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The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion Book
Author : Nancy Farmer
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-08-01
ISBN : 1471120384
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Matt is six years old when he discovers that he is different from other children and other people. To most, Matt isn't considered a boy at all, but a beast, dirty and disgusting. But to El Patron, lord of a country called Opium, Matt is the guarantee of eternal life. El Patron loves Matt as he loves himself - for Matt is himself. They share the exact same DNA. As Matt struggles to understand his existence and what that existence truly means, he is threatened by a host of sinister and manipulating characters, from El Patron's power-hungry family to the brain-deadened eejits and mindless slaves that toil Opium's poppy fields. Surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards, escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But even escape is no guarantee of freedom… because Matt is marked by his difference in ways that he doesn't even suspect.

A Study Guide for Nancy Farmer s The House of the Scorpion

A Study Guide for Nancy Farmer s  The House of the Scorpion  Book
Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Release : 2016-06-29
ISBN : 1410348474
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Study Guide for Nancy Farmer's "The House of the Scorpion," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion Book
Author : Nancy Farmer
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2010-05-11
ISBN : 143910655X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This modern classic takes on an iron-fisted drug lord, clones bred for their organs, and what it means to be human. Winner of the National Book Award as well as Newbery and Printz Honors. Matteo Alacrán was not born; he was harvested. His DNA came from El Patrón, lord of a country called Opium—a strip of poppy fields lying between the United States and what was once called Mexico. Matt’s first cell split and divided inside a petri dish. Then he was placed in the womb of a cow, where he continued the miraculous journey from embryo to fetus to baby. He is a boy now, but most consider him a monster—except for El Patrón. El Patrón loves Matt as he loves himself, because Matt is himself. As Matt struggles to understand his existence, he is threatened by a sinister cast of characters, including El Patrón’s power-hungry family, and he is surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards. Escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But escape from the Alacrán Estate is no guarantee of freedom, because Matt is marked by his difference in ways he doesn’t even suspect.

The Kids Book Club Book

The Kids  Book Club Book Book
Author : Judy Gelman,Vicki Levy Krupp
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2007-05-10
ISBN : 144062920X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first complete guide-for use by adults and children-to creating fun and educational book clubs for kids. As authors of The Book Club Cookbook, the classic guide to integrating great food and food-related discussion into book club gatherings, Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp hear a common refrain from parents, librarians, teachers, community leaders and kids themselves: "How about writing a book for kids' book clubs?" Indeed, in recent years youth organizations, parents, libraries, schools, and our local, state, and federal governments have launched thousands of book clubs for children as a way to counter falling literacy rates and foster a love of reading. Based on surveys representing five hundred youth book clubs across the country and interviews with parents, kids, educators, and librarians, The Kids' Book Club Book features: _- the top fifty favorite book club reads for children ages eight to eighteen; _- ideas and advice on forming great kids' book clubs-and tips for kids who want to start their own book clubs; _- recipes, activities, and insights from such bestselling children's book authors as Christopher Paolini, Lois Lowry, Jerry Spinelli, Nancy Farmer, Christopher Paul Curtis, Andrew Clements, Laurie Halse Anderson, Norton Juster, and many others. From recipes for the Dump Punch and egg salad sandwiches included in Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie to instructionson how to make soap carvings like the ones left in the knot-hole of a tree in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, this book provides a bounty of ideas for making every kids' book club a success.

Animal Magick

Animal Magick Book
Author : D. J. Conway
Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9781567181685
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book shows how to access the spiritual powers of familiars--real or imagined animals--for personal enrichment. Whether one collects glass animals, dreams about snakes, or "talks" with an animal already, ANIMAL MAGICK shows how to further develop this connection for startling magickal results.

Zodiac Unleashed The Hidden Powers Of Your Sign

Zodiac Unleashed   The Hidden Powers Of Your Sign Book
Author : Juergen Beck
Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
Release : 2022-05-27
ISBN : 3849689093
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Zodiac Unleashed" presents you the ultimate textbook for your sign. Did you ever think about which secrets stand behind your sign? What your sign means? How it "happens" in the sky and the mystery of the symbols? Are there "amplifiers" to boost your luck and your health? Well, there are! And this small, valuable and easily understandable book will tell you all about these secrets.

The Scorpion

The Scorpion Book
Author : Ninos Piro
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2006-01-01
ISBN : 0595382045
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Marcus Pirelli was a man who found out that his work, as a bounty hunter didn't make a difference. Now as The Scorpion, he devotes his life to fighting crime and bringing evildoers to justice. Meanwhile, there is a new serial killer in Ocean City who is targeting city officials, a street war involving three rival mobs that is tearing the city apart, and there are suspicions of corruption in the police department. Can one man really change all that? With the help of his most trusted friends, a new aggressive district attorney, and his ability to track people down, The Scorpion provides the people of Ocean City with a new feeling optimism.

The Book of Talismans Amulets and Zodiacal Gems

The Book of Talismans  Amulets and Zodiacal Gems Book
Author : William Thomas,Kate Pavitt
Publisher : e-artnow
Release : 2021-11-26
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the study of the symbolic meaning of precious stones and how they have been used as magical objects in various eras, whether in essence or as a vehicle for symbolic carvings. This book covers the history of gems from the prehistoric times, through the meaning of valuable talismans of China, Tibet, India, Japan… the sacred gem stones of Judaism, Egypt, Rome, Gnosticism and Christianity. This work also includes the history of many important, often "cursed" gems, and practical advice on buying gems. For anyone interested in the symbolic meaning of precious stones, this is a good reference book and a fascinating reading.

The Scorpion s Sting Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War

The Scorpion s Sting  Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War Book
Author : James Oakes
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2014-05-19
ISBN : 0393239934
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Explores the Civil War and the anti-slavery movement, specifically highlighting the plan to help abolish slavery by surrounding the slave states with territories of freedom and discusses the possibility of what could've been a more peaceful alternative to the war. 17,000 first printing.

The Lord of Opium

The Lord of Opium Book
Author : Nancy Farmer
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-09-03
ISBN : 1442482540
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 2137, 14-year-old Matt is stunned to learn that, as the clone of old El Patron, he is expected to take over as leader of the corrupt drug empire of Opium, where there is also a hidden cure for the ecological devastation facing the rest of the world.

The Figino Or On the Purpose of Painting

The Figino  Or  On the Purpose of Painting Book
Author : Gregorio Comanini
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2001-01-01
ISBN : 9780802084460
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Of the many treatises written in Italy during the Counter-Reformation, none is more illustrative of the intellectual fermentation of the period than Comanini's work on the purpose of painting, Il Figino overo del fine della Pittura (1591). Although the importance of Il Figino has long been recognized, the text has remained largely inaccessible to many scholars throughout the world. This first complete English translation will make the work available to those readers for the first time. In Il Figino, Comanini addresses all of the most hotly debated aesthetic issues of the time, drawing on an array of classical, medieval and Renaissance sources, including Plato, Aristotle, Horace, Mazzoni, Tasso and Paleotti. The editor and translator provide copious notes which clarify Comanini's aesthetic and theological references, as well as a lucid introduction that places the issues and debates in context. Comanini's impressive erudition makes his treatise an excellent barometer of the state of scholarship in the Counter-Reformation era. This translation is a long-overdue addition to the field of Renaissance studies.

The Gods of the Egyptians

The Gods of the Egyptians Book
Author : E. A. Wallis Budge
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 1969-06-01
ISBN : 0486220567
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provides definitive coverage of the ancient Egyptian gods, mythological figures, religious cults, priesthoods, and esoteric practices and beliefs

Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction

Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction Book
Author : Anita Tarr,Donna R. White
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 2018-04-27
ISBN : 1496816706
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Contributions by Torsten Caeners, Phoebe Chen, Mathieu Donner, Shannon Hervey, Angela S. Insenga, Patricia Kennon, Maryna Matlock, Ferne Merrylees, Lars Schmeink, Anita Tarr, Tony M. Vinci, and Donna R. White For centuries, humanism has provided a paradigm for what it means to be human: a rational, unique, unified, universal, autonomous being. Recently, however, a new philosophical approach, posthumanism, has questioned these assumptions, asserting that being human is not a fixed state but one always dynamic and evolving. Restrictive boundaries are no longer in play, and we do not define who we are by delineating what we are not (animal, machine, monster). There is no one aspect that makes a being human--self-awareness, emotion, artistic expression, or problem-solving--since human characteristics reside in other species along with shared DNA. Instead, posthumanism looks at the ways our bodies, intelligence, and behavior connect and interact with the environment, technology, and other species. In Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World, editors Anita Tarr and Donna R. White collect twelve essays that explore this new discipline's relevance in young adult literature. Adolescents often tangle with many issues raised by posthumanist theory, such as body issues. The in-betweenness of adolescence makes stories for young adults ripe for posthumanist study. Contributors to the volume explore ideas of posthumanism, including democratization of power, body enhancements, hybridity, multiplicity/plurality, and the environment, by analyzing recent works for young adults, including award-winners like Paolo Bacigalupi's Ship Breaker and Nancy Farmer's The House of the Scorpion, as well as the works of Octavia Butler and China Miéville.

The Scorpion s Gate

The Scorpion s Gate Book
Author : Richard A. Clarke
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2005-10-25
ISBN : 9781101205617
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The insider whose warnings about terrorism on U.S. soil went unheeded—and whose book Against All Enemies rocketed to the top of bestseller lists—now presents his first novel: an all-too-believable story of politics, oil, espionage, and the earthshaking consequences that may lie at the end of the road ahead... Brian Douglas, working for British intelligence, is in Bahrain’s five-star Diplomat Hotel when the bomb goes off. He’s as used to carnage as one can be, after his years in Iraq. But much has changed since that war. The sheiks have been driven out of Saudi Arabia—now called Islamyah—and Iraq has become a virtual puppet of Iran, now packing nuclear heat. The coalition forces are long gone from Saddam’s homeland, after pulling out their troops and leaving the mess behind. But the mess isn’t going away, as this latest bombing suggests. And as Douglas and others try to sort out agendas and loyalties, motives and manipulations, the Middle East grows ever hotter—and this time withdrawal may not be an option...

The Scorpion s Tail

The Scorpion s Tail Book
Author : Zahid Hussain
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2010-11-16
ISBN : 9781439157862
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The war in Afghanistan has raged on longer than any war in U.S. history, and far from suppressing the insurgency being waged by radical Islamic militants, it has led to stronger alli­ances among al Qaeda, the Taliban, and a host of once-autonomous militant groups and has inspired a flood of new recruits. In addition to reclaiming control of substantial territory in Afghanistan, the militants have now taken the fight deep within Pakistan—threatening to totally destabilize that nuclear-armed state—and are launching attacks on the U.S. homeland. Why has the insurgency been so irrepressible? Is this a war that can be won? Can we expect a wave of attacks within the United States more sophisticated than the attempted bombing in Times Square? Nothing can be understood about the prospects for the war and the threat to the U.S. homeland without understanding how Pakistan has become the epicenter of the insurgency and why the rise of militant groups there has escalated out of control despite major offensives by the Pakistani military and an intensive secret U.S. Predator drone war against them. Based on extensive reporting inside Pakistan’s dangerous lawless regions and exclusive interviews with militant leaders as well as high-level military and intelligence sources, Zahid Hussain, one of the most respected reporters working out of Pakistan, chronicles how and why the Islamic extremist groups based in Pakistan’s remote tribal territories have greatly increased their power since the start of the war and unleashed a reign of terror on U.S. forces in Afghanistan and on both the military and civilian population within Pakistan. He is the first to reveal how a loose constellation of tribal groups has now come together to form a distinctive Pakistani Taliban, working closely with al Qaeda and the Afghani Taliban to launch increas­ingly sophisticated and deadly attacks on both sides of the Af-Pak border. He discloses how they draw support and a steady flood of recruits from deeply entrenched support networks in major Pakistani cities, and how they have recruited would-be U.S. attackers, including Faisal Shahzad and Adnan Shukrijumah, accused of plotting to bomb the New York City subway. He is also the first to chronicle in detail the still unacknowledged U.S. war carried out in Pakistan by remote Predator drones, and, reporting from the scenes of a number of drone missile strikes and interviewing a number of attempted suicide bombers, he reveals the shocking extent of anti-Americanism the strikes have stoked in Pakistan, across the range of the population, due to civilian deaths, driving a new breed of highly educated, professional, and middle-class Pakistanis into the militant groups. His gripping and revelatory account is an urgent wake-up call about the blowback effects of the U.S. war in Afghanistan and the drone campaign in Pakistan, about how volatile the situation in the Af-Pak region has become, and about the deeply troubling limitations of the current military strategy in ever gaining decisive ground against the insurgents.

The House of the Scorpion Group Set

The House of the Scorpion Group Set Book
Author : Booksource, The
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009-08-01
ISBN : 9781411712072
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The House of the Scorpion Group Set book written by Booksource, The, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Key to the Bible and Heaven

Key to the Bible and Heaven Book
Author : Ludwig Larsen
Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
Release : 2007-10-01
ISBN : 1602067988
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A curious relic from a once popular philosophy of Bible interpretation that combined astrology with eschatology, this bizarrely fascinating work, first published in 1919, purports to explain the entire contents of the Good Book via the Zodiac. LUDWIG B. LARSEN (1864-1929), about whom little is known today, discusses how his unique perspective relates to: . God's laws . the end of time . the ages of the heaven and earth . 6,000 years of recorded history . Bible prophecies . the "twelve tribes of the United States" . the truth of Mormonism . and more. Complete with all of the original charts and diagrams, this will intrigue readers of religious ephemera.

The Scorpion s Tail

The Scorpion s Tail Book
Author : Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2021-01-12
ISBN : 1538747294
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From #1 bestselling authors Preston & Child comes a thrilling novel following archaeologist Nora Kelly and FBI Agent Corrie Swanson as they work together to solve a twisted crime that reaches far beyond any of their worst fears. Following the acclaimed debut of Old Bones, this second "happily anticipated" new thriller in Preston & Child's series features Nora Kelly, archaeologist at the Santa Fe Archeological Institute, and rookie FBI Agent Corrie Swanson, as they team up to solve a mystery that quickly escalates into nightmare (Booklist). A mummified corpse, over half a century old, is found in the cellar of an abandoned building in a remote New Mexico ghost town. Corrie is assigned what seems to her a throwaway case: to ID the body and determine cause of death. She brings archaeologist Nora Kelly to excavate the body and lend her expertise to the investigation, and together they uncover something unexpected and shocking: the deceased apparently died in agony, in a fetal position, skin coming off in sheets, with a rictus of horror frozen on his face. Hidden on the corpse lies a 16th century Spanish gold cross of immense value. When they at last identify the body -- and the bizarre cause of death -- Corrie and Nora open a door into a terrifying, secret world of ancient treasure and modern obsession: a world centered on arguably the most defining, frightening, and transformative moment in American history.

Contemporary Dystopian Fiction for Young Adults

Contemporary Dystopian Fiction for Young Adults Book
Author : Balaka Basu,Katherine R. Broad,Carrie Hintz
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-05-02
ISBN : 1136194754
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Winner of the Children’s Literature Association Edited Book Award From the jaded, wired teenagers of M.T. Anderson's Feed to the spirited young rebels of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games trilogy, the protagonists of Young Adult dystopias are introducing a new generation of readers to the pleasures and challenges of dystopian imaginings. As the dark universes of YA dystopias continue to flood the market,Contemporary Dystopian Fiction for Young Adults: Brave New Teenagers offers a critical evaluation of the literary and political potentials of this widespread publishing phenomenon. With its capacity to frighten and warn, dystopian writing powerfully engages with our pressing global concerns: liberty and self-determination, environmental destruction and looming catastrophe, questions of identity and justice, and the increasingly fragile boundaries between technology and the self. When directed at young readers, these dystopian warnings are distilled into exciting adventures with gripping plots and accessible messages that may have the potential to motivate a generation on the cusp of adulthood. This collection enacts a lively debate about the goals and efficacy of YA dystopias, with three major areas of contention: do these texts reinscribe an old didacticism or offer an exciting new frontier in children's literature? Do their political critiques represent conservative or radical ideologies? And finally, are these novels high-minded attempts to educate the young or simply bids to cash in on a formula for commercial success? This collection represents a prismatic and evolving understanding of the genre, illuminating its relevance to children's literature and our wider culture.