A fortune teller, a hot air balloon loaded with Bibles, a blackmailing neighbor, a handful of possible fathers, and a few brushes with death swirl through 12-year-old Jane's seaside summer in this luminous, laughter-filled novel.
Photos and cartoons enhance this lively account of Sam Clemens' early life in the Wild West. Fleishman's lively writing is worthy of his subject: author, lecturer, prospector, journalist and yes, occasionally, scallywag.
Twelve-year-old Omakayas reaches puberty, travels north toward others of her Ojibwe tribe, and endures a starving time in this third story in The Birchbark House series which also features pencil sketches by the author.
When their cousin, Salim, vanishes—seemingly into thin air—while riding on the London Eye, Ted and his older sister Kat investigate, methodically eliminating theories generated by 12-year-old Ted's "big brain" and its unique operating system.
Scientists are able to peer into the past as global warming and retreating glaciers gradually reveal the remains of early humans. An intriguing companion to the author's earlier Bodies from the Ash and Bodies from the Bog.
What's on your dinner table? This photo essay compares the weekly food supply for 25 families in 21 countries around the world and offers an opportunity to reflect on the vast differences in our lives.
Her mother’s mental illness, a friend’s cancer, and her own dyslexia don’t keep 12-year-old Addie from looking on the bright side of life even though home is a trailer and she misses her stepfather and two younger sisters.