By Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

On may possibly 31, 1889, the folk of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, acquired the shock of the century, one who claimed the lives of greater than 2,200 males, ladies, and youngsters. within the mountains that missed the booming coal-and-steel city, the stressed waters of Lake Conemaugh churned in the back of the South Fork Dam, a swiftly outfitted earthen constitution. The delicate rain that were falling that afternoon took an offended flip, filling the abdominal of Lake Conemaugh over capacity.In a question of hours, the lake started spilling excessive and finally burst its earthen restraints. Like a roaring storm, 20 million lots of water cascaded down the Conemaugh Valley, stripping the panorama uncooked and consuming up any scrap of lifestyles in its direction. Lake Conemaugh's ultimate vacation spot used to be Johnstown, the place its results are nonetheless felt by means of the folks who reside there. The terrible tragedy of the Johnstown Flood fast become one of many nation's most well-liked scandals and taught a strong lesson to the folks of the Conemaugh Valley.

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By Brian P. Cleary

Are you as smart as a fox? or maybe you are as sharp as any spike? if that is so, this e-book may be a section of cake! smart rhymes from Brian P. Cleary and funny illustrations from Brian Gable current similes and metaphors. by way of grammar, this workforce isn't as sluggish as thick molasses. Oh no, they are as shiny as polished pennies! every one simile and metaphor is outlined in colour for simple id during this gem of a publication. learn it aloud and proportion within the pride of the sense—and nonsense—of phrases.

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By Jack Silbert

Learn all approximately Nelson Mandela's inspiring life--from his humble beginnings in rural South Africa to his tragic loss of life at age 95.

In South Africa, Nelson Mandela was once often called "the father of the nation," and around the globe he used to be respected for his political and humanitarian accomplishments. NELSON MANDELA: FREEDOM FOR ALL covers an important elements of this brilliant man's existence: his 26 years as a political prisoner; his receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for his paintings opposed to apartheid; his election because the first black president of South Africa in 1994; and extra! until eventually he left place of work in 1999, Mandela helped to dismantle apartheid and create a brand new structure for the rustic. Mandela remained politically lively even after his retirement. He championed humanitarian matters like combating HIV and AIDS below the Nelson Mandela origin. NELSON MANDELA: FREEDOM FOR ALL is the main up to date account of Mandela's inspiring existence tale.

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By Drew Whitelegg

Prepare for takeoff. The lifetime of the flight attendant, a.k.a., stewardess, used to be supposedly as soon as considered one of glamour, unique go back and forth and sexual freedom, as lately depicted in such motion pictures as seize Me when you Can and examine From the pinnacle. The nostalgia for the attractive, carefree and ever valuable stewardess might be unearths a craving for less complicated occasions, yet still doesn't sq. with the tough, challenging and infrequently risky task of ultra-modern flight attendants. in line with interviews with over sixty flight attendants, either male and female hard work leaders, and and drawing upon his observations whereas flying around the kingdom and abroad, Drew Whitelegg finds a way more complex occupation, person who in lots of methods is the imperative activity of the trendy age the place lifestyles strikes at list speeds and all that's reliable turns out up within the air.

Containing full of life graphics of flight attendants, either present and retired, this booklet is the 1st to teach the intimate, illuminating, humorous, and occasionally risky behind-the-scenes tales of way of life for the flight attendant. Going behind the scenes, Whitelegg ventures into firstclass, trainer, the cabin, and lifestyles on demand those women and men who spend week in and week out in overseas towns, slumbering in lodge rooms miles from domestic. operating the Skies additionally elucidates the modern paintings and hard work matters that confront the fashionable employee: the calls for of full-time paintings and parenthood; the downsizing of company the USA and the ensuing exertions lockouts; lowering wages and hours labored; activity lack of confidence; and the emotional toll of a excessive rigidity activity. Given the occasions of Sept. 11, flight attendants now have an extremely poignant set of tense matters to regulate, either for his or her personal safeguard in addition to for these they serve, the passengers. Flight attendants, initially registered nurses charged with getting to passengers' scientific wishes, now locate themselves donning the hats of therapist, safeguard protect and secret agent. This final set of projects pushing a few, as Whitelegg indicates, out of the company altogether

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A mom sucks the blood from her baby's neck! may she be a vampire?
Do vampires relatively exist? Robert Ferguson thinks so. in truth, he believes his spouse is one! He calls upon Holmes and Watson to unravel the case. Will they locate an evidence for the wife's unusual habit? Or are they dealing with a true vampire?

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By Jonathan Stroud

Bartimäus – Das große Finale des brillanten Fantasy-Abenteuers.

2000 Jahre sind vergangen, seit Bartimäus auf der Höhe seiner Macht warfare. Heute, gefangen in der Welt der Magier, spürt er seine Kräfte schwinden. Doch noch will Nathanael ihn nicht aus seinen Diensten entlassen. Als Informationsminister ist er auf Bartimäus’ Dienste angewiesen. Kein leichter task, denn es herrscht Aufruhr im britischen Weltreich.

Die Widerständlerin Kitty Jones eignet sich unterdessen geheimes Wissen über Magie und Dämonen an. Sie will erreichen, dass der ewige Kampf zwischen Dschinn und Menschen beendet wird. Doch dazu muss sie das Geheimnis um Bartimäus’ Vergangenheit lüften.

Doch dann wird London von einer bislang unbekannten Macht angegriffen und Nathanael, Kitty und Bartimäus müssen der größten Gefahr in der Geschichte der Zauberei entgegentreten. Und das Schlimmste: Sie müssen zusammenarbeiten …

Band 1 nominiert für den Deutschen Jugendliteraturpreis 2005

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By Peter Hannan

A few superheroes you have most likely by no means heard of . . . Wacko-kaflooey!

The great Goofballs were having the most eldritch dreams.

Brainflip-o-rama!

It's no ask yourself with the terrifyingly evil Dr. Killdream at the unfastened! Lurking deep within the dreamworld, this supersneaky villain is out to single-handedly damage the goals, daydreams, and hopes and desires of every and each goofball!

Talk a few nightmare!

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