I remember growing up with this book on the bottom bookcase shelf; my mother wanted it within my reach. I would sit in the corner like Little Miss Muf...moreI remember growing up with this book on the bottom bookcase shelf; my mother wanted it within my reach. I would sit in the corner like Little Miss Muffet reading this great classic at the young age of three. By Kindergarten, I read this book to the class for Show and Tell. They loved the short version of Repunzel best. As a mother, my own children read this book for homeschooling projects. Unfortunately, we had a flood in 1995 and it was lost to us. Lastnight however, I went on Amazon and found 1 copy for sale. Needless to say, I bought it. I'm so happy. I can't wait to read it all over again, but this time, to my grandbabies ... when I get some that is! :)(less)
Laura Hamilton wakes up after several days of babysitting a friend's child...only to trip in the early morning over the dead body that was malacously...moreLaura Hamilton wakes up after several days of babysitting a friend's child...only to trip in the early morning over the dead body that was malacously planted in her living room...who was it? It was Laura's recently exed boss. Yes, she knew the victim, but that did not mean this kind, even tempered, yet sarcastic young woman had a single clue as to WHY he was dropped on her doorstep. This book by Karen Vaughan will take you on several mysterious paths to finding who and why someone would want to give her such a gift on her apartment floor. Laura will find a romance is looming once she moves into her Super's apartment in order to help her find the culprit(s). Gibbons, her soon to be friend and head investigator, seems to hit it off as well through out the tale.
Fun, unique, intriguing, and a great surprise ending that was handled with comedy instead of the usual dramatic "written over and over again" ending.
Great job Karen. Keep them coming as you are on your way to the top of mystery/thriller writing girl!
Meet Jaynie the teenage faerie Princess in this one-of-a-kind Novel by C.B. SMITH. Jaynie, who is told from a young age by her father, that her mother...moreMeet Jaynie the teenage faerie Princess in this one-of-a-kind Novel by C.B. SMITH. Jaynie, who is told from a young age by her father, that her mother is dead, is raised by him to teenage years. She is raised in the haunts of a non-typical world, that rises from a not-so-typical teenage girl. But, as years pass, of course they do, she happens upon a cellar with Leo, her new-found Koala-boy friend. They soon discover a letter. It more than leads them to Jaynie's new destiny. Finding that her mother is a faerie, is not the hard part, finding out that she is a queen, and that makes Janyie a princess, is.
This book takes you on two adventures; one is the teenage princess journey, but the underlying adventure, is the one we all share in common as young lasses. The journey to adulthood through the all dreaded adolesence. I would compare this book to the famous 'Alice in Wonderland' sprinkled with a cosmic and unorthodoxed twist!
Author C.B. Smith offers up a tangible tale of young teen aggression mixed with youthful indulgence. Memories will come flooding back from your own childhood, as the zipwhizzer thoughts of this author come into play.
Have you ever read a tale for older teens that sent the words of a dictionary flying into orbit? Have you ever read a book that looked like the author's brain exploded with comical dissaray of wisdom for the younger generation to find some sort of commonplace? This story of young teens rought with today's language, though sometimes rough on any literature scales, is real to life as it gets. It is sprinkled with fantasyland experiences and you've got C.B.'s unusual style, I like to call 'BOOM FACTOR'.
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C.B.Smith brings an unusual tale to light that is sprinkled with fun and exotic teen faerie experiences that will leave you hopping along the pages for more.
Lakota Winds by William Venner, is probably one of the best written pieces of YOUNG ADULT historical fiction-novels ever written for the Sioux indians...moreLakota Winds by William Venner, is probably one of the best written pieces of YOUNG ADULT historical fiction-novels ever written for the Sioux indians.
William spins an interesting tale with historical facts, intrigue, romance, honor, and even betrayal. The story begins with tribal life style, and that infinate day in history--1876, when the white "horse soldiers" attacked the village of the sioux indians. A day that ended a beautiful way of life--a dynasty. Read about the hours that followed, when the sioux and cheyenne indians came together as allies to stop the white man (wasi-chu). This battle changed indian and US history, forever. Feel Custer and his army, as they ride across the native lands in great numbers.
Find out what is was like first hand to be a sioux woman or warrior during this tme period. Learn how an Indian grandmother's life helps recall times past to help teach her family how to live through the hard times.
For adults and preteens alike, this book should be on every school library shelf, or class reading list for book reports. I wish I'd had more books like this one in our classroom as a young girl. Buy this for your child today!!
Janie Pendleton, Author The Gates to Love and War(less)
First let me just say, Milo Wolf's book gave science and the discovery of universe matter a new POV for me. His ideas that light transfer from the sta...moreFirst let me just say, Milo Wolf's book gave science and the discovery of universe matter a new POV for me. His ideas that light transfer from the stars in a single wave and not in visual particles were amazing. So intense, yet so simple if you think about it. Which I did- I thought a lot. This is the purpose behind Milo's research. To bring about a clearer understanding of how the universe exist and transfers the look of matter. The answers to your questions of why's and how's will come alive while your reading his work. Bringing the theories to actual visions in your mind giving you that "Oh, I get it!" feeling while your reading his manuscript!
This book starts out with the fasinating life story of the author. Just the first part of Milo's book alone was worth the read. What a life this Electrical Engineer has had. From WW2 to Iraq war, this man has lived to see it all...his work has even landed the Apollo on the moon! A great feat within itself at the time it occurred and even on todays scientific standards. Very impressed.
The second part of the book brought us an introduction to life's universal questions, and chats with ancient scientist like Arepostle, whom I love to research his theories and how he came upon his ideas of them. I believe had the Library of Alexander not burned, we would know far more than what we do today of our own future...as these earlier scientist thoughts and theories flow through your mind, you will get on with the next stage of the book. Milo saved the math section for the end, so if you are like myself and fall short of anything more than simple algerbra and calculus...you can still read the first sections of this book with ease.
I slapped the covers on this book closed, fully sastified with that freshly understood feeling that you don't have to be a "rocket" scientist like the famous author in order to get involved with finding answers to those complex questions that we ask ourselves daily. The universe and how it effects the planets have always been one of my greatest 'need to know' driven inquiries. Crazy as it may sound, his visions fit my theories of how God is EVERYTHING we touch. All matter that surrounds us. To me, Milo just explained the actual truth to God's knowledge. The finale to the end of life and the start of heaven...energy transfer from body to light? Hmm...something else to think about!..lol...
In short: Inquiring minds who want to "KNOW" the answers of time, space, material, light, etc...will find this book fasinating! We have all asked ourselves, questions like "Could the planet earth exist without the stars?" or "Could matter really only be one wave and not particles?"
Milo writes for the reader, scientist, and the hobbist! This book was easier for me to understand than most books that I've read on the subject. His book made the most realist notions, leaving me a believer of light transfer between electrons as a direct transfer. It left me wanting to read more of his work.
BTW... I read Daniel Fitzpatrick's "Asleep at the Switch" Quantum Physics book first. This was another five star read and I recommend that you contact Dan here on Goodreads and get a copy of his book today as well!
Keep looking at up at the stars!
Janie Pendleton, Novelist The Gates to Love and War (less)