that occurred to many thousands of Vietnamese who died seeking a new home after Viet-Nam became a communistic state. It is the hope that this book will give a sense of closure to many Vietnamese such as myself...to forgive, forget, and be at peace.

A Boy From Amsterdam

Author : Teade Sysling
ISBN : 9781105698033
Genre : Amsterdam (Netherlands)
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A Boy Kept Silent

Author : Robert Lichti
ISBN : 9781525526077
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Robert Lichti started life as a happy boy, living on the family farm. Tragedy struck May 21, 1962, the day his father was killed and nothing would be the same again. Robert was there when it happened, but no one thought to ask the six-year-old boy his story. He was told to keep silent. Then fifty years later Robert decided he would be silent no more....

A Boy Called Allis

Author : Patricia E. Linson
ISBN : 9781486613953
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Eleven-year-old Allister McRuer’s fears materialize when he and his family arrive at their Manitoba pioneer homestead in 1892. What could make it worse? Being called Allis.During the trip from Lachute, Quebec to Cherry Creek, Manitoba, Allister shares a train boxcar with three of his brothers and all of their family’s livestock. The closer he gets to the homestead his father and oldest brother, John, started three years ago, the worse Allister’s misery gets as older brother, Will, torments Allister by calling him “Allis,” a name he hates because it sounds like “Alice.”Allister’s first hour in Cherry Creek does little to ease his concerns. While their brothers unload the McRuers’ two boxcars, Allister and his twin brother, Jim, explore the town. Allister is discouraged at the small size of the local school, wondering how he will ever finish grade eight. As they continue walking, Allister and Jim witness a terrible accident. Although they’re able to help a horse and an injured driver, Allister’s anxiety over his family’s move to the prairies takes a new turn when he’s told that the only doctor

A Boy And His Dog At The End Of The World

Author : C. A. Fletcher
ISBN : 9780356510903
Genre : Fiction
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THE MOST POWERFUL STORY YOU'LL READ THIS YEAR. 'You'll remember A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World long after you finish reading' Peng Shepherd, author of The Book Of M 'Truly engrossing . . . brings hope and humanity to a cold and scary world' Keith Stuart, author of A Boy Made of Blocks 'I promise you're going to love it' Louisa Morgan, author of A Secret History of Witches 'Epic in scope, enthralling, and full of human warmth' M. R. Carey, author of The Girl with all the Gifts THE WORLD HAS ENDED. AT LEAST WE STILL HAVE DOGS. My name's Griz. I've never been to school, I've never had friends, in my whole life I've not met enough people to play a game of football. My parents told me how crowded the world used to be, before all the people went away, but we were never lonely on our remote island. We had each other, and our dogs. Then the thief came. He told stories of the deserted towns and cities beyond our horizons. I liked him - until I woke to find he had stolen my dog. So I chased him out into the ruins of the world. I just want to get my dog back, but I found more than I ever imagined was possible. More about how the world ended. More about what my family's real story is. More about what really matters. 'This un-put-down-able story has everything - a well-imagined post-apocalyptic world, great characters, incredible suspense, and, of course, the fierce love of some very good dogs' Kirkus (starred review) 'A story that is as heart-warming as it is heart-breaking' Fantasy Hive 'Extraordinary and quite magnificent . . . 10/10' Starburst A Boy and his Dog at the End of the World is the most moving story you'll read this year. Perfect for readers of Life of Pi, The Girl with all the Gifts or Station Eleven - Griz's tale mixes sadness and hope in one unforgettable character's quest amid the remnants of our fragile civilisation.

What A Boy Needs

Author : Nyrae Dawn
ISBN : 9781472208774
Genre : Fiction
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If you love Jennifer E. Smith's The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and Jessica Park's Flat-Out Love, you'll love this book. Jaden Sinclair knows he'll never amount to anything...so why would he deserve a girl like Priscilla Mendoza? Since last summer, things have been screwed up between Jaden and Pris. He knows it's his fault, but that doesn't stop him from wanting to go a few rounds with her new boyfriend. He also knows he's the loser his dad calls him, but it doesn't stop him from wanting her. After getting a huge bomb dropped on him, Jaden lashes out and lands himself in jail. Everything in his chaotic life is turned upside down and to make it worse, his mom kicks him out in order to side with his dad. Yeah, he's totally a prize for a girl like Pris. Sebastian, Aspen, and Pris are all going places in their lives...and he knows he can't keep tagging along for the ride. The group has one last chance for The Epic Adventure they've been looking for: a road trip to New York, where Jaden's friends will be going to college. Unfortunately, the more time Jaden hangs around Pris, the harder it is to keep the carefully constructed walls between them so she doesn't find out what a train wreck he really is. When the trip ends, Jaden has to decide if he's ready to say goodbye to his friends, and the girl he loves. He knows what he needs, but will he be man enough to go for it? A companion novel to What a Boy Wants.

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