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  • Boys And Mr Anderson
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    The book, "The Coach That Never Came" was a very interesting book. In the beginning, John, Steve, Mike, and Craig were all talking about their new baseball coach that they were going to be getting that day. The boys had never heard of the man and no one in the town seemed to know who he was. The boys talk about their new coach all day while they are in school. After school was over that day, the boys went to the baseball field to prepare for their first day of baseball practice. Practice was to ...
  • Book Of Virginia Hamilton
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    I never thought seriously of any other career 1, Virginia Hamilton said, speaking of being an author. Virginia Hamilton is a very talented African American Childrens author. She was born on March 12, 1936 in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Her Mother had lived in Yellow Springs since the late 1850's. Virginia Hamilton said that she loves Yellow Springs. I live on land that has been in my family for generations 2 I love my hometown 3. She says, as a child, both of her parents were enthusiastic readers and ...
  • Kathy Nicolo And Sheriff Lester Burdon
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    I read House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus. This story is one of classic tragedy which also contains a nearly unbearable amount of suspense. It tells a story of the conflict between people of different races who have an inability to understand each other. They each want possession of a small house in the California hills but for very different reasons. On one side, there is Kathy Nicolo and Sheriff Lester Burdon who want the house from which Kathy was evicted. It previously belonged to Kathy's ...
  • Front Porch Of Grandma's House
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    The book "A Long Way From Chicago" is an adventurous and funny story. The story takes place at Joey Dowdel's Grandmothers farm house in the country. Joey and his sister Mary Alice were sent to their Grandma's house during the summer because their parents had to go to Canada for their work. At first, Joey felt uncomfortable with his Grandmother because he had never met her before but eventually he got to know her and they became close friends. On the first week at Grandma's, a man named Shotgun C...
  • Guy Montag
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    Fahrenheit 451 By: Ray Bradbury Life may be confusing to you when your job is to commit arson to any house that has a book in it. At least that's the way it was for Guy Montag. Guy Montag was a fireman and in the future, a firefighters job wasn't to stop fires, but it was actually to start them. In the future, books were known as bad and shameful and if anyone had possession of a book whether it was in their house or in another person's house, then the house was to be burned. Guy was never reall...
  • Secret Convention For Old Detectives And Tuppence
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    English Literature Book Review Mystery Book of the Century with 1000 characters 'By the Pricking of My Thumbs'; by Agatha Christie is a wonderful story with kidnappings, a series of murders, a painting with a story to tell, and two sly detectives. The book is set in 1940-1960 England. The plot winds, twists, and turns throughout the book. Numerous characters, almost too many, are introduced every few pages and there is just too much information to take in. Agatha Christie tricks you into thinkin...
  • Mystery Of Drear House
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    Virginia Hamilton. The Mystery of Drear House. Green willow Books, 1987.217 pp In concluding her series of stories about the Small family, Virginia Hamilton compliments the original plot perfectly in The Mystery of Drear House. The books dark secrets begin to slowly unveil and are brought to end with a surprising friendship. The book is again set around the house of Dies Eddington Drear, in a current year. The surrounding property and underground tunnels on premises play major roles in defining ...
  • Barney And His Parents
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    Interstellar Pig: Funky Stuff by Outrageously the most entertainingly fiction but yet real life book that I have ever read. This book was outstandingly filled with mysteries and packed with entertainment for the reader. Barney, a teenage boy, and his parents rent a summer cabin on one of California's beaches. They realize that their neighbors wanted this cabin very much but Barney and his parents ended up getting it. When Barney meets his neighbors he thinks that they are a little bit weird but ...
  • Neate's Novel
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    Whitbread winner's 'ring of absolute truth' A book on China written by a man whose only experience of the country was a one-hour stopover at Hong Kong airport is one of two surprise winners of the Whitbread awards. Sid Smith's debut novel at the age of 52, Something Like A House, is set during China's cultural revolution, and is praised by the judges for its "ring of absolute truth" - proving that several months in the British Library poring over Taoist tracts and accounts of peasant life can be...
  • Little Dwarfs Whisk Bilbo
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    The Hobbit Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit that lives a comfortable, relaxing life, Rarely leaving further than the cellar of his cozy house. In this story Bilbo is the center of attention as he is the main character. But one day, his contentment of life is disturbed, Grandalf, The spectacular wizard, known by all, and a group of strong-minded, Persistent little Dwarfs whisk Bilbo away on an adventure that he would Never forget. The plot then really comes to life when they plan to raid The treasure ho...
  • Carriage Trade Publisher John Murray
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    Money can't buy you love The news that that the carriage-trade publisher John Murray is to merge with the brassier, more streetwise Hodder Headline (backed by its parent company WHSmith plc) suggests that after 234 years in the book business the Murray family has not lost the ruthless commercial touch that, until approximately the Second World War, sustained the imprint as one of London's premier publishers. Now, of course, it is true that the deal will end seven consecutive generations of John ...
  • Chance Lives In His Own World
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    "Being There' Review The " Being There' Review Essay, Research Paper The book "Being there' is written by Jerzy Kosinski, and first I would like to write that this was almost the best book that I have read. It was written in a, sort of mysterious way. I myself didn't really find out if the main character, Chance, was intelligent or not, if he understood what situation he was involved in or if he acted the way he did, only because he didn't know better. The main character is a gardener in a house...

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