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  • Chicken Soup For The Soul Book
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    Feeling Down Try Some Chicken Soup In 1989, Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield compiled 101 of their favorite inspirational tales and poems into a book and added a catchy title. Unfortunately, 33 publishers turned them down before a small publishing house in Florida agreed to put out the book, figuring that they could sell about 20,000 copies. Seven million copies later, the two authors are living happily and have since added numerous titles to the series of Chicken Soup for the Soul. The stor...
  • Great Book For Young Adults
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    Jane Yolen produces a powerful and moving novel that deftly blends the legend of Sleeping Beauty with the historical tragedy of the Holocaust. To Rebecca, Sylvia and Shana, "Briar Rose" was simply a bed time story but in all reality the story they grew up with was an actual event in Gemma's life. Although Gemma always identified strongly with Briar Rose, the sleeping princess, no one had thought it anything but a bedtime story. But when a mysterious box of clippings and photos turns up after Gem...
  • Guy And His Enlightenment Towards Books
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    The Book I read was called Fahrenheit 451. Written by Ray Bradbury. Fahrenheit 451 took place in the 24th century. It was about a society that frowned on curiosity and outlawed books. The story focuses around a man named Guy Montage, A man who burns books for a living. The book talks about Guy and his enlightenment towards books and how he discovers himself in the process. There were 5 main character in this book. The main character in the story was Guy Montage, a fireman / pyromaniac. The firem...
  • Rabelias And Many Other Writers
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    In Italy, early 1300's, a cultural movement began. This period of time is known as the Renaissance, an age of reborn interest in the arts. During this time artist emerged with paintings that recognized daily life, in contrast with paintings of holy and import ain people just a few years earlier. Artist began to paint in three dimensions, writers began write satires, and they started blending their opinions into their stories. They became concerned with human welfare, humanism. ' Humanism was a p...
  • Fahrenheit 451 A Good Story
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    Fahrenheit 451: A World With No Books Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 was an interesting Science fiction thriller that provided an odd view on the censorship of books. Not just some books, but all books. An entire distorted culture and civilization where all books are prohibited. And the penalty for being caught with books is that the books must be burned and in some cases the penalty may lead to death. In this tale of censorship and self discovery, Bradbury leads the reader through a short period...
  • Visit Alicia And The Anthropologists
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    The book I read is called "Come and Go Back". This book was written by an anthropologist by the name of Joan Abelove whom lived in a village like the one in the book to study there culture. She wrote this book to explain to people through a story how there way of life is and some things which she experienced when she was there. This book is under fiction and is referred to as realistic. This book is based on events that took place in the 1970's. This book was printed in 1998 in the United States...
  • Interest In A Book
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    The fictional novel I decided to read was called Blood Work written by Michael Connelly. The book is pretty much about a FBI agent, retired because of his recent heart transplant surgery, he is living a retired life on his boat by himself when a girl named Graciela Rivers shows up. She tells the main character, Terry M caleb that his new heart is from her recently murdered sister, Gloria Torres and asks Terry to come out of retirement to find out who murdered her sister. I really liked this book...
  • Captain And The Rest In Enlisted Uniforms
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    Citizen Soldiers From the beaches of Normandy to the German surrender. That is the length of the war that Citizen Soldiers covers. It talks about personal stories and experiences from the private on the ground to the generals at the top. The book tells of the trials and tribulations of fighting a war far away from home and in many cases little knowledge of what the objectives are and were the war is headed. The stories told in the book range from Lt. Waverly Wray's assault on the German hedges t...
  • Owen And Magda Digby
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    This book is fictional, yet based on fact. It is an entertaining mystery by Candace Robb. When Candace Robb was a child she loved books. She promised herself that she would read all the books on the shelves of a library. She never did it, but still read lots of books throughout her life. Her first efforts at writing were poems. She moved into a journalistic stage which lasted all throughout graduate school. I twas after leaving graduate school that she focused on creative writing. She wrote shor...
  • Love With Crash
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    ? Author: Jerry Spinelli Setting: This book starts out in this kids house his name is crash. Then they go to the arcade. That is where they spend most of the story. Then close to the end they go to the riverside. Main Character: Crash he is the only one mentioned in this whole book. He is the main main character. He is tall has blonde hair, brown eyes, and has glasses. He has a funny personality. He just wants to have fun. On the outside he is a weird, tall, skinny guy on the outside but a lost,...
  • Stu Redman And Harold
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    The Stand by Stephen King was a very detailed, and engulfing story about a possible end to mankind. This "extermination" is caused by a man-made variation of the flu that is 100% fatal and spread through the air. It wipes out 99% of the world's population in a month, leaving around 1 million people in the entire United States. The story is about how the population is split between good and evil and the battle that goes on between the two colonies. The story is presented from many different point...
  • Story Of Clare Soap And Chemical
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    One of the stories going on in the book is the history of Clare Soap and Chemical. This company started back when the United States was not yet a country. A man named Jephthah Clare migrated to the New World. The company started off very small and grew to the international size. There were three brothers that really started the business. This story was solely historical, which made it less interesting. I found myself drifting off during these sections of the book. One part that really caught my ...
  • Planet Of Arrakis
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    Dune The book Dune has a science-fiction story line that associates two major themes frequently in the book. The title and the setting of the book are used to establish the bleakness and isolation of the planet Arrakis. The plot and resolution bring together the multiple factions including the emperor and the two major houses for control of the spice production. The title of the book Dune, plays a major part of the story. The planet of Arrakis where most of the novel takes place, is a desolate, ...
  • Sandy Became Patrick's Lawyer
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    For my book report I chose to write about one of John Grisham's best sellers, The Partner. The Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc. in New New York, New York published the Partner in 1997. I chose to write about this book for two reasons; I had forgotten what had happened in The Pelican Brief and I liked the pot of this book much more. After reading the back of the book I thought I might have a clue what I was in store for. I wasn't even close, I was surprised over and over again througho...
  • Stories In The Book
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    "Blow from the South. The wind leaves no trail. Throw sand from the East to distract him. Blow, blow, blow. He cannot see. He is blind now. Make him lean away from the wind so he is easier to knock down". (p. 98) What kind of thoughts go through a reader's mind when they come across a paragraph that has gibberish for its structure How about a whole book of Chinese proverbs and bits of fragmented wisdom The Joy Luck Club is a book that fits this description. The book has the potential of becoming...
  • Original Story Of Shabanu
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    Shabanu The book Shabanu, written by Suzanne Fisher Staples, was published in the year 1989. This fictional book takes place in the deserts of Choli stan, which is located on the boarder of Pakistan. The main character in this book is a young girl, at the age of 11 when the book begins, named Shabanu. She has a 13 year old sister named Phulan, who is coming of age to be married. Phulan is betrothed to her cousin Hamir; Shabanu is betrothed to his brother Murad. Shabanu is a very vibrant young gi...
  • Patricia Grace's Bestselling Novel Potiki
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    here Winner of the fiction section of the New Zealand Book Awards in 1987 and equal third prize in the Wattle Book Awards in 1986. In a small coastal community threatened by developers it is a time of fear and confusion and growing anger... Patricia Grace's bestselling novel Potiki is a work of spellbinding power in which the myths of older times are woven into the political world of today. "Delicate in its blend of prose and poetry, yet powerful in its statement of cultural identity, this chron...
  • Racism In The Story The Conflicts
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    The book Roll of Thunder Hear my Cry mainly deals with the struggles of one family trying to deal with racism and the effects it has on them and their lives. This is important to black people because it was not to long ago that slavery was ended. Racism in this book affects the characters because they didn't try to stop the hatred that was going on in their community. It is also about the fact that laws were not followed as they are supposed to. This was done by not treating everyone the same. F...
  • Suzette As Philomene's Mother
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    US History 1610 Book Review April 27, 2003 Tademy, Lalita. Cane River. New York: Warner Books, 2001. Cane River is a familial saga that tells the story of the author's ancestors. The story begins in 1834 with story of Suzette, the author's great-great grandmother. She is a slave living in the Cane River area of Louisiana. Tademy tells Suzette's story for about twenty years, including her trials and tribulations of being a house slave on a medium-size Creole plantation. Suzette is raped by Eugene...
  • Book Report Alternative
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    Dear Parents / Guardians, The students of Mrs. Caroleo's classes will be attending a performance of the National Players As You Like It by Shakespeare on Wednesday, March 26th. Many of the students participated in a workshop given by Mr. Peter Wylie (one of the players) here at Stoddert. The students will have to be at Stoddert at 7: 30 a.m. to catch the bus for Thomas Stone. All students must ride the bus. The cost of the trip to Stone and the play is nothing (free). Students must bring a bag l...

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