Dan Gutman, the prolific author of over 60 popular books for children and young adults, vividly imagines what is surely every put-upon school kid's dream: a machine that does homework for them - error free!
"great kid story"
Korean Sun-hee and her brother, Tae-yul, must study Japanese language and culture in school. The symbols of their beloved Korea - like its flag and the rose of Sharon tree - can never be displayed or mentioned in public. When the emperor of Japan decrees that all Koreans must take Japanese names, Sun-hee and Tae-yul become Keoko and Nobuo. But as World War II explodes all around them, Sun-hee and Tae-yul wage their own war to stay true to their family, their country, and themselves.
"wonderful and Suspenseful "
Young-sup and Kee-sup, two brothers living in Korea, can't wait for the New Year kite competition. But when the brothers decide to work together in the competition, disagreements arise. Young-sup is a better flyer, yet tradition demands that the first born, Kee-sup, must represent the family. How can they win?
National Book Award-winning author Pete Hautman crafts a powerful tale of one tormented boy’s troubled life in Invisible. Seventeen-year-old Doug Hanson is obsessed—with his best friend Andy, with pretty Melissa Haverman, and with his model railroad town. Doug also has terrible secrets from his past, and he isn’t taking the medication his psychiatrist prescribed....
"Best twist in history!"
Shohei, Honoria, and Elias are best friends, banding together to survive the halls of The Peshtigo School for the gifted. But some things are beginning to change. Unexpected feelings are developing, and dealing with the authority of parents and teachers is becoming more difficult. Luckily, through it all, they've got each other.
In this suspenseful story, a boy named Aaron has been murdered. Everyone in Pinto River wonders who could have done such a horrible thing. Jeremy,Aaron's best friend, has a pretty good idea who committed the crime. But does he keep his mouth shut, or does he tell? Norm Lee's powerful narration leads listeners through this murder mystery.
Ha Jin displays his impressive storytelling gifts in this richly textured examination of contemporary China in 1989. Professor Yang, a respected literature scholar, suffers a stroke and is confined to a hospital bed. Now Jian Wan, Yang’s brightest student and future son-in-law, must suspend his rigorous studies to care for his mentor. Jian dutifully keeps watch as Yang begins raving madly, often pleading with unseen tormentors. Has Yang lost his grip on sanity, or is he no longer capable of hiding deeply buried, painful secrets?
"Too much focus on a limited number of charecters"
From the city of Pompeii - frozen in time by volcanic ash and lava - to the Coliseum’s famed gladiators - treated like rock stars - ancient Rome had it all: Gods and Goddesses, infamous emperors, crippling warfare, and beautiful art. Spartacus, the famous gladiator and slave, led a revolt against a tyrannical government. Conspirators violently murdered Emperor Julius Caesar. Virgil wrote epic poetry, and Jesus of Nazareth was proclaimed the messiah.
"good as a young adult book"
Sanghee's father lights a bonfire on top of the mountain near their Korean village every night. It is a signal to the next mountain, where another fire is lit as a signal to the next mountain, and so on all the way to the king's palace. If the first isn't lit, the others won't be lit, and the king will know that trouble has come to the land. One evening, Sang-hee notices that the fire is not lit. Has trouble come?
National Book Award Finalist M. T. Anderson is an acclaimed author of children’s books. This Junior Library Guild Selection is his poignant praise of peaceful independence. At the edge of a lofty cliff lives a young lad in his rough-hewn shack. He loves the simple pleasures of book reading, fossil finding, and treasure hunting. He enjoys the wind whistling through the bristly pines and the sun setting over the vast horizon. And then a bold dreamer promises him nonstop fun and friends galore with the End of the World Inn and Amusement Park.