A masterly retelling of Homer’s epic poem 'The Iliad' recreates the age of heroes in this spellbinding introduction to the Greek Classics.
"Captivating for kids and adults"
Almost 10 years before Brown vs. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California. An American citizen of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage who spoke and wrote perfect English, Mendez was denied enrollment to a whites-only school. Her parents took action by organizing the Hispanic community and filing a lawsuit in federal district court. Their success eventually brought an end to the era of segregated education in California.
At age 11, Gilly is nobody's real kid. If only she could find her beautiful mother, Courtney, and live with her instead of in the ugly foster home where she has just been placed! How could she, the great Gilly Hopkins, known throughout the county for her brilliance and unmanageability, be expected to tolerate Maime Trotter, the fat, nearly illiterate widow who is now her guardian?
"Great Book for Mature YA Reader"
Long ago, in the land of Dartmoor, a magic man created an enchanted charm that granted its possessor incredible power - at the cost of the wearer’s own tenderness and compassion. After the merciless Flint Heart causes much destruction, it is lost among the reeds and rocks of the moor, where a kindly farmer discovers it thousands of years later. With the Flint Heart in his possession, the once adoring father Billy Jago is transformed into a cruel and merciless brute.
A compassionate couple risks their lives to reunite a pair of Mandarin ducks and are rewarded in the end - but by whom?
©1990 Lodestar (P)1998 Weston Woods
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