A story in verse about Andy's travels. When he and his dog go wandering into a city park he finds Molly crying by a tree. Why? Because everything about her is so average and boring, and she wants to be different from everybody else. Then she finds a four-leaf clover, a leprechaun appears, and Molly has three wishes to make her dreams come true. So how does that work out for her?
In mid-15th century, Spain King Henry IV ruled Castile. Well-meaning and trusting, Henry's rule and fondness for his male lovers - one of whom provoked reactions ranging from the widespread loyalty of the common people to assassination attempts by the Barons. This is the story of how, through events and unlikely love affairs among the rich and powerful, Henry's obscure half-sister Isabel became Castile's most famous Queen.
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A novel about the family of Peter Monclair, his family and his slaves, since any colonial plantation was, although Jefferson stated such could not exist, in reality a biracial community. Moonroy, founded by Peter's father, a French Huguenot and one-time pirate, was not one of the grand river plantations of South Carolina, but it was a prosperous one. Peter was an early signer under Gadsden's Liberty Tree and, like many of his friends, came to realize that reason and law would not change England's policies.
The second mission with Pres Hooper unwittingly attached to it begins when Pres flies off to Ireland to console his sister Mary Sue after an unexpected and tragic turn of events. Dan O'Donovan's control sends Dan along to find out what so unexpectedly went wrong and to investigate his theory that the reason hostilities in Northern Ireland between Catholics and Protestants continue to flare up because there are a few individuals deliberately fanning the flames for their own purposes. Dan is to try to confirm the theory and act accordingly.
While staying at Aunt Betsy's where neither she nor her dog seem to do anything right, Mary Sue and her dog go out for a walk, find a large hollow stump with a ladder going down, and soon find themselves in an unusual sort of land. Even more unusual, everyone seems to know them as Mary the Marvelous and Perfect Pooch and are so glad they have come to help King Dindy with the Trouble. Mary Sue is not sure she can help, but she thinks it would be interesting to meet a King. And so starts her adventure in a land full of surprises, some more pleasant than others.
Dr. Tom Halverson, specialist in the surgery of repair, has realized that in spite of having a prestigious profession and dreams of a bright, full future, his soul is dying within him. So when he receives an offer from a doctor in Mexico with whom Tom had become professionally acquainted, against the advice of everyone, Tom accepts at once. He flies south, hoping to set himself once again on the path to the kind of life he always intended.
Patti has found that having a "keen, analytical mind" as her teachers call it might be a great help studying science which she loves but it has not done much for her social life. The summer camping trip with her two cousins, Jolene and Juliebelle, was supposed to help, but camping with two battling sisters is no help for anything. At Golden Groves campground, however, things begin to change for the better, at least for Patti, with the arrival of a handsome camper who is smart enough not to be roped in by Jolene.
Hadley Vanderveer and her twin brother Harry, born and raised in Amsterdam, never expected to live in South Africa, but the sudden death of their father and their Dutch grandfather's reprisals for his son's having married an English woman force them, with their mother, to sail off to the British colony of Natal to live with their "mythical" English grandfather who, not approving of his daughter's choice of husband, had long since sailed off to seek his fortune in South Africa.
William Ruffin of Rouen, France, was 16-years-old in 1562 when he sailed for the New World. This story is based on the events of his adventures as documented by both French and Spanish eyewitness chroniclers. Because French Protestants (called Huguenots) were persecuted in France, they hoped to find gold in the New World and with it buy the King's favor. In order to avoid the Spanish who "owned" so much of America, they landed north of Florida, on the coast of South Carolina.
Lt. Col. John Laurens, son of one of South Carolina's wealthiest planters and aide-de-camp to General Washington as well as battlefield hero, had two passions. One, to free the colonies from England. The other, when the war was won, to free the slaves. He had a plan whereby slaves, having served during the war in a specially formed regiment, would have their freedom and 50 pounds sterling to start a free life.
All of Melissa Brewter's cousins have to take music lessons from domineering Aunt Alicia, but only Melissa, a senior in high school, really likes them, not because she is her Aunt's star pupil but because she loves filling a room with music. Just as they are all getting ready for the annual recital, Melissa's Uncle Hank, long gone from their hometown and his three brothers and their families, pays them a surprise visit, which pleases all of them except Aunt Alicia, who is seldom pleased with anything. Then, the day after the recital Aunt Alicia is found dead....
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This mission is initiated when an elusive, unidentified terrorist organizer kills yet another agent sent to kill him and Colonel Garrison at last receives a photo, although no name, that might actually be authentic, as well as a home base in Spain and the information of a tie to the ETA, a Basque group whom some experts call the best-trained terrorists in the world, which is probably all too authentic. On this mission in spite of Dan's protests, the Colonel has attached Dan’s department store business partner, Pres Hooper, who is clueless as to Dan's real "business" in Spain. But Pres is eager to go for he has been told that Spain is the land of romance, his kind of place. The mission goes very wrong within the first few hours and Pres is not exactly helping. Nor are either Dan or Pres pleased to see Pres’ sister, tweedy, tally-ho Mary Sue, arrive in Madrid.
There has to be a reason for learning, and it has to be one that makes sense to the learner. The purpose of education is not to preserve the good old days nor is it to create a Utopia in the midst of our imperfect society. The mission of a school is to provide education, the kind of education that helps each child explore and develop his or her individual abilities. We've lost sight of that. And until we "fix" that, we will not fix the system. It cannot be fixed by band-aids nor by bandwagons. But it can be addressed with common sense and a willingness to evict a few sacred cows from the pastures.
Andy and Shadow are walking along a beautiful lake when they hear very strange noises coming from a palace. Who lives in the palace? Prince Sidney Sutton, who has so many pushbutton boxes that he can play any game, be a rock star, fly to the moon. Andy sees a problem with all those boxes, but does Sidney? Can Andy explain it? On Andy's adventures, one never knows.
Andy and Shadow wander into the beautiful city of Ling. The royal guards see that they are strangers and insist that Andy come with them to see the prince. It seems the young prince is unhappy because he thinks not all is right in his beautiful city. But people will not tell their Prince if something is wrong. Can Andy help? On Andy's adventures, one never knows.
On a business trip to Turkey Mary Sue Hooper finds herself held for ransom along with several other women. Her brother Pres and their partner Dan O'Donovan both receive ransom notes and leave for Istanbul. But just before Dan leaves, his control contacts him with orders to "free those women" for reasons that don't quite ring true. In Istanbul Dan deals with the situation and with Pres who is, as usual, clueless about what else Dan does for a living.
In his Gallic Wars, one of the few women Caesar mentions is Odelia, sole heir of Orgetorix, the most feared of the Helvetian (Swiss) chieftains Orgetorix has the secret ambition of leading the Helvetians across the river into the rich lands of Gaul (France), insisting he has no fear of the Roman retaliation. To achieve his aim, he pledges his daughter in marriage to the Gaul Dumnorix, King of the wealthy Aeduans, who had ousted his older brother Divitiacus for allying with Rome and replaced him with the younger brother.
A story in verse for young children. In this adventure Andy and Shadow arrive at the Oasis of the Golden Half Moon. Among the people camped at the oasis is the Princess Calandra who is, people tell Andy, a very cantankerous princess. But is she really? Andy wants to know. Songs are performed by T Moody.
In the 10th century before the conquering Viking Sitric settled in Ireland as King of Dublin, the entire north was a welter of warlords, Brit, Celt and Viking, vying for power and land through alliances and wars. Bergith came to the Celt castle of Kolaren as the only surviving Viking captive of a raid on her Viking village, and to protect her from a harsh, cruel castle the warlord's Lady Nelda dressed her in boy's clothing, called her Einar and gave her a small harp which she learned to play well.
When Andy and Shadow find themselves shipwrecked, they swim to a nearby island. At first, Andy says that "Island life isn't all that bad." However, he soon discovers that there are Trons on the island, and the Trons are not happy at all... The songs that come along from time to time are performed by T Moody.